Information for USD 261 Staff
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USD 261 Benefits
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USD 261 Copy Shop
Turning Up The Heat!
High Order Thinking Skills, Engaged Learners, Authentic Connections, Technology Integration.Our theme this year celebrates our journey to this point as well as the next steps we are about to take.
USD 261 Copy Shop
New this year! The USD 261 Copy Shop is now open at The Learning Center and pleased to offer IKON Mail, copying and finishing services. Martha Linn is the Site Manager and will produce your copies promptly and deliver to your school. With questions call 554-2344 Ext. 118.
Having Problems sending the right format to the Print Shop?
Send any document as a pdf to the Print Shop 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 - Everyone's Doing It!
Every teacher will be utilizing the PowerTeacher Gradebook - the web gradebook. This grading program can be accessed from any computer and is packed with great features. Click on the links below to some helpful documents to get you started.
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.
Be a YouthFriends Volunteer
YouthFriends volunteers prove that ordinary people can do extraordinary things. By spending time with students in schools. Learn more...
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.
E-Mentor: Volunteer connects virtually through the Youth Friends Mentor Mail project to be matched with a Campus student from the Young Entreprenuer of Kansas class.
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 SOS@usd261.com. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.