USD440 District Office
    521 West 6th Street
    Halstead, KS 67056

    Halstead High School
    521 W. 6th Street
    Halstead, KS 67056

    Halstead Middle School
    221 W. 6th
    Halstead, KS 67056

    Bentley Primary School
    212 N. Phelps
    Bentley, KS 67016

    Home District Office News From the Superintendent

    News from the Superintendent
    Thomas J. Alstrom

    Halstead Schools are continually working to maintain the level of excellence this community has cometo expect. The challenge of maintaining excellence is not an easy challenge and with the changes in accountability the challenges becomes even harder. Our focus this year has been on learning and understanding the new Standards for education and focusing on how to assist teachers in doing the best job in the classroom. We have implemented new training on Classroom Instruction that Works strategies. This is a well-researched process that not only helps teachers focus on their teaching but is designed to help keep students engaged in the learning process.

    Education is one of the hottest topics in the State. Ranging from the discussions of the new State Standards to how to finance education to maintain the quality programs we have in Kansas. Despite all of the discussions about the Standards, we still have local control of determining how and what we teach to make sure that our students are College and Career Ready. Our main goal is to keep our student"s engaged in the educational process and strive to continuously improve what we can do for the students to make them successful learners.

    Halstead-Bentley is not without its challenges and I am proud to say that our teachers and staff have taken on the challenge to continue to improve in the midst of trying times. From and insightful Board of Education to the remainder of the staff, we are focused on what is best for kids. That is what we are in the business for, our future, and that is the success of our students!