Nikki Ost, Kindergarten teacher at Rock Hills Elementary, was honored with a certificate from the University of Kansas for 25 years of teaching youth. Mrs. Ost graduated from Barton County Community College in 1994 with an Associates of Art degree, and Fort Hays State University in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science degree. She began her teaching career at Eastern Heights. She joined the Rock Hills family in August of 2007. She has taught HS World History, Algebra, MS Social Studies, Elementary Technology, Elementary Physical Education, 5th Grade Language Arts, 3rd Grade and Kindergarten, and serves as the Assistant Technology Director for USD 107. Mrs. Ost lives in Mankato with her husband, Kevin who teaches Industrial Arts at Rock Hills Jr/Sr High School, and their daughter Meili who will be in the 7th grade at Rock Hills Jr/Sr High School this fall.
USD 107 honored their employees with the first annual recognition luncheon on Monday, May 16th. USD 107 employees, as well as USD 273 Special Education employees working in the Rock Hills District, were recognized for their years of service to our students. Certificates were given to those with certain milestones. Board President Kenny Mizner welcomed approximately 60 employees and presented the following: Five year certificates to: Trenton Duskie, Jamie Harvey, Amy Rice, Eric Rothchild, Kristin Thronson, Christina Boyles and Jana Coil; and a 15 year certificate to Nikki Ost. Travis Cox and Janice McMillan were honored for their retirement this year.
Door prizes were given to the following: Sheila Lorence, Greg McMillan, Sheila McEntee, Kevin Ost, Sarah Warne, June White, Janice McMillan, Tandra Sholtz and Jennifer Walker.
Kansas is having their Sunflower Summer series of field trips and free admission again this summer. Sunflower Summer provides a wide variety of ways for families to get out, explore something new, and enjoy time together. Kansas families can visit museums, zoos, historic landmarks and more for free! Go to the website for more information. https://www.sunflowersummer.org/
The Elementary School had Field Day on Wednesday May 11. Grades K-5 enjoyed a beautiful afternoon playing games. We ended our day with a schoolwide water ballon fight.