It took a while for Manhattan High School senior Will Bannister to fully process what the cancellation of in-person classes for the rest of the school year would mean for him.
Miriam Chamberlain was starting to get better from her battle with COVID-19, but then she fell into what her doctors called a relapse of her symptoms.
The Manhattan-Ogden school district on Wednesday launched its continuous learning webpage, which will act as a hub for learning materials as the district works to continue educating students.
Although K-State is allowing this spring’s graduates to walk at December’s commencement ceremonies, veterinary students won’t have that same opportunity, as the College of Veterinary Medicine doesn’t have a fall commencement.
Wednesday was the first day of the Manhattan-Ogden school district’s continuous learning plan, and district administrators say rollout of that plan has been largely successful.
Students at K-State will have the option to move to a more forgiving grading system, university administrators announced at a virtual student town hall Tuesday afternoon.
The Manhattan-Ogden school board will meet Wednesday to discuss contracting for a $389,000 fiber internet build-out to Oliver Brown Elementary School and the district’s new warehouse property in east Manhattan.
With new state orders to avoid gatherings of more than 10 people, local governing organizations are adjusting their public meeting procedures.
Dossie Langford, a custodian at Wamego’s West Elementary School, is a top 10 finalist in the nationwide contest for Custodian of the Year.
After canceling the spring 2020 commencement ceremonies because of the coronavirus health crisis, K-State says it will allow spring graduates to walk across the stage at the fall 2020 commencement.
One by one, the teachers arrived in front of Bergman Elementary School in cars decked out in paint, posters and other positive messages for their students.
The Manhattan-Ogden school district will rent 1,500 mobile data hotspots and purchase three months of insurance for its iPads for a total of nearly $400,000 as part of its emergency efforts to implement a continuous learning plan.
Only a few Wamego school district families don’t have access to internet, but the district is partnering with WTC Communications to make sure most, if not all, students will be able to access their online work.
Some Manhattan Area Technical College students will return to limited, in-person classes starting April 6, president James Genandt told The Mercury Monday.
The unprecedented coronavirus situation is disrupting everyone’s lives, but the disruptions have the potential to deeply affect younger children during their formative years.
The Manhattan-Ogden school board will consider purchasing 1,500 mobile data hot spots and full coverage insurance for 2,000 iPads as part of the district’s efforts to adopt a continuous learning plan.
K-State president Richard Myers on Monday spoke out against comments made by Riley County Commission chair Marvin Rodgriguez, who said last week that Italy’s Chinese population led to the country’s coronavirus crisis.
Elementary students in the Manhattan-Ogden school district will pick up their pencils — not computers, at least initially — as the district gears up to start continuous learning next week.
As business after business shuts down, and following the closing of schools for in-person classes for the rest of the semester, daycares have started to pick up the slack, but for how long remains to be seen.
Andrew Smith, journalism professor and news director for the student television productions at Kansas State University, is the first person in Riley County to test positive for the coronavirus, or COVID-19.
What might life be like under a stay-at-home or quarantine order? According to a K-State student who’s already been under quarantine for nearly two weeks, it’s a whole lot of doing nothing.
There are many questions, but few answers yet, Manhattan-Ogden superintendent Marvin Wade told the school board as education officials race to find solutions to keep teaching while following Gov. Laura Kelly’s order to keep school buildings closed.
K-State officials are estimating that financial impacts to the university from the coronavirus situation will total $21 million, president Richard Myers told the Kansas Board of Regents on Wednesday afternoon.
Manhattan-Ogden superintendent Marvin Wade said the district is dealing with an “unprecedented” situation after Gov. Laura Kelly canceled in-person classes for all Kansas elementary and secondary schools for the rest of the 2019-20 school year.
Gov. Laura Kelly is ordering all state elementary and secondary schools to remain closed for in-person classes for the rest of the school year, state leaders announced Tuesday afternoon.
K-State is canceling all non-essential, in-person operations — including classes, commencement and other non-essential meetings — on its campuses for rest of the spring semester, president Richard Myers announced Monday afternoon.
The Blue Valley school district will be closed this week after Kansas education commissioner Randy Watson requested that all school districts close for the week.
The K-State Student Union announced Sunday that it would be closed indefinitely as the university continues its efforts to limit the risk of the coronavirus, or COVID-19.
In special meetings held Sunday afternoon, both the Rock Creek and Wamego boards of education voted for short-term school closings because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Following a recent decision to close two Manhattan Area Technical College programs, stakeholders say they want answers about why the decision was made in secret.
The Riley County Health Department on Saturday ordered the Riley County school district to close all schools for two weeks until March 30.
A coronavirus vaccine and treatment are still months away at the earliest, but virus researchers in K-State’s College of Veterinary Medicine say their work is part of several efforts to create antiviral treatment drugs as quickly as possible.
The Riley County Health Department on Friday afternoon ordered the Manhattan-Ogden school district to close its schools until March 30 in response to coronavirus concerns.
The Manhattan-Ogden school board will hold a special meeting at noon Friday to discuss the district’s options in responding to coronavirus concerns.
Several K-State students returned from Italy earlier this week after the university suspended its travel abroad program in the country because of widespread coronavirus outbreaks.