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SHESC Newsletter

Keep Current on SHESC and Education News

Individual news items for members are here .  The SHESC monthly newsletter is now published on our web site in PDF format. This allows readers to click on hyperlinks within the articles, e-mail SHESC staff members directly, and save a digital copy of the newsletter. Previous months' newsletters will be available too. We hope this makes the newsletter more convenient and user-friendly. To view the most recent newsletter . . .

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Health Care, Funding Top Concerns at Smoky Hill ESC Legislative Luncheon

Area educators brought priorities directly to state lawmakers at Smoky Hill Education Service Center’s 30th annual legislative luncheon on November 14. School funding, healthcare and statewide economic development topped the areas of concern from educational leaders, who had the opportunity to ask questions of state senators and representatives. Chris Moddelmog, SHESC Executive Director, said the . . .

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Spring 2020 Workshops

SHESC has scheduled its workshops and events for Spring 2020. The workshops and events are listed on the  SHESC Calendar  which is available  HERE .   To see a complete description of the workshop and additional details, click the workshop title on the calendar.   A workshop flier can be downloaded here. Contact  register@smokyhill.org  for questions about workshops, . . .

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Smoky Hill Education Service Center Receives Department of Justice Grant of Nearly $250K

Smoky Hill Education Service Center has received a grant of $249,998 for the development of anonymous reporting solutions in addressing school safety. The Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs (OJP), announced the grant to SHESC on October 21. The OJP’s Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) awarded $29.5 million nationwide through its STOP School Violence Technology and Threat Assessment Solutions for . . .

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Co-Founder of Rachel’s Challenge Shares Daughter’s Message of Compassion

It is not an easy message. It is not supposed to be. Darrell Scott, co-founder of Rachel’s Challenge, clearly shared his daughter’s message of courageous compassion to a group of about 70 on Monday, October 14, in Salina. “We don’t call it ‘Rachel’s Suggestion,’” he said. “A challenge requires something of you.” Rachel . . .

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Girodat Offering Practical Skills for Educators at SHESC

Years before joining Smoky Hill Education Service Center as one of its newest consultants, John Girodat was a high school principal having a difficult conversation with a teenager about to drop out of high school.  “I asked him if there was anything we could have done to avoid that conversation,” Girodat said, recalling, “And he gave me one of the best insights I’ve ever heard.”  He had given up . . .

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