Following a lengthy discussion and several proposed resolutions, the USD 417 Board of Education voted on Monday to approve spectators at USD 417 activities. The district will follow KSHSAA guidelines, which allow up to two parents or legal guardians per family at district activities. Superintendent Aron Dody reiterated that this policy allowed for only two parent/guardian spectators maximum per family, regardless of whether or not the family had multiple athletes participating and that the spectators must be parents or legal guardians. The board approved of these guidelines through February 12 and will revisit the matter at the February 8 meeting to further determine district policy. Dody also noted that masks had to be worn at all district activities and that social distancing guidelines would need to be followed.
The Council Grove Braves Basketball team picked up the 2021 portion of their season on Friday with renewed energy and scored a solid 66-46 victory over the Northern Heights Wildcats.
The following spectator guidelines have been released by USD 417 for events at other schools taking place this week:
The Council Grove Braves Wrestling team returned from winter break on Friday night to take the mat against Santa Fe Trail and Burlington and on Saturday at the Herington Tournament, finding success on both days, but still rusty due to limited practice time.
This week’s student of the week at Council Grove Elementary School is Haisley Villalobos. She is seven-years-old and a student in Miss Heft’s second grade class. Haisley says she likes math and reading, especially reading because it is fun. Her favorite extracurricular activities are softball, swimming, dance and flag football. When not in school, Haisley likes to play with her toys, especially her Barbies.