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Economic Development Meeting
The South Haven school board will hold a joint meeting with the South Haven City Council at 6:00 PM on Monday, April 21, 2014, in the South Haven School library. This will be a work session to discuss economic development ideas for the city and school district. The public is invited to attend and bring your economic development ideas.
Happy Hustlers Community Easter Egg Hunt and Rabies Clinic
This Saturday, April 19, the Happy Hustlers 4-H Club will be sponsoring two events. The Community Easter Egg Hunt for children age 12 and under will take place at the South Haven School beginning at 10 AM. Registration will be in the north gym commons.
The Club is also sponsoring the community rabies clinic. Dr. Wycoff from the Blackwell Animal Clinic will be at the Community Building administering rabies shots to pets for $10 or distemper combination shots for $15. Horse vaccinations are also available by contacting the Clinic before the 19th. Cash or checks will be accepted.
If you have questions about either event, please contact Casey Cullens.
JH Track Meet at Kiowa
We will not be sending JH students to the track meet at Kiowa on April 17th due to a conflict with a State Music event.
FIELD TRIP CANCELLED
Due to a conflict in scheduling, we must cancel the field trip for elementary students to the Bartlett Arboretum on April 17. Students will not need to bring sack lunches on that day.They will eat at school as they regularly do.
STATE ASSESSMENT SCHEDULE SET - ASSESSMENTS BEGIN MARCH 25
Students in grades 3-8 and 11 will be taking state assessments beginning March 25. Students in grades 3-8 and 11 will be taking math and reading tests, and in addition, students in grades 4, 7, and 11 will be taking the state science test. The schedule for state testing is posted on the Counselor's Corner page under the Junior Hi/Senior Hi tab of the website. Parents can help their children to be successful on these tests by having them get a good night's sleep the night before the test and having them eat breakfast the day of their test.
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.
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!
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 167-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 541-S Topeka, KS 66612 785-296-7381 Steve.Abrams@senate.ks.gov
Common Core Standards - What, Why?
Do you know about the Common Core Standards and why they were developed. These standards were not developed by the President, the US Department of Education, or Congress. Instead they were developed by the National Governor's Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers to provide a "common" set of standards for student reading and math expectations across the United States, with the support of major business leaders from firms like Boeing, ADM, Carolina Biological Supply, Intel, and State Farm Insurance. For more information about common core standards, watch this 3-minute video.
National Honor Society Banquet and Induction Ceremony
On April 11, 2014, members of the National Honor Society and their guests gathered at the Millington Place Eatery in Winfield, Ks for the South Haven Chapter Banquet and Induction Ceremony. After a delicious buffet meal and the Pledge of Allegiance let by Bayley Wilkey, Mr. Greenlee welcomed the guests and explained the purpose of the induction ceremony, which is to honor students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service and character. Elizabeth Whaley, president of NHS, then began the ceremony by lighting the NHS candle. The candles of scholarship, leadership, service, and character were lighted by Baylee Tanner, Will Moreland, Parker Ray, and Hannah Wilson. Luke Wilson, then explained the Ceremony of the Sword, followed by the induction of new members Chance Mullendore, Alex Nicholson, Paige Turek, and Ciara Wiley.
Following the induction ceremony, everyone enjoyed a slice of cake while Mr. Greenlee told about the service activities of the NHS members this year. He also told about the NHS trip to New York City this spring. Mr. Greenlee then announced the NHS officers for 2013-14. They are Erikah Parcher, president; Baylee Tanner, vice-president; Will Moreland - secretary; and Alex Nicholson, treasurer. Congratulations to the NHS inductees and the new officer team.
School Year Calendar
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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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!
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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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