Education

The Education category focuses on the two school districts within Norton County (USD 211 and USD 212) as well as opportunities for further educational opportunities for all residents.

Identified Goals:

  • Fund school improvements and new schools

  • Implement new classes at the high school, i.e. shooting sports, auto shop

  • Increase educational opportunities: technical training, community college, certification classes

  • Bridge nontraditional students to centralized resources

  • Bring in and promote classes in Norton

  • Pair trade and service providers with schools to provide initiatives for students 

  • Determine local post secondary education opportunities

  • Create a community education and leadership center for all ages

  • Develop fun educational summer programs

  • Connect unskilled workers with job training and education

  • Expand history and genealogy areas of library

  • Organize county wide leadership program

  • Design greenhouse for all ages to learn about farm to table and healthy eating

  • Educate the community on water conservation and recycling options

 

Grants Given Totaling $97,207.66:

  • USD 211, Eisenhower Elementary School received a grant in 2015 and 2017 to create a math manipulative library available for all teachers K-6. 

  • USD 211, Eisenhower Elementary School received a grant in 2016 for kinesthetic classroom equipment that allows for a learning environment conducive to many types of learners. 

  • USD 212, Northern Valley received a grant in 2016 for a renovation of their playground to provide a safe and enjoyable environment for students and the community. 

  • Norton County Historical Society and Museum Board received a grant in 2016 and 2017 to renovate the basement of the Norton County Museum for a more desirable and updated display area. 

  • Norton County Historical Society received a grant in 2016 to create a website and repair the microfilm viewer/scanner. 

  • USD 211, Eisenhower Elementary School received a grant in 2017 for equipment needed to create a kinesthetic classroom to allow for optimal learning from all students.

  • Norton Public Library received a grant in 2017 for the purchase of two new computers for patrons to use. 

  • Norton Junior High School received a grant in 2017 to the KAY Club to install a water bottle filler in the junior high to increase the use of reusable water bottles among their peers.

  • Norton Public Library participated in the 2017 Norton County Community Foundation Match Day to support ongoing programs. 

  • USD 211, Norton Junior High School received a grant in 2017 to purchase a new water fountain for the students to use. 

  • USD 211 received a grant in 2017 and 2018 to support the Jr. Jay choir program at Eisenhower Elementary School.

  • USD 211, Norton Junior High School received a grant in 2018 to purchase heart rate monitors and other equipment to improve the physical education department. 

  • USD 211 received a grant in 2018 to purchase acoustical shells to increase sound quality for numerous performances held in the auditorium. 

  • Norton Public Library participated in the 2018 Norton County Community Foundation Match Day to support ongoing programs. 

  • Lenora Public Library participated in the 2018 Norton County Community Foundation Match Day to support ongoing programs. 

  • USD 211 received a grant in 2019 to purchase new choral risers used during concerts. 

  • UDS 211, Norton Community High School received a grant in 2017 and 2019 to send students to the Model UN conference in Wichita, KS. 

  • Scholarship Recipients in 2019 received scholarships for patient services. 

  • Candace Gay Memorial Scholarship Fund received a grant in 2019 to support its mission to assist graduating seniors who were involved in the arts with the cost of secondary education. 

  • North Central Kansas Special Education Cooperative received a grant in 2019 to provide support for the gifted program field trip.

 

112 S. Kansas, Suite 308

Norton, Kansas 67654

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