Information for USD 261 Staff

This page is a portal to useful information and tools.



The theme for 2013-2014 school year highlights our plan as we tackle implementing new standards and a new assessment system.


Need Help With Your New Laptop or Computer?

Visit the Instructional Technology Site for great resources and help documents for Windows 8 and Office 2013.


USD 261 Copy Center

The USD 261 Copy Shop is open at The Learning Center and pleased to offer IKON Mail, copying and finishing services. Alan Roop is the Site Manager and will produce your copies promptly and deliver to your school. With questions call 554-2344 Ext. 118.

Request Copies Online

Having Problems sending the right format to the Copy Center?

Send any document as a pdf to the Copy Center by using CutePDF Writer from your File > Print menu. Click and run the following two files. Make sure you run the Converter first. During the installation of CutePDF Writer make sure you UNCHECK the checkbox to install additional browser toolbars if you don't want them!

Ghost Converter (5.1 mg)             CutePDF Writer (3.9 mg)


PowerTeacher Gradebook

Click on the links below to some helpful documents to get you started.

What's New in 2.3

What Every Teacher Should Know

PowerTeacher Gradebook 2.3 User Guide

Java version 1.6 is required on your computer to run PowerTeacher Gradebook 2.5. Right click on the correct version for your computer below and select 'Save target as...'. Location and double click on the downloaded file to install Java.

JRE 6 (Java 1.6) Windows x86 (32-bit)

JRE 6 (Java 1.6) Windows x64 (64-bit)


Be a Mentor

In USD 261 there are several volunteer opportunities:

One to One Mentor Match: Volunteer matched with a USD 261 student, meets with them 1 time per week for 30 minutes to 1 hour.

Lunch Buddy: Volunteer matched with a USD 261 student to eat lunch with the student 1 time per week.

Haysville S.P.A.R.K.: Looking for anyone to be able to share a skill, craft or trade with 6-8 grade students, meets with students ongoing 1 time per month on Mondays or just one time. i.e. kinitting/sewing, culniary arts, drumming, etc.
To learn more, call Tiffany Jones at 554-2331 ext. 111.


Help Us Improve Our Schools

We are always looking for ways to be more efficient, to improve services, and to help our employees and students be successful. Please fill out our SOS form and tell us your ideas or send us an email at Leave your name or remain anonymous. Go to form


Track Your Energy Usage!

USD 261 is now a GreenQuest Sponsor. This sponsorship enables our community members to track the energy use for their home or business. More information click here.


News Worth Talking About!

Is your class doing a special project, or having a guest speaker? Are you doing something great for the community? Be sure to notify Liz Hames so she can share your activities with the rest of the community. Contact Liz at 554-2200 or email:


Are You Looking For A Meeting Space?

The Learning Center is available for private parties and meetings for a nominal fee. Contact Penny or Haley at The Learning Center for more information.