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District Office Summer Hours
The district office will be open Monday to Thursday during the summer. The office will be closed on Fridays until further notice. 

Community Action Back to School Fair

Transfer Course List
The Board of Regents has released the latest list of courses guaranteed to transfer between our Kansas public universities and colleges. See LINK to view.

Jason Flatt Youth Suicide Awareness Act
Under the Jason Flatt Youth Suicide Awareness Act, all USD 329 staff have undergone suicide awareness and prevention training. The training materials provided under this programming are available by clicking on this link.

MHES 2017-18 Supply List

Reclassification Proposal Voting Results from KSHSAA

List of First Time Wabaunsee Accomplishments 2016-17

First time we’ve ever had a state FCCLA officer-Lizzie Erikson 1st Vice President
WHS First girls state XC state trophy-Team 3rd
Highest individual state girls XC participant-Madelyn Hess 3rd overall individual
WHS First girls XC MEL title since 1992 (and first girls MEL in any sport since 1993)
Girls basketball-first MEL championship in 24 years-
WHS Girls basketball-first championship game appearance since 1986
WHS Girls basketball-first state sportsmanship plaque and cheerleader medals
WHS Wrestling-first time hosting regional wrestling
WJH Wrestling-first time hosting league wrestling
WHS Wrestling-first 3 time state placers- Kolby Droegemeier & Riley Tubbs
WHS Wrestling-first time two regional champs since 1999-Kolby Droegemeier & Riley Tubbs
First state journalism champion - Sania Huda
First time WHS KAY Club received a state Gold Award since 1999
First Kansas K-12 school district implementing The Leader in Me
First time Baseball qualified for state tournament all time
WHS First time all girls’ team sports all qualified for state
WHS First time all state women’s choir member-Jessica Vanstory
First time WHS cheerleaders won a UCA Traditions award
WHS Track & Field earned 5 state medals which is the highest state meet point total all time
Elementary all state choir-most (7) we’ve ever had qualify
WHS Wrestling-11 state medals all time and Kolby & Riley have 6 of them with another year to go
WHS State volleyball back to back to back team
WHS Boys basketball-best season record since 2005
WHS Football-first MEL win in 3 years and 2nd in past 10 years
FCCLA-most national qualifiers (13)
Softball qualified for state first time since 2011
The Leader in Me-1 of 4 national High School participants
WHS Jordyn Savage and Andrew Warner - "Boosters to Belts" State Program for K-3 was presented to Alma Elementary and Maple Hill Elementary. This was sponsored by KTSRO in Topeka
WHS Boys Track & Field potential to have the highest state meet point total since 1997

Junior High Fine Arts Night
Picture Link

Rare Beasts
This winter Mrs. Gronquist's first graders, at Alma Elementary School, visited the beautifully restored Volland Store to view the artist Lee Becker's "Rare Beasts" exhibit. She paints large scale painting of animals she has personally encountered. The animals are either endangered or rare and some are the result of human engineering. The students had a great time! They came back and wrote stories in their classroom and also did a unit on Lee Becker in Mrs. Stott's art class. Here are some pictures of them at the store, of their stories, them working in class, and of their self chosen large scale animal painting, done in art. Since the students only have art once a week for a half hour, it took the students awhile to get the large paintings done, but they turned out great! Here is a link to some pictures: Picture Link

Parents-access to district/state report cards and our students progress towards meeting state academic achievement standards may be found at:

Alma Ladies Reading Circle
First grade participated in the Alma ladies reading circle writing contest.   AES first grade had three state level winners in the writing contest!  All three students wrote poems. Gabby Hall first place, Dayton Winkler second place, Peyton Wegele third place.

Summer Food Program
    Where: Alma Library - 115 West 3rd Street
    When: TUESDAY ONLY June 6-July 25, 11:00 am to 12:00 noon
    No cost or sign up required; serving summer meals for ALL children, 18 years and younger
    Sponsored by: 
Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas

Jr. Charger Summer Basketball Camp (revised 1st to 6th grades and times)

Community Receives Sportsmanship Award!
Congrats to all those that showed up and cheered on the Lady Chargers in a positive, sportsmanship-like manner. Because of you, and the great job by the cheerleaders, Wabaunsee was rewarded with a State Basketball Tournament Sportsmanship plaque and medals. Excellent job!
Additional details at:

Students Participated in the 2017 Wabaunsee County Farm Bureau Safety Poster Contest
The students had some very creative ideas and great art work! Even if a young person visits a farm once, safety is so important.
The Division III winners from Paxico Middle School are:
1st: Allyson Garst
2nd: Shawn Moser
3rd: Jazlyn Posch
Honorable mention (no award) but the judges were impressed with their messages and/or art work.
Annie Wright, Jenna Donaldson, Owen Johnson, Aden Miller and Ryan Schutter, Calvin Magette

Students Illustrate Book
Mrs. Parry, MHES librarian found and passed along some information she received, where students could possibly write and illustrate a book! Miss Barlow, MHES 3rd grade teacher, jumped on the idea! Her students decided on the theme "If I Were the President of The United States of America, I Would...." Each student had to write their explanation of what they would do, as well as draw a picture "telling so". For the cover. Miss Barlow and the art teacher, Mrs. Stott, decided that they would have a contest for the cover design. The winner was Jesse Eubanks and the runner-up was Sarah Denton. Miss Barlow sent the book they came up with off and it will be published on March 24th. If you are interested in purchasing one, please contact Miss Barlow at Maple Hill Elementary School.
Please check out the link below to see some the illustrations, done by the class, for this book!

We All Need Trees!
Students participated in a poster contest for the Wabaunsee County Conservation District. 5th and 6th graders from Paxico Middle School provided water color centerpieces for the 68th annual meeting of the Wabaunsee County Conservation District. 

Maddux Weisshaar
1st place, 1st grade
Payton Wurtz
1st place, 4th grade
Taryn Maike
Grand Prize, 5th grade

Art News

Transforming USD 329 Wabaunsee Schools
We invite you to be part of something transformational at USD 329 Wabaunsee Schools. READ MORE....

9th to 12th grade parents: Get your child ready for college

Open this letter from Superintendent Brad Starnes to find out how!

As required by K.S.A. 72-8254 the following are posted for the public:

KSHSAA Guidelines

These guidelines are from the KSHSAA web site. It clarifies some common misunderstandings and answers questions that parents, coaches, or students may have with regard to off season programs/outside competition during the school year. These are applicable to both High School and Junior High.