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 email@example.com. 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.
Boarded and ready! HF 18
State 4 by 800 team finishes 4th in 8:19.7. Stevenson, Cardin, Cannady, and Meyer! Congrats!
Caleb Meyer finishes in 9th place in the 3200 at state track with a time if 10:34.37
Click on the link to watch a video of Mr. Welch at 8th grade promotion! Mr. Welch will be greatly missed here at Central Heights. https://vimeo.com/271677240
Connor Burkdoll, fifth grader, receives the CHES Kansas Masonic Exemplary Student award from Mr. Shawn Cardin. "Conor always does his best. He is a positive role model. He helps his peers whenever asked. Connor participates in class every day. He has a positive attitude which he shares with everyone."
Mrs. Linda Horstick receives the CHES Kansas Masonic Exemplary Teacher award. "Mrs. Horstick has a passion for the teaching profession. She places focus on the growth of her students academically, socially, and behaviorally. She develops positive relationships with her students and never gives up on them. Her classroom management is amazing. She is a team player".
Third, Fourth, and Fifth Graders, The miniature horses from New Horizons Ranch, will be at school today! To participate you must have a signed permission form. There will be 15 minute rotations for Reading, Math, Character Skills, and Grooming. Remember to wear closed-toed shoes!
All results from regional track at Fredonia: http://results.midwesttiming.com/results/2018/Regional15/index.htm
Caleb Meyer is 3rd in the 3200. He will run at the state meet in Wichita next weekend.
Tyler Stevenson captures 4th place in the 1600 sending him to state in Wichita.
4 by 800 team: Cannady, Meyer, Cardin, and Stevenson win regional (8:29) sending them to state next weekend in Wichita.
Congratulations to Taryn Compton and Tony Detwiler who also broke some middle school track records. Taryn Compton broke the long jump record with a jump of 14'9" and Tony Detwiler broke the 200 meter with a time of 26.22 and the 400 meter with a time of 58.00. Congratulations to both of you!!
Central Heights Middle School Track team had a great season. They broke five school records plus Kaden Krone broke a Flint Hills League record. Below are the records that were broken this track season. Kaden Krone 7th grader broke the school and league record with the Long Jump of 17’10.25” Lily Meyer 8th grader broke the 800 meter with a time of 2:39.36 and the 3200 meter with a time of 12:49.71. Cameron Peel 8th grader broke the Shot Put record with a throw of 35’11.5” and the Discus record with a throw of 71’11” Congratulations to all of you. Keep up the great work!!
Central Heights Middle School competed at the Flint Hills League Track Meet on Tuesday, May 8 at Lyndon. The results are listed below. 7th Grade Girls Bailey Brockus – 4th in Long Jump and 200m Dash Carlee Johnson – 5th in 400m Dash AnneLeese Thao – 2nd in 100m Hurdles 4x100m relay – 2nd place 8th Grade Girls Taryn Compton – 2nd in 200m Dash and 4th in 100m hurdles Cameron Peel – 2nd in Shot Put, 5th in Discus and 200m Dash Addey Froggatte – 5th in Long Jump and 6th in Discus Alexis Haynes – 5th in High Jump Lily Meyer – 1st in 3200m Run and 2nd in 800m Run 4x100m Relay – 2nd place 7th Grade Boys Luke Brown – 5th in Discus Colton Caswell – 6th in 400m Dash Kaden Krone – 1st in Long Jump and 6th in High Jump Ethan Rowan – 4th in High Jump and 100m Hurdles 4x100m Relay – 4th place 8th Grade Boys Anthony Detwiler – 1st in 400m Dash and 200m Dash, 2nd in Long Jump, and 6th in High Jump Dominic Lopez – 5th in Shot Put and 6th in 200m Dash
Baseball wins game one in regional action from Wellsville 3-2 vs. Perry LeCompton
Parents of CHES Third, Fourth, and Fifth Graders, The permission page for participating with the horses from the New Horizon Ranch was omitted from your packet. It is being sent home today, so sorry for the inconvenience!
Final from CG is CH 4 and J-Linn 6
After 5 CH 4 J-Linn 5
After 4 from Regional softball, CH 4 and J-Linn 5
After three from CG, CH 4 J-Linn 3
Regional softball from CG has CH leading J-Linn 3-1 after two.
2018 FHL track results. Boys 4 by 800 relay team sets a new meet record. https://timerhub.com/get_web_index.php?page=blacksquirrelresults.com/LIVE/18FlintHillsLeague/
Boy’s 4 by 8 team; Stevenson, Cardin, Cannady, and Meyer are FHL champs.
Baseball’s game two is in the books. CH 6 Oz 3
Softball falls to Oz 16-2 in game two
Baseball falls to Oz 15-0 in game one.
Softball falls to Oz 4-0 in game one.
Click the link to watch Mrs. Lickteig's acceptance speech for the 2018 College of Education Outstanding Educator Award. Her speech is at the 10 minute mark. http://www.pittstate.tv/
5th grade DARE has been changed to tomorrow morning at 8:30. Officer Brooks will be here to hand out certificates and shirts. Thank you!
Baseball falls to WF in game two 17-16 in 8 innings
Tied with WF 15-15 going to the 8th inning
Softball drops the second game to WF 9-7
Baseball beats WF in game one 8-6
Softball drops the first game to WF 6-1
The Middle School League track meet will be at Lyndon on Tuesday, May 8. Field events will start at 10:30 a.m., the 3200 will begin at 11:30 and all othe running events will be at 12:30 p.m.
Complete results for how the teams did this year at State CDEs. Dairy Cattle Judging - 4th out of 45 teams Cass Burroughs - 5th Jayden Lee - 8th other members - Tyler Silvis and Faith Mildfelt Livestock Judging - 8th out of 73 teams Chad Hibdon - 6th Cheyenne Higbie - 39th other members - Matt Cubit and Damon Higbie Meats - 16th out of 40 teams Damon Higbie - 31st other members - Cheyenne Higbie, Hailee Riemer, and Kaitlyn Emert Floriculture - 17th out of 39 teams Kaitlyn Butler - 27th other members - Jayden Lee, Taylor Lisby, and Jessica Asbury Poultry - 32nd out of 50 teams Casey Rhoades, Jayden Lee, Hailee Riemer, and Cheyenne Higbie Vet Science - 49th out of 70 teams Damon Higbie - 38th other members - Taylor Lisby, Jessica Asbury, and Hailee Riemer
If you would like an early peek at the senior edition newsletter click on the link below. http://5il.co/3fhx
Central Heights will be having Cook Chiropractic at our school on Thursday, May 10 at 8:00 for sports physicals. If your child is participating in sports next year a physical is required. If you want Cook Chiropractic to do the physcial it is $20 dollars. If you pay by check please make it out to Cook Chiropractic.
Livestock Judging team places 7th at state FFA. Chad Hibdon was 6th overall.
Dairy Cattle judging team takes 4th at state FFA . Jayden was 8th and Cass was 5th.
Softball drops the 2nd game to Mission Valley 8-4
Baseball drops the second game to Mission Valley 8-3
Softball drops the first game to Mission Valley 8-3
Baseball drops the first game to Mission Valley 14-4.
Schedule for Spring Concert on the evening of May 2nd: 6:30-7:15 5-12 grades band performance in gym 7:15-7:45 Dessert Reception in Cafeteria (bring a dessert to share—can send to school with student or bring to cafeteria before concert) 7:45-8:05 Middle School Choir in Theater 8:10-8:40 High School Choir & Swing Group in Theater
Women’s ensemble receives a 2 at state music: Jumet, Bond, Hall, Morris, Bridges, Bridges, Asbury, & Gardner.
Congrats to Lilly Hall for a 2 rating for her vocal solo at state.
Congrats to Sophie Morris for her 2 rating for her vocal solo at state.
Congrats to Hannah Jumet for receiving a 2 for her vocal solo at state.
Congrats to our men’s quartet for a 1 rating at state. Barron, Cardin, Schroeder, & Gardner.
Congrats to Nicholas Schroeder for a 1 rating for vocal solo at state!
The Second and Fourth Grade Classes will have their Spring Concert on May 9 at 6:30 P.M. in the Little Theater.
The Fifth Grade Band and Vocal Concert is at 6:30 PM. on May 2, 2018 in the Big Gym followed by the Middle and High School Band and Vocal program.
Mr. Porter, Kansas Board of Education, addresses the entire Elementary. The 2017 third graders received the Challenge Award in Reading ( 1 of 10 third grade classrooms in Kansas) and Math ( 1 of 9 third grade classrooms in Kansas). The Challenge Award recognizes Kansas schools that are making a notable difference in student achievement despite facing significant challenges in their school population.
Baseball drops second game to Osage City 14-6.
Softball drops the second game to Osage City 11-0
Baseball drops a close one in game one to Osage City 4-3
Softball drops the first game to Osage City 14-6
We know you care about your kids…..and so do we. That is why we wanted to make sure you know to take advantage of a heart screening event that will be held at Central Heights School on May 21st. https://www.athletictestingsolutions.com/central-heights-offers-parents-a-new-way-to-keep-kids-safe/
Please join us as we say Thank you to these Educators for what they've done for our school and community. Retirement Reception for : Buddy Joe Welch, Tom Horstick, Linda Allen, and Linda Thurston Wednesday, May 23, 2018 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Central Heights High School Cafeteria
Softball drops the 2nd game 12-5
Softball wins game 1 on senior night vs. Lebo/Waverly
JV softball wins game two vs. MDCV 11-10
Basball wins game two vs. Lebo/Waverly20-5
Varsity baseball beats Lebo/Waverly in game one 12-2
JV softball drops the first game to MDCV 19-4
JV track at Osage City this week is on Tuesday not Wednesday.
Tyler Stevenson wins the 800 meters at the Rossville meet in a time of 2:08.
4 by 8 relay team (Meyer, Cannady, Stevenson, and Cardin) wins gold at Rossville.
Landon Compton is 1st in the 110 hurdles at Rossville :16.8
Baseball drops the second game to Neodesha 9-7
Softball drops the second game to Neodesha 17-5
Softball falls to Humbolt 18-3
Correction: Baseball lost to Humbolt 13-3, not softball.
Softball falls to Humbolt 13-3
Central Heights Middle School competed in a track meet at Anderson County Middle School yesterday. It was a great day to be a Viking with Cameron Peel breaking the middle school girls Shot Put record! She threw 35 feet 11.5 inches! All of our athletes participated well. Keep up the great work! The results are listed below. 8th grade girls took 1st place overall! 7th Grade Girls Bailey Brockus - 1st in Long Jump 3rd in 200m dash Carlee Johnson - 2nd in 400m dash AnneLeese Thao - 3rd in Long Jump 4x100m relay - 3rd place 8th Grade Girls Kaydance Bond - 1st in 400m Dash Taryn Compton - 1st in 200m Dash 1st in 100m Hurdles 1st in Long Jump Jenny Hale - 2nd in 400m Dash 3rd in 100m Hurdles Alexis Haynes - 2nd in Long Jump Lily Meyer - 1st in 800m Run 1st in 3200M Run Cameron Peel - 1st in Shot Put 1st in Discus 3rd in 200m Dash 4x100m relay - 1st place 7th Grade Boys Max Cannady - 3rd in Long Jump Kaden Krone - 1st in High Jump 1st in Long Jump Ethan Rowan - 3rd in 100m Hurdles 8th Grade Boys Anthony Detwiler - 1st in Long Jump 1st in 200m 1st in 400m Dash
Choir receives a 1 rating at state! Band receives a 2. Great job guys!
Central Heights USD 288 is excited to introduce the new principals. They will begin working officially for the district on July 1, 2018, but they will both be involved unofficially prior to that. Lucas Matile will be the Lead 6-12 Principal. He is a Central Heights Graduate, and is currently the High School Principal at Prairie View. Bob Risch will be the 6 -12 Assistant Principal. He will also be the Head High School Football Coach and will be in charge of the summer weights program. Bob is currently teaching and coaching in Garnett.
Track results for the Waverly meet at Burlington: http://ks.milesplit.com/meets/297669/results#.WtYA6VpOmhD
Baseball sweeps NH winning game two 15-14
Softball drops the second game to NH 10-5.
Baseball beats Northern Heights in the first game 11-4.
Softball lose the first game to Northern Heights 4-3
Central Heights is working with Jean Higbie to become a certified Trainer of Trainers for Red Cross First Aid and CPR. We are excited to work with Jean and The Red Cross on this project. This training will allow us to offer full First Aid and CPR certifications to many students, employees, and community patrons each year. As part of the process we are offering an opportunity for ANYONE IN THE COMMUNITY to take the Red Cross First Aid Adult Pediatric CPR & AED class on Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 8:00 to 4:00. (Space is limited tp 12 participants, so respond as soon as possible.) The charge for this class will be $10. for anyone not a USD 288 employee. To enroll please contact Jean Higbee directly. Her phone number is 785-241-1688. Her email address is firstname.lastname@example.org You can also contact Alisha in the Health Office for information.
6th Grade Parents: Wednesday the 18th of April, all 6th grade students in Franklin County have been invited to the annual Earth Festival at the Fairgrounds in Ottawa. Your students need to be properly attired that day. We will go rain or shine. No flip flops allowed. Your student will need a sack lunch and something to drink. Water will not be provided by the Conservation District.
Kaydance Bond Will Be Published! The eighth graders wrote poetry about the eclipse this fall. Kaydance Bond submitted her poem to the Scholastic Publishing Student Poetry Contest. Scholastic Publishing selected Kaydance’s poem as a winner in the preliminary round. Her poem will be published in the 2017 Rising Stars Collection which is published by Appelley Publishing. A copy of this book will be available in our middle school library. We are very proud of Kaydance and her success. Eclipse Day by Kaydance Bond We came out from fifth hour, Middle school, high school, and all Middle school went towards the track By the fields where they play baseball We put on our glasses That blocked out the sun The teachers kept saying “Don’t take them off!” And for good reason The sixth grade went to the batting cages And the 7th grade went to the football field While we eighth graders were on the sidewalk Where we talked and laughed and revealed Everybody was eager to see the eclipse They kept on checking the sky But all they could see was the beginning Before some annoying clouds flew by Soon after it got darker We all knew what was happening The moon was in front of the sun But there was still clouds passing We checked more and more We all wanted to see What this wonderful experience Would really be After a while it got lighter And we all missed it Just because of some clouds That should have just split We got disappointed But it’s okay We saw the beginning And it was still a great day
Central Heights Middle School competed at a track meet yesterday in Iola. The results are listed below. 8th Grade Girls - 9th place overall Taryn Compton - 5th in 100m Hurdles and 8th in 200m Dash Lily Meyer - 1st in 800m Run and 3200m Run Cameron Peel - 6th in Discus 4x100m relay - 7th place (Taryn Compton, Lily Meyer, Cameron Peel, and Jenny Hale) 7th Grade Girls - 10th place overall Bailey Brockus - 3rd in Long Jump and 4th in 200m Dash AnneLeese Thao - 8th in 100m Hurdles 4x100m Relay - 2nd place (AnneLeese Thao, Erykah Haynes, Bailey Brockus, and Emma Cubit) 8th Grade Boys - 16th place overall Anthony Detwiler - 5th in 400m Dash and 8th in 100m Dash Dominic Lopez - 7th in Shot Put 7th Grade Boys - 8th place overall Luke Brown - 6th in Discus Kaden Krone - 1st in High Jump and 3rd in Long Jump Jessy Stalford - 4th in 3200m Run Ethan Rowan - 5th in 100m Hurdles 4x100m Relay - 7th place (Kaden Krone, Max Cannady, Carson Wood, Luke Brown)
Pleasonton Track results: Girls placed in 6th place as a team and the boys finished 3rd. Individual results: (top 3) Megan Speaks 3rd in the 100 and 200. Cyla Gardner 3rd in the discus and 2nd in the shot. Caleb Meyer 2nd in the 1600. Tyler Stevenson 3rd in the 1600. Alex Cannady 1st in the 3200. Kyle Cardin 2nd in the 3200. 4 by 800 relay team 1st. (Cardin, Meyer, Stevenson, and Cannady). Coyd Gardner 2nd in discus.
Softball drops game 1 to Chase County
Baseball beats Chase County in the first game tonight 15-9
Central Heights Elementary Kansas Assessment Schedule: April 10 & 11 ELA - 5th Grade April 12 & 13 Math - 5th Grade April 16 & 17 Science - 5th Grade April 16 & 17 ELA - 3rd Grade, 4th Grade April 18 & 19 Math - 3rd Grade, 4th Grade It is important students get a full night's rest before the testing date. Also, the morning of the test, students should have a healthy breakfast, whether at home or school. Let's do our best!
Girl’s ensemble a 2 (Shayla griffin, Sarenitty siefkas, Carrington Doud, Sam Ferris, Nikita d’Augereau, Tessa Evans, Cheyanne Burnett)
State Bound: All four soloists got a 1: Hannah Jumet, Nich Schroeder, Sophie Morris, and Lilly Hall-Stephens
State Bound: Men’s Quartet got a 1 (Kyle Cardin, Coyd Gardner, Nich Schroeder, and Miguel Barron)
State bound: Swing Group Women’s Ensemble got a 1 (Hannah Jumet, Lilly hall-Stephens, Phoenyx Bond, Jessica asbury, Morgan bridges, Madison bridges, Cyla Gardner, Sophie Morris, Darbie Lear)
BB/SB at Mission alley tonight has been re-scheduled for May 1st.
**** Public Viewing for High School General Biology Science Fair **** Monday (4/9) from 4:00PM to 6:00PM. High School Commons.
Due to the inclement weather forecasted for Friday into Saturday, we are canceling the softball clinic. Our goal is to find a day after high school practice to hold the clinic
Track at Osage City has been cancelled today.
Just a reminder to all of you, Spring Pictures will be taken tomorrow, April 3!
Track at Prairie View and baseball softball here are all cancelled today.
The Middle School track meet for tomorrow has been cancelled.
The Central Height’s invitational track meet has been cancelled today. Re-scheduling is TBD
Dear Parents/Patrons: As you know we are hosting a varsity track meet at Central Heights this Thursday. In past year we’ve always had high school students assist in running off our field events (high jump, long jump, triple, jump, shot put, javelin and discus). We’ve also had them be hurdle hustlers (move and adjust the hurdles depending on the races being run. For whatever reason(s) our students are not offering to help out as in years past. Therefore we are in DESPERATE need of help for the track meet on Thursday! The middle school coaches are trying to round up middle school students who might be able to help but if any of you would be willing to help out it would be greatly appreciated. I do not want to keep any of you from watching your child perform at their event(s). If you have a child who is running an event you would be able to go and watch him/her run. However if you have a child that is in a field event I could make sure you would work that event! The field events begin at 3PM so we would need helpers here at 2:45 if at all possible. If you are able to help please contact me via email (email@example.com) or text me at 785-550-7533.
Dance team tryout meeting and sign up on will be on April 6 at 8 a.m. in the tech cafe. The Clinic will be April 9th-11th at 6:30 a.m. Tryouts will be Wednesday night at 5:30 in the big gym.
Kindergarten Round-Up The traditional Round-Up is changing! There will be a Parent Information Night on May 10 at 6:00 P.M. The children may accompany their parents. There will be no screening/testing for the children at this time. The parents will give the ASQ-2 and ASQ-3 screening on August 1, 2018 during enrollment. The teachers will tell you more about this on May 10. There will NOT be Kindergarten Round-Up on April 6. Kindergarten and Pre-Kindergarten students will attend school April 6.
Code Gold ended the day in 25th place. Great job kids!
CG Robotics lost the 2 later matches of the morning. Currently in 23rd place. Final selections are after lunch.
Cold Gold Robotics have won 2 matches out of 2! Keep it up Team 938. Two more matches to go. Current overall rank is 16 out of 43 teams.
Code Gold Robotics ended on a high note with a robot that worked as it was designed to. FINALLY! Way to stick with it!!! 4 wins:4 losses.
Looking forward to the KESA accreditation Process today. We are the first Kansas school to under go year 5 accreditation!
Good morning Viking family. Yesterday Wednesday March 14 was one of my worst days i have ever experienced. Things simply did not go well, and i want to begin today by explaining part of what happened. I will begin with the first call you received from me. I wanted to let evryone know there was a threat, but we didn’t want details out while the officers were investigating, so I sent out the first call. This morning the situation is different. Interviews have been completed and the actual situation has been disclosed to many people, so I can reveal the threat and not interfere with the investigation. A message was written on the stall of the boys bathroom in the high school circle stating someone was going to shoot up the school the first day back from break. (That is not an exact quote, but that is the general idea.) The sheriff’s officers interviewed several people last evening and were still working on that when I tried to send out the second call. That second call was a disastor and i apologize for it. Technology is great when it works well and frustrating when it doesn’t! The system would not send out my recorded message for some reason. We were having our regular monthly board meeting and I tried to send the call at approximately 10:00 with my cell phone. A short time later we realized that none of us had received the call! From then on it was a mess trying to find a way to send out the call. I am sorry we had to use the electronic robo call voice, but that was all that would work. During the board meeting we experienced some very tense moments when a staff member became ill and we called the ambulance. (I would like to express a very special thank you to those of you with medical skills that helped handle that situation. You were fantastic.) That situation was quite emotional and changed our focus on things. Getting reports from the investigating officers and sending out the folliw up call were not our priority during that episode That brings us today. I am posting this message quite early and HOPE to send out a phone call around 6:30 to everyone explaining this same imformation. The plan is to have law enforcement at school today and on the first day back from Spring Break. I didn’treceive a call last night saying we had a confession or a suspect so i can understand there is a reluctance to send students to school today. None the less, we will be open and having school today. Abssences will be excused, but I hope to see students attending and teachers teaching. In short, I hope we have a great day at school today at Central Heights. Brian Spencer
It’s not to late to support the softball team. We are extending the sales of our fan gear to this Thursday March 15th. Thank you for your support! For questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Code Gold Robotics at the end of qualifiction matches = 5:7. Please join us next weekend for the Greater KC Regionals.
Code Gold Robotics is 5:4.
Day 2 in tbe books for Code Gold Robotics. Finished 5:3. Ranked 19 out of 43 teams. 4 matches to go tomorrow. CODE GOLD PRIDE!!!
Code Gold is 4:2. 🤖🤖🤖
Code Gold is 3:1. 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻
Code Gold match status = 2:1. Go Code Gold!!!
Congratulations to Luke Burkdoll for being a semifinalist in the National Geographic Bee. Luke will represent Central Heights on Friday, April 6 at Abilene.
Parent Feedback Needed Our school district is excited to share that we will be participating in a group application for a literacy grant. If funded, the programs, processes, and professional development that will be provided to our district will positively impact our students in the areas of reading, writing, speaking, and listening, beginning at birth and moving through 12th grade. We wanted to get some feedback from you about how you think our school district is doing with our current efforts in the area of literacy. As you respond to each of the 13 questions, please give us your honest opinion. All responses are anonymous and will be used to help the grant development team and our district improve what we do for students in the areas of reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Your survey link is: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/5BYNLCK This survey closes on March 13. Thank you for time and feedback!
Read Across America at CHES, February 26 - March 2, 2018 Monday - No school, PT Conferences Tuesday - "And To Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street (1937). Students may wear their reading glasses. Wednesday - "I Can Read With My Eyes Shut" (1978). If you are seen reading today, you are a bookworm, and you will get a gummy worm. Thursday - "One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish (1960). The Cat in the Hat will visit the classrooms and give students a rainbow fish treat. Friday - "The Five Hundred Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins" (1938). "Fox in Socks" (1965). Students may wear a hat and/or crazy socks.
Middle School track practice will start on Tuesday. Please make sure to bring appropriate clothes as we will be outside if we can.
Little girl cheer/dance clinic practice will be from 5:30-5:45 tonight in the high school cafeteria.
Avery Stalford wins his first match at state wrestling 17-15!
Good luck to Avery and Preston today at state wrestling in Hays!
CHES Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held Monday, February 26, 2018 from noon to 8 P.M. 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 Click on the time Type in the required information Click I am not a robot Click Confirm Booking
This evenings 8th grade parent enrollment meeting will not be held tonight, but is moved to March 6th at 7 pm in the high school cafeteria.
Central Heights is accepting applications for Maintenance & Food Service positions. Please contact Terrie Titus @ 785-869-1012. Positions open until filled.(USD 288 is an equal opportunity employer.)
Buses will run and school will start two hours late today. (Wednesday, Feb 21)
Games vs. Lyndon are re-scheduled for Friday 2/23. JV games begin at 4:45.
No School Today. Sorry for the late notice.
Congratulations to seniors Brec Furst, Casey Rhoades and Zach Grabbe on a great senior year wrestling season career at Central Heights. You will be missed.
Congratulations to Avery Stalford and Preston Allen for punching their ticket to state wrestling in Hays next weekend.
Booster Club will be selling Walking Tacos Tuesday, February 20th during the basketball game!
Tonight at KCC basketball games. Our booster club is hosting a Taco Dinner tomorrow night from 5-7. It’s $5 a person if any of you parents or fans are interested. image1.png Josh Poteet
Congratulations to David Krone for taking 2nd place in the Franklin County Spelling Bee.
Middle School students enrolled in Project Wild this quarter created art projects using recycled materials. Students worked with partners or small groups to design and make their art. We had 5 guest judges who awarded prizes. First place was won by the team of Chrome McCleary and Taylor Chrisjohn. Second place was earned by the team of Trinity Funk, Azhaylah Lee-Allen, and Ana Williams. Third place was earned by Allie Barber and Lilee Herman. Mrs. Siegele is proud of all the students and their art work. The projects were the best yet!
Valentine's Day parties at CHES will be held on February 14 at 2:30 P.M.
Donuts with Dad is February 9 from 8:00 AM - 2:30 PM. Please stop by CHES, have a treat, and visit your child's classroom for a few minutes!
February 7th is the 100th Day of School at CHES. The student body and staff may dress as if they were a century old!
If you want an early look at the newsletter we have posted it to the website. We will start running it on Monday.
Congrats to our scholar’s bowl team on their 3rd place finish. Good luck at state!
Correction Ch 47 NH 42
Needing some extra money? We are looking for Substitutes to work in the kitchen. The hours are perfect for those that have kids in school. Contact Tina Stillians at 785-869-3455 ext.1211
Get'em while you can! Support your Code Gold Robotics! LED Name Tags are currently on preorder until 1/22/18 for $25. Pick-up and FREE programming will be available during the Queen of Courts games. Limited quantity available on-site. Contact email@example.com for orders.
Bio. Engineering trying to build a structure capable of supporting a textbook for 10 seconds with only marshmallows and toothpicks.
The Central Heights School Board meeting has been changed to February 12, 2018.
How do you spell.... The CHES Spelling Bee was held Jan. 17 at 1:00 in the Little Theater. The champion speller was Jaley Ferguson (5th grade) , runner-up was Cooper Moore, (5th grade) and third place was Bryce Bones (5th grade) Congratulations! Jaley and Cooper will participate in the Franklin County Spelling Bee held at Central Heights on February 6 at 1:00 in the Little Theater or watched live on the CH Facebook page.
Flint Hills League Tournament games scheduled for tomorrow will be played on Wednesday.
Opening round of the Flint Hills Tourn. Vikings lead Osage City boys 12 to 6 at the of the first Qtr.
Good evening, I have been planning an update for everyone concerning the water, but I have held off waiting to assess the weather situation. It is time for a dual purpose message. First I will address the weather. Very cold temperatures with miserable winds tomorrow are a concern. Additionally, there are still some heating units at the school that haven’t been repaired following the broken pipes. Those two items are bad enough, but some very icy roads in the district have led me to join all the other schools in the area and cancel school for tomorrow, Tuesday, January 16. The topic of the water continues to vex us. We have made some upgrades to the system, and we continue to monitor the water in hopes those changes and flushing will lead to consistent good test results. It appears it may be some time before the water is undoubtedly clear of elevated copper levels. We will continue to use bottled water for drinking until then. Again, no school tomorrow, and we are still having to drink bottled water. Stay warm, and we will hopefully see you Wednesday.
Middle school basketball scheduled for today will be played tomorrow. The location and times are the same as they would have been today.
No school today due to weather conditions.
The middle school spelling bee was held today at 1:00 in the little theater. All the contestants did well. Nash Cardell received 1st place, 2nd place went to David Krone, 3rd place was Bailey Brockus and our alternate is Kaydance Bond. The top three spellers will attend the Franklin County Spelling Bee on Tuesday, February 6th at Central Heights in the little theater at 1:00.
We have gotten through the first two days back from the break amazingly well. We seem to consume approximately 800 bottles of water per day here at Central Heights. That may be a trivia questions years from now, so make note of it. I am sending out this update at 4:30 on Tuesday not only to share about the water situation but also to remind all of you it is Pack the House Night, and PTA is having their Chili Feed and Silent Auction Fund Raiser. If you haven't made other arrangements come on out to the games against West Franklin this evening. (Don't worry, we have good water for you to drink while you are here.) We are hoping for a big crowd to help us flush the pipes this evening. After the games this evening, we will let the system set idle overnight, and then collect samples tomorrow morning prior to the students arriving. Hopefully the test results will be good and we will be back to regular operations by the end of the week. I greatly appreciate everyone's patience and support with this situation. A special thank you to Walmart Distribution for donating a pallet of gallon jugs of water, and to Orschelens's for giving us a discount and making Pick-Up easy on the 20 ounce bottles. Again, it is Pack the House Night vs. the West Franklin Falcons, come out and and enjoy the Viking atmosphere.
Central Heights Middle School held their class spelling bee’s today. The following students will be participating in the school spelling be on Wednesday, January 10 in the little theater at 1:00 p.m. 6th Grade Participants: Caden Newell Bailey Roehl Colton Caswell Nash Cardell Ethan Rowan Kennedy Thao - Alternate 7th-grade Participants Nicholas Schultze Trey Hamblin Jacey Clancey Ely Burroughs Bailey Brockus Alt - Luke Brown 8th-grade participants David Krone Tony Detwiler Kierstyn Blaufuss Kaydance Bond Hunter Butler Emma Loewen - Alternate
The School will not be having sack lunches we will have regularly prepared meals.
Unfortunately the water system did not get the “All Clear” I had hoped for following the testing on Saturday. We will continue to flush the system and search for the source of the elevated copper levels. However, We will have school tomorrow as scheduled. We will provide bottled water for drinking and consumption. Students don’t need to bring their own bottles of water, but they may if they want. Copper is on the list of secondary drinking water contaminants. It is not a toxic contaminant, but it can cause gastrointestinal problems. Additional testing has ruled out any other contamination and confirmed that we are dealing with a corrosion issue which is impacting the copper waterlines. We are working diligently with several agencies and experts. The levels are declining but remain elevated. We do feel that we are making progress on the solution but remain cautious. We can easily avoid drinking the water for a few days while the system is continuously flushed by non-drinking usage. Again, we are having School and all activities as scheduled tomorrow, Monday, January 8, 2018. We will provide alternative sources for consumption and students may bring their own water battles if they choose. Thank you for your patience as we continue to make safety a priority.
We have taken action to mitigate the copper levels in the water. These actions have led to good testing results, but we must continue to monitor and assess the situation. We must conduct and pass one more round of testing for final approval from KDHE to allow full use and occupancy of the building. The samples for this testing must be collected at least 8 hours after the system has been flushed. We also have to test several locations, and any activity in the system anywhere can invalidate the testing process. With that in mind, we are asking that everyone please stay out of the buildings over the weekend. There will be no Rec. Games on Saturday. If any teachers or employees have to come to the building for something please don't use any water. It is imperative that those doing the collections be allowed to draw samples that meet the requirements during the day on Saturday. I am planning on having school as scheduled on Monday. If for some reason the testing doesn't go as I anticipate, I will send a message out Sunday evening with details and instructions concerning school on Monday. If all goes as I anticipate, you won't hear from me, and we will have school on Monday. Have a great weekend.
Due to issues with the heating and plumbing systems there will be NO SCHOOL TOMORROW, Wednesday January 3, 2018. We regret any inconvenience this will cause families. (We are as ready to have your students back as you are to send them, but this frigid weather is causing great challenges.) We will send out an update tomorrow afternoon concerning the situation and how activities will be affected. The games tonight at Northern Heights are not affected. We will be playing. However, ALL YOUTH PRACTICES and other events being held at the school this evening are cancelled.
Dear 3rd, 4th, & 5th Grade Parents, Our Elementary Spelling Bee has been moved to January 9, 2018, at 1:00 pm in the theatre. I will post names of all participants after winter break. Thank you and hope to see you there! Mrs. Smith
High School Choir (with recent alumni guests)
Biddy Ball for Kindergarten through 2nd graders will be Saturday, December 16 from 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. in the little gym.
Final score Vikings 46 to 68 fallcto Osage City.
For some reason tweets arent going out. Catching you up to date: Osage City defeated the Lady Vikings 28 to 36. At halftime the Viking boys trsil 24 to 35.
Middle school girls fall to Chase County by two 15 to 17.
The CHES "Give-Back" project will go through December 15. Just bring in change to put in the two jars sitting on Mrs. Douglas' desk. There is a giving jar for pediatric cancer. The second jar is for Wreaths Across America (wreaths are put on the gravestones at Arlington Cemetery in Washington D.C.).
Mrs. Fangman's class built gingerbread houses today, December 11, 2017