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No School Thursday, April 17, 2014 - Teacher Inservice Day

No School on Friday, April 18, Good Friday

No School on Monday, April 21, 2014 - Teacher Negotiated Holiday


 

Prom Servers 2014
KU Honors Top Ten Percent of the ACCHS Senior Class
The ACCJH 7th Grade Knowledge Bowl Team team took 1st place Thursday night at Hiawatha. Left to right: Evan Ricketts, Katherine Postma, Daisey Norris, Mercedez Albright, and Brett Opal
ACCHS Wrestling Team State Qualifiers
1994 ACCHS Boys Basketball State Champions
Varsity Girls Basketball Team places 2nd at the JCN Mid-Season Invitational Tournament
Little Shop of Horrors by the Atchison County JSH Drama Club
Little Shop of Horrors by the Atchison County JSH Drama Club
ACCHS Girls Cross Country Team Places 2nd at Regionals!

VISION
To become a model rural community school district.

MISSION
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
Thursday, April 24th and Friday, April 25th

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...


ACCHS FFA NEWS
Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The Atchison County FFA participated in the District Super CDE day held in Highland, KS on Wednesday April 9th and had a very successful day. Agriculture Business Management and Dairy Foods teams both competed.

the Ag Business A-team had an outstanding day falling short of the District title by just 1 point...more.


ACCHS Forensics News
Saturday, April 12, 2014

A small group of the Talking Tiger Forensics team competed at the Nemaha Valley HS forensics tournament on Saturday, April 12, 2014. Congratulations to Kendra Rodecap who placed 4th in extemporaneous Speaking and 4th in Original Oration.

The one-act play, "The Surgery," also represented the Talking Tiger Forensics team at Regional Speech and Drama Festival at Mill Valley HS on Saturday, April 12, 2014. The cast, Connor Hulett, Andrew Miller and Caleb Miller, earned a "I" rating, qualifying them to compete at State Speech and Drama Festival...MORE!


SOPHOMORE CROSS-CURRICULAR RESEARCH NIGHT 
Monday, April 14 5:00 - 7:00 PM in the ACCHS Commons

The Atchison County Community High School students enrolled in Language Arts II, World History and Geometry have been working since December on a research project that will culminate in an exposition of their efforts on Monday, April 14, 2014 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the ACCHS Commons...MORE.


ACCHS SENIOR TAYLOR VANDELOO SIGNS WITH STERLING COLLEGE
Friday, April 11, 2014

ACCHS Senior, Taylor Vandeloo, signs letter of intent to attend college and play basketball at Sterling College, Sterling, KS.
Link to youtube video


ARSENIC AND OLD LACE A HIT!
Sunday, April 6, 2014

Kudos to Noelle Walters, ACCHS Drama Sponsor, and all the cast and crew of Arsenic and Old Lace. Everyone did a magnificent job. The casting was once again phenomenal! 

Click here for all the best pictures, compliments of Mr. Caplinger and the Newsleaf.


ACCHS LIVESTOCK JUDGING TEAM DISTRICT RUNNERUP!
Wednesday, April 3, 2014

With over 250 students participating in the District Livestock Judging Contest, the ACCHS FFA Team fell just short, by 2 points, of a District Championship on Wednesday, April 3, at Sabetha....more!


SIXTH GRADERS ADVANCE TO KS STATE SCIENCE & ENGINEERING FAIR
Wednesday, April 3, 2014, Young Engineers - Jayden McNerny, Sarah Kimmi, and Samantha Headed to Wichita

A.C.C.E.S. 6th Graders Samantha Post, Sarah Kimmi and Jayden McNerny earned entry to the Kansas State Science & Engineering Fair (KSSEF) which will be held on April 4th and 5th at Century II, in Wichita, KS. They are the students of, Chris Twenhafel, Keystone Gifted Facilitator, and Joyce Thompson, 6th Grade Science Instructor....MORE!


CLASS 3A REGIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL RESULTS
ACCHS Students Score Big at Regionals, Saturday, March 29, 2014

Student results from Regional Music Festival held at Benedictine College this past Saturday, March 29. Students with "I" ratings will compete at State Music at Southeast of Saline, Gypsum, on Saturday, April 26....more!


ACCHS STATE POWERLIFTING NEWS FROM MARION, KANSAS
Monday, March 31, 2014

Jesse Noll Placed 3rd overall in the 156 weight division out of 26 other lifters at State Powerlifting Saturday March 29th at Marion High School. Jesse competed in bench, clean, and squats. This is his 3rd year of competing and his third year of placing.  

Danielle Fuller place 10th overall in her division and Taylor Vandeloo place 9th....photos!


MATH CLUB CELEBRATES PI DAY AT THE HIGH SCHOOL
Tuesday, March 25, 2014, Pi Day Report, by ACCHS Senior Katie Barnes

On March 13th, the ACCHS math club celebrated Pi Day, an annual celebration commemorating the Greek letter and mathematical constant π, with ACCHJSHS seventh graders. Students were welcomed by Math Club President Kiley Warriner and Sponsor Mrs. Kramer. Students were then led through five different stations each with a fun Pi Day activity....More!


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ACCHS WRESTLING SQUAD NEWS
Team Earns State Award as First Team All-Academic Class 3-2-1A from the KS Wrestling Coaches Assoc.

In order to earn statewide first team honors, a team must have a collective GPA higher than a 3.2 on a 4.00 scale. The teams’ GPA used to determine State All-Academic team is the average of all the individual wrestlers who competed at the Regional tournament...more.


BIG 7 ALL LEAGUE BASKETBALL NEWS
March 25, 2014

Congratulations to ACCHS Senior Leah Scholz for being named Big 7 Girls Basketball All-League Honorable Mention...More!


TALKING TIGER FORENSICS NEWS
Saturday, April 5, 2014

The Talking Tiger Forensics team competed at the Troy HS forensics tournament on Saturday, April 5, 2014. All team members competed very well, helping the Tigers place 2nd in Sweepstakes....more!


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....MORE.


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...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.


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, Tana Hoffman and Steve Meeks


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USD 377 Named a Top Area School District

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.

Contact Information
USD 377 ACCSD
306 Main Street
PO Box 289
Effingham, Kansas 66023
Schedule:

Central office hours:
7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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WED
5th/6th Grade Easter Party
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
ES GYM
Source Calendar: Elementary School Calendar
Easter Parties
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Parties will be held in Individual Classrooms
Egg Hiding and Hunting Areas are as follows:
Paden- playground at the Central Office
Smith- grass area at the Central Office
Bottorff- Football field- west end zone
Pieper- Football field- east end zone
Stutesman- Football field- middle
Small- area behind the concession stand
Wilmoth- scoreboard hill
Gigstad- long jump area( to the north of side walk)
Royer- tennis court hill ( to the south of side walk)
Alexander- grass area in front of school
Garoutte- playground in front of the school
Parties start at 2:00, parents usually start hiding eggs at 1:30
Please remind all parents of classroom allergies.
Source Calendar: Elementary School Calendar
NHS Meeting
2:55 PM to 3:15 PM
JSH - Room 110

Scheduled by Mrs. Gigstad
Source Calendar: Jr Sr High Calendar
GSA Meeting (Non-Priority)
2:55 PM to 3:15 PM
JSH - Room 104
Source Calendar: Jr Sr High Calendar
BSB Practice
3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
ES Gym or Field
Source Calendar: HS Baseball Practices
SB @Pleasant Ridge
4:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Easton, KS
Dismiss: 2:30 pm, Depart: 2:45 pm, Return: 9:15 pm
Source Calendar: Athletics Calendar
ACR - Girls D1 w/Colette Wallisch
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Softball Field
Source Calendar: Facilities Calendar (Community)
ACR - Little League B1 w/Robert Caswell
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Baseball Field
Source Calendar: Facilities Calendar (Community)

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THU
Teacher Inservice Day - No Classes
Source Calendar: Facilities Calendar (Community)
State Music Large Group
Atchison High School
Atchison, Kansas
Source Calendar: Jr Sr High Calendar
Vo-Tech Easter Break
Source Calendar: Jr Sr High Calendar
Bus Driver CPR/First Aid Training
08:00 AM to 11:00 AM
JSH - Room 124

Scheduled by Transportation Department
Source Calendar: Jr Sr High Calendar
State Music-Large Group
8:00 AM
Atchison Middle School
Depart 8 am, Return: 12:30 pm
9:00 Girls Glee performs in Presbyterian Church
10:30 Mixed Chorus performs in Presbyterian Church
11:15 Band Performs
Source Calendar: Extra-Curricular Calendar
Bus Driver CPR/First Aid Training
11:30 AM to 2:30 PM
JSH - Room 124
Source Calendar: Jr Sr High Calendar
BSB Practice
3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
ES Gym or Field
Source Calendar: HS Baseball Practices
Softball Practice
3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
JSH Gym/Softball Field
Source Calendar: HS Softball Practices
JH Track @Jeff West Invitational
4:00 PM
Meriden, KS
Dismiss: 2:15 pm, Depart: 2:30 pm, Return: 8:45 pm
Source Calendar: Athletics Calendar
ACR - Girls C w/Bryan Bedigrew
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Softball Field
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ACR - PeeWee A w/Gabe & Katie Wilbourn
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Baseball Field
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FRI
Easter Break - No School
Source Calendar: Facilities Calendar (Community)
NO PRACTICE EASTER BREAK
Source Calendar: HS Baseball Practices
ACR - Girls D1 w/Ryan Chew
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Softball Field
Source Calendar: Facilities Calendar (Community)
ACR - Little League B2 w/Randy Cattrell
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Baseball Field
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