Staff, students and community members have been asking what they can do to communicate their concerns about the school funding crisis in Kansas and the potential of a school shut-down if an acceptable funding formula is not in place by June 30. There is a form on Governor Brownback's website that asks for thoughts and concerns you have on upcoming legislation and public issues. Please take a few minutes and let your voice be heard. (Click on the legislation and policy issues). governor.ks.gov/contact-the-governor
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Solos and Small Ensembles was held at Cloud County Community College. A one rating at this festival was needed to qualify ensembles and solos for the State Music Festival on April 23rd in Baldwin City. SLUHS took home 65 medals.
Those qualifying for State Music Festival are: Mixed Ensemble (24 students) I rating, Mens’ Ensemble (7 students) I rating, Girls’ Ensemble (24 students) I rating, R. J. Haberer, Trumpet Solo I rating, Greta Wehrman, Flute Solo I rating, Dharma Couse, Bass Clarinet Solo I rating, J.C. Huehl, Violin Solo I rating, Gunnar Weaver, Snare Drum Solo I rating, Rebecca Denholm, Clarinet Solo I rating, Courtney Batchman, Vocal Solo I rating, December Gier, Vocal Solo I rating, Broderick Schofield, Vocal Solo I rating, Bailey Evans, Vocal Solo I rating, Yasmin Etienne, Vocal Solo I rating, Dharma Couse, Vocal Solo I rating.
NPL Powerlifting was held in Wilson on Wednesday, March 27th. Our boys finished 8th overall. Dominick Montiel won his weight class (Squat, Bench, Clean). Caiden Rivers finished first in his weight class in the Squat competition. Our girls team won the team title. Kaitlyn Schoen won her weight class (Squat). Courtney Batchman won her weight class (Squat, Bench). Cursstyn Jorgensen finished first in her weight class in Squat and Hannah Wolting finished first in her weight class in Clean.
On Tuesday, March 22, 2016, the Sylvan-Lucas FFA Chapter attended the 2016 Smith Center Livestock Judging Contest. Competing in the Greenhand division were; Baili Kerth, Kylie Rahmeier, Cheyenne Meyer, J.C. Huehl, Sam Princ, and Roylin Moore. Kilby Meyer also competing in the Discovery division.
Baili Kerth placed 6th overall and Kilby Meyer placed 7th overall. Additionally, Sylvan-Lucas judging team placed 5th overall.
The Sylvan-Lucas FFA Chapter has started up their community recycling program to help conserve resources. The SLUHS FFA Chapter’s Recycling Program will continue through the end of this school year, and then will begin again in the fall of 2016. The chapter has set up recycling containers throughout the school’s property for students and staff members to collect recyclable items during school.
Additionally, we invite all community members to participate in the program. Individual recycling containers are located on the north side of the student parking lot. The SLUHS FFA Chapter accepts broken down cardboard, paperboard, newspaper (without slick advertisements), magazines, washed out tin cans, aluminum cans, empty plastics, and paper. We would greatly appreciate it if items are placed in the correct bins. Items too large to be placed in the individual recycling containers may be placed in the stock trailer that is located in the student parking lot.
For any questions, please contact Jenna Kratky or Jason Seehafer at the Sylvan-Lucas High School.
--Submitted by Baili Kerth, Sylvan-Lucas FFA Reporter
Sylvan-Lucas Unified High School will celebrate Sweetheart 2016 on Friday, February 5th. Queen candidate this year are Greta Wehrman, December Gier and Bayleigh Broeckelman. King candidates are Kalieb Garcia, Steven Lawson and RJ Haberer. Crowing will occur after the home varsity basketball contests versus Thunder Ridge. The dance will take place after the crowning and end at midnight.
Sylvan-Lucas Unified Schools hosted the Lincoln County Spelling Bee on Wednesday, January 27th. The Lincoln County Spelling Bee Winner was Kaylee Babcock an 6th grader from Lincoln Elementary and Paige Ringler an 8th grader from Sylvan-Lucas Unified Jr./Sr. High School was runner up.
Lincoln and Sylvan schools had 30 participants with 15 from each school. The fifteen students were made up of 5--6th, 5--7th, 5--8th graders. Winning at the county level qualifies Kaylee for the state spelling bee which is being held on Sat., Mar. 5th at Fort Hays State University, starting at 9 a.m.
On Saturday, December 5, 2015, students from Lucas-Sylvan Elementary and Sylvan-Lucas Unified High School performed at the Kansas Music Educator’s Convention at Fort Hays State University. The Elementary Honor Choir and the High School Northwest District Honor Choir, Honor Band and the Honor Orchestra performed in concert that afternoon at the Beach/Schmidt Auditorium, on the campus of Fort Hays State University.
Representing Lucas-Sylvan Elementary School in the Honor Choir are Dayton Couse, Hunter Hulse, William Dohe, Brooke Wehrman, Jaina White, McKelle Hurlbut and alternate Katlyn Homewood.
J.C. Huehl tried out for the Northwest District Orchestra and will perform with this group in the violin section. J.C is a freshman and takes lessons from Michael Harbaugh, the string teacher in Beloit Junior-Senior High School.
Jessica Winckler, a senior at Sylvan-Lucas Unified High School, tried out for the Northwest District Band and will be playing her clarinet. She will also be receiving her four-year participation award at the concert. Dharma Couse successfully made the bass clarinet section with her tryout for the District Band. Dharma is a freshman at SLUHS.
Representing the Sylvan-Lucas High School in the District Honor Choir, after their live auditions, are Courtney Batchman, December Gier, Brody Schofield, Yasmin Etienne and Bailey Evans. Courtney Batchman will also be receiving her four-year participation award at the concert. She is a senior at SLUHS.