Spring Valley Elementary celebrated Kansas 158th birthday a day early on January 28, 2019. Kansas became the 34th state on January 29, 1861. Our Wildcats enjoyed a presentation from the Kansas Rodeo Queen, learned about Dwight D. Eisenhower from Mrs. Reynolds, gained information on Kansas symbols and animals from Milford Nature Center and danced with the Swinging Spurs from Kansas State. Mr. and Mrs. Stahl came with the traveling Trunk from the Geary County Historical Society and taught the students about some historical everyday items used by Kansans. Our own music teacher, Miss B, taught the students some dances! Everyone enjoyed lunch in the gym by campfire to wrap up our morning of Kansas history.