|Seth Kastle presents the district with a check for $5,190 from the Dane G. Hansen Community Grant Fund to purchase three AED's (two to be placed in the grade school and one to be placed in the high school).
|Front from left: Tyler Malsam, Caden Brown; (back) Emma Day, Lili Shubert, and Gavin Garza|
Approximately 235 student leaders from across the state of Kansas gathered at Rock Springs 4-H Center, Junction City, July 25-29, for a “SUPERFANTASTIC” session of KAY (Kansas Association for Youth) Leadership Camp. The KAY program is a character-building, leadership-training, service organization directed by the Kansas State High School Activities Association and is designed for all students in grades 6-12.
KAY is a nationally acclaimed organization unique to Kansas which provides Kansas students an opportunity to assume their citizenship responsibilities and enrich their personalities through well-organized programs. These programs educate and inspire the members into carefully planned service projects which emphasize four areas: school, community, nation and world.
At KAY Leadership Camp (KLC), student leaders representing their KAY organizations, receive organizational and leadership training and learn about new and exciting service projects. They are given the opportunity to meet and share ideas with hundreds of KAY members from all over the state. Activities during the week include team and mascot meetings, leadership labs, special interest options, creative projects, housing service projects, and recreational activities. Each evening includes a special activity for campers and staff.
|Front from left: Kacie Dunn, Rylee Spencer, Gracie Pfannenstiel; (back) Cooper Desormiers, Dillon Dunn, and Libby Frost|
The camp theme this summer was “LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION”! At KLC, campers were provided a memorable time as they discovered the potential they have to make a difference as well as the rewards in serving others. Student campers have the opportunity to develop lifetime leadership skills, lasting friendships across the state, a sense of responsibility and pride as they serve, and an attitude of doing for others because it’s the right thing to do!
A great deal of spirit, motivation and enthusiasm was generated from this time together. Campers return to their clubs with a better understanding of their individual potential and the KAY organization. They realize that as an active leader in their club, “YES I CAN” truly make a difference with their “I Get To” attitude.
KAY student leaders from USD 208 attending KAY Leadership Camp this summer were Tyler Malsam, Caden Brown, Emma Day, Lili Shubert, Gavin Garza, Kacie Dunn, Rylee Spencer, Gracie Phannenstiel, Dillon Dunn, and Libby Frost.
The junior high sponsor is Stephanie Hafliger, and the high school club is sponsored by LaTrisha Flax.
The TCHS Student Council is selling Spirit Shirts made by our new school business. These shirts are designed to generate school spirit and show school pride. However, as the logo “One Town, One School, One Family” suggests, our StuCo would like to acknowledge that our community is united in supporting our students’ education and future. Therefore, StuCo is planning to hold several Spirit Days throughout the year where we would encourage students, staff, and even community members to wear their shirts to show our town’s Eagle Pride.
High school students and staff who wear their shirts on Spirit Days will be eligible for a drawing with prizes ranging from drinks, donuts, meals, and more. Prizes were generously donated by Alta, Dairy Queen, Daylight Donuts and Hometown Bakery, Gibson Health Mart, McDonald’s, Pizza Hut, and Subway.
Please return order form to either the high school or grade school by August 26.
A second order will be completed in September.
The TCHS KAY is once again sponsoring Meet the Eagles on August 29 at 6:30 p.m in the TCHS commons and new gym. Introductions of teams and organizations will begin at 6:30, and this will be followed by organization sign-up.
A hotdog feed is planned for the first 200 people.
School and community members are invited.