News for 10/28/2020
Memory Flower Garden Coming Together
The Spirit Task Force has been working hard on the memorial garden project on Main Street in Kensington for some time now. In August of 2019 the decorative white wall was built and many hands helped with plants, flowers, and mulch too. The permanent mural was installed by Prairie Land Electric and painted by TRHS students during the Community Clean-Up day last fall. The Task Force started selling Memory Bricks at the Craft Fair held during the Veterans’ Day Celebration last November and continued selling them this summer. I do apologize as I misstated a couple weeks ago about the TRHS students laying these bricks during their community clean-up day. Cindy Rahjes and Dixie Rietzke have enlisted the help of John Franklin’s Solid Rock Construction of Smith Center, KS to lay the brick walkways. The Memory Flower Garden is finally coming together beautifully.
Thunder Ridge School News
The Longhorns Volleyball team ended their season as Sub-State runner-ups with a 20-10 record this Saturday, October 24. Pictured left-right (front-back): Senior girls Jadeyn Bice, Madelyn Davis and Raini Hrabe; Coach Alison Rempe, Saige Kirchhoff, Toree Slavik, Alexis Holling, Kamryn Rietzke, Sydni Rust, Mariana Escobar, Brooklyn Stauffer, and Coach Trina Schrag.
KAYS Jordyn Vales, Mariana Escobar, Starla Cochrun, Sydni Rust and Edgar Galicia helped hand out pink ribbons and collect donations for Breast Cancer Awareness month.
KAYS JaCea Reece, Kristal Rice and Trinity Coomes greeting people at the gates before the football game.
KAY sponsor Kathi Boden pins a pink ribbon on Ivy Corbett.
Thunder Ridge Important Dates
Thurs. 29- Remote Learning Test Day from Home- No School (all students are home but must report online or will be marked absent); District Football vs. Axtell at HOME 6:00pm-ALL Spectators Must Wear Masks per KSHSAA MANDATE.
Fri. 30- No School – P/T Exchange Day
Tues. Nov. 3- MS BB Pictures 3:15pm
Thurs. Nov. 5- KAYS host Blood Drive in the TRHS gym
Sat. 7- MS Honor Choir/Band to Hays
Fall Athletic Buffer Week November 9-15th
Mon. 9- KAY Regional Conference; 6pm Steering Committee/Post Prom/Music Booster
Tue. 10- MS BB vs Lincoln 4:00pm (Agra); No TR Academy
Thurs. 12- MS BB @ Osborne 4:00pm/lv @2:30
Sat. 14- Veterans’ Day Celebration in Kensington
Mon. 16- HS Winter Sports Practices Start
Trick or Treat So Others Can Eat
Sunday, November 1, from 2:00-4:00pm the TRHS KAYS will be stopping at houses to collect items for the Thunder Ridge Community Food Pantry. If you’re not home and would like to donate please hang the bag on your doorknob or leave it on the porch! Questions: contact Kathi Boden or Robin Billings Thanks for your spooktacular support! Location: Communities of Kensington, Agra & Kirwin. Sponsored by TRHS KAYS.
The Annual Fall Mass and potluck gathering of the St. Francis Church in Claudell had been tentatively planned for Oct 18. However, it was decided to reschedule for the spring. We will let you know when we firm up the new date.
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A man is great not because he hasn't failed; a man is great because failure hasn't stopped him. - Confucius
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