October is here:

     The month of October has arrived and it certainly has been a confusing time for the weather as we have seen close to freezing temperatures along with temperatures close to 90 degrees with a week.  October can also be a confusing month with the school calendar as it is broken up with inservices, end of the nine weeks, parent teacher conferences and a couple of days off.  Please make a note of the dates on your school calendar to help your students stay on top of what is going on each week.

     October also marks the end of the first nine weeks which will end on the 17th.  Remember that it is a combination of the first nine weeks and second nine weeks that makes up the final grade for the first semester.  This semester grade is especially important for high school students as only the semester grades are put on a student's transcript for college.  If your student does well during the first nine weeks please remind them to keep their grades up for the second nine weeks.  If your student did not do well during the first nine weeks, remind them that if they do well the second nine weeks, they will still have the opportunity to have a good semester grade.

     As if there were not enough drills already with fire and tornado drills, we have now began looking at earthquake drills.  Though we have not seen any damage from the earthquakes here at school, we have felt a couple of them and therefore feel that we need to look at the safety of our students and staff if a larger earthquake were to hit.

     Just a reminder as we head toward winter weather - we use all three local television news networks as well as the Journal Broadcast Network which includes KFDI radio.  We will also continue to notify parents with our school messenger system so please keep all your phone numbers updated with our school offices so that nobody misses a call.

     Please continue to support our school district and especially our students.  They are truly our greatest asset and certainly our future.  It takes all of us to help them make their dreams come true.  I honestly do appreciate your support for our kids!


Clay Murphy - Supt. of Schools


**Past due fees.  If your child has a past due amount, we ask that parents try to get these balances paid down.  School budgets are just as tight as home budgets and the school simply cannot carry a large amount of debt from year to year.    

 ***If anyone is interested in being a substitute bus driver or substitute teacher, please contact the district office 620-456-2961.


Important Dates:

Oct. 17 - End of 1st nine weeks.  Students dismissed at 1:00

Oct. 23 - No school - PT conferences 8:00am - 8:15pm

Oct. 24 - No school

Oct. 31 - No school



2014-2015 calendar.pdf

*Varsity Girls Tennis Tri @ Bethel College
on Thursday, September 18th, starts at 1pm not 11am

*HS Music Dist Auditions & MS Honor Band/Choir @ Andover is November 8th



Substitute bus driver - Contact John Seiwert  620-456-2960 or  620-456-2961

Para Educator - Elementary - must have minimum of 48 college hrs.  Contact Ron Ronnau 456-2966