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K-12

8:00 am-3:40 pm

3-Year-Old Preschool

8:00-11:00 am

4-Year-Old Preschool

12:00-3:40 pm

CONTACT US

South Haven Schools

PO Box 229

229 S Kickapoo

South Haven, KS 67140

PH 620-892-5215

FAX 620-892-5814

District Office Staff
Contact Shelly Brown  Shelly Brown IRC K-6 Paraprofessional 619, Bus Driver
Contact Dorsey Burgess  Dorsey Burgess Superintendent
Contact Brian Byers  Brian Byers Woods Teacher, Maintenance Director
Contact Dale Byers  Dale Byers Bus Driver
Contact Paige Coffey  Paige Coffey OPAA Asst. Food Service Director
Contact Joy Cole  Joy Cole School Secretary
Contact Chris Johnson  Chris Johnson Technology/Test Coordinator
Contact Rick Knoffloch  Rick Knoffloch Bus Driver/ Custodian
Contact Jami Kuchar  Jami Kuchar School Nurse
Contact Brooke Peters  Brooke Peters Cook
Contact Brooke Price  Brooke Price Clerk of the Board, Accounts Clerk
Contact LeRoy Ratzlaff  LeRoy Ratzlaff Bus Driver
Contact Jake Roth  Jake Roth Custodian
Contact Lacy Simmons  Lacy Simmons Custodian
Contact Jacquie Spencer  Jacquie Spencer IRC 6-12 Paraprofessional 619, Bus Driver
Contact Jenny Weekley  Jenny Weekley Custodian

Office of the Superintendent

A Message From the Superintendent

You are hearing much in the political arena right now about there being too many administrators in Kansas compared to other school personnel. However, according to research done by Mark Tallman of the Kansas Association of School Boards, Kansas actually has less administrators, on average, than the states with highest achieving students. Read about it on Mark's blog. 

Research shows school leadership makes a difference in student achievement. Scholars at McREL, a non-profit education and research center in Denver, analyzed 70 studies involving approximately 1.1 million students and 14,000 teachers, and found a substantial relationship between leadership and student achievement.

Principals have key roles in school buildings: providing overall leadership for all staff in the building, guiding, evaluating and supporting teachers, and dealing with students in areas such as discipline, safety, policies and activities. To get an idea of what goes on in a high school every day, I invite you to read about the job of an assistant principal. 

Student Enrollment in USD 509

 
Active Students Per Grade
as of August 27, 2018
       
  Total Male Female
3-Yr-Old Preschooler 12 6 6
4-Yr-Old Preschooler 8 4 4
Sub-Total Preschoolers 20 10 10
       
       
Kindergarten 12 6 6
1st Grade 9 4 5
2nd Grade 15 9 6
3rd Grade 15 10 5
4th Grade 15 6 9
5th Grade 13 4 9
Sub-Total (K-5) 79 39 40
       
6th Grade 15 8 7
7th Grade 8 3 5
8th Grade 13 6 7
9th Grade 15 10 5
10th Grade 17 7 10
11th Grade 11 4 7
12th Grade 11 6 5
Sub-Total (JH/HS) 90 44 46
       
Total Students K-12 169 83 86
Total Students with PreSchool 189    
Email the Superintendent
Contact Dorsey Burgess  Dorsey Burgess Superintendent
Dorsey Burgess, Superintendent
Dorsey Burgess, Superintendent

Dorsey Burgess became the Superintendent of Schools for USD 509 South Haven in 2017. He grew up in Haysville, KS, went to Bishop Carroll High School and then Wichita State University where he received both his Bachelors and Masters Degrees. From 1982 – 1983, Mr. Burgess traveled with an international group called “Up With People.” Mr.Burgess served as the Principal of Benton Elementary School in the Circle District from 2002 to 2017. Prior to that he was the Assistant Principal at St. Francis of Assisi School for two years.

 

A former music teacher, Mr. Burgess directs the choir at his church, plays guitar, water skis, camps, and loves bluegrass, classic rock, and jazz.  He and his wife Debra reside in South Haven. 

 

Favorite Quote:

ATTITUDE by Charles Swindoll

“The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life.  Attitude, to me, is more important than facts.  It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think, say or do.  It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill.  It will make or break a company… a church… a home.  The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we embrace for that day.  We cannot change our past… we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way.  We cannot change the inevitable.  The only thing we can do is play the one string we have, and that is our attitude… I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it.

And so it is with you… we are in charge of our Attitudes”