Blue and Gold sausage money is due Friday June 5th. Mr. Koonce will be in the shop from 4:00-6:00 pm with the check off sheet.
PreK-4 parents, please remember that today and tomorrow will be our final zoom sessions. Computer check-in will be on 5-20 from 11-1pm and 5-21 from 8-10am at the HS Shop. Please enter through the back alleyway and look for the open door. You will need to find Mr. Wynn.
K-2 parents, rosters were sent to your e-mail on file in the office. We did include siblings if you have them in 3rd and 4th. 3rd and 4th grade rosters will be released tomorrow and PreK will be released on Friday. Please call me at the Elementary Office with questions!
Adopt a Senior Wildcat! We would like to show our Senior 2020 class that their community loves them and understands what they have had to give up this year. We are inviting community members to ‘adopt’ a senior. In doing so, the community member would put together a gift basket for the senior. Baskets should be worth approximately $25-$40. The basket would be dropped off at the high school office or district office by May 20th for the senior to pick up. You can give your name or be anonymous, as you choose. Community may select a certain senior, but they are first come, first served, so if that senior has already been adopted, you will be asked if you would like someone else. After all seniors have been adopted, we can start again. If you would like to adopt a senior, please email Mrs. Koonce at email@example.com and she will link you to a senior. Noah B Jaxon H Bailey M Devry B Oakely H Manny M Blayne B Bethany H Chace O Imanol C Mollie H Clayton R Katelin B Kira J Sara S Barry C Logan J Moises U Abigail E Whitlee L Anthony W Kobie E Kalub L Dayton W Garrett H Jazmin L
May 5, 2020 Parents, Students, and Patrons I wanted to write a quick note to clear up any misunderstandings concerning the upcoming graduation ceremonies at USD 218. The Morton County Health Department, Morton County Attorney, Morton County Commissioners, and City Administration have been outstanding advocates as USD 218 has worked to devise a commencement plan that would stay within the guidelines of Governor Kelly’s Executive Order 20-29, and allow us to honor our graduating seniors. Every decision concerning this matter was made in the best interest of our school and the graduates. If you get a chance, please let these individuals know how much we appreciate their tireless commitment to our Community. USD 218 will be hosting virtual graduation ceremonies for Point Rock Alternative High School on Saturday, May 9th at 2:00 PM and Elkhart High School on Sunday, May 17th at 2:00 PM. Details will be forthcoming. Sincerely, Rex Richardson, Superintendent USD 218
Blue and Gold FFA products are on their way! We will be receiving their truck on Thursday MAY 14th at 12:00 we will follow standard Covid 19 restrictions. Juniors and seniors will pick up between 12:00-1:00 8th graders, freshman and sophomores From 1:15 until 2:00 it is mandatory that you get your products picked up we do not have the freezer space at the school. Bring ice chest for any extra storage. We will meet in the Ag shop.
Due to the governor’s executive order and the directive of County and School authorities, EHS graduation has been postponed until further notice. Senior parents may request their child's diploma as early as Wednesday by contacting the high school office.
1st-4th Elementary Parents, just a reminder that today is your PE/Music assignment due date!
College Admissions Resource Document We know during this time of uncertainty many senior students and families may have a lot of questions and concerns regarding post-secondary plans. The Kansas Board of Regents (KBOR) and Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) are working together to develop resources to provide information to alleviate some of these concerns and answer important questions. We developed a College Admissions Among COVID-19 document that provides helpful admissions and financial aid links and virtual tools from Kansas public and independent institutions, as well as college and career exploration tools and articles related to college-decision making for 2020 graduates. We hope that you find this resource helpful. The link will auto-update as additional information is added.
School Board Position Opening Information
USD #218 ~ Board of Education Vacancy The Board of Education elected to table filling the open Board Position at the regularly scheduled meeting on April 13, 2020. The Board will appoint a person to fill the unexpired term of Chris McCammon through December 31, 2021. Questions concerning this vacancy should be directed to the superintendent, clerk, or any member of the board of education. Interested "At-Large" patrons may send a letter of interest describing qualifications to Sandra Higgins, Clerk of the Board, PO Box 999, Elkhart, KS 67950. Letters must be received by 12:00PM, May 6, 2020. It is the Boards intent to consider filling the position at their regularly scheduled meeting on May 11, 2020. First Published in the Tri-State News ~ March 26, 2020
Elementary students check out the school Facebook page for a STEM activity. If you choose to complete it, and post or email your results to me..., the first to do it on Thursday gets a free homework pass for the week! Thank you Mrs. Brecheisen for the fun idea!
More on National Zoo Day a couple more links.... Monterey Bay Aquarium - https://www.montereybayaquarium.org/animals/live-cams Atlanta Zoo's Panda Cam - https://zooatlanta.org/panda-cam/ Enjoy! Mr. McDaniel
Starting tomorrow the Assisted Living/Senior Living Center will have a basket outside of their front door for people/kids to drop off Easter cards for residents living inside! If you have a moment, please drop off a card to someone that may not be as mobile as you are!
USD #218 ~ Board of Education Vacancy The Elkhart Board of Education announces a vacancy in board member position"At-Large." The "At-Large" area includes all of USD #218 boundaries. The Board will appoint a person to fill the unexpired term through December 31, 2021. Questions concerning this vacancy should be directed to the superintendent, clerk, or any member of the board of education. Interested "At-Large" patrons may send a letter of interest describing qualifications to Sandra Higgins, Clerk of the Board, PO Box 999, Elkhart, KS 67950. Letters must be received by noon, April 9, 2020. It is the Boards intent to consider filling the position at their regularly scheduled meeting on April 13, 2020. This position has been created by the resignation of Chris McCammon. First Published in the Tri-State News ~ March 26, 2020
Happy Hunting, students! Here are some egg templates: https://www.skiptomylou.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Plain-Egg-Templates.pdf P.S.-If you do not have a printer, you can get a copy of an egg at Moores! Mr. McDaniel
EES is hosting an Egg Hunt! This egg hunt is a little different from others. I would like for you to color and draw a decorative egg and put it on your window or door at home. Then ask your parents to take you on a drive to hunt for some of your friends eggs. Mr. McDaniel
Elementary Parents, the state has shared with us we must postpone our drive through. When we can reschedule the event we will! We are disappointed because we wanted to see the kids even if from afar, but we want to follow the guidelines. Everyone stay safe!
Parents I am attaching the music activities from Mr. Jackson. These are to be participation activities at home. He is also attaching a document that shows how you can send him that the kids have completed practicing the songs. Questions, please e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org!
U.S.D. 218 Patrons-The Governors Stay at Home order does not change anything with regards to our school plan and our start date of Monday, 3-30-20. If you have further questions please contact the appropriate administrator!
The Kansas department of education just announced that The Governor's stay at home order will not change anything in regards to schools and their continuous learning plans starting tomorrow
Parents/guardians we attempted to record the community zoom meeting tonight. Unfortunately, technical difficulties kept us from getting a useable recording so we will not have anything to post. If you have any further direct questions please contact the appropriate admin!
Attention Usd 218 parent/guardians there will be a zoom meeting tonight at 6pm. Please check your email for log in information. DO NOT POST LOG IN INFORMATION PUBLICLY
Any USD 218 student needing counseling services can email Mrs. Koonce at email@example.com. She will get back with you in regards to helping out.
EHS STUDENTS!!.....there will be a EHS student zoom meeting @ 6:00 tonight. Check your email for log in information.
Elementary Parents, please be aware we will take attendance off of Monday and Tuesday each week. You must communicate with your teacher or the office prior to your meeting about attendance. The Tuesday or Wednesday meeting is optional unless your teacher requests attendance.
Elementary Parents, Title 1, ESL, and At-Risk services will not begin until the week of 4-6. You should be contacted by staff next week if individual intervention will continue. If we are just going to monitor your student for the duration of this year, you won't get a call.
Elementary Parents, your teachers should be contacting you today and tomorrow concerning their classroom specific schedule and how the elementary classroom will be working. If you have not heard from your elementary teacher by Friday please contact me directly! Mr. McDaniel
PreK-K-Student Materials Pick-Up-Friday 3/27 from 10am-12pm K and PreK girls can report to the front doors. Friday 3/27 from 1pm-3pm K and PreK boys can report to the front doors.
1st/2nd Grade-Student Materials Pick-Up Thursday 3/26 from 10am-12pm 1st and 2nd grade girls can report to the front doors. Thursday 3/26 from 1pm-3pm 1st and 2nd grade boys can report to the front doors.
USD 218 Parents: The Elkhart School Administrators will host a Live ZOOM meeting on Friday, March 27th at 6:00 PM. The goal of the meeting is to answer questions and give you an overview of the Continuous Learning Plan that will begin on March 30. Zoom login information will be sent to your email address on Friday. Please plan to join us . Thank you, Rex Richardson Superintendent
A second survey for USD 218 is needed as soon as possible. Please go to the USD 218 web page under the live feed section and look for the most recent link available. You can also access the link using building facebook pages. Survey will close on Sunday, March 22nd at midnight. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSclEDf9unsvMzFKRvdvGmkyAFpZEHPWtRY05cJfvKOTfJXVbQ/viewform
Bacterial Growth to Keep Food Safe Bacteria, in particular, need certain conditions to grow to harmful levels. These conditions can be controlled and the risk of foodborne illness significantly reduced. Bacteria require (1) adequate time, (2) a comfortable temperature, (3) a potentially hazardous food with (4) adequate moisture and (5) a neutral or slightly acidic pH value in order to multiply to harmful levels. Bacterial growth can be minimized by controlling these five factors. Bacteria multiply by dividing in half every 20 to 30 minutes and can produce toxins not easily destroyed by heat.If a time and temperature control for safety (TCS) food is mishandled (e.g. held at room temperature for more than four hours), the food may contain excessive levels of bacteria and bacterial toxins. Every effort must be made to minimize the amount of time that a TCS food is held in the temperature danger zone. The temperature danger zone, 41°to 135°F, is the range of temperatures at which bacteria multiply quickly. Refrigeration at or below 41°F will slow but not stop the growth of bacteria. Freezing at 0°F or below will practically stop bacteria growth and cooking to at least the minimum required temperature will also kill bacteria(but not toxins). See Temperature Chart for Eggs, Fish, Meat & Poultry(Form 22-C)for a list of minimum required cooking temperatures. TCS foods, defined as any food or food ingredient capable of supporting the growth of microorganisms, include raw and cooked foods of animal origin, cooked foods of plant origin and a few other foods such as cut melons, cut tomatoes, cut green leafy vegetables and plant foods containing raw seed sprouts. TCS foods should be handled with appropriate time and/or temperature controls during receiving, storing, preparing and serving Procedures to Control Bacterial Growth ¨Store all TCS food at or below 41°F. ¨Keep salads, sandwiches, milk, etc. in the refrigerator until needed on the serving counter.¨Place leftover cooked food in your refrigerator
The Booster Club Ice Cream Social for March 23, had been canceled.
UPDATE: As per KSDE: 1. They Strongly recommend closing all schools that are not on spring break this week. March 16-20 2. Will receive further guidance by Wednesday or Thursday of this week. 3. School facilities will be closed for everyone this week except for custodial & maintenance personnel, and district office. 4. Deep cleaning and sanitizing should take place. 5. NO Kshsaa ATHLETIC PRACTICES. This includes all rec games and practices. 6. Weightroom is closed to the public until further notice. 7. Governor Kelly will make an address around 6:00 pm today.
Interim Guidance for K-12 Schools and Pre-K Programs Operated by Schools March 12, 2020 This interim guidance is based on what is currently known about the transmission and severity of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will update this guidance as needed and as additional information becomes available. Please check the CDC website and the Kansas Department of Health & Environment website periodically for updated interim guidance. Although precautions are necessary to prevent the entry and spread of COVID-19 into US communities, care should be taken to avoid stigmatizing students and staff who may have been exposed to the virus. K-12 schools and Pre-K programs operated by schools offer a welcoming, respectful, inclusive, and supportive environment to all and should continue to do so. Measures taken by US K-12 schools and Pre-K programs should help prevent the entry and spread of COVID-19 by students and staff who may have been exposed to the virus while minimizing disruption and protecting students and staff from discrimination. This interim guidance is intended primarily for administrators* of public and private K-12 schools and Pre-K programs operated by schools in the United States to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 into their facilities. It recommends actions that school administrators should take now to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 among students and staff and to help maintain continuity of teaching and learning if there is community spread of COVID-19 in the future. This interim guidance also suggests strategies to consider if public health officials determine that COVID-19 is spreading in US communities and educational settings. National Guidance What is the role of schools in responding to COVID-19? COVID-19 is a respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) virus, and we are learning more about it every day. There is currently no vaccine to protect against COVID-19. At this point, the best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed to the virus that causes it. Stopping transmission (spread) of the virus through everyday practices is the best way to keep people healthy. More information on COVID-19 is available here. Schools, working together with local health departments, have an important role in slowing the spread of diseases to help ensure students have safe and healthy learning environments. Schools serve students, staff, and visitors from throughout the community. All of these people may have close contact in the school setting, often sharing spaces, equipment, and supplies. Guidance for schools with identified cases of COVID-19 identified in their community. To prepare for possible community transmission of COVID-19, the most important thing for schools to do now is plan and prepare. As the global outbreak evolves, schools should prepare for the possibility of community-level outbreaks. Schools want to be ready if COVID-19 does appear in their communities. If local health officials report that there are cases of COVID-19 in the community, schools may need to take additional steps in response to prevent spread in the school. The first step for schools in this situation is to talk with local health officials. The guidance provided here is based on current knowledge of COVID-19. As additional information becomes available about the virus, how it spreads, and how severe it is, this guidance may be updated. Administrators are encouraged to work closely with local health officials to determine a course of action for their childcare programs or schools. Determine if, when, and for how long childcare programs or schools may need to be dismissed. Temporarily dismissing childcare programs and K-12 schools is a strategy to stop or slow the further spread of COVID-19 in communities. During school dismissals, childcare programs and schools may stay open for staff members (unless ill) while students stay home. Keeping facilities open a) allows teachers to develop and deliver lessons and materials remotely, thus maintaining continuity of teaching and learning; and b) allows other staff members to continue to provide services and help with additional response efforts. Childcare and school administrators should work in close collaboration and coordination with local health officials to make dismissal and large event cancellation decisions. Schools are not expected to make decisions about dismissal or canceling events on their own. Schools can seek specific guidance from local health officials to determine if, when, and for how long to take these steps. Large event cancellations or school dismissals*** may be recommended for 14 days, or possibly longer if advised by local health officials. The nature of these actions (e.g., geographic scope, duration) may change as the local outbreak situation evolves. If an ill student or staff member attended school prior to being confirmed as a COVID-19 case: Local health officials may recommend temporary school dismissals if a student or staff member attended school prior to being confirmed as a COVID-19 case. Local health officials’ recommendations for the scope (e.g., a single school, a full district) and duration of school dismissals will be made on a case-by-case basis based on the most up-to-date information about COVID-19 and the specific cases in the impacted community. Schools should work with the local health department and other relevant leadership to communicate the possible COVID-19 exposure. This communication to the school community should align with the communication plan in the school’s emergency operations plan. In such a circumstance, it is critical to maintain confidentiality of the student or staff member as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act. If a student or staff member has been identified with COVID-19, school and program administrators should seek guidance from local health officials to determine when students and staff should return to schools and what additional steps are needed for the school community. In addition, students and staff who are well but are taking care of or share a home with someone with a case of COVID-19 should follow instructions from local health officials to determine when to return to school. Consider alternatives for providing essential medical and social services for students. Continue providing necessary services for children with special healthcare needs, or work with the state Title V Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN) Program. Kansas Guidance KSDE is working towards preparedness and preparation for COVID-19 spread across the United States. Governor Laura Kelly announced that Kansas’s exposure is low at this moment and time. We still need to be vigilant and prepared for if/when the outbreak occurs in Kansas. This interim guidance is based on what is currently known about the transmission and severity of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will update this guidance as needed and as additional information becomes available. Please check the CDC website and the Kansas Department of Health & Environment website periodically for updated interim guidance. What is the role of schools in responding to COVID-19? Schools, working together with local health departments, have an important role in slowing the spread of diseases to help ensure students have safe and healthy learning environments. Schools serve students, staff, and visitors from throughout the community. All of these people may have close contact in the school setting, often sharing spaces, equipment, and supplies. Schools with staff or students who have traveled outside of the U.S. as of February 25, 2020 and until all travel bans are lifted should check-in with their local public health department with their travel history, and follow the guidance from the public health department regarding isolation or quarantine measures. If a local health department, in cooperation with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, the President of the United States or the Kansas Governor requires the closure of a school due to an active case (student or staff member) with COVID-19, schools will have three options: Make up the missed school days by June 30, 2020. Submit a proposal to KSDE for the delivery of e-learning to be counted as seat time. Submit a petition to the Kansas State Board of Education and the Kansas Commissioner of Education to waive the legally required minimum number of hours and days schools must be in session. If your school is required to close due to COVID-19, the requirement from KDHE is that the school will be closed for a minimum of 14 days, after which time the communal spread of the virus will be reassessed before the school is cleared to reopen. During this mandated closure, schools will be required to conduct a deep cleaning of the building. If a local school district decides independently (without the recommendation of KDHE and the local health department, the President or the Governor) to close schools, the schools would be required to make up all lost time by June 30, 2020. For specific information on the virus, schools are encouraged to contact the Kansas Epi Hotline, 877.427.7317. For the most updated information on COVID-19, please visit www.kdheks.gov. If schools are dismissed, schools can consider the following steps: Temporarily cancel extracurricular group activities and large events. Cancel or postpone events such as after-school assemblies and pep rallies, field trips, and sporting events. Discourage students and staff from gathering or socializing anywhere. Discourage gatherings at places like a friend’s house, a favorite restaurant, or the local shopping mall. Ensure continuity of education. Review continuity plans, including plans for the continuity of teaching and learning. Implement e-learning plans, including digital and distance learning options as feasible and appropriate. Determine, in consultation with school district officials or other relevant state or local partners: If a waiver is needed for state requirements of a minimum number of in-person instructional hours or school days (seat time) as a condition for funding; How to convert face-to-face lessons into online lessons and how to train teachers to do so; How to triage technical issues if faced with limited IT support and staff; How to encourage appropriate adult supervision while children are using distance learning approaches; and How to deal with the potential lack of students’ access to computers and the Internet at home. E-learning requirements Teachers working with students are appropriately licensed in the state of Kansas. Student attendance is tracked and monitored to ensure compulsory attendance laws are followed. All courses are aligned to local, state, and national standards and contain a syllabus and assignment completion timelines. Students, families and teachers receive sufficient orientation on the E-learning platform. Students and families are provided with teacher contact information. Ensure students and teachers have sufficient access to the internet, hardware and software in their homes. Interventions are available to address student academic, attendance and behavior needs. Special education, English learners, migrant, and homeless services are provided in adherence to state/federal law and guidance. State assessments may not be administered in an e-learning environment. Ensure continuity of meal programs. Consider ways to distribute food to students. If there is community spread of COVID-19, design strategies to avoid distribution in settings where people might gather in a group or crowd. Consider options such as “grab-and-go” bagged lunches or meal delivery. **************************************************************************** Childcare and K-12 administrators can also support their school community by sharing resources with students (if resources are age-appropriate), their families, and staff. Coordinate with local health officials to determine what type of information might be best to share with the school community. Consider sharing the following fact sheets and information sources: Information about COVID-19 available through state and localexternal icon health departments General CDC fact sheets to help staff and students’ families understand COVID-19 and the steps they can take to protect themselves: What you need to know about coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)pdf icon What to do if you are sick with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) Stop the spread of germs – help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses like COVID-19pdf icon CDC Information on COVID-19 and children CDC information for staff, students, and their families who have recently traveled back to the United States from areas where CDC has identified community spread of coronavirus: A list of countries where community spread of COVID-19 is occurring can be found on the CDC webpage: Coronavirus Disease 2019 Information for Travel For questions about students who plan to travel, or have recently traveled, to areas with community spread of COVID-19, refer to CDC’s FAQ for travelers. Schools can also consult with state and local health officials. Schools may need to postpone or cancel trips that could expose students and staff to potential community spread of COVID-19. Students returning from travel to areas with community spread of COVID-19 must follow guidance they have received from health officials. COVID-19 information for travel is updated regularly on the CDC website. This is an interim document and when more information is received from the CDC and Kansas Department of Health and Environment more guidance will be provided at that time. Definitions Used in this Guidance *Administrators oversee the daily operations of K-12 schools and Pre-K programs. Administrators may include positions like school district superintendents, principals, and assistant principals. Pre-K program means an early childhood program operated by a public or private school. This interim document will be updated when credible and up-to-date guidance is provided by the CDC and KDHE. For More Information CDC Resources Coronavirus Disease 2019 website Children and Youth with Special Healthcare Needs in Emergencies Do Your Part. Slow the Spread of Germs Don’t Spread Germs at Work Stay Home if You’re Sick Other Federal Agencies and Partners Resources American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) • Hand Washing: A Powerful Antidote to Illness: https://www.healthychildren.org/English/health- issues/conditions/prevention/Pages/Hand-Washing-A-Powerful-Antidote- toIllness.aspx Reducing the Spread of Illness in Child Care: https://www.healthychildren.org/English/health- issues/conditions/prevention/Pages/Prevention-In-Child-Care-or-School.aspx Germ Prevention Strategies: https://www.healthychildren.org/English/healthissues/conditions/prevention/Pages/ Germ-Prevention-Strategies.aspx When to Keep Your Child Home from Child Care: https://www.healthychildren.org/English/family-life/work-play/Pages/WhentoKeep-Your-Child-Home-from-Child-Care.aspx
Denise Kahler, Director of Communications â€‘ (785) 296-4876 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 12, 2020 Commissioner of Education issues guidance to school districts regarding COVID-19 TOPEKA â€” The Kansas State Department (KSDE) remains in regular contact with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) as we monitor and address the spread of COVID-19, also known as coronavirus. As of today, March 12, 2020, KSDE hasnâ€™t issued any directive to close Kansas schools nor has the Kansas State Board of Education directed KSDE to waive any education requirements because of COVID-19. As of noon today, there are no confirmed cases of the virus in any Kansasâ€™ schools. Should this change, KSDE has updated its guidance for Kansas schools to include the following: Schools with staff or students who have traveled outside of the United States as of Feb. 25, 2020, and until all travel bans are lifted, should check in with their local public health department about their travel history, and follow the guidance from the public health department regarding isolation or quarantine measures. If a local health department, in cooperation with KDHE, the president of the United States or the Kansas governor, requires the closure of a school because of COVID-19, schools will have three options: 1. Make up the missed school days by June 30, 2020. 2. Submit a proposal to KSDE for the delivery of e-learning to be counted as seat time. 3. Submit a petition to the Kansas State Board of Education and the Kansas Commissioner of Education to waive the legally required minimum number of hours and days schools must be in session. In order to be approved for the delivery of e-learning, schools will have to meet a list of requirements developed by KSDE, which will be distributed to districts in the updated guidance. These requirements include, but are not limited to: 1. Student attendance is tracked and monitored to ensure compulsory attendance laws are followed. Ensure students and teachers have sufficient access to the internet, hardware or software in their homes. Interventions are available to address student academic, attendance and behavior needs. Special education, English learners, migrant and homeless services are provided in adherence to state/federal law and guidance. If a school is required to close due to COVID-19, the requirement from KDHE is that the school must be closed for a minimum of 14 days following the decision, after which time the communal spread of the virus will be reassessed before the school is cleared to reopen. During this mandated closure, schools will be required to conduct a deep cleaning of the building. If a local school district decides independently (without the recommendation of KDHE and the local health department, the president or the governor) to close schools, the schools would be required to make up all lost time by June 30, 2020. KDHE recommends that anyone returning from travel to known â€œhot spotsâ€ for the virus and who have had no known direct exposure to someone with the virus should check in with their local public health department, monitor their health and maintain social distancing. Neither KSDE nor schools have the authority to quarantine anyone who isnâ€™t exhibiting any signs of illness. For the most updated information on COVID-19, we continue to direct you to the KDHE website: www.kdheks.gov. ###
Live on Facebook Friday morning at the Mock Trial.
NHS Inductions TONIGHT at 7 in the EHS Auditorium. Congratulations to the new members.
Lady Cats @ HOME for championship Saturday at 6 pm. EHS Stuco paying for the first 30 EHS students not already on the pass gate. Let’s double the Wildcat fans from last night.
Youth Entepreneur Challenge is today in the foyer of the HS gym. Feel free to come up and look at the students projects. 8:00: Participants set up projects 9:00-10:45: Projects are judged 11:00: Public is invited to view projects 11:20: Middle School is invited to view projects 11:35: High School is invited to view projects 11:50: Awards will be presented in HS Gym ***Everything should be completed by 12:05
Sorry for the confusion. KSHSAA just updated the times for the games on Thursday. Elkhart Lady Cats will play Syracuse @ 7:30 in Elkhart.
Congratulations to our 2020 Morton County Spelling Bee champions. Our Senior champion, who will represent Morton County at the Sunflower State spelling bee in Wichita, is Max Gabino. Our Junior champion (4th & 5th grade) is Raegan Escalera.
If you are mailing a scholarship & it gives a specific postmark, you need to make sure & tell the post office in Elkhart so they can physically stamp it. Unless you tell them, it will be mailed to Amarillo & then postmarked. If you are cutting it close to due date, it may be too late.
Wildcats will host SWH Friday night for Senior Parents night. Games will begin @ 4:45 JV Girls & Boys, 6:30 Varsity Girls & 1/2 C-Team Boys, 8:00 Varsity Boys & C-Team Girls. Sr. Parent's night Ceremony will be in between the varsity games. ;)
Don't forget Parent Teacher Conferences tonight and Thursday evening. 4:15-8:00 at the HS. Check into the office to get your student's progress report.
Tuesday Feb 11th Wildcats take on Turpin, OK. All games will be played in the new gym. 4:45 JV Boys, 6:30 Varsity Girls, 8:00 Varsity Boys. It is also Pink out! Wear your Pink and come support the CATS!
Wildcats play Syracuse tomorrow for Homecoming. There will not be a JV girls game. JV Boys @ 4:45, Varsity Girls and half C-Team boys @ 6:30, Varsity boys will play @ 8:00. Homecoming Ceremony & Crowning will take place during halftime of the varsity boys game.
JV Basketball Tourney in Elkhart continues tomorrow. Boys and Girls both play @ 3:00
There will be a JV girls basketball game @ Campo, CO Monday Feb. 10th. Game will begin @ 4:00 CST
Basketball action tonight here versus Stanton Co. 4:45 JV Boys & Girls, 6:30 Varsity Girls and 1/2 Boys C-Team, 8:00 Varsity Boys & C-Team Girls. Come out and support the Cats!
Monday Homecoming Spirit Week Fraternity/Sorority Day
Just a reminder EES students, tomorrow starts SPIRIT WEEK!!!! It is wear your favorite College Day, this will be the only day we are different than the HS... Don't forget you are competing against the staff for our most spirited prize!
Don’t forget we are filming for hype video today right after open gym. All EHS basketball players are welcome to be part of the video. Please wear dark jerseys.
Don’t forget to check out the Snapchat filter available today only for the dance. See you from at 8:30-11:30.
Homecoming court! Be at the school by 7:50 in the morning for pictures in the library! Do not be late!
Schedule for games @ Moscow tomorrow evening. 4:45 JV boys, 6:30 Varsity girls, immediately following varsity girls JV girls will play 2 quarters in the old gym (approx 7:45), 8:00 Varsity boys
Varsity basketball action @ Walsh, CO tonight. Girls game will start @ 6:00 CST with boys game following. Go CATS!
USD 218 No School TODAY Tuesday
USD 218 2 hour delayed start. Classes will start at 10:00 am weather permitting. No preschool
If you haven’t bought your homecoming dance tickets for this Saturday, please see Mrs. Houtz ASAP. $5 Single $8 couple
All of the EHS 2020 Basketball Homecoming court (not kindergartners) will be introduced at the dance on Saturday. Remember you do not have to pay if you are in the court. Please still see Mrs. Houtz for your free ticket ASAP.
Please get your homecoming shirt order in as soon as possible this week. Orders are due by Friday but Hunny Beez would like to start working on them. Shirts will be ready for pickup Monday and Tuesday of next week.
Don’t forget to get your tickets for the semi formal homecoming dance on Saturday, Feb 1. Get your ticket from Mrs. Houtz by Friday, January 24. $5 single $8 couple
Attention Class of 2020 Reminder that your senior picture digital copies are due to Mrs. Houtz by Jan 30. Need one for each of the following: yearbook, newspaper, panel, & slideshow. You also need 4 baby pictures turned in to her as well.
Reminder EHS Wildcats @ Lakin tonight for the HPL Tournament. Elkhart takes on Meade @ 6:00.
Basketball games with Leoti have been re-scheduled for Monday Jan 27th. 4:45 JV Girls (2 quarters) 4:45 JV Boys followed by boys c-team(2 quarters) 6:00 Varsity Girls 7:30 Varsity Boys.
The basketball games scheduled for today with Leoti have been postponed. Stay tuned for a make-up date. Will post as soon as we know. ;)
There will be a boys C-Team game tomorrow with Leoti. They will play 2 quarters right after the JV boys game in the old gym approx 6:00
Due to the threat of weather, tomorrow’s Middle School games against Dodge City will start at 3:45pm. There will be 1.5 games for the boys in the new gym, and 1.5 games for the girls in the old gym.
HPL Basketball Tourney Action....Monday Jan 20th Girls will play Meade in Lakin @ 6:00. Tuesday Jan 21st Boys will play Meade in Lakin @ 6:00
This is the info we currently have for the HPL Basketball Tournament next week. The times will be announced once the tournament is seeded. Girls will play Monday 1-20 in Lakin, Thursday and Saturday in Garden City. Boys will play Tuesday 1-21 in Lakin, Friday & Saturday in Garden City. Stay tuned for bracket.
Basketball games on Jan. 14th @ Deerfield will be varsity only. Girls @ 6:30 Boys @ 8:00. JV Girls will travel to Johnson on the 14th and play in the HS gym @ 4:45
Please be in attendance tonight for the presentation of our colors by our city Color Guard. We will be doing the pledge tonight before the varsity girls game and then doing the Star Spangle before the varsity boys game.
Schedule for games with SUBLETTE on FRIDAY JAN. 10th is as follows.... ALL GAMES WILL BE PLAYED IN THE NEW GYM. 4:00 JV Girls (2 Quarters) 4:45 JV Boys, 6:30 Varsity Girls, 8:00 Varsity Boys
Basketball game schedule for tomorrow night in Elkhart. 4:45 JV Girls vs South Baca (New Gym) JV Boys vs Boise City (Old Gym) 6:30 Varsity Girls vs Boise City 8:00 Varsity Boys vs Boise City. No C games will be played.
Reminder to all Stuco kids. You need to have your 2 dozen chocolate chip cookies to Mrs. Houtz by 4 Tuesday for the Service Night at the ballgame.
ATTENTION!!!! Schedule for games in Cimarron Friday the 20th 4:45 C-Girls & JV Boys, 6:30 Varsity Girls, 8:00 Varsity Boys & JV Girls.
Halftime Boys Elkhart 27 Eads 29
Evidently the service really lagged for the girls game. If the boys doesn’t get any better, I will do score updates. Sorry about the inconvenience.
We are live on our YouTube channel. Look for Elkhart High School Elkhart Kansas.
Boys final score. Elkhart 77 Granada 74 Way to go Cats!
Boys score update. Elkhart 51 Granada 55 End of third.
Final Score...Elkhart 67 Granada 44
Elkhart 50 Granada 32 end of the third.
Score update. Halftime of the Lady Cats vs Granada, Elkhart 31 Granada 24. Boys play at 4:00
Schedule for games on Dec 17th in Goodwell, OK is as follows: No JV Girls, JV Boys @ 5:00, Varsity Girls @ 6:30, Varsity Boys @ 8:00. All games will be played in the OPSU gym.
Split the Pot
High School Girls Basketball "SPLIT THE POT" drawing tonight at 1/2 of the boys game 1st Place - $1,000 2nd Place - $500 3rd Place - $250 **The Girls will also donate $150 to Hands for Hope**
Liberal Leader and Times write about Elkhart Wildcat Basketball 2019-2020
Key Club Induction has been moved from 2:00 Dec. 8th to Feb. 9th @ 2:00
Wildcat Fans....Time to mark your calendars: Elkhart High School will officially commemorate the 2019 State Baseball Championship at the home basketball game on Friday, January 10th, 2020. This will take place between the Varsity Girls and Varsity Boys game. During this evening we will: • Unveil the new State Championship sign on Wildcat Avenue. • Honor the Championship team and coaches at center court • Officially retire the state championship trophy into the trophy case in the basketball commons area. Please plan on attending this fantastic celebration!!!
Boys Basketball Parents meeting is tomorrow night directly after Booster Club Chili dinner in the HS Auditorium.
As part of our basketball uniform order, Under Armour (Lou's Sporting Goods) will be running the following specials until Sunday, November 17, 2019 (11:59 PM) https://elkhart.itemorder.com/sale
If you are interested in ordering from the Juniors any of their Spirit Wear.... Just click on the link below! When it asks for a name to credit for the fundraiser, you can put a junior name or put yours if you do not know a junior! Either way it helps the junior class! Free shipping if you ship with the fundraiser or you can ship it to your home! Arrival before Christmas! www.SpiritGearDirect.com/Shop
Holidays are around the corner and the Junior Class is selling holiday wrapping, gifts and more. Order online or in person! Sale ends 11/13/19. https://www.shopfund.com/Shop?t=TW&utm_campaign=sbshare&utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=transactional&sid=465822# https://www.shopfund.com/Shop?t=TW&utm_campaign=sbshare&utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=transactional&sid=465822#
The Elkhart FFA chapter would like to give a big thanks to Higgins Farms and Frownfelter Farm and Ranch! We had a great time traveling to Indianapolis, Indiana for National FFA Convention. We got to listen to the National FFA officers do opening ceremonies and see lots of new agricultural things that will be happening in our nation from the FFA Blue Room. Not only that but also we got to go to a Brett Young concert on Halloween! We learned lots of new things and are very grateful for all our community does to support us.
If you would like to order a musical shirt, please see Mrs. Houtz by Tuesday, November 5. Short sleeve $15 Long Sleeve $18.50. Must pay when ordered. Thank you.
USD218 busses will run an hour late,
Good Luck Monday to our EMS Lady Cats Volleyball team at the league tournament.
Reminder that USD #218 has NO School Friday, October 25. Enjoy your 3-day weekend Wildcats!
JV Football @ Johnson today has been cancelled due to absences and injuries. C-Team Volleyball will play.
Reminder there is NO School for USD 218 on Friday, October 18. EHS Football at home Friday. Senior Night At 6:30 and senior fall sport parents need to be there at 6:15. Game time 7:00.
Attention!! Calendar Change: Picture Re-Takes will now be Nov. 11th not Oct. 24th. ;)
The C-Team Volleyball in Elkhart today will be played in the old gym. Games begin @ 4:00 Elkhart vs Liberal 5:00 Hardesty vs Liberal 6:30 Elkhart vs Hardesty
ATTENTION!! The JV Football game will be @ SWH Monday Oct. 14th @ 6:00
Oct. 14th C-Team Volleyball @ Elkhart with Hardesty & Liberal. 4:00 Elkhart vs Liberal 5:00 Hardesty vs Liberal 6:30 Elkhart vs Hardesty
USD 218 Job Openings MS Cook ~ Talk to Wanda Ray MS Administrative Assistant ~ Talk to Antonia Villa
Schedule for Volleyball games in Guymon on Thursday Oct 3rd. 4:00 JV best 2 of 3 matches 5:00 (approx) Varsity best 3 of 5 matches It's their Pink Out! Wear your pink!
Elkhart will be hosting Sub-State Volleyball on Oct 26th We will need several workers for this event. If you are interested in helping out please contact the High School @ 697-2193.
Regional Cross Country on Oct 26th will be held in Great Bend.
Volleyball game on Oct 11th @ Syracuse will begin @ 4:30 CST 5 matches will be played (or best 3 of 5) Varsity Only! Football game will follow @ 7:00 CST
Red Wheel Pickup at EMS Cafeteria Today (Monday) 4:00-6:00 pm
The JV Football game with Hugoton scheduled for Monday Sept 30th has been cancelled.
Schedule for volleyball games at Elkhart tomorrow Sept. 24th 4:00 Elkhart (V) vs Sublette , Elkhart (JV) vs Sublette 5:00 Syracuse (V) vs Sublette, Hardesty (JV) vs Sublette 6:00 Elkhart (V) vs Syracuse, Elkhart (JV) vs Hardesty Varsity will play on South Net and JV on the North Net. Come out and cheer for the Lady Cats!!
The JV Football game today with Sublette has been cancelled.
Football Gate Buyouts Thank you all for your support of our Elkhart Wildcats. Sept. 13 ~ $1,500 ~ Pate Agency, John Deere, Heartland Tri-State Bank, Robson Funeral Home, & State Farm Insurance. Sept. 27 ~ $2,000 ~ Scott Power Oct. 4 ~ $1,500 ~ Epic Touch Oct. 18 ~ $1,500 ~ Stanton Co. ~ Seaboard
NHS is having a free will donation car wash fundraiser from 10-2 on Saturday at Heartland Tri-State Bank.
The JV Football game scheduled for Monday Sept 16th @ SWH has been cancelled.
Last day to order your 2019 Football Homecoming Shirts. Come see Mrs. Houtz at the high school to order and pay.
USD 218 has an opening for an ESOL para. Please contact Lana Daves for more information
Just a reminder, fall school pictures will be taken in the auditorium foyer on Sept 18th. Order forms are in the office or you may order online ahead of time at mylifetouch.com use picture ID: EVTCX76K9
The Volleyball games tomorrow in Lakin will begin @ 5:00 instead of 4:00
K-4 students will be participating in Operation MAD on 9-11, please have students dressed to help pick up trash, clean things up, and give back to their community! Kindergarten-School/Playground Area 1st-Library Park 2nd-Cunningham Park 3rd-Main Street 4th-Swimming Pool Park
The JV football game scheduled with Cimarron on Monday the 9th has be cancelled.
Thank you to the following businesses for the buyout of the Sept 13th home football game with SWH. We appreciate your continued support of our Wildcats! Pate Agency, American Implement, Heartland Tri-State Bank, Robson Funeral Home, & State Farm Insurance
EHS Football hosts 4 regular season games this year and 3 of our local businesses have bought out the gates thus far! USD 218 would like to give a big Thank You to the following businesses for their continued support of Wildcat Athletics! Scott Power & Equipment- Sept. 27th, Homecoming vs. Clayton. Epic Touch- Oct. 4th, Pink Out vs. Meade Seaboard Foods- Oct. 18th, Senior Night vs. Stanton Co.
3rd Grade Parent Meeting at 5:30pm in the 3rd Grade Classrooms on 8-27-2019 (Tuesday) to go over online parent access to our Wonders-Reading Curriculum!
Just a reminder to come and drop off your school supplies and meet your teacher tonight at the Elementary Back to School Night from 6:30pm-7:30pm!
Elementary School CATS starts Monday August 26th
HS and MS girls volleyball practice begins August 19th at 4pm at the gyms. Have physicals and shoes ready for first day of practice.
✎2019-2020 Back to School is right around the corner!! ...Is your child up-to-date on their vaccines for school entry? ...Do you have their school physical done? If not, give us a call at the Morton County Health Department to schedule ☏ (620) 697-2612 ext.10.... √Yarbrough School starts August 8, 2019 with enrollment any time. √Rolla with USD 217 starts August 20, 2019 with prek to 12th grade enrollment July 31 and August 1, 2019 Elkhart with USD 218 starts August 22, 2019 with the following enrollment dates √USD #218 Elkhart Elementary School August 12th and August 13, 2019 8am to 3:30pm √Usd 218 Elkhart Middle School August 12th and August 13, 2019 8am to 3:30pm √USD 218 Elkhart High School Elkhart, KS August 12, 2019 Seniors 9am to 10am; Juniors 10 to 11am; Sophmores 1-2pm; Freshman 2-3pm
If you would like to add the 2019-2020 school calendar, you can from our google calendar. https://calendar.google.com/calendar/embed?src=elkhart218calendar%40gmail.com&ctz=America%2FChicago
Booster Club Hamburger Fry Aug 30 at 6:15pm
EHS Enrollment Aug 12 Sr 9am-10am Jr 10am-11am Soph 1pm-2pm Fr 2pm-3pm
FREE WRESTLING CAMP July 25-6pm to 7:30 pm July 26-6pm to 7:30pm July 27- 9 am to 10:30 & 4pm to 5:30 pm. Ages 5 to 12 for boys and girls! It will be in Dungeon at the Old High School Gym.
Wild West Shootout All-Star Baseball Game tonight @ 7. Clint Lightner Field in Garden City. Good Luck Lane, Javier, and Elian.
USD 218 has an opening for high school science. Contact the District Office for further information at 620.697.2195. Equal opportunity employer.
MS Football team camp is week of July 15th every day at 10am
Great Job Lane and Coach Hattabaugh. Way to represent Elkhart with a 26-7 win!