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Summer project update- Lincoln Roof-Geisler Roofing will start work on the Lincoln partial-roof replacement on August 2nd. Their goal will be to complete the project by the time school starts. CJSHS Gazebo-The gazebo project is . . .
KASB Committee on Funding Public Education: I attended the fourth, and final, meeting on December 3rd, in Wichita. A draft of our recommendations was presented to the Delegate Assembly at the KASB Convention. I hope to have a . . .
January 5, 2011 AdvancEd Accreditation Visit: Remember that our Accreditation visit will be January 23-26, 2011. Curriculum : I have assembled a team of K-12 teachers to review and evaluate math curriculum . . .
KASB Committee on Funding Public Education: I will be attending the third committee meeting on November 5, 2010. We will be: 1) reviewing a draft of the committee report on the history of changes in school . . .
KASB Committee on Funding Public Education: I attend the second committee meeting on October 1, 2010. Basically, they tell us that we should figure out how to operate our schools on the money we have now, and perhaps less. . . .
KASB Committee on Funding Public Education: I was invited to serve on this state level committee. The first meeting was Sunday, August 29, in Topeka. The article below, from KASB Director John Heim, provides additional . . .
BUDGET: A “first” round of cuts was made, effective January 1, 2010. Those cuts include: eliminate field trips, eliminate activity bus, reduce professional development & travel, reduce two classified staff . . .
CALENDAR CHANGE: School will dismiss for the 2009-10 school year, one day early. Dismissal was scheduled for May 21, at 11:30 a.m. We will now dismiss on Thursday, May 20th at 11:30 a.m. AND, I have scheduled the 2nd . . .
CURRICULUM -I completed the Course Code Mapping process for USD 333, and we received $800 from KSDE for completing the process locally. The process was required by the Kansas State Department of Education and involved matching our . . .
July 12, 2010 The summer days are passing by quickly! The custodial and maintenance crews are on schedule with most projects. The storms added some work, as we experienced a major water leak over the music room at CJSHS and . . .
LEGISLATIVE POST AUDIT: A team of four committee members spent Friday, April 30th in the district. They interviewed the board clerk, superintendent, custodial, maintenance, food service, transportation and technology directors. . . .
New photos are added each day. (Click on the lower right of the photos in this article to go to the photo galleries.) This once-in-a-lifetime adventure was made possible through my membership with the . . .
Superintendent Bev Mortimer has presented budget updates to each of the district's schools and both the K-6 and 7-12 site councils. The updated report is cautiously optimistic , when compared . . .
The USD 333 Board of Education has not made any official cuts to the current budget, nor have any decisions been finalized for the 2009-10 budget. The district anticipates a reduction of $66,396 in this . . .
The USD 333 Board of Education approved district policy and procedure that cleared the way for Automated External Defibrillators, AED's, to be installed in the district's facilities. The local policy . . .
“At this time, the state does not have adequate resources to pay the remaining 25 percent of the December 1 general state aid payment.” (12/12/2008 – From the Kansas State Department of Education to Kansas . . .
Goal: Open and maintain active communication with community, staff, students and governmental agencies. USD 333 holds monthly Board meetings on the second Monday of each month. All meetings are open . . .
Students in all Kansas schools are required to take state assessments each spring. The mandatory reading and math tests are given to all students in grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and one high school grade . . .
The USD 333 Board of Education approved the following goals for the 2008-09 school year, at their October meeting: The Board of Education intends to demonstrate fiscal . . .
The 2008 Fall Fest was a time for current and former CHS students to get together and reminisce about he past, as well as dream about the future. Community celebrations allow all patrons and visitors to step back and truly appreciate . . .
If you had the opportunity to participate in sports in your school career, you can easily identify the characteristics of effective coaches. Those "winning" coaches were positive role models, had great knowledge of the fundamentals, . . .
Extracurricular activities are often the most visible reflection of a school system. The media reports the results of sporting events, fine arts competitions, as well as debate, chess and other academic competitions. These . . .
September 8, 2008 USD 333 Supporters, The 2008-09 school year is off to a great start! All staff openings were filled with great people and most of the summer maintenance . . .
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Teams of USD 333 staff members attended their first MTSS training session, on October 8, 2008, at the USD 333 Board Office. The ongoing training will consist of a structuring phase in year one . . .