November has arrived:

     The month starts with the major elections and ends with the Thanksgiving Holiday.  I know I will be thankful to not see all the negative ads on television and my mailbox will not be filled daily with campaign fliers.  I simply hope that when the dust settles, those who do win the election will do their best to represent the people of our great state.

     We are now in the middle of the second nine weeks and though the calendar says it is only November, the students do not have many school days remaining before the Christmas break.  It is hard to keep a student's attention on their books when the Christmas commercials begin.  However, as parents, we have to do our best to keep them on a normal schedule and to talk with them about working through the end of the semester.  Once again, grade point averages are very important when colleges begin looking at students.  A higher GPA can mean extra money for their college education. 

     The flu season has officially started so I guess that means it is now legal to get the flu.  I find it amusing that there is an "Official flu season".  I guess everything has its time and place.  As we move forward through the cold and flu season - please remind your students to get as much rest as possible and wash their hands many times a day. 

     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, substitute cook, or substitute teacher, please contact the district office 620-456-2961.


Important Dates:

November 26 - 28  - No School - Thanksgiving vacation.

December 19th - No school - teacher inservice day

January 5th - No school - teacher inservice day

January 6th - First day of school for 2nd semester



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