Winter Break Extended
Winter Break for the students will begin December 20th. December 20th is the end of the first semester, the teachers will be in meetings on that day. Students will return to school on January 8th. The Winter Break was extended at a recent meeting where the Board of Education voted to provide a day off for everyone in commemoration of Campus High School receiving the National Blue Ribbon Schools Award. The Teacher Workday is moved from January 6th to the 7th. All classes will resume on January 8th. Congratulations, to the students and staff of USD 261!
Career Fair For Certified and Classified Staff
Haysville Schools is hosting a Career Fair on Saturday, February 8, 2014. from 10 AM - Noon at Campus High School, 2100 W. 55th St. So, Wichita, KS. Interviews will be conducted on site. Local Businesses and Service Providers will be in attendance at informational booths. This event is family friendly, bring your children. For more information, call the USD 261 Personnel Office at 316-554-2206. See flyer.
Attention Campus Alumni
Campus High School is looking for recent graduates that are attending college or a technical program to assist in a unique learning experience for 11th and 12th grade students. The alumni volunteers will be placed in Junior and Senior advisory classrooms to allow high school students the opportunity to ask questions about their higher education experience. Volunteers will be treated to lunch and social time with administration prior to meeting with students. If you would like to volunteer, please call the Campus Counseling Center at 554-2240 by December 13, 2013 or email Mr. Hook at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the school you are attending, year in school, phone number, email and intended major.
Campus High School Receives Honor
CHS has been recognized as an "Exemplary Improving" National Blue Ribbon School. On September 24, US Secretary of Education Anne Duncan recognized 286 schools as the 2013 cohort of National Blue Ribbon Schools, based on their overall academic excellence or their progress in improving student academic achievement. "This is a great accomplishment for our school, the school district and the entire Haysville community," said Myron Regier, CHS Principal. "Our staff and students worked very hard to achieve this award by making learning a priority every day. We have great people and it is wonderful to see them recognized for all their hard work." read more...
Jodi Gerken Receives $500 Grant
Haysville West Middle School Library Media Specialist Jodi Gerken was a recent winner of a Teacher
Grants Ideas Financed (TGIF) award from the Credit Union of America. Gerken used her $500 check to buy
clothes for the Freestyle Program at HWMS. Gerken was able to take advantage of a 30% off coupon, $60
in Kohl’s Cash and great sales to stretch her dollars. The grant funded the purchase of two clothing racks
($45.09) and 95 clothing items ($369.73) for HWMS boys and girls. The $85 remaining will be utilized on an
as-needed basis. The purchase receipts indicated Gerken had saved $2,503.63 with her careful shopping. For
the Freestyle Program, students in need of clothing are referred to the program by HWMS staff, counselors
or teachers. (Photo) HWMS Library Aide Nickie Wingfield (left) and Jodi Gerken finished putting all the clothes on racks to make browsing easier for the students. (USD 261 Photo)
Kansas Honor Scholars
The Kansas University Alumni Association’s Kansas Honor Program recently recognized 32 Campus High
School seniors as Kansas Honor Scholars for the 2013- 2014 school year at a ceremony at Andale High School.
CHS students honored were: (front row) Gabrielle Griffie; Sydney Davis; Jessica Cowell; Savannah Cardinale;
Susan E. Burke; Christian Wilson; Logan Ayer; and Christian Amposta; (middle row) Austin Hendrickson; Devon
Rogers; Nicole Russell; Merrie Shaver; Chad Vaught; Connor Garrison; Robert Youel; and Darren Reeves;
(back row) Brianna Bosley; Ciara Hoover; Lucas Payant; Brianna Newport; Thomas Miller; Cera Magana; Jordan
Keck; Allondra Johnson; and Allison Francis. Not present: Dakota Dugan; Matthew Johnson; Kelsey Kendall;
Aja Molinar; Anh Tran; Jamie Welch; and Kimberly Widener.
Early Childhood Program has Openings for 4 year Olds
Haysville School's Early Childhood Program is seeking students. We have PreK openings for children who will be 4 years old by August 31. These openings are funded by a state grant, so there are specific grant qualifications. To find out if your child qualifies and to get pre-registered, please call the Early Childhood Office at 554-2233.
USD 261 Fee-Based All Day Kindergarten
This fee-supported kindergarten program will bring all day kindergarten to families who choose to participate. The fee is $250 per month for the additional half day of kindergarten. Fees will be reduced to half for students qualifying for reduced meal programs and no fees will be assessed for those students qualifying for the free meal program. For complete program details and an application to the program, please visit the Fee-Supported All Day Kindergarten web page.
Campus High School Now Offers International Baccalaureate Diploma Program
Campus High School is pleased to announce that they have been authorized to offer the prestigious International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program and will begin its first classes in the fall of 2013. Any student from throughout the surrounding area who want to a challenging and rewarding opportunity is eligible to apply to the program. International Baccalaureate schools offer an integrated approach to college preparation that includes not only challenging coursework, but also develops a global perspective and awareness that will be critical to the success of students as they prepare for the changing and emerging careers of this century. Families of incoming or current students who would like to explore the diploma program are encouraged to contact Assistant Principal Joe Sailors at email@example.com or Gifted Coordinator Caylene Burns at firstname.lastname@example.org. Additionally, please visit the Diploma Program page on the IB website at http://www.ibo.org/diploma. Out of district students are encouraged to apply for the International Baccalaureate Diploma program and will be accepted based on space available and academic history.
HOPE is Here!
HOPE is an afterschool program made possible through a Kansas 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant. Haysville USD 261, in partnership with the Haysville Recreation Department brings this great opportunity for your Kindergarten through 5th grade child to attend an Afterschool program. The program will begin Monday, August 20 and continue through the school year. It will meet Monday - Friday, directly after school until 6:00 PM. The cost is $60 a month. Please register early for this program, as space is limited. See the links below for additional information.
Applying for Child Nutrition Program?
Download an application here or complete an application at Food Services. Applications must be submitted to the Food Service Office at 132 Stewart in Haysville.
PAT Offers Services for Community Families
Parents As Teachers is a program for infants and toddlers of families in the USD 261 district. PAT is a free program that gives information and opportunities you can use to help your child develop social, intellectual, motor and language skills. To learn more about the program call 316-554-2303 or visit their webpage at www.usd261.com/PAT.
Be a Youthfriends Mentor
YouthFriends volunteers prove that ordinary people can do extraordinary things. By spending time with students in schools. USD 261 has mentoring opportunities for you, learn more...
SchoolReach, Our Communication Tool
USD 261 is utilizing SchoolReach to notify parents of news and announcements by telephone and email. This system gives us the ability to call thousands of numbers in a matter of seconds. You will receive a call from SchoolReach if school is cancelled for any reason and to notify you of school announcements. Some of the schools are using the program to make absentee calls. We want all families to be notified when necessary, therefore please notify your child's school when your telephone number or email address changes. Our system will call the home telephone number on file, if you do not have a home number, we will use the primary guardian's cell phone number. Please notify the office if you prefer to be called at another number, but only one per child.
Notice of Nondiscrimination
The School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, disability, or military status, in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in its programs and activities. Any person having inquiries concerning Haysville Public School's compliance with the regulations implementing Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504), or Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), may contact the Assistant Superintendent for Personnel, Dr. Michael Clagg, 1745 W. Grand, Haysville, KS 67060, 316-554-2200.