Welcome to the 2017-18 School Year!
Be BOLD! Building Our Leadership Daily!!
This year our theme celebrates those times when we step out and take risks. At home or at work, those risks have the potential to change the world for ourselves or even for a child. It’s what leaders do!! Our work this year will be about looking for those bold moves to enhance our mission…”The relentless pursuit of excellence".
Back to School Letter and Schedule
PowerTeacher Pro Gradebook
USD 261 teachers will advance to the PowerTeacher Pro Gradebook in the 17-18 school year. This HTML-based gradebook is java-free and mobile friendly. This gradebook is user-friendly, but a variety of assistance is available to you:
PT Pro Pilot Program Participant (Teachers in each building)
Using PowerTeacher Pro Quick Reference Card
The Learning Center PT Pro Workshops
PT Pro Live Binder (Featuring videos, handouts and more)
Laptop 2016 Information
Visit the New Laptops webpage for valuable resources on the Lenova Laptop and Office 365.
Need Help With Your Laptop or Computer?
Visit the Instructional Technology Site for great resources and help documents for Windows 8 and Office 2013.
USD 261 staff uses Office 365 for their email system. Along with email, Office 365 offers One Drive, Calendaring, Mobile sync and access, SharePoint integration, OneNote and more. Learn more about Office 365....
Haysville Educator Assessment Tool is the new evaluation process being implemented this school year.
View the PowerPoint
If you have an innovative idea to help the district to improve, send it in through the Innovation Line. In USD 261, we believe exploration, collaboration, and innovation are essential.
Do You Need A Meeting Space?
The Learning Center is available for private parties and meetings for a nominal fee. Contact Penny or Dartha at The Learning Center for more information.
Track Your Energy Usage!
USD 261 is a GreenQuest Sponsor. This sponsorship enables our community members to track the energy use for their home or business More information?
Click here.. More information click here.
Having problems with PowerTeacher Gradebook?
It might be your Java!
Sometimes Java needs to be reinstalled to make the gradebook function properly. This is easy for all you techies out there. Go to the Control Panel and uninstall all Java, then download Java 6 by clicking here, save it to your hard drive, then run the program to reinstall Java. That's it, you should be back in business! If you still have problems, don't hesitate to call us, Information Services, 554-2203.
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, Community Relations, so she can share your activities with the rest of the community. Contact Liz at 554-2200 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Learning Services - Who to Call for Instructional Support
Need answers to questions regarding curriculum and instruction, or one of the many applications or initiatives used in your classroom? Visit the Learning Services Page to make the call to the right person. Here you will find a "Who to Call" reference sheet with contact information.