The July 2018 Patron Newsletter for USD 251 - North Lyon County was recently mailed out. It is also available online at: http://www.usd251.org/o/district/browse/32326
Wildcat Marching Band Camp starts Monday!!! Band Camp dates: July 30-Aug 10 M-F 8a-3p Questions?Contact Mrs. Merring @ firstname.lastname@example.org
National qualifiers Mekenzy Lucas and Kaley Boyce are fundraising for their trip. If interested in buying a pan of lasagna for 15 dollars, contact Diane Breiner at email@example.com by May 10.
Mrs. Breiner's MTSS Class from Northern Heights High School has been researching Distinguished Alumni. They started with our NHHS Staff Members who graduated from NHHS and are currently on staff at their alma mater. Go Wildcats!!! “Northern Heights High School Distinguished Alumni” (compliments of Mrs. Breiner’s MTSS Class) We are proud to recognize NHHS staff members who graduated from NHHS and are currently on staff at their alma mater. Go Wildcats!!
We are ahead of schedule and should arrive at NHHS a little before 10am. If you are picking up a student, please note the time change. Thank you.
NLC and NHHS Marching Band are scheduled to arrive home at NHHS at 12:30pm this Saturday. It would be great to have a WELCOME BACK group waiting to let them know just how proud we are of them! Stay tuned to facebook for updates should be time change.
My be closer to 3pm (2pm cst) before the band gets to Main Street. Also, I'm hoping there is a good enough data signal to live stream! Fingers crossed!
FYI...the band marches at 2:30 EST which is 1:30pm CST back home. We will upload the video after the kids march!
I came across this the other day and thought it was really good and worth sharing. An Open Letter From A Teacher To Students “Walking Out”… “Dear Students, I know you. I am a retired teacher of 24 years. I have taught you as 7th graders all the way through 12th grade. This is not a tweet or a text. It’s called a letter; lengthy and substantial. Do you really want to make a difference? Are you sincere about making your schools safe? Don’t walk out, read this instead. Walking out of school is easy compared to what this letter will challenge you to do. First of all, put down your stupid phone. Look around you at your classmates. Do you see the kid over in the corner, alone? He could likely be our next shooter. He needs a friend. He needs you. Go and talk to him, befriend him. Chances are, he won’t be easy to like, but it’s mainly because no one has tried to like him. Ask him about him. Get to know him. He’s just like you in that respect; he wants someone to recognize him as a fellow human being but few people have ever given him the chance. You can. Next, see that kid eating lunch all alone? He could likely be our next shooter. Invite him to eat lunch with you. Introduce him into your fold of friends. You’ll most likely catch a lot of flack from the friends you eat with because they don’t want him upsetting the balance of their social order. After all, who you hang out with is critical to your status, is it not? If status is important to you, don’t you think it’s important to him also? The only difference being that he has no status because generally, shooters have no friends. Are you serious about wanting to make your school safe? Invite him to your lunch table and challenge your friends to do something meaningful with thirty minutes of their lives each day. Lastly, are you completely frustrated by that kid who always disrupts your class and is consistently sent to the principal’s office? He could likely be our next shooter. Do you know why he causes so much trouble? He initiates disruption because that’s the only thing he does that gets him attention, and even bad attention is better than the no attention he receives from you and your classmates. You secretly wish he would get kicked out of school or sent to the alternative disciplinary school so that he wouldn’t disrupt your classes anymore, that somehow, he would just disappear. Guess what? He already feels invisible in a school of thousands of classmates, you included. So, before he acts out in your next class, why don’t you tell him you’d be willing to help him with the assignment that was just given? Or why don’t you ask him to join your study group? If you really want to blow his mind, ask him for help on the assignment. He’s never been asked that. Ever. If you’ve read this far, you probably really do care about the safety of your school. Don’t trust that walking out of school will bring an answer. Gun control or more laws is not, and will not, be the answer. You are the answer. Your greeting, your smile, your gentle human touch is the only thing that can change the world of a desperate classmate who may be contemplating something as horrendous as a school shooting. Look past yourself and look past your phone and look into the eyes of a student who no one else sees. Meet the gaze of a fellow human being desperate to make contact with anyone, even just one person. You. If you really feel the need to walk, walk toward that person. Your new friendship can relieve the heartache of one person and in doing so, possibly prevent the unjustifiable heartache of hundreds of lives in the future. I know you. I trust you. You are the answer. And teachers, my fellow guardians of our youth, I know you too. I know the desire of wanting to make a difference in a young person’s life. I know the thrill of stepping in front of a classroom of students but simultaneously intimidated by the trust bestowed upon you. I also know the crushing, sometimes unbearable responsibility that your shoulders are asked to carry. But that’s why you got into teaching, because you have big shoulders. And a big heart. You’re overworked (I would add underpaid, but you didn’t get into teaching for the pay, so it needn’t be said), underappreciated and exhausted. May I add one more item to that list? You’re also a miracle waiting to happen in the life of your worst student. He could likely be our next shooter. The next time (and there’s always a next time) he’s ready to wreak havoc in your classroom, I challenge you to pull him aside and ask him if he’s ok, if there is something bothering him and is there anything you can do to help? Your genuine concern for him may be just the miracle he’s looking for. The miracle we’re all looking for. I know you. I trust you. You are the answer. A former teacher who is as heartbroken as you and trusting you not to walk out on the real answer, David (yes, teachers really do have first names) Blair
Reading Character Champs for the week. OWEN DEDONDER for being a responsible student, working hard, contributing to class with great ideas, and being kind to new classmates. HUNTER SENFT for sharing your sense of humor and intense love and for learning new information through reading. LIBBY HENSLEE for working super hard on her academic skills and being a friend. GRACE BRUNMEIER for working hard on skills and great character. IZZY DIEKER for helping others with their computer skills and working hard on her work.
We are very PROUD of Aubrey Hinrichs, 8th grader at NLC, who today was awarded the Eastern Kansas FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) Student of the Month Award by Gary Larson, Director of East Kansas FCA. Way to go Aubrey! She exudes so many great character and service traits that we try to instill in our youth!
There will be a two hour late start for school tomorrow (Friday) to allow everyone the time to travel to school safely. Breakfast will not be served.
Due to the current gravel road conditions and the forecasted precipitation throughout the night, USD 251 will not be in session tomorrow. The basketball game will be determined tomorrow based on weather conditions.
I'm writing to update all parents that I was tipped off over the weekend that a student may have a firearm in their vehicle while on school property. Upon completing our investigation, we did confiscate a firearm from a vehicle in the school parking lot at NHHS. The student driving the vehicle has been turned over to the authorities. Please continue to encourage your student(s) to report any suspicious activity to school personnel immediately. The safety and security of our students and staff is our #1 priority. We will continue to do everything within our power to continue to ensure the safety of your children that attend USD 251. If you have any questions please contact me at 620-443-5116, or Peggy Fort at NHHS at 620-528-3468. Sincerely, Aron Dody
The NHHS Basketball games have been rescheduled for Thursday evening. The games will begin at 4:45. The main gym will begin with JV Boys, followed by varsity girls, followed by varsity boys. The south gym will host 1/2 a game of JV girls and then a C boys game. Senior recognition will be between the varsity girl's and boy's game. GO WILDCATS!!!!!
No school today for USD 251
Over $120 was raised in our pie face coin challenge where students voted with their coins to decide which Americus Elementary teacher and which Jr High teacher would get a pie in the face! Money will go to purchase books from the book fair that will then be donated to teachers for their classroom library. Thanks to Mrs. Heins and Mr. Baldwin for being such good sports as our winning teachers!
Shea butter, beeswax, coconut oil, peppermint essential oil and, of course, kindness combine to create Kinder-first Super Smile Sticks. The Reading K-1 class made these to help a child in our community have great presents during the holidays. The lip balms have been so popular the class got to “adopt” three more kids, and the project continues to carry on. Millicent Phillips, the class’s teacher, definitely did not expect the lip balms to be as popular as they’ve become. A parent of a student posted on Facebook and promptly sold around 100 Smile Sticks. In total, the class has sold 300 - 400. The students enjoy making them. They get to pour the ingredients, create posters to advertise the balm, and, a big hit among the children, opening and closing the bottles. The students all had a part in designing the label as well. Phillips was inspired by lip balm sold at local farmers markets for the class’s service project. They hope to continue spreading kindness and planning service projects throughout the year. Along with buying Christmas presents, lip balms have also been donated to deployed soldiers. When Phillips was contacted by someone wanting to purchase lip balms for her son’s unit stationed overseas, she decided to donate the balms to the soldiers and their units. Initially, the smile sticks were paid in part by the PTO and Phillips’s own account. Now, the sticks have been successful enough for the lip balm supplies to be bought with a portion of the proceeds. Anyone wishing to purchase a Smile Stick can call Reading Elementary at 620-699-3827. Each Smile Stick is $1.50. — Myra Phillips is a sophomore at Northern Heights High School. Facebook Twitter Email Print Save
New York Times best selling author Laura Moriarty talked with Northern Heights High School students from Mr. Becker's English class about her new book. Mr. Becker and his English class have been attending author book talks all year. Mr. Becker has also had many authors visit his English Class this year.
Tomorrow is the last day for the Americus Coin Drive. Bring in your spare change and vote for the teacher you want to get a pie in the face! All money will be used to purchase books for classrooms.
KANSAS DAY CELEBRATION AT READING SCHOOL Reading Elementary celebrated Kansas Day by having an all school event. Students were dressed in different ways that represented Kansas. We had pioneers, cowboys, K-State/KU fans, a honey-bee, and an ornate box-turtle to name a few. The morning started off with some history of how the land was settled. Students enjoyed singing around a campfire (artificial of course) and imagining what life was like back then. Then we broke up into multi-age groups and enjoyed various stations that included butter-making and whole-wheat pancakes and honey, old-time games (jacks, whirly-gigs, and cat’s cradle), sunflower art, artifacts (small scaled covered wagon and arrowheads), and bird-house making. In the afternoon, we enjoyed Kansas animal artifacts from the Emporia Zoo and a presentation of some tools that were used in the early days. We concluded our day watching the movie “The Wizard of Oz” while enjoying sunflower seeds. The students said they really enjoyed the day and learned more about our great State of Kansas!
Reading Kindergarten/First Grade are going to be radio stars! Chuck Samples from KVOE called to interview us about our Smile Sticks’ project. We are so excited You can listen to us on KVOE on Friday, February 2, at 7:15 AM, 12:20 PM, and 5:20 PM. It will be on the radio station’s website after the 12:20 broadcast.
The NHHS FBLA Chapter attended their annual District VII FBLA Conference at Emporia State University on January 31st. The conference included 19 area schools and over 500 students. Sixteen members from NHHS attended and competed in both team and individual events. Presentation categories of competition included Entrepreneurship, Sports & Entertainment Management, Business Ethics, Emerging Business Issues, Sales Presentation, and Job Interview. Other individual tests members competed in Computer Problem Solving, Journalism, Intro. to Financial Math, Business Calculations, Intro. to Business Communications as well as many others. Members compete at the District competition in preparation for the State Conference at the end of March.
Mrs. Corpening is looking for about 26 volunteers to help with this year's Reality U at Northern Heights. The event is set up for March 7th. There will be two sessions, first session is from 10am-11:30am and the second session from 12:30pm-2:00pm. You can volunteer for both sessions or just one if you would like. She will also be providing lunch for volunteers! Contact her by phone at 620-528-3521 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to be a volunteer!
Northern Heights Honor Roll for the 2nd nine weeks. Straight A Honor Roll Andrea Anderson Sophia Arens Emma Barnett Karsen DeWeese Khylee Massey Cameron Parks Myra Phillips Kylee Sull Jarrett White Eric Yu A Honor Roll Olivia Barrett Emma Beile Layne Combes Benedetta Comoglio Destiny Dody Southern Hall Allie Houston Michael Lindburg Levi Marcotte Michael Marcotte Faith Miller Isibella Scroggins MaKayla Scroggins Stanielle Stewart Marcus Waters B Honor Roll Mick Ball Zeke Ball Allyssa Beck Eva Berry Cameron Bosch Kaley Boyce Tanner Boyce Kaylee Burton Trinity Case Emily Centlivre Alexis Davis Landon Delgado Michael DeWeese Kennedy Dragonas Marissa Dreasher Aleah Hines Abigail Johnson Darrett King LeAnn Landis Avery Lupkes Jarrett Morris Daisy Murphy Elizabeth Murray Chandler Myers Hunter Plankinton Tee Preisner Rachel Prince John Pringle Trey Rathke Justin Redelfs Joe Robinson Kaylyn Schrock Caleigh Smart Debbie Sparks Courtney Thompson Colton Tiffany Alec Tucker Straight A Honor Roll Andrea Anderson Sophia Arens Emma Barnett Karsen DeWeese Khylee Massey Cameron Parks Myra Phillips Kylee Sull Jarrett White Eric Yu A Honor Roll Olivia Barrett Emma Beile Layne Combes Benedetta Comoglio Destiny Dody Southern Hall Allie Houston Michael Lindburg Levi Marcotte Michael Marcotte Faith Miller Isibella Scroggins MaKayla Scroggins Stanielle Stewart Marcus Waters B Honor Roll Mick Ball Zeke Ball Allyssa Beck Eva Berry Cameron Bosch Kaley Boyce Tanner Boyce Kaylee Burton Trinity Case Emily Centlivre Alexis Davis Landon Delgado Michael DeWeese Kennedy Dragonas Marissa Dreasher Aleah Hines Abigail Johnson Darrett King LeAnn Landis Avery Lupkes Jarrett Morris Daisy Murphy Elizabeth Murray Chandler Myers Hunter Plankinton Tee Preisner Rachel Prince John Pringle Trey Rathke Justin Redelfs Joe Robinson Kaylyn Schrock Caleigh Smart Debbie Sparks Courtney Thompson Colton Tiffany Alec Tucker
Flint Hills League Shoot Out Brackets Posted on Northern Heights High School Page
Attention Wildcat fans....Tonight is Senior night for the volleyball team. We will play the varsity game on the new gym floor. Come out and support your Wildcats and check the new gym floor at NHHS.