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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

2nd Grade Studies Statue of Liberty and Immigration

2nd grade with drawings of Statue of Liberty

Mrs. Kuchar's 2nd grade class has just finished a unit on immigration into the US. As a part of their unit, they learned about the importance of the Statue of Liberty and the poem at its base. Then they created a picture of Miss Liberty. Great job, 2nd graders!

Elementary Students Compete at State Science Fair

Five teams from South Haven Elementary School competed at the Kansas State Science Fair at the Cessna Center in Wichita on March 25. Each team had to conduct a science experiment, make a display about their findings, and talk to the public about their results. All five teams placed in the competition. Placings were:

Lyla Wiiest and Terann Sweitzer 

1st Place in Cellular and Molecular Biology Category

Natalie Betzen and Chalsie Hankla

1st Place in Chemistry Category

Brooklyn Henry and Jude Zavala

2nd Place  in Earth and Environmental Sciences

Josie Ferguson and Brodie Kelly 

1st Place in Energy: Sustainable Materials and Design

Madilyn Stafford and Makailyn Byers

3rd Place 

Engineering Technology : Static and Dynamics

Winners were also selected for overall awards in each age division. Congratulations to Natalie Betzen and Chalsie Hankla for winning 3rd place and $100.

Pre-K Learns about Pets during Pet Week

During February and March, prekindergarten families had the opportunity to bring kid-friendly pets into the classroom. Parents shared about pet care and specific characteristics of their pets.

Our first visitor was Kutler Fitch’s three-year-old female Border Collie named Charlie. Parents Kalen and Shelbie and little brother Chandler lent Kutler a hand.

Emily Harding, Merrick’s mom, brought their six-year-old Miniature Schnauzer Alley.

A long-haired gray and white kitten named Snowflake that belonged to Paisleigh DeWitt’s family was brought in by her mother Tori.

Sprinkles, a two month old long-haired albino rabbit, was brought in by Roslyn Moreland and her mom Liz.

Shayla Crenshaw, mother of Bohen, brought their four or five-year-old male Siberian Husky named Loki.

PreK’s own Mrs. Lynn brought a female Veiled Chameleon named Camela the Chameleon.

Paisleigh’s mom Tori DeWitt and grandmother Janie DeWitt brought 14 year old pony Rona. Thank you to all the parents who helped make the week special for the PreK students!

Mrs. Kuchar's 2nd grade class has been studying about the Civil War. As a part of their studies, they learned about Clara Barton and the founding of the Red Cross. The students then each made a small first aid kit to take home with them. Nice job, 2nd graders!

Natalie Betzen Places in Top Ten at County Spelling Bee
Ms. Betzen

Congratulations to Natalie Betzen, who placed in the top ten at the Sumner County Spelling Bee held at Wellington Junior High on Wednesday, February 8. 

Colwell and Betzen win Elementary Spelling Contest.

Firefighters visit Pre-K Class

On October 11 during Fire Safety Week, South Haven Volunteer Firefighters Seth Brown, Jessica Brown, and Garrett Clark visited the prekindergarten classrooms. Firefighter Clark put on fire safety gear to show students to not be afraid of the clothing and equipment firefighters wear. Students were able to feel the material of a turnout coat, try on a firefighter helmet (it was heavy), and stand in firefighter boots that stay attached to firefighter pants. The firefighters gave tours of the equipment on their fire truck, and students were able to sit inside the truck cab. Getting to spray water from a firehose was a big thrill for the students. Students had a memorable experience and later wrote (with some help) about what they liked best about the visit. Thanks volunteer firefighters

3rd Grade Makes Pumpkin Characters

Miss Wiley's third graders have been busy working with pumpkins. They each picked out a book and had to write a report on it. After they did their book report, they got to take pumpkins and paint them as their main characters. They also did a lot of other things with their pumpkins like measurements (width, height, and weight), float/sink test, estimated/rounded and count seeds. They also learned how to make roasted pumpkin seeds with Mrs. Blunk, and had a sweet treat afterward. Thank you to Mrs. Blunk for a fun afternoon. 

Email the Administrators
  Dorsey Burgess Superintendent
  Ron Levan PreK-12 Principal

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 Kuchar

Elementary Staff
  Kendra Adcock 4th Grade
  Zane Aguilar Physical Education Teacher, Coach
  Casey Blokzyl Gifted Teacher 619
  Casey Brown Elementary Aide
  Cindy Brown PT Paraprofessional 619
  Kelsey Brownlee Assistive Technology SPED
  Annette Broyles School Aide, 8th Grade Sponsor
  Sharilyn Brumley Kindergarten Teacher
  Debra Burgess PreSchool Teacher
  Nobie Cooper IRC K-6 Paraprofessional 619
  Heather Drews Occupational Therapist 619
  Ally Elliott SLP Para
  Sarah Freelend (620) 892-5215 ex: 2114 K-12 Vocal, Band/Music Appreciation, Soph. Sponsor
  Jared Grillot 5th Grade, 7th Gr. Sponsor
  Danielle Hall Elementary Aide
  Mike Heater Health/Physical Education, Head Girls BB Coach
  Chris Johnson Technology/Test Coordinator
  Jami Kuchar School Nurse, Soph. Class Sponsor, Scholar's Bowl Sponsor
  Lisa Kuchar 2nd Grade
  Amanda Lowrance 619 Special Education Director
  Ariel Lynn PreK Aide
  Donna Mathews K-12 Library Aide
  Kalli Nicholson Title I Teacher, Fr. Class Sponsor
  Crystal O'Hair 1st Grade, Jr. Class Sponsor
  Lynette Pauly Speech Language Pathologist
  Laura Pennington 619 School Psychologist
  Deb Ray School Secretary, HS Cheer Coach, Pep Club Sponsor
  Lucein Ross Physical Therapist 619
  Breanna Stroman (620) 892-5215 ex: 2105 School Social Worker,
  Kori Visor-Lawarence 619 Audiologist
  Ciara Wiley 3rd Grade Teacher, Asst. JH Volleyball Coach, Asst. JH Girls Basketball, Asst.
  Jennie Willard K-8 IRC Teacher 619
  Arlene Wilson Art K-12
  Paige Zulkoski IRC Paraprofessional 619