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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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Continuous Learning for USD #416

    USD #416 Continuous Learning Week 1 (March 30-April 5) USD #416 Continuous Learning Week 2 (April 6-April 12) USD #416 Continuous Learning Week 3 (April 13-April 17) . . .

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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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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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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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LHS proudly announces this year's musical, "Thoroughly Modern Millie."

Louisburg High School proudly announces this year's musical, "Thoroughly Modern Millie."  Taking place in the roaring '20s, feisty Millie Dillmount moves from Kansas to New York in search of a life of adventure...and a . . .

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September 2019 Superintendent Newsletter

September 2019   Dear USD #416 Wildcat Family,   We have had a wonderful start to the 2019-2020 school year!  We appreciate your early support as we partner together for the upcoming school . . .

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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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Stop on Red Kids Ahead

New campaign brings awareness to Kansas school bus stop arm law More than 1,000 violations reported in 2019 one-day survey TOPEKA — Stop on Red, Kids Ahead is a new campaign launched by the Kansas State Department of . . .

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Rockville Elementary Receives KAHPERD Model School Gold Award!

Rockville Elementary has been selected to receive the KAHPERD Model School Gold Award!  The KAHPERD Model School Program is designed to identify, recognize and award schools that provide model physical education programs. This award . . .

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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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Summer Free Meal Program

  Summer 2019, there are a couple of FREE meal programs for local and visiting youth.  These programs are open to EVERYONE and do not require any income or residency requirements.   . . .

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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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Charity Basketball Game & Live Auction LHS Select Choir

Charity   Basketball   Game   & Live Auction   Free Will Donation   LHS Choir & Friends  vs Grannies . . .

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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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"Louisburg's Got Talent" Sponsored by LHS Select Choir

The community talent show, "Louisburg's Got Talent" scheduled for this Saturday is being postponed due to the potential of bad weather.  The new date will be Saturday, February 9th at 7:00 p.m.  We hope that . . .

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Louisburg Recreation Board Member Opening & Part Time Coordinator Position

  PART TIME COORDINATOR POSITION AVAILABLE The Louisburg Recreation Board is seeking an individual that will be tasked with implementing non-sports, life enrichement activities for youth, adults and seniors.  . . .

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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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Inclement Weather Procedures

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 . . .

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Louisburg Recreation Board Member Applications Sought

The Louisburg School District is seeking community members that are interested in running for the Louisburg Recreation Board.  Postion #1 is up for applications.  If you are interested, please email Dr. Brian Biermann, . . .

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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 presents "Shrek, the Musical"

  Louisburg High School proudly presents "Shrek, the Musical" on November 9th and November 10th at 7:00 p.m. in the LHS auditorium.  Set in a mythical "once upon a time" sort of land, "Shrek, . . .

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Healthy Kids Strong Families Parent Workshop Series- Sept. 19th

I want to let you know about the  Healthy Kids-Strong Families Parent Workshops  that the district social workers are putting together.  There will be a parent workshop offered each quarter focusing on a variety of topics . . .

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2018-2019 Vision & Hearing Information

2018-19  Vision Screening for grades:  Kindergarten, 1 st , 2 nd , 3 rd , 5 th , 7 th , 9 th and 11 th begin September 04, 2018. 2018-2019 Hearing Screenings for grades:  Kindergarten, 3 rd , 6 th , 9 th and 12 th . . .

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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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2018 - 2019 School Calendar

2018 - 2019 School Calendar Link

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Important Upcoming Dates

  August 2, 2018 Walk-In Enrollment August 6,2018 New Student Enrollment August 7, 2018 LHS Fall Sports' Meeting August 13, 2018 LMS Load Your Locker Night August 13, 2018 Kindergarten Parent Meetings . . .

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Student Supplies for 2020-21

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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April 2018 Superintendent Newsletter

April 2018 Dear USD #416 Wildcat Family, I hope all families and students enjoyed their Spring Break and are back in the swing of things for the 4th quarter. As always, the 4th quarter will fly by, and it will be May 23rd before we know . . .

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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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Season of Illnesses - keeping students healthy

Illnesses are once again in full swing here in the Louisburg School District.  There have been a few reports of confirmed cases of Fifth Disease and flu, along with upper respiratory illnesses, mononucleosis, . . .

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Dressing for the Cold Weather

and other Weather Tips/Info

Bundling up in layers and staying dry is one of the best things you can do to stay safe this winter. Protect yourself from the cold this winter.  weather.gov/cold #WinterSafety   Do you know the signs for Hyperthermia? . . .

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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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Inclement Weather Procedures

       L ouisburg Unified School District No. 416 29020 Mission Belleview - P.O. Box 550 Louisburg, KS 66053 Phone:  (913) 837-1700    Fax:  (913) 837-1701  . . .

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Upcoming December Activities for LHS, LMS, BES & RES

LHS:   Dec. 13th    Choir Christmas Concert  . . .

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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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Enrollment Opens August 1, 2017

Note: Bus Enrollment due Aug 3

To assist you with the 2017 Skyward Enrollment process, here are a few tips : Click on  NEW Student Enrollment  to initially set up your Family Access account. If your student is already set up in Skyward, this will cause . . .

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LHS Graduation Live Stream Information

Paul Davis, CEO & President of MC TV Live, will be streaming the graduation ceremony.  You can connect to his Facebook from the link below.  You can also go to the website  www.mctvlive.com     . . .

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LMS to present "Bye Bye Birdie"

On  Thursday, May 18th , please plan on attending Louisburg Middle School's presentation of "Bye Bye Birdie".  The FREE performance will be in the Louisburg High School Auditorium and begin at  7 pm . . .

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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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LHS Theater Arts Class to Perform on May 13th @ 7 pm

Please plan to come watch the LHS Theater Arts Class production of “Trouble in Paradise Junction.”  The play will be on Saturday, May 13 th , @  7 pm  in the LHS Auditorium.  Admission is Free! In this . . .

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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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Summer 2017 Fun at Circle Grove Preschool

Click on this link to enroll:   https://goo.gl/forms/ 0Y3XFnGpBSl9OPVh1 Dates/Times: Monday - Thursday 8:​30-11:00 am June 5-8:   Under the Sea         June 12-15:     Cooks . . .

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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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Louisburg recognized for positive sportsmanship!

In March, Louisburg students, parents, fans and our community traveled to Salina to support our Wildcat Boys' Basketball Team at State Basketball.  Although the team did not win the game, our positive support of our team and . . .

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School Board seeks Position #6 Board of Education Position

At the March 13, 2017 Board of Education Meeting, Sally Lundblad, School Board Member for Position #6, resigned effective  June 30, 2017 .  Dr. Lundblad's term expires in December 2017. The Louisburg School Board is seeking . . .

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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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Camp Invention SPECIAL

Save Some GREEN this Month

Camp Invention Registration For More Details...

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Upcoming School Board Member Election Information

The Louisburg School District will have three positions open, beginning  January 1, 2018 .  The positions are for positions #4, #5 and #6.  Attached, please find information on district boundaries and the election . . .

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Family Engagement Survey

USD #416 is conducting a Family Engagement Survey.  We would appreciate you taking the short survey so our district can better serve each family and child.  We ask that you complete a survey for each building that you have a child . . .

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LHS FFA featured in News Article

The Louisburg FFA Chapter was recently featured in a story in the Farm Talk Newspaper.  Click on the following link to read their story. http://www.farmtalknewspaper.c om/news/learning-by-doing-and- then-doing-a-little-more/artic . . .

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Camp Invention is coming to Louisburg USD 416!

Since 1990, Camp Invention has taken summer fun and transformed it from ordinary to extraordinary! In partnership with the National Inventors Hall of Fame, Rockville Elementary School is pleased to offer the nationally-acclaimed Camp . . .

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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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List of 2018 Rose Parade Participants Announced

Attached is the official announcement from the Tournament of Roses.  It was released a few days ago.   Announcement link

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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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Heightened Illness Alert

Illnesses are certainly in full swing here in the Louisburg School District.  There have been reports of Influenza, strep throat, Norovirus, and pink eye as well as more nebulous symptoms of headache, nausea, lethargy and generally . . .

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Preschool Enrollment 2017-2018

  Louisburg USD 416 preschool welcomes all families and students.   Enroll now for the 2017-2018 school year. Our preschool program prepares each student for kindergarten, as students develop age appropriate . . .

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2017-2018 School Calendar Approved

At the December 12, 2016 board of education meeting, the 2017-2018 calendar was approved.  Spring Break follows what the Kansas Board of Regents (KU, KSU, PSU, etc.) follow.   2017-2018 School Calendar Approved

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Inclement Weather Procedures

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, along with the . . .

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BODY VENTURE is coming to Louisburg

December 7 and 8

An exciting exhibit is coming to Louisburg in December!  It will be available on Wednesday, December 7 to Broadmoor students and then on Thursday, December 8 to Rockville students . Body Venture  is a unique . . .

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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 Dance Team performs well!

On November 5th, the LHS Jazzy Cats competed at Eudora's Elite Dance and Cheer Festival. The LHS Dancers competed three routines in different styles of dance and received a 1 rating in each routine!  They also received a specialty . . .

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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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LHS Postseason Action

The Louisburg High School Cross Country Team, Soccer Team and Football Team continue their winning ways into the postseason.     On  Saturday, October 29th , Trinity Moore, Wyatt Reece and Tim Smith look to end . . .

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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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Hearing and Vision Screenings

Kansas State law (72-1205 &72-5205) requires schools to provide auditory and visual screenings of children in Kansas schools.  Hearing screenings occur in kindergarten, 3 rd , 6 th , 9 th and 12th while vision screenings occur in . . .

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Louisburg band program featured in magazine

Our Louisburg band program, under the direction of John Cisetti, was featured in the August 2016 edition of  The Instrumentalist.   Attached, please find an electronic copy of the article that the editor gave us permission to . . .

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LHS Presents The Addams Family

November 12th at 7:00 p.m. and November 13th at 2:00 p.m.

They're creepy and they're kooky, mysterious and spooky...and a whole lot of fun!  The Addams Family  is a hilarious, music-filled show that is sure to entertain audiences of all ages!  Based on the classic television . . .

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LMS Book Fair!

September 26-29, 2016

                                              Love books?   Visit our LMS Scholastic Book Fair . . .

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Common Illnesses in Schools

- and how parents can help...

Dear Parents/Guardians, The start of new school year brings close contact with one another and illnesses are easily spread.  We are already seeing common illness in the schools and so, wanted to review some information.  . . .

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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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"Let's Move" School!

Rockville Elementary has been designated a "Let's Move" School.  A big thanks to Arianne Seidl and the teaching staff at Rockville for making learning at RES active and fun!  Attached, please find some press releases . . .

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Louisburg High School students continue to perform well!

Recently, the 2016 ACT results were released.  Louisburg High School students continue to do very well on the ACT test as they prepare for college.  In 2016, the composite score was 23.1  The state's average was . . .

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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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Skyward is up and running!

Just letting you know that  Skyward Family Access  is operational!  Our application has been approved. Your patience has been appreciated while we worked through the approval process. NOTE:  Broadmoor . . .

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Vance to compete in 2016 Kansas Shrine Bowl

Anders Vance, a 2016 graduate of Louisburg High School, will compete in the 2016 Kansas Shrine Bowl.  The Shrine Bowl will be  Saturday, July 30th , at Emporia State University.  For more information, click on the following . . .

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Kansans CAN!

  Kansas leads the world in the success of each student.     Link to KSDE's Kansans CAN webpage:   http://www.ksde.org/Agency/ Fiscal-and-Administrative- Services/Communications-and- . . .

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LHS Jazzy Cats perform well at summer competition!

The LHS Jazzy Cats Dance Team attended an ADTS Summer Dance Camp in Olathe, Kansas from June 7-9, 2016 along with several other schools from the Kansas City area. The dancers were instructed in dance technique and a variety of dance styles, . . .

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Important Back to School Information

We hope each student and family is enjoying the summer break!  Attached, you will find some important information about the upcoming school year.  Please find the approved school calendar. More information will be sent to parents . . .

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Summer Meal Program Available for Louisburg Youth

Summer Blessings, a new local summer food program for children (K-12) in the Louisburg School District, will be available throughout the summer.  The program will provide three meals a day for four days a week.  Food can be picked . . .

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3 LHS golfers qualify for State!

Hogan Welch, Ty Martin and TJ Svoboda qualified for the 4A State Golf Tournament with top 10 finishes at Regional Golf.  They will compete on  Monday, May 23rd , in Ulysses, Kansas.  For more information, click on the . . .

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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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LHS Theatre Arts presents

Cinderella and the Candy Kingdom May 14 at 7 pm

The Louisburg High School Theatre Arts Class proudly presents their spring play, "Cinderella and the Candy Kingdom" on  Saturday, May 14th at 7:00 p.m.   This family-friendly comedy is fun for all!  . . .

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Important May School Activities

 Each year, the end of the school year has many activities.  Please see the list of activities to keep you informed.  Also, please make sure to check with each school and/or the school calendars to make sure you are aware of . . .

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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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Music Students are State-Bound

Thirty Louisburg High School musicians will travel to Andover to represent their school at the State Solo and Small Ensemble Festival on  April 23 .  In order to qualify for State, students earned first division ratings . . .

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School Health - District

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

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Rockville Kindergarten Screening

April 21-22, 2016

Kindergarten Screening will be held Thursday, April 21, 2016 and Friday, April 22, 2016 at Rockville Elementary School located at 977 N. Rockville Road.  All children who reside in Louisburg, U.S.D. #416 and will be  five . . .

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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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District Parent Survey

**Patron Feedback Requested**

Our district is asking all parents/guardians to take a quick survey to get feedback on items our schools are doing well and items our schools can improve upon.  The survey should not take long and we appreciate you taking it by  . . .

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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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Inclement Weather Procedures

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, along with the . . .

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USD #416 recognizes School Board Recognition Month!

            January 11, 2016 For Immediate Release USD #416 CELEBRATES OUR SCHOOL BOARD LEADERS THIS JANUARY “Public School Board Members Create a Future for . . .

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Inclement Weather ****

Inclement Weather Procedures :   It is inevitable that we will be having some winter weather in the next few months. Please know that the school district staff, along with the manager of our bus company, takes the responsibility . . .

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LMS SADD awarded national award!


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Upcoming Holiday Programs and Events

We know this time of year is extremely busy so we wanted to give families another reminder of the upcoming Holiday Programs and Events in our district in December.   Below, please find a list of events in the month of December: . . .

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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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Volleyball and FFA have an outstanding finish!

On Saturday, October 31st, our Louisburg High School Volleyball Team earned 3rd place at the 4A State Tournament in Salina.  The team played fantastic and was fun to watch all season long.  Congratulations to the team . . .

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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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LHS Volleyball Team and Wyatt Reece (Cross Country) make it to State!

On Saturday , the Louisburg High School Volleyball Team captured the top spot at the Spring Hill Sub-state.  The team defeated Spring Hill and then DeSoto to take the crown.  They will advance to play at Salina on  . . .

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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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12 LHS FFA students head to Nationals!

On Monday, October 26 th , Mr. Jim Morgan and the Louisburg High School FFA will be leaving for a week to attend the National FFA Convention.  The convention is in Louisville, Kentucky.  Here is a link to the convention:  . . .

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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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Anti-Bullying Awareness Week

October 5-11, 2015

By Joint Resolution the Kansas State Board of Education and the Kansas State Senate have designated the first full week in October as Anti-Bullying Awareness Week. KSDE joins all Kansas schools in observing this week as an opportunity . . .

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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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LMS Book Fair!

September 29-October 5, 2015

Dear Parents/Guardians: We invite you to visit our 2015 Scholastic Book Fair and experience a celebration of reading that provides families the opportunity to get involved in a universal mission: encouraging kids to read every day so . . .

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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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Ten Tips for Your Child's Success in School

Ten Tips for Your Child's Success in School

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SKYWARD - district's new Student Information System

***Update - Working Together***

Sunday, 8/9/15:  Schedules for students in Louisburg Middle School should be appearing now.  Tech Support just helped us resolve the issue. Friday, 8/7/15:  There has been some confusion on what New Student Enrollment . . .

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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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Announcing Family Access by SKYWARD

**needed for this year's online enrollment (new and returning students)**

Louisburg USD 416 is pleased to announce the implementation of  Family Access  by Skyward, Inc. What is Skyward Family Access?  Skyward’s Family Access provided by USD 416 is a web-based information . . .

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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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End of Year Happenings across the district!

May is a very busy time of year!  There are many concerts, field trips, field days, award's ceremonies, and promotions/graduations.  Our last day of school is May 19th .  Before this day, there will be many activities . . .

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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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USD 416 Begins State Assessments

As many of you are aware, this time of year marks state assessments for students in grades 3-8, 10th, and 11th graders.  We are always proud of how well our students perform on the assessments.  We ask for your support when your . . .

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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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LHS Wrestling Program

Louisburg USD #416 is proud of its high school wrestling program this year.  Coach Bovaird and his wrestlers have represented our community in strong fashion this year.  We have five wrestlers attending the Kansas State Wrestling . . .

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Kansas Children, Kansas' Future

Incoming Education Commissioner Randy Watson will be hosting "Kansas Children. Kansas’ Future" community conversations throughout the state.  The purpose of these events is to bring together parents, educators, . . .

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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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Influenza Season - Health Advisory

Seasonal “flu” occurs between October and May and typically peaks in January and February.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) predicts that this will be a particularly heavy flu season.  Recently, CDC . . .

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Broadmoor Students - Have Breakfast with Someone Grand!

November 17 - 21

Broadmoor Elementary School will be hosting its Book Fair, Nov. 17th - Nov. 21st. We are excited about hosting a fall event because it gives students an opportunity to find new and exciting books! All students will be given the . . .

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Guys and Dolls

Louisburg High School proudly presents as its annual fall musical, Guys and Dolls .  Written by Abe Burrows, Jo Swerling and Frank Loesser, Guys and Dolls is a dance and song-filled masterpiece that will leave audiences of all . . .

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Board of Education Member?

Local School Boards of Education play a valuable role in the educational success of our community.  The seven board members are community members who want to provide the best education for each student in Louisburg.  This year, the . . .

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AntiBullying Week

10 Ways to Help Reduce Bullying in Schools   Have a Clear Definition of Bullying Remove Labels:  Address Behaviors Set Clear and Enforceable Rules and . . .

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Planning for 3-year Technology Plan

In order to create a meaningful 3-year technology vision and plan for USD #416, it is important to include feedback from our parents, our staff and our students. If you wish to participate, please submit responses by October 13, 2014. . . .

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The Royal LMS Scholastic Book Fair

September 29 - October 3, 2014

The LMS Library will be hosting a special Book Fair from Scholastic during the week of September 29 – October 3, 2014 .  This year’s theme is “Sir Readalot’s Castle:  Enter the Kingdom of . . .

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Louisburg Heart Clinic Scheduled for October 11, 2014

- Appointment Needed for Free Screenings -

PAST RESULTS: Spring 2013:   Examined 39 kids and had one that required further testing from the findings. Spring 2012:  45 athletes were examined with only 3 minor incidental variants - all were safe to play. . . .

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Student Safety

Every year we get different students walking or riding their bikes to school.  For many of them this is the first year to have this opportunity.  Throughout the city there are different safety mechanisms in place to help keep our . . .

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Back to School Dates for 2014-2015

Attendance Hours Building      Start End    Rockville Elementary (K-2) 8:10 am 3:25 pm . . .

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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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School Nutrition Employee Week

Celebrate May 5-9, 2014

Let's all celebrate the folks who make our school days a little better and honor our school's lunch staff. Between preparing healthy meals for our students, adhering to strict nutrition standards, navigating student food allergies and . . .

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April - Declared Financial Literacy Month

Governor Signs Proclamation Declaring April Financial Literacy Month TOPEKA, Kan.  – Governor Sam Brownback signed a proclamation on March 20, 2014 declaring the month of April as Kansas Financial Literacy Month. The . . .

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MARCH - National Nutrition Month

Roller Coaster Dancing Beans DJ Race Car Rock Stars Video Game Eat Smart Play Hard Poster

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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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Taste of Kansas Recipe Contest Winner!

Emily Brinkman from the Kansas Department of Education announced earlier this week that Karen Miller was one the winners of the “Taste of Kansas Recipe Contest". Karen is the head cook at Rockville . . .

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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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The TRUTH about our schools and Education

Public School and Economic Success

Louisburg - Heartbeat of our Community Protect Kansas Schools - We Need Your Help Setting the Record Straight on School Employees and Spending ESSENTIAL COMPONENTS for a Quality Education to prepare students to be well educated . . .

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Digital Citizenship Week in Kansas

Week of October 21-25

Every day, our students are tested with each post, search chat, text message, file download and profile update. Do they connect with like minds or spill too much information? Do they behave creatively or borrow ideas recklessly? Do they . . .

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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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Check Out How Our READERS Are Doing...

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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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New Accountability System for Kansas Schools

Schools in Kansas will be using a new accountability system.  Check out the following videos to learn more: A New Accountability System for Schools Understand the AMO for Reducing Non-Proficient . . .

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National School Counselor Week

Feb. 4–8, 2013

National School Counseling Week, sponsored by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA), will be celebrated from Feb. 4–8, 2013, to focus public attention on the unique contribution of professional school counselors within U.S. school . . .

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Health Partnership CLINIC

NEW - in Paola

Miami County/Paola now has a health clinic available called the Health Partnership Clinic.   It  is located in the recently renovated, new location of Elizabeth Layton Center, at 25955 W. 327th Street, Paola (out by Lang . . .

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CTE - Career & Technical Education Works

Learning That Works for Kansas

CTE is a major part of the solution to economic and workforce problems, such as high school dropout rates, a weakened economy, global competitiveness and massive layoffs. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, nearly . . .

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Mobile Ap for Louisburg Website

The Louisburg USD 416 web site is now adaptable for viewing on all mobile devices. The good news is you have a choice on your viewing preference. The next time you view our website on a tablet or smartphone, our web site will . . .

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Pertussis (Whooping Cough)

and other communicable infections

We have had reported cases of pertussis at Broadmoor Elementary and  Louisburg High School.  Pertussis is also known as "whooping cough" and is a very contagious disease caused by bacteria.  Early symptoms begin like a cold . . .

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and School Board Resolution

After this presentation on student spring 2012 progress and the revamped accountability system for Kansas that will begin Spring 2013, the Louisburg School Board adopted this RESOLUTION:   RESOLUTION . . .

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Smarter Balanced Sample Test Items

...what to expect in the future...

Curious about the type of test items students will see on future assessments? Check out these links and see how YOU do. English Language Arts/Literacy http://sampleitems.smarterbalanced.org/itempreview/sbac/ELA.htm Math . . .

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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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Our nurses want to give you a heads up that the Flu season has started late this year.  We have had a couple of confirmed cases in the elementary schools.   Here's some helpful information for parents: Flu . . .

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Being Proactive During the Flu Season

Two strategies are recommended to contain the spread of a contagious illness according to public health authorities: Isolation – for people who are ill Quarantine – for people who have been exposed but are not ill . . .

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Tips for Parents: The FLU

Tips to Keep Kids Healthy

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Governor's Award

Recognizes Top Performing Schools

Once again, our students and staff have proven that our academic success is not just a flash in the pan.   Louisburg Middle School AND Louisburg High School have received the Governor's Achievement Award for the performance levels on . . .

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JANUARY - School Board Appreciation Month

January is School Board Recognition Month and provides an opportunity to recognize all the dedicated work our school board members perform throughout the year. These elected officials voluntarily give of their time to, “tackle the . . .

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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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Nutrition Standards for Foods Sold in Schools

Standards for All Foods Sold in Schools The Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004 required sponsors to implement local school wellness policies. KSDE developed a prototype local wellness policy in collaboration with a . . .

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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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New Immunization Requirements

for the 2011-12 school year

The Kansas State Department of Health and Environment has issued new regulations for immunizations required for the 2011-12 school year.  As per Kansas Statute 72-5209, all children upon entry to school must be appropriately . . .

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Bullying Hotline


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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Healthy Families: Successful Students

Parent Workshop Series

presented by Sheryl Wilde, LPC   CHANGE IN PARENT WORKSHOP SERIES!!!!   Due to low registration the parent workshop series HAS CHANGED - see details below.  If you are already registered please note the changes. . . .

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Important School Board Election Information

GENERAL ELECTION - April 5th, 2011   Registration Deadline - March 21, 2011  Candidates for the General Election include the following 3 precincts. You must reside within the precinct to vote for candidates in . . .

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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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So You Want to Be a School Board Member

The Local School Board - The Ultimate Volunteer      More than 2,000 men and women serve their communities by providing leadership to improve the quality of education in the 295 Kansas school districts. . . .

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Staff Resource Page

Technology Integration Google Site Also, we have educational videos on our Safari server. To check them out go to http://safari.usd416.org and use your network login credentials to log in. . . .

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Outstanding Achievement Awards Information

It is with great pleasure that I let everyone know that Louisburg High School has been nominated to be a Blue Ribbon School. This is a national recognition of the great academic achievement our students have demonstrated in the last year. . . .

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Budget Information Presentation

Presented at October 11, 2010 Board Meeting

The information located on the link below was presented to the Board of Education on October 11, 2010.  It is important to remember that budgetary issues are not static and information is coming into the district on a regular basis. This . . .

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2009 H1N1 & Seasonal Flu

What to Do if You Get Sick...

Schools in Louisburg have had several reported cases of the flu.  Most doctors are not testing for H1N1 so it is difficult to say who has seasonable flu or H1N1 flu.  According to the health department, the type of flu does not . . .

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Highly Qualified Teachers

Under the No Child Left Behind Act, students have a right to be taught by “highly qualified” teachers. Because our schools receive federal funds, we must inform you whenever your child has a teacher not considered “highly qualified” to . . .

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Notify school nurse if your child has had them

Please use the attached form to notify school nurses IF your child has had chickenpox. Lori Griffin, Rockville Lisa Wisniewski, Broadmoor Jessica Armstrong, LMS/LHS Chickenpox Parent Form

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The Anti-Drug

Many parents have no idea that teens today need only look to their local supermarket, pharmacy, or home medicine cabinet to get high using over-the-counter (OTC) cough and cold remedies.   Although overall teen drug use has . . .

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Cost of Smoking

Check out the following link to an interesting article about the financial impact of smoking. It focuses on the monetary value of purchasing the cigarettes, but does eventually go into the other related expenses such as health care. Also . . .

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Kansas Book Connect

As Dr. Alexa Posny, Kansas Commissioner of Education states,  One of the best gifts you can give your children is your time, and one of the ways in which you can do so is to engage in family reading activities that help them . . .

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Strep Throat ALERT

That time of the year has approached.  We are seeing an increase of strep throat making its way around in the school.  Strep throat is a bacterium that can cause: •        Sore throat . . .

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Timeline Project of LHS

Ready for your viewing...

The Kansas Studies class at Louisburg High School started an exciting project.  They developed a comprehensive history of Louisburg High School.  They have already collected many of the dates and places.  If you have . . .

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Students Need YOUR Help

LHS Timeline Project

The Kansas Studies class at Louisburg High School is starting an exciting project.  They are developing a comprehensive history of Louisburg High School.  They have already collected many of the dates and places but they would . . .

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New Reading Program

Accelerated Reader

Parents and students:   Say good-bye to Reading Counts and hello to Accelerated Reader!   In the fall of ‘08 our elementary and middle schools are switching the program we use for our computerized . . .

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