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Let's get e-reading!

We have been able to access thousands of popular and award winning eBooks for free!  The free app allows kids of all ages and their caregivers to instantly download up to 10 eBooks at a time to their mobile digital devices. Each eBook will be available for 56 days before it must be renewed. Students and their families can choose eBooks based on the topics that get them excited about reading and learning, and search for eBooks by title or author.


Details about how to use the Open eBooks app were sent home with your child this week.  All SH students are eligible for access to these eBooks.  The Open eBooks app works on both Android and Apple platforms. Each child needs a code to use the app, which was on the letter sent home. If you cannot find the letter or the code, please contact the school office.


Sport Science in the Summer, an Exploration Place program for students in entering grades 2-6, is coming to South Haven School June 12-15. Students will:

  • Explore the role of science, technology, engineering, and math in sports through active, hands on learning.  
  • Discover that athletes need to be physically fit, mentally fit, and properly equipped to excel.  
  • Learn how athletes are supported by a broad and diverse network of STEM professionals.

The program is free and will be from 9:15 - 10:30 AM each day. To register your child, go to http://exploration.org/programs/parents/gsk-science-in-the-summer/ or call 316.660.0620. Enrollment is limited, so act soon!


Braydyn & Dallas :  110 H Hurdles Prelims: Friday @9:20 A.M.

Girls 4x100 Prelims: Friday @9:45 A.M.

(Riley, Rachel, Kendall & Jennifer)



Jennifer: 100 Prelims    @8:30 A.M.    Finals @ 12:45 P.M.

110 H Hurdles Finals    @10:00 A.M

4x100 Finals:                @ 3:00 P.M.


USD 509 is soliciting bids for repair to the roof the the shop building at the school. Specifics of the bid are in the letter attached to this notice. If interested, bid should be submitted to the school by June 9, 2017 at 3 pm. Bids received after this date and time will not be accepted.


Many activities are planned for the last days of school. Here is the list of dates you should know about.


May 16th K-12 spring concert 7pm
May 17th JH academic/awards assembly 3pm
May 17th HS academic/awards assembly 7pm
May 19th Retirement Reception for Nurse Joyce Jordan 4pm
May 20th Senior Class of 2017 graduation 2pm
May 24th preK end of year assembly 10am and 2:30pm
May 25th Kindergarten promotion 12 noon
May 25th Elementary awards assembly 1pm (parents may take students home at the end of the assembly)
May 25th 8th grade promotion 7pm
We hope to see you all at these events celebrating the end of the school year at South Haven Schools.

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 Joy 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

8th Grade Promotion is Thursday, May 25

Members of the Class of 2021 will have their 8th Grade promotion exercises on Thursday, May 25, at 7:00 PM in the South Gym of the school. Co-valedictorians of the class are Sydney Bacon, daughter of Bryon and Suzie Bacon, and Jessica Brown, daughter of Amy Brown. Salutatorian is Cooper Wolf, son of Doug and Julie Wolf. Class colors are navy blue, coral and gold. The class flower is the carnation. The class motto is, " Our lives are before us, our pasts are behind us, but memories are forever with us." 


Honorary escorts for the class are Elizabeth Giger and Tucker Locke. A reception for the class and their guests will be held immediately following the promotion exercises at the back of the south gym. Come help the Class of 2021 celebrate their moving on to high school. 

Boys Going to State

Boys Going to State

Braydyn Wilkey and Dallas Anderson both made it to state in the 110 hurdles.  Prelims for this event are Friday at 9:20 am and finals are Saturday at 10:00 am.

Girls Going to State

Girls Going to State

Riley Heskett, Rachel Turek, Kendall Ray and Jennifer Grado-Leon will run their 4x1 prelims on Friday @ 9:45 am.  The finals will be Saturday at 3:00.

Jennifer will also compete in the 100 prelims @ 8:30 on Saturday morning, and finals for the 100 are at 12:45 that afternoon.

Seniors Earn CTE Completer Awards

CTE Completers 2017
The State Board of Education has defined a successful high school graduate has having academic preparation, cognitive preparation, technical skills, employability skills and civic engagement to be ...more

Interested in Running for the School Board?

An important deadline is coming up soon. In 2015, the Kansas Legislature passed HB 2104, which changed local election dates, including school board elections. Previously school board general ...more

May Students of the Month - Alex Carothers and Megan Giger

May Students of the Month - Alex Carothers and Megan Giger

We are proud of you, Class of 2017!

Class of 2017 graduates

Chandra Alford                             Summer Moncivais

Dallas Anderson                           Skylar Muns

Luke Baker                                   Dustin Nance

Amber Biddle                                Tanner O'Trimble

Lane Browning                              Alaina Resendez

Hunter Broyles                              Dagan Toney

Carolyn Culp                                 Braydyn Wilkey

Jennifer Grado-Leon                     Sara Wilson

Shianne Howell

Burgess Selected as Next USD 509 Superintendent

Dorsey BurgessAt the regular April Board of Education meeting on Wednesday, April 12, the Board of Education unanimously selected Dorsey Burgess as the new USD 509 Superintendent/ Pre-K - 5 Principal. Mr. Burgess is currently serving as the Principal  of Benton Elementary School in the Circle School District.  He has been in this position since 2002.  Previously, Mr. Burgess was Assistant Principal, St. Francis of Assisi School for two years. 


Mr. Burgess grew up in Haysville, KS, went to Bishop Carroll High School and then Wichita State University where he received both his Bachelors and Masters Degrees. From 1982 – 1983, Mr. Burgess traveled with an international group called “Up With People.” He and his wife, Debra, reside in Wichita. Mrs. Burgess is currently a para with the Wichita School District. Mr. Burgess also directs the choir at his church, plays guitar, water skis, camps, and loves bluegrass, classic rock, and jazz.


Mr. Burgess is looking forward to assuming his duties on July 1, 2017. He is planning on being in the district as his time and position allows before that time. Welcome to USD 509, Mr. Burgess!

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:  What number should be on the number cube?

Puzzle winner:  Parker Gressel - come to Mrs. Byers to get your prize


Thanks to everyone for playing this year!  


South Haven USD 509 is partnering with Sumner County Mental Health Services to provide mental health services onsite to eligible children through a System of Care grant. This collaboration allows students, teachers, and families to work together in both the classroom and the community. It also provides convenient access for students and their families who otherwise might not seek treatment. For more information about about the services, go to the "From Mrs. Stroman" page under the District tab of the website.

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.

South Haven Weather

Thanks for the BoxTops. Keep them coming!

You can bring labels in any time this school year.  Also, if you run across other things to help our school or community, let me know! You will find a complete list of what can be turned in under the Parents and Staff tab on the website.  Thanks for your help! Mrs Byers


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