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Hoopsmania

Posted 2/5/2015

GRAND PRIZE: 2 OK Thunder vs Houston Rockets tickets on Sunday April the 5th at 12 noon.  

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'Moms' Of USD 460 Honored During National Counselors Week

Posted 2/5/2015

Record Staff

The week of Feb. 2 is National Counselors’ Week.  This week The Record took a look at the work USD 460 Counselors do for staff, students and parents. All three schools have their own counselor with different needs. 

The Record took a look at the role each school’s counselor played in the daily activities of educating students, providing support for staff and bridging the gap between authority and compassion. 

HESSTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 

Hesston Elementary School is the first stop for Hesston children in their journey through USD 460.  Principal Alisa Krehbiel said Counselor Jane Moody helps students feel safe when they enter the teeming elementary school world for the first time.

Building positive relationships with students has had a positive impact on students. This connection allows students to feel safe and be able open up about concerns in their life. She provides students with social and emotional support, as they develop a healthy perspective of themselves, peers, and school,” she said. 

Krehbiel said in addition to supporting students, Moody keeps teachers and staff members up-beat. 

The counselor plays an important role in our building. She invests time into building relationships with our students, parents, and staff.  And finally she provides encouragement and appreciation to the teachers and staff,” she said. 

To read more see this weeks print edition

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Give Your Sweetheart A Sweet Treat

Posted 2/5/2015

Record Staff

The Hesston After Prom Committee is hosting its annual Dessert Raffle during the Friday home game.  

Confections of all kinds will be up for raffle.  Coordinator Carol Raleigh said Swather fans will have over two-dozen desserts to choose from. 

This year tickets will be priced slightly differently.  One ticket will cost $2; seven tickets are $5 and 30 tickets are $20.  

After Prom supporters purchasing 30 tickets or more will have help from volunteers labeling tickets and distributing them. 

The drawing will take place at half-time of the boys varsity game. 

Last year the Dessert Raffle raised just shy of $650 for After Prom. 

“We will have a Valentine’s theme.  But it will be a surprise.  We have a lot of people supplying desserts and have spent the last week digging through recipes,” she said. 

Raleigh said parents and supporters take a great deal of pride in their desserts up for raffle. 

“Most of the desserts are a step up.  They try to make them so they display nicely and are pretty tasty,” she said. 

Some of this year’s contributors include Russ Buller, Martha Reeves, Randy and Sandy Toews and Mike Simpson. 

To read more see this weeks print edition

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Daughters Of The King

Posted 2/5/2015

Record Staff

Paige Kauffman, a Hesston Mennonite Brethren Church youth member, in coordination with the Church and area mentors, is hosting an all-day seminar, “Daughters of the King,” on Feb. 28 from 1 to 8 p.m. at Hesston Mennonite Brethren Church, 610 W. Randall Street, Hesston.  

Registration deadline for the event is Monday, Feb. 9.  Registration is $10, which covers the cost of a T-shirt and a meal.  Registration can be found on the Daughters of the King facebook page or by contacting the Hesston Mennonite Brethren Church at 620-327-2847.

The seminar is designed for girls in fifth through eighth grades and will focus on self-esteem. 

“The theme is “flawless” and we are going to be focusing on Song of Solomon 4:7,” said Kauffman. 

The event is open to young ladies across the community.  

Kauffman said the day is dedicated to helping girls embrace their abilities and individuality. 

“People always say, “Jesus loves you and you need to feel good about yourself. Because that’s what the Bible says.” Getting there, believing it and doing it are totally different things,” she said. 

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Cheer Girls Taking Center Stage At Varsity Boys Game

Posted 2/5/2015

Record Staff

The Hesston High cheer squad will be putting on a special performance this Friday evening during halftime of the boys varsity game.  The ladies of the cheer squad said fans will have a special treat, if they pay close attention to the hoodies the girls will be wearing at the beginning of the performance. 

Coach Stephanie Wray said the ladies have been working on their three-minute routine since December. 

““The seniors choreograph it and come up with it around Christmas.  Then we work on it twice a week for two hours and once we get closer it is three or four times a week,” she said. 

Throughout the hours of rehearsal, Wray said she is always keen on her squad looking poised and crisp. 

“I am a real stickler for sharpness.  The girls learn what to avoid and what is really hard to make look clean,” she said. 

Seniors Bailey Barker, Lora Ferguson, Meg Murray and Sidney Reeves spent hours choosing music, compiling choreography and in rehearsal before introducing the rest of the cheer squad to their winter cheer dance. 

“We actually choreograph the dance first, and then add the music,” said Murray. 

Having the dance choreographed before adding music allowed the girls flexibility in choosing songs and artists.

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Post-Game Dodge Ball Tournament Becoming Tradition

Posted 2/5/2015

Record Staff 

Following the home game on Friday evening, YAR will host a dodge ball tournament for all high school students.  In addition to the tournament, YAR will supply free D’Angelos pizza and drinks to participants and spectators.  Local businesses have also donated gift cards and certificates for door-prize drawings. 

The tournament will begin shortly after the boys varsity basketball game, about 9:30 p.m. and will run until about midnight. 

Paige Kauffman, president of YAR, said the event is free and open to all Hesston High students. 

“There are team sign-up forms at the office. The deadline is coming up really soon. We have a list of rules – like teams must have 10 people and four must be girls. The winning team will get T-shirts,” said Kauffman. 

Last year, local youth pastors arranged a successful dodge ball tournament and YAR was picking up the tradition. 

“It is kind of our thing now. We would like to make it a tradition, like our football season bonfire,” she said. 

Kauffman added the competition at the tournament can be tough.  

“Some people are a little crazy and make their own team T-shirts.  People can get really competitive,” she said.  

Though, there are often wild-card teams that emerge as unexpected victors. 

“It can be fun to see how is really into it.  There are some people who are not athletes who are really good; there are some athletes that aren’t that great.  It’s really all just for fun,” she said. 

For students wanting to hang out with friends but not participate in the tournament, Kauffman said spectators are welcome. 

“There are people like me who just like watching the games, hanging out and eating pizza.  It’s just a fun night for people who want to play and people who want to hang out,” she said. 

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