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USD 231 Student and Staff Recent Accomplishments
USD 231 Student and Staff Recent Accomplishments
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Friday, November 01, 2019

Pioneer Ridge Middle School 6th grade teacher, Tiffany Fanning, was selected as the winner of the K-6 Kansas Council for Social Studies Judy Cromwell Excellence in Teaching Award. Mrs. Fanning was recognized at the October 20th Kansas Social Studies Conference with her certificate. 


Middle School Enrichment instructor, Maryann Hebda, was awarded the Aerospace Education Excellence Award, from the Civil Air Patrol, for her efforts with the Trail Ridge Middle School Space Day. Hebda, along with her Space Squad, were excited to receive this award for their join efforts in a fun filled day.


The Kansas Association of Secondary School Principals (KASSP) is proud to recognize Jennie Adrian, Gardner Edgerton High School, as the KASSP Area I Assistant Principal of the Year. Mrs. Adrian currently serves as the Edgerton Elementary principal.  She was selected as the recipient for her tenure as assistant principal at Gardner Edgerton High School.

KASSP is an organization of over 450 secondary school principals from across the state of Kansas. Adrian was nominated and selected by peer principals. Candidates are evaluated on their school leadership, school improvement, dedication, professionalism, and service to students.

Congratulations are extended from the Kansas Association of Secondary School Principals to Jennie Adrian.


Wheatridge Middle School Counselor, Tiphani Bohi, and six Mustang students were awarded a mini grant for a program called Resist and within the Resist program another grant to attend a conference in Wichita. 

Resist is a youth-led, statewide movement created to fight against the tobacco industry's influence on Kansans.

Resist advocates for the de-normalization of tobacco use among Kansas' youth and unites communities to create one voice to stand up against the tobacco industry. Youth not only participate in tobacco control prevention activities structured by this program, but they also help design and implement them utilizing the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Best Practices for Youth Engagement. This program was designed to influence both the state and local levels of tobacco control and prevention.

Resist is sponsored by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment and the Tobacco Free Kansas Coalition.

WMS students had to apply for the Outreach Mini Grant. This grant was awarded to us for the full amount of $250, the students plan to use the money towards educating their peers, parents, and community about the dangers of tobacco and vaping.