KRR After School Program for grades K-3 last day for this semester is December 12. We will resume on January 6 after the break.
Junior high boys and girls basketball teams defeated St. Xavier in all 3 games this evening. Well done!
Winter Sport Scrimmages for Onaga High will take place on Tuesday, December 2. At 5:30 p.m. girls basketball with Head Coach Ryan Noel will start the evening of play in the North gym and wrestling with Head Coach Chris Niehues in the South gym. At approximately 6:30 p.m. Head Coach Chase Sperber and the Onaga High boys basketball team will take the floor in the North gym.
Onaga Jr. / Sr. High Sports Pictures will take place on Tuesday, December 3. For the Jr. High, beginning at 2:15 p.m. will be wrestling followed by girls basketball then boys basketball. Onaga High winter sports pictures will begin at 3:30 p.m. with girls basketball, wrestling, boys basketball and conclude with Spirit Squad pictures.
Onaga Jr. High Basketball teams will host their first home game on Monday, December 2 when St. Xavier/Junction City comes to Onaga. Games begin at 5:00 p.m. with the A-girls in the North gym and B-boys in the South gym. The A-boys game will follow the conclusion of the girls game at approximately 6:00 p.m.
Our junior high wrestlers that medaled at the final tournament of the year at Rossville were the following: Tatum Lara- 3rd Place Kayla Hedges- 3rd Place Wyatt Boggs- 4th place. Congratulations to all our junior high wrestlers on a successful season!
Silver Lake Jr. High Wrestling results from last Sat. 1st Place- Tatum Lara 2nd Place- Wyatt Boggs 2nd Place- Zach Peters 2nd Place- Dylan Magnett 4th Place- Elocin Moran Good job Buffs!
This week is “American Education Week,” and gives all Americans the opportunity to celebrate public education and honor those who help every child succeed.
Flyers for the 2020 KRR LIFE session are coming home today. For families with children in grades K-3, LIFE is held on Tuesdays 5:15-7:15 for eight weeks. Return your sign-up sheet by November 26. Spots are limited! Don't miss this Disney-themed LIFE session!
USD 322 Statement on the School Bond Vote: USD 322 Onaga-Havensville-Wheaton would like to thank everyone who took the time to vote on November 5th. The choices we make each election day have a lasting impact on our community and we should never take for granted the right we have to make those choices. While voters chose to not pass the bond issue for the new elementary school, it does not eliminate the dire condition our elementary building is in and the need to replace it. The district will continue moving forward to do what is best for students and meet the needs of our families. Therefore, the district will promote continued dialog on this project to gain more insight from all stakeholders. We want your voice to be heard, so please be on the lookout for a survey coming in the near future to voice your opinions on the bond issue. The school is the heartbeat of a small vibrant community, and we need to continue to effectively prepare our students to be successful learners and leaders in the 21st century.
After the conclusion of the volleyball and football seasons, basketball and wrestling are next up. Junior high teams continue to practice as seen with Maria Krohn(left) and Kylie Venneberg(right) in Girls’ Basketball. Scholars Bowl and Chess have also started recently. Let’s work for successful seasons, go Buffaloes!
The OHS winter sports meeting is tonight in the Auditorium @ 5:45 for student athletes and their parents. If you are unable to attend, please have your student get the form from their coach. Forms must be turned in before the first game, or they will not participate.
Attention families of the after-school Buffalo Fun Club! Family Night is November 18, 5:15-6:45. We are serving chili; the guest speaker is Officer Dan Costlow with his K-9; plus games and activities. Please RSVP by email to firstname.lastname@example.org before Friday, November 15. We look forward to seeing you.
Congratulations to the following wrestlers on medaling at the tournament this last weekend. Zach Peters- 2nd place Tatum Lara- 3rd place Wyatt Boggs- 3rd place
The dental screening event that was planned for Monday, Nov 11, has been postponed to a later date. Details TBA as soon as possible regarding new date. Thank you.
Hungry??? As the Holidays begin to creep up on us, be sure to remember our School Food Pantry and Caring Closet. Many Holiday food items like potatoes, corn, greens beans, pie crusts and pie fillings, are waiting to make it to your table. We will also continue to stock cereal, ground beef, milk, cheese, hamburger helper kits and other items. Some of the items in our caring closet include laundry soap, shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste and toothbrushes, feminine products. Please contact Juley Kolterman at email@example.com or by calling the school at (785)889-7101.
There was a previous post about the winter sports (basketball & wrestling) meeting being this Friday, we have had to change the meeting to next Friday, November 15, 2019. OHS Parents and OHS athletes will need to meet in the auditorium at 5:45.
Junior High OTL clinic and concert is today at Centralia. The concert is at 6:00 this evening and is open for all to attend.
The school’s Veteran’s Day program is on Monday, Nov 11, starting at 10 am in the auditorium. All veterans and their families are invited and a complimentary school lunch is provided to them after the program. All community members are welcome to attend the program. Thank you.
Thanksgiving Dinner is next Wednesday, November 13, 2019. If you have a student in grades 7-12 and you would like to come eat with them, please call the JR/SR High Office at 785-889-4251. RSVPs must be made by this Wednesday, November 6, 2019. The cost is $5.00 per person.
The idea of replacing the current aging Onaga Elementary School began four years ago with the previous superintendent. The Board of Education pursued the idea under the direction of the State. BBN Architects Inc. of Manhattan, Kansas was chosen as the project designer largely because of their willingness to do the required state feasibility study. A very comprehensive review of the entire campus was also performed. As was predicted, the elementary school was identified as being the most insufficient building with a strong recommendation to build new. An initial plan for a new building was designed with a cost of $21,000,000. This was viewed by the BOE as exceedingly expensive. Also during this time state aid for capital improvements was discontinued for most districts including USD 322. For these reasons the project lost traction. However, modified plans were presented periodically over the next few years. Eventually a plan was presented that the BOE felt was close to what would serve the district and would garner support from the public. At this time additional people were asked for their input and help in designing the school. Bond council was also acquired in Piper Jaffray. In all, six design and location changes were made before settling on the current elementary building plans with a cost of $7,925,000. The school is to have a brick and mortar bottom course with a prefabricated truss system for the roof. The new building is very utilitarian in its concept with few architectural features. However, it does serve the needs of the district. These needs include updated kitchen accommodations, classroom space for projected enrollment, student/staff safety, and updated code compliance and infrastructure.
Congratulations to the following junior high wrestlers that medaled at the D-West meet this past weekend- Landon Koelling- 1st Place Tatum Lara- 3rd Place Zach Peters- 3rd Place Dylan Magnett- 3rd Place
Thanks bunches to all the trunk-or-treaters for helping fill the trunk wirh goodies for the school's food bank.
The Onaga Buffalo fans, Spirit Squad, and Booster Club will have candy at the football game tonight in Beloit for those kids that will not be able to trick or treat. So wear your costume! Thanks you to all!! And of course, GOOD LUCK BUFFS!!!!
If your child sold trash bags, the orders are available for pick up in Mrs. Rempe's room at the Grade School.
Help us “FILL THE TRUNK” during Trunk or Treat which will be taking place on Halloween on the OneWay Street in Onaga. Please bring a non-perishable food item to help keep our school food pantry full! Items needed include cereal, ramen noodles, hamburger helper, Mac n Cheese, hearty soups, peanut butter and jelly, pancake mix and syrup, spaghetti supplies, or anything else you’d like to donate. Look for our white USD 322 van to drop off items and receive your Halloween candy! If you’d like to receive food, please contact Juley Kolterman at firstname.lastname@example.org
There is no Buffalo Fun Club after school tomorrow, Oct. 31 Halloween.
All USD 322 Board of Education members are 100% in support of the bond issue for the new elementary school. Board of education members are Jeff Koelzer (President), Jessica Venneberg (Vice-President), Scott Brunkow, Mark Kopp, Tracy Meyerkorth, Marcus Weiser, and Tasha Lara. The board started the process of evaluating the state of the current elementary school in February of 2017 by having engineers conduct a facilities study. Results of the study found that it was not cost effective to attempt to repair the structural and mechanical issues with the current building. Other recent actions the Board of Education have unanimously passed are: Approval of the updated BBN Architects timeline – August, 2018; Approval of the BBN Architects project concepts refinement and referendum – November, 2018; Approval of Piper Jaffray for Bond Council – March, 2019.
Because of cold, PK-6 Halloween parade will begin at 1:30 on Thu.-will walk through the school to the old gym where local businesses are welcome to gather and pass out candy to kids. Please spread the word. Kids will ride busses and visit Redbud & nursing home after gym visit.
The OHS football game this Thursday night against St. John's/Tipton has been moved to 6pm. The game will be played in Beloit.
Our students and staff accomplished a tremendous amount within our entire district yesterday during our Leader in Me Community Service Day. Engaging in community service provides students with the opportunity to become active members of their community and has a lasting, positive impact on society at large. Community service enables students to acquire life skills and knowledge, as well as provide a service to those who need it most. These are some of the common benefits of participating in a community service program: 1. Psychological benefits: Volunteering increases overall life satisfaction and helps you feel good about yourself because you are helping others. It can also help to decreases stress and ease depression. 2. Social benefits: Volunteering engages students with the community, creates special bonds with the population being served, and increases social awareness and responsibility. 3. Cognitive benefits: Volunteering helps students enhance their personal knowledge, grow from new experiences, and develop better interpersonal communication skills. It also helps students develop civic and social responsibility skills and become more aware of what their community needs. Check out many of our pictures from yesterday's activities.
Today is The Leader in Me Community Service Day at USD 322. You will see all of our children out and about serving our communities in a variety of ways. Check out this video that was shared with our students this morning before their day started: https://youtu.be/L_MWpvMm5tk
Tomorrow is Community Service Day! Please have your child wear tennis shoes or boots, older clothes, and dress warmly for the day of service to our communities. Thank you.
Red Ribbon Week 2019 begins on Wednesday October 23rd and ends on October 31st. Be sure to show your support for keeping our community Drug Free! Please take some time to talk with your kids about the dangers of making poor choices and how to “Just Say No!!” As your choosing clothes for dressing up with the different themes for each day, let your kids know WHY they are able to dress this way this week and what each day represents. Each day is a new theme to help support Red Ribbon Week and a reminder to stay drug free. Education and Prevention are our best tools to help young people stand strong in their choice to be drug free.
NATIONAL SCHOOL BUS SAFETY WEEK SCHOOL TRANSPORTATION APPRECIATION DAY National School Bus Safety Week is October 21-25. Designed to promote school bus safety, school districts throughout the state observe school bus safety week. School Transportation Appreciation Day is October 23. At a minimum be sure to give your bus drivers, transportation coordinator, etc. an "extra thank you". What makes school transportation personnel truly great is they are one of the few groups who go above and beyond when no one is watching and expect nothing in return. "It's what they do."
Order your TVL Cross Country Shirts here! Taking orders through 10/21 and will be delivered to the school on 10/28! https://stores.inksoft.com/tvlcrosscountry
Flu Clinic on Thursday, October 24, 2019. Forms will be going home with students and need to be returned by October 22, 2019. Forms need to be completely filled out or your student will not be able to get their shot. If you have questions, please call!
Because of Parent/Teacher Conferences there will be no Buffalo Fun Club after school the week of Oct 21-24.
During parent teacher conference week October 21-24 there is no KRR After School Program or LIFE Program. There is also no After School Program on Halloween.
Orders for TVL Volleyball Tourney are due today by midnight! Place your order online through the following link! https://stores.inksoft.com/twinvalleyvb
Change in school lunch menu: Wednesday, October 16th - taco casserole with chips, cinnamon roll, broccoli, lettuce, and mandarin oranges. Wednesday, October 23rd - sack lunch, ham and cheese sandwich, chips, veggies, and an apple.
Due to the forecasted weather on Friday, the homecoming parade will be held on High Street in front of the school, instead of downtown, starting at 2:15 pm. Following the parade, the pep rally will be held in the north gym. The public is welcome to both events. Thank you!
Due to the Homecoming parade tomorrow, it would be appreciated to have all bus messages in by 1:30 on Friday, 10/11/19.
OJH VB game time changes: Monday 6:00 @ Wetmore Thursday 4:30 @ Blue Valley Randolph
OHS Cross Country Meet @ Centralia has been rescheduled for Monday, October 7 with a start time of 4:00 p.m.
OHS Football Senior Parent Recognition will take place on 10/4/19 BEFORE the football game at 6:30.
OHS Student Council will be selling hot cocoa at the home football game tomorrow night, 10/4/19!! Please join us!
Please join us for the homecoming crowning which will take place next Friday, October 11, 2019 at 6:15 before the football game against Blue Valley. In case of bad weather, the crowning will be moved to the High School Gymnasium.
This is a friendly reminder there is no school for students tomorrow, Wednesday, September 11. School staff has professional development learning activities on this day. Thank you.
Please remember... Since there is no school Wednesday, September 11th there will be no Buffalo Fun Club (after-school). See everybody on Thursday.
The after-school Buffalo Fun Club has been busy the last couple weeks. Homework time, character building, team building, and a big variety of activities. Take a look at just a couple things we've been doing. --Remember, you can still enroll your students in 4 year-old Pre-K, and 4th grade through 8th.
The OHS Volleyball team went 2-0 tonight! The ladies fought hard and played as a team. Way to be phenomenal ladies!
The Onaga Jr. High volleyball team will scrimmage the OGS/OHS staff Tuesday, September 3. The match will take place in the north gym beginning at 2:30 p.m. and will last till 3:15 p.m.
School Pictures and Sports Pictures TOMORROW! Junior High sports pictures begin @ 2:15; Senior Athletes will take an individual picture @ 3:00 for the Booster Club banners; High School sports pictures begin @ 3:30.
Buff Bash Scrimmages! 5:00 Volleyball in North Gym. 6:30 Cross Country & Football both @ Football Field. Pep Rally in North Gym when scrimmages are done. Buff Bash Dance & Booster Club supper for high school student body in OHS Commons
KRR and 21st Century After School Programs start on Monday!
KRR Literacy Integrated Family Engagement (LIFE) program has one opening left for our Fall program. Sign up deadline is August 30, first session is September 17. Contact Christy Koelzer if you would like more information.
Due to the forms being sent out yesterday, Flag Football Forms will be due in the Grade School office by Friday (Aug 23) morning. There will be no late fee. Holton Parks and Rec is offering Flag Football for students 2nd - 6th grade. If you child did not come home with a form. There are plenty more in the OGS office.
PK-6th Grade Parent Information Night is on Tuesday, August 20 from 5:30-6:30 pm. There will be 15 minute rotations so parents can make it to multiple classrooms. We look forward to seeing you!
On Thursday, August 29th an open public meeting is to be held presenting an option for what could be the new Onaga Elementary School. All patrons of the Onaga USD 322 school system, are encouraged to attend the meeting to view the current conditions of the school and provide input for the possible future grade school. Over the past year and a half, the Onaga Grade School Building Committee has been exploring the idea of replacing the current grade school. The main reason for this is the significant deterioration of the foundation and the resulting structural problems. The current building was constructed with the heating duct work built into the concrete foundation. Over time, cracks in the concrete have allowed air to escape the duct work and dry out the soil causing the foundation to settle and fracture. Mud jacking has been done in the past to correct the problem, but provided only marginal improvement. The current damage is extensive enough to prohibit repair. Visible signs of the failing foundation can be seen as cracks throughout the hallways and classrooms. Additionally, many doors and windows no longer function correctly, and a few walls are dislodging from the building due to the foundation moving. Simply put, the elementary school is coming to the end of its useful life. In addition to the structural concerns of the building, there are numerous educational issues that need to be addressed. Among these are poor instructional environments, a need for additional classrooms and work space, technology limitations, and student safety. One of the most common complaints of teachers is how uncomfortable the classrooms are. Drafty windows and doors and poor insulation make it difficult to regulate the temperature in the classrooms. This is a symptom of the failing structure mentioned earlier. Teachers often rely on space heaters in the winter to provide additional heat, and window air conditioning units in warmer months to keep rooms comfortable. Restroom plumbing and ventilation are also nuisances that the staff and students sometimes deal with. The size and number of classrooms are also a concern. Modern classrooms are often designed with more space to allow for group activities. The increased use of technology and audio-visual platforms has also exacerbated the need for more space in the classroom. In addition to larger individual classrooms, an increase in enrollment has warranted the need for more classrooms. Pre-K, kindergarten, first, second, and fifth grades are all currently divided into two classes. This classroom situation leaves little room for future enrollment increases. In addition to the classrooms, there is a need for designated space for individual student engagement, conferences, meetings, and storage. The need for technology in the classroom continues to outpace current conditions. Just as technology has become more prevalent in our daily lives, so too has it become in education. The use of the internet for communication and as a teaching tool are everyday activities for teachers and students. As technology in the classroom advances, pressure to upgrade electrical and data infrastructure will continue. The current Wi-Fi internet connections are often overloaded, and a lack of electrical receptacles makes the use of power cords commonplace. Student safety is another reality of today's education that the current grade school is unable to adequately address. Secure points of entry and safe rooms are design requirements of modern school construction that were not present when the current school was built. A secure educational environment is to be expected for our students and staff. Additionally, keeping up with current building codes is problematic of a school built in the 1950s. As the Onaga Grade School Building Committee continues to evaluate the possibility of a new elementary school, great consideration is being given to all aspects of the project. Not only are structural issues being analyzed, but educational concerns are being looked at as well. Please plan to attend the open public meeting on Thursday, August 29th.
2019-2020 District Calendars: We have a reduced number of large calendars available this year. Therefore, one calendar will be sent home to each family with their oldest child in school. The remaining calendars will be available to pick up at either the bank or the school office. Smaller pocket calendars are also available at the bank. Thank you to Farmers State Bank for sponsoring the calendars and Harder Printing for printing the calendars!
LIFE Program is moving to Tuesdays this year. The Literacy Integrated Family Engagement Program is an eight week program for families with students in grades K-3 and focuses on building bonds between parents and children and increasing literacy in the home. Share a family meal and take home a gift basket each week. See KRR Coordinator, Christy Koelzer Tuesday to sign up, or look for the enrollment form coming home.
After School Program enrollment is open for grades pre-K through 8th grade. Program Coordinators, Thelma Linck and Christy Koelzer will be at Back to School night Tuesday, the 13th 5:15 to 6:00. Find us near the main doors by the high school office. If you don't catch us, you can also look for enrollment packets to be coming home with students.
OJH/OHS Fall Sports Meetings will be held on Tuesday, August 13 beginning at 6:15 to 7:00 p.m. Parents and athletes will begin in the auditorium then meet with there specific sport coach.
Friday, July 26, Camp Buffalo students are going to Banner Creek to hike, play team building games, eat sack lunches, and swim. Please have your student dress in their swimsuits (wear shorts and shoes for hiking). We leave at 8:30 and return at 1:00. Cheerleaders are helping.
Just a friendly reminder enrollment is taking place today at the school from 7-7 inside the main entrance on the west side.
Enrollment is next Tuesday, July 23 from 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Karen Utley and Gayla Figge will be set up just inside the main doors by the auditorium. The enrollment portal is open. If you do not have a computer at home (enrollment cannot be done on your phone), please stop by on Tuesday. We will have several computers for you to use. There were a few papers in the packet that will need filled out and returned. You may drop papers and payment by on Tuesday or drop them off in the offices after August 5. We hope you all have had a wonderful summer. If you cannot remember your username and/or password, please email Karen Utley or Gayla Figge and they will gladly get it reset!
Any 9-12 grade girls wanting to play volleyball this upcoming season we will be having a camp July 15-18 from 5:30-7:30 pm. Please let Coach Justine Sperber or Coach Jordan Boswell know if you will be attending as we will be ordering t-shirts. Cost will be $6. We hope to see you there to get ready for the upcoming season! Go Buffaloes!
KRR Field Trip Friday: Parents, please be advised we may be late returning to the school by the time we go to the park for lunch after the movie. It could be 1:15 to 1:30 before we are back to school and get dismissed. We will do our absolute best to be back as soon as possible. We appreciate your understanding and flexibility.
USD 322 has just been awarded a 21st Century Grant which will allow us to offer a summer camp beginning on July 8th for K-6th grade students. The camp will be from 8am-1pm 5 days per week and last for 4 weeks. Busing to and from the program will be provided. The 21st CCLC program aligns with the district's Leader in Me initiative and focuses on math, literacy, physical activity, and character development with nutritious meals and snacks. The project director is Thelma Linck. She can be reached at email@example.com to enroll your student for the July program or by calling the district office at 785-889-4614.
If your child is taking drivers ed this summer, their last opportunity to pick up class materials before Monday’s start date is today from 10am-2pm. Enter the main entrance on west side of school and pick up materials in principal’s office. Thank you.
Drivers Ed will begin on Monday, June 17 and run from 8am-noon. More details, study guides, etc will go out early next week including a couple of times for folks to come in and pick up the needed materials. Also, a schedule of driving/dates and times as well as general class information will be included in these packets that will be picked up next week. Thank you.
Girls Basketball camps start Monday, June 3rd. Future 7-12 grade girls are from 9am to noon. Insurance fee of $3 must be paid to attend. Girls who will be in 4th through 6th grade next year are on Mon, Tue, and Wed from 1-2:30pm. Cost for that camp is $30. Hoping to have a gym full of competitors!
KRR Summer Camp kids raised over $200.00 today at our Lemonade Stands around town. The money we raised will be used to purchase food, which we are donating to the local food bank. I love that the kids are learning about community and helping those that might need a helping hand during rough times. They really did a wonderful job today! Thanks to everyone who came by to get Lemonade and support us and our community service project!
OHS boys basketball camp cancelled for tonight due to weather.
There will be an Onaga High School Boys Basketball Camp on May 28 and May 29. It will take place at 7pm at the high school. It is open to boys who plan on playing high school basketball for 2019-20.
Onaga baseball falls to Marysville 18-1 and 5-2. Tommy Kaberline hit a 2-run shot to tally the first homerun in program history. We all appreciate everyone’s help and support this season!!
PATHS is sponsoring Muffins with Mom on Monday, May 13 at 730 am in the cafeteria. Any mom, grandma, aunt, sister or any magnificent person is welcome to attend with their PreK-6th grade student.
For the OGS Field Day on Friday, the track and HS football practice field will be the locations for events. We will stay off of the main football field to avoid damaging it. Thank you.
The PATHS Spring Fling will be held in the old gym and commons area this evening from 530-7:00. Please enter the event through the west doors to the commons. Hope to see u there!
This Friday the Onaga baseball team will play their last game of the inaugural season. Please join us at the Onaga diamond at 4:30pm to cheer them on!! Posted by: Parker Feagins
This Friday the Onaga baseball team will play their last game of the inaugural season. Please join us at the Onaga diamond at 4:30pm to cheer them on!! Posted by: Parker Feagins
Both high school baseball and softball games have been cancelled today and will not be rescheduled.
Baseball team goes 0-2 today in Holton J.V. tournament. Next game is Tuesday in Onaga at 5pm vs Doniphan West.
Alverson’s and Kramer’s Kindergarten release the lady bugs they hatched.
Important Reminder: Students who are wanting to take Drivers Ed in Onaga this summer have all of the sign up/informational materials to complete and return to school by June 1. Fees are due by this day as well. They must be 14 by June 16 and entering 9th grade in the fall.
Current 6-11th grade students, you need to sign up for Free Physical Night by this Friday with Gayla. The free nights at CHCS for you are May 8th and May 14th. #BeProactive
Special congrats to Zac Fisher on his recent record-breaking field event performances. He recently broke the Junior High Long Jump record, dating back to 1976 belonging to Tim Boswell. Today he broke the Triple Jump record previously set by Joe Vance. Congrats Mr. Fisher!
OHS sweeps Troy tonight. The girls win both games over the visiting Trojans and the boys notch victory #1 in the program. Great work youngsters!
Once again, OHS students will have the opportunity to travel abroad, this time to beautiful PERU in June of 2021! An informational meeting will be held this coming Sunday, April 28th at 2:00 pm in the high school. Parents and students are encouraged to attend to learn more about the trip. Please RSVP to Crystal Miller (firstname.lastname@example.org), use the QR code, or Snap code in the photo if you will be attending the meeting. If you are interested, but unable to attend, please contact Crystal Miller for details. This trip is for any OHS student, not just Spanish Club members. See you there!
Monday night, Tess Fairbanks finished up a very successful year as our FFA Northeast District Sentinel. We are so very proud of how she represented herself, family and the Onaga FFA. We are also very happy to announce that Kady Figge will be serving as the Northeast District President for the 2019-20 year. We are also very proud of how she competed and did so very well. Congrats to both Ladies. And thank you for allowing me to be apart of your success!!!!!
Tuesday, May 7th is Teacher Appreciation Day. We are extremely thankful for the wonderful teachers we have in our district and will be celebrating them the week of May 6th through May 10th.
Wednesday, May 8th is National School Nurse Day, so please take time to thank our school nurse for all she does for our students.
Wednesday, April 24th is Administrative Professionals Day, so please take time to thank all of our district secretaries, administrative assistants and other office professionals for making USD 322 great!
Tuesday, April 23rd is National Bus Driver's Day, so please take time to thank our district bus drivers for doing a great job and keeping our children safe!
Driver's education will be offered in Onaga this summer. Students must be 14 by May 29 and entering 9th grade in the fall. Many more details to be announced...stay tuned.
Last day of KRR After School Program for this school year is May 2.
Onaga Baseball team falls to Mission Valley in the double-header 0-10 and 0-6. Lots of improvement shown tonight. The boys continue to get better.
CDE Results Continued Food Science- A-Team-5th Halie Jeanneret-9th B-Team-3rd Casy Myers-4th Agribusiness-A-Team-5th K.C. Koelzer-9th, Peyton Wright-10th Floriculture-A-Team-8th Vet Science-A-Team-5th Tess Fairbanks-10th
FFA Results From Super CDE Day Ag Sales- A -Team 1st in Team Sales Molly Minihan--1st, KadyJae Figge--8th Milk Marketing-A-Team-3rd Peyton Wright-9th, Katelyn VanDonge-10th B-Team-1st Joey Marten-1st, Madyson Buescher-7th, Josh Marten-8th, Mitchell Schwartz-10th
Softball wins the opener 5-0. Hustle out to get supper and watch game 2!! Go Buffs!!
Harley Smith is retiring hitters left n right! Get out to the Onaga softball field ASAP. Buffs lead 3-0 over St Mary’s JV in the bottom of the 4th
Reminder that there is no school for kids on Wednesday, April 10. It is a professional development day for all staff. Thank you.
Onaga Softball gets its first “Run Rule” in history, beating Riley Co JV 11-0 in 5 innings. Harley Smith gets the W from the mound.
A men’s wedding ring was found near the softball field. It is in the high school office for the owner to claim. Thank you.
Jr. High Track Opens Season @ Frankfort 4-4-19 competing against 6 schools. Team Placing: 7th Girls 3rd Place 7th Boys 4th Place 8th Girls 5th Place 8th Boys 3rd Place
Baseball team falls twice tonight in a double-header against Nemaha Central. Kaid Schwant crossed home plate for the first run in history. Marked improvements on display tonight, looking for more in the next 8 practices.
The Onaga High Softball game scheduled for today @ Silver Lake has been cancelled and re-scheduled for Tuesday, May 7 @ Silver Lake. Start time remains the same 4:00 p.m.
The OHS track meet for today, Thursday, March 28 at Frankfort has been cancelled. A make-up date has not been set.
This is a reminder that there will be no school on Thursday, March 28th due to the full scale crisis event training.
UPCOMING TRAINING EXERCISE IN ONAGA - A joint training exercise will be held March 27th and March 28th, 2018, at the Onaga High School. This exercise will help prepare emergency personnel to respond to acts of violence. Personnel representing local agencies including law enforcement, fire, emergency medical services, emergency management, and hospitals will be participating in this exercise. Additionally, citizens may see actors in moulage (makeup to simulate injuries) in the area of the schools and the Onaga Community HealthCare Center on these dates. Citizens who see a large compliment of first responders and emergency vehicles in Onaga on these dates should not be alarmed.
Buffalo baseball falls to Nemaha Central 0-9 in 6 innings and 0-12 in 5. We made many improvements from our first night out, and look forward to hosting our first ever home game on April 1st.
The softball team will be playing Rock Creek at 4pm on Monday, March 25, at the field in Flush. The baseball games on Monday begin at 430 will be played in Seneca. The field in Seneca is located at 1600 Community. It is located across the street from the hospital. Good luck!
Onaga Baseball JV debuts at Rock Creek, falling 15-0 in 3 innings and 15-0 in 4 innings. Colby Henneberg is the first base runner in program history drawing a lead-off walk. Josh Marten records the first base hit. This group is really going to be fun to watch!
Happy Spring Equinox which is today, March 20! What do you think?! Can eggs be balanced upright any day of the year, or is it only possible on the equinox? Check it out: https://www.snopes.com/
Bsb will be AT ROCK CREEK on Thursday, starting at 4:30.
I can't possibly be the only person dreading the continuity of this long, bitter cold winter. Instead of continuing to dread these bitter cold winds and knee deep snow drifts, take a look at this beautiful spring picture as you prepare for a hopefully warm spring break next week.
We have re-scheduled the author visit with Rosie Bosse for March 21, 2019.
KRR After School Program Parents: please note that we WILL have After School on March 19 and 21 (parent-teacher conference dates). We WILL NOT have it on March 27 and 28.
Due to the winter weather and windchill, Onaga Schools will be starting 2 hours late tomorrow morning, March 4th. No breakfast will be served.
Due to some slick areas, Onaga Schools will be starting 2 hours late this morning, Wednesday, February 27th. No breakfast will be served.
The FFA Banquet and Service Auction has been rescheduled for Tuesday, March 19 from 630-930 pm in the Commons. Thank you.
Our Jr. High Scholars Bowl teams did well at the OTL tournament yesterday. Grade 7 placed 3rd with Grade 8 placing 4th. Here are the full results: A Team (Grade 8) 1st Frankfort, 2nd Centralia 3rd Doniphan West 4th Onaga B Team (Grade 7) 1st Frankfort 2nd SPPS 3rd Onaga
Boys season ends in Centralia tonight, falling 43-30, after trailing 32-9 at half. We are very proud of how they battled throughout the 2nd half.
Due to the winter weather, Onaga Schools will be closed tomorrow, Wednesday, February 20th.
Due to the incoming weather, KRR After School Program Is canceled today, Tuesday, February 19th.
DID YOU KNOW.. our District Office was a 1940 WPA project? The WPA was an American New Deal agency, employing millions of people to carry out public works projects, including the construction of public buildings and roads. See the plaque by the front door of the District Office.
Halftime at D West Lady Buffaloes are battling, down 24-29.
Good luck to Morgan Mayginness, Vincent Lara and Kameron Henneberg as they seek to earn state wrestling berths today at regionals. Good luck to our Buffaloes!!!
The junior high dance has been postponed to a later date.
Due to the incoming weather, Onaga Schools will be canceled today, February 15th.
Onaga Schools will be starting 2 hours late tomorrow morning, February 12th. School will begin at 10:00am. No breakfast will be served.
Our USD 322 Board Meeting originally scheduled for this evening has been rescheduled for Monday, February 18th at 6:00pm.
Due to the winter weather, Onaga Schools will be releasing students TODAY, February 11th, at 12:00pm. Students will be fed lunch before they are released. All activities are cancelled.
There will be a make-up LIFE session Monday, February 11 at 5:15. We will have our regular scheduled session as well on Thursday, February 14.
Due to the winter weather, Onaga Schools will be closed tomorrow, Thursday, February 7th.
Due to freezing drizzle and slick roads, Onaga Schools will be dismissing at noon today. All students will be fed lunch before dismissal.
The OHS basketball teams have their make up game this evening at Frankfort. JV girls begin at 4pm followed by JV boys. Varsity girls tip off at 515 and the boys tip off at 630 pm
Onaga Buffaloes Wrestling team put on a solid performance tonight at Sabetha. Kameron Henneberg and Trenton Cott both went 3-0 tonight and Vincent Lara went 2-1. Everyone should come out for our Onaga dual tournament this Friday at home to support Kaid, Morgan, Rylin, Trenton, Kameron, Tommy and Vincent. Looking forward to it!
Due to the extreme wind chills projected for tonight and throughout tomorrow, Onaga Schools will be canceled tomorrow.
The Buffaloes did very well at the Atchison Wrestling Tournament this past weekend. Kameron Henneberg took the gold and Trenton Cott took the silver. Tommy Kaberline took the bronze and Vincent Lara places 4th. Rylin and Morgan Mayginness both took 5th and Kaid Schwant took 6th place. This was a very strong showing. Congratulations! Looking forward to attending the Sabetha Wrestling Tournament Tuesday and seeing everyone compete their hardest.
I’m now at the Pott County Bee to cheer on Lillie Weiser and Monty Meyerkorth from Onaga Grade School. Should be an exciting competition this morning. Good luck to Lillie and Monty!
Still having the OTL Basketball Tournament games today. Just waiting for the power to be restored.
Onaga Schools will start 2 hours later tomorrow morning - Friday, January 25th. No breakfast will be served.
Onaga Schools will be dismissing at 12:30pm TODAY due to drifting roads.
Due to the winter weather, Onaga Schools will be closed on Wednesday, January 23rd.
The messy roads are making for longer bus routes this morning as we bring kids home. Thank you for your patience as our driver do their best to deliver them safely. Thank you!
Temperatures are starting to freeze, so we are feeding students breakfast and sending them home like many other districts around us. Students will be released at 8:30am TODAY.
Congratulations to junior Kady Figge who qualified for the state FFA competition by taking 2nd place in the NE Kansas FFA Speech/Job Interview meet. She competed in the Job Interview competition. Freshman Joey Marten took 4th place in the Speech and Creed competitions. Congratulations to both Kady and Joey!
Onaga Jr. High basketball against Sts. Peter & Paul for Thursday, January 17 will be played in Onaga with the following time schedule: 6:00 p.m. B-team Boys, A-team Girls 7:15 p.m. B-team Girls, A-team Boys
The January HS basketball game in Frankfort will be free to all USD 322 patrons. They appreciate the fact that the last 2 times they have come to Onaga for football, those have been the nights for a free meal from Farmer’s State Bank. It is a gesture that is a part of their community’s Donation Day.
TVL Tournament games have been canceled today - Saturday , January 12. Updated game times for next week will be coming.
Great start to a new year at USD 322!!
Onaga Grade School Spelling Bee is this Friday from 830-1030. All parents, relatives, siblings and all USD 322 patrons are welcome to attend. Spellers in grades 1-3 will have a mini-bee before the Spelling Bee.
There are no morning weights before school this week- Jan 7-11
Onaga Chess Tournament Competitors- Both the K-5 team and K-12 team took home first place. In the K-5 category, Lily Falk took 2nd place overall and Rebecca Peters took 3rd place overall. For the K-12 competition, Tyler Roggenkamp took 2nd, Peyton Wright took 4th, and Joey Marten took 7th. Our Onaga students competed with 5A and 6A students and did very well. The Buffaloes are coached by Mr Daniel Goudy. Well done Buffaloes!
Morgan Mayginness took 1st place and Kaid Schwant took 2nd place at the Rossville Wrestling Tournament last Friday. Way to go!
Onaga Jr. High Basketball @ Troy Monday, January 17, 2018 Starting @ 4:00 p.m. games will be played in one gym in the following order B-girls, B-boys, A-girls, A-boys.
Those students that will be taking Highland Community College courses at Onaga starting in January can enroll now. If you are a first time student, see Mrs. Kocher to work through the admission process. All other students may log into their Highland account and enroll.
OHS Basketball @ Axtell Tuesday, December 18 4:30 p.m. 1/2 J.V. girls followed by 1/2 J.V. boys 6:00 p.m. Varsity Girls followed by Varsity Boys
OHS Basketball - Friday, December 14, 2018 Game Times: 4:45 p.m. 1/2 J.V. Girls followed by 1/2 J.V. Boys 6:00 p.m. Varsity Girls followed by Varsity Boys All games will be played in the North gym.
Centralia Boys over Onaga, 51-13
Due to a high number of flu and confirmed influenza cases in the Doniphan West school system they have cancelled school for the remainder of the week. Thus, the Jr. High basketball game scheduled for Thursday, December 13 @ D. West is cancelled. We will work with them to find a make-up date for this event.
Tonight’s JH game schedule has been changed with Flint Hills Christian. The girls game has been canceled, and there will only be one boys game. Therefore, the boys game will begin at 6pm. There will be no gate charged for entry into this game.
OHS Basketball @ Home Friday, December 7, 2018 5:00 p.m. J. V. Boys 6:00 p.m. Varsity Girls 7:15 p.m. Varsity Boys
KRR After School Program last day this semester is December 13. We will resume After School on our first day back from break on January 7.
OHS Boys were defeated by Wetmore, 36-67. The boys are 1-2 after 3 games.
OHS boys fall to Blue Valley 61-35, after trailing 21-23 at half
HS boys beat Linn 34-32 on a huge shot by Casey Myers with 2 seconds left
The elementary classrooms are a little chilly, so please dress your children warm tomorrow. Mechanics will be there first thing in the morning to increase the heat output on the boiler. Teachers will move their class into a heated area of the building if their room is too chilly.
Onaga High Winter Sports Showing With the change in time and daylight comes the change in sports seasons for Onaga High. The high school teams will show off their winter sports teams with alumni scrimmages on Tuesday, November 27. The evening will begin in the north gym at 5:30 p.m. with the OHS girls basketball followed by the OHS boys at approximately 6:45 p.m. Wrestling will debut as well with a 6:00 p.m. start time with matches taking place in the wrestling room. This year admission for this event will be a non-perishable item that will be donated to the local food pantry.
This group got to spend the day visiting Alma/Wabaunsee USD 329 area schools for their Leader In Me Discovery Day. We came back with some fresh ideas and even more excitement towards the great things already happening with The Leader In Me here in Onaga! It was a great experience and we brought back a lot of good information!
Senior and future Air Force member, Ian Heit, speaks to the packed auditorium crowd about the history of the Vietnam War during the Veteran’s Day program on Monday. We were honored to be joined by many local vets who served for our country to protect our freedoms and democracy. Our senior class put on the program and involved other grade levels as well. Well done seniors and Mr Kufahl! Thank you.
Parents of 3rd-6th grade boys and girls please get Frankfort basketball forms turned into Mrs. Sperber by Wednesday. Thank you!
Since there is no school today, we will not be having the Girl Scout recruiting night tonight. We will hope to reschedule it for next Friday, November 16. Please look for further information later.
Due to the boiler not fixed and the cold overnight temperatures, USD 322 will be closed tomorrow. NO SCHOOL for Friday, November 9th. The boiler will be fixed this weekend and the building warm by Monday morning.
There are no after school and nighttime activities/events, including the JH wrestling meet at Effingham today, due to the weather. Thank you. Mr. Poell
Due to the weather forecast, there will be NO KRR After School Program and NO LIFE Program today. Tonight's LIFE session is rescheduled to Tuesday, November 13.
1st grade parents, make sure you are reading the decodable books with your child once a week. Also, it doesn't hurt to read a book to your child nightly. It will only encourage their love of reading! :)
USD 322 staff took part in county preferred ALICE Training yesterday. ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate) Training provides preparation and a plan for individuals and organizations on how to more proactively handle the threat of an aggressive intruder or active shooter. ALICE is the leading training solution that increases an organization's and individual's odds of survival during a violent intruder event. ALICE is a strategy that goes beyond the conventional lockdown.
We are so thankful for your children!
The boiler heating the 7-12 classrooms will hopefully be up and running by the end of the week. Until then, 7-12 classes will be relocated to warm areas of the building.
Welcome to the Library, we have a book for you.
So excited for our cooks delicious Thanksgiving Dinner on Wednesday!!!
Can't wait for the delicious Thanksgiving dinner on Wednesday, November 14. Onaga school kitchen staff are awesome.
Being a teacher means being a lifelong learner. USD 322 teachers are being active learners today!
Our Accounting Class daily joke from yesterday: "What is an accountant's favorite brand of cereal?" Post.
Mrs. Harris's class has been busy writing Opinion Paragraphs about their favorite season. Pepper enjoys having the students read to her each day.
The most favorite dessert in the math classes at OHS is pumpkin pi.
Thank you to our sixth grade buddies for coming to read to kindergarten yesterday!
Great things happening in USD 322!
A big thank you to Brandi Wesley for all the work you did while an elementary special ed. para. Good luck to you in the new chapter of your life! In looking forward to our new staff member -- A great big welcome to Sherri Brunkow as you begin your new (and returning) adventure as an elementary special ed. para.
As winter is nearing, please remember to send your kiddos with the proper attire for recess. We want to keep your kids healthy, safe, and warm! :)
Onaga Grade School Teachers make a great team!
USD 322 is the place for me!! Onaga Buffaloes make me PROUD!!
Have a great day USD 322 Staff!
Fifth graders are wonderful learners!
Great day for training at USD322!
Good luck today with your job shadow Jewel F, Morgan M, Morgan W, and Halie J!
OJHS / OHS Buffaloes are #1!
GOOD MORNING USD322!!
USD 322 received ALICE training today.
Students and staff of USD 322 did a wonderful job during their first Leader in Me Community Service Day. It was amazing to see how hard students and staff worked, how they understood the importance of giving back to our communities, and how much they accomplished in one day. Our next Leader in Me Community Service Day will be on May 1st, and we hope to service many more areas within our communities of Wheaton, Havensville, and Onaga.
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