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September 21, 2017

     Compass Behavioral Health will continue to provide school based services to our students this school year! This will be of no charge to USD 457, or the family of the child/children participating! Individual counseling services will be provided as well as group counseling that will cover various topics including stress management, bullying, and developing healthy friendships.  If your child is interested in receiving these services, fill out the attached Referral Form and return it to a KH counselor. For more information, see the attached brochure from Compass Behavioral Health and/or call Mrs. Pitts, KH School Counselor, at (620)805-8509.

     With our first cut-off date approaching on October 18th, I would like to take a moment to introduce to you our Pride Side program! Pride Side stands for Pride, Respect, Integrity, Dignity, and Excellence; a program we have here at KH that rewards our students for their positive contributions to our building each quarter. An accumulative total of 750 points is needed in order to make Pride Side each of the four quarters. A cut-off date is chosen, which informs the staff of when students’ grades and missing assignments are due, and morning and afternoon announcements are made a week prior to the cut-off date as a reminder for students to get their grades up and missing assignments turned in. The day after the cut-off date, Mrs. Nonhof runs reports and enters each student’s grades, missing assignments, tardies, and referrals. Once the information is entered and point sheets are printed, they are then passed out to the students 9th hour, and to be taken home to their parents. Students do have a chance to earn bonus points by bringing their point sheets back with a parent signature the following day they are handed out. For those students that are on the cusp of making Pride Side, this is a great opportunity to boost their points! *Bonus points will not be given to students who bring their sheets back signed any later than the following day they are handed out (unless they are absent).* For students who qualify for Pride Side this quarter, they will earn a special Pride Side t-shirt and a Falcon Card (Falcon Cards are given every quarter to qualifying Pride Side students) which grants the student privileges to be at the front of the lunch line for that quarter. Students who qualify for Pride Side will earn a special I.D. with a colored grade number; this is their ticket to the front of the lunch line. Say a student makes Pride Side first quarter, but doesn't earn the 750 points to qualify the next quarter. Their old I.D. will then be given back to them, and their Pride Side I.D. will be returned. Check out our P.R.I.D.E. Side page on this website and find out more!

     In order to fund some of our special activities here at KH such as Pride Side, we are participating in the Box Tops for Education Program! This is a great program that requires little to no work, but the rewards our school can earn from it are huge! You can find Box Tops on a number of different products from the store. Simply cut the Box Top off the item(s), and send them to school with your child! There is a drop box located in the foyer, on the left wall, as you enter our building! Thank you for your help and continued support!

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Upcoming Dates:
Check the Athletics Pages for current info.

September 21st:

FB vs. Hays 3:30 p.m.

September 25th:

8th VB @ KH 4:00 p.m.

7th VB @ HG 4:00 p.m.

September 26th:

CC @ B-Dunes 4:00 p.m.

September 28th:

FB @ DCC 4:00 p.m.

October 2nd:

7th/8th VB @ KH 4:00 p.m.

October 3rd:

CC @ DC 4:00 p.m.

October 5th:

FB @ Liberal Eisenhower 4:00 p.m.

October 7th:

CC @ Liberal 10:00 a.m.

8th VB WAC @ HG 10:00 a.m.

7th VB WAC @ GB 10:00 a.m.