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Education podcast featuring students, staff, alumni, and friends of the Leavenworth Unified School District (USD 453)

Education podcast featuring students, staff, alumni, and friends of the Leavenworth Unified School District (USD 453)
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Education podcast featuring students, staff, alumni, and friends of the Leavenworth Unified School District (USD 453)






Ep. 24 - DECA & So Much More w/ Alise Boal

Joseph and Jake catch-up after Winter Break and preview the start of 2nd semester and the 2018 Kansas Legislative session (0:00 - 5:50); and are then joined by Leavenworth High School senior, Alise Boal, to talk about the many ways in which she is a highly involved and spirited Pioneer, and preparing for next steps after graduation in May - Class President; DECA; Cheer; Yearbook; NHS; and more! (5:50 - 36:00).

Duration: 00:36:37

Ep. 23 - Winter Break w/ Warren (Mrs. Reed & Mrs. Heath)

Carson and Jake discuss holiday traditions and favorite Christmas movies leading in to Winter Break (0:00 - 5:00) and are then joined by two 6th grade teachers from Richard Warren Middle School, Emily Reed & Michaela Heath, to discuss teaching, learning, and life at the middle school level (5:00 - 31:00).

Duration: 00:30:58

Ep. 22 - Livin' in the Civic w/ Brandon Baker ('13) & Jake Schatzel ('15)

Jake, Joseph, and Carson discuss Finals Week and activities updates (0:00 - 7:40), and are then joined by recent Leavenworth High School graduates, Brandon Baker and Jake Schatzel, to hear about their numerous road trips taken in Brandon's Honda Civic to hit 48 states within the last three years (7:40 - 38:00).

Duration: 00:38:20

Ep. 21 - Pioneer Boys Basketball

Jake, Joseph, and Carson discuss first semester finals on the horizon, and state qualifications for boys swimming and debate (0:00 - 6:30), then are joined by Pioneer Boys Basketball varsity players, Devin Johnston and Reece Williams, to discuss the upcoming season and annual Citizens National Bank Tournament (6:30 - 26:00).

Duration: 00:26:24

Ep. 20 - About a Bond (w/ DLR Group's Amber Beverlin)

Jake, Joseph, and Carson discuss Thanksgiving break and the distinction between stuffing and dressing; reviews of Tarzan - the fall musical; and the behind the scenes challenge of swim team meet suit fittings (0:00 - 12:15); then Jake and Joseph discuss education facilities design and the process used to determine if a school community has a shared vision and interest in pursuing a bond initiative for facilities enhancements with the DLR Group's Amber Beverlin (12:15 - 39:25).

Duration: 00:39:42

Ep. 19 - Get FIRED UP w/ JROTC Raiders

Jake and Joseph visit with Leavenworth High School JROTC advisors 1SG (Ret.) Wayne Cogdill and Mary Schwartz about the Raiders program (4:00 - 31:00), and are then joined by three senior cadets: Evans, Pelmore, and Brewster, who share their experience with the program and recent success at JROTC Nationals (31:00 - 56:00).

Duration: 00:56:30

Ep. 18 Shhhhh...We are in a Library!

Carson talks with Jake and Joseph about the unexpected dangers of high school swimming and gearing up for the Winter Sports season (0:00 - 8:00); high school librarian, Laurie Hunt, shares her philosophy on the library serving as the hub of a school, in addition to her sponsorship of Book Club and Chess club (8:00 - 31:00); high school senior, Nick English, discusses his decision to graduate at semester, his experience with Chess club and willingness to try a number of new things...

Duration: 00:45:36

Ep. 17 Golf, DECA, and More, with Lena Kellogg

Jake & Carson talk ACT prep, Model UN, and countdown to the start of winter sports practice (0:00 - 6:00); and then visit with Lena Kellogg about her summer internship and Girls State experience (6:00 - 11:45), girls golf (11:45 - 18:35), DECA (18:35 - 31:30), and her post-secondary thoughts and ideas on KSDE School Redesign (31:30 - 42:00).

Duration: 00:42:07

Ep. 16 No Guest, No Problem (Fall Update)

With no guests in studio, Jake, Carson, and Joseph cover a LOT of ground, including Fall Sports and activities updates with post-season schedules for Boys Soccer, Girls Volleyball, Boys Football, Boys and Girls Cross-Country, and JROTC (0:00 – 5:30); the growth of the Pioneer Debate team (5:30 – 10:00); the 49th Annual Mayor’s United Nations Dinner in KCMO and thoughts on the trend of teenagers filing for election to become the Governor of Kansas (10:00 – 20:00); the Chamber’s upcoming...

Duration: 00:29:59

Ep. 15 - The World's a Stage (LHS Theatre & Debate w/ Gabe Flores & Jennifer Morgan Beuchat)

Jake, Joseph, and Carson provide a semi-accurate and premature summary of the fall sports season (0:00 - 7:00); visit with the lead of the fall musical, Tarzan, Gabe Flores (7:00 - 27:30); and the Director of Theatre & Debate, Mrs. Jennifer Morgan Beuchat about the path that led her to Leavenworth High School, her future plans for the district's theatre and debate program, and the source for her amazing positive outlook on life (27:30 - 1:01:00).

Duration: 01:02:01

Ep. 14 - Elementary Redesign w/ Craig Idacavage (David Brewer Principal)

Carson and Joseph reflect on last week's Homecoming festivities, and then share their thoughts with Jake on the end of first quarter and an upcoming PSAT exam (0:00 - 6:45); and then visit with David Brewer Elementary principal, Craig Idacavage, on a wide ranging set of topics from KSDE Gemini School Redesign, district accreditation process, CrossFit, and Star Wars (6:45 - 31:45).

Duration: 00:32:02

Ep. 13 - Law & Order (w/ Officer Sweet and Todd Thompson)

Jake provides a school finance update specific to the recent ruling from the Kansas Supreme Court, and discusses potential outcomes with Carson and Joseph (0:00 - 13:00); Jake, Carson, and Joseph visit with Officer Johnny Sweet of the Leavenworth Police Department about his career in law enforcement and his role as a School Resource Officer (13:00 - 32:00); and Leavenworth County Attorney Todd Thompson, 1994 LHS alum, shares his long-standing family ties to the community, and philosophy on...

Duration: 01:00:46

Ep. 12 - Education Foundation & Alumni Association

Jake & Carson visit with the Director of the Education Foundation, Catey Edwards, about the mission of the Leavenworth Public Schools Education Foundation and their kick-off of their annual fundraising campaign (8:00 - 46:00); and Holly Shehorn Pittman from the LHS graduating class of 1991 about her role on both the Foundation and the Leavenworth High School Alumni Association (46:00 - 57:00).

Duration: 00:57:46

Ep. 11 Vroom Vroom: LHS Auto Tech. w/ Sculley ('13) and Mr. Bergen

Jake, Joseph, and Carson discuss the growing trend of creative and "extra guac" Homecoming/Prom-posals (0:00 - 7:15); then discuss the benefits and career preparedness opportunities within the LHS Automotive Technology program with 2013 graduate, Kenneth Sculley (7:15 - 27:00); and LHS Automotive Tech. Instructor, Chris Bergen (27:00 - 52:00).

Duration: 00:52:19

Ep. 10 - Hurricane Harvey Relief & Superintendent Q&A w/ Dr. Roth

Jake and Carson are joined by Chayne Dessaso, filling in for Joseph, and he shares an opportunity for USD 453 to donate to a Hurricane Harvey relief effort (0:00 - 9:30); followed by a lengthy interview with Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Mike Roth, covering a number of issues including strategic planning, KSDE school redesign, school funding, and consideration of a potential bond issue (9:30 - 54:00).

Duration: 00:54:17

Episode 9 - LV Leadership w/ Justin Bode & Abigail Waugh

Jake asks Carson and Joseph about their thoughts and experiences with ACT/SAT college entrance exams (0:00 - 7:00); they visit with USD 453 Secondary Teacher of the Year AND KSDE Region 2 Teacher of the Year Semifinalist, Justin Bode (7:00 - 22:00); and ask LHS senior and Student Council representative, Abigail Waugh (22:00 - 37:30), about her activities, including planning of a revamped HomeComing Week. Finally, Joseph concludes the interview by putting Abby on the proverbial hot seat and...

Duration: 00:37:31

Ep. 8 - Chayne & KCKCC Pioneer Career Center

Chayne Dessaso, LHS junior, talks with Carson, Joseph, and Jake about high school debate, model United Nations, and his appreciation for the Miss Kansas beauty pageant (9:40-27:20); and then Marcia Irvine from Kansas City Kansas Community College's Pioneer Career Center provides an update and future plans for the local educational venue open to both high school juniors/seniors and adult learners (27:20-42:15).

Duration: 00:42:22

Ep. 7 - Technically Speaking (w/ Ruth Striggow & Elan McCabe)

Jake asks Joseph and Carson for their thoughts on KSDE's School Redesign initiative and the changes they would like to see considered in public schools (0:00 - 7:00); Elan McCabe (Class of '18) discusses his engineering internship, plans for college, and passion for frozen vending machines (7:00 - 30:00); Ruth Striggow-Foster, LHS technical instructor, shares the ways in which her classroom prepares students for college and career readiness (30:00 - 53:30).

Duration: 00:53:32

Ep. 6 - Always a Pioneer w/ Maci Necole Johnson & Brandon Johannes

Carson, Joseph, and Jake catch up with Maci Necole Johnson (Class of 2015) about her third place runner-up in the Miss Kansas pageant, her "Poverty to Prosperity" story, and her recent acceptance to the New York Film Academy's broadcast journalism program (2:35 - 22:30); and Brandon Johannes (Class of 1997) about his non-traditional route to college, his current responsibilities as President/CEO of the Leavenworth Lansing Chamber of Commerce, and preparing for his 20 Year Class Reunion...

Duration: 00:59:01

Ep. 5 - First in the Nation w/ JROTC

Joseph, Carson, and Jake discuss the first two days of school, preparations for the upcoming solar eclipse (2:40 - 7:20); and visit with representatives of Leavenworth High Schoo's JROTC program - Senior Army Instructor, LTC (Ret.) Eric Hollister (7:20 - 34:11) and Battalion Commander, Morgan Savage (34:11 - 51:00).

Duration: 00:51:10

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