To become a model rural community school district.
A community school district founded on student achievement through academic excellence and educational opportunity to ensure personal success.
FIVE PILLARS/CORE VALUES
Community - Excellence - Opportunity - Success - Integrity
KINDERGARTEN - PRESCHOOL ROUNDUP NOTICE
We will be holding kindergarten and preschool screening at the Effingham Union Church 515 Seabury St. on April 24th from 9:00-4:00 and April 25th from 8:00-12:00. Students 5 years-old on, or before August 31st, 2014 are eligible for kindergarten for the upcoming school year. Students must be 4 on or before August 31st, 2014 to be eligible for preschool. Click here for more information...
JUNIOR HIGH KNOWLEDGE BOWL NEWS
Congratulations to the 7th Grade Knowledge Bowl Team and Coach Hughes! The ACCJH 7th Grade Knowledge Bowl Team team took 1st place last Thursday night at Hiawatha. Team members are: Evan Ricketts, Katherine Postma, Daisey Norris, Mercedez Albright, and Brett Opal. (Photo)
JEREMY LUTZ RATES A 'I" AT STATE PIANO
Congratulations to Jeremy Lutz, Junior at ACCHS, for his superior performance at KSHSAA State Piano on February 22, 2014, at Wichita State University. Jeremy qualified for the state competition by receiving a "I" rating in his district performance at Baker University earlier in February.
Jeremy received a "I" rating from his judge with a solo performance of Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata. A "I" rating is the highest rating a student can achieve in high school musical competitions. (Picture)
KU HONORS CLASS OF 2014 TOP TEN PERCENT
Students from eight Kansas high schools were honored Wednesday, Feb. 26, by the University of Kansas Alumni Association and KU Endowment.
ACCHS Students who were Honored: Bridgett Kelly, of Effingham. Morgan Martin, of Lancaster. Tannah Ernzen, of Cummings. Andrew Miller, of Atchison. Kiley Warriner, of Effingham. Ashley Chalfant, of Lancaster. Katherine Barnes, of Atchison.
TALKING TIGER FORENSICS NEWS
The Talking Tiger Forensics team competed at the Big 7 League forensics tournament on Saturday, March 1, 2014. All team members competed very well, earning the team 4th place in Sweepstakes. Congratulations to
The Tigers who placed in finals:
"The Surgery" (Connor Hulett, Andrew Miller, Caleb Miller): 3rd place, One-act play
Angelito dela Cruz: 5th place, Poetry Interpretation
Caleb Miller: 4th place, Prose Interpretation
Caleb Miller & Angelito Dela Cruz: 4th place, Duet Acting
Tobin Ford & Daylen Vessar: 3rd place, Improvised Duet Acting
Katie Barnes: 3rd place Humorous Solo Acting and 2nd place Original Oration
Connor Hulett: 3rd place Extemporaneous Speaking and 1st place Original Oration (League Champion)
Andrew Miller: 1st place, Impromptu Speaking (League Champion)
Tobin & Daylen qualified in IDA for 3A State Championships, and Angelito qualified his poetry for State Festival in May.
The Talking Tigers will host their home invitational tournament next Saturday, March 8, 2014.
STREP THROAT NOTICE
We are seeing an increase in Strep Throat throughout the district. Strep throat, an infection of the throat or tonsils, is common in young children. Please download and read the following notice from Nurse Forbes: http://goo.gl/VzTQgg
DISTRICT NEWSLETTER AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD
USDA Makes Flexibility for Grains and Proteins in National School Lunch Program Permanent
USDA has made permanent the current flexibility to eliminate the weekly maximums for grains and meat/meat alternates. This temporary guidance is now permanent; allowing schools to serve larger portions of lean protein and whole grains at mealtime while staying within calorie ranges for each age/grade group. Calorie maximums for the school meals do remain in place.
Agriculture Undersecretary for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services Kevin Concannon is quoted in the USDA press release as saying “Earlier this school year, USDA made a commitment to school nutrition professionals that we would make the meat and grain flexibility permanent and provide needed stability for long-term planning. We have delivered on that promise.”
377 FOOD SERVICE DEPARTMENT'S CHICKEN RICE CASSEROLE SELECTED AS A TASTE OF KANSAS RECIPE CONTEST WINNER!
The USD 377 Food Service Department submitted its recipe for Chicken Rice Casserole to KSDE to be entered in the annual Taste of Kansas Recipe Contest.
On Wednesday, December 18, Food Service Director, Theresa Cattrell was notified by Emily Brinkman, RD, LD, Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Director, Team Nutrition Project Director of the Child Nutrition and Wellness program, that our very own Chicken Rice Casserole recipe had been selected as one of the winners in the Taste of Kansas Recipe Contest. Our recipe will be featured in a new chef-taught culinary class being developed around favorite Kansas school recipes.
As a winner, Child Nutrition and Wellness department will cover the registration fees for 2 people from our district for the 2014 Child Nutrition Management Academy (CNMA) at the location of our choice.
Congratulations to Food Service Director, Theresa Cattrell and all the cooks in the district: Alvera Lee, Charlotte Rathert, Pam Roudebush, Marleena Wheeler, Deb Schneider, Dawn Lowe, and Julie Chalfant.
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL EARNS STATEWIDE READING HONOR
October 11, 2013 - Effingham, KS. Atchison County Elementary School – and the class of 2019 (this year’s 7th graders) will be recognized in November for their outstanding performance on last year’s statewide reading assessments.
The Certificate of Merit is awarded to the top school in each of the 10 Kansas Board of Education Regions across the state, by the Confidence in Kansas Public Education Task Force. Fifty additional schools receive a Certificate of Recognition.
“This Certificate of Merit is a testament to the hard work and devotion by our teachers towards providing a quality education for every student every class every day at Atchison County Community Schools,” Superintendent Steve Wiseman said. “Congratulations to the Class of 2019 and to our elementary staff for this outstanding accomplishment.” Go to article.
ACCJSHS Teacher of the Year
Angie Kimmi was recognized at the Region 2 Kansas Teacher of the Year banquet Sept. 8, at the Topeka Ramada Inn.
This annual event serves to honor all Region II teacher nominees and select two finalists (one elementary and one secondary) to move on to the statewide Kansas Teacher of the Year competition.
COMMON CORE IN KANSAS: A BASIC PRIMER (source: Kansas Association of School Boards)
Background on the Common Core - How were the Common Core Standards adopted in Kansas?
Since 1992, state law has directed the Kansas State Board of Education to adopt academic standards in core subjects, provide tests in those areas to see how well students are meeting those standards, and update those standards in regular cycles.
The State Board has used committees of educators and others to develop Kansas standards, in part by basing their work on standards developed by national organizations. This means Kansas has always looked to experts and standards outside of the state as a frame of reference for what our students should know as they pass through school...read on.
USD 377 Board of Education
Brian Jolly (President), Jeff Martin (Vice President), Pat Kearney, Mike Lee, Kurt Dieckmann, Tana Hoffman and Steve Meeks
Ingram's Greater Kansas City Area Book of Leads and Lists, 2013 Edition, ranks Atchison County Community Schools 20th out of all the schools in the Kansas City 22-county region. The annual publication ranks the Top 25 school districts in the Kansas City area by average ACT Scores. Atchison County Community Schools USD 377 moved up from 29th in 2011 to 20th in 2012.