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.).
End of first quarter Iola leads the Vikings 17 to 4.
On the mat in Hoxie Avery Stalford and Zach Grabbe capture 2nd and Cass Burroughs takes 3rd
Vikings trail the Braves 38-16 end of 3rd
At the half Vikings trail Council Grove 27-8
Opening night tonight! Come support your Vikings tonight vs. Council Grove. Wrestlers are at Stockton.
Biddy ball practice will be tomorrow from 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. in the little gym.
Dear 5th Grade Band Parents, Our winter band concert is on the calendar for Wednesday, December 6th at 7:00pm. The concert will begin with the 5th graders performing a song they started on their instruments and an arrangement of “Jingle Bells.” We look forward to having you and your families here to support their exciting progress on their first year! I’m truly proud of how far these students have progressed! The 5th grade band portion should not last longer than 15 minutes and then they are welcome to leave. I would like to encourage everyone to stay and listen to the other bands but I also know this is a busy time of year. The 5th graders will be followed by our small, 6th grade band, the junior high band and then our high school band.
Dear Second - Fifth Grade Parents, We, the Central Heights Boys Basketball team, would like to give your son or daughter the opportunity to be selected as a basketball manager for a home varsity basketball game during the 2017-18 season. I am asking for parent permission in advance of the selection process to avoid announcing a student who is not able to participate. The selection criteria would be based on positive behavior, academics, character, and most of all, PRIDE. Our CHES classroom teachers will choose one boy and one girl from each class, grades 2nd-5th for the week. I will select our winners the Friday before the week of our home varsity games. I will select one boy and one girl for each game that following week. Parents will be contacted by phone and given details of the student’s duties for the evening. The student will be under my supervision during the boy’s varsity game. If your son or daughter are selected, they will get a team warm-up shirt and be recognized during halftime of the boy’s varsity basketball game. I believe your student will love the experience of being a part of our team, and hopefully become a basketball player themselves! Head High School Boys Basketball Coach Tyler Oestreicher Permission slips went home Nov. 21 and need to be returned by Tuesday, November 28.
Congratulations Coach Prosser! You have been nominated as your classification Coach of the Year. This honor will be presented to you during the lunch time banquet at the Kansas Cross Country and Track & Field Coaches Association Clinic in Junction City on Saturday, January 6th. The information about the clinic can be found on the website www.kcctfca.org. If you can not attend the clinic, but can make the luncheon, we will provide your meal at no cost. If you would like to bring any extra family or friends there will be a $10 cost for their meal.
Today our 6-9 graders spent the morning listening to nine speakers for Career Exploration Day. This is part of the Career Cluster Model to give Middle School students the opportunity to listen and ask questions about different careers. The guest speakers were: Heathe Ball – Engineer; Cindi Dryden - Cosmetologist; Kenny Suffron - Suffron Glass; Todd Burroughs - Real Estate; Michael Clutter - Train Engineer; Calvin Pearson - Ottawa Cooperative/Farming; Gavin Holler - Jailer; Tyler Oestreicher - Masters Program and Jen Sharp - Pilot. If you are someone that would be interested in speaking next year please let us know.
Yes, there is HEROES (CHES Literacy Program) after school today, Nov. 21.
The second graders at CHES will present a Thanksgiving play on November 21 at 1:30 P.m. in the Little Theater. Please enter through the High School/District office.
There will be HEROES (CHES after school literacy program) on Monday and Tuesday, November 20 & 21.
Update on Code Gold: due to a technically and after judges review our allliance lost by 4 points. Keep your heads up Vikings! You did well!
Code Gode Robotics advances to the finals!!!!! Way to go Team 938!
Teams 3172 and 1108 invites Code Gold Robotics to the Semifinals. We proceed forward to a sudden-death match.
Code Gold Update: 5-4. Qualification matches are complete. Final ranking is 14th. The alliance selection in 10 minutes will determine if the team goes on to semifinals or are finished for the day. Viking Pride!
Code Gold: 4-4. One match to go!
Code Gold Update: successful match! Climb the rope for the first time. Way to go kids!!!!!! Current score 4-2. Three matches to go!
Code Gold Update: 3-2. 4 matches remaining. L-E-T-S-G-O!!!!!
Code Gold Robotics are now 2-2. Keep it up Vikings!!!!
Code Gold Robotics are 0-2. Let’s go Vikings!
Congratulations to our Scholar’s bowl team on their 3rd place finish last night. There was a 4 way tie for 1st!! They and 3 other schools finished 7-2. Team members were Olivia, Paige, Riley , Ryder, and Cass.
Congratulations to Mr. Cubit for writing a grant and receiving $2000 for our FFA chapter from Frontier Farm Credit! The money will be used to purchase portable livestock scales.
We want to invite all veterans to our assembly this Friday. Breakfast is at 8:15 with the assembly at 9:30.
USD 288 will be honoring area veterans with a breakfast and assembly on Friday, November 10, 2017. Breakfast will begin at 8:15 a.m. in the high school cafeteria. An assembly will follow at 9:30 a.m. in the Ike Cearfoss Gymnasium. Our keynote speaker will be Albert Keefer, retired educator, veteran of the U.S. Army, and member of the inaugural CHS Honor Flight. If you are a veteran, or know of one who would like to participate, please join us on Friday, November 10th. If you have questions, please feel free to contact the school at 785-869-3555.
No words can say how proud I am of these boys. They work their tails off almost every day of the week and when it's time to compete, they rise up to the challenge. The stakes could not have been any higher the past two weekends, but they kept finding ways to push themselves further than they (and their competition) probably ever though was possible. Of the seven runners on this State Runner-up squad, six of them ran their personal best on one of the hardest courses in Kansas. It should also be said that this group won Central Heights' first Boys Cross Country Regional Title since 1991 and equaled that team's Runner-up finish. 26 years has been a long wait, but for me, that wait makes this even more special. Merely saying 'thank you' or that we will miss seniors Kyle, Zack, Matthew and Coyd would be doing them a disservice; each of them brought something so important or unique to the program that they simply cannot be replaced. Caleb, Bryce, Tyler and Alex will need to step up as leaders while Jarod and the rest of the younger runners need to continue to grow. As the saying goes at Central Heights - Today is great day to be a Viking! Individual Statistics: 12th - Tyler Stevenson - 17:10 **individual medalist 20th - Kyle Cardin - 17:24 **individual medalist 26th - Alex Cannady - 17:48 33rd - Caleb Meyer - 17:54 56th - Jarod Crawford - 18:27 70th - Bryce Sommer - 18:52 95th - Zackrey Grabbe - 20:01 Photo (left to right) (back row): Mason McCurry, Jarod Crawford, Caleb Meyer, Alex Cannady, Bryce Sommer, Luke Cotter (front row): Head Coach Troy Prosser, Matthew Ashwill, Tyler Stevenson, Kyle Cardin, Zackrey Grabbe, Assistant Coach Tommi Compton Troy Prosser Central Heights Head Cross Country
Come out and meet the XC bus at 6:00 p.m.
Individual results from state XC today: Tyler Stevenson 12th, Kyle Cardin 20th, Alex Cannady 26th, Caleb Meyer 33rd, Jarod Crawford 56th, Bryce Sommer 70th, and Zach Grabbe 95th. Congrats on a 3A boys second place finish!
Congratulations to our boys cross country team! They capture 2nd place as a team with 104 points. They were 2 points behind Halstead. Congrats to the boys and coach Prosser!!
Having the full compliment of runners all in the same race for the first time this season couldn't have come at a better time. We have overcome a lot of adversity this year, but when it counted the most, these boys made a huge commitment to bring a title back to Central Heights! I'm genuinely pleased with they way they came together this last week. From the 6th graders up to the seniors, this is something that I hope we can continue to build on. Zack Grabbe, Kyle Cardin and Bryce Sommer had highly important roles today and displayed exceptional leadership this season. Having Jarod Crawford running a huge PR as a freshman as well as Tyler Stevenson, Caleb Meyer and Alex Cannady all turning in some of their best performances of the season were incredible to watch. Six runners in the top 19 usually brings considerable rewards and, on this occasion, these kids have earned another week together on the course headed to State! Boys team: 1st Individual results: 4th - Tyler Stevenson - 17:41 6th - Alex Cannady - 18:27 7th - Kyle Cardin - 18:32 8th - Caleb Meyer - 18:34 14th - Jarod Crawford - 18:54 19th - Bryce Sommer - 19:20 50th - Zackery Grabbe - 20:24 Full results from Black Squirrel Timing can be found at the following link: http://blacksquirrelresults.com/2017/XC/CentralHeightsRegXC.pdf
Central Heights boys cross country team are regional champions!! They run at the state meet held at Rimrock in Lawrence next Saturday at 12:55
Red Ribbon Week at CHES Oct. 23-26 See details under "news"
Remember, CH hosts regional cross country tomorrow. The girl’s race starts at 9:00 and the boys at 9:45
Volleyball plays Humbolt tomorrow afternoon at 2:00. This will be first round substate action from Wellsville
The final from CH football tonight is Central Heights 14 Osage City 55
There will be no Heroes (the Elementary after school literacy program) on October 23 and October 31.
Saturday’s regional Cross Country meet hosted by Central Heights will be starting 1 hour earlier than previously announced. The girl’s race will beging at 9:00 a.m. instead of 10:00. The boys race will follow at approximately 9:45. Please note the change in times! Come out and support our runners!
CHES is looking for a full time special education para-educator. Please call the district office for an application.
Today is school bus drivers appreciation day. Our bus drivers dedicate their time and effort to ensure our students are transported safely to and from school, and activities every day. Please take the time to thank them for their service. On another note, we are still looking for another bus driver, so if you have any interest come talk to us!
Central Heights Elementary has an opening for the position of Program Coordinator for the after school literacy program starting November 2, 2017. See the job description under "News".
CHES Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held October 19 and 23 from 4:00 - 8:00 P.M. Directions for scheduling a conference are given under "News".
Vikings win an exciting 3 set match to Lyndon 2-1. Council Grove is up next.
Volleyball drops the first match to Osage City at the FHL tournament. 10-25 and 10-25. Lyndon up next
Final from Central Heights CH 8 West Franklin 46
The competition in the Flint Hills League is very high quality. On the Middle School side, we had a lot of success this season and it came through once again with five of the seven middle schoolers placing in the top 10 of their respective races. Having five runners in the top 10 of the JV race as well also helps give us a good amount of confidence for the future. While the Varsity boys finished 3rd in the league for the second year in a row, we were without our top runner this season and are still trying to find the right combination as we head into the biggest meet of the season. We will be hosting a 3A Regional meet next Saturday which will once again include the top three teams from our League. The competition, however, will be even higher with the addition of some other solid programs so we must bring our best in order to keep the season going. Varsity Boys 5K 5th - Alex Cannady - 18:30 (medalist) 6th - Kyle Cardin - 18:31 (medalist) 14th - Bryce Sommer - 19:47 (medalist) 17th - Caleb Meyer - 19:55 30th - Zack Grabbe - 20:59 32nd - Jarod Crawford - 21:00 37th - David Craft 21:47 Varsity Boys Team Place: 3rd Middle School Girls 2 Mile (6th, 7th, 8th grade combined) 2nd - Lily Meyer - 13:41 (medalist) 5th - Taryn Compton - 14:02 (medalist) 6th - Emma Cubit - 14:50 (medalist) 26th - Chloe LaDuke - 18:27 35th - Lily Roll - 21:23 Middle School Girls Team Place: 1st Middle School Boys 2 Mile (6th, 7th, 8th grade combined) 6th - Max Cannady - 13:56 (medalist) 8th - Jessy Stalford - 14:47 Junior Varsity Boys 5K 1st - Mason McCurry - 20:37 2nd - Luke Cotter - 20:53 7th - Matthew Ashwill - 21:43 8th - Orvel Broce - 21:43 28th - Landen Compton - 26:14 29th - Ryder Roll - 27:03 32nd - Coyd Garnder - 32:34 Junior Varsity Girls 5K 5th - Mikaiah Wilson - 32:33 -- Troy Prosser Central Heights Head Cross Country
6th Hour General Biology singing "The Photosynthesis Song". Check them out! https://youtu.be/ff5PamC6sXE
2nd Hour General Biology singing "The Photosynthesis Song". Check them out! https://youtu.be/2HKcFUsSUJU
1st hour General Biology performing the "Photosynthesis Song". Check them out at https://youtu.be/YjWiBxGliOI
Volleyball loses a tough three set match to Metro Academy. They finish 1-3 on the day
Volleyball falls to NE Arma 0-2
At the Uniontown tournament Volleyball beats Crest 2-0 and drop the match to SCC 0-2. Up next is NE Arma
Central Heights cross country at Pleasanton: First, I would like to give recognition to Lily Meyer and Taryn Compton for finishing 1st and 2nd in the 8th grade 2 Mile for the 3rd week in a row. They are both on a really good roll right now heading into League this coming Thursday as well as Emma Cubit who finished 3rd in the 7th grade 2 Mile as a 6th grader. They show a lot of heart and their hard work keeps paying off. On the high school boys side, the both the JV and varsity groups are doing a nice job improving each week as well. I am pleased that we were only a few points behind one of the best teams in 4A and the #1 ranked team in 2A. The competition won't get any easier next week at the Flint Hills League meet, but it will be a good test to see what we still need to work on. 8th Grade Girls 1st - Lily Meyer - 13:06 (medalist) 2nd - Taryn Compton - 13:49 (medalist) 7th - Lily Roll - 19:57 7th Grade Girls 3rd - Emma Cubit - 14:04 (medalist) 15th - Chloe LaDuke - 17:04 7th Grade Boys 7th - Max Cannady - 14:26 10th - Jessy Stalford - 14:40 JV Boys 1st - Alex Cannady - 18:36 (medalist) 4th - Orvel Broce - 20:41 (medalist) 7th - Luke Cotter - 20:50 11th - Matthew Ashwill - 21:14 14th - Mason McCurry - 21:20 34th - Landen Compton 24:19 40th - Ryder Roll - 26:41 Varsity Boys 5th - Tyler Stevenson - 17:38 (medalist) 8th - Kyle Cardin - 18:03 (medalist) 17th - Bryce Sommer - 19:09 18th - Caleb Meyer - 19:10 19th - Jarod Crawford - 19:16 39th - Zack Grabbe - 20:07 41st - David Craft - 20:15-- Troy Prosser Central Heights Head Cross Country
Middle school cheerleaders.
Viking Middle Schhol football vs. North Lyon County.
Coyd Gardner representing 3A schools on the KSHSAA Student Advisory Committee.
Central Heights drops the second match 0-2 losing the second set 22-25
In the 2nd match vs. Lyndon CH drops the first set 20-25
Vikings drop set two to Lyndon 15-25
Vikings win the first set vs. Lyndon 25-19
Happy Birthday Mr. Horstick! https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwtumuwOpDaENXVpQUQtQjJjOGM/view?usp=sharing
We are accepting applications for route drivers. Positions are open until they are filled.
If you would like to check out the results of the middle school cross country meet yesterday please look at the news section of the website.
At the West Franklin tourney CH finishes the day at 1-2. They beat Lyndon in 2 and lost to AC in 2
Volleyball drops its first match today to Perry Lecompton 2-0
Final from last night was CH 17 Northern Heights 38
The final from Lyndon is 55-6 Lyndon
At the half CH trails Lyndon 49-0
Cross country results from Wellsville: 7th Grade Boys 2 Mile (125 runners) 8th - Max Cannady - 13:40 (medalist) 28th - Jessy Stalford - 14:57 7th Grade Girls 2 Mile (94 runners) 9th - Emma Cubit - 15:09 (medalist) 82nd - Chloe LaDuke - 20:32 8th Grade Girls 2 Mile (69 runners) 2nd - Lily Meyer - 13:48 (medalist) 6th - Taryn Compton - 14:35 (medalist) 60th - Lily Roll - 22:29 JV Girls 5K (57 runners) 45th - Mikaiah Wilson - 36:22 JV Boys 5K (77 runners) 1st - Caleb Meyer - 20:23 (medalist) 5th - David Craft - 21:06 (medalist) 8th - Luke Cotter - 21:35 (medalist) 73rd - Ryder Roll - 30:59 77th - Coyd Gardner - 35:51 Varsity Boys 5K (86 runners) 7th - Kyle Cardin - 18:20 (medalist) 18th - Tyler Stevenson - 19:03 (medalist) 36th - Bryce Sommer - 20:14 49th - Jarod Crawford - 20:35 67th - Orvel Broce - 21:32 68th - Zackery Grabbe - 21:48 --
Caleb Meyer wins the JV boys race with a time of 20:23.
Viking Strong Tees for sale. $16, +$2 for XXL and up. Order by 9/18/17. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByyamPqb_4DSSUtZVEhNUmltbm8/view?usp=sharing
Final from Eureka last night - CH 20 Eureaka 38
Check out the newsfeed to see the middle school cross country results.
JV football loses a close game to Mission Vally last night 12-6
C team volleyball beats West Franklin tonight 2-0 and 2-1
JV volleyball drops a pair of matches to West Franklin 2-0 and 2-0
Volleyball drops a pair to West Franklin 2-0 and 2-0
The Cross Country team will be volunteering at Prairie Paws Animal Shelter in Ottawa on Saturday, September 9th. The runners will be paired up with some of the dogs to go for a run, get the dogs some exercise and socialization, and hopefully, encourage others to volunteer or even adopt a new pet.
CELEBRATE GRANDPARENTS' DAY AT CENTRAL HEIGHTS ELEMENTARY! THERE IS A COME-and-GO RECEPTION FROM 1:00 - 3:00 P.M. ON SEPTEMBER 8. The children will be called from their classrooms to meet their grandparents in the Multi-Purpose Room.
MS Stuco: Kierstyn Blaufuss,Ely Burroughs,Nash Cardell,Jacey Clancy, Taryn Compton,Emma Cubit,Kaden Krone,Chrome McCleary,Lily Meyer,Lucas Patterson,Bailey Roehl,Nicholas Schultze,and AnneLeese Thao.
The Middle School cross-country team had a great meet yesterday. Check out the news feed on the website to see individual results.
The Middle School volleyball and football teams played great last night against Chase County. What a way to represent Central Heights. Keep up the hard work.
Tomorrow MS football game directions are: from HWY 50 in Strong City, turn left on Hwy 177(by a Catholic Church). Follow HWY 177 to Cottonwood, turn left past the Casey's you will see a parking lot.
The middle school volleyball game tomorrow will be at 410 Palmer in Strong City.
Junior class PARENT meeting this Friday (August 25, 2017) at 6:00 PM at the Football Field Bleachers. Come if you can!
Attention all 'Dads' of Central Heights Elementary Students! WATCH D.O.G.S. KICK-OFF August 29, 2017 - 6:00 P.M. in the Multi-Purpose Room
Shrek cast has been announced! Check out the News Feed, Twitter, or Facebook for a full list.