Dear USD #416 Wildcat Family,
I hope everyone enjoyed their Spring Break! I also hope the 4th Quarter of learning is going well for all students across the district! The 4th Quarter always flies by and we will be at the end of school before we know it. As a reminder, the school district does not have school on Wednesday, April 14th.
You have probably seen some construction crews working around our schools during the month of March. We are putting a new roof on the middle school and high school. We will also be putting a new roof on the north portion of Circle Grove when they complete LHS and LMS. Later this summer, we will be replacing the roof at Broadmoor Elementary Schools. This summer, the construction crews will begin work on Circle Grove and the high wind shelter at LMS. We will be moving our preschool into Broadmoor during the 1st semester next year as they renovate the preschool area of Circle Grove. If all goes as planned, preschool will move back out to Circle Grove in January, 2022. The high wind shelter at LMS will also serve as new science classrooms. Our science classrooms have always been too small at LMS to effectively teach the science curriculum. This new addition will keep our staff and students safe while providing a new and exciting area to teach and learn about science. Other bond projects you will see taking place this summer include a new parking lot at LMS and RES. As with any renovation projects, we ask for your patience through the construction phases. We are excited to see what the new areas will look like when the construction is finished!
Outside of the bond issue, there are many other projects that will be taking place across the district. One that I am most excited about is the new playground at Rockville! The new playground and play area will be an awesome area for all students and community members to play! This project should be completed by the beginning of school in August.
Louisburg Ranks #6 on the Top School Districts in Kansas in the recent Power Book featuring Ingram's Award Winners 2021 Edition. The book is designed to be a book of Leads & Lists of The Greater Kansas City area. The schools were ranked by Average ACT scores (KC's 22-County Area). ACT scores from 2019,2018,2017 were shown in the book.
Louisburg Chamber of Commerce Director, Becky Bowes presented thank you cards to all USD #416 school employees. The Chamber wanted all the employees to know that their time and efforts are not going unnoticed during this challenging school year.
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Inclement Weather Procedures:
As we all know, winter weather in Kansas is never predictable! It is inevitable that we will be having some winter weather in the next few months. Please know that the school district staff take the responsibility for determining the closing of school very seriously. Student safety is our number one priority. The roads are driven very early in the morning to determine if they are safe for school bus and personal vehicle travel.
When weather threatens the safe operation of our buses, and the roads are not safe for students and staff, school may need to be canceled for the day. As soon as this decision is made, we will make efforts to notify parents, students, and staff.
When school is canceled, the district will communicate with families and employees in the following manner:
We understand the burden of not having school can place on a family as they must find appropriate daycare opportunities. We do not take canceling school lightly, but safety has to be our number one priority. We will try and give parents as much notice as possible if school will be canceled. Sometimes, Mother Nature does not cooperate and a decision has to be made with not much notice. Parents are the final decision-makers when it comes to sending their student to school on inclement weather days.
As a district and community, we want to keep everyone safe. We appreciate your support in helping us fulfill our number one priority in keeping our students and staff safe during inclement weather.
Kansas is quietly one of the best states in the nation in terms of K-12 education, achieving high outcomes while spending less money per pupil than other high-ranking states. This standard of excellence is reflected in the state’s five best school districts, as each one excels academically, and has earned its share of merits. Louisburg USD #416 School District made the list taking the #14 spot. The list is provided by backgroundchecks.org. You can view the full article and list of the Top 100 Kansas Schools 2020 on the link below.
Another website schooldigger.com ranked Louisburg USD #416 as one of the Top 10 Schools in Kansas. Schooldigger.com uses the following information to rank area school districts.
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Each year, USD #416 selects an Elementary and Secondary Teacher of the Year.
This year, Tracy McCombs, 2nd Grade Teacher at Rockville Elementary, was selected as the Elementary Teacher of the Year! Tracy was selected because of her dedication to her profession. She not only wants what is best for her classroom students, but all students at RES. You will never see Tracy complain about her teaching. She loves working with all students and goes above and beyond to find ways for her kids to get their work accomplished and to be successful. Tracy is the first one to try something new to engage her students in the lesson. Her caring attitude and wonderful smile make all of her students feel loved! Any student who gets to work and learn with Mrs. McCombs is one step ahead!
The Secondary Teacher of the Year is Mr. Jarrod Worthing, Math Instructor at Louisburg High School. Mr. Worthington is involved in Louisburg beyond the classroom. He is a coach, mentor, academic resource and great teacher. When students state they are doing well in math at LHS, it is no surprise when they state they have Mr. Worthington as their teacher. The impact that he has had on his students, nurturing a desire to learn in many, is a testimony of his teaching style, ability and character. Each year, Mr. Worthington has always nominated another colleague for this award. He has never missed a year of nominating someone else. This is just another way that Jarrod is always putting others in front of himself.
More information regarding the Kansas Teacher of the Year Program can be found at the following: https://www.ksde.