• Erica Barnes

News for 12/27/17

January 2018 School Board Recognition Month

The job of a school board member is tough, the hours are long and the thanks are few and far between. It is all too easy to put off saying “thank you” to this group of individuals who work tirelessly on behalf of our children and grandchildren. They spend countless hours preparing to make decisions, participating in meetings and attending school activities and events. The locally elected school board is deeply rooted in U.S. tradition, as is public education. Our state has a proud tradition of support for public education, and in fact in 1966 the people of Kansas amended our state’s constitution to specifically call for local public schools that are ‘maintained, developed and operated by locally elected boards.’

The Kansas Association of School Boards has designated January 2018 as “School Board Recognition Month.” Thunder Ridge USD 110 faculty and staff would like to encourage that you take the time to express appreciation to these seven remarkable individuals: President Rex Lowe, Vice President Darin McDowell; Members: Amber Beach Hardacre, Todd Slavik, Kirby Shaw; New members: Tracy Atchison, and Mitch Miller.

At the December 11 BOE meeting, Board of Education President Rex Lowe presented out-going Board Member Tiffany Rietzke with a plaque in appreciation for her four years of service to USD #110. The district also expressed their appreciation to outgoing Board Member Kelly Bretton for her four years of service. Kelly’s plaque will be presented to her at a later date.

Friday Night at the Legion

The menu for Friday night at the American Legion in Kensington will be breakfast! We'll have biscuits and sausage gravy, along with some other breakfast items. We will have our regular menu items for those who would prefer not to eat breakfast. 785.476.3204 is our phone number for take out orders. Our kitchen hours are 6 -8:30. Please come out and join us for supper!

Thunder Ridge School News


USD #110, Thunder Ridge High School in Kensington is seeking a full-time custodian for the 2017-2018 School Year. The position pays $9.45 per hour. Benefits include BC/BS Insurance, KPERS Retirement, a 125 Plan, and leave time. Applications may be obtained by emailing Clerk Sheila Powell through this site, or at spowell@usd110.net. Applications may also be obtained online through the district office link at usd110.net, or by calling the district office at 785-476-2218. This position will remain open until filled. USD #110 is an equal opportunity employer.

Important Dates:

NO SCHOOL December 22 through January 3 for Christmas Vacation.

School resumes on Thursday, January 4th.

No School on Monday, January 15- Steering Committee Meeting @ 7:00pm

Upcoming Games:

Thur. Jan. 4- MS BB @ Southern Cloud (Glasco) 3:00pm

Mon. Jan. 8- MS BB home vs Natoma @ 4:00pm

Tues. Jan. 9- HS BB @ Downs 4:00pm

Thur. Jan 11- MS BB @ Rock Hills (Mankato) 4:00pm

Fri. Jan 12- HS BB NPL Play-in game @ Lincoln TBA

Weekly Inspiration

What’s done is done and what’s gone is gone. One of life’s most valuable lessons is learning how to let go and move on. Looking back at your good memories is fine but never let the past stop you from moving forward.

This year has almost gone. Not all our friends and family made it. Never take for granted the people you love. Be thankful for today, because in one moment, your entire life could change.

I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You're doing things you've never done before, and more importantly, you're doing something. -Neil Gaiman

ISO: News Needed

Please send me your News! If you don’t send it, I can’t submit it! Contact Erica Barnes at 785-476-8185 or by email at ebarnes8185@gmail.com.


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