Friday, October 15, 2010

USD 467 Community Newsletter--October Edition

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USD 467 Community Newsletter

Wichita County Public Schools

District Office
106 South Indian Road
Leoti, Kansas 67861
(620) 375-4677

October 15, 2010

RB Stewart Elementary
200 East J Street
Leoti, Kansas 67861
(620) 375-2314

Wichita Co. Junior-High School
800 West Broadway
Leoti, Kansas 67861
(620) 375-2213

Dear USD 467 Community,
Please take a few minutes to read our community newsletter. We hope the information is helpful
and informative. Thank you for supporting your community schools and thank you to all who have
contributed to this effort. Feel free to contact us with ideas and comments!

From the

Dear Wichita County,

Thank you to the heroes of
Wichita County! Wichita
County is that unique place
where our citizens just seem
to “step up” to fill a void,
accomplish a task, and
contribute for the betterment
of all who live here. They do
so through their unselfish
attitude and sense of
community. The list is endless
from our volunteer fire
department and EMS, the
dedicated museum folks ,
individuals who serve on the
hospital board, help with the
amusement and fair
association, city and county
government, Economic
Development, people who do
community theater, or pursue
ideas like the ‘Fall Cruisin
Fest” not to mention the 4-H
and Scout leaders. These are
the civic minded citizens who
make “things happen” here

ü Important Dates!
ü USD 467 receives several Standards of
Excellence for state academic test scores
ü Construction Update
ü RBSES and WC Jr-Sr High News
ü Register to receive school news texts

Parent/Teacher’s Conferences: October 18th and 21st
RBSES: 4:00-8:00pm
Junior-Senior High School: 4:30-8:30pm

Congrats to USD 467 Principals, Staff,

and we are fortunate to have
so many.
The same applies to our
school system. For the school
district it is parents who
choose to get involved in
their student’s education by
helping as grade school class
room parent helpers, going on
field trips, and helping with
special events. We also have
community members who
choose to serve on the Board
of Education, coach our little
league and junior and senior
high sports, volunteers who
help with Scholars’ Bowl and
Forensics, annual junior high
league music festival, and of
course, the dedicated TRIBE
Booster Club members who
support WCHS. The list could
go on and on.

You can tell a lot about a
community by the people
who call it home We are
blessed to have folks who
care ( our heroes) to make
a difference in Wichita
County for our community
and our community
schools—Thank you!

It is an honor to be your
school superintendent.

Yours in Education,
Dr. Jim Hardy

and Students!!

USD 467 met the state Standards of Excellence in several
areas, grades and building wide. It is especially more
impressive when one considers the challenge of meeting the
increasing target scores. Not all grades are tested.
R B Stewart Elementary: Reading grade 3, Reading
grade 4, Reading grade 6, Reading Bldg.-Wide,
Math grade 4
Wichita County Junior-Senior High School: Reading 7,
Reading 11, Reading Bldg.-Wide,
Science 7, Science Bldg.-Wide

! Calendar Updates!

Important dates:
o October 18th and 21st Parent/Teacher’s Conferences:
RBSES: 4:00-8:00pm Junior-Senior High School: 4:30-
o October 22 NO SCHOOL
o November 9th 2nd Grade Math Night
o November 12-13 High School Musical: 7:30pm

Construction News!

There have been a lot of changes around the future Wichita
County Elementary School. The brick work is completed
and the new windows are installed. The next steps in the
exterior work involve final door installment and dirt work.
The effort of the interior work will now increase dramatically.
Examples of inside work include new energy efficient heating/
air conditioning, preparing the new Pre-K room, and moving
some upstairs walls, painting, flooring, and a new elevator. The
playground and landscaping plans are also being developed.
The junior-senior high is still in the midst of receiving its new
energy efficient heating/air conditioning as well as upgraded
energy efficient lighting. Please feel free go by the construction
site and take a look. If you would like a personal tour or have
questions contact Dr. Hardy, school superintendent, at 375-4677.

Thank you!
Ø Thank you to the
Arts Alliance and

RB Stewart Grade School News!

teacher, Martha
Myers, for providing
an outstanding art
program for the grade
school students.
Thank you to the
AIM Committee for
purchasing stability
balls and Bal-A-Vis-X
balance boards.

Principal: Mrs. Dawn McKinney

Wichita County
Senior High

Principal: Mr. Keith Higgins

WALK WEDNESDAY AT RBSES Come join students and staff
for morning exercise every Wednesday during October at 8:00 on
the east RBSES playground.

WE WANT YOU! USD #467 needs parents and community
member volunteers to serve on the district site councils. Site
council meets three to four times per school year. The purpose
of the school site council is to be a sounding board and to assist
in a continuous school improvement process.

Please contact R.B. Stewart Elementary at 375-2314 or WCJSHS
at 375-2213 if you have questions or are interested in serving on
the site council.

Do you have the desire to make a difference? R.B.S.E.S. has
the answer – become a volunteer! Volunteers are needed to
listen to students read, help teachers with displaying of student
work, make games, journals, and bulletin boards, and help serve
healthy snacks.
Contact the office or your child’s teacher at 375-2314 for more

WCHS Presents Bye Bye Birdie!

On November 12 & 13 at 7:30 p.m.,
the WCHS Choral Department will
present the hit musical Bye Bye
Birdie! Come join the excitement as
pop icon, Conrad Birdie, comes to
Sweet Apple, Ohio to bestow his final
kiss before going into the army!!
With outrageous characters and toe
tapping music, this is one show you
don't want to miss!!



TextCaster is a cell phone text messaging
service sponsored by Western State Bank.
The district utilizes this to inform parents,
students and patrons about things that are
happening in USD 467. It has been use for
school closings due to weather, information
about school activities, not only at the
Junior Senior High, but also R. B. Stewart
If you don’t currently receive TextCaster
messages or have recently switched phones
or providers, go to the district internet home
page at, scroll to the bottom until
you see the Indian Alert link, click on the
link and follow the instructions. Make sure
you have your cell phone to complete the
activation. Unless your service provider
charges to receive text messages, there is no
cost to you. Thanks again to Western State
Bank for providing this service to the district
and community!
Sponsored by:

Western State Bank

TRIBE Booster Club

Meetings the 2nd Sunday of each Month at the Fire Barn 2:00pm
Parents of all our students who participate in school activities are invited
to attend. NEXT MEETING: Sunday November 14th 2:00pm

Early Childhood Screenings

USD 467 and High Plains Educational Cooperative are
offering free Early Childhood Screening for preschool
ages 3-5 years.
The following areas will be screened:
v Vision/Hearing
v Speech/Language Development
v Cognitive/Educational Skills
v Social Development
v Adaptive/Self Help Skills
v Fine and Gross Motor Skills

To find out more about your child’s development,
schedule a screening with your local Early Childhood
Specialist. For more information and to schedule
a screening contact Amy Spencer at RB Stewart
Elementary at 375-2314.

Find out more about USD 467 by going to
the school web page:

“Coming together is a
Keeping together is
Working together is

USD 467

“Continuing Our Tradition of
Excellence in Education.”

For more up to date school news, stories, and pictures, please subscribe to the Leoti
Standard. Thank you to Pat for her great coverage of our community schools!!!!!

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