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Sponsor an Angel This Holiday Season

Again this year the South Haven Schools have an angel tree. If you would like to claim one of the angels on our tree, and help our most needy students have a great Christmas, please see Mrs. Archer, Carla, or Mr. Carpenter. Gifts need to be back at the school by December 17. Thanks for supporting our South Haven students in this special way! 

Posted by: Glennis Zimmerman
Published: 11/21/14

Worried About What's Going Around at School?

The page From the School Nurse under the District tab is a good place to learn about what illnesses may be present at South Haven Schools and what you as a parent should look for in your child. Please take a moment to go to that page and view the information there. 

Posted by: Lynn Archer
Published: 11/11/14

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!

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 167-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 541-S
Topeka, KS 66612



                What: Non Perishable Foods

                When: Collecting until November 21, 2014

                Where to drop off items:

                   School: Mrs. Blunk's Room

                   Muffin Top Bakery

                   South Haven LP

       (For assistance with food pick-up, call 892-5215 X 2

Thank You for Your Service, David and Rachel!

Thank You for Your Service, David and Rachel!

Congratulations at the swearing ceremony to our very own South Haven High School Seniors Rachel Baxter, and David Erickson. They have decided to join the National Guard and to help keep our land free and safe from anyone or anything that tries to change that. These two individuals are someone’s hero.

By Chance


We as a small South Haven Community, are very lucky to have two seniors Rachel Baxter and David Erickson, swearing into the National Guard. We are very blessed to have not only one, but two seniors wanting to fight for our country. We are all very proud of both Rachel Baxter and David Erickson, we all wish you the best of luck, and you will be in our thoughts and prayers.

By Shianne

A Little Bit About Some of Our Local Veterans

Larry Ruse

Charles Ross

Justin Smith

Michael Clausen


It is not too late to return your questionnaire!

Hannah Wilson Named 2014 Recipient of Ron & Carolyn Holland Scholarship

hannah.jpgHutchinson, KS — The Kansas State Fair announces the 2014 recipient of the 
Ron and Carolyn Holland Scholarship as Hannah Wilson of Arkansas City.
Wilson was chosen based on demonstrated character, leadership, citizenship, scholastic achievement, goals and financial need, consistent with traits valued by the Holland family.

The Ron and Carolyn Holland Scholarship was established in 2013 by Ron Holland in honor of his late wife Carolyn. Ron and Carolyn have a lengthy relationship with the Kansas State Fair, including supervisor of the open beef cattle shows.  “During my work at the Kansas State Fair, I had the opportunity to witness Kansas youth at their best. We wanted to be able to provide financial support to a well deserving Kansas Youth involved in agriculture,” said Ron Holland. 

Applicants for the Holland Scholarship are required to be a high school senior and a current or past 4-H/FFA member entering an accredited college academic program majoring in an agriculture related field of study.
 Wilson attends South Haven High School and is actively involved in 4-H and FFA along with many other school and community activities, while working at Muffin Top Bakery in South Haven.  In the future, Wilson would like to pursue a career as a veterinarian.
Wilson will receive a $2,000 scholarship that will be equally divided over a four year period.

Paige Turek is High School Student of the Month

paige.JPGPaige Turek is student of the month. Paige says the reason she was picked student of the month because she is responsible and balances sports and homework effectively. She says she is proud of herself and that she has not stressed over anything. Mrs. Archer had called her in the office and acted like she was in trouble. She is also glad that she got the parking space during one of the colder months so she doesn't freeze walking to and from her car. She didn't celebrate but you can throw her a party.

By Hunter

Student of the Month - Leah Bowlby

1415001313473_w460.jpgLeah believes she got Student of the Month because she helps her fellow peers. She loves being Student of the Month, she found out through her friend Lizzy, as she was walking into the classroom. She did not celebrate when she got Student of the Month, but she did tell her mom and dad, and they were very proud of her. She loved the Gift Certificate because it was to Muffin Top, and she loves Muffin Top! Leah Bowlby is a very good student, she deserves the Jr. High Student of the Month!

By Shianne

Jacee Theurer is Student of the Month

jacee.jpgJacee Theurer is a 3rd grader here at South Haven elementary. She is the elementary student of the month. Her favorite subject in school is math. Her favorite color is purple. She loves to play basketball and soccer they both are her favorite, and Jacee love to show her pigs and bucket calves. Showing her pigs and bucket calves are her favorite hobby outside of school.

By Chance

Photo of the Week

Photo of the Week

Some of the 2014 play cast in the play Happy Valley showing a Great Performance!

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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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Save Those Labels!

Help our school by collecting the labels and other items listed below. Money we receive for these labels is used to improve technology in our school. Bring all labels, etc. to Mrs. Byers. Thanks for your help with this!

Items to collect include:

  • BoxTops coupons (don't forget the bonus ones!)
  • Campbell's (clip the UPC code with the points and watch for products that say to send the lid)
  • Tyson (send the part that says A+ or the UPC if there is not one
  • Best Choice (send theUPC code)
  • Cash Register receipts (from any store that sells best choice products)
  • Old cell phones and cartridges (including ink jet and laser printers, but no toner cartridges in the cylinder)
  • Coke product labels - See list here.
  • Yoplait lids - we will send these in to help fight cancer. Save lids and save lives!

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