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Long Time PHHS Teacher Passes

Mary Schwindt, long time English teacher at Pawnee Heights High School passed away yesterday, July 7, 2016.  Her memorial service will be held Monday, July 11, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Michael's Episcopal Church in Hays.  For more information please visit http://www.haysmemorial.com/listings.

 
State Track

Congratulations to Catera Hoffman, Ashlee Miller, Shana Ditges, Micaela Polson, and Regan Carlson for making it to the 1A State Track Meet!  They all competed this past weekend at Wichita and the results are:

The 4x100 M Relay with Catera, Ashlee, Shana, and Micaela ran a 53.82 and received 13th place. They were just over 1 second away from beating the school record of 52.7 set in 1978!

Regan Carlson ran a 5:41.61 in the 1600 Meter and received 3rd place, just shy of beating the school record she set last year of 5.41.5!

Congratulations girls!

 

 
Special Education Parent Survey

Recently, 1,800 Kansas parents of students with disabilities were randomly selected by the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) to complete an online survey.  The survey is 10 questions and the responses are used to help guide efforts to improve services and results for children and families receiving special education services in Kansas.

If you are a parent who received one of the 1,800 orange postcards and haven't gone online to complete a survey, please do so prior to June 1st.  If you have questions, please contact KSDE at 785-296-7454.  Thank you for sharing in this important process.

 
Rozel FCE Awards 4th Graders

The FCE group of Rozel invited the Pawnee Heights 4th graders to participate in an essay contest.  The essay theme was "Fairness."  The FCE group judged the essays.  Gabe Parker placed first, Olivia Hands second, and Owen Reece placed third.  The first place essay will now be entered in the next level of competition, the state level.  The class appreciated the opportunity to participate and was awarded money as a prize to spend as the class decides.  We feel fortunate to receive this gift.  Thank you, members of the FCE group of Rozel!

 

 
Grants Received for Weight Equipment

PE Teacher Rick Carlson recently applied for and received two grants to buy some new equipment for the weight room.  Midwest Energy awarded $400.00 for new kettlebells and Golden Belt awarded $272.00 for new mini-bands, superbands, and weighted sandbags.  Thank you to Mr. Carlson, Midwest Energy, and Golden Belt!

 
SPIAA League Math Contest

Students from 4th through 8th grades recently participate in the annual SPIAA League Math Contest and they returned with many awards!  The results were:

4th Grade       Cade Colglazier           4th in Mental Math

                         Olivia Hands                4th in Mental Math

                         Gabe Parker                10th in Geometry

5th Grade       Annika Brake               8th in Mental Math and 9th in Geometry

                         Alec Carlson                1st in Mental Math, 2nd in Geometry, 3rd in Problem Solving

                         Paige Duncan              4th in Mental Math

6th Grade       Braden Colglazier        10th in Mental Math

                         Adam Hands                5th in Mental Math and 5th in Problem Solving

                         Evan Seltmann            1st in Geometry

7th Grade       Cody Amspacker         2nd in Mental Math, 7th in Geometry, 5th in Problem Solving

                         Samuel Duncan          10th in Mental Math

8th Grade       Lane Pywell                 3rd in Mental Math and 3rd in Geometry

                         Jacelyn Salmans         2nd in Mental Math, 6th in Geometry, 2nd in Problem Solving

                         Harrison VanMeter      4th in Geometry

 

Congratulations to all who participated!!!

 
Help Earn Cash for Our School

One of the easiest ways to earn cash for USD 496 is by participating in the Box Tops for Education Program.  By clipping and collecting box tops, our school can earn hundreds of dollars per year!  Each box top is worth ten cents.  This money is used to purchase books for classroom libraries or reading projects that benefit our entire school.

There are 300 General Mills' products that bear the official logo of Box Tops for Education.  Examples of some of these products are: General Mills' cereals, Bisquick, and Pillsbury.

This is such a simple fundraiser! Here's what you need to do:

1) Clip Box Tops from participating products.

2) Send the labels to school with your child.  The school office and classrooms have a drop off box.

3) That's it! What an easy way to help our school!

With all of the products in the program it should be easy to increase our earnings.  USD 496 thanks you for supporting our school.

If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Mounday or Mrs. Durler at (620) 527-4211.

 
Credit Card Payments Now Available

USD 496 Pawnee Heights is pleased to announce the launch of KanPay Counter, the point-of-sale solution provided by Kansas.gov, to process student fee payments!

The school district understands the importance of providing a convenient method of payment for paying student fees.  More and more people are using credit and debit cards as a preferred method of payment and we are very excited to offer this from our partnership with Kansas.gov.  Payments can be made in the school office or by using the KanPay link under Main Menu on the left.  A 2.5% transaction fee will automatically be applied to any credit card payments.  

If you have any questions on how to use this service, please contact Traci Nuckolls or Shannon Milch at 620-527-4211.

 
Governor's Achievement Award

Pawnee Heights High School has earned a Governor’s Achievement Award for outstanding performance in both math and reading assessments.  The Kansas Department of Education recognized Pawnee Heights as ranked among the top 5 percent of Kansas high schools in both reading and mathematics on the Kansas State Assessments.  High schools were also measured for graduation rates.  

Eighteen high schools were recognized for the seventh annual Governor’s Achievement Awards, honoring the top performing schools in the state.

Read the full article here from the Great Bend Tribune:

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  lol! 

 

A mother walked into her son's room and said cheerfully, "Up. Up. Its time to go to school."

The son replied, "I don't want to go to school."

"You have to go," the mother said.

"I hate that school.  The kids are mean and rotten."

"You still have to go," exclaimed the mother.

"It's like a jungle.  One fight after another.  They threaten me at least 100 times a day!" cried the son.

"You have to go to school!!!"

"Why must I go?" pleaded the son.

"Because," replied the mother, "You are the principal!"

 

According to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, while both male and female reindeer grow antlers in the summer each year, male reindeer drop their antlers at the beginning of winter, usually late November to mid-December.

Female reindeer retain their antlers till after they give birth in the spring. Therefore, according to EVERY historical rendition depicting Santa's reindeer, EVERY single one of them, from Rudolph to Blitzen, had to be a girl.

We should have known... ONLY women would be able to drag a fat man in a red velvet suit all around the world in one night and not get lost.


Read more at http://www.favecrafts.com/Entertaining/A-Great-Bunch-of-Funny-Christmas-Stories#axv2E8fl7CWtSfMj.99

According to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, while both male and female reindeer grow antlers in the summer each year, male reindeer drop their antlers at the beginning of winter, usually late November to mid-December.

Female reindeer retain their antlers till after they give birth in the spring. Therefore, according to EVERY historical rendition depicting Santa's reindeer, EVERY single one of them, from Rudolph to Blitzen, had to be a girl.

We should have known... ONLY women would be able to drag a fat man in a red velvet suit all around t

According to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, while both male and female reindeer grow antlers in the summer each year, male reindeer drop their antlers at the beginning of winter, usually late November to mid-December.

Female reindeer retain their antlers till after they give birth in the spring. Therefore, according to EVERY historical rendition depicting Santa's reindeer, EVERY single one of them, from Rudolph to Blitzen, had to be a girl.

We should have known... ONLY women would be able to drag a fat man in a red velvet suit all around the world in one night and not get lost


Read more at http://www.favecrafts.com/Entertaining/A-Great-Bunch-of-Funny-Christmas-Stories#axv2E8fl7CWtSfMj.99

According to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, while both male and female reindeer grow antlers in the summer each year, male reindeer drop their antlers at the beginning of winter, usually late November to mid-December.

Female reindeer retain their antlers till after they give birth in the spring. Therefore, according to EVERY historical rendition depicting Santa's reindeer, EVERY single one of them, from Rudolph to Blitzen, had to be a girl.

We should have known... ONLY women would be able to drag a fat man in a red velvet suit all around the world in one night and not get lost


Read more at http://www.favecrafts.com/Entertaining/A-Great-Bunch-of-Funny-Christmas-Stories#axv2E8fl7CWtSfM