Board Votes to Outsource Technology Needs

Next year the USD 413 school district will have its technology department under the control of a company based out of Kansas City called k12itc.   The company specializes in working with school districts to meet their technological needs.   “They don’t work with large businesses or anything else, it’s just school districts so that’s a big help,” Superintendent Rich Proffitt said. ¨They really know who it is that they…

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Seniors Hope to Cash in on Graduation

For many graduating seniors, graduation symbolizes moving on into the real world, and with the real world comes big responsibility.   After high school is college for most, and college is expensive. Seniors will have to pay for schooling, housing, books, furnishings, food and numerous other expenses that come with living on their own.   And so, that is where the beauty of graduation day comes into play.   Along…

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Veteran Teachers Set to Say Goodbye

Three long-time Chanute High School teachers are set to retire at the conclusion of the 2016-17 school year.    History teacher Mike Bruner, art teacher Rick Bushnell and physical education teacher Michelle DiLisio have a combined 113 years teaching, all of which have been at CHS.   Principal Johnny Lawrence said their presence will be hard to replace. “They give a lot to our school, a lot to our kids,…

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Grand Scholarship: Seniors Beal, Catron Earn $40,000 Prize

Two Chanute High School seniors received the Hagan Scholarship, worth up to $40,000.   Destiny Beal and Justice Catron were awarded the scholarship after going through an application and interview process.   The Hagan Scholarship is a scholarship for high-achieving rural students. These students must be from certain counties and states to be eligible, as well as have great financial need.   The first application was due in November, and…

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DiLisio looks forward to staying active post-retirement

Physical education teacher Michelle DiLisio has had a long, storied career at Chanute High School through her 37 years teaching. As we move into this summer however, she is getting ready for a major career and life change, retirement. “I cleaned out once when we moved here (to the current school) and threw a bunch of stuff away, and now I’m still cleaning,” DiLisio said. Her retirement plans include staying…

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Bushnell retiring after 36 years at CHS

Rick Bushnell is dedicated to helping others with his talents. With his many accomplishments including being a board member of the Association of Kansas Theatre and being given the Outstanding Director award. Bushnell was also recognized on the State and Regional level for innovative directing, Bushnell explains “It’s nice for my efforts to be recognized by my peers.” He donates his time and talents to many civic organizations. He’s an…

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Hoesli’s Home Away from Home

Family and Consumer Science (F.A.C.S.) teacher, Leah Hoesli, teaches many students throughout the day. Although these students attend school during the day, as opposed to being at home, they still find ways to make their own version of a home.For many students, this home is Hoesli’s classroom.   Upon entering Hoesli’s classroom, students see the typical classroom setup: a teacher’s desk, students’ desks arranged in the usual manner, a bookshelf…

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Where Are They Now?

One Direction   When One Direction first rose to popularity in 2010,  they were the dreamboys of middle school girls everywhere, but now in 2017 the group has remained fairly silent, having been on hiatus for almost a year. So the question remains, what have the English and Irish babes been up to?   Harry Styles: The 23-year-old One Direction member has been up to quite a bit which includes…

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Wanted: a More Diverse Hollywood

A buzz has been surrounding the new Power Ranger movie since it’s release, not because of the movie itself, but because of its diverse cast. If one film has created this much hype just because of a non all-white cast then what does that say about Hollywood itself?   Hollywood has always had a problem with diversity but until a few years ago light public attention hadn’t been focused on…

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