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PAOLA — Paola USD 368 Board of Education members, during a special meeting Monday, July 27, approved a reopening plan and calendar that will delay the start of the school year until Wednesday, Aug. 19.

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EVANSVILLE, Ind. — Allison Daggett of Paola has been named to the University of Evansville’s Spring 2020 Dean’s List.

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The annual Serving Our Students (S.O.S.) event is scheduled to take place Saturday, July 18, at Cottonwood Elementary in Paola, but the event has been modified due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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PAOLA — Jimmy Hay, Paola USD 368’s director of finance, has been named the 2020 recipient of the ASBO Pinnacle of Excellence Award from the Kansas Association of School Business Officials (KASBO).

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PAOLA — A local increase in COVID-19 cases has prompted Paola USD 368 officials to move from a traditional graduation ceremony to a drive-thru graduation on Saturday, July 11, at Paola High School.

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The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic may have prevented Miami County Medical Center Auxiliary from hosting its annual volunteer luncheon this summer, but it couldn’t stop the organization from once again providing scholarships for local nursing students.

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PAOLA — The COVID-19 pandemic may have created an obstacle to physical travel, but that didn’t stop Sunflower Elementary fifth-grade teacher Jolene Pennington from organizing virtual field trips during the final few weeks of school to give her students the opportunity to explore the world ar…

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OSAWATOMIE — Osawatomie USD 367 administrators made sure the COVID-19 pandemic didn’t keep this year’s Osawatomie High School seniors from receiving the recognition they deserve for earning scholarships from the local community.

As students prepare to wrap up an unusual school year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, local school districts have selected new summer dates for in-person graduation celebrations.