Capturing Kids' Hearts National Showcase District
Haysville USD 261 has once again been honored with two national awards recognizing and celebrating teachers and staff that go the extra mile each day by creating a safe environment where students are connected and eager to learn.
For the second year in a row, all 10 of Haysville schools received the Flippen Group's Capturing Kids' Hearts National Showcase School award and the district received the Capturing Kids' Hearts National Showcase District award. Haysville USD 261 is the only district in the nation to win this award two years in a row!
“I am so proud of the Haysville USD 261 faculty, staff, students and administrators for being named a Capturing Kids Hearts National Showcase District two years in a row,” said Superintendent Dr. John Burke. “This program empowers everyone to treat others with kindness and respect. The district has embraced the Capturing Kids Hearts program in every school and department. This focus on developing mutual respect has improved relationships between all stakeholders.”
Michelle Ramirez Receives KSDE Horizon Award
Nelson Elementary Third Grade Teacher Michelle Ramirez has been named a 2019 Horizon Award winner. This award is intended to recognize exemplary first-year teachers in the elementary and secondary classrooms of the state who perform in a way that distinguishes them as outstanding. This award provides each district the opportunity to encourage, recognize, and reward new members of the profession.
Caption - Haysville USD 261 Superintendent Dr. John Burke (left) and Nelson Elementary School Principal Mike Mitchener (right) were included in the call announcing Ramirez was named as a 2019 Horizon Award Winner.
District Nominees for Kansas Teacher of the Year
Nelson Elementary's Micah Friesen and Haysville Middle School’s Paul Graves, were recognized at this years Kansas Teacher of the Year Banquet. Out of more than 4,000 teachers in the state, they were among the 28 teachers that were recognized for their dedication and hard work in the classroom. Congratulations and thank you for all that you do.
Micah Friesen (third from left)
Paul Graves (third from left)