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Retired USD 428 teacher Ginny Tinkler, EARS volunteer, listens to Briley Richter, third grader in Jami Reed’s class at Jefferson School. RSVP is seeking teachers who can match students up with volunteers.


As Ginny Tinkler sits with a young child in the library at Jefferson Elementary School, she listens carefully to every word being read to her. In fact, she’s all ears. Tinkler is an RSVP volunteer with the Everyone Able to Ready by Sharing (EARS) program. As a retired USD 428 educator, she wasn’t ready to give up her . . . read more

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Tyler Shirley, physical education teacher at Jeff erson Elementary School, winner of the Kansas Horizon Award.

BOE to recognize PE teacher

The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education will meet at noon Thursday, Nov. 19, in the Library at Great Bend High School. The board will recognize Tyler Shirley, a physical education teacher at Jefferson Elementary School, for winning the . . . read more


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