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Dr. R.V. Haderlein
September 15, 2016

The Greenbush family was saddened by the news of the passing of Dr. R.V. Haderlein.

Dr. Haderlein left an indelible mark on education as the only Kansan to serve as president of the National Schools Boards Association and as one of the authors of the Nation At Risk Report serving as the spark for school reform efforts across the country.

“Dr. Haderlein’s whole life was devoted to service to children, but there was never any doubt that his priority was to the children of Southeast Kansas,” shared Dr. John Koepke, Executive Director of the Kansas Association of School Boards, retired. “While he was devoted to the education of children, he fought continuously for the interest of those responsible for teaching the children.”

Dr. Haderlein will be remembered in Southeast Kansas for his long service on the USD 248 Board of Education, Girard, KS, and as one of the original five board members of the Southeast Kansas Education Service Center-Greenbush. Serving as the President of the Greenbush Board from 1976 to 1999, Dr. Haderlein was instrumental in the creation of programs ranging from the Wm. Abernathy Science Center PSU/Greenbush Observatory to Audiology Services and the Technology Media Center, all of which continue to serve thousands of students each year.

“Dr. Haderlein was a man of his word and his word was his bond when working with teachers and administrators,” shared Dale Dennis, Deputy Commissioner of the Kansas Department of Education. “His imprint on Girard, Greenbush, and the surrounding area is immeasurable”.

Dr. Haderlein supported schools and the Education Service Center as a member of the Learning Tree Institute Foundation since 2001. In that role, his leadership and dedication to serving students is most evident in the construction of the Greenbush Camp and Retreat Center. This summer alone more than 4,000 students from across Southeast Kansas participated in camps held at Greenbush.

While Dr. Haderlein is no longer with us, Greenbush’s continued efforts of providing equal educational opportunities for all learners will ensure his legacy will live on for years to come.

Services for Dr. Haderlein will be as follows:
Sunday, September 18, 6:00 p.m.
Rosary at St. Michaels Catholic Church, 106 North Western, Girard

Monday, September 19, 10:30 a.m.
Funeral at St. Michaels Catholic Church, 106 North Western, Girard

Greenbush Board: Special Presentation
 At this week’s Greenbush Board meeting, summer camp counselors and instructors introduced themselves and told what each of their roles are for all the activities being held at the Science Center and Camp & Retreat Center this summer.
Student Leadership Academy

Greenbush held the first ever Student Leadership Academy on Tuesday. Two students represented each district from Pittsburg, Erie, Iola, Baxter Springs, Cherokee, Pleasanton, and Humboldt. They were branded leaders in their school in order to receive leadership training with Greenbush staff!

The Real Cost of Free Wi-Fi    

As warmer weather approaches, millions of Americans will be traveling on summer getaways. Regardless of where you are heading on your vacation, chances are that you will pack connected mobile devices like smartphones and tablets. Once on vacation, most travelers will connect to Wi-Fi to find local hotspots, navigate new cities and countries, and share photos of trips with family and friends back home.

Public Wi-Fi networks can now be found almost everywhere and make it easy for anyone to connect to the Internet no matter where they are. These networks can be very convenient and offer many benefits for travelers, however, they do come with risks. Many public Wi-Fi networks are not secure, exposing you to online risks and presenting an opportunity for attackers to steal sensitive information. Recommended for when you are using public Wi-Fi networks:

  • Think before you connect. Before you connect to any public wireless hotspot–like on an airplane or in an airport, hotel, or café–be sure to confirm the name of the network and login procedures with appropriate staff to ensure that the network is legitimate. Cyber criminals can easily create a similarly-named network hoping that users will overlook which network is the legitimate one. Additionally, most hotspots are not secure and do not encrypt the information you send over the Internet, leaving it vulnerable to online criminals.
  • Avoid conducting sensitive activities. Avoid online shopping, banking, and sensitive work that requires passwords or credit card information while using public Wi-Fi. In addition, enable two-factor authentication on all sensitive accounts to add a second layer of security beyond just the password.
  • Use your mobile network connection. Your own mobile network connection, also known as your wireless hotspot, is generally more secure than using a public wireless network. Use this feature if you have it included in your mobile plan.
  • Keep software up to date. Install updates for apps and your device’s operating system as soon as they are available. Updates include patches and other fixes to strengthen the security of the apps and devices you own. Keeping the software on your mobile device up to date will prevent criminals from being able to take advantage of known vulnerabilities.

Here are some free resources: Cybersecurity While Traveling Tip Card and the Mobile Security Tip Card.