Laura Evins
March 31, 2020 Attention Early Childhood Families: At this time, Southern Lyon County Child Care Centers are operating for school staff and currently enrolled children of essential medical personnel. All staff are closely following KHDE and Lyon County Health Department illness-prevention measures to keep children and staff safe during this time, as well as practicing preventive measures for cleaning and sanitizing daily. We STRONGLY urge families to have a back up plan if our child care centers are to close due to children or staff becoming ill with COVID-19. If a child, family, or staff were to test positive, USD 252 will follow guidelines/requirements of the Lyon County Health Department. We will communicate any illness or closing to families in our care. Thank you for your continued support. Be well and keep washing your hands! Laura Evins Early Childhood Coordinator
about 18 hours ago, Laura Evins
Kendra Samuels
Zoom is another great tool and below is a link for a 60 second overview video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_Hjvw84wbk
4 days ago, Kendra Samuels
Cassie Dieker
Here are internet options for our Neosho Rapids and Hartford families.
5 days ago, Cassie Dieker
Cassie Dieker
Here are internet options for our families at Olpe Schools.
5 days ago, Cassie Dieker
Kendra Samuels
Below is a link that will take you to a tutorial for Google Hangouts! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kU4fYfHG-LY
6 days ago, Kendra Samuels
Cassie Dieker
As you continue to have questions concerning Covid-19, please check out the Flinthills Community Health Center's new Frequently Asked Questions page at this link. https://www.flinthillshealth.org/covid-19/covid19-faqs/
6 days ago, Cassie Dieker
Shane Clark, EC-12 Principal
Continuous Learning Q & A Question: I am confused about the elementary daily schedule. Does my child need to attend both the 9:00 and the 1:00 session? What if I am not available to help my child during those times? Answer: Students do not have to attend both sessions. Our teachers will be delivering instruction/interacting with students during that time. Teachers will provide more specific information each week as they communicate the specific tasks for the week. If you are not able to attend a session, that's OK. These sessions are recorded and are made available by your teacher through a learning platform such as Google Classroom. Your teacher will let you know how to keep informed and connected.
6 days ago, Shane Clark, EC-12 Principal
Cassie Dieker
Here is press release from NRH regarding additional Covid-19 response.
6 days ago, Cassie Dieker
Cassie Dieker
As part of the Stay at Home ordered issued by Lyon County, our school playground areas are closed through the duration of the order. We appreciate your help by following this order.
6 days ago, Cassie Dieker
Kendra Samuels
Check out the link for a tutorial on Google Classroom to help parents and students learn about this online tool!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Iowi-gmbys
7 days ago, Kendra Samuels
Shane Clark, EC-12 Principal
Parents with students in grades K-6, please fill out the following form so we can check out technology to your child. This form will need to be completed before devices can be picked up. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/18UHawQZY_CUnhZXSAb7ptcJd9DvUOkQVkyi-K29R0Yk/edit
9 days ago, Shane Clark, EC-12 Principal
Shane Clark, EC-12 Principal
Mark in your calendars for a Facebook live event scheduled for Monday, March 23 at 7:00pm. Your building administrator will be going live to update students, parents and community patrons on USD 252's progress toward developing a plan for continuous learning.
10 days ago, Shane Clark, EC-12 Principal
Michael Argabright
All Students in Southern Lyon County USD 252, please fill out this form regarding internet connectivity to help us guide and support efforts with instructional delivery. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe978RxEBIljxLnpe0lmO2wLJ6JynEJNUiq7naBKLRSCtEJXA/viewform
13 days ago, Michael Argabright
Michael Argabright
KSHSAA —The Kansas State High School Activities Association serves students by providing leadership for the administration of education based interscholastic activities— COVID-19 Update March 18, 2020 The KSHSAA is committed to the safety of our student-participants and the health of our school communities. Accordingly, in response to Governor Kelly’s Executive Order regarding the closure and cessation of in-person instruction in all Kansas schools through May 29, 2020, the KSHSAA is cancelling all spring championships, competitions, and festivals for the remainder of this school year. The KSHSAA recognizes the value of school activities for all students and school communities, but the current situation does not permit the opportunity for school activities to take place in a manner that is consistent with the very reason school activities exist. As a commitment to the health of Kansas students and communities, the best decision and only reasonable response is to cancel the regular season and post-season spring activity season. We all have an important responsibility to minimize community transmission as we embrace suggested precautions regarding COVID-19. As educators, the primary focus for our students and families is the health and well-being of each student. This action by the KSHSAA supports that effort across Kansas. The KSHSAA strongly discourages non-school activity participation at this time in an effort to mitigate the community transmission of the coronavirus. All CDC, KDHE and KSDE recommendations for preventing disease transmission should be followed at this time for any non-school activity in which a student participates. The following links provide access to those resources: CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/ KDHE: http://www.kdheks.gov/ KSDE: https://www.ksde.org/
14 days ago, Michael Argabright
Shane Clark, EC-12 Principal
14 days ago, Shane Clark, EC-12 Principal
Michael Argabright
Important Announcement 3-17-20 Today, March 17, 2020 Governor Laura Kelly announced all school facilities will be closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. This includes all activities. This will place tremendous hardship on our families and staff, and impact the social and emotional well-being of our students. We have been working on contingency plans since mid-March, including how we can meet the ongoing learning needs of our students and provide breakfast and lunch for our students who need it. KSDE is working to help districts develop a plan for continuous learning for our students through the end of the school year. This plan will include virtual learning along with limited on campus instruction that complies with guidance from our local county health department. The details of our plan will be communicated as soon as they have been solidified.  What we do know now is that teachers will return on March 23 to begin planning student learning experiences through the Continuous Learning Program guided by the Kansas State Department of Education.  Meals are expected to start on March 23. If your child needs a meal, please fill out the USD 252 Grab ‘n Go form so that we can plan accordingly. Students will be expected to begin participating in learning activities on Monday, March 30. Additional information will be shared during the week of March 23 in preparation of this transition. During these uncertain times, USD 252 is committed to ensure that ALL of our staff remains gainfully employed; therefore, staff will continue to be paid. Staff may be asked to work in different areas during this time. We appreciate our staff’s dedication to our students and their continued flexibility over the coming months. Our staff and board of education are also working on other critical issues, such as what this means for our seniors and how this will affect next school year. We will provide updates on these issues as soon as the information is available. We are committed to working together as a community to support one another throughout these unprecedented times, and communication will remain a top priority. As a reminder, this school closure is in response to the current public health crisis. The focus should remain on preventing the spread of the coronavirus, or COVID-19 as it is also referred to. Please be mindful of the following: • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. • Cover your nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing (cough/sneeze into your sleeve or a tissue). • If you are sick, stay at home. • Avoid close contact with anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms. • Practice social distancing Follow additional guidance from these sources: • National Center for Disease Control (CDC)  • Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE)  • https://www.flinthillshealth.org
15 days ago, Michael Argabright
Michael Argabright
Public Health Notice, please read and share!
16 days ago, Michael Argabright
Michael Argabright
Public Health Announcement, please share!
17 days ago, Michael Argabright
Michael Argabright
School Closing March 16-20, 2020
17 days ago, Michael Argabright
Cassie Dieker
Please take time to read and share this important update on the ongoing Covid-19 situation.
19 days ago, Cassie Dieker
Cassie Dieker
Check out this information regarding Census 2020! Your participation in the Census is vital to the success of our schools!
20 days ago, Cassie Dieker
Michael Argabright
Congratulations Olpe High School Lady Eagles! State bound!
25 days ago, Michael Argabright
Michael Argabright
Congratulations Lady Eagles Basketball Ball Team!
about 1 month ago, Michael Argabright
Cassie Dieker
Please share this important message out!
about 1 month ago, Cassie Dieker
Hannah McNutt
Community Input on Housing Needs Requested Ignite Emporia and the Emporia Area Chamber of Commerce invite community members in and around Emporia and Lyon County to participate in their upcoming community housing focus groups and online survey. Our School District is supportive of increased housing opportunities in our communities. We encourage participation at the Hartford and Olpe meetings which will be held: Olpe Fire Station 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 19th 204 W Bitler St., Olpe, KS Hartford Community Center 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 19th 117 Commercial St., Hartford, KS, 66854 For those that can’t attend a meeting in person, we would invite you to share your thoughts in our online community survey which can be accessed by following this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LyonCountyHousing
about 1 month ago, Hannah McNutt
Shane Clark, EC-12 Principal
USD 252 schools will have a 2 hour delayed start Thursday, Feb. 13.
about 1 month ago, Shane Clark, EC-12 Principal
Hannah McNutt
Good luck to all our students competing in the 2020 Lyon County Spelling Bee! You are representing our district well and USD 252 is very proud of you all!
about 1 month ago, Hannah McNutt
Michael Argabright
Thank you to our 2020 Friends of Education recipients! We appreciate your support and service to our students and communities!
about 1 month ago, Michael Argabright
Michael Argabright
Thank you Ron, Chuck, Scott, and the KVOE family for supporting our students and communities in Southern Lyon County! Thank you to Jeff, John, and the Lyon County Sheriff’s Department for your support and dedication to our students and communities! Thank you to our students for presenting these recognitions!
about 1 month ago, Michael Argabright
Michael Argabright
Congratulations to our teams today at LCL! All four teams won today with 3 of the teams earning medals! Thank you to our cheerleaders, band, and performers this week! We are proud of all of you!😊😊😊
about 1 month ago, Michael Argabright
Michael Argabright
A few more proud pictures of our Neosho Rapids and Olpe Elementary students presenting Mr. and Mrs. Dale Dennis the Friends of Public Education awards at the LCL tournament! 😍 Great job and congratulations Dale!
about 1 month ago, Michael Argabright
Michael Argabright
Congratulations and a heartfelt thank you to Dale Dennis from the Lyon County League students, staff, and patrons! 2020 Kansan of the year! Thank you Mr. & Mrs. Dale Dennis, and to all LCL students and our elementary student presenters! 😊
about 1 month ago, Michael Argabright
Cassie Dieker
Today we give a big welcome to Hannah McNutt, our new Board Clerk! Please join us in welcoming her to our district and communities. We are excited to have her join us in the Central Office!
2 months ago, Cassie Dieker
Cassie Dieker
Since it's inception in 2016 Bryce and Juli Heitman have been instrumental in the coordination and success of our Honor Flight Program. Serving as our trip doctor and lead nurse, the Heitman's always go above and beyond to ensure all of the Veteran's medical needs are met. They are willing to make accommodations for many medical necessities that could precent some Veterans from wanting to attend an Honor Flight. The Heitman's sacrifice their time, resources, and finances to create a safe and reassuring medical environment for our Veterans while also providing their families peace of mind back home. Bryce and Juli set an incredible example of public service to our communities. We would like to say a heartfelt thank you to Bryce and Juli for their support and service of our nation's Veterans and to the USD 252 Honor Flight Program.
2 months ago, Cassie Dieker
Shane Clark, EC-12 Principal
​USD 252 Southern Lyon County Schools will be closed on Friday, January 17 due to the inclement weather. This includes our daycare programs. Again all 252 facilities will be closed on Friday, January 17.
3 months ago, Shane Clark, EC-12 Principal
Cassie Dieker
Welcome Hannah to USD 252. We are thrilled to have you join our team!
3 months ago, Cassie Dieker
Samantha Barnhart
Congratulations to Larry Bess and Todd Robert for winning the United Way drawings!
3 months ago, Samantha Barnhart
Samantha Barnhart
Our United Way Drive came to a close yesterday. Here are the final fundraising totals. Congratulations to our 3 classes raising over $75 and qualifying for a pizza party later this week!
3 months ago, Samantha Barnhart
Samantha Barnhart
Due to the snow day we are extending the United Way Drive until tomorrow, Tuesday the 17th, at noon!
4 months ago, Samantha Barnhart
Shane Clark, EC-12 Principal
Due to inclement weather, USD 252 schools will be closed tomorrow Monday, Dec. 16. Daycare will also be closed. All after school activities and games have also been cancelled.
4 months ago, Shane Clark, EC-12 Principal
Shane Clark, EC-12 Principal
Congratulations to the Lady Jaguars on your 2nd place finish at the Yates Center Tournament. Also a huge shout out to Bailey and Cody for being selected to the All Tournament Teams. #alwaysagreatdaytobeajaguar #jaguarpride
4 months ago, Shane Clark, EC-12 Principal
Shane Clark, EC-12 Principal
Eagles take Yates Center tournament with win over Sedan, 74-38. Congrats to Damon and Jordan for all tournament team honors and Noah and Kynden for all academic team honors! #eaglepride #greenmachine
4 months ago, Shane Clark, EC-12 Principal
Shane Clark, EC-12 Principal
Congrats Lady Eagles for your first place finish at the Yates Center tournament. Eagles 56-25 over Hartford. Congrats to Marley and Hattie for being selected to the all tournament team and to Lauren, Macy and Mia for your selection to the all academic tournament team. #eaglepride
4 months ago, Shane Clark, EC-12 Principal
Samantha Barnhart
Check out the 2019 United Way Update! The drive will come to an end this coming Monday the 16th at noon!
4 months ago, Samantha Barnhart
Michael Argabright
Thank you Board of Education members! We appreciate your support of our students and communities!
4 months ago, Michael Argabright
Michael Argabright
Congratulations Mrs. Kelley - Leadership Emporia Academy 2019 We are Proud if you!
4 months ago, Michael Argabright
Michael Argabright
United Way Fundraising Drive We are nearing the end of our fundraising campaigns in each building and with our employees! Please get involved! Thank you!
4 months ago, Michael Argabright
Cassie Dieker
The 2019 Winter Newsletter is now available! You can read the newsletter at this link: https://5il.co/bq9k. If you would like a hard copy sent to you please contact Cassie Dieker at cdieker@usd252.org or 620-392-5519.
4 months ago, Cassie Dieker
Samantha Barnhart
Check out our 2019 United Way Drive Update!
4 months ago, Samantha Barnhart
Samantha Barnhart
Here are details on our 2019 United Way Drive!
4 months ago, Samantha Barnhart
Cassie Dieker
Please check out this informational event on vaping that is happening this Thursday!
4 months ago, Cassie Dieker
Michael Argabright
Fall 2019 Honor Flight Thank you Veterans!
5 months ago, Michael Argabright
Cassie Dieker
Local Veterans and families, check out this informative event that is coming up!
5 months ago, Cassie Dieker
Cassie Dieker
Yesterday, USD 252 was awarded $59,995 from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas Pathways to a Healthy Kansas. We reached modeling level by state standards in all our buildings by ensuring all students have opportunities to participate in physical activity throughout the day. These funds will be used for playground and physical education equipment. Congratulations to our Administrators and Wellness Committees on their hard work!
6 months ago, Cassie Dieker
Michael Argabright
The Honor Flight Network (HFN) is our backbone to USD 252 Honor Flight Program. This notice arrived by email from HFN and we would appreciate all of you taking the time to vote for this event. programs are deserving, but we would like to do our part in supporting a program that supports our students and veterans in our district. Thank you for taking the time! Jolly Time Popcorn is doing a Support our Troops promotion that includes Honor Flight. Please use this link to vote for Honor Flight: https://www.jollytime.com/helpourtroops Vote by Monday for your vote to count! Thank you for taking the time! Please share with others!
6 months ago, Michael Argabright
Cassie Dieker
Today we held a ribbon cutting ceremony for our new and remodeled facility in Olpe! Thank you to our partners at Nabholz Construction, Alloy Architects, our staff, and our communities. We are grateful for your dedication in our vision to provide safe, welcoming, and enriched environments for our students!
7 months ago, Cassie Dieker
Michael Argabright
Welcome Back Olpe Jr/Sr HS Students and Staff!
7 months ago, Michael Argabright
Michael Argabright
Welcome Back Olpe Elementary Students and Staff!
7 months ago, Michael Argabright
Michael Argabright
Welcome Back Hartford Students and Staff!
7 months ago, Michael Argabright
Michael Argabright
Welcome Back Neosho Rapids Students and Staff!
7 months ago, Michael Argabright
Laura Evins
Olpe Early Childhood Parent Orientation Thursday, August 29, 2019 6-7pm This will be an informational meeting about preschool and daycare. Hope to see you there!!!
7 months ago, Laura Evins
Laura Evins
Daycare and preschool at Olpe will be starting on Monday, Aug. 26th as scheduled!!! We are looking forward to seeing our families. Don’t forget Open House tonight from 5:30-6:30!!
7 months ago, Laura Evins
Laura Evins
Attention NRE Early Childhood Families! There will be an orientation for daycare and preschool families on August 20th from 6-7pm at Neosho Rapids Daycare Center. Please arrive at the daycare doors. We will share information about preschool, daycare, early childhood development, parent handbook, questions, plus meet your child’s teacher, and see classrooms. This will be in addition to Open House on the 23rd. Hope to see you there!!! Olpe Families we will have a parent night soon! Thank you!!!
8 months ago, Laura Evins
Michael Argabright
Faculty, Staff, Parents, and Community Members, Construction is moving along and changing daily. At Olpe, only a few areas were not touched by construction/upgrades this summer. Our custodial staff will not have complete access to all areas until August 12. It requires approximately 1 week to clean, prep, wax, and finish tile flooring. We have several areas that are dusty and require extra work before occupancy. Therefore, we will start school Monday, August 26 in all USD 252 attendance centers. I appreciate all that our summer work crews have accomplished and the tasks yet in front of us! Teachers: report on regularly scheduled days and please pay attention to the schedules from Mr. Hes and Mr. Clark! -New teachers report on August 12 -Returning teachers report on August 14 (work day: 7:45 am-3:45 pm 2019-20 school term) August 14, 15, 16, 19, 20, 21, & 22 are in-service days August 22: All USD 252 staff report to Olpe (classified and licensed) - Reminder that all all staff are required to attend this day 7:45 am August 23: Work day and open houses -Master 2019-20 In-service schedule emailed later this week with adjustments. August 26: First day of school with 10 minutes added to the student daily schedule 8:00 am - 3:35 pm Classified Staff: your report days will be moved 2-3 days. Please look at the upcoming letters from your Principals regarding adjustments and report time/days. Daycare: we are waiting for completion of construction at Olpe and Neosho Rapids (upgrades) to get our licensure amended through KDHE. We will have great facilities to move into and throughout our district! I appreciate everyone's patience and cooperation throughout the past 2+ years! Have a great day/week! Dr. Argabright
8 months ago, Michael Argabright
Michael Argabright
Thank you to our summer school faculty and staff!
10 months ago, Michael Argabright
Cassie Dieker
Join us in welcoming our newest USD 252 Alumni! Congratulations on all of your accomplishments and best wishes on your future endeavors! Shout out to fellow Alumni of 1970, 1995, and 2010; reunion information will be coming your way soon!
11 months ago, Cassie Dieker
Cassie Dieker
Yesterday, Ben Jones, State Board Representative, presented the Challenge Award to Hartford Jr-Sr High School and Neosho Rapids Elementary. The Challenge Award is an honor given to a building for exceptional results on the state reading and math assessments last year. Congrats!
11 months ago, Cassie Dieker
Michael Argabright
Honor Flight April 2019 Proud of our veterans and students!
12 months ago, Michael Argabright
Michael Argabright
Outside Visiting Team (OVT) March 2019 visiting with our Leadership Team regarding year 2 of our Accreditation. Thank you to our Principals and Staff! Nice Job!
about 1 year ago, Michael Argabright
Michael Argabright
2019 Sub-State Champions!
about 1 year ago, Michael Argabright
Michael Argabright
2019 Regional Basketball Champions!
about 1 year ago, Michael Argabright
Michael Argabright
Congratulations to the 2018 Olpe high school football team! State runner-up! We are proud of you!
over 1 year ago, Michael Argabright
Michael Argabright
Congratulations to the Olpe HS Football 🏈 team and coaches! 2018 Sub-State Champions! Heading to the State Championship game in Hays on Saturday! We are proud of you!
over 1 year ago, Michael Argabright
Michael Argabright
Olpe HS Football team moving on in the playoffs!
over 1 year ago, Michael Argabright
Michael Argabright
Fall 2018 Honor Flight heading to Washington DC! Proud of our Veterans and Students!
over 1 year ago, Michael Argabright
Michael Argabright
Congratulations Olpe HS girls volleyball team and coaches! 2018 1A state tournament – fourth place! We are proud of you!
over 1 year ago, Michael Argabright
Michael Argabright
2018 sub – state volleyball champions!
over 1 year ago, Michael Argabright
Michael Argabright
Welcome Back to our Olpe HS alumni classes of 1969, 1994, and 2009! Thank you to our Student Council for hosting our alumni today!
over 1 year ago, Michael Argabright
Michael Argabright
Thankful to our area farmers!
over 1 year ago, Michael Argabright
Michael Argabright
Thank you to our area farmers for nominating USD 252! Our students and staff are recipients of a $25,000 Monsanto grant! High School programs will partner with area farmers utilizing drone technologies! Thank you area farmers and Monsanto!
over 1 year ago, Michael Argabright
Michael Argabright
Thank you to the Loretto A Langley Trust for sponsoring Reality U today at Hartford HS! Students from Olpe and Hartford participated today! Thank you to our volunteers that made this happen!
over 1 year ago, Michael Argabright
Michael Argabright
2018 Color Run! Thank you for supporting UDS 252 Honor Flight!
over 1 year ago, Michael Argabright
USD 252
Also, don't forget to check out our new Android and iOS apps!
over 1 year ago, USD 252
USD 252
We're excited to be rolling our regular updates, live content, and new features - stay tuned as we keep adding on here!
over 1 year ago, USD 252
USD 252
Welcome to our new website!
over 1 year ago, USD 252