Activities @ a Glance
Sep. 03 HHS/HMS XCounty @ Clearwater
Sep. 03 HMS Volleyball & Football vs Hoisington @ Home
Sep. 04 HHS Varsity Football @ Haven
Sep. 07 - No School
District 2015-16 Calendar
District 2015-16 Monthly Calendar
Little Dragon Preschool
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.
The summer is quickly passing by and we are in the process of gearing up for another great school year. There are several things still up in the air and the most important of those is the school financial situation.
Halstead-Bentley USD 440 finished the year in good financial shape despite the cuts and decisions of budget reductions at the State level. This is due to the conservative nature of the district and Board of Education. We work hard to maintain a quality school system and through our financial management, we were able to keep all of our teaching positions again this year. This is getting harder to do with the reductions in finances but we have made sacrifices in other areas to make sure we have quality instruction for the students.
The technology committee has worked hard the past two years to continue with a plan of increasing the districts technology availability for the teachers and students. There are several new computing devices in service since the start of school last year and we have added more this summer. We have worked hard to upgrade the connectivity to the buildings and now have technology available in every grade level for classroom teachers to use. This may not seem like much but from where we were two years ago, we have increased our opportunities in technology immensely.
There will be new faces in the staff this year with a new Middle School principal and several teachers. We feel fortunate to find so many quality candidates to come into our system. We are confident that we will be able to continue our quest for providing the best education possible for our students and will make every effort to train and support our new teachers as they learn our system here at USD 440.
We are excited for another great year. READ MORE