The best and most beautiful things cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt by the heart. -- Helen Keller

Do your best on the test!

Test Dates Who
English Language Arts Assessments March 27-31 Grades 3 - 8, 10
Math Assessments April 3-7 Grades 3 - 8, 10
Science Assessments April 10-14 Grades 5, 8, & 11

Please assist us by encouraging your child to do the best that he or she can do and to try very hard to not be stressed out or upset as they are faced with these tests.

Let's Celebrate St. Patrick's Day!

Our annual St. Patrick's Day Breakfast will be March 16 (No school March 17). We are looking for donations for this meal, but do not feel obligated, especially if it causes a hardship. Find the list of needed items below:

  • 6 dozen eggs
  • 3 boxes of complete pancake mix (family size)
  • 2 gallons of milk
  • 1 package 50 cups
  • 1 large package of paper plates
  • 1 box of 50 plastic forks

Please call Trisha at 554-2324 if you would like to donate items to the breakfast. Items will be needed by Thursday, March 9. Thank you in advance.

New Tri-City Day School Under Construction

Calendar Updates and Reminders

March 17: No School - End of 9 Weeks for USD 261

March 20-24: No School - Spring Break

Tri-City students only will not have school on Wednesday, April 12 and Thursday, April 13 due to a mandatory training unique to the staff at Tri-City. Please note that USD 261 schools are also scheduled to be closed on Friday, April 14, or Monday April 17.

IMPORTANT Calendar Change: Last Day of School for Tri-City students will be May 17, 2017
This is five days earlier than the calendar states, due to an effort to get as many USD 261 building projects completed over the summer as possible.

The USD 261 District Art Fair will be held at Campus High School in the gym on March 30th, from 5:00 - 8:00 PM and 31st from 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM. Art work from students all over the district will be displayed along with various musical performances. Our goal is to have a piece of artwork from each Tri-City student featured during the Art Show. This is open to the public and everyone is encouraged to attend.

Sharon Prescott Receives Star Polisher Award

Sharon Prescott

Sharon Prescott received the Star Polisher Award by modeling our school and district's PRIDE expectations on a daily basis. She is a behavior technician and has served the staff and students at Tri-City for about 10 years; working with various ages. Sharon was nominated for Star Polisher for a couple of reasons:

The first is in regards to her dedication to students. She has a caring heart and does believe that student success comes first. She meets the students where they are in their environment and models what she would like to see in the student that she works with and expects their best, but realizes that they may need some guidance along the way.

Secondly, when Sharon sees a need, she tries to fill it. For example, she noticed some girls in the school could really use an afterschool activity and some positive interactions with peers outside the school day, so she started a Girl Scout Group. This group has helped with many of our school projects.

Sharon is rarely gone from work and is always willing to help with a task to lighten someone's workload. She thinks outside of herself and puts others first. Sharon is a true Tri-City Gator!

Parents have mentioned in the past that it would be helpful to know what other field trips we are planning to have and anticipated costs with these outings. The following are a list of activities so far:

September 12: State Fair Details: $1.00 or a Dillons Plus Card, a sack lunch, optional extra money for a snack (Kelly, Bargdill, Kennedy’s homeroom classes)

September 30: Sedgwick County Zoo Details: $5.25, sack lunch, optional money for a snack

October 14: Walters’ Pumpkin Patch: Details: $7.00, a sack lunch, optional extra money for a snack

November 20: HIGH SCHOOL ONLY – Thanksgiving Dinner Shopping Details: money for lunch at Talliano’s approximately $8.00

January 20: Carousel Skating Rink Details: $3.50 for skating, $5.00 max. extra spending money, pizza lunch

April 28: Chisholm Garage Sale

May 5: All Star Adventures Accelerated Reader Celebration Details: $5.00, extra spending money at parent's discretion and sack lunch. This trip is for students who have met their goals.

If you find yourself unable to pay for an outing, please contact us and let us know ahead of time so that payment arrangements can be made. It is very difficult to find out the day of the outing that someone needs help covering the cost of the trip.

Remember that students must be in good standing both academically and behaviorally to attend school outings. Students who are partially transitioning may not be able to attend depending upon class requirements for their other school. Arrangements and consideration will be made on a student by student basis

Box Tops for Education

Please help us out! Just clip the box top and send it to school with your child. Tri-City earns approximately $100 a year that we use to help purchase education tools for our students and fund activities and field trips. Visit for a list on on-line shopping that earns box top points.

Coca-Cola Products

Tri-City is eligible for the point program through Coca-Cola. We will be able to enter the codes that are found on Coke products into an "online bank" and collect points to earn items for our school. The codes are found inside the lid of bottles or inside the boxes of cardboard containers. Please send these items to school with your child.

Meal Regular Price Reduced Price 2nd Meal
Breakfast $1.15 $.30 $1.50
Elementary Lunch $2.10 $.40 $3.00
Middle School Lunch $2.35 $.40 $3.00
High School Lunch $2.50 $.40 $3.00

Please be sure your child has money on his/her meal account. If your child does not have money for a meal, he/she will receive cereal and milk for lunch. This will only be made available three times during the entire school year. Low balance letters will not be sent home this year, if you would like to inquire about the balance on your child's account you may call the Haysville MIddle School cafeteria at 554-2251.

Pay for school lunches online with My School Bucks

My School Bucks is an online program that allows parents to make payments online to the student's meal account, check balances, and set up automatic payments. To utilize this tool, go to and have your child's district identification number and birthdate. If you need the id number please call Trisha at 554-2324.

Visit Steve Gator Aides Website

Communication is the key to success! At Tri-City Day School we use several tools to communicate with our families and community, which include this website, SchoolMessenger, email and a monthly digital newsletter.

Be kinder than necessary because everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.
J.M. Barrie

Upcoming Events

Tri-City Day School is attended by students from the Haysville, Derby, and Mulvane public school districts. This school was established to meet the diverse, unique emotional and mental health needs of their K-12 students.

Tri-City Day School offers four educational classrooms focusing on core and non-core courses through direct teacher instruction and the use of computerized curriculum. Most students also have physical education available one to two times a week at an off-site location. All classrooms are staffed with certified special education teachers and behavior technicians. A full time licensed practical nurse (LPN) is also available on site for students’ needs. Some students receive additional support during the school day through agencies such as the Mental Health Association (MHA), Behavioral Link, COMCARE, and other community based agencies that support students with disabilities.

In addition to traditional core curriculum, students receive group counseling under the supervision of a Licensed Masters Social Worker for 180 minutes per week. Also available to students is individual counseling which is provided on site by an LSCSW in private practice. Both Medicaid and some individual insurance are accepted by this provider. Other additional related services may be included in a student's school day as determined by the student's Individual Education Program (IEP) team. All students are enrolled into their home school district in Derby, Haysville, or Mulvane and then referred to Tri-City Day School through the sending local school district. All students have been evaluated and categorized for special education services and all lesser restrictive settings were not successful for the students as determined by the Individual Education Program (IEP) team before a placement is considered.

When the world says give up,
hope whispers, "try one more time."

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Gina Keirns, Administrator


Trisha Greenlee, Secretary