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This Week in USD 204...

Mathletics is a math competition for the top twelve 4th and 5th graders.  Students work in teams of three to solve challenging problems and use critical thinking skills.  This is the first year it was held at EDW instead of being an elementary district event.  This event was planned and facilitated by Mrs. Ammerman and Miss Lavely.

 Eagle Choir at Legends
The Edwardsville Elementary Eagle Choir recently performed at the Legends in front of the theatres and at the nursing home, much to the enjoyment of the residents.  Good job, Eagles!
Students in Rachel Williams' 3rd-5th grade music classes at Bonner Springs Elementary took a special field trip this week to the Kansas City Symphony.  They had the opportunity to play, not only with the symphony, but also with the Rumble Drummers from the KC Chiefs!  What a once-in-a-lifetime experience for our students!

Ronald McDonald
Pictured above are the 2nd graders at Bonner Springs Elementary with Ronald McDonald.  The 2nd graders have been collecting pop tabs to donate to the Ronald McDonald House!

Colin with Mayor Holland

We are SO EXCITED to announce that one of our students is the Kansas State Winner in the Doodle 4 Google Competition! Congratulations to 4th grader Colin Garner, but he needs your help!  Please vote for his artwork at
 If he is the National Winner, he will win a college scholarship, a trip to San Francisco, and many other prizes, including $50k to DRE toward the establishment / improvement of a computer lab or technology program. His artwork is titled Peanut Detector “Since some people are allergic to peanuts, my invention can make it so that people who are allergic can eat peanuts safely”. 
Colin is pictured above with Mark Holland, KCK Mayor, and Will & Brian, Googlers from California.

Pictured above are Kent Wilson, USD 204 dad and graphic designer, along with Kim Mitchell, Bonner Springs Elementary Principal.  Mr. Wilson designed the signs they are displaying for BSE's Outdoor Learning Area.

Senior Awards Night was held at Bonner Springs High School Wednesday, April 23.  Over $45,000 worth of scholarships were handed out to deserving high school seniors, both from community groups and memorial scholarship funds.  Below are a few pictures from the evening.
Senior Awards


A big 'congratulations' to Lexi Sechrist, sophomore at Bonner Springs High School.  Lexi is one of only 20 students state-wide to be accepted into the 'Nightingale Experience' at Fort Hays State University this summer.  The 'Nightingale Experience' allows students to shadow a nurse on different nursing units and to participate in various learning activities.  What an awesome experience for Miss Sechrist!

Bonner Springs High School has announced the Class of 2014 Valedictorians and Salutatorians.  Open the attached file to see these incredibly talented students!2014 Val-Sal Press Release.pdf

BSHS Student Council Members spent part of their Wednesday volunteering at the Ronald McDonald House.  They baked cookies and brownies, loaded dishwashers, cleaned tables and chairs, and made 40 snack bags for residents.  They enjoyed giving of their time and are excited to go back in May!
Slam Dunk
BSE students participate in 'Slam Dunk the Test' - an activity designed to get the students excited about doing well on State Assessments!  Students' names are drawn to shoot baskets; they can decide if they want to shoot or choose a staff member to shoot for them and win prizes.
USD 204 students and staff pose for a picture during the 'District Wellness Night'.  The event featured booths with wellness vendors and info, raffle prizes, a free light supper from Opaa!, wellness activities and much more.
The 2014 BSHS Courtwarming Royalty is pictured above.  Girls, front row from left, are Elizabeth Barger, Sasha Bingaman, Kennedy Bizzell, Clarissa Patch, and Mariah Seifert.  Boys from left are Darian Neal, Austin Schuler, Tre Scott, Josiah Seaton, and Weston Vitt.
BSE choir
Under the direction of music teacher, Rachel Williams, the Bonner Springs Elementary choir performed the National Anthem before the BSHS boys' varsity basketball game Tuesday, January 14.  They did a tremendous job!
The BSE Limo Ride for Major Saver sales!  Looks like they are having a really fun time!
limo riders
One of the groups from BSE that won a limo ride from Major Saver sales poses in front of their white stretch limo with their driver!