Washington, D.C. (May 10, 2016) — Character.org, a non-profit organization that supports the advancement of character development in schools, communities and workplaces across the U.S. and globally, today designated 67 schools and four districts from 15 states as National Schools and Districts of Character for 2016. Kiowa County Elementary / JH in Greensburg, KS was honored as one of the 67 schools receiving the National School . . .
Kiowa County Schools will be offering a number of sports camp opportunities for Junior High and High School athletes over the summer. Below you will find a list of downloadable forms/fliers for the various camps being offered. Not all of the camps will be offered during the same time period, so make sure that you are familiar with the dates of the camp that you are interested in. After looking over the information, if . . .
The Kiowa County 7th and 8th graders in English have finished a poetry writing unit, based on the poetry unit, "Breaking Loose with Language" in the text The Lively Art of Writing-Understanding Forms by Lucile Vaughan Payne. They start by getting used to experimenting with, and using their more creative writing skills by completing poetic forms like: Complete these lines, then repeat them with different words that have a color and a comparison in them. Then repeat the process again with different words, colors, and comparisons. "I seem to be . . . . But I really am .. . . . .
Kiowa County High School will maintain a semester honor roll for each semester. Students who fail to make up their incomplete’s in the allotted time (five days after the semester) will not be eligible for the honor roll that semester. Special circumstances will be taken into account by the principal, counselor, and teacher. In order for a student to be on the superintendent's honor roll, he/she must earn a percentage average of 96% or better, with no percentage lower than a 90%, principal's honor roll 95-90%, with no percentage lower than an 83%, honorable . . .
The following Kiowa County Junior High Students have been named to the 2nd Semester Honor Roll for the 2015-2016 school year. The following criteria are used to determine if a student qualifies for the Honor Roll. Those students receiving a minimum semester percentage point average of 96% with no percentage lower than a 90% will be placed on the Superintendent's Honor Roll. Those students attaining a minimum semester point average of 90% with no percentage lower than a 83% will be placed on the Principal's Honor Roll. Those students attaining minimum semester . . .
On the morning of January 19th, the Kiowa County Soil Conservation Poster winners were announced during an assembly in the Kiowa County Schools Auxiliary Gym. Students from all over Kiowa County were on hand for the announcement. 154 total posters were submitted by the students of Kiowa County. Click on the photo to the right to see all of the work of the grade division winners. The full results of the contest are posted below. Congratulations to all of the participants! You all did an outstanding job! . . .
The following videos were created by Westar Energy as part of the Imagine Kansas Short Film Series. The information presented below comes directly from the Westar Energy website. Enjoy the trailer, the two television ads for the film, and the full film as they discuss the rebuilding of our community. After an EF5 tornado demolished Greensburg, Kansas, its future was uncertain. But the people of Greensburg decided to make their town even stronger, so they’re rebuilding it as a sustainable city. By meeting great adversity with even greater . . .
Under the direction of Mrs. Machelle McKinney, Kiowa County High School is fortunate to be able to offer our students an outstanding series of Digital Applications courses during their time in school. Kiowa County has partnered with Grant Neuhold and the Kiowa County Media Center to provide students with outstanding classroom opportunities that are unmatched any where in the state of Kansas. The short video below was created by the Digital Application class to introduce the program. The Digital Applications class has . . .
Mrs. Greenleaf's Physical Science class has been hard at work, and probably having a little fun at the same time. The students were given the task of designing a roller coaster based off the Law of Conservation of Energy. The Law states that energy cannot be created or destroyed just transferred to another type. They used that law to build a roller coaster that had one loop, 2 hills and the marble (person) must come to a stop within 10cm of the end of the 12ft track without hitting a barrier. We built the roller coasters on the walls of the mezzanine in both gyms using foam pipe . . .
Kiowa County Schools JAG program was presented with a pair of Awards in recognition of the strong year that they had in 2014-2015. JAG, or Jobs for America's Graduates, is under the direction of Mr. Brad Lingafelter and it is in it's second year at Kiowa County Schools. The JAG students learn about business and job skills, along with social skills, and college preparedness. JAG is offered in both the Junior High and the High School at Kiowa County Schools. Both the Junior High and High School programs received recognition for their efforts last year. In the Junior . . .
Kiowa County School is in its 4th year of intentional and comprehensive character education. The purpose is to introduce students to three adopted “core values” and give them opportunities to develop those at school and through school-sponsored instruction, activities, and events. Treat Others Right -- Make Smart Decisions -- Maximize Your Potential (Kiowa County’s Core Values) We believe these core values, when consistently practiced, make students better in many areas (socially, emotionally, academically, behaviorally, and even . . .
Safe Kids Kiowa County is led by Kiowa County EMS, which provides dedicated and caring staff, operation support and other resources to assist in achieving our common goal: keeping your kids safe. Based on the needs of the community, this coalition implements evidence-based programs, such as car-seat checkups, safety workshops and sports clinics, that help parents and caregivers prevent childhood injuries. Safe Kids Kiowa County has partnered with the Kiowa County Media Center to produce a couple of videos to remind parents about the importance of being safe in the car. Below . . .
The Kiowa County High School Anatomy & Physiology Class, under the direction of Mrs. Tonya Greenleaf, received a $1,000 grant from the South Central Community Foundation. With the grant money, Mrs. Greenleaf was able to purchase a number of Anatomy in Clay Manikins for her class. The manikins give the students the opportunity to receive some "hands on" experience with human anatomy. As you can see in the pictures, the students are able to actually connect muscles (clay) to the manikin to get a better understanding of how the human body works. This . . .
Below you will find a video that was created by the Digital Media class at Kiowa County High School. Not only is this an outstanding way to show you around our building, but it is also a great way to show you the kind of class work that is being completed at Kiowa County High School. Please feel free to contact the District Office if you have any specific questions about our building, or if you are interested in having a tour of the facility. Enjoy!
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