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Special Board Meeting Wednesday, January 28

The USD 509 Board of Education will hold a special board meeting at 6:30 PM on Wednesday, January 28, in the superintendent's office. Agenda items will include a governental relations report, discussion of superintendent candidate interviews and related items, and an executive session for non-elected personnel. 

Posted by: Glennis Zimmerman
Published: 1/27/15

Candidates for BOE Positions

Candidates filing for the four positions on the Board of Education up for election on April 7, 2015 are Luke Theurer, Suzie Bacon, and Bryan Smith. Candidate filing for the unexpired position on the board is Steve Nicholsen. 

Posted by: Glennis Zimmerman
Published: 1/27/15

South Haven Fair Association Sponsors Valentine's Dinner & Dance

As part of its fundraising efforts for the 100th annual South Haven Fair, the South Haven Fair Association is sponsoring a Valentine's Day Dinner and Dance on February 14. For more information concerning the dinner and dance and for reservations, look on the Community Organizations page under the Community tab of the website.

Posted by: Glennis Zimmerman
Published: 1/8/15

Illness and School Attendance

We are moving into the time of the year when we will see more student illness. For this reason, it is important to remind our patrons about the policy concerning illness and school attendance. In the fall of 2009, the school board approved certain policies regarding fever in students.  If a student is determined to have a fever at school, that student will be sent home and needs to remain out of school until the student is free of fever for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication such as Acetaminophen (Tylenol) or Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin).  This also applies if parents discover their child has a fever at home outside of school hours. Fever is only one criteria for determining that a child is ill, but it is a crucial one in determining that a child may have an illness that is contagious and more serious than a common cold. We ask that parents adhere to this policy and not send students back to school too soon. For more information see the "From the School Nurse" page under the district tab.

Attendance Policy

If your student is absent from school for any reason, a phone call or note from a parent or guardian is required for the absence to be an excused absence.  If your student needs to leave school early and will be driving themselves OR be picked up by someone other than a parent or guardian, you will need to call the school in advance for the student to leave early with that person.


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Update Your Email Address

Parents--Please make sure you have an updated, active email address on file in the high school office.  This will ensure that you receive correspondence with staff members.  Thank you!

Contribute your photos to the Year book via Replayit.com

We know there are lots of photographers out in the community who snap great shots of our kids in action. With Replayit.com you can upload photos and videos that Jostens team will screen for appropriateness and then the Year book team will be able to access them and decide if to include them in the printed publication.

Sign up at Replayit.com or download the App!

Kansas Hunter Safety Clinic!

Saturday, March 14, 2015 from 8 AM to 5 PM

Sunday, March 15, 2015 from 1 PM to 5 PM

Lunch provided by Wellington FFA on Saturday

Located at Wellington Senior High School in the Agriculture Building on the east side of campus. 

Prior registration required. Sign up at safehunters.com

All materials provided by the Kansas Safe Hunter program, and there is no cost to students. It's FREE!

Minimum age to receive certification is 11 years old. 

Class is limited to 75 students, so sign up now at safehunters.com

Questions??? Call John at 620-326-8129






Addison Heater is a Student of the Month

Addison Heater was nominated for Student of the Month, for January. Her favorite sport to  watch, and play is Basketball. In school Addison likes working with one person, and not a whole group of kids. The one person she loves working with is Kelly Theurer, which then Addison proceeded to tell me that is her best friend! Addison’s favorite thing to do in class is to read books to herself. 

By: Shianne Howell


Student of the Month Anthony

Anthony Medina was chosen Student of the Month for, January as well. His favorite sport is football. When asked to describe himself he said “Cute, Fast, and he loved his brothers very much.” His favorite thing to do in school is to play outside on the playground for recess. 

By: Shianne Howell


January Student of the Month, Garrett Howell, Junior High

Garrett Howell is Junior High Student of the Month for January. The reason he thinks got to be student of the month is because he works hard and does his best. He says is glad that they picked him even though he hasn’t celebrated yet. He found out about being Student of the Month by seeing the TV in the hallway.

By Hunter


January Student of the Month, Megan Giger, High school

Megan Giger is High School Student of the Month for January. The reason she thinks she got to be Student of the Month is by having an excellent portfolio for Mrs. Blunk’s class and says she feels like she did something right. She found out when Carla announced it over the intercom. She says she didn't celebrate getting student of the month but did get a parking spot.

By Hunter

Parents, Check Out the Power Panther Pals Newsletter

Is your child a Power Panther Pal? Check out the Power Panther Pal Newsletter! It has great recipes, tips for healthy eating, and fun activities for the whole family. Our school participates in the Power Panther Pals program, and hopes your family will also!

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USD 509 does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in its programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Superintendent, 229 S Kickapoo, PO Box 229, South Haven KS 67140.


On February 20 we will be presenting the Junior High Fall and Winter sports awards during the halftimes of the varsity games. At the halftime of the girls varsity game, JH football and volleyball awards will be given. Between the girls and boys varsity games the basketball awards will be presented. February 20 is also Parent's Night, and parents will be recognized during the halftime of the boys varsity game. Come support our junior high student athletes as they receive their awards on February 20.

Turn Trash to Cash

Help us by sending these to the school instead of into the trash:

Used markers (permanent and dry erase) and pens



Best Choice (upc codes and receipts from any store that sells Best Choice products)


Old cell phones and ink cartridges

Little Bites wrappers

Coke point rewards

This list can change as we find other offers, so please keep checking back and send in frequently so our time doesn't expire on the products


(Send them with a student or to Melinda Byers)

1356617196316_w235.jpgTo report bullying or harassment, click HEREYou do not have to give your name. You may also use the Bullying Tip Line on the South Haven Schools mobile app.


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Parents Online/Students Online

To sign up for Parents Online, please call Carla in the High School Office at 620-892-5215 X2.  Parents Online and Students Online is a web tool designed for parents and students to access student information online.  Information included is:  Attendance, Behavior, Calendar, Fees, Grade Card, Immunizations, Personal, Progress Reports, Schedule, Transcript, and Community Service.

View Family Meal Accounts Online

PARENTS--You may now access your student(s) meal account online or by using an iPhone.  This is a view only program.  Due to the cost, we are not utilizing the online payment features.  Parents will be able to use this program or app to view your family meal transactions and balance.  The documents below explain the registration process.  If you choose to use this program or app, you will need to call Carla in the high school office to receive the Patron ID of your student(s).  Phone Number:  620-892-5215 X2

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Contact Your State Legislator

Representative Kasha Kelley
Kansas House Dist. 79
PO Box 1111
Arkansas City, KS 67005
Kansas State Capitol
300 SW 10th Ave, 
Room 459-W
Topeka, KS 66612
Phone: 785-296-7671

Senator Steve Abrams
Kansas Senate District 32
6964 252nd Road
Arkansas City, KS 67005
620-442-8619 or 620-442-8804
Kansas State Capitol
300 SW 10th Ave
Room 224-E
Topeka, KS 66612