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 resolve, they breathed life into their town and their state. Westar Energy proudly stands with them and all of the other Kansans who seek a better future for our state.
This film is part of the #ImagineKansas Short Film Series presented by Westar Energy. Watch all the films at http://ImagineKansas.com
Filmmaker: RockHouse Motion, Geneseo - http://RockHouseMotion.com
Original music: Sam Billen, Lawrence - http://PrimaryColorMusic.com
Narrator: Jason Aldrich, Bonner Springs
Trailer for From The Town Up
Imagine Kansas Television Ad #1
Imagine Kansas Television Ad #2
From The Town Up Short Film
Kiowa County Schools is accepting bids for a Playground Project to be completed during the Summer of 2022. The project will consist of removing what is left of the old wood mulch in the playground area and leveling the playground surface . . .
Due to an increase in positive COVID cases across the district, USD 422 is encountering a severe staffing shortage. With this being the case, there will be NO SCHOOL Wednesday - Friday. All after school activities from Tuesday - Friday are . . .
USD 422 is no different than the rest of the State of Kansas when it comes to Substitute Teachers, we are in desperate need of more Substitutes this school year. The Kansas State Board of Education took steps on Wednesday, January 12, . . .
Kiowa County Schools is currently accepting applications for a additional help in the Kitchen. The position will remain open until filled. If interested in applying for the position, please fill out the application found . . .
USD 422 Kiowa County is currently looking for individuals that are interested in being an Activity Bus Driver for the Maverick's sports programs. Activity Drivers are needed to safely transport Junior High and High School students . . .
Kiowa County Schools will be providing meals for interested families while we are in Remote Learning. Please check out the flyer below for more details about the program, and to get signed up to take part.
Due to an increase in COVID cases in the community and the school system, Kiowa County Schools will be implementing a mask policy starting October 15 and lasting through November 2. Please read the attached letter from . . .
Kiowa County Schools is currently accepting applications for a custodial position. The position will remain open until filled. If interested in applying for the position, please fill out the application found below . . .
As we prepare to start the 2021-2022 school year, the Kiowa County Health Department and Kiowa County Schools would like to share a little information with all of you in regards to how COVID-19 will be handled this year. There have been . . .
Kiowa County Athletics is currently offering Maverick Apparel for sale. Simply scan the QR code below with your smart phone to be taken to the website and check out the selections for the new school year. All purchases can be made . . .
As we prepare to return to school for the 2021-2022 school year, the Administration at Kiowa County Schools thought it might be a good idea to share with you a few of the protocols that will continue to be in place this year due to . . .
Kiowa County Schools is currently accepting applications for Para Educators for the 21-22 school year. We are looking for Para Educators to fill the following positions. At Risk K-4 High School Please contact . . .
All Kansas Students can receive a free breakfast and lunch through the National School Lunch Program Seamless Summer Option each school day in the 2021-2022 school year ensuring they are fueled up and ready to learn. Please look over . . .
Kiowa County Schools will be offering a variety 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 . . .
Coach Hoffman and Coach Mitchell will be conducting a Future Mavericks Basketball Camp from June 1 - June 3. The attached flyer has the necessary information. Please contact either Coach Hoffman or Coach Mitchell is you have any . . .
At the USD 422 Board of Education meeting conducted on April 12, 2021 a revision was made to the USD 422 Mask Policy. A copy of the new policy can be found below. Unless cases develop in the school, the new policy will be used for the . . .
Kiowa County Schools Fall Parent/Teacher Conferences are coming up on us very quickly. Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held on Monday, October 26, 2020 from 1:30pm to 8:00pm. This is a change from what was initially on the published . . .
Parents, We have been notified of a confirmed case of Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease in the district. The information below is from the Kiowa County Schools Nurse, Heidi Stimatze. Please look over the information, and fee free to contact . . .
As we get closer to the start of the 20-21 school year, please take a few minutes to look over the information from the Superintendent of Schools and the K-8 and High School Principals. As a result of COVID-19, some of the procedures . . .
Due to COVID-19, schedules are constantly changing. As a result, Kiowa County Schools has decided to post monthly calendars to try to keep everyone up to date on what is taking place. Feel free to download and print the calendars as . . .
In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the following Operations Plan was developed for the 2020-2021 school year. The plan was approved by the USD 422 Board of Education at the regularly scheduled meeting held on July 27, . . .
Preparations are being made for the 20-21 school year, but USD 422 would like a little input from our parents in making these plans. As you are well aware, COVID-19 forced education to be delivered in a different format to end the . . .
As we quickly close in on the end of the school year, there are a few announcements that all of you need to be aware of. The COVID-19 situation has forced us to abandon our traditional end of the year activities, and adopt some new . . .
2020 Census data will allow states to gather information to inform how much in employment funds are needed and also metrics for state workforce agencies. Statistics assist in locating skilled workers, where to hire new employees, and . . .
The USD 422 Kiowa County Schools Continuous Learning Plan (CLP) can be found by clicking on the following link. The CLP was developed in response to the closure of traditional school due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Kiowa County . . .
Below you will find information from our High School and Junior High Principals about what lies ahead for our students. Rest assured that we will be doing all that we can to make this time a positive one for all of our students. . . .
USD 422 Parents, Monday, March 30 has been set as the date for picking up student items from the building. Please read the following letter for details on how the process will be handled. The building will not be open to . . .
With the recent news of our school buildings closure for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year, USD 422 has submitted a waiver with the Child Nutrition and Wellness Program to continue serving meals in a different format. Making . . .
Over the past few days, we have seen some drastic changes in our country due to the COVID-19 virus that have affected all of us in ways that we never imagined. We have seen basketball tournaments cancelled, entire sports seasons ended . . .
Parents, below you will find the letter that was sent out by Mrs. Derstein in regards to technology available at home. As we begin to develop plans to finish the school year without having students in the building, it is extremely . . .
On March 17, Governor Kelly made the unprecedented decision to close all K-12 schools in Kansas due to the growing concerns in the state over the COVID-19 pandemic. Please keep in mind that this is only closing school as we . . .
As the students and staff Kiowa County Schools begin Spring Break, the Kiowa County Health Department has provided all of us with some advice in regards to travel of the break and how it can be impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19). . . .
Kiowa County Schools is currently accepting applications for a full time school nurse position for the 2020-2021 school year. This is a 10 month position that offers 40 hours per week. A job description of the duties can be . . .
Once again this year, the Friends of Education Charitable Trust will be conducting their annual Silent Auction fundraiser. the funds generated from this event go to scholarships for graduates of Kiowa County High School. This . . .
As we near the start of the 2019-2020 school year, the Kiowa County Fall Sports coaches have put together some early practice information for all of their potential athletes and their parents. Remember, the first day of practice is . . .
February 25, 2019 Dear Parents: There has been an upswing in illnesses all across the area lately. The Kiowa County Health Department has issued the following letter dealing with the rise in Influenza cases in the area. . . .
In the fall of 2016, English Language Arts Teachers from across the South Plains Iroquois Activities Association (SPIAA) met at South Gray High School where the idea of hosting a SPIAA Big Read was developed. Harper Lee's To . . .
The Kiowa County Cheerleaders are currently selling Maverick Apparel as a fundraiser for the Cheer program. They will be taking orders until Thursday, November 1. Payment will be due at the time of your order, and checks . . .
Fall Homecoming 2020 has arrived! Kiowa County Schools will be taking part in their Fall Homecoming festivities early in October this year. Events are planned for each day from Monday, September 28 through . . .
The Kansas Department of Transportation has begun work on the overpass located East of Mullinville. For the foreseeable future, US 400 traffic will be routed to Bucklin via USD 54 and Highway 34. Please allow extra time . . .
Kiowa County Schools is currently accepting applications for a Junior High/Elementary Administrative Assistant position. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The link for the application can be found at . . .
The Kiowa County Health Department has scheduled an Immunization Clinic at Kiowa County Schools on Monday, October 29. Below you will find a letter outlining the registration process for the immunization clinic. All . . .
Kiowa County High School will maintain a semester honor roll for each semester. Students who fail to make up their incomplete assignments in the allotted time (five days after the semester) will not be eligible for the honor roll that . . .
The following Kiowa County Junior High Students have been named to the 2nd Semester Honor Roll for the 2021-2022 school year. The following criteria are used to determine if a student qualifies for the Honor Roll. . . .
Students that are interested in participating in sports during this school year will need to have a physical, and possibly a concussion form, completed before they can participate in any practices. Both the physical and concussion . . .