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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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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
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!
A 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
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
NHS Sponsors Blood Drive
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District Budget Information
Click here for budget information for USD 509 for the 2014-15 school year.
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.
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!
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.
To report bullying or harassment, click HERE. You do not have to give your name. You may also use the Bullying Tip Line on the South Haven Schools mobile app.
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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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 firstname.lastname@example.org Senator Steve Abrams Kansas Senate District 32 6964 252nd Road Arkansas City, KS 67005 620-442-8619 or 620-442-8804 email@example.com or Kansas State Capitol 300 SW 10th Ave Room 224-E Topeka, KS 66612 785-296-7381 Steve.Abrams@senate.ks.gov