District News

 

Kindergarten Round-Up Kindergarten Roundup

We are currently searching for future KIndergarten students who will be 5 on or before August 31, 2014. We invite parents of those students to attend an informational meeting regarding All Day Kindergarten and pre-registration for the 2014-15 school year. The district-wide Kindergarten Round-Up is scheduled for April 29, 2014 at 6:30 PM at Prairie Elementary School, 7101 S. Meridian. To pre-register your student, please bring the following information: current immunization records, state certified birth certificate, and proof of residency which would include a current utility bill or a lease/purchase agreement with the parent/guardian's name, address and a current date. It is not necessary for the students to attend. USD 261 Pre-K students do not need to pre-register as they are already in our system. If you have further questions, call any of our Elementary Schools.

 

 

HMS Secretaries Receive Award

HMS Secretaries Recognized

The Kansas Association of Middle School Administrators (KAMSA) in partnership with Inter-State Studios, recognizes the valuable contribution secretaries make daily in meeting the needs of students, staff, parents and community members in Kansas middle schools. The spring of 2014 will be the first year of this KAMSA program to show our appreciation to executive assistants for a job well done. Haysville Middle School Principal Dr. Mike Maurer nominated his school’s secretaries for the recognition. HMS secretaries named finalists in their enrollment category were: (from left) Cindy Williams, Susan Bohanan, Tami Schlereth and Judy Hollis.

 

 

BOE Approves All Day Kindergarten at Every Elementary School

Kindergarten students in Haysville Schools will attend class all day next school year. The Board of Education voted in February to extend the current half-day program to all day. Currently, we have two schools that offer a fee-supported All Day program, which has been a success. Beginning 2014-2015 school year, the district will fund the All Day program for all Kindergarten students.

 

 

Colt Swimmers Making A Difference

2014 Swim Team Donates to Make-A-Wish

The CHS Boys Swimming and Diving Team swam a 100 mile relay Swim-A-Thon to raise money for Make-A-Wish foundation. The relay began February 28 and finished on March 2. The team, through generous donations and pledges, gave $12,623 to the Wichita Make-A-Wish Foundation! This is the second Swim-A-thon the swimmers have held. Last year, the team donated $5,700 towards the wish of a local student, this year the goal was $6,000, but due to a generous anonymous benefactor who matched the funds, this year the team doubled their contribution. The Swim Team is under the direction of Coach Kelly Kennedy and Asst. Coach Steve Crum. The Haysville BOE recently honored the swimmers for their time, efforts, and generousity.

 

USD 261 Boundary Changes for 2014-15 School Year

In order to address capacity issues at Ruth Clark Elementary and Haysville West Middle School, Haysville USD 261 is modifying the in-district school boundaries. These changes will affect the following schools:

 

Ruth Clark Elementary

Prairie Elementary

Nelson Elementary

Freeman Elementary

Haysville Middle School

Haysville West Middle School

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Blue Ribbon ImageCampus 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...

 

 

Honor Scholars 2013

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.

 

Campus High School Offers International Baccalaureate Diploma Program

Campus High School offers the prestigious International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program and will begin its second year in the fall of 2014. 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 jsailors@usd261.com or Gifted Coordinator Caylene Burns at cburns@usd261.com. 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

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.

Complete information and daily schedule here - HOPE Application

 

 

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.

 

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.

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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.