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School Announcements
Community Meetings
 
There will be two Community Meetings at USD 439.  This is the second year the discussion forums have taken place.  The purpose of the meetings is to provide USD 439 an opportunity to meet with parents, patrons, and students to discuss ideas, thoughts and concerns about the future of USD 439.
 
Meeting Dates Times:    Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 7:00 pm
                                       Saturday,  February 18, 2917 at 9:00 am

 
Location:                         R.L. Wright Elementary Multipurpose Room
JH Boys Basketball Meeting
There will be a meeting for 6th & 7th grade boys who are planning on going out for basketball next year (2017-2018 Season) on Friday, Feb. 10, immediately after school in the High School Concession Stand. Parents are welcome to attend.
E-N-C-H-A-N-T-M-E-N-T


Daniel Young (5th grade) correctly spelled the 152nd word in the spelling bell correctly, which was “enchantment”, thus becoming the 2017 R. L. Wright Elementary School Spelling Bee Champion.  Daniel will advance to participate in the Harvey County Spelling Bee, which will be held on February 1st at 1:00 p.m. here at Sedgwick.  Ahmya Glover (also in 5th grade) is our 2017 Runner Up.  We are proud of you both!!!
 

(Shae Ware breaks for the basket in game one against Trinity
- Photo courtesy of Ann Schrick)

Tuesday marked the first night of the 37th annual girls’ invitational tournament here in Sedgwick.  With the 2017 girl’s tournament comes a new name for the event that comes from an important page of Cardinal history.   Steve Shepherd was employed at USD 439 in August 1976.  During his 45+ years working with Sedgwick students, Coach Shepherd was known for his devotion and compassion for his students and athletes.  Mr. Shepherd was the head girls’ basketball coach when the first annual tournament was held at Sedgwick in 1981.  In honor of our long-term coach, teacher, and friend, the USD 439 Board of Education renamed this annual tradition.  The tournament is now the Steve Shepherd Invitational Girls’ Tournament.
 
School Board Appreciation Weekl

The Students, Faculty, and Administration would like to thank the USD 439 Board of Education for their dedication to this district, this community, and above all, the future of our students.  We appreciate all you do for 439!

~USD 439 Board of Education~
Kenneth Blank               George Currier
​Kelley DeGraffenreid     Beth Fields
Steve Kingsley               Michele Rowley
Bryan Thompson


 
Changing Seasons, Changing Times
 
As we find ourselves in transition into the holiday season, let me start by wishing everyone happiness and peace as you reflect on the meaning of this season and all that has happened in 2016.   Who knows what will be written fifty-years from now regarding all that has taken place in the past 12 months.  Despite the striking distractions of 2016, very important work continues here at USD 439.   
 
Over the past year, one quiet change at both the federal and state level has been a lessening of emphasis on state assessments.  The days of measuring a school’s success solely on test scores have passed.  Districts across the state can now begin to focus more on individual students, their ambitions, and post-secondary success.  Although overshadowed by this past political season, we are in very new and exciting times in Kansas with our State Board of Education’s challenge to Lead the World in the Success of Each Student
 
As for this holiday season and the approaching new year, I am challenging myself and extend this challenge to all who read this to hug more and judge less, count blessings not disappointments, offer a hand-up rather than pointing out weakness, seek common ground to look past differences, be merciful not vindictive, and to be kind, always.  Happy Holidays and Happy New Year.
 
Larry Roth
Superintendent of Schools       
Letter To Parents
Cardinal Parents, 

Activities held in USD 439 facilities are for all to enjoy the activity. Please be advised that grade school children should be sitting with parents during events. We have had a number of issues with children being loud, playing in the stands or hallway, and generally not representing our district in a positive light. Unattended children will be instructed to sit with their parents at all extracurricular activities. If parents are not present, they will be asked to come pick up their child. Continued issues will result in the administration contacting individual parents. Thank you in advance for helping USD 439 host activities enjoyable for all attendees. 
 
USD 439 Administration
 
3A Regional Champs!!!

Congratulations to the Sedgwick Boy's Cross Country Team for their outstanding performance on Saturday at Lake Afton.  Their results made the team Regional Champions.  Mallory Croxton placed fifth at regionals and will also be competing in the state race.  State competition is at Rim Rock in Lawrence.  The Cardinal Boys will run at 10:00 AM and Mallory will run at 11:45 AM.  Good Luck at State Cardinals!!!!  

 
September Student Of the Month!
Congrats to Emma Rogers who was selected the October Student of the Month at Sedgwick High School!

Physicals for basketball!
Reminder about physicals - if you plan to play basketball, you must have a physical on file, prior to:
 
Oct. 24 for Jr High
Nov. 14 for HS
Lisa Matson receives Golden Apple Award

Sedgwick's very own Lisa Matson, kindergarten teacher at R.L. Wright Elementary was presented the Golden Apple Award from KAKE-TV on Wednesday.  What a wonderful and well-deserved honor.  We are proud of Ms. Matson and are glad you are part of the USD 439 Team!
CARDINAL ALERTS
Sedgwick Public Schools and Legacy Bank are proud to announce Cardinal Alerts.  Get information directly from your student's school by Text or Email.
Get Signed Up Today!!!
http://my.textcaster.com/asa/Default.aspx?ID=82f2e92f-23f0-4e4e-81dd-440121690420

If you are having difficulties creating an account please contact Rosemary via email at rosemary@textcaster.com (Be sure to include your mobile number in your email.)
Secured Entrances
USD 439 is in the process of developing procedures for the controlled entrances. We ask that you be patient  with us as we work through this process.  Visitors can "buzz-in" using the monitors located at the main entrances in both buildings.  


R.L. Wright Elementary Entrance



Sedgwick High School Main Entrance
      



 
No Summer Break Here


USD 439 Summer Staff are busy preparing the building for the 2016-2017 school year.  From new paint, new carpet, refinished gymnasium floors, to just plain old scrubbing, we'll be ready for students in August.  Have a great summer!
New Physical Forms for 2016-2017 School Year
PLEASE NOTE - SCHOOLS MAY ONLY ACCEPT THE NEWEST REVISED PHYSICAL FORMS - 1/15 - FOR OUR UPCOMING SCHOOL YEAR.  WE HAVE THE CURRENT FORM, WHICH WILL BE SENT TO STUDENTS. WE NEED TO ENCOURAGE OUR PARENTS/STUDENTS TO USE OUR FORM, AS HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS MAY NOT USE THE KSHSAA FORM. 

The form may be found under the "Files" section of the High School webpage. 
Discrimination against any individual on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or religion in the admission or access to, or treatment or employment in the district's programs and activities is prohibited. Harassment of an individual on any of these grounds is also prohibited. The Superintendent, 400 W. 4th, P.O. Box K, Sedgwick, Kansas 67135, 316/772-5783, has been designated to coordinate compliance with nondiscrimination requirements contained in Title VI of the Civil Rights Acts of 1964, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Information concerning the provisions of these Acts, and the rights provided thereunder, are available from the compliance coordinator.
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