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KINDERGARTEN AND PRESCHOOL ROUNDUP / SCREENING
We will be holding kindergarten and preschool screening at the Effingham Union Church, 515 Seabury St., on April 23rd from 9:00—4:00 and April 24th from 8:00-12:00. The entire screening will take about an hour per child (30 minutes for preschool screening). Please call the Elementary School at (913) 833-4420 to schedule a time and for more information. Students 5 years old on or before August 31st, 2015 are eligible for kindergarten for the upcoming school year. Students must be 4 on or before August 31st, 2015 to be eligible for preschool.
Please bring with you: *Birth Certificate *Immunization Record
Notification Regarding Case of Scabies at the Elementary School - Information Letter to Parents from Nurse Hawk
Results from District Piano, Saturday, February 7, 2015
Congratulations to Jeremy Lutz and Jentry Scherer who both took a I rating on their piano solos at District Piano. Jeremy and Jentry will compete at State Piano in Wichita on February 21.
Talking Tigers News from February 7, 2015
The ACCHS Talking Tigers Forensics team competed at the Nemaha Central Invitational on Saturday, February 7. All team members competed very well, earning the team 7th place in sweepstakes. Congratulations to finalists Kolten Coy, 5th place Impromptu Speaking, Mikayla Nehl & Samantha Harden, 4th place Duet Acting, and Gyluss Hutchens, 4th place Prose Interpretation. Gyluss is now qualified to compete at the State Speech and Drama Festival in May. The Talking Tigers will compete next at Hiawatha on February 14.
ACCJSH 1st SEMESTER HONOR ROLL RELEASED - (Press Release)
Atchison County Junior/Senior High 2014-2015 Semester One Honor Roll - Congratulations to the students of ACCJSH who through their hard work and commitment to academic excellence this past semester made the Honor Roll!
STRAIGHT “A” HONOR ROLL (4.0)
Grade 12: Blair Fowler, Raven Hundley, Kyle Kimmi, and Jeremy Lutz
Grade 11: Mallory Eckert, Amber Kelly, Madison Martin, Matie Meeks, Elizabeth Miller, Baylee Pitts, and Kendra Rodecap
Grade 10: Jacob Chalfant, Savannah Cohorst, Trisha Fassnacht, Madison Hetherington, Ashley Pieper, and Jared Wagner
Grade 9: Cameron Cooper, Savannah Gann, Erin Hamilton, Hailey McConnaughey, Ash Opal, Sara Razo, and Curtis Stirton
Grade 8: Jaycee Ernzen, Makaea Forbes, Sara Johnson, Jonna McDermed, Lane Scoggins.
Grade 7: Victoria Caplinger, Sarah Kimmi, Jayden McNerny, and Graci Postma.
PRINCIPAL HONOR ROLL (3.99-3.50)
Grade 12: Colby Baker, Levi Baker, Kara Burton, Courtney Coder, Juliette Corpstein, Taylor Evans, Lauren Frederick, Bratten Forbes, Danielle Fuller, Samantha Harden, Jessica Hotham, Colby Housh, Jeanie Hurst, Mikayla Nehl, Rachel Newquist, Katie Sullivan.
Grade 11: Jessica Cluck, Clark Cummings, Michaela Falk, River Gann, Sara Hamilton, Gyluss Hutchins, Lucy Kearney, Ashley Kimmi, Kenneth Lowe, Madison Meeks, Jentry Scherer, Emily Schletzbaum, Rebekah Scholz, Patrick Sullivan, Heather Vanderweide
Grade 10: Malia Hawk, Michael Moeck, Kennedy Parnell
Grade 9: Lacey Christie, Krystal Lassen, Raymond Martin, Luke Miller, Cole Montgomery, Katilyn Nitz, Karlin Parnell, August Scholz, Kasey Timmons
Grade 8: Katelynn Beien, Shawn Boos, Philip Boyce, Branson Brull, Kaelyn Kimmi, James McDermed, Nathan Myers, Daisey Norris, John Pantle, Katherine Postman, Shane Rice, Evan Ricketts
Grade 7: Lacey Banks, Caleb Barnes, Cheyenne Brown, Brayden Brull, Ryan Eagle, Wyatt, Fassnacht, Annie Hall, Marcus Hetherington, Holly Horn, Triston Myers, Samantha Post, Colton Scholz, Tucker Smith.
TIGER HONOR ROLL (3.499—3.00)
Grade 12: Logan Bowen, Shailey Caudle, Alexis Coder, Lillie Holtgrave, Hannah Hundley, Dana Noll, Jesse Noll, Kara Peterson, Sabrina Reynolds, Cassandra Scherer.
Grade 11: Madison Bissell, Mackenzie Forbes, Maddison Forbes, Keastra Gilliland, Nicholas Hagar, Emily Henderson, Jessica Holle, Breana Nitz, James Oswald, Connor Perkins, Alexis Phillips, Adrianna Reiff, Samuel Sowers, Dacota Spencer.
Grade 10: Dylan Birkinsha, Bailey Buttron, Kolten Coy, Noah Domann, Hannah Eagle, Maddison Felton , Karina Jonhson, Clarissa Marsh, Ryder McAlexander , Spencer McNerny, Hunter Ostertag, Karl Scholz, Emily Wood.
Grade 9: Michael Baker, Joel Clem, Wyatt Doty, Ty Ellerman, Britney Haynes, Timothy Ralston, Sunnie Stanley, Mamie West.
Grade 8: Mercedez Albright, Talen Burge, Austin Coder, Aaron Daniels, Gracie Goodman, Jacob Hamilton, Logan Kramer, Alyssa McCloskey, Alyssa Montgomery, Matthew Oswalt, Mark Salfrank, Dillon Servaes, Ivan Smith.
Grade 7: Cameron Baker, Joseph Banks, Logan Berg, Earl Coder, Aubree Cohorst, Noah Gregory, Evan Hamilton, Kylia Henning, Gabriel Livingston, Levi Navinsky, Jeran Platt, Ian Postma, Erik Conner Razo, Shelby Scholz, Baylee Snyder, Tony West, Jacob Wood.
JACOB HANDKE AND LAUREN FEDRICK CROWNED K&Q OF MATS!
Atchison County Community Junior Senior High School congratulates the 2015 King and Queen of Mats and their court, who were crowned during the home wrestling dual against Atchison HS, Wednesday January 21, 2015. Jacob Handke, son of Phil and Robyn Handke, was named King of Mats and Lauren Fedrick, daughter of Shayne Fedrick and Kassie Fedrick was named Queen of Mats.
Rounding out the royal court were candidates Lillie Holtgrave (daughter of Randy Holtgrave and Melissa Holtgrave) and Mikayla Nehl daughter of Jason Nehl and Jennifer Nehl), Bratten Forbes (son of Daryl and Tenille Forbes) and Jeremy Lutz (son of Tom Lutz). Assisting with the crowning were the ACCHS Cheerleaders and announcer, Student Council President Blair Fowler.
News from Secretary Duncan and the U.S. Dept. of Education
As you are likely aware, the United States has been experiencing a nationwide outbreak of enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) associated with severe respiratory illness that has been especially harmful to children. At the same time, you and your communities may also have questions about the Ebola virus. To address both public health concerns, the U.S. Department of Education and our federal health partners have a number of informational resources to share with you.
Almost all of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)-confirmed cases this year of EV-D68 infection have been among children. Many of the children had asthma or a history of wheezing. Many parents continue to be worried about the outbreak and want information about what they can do to prevent illness and protect themselves and their families. The CDC has developed information and resources for parents about EV-D68.
Below are CDC resources about EV-D68 developed for parents:
Parent Letter Regarding Hand, Foot, Mouth Disease (HFMD)
For Immediate Release, Friday, September 5, 2014
We have at least one confirmed case of Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease (HFMD) at the Junior-Senior High and one at the elementary. HFMD is a viral illness that usually affects infants and children younger than 10 years old. However, it can sometimes occur in adults.
Symptoms- HFMD usually starts with a fever, poor appetite, a feeling of being unwell and sore throat. One or two days after the fever starts, painful sores may develop in the mouth. A skin rash can develop in 1-2 days. The rash has flat or raised red spots, sometimes with blisters. The rash is usually on the palms of the hands and soles of the feet; it may also appear on the knees, elbows, buttocks or genital area. Persons infected with the virus may not get all the symptoms of the disease. They may only get the mouth sore or skin rash. The infection usually goes away without any serious complications within 7 to 10 days. In very rare occasions, complications of viral meningitis or encephalitis may occur.
Transmission- This virus is spread from person to person by direct contact. The virus is found in the nose, throat, fluid in blisters, and stool of the infected person. The virus is spread when the infected person touches an object and surfaces that are then touched by others. Infected persons are MOST contagious during the first week of the illness.
Prevention- There is no vaccine to protect against the virus. You can lower the risk of being infected by:
Treatment- There is no specific treatment; however, some things can be done to relieve symptoms:
Hand, foot, and mouth disease is often confused with foot-and-mouth disease (also called hoof-and-mouth disease), a disease of cattle, sheep, and swine. However, the two diseases are caused by different viruses and are not related. Persons concerned about their symptoms should contact their health care provider immediately.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me toll free at (877) 854-4689. Information is also available online from the CDC website at http://www.cdc.gov/hand-foot-mouth/index.html.
Tenille Forbes School Nurse
Atchison County Community Schools
Toll Free at (877) 854-4689
ACT Scores 2014 – ACCHS Students Score High Marks on ACT
Above State and National Average in Every Category
Making it Happen!
USD #377 Atchison County Community Schools releases 2014 ACT results – ACCHS students score high marks on the 2014 ACT. The district’s average composite score was 22.6 compared to a state average of 22.0. ACCHS students scored highest in Reading where they averaged 23.2 well above the state average of 22.5. Breakdown of scores:
ENGLISH - ACCHS 21.8 / State 21.4
MATHEMATICS – ACCHS 22.6 / State 21.7
READING – ACCHS 23.2 / State 22.5
SCIENCE – ACCHS 22.0 / State 21.8
COMPOSITE – ACCHS 22.6 / State 22.0
Back to School 2014
Not Just Another Year, Not Just Another School - Make it Happen!
School will open on Monday, and the staff at USD #377 want to say welcome back to all of our returning students and parents. And if you are new to our school, welcome to USD #377 Atchison County Community Schools. A school district committed to our vision - "A Model Rural Community School District".
Our promise to our students, our parents, and our communities is to give our very best each and every day, striving to ensure the personal success of every student through academic excellence and educational opportunity.
During this exciting year, your children will enjoy the opportunity to interact and learn from a highly qualified faculty and staff at Atchison County Community Schools. A staff who believes a high-quality education is the fundamental right of every child; and that every child can learn and be successful.
The fall semester will begin on August 18th, 2014 with a variety of fun and interesting activities for students of all ages. On Thursday, August 21, the Junior Senior High, will have students trained on positive behavioral supports by the “Stand Up Student Ambassadors” with the event culminating in a live broadcast by KAIR Radio with the spinning wheel and the opportunity to win some fantastic prizes. Additionally, the Elementary School will be hosting a “Back to School Assembly” with fun events for all students to enjoy.
Educating your children is an important task, and we need your help to do it well. Please be sure your child comes to school each day rested and ready to learn. Attendance and arriving on time are also important – we don’t want our students to miss any instructional time, so please make sure your child is here on time every day.
We look forward to a great year at Atchison County Community Schools. If you have any questions about this upcoming year, please contact the Central Office at (913) 833-5050, ACCES at (913) 833- 4420, or ACCJSH at (913) 833-2240.
“Stand Up” Ambassadors at ACCJSHS
Students at ACCJSHS will have an opportunity this year to be a part of a new student ambassador program. In this program, students work with other students and staff to support and promote a school climate where everyone feels safe, productive, and part of a community.
In an effort to get the student ambassador program off to a running start, a group of ACCHS students donated two of their summer vacation days to learn about the “Stand Up” Ambassador program. The students then spent an afternoon during teacher inservice training the teachers!
On Thursday, August 21st, student ambassadors will work with the entire ACCJSH student body in Low Rope activities, which help students learn to work together and communicate effectively to complete different tasks. Once the students complete their Low Rope activities, the students will debrief, or talk, about their experiences and discuss how they worked together and then tie the activity to the student code of conduct. During the debriefing, students discuss teamwork, leadership, and succeeding in school.
As an added benefit to the day, KAIR Radio will be broadcasting live from 11:00 - 1:00 during the student lunch hour! Students will also have the chance to win prizes!
TIGER BOOSTER CLUB ANNOUNCEMENT
All supporters of the ACCJSH students are encouraged to become part of the Tiger Booster Club! We are in the process of reorganizing and would like as much participation from the supporters of our students as possible. Volunteers are needed to bake cookies, work Booster Club dinners and events, make posters, and design fan clothing. The opportunities are endless!
Our goal is to make sure that our students at the Jr/Sr High School know that they have a family of supporters behind them. Please help spread the word. We need many people to be involved to help make the load lighter for all. For additional information, please contact Alison Ostertag--ostertag.alison@usd3
Like our Facebook Page: Atchison County Community Booster Club
Follow us on Twitter: @ACCJSHBoosters
Central office hours:
7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.