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News for 3/7/18 - HS Girls STATE Bound!!!

Lady Longhorns are State Bound!

The Lady Longhorns basketball team, coached by Darren Grauerholz and Chris Kirchhoff, claimed the Sub-State Championship title this past weekend. They advance to play the 8:15pm game in Hays on Thursday night, March 8 versus Rural Vista. If they win Thursday night, Friday's game will be played at 6:30pm.


Senior: Kennedy Rietzke; Juniors: Leah Bienhoff, Raegan Boden (not pictured), Elizabeth Hardacre, Layne Pettijohn, Matilyn Riley(manager), Mariah Stauffer; Sophomores: Jaden Boden, Ivy Corbett, Brennan Kirchhoff, Arissara Koopratoomsiri(manager), Caley Panter(manager), Iva Rust; Freshmen: Madelyn Davis, Raini Hrabe, Maycee Westbrook.

Thunder Ridge School News

Important Dates:

Friday, March 9: Kindergarten Round-up! The current Kindergarten class will not have school so that the preschoolers can visit.

March 12-16: SPRING BREAK- No classes

Upcoming Games:

State Basketball March 7-10: 8:15pm game @ Hays on Thursday, March 8. If they win, Friday's game will be at 6:30pm. GO LADY LONGHORNS!

KAYS Pennies for Patients Project:

Thunder Ridge High School participated in a Pennies for Patients Drive for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The event was sponsored by KAYS. The classes had Penny Wars from February 5 -22. In Penny Wars, the pennies count plus and all other money counts negative. The total goal for the three week period was $250. The classes competed against each other and with the class with the most pennies would earn a pizza party. The final results were the Seniors finishing in first place, with $11.69 positive. The Freshmen were 2nd place with -$14.45. The Sophomores were finished 3rd with -$18.00 and the Juniors were last with -$18.15. The total amount raised was $288.21 so the Senior class will get a pizza party! Thank you to all who contributed!

Book Fair at TRMS:

The Scholastic Book Fair is located in the concession stand at the Thunder Ridge Middle School. The theme this year is “Dr. Seuss.” Final day is Thursday, March 8!

Special event on Thursday is “Parfaits with Pals” for the pre-school. Grandparents or that special someone will be reading to the students and having a special shopping and snack time. All proceeds from the Book Fair go to purchase new books for our Middle School Library.

TR HS/GS Menus:

Daily choice with meal: breakfast- milk or juice, fresh/canned fruit, cereal; lunch- Salad, fruits & veggie bar, served daily. *Note: Menus are subject to change.

Thur. 8

Breakfast: Breakfast Pizza

Lunch: Taco Salad w/salsa, refried beans, cinnamon puffs, pineapple tidbits

Fri. 9

Breakfast: Blueberry Pancakes w/syrup

Lunch: Chicken & Noodles, whipped potatoes, steamed carrots, dinner roll (9-12), orange smiles


Mon. 19

Breakfast: Long John Donut

Lunch: Mini Meatball Sub, Ranch Cut Potatoes, Diced Peaches

Tues. 20

Breakfast: Biscuit & Gravy

Lunch: BBQ Chicken, Baked Beans, Sweet Potato Bites, Dinner Rolls, Diced Pears

Wed. 21

Breakfast: French Toast Sticks w/Syrup

Lunch: White Chicken Chili, cornbread, half-a-banana, apple honey crisp (9-12)

American Legion

March 1st was the monthly Legion meeting. Fourteen members were present and Richard Townley’s name was drawn. He was not present so the $14.00 pot rolls over to next month.

Friday Night Special, March 9th:

Serving from 6-8:30pm, the special this Friday at the Kensington American Legion will be Cheesy chicken enchiladas, savory Mexican rice, and layered lettuce salad. Soup will be chicken and rice. Our dessert is pie and ice cream. We'd love to get your order ready for take out if you can't join us. Just call 785.476.3204. Hope to see you Friday evening!

Kensington Library News

*Please note that next week we will provide limited hours during the USD 110 Spring Break, March 12-16. We will be open Mon. the 12th from 2-8pm; Wed. 14th, Fri. 16th, and Sat. 17th from 9am to 2pm; closed Tuesday and Thursday.

Seniors: Cassidy Gillespie, Kennedy Rietzke, and Morgan Westbrook; Juniors: Leah Bienhoff, Wysteria Corbett, Elizabeth Hardacre, Brice Hendryx, Layne Pettijohn; Sophomores: Brittany Atchison, Jaden Boden, Ivy Corbett, Brennan Kirchhoff, Maggie Nech, Iva Rust; Freshmen: Madelyn Davis and Raini Hrabe; sponsor Robin Billings.

Friday, March 2nd was RKAY Read Across America and Dr. Seuss’ Birthday. School and children celebrated all over the United States! Librarian Erica Barnes enlisted the help of the TR KAYS to provide a fun and educational afternoon of reading, games and activities for the Thunder Ridge elementary students.

The K-3rd were divided into 7 groups and were rotated through 7 different, fun filled stations. They enjoyed games such as: Toss the Cat in the Hat, Hop on Pop sight words search, Ring Toss, a Hat Matching game, and Seuss-O bingo game. Other activities included some Dr. Seuss trivia questions, Oobleck “Will it Float or will it Sink?” experiment, Green Eggs and Ham “Would you eat them?” graphing chart, Dr. Seuss giant floor puzzles, and Read Across America. In each group, the 3rd and 2nd grade students had the opportunity to show off their reading skills to the younger children and the younger kids were encouraged to read too! To end the day, everyone met down in the lunchroom for a special treat of Cat’s hat cookies with milk/juice while watching a video of Dr. Seuss’ original “Daisy-Head Mayzie” story.

Junior Brice Hendryx dressed as the Cat in the Hat to read ‘seuss’ stories with the children.

March is National Quilt Month

Thank you to our Kensington Library for allowing us to display quilts for National Quilt Month. Wall hangings, table runners, full sized quilts and a nice display of old and unique pin cushions are displayed. Quilters sharing their quilts are Nancy Hagman, Nancy Wangerin, Doris Wiens, Ladonna Weltmer, Jaunita Reneberg, Wilda Conaway, Alice Rietzke, Karen Cole, Karen Bischopping, and Sherry Newbrey. Danielle Riley also helped these gals with setup. Stop by to check out the display and visit our wonderful library.

Weekly Inspiration

When you don't know what to do in a situation, just pray and God will find a way.

Do good for others. It will come back in unexpected ways.

God is faithful, yesterday, Today, Tomorrow, always.

Send your news to Erica Barnes at (subject line: NEWS!) or call 785-476-8185.

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