District Facilities Survey. Please follow this link to complete the survey asking for your input on the facility needs of the district. There is space for additional comments. The survey is completely anonymous. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/USD251ResidentSurvey2018.
Help Your Child Succeed: Every month, practical ideas to promote academic success, effective parenting, a solid home-and-school partnership, healthy habits, and positive character traits. The October 2018 issues are now available: http://www.usd251.org/o/district/browse/20750.
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
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!!
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!
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.