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Drivers Education

Drivers Ed, sign up by April 10th.  Students need to be 14 years old by June 1st.  Fee of $160 to be paid by April 10th. A minimum of 10 students are required for the classes to go ahead.

Posted by: Lynn Archer
Published: 3/27/15

Easter Egg Hunt and Rabies Clinic

The Happy Hustlers 4-H Club is sponsoring two events on Saturday, April 4. The annual Easter egg hunt for children ages 0-12 will be held at the South Haven School North Gym commons at 10 AM. All children will get prizes, with a grand prize awarded in each of four age groups.

The annual Rabies Clinic will be from 9-noon at the South Haven Community Building that same day. A veterinarian from the Blackwell Animal Clinic will be on site to provide vaccinations for your dogs and cats. We hope to see everyone participate in one or both events. 

These are community service projects for the Happy Hustlers 4-H Club.

Posted by: Glennis Zimmerman
Published: 3/26/15

Time to Sign Up for South Haven Rec Softball and Baseball

Sign-up is now going on for students wishing to play softball or baseball through the South Haven Recreation leagues. You will find the sign-up forms and scholarship form on the Community Organizations page under the Community tab on the website. All registration forms are due by April 3. It is very important that you get the forms in by this date so that teams can be set. Forms should be returned to Twaila Wiley at the school. Thank you for letting your child participate in SH Rec athletics!

Posted by: Glennis Zimmerman
Published: 3/23/15

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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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!

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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Essie State Bound in Music

Essie will take her solo to state because she received a I rating at Regionals. Other soloists performing for the day were Chandra with a vocal solo and Summer with a vocal solo and contra alto base clarinet solo.

Congratulations to all the performers!

Congratulations, Essie!

essie.jpgA Wheatland Electric board member came to South Haven to tell Essie that she won a trip to Washington DC in June.  She will be joined by about 30 other students.  To win this trip, Essie had to travel to Scott City to take a test on cooperative vs. investor owned businesses.  She also had to write an essay and be interviewed.  Congratulations, Essie on your hard work!


Scholastic Book Fair Coming! - Updated Information!













Scholastic Book Fair "Under the Sea" will be in the South Haven School library on April 1st, 2nd, and 7th. Hours will be 7:30 - 8:00 am, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm and 3:00 - 7:00 pm each day. Wednesday, April 1 is Grandparents and Family Night, with a special reading time by Tina Gressel at 5:30 pm. Thursday, April 2, we will have an Under the Sea Easter Egg Hunt at 5:30 pm. Tuesday, April 7 we will have Rhyming Read Aloud by Sharon Hooker and Crystal O'Hair at 5:30 pm, 6:00 pm, and 6:30 pm. 

Before you visit the Book Fair, be sure to download the Book Fairs app to help you find the right books for your child. For more information, visit http://scholastic.com/apps/bookfairs. And if you are unable to attend the Fair in person, we invite you to visit our online Book Fair from now until April 7 at http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/southhavenelementaryschool2   Students may also bring money and purchase books during school when their class visits the Book Fair! All purchases earn scholastic dollars for our school.

There are also All for Books cans around town so that people can donate to help purchase books for our school classrooms. In addition, that
money will help earn scholastic dollars that can be used for more books and resources for our classrooms. Remember to check back here for the activities each day. For more information, contact Kelli Dvorak at the school. See you at the book fair!

Congrats to Our Mathletes!

Next week, the kids participate at League.  Encourage them this week as they represent our school!

Placers from the Caldwell Invite:


David M.: 4th - Graphing 9; 3rd-Geometry Team
Lillian B.: 3rd-Geometry Team
Megan G.: - 3rd Geometry Team
Tiffany L.: 4th - Polynomial Factoring 9
Lucas H.: 1st-Word 11; 3rd-Trigonometry 11, 4th-Senior Team
Essence R.: 3rd-Geometry 11
Hannah W.: 2nd-Calculator Computation 12; 4th-Senior Team
David E.: 3rd-Graphing & Functions 12
Parker R.: 4th-Senior Team
Sasha L.: 5th-Graphing & Functions 12

Ronda and Esther Qualify for State

Congratulations to the South Haven High School Speech team !!! At the Argonia Speech tournament Monday, March 23rd. Ronda Kelly and Esther Rebold qualified for State in Improvised Duet Acting and Ronda Kelly qualified for State in Prose Interpretation. Congratulations ladies for continuing the tradition of making it to the State Speech  competition which will take place Saturday, May 2nd!!!!

NHS Sponsors Blood Drive

NHS Sponsors Blood Drive

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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.

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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!

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.

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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


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Representative Kasha Kelley
Kansas House Dist. 79
PO Box 1111
Arkansas City, KS 67005
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Phone: 785-296-7671

Senator Steve Abrams
Kansas Senate District 32
6964 252nd Road
Arkansas City, KS 67005
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