377 District Vision
To become a model rural community school district.
377 District Mission
A community school district founded on student achievement through academic excellence and educational opportunity to ensure personal success.
377 District Mantra
We are Atchison County, Champions of Excellence and Opportunity.
377 Five Pillars/Core Values
Community - Excellence - Opportunity - Success - Integrity
Special USD 377 Board of Education meeting called for Thursday, May 26, 6:30 PM at the Central Office.
The general purpose of the meeting is to act on end of year personnel recommendations, such as resignations and 2016-2017 contracts.
Purpose of the meeting will be:
ACCHS Golf News!
Congrats to Sam Sowers and Patrick Sullivan for their performances today at the Big 7 League Golf Championships. Sam is your Big 7 League Champion while Pat was just a couple strokes behind him in 3rd.
They now set their focus on trying to earn a return trip to the 3A State Tournament. Monday they will compete at regionals in Seneca. We co-op with Maur Hill for golf. Maur Hill is currently ranked #1 in 3A golf. Their #1 and #2 golfers are Sam and Pat. They both will break off and compete under the Atchison County Community High School flag for regionals and state. Good luck to Sam and Pat.
8th Grade JH Boys Break 25-Year Old 4 X 100M School Record Set in 1991
Congratulations to the JH Boys 8th Grade 4x100 school team who broke a 25-year old record at the Big 7 League meet on Tuesday at Jeff West.
The team of Trystin Myers, Levi Navinskey, Jeran Platt, and Tucker Smith their Big 7 1st Place medal with a record time of 49.47.
The old record of 49.73 was set in 1991 by Kelly Gracey, Gabe Eckert, Chris Caplinger and Daniel Drimmel.
Happy #NursesWeek. Thank you Nurse Hawk for all you do!
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 is National School Nurse Day! We honor more than 73,000 school nurses in the United States who make a difference in the lives of children every day! The theme this year, “The School Nurse: Better Health. Better Learning.TM,” speaks of the significant healthcare roles of school nurses in school communities across the country. School nurses lead the way to advance health and support education by ensuring that students are safe, healthy, and ready to learn. Let’s celebrate our school nurses today and always!
Last Day of School for Students PK-11 Changed from May 24th to May 17th.
At its April meeting the USD 377 Board of Education approved the recommendation by Superintendent Wiseman to reduce the number of school days for students in grades PK-11.
$10 Physical to be offered to USD #377 students grades 6-11 on Friday, May 13th.
Every year students wanting to participate in athletics in junior and senior high schools across the state must get their physical done before they can participate. Save yourself time and get your physical out of the way on May 13th at ACCHS.
For the 2nd year in a row SERC Physical Therapy and Dr. Kurtis Springstead, DPT(also a ACCHS alumni) has helped us bring in another doctor to help facilitate physicals during school.
These physicals will be offered on May 13th during the school day. For any parents wanting to take advantage of this opportunity: There is a $10 fee (Scholarships are available by contacting Theresa at the Central Office), parents must have the physical forms completely filled out and turned in and parents must give permission for the physical.
Dr. Vance Lassey of Holton Direct Care has agreed to donate his time to help facilitate the physicals. It is a great program that we have been able to offer to our parents to help save money and time.
Don’t forget to contact the office to get forms sent home with your son or daughter. Get the forms filled out and back to the school to reserve a slot. The program is open for students entering 7th thru 12th grade for next school year.
State Science Fair News
Monday, April 4, 2016 – Congratulations to Meagan Pitts, a 7th grade student at ACCJH, who was awarded the Tanganyika Award because of her project "The Effect of Emotions on Horses"--a relationship project between humans and animals, at the recent Kansas State Science & Engineering Fair held in El Dorado, KS.
Tanganyika is a wildlife park in Goddard, KS., that focuses on allowing visitors to have a more hands-on and up-close experience with the animals. Meagan has the opportunity to attend a week long summer camp courtesy of Tanganyika.
Also qualifying and attending the science fair were Junior High students Jayden McNerny, Samantha Post, Kaitlynn Kenworthy, and Averie Ratliff. They were instructed and accompanied by Chris Twenhafel, Gifted and Talented Instructor, and Courtney Dold, ACCJH Science Teacher.
May Newsletter Now Available for Downloading!
ACCHS Volleyball and Cross Country Teams earn Kansas State High School Activities Association Distinguished Scholastic Achievement Award.
Friday, February 26, 2016 – The ACCHS volleyball and girl’s cross country teams were recognized at Thursday night’s game with Nemaha Valley. The high school was notified earlier this month that about the team academic achievement awards. To receive this award a team must have a combined GPA of 3.25-4.0.
Additionally, the Volleyball Team received the Kansas Volleyball Association’s Team Academic Award. To receive this award the entire varsity team had to exhibit excellence in the classroom during the volleyball season with an average of 3.3 Grade Point Average or higher. To be selected for the All-Academic Team the requirements are even higher with a maintained 3.75 and above during the volleyball season.
Selected for the All-Academic First Team Honorable Mention are Jentry Scherer and Madison Meeks.
Selected for the All-Academic First Team are Ashley Pieper, Elizabeth Miller, Heather Vanderweide, Jaycee Ernzen, Karlin Parnell, Lucy Kearney, Madison Martin, and Matie Meeks.
KU Honors Program Recognizes Top 10% of the Senior Class
Wednesday, February 24, 2016 – Five seniors were recognized tonight (Wednesday, February 24, 2016) at the KU Honors program. These students are the top 10% of the class of 2016. Kendra Rodecap, Madison Martin, Baylee Pitts, Elizabeth Miller and Matie Meeks.
The Kansas Honors Program recognizes and awards high school seniors for their academic achievements. Each year KU alumni gather in more than 37 locations across the state for an awards ceremony and honorary dinner or reception. All high-school seniors who rank academically in the top 10 percent of their class are asked to attend as guests of the Association with their parents, principals, counselors and superintendents.
The Kansas Honors Program has been a KU tradition since 1971. It is designed to promote academic excellence in secondary education, to reward high school seniors for their hard work and dedication, and to support our Kansas communities.
Each Kansas Honor Scholar receives a certificate and a special edition of Webster’s New College Dictionary, and has a chance to qualify for a $4,000 scholarship to KU. Scholars are selected based on academic records through the previous semester that are provided by high school principals. Selections are made regardless of curricula (weighted or non-weighted), majors, occupational plans or higher-education goals. Before each program, a list of Kansas Honor Scholars will be released to all area newspapers and posted online.
ACCHS Volleyball Team 2015 Named Academic All State, Individual Players Honored
ACCHS 2015 Volleyball Team recently received the Kansas Volleyball Association’s Team Academic Award. To receive this award the entire varsity team had to exhibit excellence in the classroom during the volleyball season with an average of 3.3 GPA or higher. To be selected for the All-Academic Team the GPA requirements are even higher with a 3.75 and above.
Selected for the All-Academic First Team Honorable Mention is Jentry Scherer.
Selected for the All-Academic First Team is Ashley Pieper, Elizabeth Miller, Heather Vanderweide, Jaycee Ernzen, Karlin Parnell, Lucy Kearney, Madison Martin, and Matie Meeks. Congratulations Ladies!
Mr. FeldKamp Inducted into the ACCHS Wall of Fame
On Friday, February 5, 2016, veteran teacher, coach, and now bus driver, Duane Feldkamp was inducted into the Atchison County Community High School Wall of Fame. The Wall of Fame is a place of distinction for those employees of the district who have proven to have longevity, success, and notable influence on students of the school district.
ACCES 6th Grader, Ashtyn Jolly Wins Atchison County Spelling Bee!
The Atchison County Spelling Bee for local 5th through 8th grade students was held on Wednesday, January 27th at the Atchison County Community Junior-Senior High School. This year's winner was from A.C.C.E.S. - 6th Grader Ashtyn Jolly!
Students from Atchison County competed for a spot at the Topeka Capital-Journal Regional Bee to be held on March 5th.
Spellers from USD 377 were:
8th Grade: Sarah Kimmi, Jayden McNerny, Kayla Vanderpool, Cheyenne Brown (alternate)
7th Grade: Madison Bryant, Hannah Lawrence, Alica Weaver, Tannah Forbes (alternate)
6th Grade: Maci Behrnes, Ashtyn Jolly, Daniel Martin, Caleb Miller (alternate)
5th Grade: Ivan Fain, Korin Kimmi, Joni Templer, Addison Schletzbaum (alternate)
Talking Tiger Forensics News
March 2, 2016 – Big 7 Forensics News. The Talking Tigers competed at the Big 7 League forensics tournament at Nemaha Central HS on March 2, 2016. All team members represented the Tigers well. Congratulations to Maddison Felton, 6th place Extemporaneous Speaking; Kendra Rodecap, 3rd place Extemporaneous Speaking; and Kolten Coy, 2nd place, Impromptu Speaking. The one act play "Sorry Shakespeare" placed 4th. Cast members were Jacob Chalfant, Kolten Coy, Maddison Felton and Erin Hamilton. Kolten is now qualified to compete in Impromptu at 3A State Championships. The Talking Tigers will host their invitational tournament at ACCJSHS on March 5, 2016, hosting nineteen schools from around northeast Kansas.
February 27, 2016 – The Talking Tigers competed at Perry-Lecompton on February 27. All team members competed well, earning the team 6th place in Sweepstakes. Congratulations to Grace-Marie Tucking & Erin Hamilton, 4th place Duet Acting; Kendra Rodecap, 3rd place Extemporaneous Speaking; Maddison Felton, 6th place xtemporaneous Speaking & 4th place Poetry Interpretation; and Kolten Coy, 4th place Original Oration and 5th place, Impromptu Speaking. The team will compete at the Big 7 League tournament at Nemaha Central on March 2. The Talking Tigers will hold their invitational tournament at ACCJSHS on March 5, 2016. If you are interested in helping as a worker or judge that day, please contact Mrs. Walters.
February 20, 2016 – The Talking Tigers competed at Royal Valley on February 20. All team members competed well, earning the team 8th place in Sweepstakes. Congratulations to Kendra Rodecap, 5th place Extemporaneous Speaking, and Kolten Coy, 5th place Original Oration and 4th place, Impromptu Speaking. The team will compete at Perry- Lecompton on February 27, and Big 7 League on March 2. The Talking Tigers will hold their invitational tournament at ACCJSHS on March 5, 2016. If you are interested in helping as a worker or judge that day, please contact Mrs. Walters.
January 30, 2016 – The Talking Tiger Forensics team opened the 2016 season at the Sabetha HS Invitational on January 30. All team members competed well. Congratulations to Kolten Coy, 5th place Impromptu Speaking, and Kendra Rodecap, 2nd place Extemporaneous Speaking. This qualifies Kendra for 3A State Championships in Wichita at the end of April. The team will next compete at JCN on February 6.
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