This fall, USD 383 orchestra teacher Nate McClendon has had to lead an orchestra that can’t rehearse as a group.
The average cost of living for a K-State student fell 1.5% from 2019, largely driven by lower prices for goods and services as demand fell during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a recent K-State Economics Club report.
Commenters on Tuesday tried to hijack a K-State diversity event by flooding the comment section of some of the sessions with racist comments.
Native American mascots are ultimately damaging to Indigenous people and perpetuate a romanticized and dated view, Stephanie Fryberg, a member of the Tulalip Tribes, said Monday.
Manhattan-Ogden school district administrators are targeting Nov. 2 as the date to bring students back into the classroom four days a week.
From 2008 to 2017, 97 school-age pedestrians died in school-transportation-related crashes according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Of those, 55% of the children were struck by school buses, 1% by vehicles functioning as school buses, and 44% by other vehicles.
K-State’s campus newspaper, the Collegian, is reducing its print editions to once a week because of budget cuts, the editor announced Wednesday.
Enrollment is down in the elementary level at the Manhattan-Ogden school district this year as families opted for home-school methods during the coronavirus pandemic, but enrollment is up at the middle and high schools.
K-State President Richard Myers said during the State of the University address on Friday that the refresh to the university’s 2025 visionary plan is on hold.
The United States Department of Agriculture recently extended a waiver that allows USD 383 to serve free meals to all pre-K through 12th grade students through December.
The Manhattan-Ogden school board and administrators are seeking input on how to deliver the best possible education while keeping students and faculty safe from COVID-19.
The Manhattan-Ogden school board has heard a plethora of complaints regarding the hybrid learning model. The district has scheduled a special board meeting and work session for 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Robinson Education Center, to address concerns brought up by parents and teachers.
A federal change to Title IX that led to K-State altering its policy means students reporting sexual harassment now have to clear a higher bar to prove harassment occurred.
There were plenty of disappointed teens in the spring when COVID-19 caused the cancellation of the junior-senior prom at Manhattan High School.
Following a four-hour discussion, the Manhattan-Ogden school board voted Wednesday to keep students in the hybrid learning model until at least Oct. 22.
Grandparents Day may have looked a little different this year at Flint Hills Christian School but officials said it was still a special event.
K-State on Friday announced the cancellation of spring break and other changes to the calendar as part of its efforts to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus.
Stormont-Vail Health is partnering with K-State to build a 55,000-square-foot medical office building and simulation lab that will be used in part to train students in the school’s planned physician assistant program.
Students living on the K-State campus who test positive for coronavirus face an immediate choice: go home or move to an isolation room stocked with two weeks of supplies.
USD 383 board members approved 17 retirements and resignations at its Sept. 2 meeting. This is slightly fewer than the 22 that were approved at the first school board meeting of the 2019-20 school year.
Despite a local surge of coronavirus cases, Manhattan public school students will continue attending school in person two days per week. That is a change from the district’s previous plan to shift to online-only classes based on the number of virus cases that currently exist.
K-State is installing dry hydrogen peroxide machines in residence halls and other buildings as part of its effort to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus.
The Manhattan-Ogden school district has children from more than 70 countries who speak more than 40 different languages.
The issues associated with hybrid learning dominated Wednesday’s Manhattan-Ogden school board meeting. Only a week into the 2020-21 school year, parents and USD 383 faculty voiced their frustrations with the online component.
As COVID-19 numbers rise in Riley County, Manhattan-Ogden school district officials said Tuesday they will meet with health officials later this week to evaluate whether they will move all classes online.
Four new coronavirus outbreaks in Manhattan are tied to K-State: the football team, two fraternities and one sorority, officials said Monday. That brings the current number of outbreaks in Riley County to 10.
Joshua Pritchard, of Junction City, was recently named to the Columbia College dean’s list for the summer semestester. Pritchard attended online classes.
Homeowners will have a slight property tax decrease — about half a percent — as local entities kept 2021 tax rates flat or lower than 2020 in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
Under the cloud of a pandemic, students in the Manhattan-Ogden school district headed back to class Wednesday after more than five months away from school.
The coronavirus pandemic has shown the need for more and better childcare options in Riley County. Because of this, officials said Monday they are looking at re-establishing an organization to improve the quality, availability and affordability of childcare in Riley County.
Editor’s note: The Mercury is highlighting new principals in the Manhattan-Ogden school district for the 2020-21 school year. This is the last of those stories.
Q: Last week’s percent positive coronavirus case rate in Riley County was more than 11%. If the rate is more than 10%, wouldn’t USD 383 switch to all distance learning?
Despite an ever-changing landscape because of COVID-19, Provost Charles Taber and Thomas Lane, vice president of student life and dean of students, said there is excitement intermingled with the challenges of opening the university amid a pandemic.
Editor’s note: The Mercury is highlighting new principals in the Manhattan-Ogden school district for the 2020-21 school year.