Darrin Harrison
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.
about 1 month ago, Darrin Harrison
Darrin Harrison
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.
2 months ago, Darrin Harrison
Darrin Harrison
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
4 months ago, Darrin Harrison
Corey Wiltz
NLC is so very proud of 6th grader Boston Eckstrom as he was nominated and won the Masonic Exemplary Student Award which was presented by several Mason's at our morning assembly. He exudes so many of the character traits we teach and say in our Creed! Way to go Boston!
7 months ago, Corey Wiltz
Aimee Landgren
Americus Kindergarten students made Community Helper Flipbooks when discussing careers with Mrs. Landgren. They had fun talking about what they could do when they grow up!
7 months ago, Aimee Landgren
Aimee Landgren
Americus Elementary Kindergarten and 1st grade students learned about personal safety with Happy Bear
7 months ago, Aimee Landgren
Mrs. Hodges
Keep sending in your recipes for our school cookbook! All Reading and Americus students are encouraged to participate! We will continue to accept recipes all next week.
7 months ago, Mrs. Hodges
Aimee Landgren
The junior high students at NLC received important information about the proper use of cell phones from the Lyon County Multi-Disciplinary Team. Thank you to the presenters for taking the time to educate our students on this crucial topic.
7 months ago, Aimee Landgren
Aimee Landgren
Students at Americus Elementary were recognized last week at an assembly for showing perseverance and effort in academics. Congratulations students!
7 months ago, Aimee Landgren
Corey Wiltz
Just a tease as the Americus Spring Concert is next week! Check Facebook for video! See you Thursday, May 3rd at 6:30pm!
8 months ago, Corey Wiltz
Peggy Fort
Reading School Carnival is tomorrow. Free games begin at 5:00 and the pulled pork/hotdog meals begin at 4:45. There will be a small silent auction. We hope to see you at the carnival!
8 months ago, Peggy Fort
Peggy Fort
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!!
8 months ago, Peggy Fort
Peggy Fort
Sophie Arens placed third in Serious Solo Acting at the Flint Hills League Forensics meet in Lyndon! Congrats Sophie!
9 months ago, Peggy Fort
Aimee Landgren
NLC Junior High 3rd Nine Weeks Honor Roll
9 months ago, Aimee Landgren
Corey Wiltz
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.
9 months ago, Corey Wiltz
Aron Dody
Proud of senior drum major Karsen DeWeese and the rest of our NHHS seniors. They are providing great leadership for our students and school.
9 months ago, Aron Dody
Aron Dody
NHHS Wildcat Marching Band
9 months ago, Aron Dody
Aron Dody
Awesome job NHHS band. Proud to be a Wildcat!
9 months ago, Aron Dody
Aron Dody
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!
9 months ago, Aron Dody
Aron Dody
Warming up! Sounding good!!
9 months ago, Aron Dody
Aron Dody
FYI...the band marches at 2:30 EST which is 1:30pm CST back home. We will upload the video after the kids march!
9 months ago, Aron Dody
Aron Dody
Fun day a Hollywood Studios today! Band marches tomorrow at Magic Kingdom!
9 months ago, Aron Dody
Aimee Landgren
State Assessment Assembly at Americus/NLC today to get students excited for testing which starts tomorrow!
9 months ago, Aimee Landgren
Aron Dody
We made it to Orlando and the sun is shinning!
9 months ago, Aron Dody
Aron Dody
It might not be sunny but it is still the ocean. A quick pit stop at Daytona Beach.
9 months ago, Aron Dody
Aron Dody
I thought Flordia would be sunnier than this! 😉 Lunch stop in Columbia, MO. Snowing most of the way. Bring on the sun!
9 months ago, Aron Dody
Aron Dody
Walt Disney World here we come! Thank you Mrs. Merring and Ms. Lukehart for all of your hard work and dedication to make this trip possible. Florida bound!
9 months ago, Aron Dody
Corey Wiltz
NLC kids enjoy an afternoon of bowling as a reward for good 3rd qtr behavior! Thanks to Americus PTO for picking up the tab!
9 months ago, Corey Wiltz
Corey Wiltz
NLC kids enjoy an afternoon of bowling as a reward for good 3rd qtr behavior! Thanks to Americus PTO for picking up the tab!
9 months ago, Corey Wiltz
Corey Wiltz
An amazing turnout for our FAST night! Great sessions and student performances. Thanks to everyone that made this a great success. #251Proud
9 months ago, Corey Wiltz
Peggy Fort
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.
9 months ago, Peggy Fort
Corey Wiltz
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!
9 months ago, Corey Wiltz
Aimee Landgren
8th Graders enjoyed learning more about NHHS and participating in Reality U today.
9 months ago, Aimee Landgren
Aimee Landgren
Americus Elementary Character Assembly was held last week. Students were recognized for Leadership and Responsibility as well as good effort in academics. Good job students!
9 months ago, Aimee Landgren
Aimee Landgren
There will be an 8th grade Parent Meeting held during FAST Night on Thursday, March 8th at the Americus Elementary/NLC Junior High School. High School Pre-Enrollment and Drivers Ed will be discussed
9 months ago, Aimee Landgren
Aron Dody
I'm in an inspirational quote mode this morning after listening to Dr. Watson. Kansas is on the right path for school redesign. 1) Personalized 2) Project Based 3) Intense focus on social and emotional development and 4) Immersion with parents and community.
9 months ago, Aron Dody
Aron Dody
Dr. Watson (Kansas Commissioner of Education) just shared this quote this morning. Love it!
9 months ago, Aron Dody
Corey Wiltz
Awesome turn out for Donuts with Dads! Thanks to @Hostess for their donut donation and to our NLC STUCO students for serving! Also to our teachers for helping their students honor their dad's with great projects. More pics on Facebook!
9 months ago, Corey Wiltz
Mrs. Hodges
Calling ALL Dads, Grandpas, Father Figures, and special guests! Americus Elementary and NLC Jr. High will be hosting Donuts for Dads Friday, March 2nd, 2018 @ 7:30 a.m. in the Americus School Gym.
9 months ago, Mrs. Hodges
Aron Dody
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.
10 months ago, Aron Dody
Aron Dody
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.
10 months ago, Aron Dody
Corey Wiltz
NLC welcomed students from the NHHS FFA chapter so that they could talk with 7th and 8th graders about FFA and celebrate FFA week! Great job FFA guys and gals!
10 months ago, Corey Wiltz
Aron Dody
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
10 months ago, Aron Dody
Peggy Fort
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!!!!!
10 months ago, Peggy Fort
Aron Dody
No school today for USD 251
10 months ago, Aron Dody
Mrs. Hodges
The Americus Book Fair will be open tonight 3:00-5:00pm and throughout Parent-Teacher Conferences tomorrow 1:00-8:00pm. Stop by and support our school library!
10 months ago, Mrs. Hodges
Corey Wiltz
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!
10 months ago, Corey Wiltz
Corey Wiltz
Americus lower elementary classes celebrated the 100th day of school with numerous activities designed to get them excited about applying their skills in counting and math. Hard to believe we have 100 days behind us already!
10 months ago, Corey Wiltz
Peggy Fort
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
10 months ago, Peggy Fort
Peggy Fort
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.
10 months ago, Peggy Fort
Corey Wiltz
Our NLC band rockin with other league school bands at the FHJL Band Concert in ESU's Webb Hall. What an awesome opportunity!
10 months ago, Corey Wiltz
Mrs. Hodges
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.
10 months ago, Mrs. Hodges
Corey Wiltz
Congrats to our 251 Lyon County Spelling Bee participants! All 251 spellers made it through numerous rounds with Preston Patton placing 4th overall! Reading staff hosted an amazing Bee!
10 months ago, Corey Wiltz
Aron Dody
Good luck USD 251 students Gus Phillips, Rachael Coppock, Tagen Hoffer, Clayton Collier, Landon Dody, Matthew Rouse, Preston Patton, Heather Metcalfe, and Emily Maxwell in the Lyon County Spelling Bee!
10 months ago, Aron Dody
Corey Wiltz
Week 2 NLC Quiz Bowl Results from the Lyndon Quiz Bowl: 8th: won 3 lost 4 7th: won 2 lost 5 Next week NLC hosts! Go NLC!
10 months ago, Corey Wiltz
Peggy Fort
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!
10 months ago, Peggy Fort
Mrs. Hodges
Don't forget to RSVP by WeDnEsDaY for the Americus Book Fair Family Breakfast next Tuesday, February 13th at 7:30-8:00 am. Adult breakfast costs $2.05. If you don't have a form please call of email.
10 months ago, Mrs. Hodges
Mrs. Hodges
Mrs. DeLong has gotten a quick lead for the Jr. High on Day 1 of the Pie Face Coin Challenge! Bring your change tomorrow and vote for the teacher you want to see get a pie in the face!
10 months ago, Mrs. Hodges
Mrs. Hodges
The Americus Elem./NLC Jr. High will begin their All for Books Coin Drive tomorrow. Money can be put in the jar of the teacher they want to see get a pie in the face. All money donated will go to buy books for our classroom teachers.
10 months ago, Mrs. Hodges
Aron Dody
Proud of our NHHS students, Kennedy Dragonas and Kylee Sull, who represented USD 251 at the State Wellness and Nutrition workshop in Topeka today. Thank you ladies!
10 months ago, Aron Dody
Peggy Fort
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.
10 months ago, Peggy Fort