Oberlin USD 294 Board of Education
May 10, 2021 7:00 p.m.
USD 294 District Office Board Room
131 E Commercial
Open to the public
USD 294 has an open position for a full-time Cook.
Applications are available at the District Office, 131 E Commercial, Oberlin, KS. Phone 785-475-3805.
USD 294 is an EOE.
May 4 was a good, beautiful day for golf and track.
Spencer Wishon finished in 4th place at the Gothenburg Golf Invitational. He shot a 77.
At the Oberlin Invitational Track Meet, freshman Rayne Erickson added four more gold medals to her collection. She placed first in the 200m, 400m, 800m, and high jump. In the 200m dash, she ran a 27.77, in the 400m - 58.51, which is her fastest yet; and in the 800m - 2:27.03, which is also a personal best. In high jump, she cleared 5'2.
Junior Tod Mastin also had a good day for the Red Devils. He placed third in high jump with his personal best jump of 5'6. He also had a personal best in triple jump with 35'1" and placed fifth. He placed fifth also in the 100m at 12:05.
Gabbie Vontz placed 3rd in the 100m hurdles. Her time was 18:65. Brynna Addleman was 4th in shot put with a throw 32'8.5". Logan Koger placed 6th in shot with a personal best throw of 39'8.5".
Sophomore Avery Witt also had a personal best. She placed 4th in javelin with a throw of 100'7". Kamryn Oien placed 6th in the 1600m at 6:40.75.
Jacie Fortin placed in two events. She was 5th in long jump and in triple jump. Her jumps were 14'6.5" and 30'.75 inches.
Freshman Rayne Erickson was selected for her fourth year (out of a possible five) to be in the state Kansas Choral Directors' Association treble honor choir. The choir this year consists of seventy 5th through 9th graders from across the state. Typically, the choir consists of around 230 singers.
In the past, the choir has clinics and a performance in Wichita the last weekend of February at the Kansas State Music Educators' Association conference. However this year, they had two Zoom clinics with the clinician to produce high quality recordings, and a group of KMEA technicians lined up audio and video and produced their performance digitally.
"I have loved and been so honored to be selected the years I was for KCDA. I sang with some amazing conductors and kids, and I learned so many things I can use for my singing in the future," Rayne said.
Congratulations to Rayne for being selected for this honor group for her last time.
Over 80 kids in grades 7-12 attended the end-of-the-year bash at Sappa Park on May 1.
The kids enjoyed sliding down a hill on tarps, dancing to music provided by Full Throttle, and playing volleyball, spike ball, kickball, and cornhole. They ended the night with s'mores and playing hide-and-seek in the dark.
The freshmen came out in full force with 90 percent of the class participating (19 out of the 21). The 8th graders had 86 percent participation (19 out of the 22).
The brother/sister team of Brylee Minnick and Gage Van Meter won the cornhole tournament. Playing them in the finals were Koen Oien and Tyler Ostmeyer.
The idea of the bash came from math teacher Gina Witt. She and a group of student leaders planned and organized the event. THANK YOU to Mrs. Witt and her great helpers.
Special thanks to Dan Morford and Jill Seller for grilling, Kurt Anderson for helping to get things set up, for the tarps, stock tank, and ice, and for helping to clean up; Tim Breth and Jillian Springer for chaperoning, cleaning up, and being such good sports; Chris Johnson of Full Throttle for the music, and ALL 82 kids who came out to celebrate a crazy school year with some good, old-fashioned fun.
I would especially like to thank Mrs. Witt for all of her work, and the awesome kids who helped set up - Aidyn Witt, Gabbie Vontz, Emma Anderson, Ellie Anderson, Avery Witt, Dani Weyeneth, Lizzy Weyeneth, Hunter May, Taite Woolsey, Gage Van Meter, Spencer Wishon, Hunter May, and Zander Kempt. (If I forgot you, please let me know. Everyone who helped deserves to be recognized.)
Thank you to Carrie Morford who helped with getting donations and to the parents and community members who donated food and drinks.
Except for a few scrapes and some sun-burnt kids, no one got hurt! Let's do it again next year!
The Class of 2021 has chosen its graduation ushers. Breckyn Jensen and Bryce Peter will be the marching ushers. Door ushers will be Brynna Addleman, Morgan Ketterl, Reece Grafel, and Breckin Sauvage.
Commencement exercises are Saturday, May 15 at 2:00 p.m. in the DCHS gym. Baccalaureate is Wednesday, May 12 at 7:00 p.m. in the DCHS auditorium.
The annual awards assembly, where several awards and scholarships will be presented, is at 2:15 p.m. on May 12 in the auditorium.