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2015 Tiger Pride Award Nomination Form
This award is designed to recognize two students from the ACCHS senior class, a male and a female, who have embodied the characteristics of Tiger Pride.

Tiger Pride Female Nomination Form

Tiger Pride Male Nomination Form

Students, staff and community members can nominate students by submitting a completed nomination form to the school office. Recipients of the Tiger Pride Award will be selected by a committee comprised of the principal, counselor, two faculty members and two classified staff members. The principal will convene the committee in May to review the nominations.

Nominations must be submitted to the ACCHS office by 3:30pm on May 8, 2015.

Are you a leader among your peers? Are you interested in shaping the activities and programs that affect students at ACCHS?

Then you are exactly who we are looking for to run for the 2015-16 High School Student Council. Positions available include Executive Board officers and Class officers for the Classes of 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019. All current officers must reapply for next year.

Officer applications are now available in the JSH Office. Completed applications must be returned to Mrs. Walters no later than May 1, with candidate statements and elections the following week.

Please see Mrs. Walters if you have questions about candidate eligibility or for further information about Student Council.  Download PDF Flyer!


The ACCHS Talking Tigers Forensics team finished the regular season on April 18 at the Atchison HS "Last Chance" tournament.

All team members competed well, advancing everyone to finals and finishing 3rd in Sweepstakes. Congratulations to finalists Maddison Felton, 4th place Impromptu Speaking; Erin Hamilton, 4th place Serious Solo Acting; Mikayla Nehl, 3rd place Poetry Interpretation; Samantha Harden, 2nd place Prose Interpretation; Mikayla & Sammy, 2nd place Duet Acting; Jacob Chalfant, 1st place, Informative Speaking; and Kolten Coy, 2nd place Impromptu Speaking, 2nd place Serious Solo Acting and 1st place, Original Oration. Kolten, Jacob, Sammy and Mikayla are now qualified for the 3A State Championships. Both State Festival and State Championships will be held at Wichita East HS on May 2, 2015.


The ACCHS Talking Tigers Forensics team competed April 11 at the Troy HS tournament. All team members represented ACCHS well, finishing 7th in Sweepstakes. Congratulations to finalists Maddison Felton, 5th place Extemporaneous Speaking, and Gyluss Hutchens, 3rd place Prose Interpretation. The Talking Tigers will finish their regular season at Atchison HS on April 18, and compete at the 3A State Championships and State Speech and Drama Festival, both held at Wichita East HS on May 2, 2015.


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

Download Kindergarten/Preschool Roundup Flyer!

April Newsletter available for downloading - Click here to download PDF.


Click here to download next year's school calendar!


State Assessments in reading and math are given online each spring in grades 3 through 8 and 11. Students in grades 4, 7, and 11 also take science assessments each year. Every other year, students in grades 6, 8, and 11 take state assessments in history/government.  The state assessment is currently developed by The Center for Educational Testing and Evaluation at Kansas University and in 2014 will be based on Kansas College and Career Ready State Standards. For information on individual school performance, visit K-12 Kansas Reports.

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.


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!
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.
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.

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:

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!

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@usd377.org

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K1 Softball Practice w/G. Wilbourn
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Softball Field

Gabe Wilbourn 913-426-5309
6/7 #1 Baseball Practice w/B. Brull
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Baseball Field

Brian Brull 913-370-1303
4/5 Baseball Practice w/R. Cattrell
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Baseball Field

Randy Cattrell 785-438-7838
Soundmasters Tryouts
3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
JSH Auditorium

Scheduled by Amy Eckert
JH Track @Pleasant Ridge
3:45 PM to 6:45 PM
32504 Easton Road
Easton, Kansas
Dismiss: 2:00 pm, Depart: 2:15 pm, Return: 8:45 pm
HS Track @Perry (Big 7 Quad)
4:30 PM
Perry, KS
w/Sabetha, Royal Valley, Perry-Lecompton
Dismiss: 2:15 pm, Depart: 2:30 pm, Return: 10 pm



4/5 Softball Practice w/C. Wallisch
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Softball Field

Colette Wallisch 913-360-0788
K1 #2 Baseball Practice w/J/S Schletzbaum
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Baseball Field

Jason & Shannon Schletzbaum 913-370-0461
2/3 Baseball Practice w/J & S Schletzbaum
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Baseball Field

Jason & Shannon Schletzbaum 913-370-0461
Stand Up Student Ambassadors to Salina
2601 N Ohio St.
Salina, KS 67401

Scheduled by Mr. Renk
Soundmasters Tryouts
3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
JSH Auditorium

Scheduled by Amy Eckert
Cheerleaders Meeting
5:30 PM
JSH Commons

Followed by Parent Meeting
Cheerleader Parent Meeting
6:30 PM
JSH Commons

Scheduled by Cheri Hawk



2/3 Softball Practice w/R. Chew/K. Myers
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Softball Field

Ryan Chew 913-370-1571
Kari Myers 913-426-1660
K1 #1 Baseball Practice w/C. Hoffman
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Baseball Field

Corey Hoffman 913-370-0611
6/7 #2 Baseball Practice w/R. Caswell
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Baseball Field

Robert Caswell 913-370-1149
Band students to Topeka Civic Orchestra
Topeka Performing Arts
Topeka, Kansas

Depart 8:15am Return 1:00pm
Topeka Civic Orchestra Day
08:15 AM to 1:15 PM
6th - 8th Grade Band Members
HS Track @Hiawatha Invitational
4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
600 Red Hawk Drive, Hiawatha, Kansas
Dismiss: 2:15 pm, Depart: 2:30 pm, Return: 9:15 pm
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