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Northwest District KMEA

The second Northwest District Mini-Convention will be held on the campus of Fort Hays State University on Saturday, December 11, 2021. There will be two featured concerts at the convention. The first concert is performed by the Elementary Honor Choir at 12:30 in Beach/Schmidt Auditorium. The second concert will feature the High School Honor Band and Honor Choir. This concert will also be held in Beach/Schmidt Auditorium at 3:30 p.m. The cost for both concerts is $5.00 and people who want to attend both need to get stamped at the first concert in order to not repay at the second concert. This year the High School Honor Band and Honor Choir will perform, together, the "Over the Rainbow," which was written specifically for the Northwest District KMEA.

Representing the Lucas-Sylvan Elementary School in the Honor Choir are 6th Grade students, Tevis Dohl, Cooper Johnson, Jacob Oltean, Jayden Meitler, Lily Pancost and Belle Wehrman. Alternates are Mina Pahls and Tucker Mullender.

Performing in the High School Honor Band is Anna Feldkamp on trombone. Performing in the High School Honor Choir are William Dohe, Addie Wallace, Sydney Heller, Hannah Pahls and Harlan Pancost. William Dohe, a senior at Sylvan-Lucas, will be accepting his Four-Year participant medal at the concert.

All students of these Northwest District Honor Groups were selected by an audition. The Music Department of the Sylvan-Lucas Unified School District congratulates these fine young musicians!


"All Shook Up"

The Sylvan-Lucas Unified High School Music Department will present the musical “All Shook Up,” a 2004 American jukebox musical with music from the Elvis Presley songbook and text from a book by Joe DiPietro. This musical premiered on Broadway in 2005.

The high school choir cast of 33 students will present a matinee for the Elementary School on Thursday, November 11, at 12:30 p.m. The performances of this musical will be on Friday, November 12, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. and on Sunday, November 14, 2021, at 3:00 p.m. All performances will be held in the Sylvan-Lucas Unified High School Commons Area. Tickets are being sold by the choir students for both performances and will also be sold at the door. Admission price is $5.00 for adults and all young people who require a seat.

Somewhere in the Midwest in the 1950’s, a hip-swiveling, guitar-playing roustabout called Chad (Hunter Hulse) makes his way to a dreary little town, after being released from prison. After roaring into town on his motorcycle, Chad meets Natalee (Mikelle Hurlbut), a young female mechanic who has dreams of love and adventure. She falls for Chad, head over heels, without realizing that her best friend, Dennis (Valden Dohl) has loved her forever! Chad inquires why there is no excitement in this dreary little town and finds out that Mayor Matilda (Sydney Heller) and her mute sidekick Sheriff Earl (Ray Decker) are enforcing the Mamie Eisenhower Decency Act. The “only” action in town takes place at “Sylvia’s Honky Tonk” with Sylvia (Addie Wallace) and daughter Lorraine (Kaylee Johnson) being the proprietors. Lorraine has a forbidden love for Dean, Mayor Matilda’s son (Zach Ryan) while Sylvia has a suppressed interest in Natalee’s father, Jim (Geriun Boor). All the men are infatuated with the new librarian, Miss Sandra (Keeli Knobbe) but Miss Sandra is very intellectual and finds the roustabout, Chad, completely repulsive!

After many very mixed-up love triangles, and a true desire for music, art, fun, joy and even William Shakespeare, excitement finally returns to the town and it’s characters!

Please come and support these fine young musicians at SLUHS and enjoy your favorite Elvis songs! You will be singing along to “All Shook Up,” “Can’t Help Falling In Love,” “Heartbreak Hotel,” “Jailhouse Rock” and many other favorites !

Honor Roll for 1st Semester

2021-2022 is Announced

High School

4.0 Honor Roll

12th- Dayton Couse, Hunter Hulse, MeKelle Hurlbut,

Celine Meli, Brooke Wehrman, Tressa Wehrman

11th- Kaylee Johnson

10th – Sydney Heller

9th- Anna Feldkamp, Harlan Pancost

3.5 to 3.99 Honor Roll

12th- Dillyn Brummer, Lizebeth Cline, Walter Decker, Jayde Goss, Jaxson Heenan, Katlyn Homewood, Rylee Noyes, Dalton Rhudolph, Zachary Rose

11th- Goldie Dohe, Valden Dohl, Taylor Fallis, Skyylar Goss, Emma Griffiths, Keeli Knobbe, Jase Labertew, Jon Martin Michael, Sophie Pancost, Liberty Ringler, Addie Wallace

10th- Brody Batchman, Emma Cline, Emma Finkenbinder, Brooklyn Gosvener, Matthew Lawson, Jacob Schultz

9th- Emily Cheek, Maggie Labertew


4.0 Honor Roll

8th- Molly Heller

7th -Abigail Feldkamp

3.5 to 3.99 Honor Roll

8th- Clinton Buttenhoff, Vance Dohl, Cheyenne Feenstra, Breckyn Gosvener, Carter Johnson, Eli Schultz, Isaac Schultz, Josie Svaty

7th- Morgan Finkenbinder, Kenzley Frederking, Saydee Goss, Codie Huehl, Braelyn Maupin, Kadence Palmer

Lucas Sylvan Unified Elementary School

1st Quarter Honor Roll


6th: Annaleise Bland, Tevis Dohl, Cooper Johnson, Jayden Meitler, and Lily Pancost.

5th: Aeris Brock, Ben Feldkamp, Kelton Frederking, and Sam Heller.

4th: Kendal Batchman, Hadley Bland, Callyn Brummer, Tayleigh Denning, Cason Hlad, Jaxson Meitler, Peyton Nielsen, Kenneth Pahls, Keira Palmer, Rio Siebert, and Euriah Wilson.

3rd: Micah Agler, Kierstin Baker, Benton Barta, Kai Frederking, Ava Graf, Tara Mueller, Wyatt Mullender, Caleb Pritchett, Cassody Siebert, Ronni Stoppel, Allie Thrush, and Emerald Ugboc.

3.5 – 3.99 GPA HONOR ROLL

6th: William Cline, Tucker Mullender, Jacob Oltean, Mina Pahls, Belle Wehrman, and Jordynn Zapata.

5th: Keegan Barta, Allie Gier, Logan Graf, Colyn Starkey, and Miles Zapata.

4th: Nicholas Oltean and Kayden Watts.

3rd: Adriaan Geustyn and Jacob Gosvener.


Students from the Lucas-Sylvan Junior High music department have been working very hard to be selected to the Northwest District Kansas Music Educator’s Junior High Honor Choir and Honor Band. Both band and choir members had to audition for acceptance into these prestigious performance groups. Selected to the choir are Mallory Dobrinski, Cheyenne Feenstra, Breckyn Gosvener, Montana Griffiths, Molly Heller, Aubrelle Hurlbut, Kristyn Nimz, Chase Palmer, Eli Schultz, Lee Allie Wacker, Serena Wilson, Saydee Goss, Cai Labertew, Braelyn Maupin, and Avrilynn Witt. Selected to the Honor Band are Layne Buttenhoff, trumpet; Vance Dohl, trumpet; Isaac Schultz, trombone; Abby Feldkamp, Flute; Morgan Finkenbinder, Tenor Saxophone; and Kadence Palmer, Percussion. These performance groups will be in concert at the Northwest District KMEA Mini Convention, held at Hays High School on November 6, 2021. In addition to the Junior High Honor Groups, the High School Honor Jazz Ensemble will also perform. Anna Feldkamp, a freshman at Sylvan-Lucas Unified High School was selected to this Ensemble, playing the piano. The concert is at 3:30 in the gymnasium. Admission cost is $5.00 for adults. Students will be admitted free of charge.

USD 299 Performing Arts Recognized by KSHSAA

Sylvan-Lucas Unified High School has been chosen as one of 36 high schools in Kansas to receive recognition as a 2021 Performing Arts School of Excellence by the Kansas State High School Activities Association (KSHSAA).

A selection committee was formed from the following associations: Kansas Music Educators Association (KMEA), Kansas Speech Communication Association (KSCA) and the Kansas Thespians. Leaders from these three associations along with the KSHSAA staff collaborated to discuss numerous high schools that scored exceptionally high in debate, speech, music and theater during the 2020-21 school year. The committee and the KSHSAA chose one winner, five finalists and 30 commended schools from across our great state. All 36 schools will be recognized with a certificate from the KSHSAA in September.

Winner: Pittsburg High School

Finalists: Lawrence-Free State High School, McPherson High School, Olathe East High School, Paola High School, Shawnee Mission-Bishop Miege High School

Commended: De Soto High School, Ellinwood High School, Fort Scott High School, Garden City High School, Greensburg-Kiowa County High School, Kansas City-Sumner Academy, Lansing High School, Lawrence High School, Louisburg High School, Maize High School, Moundridge High School, Norton Community High School, Olathe South High School, Overland Park-Blue Valley High School, Overland Park-Blue Valley North High School, Overland Park-Blue Valley Northwest High School, Overland Park-Blue Valley Southwest High School, Phillipsburg High School, RosaliaFlinthills High School, Salina-Sacred Heart High School, Salina-South High School, Silver Lake High School, St. George-Rock Creek High School, Sterling High School, Sylvan-Lucas Unified High School, Tecumseh-Shawnee Heights High School, Tonganoxie High School, Topeka-Hayden High School, Topeka-Washburn Rural High School, WichitaCollegiate High School “The KSHSAA made a commitment to our schools in 2018 to annually recognize outstanding performing arts schools in the State of Kansas. This award is a wonderful testimony to our schools’ professionalism and efforts with our amazing students. These schools really stepped up and made the most of our virtual championships and festivals,” said Craig Manteuffel, KSHSAA. “It is very difficult to thrive in all categories of the performing arts and we are so proud to honor these 36 schools in 2021-22.”

September's Wellness Tip

Stay Hydrated

We all know how easy it is to grab another can of soda or cup of coffee instead of another glass of water. With the wide array of beverages available these days, water always seems like the boring option. Your body relies on water to perform a laundry list of vital tasks, including supporting your brain function, helping circulate blood throughout your body and regulating your body temperature. Since you're constantly losing water throughout the day as you breathe, sweat and use the restroom, it's critical that you replace the water you lose. Here are tips for staying hydrated:

● Know how much water you need to consume every day

● Make drinking a glass of water part of your normal routine

● Carry a water bottle

● Try unsweetened sparkling water or flavor your water by adding fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs

● Track your water intake using an app

● Choose hydrating snacks, such as cucumbers, celery, strawberries or watermelon

● Distribute your water intake throughout the day (playing catch up at the end of the day doesn't negate the fact that you were dehydrated all day)

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USD 299 Mission Statement

The Mission of Sylvan-Lucas Unified Schools is to provide students with a safe atmosphere, balanced curriculum, and a progressive education that will help the students become active, well-educated and responsible citizens. Utilizing technology, communications, leadership and community involvement; the staff will challenge students to reach their fullest potential and prepare them for post-secondary education or entry into the workforce.

Sylvan-Lucas Unified School District has made a commitment to technological advancements so that staff and students will be equipped to work successfully in our complex world in the future.

USD 299 Sylvan-Lucas Unified Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in its programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Jude Stecklein, Superintendent of Schools - District Compliance Officer

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