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Parents of seniors, as May approaches and your Cardinal senior prepares to leave the nest, mark this milestone in his or her life with an ad in the 2017-18 Cardinal Yearbook. For more information and the order form for placing an ad, see the attachments to this news item.


The South Haven National Honor Society is sponsoring a Red Cross Blood Drive on Wednesday, January 31, from 9 AM to 3 PM in the south gym. Please sign up in the school office or contact Twaila Wiley to reserve a donation time. Give the gift of life by donating blood!


The Junior Class is sponsoring a flag camp for students in grades K-8. Ciara Wiley will lead the camp. Cost is $25 per student, which includes T-shirt, flag, and admission to the game on February 13. Students must be registered by Tuesday, January 23. Practices will be Feb. 2, 5, 7, 9,12, & 13 with performance at the halftime of the boys' game on the 13th. For more information, contact Twaila Wiley, Melinda Byers, or Ciara Wiley. Proceeds from the camp will go toward funding the Junior/Senior Prom. 


The Kansas State High School Activities Association announced this week that South Haven School has been selected to host a sub-state basketball tournament February 26 to March 3, 2018. Teams in the tournament will be Argonia HS, Attica HS, Cunningham HS, Kiowa-South Barber HS, South Haven HS. Mark your calendars to attend to see some great basketball!


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.

If you have any questions, please call the high school office at 620-892-5215 X2.

School Hours

School will begin at 8:00 a.m. and will dismiss at 3:40 p.m. each day.  Parents...please DO NOT send your children to school before 7:45 a.m.  Students will not be supervised except from 7:45 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. when teachers will be on duty.

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.   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 Joy in the  school office to receive the Patron ID of your student(s).  Phone Number:  620-892-5215 X2

EZSchoolPay Registration

EZSchoolPay How To Guide

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!

Parents Online/Students Online

To sign up for Parents Online, please call Joy 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 Anita Judd-Jenkins

80th District Kansas House

Room 166_W

Kansas State Capitol

300 SW 10th Street

Topeka, KS 66612

PH: 785 296-7671

Email: Anita.Judd-Jenkins@house.ks.gov




225 N. "C" Street
Arkansas City, KS 67005
Phone: 620-442-8375


Senator Larry Alley

32nd District Kansas Senate

Room 541-E

Kansas State Capitol

300 SW 10th Street

Topeka, KS 66612

PH:  785-296-7381
Email: Larry.Alley@senate.ks.gov




517 Quail Nest Road
Winfield, KS 67156
Phone: 620-221-0035


Junior High plays at HOME today 4pm versus Udall. Come support the Cardinals!

Lucas Qualifies For State in First Meet

Lucas Kuchar placed third in the final competition of Interpretation of Poetry at the Clearwater Speech and Drama (Forensics) tournament on Saturday.  His third place earned him qualifications for both State Festival and the more rigorous, State Champs competitions in May.  Pretty impressive for his first S/D tournament--ever--and as a Freshman.  Congratulations, Lucas!  

7th Grade Class Plans Photo Booth to Celebrate Kansas Day

The 7th grade class is hosting a photo booth for our Kansas Day (observed) activities on 1/30. We are in need of some additional Kansas themed props for our photo booth! If you have any items (sunflowers, Popsicle sticks, Wheat, Bonnets, Old dresses, state flag, etc.) and are willing to loan them, please contact Ms. Jenkins at natashajenkins@usd509.org prior to Monday, January 29th. Thank you for your help!

Start Planning Your Homecoming Dress-Up Days

These are the dress-up days for the week of January 29 for our homecoming game on February 2:


Monday: Candy Land - Dress as your Favorite Candy

Tuesday: Cranium - Nerd Day

Wednesday: Battle of the Sexes - Dress as the Opposite Sex (follow the dress code, be tasteful)

Thursday: Life - What do you want to be when you grow up?

Friday: Maroon and Gray Day


The theme is "Cardinals Got Game"


Homecoming King and Queen candidates are: 

Seniors Garrett Bacon and Tiffany Liersemann

Juniors Seth Brown and Abby Johnson

Sophomores Nathan Haddan and Macy Palmer

Freshmen Hunter Meyer and Jessica Brown.


Congratulations to the Homecoming candidates!

Cynae Wiley Name Big Cheese Athlete of the Week

Congratulations, Cynae.  For the full story visit sumnernewscow.com, or click here.

South Haven Students Compete in Robotics Competition

Robotics competitors Hunter and JonahSouth Haven attended their very first robotics scrimmage on Jan. 10th in Wichita.  We placed 27th in the rankings.  The boys quickly learned that strategy\ies with your alliance teammates are a key factor.  They also made a list of changes that they want to make on their robot.  Their next competition is January 27th in Derby.  They did really well considering they competed against teams that have been at this for a couple of years.  Good job Jonah, Hunter, and Davin.





Congratulations Lucas and Macey - January Students of the Month

Lucas KucharMacey Pond











The January students of the month have been selected:


High School 

Lucas Kuchar, - Nominated for working through the Christmas Break under his own drive and determination to learn processes in Accounting - even with the knowledge that the course was complete; going above and beyond, he could not receive extra-credit of any type for his efforts.


Junior High

Macey Pond - Nominated for her respectful demeanor and for being so helpful to her peers.


Congratulations to our January students of the month! 

Senior Class Sponsors Mr. South Haven

Senior Class Sponsors Mr. South Haven

Cold vs Flu Symptoms

Since the influenza season is upon us, it is a good time to review and explain how illness and fever affect school attendance. In the fall of 2009, the school board approved certain policies ...more

Do You Wanna Build a Snowman?

Kids will get a little snowman for every eligible 10 labels brought in.  They hook together so a big snowman can be made.  Although Campbell's labels are no longer accepted, these are still eligible:

  • BoxTops
  • Tyson
  • Best Choice
  • Used Cartridges and Cell Phones

Thanks for your help in collecting these items!

School Year Calendar

District Budget Information

USD 509 Board of Education approved the budget for South Haven Schools on August 28, 2017. The documents concerning the USD 509 budget may be accessed on the links below. 

2017-18 Form 150

2017-18 Notice of Hearing (Code 99)

2017-18 Budget at a Glance

2017-18 Budget Summary Short Form

2017-18 Budget Profile

South Haven USD 509 does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in its programs and activities, and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and other designated youth groups. 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, or call 620-892-5215 x 1.

1356617196316_w235.jpgTo report bullying or harassment, click HEREYou do not have to give your name. You may also use the Bullying Tip Line on the South Haven Schools mobile app.

South Haven Weather

Save Those Boxtops!

Save your boxtops and labels and you can bring labels in any time next school year.  Also, if you run across other things to help our school or community, let me know! You will find a complete list of what can be turned in under the Parents and Staff tab on the website.  Thanks for your help! Mrs Byers


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