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Gastrointestinal Illness and School
We are experiencing a gastrointestinal illness outbreak at school with students experiencing nausea and vomiting, sometimes accompanied by diarrhea.   Please do not send your child to school if he/she has vomited in the morning before school. These kinds of illnesses are highly contagious.
Posted by: Glennis Zimmerman
Published: 9/9/14

The Nest Now Has a Take-Out Menu

Check out the new Nest take-out menu on their page under the Athletics/Activities tab on the USD 509 website. They have a great selection for when you don't feel like cooking!

Posted by: Glennis Zimmerman
Published: 9/9/14

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!

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


Football Homecoming Spirit Days

Monday - Camo / Pajama Day

Tuesday - Red Carpet Day

Wednesday - Disney Character Day (NO SCHOOL)

Thursday - Animal Day

Friday - Maroon & Gray Day

Miss South Haven


Miss South Haven is Rachel Baxter.She plans to go to technical school later after high school. She plays volleyball and softball and likes sports. She found out about her being Miss South Haven through Carla and thought that it was kind of cool. She believes the reason she was elected Miss South Haven was a stroke of luck.  (by Hunter)



Karlie's personal interest are; make-up and hair. She enjoys doing her hair, her sisters hair, and her friends in South Haven. She enjoys doing her friends hair for big occasions such as, homecoming, prom, dances, and also for school sometimes. Karlie was very surprised when she found out she was Miss South Haven Runner-up. Karlie enjoys being a student at South Haven because she feels close to almost everyone in the South Haven Community. When Karlie was asked, what are your plans in the future, she said "Do hair of course, and go to Paul Mitchell in Kansas City, Kansas.' She said that while giggling and smiling as big as possible,just like she always is. Karlie Resendez, is very excited to see what the road ahead of her has in hand for her. She is very excited to start doing hair right out of high school.   (by Shianne)

South Haven Band Performs at Kansas State Fair

Photos courtesy of Susan Giger

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!

Student of the Month



Student of the Month


South Haven started a new program this year called Student of the Month. The Student of the Month is nominated by a high school teacher. August’s student of the month was Alex Nicholson.


The Student of the Month for September is Kayden Wolf. She said that she was pretty excited about being student of the month and says the reason she got to be Student of the Month is because she pays attention in class and is respectful to the teachers.She found out through Mrs. Archer who called her to her office and told her and she likes the parking space she got for being Student of the Month.

By:  Hunter

Join the Cardinal Club!

The Cardinal Club is looking for new members. Next meeting is September 8 in the north gym commons. Come see how you can help support the activities of the school!

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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 the high school office. 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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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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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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