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Elementary Rise and Shine

South Haven Elementary

School Creed

I am a South Haven Elementary School Student.

I have great expectations for myself.

I accept the challenge to become the best I can be.

I was born a winner and I will not allow myself to think
of failure.

For those of you who chose to fail, this is your right, but
you do not have the right to take others with you.

Yesterday’s failures are behind me.

Today’s successes are now before me.

I will make today the very best day of all,

For this day begins the rest of my life.

Student Creed

We value one another as unique and
special individuals.

We will NOT laugh or make fun of a
person’s mistakes.

We will use good manners, saying
please and thank you, excuse me, and
let others go first.

We will cheer each other to success.

We will help one another whenever

We will recognize every effort and
applaud it.

We will encourage each other to do our

We will practice virtuous living, using
the life principles.

Elementary School

Kindergarten Class Makes Nests

Third Grade Learns About Temperature of Liquids

Elementary Wax Museum

The third and fourth graders participated in a wax museum on March 1st. Family and student were welcome to walk around to look and listen to the students presentations in the South gym. They worked really hard on learning new things about their characters and preparing and memorizing speeches.

The kids really enjoyed dressing up and coloring the portraits of their characters.

The third graders had a theme of famous people like Whoopi Goldberg, while the fourth graders kept it to Kansans like Dwight D. Eisenhower.

They didn't really enjoy standing for an hour but they enjoyed presenting their speeches that also consisted of a tri fold folder, timeland, and a biography of their life. Great job third and fourth graders.

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.


Email the Administration

Archer, Lynn
Superintendent USD 509, Principal PreK-12
Pittman, Seth
Asst. Principal/Activities Director

Elementary Staff

Adcock, Kendra
2nd Grade
Allen, Devon
Speech Paraprofessional 619
Anderson, Candace
School Psychologist
Blokzyl, Casey
Gifted Teacher 619
Brown, Shelly
IRC K-6 Paraprofessional 619, Bus Driver
Broyles, Annette
School Aide
Cooper, Nobi
IRC K-6 Paraprofessional 619
Drews, Heather
Occupational Therapist 619
Fitch, Jessica
Gifted Paraprofessional 619
Fox, Shannon
Elementary Paraprofessional
Green, Laramie
Psych Paraprofessional 619
Grillot, Jared
5th Grade
Hall, Danielle
Elementary Aide
Heater, Mike
Physical Education
Heater, Rheann
IRC K-5 Paraprofessional 619
Howe, Steven
Vocal Music
Howell, Dawn
PreK Paraprofessional 619
Hughes, David
K-6 Special Education Teacher
Jordan, Joyce
School Nurse
Kelly, Christy
School Aide
Kuchar, Lisa
Kindergarten Teacher
Lockyear, Kacie
PreSchool Teacher
Mathews, Donna
K-12 Library Aide
Nicholson, Kalli
3rd Grade Teacher, Cheerleading Sponsor
O'Hair, Crystal
1st Grade
Ross, Lucein
Physical Therapist 619
Smith, Dr. Paul
Band 5-12
Stroman, Breanna
School Social Worker
Waldschmidt, Stephanie
Speech Pathologist 619
White, Morgan
4th Grade
Young, Jarod
IRC Paraprofessional 619

Pre School

Parents please note: Students attending preschool for the first time are required to have a health physical and meet certain immunization requirements.  Immunization records and a copy of a health physical must be submitted to the school by the first day of preschool.  Thank you Nurse Jordan