IN THE NEWS
Special Board Meeting Wednesday, January 28
The USD 509 Board of Education will hold a special board meeting at 6:30 PM on Wednesday, January 28, in the superintendent's office. Agenda items will include a governental relations report, discussion of superintendent candidate interviews and related items, and an executive session for non-elected personnel.
Candidates for BOE Positions
Candidates filing for the four positions on the Board of Education up for election on April 7, 2015 are Luke Theurer, Suzie Bacon, and Bryan Smith. Candidate filing for the unexpired position on the board is Steve Nicholsen.
South Haven Fair Association Sponsors Valentine's Dinner & Dance
As part of its fundraising efforts for the 100th annual South Haven Fair, the South Haven Fair Association is sponsoring a Valentine's Day Dinner and Dance on February 14. For more information concerning the dinner and dance and for reservations, look on the Community Organizations page under the Community tab of the website.
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.
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.
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.
Kansas Hunter Safety Clinic!
Saturday, March 14, 2015 from 8 AM to 5 PM
Sunday, March 15, 2015 from 1 PM to 5 PM
Lunch provided by Wellington FFA on Saturday
Located at Wellington Senior High School in the Agriculture Building on the east side of campus.
Prior registration required. Sign up at safehunters.com
All materials provided by the Kansas Safe Hunter program, and there is no cost to students. It's FREE!
Minimum age to receive certification is 11 years old.
Class is limited to 75 students, so sign up now at safehunters.com
Questions??? Call John at 620-326-8129
SEE YOU THERE!!!
Addison Heater is a Student of the Month
Addison Heater was nominated for Student of the Month, for January. Her favorite sport to watch, and play is Basketball. In school Addison likes working with one person, and not a whole group of kids. The one person she loves working with is Kelly Theurer, which then Addison proceeded to tell me that is her best friend! Addison’s favorite thing to do in class is to read books to herself.
By: Shianne Howell
Student of the Month Anthony
Anthony Medina was chosen Student of the Month for, January as well. His favorite sport is football. When asked to describe himself he said “Cute, Fast, and he loved his brothers very much.” His favorite thing to do in school is to play outside on the playground for recess.
By: Shianne Howell
January Student of the Month, Garrett Howell, Junior High
Garrett Howell is Junior High Student of the Month for January. The reason he thinks got to be student of the month is because he works hard and does his best. He says is glad that they picked him even though he hasn’t celebrated yet. He found out about being Student of the Month by seeing the TV in the hallway.
January Student of the Month, Megan Giger, High school
Megan Giger is High School Student of the Month for January. The reason she thinks she got to be Student of the Month is by having an excellent portfolio for Mrs. Blunk’s class and says she feels like she did something right. She found out when Carla announced it over the intercom. She says she didn't celebrate getting student of the month but did get a parking spot.
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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.
SAVE THE DATE - JUNIOR HIGH SPORTS AWARDS PRESENTATIONS
On February 20 we will be presenting the Junior High Fall and Winter sports awards during the halftimes of the varsity games. At the halftime of the girls varsity game, JH football and volleyball awards will be given. Between the girls and boys varsity games the basketball awards will be presented. February 20 is also Parent's Night, and parents will be recognized during the halftime of the boys varsity game. Come support our junior high student athletes as they receive their awards on February 20.
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
(Send them with a student or to Melinda Byers)
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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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Contact Your State Legislator
Representative Kasha Kelley Kansas House Dist. 79 PO Box 1111 Arkansas City, KS 67005 316-772-0513 Kasha@kansasleadership.com or Kansas State Capitol 300 SW 10th Ave, Room 459-W Topeka, KS 66612 Phone: 785-296-7671 email@example.com Senator Steve Abrams Kansas Senate District 32 6964 252nd Road Arkansas City, KS 67005 620-442-8619 or 620-442-8804 firstname.lastname@example.org or Kansas State Capitol 300 SW 10th Ave Room 224-E Topeka, KS 66612 785-296-7381 Steve.Abrams@senate.ks.gov