Linn Schools is looking to fill a Teachers Aid position for the 20-21 school year. If you are interested or have any questions, please contact Ms. Root at 785-348-5531 or email@example.com.
A committee is being started for organize a fund raiser for the Ruacho's. If you are interested in being part of this committee or helping out with the fund raiser please contact Ms. Root at firstname.lastname@example.org or 620-200-5111. Thanks for your support in this time of need.
Reminder. 7-12 Summer weights begins on Monday, June 1. Boys at 6:30, girls at 7:15. We will also have girls open gym on Wednesday at 6 and boys open gym Thursday at 6. No girls team camp this week.
Attention 2020-2021 Kindergarten Parents, Please return your student's information paperwork to Mrs. Woltje by June 1st. Your prompt attention to this matter will ensure enough materials have been ordered for the 2020-2021 school year. Thank you!
Calling all girls from Pre-K through 5th grade... Girl Scouts is a magical place of FUN, FRIENDS & ADVENTURES! Though we may be experiencing a difficult time right now, Girl Scouts would like to invite you to get engaged and inspired with us. We’ve got fun virtual activities now to give her a taste of what is to come when troops start to form later this summer. Learn more about becoming a Girl Scout at www.gsksmo.org/newmember.
Starting tomorrow we will begin the process of students returning their items to school. On Tuesday (19th), Wednesday (20th), or Thursday (21st), students need to bring their all items that belong to the school to one of the following locations: Barnes – Park Linn – School Palmer – Café Greenleaf – Library We will have a van at each location so items can be collected. Teachers will be present to help check off all items. The pickup times for each location are 11:30 am to 12:15 pm. You will also be able to pick up your lunch at that time, if you have signed up to receive a lunch. If you are not able to be at one of these locations during this time, you will need to call the school - 785- 348-5531 - to make alternate arrangements.
Boys basketball workouts will start June 11 at 6 followed by scrimmaging at 7. This is an opportunity to keep the ball in your hands and hopefully open gym pick up ball against area alumni.
Girls make sure you sign up on Google Classroom for 3 on 3 this summer. This will replace Clay Summer League. Deadline is May 22nd. Questions contact me at 785-527-0283. First games are June 8. Team camp runs June 2-June 5 6-8:30 pm. All 7-12 girls try to attend.
First weight session will be June 1st with 7-12 boys at 6:30 am followed by all 7-12 boys and girls in gym or field at 7:15, and then 7-12 girls weights at 7:45. All weight sessions will run Mon/Wed/Fri at these times. Questions contact me at 785-527-0283 or email@example.com
Ending the School Year - Picking Up Items Friday, May 15th will be the last day for teachers to have class for the 19-20 school year. All assignments are due to your teacher on Monday, May 18th. On Tuesday (19th), Wednesday (20th), or Thursday (21st), students need to bring their all items that belong to the school to one of the following locations: Barnes – Park Linn – School Palmer – Café Greenleaf – Library We will have a van at each location so items can be collected. Teachers will be present to help check off all items. The pickup times for each location are 11:30 am to 12:15 pm. You will also be able to pick up your lunch at that time, if you have signed up to receive a lunch. If you are not able to be at one of these locations during this time, you will need to call the school - 785- 348-5531 - to make alternate arrangements.
High School Students! Community service hours for 4th quarter need to be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 15th! Remember to keep track of any hours earned over the summer. You need to have 10 hours per year to qualify for the community service award.
Linn HS Students - If you are interested in being a cheerleader for next year, please email Ms. Root (email@example.com) with your name and cell phone number if you have one.
Linn Schools has the following supplemental positions open. If you are interested, please contact Ms. Root. Head Cross Country Head Boys Basketball Assistant High School Cheer Coach Assistant JH Boys Basketball Head JH Girls Basketball Freshman Class Sponsor Scholars Bowl Sponsor
New Physical Forms - In looking forward to next year, KSHSAA has sent out new physical forms for those students wanting to participate in athletics next year. Your physical must be completed after May 1st but before you can participate in practice or games. You can find the form on the website under Menu - Documents - Athletic Forms or by clicking in the link https://5il.co/folz. Please let Mr. Smith or your coach know if you have any questions.
Starting tonight at 8:20 pm, the football field lights will burn for 20 minutes every Friday night, honoring the class of 2020. Feel free to drive by, remember to continue to social distance.
On Wednesday, Linn students will be able to pick up their personal and school items. Please see the school’s Facebook page and website news article for more specific details.
Please Fill out this survey to provide USD 223 with the information need to further proceed with the Continuous Learning Program. https://forms.gle/gTdTMf5hR2TzqWTh7
The Commissioner of Education has recommended that all public schools close their doors for the following week. Therefore, Hanover, Linn, and the Barnes Preschool will not have class for the week of March 16 - March 20. The custodial staff will be the only staff in the buildings so please contact the district office with any questions you may have. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. We appreciate your patience and understanding through this trying time. We will continue to update you with any changes as they happen.
There will be no school for Hanover and Linn students on Monday, March 16th. Certified staff are to report to at 8:00am for meetings to discuss recommendations from Kansas Department of Education and our local health department in preparation for student return on Tuesday.
In compliance with KSDE and KDHE guidelines concerning COVID-19, USD 223 will not be conducting Parent/Teacher conferences on Tuesday, March 17. Students will still be released at 12:40 p.m. after eating lunch. Please contact your child's teacher individually if there is a need for a conference. Additionally, the Winter Sports Banquet scheduled for Thursday, March 19 is postponed. We will notify you when the alternate date for that ceremony has been scheduled.
High School Basketball teams both advanced to semi final regional action. Boys will take on Beloit-St Johns Tipton Thursday at Lincoln starting at 7:30pm. Girls will play at Lincoln Friday night at 6:30pm vs Clifton Clyde.
If your child is looking for additional scholarship money please encourage them to check this out. There is a scholarship searching tool that can be accessed through the Kansas Treasurer website. It is called Scholarshop. Just go to kansasstatetreasurer.com then click on Services at the top and click on Scholarshop. The student just needs to fill out the profile and see what scholarships may fit them.
HS Basketball Announcement: Friday 2/14 games with Wetmore will only have varsity games starting at 6pm. No JV games
Parents of Juniors, The Juniors will be taking the ACT on February 25th. We will go over to Zion Lutheran Church for the tests. We will start at about 8:20 and test until about lunch time. Parents, please encourage your student to do some preparation for the ACT. They can still get into their ACT Prep account and do some reviewing or take some practice tests. An increase in their score can be worth a lot to money when it comes to scholarship time. On Wednesday, February 26th we will be taking the WorkKeys tests. WorkKeys tests measure foundational skills required for success in the workplace. We will again go over to Zion and the timing will be about the same.
C Boys 2 quarters for tonight’s JH game has been canceled by blue valley. Boys B will still start at 5:45 in HS gym followed by A Boys.
This week is Schools Counselors Week. When you see Mr. Voelker, tell him thank you for all the time and dedication he puts towards everything he does for our students. Mr. Voelker, you are appreciated.
Future Medical Professionals Program-Monday February 10th 6:30pm This month, we will be focusing on the dietary portion of patient care. Linda Yarrow, Registered Dietician and Alice Christensen, Food and Nutrition Services Manager, will be leading students in our program on Monday, February 10 at 6:30pm. They will review dietary restrictions, types of diets, and the importance of diet in the healing process. Activities will include tray set up, picking out a menu based on dietary restrictions, sampling of various types of diet, including pureed, and mechanical soft, and of course –thickened liquids! Students will also get the opportunity to set up the trays for each other and use their communication skills to orient each other to trays and meals. Students from any area high school are welcome to join our program! We meet on the second Monday each month at 6:30pm, and immerses participants in activities throughout the hospital. This organization is specifically focused on exposing high school students to different medical departments within a hospital and includes hands-on activities led by department heads. There is no fee for the program. Students under 18 years old will need a parent’s signature before their first meeting. Please meet in the front lobby of Clay County Medical Center where a representative of the hospital will meet you. Questions please contact Lori Stanley 785-632-2144 ext. 3711
Congratulations to the following winners in the Washington Co. Spelling Bee. Amber Kolle - Washington County Spelling Bee Champion Hunter Bertram - 1st place - 1st Grade Katie Hiltgen - 5th place - 1st Grade Crosby Winter - 2nd Place - 2nd Grade Emma Drake - 2nd Place - 3rd Grade Austin Sanders - 4th Place - 4th Grade Jenna Merritt - 2nd Place - 5th Grade Isabelle Rogge - 5th Place - 5th Grade Amber Kolle - 1st Place - 7th Grade Morgan Wurtz - 3 Place - 7th Grade Anthony Ayala - 3rd Place - 8th Grade
Parents of Juniors, The Juniors are working on their Career Project. Each Junior needs to select a career that they will research and then prepare and give a presentation on that career. There are many tasks they need to complete including job shadowing someone in that career. They will present their Power Point presentations to the parents of the Juniors on February 18th at 6:30 in the school library. Please join us that evening. This project is worth many points in their American History class. Please encourage them to put forth their best effort. Please talk to them about what they are doing and encourage them to get everything done. Please talk to them about what they plan to do after high school and the career they are thinking of pursuing.
FFA Donkey Basketball returns to LHS on Saturday Feb 8th 7pm in the gymnasium. Ticket in advance are $7 or $10 at the door. Tickets are available from any FFA Member or can be purchased at Mo’s or Jacks. Also FFA will have a chilli/soup supper from 5pm-6:30pm in the cafeteria. Join us for a night of hilarious fun and food! Teams featured will be Jr vs Sr Class as well as FFA alumni vs Business Reps plus a championship game. Free donkey rides for kids between games!
Due to inclement weather conditions, buses will run two hours later tomorrow for Hanover and Linn Schools. School will begin at 10:15 a.m. on January 24th.
Due to incoming weather, the TVL game for today - LInn Boys vs. Onaga has been moved up to 3:15 pm. Please help spread the word.
FYI Luckey has just told us the JH B games will be 4 min quarters so games will progress faster than normal.
If any of you have Box Tops for Education labels saved up at home, please send to school by Feb. 3 as I will need to get them ready to submit to the Box Tops for Education site. The money our school receives for these labels, goes to buy necessary items and resources for the children’s classrooms! We thank you for your support!!!
Good evening due to forecasted weather conditions, school is cancelled tomorrow for Hanover and Linn. All activities previously scheduled for the day or evening will also be cancelled. Thank you and have a good evening.
HS TVL basketball kicks off Sat Jan 18th at Washington. Brackets will be out soon but Linn Girls will play Blue Valley at 1:00pm in West Gym, boys will play Frankfort at 2:30 in the West Gym.
The Luckey JH Basketball game has been rescheduled for Tuesday January 21st with games starting at 4pm. B Girls, B Boys, A Girls, A Boys
We are cleaning out old uniforms. If you would like an old uniform or sweats, please stop by the school and take a look. Each piece is $1. All proceeds will go into the the athletic fund. You have until Feb. 29th to get your uniform. See Ms. Root if you have any questions.
FBLA disticts will be cancelled for tomorrow. Please talk with Mrs. Dague about plans for rescheduling. The Junior High Basketball game at Luckey has been postponed. A makeup date has not been determined. The Board of Education Meeting will still take place at 7 pm at the District Office.
The HS game at DWest has been rescheduled to Saturday, February 1st with games starting at 3:30pm
The JH Girls "B" Basketball Tournament in Washington Co scheduled for tomorrow (1/11/2020) has been cancelled. It will not be rescheduled.
Hanover and Linn Schools will dismiss today at 12:30 pm due to weather conditions. And all school activities previously scheduled for today will be cancelled.
Doniphan West is dismissing school early today so our games for tonight have been cancelled. Stay tuned for rescheduled date and time.
Tomorrow’s games at Doniphan West have been moved up to a 3:30 start time due to risk of travel conditions. This means varsity games may begin earlier than normal as games will roll up as others complete. 3:30 JV Girls 4:30 1/2 JV Boys 5:00 Varsity Girls 6:30 Varsity Boys
Future Medical Professionals at CCMC The former Medical Explorer Post #2156 will now be known as the Future Medical Professionals program at Clay County Medical Center. Students from any area high schools are welcome to join the program, which meets once a month and immerses participants in activities throughout the hospital. The next meeting is set for 6:30 p.m. on Monday, January 13 and students will experience “the day in the life of an inpatient”. From admission to discharge, students will witness the care and services available to inpatients at CCMC. Hands-on experience includes the patient admission, nurse charting, and discharge planning. CCMC is specifically focused on exposing high school students who are interested in learning about healthcare and healthcare careers by touring different medical departments, including hands-on activities. Students under 18 years old will need a parent’s signature before the first meeting. The program is scheduled to meet on the second Monday of every month during the school year. For more information on the program, contact Lori Stanley, 785-630-2489.
Help us earn $5,000. Go to https://www.caseys.com/rewards to get all the information and sign up for the rewards program. When you sign up you can designate Linn School to receive rewards. Please let Ms. Root know if you have any questions.
Jh games tonight will run early as Blue Valley can only play two quarters of B girls.
Reminder - There is a KSHSAA Winter Moratorium from Dec. 22nd to Dec. 26th. This means the gym will be closed for those days. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Root.
Schedule for Friday nights game vs. Axtell is below. Axtell vs. Linn Tue Dec 20, 4:45PM Main Gym Old Gym 4:45 JV Girls OPEN 6:15 Varsity Girls JV Boys 7:45 Varsity Boys OPEN
Today’s JH Basketball game vs Blue Valley has been rescheduled for Thursday 12/19 starting at 4pm.
Good Evening, Due to inclement weather conditions, buses will run two hours later tomorrow for Hanover and Linn Schools and there will be no morning preschool. School will begin at 10:15 am.
Due to the weather the JV BB game vs. Blue Valley will not be played Monday, Dec. 16th. The game will be rescheduled, time and date have not been determined. Please help spread the word.
Linn FFA has some extra fruit boxes available for purchase. Contact Mr Smith if interested.
Medical Explorer Post Information - Students on Monday Dec. 16 will experience “the day in the life of an inpatient”. From admission to discharge, students will witness the care and services available to inpatients at CCMC. Hands-on experience includes the patient admission, nurse charting, physician orders, and discharge planning. Students from any area high school are welcome to join our program, which will meet the second Monday at 6:30pm during the school year. We have made the decision to manage the program in house at CCMC so this program will now be called Future Medical Professionals. It will continue to focus on exposing students to different medical departments within the hospital and includes hands-on activities led by department managers. There is no fee to attend. Students under 18 years old will need a parent’s signature before their first meeting. Please let me know if you have any questions! Lori Stanley Marketing and Communications/Foundation Director Clay County Medical Center
Below is the information for Thursday nights (Dec. 12) Junior High Basketball Game at Valley Heights. HS Gym: 5:45 B team boys - A team boys - 2 quarters C team boys Blue Rapids Gym: 5:45 A team girls followed by B team girls Come out and support the Bulldogs.
Linn FFA will conducting our annual Canned Food Drive this week. In linn, bags will be placed on front doors Tuesday 12/10 and will be picked up on Saturday 12/14. If you would like to participate from other communities and rural areas please drop off items at the Ag Shop anytime during school hours. All items go to the Washington County Food Pantry.
To allow the asphalt to cure we are not allowing anyone to drive on the parking lot in front of the school until Monday. If you drop off your child before school, please do so at the church corner. We will follow the same protocol for child pick up after school as we did on Wednesday. If you have any questions please contact the school.
We are going to take sports badge pictures on Saturday December 7 prior to the high school leaving for the tournament. We will do high school at 11 am and Junior High at 11:30 am. Sorry for any inconvenience. It's been tough trying to schedule it this year!
Dr. Randy Watson, Commission of Education, came to Linn today to present us, as part of USD #223, with 4 awards. These awards are pictured below. The highest award is the Commissioner's Award. Less than 10 districts in the state of Kansas will receive the Commissioner's Award for this year. Congratulations to the Linn faculty, staff, students and community. it is a great day to be a Bulldog!
Due to construction of the street in front of the school, Linn Schools will not have school for students on Thursday, December 5th. We are sending home a letter with students this afternoon to explain all the details. There will be no parking in front of the football field or school for anyone on Wednesday after 10 am or Thursday. We apologize for the inconvenience but these are the times the asphalt company can come and fix the street and we have to take advantage of this opportunity before winter set in for good.
We would like to invite parents and the community to join the faculty, staff and students of Linn Schools for a special awards ceremony on Weds. Dec. 4th at 9:00 am. Dr. Watson will be presenting Linn Schools, as part of USD #223, with this award. Dr. Watson is the Commissioner of Education.
Here is Jh Basketball schedule for Monday at Clifton. We will run a rolling schedule after C team boys game is over. 10 min warm up. All games will be 6 min quarters. We will use the 30 point running clock rule if necessary. 3:30 1⁄2 C team boys B team girls B team boys A team girls A team boys
We will have a high school girls basketball meeting after Meet the Bulldogs on Monday in Mr. Kuhlman’s room. We will also have our alumni scrimmage on Friday(11/29) starting at 6pm.
We have had to make a change to the calendar next week. Meet the Bulldogs has moved to Monday the 25th at 6:00 PM and our JH Basketball games with Southern Cloud will be on Tuesday the 26th. Game Time will be 4pm with 1/2 B Girls, 1/2 B Boys, A Girls and A Boys.
Play cast and crew, you all did an outstanding job on Friday night's play production. Congratulations to Emily Myers (Rebecca Sunnyside) and Daniel York (Dagwood Hermsmier) for winning the close Best Actress/Best Actor vote! Thank you also for all your effort and assistance and for the special gifts.
JH Basketball on 11/21 vs Valley Heights will have the following format beginning at 4pm: B Girls, B Boys, A Girls, A Boys
Linn JH Basketball kicks off our season Monday 11/18. Games begin at 4pm with B boys, B girls, A girls and A boys. Come cheer on the bulldogs.
Fall Sports Banquet will be held Tuesday November 19th at 6:30pm. It is a potluck meal with table service and drinks provided. Winter Meet The Bulldogs will be Tuesday , November 26th at 6pm. Come out and meet the basketball teams as they gear up for action.
Wednesday: Due to the play matinee, JH Basketball practices are moved to 2:30-4:00 for Boys and 3:30-5:00 for girls
8 day left to order your Bulldog Basketball gear for the upcoming season! https://fancloth.shop/YFAEV
On behalf of the LHS senior class, I would like to invite you all to the Veteran’s Day program on Monday, November 11th at 9:00 am in the gym. This is a program that has been organized by the seniors to recognize our local veterans. Hope to see you there!
Congratulations to the following students for participating and receiving awards in the Washington Co. Conservation District annual poster contest. Aubrie Rogge - 3rd Grade - 2nd place Deavon Ohlde - 4th Grade - 3rd place They will receive their awards in February at the annual meeting.
The Electric Cooperatives in the area offer trips for Juniors. If you have a junior in your family and belong to an electric cooperative, you may want to check it out. The brochures are attached. This brochure is from Prairie Land Electric Cooperative. If you belong to another Electric Cooperative, please contact your cooperative because they also will be offering these trips.
Linn has an opening for an Elementary Paraprofessional. If you are interested or would like more information, please contact Ms. Root.
All Basketball teams are selling apparel items through fan cloth. This is the website that will take you directly to our page and you can order items. Thanks for supporting the BB teams. https://fancloth.shop/YFAEV
JH basketball practice will begin on Monday November 4th. All athletes must have physical on file as well a concussion certificate from nfhslearn.com. Please see Coach Smith for any questions.
Cross country concluded the regular season on Saturday at the regional meet in Washington. Claire Beikmann finished 20th in the girls race. Trent Beier finished 26th, Gunner Turk finished 54th with his best time of the year, Isaiah Rogge finished 65th, and Isaac Rogge finished 68th. The team ran well, and had a great season overall. Daniel York punched his ticket to the state meet with a 15th place overall individual finish and will run on November 2nd, in Wamego. Proud of all the work this team put in this year, and looking forward to state on Saturday!
Seniors and Parents of Seniors, remember tonight is FAFSA night. A College Financial Aid Officer will be here in the Pubs room at 6;00 to help you complete your FAFSA.
Freshmen, Sophomores and Juniors and Parents, remember tonight at 6:00, Mr. Voelker will give his Chart Your Course presentation in the library. Learn about important things that are happening or will be happening in your or your child's high school career.
Due to circumstances we will not be playing or last district game vs Pike Valley or our bi-district matchup vs Wetmore on 10/31. Thanks for a great football season and all your support!
ER and First Aid Training Next Medical Explorer Post Monday, October 28th at CCMC The Emergency Room (ER) offers an upbeat healthcare environment. At this month’s Medical Explorer Post #2156, CCMC will continue to offer students a chance to act out the role as a medical provider in an emergent situation! We will also be learning basic first aid. The meeting is set for 6:30 p.m. on Monday, October 28. Emergency Department team members will talk to students about day-to-day responsibilities and activities in the ER and then students will take roles in a mock scenario of stabilizing a patient and sending them on to definitive care. Also included will be First Aid training. Students will be introduced to first aid and gain the ability to help those in need. Students from any area high school are welcome to join the program, which meets once a month and immerses participants in activities throughout the hospital. This organization is specifically focused on exposing high school students who are interested in learning about healthcare and healthcare careers by touring different medical departments, including hands-on activities led by department heads. CCMC will pay for the membership dues of any new or renewing member of our organization. Students under 18 years old will need a parent’s signature before the first meeting. For more information on the program, contact Lori Stanley, 785-630-2489.
Linn Football defeats Southern Cloud 54-8 tonight and played with true heart, passion and pride to round out a great week of homecoming 2109! Couldn’t be more proud as their coach and these seniors go out on senior night as victors! We will be off next week but will travel to Wetmore on Thursday Oct 31st at 7pm for our final bi-district game.
The cross country team competed in Onaga yesterday at the TVL League Meet. Claire Beikmann medaled and finished 10th with a time of 25:32. The boys brought home some hardware with a 3rd place overall finish as a team. Daniel York finished 3rd individually with a time of 18:47, Trent Beier finished 10th with a time of 20:29, while Isaac Rogge placed 22nd. Isaiah Rogge and Gunner Turk finished 25th and 26th. Great meet for the Bulldogs!
With FFA Hosting 22 schools tomorrow for the Dairy CDE, There will be no parking behind the school. Please park out front or by the pool.
Linn FFA is hosting the NC District Dairy CDE on Thursday 10/17. We are in need of parents or alumni who can help to serve the meal. Time frame is 10:30 setup to around 12;30 in the Ag Shop. Please email or text Mr Smith if you can help. 785-731-1213 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Check out our awesome America Day winners- Kaily and Tyler and all of our other participants!
Picture Retakes - Tomorrow, Oct. 15th starting at 8:00 am we will have picture retakes. The pictures will take place in the library. See Ms. Root if you have any questions.
Congratulations to the Linn FFA Homesite Team for placing 3rd at State Area in Belleville Thursday Oct 3rd. Trent Beier lead team scores placing 9th overall. Other team members were Jace Schaefer, Tyler Ohlde and Kyle Richardson. In the land division, medalists included Holden Dittmer, 3rd overall and Ryan Stuenkel 10th. The team placed fifth overall.
Beginning October 1st, the Free Application for Federal Aid or FAFSA may be completed by students who are planning to attend a post-secondary school next year and their parents. Remember, you can fill out the FAFSA at school with the help of a College Financial Aid officer on October 24th at 6:00. Attached is some information that was given to the seniors. Please read it carefully to prepare for filling out the FAFSA.
Due to heavy rains, FFA State Land and Homesite CDE has been rescheduled to Thursday Oct 3rd in Belleville.
Unfortunately due to circumstances we have had to cancel Friday’s football game vs DWest.
Linn will host DWest on Friday night playing a 6 man game under 8 man rules starting at 7pm. Homecoming will still be the Oct 18th game vs Southern Cloud.
Due to circumstances, we are changing the date of Homecoming to October 18 when the Bulldogs will take on Southern Cloud. Please watch for information about the Bonfire and other homecoming activities. We appreciate your understanding.
The 5th & 6th Grade Linn/Washington Chiefs will be playing in Washington, Saturday, Sept. 28th. Don't forget to eat at the concession stand. Have a great time.
Congratulations Linn FFA as they take first place at the NC District Homesite CDE and fourth in Land. Sr medalist include Jace Schaefer 4th, Kyle Richardson 6th and Tyler Ohlde 8th. Jace was also third overall in Land. The Greenhands also medaled in Land with Ryan Stuenkel 2nd and Holden Dittmer 9th overall. Great job and good luck at state next week in Belleville.
On Thursday, October 24th at 6:00 Mr. Voelker will be giving a "Chart Your Course" presentation at Linn High School. This presentation will be for Juniors, Sophomores, Freshmen and their parents. Information concerning the decisions that will need to be made throughout the high school years and as students plan for their post-secondary years. Some of the things you will hear about are: Proper Preparation for College, ACT, Scholarships, College Options, Career Decisions, The Xello Program, Individual Plans of Study, Dual Credit Classes, College Classes, NCAA, NAIA. If you have specific questions or other topics you would like to hear about, please email me and I will do my best include the topics and answer the questions. (email@example.com) Please come and join us. We would love to have all the students and parents join us.
Seniors and Parents of Seniors: On Thursday, October 24th at 6:00 you will have the opportunity to complete the FAFSA here at school. The FAFSA is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Every student that is planning to go a post secondary school next year should fill out the FAFSA. A College Financial Aid Representative will be here to help you fill it out and answer questions. This will be during Parent/Teacher Conferences. I will post more information later.
Congratulations to Jasmine, 3rd grade, and Daniel, 12th grade, for receiving the September Student of the Month Award. Both were recognized for their willingness to help other students and be a leader in the school. Thank you to the PTO and Mo's for sponsoring the Student of the Month Awards.
The NC District FFA Land and Home CDE has been postponed till Thursday
Due to injuries, we are forced to forfeit Friday nights football game. This decision was not something that was taken lightly but for health reasons and safety of our players it would not be responsible to field a team this week. Our goal is to some or all players healthy and get ready for next weeks homecoming matchup. We appreciate your understanding and continued support.
KU World Languages Fair October 19th- all students who are interested in attending, please email Ms. Kearn for registration by Monday Sept 16th! Tkearn@usd223.org
5th & 6th Grade Linn/Washington Chiefs will be playing in Washington this Saturday, Sept. 21st at 10:00 am. There will be concession stand, so come out and enjoy the morning.
Come out and watch the first home football game of the season. The game starts at 7:00 pm. The Freshman class will be serving, Rib Sandwiches, Sloppy Joes, Hot Dogs, Sloppy Nachos and Nachos.
One in 10 kindergarten & 1st grade students misses nearly a month of school each year. http://bit.ly/1oqfID7 #SchoolEveryDay
Missing 10% of school days, just 2 days each month, can put children at risk of academic failure. http://bit.ly/1oqfID7 #SchoolEveryDay
Chronic absence is easily masked by school attendance statistics, even when average daily attendance appears relatively high. Even in a school with 95% daily attendance, 30% of the student population could be chronically absent. How is that possible? Find out: http://bit.ly/1oqfID7
A growing body of research reveals the prevalence of chronic absence and its critical role in student achievement. This research also shows that chronic absence can be addressed when school districts, communities, and policymakers work together to monitor the problem and implement solutions that target the underlying causes. Learn more here: http://bit.ly/1oqfID7
Too often, we think of reducing absences as the job of parents or school clerks in the front office. But communities across the country have started helping schools address chronic absence by building public awareness and leveraging resources. http://bit.ly/1oqfID7
Improving attendance is not rocket science, but it does take commitment, collaboration and tailored approaches to the particular strengths and challenges of each school or community. Let’s do it! http://bit.ly/1oqfID7
Science students wrapped up their study of Scientific Inquiry this week. They were able to get some hands on experience by conducting their own student designed controlled experiments.
This is a test of the district’s notification system to make sure that it is functioning properly.
Tonight at 7:00 pm, USD 223 is going to test our emergency contact system. This will go out over text, phone call and a push notification through our USD 223 app. If you have not downloaded the USD 223 app, please do so at this time. In the future, we will be using this system as a way of communicating with students, parents and the community. If you need help downloading the app, please contact Ms. Root for instructions and information. If you do not receive any notification after the testing time, please contact Ms. Root at the Linn School office.
Chronic absence is easily masked by school attendance statistics, even when average daily attendance appears relatively high. Even in a school with 95% daily attendance, 30% of the student population could be chronically absent. How is that possible? Find out: http://bit.ly/1oqfID7
Attendance Awareness Month is September, but the campaign to end chronic absence starts now! It’s a bigger problem than you probably think. Learn more about chronic absence and join the Attendance Awareness Campaign today! http://bit.ly/1oqfID7
Linn Athletics needs your help! We are in need of workers for taking gate for football and volleyball as well as line judges for volleyball. There is a sign up book in the office if you can help. Everyone working together makes all our events possible. Our first home games are Sept 12th and 13th. Questions please email coach Smith firstname.lastname@example.org
Are you interested in helping at Linn Schools. We currently have openings for a JH VB Assistant Coach and a JH Girls Basketball Head Coach. Please contact Ms. Root or Mr. Smith if you are interested.
September is National School Attendance Month - Parents, so today, we are sending a home information about attendance. According to the state, if a students misses 10% of a school year or about 2 days a month, they are considered "Chronically Absent." Please take a look at the information being sent home and help us keep students in school.
Linn Schools is once again saving up Box Tops 4 Education labels. If you have clipped Box Tops at home, please send them to school. Another way to redeem Box Top points is to download the Box Tops 4 Education app and scan your receipts for participating products. Attached is a letter with additional information. K-6 students all brought home a letter today! The first batch of Box Tops will be sent off October 15. Please send or submit all Box Tops to school by that date. Thank you!
On Wednesday evening, Sept. 4, 2019, at 7:00 pm, USD 223 is going to test our emergency contact system. This will go out over text, phone call and a push notification through our USD 223 app. If you have not downloaded the USD 223 app, please do so at this time. In the future, we will be using this system as a way of communicating with students, parents and the community. If you need help downloading the app, please contact Ms. Root for instructions and information. If you do not receive any notification after the testing time, please contact Ms. Root at the Linn School office.
Attached is information about registering for the ACT. Generally I recommend that students take the ACT in the spring of their junior year and the fall of their senior year. Some students only take it once and some choose to take it multiple times. Please come in and talk to me if you have questions. We are beginning the ACT Prep class this week. Most of the juniors and sophomores are in this class. Parents, please encourage your student to take advantage of this opportunity to increase their ACT score. ACT Prep is an online course that gives students practice questions and tests and covers the concepts tested on the ACT. It takes hard work and time to achieve significant results.The State has paid for all juniors to take the ACT on February 25th during the school day.
New this year, LHS Football will be participating in the first KSHSAA jamboree. It is a simulated game scrimmage with three other schools and will rotate schools each year. This year it was at axtell Friday August 30th 6:30pm. There are officials so there will be an admission charge to enter. Please come support the bulldogs.
The FFA/FCCLA Hayrack Ride and cookout has been cancelled for tonight.
The PTO Movie night has been cancelled for tonight.
Back to School Bash. 7-12th grades welcome! Join us for snacks and games while catching up with everyone from the summer! 7pm-8pm!
Parking for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday - Students - The parking lots in the back of the school will be closed for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday due to construction issues. Please park over by the swimming pool or on one of the public streets.
The format will change this year for our elementary open house Tuesday evening from 6-7. Typically, we meet in the old gym first and then go to classrooms. This year because of the moisture in the gym floor we cannot use the gym because they are drying it out. Please bring your child straight to the classrooms. At this time you may bring classroom supplies, see your child’s new classroom, and visit with the teachers. We look forward to seeing you Tuesday evening!
JH Football practice begins Monday. Bus will leave Linn at 2:50 and return approximately 5:30. Physicals and paperwork need to be on file in Linn office before they may practice. They will check out gear at 1st practice. Wear shorts, T-shirt and cleats.
LHS Football Equipment checkout is at 7pm tonight. Meet in the Ag Room. Practice is Monday at 3:30. Make sure your physical and concussions forms are turned in to the office.
Cross Country practice will start on Monday, August 19th at 6:30 am! We will meet in the weight room.
Need Immediately - At Risk Para - Linn Schools is looking for an At Risk Para. This person would be responsible for helping both in the kindergarten room and with students who are considered "At Risk". Please contact Ms. Root for more information.
Summer weights wrapped up this morning! We had over 40 athletes show up and get bigger, faster, and stronger over the summer! Looking forward to a great school year! Thanks to all those that came and got better this off season.
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HELP WANTED - Linn Schools is still in need of a Kindergarten Aide. Coaching Opportunities include JH Girls Basketball. Please contact Ms. Root if you are interested.
Cloud County Classes: Any HS student planning on taking a Cloud County class this Fall needs to contact Ms. Root by Monday at noon. This is very important, so please help spread the word.
For those student athletes who can not make it to the meeting on the 12th here is the link for the video - nfhslearn.com. The video you will need to watch is Concussion for Students. It is a free course, but you will have to set up an account. Once you watch the video, you will need to either e-mail or print off a copy of the certificate and get it to Mr. Smith. This video must be watched before you can begin practice.
JH Football Announcement Practice will begin August 19th at Washington Co. Practice begins at 3:30 and transportation will be provided to and from. They will check out equipment at first practice. You must have physical turned in to Linn Office as well as have watched the concussion in sports for students and have certificate printed. You may watch the video on your own at nfhslearn.com or attend the group showing on August 12th at 7pm in the Linn library. Be sure to sign up for football at enrollment so we can let them know numbers for equipment. WC coach is Jay Kearn and he is looking forward to a great season. Coach Smith
College Enrollment - April Benne from Cloud County will be here, Monday, August 12th from 6 to 7 pm, to help students who need to get enrolled in courses at Cloud County.
This is a reminder that if you want to participate in Fall Sports you must have your Physical & Concussion Form completed and turned into Mr. Smith before you an practice. You also must watch the concussion video. It will be shown at the school On, Monday, Sept 12th at 7:00 pm. If you have any questions please contact Ms. Root or Mr. Smith.
Reminder - K-12 Enrollment will be August 6th from 12 - 6 pm and August 7th from 9 am to 3 pm. If you have any questions, please contact the school.
We are still in need of a Kindergarten Aide. If you are interested in the position please contact Ms. Root.
Athletes - Before you can start practice you must have your physical and concussion form completed and turned into Mr. Smith before you can begin practice. First day of practice of all Fall Sports is August 19th.
All athletes are required to watch a video on Concussions in Sports before they can practice. We will show the video at Linn on August 12, 2019 at 7:00 pm. If you can not attend, please contact your coach to make other arrangements.
There will be a Linn Football players meeting for grades 7-11 on Thursday July 25th 7pm in the library. This will be to discuss options for the 20-21 seasons. It is important for all who plan to play to attend to voice their opinions and vote on options. If you have any questions please call or text Coach Smith 785-731-1213
Summer Weights will resume on Monday, July 22nd. The times have changed a little. 1st session - 6:30-7:30 2nd session - 7:40-8:30 3rd session - 8:40-9:20
With visible lightning this am we will not be able to host football camp today! See ya tomorrow 6am grades 7-12
Bulldog Football camp starts Monday at 6am for high school and jr high 7-12! T Shirt, short and cleats. cost is $6 for insurance unless you paid through another athletic activity.
2020 and 2021 Football Meeting - This fall, the State of Kansas will set the football schedule for the 2020 and 2021 seasons. Because of our participation numbers being low, there are some options that we need to consider going forward for the future of our football athletes. We will have a parent/community meeting on Monday, July 22nd at 6:00 pm in the HS Cafeteria for discussion on the matter. If you are an interested community member or have a 7-11 grade child participating in football, we would very much appreciate your attendance and input.
Summer Weights will be canceled until further notice. Please help spread the word.
Summer Weights starts tomorrow! First session - 6:30-7:30 am HS Boys/Girls Open gym - 7:35-8:25am Second session - 8:30-9:15am Third session is for junior high only - 9:20-10:00am Girls and boys grades 6-12 are welcome!
Basketball camp wrapped up today! Thanks to all the campers that came out, worked hard, and improved over the last four days! Thank you to all the parents and family members that took the time out of their day to get kids there! Couldn’t do it without you!
Linn Schools is looking for 2 business people from the community to serve on the Linn Site Council. Site Council meets 4 times during the school year. Each meeting lasts an hour. If you are interested, please contact Ms. Root for more details.
BB CAMPS RESCHEDULED June 3 - 6 5-8 Boys and Girls - 8:30 - 10:00 am K-4 Boys and Girls - 10:15 - 11:30 am Please contact Coach Haist for any questions - email@example.com
HS Girls BB Camp will be held on Monday, June 3rd from 4 to 5: 30 pm. Tuesday through Friday from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. If you have any questions, please e-mail Coach Kuhlman.
Guden Kauf Tree Service will be at the school by 11:00 am. You are more than welcome to stop by and talk with them about their tree trimming services.
Due to the damage at the school, there will be no basketball camp this week. It will be postponed until further notice. Please help spread the word.
Due to extreme storm damage please avoid the Linn School as damage is being assessed and cleaned up. Memorial Day activities are cancelled. Linn FBLA and Band please do not come to school.
DARE trip to the Royals game has been CANCELLED for today!
The 5th Grade Dare Trip to watch the KC Royals has been cancelled for today. A rescheduled date has not been set.
Live Stream Link the the State Track Meet State Track and Field Friday and Saturday Coverage - http://www.kansassportstv.com/
Help spread the word - The HS Boys BB Camp, BB Camp Boys and Girls grades 5-8, and Boys and Girls BB Camp grades K-4 will be May 28 to May 31st. There will not be camp on Memorial Day. If you have any questions, please contact Coach Haist. Thank you for your understanding as we make this change.
LInn Football Camp LHS Football Team Camp 7th-12th grade July 15th -19th 6 am No Cost other than $6 insurance fee, unless this fee is paid from another sport (basketball etc) First Day of Practice : August 19th JH are welcome to our team camp and more details will be forthcoming about their coop with Washington. Sept 30th Possible Date for 1st Annual Football Jamboree with three other schools: The new jamboree in a simulated scrimmage between four schools on a offense/defense rotational basis. More details to come this summer if this develops.
There will be a HS Girls BB Camp May 27-31 from 6 - 8 pm. This is for anyone who is interested in playing HS Girls BB for next year. Please contact Ms. Root if you have questions.
The first and second grade students didn’t let the rain stop them from having fun at their field day this morning. Mr. Haist put together some fun running events, balloon relays, tug of war, and other games. Thanks to the PTO for giving the children a snack and the Linn United Bank for supplying the water bottles.
We have summer job opportunities available for high schoolers! There are a variety of full-time, part-time and PRN jobs available at Clay County Medical Center that would be perfect jobs for students over the summer or even as ongoing part-time positions during the school year. (PRN means you would work as needed, depending on our regular staff schedule.) We’re looking for students who are 16 years old or older. Any of these jobs would get you into the hospital and would be great for your resume as you pursue a career in healthcare. Or even if you aren’t going to go into a medical field, these are good part-time jobs for students in general. Following are areas where we have jobs available: Summer radiology aide - 40 hours per week, great experience and great pay for a summer job. Great for your resume if you want to make it through the very selective process of getting into radiology school! Environmental services Part-time and PRN jobs available in the housekeeping and laundry departments. Registration PRN positions available as well as two regular relief positions available. Regular Relief consists of one to two weeknights from 4-10 p.m. and every other weekend either from 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. or 2:30-10 p.m. in the ER/Walk-In Clinic. To apply for any position, go to the CCMC website’s career page and fill out an electronic application under one of the jobs that interests you. http://www.ccmcks.org/currentjobopenings.php
USD 223 Barnes monthly meeting has been moved from from Monday, May 13th to Wednesday, May 8th at 7:00pm
Are you willing to help out Linn schools 4 hours for one school year? Linn is looking for 4 adults to join the Linn Site Council. We have only 4 meetings year that last no more than 1 hour. If you would like more information, please contact Ms. Root.
Linn Booster Club is asking for help with the Linn Picnic this summer. The volunteer hours would count towards the community service award through the school program. To encourage the kids to help to show their appreciation back to the community through the donations that help with expenses to National FCCLA and FBLA programs and the scholarships that are given out to the senior class. It would be 2 hour shifts either helping with the jumping rides or working in the concession stand. Every shift also comes with a free sandwich and drink to show our appreciation for working. This year the picnic is set for July 12 and 13th. If interested in signing up for a shift please contact Jenna Oehmke at 785-541-0483.
On May 14th at 11:00 am, April Benne from Cloud County will be at Linn to discuss how your junior or senior can enroll in college classes. She will explain how classes can be taken tuition free. Please see the attached flyer for class options. Parents are encouraged and welcome to attend this meeting.
The City of Linn is looking for lifeguards for the pool this summer. If you are interested please contact Jayne Lehman at United Bank.
Due to a wet track and weather concerns, Elementary Play Day has been rescheduled to Wednesday, May 15th.
Our Forensics team traveled to Kansas Wesleyan today for State Forensics. Kevin received a II rating (Poetry), Miranda received a III rating(Prose), Carly received a II rating(Prose), Ginger received a I rating (Serious Solo Acting), Lindsay received a I rating Impromptu and received a II rating in Original Oration, and Elise received a II rating(Humorous Solo Acting). Carly and Ginger received a I rating in their Duet Acting! What a great way to finish the season.
Linn High School is still in need of a HS VB Head Coach. If you are interested or know someone who is, please contact Mr. Smith or Ms Root.
The Linn NHS Students went to the Kansas Summit on Tuesday, April 30th. They spent the morning going to workshops over the leadership competencies. The afternoon was spent doing collaborative work on school and community issues. Each group presented their work in the closing session. Elizabeth Bott and Kamryn Smith we’re chosen by their group’s to help present their group’s project.
There will be no high school track practice today.
High School Track at Frankfort has been cancelled for today. Will not be rescheduled.
There will be no junior high track practice after school today - Tuesday, April 30th.
The BVL JH Track Meet scheduled for today has been moved to Thursday at 1:00 pm.
The HS Track Meet at Frankfort will start at 1:00 pm tomorrow afternoon.
The high school track meet at Frankfort tomorrow has been moved up to a start at 1pm with field events and 2pm for running events in hopes of getting it in before weather. Athletes will eat at 11am and leave at 11:30.
Congratulations to the Linn Art Club for placing 2nd at the Highland Art Show. The following received awards: BEST IN SHOW POTTERY- DANIEL YORK BEST IN SHOW MIXED MEDIA-HALEY UFFMAN 1st PLACE, GOLD MEDAL WINNERS JACE SCHAEFER, EARNED 2 FOR INK DRAWINGS HALEY UFFMAN, COLORED PENCIL DRAWING JOSE BAEZ, INK DRAWING KAILY WEICHE, INK DRAWING SPENCER OHLDE, POTTERY H0NORABLE MENTIONS KAILY WEICHE, MIXED MEDIA PHOTOGRAPHY CRYSTAL AYALA, EARNED 2, ONE FOR COLORED PENCIL, ONE FOR MIXED MEDIA INK JOHN GUERRERO, INK DRAWING DANIEL YORK, POTTERY RICARDO CARDENAS, POTTERY
On May 14, 2019 a representative from Cloud County will be at Linn Schools at 11:00 am to go over with students and parents information about enrolling in college classes. She will discuss how to enroll in classes, classes available and answer any questions. We would like invite parents to attend so they can have a greater knowledge about what is all involved when it comes to taking college classes as a high school student.
Please join us for Prom Walk 2019 this Saturday, April 27, at 5:30 in front of the school. Bring your lawn chair and camera. There will be time for plenty of pics before the banquet at 7:00.
Fort Hays State University's Hispanic College Institute is a free, four-day, residential program that prepares high school Hispanic students to enter and succeed in higher education. Please click on the link for more information.: https://www.fhsu.edu/hci/
Thursday night is student/parent orientation for those students who will be 7th and 9th graders next year. 7th grade at 6:00 pm and 9th grade at 7:00 pm in the HS Library. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Root or Mr. Voelker.
Divers Education Parent/Student Meeting - This meeting will be May 16th at 5:30 in the Linn HS Library. We will be sending out a letter with more information.
Come celebrate the Class of 2019 On Wednesday, April 24th at 8:30 AM in the old gym at Linn High School is the celebration we call Senior Signing Day. This is a day when we celebrate each and every member on the senior class. We are proud of our Seniors and the plans that they've made for their future. We will have a 7-12 grade assembly that will be joined by parents and grandparents of our Seniors. Representatives of the chosen institutions will also be present. We are honored to have Mr. Don Landoll as our opening speaker. Mr. Landoll will share his story of success and his wisdom with the audience. We hope the information Mr. Landoll shares will inspire the seniors and the students to work hard to be successful. Take advantage of this "photo op" with your favorite senior. Everyone is welcome. Please come and help us celebrate the Seniors.
Drivers Education - Any student that has signed up for Drivers Education must pay the enrollment fee by Thursday, April 18th. If you do not pay, you will not be allowed to take the class.
Any high school girls interested in playing Palmer Softball this summer, please sign up in the office by Wednesday.
Linn Forensics participated in Regional Festival today! Everyone did a great job this season. Several students will be competing at State Forensics on May 4th at Kansas Wesleyan in Salina. Come support Kevin (Poetry), Miranda (Prose), Carly (Prose and Duet Acting), Ginger (Serious Solo Acting and Duet Acting), LIndsay (Impromptu and Original Oration), and Elise (Humorous Solo Acting). Great job Bulldogs!!
Keesecker Argi Business is looking to hire a high school student for evening and weekend farm help. If you are interested please contact Skylar Miller at 785-325-3134
The track meet at Frankfort has been cancelled for tomorrow and rescheduled for April 30th. Field events will start at 2:00 pm and running events at 3:00 pm.
If you are interested in being a life guard at the Linn Pool this summer, please see Haley Dittmer or Daniel York. This is a great way to earn money and have fun at the same time.
Mark the Date - We will have an parent/student orientation for the upcoming 7th and 9th graders. 7th graders will be at 6:00 pm and 9th graders at 7:00 pm. It is important that all students and parents attend. Please contact Ms. Root for any questions you might have.
The 2019 Belleville Lion's Club High School Track Meet will be held at Concordia High School on April 16, 2019. Field Events will start at 10:00 am and running events will start at 11:00 am.
If your are RSVPing for Prom, you must do so by Friday. T-shirts must also be paid for in full by Friday. Please pay Dianne in the office. If you have not signed up, you will not a spot reserved at Prom
April 12th is Spring Picture Day. If you did not get a flyer, please contact the School Office.
We had TVL forensics today and we placed 3rd overall! Everyone did so well today. Individual places include: Ginger- Serious Solo 2nd place and qualified for State! Lindsay- 1st in Impromptu and qualified for State! 5th in Original Oration Carly and Ginger - 4th in Duet Acting Elise- 6th in Humorous Solo and 4th in Impromptu
Linn Schools now has a Twitter Account - Linn Bulldogs and a Facebook Page - Linn Schools - Home of the Bulldogs. Like us and follow us to keep up with what is happening at Linn Schools.
Linn FBLA will be leaving for state FBLA in Topeka on Monday, April 1 at 6 pm and returning April 3 at 8:30 pm. Check back for photos and result updates.
JH Track Meet has been rescheduled for April 15th at Washington.