A rolling pep rally introduced new bus
Students attending El Dorado Public Schools USD 490 were given something to cheer about on Monday afternoon, as the school district unveiled its new Activity Bus by holding a Rolling Pep Rally. Superintendent Sue Givens, Executive Director of Fiscal and Support Services Kellen Adams, Executive Director of Technology Doug Jensen, Director of Information Services Kim Koop, Director of District Athletics/Activities Scott Vang, Board of Education President Norm Wilks, Board Member Sharon Waugh, El Dorado Sports Foundation board members, EHS Cheerleaders, and EHS Cheer Coach Kelly Ankrom rode the new bus from school to school.
Students waited outside the school building for the rolling pep rally to arrive. The cheerleaders called a cheer from the windows as the bus arrived, then unloaded and performed a few cheers beside the bus. Mr. Vang introduced the new activity bus and described some of its enhancements to the excited students before the rally moved to the next school.
The new activity bus was a joint project between USD 490 and the El Dorado Sports Foundation. When it was time to purchase a new activity bus, USD 490 paid the base bid for a bus without any customizations. The El Dorado Sports Foundation paid for all of the special features and enhancements such as the artistic wrap featuring the EHS wildcat, school colors and district hashtag. The bus is also air-ride equipped, features chrome hubcaps, and red under-lighting.
Riders will enjoy individual air vents, USB charging ports at each seat, overhead storage bins, and an extra three inches of legroom in the captain-style seats. Even the driver has extra perks which include the rear window magnification and LED lights. The activity bus seats 46 and will be available for EHS and EMS sports and activities.