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Youth Entrepreneur Challenge

Kansas Entrepreneur Challenge

Hunter Hulse – Awarded $1,200 for Mathematics Matters

Brooke and Tressa Wehrman – Awarded $600 for B & T Destinations

A student entrepreneurship competition featuring 61 high school and 8 community college teams from across Kansas has awarded entrepreneurial-minded students with $75,000 in prize money. The Kansas Entrepreneurship Challenge gave students experience in the process of making a business proposal. The annual event was organized by the Kansas State University Center for the Advancement of Entrepreneurship and was sponsored by the Kansas Masonic Foundation on behalf of all Kansas Masons, and supported by Network Kansas. The Kansas Entrepreneurship Challenge saw teams compete in two areas: an executive summary and a mock boardroom session. In the mock boardroom, judges reviewed each teams' executive summary and had 10 minutes with each team to ask questions about their businesses. The judges' scores were used to determine winners in the different competition divisions. High school teams also had the option to participate in a tradeshow event showcasing their products and services. Guests at the competition were able to vote for their favorite idea. The winning team received a $500 prize sponsored by Network Kansas. "This event is an opportunity to showcase the tremendous entrepreneurial talent we have in the state of Kansas," said Chad Jackson, director of the Center for the Advancement of Entrepreneurship. "The real-world experience of pitching a business in front of the type of business experts we have on our panel is invaluable to these students, and provides real-world feedback and support to launch companies within our state."

REGIONAL MUSIC

On Saturday, April 9, the Sylvan-Lucas Unified High School Music Students traveled to Cloud County Community College in Concordia, Kansas to participate in the Regional Music Festival. Those ensembles and students who qualified for the State Music Festival with one ratings are as follows: Men's Vocal Ensemble; Girl's Vocal Ensemble; Mixed Vocal Ensemble; MeKelle Hurlbut, Vocal Solo; Kaylee Johnson, Vocal Solo; Keeli Knobbe, Vocal Solo; Addie Wallace, Vocal Solo; Sydney Heller, Vocal Solo; Anna Feldkamp, Vocal Solo; Harlan Pancost, Vocal Solo; and Addie Wallace, Baritone Saxophone Solo. The State Music Festival will be held at Hesston College on April 30, 2022.

Those students who received a two rating on their solos are Anna Feldkamp, trombone solo; William Dohe, trombone solo; Jacob Schultz, baritone solo; Brooklyn Gosvener, flute solo and Harlan Pancost, trumpet solo.

Mrs. Janet Seehafer is the vocal teacher and Mrs. Jennifer Feldkamp is the instrumental teacher for these fine musicians from Sylvan-Lucas. Parents are welcome to attend the State Festival in Hesston. Thank you, patrons and parents, for your continued support of our Music Department!

NPL SPEECH & DRAMA CHAMPIONS

The Sylvan-Lucas Speech and Drama Team captured the Northern Plains League Championship with 133 team points. Lincoln placed 2nd with 99 points, and Natoma finished 3rd with 63. Every member of the SLUHS squad medaled in at least one event, and out of the nine events offered, Sylvan won 1st place in five of them. Individual league champions are Kaylee Johnson in Informative Speaking, Sydney Heller in Original Oration and Serious Solo, Dayton Couse and Ray Decker in Duet Acting, and Hannah Pahls in Prose. Other medalists are Kaylee Johnson, 2nd in Oration and 2nd in Impromptu Speaking; Keeli Knobbe, 2nd in Humorous Solo and Duet Acting; Addie Wallace, 2nd in Duet Acting and 3rd in Serious Solo; Jacob Schultz, 3rd in Impromptu Speaking and 5th in Humorous Solo. Goldie Dohe, 4th in Prose and 6th in Poetry; Anna Feldkamp and Hannah Pahls, 5th in Duet; Harlan Pancost and Vaden Dohl, 4th in Duet. The team will participate in the State Speech and Drama Championships on May 7th.

GRADE SCHOOL 3RD QUARTER HONOR ROLL

4.0 GPA

6th: Tevis Dohl, Cooper Johnson, Jayden Meitler, and Lily Pancost.

5th: Keegan Barta, Ben Feldkamp, and Logan Graf.

4th: Kendal Batchman, Hadley Bland, Callyn Brummer, Cason Hlad, Jaxson Meitler, Peyton Nielson, Nicholas Oltean, Kenny Pahls, Keira Palmer, and Euriah Wilson.

3rd: Kierstin Baker, Kai Frederking, Tara Mueller, Wyatt Mullender, and Ronni Stoppel

3.5 to 3.99 GPA


6th: Annaleise Bland, William Cline, Tucker Mullender, Mina Pahls, and Belle Wehrman.

5th: Aeris Brock, Kelton Frederking, Allie Gier, Samuel Heller, Cash McCollum, and Colyn Starkey.

4th: Tayleigh Denning, J.J. Frederick, Rio Siebert, Aubrianna Thorlton, Brandon Thorlton, and Kayden Watts.

3rd: Micah Agler, Benton Barta, Adriaan Geustyn, Jacob Gosvener, Ava Graf, Chloey McCollum, Caleb Pritchett, Cassody Siebert, and Emerald Ugboc.

Speech and Drama

The Sylvan Speech and Drama team captured 1st place at the Lincoln Speech Meet on Monday, March 21st. The team tallied 120 for the win, followed by Natoma, who scored 76 points, and Trego, with 61 points. Five more individuals on the team also qualified for the State Speech and Drama Championships by placing 1st or 2nd in their event. First place honors were as follows: Addie Wallace and Keeli Knobbe in Duet; Kaylee Johnson in Impromptu Speaking; Sydney Heller in Original Oration and Serious Solo; and Anna Feldkamp in Prose. Other medalists were Kaylee Johnson 2nd in Original Oration and 4th in Poetry; Anna Feldkamp and Hannah Pahls, 2nd in Duet; Keeli Knobbe, 2nd in Humorous Solo; Ray Decker 5th in Original Oration; Jacob Schultz 4th in Humorous Solo, 5th in Impromptu Speaking, and 6th Serious Solo; Addie Wallace 4th in Serious Solo; Ray Decker and Valden Dohl 6th in Duet and 4th in IDA; Hannah Pahls, 5th in Prose. Other team members performing were Goldie Dohe in poetry and prose; Valden Dohl in poetry.


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Front row l-r - Keeli Knobbe, Sydney Heller, Kaylee Johnson

Middle row l-r - Hannah Pahls, Anna Feldkamp, Goldie Dohe, Addie Wallace

Back row l-r - Jacob Schultz, Ray Decker, Valden Dohl


Sweetheart Candidates

February 11th Ceremony

Sylvan-Lucas Honor Roll for 1st Semester 2021-2022

High School

4.0 Honor Roll

12th- Lizebeth Cline, Hunter Hulse, Celine Meli, Brooke Wehrman, Tressa Wehrman

11th- Taylor Fallis, Kaylee Johnson

10th- Emma Cline, Sydney Heller

9th – Anna Feldkamp, Maggie Labertew, Harlan Pancost


3.5 to 3.99 Honor Roll

12th- Dillyn Brummer, Dayton Couse, Walter Decker, Jayde Goss, Jaxson Heenan, Katlyn Homewood, MeKelle Hurlbut, Rylee Noyes, Dalton Rhudolph, Zachary Rose

11th- Goldie Dohe, Valden Dohl, Clara Griffiths, Emma Griffiths, Keeli Knobbe, Jase Labertew, Sophia Pancost, Zachary Ryan, Addie Wallace

10th- Brody Batchman, Emma Finkenbinder, Brooklyn Gosvener, Lane Homewood, Matthew Lawson, Jacob Schultz

9th- Emily Cheek, CD Webber

Junior High

4.0 Honor Roll

8th- Breckyn Gosvener, Molly Heller

7th- Abigail Feldkmap

3.5 to 3.99 Honor Roll

8th- Lane Buttenhoff, Vance Dohl, Montana Griffiths, Carter Johnson, Josie Svaty

7th- Morgan Finkenbinder, Kenzley Frederking, Saydee Goss, Codie Huehl, Tyler Craven, Cai Labertew, Braelyn Maupin, Kadence Palmer, Peyton Wacker

Lucas-Sylvan Unified Elementary

2nd Quarter Honor Roll

2021 - 2022

4.0 GPA HONOR ROLL

6th: Cooper Johnson, Jayden Meitler, and Lily Pancost.

5th: Keegan Barta, Aeris Brock, Ben Feldkamp, Kelton Frederking, Allie Gier, Sam Heller, and Colyn Starkey.

4th: Kendal Batchman, Hadley Bland, Callyn Brummer, Tayleigh Denning, Cason Hlad, Jaxson Meitler, Peyton Nielsen, Nicholas Oltean, Kenneth Pahls, Keira Palmer, Rio Siebert, and Euriah Wilson.

3rd: Micah Agler, Kierstin Baker, Benton Barta, Kai Frederking, Tara Mueller, Wyatt Mullender, Cassody Siebert, Ronni Stoppel, and Emerald Ugboc.

3.5 – 3.99 GPA HONOR ROLL

6th: Annaleise Bland, William Cline, Tevis Dohl, Tucker Mullender, Jacob Oltean, Mina Pahls, Jayce Richards, Gage Sonnier, Belle Wehrman and Jordynn Zapata.

5th: Logan Graf, and Miles Zapata.

4th: J.J. Frederick and Kayden Watts.

3rd: Adriaan Geustyn, Jacob Gosvener, Ava Graf, and Caleb Pritchett

State KMEA and Four Year Participation Award

The Sylvan-Lucas Unified Music Department is proud to recognize some very fine musicians on their very exemplary accomplishments. William Dohe, a senior at Sylvan-Lucas and the son of Mr. and Mrs. David Dohe, received his 4-year participation award at the Northwest District KMEA Honor Choir Concert on Saturday, December 11, at Beach Schmidt Auditorium, on the Fort Hays State University campus. William has been a member of the high school choir all four years of high school and was selected, by audition, to four consecutive years in the District Honor Choir. William also will represent Sylvan-Lucas at the "Real Men Sing" men's choir clinic at Bethany College in Lindsborg, Kansas in May.

Addie Wallace, a junior at Sylvan-Lucas, was selected to the State KMEA Treble Honor Choir which will perform at the Kansas Music Educator’s State Convention in Wichita, Kansas on Saturday, February 26. Addie is the daughter of Tamara Wallace and Jason Wallace. Addie has been a member of our high school choir for three years and received a I rating on her vocal solo at the State Music Contest last year. Addie frequently sings the National Anthem for our school at sporting events. Harlan Pancost, a freshman at Sylvan-Lucas is an alternate to the State KMEA Mixed Choir which will also perform at the State Music Convention in Wichita on February 26. Harlan is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jon Pancost. Harlan is also a member of our high school choir. Both Addie and Harlan were selected through a rigorous audition process that starts at the District level. Students with the top audition scores who perform at the District level are then eligible for selection to the All-State Choirs. Thus, the All-State student musicians are truly the "best of the best."

Students who are part of the State Choirs spend three days in Wichita, practicing at the Century II Convention Center. Their concert will be on Saturday, February 26 in the Convention Hall at 11:30 a.m. Here they will be joined by the other elite singers from the Seven KMEA Districts in Kansas.

Sylvan Unified Schools

Board Members Leading for Success

January is School Board Recognition Month, a great opportunity to say thank you to the Sylvan Unified Schools Board of Education who are committed to the success of every student in our community.

Our board of education includes Marc Lovin, Rhonda Haberer, Danelle Palmer, David Dohe, Virgil Lawson, Kylo Heller and Kendra Boor. These seven community leaders volunteer hundreds of hours attending meetings, reading reports and discussing plans and programs to support educational achievement.

Our board members develop policies and make complex decisions that shape the future of our education system. They are accountable for an annual budget of $2.4 million, 250 students, 45 employees and two buildings.

A board member’s responsibility goes far behind the monthly meeting, however.

We are grateful to have this opportunity to formally say ‘thank you’ to each of them. Sylvan Unified Schools encourages the entire community to thank a school board member, not only this month but throughout the entire year.

Northwest District KMEA

The second Northwest District Mini-Convention will be held on the campus of Fort Hays State University on Saturday, December 11, 2021. There will be two featured concerts at the convention. The first concert is performed by the Elementary Honor Choir at 12:30 in Beach/Schmidt Auditorium. The second concert will feature the High School Honor Band and Honor Choir. This concert will also be held in Beach/Schmidt Auditorium at 3:30 p.m. The cost for both concerts is $5.00 and people who want to attend both need to get stamped at the first concert in order to not repay at the second concert. This year the High School Honor Band and Honor Choir will perform, together, the "Over the Rainbow," which was written specifically for the Northwest District KMEA.


Representing the Lucas-Sylvan Elementary School in the Honor Choir are 6th Grade students, Tevis Dohl, Cooper Johnson, Jacob Oltean, Jayden Meitler, Lily Pancost and Belle Wehrman. Alternates are Mina Pahls and Tucker Mullender.


Performing in the High School Honor Band is Anna Feldkamp on trombone. Performing in the High School Honor Choir are William Dohe, Addie Wallace, Sydney Heller, Hannah Pahls and Harlan Pancost. William Dohe, a senior at Sylvan-Lucas, will be accepting his Four-Year participant medal at the concert.


All students of these Northwest District Honor Groups were selected by an audition. The Music Department of the Sylvan-Lucas Unified School District congratulates these fine young musicians!


Musical

"All Shook Up"

The Sylvan-Lucas Unified High School Music Department will present the musical “All Shook Up,” a 2004 American jukebox musical with music from the Elvis Presley songbook and text from a book by Joe DiPietro. This musical premiered on Broadway in 2005.

The high school choir cast of 33 students will present a matinee for the Elementary School on Thursday, November 11, at 12:30 p.m. The performances of this musical will be on Friday, November 12, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. and on Sunday, November 14, 2021, at 3:00 p.m. All performances will be held in the Sylvan-Lucas Unified High School Commons Area. Tickets are being sold by the choir students for both performances and will also be sold at the door. Admission price is $5.00 for adults and all young people who require a seat.

Somewhere in the Midwest in the 1950’s, a hip-swiveling, guitar-playing roustabout called Chad (Hunter Hulse) makes his way to a dreary little town, after being released from prison. After roaring into town on his motorcycle, Chad meets Natalee (Mikelle Hurlbut), a young female mechanic who has dreams of love and adventure. She falls for Chad, head over heels, without realizing that her best friend, Dennis (Valden Dohl) has loved her forever! Chad inquires why there is no excitement in this dreary little town and finds out that Mayor Matilda (Sydney Heller) and her mute sidekick Sheriff Earl (Ray Decker) are enforcing the Mamie Eisenhower Decency Act. The “only” action in town takes place at “Sylvia’s Honky Tonk” with Sylvia (Addie Wallace) and daughter Lorraine (Kaylee Johnson) being the proprietors. Lorraine has a forbidden love for Dean, Mayor Matilda’s son (Zach Ryan) while Sylvia has a suppressed interest in Natalee’s father, Jim (Geriun Boor). All the men are infatuated with the new librarian, Miss Sandra (Keeli Knobbe) but Miss Sandra is very intellectual and finds the roustabout, Chad, completely repulsive!

After many very mixed-up love triangles, and a true desire for music, art, fun, joy and even William Shakespeare, excitement finally returns to the town and it’s characters!

Please come and support these fine young musicians at SLUHS and enjoy your favorite Elvis songs! You will be singing along to “All Shook Up,” “Can’t Help Falling In Love,” “Heartbreak Hotel,” “Jailhouse Rock” and many other favorites !

Honor Roll for 1st Semester

2021-2022 is Announced

High School

4.0 Honor Roll

12th- Dayton Couse, Hunter Hulse, MeKelle Hurlbut,

Celine Meli, Brooke Wehrman, Tressa Wehrman

11th- Kaylee Johnson

10th – Sydney Heller

9th- Anna Feldkamp, Harlan Pancost

3.5 to 3.99 Honor Roll

12th- Dillyn Brummer, Lizebeth Cline, Walter Decker, Jayde Goss, Jaxson Heenan, Katlyn Homewood, Rylee Noyes, Dalton Rhudolph, Zachary Rose

11th- Goldie Dohe, Valden Dohl, Taylor Fallis, Skyylar Goss, Emma Griffiths, Keeli Knobbe, Jase Labertew, Jon Martin Michael, Sophie Pancost, Liberty Ringler, Addie Wallace

10th- Brody Batchman, Emma Cline, Emma Finkenbinder, Brooklyn Gosvener, Matthew Lawson, Jacob Schultz

9th- Emily Cheek, Maggie Labertew

JrH

4.0 Honor Roll

8th- Molly Heller

7th -Abigail Feldkamp

3.5 to 3.99 Honor Roll

8th- Clinton Buttenhoff, Vance Dohl, Cheyenne Feenstra, Breckyn Gosvener, Carter Johnson, Eli Schultz, Isaac Schultz, Josie Svaty

7th- Morgan Finkenbinder, Kenzley Frederking, Saydee Goss, Codie Huehl, Braelyn Maupin, Kadence Palmer


Lucas Sylvan Unified Elementary School

1st Quarter Honor Roll

4.0 GPA HONOR ROLL

6th: Annaleise Bland, Tevis Dohl, Cooper Johnson, Jayden Meitler, and Lily Pancost.

5th: Aeris Brock, Ben Feldkamp, Kelton Frederking, and Sam Heller.

4th: Kendal Batchman, Hadley Bland, Callyn Brummer, Tayleigh Denning, Cason Hlad, Jaxson Meitler, Peyton Nielsen, Kenneth Pahls, Keira Palmer, Rio Siebert, and Euriah Wilson.

3rd: Micah Agler, Kierstin Baker, Benton Barta, Kai Frederking, Ava Graf, Tara Mueller, Wyatt Mullender, Caleb Pritchett, Cassody Siebert, Ronni Stoppel, Allie Thrush, and Emerald Ugboc.

3.5 – 3.99 GPA HONOR ROLL

6th: William Cline, Tucker Mullender, Jacob Oltean, Mina Pahls, Belle Wehrman, and Jordynn Zapata.

5th: Keegan Barta, Allie Gier, Logan Graf, Colyn Starkey, and Miles Zapata.

4th: Nicholas Oltean and Kayden Watts.

3rd: Adriaan Geustyn and Jacob Gosvener.


JH KMEA HONOR CHOIR & BAND

Students from the Lucas-Sylvan Junior High music department have been working very hard to be selected to the Northwest District Kansas Music Educator’s Junior High Honor Choir and Honor Band. Both band and choir members had to audition for acceptance into these prestigious performance groups. Selected to the choir are Mallory Dobrinski, Cheyenne Feenstra, Breckyn Gosvener, Montana Griffiths, Molly Heller, Aubrelle Hurlbut, Kristyn Nimz, Chase Palmer, Eli Schultz, Lee Allie Wacker, Serena Wilson, Saydee Goss, Cai Labertew, Braelyn Maupin, and Avrilynn Witt. Selected to the Honor Band are Layne Buttenhoff, trumpet; Vance Dohl, trumpet; Isaac Schultz, trombone; Abby Feldkamp, Flute; Morgan Finkenbinder, Tenor Saxophone; and Kadence Palmer, Percussion. These performance groups will be in concert at the Northwest District KMEA Mini Convention, held at Hays High School on November 6, 2021. In addition to the Junior High Honor Groups, the High School Honor Jazz Ensemble will also perform. Anna Feldkamp, a freshman at Sylvan-Lucas Unified High School was selected to this Ensemble, playing the piano. The concert is at 3:30 in the gymnasium. Admission cost is $5.00 for adults. Students will be admitted free of charge.

USD 299 Performing Arts Recognized by KSHSAA

Sylvan-Lucas Unified High School has been chosen as one of 36 high schools in Kansas to receive recognition as a 2021 Performing Arts School of Excellence by the Kansas State High School Activities Association (KSHSAA).

A selection committee was formed from the following associations: Kansas Music Educators Association (KMEA), Kansas Speech Communication Association (KSCA) and the Kansas Thespians. Leaders from these three associations along with the KSHSAA staff collaborated to discuss numerous high schools that scored exceptionally high in debate, speech, music and theater during the 2020-21 school year. The committee and the KSHSAA chose one winner, five finalists and 30 commended schools from across our great state. All 36 schools will be recognized with a certificate from the KSHSAA in September.

Winner: Pittsburg High School

Finalists: Lawrence-Free State High School, McPherson High School, Olathe East High School, Paola High School, Shawnee Mission-Bishop Miege High School

Commended: De Soto High School, Ellinwood High School, Fort Scott High School, Garden City High School, Greensburg-Kiowa County High School, Kansas City-Sumner Academy, Lansing High School, Lawrence High School, Louisburg High School, Maize High School, Moundridge High School, Norton Community High School, Olathe South High School, Overland Park-Blue Valley High School, Overland Park-Blue Valley North High School, Overland Park-Blue Valley Northwest High School, Overland Park-Blue Valley Southwest High School, Phillipsburg High School, RosaliaFlinthills High School, Salina-Sacred Heart High School, Salina-South High School, Silver Lake High School, St. George-Rock Creek High School, Sterling High School, Sylvan-Lucas Unified High School, Tecumseh-Shawnee Heights High School, Tonganoxie High School, Topeka-Hayden High School, Topeka-Washburn Rural High School, WichitaCollegiate High School “The KSHSAA made a commitment to our schools in 2018 to annually recognize outstanding performing arts schools in the State of Kansas. This award is a wonderful testimony to our schools’ professionalism and efforts with our amazing students. These schools really stepped up and made the most of our virtual championships and festivals,” said Craig Manteuffel, KSHSAA. “It is very difficult to thrive in all categories of the performing arts and we are so proud to honor these 36 schools in 2021-22.”

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USD 299 Mission Statement

The Mission of Sylvan-Lucas Unified Schools is to provide students with a safe atmosphere, balanced curriculum, and a progressive education that will help the students become active, well-educated and responsible citizens. Utilizing technology, communications, leadership and community involvement; the staff will challenge students to reach their fullest potential and prepare them for post-secondary education or entry into the workforce.

Sylvan-Lucas Unified School District has made a commitment to technological advancements so that staff and students will be equipped to work successfully in our complex world in the future.

USD 299 Sylvan-Lucas Unified Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in its programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Jude Stecklein, Superintendent of Schools - District Compliance Officer

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