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2021-2022 Teachers of the Year Announced

  Each year, USD #416 selects an Elementary and Secondary Teacher of the Year.   This year, Kendal Norberg, 4th Grade Teacher at Broadmoor Elementary, was selected as the Elementary Teacher of the Year!   . . .

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Louisburg Ranked #6 on Ingram's Top Area School Districts 2021 Edition

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 . . .

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Board #3 Position Open

At a special board meeting on December 7th, Bruce Caldwell resigned from his position to serve our community in Board District #3.  Bruce served our community for five years on the school board and will be greatly missed.  . . .

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Louisburg Chamber of Commerce Thanks USD #416 Staff

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 . . .

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2019-2020 Endowment Grant Recipients

  Megan Balke- Engineering Immersion Mrs. Balke’s grant will be used to purchase two Lego Mindstorms EV3 Core Sets. Students will utilize higher order thinking skills, the engineering process, problem . . .

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Inclement Weather Procedures

  Louisburg Unified School District No. 416   29020 Mission Belleview – P. O. Box 550 Louisburg , KS 66053   Phone:  (913) . . .

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USD #416 Meets Requirements LOD for FFY 2018

Congratulations to USD #416 for being assigned a Meets Requirements level of determination (LOD) through the IDEA State Performance Plan Report for FFY 2018.  "Meets Requirements" is the highest status level for district IDEA . . .

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USD #416 Ranks High on Several Publications

  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 . . .

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2020-2021 Teachers of the Year Announced

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 . . .

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School Closure

  March 17, 2020   Dear USD #416 Parents/Guardians:   Due to an emergency declaration issued by Kansas Governor Laura Kelly, all Kansas Schools, including USD #416 Schools, will be . . .

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District Message Regarding Coronavirus

Dear Parents and the Louisburg Community, We know that Kansas schools and districts are beginning to receive questions from parents and the media about the possible spread of . . .

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Louisburg Students Achieve Academic Success

            The Kansas State Department of Education recently released their annual K.S.A. 72-5178 Accountability Report for the 2018-2019 school year for every school district . . .

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LHS Cheerleaders win Class 4A State Championship

On November 23rd the Louisburg High School Cheerleaders participated in the 2019 KSHSAA Game Day Spirit Showcase. The Wildcats competed against 16 other Class 4A programs beginning with a fight song routine, followed by crowd . . .

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Louisburg High School Girls' Soccer Team Earns Designation as Inaugural Team Pinnacle Award Winner

United Soccer Coaches announced the winners of the inaugural Team Pinnacle Awards on Thursday October 24, 2019.  Thirty-four high school teams were the recipients of the award for the 2018-2019 academic year for achieving a high level . . .

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ACT Shows Improvement in USD #416

Recently, ACT released ACT scores for school districts and the State of Kansas.  The 2019 graduating class of LHS had an overall composite average of 22.9.  This was an increase from 22.5 the previous year.  The State of Kansas . . .

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USD #416 Graduates Continue to Excel at Emporia State University!

  Each semester,  Emporia State University sends school district progress reports on graduates attending ESU.  This year, our former graduates continue to do well in their studies at ESU.  . . .

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USD #416 Announces 2019-2020 Teachers of the Year!

        Megan Holloway, 3rd Grade Teacher at Broadmoor Elementary, was selected as the 2019-2020 Elementary Teacher of the Year!  Mrs. Holloway started her teaching career in the Olathe School District followed . . .

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Free half-day 4 yr old Preschool Program at Circle Grove

                                        

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2018-2019 USD #416 Endowment Association Grant Winners!

Congratulations to the 2018-2019 USD #416 Endowment Association Grant Winners!   Sara McIntire- $1000 Grant Recipient   Sara’s grant will be used for a Sensory Path placed in the hallway at . . .

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Boulware and Willer named 2019 Kansas Horizon Award Recipients!

On Tuesday, January 8th, Kadra Boulware, Kindergarten Teacher at Rockville Elementary, and Leanna Willer, High School Math Teacher, received surprise phone calls from Dr. Randy Watson, Kansas Commissioner of Education.  He told each 2nd . . .

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2019 - 2020 School Calendar Approved

  The 2019-2020 school calendar was approved at the December 10, 2018 USD #416 School Board Meeting. Click the link below to see the approved calendar: 2019-2020 School Calendar

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Building Successful Band Programs in Smaller Schools

The student population at Louisburg High School where I’m in my 40 th  year of teaching is about 535 students. Yet we’re proud that more than one-fourth of the student body is in marching band and that we were one of ten U.S. . . .

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Louisburg Receives Grant to Support Breakfast Program at LHS

Louisburg was one of 42 schools in Kansas to receive a grant recently to support breakfast programs.  A total of $142,519 in grants were awarded to programs across the state.  This funding will help breakfast become more . . .

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After over 40 years in USD #416, Dr. Pam Best retires!

On behalf of the Louisburg School Board and District, and our Louisburg community, we wish Dr. Best a wonderful retirement!  Thank you for your dedication and support of our students and staff for over 40 years!    

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LHS Select Choir Headed to New York April 2019!

USD 416 is proud to announce that the Louisburg High School Select Choir has been chosen to perform at the Lincoln Center in New York in April of 2019!  Throughout the school year, the LHS Select Choir will be doing a variety of . . .

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Welcome to the Wildcat Family!

    First Row (Left to Right):  Keighley Miller, Angela Goode, Sarah Davis, Kelli Riddle, Meka Bauer, Nurse Candice Prothe, Shelly Rose, Philip Dean Second Row (Left to Right):  Alex Gentges, Kade Larson, . . .

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Donate Now! Protecting Schools From Active Shooters

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Student Supplies for 2021-22

Here's a central location showing  school supplies  needed for each of our buildings: Rockville Elementary (grades K-2) Broadmoor Elementary (grades 3-5) Louisburg Middle School (grades 6-8)    . . .

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Kasitz named 2018 recipient of the Honorary Lifetime Achievement Award

Mr. Rodney Kasitz, LHS Industrial Arts Instructor, is the 2018 recipient of the "Honorary Lifetime Achievement Award" given out by TSA (Technology Student Association). The Honorary Lifetime Achievement Award, is the . . .

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Louisburg High School Students do well at State FFA Events

The Louisburg High School FFA students did well again this year at State.  The competition was held in Manhattan, Kansas.     The results from State FFA are the following: . . .

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Deven Wieland, LHS sophomore wins Kansas Student Publication Showcase

Why are Public Schools Important to the Future of Kansas?  That is what the Kansas School Public Relations Association(KanSPRA) wanted to know.  KanSPRA announced the Kansas Student Publication Showcase Awards.  . . .

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Brock Bila, LHS junior wins 2018 Kansas State High School Bass Fishing Title

Brock Bila, LHS junior and his teammate Thomas  Heinen won the 2018 TBF/FLW State High School Bass Fishing Title back in March.  The team advances to the FLW High School Nationals, which run from June 26-30 on Lake Pickwick in . . .

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USD #416 Announces 2018-2019 Teachers of the Year!

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USD #416 Hires New Administrators

At the March 12, 2018 school board meeting, the USD #416 Board of Education hired Emily Fleming as the Rockville Elementary Principal.  Mrs. Fleming has spent her educational career in the Kansas City, Kansas Public School . . .

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School Safety Message from School Superintendent

To the Parents of USD #416, Our thoughts are with the families and the Parkland, Florida community as they try to cope with the horrendous act of violence in their school and community. As a parent of students in our district, I understand . . .

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"Louisburg, Kansas ranked #18 in the Nation for small towns"

Louisburg, Kansas has been noticed by moveBuddha.  The company moveBuddha is an internet company trying to change how people find moving information and resources online.  They recently posted on their website an article of the . . .

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Louisburg Middle School Receives Grant

Recognizing that school is where children spend most of their daily lives - making it an ideal place to encourage healthy habits - the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas Foundation is sending $148, 757.65 in Healthy Habits for Life grants . . .

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"2018-2019 School Calendar Approved"

        2018-2019 School Calendar Approved    

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CONGRATULATIONS LOUISBURG FFA

The Louisburg FFA traveled to the 90th National FFA Convention last week with three teams.  Food Science- Hallie Hutsell, Faith Seuferling, Addie Katzer, Hattie Harris; Floriculture- Kaithly Urban, Shaylor Whitham, Carli Caplinger, Brody . . .

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USD #416 ACT scores released

ACT released composite scores for the ACT test that was administered last year.  Once again, Louisburg students scored well on the test.  The average composite score for a Louisburg student was 23.2.  The average composite . . .

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SKYWARD - Links, Tips & Tricks

This page is the source of helpful LINKS, articles, etc. as we learn more about our SKYWARD databases.   SCHOOL Personnel   PARENTS   SKYWARD . . .

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Louisburg Band Recognized at the Statehouse!

On Tuesday, May 2nd, Mr. John  Cisetti , Director of Bands, Dr. Brian  Biermann , Superintendent of Schools, Hannah Becker, Julia Walker, and Chloe  Philgreen ,  LHS  Band Drum Majors, were recognized at the . . .

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BES selected as a Kansas School of Character

Recently, Broadmoor Elementary was notified that they were chosen as a school of character for their work in enhancing the recognition for social, emotional and character development.  They will be recognized at a reception on  May . . .

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Mr. Cisetti inducted into the Legion of Honor!

Mr. John Cisetti, Director of Bands, added another award to his prestigious career.  Mr. Cisetti was recently inducted into the Legion of Honor by Bandworld.org.  Attached, please find Mr. Cisetti's information and other . . .

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Louisburg Representatives for KTOY -

Kansas Teacher of the Year

YEAR Elementary Secondary 1987 Beverly Jackson 1988 Geraldine Gillogly . . .

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Callaway named FACS Teacher of the Year!

Caitlin Callaway, 3rd Year Family and Consumer Science Teacher at Louisburg High School, has been selected the Kansas Association of Teachers of Family and Consumer Sciences New Teacher of the Year.  Caitlin will be presented this award . . .

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Griffin recognized for years of service to Track and Field

On Wednesday, February 15th, Gary Griffin, Louisburg High School Track and Field Head Coach, was recognized by the Kansas Cross Country and Track Coaches Association for coaching student-athletes for over 30 years.  A link to the . . .

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Section 504 Plan and Procedures

All Section 504 plans and procedures were approved by the Louisburg school board at their February 13, 2017 meeting. Section 504 Handbook USD 416 Section 504 Processes Section 504 Accommodation Plan Section . . .

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LHS Debaters have another Great Season!

On January 20th, eight of the thirteen state-qualified Louisburg Debaters headed to Lyons, Kansas to compete at KSHSAA 4A State Debate Tournament.  After two days of competing in 6 preliminary rounds, the 36 teams in the state with the . . .

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Attendance - Critical to Student Success

Preventing Missed Opportunity

To clarify the following attendance terms... Average Daily Attendance – The % of enrolled students who attend school each day.  It can be used in some states for allocating funding. Truancy – . . .

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LHS Band Selected to March in the January 1, 2018 Tournament of Roses Parade!

The Louisburg High School Band, under the direction of John Cisetti, was recently selected to march in the  January 1, 2018  Tournament of Roses Parade.  This parade will be held in Pasadena, California.  The band is the . . .

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Chris McLean honored as District #1 Elementary Principal of the Year!

Chris McLean, Broadmoor Elementary School Principal, has recently been honored as the District #1 Elementary Principal of the Year!  District #1 encompasses 10 counties (Miami, Franklin, Johnson, Douglas, Wyandotte, . . .

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KESA

Kansas Education Systems Accreditation

Here's some information about Kansas' new K-12 accreditation model.         Attachment for Responsive Culture RUBRIC for your review in preplanning . . .

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Staab, Richardson to be honored on September 11th

Last year, Mary Margaret Richardson, 5th grade teacher at  BES , and Christine  Staab ,  LHS  math instructor, were chosen as the  USD  #416 teachers of the year.  On  September 11th , they . . .

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New and Revised Emergency Safety Intervention (ESI) Resources

Since April 2013, all public school districts and accredited private schools have been required to comply with emergency safety intervention regulations developed by the Kansas State Board of Education. These regulations are still in effect . . .

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LHS Girls' Soccer team keeps rolling!

 The LHS Girls' Soccer team is in the middle of postseason play.  In their first season, the girls have done a great job!  Follow all the postseason action by clicking on the following link and finding the appropriate tab . . .

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Steck named KAMSA Executive Assistant of the Year!

On May 6th, Jolene  Steck , long time secretary for  USD  #416, was named the Kansas Administrators of Middle Schools Associations' Executive Assistant of the Year!  Jolene is truly deserving of this award.  . . .

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Richardson, Staab announced as Teachers of the Year!

Mary Margaret Richardson, 5th Grade Teacher at  BES , was named the elementary teacher of the year for  USD  #416.  Christine  Staab ,  LHS  Math Teacher, was selected as the secondary teacher of . . .

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Teachers of the Year Announced

Mary Margaret Richardson, 5th Grade Teacher at BES, was named the elementary teacher of the year for USD #416.  Christine Staab, LHS Math Teacher, was selected as the secondary teacher of the year.  . . .

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USD #416 releases Text-A-Tip

The Text-A-tip program provides students a confidential (not anonymous) method to report problems directly to the School Resource Officer and to school administrators.    Text-A-Tip will allow students to use their cell . . .

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Louisburg Band and Choirs Earn Top Scores at State

The Louisburg High School Concert Band, the LHS Concert Choir, and the LHS Select Choir earned first division ratings at the State Music Festival on Wednesday, April 13.  The annual festival was held at Osage City High School and . . .

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School Health - District

                Louisburg School District Health - Illness Guidelines                         (Symptoms, . . .

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Giving the Basics

Link to Giving the BASICS website:   http://www.givingthebasics.org/   Here is a link to a great video about the organization and how they serve students in other area schools.  

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Middle School Band and Choir Have Outstanding Performances!

Music students from Louisburg Middle School earned high marks at the annual Prairie View Invitational Music Festival on March 5th at Prairie View Middle School. Six large vocal and instrumental groups from Louisburg performed at the . . .

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Louisburg qualifies 5 for state wrestling!

On Friday  and  Saturday , the  LHS  wrestling team traveled to Columbus, KS for 4A regional wrestling.  At the end of the two-day tournament, 5  LHS  wrestlers placed and were rewarded a spot in this . . .

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Cheer and Dance Teams receive high honors!

On Saturday, February 13th, the LMS and LHS Cheer Squads, along with the LHS Dance Team, competed in competitions at Baldwin High School.        LHS cheer received a one rating for their all-squad routine on . . .

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LHS Wrestling Team wins league!

On Saturday, February 13th, the LHS wrestling team competed in the Frontier League Tournament at Spring Hill.  The team dominated the tournament and was crowned league champions.    LHS hasn't won league for 19 years. . . .

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Louisburg Debaters are State Champions!!

The 4A state 2-speaker debate tournament started on Friday, January 15, 2016, at Independence High School, with 72 teams contending for the state title.  Eleven rounds and 17 hours of debate later, this grueling tournament . . .

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Kansas State Department of Education adopts new Vision

KSDE has adopted a new vision.  "Kansas leads the world in the success of each student" is the new vision of KSDE as it launches its "Kansans Can!" campaign.  For further information and to watch a few . . .

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Jazzy Cats Excel at Recent Competition!

On Saturday November 14th, 2015, the Louisburg High School Jazzy Cats Dance team traveled to Eudora High School to participate in the 5th annual Eudora Elite Cheer and Dance Festival. The Jazzy Cats prepared two different . . .

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LHS Band and Choir Members Receive High Marks!

Fourteen Louisburg High School Band members auditioned for the Northeast Kansas All-District Band last Saturday (Nov. 14) in Olathe:  Row 1:  Michael Minster (clarinet), Kyle Green (clarinet), Kennedy Unthank (trombone), Garrett . . .

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Louisburg Celebrates American Education Week 2015!

Each year, USD #416 is honored to support American Education Week in our community!  We have a fabulous school district made up of wonderful teachers, a great support staff, super students, supportive parents, and a fantastic . . .

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LHS Debate joins the 200 Club!

Recently, the National Speech and Debate Association announced national awards from last year's debate teams.  Louisburg High School was selected as a high performing debate high school by being in the top 7% of more than 8,100 . . .

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LHS Soccer keeps winning!

On Thursday , our Louisburg Boy's Soccer Team traveled to Coffeyville to compete for the East Regional #2 Championship.  We won a hard fought game 2-0.  We now will play in the South-Central Quarterfinal bracket.  . . .

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ESI - Emergency Safety Interventions

  Louisburg Information to Parents - Emergency Safety Intervention s (July 2016) A Family Guide to the Use of Emergency Safety Interventions (Seclusion and Restraint) in Kansas 100716 link here to board policy . . .

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Gagnebin honored by peers

 Darin Gagnebin, Assistant Principal at Louisburg High School, has been selected as the Kansas Association of Secondary School Principal's Area 1 Assistant Principal of the Year!  Mr. Gagnebin will be honored at a reception . . .

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Vicki Hesser Honored as

Kansas Business Educator of the Year

Vicki Hesser of Louisburg Middle School, was honored as the KBEA Secondary Educator of the Year at the annual Kansas Business Education Association Convention in Wichita on October 5.  Awards were presented in three categories: . . .

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What is MTSS?

Empowering each Kansas student to achieve high standards

If you hear this educational jargon - you might find the following explanation helpful. Kansas MTSS is a coherent continuum of evidence-based system-wide practices to support a rapid response to academic and behavioral needs, with . . .

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KSDE Sunflower Spotlight - Arianne Seidl

Arianne Seidl, known by students as Coach "A", will be honored by the Child Nutrition and Wellness team at the Kansas State Department of Education on Saturday, October 3 rd  at the Topeka Capitol Plaza Hotel at the annual fall . . .

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Mr. Cisetti named Outstanding High School Band Educator of the Year!

John Cisetti, Director of Bands for USD #416, has been nominated and selected by his peers as Outstanding High School Band Educator of the Year.  In order to be considered for this award, the recipient must have met the . . .

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Louisburg Students Score High on ACT Test

USD #416 students continue to do very well on the ACT test.  The attached document shows the past five years of testing information.  This past year, our students scored an average of 23.8 on the ACT test.  This is almost 2 . . .

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USD 416 implements ALICE to help bolster student and school safety

      To the Parents of USD #416, Our school district’s top priority is school safety. To help with this goal, our district has adopted a new strategy for lockdown procedures known as ALICE. ALICE is an . . .

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New Louisburg High School Principal Announced

The USD 416 Board of Education is pleased to announce Dr. Tammy Thomasson as the new Louisburg High School Principal.  Dr. Thomasson will be replacing Mr. Dave Tappan.  Mr. Tappan resigned to take a school administration position . . .

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DOCUMENTS and FORMS

Storage for online forms as needed FY20DistrictCalendar District Records Request FY20 District Enrollment Fees Kansas Communities That Care Survey (English/Spanish) Food Substitution Plan . . .

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USD 416 offers expanded learning options with virtual learning program

For some students, virtual learning may provide a fit that can’t be found in a traditional classroom.  Virtual learning options are growing and Louisburg USD 416 has partnered with the Southeast Kansas Education Service . . .

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Congratulations to Louisburg Teachers of the Year - 2015

    USD #416 is pleased to announce Dotty Harding as Louisburg's 2015 Elementary Teacher of the Year!   Currently, Dotty teaches 1st grade at Rockville . . .

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Local Option Budget Election Passes!

The USD 416 Board of Education would like to thank the Louisburg community for the support of the LOB election.  We have tremendous support of our school system and the passage of this election is another indicator of the support we . . .

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Congratulations to Louisburg's Horizon AWARD WINNER

Every year, the Kansas State Department of Education selects new teachers that are doing great things in their classroom.  To be eligible for the award, teachers must have successfully completed their first year of teaching and have . . .

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Soccer Team Reaches Goal

PANCAKE FEED benefited LHS Girls Soccer 2016   Wednesday ,   May 21   at Louisburg High School   5:30-7:00 pm ,  ALL proceeds benefit LHS girls soccer!    The . . .

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New Administrators Announced for USD #416

Next school year, USD #416 will welcome two new administrators.   Dr. Brian Biermann, currently the assistant superintendent in Pittsburg, Kansas, will take over the superintendent position on July 1, . . .

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April 1, 2014 LOB Election Details

Thank you for your support.  The LOB election passed favorably by 67%.       Vote April 1, 2014   Our Local Option Budget (LOB) is used for operating costs. It is . . .

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Kansas College & Career Ready Standards

The Louisburg School District switched to the Common Core State Standards in 2013  Forty-five states, including Kansas, plus the District of Columbia, and four territories have adopted the Common Core State Standards. In Kansas, the . . .

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Common Core Resources

What ARE Common Core State Standards???

What Common Core IS and What It Is Not                    National PTA website has created grade-by-grade parent guides that reflect the Common . . .

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Helpful Resources for Louisburg Students

  There is a change to how students access AR through Clever, they used to see a link named Accelerated Reader but it has been replaced with one named Renaissance Learning and clicking on that link . . .

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Louisburg USD 416 Long Range Planning

During the 2012-13 school year the Louisburg - USD 416 Board of Education embarked on a long range planning process for the school district that will provide guidance for the next 3-5 years. Nearly  100 community and staff members . . .

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Technology Acceptable Use Policy

for 2015-16

Internet Safety & Technology Acceptable Use Policy Agreement   A.   Introduction Louisburg USD 416 offers its students and employees access to state-of-the art computer technology, electronic . . .

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Blue Ribbon School - Press Release

Louisburg High School

It is with GREAT EXCITEMENT and joy that I share with everyone the news that Louisburg High School  has received notification that they are a Blue Ribbon School. The attached news release provides some information on this program. . . .

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Kansas Conversation

--a local Community Dialogue

Approximately 70 patrons representing Louisburg, Osawatomie and Paola convened Thursday evening at the Paola High School Commons at 6:30 p.m.to participate in the Kansas Conversation facilitated by KASB's Doug Moeckel. Mr. Moeckel . . .

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Bullying Hotline

1-877-626-8203

Kansas Safe Schools Resource Center Research shows that schools with a positive and welcoming school climate increases the likelihood that students succeed academically while protecting them from engaging in high risk behaviors like . . .

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News and Information

  NEWS AND INFO     KANSAS ASSOCIATION OF BASEBALL COACHES   http://kabcbaseball.org/index.html                 . . .

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Records

  WILDCAT      BASEBALL RECORDS 2001-PRESENT   CAREER BATTING AVG. (Min 100 AB) 1.  Anthony Powell .497 . . .

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Roster

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Schedule

          WILDCAT BASEBALL . . .

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Congratulations to our newest New Horizon Award Winner

Congratulations to Suzanne Reedy, 6th Grade Literature Teacher, at the middle school on being selected as a Horizon Award Winner. This recognition is bestowed upon those teachers who have shown tremendous promise in their first year of . . .

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Parents' Resources Page

                 COLLEGE Louisburg Scholarship Page     Click Here for Louisburg  High School Scholarship Page . . .

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Bully Plan & Procedures

Broadmoor and Rockville Elementary Louisburg Middle Louisburg High

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