All the BFC summer camp staff appreciate the families and students who enrolled for the June session. Although enrollment is now closed for June camp, please contact Mrs. Linck at linckt@usd322 to enroll in the July camp for kinder-prep to 8th grade. More fun is planned!
Buffalo Fun Club virtual summer camp begins Tuesday, May 26. Supplies and materials will be delivered Tuesday morning to the homes of those enrolled.
APPRECIATION DAY On May 20th, we want Kansas high school seniors to use #KSClassof2020 to post: Pictures of themselves: • • • In their prom attire. In their graduation robes. Donating blood. • Donating food. • Participating in some other type of community services. Please, share your future plans in the caption! At (20:20 military time), throw your in the air and Post about it! Be on the lookout for videos from ... Adam Laroche, formerly with the Chicago White Sox. Matt Besler, Sporting KC. 8:20 p.m. Cap Juan Thornhill, Kansas City Chiefs. Celeb videos and hashtag presented by Senior Leaders: Anne Bogart, De Soto USD 232 Pooja Jain, Blue Valley USD 229 Kallie Hutchinson, El Dorado USD 490 Deshon Lewis II, Lawrence USD 497 Elizabeth Ngatia, Fort Scott USD 234 Amanda Phanivong, Haysville USD 261 Cody Savage, Leavenworth USD 453 Lucy Schneider, Caldwell USD 360 Annika Senn, Newton USD 373 Drew Starbuck, Colby USD 315 Kahrie Stegman, Pratt USD 382 Taylor Wise, Kansas School for the Deaf Alyvia Zeigler, Paradise USD 399 #KSClassof2020
This is just a reminder that even though our regular school year has come to an end, our meals being served are continuing on our regular schedule just like they have been. THANKS!
As the school year winds to a close today, we want to thank all of our students, parents, cooks, custodians, drivers, teachers, office managers, and paras for making the best out of a difficult situation that arose over spring break. We appreciate the fact that everyone did their very best while dealing with many stressors. Parents that were put in the role as teachers- we appreciate all you did to support your kids as best you could. You're amazing! Thank you to everyone for your patience, grace, understanding, and flexibility. We all are hopeful that we will be able to be back in the school come August, but as you know, there are still a number of unknowns out there right now. Regardless, we will be prepared for all scenarios of teaching and learning and keep in communication with you as much as possible to provide accurate and timely information. Please keep safe this summer and take care!
OHS Greenhouse Plant Clearance Sale! Everything 50 cents! Friday- 11 am- 12:30 pm and 2:30-4:30 pm. Lots to choose from- geraniums, petunias, spike grass, fountain grass, impatience, annual vinca, moss rose, pansies, verbena, asparagus fern, and black sweet potato vine- all plants must go!
Student checkout schedule for June 2-4 Grades 7-12 Location: Commons Reminder: Bring all items in garbage sacks from home June 2 Seniors- 8:00-10:00 am Juniors- 10:00 am- 12:00 pm Sophomores- 1:00-3:00 pm June 3 Freshmen- 8:00-10:00 am 8th Grade- 10:00 am- 12:00 pm 7th Grade- 1:00-3:00 pm Thank you.
Any students taking online courses through Allen County Community College and/or Highland CC, need to turn in their books for those classes during the June 2-4th student checkout dates at the Commons. Thank you.
Students in grades 9-12 that have personal items to pick up from the ag building may stop by on Monday, May 18 from 10am-2pm to pick up their belongings. All social distancing precautions will be followed at this time for the safety of everyone. Thank you.
Here are our tentative plans for student checkout. All items (computers, textbooks) need to be brought back to school in trash bags from home. Student checkout will run from June 2- June 4. 7th-12th graders will have designated times (will be communicated shortly) according to their class and will return computers and books to the Commons area. They will go through a checkout list procedure at this time to ensure everything has been returned and have the opportunity to make any payments (lunch, class dues, etc) at this time as well. Elementary students will have designated time slots per family (like we did in March) to enter the west main entrance where there will be tables set up for students to return books and computers. Mrs. Utley will be setting these up with families. Each elementary teacher will have a checklist for their respective class that we will utilize during the process to ensure we get everything back that is needed. Parents will have the opportunity at this time to pay any bills as well.
The horticulture classes plants are ready to go. The plant sale will be from 2-5 pm beginning Tuesday, May 12, and will continue until the plants are gone. Prices are $1.50 for a 4-pack and each 4" square pot. Hanging baskets are $5.00 each. Please email Mrs. Hampton with questions, firstname.lastname@example.org.
There will be a simple, 8th grade promotion ceremony held at the football field on July 11 at 7pm. More details will be shared at a later time. Thank you.
The 2020 Senior Graduation will take place on Sat, July 11 at 9am at the football field. The rain date will be Sun, July 12 at 7pm- same location. If restrictions would prevent this from occurring, we will have a virtual graduation in mid-late July. Thanks for your patience.
If any parents are interested in their K-3 child (2019-20 school year) taking part in the virtual KRR program this summer, please contact Mrs. Rempe at email@example.com. The focus of this program is reading, math and STEM learning. Thank you.
While some restrictions have been lifted and it’s tempting to stop following protective measures, the Covid 19 virus is still serious. It is still important to keep yourself a safe distance away from others (at least 6 feet away), avoid touching your face, and to wash your hands frequently during this time. We must continue to stay safe and stay alert.
Our cooks are amazing and have served over 14,000 meals since our school building has been shut down. They are now planning our summer meal program. All children currently receiving meals will continue to do so unless you wish to cancel by texting 785-456-4640. If you wish for your child (ages 1-18) to begin receiving meals, please complete this survey by clicking on this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YJWZXX8
Congratulations to Onaga High School!!!! The Confidence in Kansas Public Education Task Force has named 92 schools as recipients of the 2019 Challenge Awards. The awards recognize Kansas schools that are making a notable difference in student achievement despite facing significant challenges in their school population. Since its inception in 2002, more than 1,700 awards have been presented to schools across the state. Certificates of Merit were presented to schools by Kansas State Board of Education members. The Challenge Award recognizes schools for outstanding achievement and uncommon accomplishments based on Kansas assessment results in math and reading, graduation rates, chronic absenteeism rates and the socio-economic status of those taking the test. The Confidence in Public Education Task Force is a nonprofit corporation whose primary purpose is to strengthen confidence in Kansas public education and to increase awareness of the positive aspects of public education in the state. The Task Force was created in 1981. Members of the Task Force include American Association of University Women; Kansas PTA; Kansas Association of School Boards; Kansas National Education Association; Kansas State Board of Education; Kansas State High School Activities Association; Kansas Partners in Education; League of Women Voters – Kansas; and United School Administrators of Kansas. Schools receiving a 2019 Challenge Award are: • Dwight D. Eisenhower Elementary, Abilene Unified School District 435. • McKinley Elementary School, Abilene USD 435. • Arkansas City Middle School, Arkansas City USD 470. • Frances Willard Elementary School, Arkansas City USD 470. • Jefferson Elementary School, Arkansas City USD 470. • Roosevelt Elementary School, Arkansas City USD 470. • Atchison Middle School, Atchison USD 409. • Burlingame Elementary School, Burlingame USD 454. • Cedar Vale Elementary School, Cedar Vale USD 285. • Anthony Elementary School, Chaparral USD 361. • Harper Elementary School, Chaparral USD 361. • Enterprise Elementary School, Chapman USD 473. • Southeast Elementary School, Cherokee USD 247. • Highland Elementary School, Columbus USD 493. • South Central High School, Comanche County USD 300. • Deerfield Middle School, Deerfield USD 216. • Dodge City Middle School, Dodge City USD 443. • Miller Elementary School, Dodge City USD 443. • Northwest Elementary School, Dodge City USD 443. • Soule Elementary School, Dodge City USD 443. • Wilroads Gardens Elementary School, Dodge City USD 443. • Logan Avenue Elementary School, Emporia USD 253. • Riverside Elementary School, Emporia USD 253 • Flinthills Middle School, Flinthills USD 492. • Liberty Elementary School, Galena USD 499. • Edith Scheuerman Elementary School, Garden City USD 457. • Florence Wilson Elementary School, Garden City USD 457. • Georgia Matthews Elementary School, Garden City USD 457. • Gertrude Walker Elementary School, Garden City USD 457. • Westphalia Elementary School, Garnett USD 365. • Grandview Elementary School, Geary County USD 475. • Westwood Elementary School, Geary County USD 475. • Golden Plains Middle School, Golden Plains USD 316. • Greeley County Junior-Senior High School, Greeley County USD 200. • Yoder Charter Elementary School, Haven USD 312. • Hutchinson Magnet School at Allen, Hutchinson USD 308. • Independence Middle School, Independence USD 446. • Jefferson Elementary School, Independence USD 446. • Argentine Middle School, Kansas City USD 500. • Arrowhead Middle School, Kansas City USD 500. • Bethel Elementary School, Kansas City USD 500. • Emerson Elementary School, Kansas City USD 500. • Frank Rushton Elementary School, Kansas City USD 500. • Plains Elementary School, Kismet-Plains USD 483. • Bartlett Elementary School, Labette County USD 506. • Meadowview Elementary School, Labette County USD 506. • Gridley Elementary School, LeRoy-Gridley USD 245. • Lyons Central Elementary School, Lyons USD 405. • Lyons Middle School, Lyons USD 405. • Macksville Elementary School, Macksville USD 351. • Madison High School, Madison-Virgil USD 386. • Marion Middle School, Marion-Florence USD 408. • Sunset Elementary School, Newton USD 373. • Long Island Middle School, Northern Valley USD 212. • Ridgeview Elementary School, Olathe USD 233. • Washington Elementary School, Olathe USD 233. • Onaga Senior High School, Onaga-Havensville-Wheaton USD 322. • Osage City Middle School, Osage USD 420. • Oswego Neosho Heights Elementary, Oswego USD 504. • Parsons Middle School, Parsons USD 503. • Garfield Elementary School, Parsons USD 503. • Pike Valley Elementary School, Pike Valley USD 426. • Pittsburg Middle School, Pittsburg USD 250. • Westside Elementary School, Pittsburg USD 250. • Rawlins County Junior-Senior High School, Rawlins County USD 105. • Rock Hills Junior-Senior High School, Rock Hills USD 107. • Cottonwood Elementary School, Salina USD 305. • Oakdale Elementary School, Salina USD 305. • Sunset Elementary School, Salina USD 305. • Bluejacket-Flint Elementary School, Shawnee Mission USD 512. • Comanche Elementary School, Shawnee Mission USD 512. • Smith Center Junior-Senior High School, Smith Center USD 237. • South Barber PreK-6 Elementary, South Barber USD 255. • Neosho Rapids Elementary School, Southern Lyon County USD 252. • St. Francis Elementary School, St Francis USD 297. • Thunder Ridge Middle School, Thunder Ridge USD 110. • Lowman Hill Elementary School, Topeka USD 501. • Marjorie French Middle School, Topeka USD 501. • McCarter Elementary School, Topeka USD 501. • McEachron Elementary School, Topeka USD 501. • Quincy Elementary School, Topeka USD 501. • Junction Elementary School, Turner-Kansas City USD 202. • Turner Elementary School, Turner-Kansas City USD 202. • Lakeside Elementary School, Waconda USD 272. • Washington Elementary School, Wellington USD 353. • Wheatland Elementary School, Wheatland USD 292. • Allison Traditional Magnet Middle School, Wichita USD 259. • Horace Mann Dual Language Magnet School, Wichita USD 259. • Jardine Technology Middle Magnet School, Wichita USD 259. • McLean Science/Tech Magnet Elementary School, Wichita USD 259. • Robinson Middle School, Wichita USD 259. • Mayberry Cultural and Fine Arts Magnet School, Wichita USD 259.
Happy Teacher Appreciation Week to all of our USD 322 teachers! During these unprecedented times, our teachers have gone above and beyond to provide the support our students need. Please reach out to your teachers letting them know how much they are appreciated! #ThankATeacher #TeacherAppreciationWeek2020
Pre-K and all K - 6th Elementary students...be sure to email or text Mrs. Kolterman a brief one or two sentence summary or picture of you doing an activity from your Leader in Me choice board, that was sent out this past Monday by me, if you'd like your family to be entered in the family fun pack drawing give-away! I've included the choice board with this post to help you. Go Buffs!
SCHOOL LUNCH HERO DAY The first Friday in May is School Lunch Hero Day, dedicated to those who make the cafeterias and the schools a better place to be! USD 322 would like to thank our food service staff who do a wonderful job during normal times, but they have definitely gone above and beyond getting meals to our families during this pandemic. Please send them a note letting them know how much you appreciate them. Please view this "Thank You" video from KSDE (Kansas Department of Education): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZnc0YOCE1A
The KRR After School Program will be offering a summer session through virtual learning, or paper packets if needed. The session dates are May 26-June 19 and will be for students who are currently in K-3. The students will be working on reading, math, & STEM activities. Please email Stacy Rempe at firstname.lastname@example.org to pre-enroll your student(s) by May 8.
USD 322 Parents - we need your help! We are still making yearbooks for the Grade School and Jr High. We are asking that you send photos of your children doing school work from home. It can be working on assignments or just doing something fun or creative from home! Please submit your photo to the link that is attached to your child's grade level. Pricing info will be available at a later date. Preschool: plicbooks.com/go/jGek1 Kindergarten: plicbooks.com/go/DR2AY 1 st Grade: plicbooks.com/go/XmDyB 2 nd Grade: plicbooks.com/go/Ew91A 3 rd Grade: plicbooks.com/go/zengb 4 th Grade: plicbooks.com/go/EzXsc 5 th Grade: plicbooks.com/go/Xxe5E 6 th Grade: plicbooks.com/go/gFwHm 7 - 8th: plicbooks.com/go/cUiPp If you have any questions, please contact Karen Utley @ email@example.com
The USD322 board of education of the Onaga public schools has hired an interim Superintendent for the 2020-2021 School year . He is a long time experienced administrator from the state of Nebraska. Hello USD322, My name is Dan Polk, and my wife Deb and I are very excited about moving to the district. I was born in the panhandle of Nebraska and graduated high school in the Nebraska Sand Hills in a class of 18. My wife graduated from Papillion, Nebraska in a class of 460. I entered my education career as a teacher and coach and quickly worked my way into my first principal position by the time I was 30 years old, and my first Superintendent position by 35. I have always stayed in smaller school districts as I prefer being able to communicate and connect with students as well as staff and parents. I have only been at three districts as an administrator with 21 years at just two of them. After 8 years at my current district, I am leaving a two-year contract offer and coming to USD322. Deb and I have been married for 33 years in June and have 4 grown children. Jessica is a mental health counselor in Yankton, SD; Jacob is a teacher and coach in Utica, NE at Centennial Public schools; Zachary is a 6'10" sports director and play-by-play announcer in Windom MN; and Kaitlyn just graduated a semester early from Morningside in Sioux City, IA with degrees in communication and Non-profit business management. They all played one form or another of college athletics. The older two are married and the youngest is supposed to marry in late July. We hope to get to know you all very soon. GO BUFFS!
Morgan Mayginnes is being interviewed by Ralph Hipp of WIBW Channel 13 at 4pm today. Make sure to tune in if you can!
Hey Buffalo Fun Club people. Please remember to pre-enroll for June summer camp (summer school). We have loads of crazy new ideas and activities coming that we'd love to have you join us! Don't forget to email firstname.lastname@example.org for pre-enrollment and/or questions.
Good morning! During this pandemic, we want to again emphasize the need to practice social distancing. Those delivering food will set meals in a good location - your porch, deck, sidewalk, etc. Please emphasize to your children to stay at least 6 feet back from delivery people. Do not approach delivery people to pick up your meals. Please also keep animals away from the meals being dropped off. Thank you, and stay safe.
Dear Parents and Students- I wanted to share information about our Continuous Learning Plan and how it works regarding grades in grades 2-12. Our number one priority is the social-emotional health of our students during these unprecedented times. At the recommendation of KSDE, our Continuous Learning Plan states that student’s grades can only remain the same and/or move upward from their 3rd quarter grades. Our expectation is our students will do their best to continue with their academic studies and keep learning through May 15. If students do not engage in their learning, teachers, counselors, and administration will be in contact with the student(s) and their families to help collaborate with them in getting the students to engage in their learning. This is a tremendous opportunity for students to be proactive with their education and to continue building their knowledge and skills for future preparedness and success. It’s also a great opportunity for students to raise their grades significantly. Finally, it shows character in the form of self discipline, perseverance, and personal responsibility by taking ownership and continuing to complete their classes through the end of the school year. As always, if a student is dealing with difficult circumstances or Internet issues that are making remote learning difficult, our teaching staff is eager to assist them and will be flexible in working with the student so that we can best meet their learning needs and help them be able to finish their coursework. Just reach out to us and we will work with you and your child. Thank you for partnering with us in the education of your child. We are all doing the best that we can and we know you are too. Hang in there- we will get through this together. Take care! Mr. Poell
The USD 322 board of education of the Onaga public schools has hired an interim Superintendent for the 2020-2021 School year. He is a long time experienced administrator from the state of Nebraska. -- Hello USD 322, My name is Dan Polk, and my wife Deb and I are very excited about moving to the district. I was born in the panhandle of Nebraska and graduated high school in the Nebraska Sand Hills in a class of 18. My wife graduated from Papillion, Nebraska in a class of 460. I entered my education career as a teacher and coach and quickly worked my way into my first principal position by the time I was 30 years old, and my first Superintendent position by 35. I have always stayed in smaller school districts as I prefer being able to communicate and connect with students as well as staff and parents. I have only been at three districts as an administrator with 21 years at just two of them. After 8 years in my current district, I am leaving a two-year contract offer and coming to USD 322. Deb and I have been married for 33 years in June and have 4 grown children. Jessica is a mental health counselor in Yankton, SD; Jacob is a teacher and coach in Utica, NE at Centennial Public schools; Zachary is a 6'10" sports director and play-by-play announcer in Windom MN; and Kaitlyn just graduated a semester early from Morningside in Sioux City, IA with degrees in communication and Non-profit business management. They all played one form or another of college athletics. The older two are married and the youngest is supposed to Marry in late July. We hope to get to know you all very soon. GO BUFFS!
Hello BFC Families! We are having BFC after-school meetings for the 4th-8th graders at 3:30 on Tuesdays and Thursdays through the end of April on Zoom. Our next one is tomorrow afternoon, April 23. We really would like for everyone to attend.We do have options to offer:Tuesdays & Thursdays at 1:00 or 3:30Mondays & Wednesdays at 1:00 or 3:30. Please reply to email@example.com with your preference and we will choose the majority. Thanks.
Mayginnes Named to Best of Kansas Preps Morgan Mayginnes, a senior at Onaga High School, has been named a recipient of The Topeka Capital-Journal’s Best of Kansas Preps Award. This recognition honors the best high school athletes in the state of Kansas. Sponsored by the Capital-Journal, the University of Kansas Health System – St. Francis Center, and Envista Credit Union, the awards aim to recognize athletes who have worked hard toward a goal and have been an inspiration on the field of play, in the gym, on the mat, in the classroom and in the hallways of our schools in Kansas. Mayginnes, a wrestler who won 1st in the 155-pound division of the Inaugural State Girls Wrestling Tournament held in February, has wrestled all four years of high school, while participating in volleyball, track and softball, too. Involved in the Federation Wrestling Program herself and guiding young wrestlers at the local level, she has helped build the Onaga program to a higher competitive degree. Signing a letter of intent to wrestle at Baker University this fall, Mayginnes plans to start on a career by going into Early Elementary Education. Being the first Onaga athlete selected for this award, Mayginnes is also the Girls Wrestler of the Year, which is a top honor. Traditionally, to recognize these student athletes a banquet has been held—but with the COVID-19 pandemic ongoing, a star-studded awards show will be available at no charge at 6 p.m. CDT on Thursday, June 18. The show will feature more than 20 well-known professional athletes as hosts and announcers, providing an on-demand broadcast to maintain the tradition of honoring hundreds of student athletes for all the hard work and dedication in their sport during the past school year.
The USD322 board of education of the Onaga public schools has hired an interim Superintendent for the 2020-2021 School year . He is a long time experienced administrator from the state of Nebraska. Hello USD322, My name is Dan Polk, and my wife Deb and I are very excited about moving to the district. I was born in the panhandle of Nebraska and graduated high school in the Nebraska Sand Hills in a class of 18. My wife graduated from Papillion, Nebraska in a class of 460. I entered my education career as a teacher and coach and quickly worked my way into my first principal position by the time I was 30 years old, and my first Superintendent position by 35. I have always stayed in smaller school districts as I prefer being able to communicate and connect with students as well as staff and parents. I have only been at three districts as an administrator with 21 years at just two of them. After 8 years at my current district, I am leaving a two-year contract offer and coming to USD322. Deb and I have been married for 33 years in June and have 4 grown children. Jessica is a mental health counselor in Yankton, SD; Jacob is a teacher and coach in Utica, NE at Centennial Public schools; Zachary is a 6'10" sports director and play-by-play announcer in Windom MN; and Kaitlyn just graduated a semester early from Morningside in Sioux City, IA with degrees in communication and Non-profit business management. They all played one form or another of college athletics. The older two are married and the youngest is supposed to Marry in late July. We hope to get to know you all very soon. GO BUFFS!
Greetings all Buffalo Fun Club members and parents! The BFC after-school and out-of-school staff would like to announce pre-enrollment for the June summer school session. Although we do not know what Summer BFC will look like as of yet, we will “Begin with the end in mind”. We are seeking students who would like to attend BFC summer sessions through virtual learning and Zoom meetings. The June session dates are May 26-June 19 and will be for students who were in Mrs. Ringel’s Pre-K classroom and students in the 4th-8th grades during the 2019-2020 school year. *Please email Thelma Linck at firstname.lastname@example.org to pre-enroll your student(s). The total number of enrollees, and the number of students by age group for BFC Summer session is limited, so please be prompt with your replies. Pre-enrollment will end April 30 Enrollment forms will be emailed to families at a later date. Information about the July session of Summer Buffalo Fun Club will be announced at a later date. Thank you for your support and all that you do.
Continuous Learning Plan Survey: We have had a successful first two weeks of student learning! In order to continue to provide the most meaningful learning experiences for our students moving forward, we want to periodically seek feedback throughout this process. Therefore, we are asking all parents of USD 322 students to please complete this short continuous learning plan survey by clicking on the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3RQHZST
PLEASE READ! Free Food During Pandemic offered tomorrow, Friday the 17th! If you or someone you know are in need of food during these tough times, please utilize theses services! *please note anyone affected by Covid19 can get food...you do not need to meet income requirements this time. Details on tomorrow’s shipment are in the picture that is with this post. There will be an additional shipment coming in for next Friday, April 24th also. That shipment may include beef stew, canned peaches, peanut butter, Mac and cheese and other additional food. You may receive food on both Fridays. This is for residents in Pottawatomie County not served by any other commodity program. Drive - through only.
Although times are tough, try to keep in mind that better days are ahead! Keep yourself motivated, happy, & healthy throughout the rest of this quarantine. The following link can keep you updated on the status of COVID-19 in the state of KS https://govstatus.egov.com/coronavirus
The Kansas Range Youth Camp has been cancelled for 2020 due to the COVID-19 outbreak. In lieu of attending camp, here are some youth Range Presentations: Texas A and M Agrilife Online Courses: https://agrilifelearn.tamu.edu/catalog?pagename=Rangeland-Management Range veg assessment https://rangeveg.wordpress.com/learning-modules/ Rangeland Principals from U of Idaho https://rangelandprinciples.wordpress.com/topics/ Range Science Education Council https://rangesec.org/tools/ Higher Education Teaching Tools https://globalrangelands.org/higher-ed
Onaga Schools would like to wish everyone a blessed Easter weekend. Due to the holiday weekend, please also be reminded that there will be no classes or meals served/delivered tomorrow (Friday, April 10th) or Monday, April 13th. Those needing to pick up student learning packets may still do so tomorrow on the east side of the school between 11:00am-12:00pm at the same place where lunch pick-up is normally. Learning packets needing delivered will still take place tomorrow.
Here is some good news, fellow Buffaloes! We had 7 juniors and seniors that met the criteria to be named to the TVL All Academic Team. This criteria included being a jr or sr, must have participated in 3 KSHAA activities, and must have a cumulative GPA of 3.70 at the end of the current 1st semester. Our students who earned this honor are the following: Kady Figge Halie Jeanneret Laura Krohn Sam Kufahl Rebecca Krohn Alexus Jeanneret Chloe Fischer Once again, congratulations!
Hi, all of the BFC people! We are planning on continuing BFC through virtual learning. An email was sent notifying parents. Please check on this. All the BFC teachers sure miss everyone.
Preserving your mental health while following social distancing guidelines is an important piece of your overall physical health. The following link provides information on how you can practice using technology in socially healthy ways to stay connected. https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-to-prevent-loneliness-in-a-time-of-social-distancing/ Michelle Krause email@example.com
Due to undesirable road conditions, meal deliveries may be a little delayed today. Thank you for your understanding and flexibility.
Good afternoon- I wanted to share more information regarding our Continuous Learning Plan with you today. Let’s get started. Meeting Social Emotional Needs Our kids’ lives have been dramatically affected by the pandemic and families are dealing with numerous hardships right now. More important than grades is to make sure our kiddos are doing okay and are having their social emotional needs met during these tumultuous times. Our teachers and paras will be checking up on our students each week to see how they are doing and doing our best to support them and help them through any struggles they may be going through. If you feel you, your family or your child need some additional help and support, please contact our counselors, Mrs. Krause and Mrs. Kolterman. They can not only provide support for kids and adults, but can help with connecting families with community resources that can help as well. They are here for our students and our families. They can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. From there, they can communicate in different ways with adults and kids as needed as they provide assistance. Also, students and families can expect weekly literature and links focused on social emotional health and strategies/coping/activity ideas and information for individuals and families. Technology As we begin our Continuous Learning Plan on April 6, we are realistic in knowing we will have glitches and issues come up with the size and scope of what we are attempting to do with technology. We all need to give grace and patience for everyone that is involved- staff, students, parents, etc. If an issue arises, it is okay. It may or may not take some time, but we will work to resolve issues as they come up. Once again, the number 1 priority we need to be focused on is making sure our kids’ social emotional needs are being taken care of. Please keep that in mind as technological issues come up. It is important that we provide technology help resources for our students, staff and parents. If you or your child runs into a technical issue, the best way to resolve it will be going through the following contact: K12itc is excited to announce we have expanded our Help Desk to now serve your students and their parents during the Covid-19 Virtual Learning weeks. Our Help Desk will be available to students and parents Monday – Friday, 8:00AM CST to 5:00PM CST. Staff support will remain the same (Monday – Friday, 6:00AM CST to 7:00PM CST). The Help Desk has the ability to support students with the following items: - Password issues with district related applications. - Questions regarding specific applications supported at a district level. - Troubleshooting district owned devices. - Best effort support on connecting a device to a home or public wireless network. - Non-district devices cannot be supported for hardware malfunction, virus, ransomware or spyware issues. - Printing outside of a district school building will be best effort support due to complexities involved with home printers. The phone number for Tech Support at K12ITC is 816-382-4840 or 1-855-K12-TECH. They also have chat support at CHAT.K12ITC.COM If after going through K12 ITC and you still are having issues, contact your child’s teacher who can try to assist and the teacher can then contact Cathy Marten, USD 322 Technology Director, to help with the situation. We will work with students and families as issues arise and will do our best to support all. Thank you for your support. Zoom Schedules Our PK-12th grade teachers have Zoom schedules of when they plan to meet and visit with students over Zoom. They will also be emailing these to you along with other details today and through the weekend. Preschool- Tuesdays- Mrs. Eisenbarth/Para 1pm Kinderprep- Tuesdays- Mrs. Ringel/Para 1:30 pm Kdgt- Wednesdays- Mrs. Alverson/Mrs. Rempe 12:45 pm Kdgt-Thursdays- Mrs. Kramer/Mrs. Wege 1:30 pm 1st Grade- Wednesdays- Mrs. Uhl/Mrs. Helget 1:30 pm 2nd Grade- Thursdays- Mrs. Rezac/Mrs. Marten 5:00 pm 2nd Grade- Fridays- Mrs. Sperber/Mr. Goudy 4:30 pm 3rd Grade- Wednesdays- Mrs. McNally and Mrs. Huerter @ 2:00 pm 4th Grade- Fridays- Ms. Dallman/Para 1:30 pm 5th Grade- Fridays- Mrs. Myers/Para 2:00 pm 6th Grade- Mondays and Friday- Mrs. Glessner/Mrs. Walters 1:00 pm Our OJH-OHS Zoom Meeting Schedule is as follows: Monday/Wednesday Zoom Meetings 8 am- 1st Hour 9 am- 3rd Hour 10 am- 5th Hour 11 am-7th Hour Tuesday/Thursday Zoom Meetings 8 am- 2nd Hour 9 am- 4th Hour 10 am- 6th Hour 11 am- The Leader in Me (Social Emotional Learning) Teachers will be sharing instructions to students and parents about how to use Zoom so you should be receiving those instructions before Monday, April 6. IEP/ Title I Services and Support Our teachers and specialists that work with students with IEP’s will be reaching out to students and families to share how they will be meeting their child’s needs through the remainder of this school year. Our special education teachers, specialists, and paras, and our Title I teacher and Title paras, will be collaborating with our teachers to collaborate, communicate and support our students needing IEP services and/or Title support. Our personnel will utilize Zoom, email, phone calls, and whatever else is necessary to meet the needs of our students. Please contact these teachers and paras if you have questions, concerns, need support, etc. Proactive communication by our staff and parents will help us be successful in supporting our kids. Final Thoughts…. We are all living in an unprecedented time and we are being called to do an unprecedented task. IF ANY SCHOOL COMMUNITY CAN MAKE THIS WORK, IT IS OURS!! This is an amazing opportunity for our school family to grow, support one another, and have compassion for our fellow humans. Please know we are here to support students and parents as you begin an unprecedented task as well. If all stakeholders give one another the gift of grace, patience and understanding, this undertaking will go much better for everyone involved. Thank you for your support and we look forward to starting classes on Monday, April 6! Please be safe and take care!
Good evening, everyone- This evening, I wanted to share about several different topics related to our Continuous Learning Plan and on Thursday, more information will be shared as well. Let’s get started. Schedules: Teachers will be sharing via email with students and parents their weekly class schedules over the course of the next couple of days. In regards to weekly lesson plans, to avoid burnout and frustration, we recommend students do not do all of the work in one setting. As a reminder, this is a weekly lesson plan, so set a schedule/pace that works for your child and your family. How do parents and students contact the teachers for help? Truly, the best way to contact teachers will be by email. Teachers have set up “office hours” designated to communicate with parents and students. The elementary teachers have designated 11am-noon and 6-7pm as formal office hours for parents to contact them. Of course you can email anytime but just know the teacher may not be able to respond immediately, but will respond within 24 hours of an email, M-F. Please also keep in mind that elementary teachers and paras will be checking in and helping students during the day as well with their learning. 7-12th grade teachers have a different set up since they have older students and different schedules, which they will be sharing with you over the course of the next couple of days. They will be available for questions from students and parents during their designated class periods in the mornings and afternoons/early evenings are also possibilities. Please keep in mind that they may not be able to respond immediately, but will respond within 24 hours of an email, M-F. Communications Students in grades 7-12th grade will need to check their email and Google Classroom frequently during the day for communications from their teachers. PK-2nd grade families will want to check your email and SeeSaw (teachers will share about this with you) daily. This will be the primary way we communicate. 3rd-6th grade families will want to check their email and Google Classroom daily. Our elementary and secondary teachers do plan on utilizing Zoom as part of their communication and learning platform. They will provide information to parents and students to assist them in using Zoom. Grading There will be no grades given the first week April 6-9. Teachers at all grade levels will be sharing with you how grades will work in their communications to you over the next few days. The most important thing will be that students will engage in the learning activities that start on April 6. As a Parent, What Can I Do to Help? Your child should be able to complete most of the learning activities independently, but there will be times when your child has questions. We also understand the learning activities may be confusing at times. Therefore, please don’t let any activity stress your child or family. Just skip it, try another one, and reach out to the teacher for clarification. Develop a routine for your family with a designated time for learning activities. Students are active learners and can be a part of this process. Empower them to take charge of their learning and it will be more successful. We encourage you to set up a “workspace” for your child for activities requiring concentration and a quiet environment. If you need help with any of these suggestions, please do not hesitate to reach out to your child’s teacher or school counselors. They will be happy to brainstorm ideas that may work for your family. In Conclusion….. On Thursday, I will be sending out more information regarding technology/tech support, social emotional support for our students and family needs, and IEP/Title services and support. Starting on Thursday and continuing through the weekend, parents and students will be receiving important information from their teachers. Lessons will not formally begin until Monday, April 6. I’ve had some parents ask about yearbooks, spring pictures, preschool and kindergarten roundup, lunch money, graduation, etc. When things settle down in the next week or so, I will provide information to all of the parents regarding all of these and other end-of-the-school year topics as decisions are made. Please give grace and understand that our staff are at different levels of technology usage proficiency- some are further along than others and that’s ok. Everyone right now is working their tail off to become more adept at using technology for purposeful learning and communication so please keep that in mind. There will be questions and some glitches I’m sure during this time- that’s to be expected. We will do the best we can and are excited to see and begin working again with our students! Mr. Poell
Message to Parents/Guardians about the USD 322 Continuous Learning Plan What has the staff been doing these last 2 weeks? Staff began development of quality learning activities that not only re-emphasize the skills that have been taught previously, but also skills that will prepare students for the upcoming year. One of the main goals of our Continuous Learning Plan is to provide meaningful learning activities for students that can be completed independently for the most part and done at a time that is convenient for families. We understand this is going to look different for all of our families so we developed the Continuous Learning Plan with flexibility in mind. As parents, we encourage you to work with your child on the expectations as to when the learning activities will be completed. A clear message that we want to send to all families, regardless of the age of the students, is we don’t want anyone to struggle, be frustrated, or overwhelmed. If you’re needing guidance from the teacher for a learning activity, just skip that task until help from the teacher can be given. We developed learning activities to provide choices for all students using a variety of formats. There are going to be learning activities that will require technology, but also many that will not require technology. Students will not be penalized if they do not have access to technology. Here is the timeline that KSDE recommended for the various grade levels. This suggested time does not have to be in one setting, but can happen throughout the day. Additionally, if you discover your child is struggling to complete the suggested amount of activities per day, communicate with the teacher. The teacher will work with you on a modified plan. Pre-K: 30 minutes K-1: 45 minutes 2-3: 60 minutes 4-5: 90 minutes 6-12: 30 minutes per teacher (maximum of 3 hours) What will the first week (April 6 to April 9) look like? The Continuous Learning Plan will start Monday, April 6, and the first week is about reconnecting with students & families, establishing new routines, and providing ALL of us an opportunity to see what this new format will look like. Truly, it is almost like it is August again with new routines and new structures having to be established. What if my child does not have Internet access? We developed learning activities to provide choices for the students using a variety of formats. There are going to be activities requiring technology, but also many will not. Therefore, if you do not have Internet access, choose the activities that do not require it. Students will not be penalized if they do not have access to technology. What is the next information I will be receiving? We will be sharing information regarding communications and contacts for assistance, including technology, academic, and social emotional support for students and family needs. Also, families can expect information on how to contact teachers and support staff for help, what parents can do to help, office hours for teachers to provide support for students and parents, and what learning and communication platforms will be used for learning from now through May 15. Additionally, parents can expect information to be shared on student technology usage and expectations. Teachers will soon also be sharing their weekly schedules as well. There will be additional information shared as well. We know this pandemic has caused stress to families and our community. We recognize and understand that fact. We will do everything in our power, to make this a positive time for the children and the families. This is the time for Grace & Flexibility for ALL! FAMILIES, WE THANK YOU FOR BEING TRUE PARTNERS IN EDUCATION! Be expecting further information over the next couple of days as we draw closer to the start of classes beginning again on April 6. Please know that there will be no classes on Friday, April 10 and Monday, April 13th, as these dates are on the calendar that we have no school due to Good Friday and the Easter holiday. Thank you! Mr. Poell
This Monday and Tuesday will be the dates for parents of students preschool through sixth grade to pick up their children's belongings. If you have not already set up a time for pick up, please email Karen Utley at firstname.lastname@example.org to set that up. Thank You -Karen Utley
The phone number for Tech Support at K12ITC is 816-382-4840 or 1-855-K12-TECH. They also have chat support at CHAT.K12ITC.COM
K12itc is excited to announce we have expanded our Help Desk to now serve your students and their parents during the Covid-19 Virtual Learning weeks. Our Help Desk will be available to students and parents Monday – Friday, 8:00AM CST to 5:00PM CST. Staff support will remain the same (Monday – Friday, 6:00AM CST to 7:00PM CST). The Help Desk has the ability to support students with the following items: - Password issues with district related applications. - Questions regarding specific applications supported at a district level. - Troubleshooting district owned devices. - Best effort support on connecting a device to a home or public wireless network. - Non-district devices cannot be supported for hardware malfunction, virus, ransomware or spyware issues. - Printing outside of a district school building will be best effort support due to complexities involved with home printers.
In addition to Blue Valley updating their internet capabilities, cellular providers are upgrading as well. Please contact your provider to see how they can help and support your student’s continual learning. Sprint is: - Providing unlimited data for 60 days to customers with metered data plans. - Giving 20 GB of free mobile hotspot to customers with hotspot-capable devices. AT&T is: - Allowing all AT&T customer home internet wireline customers, as well as Fixed Wireless Internet, can use unlimited internet data. - Offering internet access for qualifying limited-income households at $10 a month through their Access from AT&T program. - Offering new Access from AT&T customers two months of free service. Verizon is: - Adding 15GB of data across nearly all of their plans to be used between 3/25/2020 and 4/30/2020. This is just a brief overview of a few cellular providers. There may be more that they can do for you than what is listed. If you are a family that thinks these services could help, please call your cellular provider to discuss your needs.
As of today, March 25, 2020 the school Wi-Fi has been set to a guest Wi-Fi that does not require a password. Although you can not be in the building, you may be able to get a signal out in the parking lot, or school grounds.This is a limited network.
Please have students in grades 7-12 check their school emails for information from teachers. Thank you.
For those families needing to update their internet capabilities to better support their child's learning, Blue Valley Technologies is currently offering to students in our service area. Please contact them immediately if you are interested, because they uncertain how long they will continue to go into homes to hook up new customers due to the coronavirus. For students who currently have BV Internet. As a thank you for their loyalty, those that are on lower speed tiers that need more speed due to online classroom work: They can upgrade to 40Mx10M at no additional cost for 60 days. For students who do not currently have Internet: They will waive all installation fees They will waive any deposit requirements They will give a $125 broadband bill credit to be credited on first month’s bill They will give a $50 phone credit to be credited on first month’s bill And there is no minimum term requirement For most families, these credits should allow the customer to have free service through the end of the school term. If you are a family in either of the above situations, please call Blue Valley Technologies at 785-799-3311or 877-876-1228 to discuss your needs.
For parents and patrons of USD 322: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/USD322Onaga The new superintendent hire survey is available on the URL above. Cut and paste it into your browser and let your voice be heard! Your input is important and appreciated! The deadline is March 25, 2020
Update on Meal Deliveries: If you have requested meals to be delivered, PLEASE be at the driveway entrance to pick them up. For safety reasons, our delivery drivers will not come to the door.
UPDATE: Local and District Scholarships - for safety reasons, please only send scholarship applications electronically to Mrs. Krause (email@example.com). If you need assistance, please reach out to Mrs. Krause. Due date is April 3, 2020 by 5pm.
Update on meals: If you have signed up for meals for your children and they will not need them on a certain day, please text Karla at 785-456-4640. Thank you!
District and Local Scholarship application due date has been extended to April 3. Please mail applications to the District Office, Attn: Michelle Krause, 500 High St. Onaga, KS 66521 or send them electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you require any documents to complete the applications or have any questions, please e-mail Mrs. Krause at your earliest convenience.
USD 322 thanks you for your patience as we navigate through this unprecedented situation and work towards creating continuous learning plans for our all of our students. Here is a timeline of what will be taking place: * Daily lunch and breakfast begins serving today, Monday, March 23rd * March 20th-27th, custodians are disinfecting every area of the school and staff is organizing student belongings for student pick-up * March 23rd-April 3rd, staff will be developing continual learning plans for our students based upon the Kansas Continuous Learning Task Force Guidance. The plans will be creatively delivered via online or packets. * April 6th, students begin their continuous learning plans to finish the year As long as students complete their required continuous learning plans in a successful manner, they will move into the next grade level next year and seniors will graduate. There will be no graduation ceremony, but diplomas will be mailed to graduates. As always, please email you teachers, Mr. Poell or Mrs. Trimble if you have questions or need assistance.
7-12th grade students will keep their computers for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year. If they left them at school, they will be able to pick them up during their designated times on Wed, Thu, and Friday. They can also share with younger siblings to use them for remote learning if there is a need for a device for the younger ones to use. Thank you.
All band uniform and instrument access information/directions, etc, will be given out at a later date after we get through March 31. Thank you.
Good afternoon. Here are the current plans for PK-6 students and the pick up of their items from school. Mrs. Utley will be contacting parents on Thu and Fri of this week to set up times for families to come to the school on March 30 and 31 at designated pick up times. These pick up times will occur between 8-4 on Monday, March 30 and 9-6 on Tuesday, March 31. We will have staff assist on the 30th and 31st and will place disinfected students items in bags on a table outside the school so no one has to enter the building to pick up their items. Please stick to your designated pick up times on these days and please wait for Mrs. Utley to contact you to set up your family pickup time. Also, students can keep library books at home and can turn them in at a later date when schools are allowed to open back up. We want them to have all the reading materials they can get their hands on. All of their books, textbooks, workbooks, supplies, etc. will be sent home in bags on these 2 days. Thank you for all of your help with this. Take care!
Here is the information on 7-12th grade students retrieving their items from their lockers, locker rooms, and dropping off their uniforms, that will occur later this week. Throughout all of this, it will be strictly enforced that only 10 people are in the building at a time and the 6ft. distance between people occurs. Students will enter the building at the west main entrance. Important reminder that if your child is sick, has traveled out of the country over break, or spent time in several Colorado counties or other COVID 19 hotspots over break, do not have them come to the school. We will make alternative arrangements for another time. In regards to uniforms, spray disinfectant on the uniform and on the tied bag they bring it in. The school will provide trash bags for the students to put their stuff in take home with them. Wed, March 25 4-5pm: Seniors 5-6pm: Juniors Thu, March 26 3:30-4:30: Sophomores 4:30-5:30: Freshmen Fri, March 27 3:30-4:30: 7th Grade 4:30-5:30: 8th Grade Thank you everyone.
We want to make sure that all of our children in our district get fed during this time. Over 150 children are already signed up to receive meals starting tomorrow, March 23rd. There is still time to sign your children up if you would like. Children MUST be present when picking up food behind Onaga Grade School or when dropping off food at the driveway entrance for those in rural areas - this is a state requirement. Those students of age can pick up their own food for themselves and for those younger siblings or receive it when delivered. Babysitters of children can receive food for them also. This will allow us to get more food to children ages 1-18 if parents aren't able to be with their children because they are working. Also, we will deliver food to children in Wheaton, Havensville, Duluth, rural areas, etc. - anyone age 1-18 who resides within our district or rides a bus to school and can't pick up meals at Onaga Grade School. If interested, please fill out the survey at the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YJWZXX8
Continuous Learning Plan Survey: Our school is calmly planning for continuous learning for all students following guidelines set forth by KSDE. We want to ensure that we are equipped to transition to a continuous learning environment, and are responsive to the needs of all families. Therefore, we are asking all parents of USD 322 students to please complete this short continuous learning plan survey by clicking on the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/F63K73W
Updated Information on Food Pick-up & Delivery: Children MUST be present when picking up food behind Onaga Grade School or when dropping off food at the driveway entrance for those in rural areas - this is a state requirement. Those students of age can pick up their own food for themselves and for those younger siblings or receive it when delivered. Babysitters of children can receive food for them also. This will allow us to get more food to children ages 1-18 if parents aren't able to be with their children because they are working. Also, we will deliver food to children in Wheaton, Havensville, Duluth, rural areas, etc. - anyone age 1-18 who resides within our district or rides a bus to school and can't pick up meals at Onaga Grade School. If interested, please fill out the survey at the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YJWZXX8
USD 322 will be offering breakfast and lunch to any child age 1-18 free of charge beginning Monday, March 23rd. If you are interested in participating in this free meal program, please complete the survey at the link below for children in your household. For those picking up their food, the pick-up location will be behind the grade school from 11:00am-12:00pm daily beginning on Monday, March 23rd. Meals will be delivered to the cars. Children must be present when picking up meals. For rural families needing delivery: deliveries will be made to the driveway entrance. A parent/guardian and every child receiving a meal MUST be present. Deliveries will begin on Monday, March 23rd. The daily meal will include lunch options and an additional breakfast item for the next day. Again, any child from the age of 1-18 can participate in this meal program free of charge. This food service will be provided beginning on Monday, March 23rd throughout the end of the school year. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/8XLCGGR
Good morning. As we adjust to our new reality and make plans to do the best we can under the circumstances, this is a reminder that the school building is currently not open to the public for any reason. This includes using it for meetings, sports practice, etc. Thank you.
MESSAGE TO FAMILIES Today, March 17, 2020 Governor Laura Kelly announced all school facilities will be closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. This will place tremendous hardship on our families and staff, and impact the social and emotional well-being of our students. We have been working on contingency plans since mid-March, including how we can meet the ongoing learning needs of our students and provide breakfast and lunch for our students. We will be receiving updated guidance from the Kansas State Department of Education on how we can effectively provide a learning platform for our students to finish out their school year. More information will be shared with families later this week and next on how that will be done. Our staff and board of education are also working on other critical issues, such as what this means for our seniors, how this will affect next school year and what impact this will have on our employees. We will provide updates on these issues as soon as the information is available. We are committed to working together as a community to support one another throughout these unprecedented times, and communication will remain a top priority. USD 322 will continue to keep you informed with regular updates through our district website, social media, emails and text messages. As a reminder, this school closure is in response to the current public health crisis. The focus should remain on preventing the spread the coronavirus, or COVID-19 as it is also referred to. Please be mindful of the following: • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. • Cover your nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing (cough/sneeze into your sleeve or a tissue). • Please keep sick children at home. • Avoid close contact with anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms. Follow additional guidance from these sources: • National Center for Disease Control (CDC) • Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) • Pottawatomie County Health Department Signed by Rhonda Trimble, Superintendent and Jeff Koelzer, Board President
If you are looking for some PK-6 easily accessible online learning websites (no sign-in required) along with some non-digital ideas for learning, please see access the link below. There are not a lot, but there are sites for all content areas. The hope is that by keeping the list simple and by not requiring you or your children to create logins that it will simplify the use for all of you 🙂! https://docs.google.com/document/d/1zDF2k6dXbiMDCg8SvLhlowQ22GUfWfXU9CZBj-LU7XY
Many of you may already be aware that Governor Kelly in conjunction with the the Kansas State Department of Education has recommended the closer of all schools in Kansas this week, so that state and county officials have time to create plans to address the COVID-19 pandemic. We are hoping to receive updated guidance from the Kansas State Department of Education by no later than Wednesday or Thursday of this week. We have an advantage for already being on spring break, but we are currently making plans to provide services to students with special needs, provide meals for our students, etc. in the case schools are closed for a prolonged period of time - there is a chance that this could happen. Onaga Schools will follow all guidelines from KDHE to promote safety of all students and staff when school does resume. The Kansas State Board of Education has formed a team of experts, many of whom are former Teachers of the Year, to build a comprehensive plan to address the challenges that schools are facing in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Among the specific topics this team will address are: How schools can move education online, if necessary, so students can progress toward the end of semester. How schools can assist students who do not have access to online tools to finish out the semester, especially those who are set to graduate in May. How schools can provide for at-risk students and those who have Individualized Education Plans (IEPs). How schools will ensure a continuity of school-based mental health services. How schools can assist in providing meals for students who need them. What role schools can play in assisting with childcare for essential local and state healthcare workers, first responders and other essential workers who live in their counties. How schools will assist in efforts to keep children from congregating in community spaces and keep them quarantined in their own homes. And educating parents on ways they can help the continuity of education for their children. Governor Kelly continues to work closely with the Kansas State Department of Education and Kansas Department of Health and Environment, along with local and federal partners to develop sensible steps that can protect every Kansan. USD 322 will continue to share pertinent information as we receive it. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued new guidance surrounding COVID-19, including travelers, close contacts of confirmed cases and those being tested. Below is the link to that guidance: https://khap2.kdhe.state.ks.us/NewsRelease/PDFs/3-15-20%20Quarantine%20recommendations%20FINAL.pdf
OHS Baseball season is here! Follow the link to print your order form, https://5il.co/dldh. Orders and payment are due on Monday, 3/16/2020 to Coach Noel by NOON!!!! Coach Noel will meet you here Monday if need be, or orders can be turned in to Gayla tomorrow in the office.
Plans for potential COVID-19 outbreak is now available on the homepage news section.
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/USD322Onaga The new superintendent hire survey is now available on the URL above. Cut and paste it into your browser and let your voice be heard! Your input is important and appreciated! The deadline is March 23, 2020.
Sunday is the start of Daylight Savings Time so, make sure to set your clock 1 hour ahead. A weird coincidence is that Monday is National Napping day.
The OHS Sports Banquet has been moved to Wednesday, April 29 @ 6:00 pm in the OHS Commons.
MONITORING CORONAVIRUS - WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW USD 322 wants families to know we are closely monitoring information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and proactively working with state and local health partners for guidance on preventative measures for the Coronavirus Disease or COVID-19. USD 322 IS PREPARED Onaga has been in close contact with local and state health partners, including the Pottawatomie County Health Department and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE). We have a plan of action should the virus impact our area. In the event of an outbreak in our community, the district would follow public health partners’ lead on any quarantines, closures or other health measures as necessary. As always, USD 322’s focus is to ensure the safety of all students and staff and to minimize any impact on learning in our schools. If families have additional questions about COVID-19, they are encouraged to view the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Fact Sheet from KDHE. This fact sheet includes information about the virus, symptoms and severity, and how to protect yourself. STAY HEALTHY One of the most important things our community can do right now is practice preventative measures and remind students of everyday actions they can take to slow the spread of germs and prevent illness. The district appreciates the encouraging of these healthy habits at home as well. Avoid close contact with people who are sick. Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces. School staff have access to preventive products like disposable wipes and hand sanitizer to use throughout the day to stop the spread of germs. District custodial staff utilize hospital-grade disinfectants and decontamination cleaning systems that sanitize both hard and soft surfaces killing viruses and bacteria. Stay home when you are sick except to get medical care. Children who are ill should remain home until they are fever-free for 24 hours without the aid of medication. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. USD 322 appreciates your partnership in supporting the health and safety of our school communities.
There will be no Buffalo Fun Club the week of Parent/Teacher Conferences, March 9-12. See everyone after Spring Break!
Spring Sports Athlete and Parent Meeting is tonight, starting at 6:15 in the Auditorium. We hope to see you there!
There will not be KRR After School Program next week, March 9-12, during parent teacher conferences.
USD 322 Onaga Havensville Wheaton School District is very proud of all of our state tournament wrestlers. If you see Vincent Lara, Morgan Mayginness and Rylin Mayginness and their coach, Chris Niehues, please congratulate them on a terrific season. Go Buffs!!!
The annual Onaga FFA Banquet will be held at 7pm in the HS Commons on March 24.
Morgan Mayginness- State Champion!!!
Onaga High Wrestlers competed well at the regional meet held at Council Grove on Friday, February 21 and Saturday, February 22. Moving on to the State meet held at Hays, Kansas on Friday, February 28 and Saturday, February 29 are Sophomore Rilyn Mayginnes who placed 4th in the 182 lb. class and Senior Vincent Lara who also placed 4th in the 285 lb. class.
Onaga High Basketball will enter into regional play next week with the following schedule: Monday, February 24 OHS Boys @ Centralia with a tip-off time of 7:00 p.m. On Tuesday, February 25 the OHS Girls will travel to Highland to take on Doniphan West. Tip off is 7:00 p.m.
We are conducting an MRA survey to learn more about key areas of strength and areas of needed growth in our school. The data from this survey will also help us track the impacts of the Leader in Me process and implement key practices more fully. In order for us to have a holistic picture of what is going on in our school, we are asking all full-time staff members, parents/guardians, and students in Grade 4 and up to participate. Parent Participation If you decide to participate, you will be asked to complete a survey (without sharing your name or other identifying information) that will be available through a Web link below. The survey is completely voluntary, but we do hope to get feedback from one member of every household. The parent/guardian survey takes about 12 minutes to complete and will ask questions about your child and about his or her experience in our school. If you have more than one child attending the school, you will be asked to think about the oldest child’s experiences as you answer questions related to his or her growth. The window for this survey is open until Monday, February 24th. The link is below: https://mra.leaderinme.net/survey/index.php?r=survey/index&sid=827926&token=ab815baaad9d4e11d93b3675f344d090&lang=en&newtest=Y
The Leader in Me Family Action Team summarizes Habit 6! Make sure to look at the link to see what great things are going on with our students, and how they are being examples of Habit 6! https://5il.co/d3kt
If you have a student in need of a prom tux, please go to the link, https://5il.co/d3bu . Seneca Variety will be here at OHS on Tuesday, Feb 25 at 3:00 for students to rent a tux. They will deliver the tuxes to OHS, but you must return the tux on Sunday after prom to them.
Admission to the Onaga vs Frankfort games tonight is free! The Frankfort Caring Community Foundation will be paying for everyone this evening. There will also be a Mexican Supper from 5:00-7:30 in the Frankfort High School Cafeteria.
Onaga Basketball will travel to Frankfort today. In the main gym, there will be 1/2 a JV Girls game played at 5:00 with the V Girls and V Boys to follow. At 5:45 there will be a full JV Boys game in the other gym.
Morgan Mayginnes took 1st at regional wrestling today with dominant performances on both days. Good luck at state, Morgan! We are proud of you!
OHS will host a C Team Boys Basketball Tournament here tomorrow, Saturday, February 15 starting at 10:00. There will be no gate fee, only a free will donation (this will help to pay for the officials fees).
Onaga High basketball teams will be playing Clifton-Clyde on Friday, February 14, 2020. Games will be played in Clyde in one gym with the following schedule: 4:00 p.m. 1/2 JV girls, Full JV boys 6:00 p.m. Varsity girls, Varsity boys.
Due to the weather, Onaga Schools will start two hours later tomorrow, Thursday, February 13th. No breakfast will be served.
Junior High Dance for 7th & 8th graders on Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 6:30pm-8:45pm in the Multi-Purpose room. The theme is VSCO, there will be pizza and pop provided. Eligibility does apply.
OHS Basketball teams will take on Doniphan West on Tuesday, 2/11/20. At 4:45 JV Girls will play 1/2 a game followed by 1/2 a JV Boys game. Varsity Girls will start at 6:00 followed by the Varsity Boys. Come out and support the Buffs at their last home game of the season!
Please see the news section at the USD 322 website for information concerning the current influenza information.
OHS SR Parents Recognition will take place this Friday evening. We will recognize senior wrestlers and their parents following round 2 of the wrestling meet. The basketball & cheerleader seniors and parents will be recognized at half time of the varsity boys game. Go Buffs!
Good luck to the OJH BB teams tomorrow at their OTL Tournament at Frankfort. The girls will take on Frankfort at 12:45, and the boys will take on Axtell at 1:45. The bus will leave at 10:30 and return approximately 4:00. The bus will stop in Wheaton for pick-up and drop-off.
Good luck to the OHS Wrestlers tomorrow at Atchison!! Go Buffs! Wrestle hard!
There will be a pep rally on Friday, January 31, 2020 starting at 2:45 in the north gym. Come out to watch our winter royalty candidates play some games and support our basketball teams and wrestling team!
The Caring Community Foundation, together with Blue Valley Telecommunications and the Wamego Pizza Hut, is sponsoring the 2nd Annual Pizza Night January 28th to gain financial support for student programs at USD 322! For more information see the Buffalo website.
The Caring Community Foundation, together with Blue Valley Telecommunications and the Wamego Pizza Hut, is sponsoring the 2nd Annual Pizza Night January 28th to gain financial support for student programs at USD 322! For more information check the school website.
The Leader in Me Family Action Team has been working hard at putting together some information to get to families about the Habits that our students work hard for everyday! Great happens here! https://5il.co/cjk7
Monty Meyerkorth and Jadyn Langford-Haskin represented USD 322 well at the Pott County Spelling Bee in St. Marys this past Saturday. They both finished in the top half of all of the competitors. While not walking away with the county title, they did an excellent job!
2020 Winter Royalty Week Monday: Athletes vs. Mathletes * Come to school dressed as an athlete or perhaps you are feeling a little bit like Steve Urkel and want to dress up like a nerd with tape on your glasses- your choice.
Onaga Jr. High Basketball change for Monday, January 27 as Onaga host Wetmore Jr. High. All games will be played in the North gym with the following schedule 5:00 p.m. 1/2 B-girls followed by 1/2 B-boys, A-girls, A-boys.
OHS Cheer clinic is still a go for tomorrow, Saturday, January 25 from 8:00 am - 11:00 am.
Onaga High School girls basketball team will compete today at the TVL basketball tournament being held at Washington County High School. Game time is 4:30 pm - bus departure time from the school will be 1:30 pm.
Onaga High will be attending the wrestling meet at Council Grove scheduled for today with a 2:00 p.m. start time. Athletes will depart from the school at 9:00 a.m.
Please disregard previous message. After further review, Onaga Schools will be closed today, Friday, January 24th due to ice and drifting on roads.
Onaga Schools will start 2 hours late today, Friday, January 24th. No breakfast will be served. Due to the road conditions on the country roads, there will be no door to door bus routes Friday, January 24th. This will be for both the MORNING and AFTERNOON routes. There will be 4 pick up locations for rural families if they choose to use, or they may take their students to school. There will be a bus at each location from 9:15am-9:30am for parents to meet in the morning. The busses will also drop students off at 3:55pm in the afternoon at the same location. Below are the 4 pick up/drop off locations: Location 1: The Wheaton school Location 2: Headstart in Havensville Location 3: The intersection of Crevecoeur Road & Onaga Road (west side) Locations 4: The intersection of Aiken Switch Road & Onaga Road (east side)
Friday, January 24th Rural AM & PM Bus Route Schedule - Due to the icy road conditions on the country roads, there will be no door to door bus routes Friday, January 24th. This will be for both the MORNING and AFTERNOON routes. There will be 4 pick up locations for rural families if they choose to use, or they may take their students to school. There will be a bus at each location from 7:15am-7:30am for parents to meet in the morning. The busses will also drop students off at 3:55pm in the afternoon at the same location. Below are the 4 pick up/drop off locations: Location 1: The Wheaton school Location 2: Headstart in Havensville Location 3: The intersection of Crevecoeur Road & Onaga Road (west side) Locations 4: The intersection of Aiken Switch Road & Onaga Road (east side)
Changes in today's activities Thursday, January 23, 2020 due to weather forecast: OJH BB @ SPPS Bus Departure 1:15 Game Time 2:30 pm Bg-Bb-Ag-Ab Athletes dress in uniform @ Onaga School OHS BB @ Washington Bus Departure 12:30 Game Time 3:15 pm Varsity Boys & Cheerleaders
Thursday, January 23rd Rural AM & PM Bus Route Schedule - Due to the icy road conditions on the country roads, there will be no door to door bus routes Thursday, January 23rd. This will be for both the MORNING and AFTERNOON routes. There will be 4 pick up locations for rural families if they choose to use, or they may take their students to school. There will be a bus at each location from 7:15am-7:30am for parents to meet in the morning. The busses will also drop students off at 3:55pm in the afternoon at the same location. Below are the 4 pick up/drop off locations: Location 1: The Wheaton school Location 2: Headstart in Havensville Location 3: The intersection of Crevecoeur Road & Onaga Road (west side) Locations 4: The intersection of Aiken Switch Road & Onaga Road (east side)
Congratulations to our winners from the OGS Mini- Spelling Bee. More info/pics to come this week. 1st Place: Rayna Meyerkorth 2nd Place: Gavin Weiser Great job!
Congratulations to the following students from Wednesday's Spelling Bee. More information and pics to come this week. 1st Place: Monty Meyerkorth 2nd Place: Jadyn Langford-Haskin Both students will compete at the Pott Co. Spell. Bee in St. Mary's this Sat. at 11am. Good luck!
Due to poor weather conditions, Onaga Schools will be closed today, Wednesday, January 22nd.
Wednesday, January 22nd Rural AM & PM Bus Route Schedule Due to the icy road conditions on the country roads, there will be no door to door bus routes Wednesday, January 22nd. This will be for both the MORNING and AFTERNOON routes. There will be 4 pick up locations for rural families if they choose to use, or they may take their students to school. There will be a bus at each location from 7:15am-7:30am for parents to meet in the morning. The busses will also drop students off at 3:55pm in the afternoon at the same location. Below are the 4 pick up/drop off locations: Location 1: The Wheaton school Location 2: Headstart in Havensville Location 3: The intersection of Crevecoeur Road & Onaga Road (west side) Locations 4: The intersection of Aiken Switch Road & Onaga Road (east side)
Just a reminder, the OHS Spirit Clinic Forms are due tomorrow!!
Onaga High basketball squads will continue play in the TVL tournament hosted at Washington County on the following dates: Tues., Jan. 21 5:30 pm Girls Wetmore vs Onaga 7:00 pm Boys Wetmore vs Onaga Bus Departure 2:45 pm Thurs., Jan. 23 4:30 pm Boys Onaga vs Linn Bus Departure 1:45 pm Fri., Jan. 24 4:20 pm Girls Onaga vs Linn Bus Departure 1:45 pm
Correction on the Location 3 pick up/drop off site for tomorrow: Location 3 will be at the intersection of Crevecoeur Road & Onaga Road (west side).
The mini spelling bee will start at 12:30 on Tuesday, January 21, with the regular spelling bee to immediately follow. Thank you.
Onaga High Wrestling meet at Marysville on Saturday, January 18 has changed the start time to 10:00 a.m. Departure time for athletes and coach will be 6:30 a.m. from Onaga High school.
Due to the impending weather coming, Onaga Schools will be closed tomorrow, Friday, January 17th. All activities will be rescheduled.
Good afternoon! Over Christmas break we had new phones installed. Unfortunately, right now we (Karen and Gayla) are unable to access their voicemail. So if you called and left a message in regards to your student, please verify with us that we received your information. We are sorry for the inconvenience and should have it fixed shortly! Have a good evening!
Onaga Jr. High Basketball game with Centralia has been rescheduled for the following date: Thursday, January 30 Onaga vs Centralia North Gym 6:00 A-girls followed by A-boys South Gym 6:00 B-boys followed by B-girls
The USD 322 regular Board of Education meeting is rescheduled for Wednesday, January 15th @ 6:00pm.
Due to ice, Onaga Schools will be closed tomorrow, Monday, January 13th. All activities on the calendar for tomorrow night will be rescheduled.
Due to ice, there is no youth basketball and no open gym this evening. Thank you.
Rescheduling our cancelled Onaga High School basketball game against Valley Hts. for Thursday, January 16, 2020. Order of games will be: North Gym 5:00 1/2 B-girls South Gym 5:45 B-boys followed by 1/2 C-boys North Gym 6:00 Varsity Girls followed by Varsity Boys
Spelling Bee will be next Friday, January 17 in the Auditorium. There will be a mini spelling bee (grades 1-3, teacher nominations) at 9am, followed with the spelling bee at 10am. All students grades 4-8 are invited to compete! Contact Mrs. Krause for study lists at email@example.com
Due to the approaching weather coming this afternoon and evening, Onaga Schools will be releasing students at 12:30pm today. All students will be fed lunch before being released. All activities for this evening and tomorrow are canceled.
Parents of Buffalo Fun Club. We had an extra long character education lesson today, so our homework time was shortened. I apologize for the inconvenience.
Personal Cell Phones and Electronic Equipment K-6 student cell phones may not be powered on in the school building from 7:45 am - 3:30 pm on the days when school is in session. Students should secure their device in a secured area in the elementary classroom. Students needing to make a call, with their teacher's permission, may come to the office and make a call in the office using their cell phone. Cell phones and electronic equipment may not be powered on in a student's possession in school restrooms and/or locker rooms at any time (2 weeks detentions, ISS or OSS may be assigned by the principal). Phones discovered on or in use inappropriately will be confiscated until a parent/guardian can claim the item from the office. 7-12 students may use cell phones during passing periods and during lunch. Student cell phones are not allowed in the classroom without administration permission. Cell phones and electronic equipment may not be powered on in a student's possession in school restrooms and/or locker rooms at any time (2 weeks detention, ISS or OSS may be assigned by the principal). Phones discovered on or in use inappropriately will be confiscated until a parent/guardian can claim the item from the office. Teachers may designate a location within their classroom where students are to deposit their phones at the beginning of class. If students refuse, this is considered insubordination, and well be dealt with under the discipline policy. Personal electronic equipment (visual, auditory, ipods, walkman, mp3 player, ect.) may not be used by the students in school without teacher permission. Teachers have the authority to confiscate the items. Confiscated items will be delivered to the office and may require parent/guardian to reclaim the electronic equipment. USD 322 is not liable for any lost, stolen, or damaged electronic devices, cell phones, or personal items brought to school.
Order of basketball games Tuesday, January 14 for the Onaga High School @ Troy High School Playing in one gym - 4:30 p.m. 1/2 JV Girls followed by 1/2 JV Boys 6:00 p.m. V Girls followed by V Boys
Tomorrow's theme for the home basketball game is white out. We would like fans and students to participate! Come out and cheer on the BUFFS! Tip off for the JV girls game is at 5:00!
Please remember that Buffalo Fun Club starts again on Monday, January 6.
Onaga Jr. High basketball home game with Doniphan West that was cancelled before break has been re-scheduled for Monday, January 6. Order of games will be 6:00 pm A-girls and B-boys 7:15 A-boys and B-girls. Onaga High School will begin the second half of their season hosting Axtell on Tuesday, January 7. JV-girls will begin play at 5:00 p.m. in the North Gym. JV-boys will play at 5:45 p.m. in the South Gym. Varsity girls will play in the North Gym @ 6:00 p.m. followed by the Varsity boys. The C-team boys game has been cancelled.
Please check out our most recent district newsletter at www.usd322.org . Just click on "MENU" in the upper right hand corner and then on "DOCUMENTS". Scroll down to the folder titled "District Newsletter" to view the "Dec. 19' Buff Newsletter".
USD 322 RECEIVES STATE RECOGNITION: Congratulations to everyone at USD 322 Onaga-Havensville-Wheaton for their exceptional work toward achieving the state board’s vision for Kansas education. Four years ago, the Kansas State Board of Education launched its new vision for education – Kansas leads the world in the success of each student – and identified key outcomes Kansans said they valued. These outcomes include social-emotional growth, kindergarten readiness, Individual Plan of Study, civic engagement, high school graduation and postsecondary success. Today, KSDE is pleased to announce the launch of the Kansans Can Star Recognition program, designed to recognize districts for success achieved in the individual outcome areas. For this inaugural year of the program, KSDE is recognizing districts in these areas: Commissioner’s Award (Exceeding predicted postsecondary effectiveness rates) and the Kansans Can Star Recognition (Gold, Silver, Bronze, or Copper in being Academically Prepared for Postsecondary Success, High School Graduation Rates, and Postsecondary Effectiveness. On behalf of the State Board of Education and the Kansas State Department of Education, we are pleased to present USD 322 Onaga-Havensville-Wheaton the following recognition for the 2019-2020 school year: Postsecondary Effectiveness: Bronze; Graduation Rate: Gold; and the Commissioner's Award
Our OHS basketball teams play their first home game today, Tuesday, December 17. Come out and support your Buffaloes while they compete against the Centralia Panthers. Games start at 4:45! As an added feature our OHS Spirit Squad will be performing at halftime of boy’s game.
Breakfast menu change. Wed 18th: Breakfast: Danish or Spice Muffin Thur 19th: Omlet & Toast
Onaga Jr. High basketball game with Doniphan West has be re-scheduled for Monday, January 6. The games will be played in Onaga with the following schedule: South Gym 6:00 pm B-boys followed by B-girls North Gym 6:00 pm A-girls followed by A-boys.
Onaga Junior High students need to sign up to work the High School basketball concessions for tomorrow night, 12/17/19. Shifts are 4:00-6:30, 6:30-8:30, Or 8:30-closeing. They can sign up with Mrs. Suther first thing in the morning.
Due to the weather, Onaga Schools will be closed tomorrow, Monday, December 16th. All activities will be rescheduled.
Due to the weather open gym for Onaga High and Jr. High School is cancelled today Sunday, December 15, 2019.
OHS Basketball is at Home on Tuesday, December 17 hosting Centralia. Order of games is as follows: 5:00 pm 1/2 B-Girls followed by Varsity Girls then Varsity Boys (North Gym) 5:00 pm B-Boys followed by C-boys (South Gym)
The OHS BB Game @ Hanover has been moved to Thursday, December 19. Game order is as follows: 4:00 pm 1/2 JV Girls 4:30 pm Full JV Boys 6:00 pm Varsity Girls followed by Varsity Boys All games will be played at the High School. Bus Departure time 1:45 pm
We would love to get your feedback on our USD 322 Post Bond Election Survey. We will be physically mailing out a survey to all patrons for those who wish to take the survey on paper. This physical survey will include a pre-paid, pre-addressed postage label that will enable patrons to just stick it back in the mail to us. But for those patrons who prefer to take the survey electronically, please click on this active link survey.https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DH6X6CP Thank you for your feedback - it is greatly appreciated!
Good morning!! The first High School basketball home game is Tuesday, 12/17/19 against Centralia. The Spirit Squad would like everyone to wear their ugly Christmas sweaters! Come out to support the BUFFALOES!
The last day for Buffalo Fun Club afterschool will be Dec. 18.
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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