January 2018

KRR's Spring 2018 LIFE Family Engagement Program is Underway!

KRR (Kansas Reading Roadmap) began its Spring 2018 LIFE Family Engagement Program!

The 13 families had a fun- family evening
with a catered dinner, games, and every family takes home free books and great prizes each week too!

The Program is FREE and open to Kennedy, Lincoln, and Washington families. To find out about being in the Fall 8 week Program contact Amy O'Connor-- aoconnor@usd353.com.

Schools Ask For Parents' Assistance!

It's going to take all of us working together to get our kids healthy. Please do not send your children back to school if they have had a fever over 100F within the last 24 hours. They should be fever free for 24 hours without medication before returning to school.

Also, please do not send your children to school if they have been vomiting or have had diarrhea within the last 24 hours.

Honors Continue for Senior Flutist Marisa Black

Wellington High School Senior Marisa Black continues to gather honors and attention as a flutist.

For the second year in a row she has won a position in the Kansas Music Educators Association (KMEA) State Honor Band. 

She, along with over 100 other flutists, auditioned for one of twelve positions in the band.  She earned second chair, first flute honors as a result of that audition. This band will rehearse and give a concert at the KMEA convention in Wichita in February. 


One-Act plays are similar to a short story. There is a complete drama within one act. It is brief, condensed, and single in effect. One situation or episode is presented, permitting no minor plots or side actions that may distract attention for the single purpose and effect being developed. Characters are few in number, quickly introduced, and very limited in character development. Dialogue and Plot must carry the action forward smoothly and quickly.

STEAM Night @ Washington Elementary!

Parents, students and staff at Washington Elementary took part in a STEAM night Thursday at the Home of the Mustangs. A large number of folks were on hand for the event which included pizza and drinks for all as well. What is STEAM you ask?

STEAM provides an avenue for formally teaching the inter-relationships of how subjects relate in real-life. STEAM-style education can be enjoyably and meaningfully delivered in more engaging and deeply embedding ways within the already well-established realm of education.

D.A.R.E. Graduation 2017-2018

The 2017-2018 D.A.R.E. Graduation was held Wednesday evening at WHS - 5th graders from across Wellington were honored and recognized for a myriad of accomplishments via the 10 week D.A.R.E. program and it's instructor, Wellington Police Officer / School Resource Officer Jim Yunker. This is Officer Yunker's 6th year at the helm. Congrats and thanks to him and all, for the fine and greatly needed program they perform.