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.
Dear USD #416 Wildcat Family,
HAPPY NEW YEAR! I hope each of our Wildcat Families were able to have an enjoyable and relaxing Holiday! With a new year comes new hopes and dreams for each of our students that we serve. I hope, with your help and support, we are able to make many of these hopes and dreams materialize in 2021! Starting a new year always allows each student to think of areas that they can improve upon for the new semester. As a district, our number one hope and dream is to stay in school the entire 2nd semester and fulfill our mission statement of educating each student in a safe and nurturing environment! I am proud we were able to accomplish these goals 1st semester and look forward to achieving them 2nd semester as well!
As a reminder, our 2nd semester will begin on Tuesday, January 5, 2021. Monday, January 4th is a teacher work day so staff can prepare for the second semester. Also, there will be no school on January 18th to honor Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. As you know, January is also when we can encounter some inclement weather days. If we call school all for weather, we will inform you as soon as possible. Also, our inclement weather days this year will be a “traditional snow day!” We will not have teachers teaching and students learning remotely.
In the next few months, we will be working with our design team to start tackling a few of the bond projects. We want to be deliberate in our planning to leverage the best pricing and scope of work from contractors. As we develop a project timeline, we will keep things updated on our website, under our “Bond 2020” tab. We hope to be doing some of the projects this upcoming summer! Some of the early projects we want to move forward on include: a new ADA playground at Rockville, roof replacements, remodel of Circle Grove and the high wind shelter at Louisburg Middle School. These projects, and many others, will help us enhance the learning and teaching environment for our students and staff for many years to come!
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.