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Garden City Telegram (Newspaper) - August 8, 2015, Garden City, KansasBy Austin Fisher Fisher a Telegram. Com before deciding to become a teacher Steven Purgar hated school. At Eisenhower High school in Shelby mich., his grades were poor and other students picked on him for his weight. Then one Day Tom Lietz pure arts history teacher at Eisenhower proved to him that he could do Well in school and live a successful life. Ism Here because i want to reach kids in the Way that i was reached because my High school teacher saved my life said Purgar who went on to get a bachelors degree in education and accepted a Job with us 457. He will Start his first year As a teacher on thursday teaching eighth Grade language arts at Kenneth Henderson Middle school. Purgar is excited for the Challenge of teaching us 457 s diverse student population. Reaching a diverse population of kids requires making them feel Safe and Welcome according to 2015 National teacher of the year Shanna Peeples. Peeples a High school English teacher who works with mostly poor families and student refugees from Eastern Africa at Palo Duro High school in Amarillo Texas spoke to the us 457 staff in the Clifford Hope auditorium at Horace Good Middle school on Friday. A smile translates in All languages Peeples said. You May not be Able to speak a students language but if you can smile and make them feel Safe these kids will begin to form that relationship and Trust you. Then you can take them anywhere. The District gathered Friday at Horace Good for professional development Day to work on Honing their teaching skills through in service training sessions that continue monday and tuesday. On top of starting a new career in teaching Taylor Cady will be working on a graduate education degree at fort Hays state University. A chs Alum Cady was hired by the District a week Anda half ago to teach English at the Garden City High school. Cady worked various jobs after graduating from the University of Kansas in 2012, but she apply her English degree to any of them. I wanted to do something More fulfilling and really use my knowledge to do something worthwhile Cady said. These students definitely still need to improve their Reading and vocabulary and be Able to take concepts from a text and apply them to their lives. Aimee Brandt also will work toward a graduate degree in education at Hsu As she becomes a full fledged teacher through the districts make the move program which allows the District to employ people deemed experts in a certain subject matter to teach without formal education degrees. Brandt who also graduated from chs and was a substitute teacher last year will now teach biology body systems physical sciences and forensic science at the High school. Brandt and Cady said they re somewhat scared to Start teaching but feel prepared thanks to having More experienced teachers mentoring them at this Early stage. If teachers want to guide students into successful careers after graduation they will need to come up with new ways of thinking about education according to Dwight Carter principal of new Albany High school in Ohio and consultant with the International Center for leadership in education. Carter also addressed District staff Friday at Horace Good. Students coming up through Public schools today have All the Power of information in the devices in their hands Carter said and making school seem like a relevant viable option for Success requires new methods of teaching. They re very much entrepreneurial in their thinking Carter said. They want to change the world and they re doing it every single Day. They re not go to a Telegram. Com to see a gallery of photos from fridays action at the Southwest Kansas pro am. Saturday August 8, 2015 $ 1.25 volume 86, no. 188 4 sections 24 pages grand opening Dollar tree proving to be hit with local shoppers. Page d6 whats inside annies advice. B4 classified. C3 comics. C2 obituaries. A2 opinion. A4 police blotter. A2 state. A3 to listings. B4 weather. A8 Market prices weather forecast Grain prices at the Garden City Coop wheat. 4.45 Corn. 3.83 Milo. 3.58 soybeans. 8.95 Schwieterman inc. Reported Chicago live cattle futures aug. Oct. Dec. High. 150.15 149.10. 149.65 Low. 149.25 148.27. 148.40 stand. 149.65 149.67. 149.92 today partly sunny High 96, Low 69. Sunday sunny High 90, Low 67. Brad Nading Telegram Mason Newcomb 4, moves a Bubble Wand above his head to create giant bubbles Friday at the Finney county Public Library during a wee readers Story hour Bubble Day. The event was held outside in the Library yes nature explore Center. Big on bubbles by Andy Marso Khi news service Lawrence As the Kansas water Congress opens its annual meeting this year the states top water regulator said the sense of urgency for conservation has never been greater. The state is just now emerging from a Multi year drought that forced irrigator to further deplete an Ogallala aquifer Supply already projected to be used up much faster than it regenerates. Tracy Streeter director of the Kansas water office said thursday that in some areas of Kansas its the current generation of Farmers not future generations that will watch their crops Wither for Lack of water. In places its absolutely True that its that Short term Streeter said. If you look at the estimated usable lifetime maps theress areas in there where theress less than 25 years of usable life according to that kind of Gross map. So thatus within this generation. The Kansas water Congress is a nonprofit group dedicated to stewardship of the states water resources that preserves them for future generations. Two Days of meetings opened thursday in Lawrence with presentations by officials from the u. S. Environmental Protection Agency and a Host of state agencies including the Kansas geological Survey Kansas biological Survey and Kansas water office. The audience of about 75 included local watershed officials state legislators agriculture lobbyists and other stakeholders. They came to the University of Kansas student Union to learn about topics like new Epa clean water rules earthquakes caused by injection of Wastewater from Oil and natural Gas drilling and gov. Sam Brownbacks 50 year water vision. Much of that vision focuses on extending the life of the Ogallala and Streeter said momentum is building for the substantial changes needed to do that. I get the sense that the time is now Streeter said. Theress Ogallala depletion an urgent problem pro am Staten makes statement on first Day of tourney. Page d1 new us 457 teachers Hope to reach kids by Michael Maresh Maresh a Telegram. Com after 33 years of sitting on the Bench in the 25th judicial District judge Philip Vieux is retiring. His last Day will be Friday and he is not sad about it. Sure i will miss it but i am not getting sad about leaving Vieux said. I have no bucket list of things to do. He said its a changing of the guard As younger people come in. Vieux rarely wore a judges gown and has never used a Gavel. He believes that if he had to use a Gavel to regain order in the courtroom then he must be doing something wrong. When i come into the courtroom everyone stands up and we sit Down together he said was his Only Rule. When Vieux was named a District judge for the 25th judicial District in 1982, technology was much different than it is today. The advanced technology a snot always been a Good thing. Vieux for instance does use a cell phone but not a smart phone. Vieux from the Bench Brad Nading Telegram chief District judge Philip Vieux shown Friday in a Finney county courthouse courtroom will be retiring from the Bench. Judge retiring after 33 years with 25th judicial District. 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