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Please call 316/835-2694 or 316/835-2641 if you are interested in learning more about our paid preschool program.
Classes are Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday's from 8:00 to 11:00 A.M. for children 4 and 5 years of age.
Classes are Thursday and Friday's from 8:00 to 10:30 A.M. for children 3 years of age.

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The school year is off to a great start and it seems like we are flying through this first quarter. Our enrollment is down just a little but we will have a better idea after next week.

We are in the process of working through our curriculum and classroom instruction to help us meet the College and Career Readiness standards for our State. The testing results from last spring are getting ready to come out this fall and it will look a lot different than past years. The new format will look more on the individual student to see how ready they are for their grade level as it relates to the standards. There will also be a look at the school and district as a whole but most of the emphasis will be on the student success. With this approach we will be able to make a more focused attempt at helping students reach their potential while in our schools.

We are also working hard on individual plans of study for middle and high school students. We what to give them the opportunity to explore jobs and careers in middle school and then that that information and make a plan for success to use in high school. We are structuring this through group and individual sessions with a career counselor who will help them determine the courses best suited for the student to help them achieve their career goals.

We know that there will be changes throughout high school and that kids don’t always know what they want to be or do for the rest of their life. That is why these plans are fluid documents and can change each semester if a student wants to take a different avenue with their education. While we cannot avoid the required subjects, we can help kids make better choices with the elective credits throughout high school.

Education is changing and the expectations are getting higher, yet in the recent study done by the Commissioner of Education, they found out that according to the parents and business and industry, schools need to be stressing more than just the academic side of learning. That is where the new College and Career Standards focus on 4 major strands, the academics preparation, cognitive preparation, technical skills and employability skills to help our students be successful when they walk out our door, no matter what they choose to do.

Our Mission is to “engage in continuous improvement to develop successful learners”.  As we change how and what we teach, we want to continually focus on the student and how we can ensure that they have the skills needed to enter a continually changing society and work force. The flexibility to change with that environment and the skills needed to continually adjust and learn what it takes to be successful. READ MORE

USD #440 is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, creed, age or handicapping condition in employment, admissions, education program, or other activities operated by the district.