R-II Board conducts hearing

Posted January 29, 2015 at 10:39 am

No member of the public attended the public hearing Thursday evening, Jan. 22, before the El Dorado Springs R-II Bord on whether to start school more than 10 days prior to the first Monday in September.

The board voted to approve the early opening this fall.

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    The El Dorado Springs Speech and Debate Team recently competed at Marion C. Early where they won 5th place out of 26 schools. This is a great feat considering there are no class size divisions for speech and debate. Individual finalists include: Caleb Alexander and Sydney Robertson (IDA), John King (IX and Prose), Kylie Goodwin (Story), Hannah Robertson (HI), and Travis Cameron (Radio). El Dorado Springs was also well-represented in semifinals with a total of 12 entries making it to that elimination level. Pictured

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    Students Of Distinguished Attitude, (SODA) winners for the second quarter were announced at El Dorado Christian on Jan. 8. They are (front row) second grade, Emily Redburn; first grade, Lainey Dody; third grade, Christian Steuck, and Kindergarten, Isaac Hubbard; (back row) High School, Drew Steuck; sixth grade, Tevis Edmiston; Jr. High, Brayden Morrison; fifth grade, Noah Marsh; and fourth grade, Jesse Dingman.

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    Students from El Dorado Christian School competed in the 2014-15 District Math Olympics earlier this month. The results are as follows: Front row: Rylie Bowman – Excellent rating, Computation; Colbie Wood – Excellent rating, fifth place, Computation; Breann Reasoner – participant; Noah Bland – Superior rating, third place, Computation; Cannon Ash – Excellent rating, Reasoning; Christian Steuck – participant and Josiah Batson – Excellent rating, Computation. Row two: Hunter Malensek – participant; Phoenix Terry – Excellent rating, Reasoning; Charity Middleton – Excellent rating, Reasoning; Jesse Dingman – Excellent

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    Nellie Dresch, second grader at El Dorado Christian School was awarded, “Top Seller” for the 2014-15 annual ECS Candy Bar Fundraiser. Neilie sold a total of 480 candy bars! Nellie is the daughter of Terri Dresch. Photo by ECS Yearbook Staff

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    Tip of the hat to students

    On Thursday, Jan. 15, Mrs. Tandi Leonard’s class sponsored “Hats ON for the Daniels Family.” Students in grades K through 5 could wear a hat for a donation of 25¢ (or more) each.

    Mrs. Leonard’s students made and hung posters, sent notes home to all classes, made announcements on the intercom and visited classrooms in order to promote the event.

    On the big day, students collected the money from each classroom. The money was then counted and donated to

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    ECS second quarter honor roll

    A honor roll

    7th grade

    Brayden Housh

    Finley Keen

    8th grade

    Laine Dobbs

    Bryce Walker

    9th grade

    Abigail Batson

    Mindy Harper

    Caleb Jones

    Seth McKinney

    Ryan Owens

    Colten Pike

    Drew Steuck

    10th grade

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    A honor roll

    6th Grade

    Morgan Baldwin

    Donald Cofield

    Clayton Collins

    Rayden Davis

    Brooke Ehlers

    Ian Esry

    Aidan Fugate

    Trevyn Garringer

    Megan Griffin

    Brice Knoll

    Wraith Leyva

    Dorion Massengill

    Gaven Morgan

    Kayla Penn

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    The queen and king and princes and princesses for the Friday night festivities of the 2014 Bulldog basketball homecoming are (from left) the candidates for Courtwarming Queen and Courtwarming King – Seniors: Rachel Bush, Richard Lyness, Katie Bruggeman, Matthew Thurman, Felecia Ozbun, Jayson Owsley, Ashten Alexander and Jake Hillsman; and the princesses and princes – Juniors: Spencer Young and Chelsea Colbert; Sophomores: Shane Trowbridge and Candice Loane; and Freshmen: Gavin Reed and Alexis Tough.

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    Pre School and Elementary students at El Dorado Christian celebrated Christmas early. Under the direction of Mrs. Becky LeeMasters, the children performed the program entitled, “We Love You, Baby Jesus.”