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After Prom Meeting will be held Tuesday, January 23, 2017 at the halftime of the girls game in the school cafeteria.  If you are interested in helping with this event please plan to attend.  Brainstorming for ideas for activities, prizes, and  fundraising will all be discussed. 


On February 1, school will begin one hour later than normal at 9 AM. Morning buses will run one hour later than normal. If a student needs to be at school at 8 AM due to parents' work schedules, that student will be supervised by school personnel until the time that classes begin. This late start has been added to the school schedule to give time for teachers to work on planning for student-led conferences.


If you are a college student and your parents have KanOkla telephone, you are eligible to apply for a KanOkla scholarship. Please send Mrs. Byers (melindabyers@usd509.org) your email , and she will respond with your application.  They are due April 1, but if you want her to deliver it, she would like it before spring break (March 10).  She will make sure it gets in the right hands. :)


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.

If you have any questions, please call the high school office at 620-892-5215 X2.


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School Hours

School will begin at 8:00 a.m. and will dismiss at 3:40 p.m. each day.  Parents...please DO NOT send your children to school before 7:45 a.m.  Students will not be supervised except from 7:45 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. when teachers will be on duty.

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.   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 Joy in the  school office to receive the Patron ID of your student(s).  Phone Number:  620-892-5215 X2

EZSchoolPay Registration

EZSchoolPay How To Guide

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!

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.

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!

Contact Your State Legislator

Representative Anita Judd-Jenkins

80th District Kansas House

Room 166_W

Kansas State Capitol

300 SW 10th Street

Topeka, KS 66612

PH: 785 296-7671

Email: Anita.Judd-Jenkins@house.ks.gov




225 N. "C" Street
Arkansas City, KS 67005
Phone: 620-442-8375


Senator Larry Alley

32nd District Kansas Senate

Room 541-E

Kansas State Capitol

300 SW 10th Street

Topeka, KS 66612

PH:  785-296-7381
Email: Larry.Alley@senate.ks.gov




517 Quail Nest Road
Winfield, KS 67156
Phone: 620-221-0035

Congratulations to Alaina, Liberty, and Carolyn on Earning Your CNA Certifications

Congratulations to Alaina Resendez, Liberty Palmer, and Carolyn Culp, who earned their CNA certifications as a result of taking classes toward CNA certification at Cowley College and passing a certification test. Why is CNA certification important? It signifies that these students have gained the right level of knowledge to care for patients. From taking vital signs to knowing what to do in an emergency, CNAs have a lot of responsibility on their shoulders. Certification ensures their knowledge has been tested and tells employers they carry the skills necessary to do their job well. South Haven BOE President Luke Theurer presented certificates of recognition to these students at the January regular board meeting.

LtoR  Luke Theurer, BOE President  Liberty Palmer, Alaina Resendez. Not shown, Carolyn Culp.

L to R: Luke Theurer, BOE President; Liberty Palmer, Alaina Resendez. Not shown, Carolyn Culp.

FFA Creed Speakers Place at District

Lucas Kuchar and Sydney Bacon, FFA Creed Speakers

January 11 was a great day for South Haven FFA when they went to Buhler to take part in Extemporaneous Speaking and the FFA Creed. Sydney Bacon and Lucas Kuchar made the finals in the creed speaking contest. Sydney placed and will go on to compete at the State Contest, and Lucas is the first alternate. Congratulations to these awesome young FFA members!

January Students of the Month

Congratulations to Sara Wilson for being the HS student of the month for January - Sara was nominated by Mrs Byers and Mrs Fulton.


Jessica BrownCongratulations to Jessica Brown for being the JH student of the month for January.  All of the JH teachers nominated her for her diligence to her school work. Jessica's favorite class is Ag. After she graduates, she wants to go to medical school.



Picture of the Week - Naveya Scoring to get the Cardinals up, 21-4

Picture of the Week - Naveya Scoring to get the Cardinals up, 21-4

School Year Calendar

District Budget Information

USD 509 Board of Education approved the budget for South Haven Schools on August 22, 2016. The documents concerning the USD 509 budget may be accessed by clicking on the links below. 

2016-17 Form 151

2016-17 Notice of Hearing (Code 99)

2016-17 Budget at a Glance

2016-17 Budget Summary Short Form

2016-17 Budget Summary 

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South Haven USD 509 does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in its programs and activities, and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and other designated youth groups. 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, or call 620-892-5215 x 1.

Join the Fun!

This week's puzzle:  Will be posted by Wednesday  A winner will be randomly chosen from all the correct answers to receive a prize. Please email melindabyers@usd509.org to join the fun.  Also, please put PUZZLE in the subject line.  All students and community are welcome to participate!  Good luck!







Last week's puzzle answer:  34

Last week's winner:  Jasmine Hearlson (please come see Mrs. Byers for your prize!)


How many squares are in this picture?







51 South Haven students self report their college plans through the 'My College Options Planning Program'... some interesting facts....


13.7% of our students want to go into agricultural science as their college major or career compared to 3.1% in the state.


11.8%  of our students want to go into Mechanical Engineering, compared to 8.9% in the state

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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