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When Gov. Laura Kelly announced March 17 that K-12 school buildings in Kansas would be closed for the rest of the 2019-20 school year due to the fast-spreading coronavirus (COVID-19), school districts started adopting continued learning plans that will be used to teach students for the remai…

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Monday, March 30, marked a first day of school of sorts for students throughout Miami County and across the state of Kansas as educators and families embark on a home-based learning endeavor due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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When Paola USD 368 Superintendent Matt Meek learned on the morning of Tuesday, March 17, that he was going to receive an update from Topeka, he was prepared to hear that his district’s spring break was going to be extended by a week or two due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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In a press conference Sunday evening, March 15, Gov. Laura Kelly recommended all schools in Kansas close the week of March 16-22 as a precaution against spreading the coronavirus. The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) joined her in making the recommendation.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — FFA students from Louisburg High School won a $1,000 prize in the 2020 Western Farm Show food drive held recently in Kansas City, Mo.

PAOLA — Thanks to the power of technology, fifth-graders at Sunflower Elementary recently learned about Thomas Jefferson, not from a textbook, but by touring his Monticello home in Virginia, all from the comfort of their Paola classroom.

PAOLA — There’s still time for community members to stop by the Reflections Art Gallery at Miami County Medical Center and see pieces created by some of the area’s brightest young artists.

PAOLA - Loss of rehearsal time due to snow days and illness has prompted the Paola High School Theatre Department to push back two upcoming plays.

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PAOLA — Paola USD 368 educators are in their second year of utilizing The 7 Mindsets social-emotional learning curriculum, and they recently got the opportunity to learn more about the intricacies of the program from the co-founder himself.

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HILLSDALE — Melissa Elliott has dedicated much of her life to teaching children and helping young parents, so it was fitting that one of her last duties with the Parents as Teachers program was helping to open a new lactation room for mothers in Hillsdale.

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PAOLA — There’s still time for community members to stop by the Reflections Art Gallery at Miami County Medical Center and see pieces created by some of the area’s brightest young artists.

SPRING HILL — The Spring Hill Broncos will celebrate homecoming Friday, Feb. 7, when the boys and girls basketball teams take on the Piper Pirates at home.