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Posted on: November 12, 2019

Service Spotlight: Melanie Stuart-Campbell, Instructional Specialist & Advocate

Melanie Stuart-Campbell headshot

Melanie Stuart-Campbell spent much of her career as a traveling teacher, working with students in New York City, Ecuador, the Republic of Congo, and several South American countries. Now, having returned home to Kansas as an instructional specialist and a...

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Greenbush Gazette
Posted on: September 13, 2019

Service Spotlight: Beatrice Fontelroy continues father's legacy through scholarship fund

As a member of the Medicaid Billing team at Greenbush - The Southeast Kansas Education Service Center, Beatrice Fontelroy helps learners every day, albeit indirectly: she works with schools to draw down federal funds that cover the cost of providing speci...

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Greenbush Gazette
Posted on: July 30, 2019

Greenbush partners with TeamMates to bring gold-standard mentoring program to Kansas schools

TeamMates Mentoring logo

Thanks to a new partnership between Greenbush - The Southeast Kansas Education Service Center and TeamMates Mentoring, a nonprofit started by legendary Huskers football coach Dr. Tom Osborne, 10 Kansas school districts will take part in a pilot project br...

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Greenbush Gazette
Posted on: July 30, 2019

Service Spotlight: Greenbush staffers prepare backpacks for students in need

Backpacks for Title I Part C students

Children of families who move around the state for agricultural work deal with many unique challenges. 

"Families are often making tough choices on what to buy," said Rachel Phillips, one of Greenbush's team leaders for Title I Part C Se...

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Greenbush Gazette
Posted on: June 24, 2019

Service Spotlight: Erin Ritter, Senior at Caney Valley High School

Caney Valley High School Senior Erin Ritter poses in front of a sign advertising the blood drive she

Erin Ritter is not afraid of a challenge.

On June 17, the Caney Valley High School senior organized a blood drive on the Greenbush campus at the recommendation of Lisa Blair, her instructor in the Greenbush/Tri-County Gifted Education Program. It's an impr...

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Greenbush Gazette
Posted on: May 22, 2019

Three from SEK Learning Center become first to complete horticulture program

2019 Horticulture Program Graduates

Three students attending SEK Learning Center in Girard recently became the first to complete the new horticulture internship program at Greenbush - The Southeast Kansas Education Service Center.

James Witzel, Samantha Halmai and Alexxiz Graham all complete...

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Greenbush Gazette
Posted on: May 22, 2019

Service Spotlight: Sydney Hale, Horticulture and Outdoor Education Coordinator

Sydney Hale in the greenhouse

Each year it seems there's more emphasis on hands-on experiences in education—opportunities for students to get their hands dirty and find real-world applications for whatever topic they're studying.

Sydney Hale, horticulture and outdoor educatio...

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Greenbush Gazette
Posted on: April 29, 2019

Fort Scott Middle School team takes top honors at Rube Goldberg competition

We usually think of efficiency as a good thing. Not so at the Rube Goldberg competition held Friday, April 26, at the Greenbush main campus, in which seven teams from three area middle schools competed to see who could create the most convoluted contrapti...

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Greenbush Gazette
Posted on: April 29, 2019

Service Spotlight: Dave DeMoss, Founding Executive Director of Greenbush

Dave DeMoss, who shepherded Greenbush as executive director from 1976 to 2009, was recently presented with the Meritorious Achievement Award by the Pittsburg State University Alumni Association. Upon receiving the award, DeMoss spoke about the unique part...

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Greenbush Gazette
Posted on: April 29, 2019

Former inmate, current Leavenworth mayor Jermaine Wilson speaks at HCF graduation

Jermaine Wilson overcame crime, addiction and maximum-security incarceration at Lansing Correctional Facility to become mayor of Leavenworth, his hometown. On Thursday, April 18, Wilson spoke to 75 inmates graduating from educational programs at Hutchinso...

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Greenbush Gazette
Posted on: March 18, 2019

Early literacy initiative brings bite-sized tips to caregivers

This month, Greenbush is rolling out "babble. talk. read." (BTR), an initiative aimed at equipping caregivers of children aged 0-6 with quick, practical tips for helping children get ready to read.

BTR includes three key components:

1.  A...

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Greenbush Gazette
Posted on: March 18, 2019

FlexPlex Grand Opening Draws Big Crowd for Family Fun

Dozens of area families visited the Greenbush campus Saturday evening, March 16th, for the grand opening of the new FlexPlex indoor challenge facility. When not taking a turn on the rock wall, attendees participated in numerous family games set up in the ...

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Greenbush Gazette
Posted on: March 18, 2019

Service Spotlight: Amie Beggs, Team-Building and Leadership Coordinator

Amie Beggs helps a young girl properly nock an arrow at the Greenbush Camp and Retreat Center.

Perhaps more than any other Greenbush staff member, Team-Building and Leadership Coordinator Amie Beggs has grown up with Greenbush. 

When she was six years old, she and her family became regular attendees of monthly observatory nights at the PSU-...

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Greenbush Gazette
Posted on: January 31, 2019

FlexPlex Construction Now Underway

Greenbush - The Southeast Kansas Education Service Center has offered team-building activities using high and low ropes challenge elements for more than 20 years, but many times inclement weather has spoiled the fun. That all changes with the FlexPlex, an...

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Greenbush Gazette
Posted on: January 31, 2019

Service Spotlight: Ali Heidebrecht hopes to bring autism expertise to the Czech Republic

Ali Heidebrecht

Ali Heidebrecht works every day to help southeast Kansas students overcome profound challenges related to autism. This summer she hopes to travel to the Czech Republic to help establish the first autism clinic of its kind in the country.

Heidebrecht joined...

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Greenbush Gazette