Boys Qualifiers: Caleb Meyer: 3200, 4x800 Tyler Stevenson: 1600, 800, 4x800 Alex Cannady: 4x800 Jarod Crawford: 4x800 Landen Compton: 110 HH, 300 Hurdles Bryce Sommers: 4x800 Sub Luke Cotter: 4x800 Sub
Girls State Track Qualifiers! Abby Brown: 200, 400, 4x800 Lily Meyer: 3200, 4x800 Taryn Compton: 300 Hurdles, 4x800 Madison Bridges: 4x800
We had a great Regional at Central Heights this year. It was a great championship game between Jayhawk Linn and Olathe Heritage Christian Academy! Congratulations to Olathe Heritage Christian Academy regional champions! Good luck at Great Bend!
The Lady Vikings fall to Chase County to conclude their season.
Headed to the third inning CH Lady Vikings trail by a score of 0-9
At the end of the first CH trails Chase County 0-1
Listed below are the Swing Group members for 2019-2020. Sopranos: Hannah Jumet, Lilie Johnson, Nikita d'Augereau, AnneLeese Thao, Samantha Ferris, Jessica Asbury, and Kennz McCleary Altos: Kaydance Bond, Sarenitty Siefkas, Harlee Poage, Cheyanne Burnett, Shelbie Miller, Emma Jumet, and Tayhaysa Gibson Tenors: Leah Swartley, Darbie Lear, David Krone, Emily Hale, Sophie Morris, Phoebe Hutchinson Bass: Landen Compton, Noah Yancey, Kaden Krone, Tanner Beach, Justice Austin-Mason, David Craft, Carson Wood
The baseball banquet and senior parent night will be Tuesday May14th in the high school cafeteria!
Central Heights FFA had a great performance at State Career Development Events this year. The Livestock team was 4/83 teams and earned the opportunity to represent Kansas at the Arizona National Livestock Show in December. Team members were Cheyenne Higbie, Damon Higbie, Matt Cubit and Alex Cannady Ag Mechanics was 5/36. Team members were Mason McCurry 10th, Dylan Kimball, Cauy Newell, and Jesse Collins Floriculture was 6/40. Team members were Jonathan Fox, Katie Janes, Cyla Gardner, Reagan Lee Dairy Cattle placed 8/41. Team members were Faith Mildfelt 4th, Jayden Lee, Tyler Silvis, and Addey Froggatte Meats placed 9/38. Team members were Damon Higbie, Alex Cannady, Cheyenne Higbie, and Dylan Kimball Vet Science placed 25/70. Team consisted of Damon Higbie, Cheyenne Higbie, Caitlyn Thompson, and Jessica Asbury. Mr. Cubit and Mr. McGee are very proud of these kids and their efforts this year.
The JV baseball and softball games for today have been canceled.
Muffins with Mom at CHES Stop by CHES for a muffin and a drink with your student on Friday, May 10 anytime between 8AM to 2PM.
CHES PreK & K Parents, Due to weather conditions and some damage to the New Horizon Ranch, we are rescheduling the field to next school year. CHES 1st & 2nd Grade Parents, Tentatively, the students will visit New Horizon Ranch on Friday, May 10. We will let you all know by Thursday, May 9 if the field trip is on! There will be no sack lunches.
Mrs. Evans - 2019 Outstanding Early Literacy Teacher Mrs. Evans was recognized as the Outstanding Early Literacy Teacher for Central Heights Elementary. She is one of 58 teachers across Kansas receiving this Kansas Reading Roadmap award. Mrs. Evan's daughter, Sydney and Mrs. Croci (KRR Program Coordinator) presented her with a certificate and gifts.
If you would like to watch the Kansas FFA State CDE results, they will be going live on Facebook at 2:00 today. You will need to like the “Kansas FFA Association” Facebook page and wish us luck.
If you are planning to get your physical for sports at school. Please return the form signed and $20.00 by tomorrow.
The baseball and softball games for today have been canceled and rescheduled for Monday, May 6.
The Middle School track meet for Lyndon today has been cancelled.
Historical Wax Museum at CHES Benjamin Franklin (Ben Wuertz), Harriet Tubman (Alexis Wiser), Clara Barton (Dalainy Coble), and Fredrick Douglass (Carly Matile) were just a few of the figures in the third grade wax museum. The students were dressed in costume and told visitors about "their" contributions to our country.
What an amazing Evening with the Arts it was tonight! Thank you SO much for coming out to join us, support our students, and celebrate Shakespeare's Birthday. In the words of the man himself, we leave you with this: "Goodnight, goodnight! Parting is such sweet sorrow, that I shall say goodnight till it be morrow." Thanks again. ♥️
We Want YOU!!!! We are winding up our sign ups for Drivers Ed. If you have not signed up please see Mr. or Mrs. Brown ASAP!!!
Central Heights' 1st Annual EVENING WITH THE ARTS is tomorrow (Tuesday the 23rd) at 6:30pm!!! Come enjoy an evening of poetry, art, drama, dessert, coffee, and more! The event is free and will feature students from grades 6-12. Bring your families. Doors open at 6pm!
Driving is a life long skill, and one that should not be taken lightly. The biggest danger to a teenager is a being in a vehicle on their own or with friends. In Drivers Education we will teach them skills to drive defensively and how to properly handle a car, and what they should and should not do while driving!
Drivers ed is just around the corner, no pun intended, and we are putting students into driving groups, and scheduling. If you are interested there is still time to sign up, just contact Mrs Brown or Mr. Brown and they will help you out!
If your child is participating in sports next year you can take advantage of getting their physicals done at school on May 9. You must have the form and money turned in by that date to participate. If you write a check please make it out to Cook Chiropractic.
Softball loses game two vs Northern Heights
Baseball wins game one over Northern Heights 6-3
Come celebrate Shakespeare's birthday with us by coming to the 1st Annual 6th-12th grade Evening with the Arts on April 23rd at 6:30pm in the HS cafeteria! There will be poetry, drama, art, coffee, snacks, and more! More details will be heading your way soon!!
Girls fall in game one to Northern Heights 3-8
Come out tonight and see the 1999 State Baseball Champions in between games at Central Heights tonight! 20 Years!!!!
Reminder picture day tomorrow for PreK through 8th grade!
The softball clinic for tomorrow morning has been moved to the big gym, however, be prepared to go outside.
Baseball looses game 2 to Mission Valley.
Softball looses the second game.
Baseball drops the first game against Mission Valley.
Softball falls in game 1 to Mission Valley
Reminder! Pre-Enrollment forms for the 2019 - 2020 school year are due back to the high school office by Friday April 12th! Students in grades 8th-11th should submit these to ensure we can begin the scheduling process.
Don't forget picture day for PreK-8th grade is Monday, April 15th!
CHS Middle School STUCO will host a Hawaiian themed dance tomorrow, April 10, from 3:30pm - 6:00 pm. in the cafeteria. There is no cost for admission but STUCO will be selling tropical icees in decorative glasses for $2.00.
We missed one in our track meet results! Kaylee Holstine 6th grade placed 3rd in the 400 Meter and 4th in the 800 Meter.
Central Heights High School students will be serving our communities on the morning of April 22 for community service. If you have any ideas for things that need to be done please contact Mr. Matile at 785-869-3555 or email him at email@example.com
Central Heights hosted a track meet on Thursday, April 4. The following schools attended: Crest, Westphalia, and Osawatomie. 6th Grade Girls Alicen Franks- 2nd in Discus 7th Grade Girls Emma Cubit- 3rd in Long Jump and 1st in 800 Meter Melaney Chrisjohn- 2nd in 800 Meter Azhalyah Lee-Allen- 1st in 100 Meter, 1st in 200 Meter, 1st in 400 Meter 4X100 Meter Relay 1st Place 8th Grade Girls Bailey Brockus- 2nd in Long Jump and 3rd in Shot Put AnneLeese Thao- 3rd in Long Jump 4x100 Relay 1st place 6th Grade Boys Connor Burkdoll- 1st in 400 Meter and 1st in 1600 Meter Cody Hammond- 3rd in 400 Meter, 3rd in 200 Meter Jotham Meyer- 2nd in 2 Mile Owen Miller- 3rd in 1600 Meter 7th Grade Boys Kyler Bellinger- 2nd in Long Jump, 2nd in 100 Meter and 2nd in 200 Meter Dakota Burnett- 2nd in 1600 Meter Baker Moore- 2nd in 400 Meter Caden Newell- 1st in Discus and 1st in Shot Put 4X100 Relay 2nd place 8th Grade Boys Luke Brown- 1st in Discus Kaden Krone- 2nd in High Jump, 1st in Long Jump and 1st in 100 Meter Carson Wood- 1st in 400 Meter 4X100 Relay 1st place
Dear Parents/Guardians: The Kansas State Board of Education launched a new vision for education – Kansas leads the world in the success of each student. This vision focuses on identifying and addressing the unique needs of each student. A key piece of this vision is helping students to explore and identify their passions while graduating them with the skills needed to be successful in the workforce and in life. To better address the needs of current and future students, the Kansas State Department of Education is surveying parents and guardians of children 18 years of age or younger about their current perceptions about various post-high school opportunities. In other words, how do you as a parent or guardian define success for your child? Please take five minutes to complete the following survey, answering questions in respect to your oldest child who is today 18 years old or younger. Thank you in advance for your participation in this short survey and for all you do to help our state prepare the next generation of Kansas children for tomorrow’s workforce. Click the link to begin the survey now: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DJ5HB5T Sincerely, Dr. Randy Watson Kansas Commissioner of Education
Baseball looses the second game to West Franklin.
Softball drops game 2 against West Franklin.
Check out the Literacy Carnival interview with Mrs. Collins, brought to you by the Almighty Ike News crew in the middle school! We can't WAIT for the fun! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y5GHBp3KZbs
Varsity baseball and softball both drop their first games of their double header to West Franklin.
JV Baseball wins Game 1 over Anderson County 8-5.
REVV (Reading Energized by Viking Volunteers) Fifteen community members came to read with our first graders today. The REVV Readers visit CHES once a week for eight weeks in the Spring. They rotate through each of the three sections of first graders every 30 minutes. Maybe you can identify former teachers, bus drivers, and board members! Mrs.Linda Horstick has organized this program for many years.
The High School Academic Awards night has been moved from April 9 to May 16.
The high school track meet for today has been cancelled.
Senior Recognition Ads for the yearbook are due April 30. This is all done on the Jostens website. Attached is a flier with more information on setting those up. Jostens took this process over a few years ago and directs everyone to their site. The site is www.jostensadservice.com or you can also call 800-358-0800. Thanks!
Congrats to our League band performances yesterday. Receiving a 1 rating: Kathleen Lickteig, Alex Cannady, and the saxophone quartet. Two ratings: Luke Cotter, Lily Roll, Hannah Jumet, Dominick Lopez, Austin Coffman, Mya Williams, Brass Quartet and Concert Band
Baseball dropped game two vs Lyndon
Softball dropped game two vs Lyndon
Viking Baseball - - top of the 5th CH down 2-6.
Viking Baseball - - top of the 4th CH trail 3-2.
Baseball and softball both drop their first game vs Lyndon
Viking Baseball - - 0-0 heading into the 3rd.
Vikings Baseball - - 0-0 heading into the 2nd inning.
Vikings Baseball - - CH falls to Lyndon 4-5.
Vikings Baseball - - CH down 4-5 heading into the 7th inning.
Vikings Baseball - - CH down 4-5 at the top of the 6th.
Vikings Baseball - - CH up 4-2 at the top of the 5th inning.
Vikings Baseball - - top of the 4th, CH up 3-2 over Lyndon.
Top of the 3rd inning 3-0 Vikings Baseball ahead against Lyndon.
Softball scores one in the bottom of the 1st on a bases loaded walk. Headed to the 2nd 1-0 CH
Picture day has been rescheduled for April 15th. We will not have picture day April 2nd.
The alumni baseball game for today has been cancelled do to rain and the radar, trying to let everyone know early!
The alumni game for tomorrow is just an alumni game, no special recognition will be occurring.
Alumni baseball game this Saturday at 1:00 weather permitting!
BABBLE - TALK - READ (BTR) Parents, here is a great resource to give you bite-sized, research-backed tips to help your child get ready to read! *Use this website: https://btr.greenbush.org and/or... *Download a free smartphone app for Android or IPhone at the app store. You can opt to have CHES notifications come straight to your phone regarding upcoming events or activities for early learners.
Coach Sloth has made Central Heights Elementary his Number One school of all time! Please watch this amazing video of his visit to CHES! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyM9woXtevUuHeTFUyTzTeQ
The baseball team is reading to each other the interviews they did with other students in the school they did not know very well before the interview. This was to find out more about our fellow Vikings! The more we know about other people the more we learn not to judge. They will be doing this weekly, .
CHES 2019-20 PreKindergarten Sign-up Morning and afternoon sessions are available. Transportation is provided to students in district. Children need to be 4 years old by September 1. They will need: a copy of their birth certificate, social security number, recent physical, and immunization record. Please call Mrs. Douglas in the CHES Office (785/869/3355 x 1301).
CHES Yearbook orders will be taken through April 15! Flyers have been sent home.
Family B-I-N-G-O Night at CHES Thursday, March 14th from 7 - 8 PM Multipurpose Room Lots of Prizes - Pop and Popcorn 50 cents
The Central Heights alumni game for baseball will be March 23rd, weather permitting! @1:00
The Annual Father Daughter Dance is this Friday from 6-8pm in Ike Cearfoss Gymnasium! You can still RSVP to your daughter's teacher or by contacting the office. Cost is $10 per couple and $2 for each additional lady. Payment can be made in advance or at the door.
Cheerleading tryout informational meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 5th, during 8th hour. If you are unable to attend at that time please contact Mrs. Riemer.
Central Heights falls to the Seahawks 54-65. Great season gentlemen, we have enjoyed watching you play!
Headed to the 4th Quarter. Vikings down 40-53.
At the half Vikings 29 Seahawks 32
At the end of the first quarter we are tied 16 all
The middle school ski trip has been rescheduled for next Wednesday, March 6th. We will check grades for eligibility this Friday, March 1.
The middle school ski trip has been postponed.
The Lady Vikings drop their game at Maranatha Academy to conclude their season. Thank you for your effort all season ladies!
6:35 remaining CH 17 Maranatha 32
Score to end the third quarter CH 17 Maranatha 28
4:51 left in the third quarter Vikings 12 Eagles 21
6:17 remaining in the third quarter CH 11 Maranatha 21
At the half the Lady Vikings trail the Maranatha Eagles 11-17
4:33 remaining in the second Vikings 9 Maranatha 10
At the end of the first quarter the Vikings trail Maranatha Academy 6-10
2:59 left in the first quarter Vikings 2 Eagles 4
Final score Vikings 48 Jayhawk Linn 44. Boys will play again Thursday at Pleasanton. Game time will be determined tomorrow.
45 seconds left, Vikings ball up 44-42
1:27 left CH 42 JL 37
Timeout Jayhawk Linn, their ball 3:40 remaining CH 40 JL 35
Timeout Vikings 4:44 remaining with the ball leading 36-35
Vikings trail Jayhawk Linn 29-30 heading into the fourth quarter.
Great 2nd Quarter from the Vikings!! 21-16 Vikings ahead at the half over Jayhawk Lynn.
CHES Students and Parents: Coach Sloth, is coming to school on March 7. Ryan Sloth, children’s author and former Iowa State University and Iowa Barnstormer football player will meet with students throughout the day. The staff is creating an environment suitable for any sloth! Here are some of the activities taking place: T-shirts may be ordered for $5 by Feb. 27. Books may be purchased at any time. Coach Sloth will personalize and autograph the books! If a student orders a shirt or book, they will receive a “Sloth Ticket” which will enter them into a drawing for the chance at: 4 passes to the Kansas City Zoo, a 6 foot sloth, or a Build-A-Bear (sloth). Red Viking tickets will be given to the students through March 6 for exhibiting P.R.I.D.E. (positivity, respect, integrity, determination, or effort for excellence). There will be drawings for Coach Sloth reading and coloring books, sloth keychains, stickers, mugs, plates, stuffed sloths, etc. every morning! There are grade level contests (4th & 5th - essays on perseverance),(3rd grade STEM challenge/animal habitat), (2nd - STEM challenge to create a hammock to hold a baby sloth), (PreK, K, and 1st - coloring a sloth picture) The essay winners will eat pizza with Coach Sloth. All the winners will have sloth sundaes with Coach Sloth.
7-12 Vikings down at the end of the first quarter to Jayhawks Lynn.
Central Heights is accepting nominations for the Ring of Honor. The required criteria along with the nomination form can be found through the link below. A Word document version is also available upon request. https://5il.co/6p3m
PreK- 5th Grade Roller Skating Begins February 26th The skating program beings Feb. 26 and goes through March 8. The permission forms must be signed and returned to the CHES office before the students will be allowed to participate.
No School tomorrow, Wednesday February 20. There will be school on Monday, April 22. This is the Monday after Easter break. We will let you know about other Make-up days when they are scheduled.
Final score Vikings 37 Tigers 28
1:18 remaining. Vikings ball out of the timeout leading 33-25
5:39 left the Vikings lead is 15
At the end of three Vikings 26 Tigers 12
The second quarter was a defensive battle. Score at the half CH 17 Lyndon 6
At the end of the first quarter boys lead Lyndon 13-6
Girls fall to Lyndon 24-34
CHES Parents, Have you signed up for Parent-Teacher Conferences? Conferences are this coming Monday, February 25 from 10 AM - 6 PM. Our goal is 100% participation!
Girls trail the Tigers 10-22 at the half.
Elementary Parents, Coach Ryan Sloth Iowa children’s author and former Iowa State University and Iowa Barnstormers football player is coming to our school March 7th! If you are planning to order a shirt or book please do so by February 27th. Click the link below to order! Please make checks payable to Central Heights. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdgeIsAH81JXlGNwlhooEJdCiey64XZ6qZkMaHpqK1u6_l0Sg/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1
Due to winter weather forecasted for tomorrow evening game times have been moved forward. Girls varsity will begin at 4:00 and boys varsity to follow. No JV/C-team games will be played.
Do you have a child who will be 4 years old before September 1? CHES is signing up Pre-Kindergarten students for the 2019-20 school year. Please call 785/869/3355 x 1301 for further information.
The JV boys basketball game at Waverly scheduled today has been cancelled due to road conditions.
Anderson dropped his first match of the day and finished his season with a 2-2 record at regionals. Great job of representing the Vikings this year!
No school today, Friday February 15th 2019, for Central Heights USD 288. Stay home, stay warm, stay safe! See everyone on Tuesday!
A big shout out to our fans tonight! As the school principal I am incredibly proud of the support and encouragement for our athletes!
Final score CH 60 AC 53
CH 59 AC 53 28.4 left AC ball coming out
CH 58 AC 53 28.4 left
30.4 left CH at the line for a 1 and 1 followed by technical foul free throws leading by one
51.4 left CH ball out of the timeout CH leads 54-50
AC ball coming out of a timeout CH 52 AC 48 1:43 left in the game
6:21 left time out CH, CH ball with a 5 point lead
A great third quarter for the Vikings, CH 44 AC 41 headed to the fourth quarter
Boys trail AC 25-30 at the half
At the end of the first quarter of the varsity boys game Vikings 14 Bulldogs 20
Girls fall to Anderson County
Girls score at the half. Vikings 13 Bulldogs 31
Girls trail AC 2-18 at the end of first quarter
JV boys lead Anderson County 44-20 at the half
Final results for varsity teams tonight, girls lose, boys win vs Waverly
The FFA Staff Breakfast planned for Monday, February 11 is postponed. We will work to reschedule it next week.
Congratulations to Devin Anderson on 3rd place and Cass Burroughs 4th place at Chase County Wrestling today!
No school tomorrow. The risk on the icy roads combined with the wind and cold temperatures is too great. Be safe please.
We have been given notice of some official Road Closings in the district due to the poor road conditions. Because of this, as well as the condition of the parking lots and sidewalks at the school, there are to be no activities at the school today. This includes all Rec and community events as well as school groups.
Due to the forecast for tomorrow we are cancelling school tomorrow Thursday, February 7. Be safe and stay warm.
CHES Fourth Grade Parents, You should have received a letter in the mail explaining the NAEP (National Assessment of Academic Progress) testing taking place on February 12. Each fourth grader will be tested in either math or reading. Also known as The Nation’s Report Card, NAEP has provided important information about how students are performing academically since 1969. Results are reported for groups of students with similar characteristics (e.g., gender, race and ethnicity, school location), not individual students. Students just need to give us their best effort on the NAEP on February 12! If you have any questions, please call Mrs. Collins.
All CH candidates are eliminated after Round 5. Three finalists remain.
One speller from another school tried for a championship word, but misspelled "morgue." Nash is back in.
Nash is the lone CH representative for Round 4. Seven candidates total.
Arabella and Ridge both were eliminated in Round 2. Luke and Nash continue to Round 3.
Carson was eliminated on a tough word (homonym). All other Central Heights Country Spelling Bee participants made it through Round 1.
The junior class is selling Candy Grams for Valentine’s Day! Check out the form below for details on placing an order. A printer friendly version can be found at the following link: https://5il.co/6fpv
Celebrating 100 days of school at CHES Students and staff had fun dressing as though they were 100 years old! Staff members randomly picked students from their class lists and made contact with parents. We hope you enjoyed hearing the positive contributions your child makes to CHES. The staff exceeded their goal of 100 parent contacts! Thanks to all parents who share their children with us each and every day!
The Vikings win 73-34 over Marmaton Valley with a dominant second half!
At the end of the first quarter is the Vikings 17 Wildcats 12
Girls top Marmaton Valley 53-28. Great job ladies!
42-64 CHHS Boys Basketball falls to Osawatomie.
The 8th grade enrollment meeting scheduled for February 21st at 7:00 PM is being postponed and we will let you know when it has been rescheduled.
Spirit Week Thursday- celebrity look alike day Friday- Blue and gold day
100th day of school will now be celebrated on Friday.
Due to school being cancelled today, the Middle School Quiz Bowl practice will be held tomorrow (Thursday) after school until 4:30.
Due to anticipated extremely cold temperatures there will be no school in Central Heights tomorrow.
These writers were presented a medal and cash award for their essays at the MLK Day celebration on January 20 at the Ottawa Memorial Auditorium. Back row (Aracely Crump - 5th grade, first place; Ben Wuertz - 3rd grade, third place; Reece Swartley - 5th grade, third place. Front row (Dalainy Coble - 3rd grade, second place; Cruz Duran - 3rd grade, fourth place; George Chuber - 2nd grade, third place; Austyn Ferman - 2nd grade, first place The first place winners, Aracely and Austyn read their essays to the audience. The guest speaker for the event was the president of Ottawa University, Dr. Reggies Wenyika.
Vikings win! Final score 42-41
They missed both! Coffman at the line for 1 and 1
4.8 seconds left Jayhawk at the line for two
14.2 seconds left, Jayhawk Linn ball. Vikings 42 Jayhawk Linn 41
4:23 left to play Vikings 42, Jayhawk Linn 37
The Vikings head to the fourth quarter with a 38-32 lead over Jayhawk Linn
The Vikings keep the momentum going and hold a 28-19 lead at the half.
The Vikings climb out of a 5-11 hole in the final three minutes of the first quarter to take a 16-13 lead into the second quarter.
Girls fall to Jayhawk Linn 25-37
A tough third quarter is complete and the Vikings find themselves behind 17-23 headed to the fourth
Headed to halftime the girls are tied 13 all with Jayhawk Linn
JV boys beat Jayhawk Linn 56-20. Great job guys!
Varsity girls trail Jayhawk Linn 5-7 at the end of the first quarter
No school at Central Heights tomorrow! Be careful tomorrow.
5.7 seconds left. MV ball coming out of the timeout. CH 51 MV 48
CH 49, MV 48, :31 left, CH ball coming out of the timeout
:37 left 2pt game MV at the line for two
1:09 left 49-47 CH ball on the line
A strong start to the quarter. CH 45 MV 41, 3:35 left to play CH ball coming out of the timeout
At the end of the third quarter Central Heights 39, Mission Valley 41
At the half, Central Heights 24, Mission Valley 22
CH leads Mission Valley 11-9 at the end of the first quarter
Girls trail West Franklin 7-16 at the half
The middle school JV boys basketball tournament scheduled for this Saturday has been rescheduled for next Saturday, January 26th.
The Reading Igloo in the Elementary Library is almost complete! We have enough jugs now, but we are still needing lids. So, save those lids and send them to school. Thanks! Picture of it completed will be posted soon!
CHHS Girls Basketball falls to Mission Valley 44-35. The Lady Vikings will play West Franklin tomorrow at 12:00 in the 7th place game.
CHHS Girls Basketball trail 30-24 going into the 4th quarter against Mission Valley.
CHHS Girls Basketball trail 21-13 at the half.
CHHS Girls Basketball trailing 8-5 at the end of the 1st quarter in the Flint Hills League Tournament against Mission Valley.
CHMS Boys win 36-26 over Council Grove to earn 5th place in the Flint Hills League Junior Tournament. Great Job!!!
Middle school boys lead at the half against Council Grove by the score of 19-6
CHMS Girls Basketball falls 24-10 this afternoon. They finish 6th in the Flint Hills Junior League Tournament.
Middle school girls basketball down 14-5 at halftime to West Franklin.
CH ladies fall to Northern Heights and will play Thursday evening at 6PM
The Lady Vikings trail Northern Heights 8-37 at the half.
Here is a copy of the interview with KCTV5 about the English 10 classes writing letters to Patrick Mahomes about not assimilating to the expectations he holds for himself and NFL players about eating ketchup on his steak and his mac and cheese. https://www.facebook.com/cortney.kinyon/posts/2452287568131853?comment_id=2452336281460315¬if_id=1547224627370533¬if_t=feed_comment
Final score Vikings 51, Chase County 39. Next game for Central Heights is Friday at 4:30.
3:48 left Vikings 44 Bulldogs 34
Low scoring third quarter. Headed to the forth Vikings lead the Bulldogs 37-27
At the half Vikings 30, Bulldogs 22
At the end of the first quarter or the first round matchup vs Chase County, the Viking men lead 16-14
Please join us for breakfast Saturday, February 9th from 6:30 to 9:30 AM at the Lane Community Center for pancakes, sausage, french toast, and biscuits and gravy. All proceeds go towards the Honor Flight program for veterans. This is sponsored by Pottawatomie Ruritans.
The bus trip tomorrow to the KU KSU women’s basketball game I has been cancelled.
The League Muddle School basketball tournament at Osage City scheduled or tomorrow has been postponed until Wednesday. We will post times when they are available.
Middle school boys basketball beats West Franklin in the 2nd round of the FHJL basketball tournament 43-19They will play at 10:15 on Saturday
Middle school girls basketball beat Northern Heights in the 2nd round of the FHJL basketball tournament. 19-15 and will play at 9:00 am on Saturday at OsageCity
Middle school boys basketball lose in the opening round of the FHJL tournament to Mission Valley 28-13Will play Thursday at 7:45
Middle school boys basketball down 12-4 at halftime to Mission Valley
Middle school girls lose in the opening round of the FHJL basketball tournament to Mission Valley 31-14.They will play Thursday at 6:30.
CHHS Wrestling results today at Burlington. VanLieden 0-3 Burroughs 1-3 Anderson 3-2 (7th Place)
Viking Boys win 61-51 over Chase County!!!!
Viking Boys BBall up 44-35 heading into the 4th quarter.
CHHS Boys Basketball leading Chase County 33-27 at halftime.
Central Heights Girls fall to Chase County.
Central Heights Boys Basketball ahead of Chase County 20-12 at the end of the 1st.
Central Heights Girls headed into the 4th quarter down to Chase County.
CHHS Var. Girls Basketball down 25-9 at halftime to Chase County.
Have you marked your calendars yet? The Central Heights Middle School Spelling Bee is Tuesday, January 8th, in the theater! It's definitely the place BEE!! 🐝
Varsity middle school boys basketball beats North Lyon County
Varsity girls middle school basketball lose to North Lyon County
Jv girls middle school basketball lose vs North Lyon County
Jv boys and C team boys middle school basketball teams win vs North Lyon County
Middle school boys basketball varsity beats Council Grove 33-12
Girls varsity middle school girls varsity basketball lose to Council Grove
CH falls to Mission Valley 29-32
3:47 left tied at 27
To start the forth quarter we are all knotted up at 22
The boys lead Mission Valley at halftime 20-15
Boys lead Mission Valley 12-8 after one quarter of play
Central Heights girls fell to Mission Valley
7:20 to play in the 4th quarter CH 26 MV 31
The Varsity girls trail Mission Valley 9-12 at the end of the first quarter.
Middle school girls basketball wins 13-10 against Osage City.
The middle school basketball teams will have a make up game on December 18th at Central Heights starting at 4:30.
The Vikings take a 38-29 lead into the start of the forth quarter
Varsity boys basketball up 24-13 at half against Northern Heights.
Varsity boys lead the Wildcats at home at the end of the first quarter 13-6
Varsity girls fall to Northern Heights
BB update vs Northern Heights: JV boys won in OT, JV girls lost, Varsity girls trail 8-25 at the half.
Varsity middle school boys lose at Mission Valley 36-18
Middle school girls varsity basketball lose at Mission Valley 41-29
Middle school boys and girls jv basketball teams lose at Mission Valley
Reminder: Today is the last day for the 2018 CHHS Block the Door Food Drive. Don’t forget forget your donation!
Middle school boys jv basketball wins vs West Franklin in the FHJL tournament 20-19
Jv girls middle school basketball lose to Lyndon in FHJL jv tournament 15-14
Middle school boys jv basketball lose to Lyndon at FHJL jv tournament to Lyndon
Middle school jv girls lose to Osage city 21-10 in FHJL jv tournament. Will play West Franklin ain consolation game.
45-23 WIN for Central Heights High School Girls over KCC.
Vikings trail Metro Academy 27-31 at the half
Middle school boys varsity basketball wins 37-32 in double overtime!!
Varsity girls fall to Iola 24-39
The Lady Vikings trail Iola 9-19 at the half.
C team boys win 27-16 in middle school basketball at Council Grove.
Varsity girls middle school basketball lose at Council Grove 22-15.
Jv Boys and girls middle school basketball lose at Council Grove
Here is the information for the FHJL JV Tournament hosted by Osage City on December 8, 2018. 9:00 - High School Gym - Osage City Girls (1) vs. Central Heights girls (4) 10:15 - High School Gym - Lyndon Boys (1) vs. Central Heights Boys (4) 11:30 - High School Gym - Girls Winners Middle School Gym - Girls Losers 12:45 - High School Gym - Boys Winners Middle School Gym - Boys Losers Times after the first games are approximate, we will run ahead of schedule if possible.
Please save your milk jugs! Gallon and half gallon jugs needed for a project. Please wash and send to school with lids on them. Please drop off all milk jugs to Mrs. Smith in the Elementary Library. Thank you for your help!
The Twelve Days of Christmas at CH. (December 6) 4th Day of Christmas - Elf on the CH Book Shelf - Wear your most elf-like outfit. (December 7) 5th Day of Christmas - Faux Fur Friday - Dress "Fur-bously". (December 10) 6th Day of Christmas - Get Wrapped Up in Christmas - Wear Ribbons and Bows. (December 11) 7th Day of Christmas - Jingle Bells - Wear Bells Today. (December 12) 8th Day of Christmas - Garnish with Garland - Wear a Neck Scarf. (December 13) 9th Day of Christmas - Are You Red-y for Christmas? - Wear Red. (December 14) 10th Day of Christmas - Spread Christmas Cheer - Perform A Random Act of Christmas. (December 17) 11th Day of Christmas - Wear Your Favorite Vacation Outfit (think tropical). (December 18) 12th Day of Christmas - Don't Let The Grinch Steal Christmas - Wear Green.
The Central Heights Elementary Classroom Christmas parties are at 2:30 P.M. on December 18, 2018.
JV girls top Olathe Heritage 38-9
Vikings win over Olathe Heritage 54-31
Middle school boys varsity basketball win at West Franklin 32-22
Middle school C team girls basketball wins at West Franklin
Middle school girls varsity lose to West Franklin by the score of 12-15
Jv boys and girls middle school basketball win at West Franklin.
Varsity middle school boys basketball lose to Chase County.
Jv boys and c team boys middle school basketball win vs chase County
Varsity girls middle school basketball wins 20-16!
Please RSVP for paint night Friday night by 12:00(noon) today. You can call 785-869-3455 to reserve your spot!
Middle school boys basketball win at Northern Heights with a score of 40- 31
C team boys Middle school basketball wins vs NOrthern Heights
Middle school varsity girls basketball lose to Northern Heights 32-13
Jv boys and girls basketball teams both lose at Northern Heights.
Congratulations to Coach Prosser for being named the Kansas Cross Country Track and Field Coaches Association (KCCTFCA) 2A Boys Coach of the Year!
No school tomorrow. If you did not get a phone call please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Have a great snow day.
Middle school boys basketball loses at Osage City 38-29
C team middle school boys win 34-15 in basketball at Osage City
Middle school girls varsity basketball lose 13-11 to Osage City
Jv middle school girls basketball lose to Osage City 26-4
Jv boys basketball middle school lose 25-20 to Osage City
Central Heights Food Drive, Week of Nov. 12 - 16 Just two days left to bring in non-perishable items. The food items will be boxed and delivered to families in our community.
Tonight's middle school basketball game has been rescheduled for tomorrow night.
The middle school basketball games for tonight have been cancelled.
Central Heights Elementary will be helping the Middle and High School with their Food Drive all next week. If you would like to donate, please bring non-perishable items to the Elementary Office. The food items will be boxed and given to families in the area. Thank you for your generosity!
CHES students November 12 is the Central Heights Veteran's Program. Please show your patriotic pride by wearing red, white, and blue colors on Monday. If you have a member of your family that has served or is serving in the military, you may display their picture on our Table of Honor by the Elementary Office. We will leave them on display all next week.
We invite you to come watch the Central Heights play this Friday and Saturday night at 7:00 p.m. Enjoy a dark comedy by Laura Jacqmin entitled “We’ll Be Better Later.” Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students. USD #288 Employees and their families will enjoy free admission! Come see us!
The middle school basketball game this evening has been postponed. Enjoy an evening at home.
The middle school basketball games for tonight have been cancelled.
Central Heights boys varsity basketball middle school wins 22-16 vs West Franklin
Middle school varsity girls lose to West Franklin 8-6 in basketball.
Century Link has experienced a “wire cut” in our area. We CURRENTLY DO NOT HAVE PHONE SERVICE at the school. If you need something please email your building office or call 785-214-0243.
Middle school boys basketball lose to Chase County 47-14
Middle school girls varsity basketball lose 17-15 to Chase County.
Jv middle school girls basketball lose to Chase County 18-4.
The middle school wrestling meet has been moved to tomorrow, Tuesday the 30th at Burlington at 4:00. There will not bee a meet on Thursday, November 1st.
Halloween at CHES The Halloween parade through the hallways will begin at 2:00 P.M on October 31. Your child should be able to put on their costumes by themselves or with some help by their teachers. Remember no weapons are allowed as part of the Halloween costume. Parents are asked to line the hallways. Classroom parties will begin following the parade at approximately 2:30.
Photo of the boys team is courtesy of Beverly Hines. (from left): Head Coach Troy Prosser, Luke Cotter, David Craft, Tyler Stevenson, Caleb Meyer, Bryce Sommer, Alex Cannady, Mason McCurry, Asst. Coach Tommi Compton. Photo of the girls team courtesy of Sandee Meyer (from left): Lily Meyer, Taryn Compton, Madison Bridges
Welcome the 2A state Champions home to Central Heights at 6:30 this evening.
It was announced that President Trump will address the National FFA convention at 12 noon Central Time Saturday
CHES Parents, The Trunk or Treat is NOT tonight, it was rescheduled for October 30.
The CHS FFA made it to National FFA Convention. We are getting ready for opening session and then the Garth Brooks concert tonight.
The middle school wrestling meet on October 29th is at Osawatomie and the meet on November 5th is at Anderson County. The calendar is incorrect.
Varsity Girls 5K (49 Runners) 4th Lily Meyer (21:05.72) Freshman 6th Madison Bridges (21:40.16) Junior 10th Taryn Compton (22:10.6) Freshman Varsity Boys 5K (70 runners) Regional Champions 2nd Alex Cannady (17:33.79) Junior 3rd Tyler Stevenson (17:52.98) Junior 5th Caleb Meyer (18:07.00) Senior 13th Bryce Sommer (18:35.88) Senior 16th Luke Cotter (18:43.14) Sophomore 18th Mason McCurry (18:50.58) Junior 20th Jarod Crawford (19:26.95) Sophomore Boys State Qualifying Teams 1st Central Heights 35 points 2nd PittsburgSt. Mary’sColgan 112 points 3rd Humboldt 114 points Girls picture courtesy of Sandee Meyer Boys picture courtesy of Joetta Sommer Boys picture with medal courtesy of Margaret Giffod.
Don't forget picture retakes are tomorrow!
Grandparents Day at Central Heights Elementary October 19, 2018 Come-and-Go 1 - 3 P.M. Visit the classrooms Refreshments PTA Book Fair
CHES Parent -Teacher Conferences Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held October 18 from 4-8 P.M. and October 22 from 4-8 P.M. Below are the directions for scheduling on-line. If you do not have an email account, please contact your classroom teacher. Directions to schedule your conference(s): Go to www.usd288.org Click on Menu in the top left corner Hover over Elementary Parent Teacher Conferences Click on the name of the teacher you want a conference with Click on the time you would like Type in the required information Click I am not a robot Click Confirm Booking
Middle school girls lose in the championship game. They end up 16-3 on the season. One of the best seasons in a long time. Proud of all the girls and Coach Lowe!!!!
Middle school girls volleyball advances to championship game. Beat Osage city and will play West Franklin
Middle school girls win 3rd match of the day in 3 games. They will be the 1 seed for bracket play from their pool!
Middle school volleyball wins 2nd match against chase county go to 2-0 in FHJL tournament!
Middle school volleyball wins first match 25-14, 25-20 over Lyndon
Congratulations to the cross country team! MS Girls 2 Mile 1st Place Team 2nd Emma Cubit (13:04) 4th Melaney Chrisjohn (13:15) 5th Kaylee Holstine (13:16) 10th Layla Roll (15:17) MS Boys 2 Mile 5th Connor Burkdoll (12:12) 7th Owen Miller (12:48) 13th Jotham Meyer (12:50) 14th Dakota Burnett (12:57) 50th Alex Skeet (16:39) Varsity Girls 5K 1st Lily Meyer (21:10) 3rd Madison Bridges (21:43) Varsity Boys 5K 1st Place Team 1st Tyler Stevenson (17:45) 3rd Caleb Meyer (18:05) 5th Alex Cannady (18:12) 7th Bryce Sommer (18:21) 15th Luke Cotter (18:58) 17th Mason McCurry (19:07) JV Boys 5K 1st David Craft (19:44)
Middle school football loses 54-28 at Mission Valley.
C team middle school girls win in 3 games 25-17, 23-25, 15-4!
Varsity middle school girls win the 2nd match in 2 games 25-16, 26-24. Go to 12-2 on the year! They will be in action again on Saturday in the league tournament! They will be the 2 seed.
Varsity middle school volleyball wins in 2 games 25-11, 25-23
B team middle school volleyball loses in 3 games
Check out information about upcoming parent teacher conference changes to the middle and high school! Check out the link: https://www.smore.com/a73ug
The volleyball games for today have been cancelled.
Kyle’s number is 785-214-0246. Leave a message if he is unable to answer.
Some bus routes will be delayed today due to rising water. Do not drive into High water. If students can’t get to school due to high water they will be excused. Contact the school and let us know if that is your situation. (Leave a message if we can’t answer your call.) If your road is impassable please contact your driver or Kyle so he can notify your driver.
Mental Math Day - Central Heights Elementary Takes Third Place! 4th Grade: (front row l to r) Reed, Royce, Haiden 5th Grade: (back row l to r) Emily, Reece, Aracely These students participated in the 31st Annual Vera Mae Schultz Mental Math Day at West Franklin on October 6. Six schools attended the event. Royce and Aracely won their preliminary rounds and then competed in the finals. All six students accumulated enough points to take third in the Elementary Division.
Due to the large rainfall totals the JV football game at Osage City scheduled for tonight has been cancelled. There will not be a makeup date.
Varsity Boys (62 runners) Team 1st Place 4th Alex Cannady (17:00) 5th Tyler Stevenson (17:03) 7th Caleb Meyer (17:16) 12th Bryce Sommer (17:53) 13th Mason McCurry (18:05) 14th Jarod Crawford (18:09) 15th Luke Cotter (18:21) Varsity Girls (37 runners) 1st Lily Meyer (19:42) 4th Madison Bridges (20:55) 8th Taryn Compton (21:21) JV Boys (33 runners) 1st David Craft (18:39) JV Girls (18 runners) 17th Rylee McCurry (30:36) 7th grade boys (12 runners) 2nd Connor Burkdoll 3rd Owen Miller 4th Dakota Burnett 5th Jotham Meyer 7th grade girls (17 runners) 1st Emma Cubit 3rd Melaney Chrisjohn 4th Kaylee Holstine 10th Layla Roll
Middle school football loses 44-0 at Lyndon.
Middle school football down 12-0 at halftime at Lyndon.
Middle School Volleyball wins 2nd match in 2 games 25-18, 25-18.
Middle School Volleyball wins the first match in 2 games 25-19, 25-23.
CHHS JV Football @ West Franklin...CHHS WINS!! 48-0
There is a water boil advisory for the area around the school. If possible please send a bottle or two of drinking water with students to school tomorrow. Thank you for your help. (You should have received a phone call if you have a student in school. If you didn’t receive a call please contact the school to update or confirm your contact number.)
Central Heights Homecoming Spirit Week Oct. 1 - 5 Battle Ready - Show your Spirit Monday, Oct. 1 G.I. Joe/Army/Green Dress up as the men and women who battle for our freedom! Tuesday, Oct. 2 Blue and Gold Wear your Blue and Gold to support our ladies as they battle on the volleyball court! Wednesday, Oct. 3 Viking Warrior/Purpose Dress as a Viking Warrior Thursday, Oct. 4 Superhero/Red Dress as your favorite Superhero battling their worst villain Friday, October 5 Go all out in PINK to support the battle against breast cancer. (hats may not be worn during the week)
Varsity Boys 5K (55 runners) Team 1st Place 1st Tyler Stevenson (17:52) 6th Caleb Meyer (18:49) 7th Bryce Sommer (19:02) 8th Jarod Crawford (19:07) 11th Mason McCurry (19:14) 16th Luke Cotter (19:28) Varsity Girls 5K (37 runners) 3rd Lily Meyer (21:27) 9th Madison Bridges (22:10) 14th Taryn Compton (22:44) JV Boys/Girls 5K (88 runner) 1st David Craft (19:34) 28th Rylee McCurry (30:10) 7th Grade Girls 2 Mile (33 runners) 1st Emma Cubit (13:52) 2nd Melaney Chrisjohn (13:55) 3rd Kaylee Holstine (14:01) 17th Laya Roll (17:55) 7th Grade Boys 2 Mile (26 runners) 1st Connor Burkdoll (13:10) 5th Dakota Burnett (13:50) 6th Owen Miller (13:51) 8th Jotham Meyer (14:04)
Results of 7th grade boys middle school cross country: Connor Burkdoll 1st, Dakota Burnett 5th, Owen Miller 6th, Jotham Meyer 8th. Great job boys!
Results of middle school cross country 7th grade girls 2 mile: Emma Cubit 1st place, Melany Chrisjohn 2nd, Kaylee Holstine 3rd, Layla Roll 17th. Great job Girls!
Central Heights middle school hosted their meet tonight. Not sure of exact places, but several runners in the top 10 for both boys and girls! Great job Viking runners!
Middle school football loses 46-8.
Middle School football down 30-0 at halftime.
Middle School Volleyball wins 2nd Match in 3 games14-25, 25-22, 15-7 go to 8-2 on the year!
Middle School Volleyball wins first match 25-14, 25-15.
This is just a reminder that we have middle school sports team pictures tomorrow for cross country, football, volleyball, and cheer.
There will not be a high school jv football game today.
Central Heights Blue team takes home 3rd Place in middle school jv volleyball tournament!
Cross Country Results from yesterday Varsity Boys - Team 1st 1st - Alex Cannady (17:20) - JR 2nd - Tyler Stevenson (17:39) - JR 6th - Caleb Meyer (18:34) - SR 7th - Bryce Sommer (18:53) - SR 8th - Jarod Crawford (19:01) - SO 9th -Luke Cotter (19:08) - SO 10th - David Craft (19:06) - SO Varsity Girls 2nd - Lily Meyer (20:50) - FR 6th - Madison Bridges (22:17) - JR 9th - Taryn Compton (23:30) - FR 7th Grade Boys 2nd - Connor Burkdoll (14:11) - 6th 6th - Owen Miller (15:04) - 6th 13th - Dakota Burnett (15:57) - 7th 15th - Jotham Meyer (16:21) - 6th 7th Grade Girls 3rd - Emma Cubit (15:54) - 7th 4th - Melaney Chrisjohn (15:54) - 6th 5th - Kaylee Holstine (15:55) - 6th 12th - Layla Roll (20:08) - 6th
Central Heights middle school football wins 32-14.
24-0 after three quarters Central Heights middle school football ahead!
Middle school football up 24-0 at halftime!
Middle school girls varsity volleyball loses 12-15
Middle school girls volleyball lose game 2 25-22 going to game 3 again!
Varsity girls middle school volleyball wins game 1 25-21
Girls lose in 3 15-13
16-25 lost first game won 2nd game 25-21
Middle school volleyball varsity splits first two games going to third game!
Have you checked out the new, student-led news site from the middle school? You can even take a guess on our "Select the Staffer" page! https://sites.google.com/usd288.org/almightyikenews
The Viking yearbook staff are taking orders.... Students can pick up order forms from Mr. Huber or you can order online at www.jostensyearbooks.com . Order by Oct.19 and you can add icons to your cover for free (normally $3.50 each) .
C team volleyball loses 11-25 and 16-25 at Northern Heights
Middle school football loses 30-16 at Northern Heights
Middle school boys down 30-8 after 3 quarters
Central Heights Middle school football down16-0 at halftime to Northern Heights
A team muddle school volleyball wins in 2 games 25-11, 25-19. Go to 6-0 on the year!
B team middle school volleyball loses in 2 games. 20-25, 18-25
Update from North Lyon County Middle School Volleyball A team wins in 2 games. 25-12, 25-18
Don't forget picture day is tomorrow!
We will have Lifetouch here September 26 @ 2:00 to take team pictures for Middle School Football, Volleyball, Cross Country and Cheer.
Face painting with the cheerleaders WILL NOT take place this Friday due to it being picture day. Thank you!
Don't forget picture day is next Friday, September 14!
STEMovation Trailer at CHES This science, technology, engineering and math inspired training center features the latest educational tools Inside a rolling laboratory. The STEMovation Lab is sponsored by the Burns & McDonnell Foundation. The third, fourth, and fifth grade students had hands-on experiences with 3D printing, laser engraving, controlling mini robots through an obstacle course, and launching paper rockets.
The Boy Scout Recruitment Meeting will be held this evening, September 6 at 6:30 P.M. in the High School Cafeteria.
We have made a change to the school calendar. The volleyball banquet will be held on November 5th @6:30 instead of November 4th.
MS girls Varsity Volleyball begin the season with two victories over Council Grove!
High School football, volleyball, cross country, cheer, dance, and band will have sports pictures taken on Wednesday, September 12.
The cross country meet for today has been cancelled.
There is currently no phone or Internet service at the school. (This is an area wide Century Link issue.) School will be dismissed at the regular time. If you have a pressing issue or it is an emergency please email Mr. Spencer. Bspencer@usd288.org
Back to School Night at CHES, August 14 at 6:00 P.M. Meet your classroom teachers and bring in your school supplies. Cookies will be served by the PTA. New to the district? Please come to the Elementary Multi-Purpose Room at 5:30 P.M. Mrs. Collins will go over the student handbook, academic supports/programs, positive behavior support system and parent engagement opportunities.
Who takes summer break? Not Code Gold Robotics! Today, they finished their summer-fun project. Way to go!
We were notified that a fiber line has been cut and we have no phones incoming or outgoing. Sorry for any inconveniences.
CH Teacher State Finalist for Presidential Mathematics Honor A Central Heights Elementary School teacher was named a 2018 state finalist for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching during a special ceremony Monday at Exploration Place in Wichita, a Kansas State Department of Education official said. Sarah Rand was one of three finalists for mathematics. The other finalists are Angela Knapp, Pray-Woodman Elementary School, Maize, and Marcia Mueller, Bentley Primary School, Halstead. The state finalists for science are Monica Dreiling, Lincoln Elementary School, Hays USD 489; Betsy Lawrence, Eudora Middle School, Eudora USD 491; and Zerrin Oelze, McLean Science/Technology Magnet, Wichita USD 259. Elementary and secondary educators are recognized in alternating years. This year, elementary educators are being recognized. Kansas had 12 mathematics nominees and 13 science nominees. Nicky Harris, Ottawa Middle School, was a nominee for the award. The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching are the nation’s highest honor for mathematics and science teaching, an education official said. They are presented to educators who show a high degree of knowledge, innovation, skill and leadership. Each of the state finalists received a $500 cash award and advance to compete for a national finalist title. Two educators from each state, one in the area of mathematics and one in science, may be named national finalists. Each of the national finalists will receive a $10,000 award. The awards ceremony took place in conjunction with the Kansas Excellence in Math and Science Teaching Conference, a two-day event that took place Monday and Tuesday at Newman University in Wichita. More than 260 science and math educators from across Kansas attended the conference, which featured math and science presentations and workshops delivered by leading Kansas educators. The conference was sponsored by Westar Energy and Wolf Creek Nuclear Operating Corporation.