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Congratulations to David Hornberger, Student of the Week for October 27-31!

David Hornberger

David is a sophomore in the Culinary Arts class at the Eudora De Soto Technical Education Center.  He is the son of Shelli and Brian Hornberger.  Here are a few things about David:

Favorite subject: Spanish

Favorite book: I am Number Four

Favorite food: Biscuits and gravy

Hero: Dr. Murphy

What are your future plans?  I would like to be an anesthesiologist or a physical therapist.

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The student of the week is sponsored by State Farm Agent Keith Nowland. Contact Keith for your Insurance and Financial Planning Service needs. 785-542-3276.

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Congratulations to Keagan Shockley, Student of the Week for October 20-24!

Keagan Shockley

Keagan is a 7th grader at Eudora Middle School and is the daughter of Kendra and David Shockley.  Here are a few things about Keagan:

Favorite subject: Reading

Favorite book: In a Heartbeat

Favorite food: Cheeseburgers

Hero: Jesus

What are your future plans?  I want to be a nurse in the emergency room

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Eudora School District Superintendent Steve Splichal released a letter to Eudora Schools families on Tuesday stating the school district learned on Monday that a Eudora High School student was on a cruise ship recently with a medical worker who could have come into contact with the Ebola virus.

“Let me be clear: There has been no exposure of any Eudora Schools student or employee to the Ebola virus,” Splichal said in the letter. “Because discussion of Ebola can be upsetting to many people, I wanted to make you aware of this incident. However, let me stress again that at no time has anyone in our schools ever been at risk for Ebola or been in harm’s way.”

Splichal went on to say that the medical worker was quarantined on the ship and never showed any symptoms of the virus during or after the cruise. The medical worker has continued to test negative for Ebola and is past the 21-day incubation period.  He also added later on in his letter that if there was any chance of exposure in the future, the School District has a plan in place based on information from the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department and the Centers for Disease Control.

“Thank you for your support of our schools, and for doing whatever you can to help keep our school community calm and focused on learning,” Splichal said in his conclusion of the note.

We asked School District Communications Director Kristin Magette about the plan mentioned in the letter.  She said that the plan for any infectious disease, in a nutshell, is to:

1. Assess the situation and risk in partnership with the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department (KDHE and CDC if needed)
2. Follow protocols designated by public health agencies
3. Communicate to our employees and families

She said this plan would be followed continuously repeating until the situation is resolved.

“I should point out that, all year long, our awesome team of school nurses is working with the partners above to make sure we understand whatever public health risk may be present at any point in time. Enterovirus, MRSA, pandemic flu, pertussis… now Ebola,” Magette said.

The name of the student from Eudora High School who was on the cruise ship was not released.

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Congratulations to Bethany Thomas, Student of the Week for October 13-17! 

Bethany Thomas

Bethany, a senior at Eudora High School, is the daughter of Darren and Tiffany Thomas.  Here are a few things about Bethany:

Favorite subject: Marketing

Favorite book: The Dirt by Motley Crue

Favorite food: Anything with ketchup on it

Hero: Tom Hiddleston

What are your future plans? Receive a degree in marketing and become a business owner.

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Congratulations to Aidan Miller, Student of the Week for October 6-10!

Aidan Miller

A fourth grader in Mrs. Decker’s class at Eudora Elementary School, Aidan is the son of Brian and Natalie Miller.  Here are a few things about Aidan:

Favorite subject: Mathematics

Favorite book: Harry Potter

Favorite food: Turkey sandwich

Hero: My dad-he does a lot of cool stuff with me.

What are your future plans? I plan to go to school at KU and become a scientist or engineer.

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The student of the week is sponsored by State Farm Agent Keith Nowland. Contact Keith for your Insurance and Financial Planning Service needs. 785-542-3276.

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