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Audience: Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

Saturday, September 16th join us for our Fall Litter Clean-Up from 10-2 in the afternoon.  This is great opportunity for anyone still needing a computer to earn community service hours!  Meet by the futsol court at any time between 10 and 2 on Saturday and bring your friends and family to help make Harmon beautiful.  Water and snacks will be provided.  Contact Mr Bennett if you have any questions!

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Posted by: David Bennett
Published: 9/7/17




Audience: Homepage

We want to make sure that each student is able to get a laptop and part of the process is for parents to complete the AUP online.  The directions are as follows:

 

1. Go to aup.kckps.org
2. Enter the students ID number
3. Enter the students birthdate (mm/dd/yyyy)
4. Please select consent or opt out
5. Please read the laptop rules
6. Select Save and Logout.

 

Also, fees must be paid before we can issue a laptop.  Have a great day!

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Posted by: Tammy Jackson-McDaniel
Published: 8/22/17




Audience: Homepage, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12 and Homepage

Get up to 8 community service hours by volunteering for the first ever Levee Fest on June 10th, 2017. This is a family fun event on the Armourdale Levee Trail located just off of 18th St and Kansas Ave. along the Kansas River. We need people to help set up, provide information, staff activity centers and  tear down and clean up. Come out and get some quality service hours and be a part of this first ever, one-of-a-kind event. Call Rick Behrens at 816-807-6931 to sign up or for more information.

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Posted by: Norm Sedillo
Published: 5/16/17




Audience: Students, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12 and Homepage

Are you interested in playing volleyball or joining the volleyball managing staff?  

 

Volleyball is the shortest but funnest season at Harmon.  If you are a self-motivated, leader and dedicated student-athlete, come to room 103B for a Volleyball Information Meeting THIS THURSDAY (5/18) at 2:30pm.  

 

In this meeting you will meet the coaches, some players and get some important information about upcoming volleyball clinics/camps.

 

Coach Perez

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Posted by: Delia Perez
Published: 5/15/17




Audience: Homepage, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11 and Grade 12

Parents, 

 

A number of Harmon students are persistently arriving late for school in the morning. Please note that students should be on site at 7:15 a.m. ready to start lessons at 7:25 a.m. When students arrive late, they miss out on essential instructions given at the beginning of the lesson.  This can significantly reduce achievement, regardless of academic ability.  Your child may also feel awkward arriving to the classroom when everyone else is settled. Furthermore, when one pupil arrives late, it disrupts the entire class and the teacher – everyone’s education is compromised.

 

Further lateness may result in certain families being referred for truancy.  Parents have a duty to ensure their child’s regular attendance at school and failure to do so is an offence under Section 444(1) of the Education Act 1996.

 

The district’s Truancy Officer may be in contact with parents about this matter. Please help by ensuring that you have your child(ren) in school promptly.

 

Meanwhile, if anything can be done to support your student getting to school on time, please do not hesitate to contact the school.

 

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Posted by: Norm Sedillo
Published: 5/11/17




Audience: Homepage, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12 and Homepage

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!

 

Thursday MAY 11th 5-7PM

WE ARE HAVING THE "END OF YEAR FAMILY SOCIAL"

 

CHECK OUT THE FLYER ATTACHED.

 

BRING YOUR FAMILY!! WE WILL HAVE OUTDOOR GAMES, FOOD, MUSIC AND DOOR PRIZES!!

 

WE WILL BE CELEBRATING THE END OF THE SCHOOL YEAR!

 

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Posted by: Norm Sedillo
Published: 5/10/17




Audience: Norman Pierre Sedillo, Homepage, About Harmon High, Enrollment, Faculty, Parents, Students, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12 and Homepage

  Laptop Check-In Plan Dates

  • May 5th & 9th: Seniors
  • May 11th & 12th: Freshman
  • May 12th & 16th: Sophomores
  • May 16th & 18th:  Juniors
  • May 19th: Makeups

-Roll In will take place during advisory periods only.

-Administration will call for your class when we are ready for you.

-Students should be aware that the files on their laptop will be removed. They should BACK THEM UP  on flash drives or in "the cloud".

- Seniors who do not turn in their laptop and pay for any damage cannot walk at graduation.

- Students who do not turn in their laptops when required will be considered in possession of stolen property.

- In the fall, only new freshmen will receive a laptop bag.

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Posted by: Norm Sedillo
Published: 5/4/17







Audience: Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12 and Homepage

Please help our JC Harmon special education students to win this grant for their project.  Please vote once per day and please SHARE on your social media.  Click the link below.

 

 

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Posted by: Norm Sedillo
Published: 4/13/17




Audience: All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12 and Homepage

bit.ly/StudentSurveySp17

 

 

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Posted by: Chelsea Krapcha
Published: 3/27/17




Audience: Homepage, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12 and Homepage

Parents and Students,

 

The State Assessment for Sophomores and Juniors is next week, (Tuesday - Friday) March 28th - 31st!

Test Day Tips

·         Get plenty of rest the night before each test day.  Eat a good breakfast the morning of the test and avoid being late.  Your laptop should be FULLY charged but bring your charger just in case.

·         Dress comfortably. Some classrooms are warmer or cooler than others. Consider dressing in layers, so you'll be comfortable no matter what the room conditions are.

·         Please reschedule any dentist or doctor appointments.  Testing should not be interrupted by students being picked up to go home.

·         Be ready to begin testing after everyone has been checked in and seated.

·         Students will be asked to turn off and then turn in their cell phones.  Please consider leaving these items at home.

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Posted by: Norm Sedillo
Published: 3/25/17




Audience: Homepage, Faculty, Parents and Students

Open to all students and families! 5-7pm tonight at Central Office

Seniors - This is a fantastic opportunity to meet with the college of your choice and find out what to do next!


 

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Posted by: Lila Stone
Published: 3/23/17




Audience: Homepage, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11 and Grade 12

Student Data Privacy Superintendent Dr. Lane's Letter to Parents

 

Harmon Families,

 

Please open the attached letter from Superintendent Dr. Lane about the privacy of your student's data at the school.

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Posted by: Norm Sedillo
Published: 2/16/17




Audience: Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12 and Homepage

Dear Harmon Families,

We wanted to again share the four safety drills your students will participate in as part of our comprehensive safety plan.  The goal of practicing the drills is to help our students feel safe at school and to know what to do should an emergency arise.  We are sharing this information with you so you may discuss the drills with your students.  Below is a brief description of the drills that will be practiced:

Evacuation: How to exit the school in a quick and orderly manner.  This is most typically used for a fire drill. Each class follows an exit route and is accounted for while waiting quietly with teachers outside the building.  We practice fire drills one time per month.  No one can enter the school during an evacuation.

Lockout Secured Perimeter: How students are kept safe inside the school when there is a potential threat outside of our school.  We make sure all students are inside the building behind secured perimeter doors.  Business as usual continues within the school and parents are able to enter the school through the main doors showing proper identification.

Lockdown: How students are kept safe when there is a potential threat within the school.  Students practice staying quiet and unseen within classrooms, closest classrooms and restrooms (if they are not in their classroom). Nobody may leave their classroom during a lockdown and entry into the school is not permitted.

Shelter (Tornado) Drill: How to move students to a safe place in our school and how to utilize the “duck and cover” position.  Students will move to designated safe areas within the building.  No one can enter the school during a Tornado Warning because the office staff will be in their designated safe areas.

We strongly encourage you to talk to your students about what to do both at school and at home in the event of a crisis. 

If you have any questions about any of our safety procedures please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Sincerely,

Norman Pierre Sedillo

Assistant Principal

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Posted by: Norm Sedillo
Published: 2/16/17




Audience: Students, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12 and Homepage

Math Relays are happening March 4th at Wyandotte High School. We will meet here at 7:45 AM and ride the bus there.

 

If you are interested, please see Mr. Davis, Miss Blongewicz, or Miss Hutton.

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Posted by: Kari Hutton
Published: 2/14/17




Audience: Homepage, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11 and Grade 12

Harmon Parents,

 

It is extremely important that you electronically re-enroll your student for the upcoming 2017-2018 school year on our website or Face Book.  This process allows the district to gather an accurate count of how many students will be enrolled in the district next year, and which schools they will be attending.  This information will allow the district to ensure that each classroom and building is fully staffed.

 

 If you need assistance or need access to a computer, our computer labs will be available tomorrow on Tuesday January 31st and Thursday February 2nd from 3:30 pm until 7:30 pm or on Wednesday February 1st from 12:30 pm until 3:30 pm.  If you are changing your address, please bring proof of address with you as your registration will not be approved without it.  You will need your student's I.D. number and an email address to complete the process.  Please call the school for help with any questions.

 

http://register.kckps.org/

 

 

 

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Posted by: Norm Sedillo
Published: 1/30/17




Audience: Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12 and Homepage

The KU GEAR UP Family Event is Tuesday, January 31st @5:45pm in Harmon’s commons!  Dinner will be served.  If you haven’t done FAFSA, we will help you at the event.  Please bring tax information and know your social security number.  If you don’t need to complete FAFSA, still come out. We will have scholarships available for you.  Juniors, we will have a workshop on KC Scholars. This is a scholarship you can apply for NOW as a Junior.  See you January 31st at 5:45pm.  Thank you.  KU GEAR UP.

 

 

LaCretia Wooten

Project Coordinator

KU GEAR UP – Harmon Cluster

(913) 321-5567 office

(913) 321-5564 fax

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Posted by: Norm Sedillo
Published: 1/25/17




Audience: Homepage, Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Teachers, Grade 11, Grade 12 and Homepage

Dear HDF Education Partners/Supporters,

 

I am happy to announce that the 2017 HDF Scholarship Application is NOW OPEN! The application deadline is March 1, 2017.  Here is the link to the application: www.hdfkc.org/scholarships

 

 

Please help spread the word with your students and contacts. I encourage you to like us/follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to share this information with your students.

 

 

The Hispanic Development Fund Scholarship Program awards more than $550,000 annually in college scholarships to Hispanic high school and college students from the Kansas City metro area.
These awards allow Latino youth to accomplish their personal goals and change their communities.

 

Yours for HDF,

Jessica Jasso
Coordinator, Alumni and Scholar Attainment
Greater Kansas City Hispanic Development Fund
1055 Broadway Blvd., Suite 130 | Kansas City, MO 64105
P: 816.268.3289| www.hdfkc.org

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Posted by: Norm Sedillo
Published: 1/24/17




Audience: Homepage, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11 and Grade 12

JC Harmon Families,

 

Going forward, you will receive a call from our automated system EACH TIME your student is not in their class when roll call is taken.  If your student is chronically tardy or skipping this may result in being counted absent causing the system to call you, possibly multiple times per day.  Please talk with your student about the importance of arriving to class on time.  If you receive a call, it means that your student was not in class at the time that roll call was taken.

 

Please call the school with any concerns or questions.

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Posted by: Norm Sedillo
Published: 1/17/17




Audience: Homepage, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11 and Grade 12

Due to the winter storm warning, there will be no school tomorrow at  Kansas City Kansas public schools including  JC Harmon High School.

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Posted by: Norm Sedillo
Published: 1/12/17




Audience: Norman Pierre Sedillo, Homepage, About Harmon High, Broken Links, Enrollment, Faculty, Parents, Students, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12 and Homepage

Parents and Students,

 

The ACT Aspire Assessment is on Tuesday November 29th!

Test Day Tips

·         Get plenty of rest the night before test day.  Eat a good breakfast the morning of the test and avoid being late.  Your laptop should be FULLY charged but bring your charger just in case.

·         Dress comfortably. Some classrooms are warmer or cooler than others. Consider dressing in layers, so you'll be comfortable no matter what the room conditions are.

·         Please reschedule any dentist or doctor appointments.  Testing should not be interrupted by students being picked up to go home.

·         Snacks will be provided.

·         Be ready to begin testing after everyone has been checked in and seated.

·         Students will be asked to turn off and then turn in their cell phones.  Please consider leaving these items at home.

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Posted by: Norm Sedillo
Published: 11/28/16




Audience: Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12 and Homepage

The Faculty and Staff of JC Harmon High School are thankful for:

 

• Children who love learning and life and are willing to share smiles and laughter, hugs, fist bumps, and high fives.

• Children who are experiencing difficult circumstances in their lives, but are clearly sent to us to teach us how to be more compassionate, caring, understanding, and selfless.

• A selfless community who continues to rise to the challenge of thinking of others first and has demonstrated a willingness to give or lend a helping hand.

• The strong sense of family and unity in our school community.

• Supportive families, who have partnered with our staff to help all children learn and grow in all areas of their lives.

• The values and traditions that continue to be a part of this school community.

• Harmon teachers and staff whose love and concern for our students go well beyond what can be measured in a test and reported in a school report card.

• The true joy that comes from being a member of the Faculty and Staff of JC Harmon High School.

 

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! May you also be able to experience the joys of this season.

 

Sincerely,

 

JC Harmon Faculty and Staff

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Posted by: Norm Sedillo
Published: 11/22/16




Audience: Homepage, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins and Teachers

Click the link below to watch the Acceptable Use Policy.  All students and their parents are to watch this before receiving a laptop from the district.

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Posted by: Norm Sedillo
Published: 8/10/16




Audience: Norman Pierre Sedillo, Homepage, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Sys Admins and All Grades

Students who do not have a Harmon parking tag need to stop by the security office to get one.

You must have your driver's license and proof of insurance to get one.

Security will begin checking parked vehicles for tags regularly.

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Posted by: Norm Sedillo
Published: 8/1/16




Audience: Homepage, Faculty, Parents, Students, Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals and Staff

 

All lockers made available for student use on the school premises are the property of the school district.  These lockers are made available for student use to store school supplies and personal items necessary for use at school.  These lockers are not to be used to store items which cause, or can reasonably be foreseen to cause, an interference with school purposes or an educational function or which are forbidden by state law or school rules.

The student's use of the locker does not diminish the school district's ownership or control over those items. The school district retains the right to inspect the locker and its contents to insure that the locker is being used in accordance with their intended purpose, and to eliminate fire or other hazards, maintain sanitary conditions, attempt to locate lost or stolen material and to prevent use of the locker to store prohibited or dangerous materials such as weapons, illegal drugs, alcohol, or tobacco.

Lockers

Locker space with built-in combination locks is provided to each student on a voluntary basis within the following guidelines:

  1. Students are assigned locker space.
  2. Only school issued combination padlocks will be permitted.
  3. The school assumes NO responsibility for loss or damage to any item in a locker, locked or unlocked.
  4. Drinks and food items are not to be kept in lockers at any time.

Each student will be assigned a locker at the beginning of the school year.  Students should keep their lockers locked at all times.  Students should not share lockers or use other students' lockers - unless assignment is made by the office or student advisor.  Students should not write in or on lockers.  Decals and similar materials are not to be placed inside or outside.  Students are encouraged to keep their lockers cleaned out. 

Locker Rules

In order to implement the school district's policy concerning student lockers, the school uses the following rules and regulations as a guideline:

    1.    Locks:

            The school district will retain access to student lockers by keeping a master key.  Students may not use their own locks to prevent access to lockers by school officials.  Any unauthorized locks may be removed without notice and destroyed.

    2.    Inspection of All Lockers:

        A.    An inspection of all lockers in the school, or all lockers in a particular area of the school, and may be conducted if the principal, superintendent or assistant superintendent reasonably believes that such an inspection is necessary to prevent, impede of substantially reduce the risk of (1) an interference with school purposes or educational function, (2) a physical injury or illness to any person, (3) damage to personal or school property, or (4) a violation of state or school rules.  Examples of circumstances justifying a general inspection of a number of lockers or desks include the following:

            (1)    When the school receives a bomb threat;

            (2)    When evidence of drug or alcohol use creates a reasonable belief of an unusually high level of student use;

            (3)    At mid-term, end of grading period, and before school holidays to check for missing library books, missing materials, lab chemicals, or   school equipment;

            (4)    Where student violence or threats of violence create a reasonable belief that weapons are stored in the lockers.

       B.    If a general inspection of a number of lockers is necessary, then all lockers in the defined inspection area will be examined.  Students will not necessarily be given the opportunity to be present while a general inspection is being conducted.

    3.    Involvement of Law Enforcement Officials:

        A.    The principal, superintendent or assistant superintendent may request the assistance of law enforcement officials to assist the school administrators in inspecting lockers or desks or their contents for purposes of enforcing school policies only if such assistance is required

            (1)    to identify substances which may be found in the lockers

            (2)    to protect the health and safety of persons or property, such as to aid in the discovery and disarming of bombs, which may be located in the lockers.

    4.    Locker Maintenance:

            Nothing in these rules shall affect members of the custodial staff who, at the direction of the principal, clean out (a) lockers from time to time in accordance with general housekeeping schedule or (b) the locker of the student no longer enrolled in the school.  Further, the custodial staff may open a student's locker during any vacation period if they have reason to believe such locker contains rotting, spoiling, or mildewing items such as food, wet clothes, etc.

    5.    Publication of Rules:

Copies of the rules shall be posted on School Loop and other prominent places generally used for announcements to students.

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Posted by: Norm Sedillo
Published: 8/1/16




Audience: Homepage, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins and Teachers

The district has a new app available for families! The app is free and available for both Apple and Android devices. It was built to provide an easy way for families to gain quick access to district calendars, contact information for schools, meal menus, SchoolLoop and more.

 

The download link is below.   http://kckps.org/index.php/kckps-app

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Posted by: Norm Sedillo
Published: 7/26/16




Audience: Homepage, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

Here is the District's Student Code of Conduct for USD 500 in both Spanish and English.

 

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Posted by: Norm Sedillo
Published: 7/25/16




Audience: Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

The Student Services Department of the Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools has updated the Parent and Student Handbook to serve as a communications resource for families.

The handbook includes enrollment information, information about student health and safety, district policies, student support programs and services, and much more.

The handbook will be provided to all families at the beginning of the school year. It also is available online in both English and Spanish:  http://kckps.org/images/departments/student_services/parent_handbook.pdf

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Posted by: Norm Sedillo
Published: 7/25/16




Audience: Homepage, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins and Teachers

SCHOOL LOOP MOBILE APP

For Students & Parents

The School Loop app keeps parents and students in the loop when it comes to current assignments, grades, news, and more. Available for both iPhone and Android phones.

Apple App Store                                         Google Play

 

Features

Assignments

All current assignments are listed in a scrollable view. Tap any assignment tile for full details.

LoopMail

User your mobile device to view and reply to all of your inbox LoopMail messages. You may also send LoopMail to the Learning Management Team or your teachers.

Courses

At a glance, view the current grade for each course. Tap any course to view your grade progress graph, list of assignments, assignments with a score of zero, and recently scored assignments.

News

All the current news published for you. Tap any news title to view its details.

Settings

Parents can add multiple students to their app — even students from different schools!

 

Future Releases

Features we plan to include in future versions...

Notifications

Receive native phone alerts as well as in app popup alerts when assignment scores are updated.

Complete Progress Reports

All the details you're used to seeing on the web version.

Events

Your School Loop calendar — mobile style.

Attendance

If your school sends attendance data, you'll see the same table of attendance that you see online today.

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Posted by: Norm Sedillo
Published: 7/25/16