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PRHS STUDENTS RECOGNIZED AT KANSAS HONORS PROGRAM
Five members of the Pleasant Ridge High School Class of 2017, Madilynn Grafke, Bridget Howard, Haven Stutz, Delanie Thomason and Derek Zule, along with top scholars from Basehor-Linwood High School, Immaculata High School, Lansing High School, Leavenworth High School and Tonganoxie High School, on Wednesday, September 21, as part of the annual University of Kansas First City Chapter (Leavenworth County) Alumni Association Honors Program. The program recognizes the top ten percent of graduates in every high school graduating class across the state.
Since 1971 over 125,000 graduates have been recognized in Kansas and this year there will be 3500 such honorees, at 36 regionals programs across Kansas. Every high school, in every county in the state, are recognized through this program.
Those recognized in Leavenworth County were honored to hear remarks from Mike Denning, the Director of the Office of Graduate Military Studies at the University of Kansas. Denning is a retired Marine colonel, serving 27 years after graduating from KU and the Naval War College. Denning’s remarks centered on leadership and being a productive member of the community in which we live.
Congratulations to the PRHS students who represent not only the high school, but the entire school district and our community!
In an effort to make sure we are all staying connected, we have created a tutorial that will show you, step by step, how to sign up for our district TextCaster Alert system. This system allows our district to send out text messages about changes in schedules, inclement weather or any other necessary update. In order to receive these messages you must be signed up through the TextCaster system.
If you signed up for TextCaster alerts in the past, but have changed carriers (even if you have the same number) you will need to sign up again. The system will not recognize your number if you changed carriers. We will be sending out a test alert on Friday 10/7/16 at 11:00 AM. If you do NOT receive the alert that says “TEST”, please contact your building administrator and we will help you. We want to make sure everyone is receiving the messages we send out and are aware of any changes to our normal routines at school.
It is a new day in Kansas education.
With the input of more than 2,000 Kansans, the Kansas State Board of Education has set a new Vision for Kansas education where “Kansas leads the world in the success of each student.”
Kansans are demanding higher standards in academic skills, as well as employability and citizenship skills, and the need to move away from a “one-size-fits-all” system that relies exclusively on state assessments from No Child Left Behind. This new vision for education calls for a more student-focused system that provides support and resources for individual success and will require everyone to work together to make it a reality.
Kansans have never backed down from a challenge and certainly not where our children are concerned.
With your support, Kansans Can!
Click here to view Kansas Commissioner Randy Watson's video concerning the Kansans Can Vision on the KSDE Livemedia YouTube site.
Availability of Services for Students with Special Needs
Your local school district and all public schools in Kansas provide free special education services for eligible exceptional children ages 3 through 21 or high school graduation. Parents are encouraged to seek assistance from teachers, principals or other professionals if they have questions regarding their child’s progress in school. ...read more