Congratulations to Megan O'Neill for her selection as USD 290's nomination for Kansas Elementary Teacher of the Year.
over 2 years ago, Ryan Cobbs
Megan O'Neill Teacher of the Year
Congratulations to Lori Hower for her selection as USD 290's nomination for Kansas Secondary Teacher of the Year.
over 2 years ago, Ryan Cobbs
Lori Hower Teacher of the Year
Congratulations to Mike Neill on being selected as USD 290's Classified Staff Member of the Year!
over 2 years ago, Ryan Cobbs
Mike Neill Classified Staff Member of the Year
Good morning everyone. At a time when good news seems to be at a premium I wanted to let everyone know that USD 290 has finalized a bond refinance that will save taxpayers $9.6 million dollars over the life of our construction bonds! It also allows us to complete bond payments 4 years in advance zeroing our bond balance in 2036 instead of 2040! Thank you USD 290 patrons for providing such incredible spaces for our kids and our community!
over 2 years ago, Ryan Cobbs
Riley Meyerkorth has certified in the PAC! Riley was able to quickly and accurately complete his assessment. Riley's scenario was an unamplified performance. Even with no microphones, Riley had to move audio and video through the system. Congrats Riley!
almost 3 years ago, Dean Grell
Riley setting up a DANTE stagebox
Our third student has certified in the PAC! Congratulations Erin Smith on completing your PAC training, we are excited to have you work your first performance in the near future. Erin completed her scenario based test in record time, with high accuracy!
almost 3 years ago, Dean Grell
Erin configuring the space for a mock presentation
Erin setting up a wireless presentation on the Crestron AirMedia system!
And just like that, we have TWO certified PAC technicians! Congratulations Alex Chidster on completing your scenario based testing! Our students will be prepared to host outside entities at the PAC in the near future...stay tuned!
almost 3 years ago, Dean Grell
Alex had to configure EQ curves for various performer microphone types
Alex setting up lighting scenes
Our first student technician has completed training and testing in the Performing Arts Center. Congrats Justin Dennison on passing your certification exam! We are excited for you to work your first event in March!
almost 3 years ago, Dean Grell
Justin Dennison configuring the hearing assistance system during his PAC certification test
The Technology Department worked late last night to replace a piece of equipment that had been identified as a network bottleneck. End result, doubled our internet speed for all users! Still some work to be done to finalize things for student arrival in 2020, but we'll be ready!
almost 3 years ago, Dean Grell
Before
After!
Ribbon Cutting at the new Performing Arts Center at Ottawa High School
almost 3 years ago, Dean Grell
Band Students offer their first performance in the PAC
USD290 Stakeholders gather for the official ribbon cutting at the Performing Arts Center at Ottawa High School
Choir students perform their first piece to USD290 stakeholders in their new space!
Theater students offer a one act play for their first performance in the PAC
Congratulations Stella Tharp! How deserving you are for the K-ACTE Lifetime Achievement Award!
over 3 years ago, Ottawa USD 290
Stella Tharp receiving her award
Stella Tharp's Lifetime Achievement Award recognition slide