We had a request for pizza, and after much thought and a few trials, I think we have come up with something possibly better! No fooling!! Wednesday 4-1 Lunch will be Pepperoni Pizza Roll, salad bowl, fruit cup, milk. Next day breakfast will be breakfast stick, juice, milk. Come and try out our easy to-go pizza trial. Come share a smile with our teachers and staff!
If you are interested in trying out for the SHS Spirit Squad click the link and fill out the form. https://forms.gle/EYPgj2knFwrQX8Z38 #TigerPride271
Lunch Menu for Tuesday, March 31st: 3-31 Lunch will be 🐓 🍟 🥕 🍎 Chicken nuggets, fries, veggie bowl, fruit, milk. Next day breakfast will be Pancakes, juice, milk. 🥞 🧃 🥛 We hope to see you tomorrow!
Our USD 271 posts are often directed toward our elementary students. We have found a resource we can share with our middle and high school students. Dr. Tim Elmore is an author and speaker. He is an expert on Generation Y and Generation Z. Tonight we are sharing an activity called Trains and Tracks (Structure). We hope you can engage your teen in this chat. Think about a train moving along tracks. It would be easy to assume the tracks prevent the train from moving freely, but it’s just the opposite. The tracks give the train focus and direction. A train without tracks is just a disaster waiting to happen. You are just like this train. If you want to move forward you’ll need structures and systems to keep you on track and help you make progress. (Thank you Dr. Elmore and staff.)
Time to start thinking of Monday! Lunch, 3-30, will be: Pig in a Blanket, veggie bowl, fruit, milk. Next day is breakfast, cereal, juice, milk.
To Staff, Students and Parents 3-28-2020 Governor Kelly today issued a stay at home order for the State of Kansas from Monday March 30th until April 19th. With the guidance from State Board of Education, KSDE, KASB and KNEA this order does not affect the current operations that the School District is currently doing. The reason is that the School District is listed as an essential service. The staff will continue to provide lunches, clean the school buildings and continue the planning for our continuous learning. We will adhere to the guidelines of less than 10 people at least 6 feet apart. This week our Continuous Learning Plan will be completed and approved by the Board of Education. We will submit a waiver to the Kansas State Board of Education. Teachers will be in contact with all students about details of their continuous learning. The information for each student’s continuous learning will be released each Monday starting April 6th and continue through May 15th. It is important that everyone support the continuous learning process so each student will be successful this year and be ready to be successful next year. We are here to support every student and parent during this process. Please contact any staff member if you have questions or a need that we can help you with. #WeAreTigerReady! Thank you for your support! Bill Lowry, Supt.
FCA~ This Friday at 2:30PM, there will be a Youtube Live event called Huddle Up! A Global Sports Gathering. Following this week, we will be hosting a new Huddle Up! every Wednesday at 2:30. Go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fU2wH7LKqZc&feature=youtu.be and subscribe
Friday 3-27 Lunch: Tacos, corn, fruit cup, and milk. Next day breakfast: Pop tart, juice and milk. Even with it misting and being cooler out today, we still had an amazing turn out! Teachers and staff beaming ear to ear getting to see all the kiddos, always makes for a brighter day! If the kiddos have lunch ideas/requests, comment or send a message and we will see if we can make it happen!
Stockton High School – Grades 8-12 Student Materials Pick-Up Plan Tuesday, March 31st *No Students or parents will be allowed in the building. Distribution Times/Last name Starts with: 8:00 – 8:15 A - Bed 8:15 – 8:30 Bel - Bon 8:30 – 8:45 Bou - Cia 8:45 – 9:00 Cof - D 9:00 – 9:15 F - Gra 9:15 – 9:30 Gri - Hem 9:30 – 9:45 Hil - Hul 9:45 – 10:00 I - Kel 10:00 – 10:15 Ker - Kri 10:15 – 10:30 L - Mil 10:30 – 10:45 Mit - Pal 10:45 – 11:00 Pl - R 11:00 – 11:15 S 11:15 – 11:30 T - Will 11:30 – 11:45 Win – Z If you have any sports equipment or uniforms, please drop them off at this time If you would like to pick up your PE/Sports locker room items, you can pull up in Tiger Alley and FaceTime with a staff member
Stockton Grade School Student Materials Pick-up Plan Friday, March 27th! *No students or parents will be allowed in the building. Please drive from the north and pull into the circle drive in front of SGS. Distribution: Times/Last Names start with: 12:00-1:00 A-B-C 1:00-2:00 D-E-F-G-H 2:00-3:00 I-J-K-L 3:00-4:00 M-N-O-P-R 4:00-5:00 S-T-U-V-W-Y *If you have more than one last name in your family unit, please choose the earlier letter in the alphabet. *We are aware that not all times will be most convenient for your pick-up, please come as close to your time as possible or contact Mrs. Green firstname.lastname@example.org for an alternative pick-up time.
Stockton Grade School Student Materials Pick-up Plan *No students or parents will be allowed in the building. Please drive from the north and pull into the circle drive in front of SGS. Distribution: Times/Last Names start with: 12:00-1:00 A-B-C 1:00-2:00 D-E-F-G-H 2:00-3:00 I-J-K-L 3:00-4:00 M-N-O-P-R 4:00-5:00 S-T-U-V-W-Y *If you have more than one last name in your family unit, please choose the earlier letter in the alphabet. *We are aware that not all times will be most convenient for your pick-up, please come as close to your time as possible or contact Mrs. Green email@example.com for an alternative pick-up time.
Enjoy this video! Spring Break Outdoor Challenge! Thank you for sharing! https://gopro.com/v/NlPRy5LX1QnWQ
USD 271 Family Spring Break Challenge for Wednesday! Thank you to Mrs. Graham, Title I Staff, for planning this Family Engagement Activity! Words and Actions with author Michael Rosen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=4&v=0gyI6ykDwds&feature=emb_logo Animation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Waoa3iG3bZ4
USD 271 Grab and Go Lunch/Breakfast for 3/25: Lunch is Stromboli, Veggie bowl, Fruit cup, Milk Breakfast for the next day will be Bread, juice, Milk Meals free for ages 1-18!
Stockton and Woodston Communities! Please place a bear or other stuffed animal in a front window. Our Family Engagement activity for tomorrow will be The Bear Hunt. More details coming in the morning! #TigerPride271
Finally the weather is nice! We are serving meals this week! Let’s break 100 meals served on Tuesday! Spread the word! Tuesday, 3-24, curbside lunch will be: Chicken Nuggets, Baked beans, fruit cup, and milk. Breakfast for the next day will be: Pancakes, juice and milk. So glad to see everyone that came out to enjoy a meal and the nice weather!
Grab and Go Lunch/Breakfast Served at USD 271! Please enter behind SHS and drive West to East down Tiger Alley! We serve from 11:30-12:30 M-F. We also serve the Woodston area from 11:30-12:00. The pick-up site is the Woodston Methodist Fellowship Hall. All children 1-18 receive this free meal. Happy Sunday! For Monday 3-23 For lunch we will have: Pork Riblet on a homemade bun, Peaches/pears, fresh veggies, Milk Breakfast for the next day will be: Cereal, juice, Milk
3-20 Lunch will be: Chicken Tetrazzini, bread stick, fresh veggies, fruit, milk. Breakfast for the next day will be: Frudel, juice, milk. Frudel is like a strudel, fruit filled pastry.
All USD 271 buildings are closed for deep cleaning and disinfection. Students and staff will be notified when we schedule reentry for release of personal items and technology devices. We thank you for your assistance!
Seniors~ Scholarship Interview Night has been postponed. Continue to complete the scholarships. Deadlines will be extended if necessary. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1tdrpO5w7sSV7iBeIF0NJ_ciu_cHY8aIaJaiICryJyw8/edit
Governor Kelly made an executive order today to close schools for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. All activities will be canceled. This will include Prom and Graduation as currently scheduled. The Continuous Learning Committee will be making recommendations for the District to use to create a Continuous Learning plan for USD 271. This plan should be able to be completed by March 30th. It is a priority of our School District to develop a plan that all students can continue to learn and Seniors can earn their High School diploma. All of the teaching staff will be utilized in this plan. We will continue to serve breakfast and lunch during this period on a grab and go basis for children 1-18 years of age free of charge. By the end of the week, our custodial staff will have the entire district disinfected.
USD 271 Meal Plan for the Days of March 17-19, 2020 +Meals for Ages 1-18. No meals for adults. +Lunch and Next Day Breakfast can be picked up from 11:30-12:30 +Children must be present for pick up. +One Way Drive-Through from West to East down Tiger Alley. +There will be a Woodston Meal Pick-up from 11:30-12:00 at the Methodist Fellowship Hall. +No service on Friday of this week and Spring Break due to Food Service Regulations. If there is a change to this waiver we will communicate the change. +We are working with the Stockton-Woodston Communities to serve meals on Friday and next week if our waiver isn’t extended.
USD 271 continues to work closely with our state department of education (KSDE) and our health experts (KDHE). Based on the latest information, we will close school this week, March 16-20, and observe our Spring Break next week, March 23-27. There will be no school activities during this time. We will continue to communicate updates during these two weeks.
USD 271 is closely monitoring the COVID-19 virus. We receive daily updates from KSDE who is working closely with KDHE and CDC. We are “mitigating the risk” of COVID-19 by following the guidelines and recommendations from the state’s medical leadership. We are asking all parents to self-report any out of state or out of country travel to the school office where your child(ren) attends. The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are a fever and lower respiratory infection with cough. Students and staff may not attend school if they have not been fever free for 24 or more hours without the use of medication. We are under the direction of the Rooks County Health Department regarding school closure.
From KSHSAA. After the conclusion of the Quarter Finals the State Tournament is cancelled. http://kshsaa.org/
Early Childhood Child Find! USD 271 Stockton will offer early childhood opportunities for students ages three to five for the 2020-2021 school year. As we plan for the new school year, our child find is very important. Please pre-enroll by February 28, 2020. Please contact Deb Carsten or Stacey Green at Stockton Grade School for pre-enrollment. 785-425-6120 You can also email your child’s information to Stacey Green at firstname.lastname@example.org Opportunities: *We offer a three year old program, children must be potty-trained, and be 3 years of age by 8/31/20. Half-day sessions will be held for three year olds. *We offer a four year old program for children who will be 4 years of age by 8/31/20. Half-day sessions will be held for four year olds. *We offer full-day kindergarten for children who will be 5 years of age by 8/31/20. Our three and four year old programs will also offer early childhood special education services.
SGS Arrival and Dismissal: Please pull through the circle drive and stop, before the crosswalk, for drop-off or pull into the parking spaces on the north end of the block. Please do not drop-off in the street. At pick-up time we will not use the circle drive. You may park in the same spaces, park on North 1st or North 2nd. Students will cross the street at the crosswalks. We ask that you not load your child(ren) in the street. Thank you.
Come out in your beach or Hawaiian attire to support the Stockton Tigers as they take on the Trego Eagles on Tuesday night! Sign up to win a gift card!
USD 271 Schools have seen an increase in student illnesses. We are monitoring these closely and continue to be attentive to our cleaning practices. As schools, parents, and kids we can "do the right thing" by practicing: 1) Good hygiene--wash hands! 2) Go home when you are sick. 3) Stay home until you are well (24 hours without fever and meds, not hacking/coughing all over others). Thank you!
Theme for the Friday night game is USA night! Come dressed in anything supporting the USA and sign up to win a gift card! Come support the Stockton Tigers as they take on the Ellis Railroaders!
There will be a School-Home-Community Engagement meeting (formerly Redesign Community Meeting) for USD 271 Schools on Wednesday, February 5th, at 3pm in the Grade School Conference Room. Please join us in conversations focused on school improvement. #TigerPride271
USD 271 will start school at 10am on Tuesday, January 28th. Breakfast will not be served. There will be no AM preschool. We will continue to monitor the weather as additional time adjustments may be necessary.
Our staff members personalized their professional development today! Formal presentations included learning from @gregtangmath , @TeraMartinEDU, and @rubyKpayne. Staff also presented plans for individual growth opportunities also! Passion and motivation! #TigerPride271
Are you looking for a Saturday evening dinner idea? The junior class will be selling pulled pork sandwiches at the SHS concession stand tomorrow for $4! They will open at 4pm. Come support the Tigers on and off the court!
USD 271 - Stockton has canceled school for Friday, January 17. This is a change from the two hour delay posted yesterday. Students will return on Tuesday, January 21st.
USD 271 will delay the start of school on Friday, January 17th. School will start at 10am. Students will not have supervision until 9:45am. Breakfast will not be served. Please travel safely.
The January 31st home basketball game will be designated as Serenity night! Serenity is 9 years old and in the 4th Grade. She has Juvenile arthritis, lung disease and osteoporosis. The money from t-shirt sales and bake sale will be donated to the family to help with medical expenses. Donations can also be taken at Solutions North and Farmers National Bank! T-shirt sales will close on January 19th! http://serenitystrong.itemorder.com/
Our USD 271 board members were recognized for their service this week. They were given gifts made by our SHS Skilled Mechanical Crafts class and our SGS and SHS student council members presented the gifts and thanked our members. We are grateful!
Let’s fill the SHS gym this Tuesday, 1/7, for the games with the Golden Plains Bulldogs! Spirit Day- Wear Your Tie Dye! Sign up for a chance to win a gift card!
USD 271-Stockton Schools will NOT have school on Tuesday, November 26th. There will be no activities or practices. School will resume on Monday, December 2nd. Please travel safely over the Thanksgiving Holiday.
The SJHS games at Hill City tonight will start at 4pm. This is a change from our contract with them so the time on the calendar is NOT correct. 4pm in Hill City!
Who blesses you? Our SGS staff members were given the opportunity to thank someone who goes out of his/her way to support them. They wrote the message of thanks on a leaf. 94 notes were written! A leaf was drawn from the collection and Mrs. Brown received the Blessing Basket! Mrs Kuhlmann shared her thanks on the left that was selected! Happy Thanksgiving! #TigerPride271
Kindergarten Readiness is one of our Kansas State Department of Education indicators for accountability. We are committed to improving our kindergarten readiness and we'd like to know more about the "state of early childhood" programming in our district. Universal preschool allows all children access to public preschool education. https://forms.gle/NKQn34SZGtjEuW5XA
You may still order JH Basketball Sports Buttons from the HS Yearbook class even though the date on the form has past. HS forms will be sent out tomorrow
Hi Stockton Grade School staff and families! Have you signed up for your free thermometer through our school yet? Join by texting 'FLUENCY' to 555888 on your smartphone. Don't delay! Thermometers are only available through November 17
2nd Annual Parent's Night Out! Saturday, November 2nd! Click link to Register: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScJty9f95VcIydTQyqaaUMOahH_XOUdFHcxFl7iIPTqkbUGzA/viewform
The 3rd grade class is invited to take part in the coin toss at Friday night’s home football game. This is also Senior Night. We request that students stay in their seats until this recognition is completed. You may then walk down to the track and meet Mr. McCown to proceed to the field. After the coin toss, return to the stadium seats to sit for the game. Thank you!
All physical Boxtops will be sent in on October 28. If anyone has any to be submitted, please send them to school before the 28th.
We had local experts come and share to enhance our learning about Thailand. Joan Balderson shared items from Thailand and nearby countries and then we learned how to use chopsticks and had some sweet sticky rice! Malee and John Berkley shared their life experiences in Thailand along with other items they have brought back . They also brought fortune cookies and treats!
We are so very blessed to have an awesome fire department here in Stockton. The second graders went to the fire station today in honor of National Fire Prevention Week! We asked questions, explored the trucks, and even got a ride! We went home with a booklet of A-Z fire safety! Thank you Jon, Ian, Jed, Andy S. and Madison! We appreciate you! #TigerPride271
SJHS has an open position for an assistant JH boys basketball coach. If you are interested, please apply at the USD 271 District Office.
No C team at Logan this week. Order of play: Palco A vs Stockton, Logan B vs Stockton, Logan A vs Stockton. Volleyball@4:00. Football@5:30. C team will scrimmage at Stockton@5:00. Parents invited.
SJHS will travel to Logan for volleyball and football this week. 10/03/19. 4pm Volleyball: Palco vs. Stockton "A-team only" Logan vs. Stockton "B-team" Logan vs. Stockton "A-team" The 8-man football game will start at 5:30. The SJHS C-Team will stay in Stockton and we will host an intrasquad game. The C-Team will play in the SJHS gym from 5-5:30pm.
Collecting Box Tops is an easy way to give back to our school. Check out the new app to make it even easier in the following video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hh94b2BvFK4
Family PE Night is this Monday, September 30th. The event will take place at the SGS gym with a start time of 6:30pm. Miss Rogers, our K-7 PE teacher, will guide attendees through stations and share more about PE in our school! (We will finish by 7:30 so all can attend the Tiger Jersey Auction.)
Order for JH Volleyball at Wilson on Thursday, Sept. 19th will be A, B, C. This is a different order from previous games.
Parent and community voice is essential in school change and redesign. Tonight we followed the basics of an ed camp event covering the topics of Title I, standards based grading, individual plans of study, and school goals. We also asked for suggestions on when & where to meet to gain more stakeholder voice. #TigerPride271 #parentcamp @ksderedesign
Box Tops has a new app! We'd love you to help our district by using the app with your receipts! No more cutting box tops! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hh94b2BvFK4&feature=youtu.be
Button Order Forms for all sports Pee Wee-HS need turned in by Friday Sept. 6th to Mrs. Basart/Yearbook Staff
Tiger Volleyball Shirts are available at: https://stocktonvolleyball.itemorder.com/sale?read_message=true
Tiger Nation Scrimmage, BBQ, and Pep Rally will go on as planned. The Family Fun Night at the park and pool is cancelled.
We are looking forward to our Tiger Nation Event on Friday! Here are a few more details for the evening! Volleyball Scrimmage Times: C Team at 4:30pm, B Team at 5pm, and A team at 5:30pm. The meal will start at 6pm. The Pep Rally is scheduled for 7pm. We will close out our first week with a Family Fun Night at the Park from 8-10pm.
**REMINDER** Stockton Schools Enrollment is today (August 1) from 7:00am to 7:00pm in the GS Cafeteria
Countdown to Enrollment! Using Facebook and Twitter feeds, please share a picture of your favorite summer activity, self-care practice, or vacation memory. No words. Just pictures. (School appropriate-thanks!) Reminder-please do not share the feeds to your page or other pages.
SHJS Volleyball Update: The last day for open gym was held this week. The gym floors will be conditioned and the gym will not be open. We will see you at enrollment and at your first practice on 8/19.
Enrollment Day Grades Preschool-Senior August 1, 2019 7am-7pm Stockton Schools Cafeteria click here for the School Supply List: https://5il.co/8roo
Kansas Teens-the Kansas State Department of Education needs to hear your voice! The Blue Ribbon Task Force on Bullying has been seeking input from Kansas citizens. Now Kansas teens are being asked to share their thoughts on bullying, too, by visiting https://mewe.com/join/kansasblueribbontaskforceonbullying. Encourage teens that you know to visit the site and answer this question: What can we do to prevent bullying in Kansas schools? All information gathered from the regional meetings will be used to help develop recommendations, which will be presented to the Kansas State Board of Education in December. (Taken from KSDE Email)
Junior High Volleyball Open Gym -- Coach Billinger will have the SGS gym open for volleyball on Wednesdays for SJHS students from 9am-10am starting on June 12th.
State Pre-K 4 Year Old At-Risk Program USD 271-Stockton Grade School has preschool openings available for children who meet the following criteria: 1-Qualifies for free lunch program 2-Single parent. Custodial parent is unmarried on the first day of school 3-Teen parent. One parent was a teen when the child was born 4-Either parent lacks a high school diploma or GED. 5-Limited English proficiency 6-Lower than expected developmental progress 7-Child qualifies for migrant status 8-Dept. of Children and Family referral Please contact us if your child will be 4 on or before August 31, 2019 and meets one or more of the criteria. Stockton Grade School 785-425-6120
Little Tigers volleyball camp was held for grades K-6 this week. The high school volleyball team taught them how to pass, set, serve and spike. Thank you to all of the girls that participated and to the high school girls for getting up early and spending all day in the gym between camp, the INSPIRE camp, and summer league! Go Tigers! 🏐🐯🐾
Best wishes to Tatum at the KSHSAA State Track Meet! She is scheduled to run on Saturday at 8:30AM. Her event is the 100 M Dash. You can watch live at http://www.kansassportstv.com/
Reminder: High School and Junior High INSPIRE Volleyball camp forms are due to Mrs. Billinger or Ms. Nichols by May 30th. The cost is $55 and will be put on by the University of St. Mary's Head Coach. Camp dates are June 4-6. Reminder: Little Tigers Volleyball Camp forms need to be turned into Ms. Nichols by May 20th. The cost is $25 which includes a camp shirt. Cost after the 20th will be $20 without a t-shirt. Camp will be from 8-9 June 4-6 hosted by the Stockton High School Volleyball Team.
Our 5th and 6th grade classes traveled to Ameritowne on Wednesday with several staff members and parents. This post will not communicate the impact the curriculum and this day had on our students. We are attaching the link so you can read more about Ameritowne. Thank you! http://go.nex-tech.com/connections/introducing-ameritowne
6th Grade DARE Graduation will be held on Thursday, May 9, at 12:10pm in the SGS Main Gym. You are invited to attend. Thank you to Officer Bryant and Ms. Rogers for your leadership.
Due to the inclement weather forecast for tomorrow (4/30/19) The JH track meet in Plainville has been cancelled.
Redesign Spotlight Community Groups Redesign Spotlight Community Groups Our district was asked, “What is the one thing, that if we don’t include in our redesign, nothing else matters,” Relationships was always the answer! Every day our students PreK-7 meet for 30 minute sessions, (this includes transition time) with a community of students of 15-17 students. Each community is led by two staff members who are passionately building relationships and discussing essential skills for the future to be “Tiger Ready!” During this time, communities form a close bond to each other and study skills such as our Tiger Touchstones (Honesty, Integrity, Respect, Responsibility, Creativity, and Confidence). We also study the Habits of Mind, practice mindfulness, participate in service projects, and also find time to have fun and play. Our goal is for all of our students to have at least one trusted and caring adult they can rely on as they go about their years in our building. Our students love this time each day and each group has something special they have knitted together with joys, celebrations, struggles, challenges, and most of all a sense of belonging. Once a month our community groups get together with a high school group to do a special activity and get to know each other better. The high school communities meet twice daily. They start and end their day together. There focus is on gratitude, goal setting, team building, individual plans of study, and other information focused on the high school learner.
Redesign Spotlight Family Engagement One of our three goals of redesign focuses on family engagement. Our planned focus for the 2018-2019 school year included a parent night for each quarter of the school year. We continued our monthly read aloud evenings focusing on our birth-six year audience. You will also see us at the Rooks County Free Fair again this year! #TigerPride271
The Burgers, Band, and Buckets Concert (band students in grades 5-12) that was scheduled for Sunday, May 5th will not be taking place. Thank you for all your support in years past for this fundraiser
Congratulations to Stockton Grade School for recognition as a recipient of the Kansas Schools of Character Award! SGS is working to enhance social, emotional and character development in all parts of the school day and engaging families and community members. The school will receive recognition at Topeka on May 1st. The students and staff celebrated the news of the award this morning!
Redesign Spotlight What is PBL? Project Based Learning (PBL) is a teaching method that is focused on student learning goals through knowledge and skills gained by working for an extended period of time to investigate and respond to authentic and engaging questions, problems, or challenges. PBL focuses around 8 essential project design elements: Key knowledge, understanding, and success skills Challenging problem/question Sustained inquiry Authenticity Student voice & choice Reflection Critique & revision Public product These design elements work together to help students develop 21st century soft skills while also gaining the content knowledge necessary for academic success. Students get the the opportunity to dig deeper into an area they are interested in by developing driving questions and solving authentic, real-world problems. Project Based Learning creates an environment for teachers to target not only content knowledge gained, but also development of the skills needed to be successful in the 21st century. This kind of approach allows students to explore their own interests while meeting content standards and real-world skills in ways that are authentic and meaningful. Both content knowledge and 21st century skills are obtained by completing long term projects that are focused around 8 essential project design elements: knowledge, understanding, and success skills, a challenging problem or question, sustained inquiry, authenticity, student voice and choice, reflection, critique and revision, and finally, a public product. Project Based Learning requires active participation by students, which makes school more engaging while focusing on the application of the knowledge students are gaining. By giving students the opportunities to take initiative and responsibility for learning, we can help all reach their potential with a successful project that has real-world impact.
USD 271 Parents ~ please take a few minutes to complete this Kansas Department of Education Survey . Click the link to begin the survey now: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DJ5HB5T
School will be held at regular time today, Thu 4/11. Please be careful as there may be slick spots and blowing snow in places. . . and it IS W-I-N-D-Y!
REMINDER: To enter the Stockton School buildings during the school day, visitors will need to go to the main doors of each building, identify themselves and be "buzzed in"
Phillipsburg Track Meet: The SJHS track meet scheduled for Thursday, April 11th, has been moved to Wednesday, April 10th. The start time has been moved to 9am. The team will load at 7:30am.
The electronic locking mechanisms on the front doors of the Stockton Schools have been repaired and are again functioning correctly. To get in the building during the school day visitors will need to go to the main doors of each building identify themselves and be "buzzed in."
On Wednesday of this week Courtney Flower was a guest during 7th Grade Kansas History. She explained how the city of Stockton functions as a city, her role as city manager/clerk, skill set and education to be successful in the position. We discussed how the budget works to pay employees, pool expenses, street repairs and the water treatment plant. The class was engaged and inspired by what it takes for the city to function on a daily basis.
Our 6th Grade Science classes had guest speaker Denae Odle come talk about LEED certification (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) along with natural resource use in construction techniques and energy consumption. She helped us start exploring environmentally friendly alternatives for our communities. We are grateful for our community experts for Project Based Learning!
USD 271 Redesign Spotlight As part of our social-emotional goal area, USD 271 staff has participated in three in-services with Rebecca Lewis to become trauma responsive. Through this training, we have implemented Zones of Regulation with our students and staff. Zones of Regulation is a tool used to help monitor, self-regulate and control emotions. Zone of Regulation uses four colors, red, yellow, green and blue, to help students visually and verbally recognize how they are doing emotionally at any given moment. Students and staff understand that anyone can experience the four zones throughout their day, but by understanding the zones, we are learning to adjust our thinking and using our tools to get us back into the green zone and ready to learn or teach. "They help me so I can think of how I feel and then I can think of how to have a better day. Because if I am frustrated, I get angry and cannot think to do my math. Zones of Regulation help me get control so I can think." 4th Grader
We had a bus-deer accident east of Stockton this morning, close to Woodston. There were NO students on the bus and the driver is fine but the bus is not drivable. Another bus and driver have been sent to cover the route.
USD 271-Stockton Schools Community Redesign Meeting 7pm-8pm at Stockton Grade School -Tiger Conference Room Who are our students? Together...how might we____?
Redesign Spotlight K-7 Personalized Learning Personalized learning allows all children to receive a customized learning experience. Students learn at their own pace with structure and support in challenging areas. Learning aligns with interests, needs and skills, and takes place in an engaging environment where students gain a better understanding of their strengths. ( National Center for Students with Learning Disabilities, Personalized Learning: Meeting the Needs of Students with Disabilities) Our Kindergarten through 3rd grade classes take part in mixed-age guided reading groups. K-5 is using Lexia Core5 for personalized English/Language Arts instruction and DreamBox for Math instruction. This allows them to complete grade-level materials at their own pace. Lexia provides teachers with a recommended amount of units for each student to complete each week to stay on-target for grade-level success. The Junior High is using Power Up and Reading Plus as a personalized English/Language Arts platform. Several classrooms are using playlists for students to track their personal goals each week. This provides students with choice, accountability, and specific things they need to focus on. In the classrooms, teachers are utilizing small group instruction to deliver instruction geared toward different skills that students are working on as well as delivering the same materials at different levels.
Redesign Spotlight: 8-12 grade communities Relationships are key at USD #271 Stockton, and we are starting and ending each day with this in mind. Research conducted by Harvard University, the Carnegie Foundation and Stanford Research Center has all concluded that 85% of job success comes from having well-developed soft skills and people skills and only 15% of job success comes from technical and knowledge (hard skills). At SHS students in grades 8-12 meet for the first ten minutes of school and the final 20 minutes of the day with their teacher advisor. These students will continue with the same group throughout their high school years. There are 14 community groups, consisting of 8-10 students ranging from 8-12 grades. Students form long-lasting relationships that benefit from a consistent daily presence. In the a.m. meeting, students begin their day by writing in their journals: reflecting on one thing they are thankful for, a goal for the day or week and identifying which Zone of Regulation they are in. This is an opportunity for students to begin on a positive note, set goals and be aware of their emotional state. Students can also take advantage of the grab and go breakfast offered in the hallway as they enter. The p.m. meeting consists of students and advisors working together on character development through discussion and reflection on our Tiger Touchstones and developing habits for success with the 16 Habits of Mind. Students are also developing their Individual Plans of Study, which includes exploring career interests and skills through the Career Cruising program, developing their Vision Board and sharing with parents, and planning their future course of study for high school and beyond. Advisor teachers serve as mentors to guide their students through this process.
The National Honor Society is organizing this year's Collect for Cures Program at SHS. This is the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's effort to help those affected by blood cancers. SHS's online giving webpage at https://events.lls.org/pages/mid/StocktonHighSchool-2019 Ends 3/18.
Due to the dangerous wind chill being forecast for the morning hours, there will be no school in Stockton tomorrow, 3.4.19. The JH Scholars Bowl has been cancelled and will not be made up.
From the Stockton Schools: The boiler has been repaired, and the building is heating up. Parent-Teacher conferences will be held tonight as scheduled. School tomorrow will be at regular time.
USD 271 Redesign Spotlight 6th-7th grade Mentoring As students in middle school encounter and struggle with social and emotional changes that occur during this transitionary period to adulthood, many educators seek to help students develop skills and dispositions—such as resilience, perseverance, and determination—to ensure that they can problem-solve and work through challenges as well as take ownership of their learning and decisions (National Middle School Association [NMSA], 2010). At USD 271 we spend mentor time meeting the needs of students. We have three groups with a mixture of 6th and 7th grade students that meet once a day for 20 minutes. During this time, we cover essential life skills (Organization, Time Management, Self-Control, etc.) as well as improving students’ understanding of techniques to build confidence, increase self-esteem, advocate for themselves, build character, and be respectful young adults. During mentor sessions, we use a variety of resources: Choices magazine from Scholastic, Career Cruising program, and Responsive Advisory Meeting Book. Career Cruising allows the students to find out what interests them and it gives insight on the steps they will need to take to achieve careers in a particular field. All three mentor groups cover the same concepts but at different times. Mrs. Dunlap’s group is currently working on deeper understanding of career interests and researching careers in that area. Miss Kennedy’s group has had extensive conversations about stress, what causes stress, and how to effectively manage stress. Mrs. Moffet’s group has been working hard on character building.
There will be NO SCHOOL today in Stockton; Monday, 2.25. The blower motor on the boiler has failed and there is no heat in the secondary building.
The Stockton Schools will start one hour late on Monday, (2.25).Breakfast will NOT be served, but morning Pre-K WILL meet. The BB game at Hill City WILL be played today (2.24) at 3:30 p.m. The bus will leave at 1:00 p.m. Please drive carefully and allow extra time.
It’s time for more Tiger Wrestling! #113 Spiller is up this round at KSHSAA 321A State. #TigerPride271 Watch live at www.openspacessports.com.
Kansas juniors will be able to take the ACT test and WorkKeys assessment for free during the 2018-2019 school year, the Kansas State Department of Education announced Tuesday, Aug. 7. The regular cost of these 2 assessments would be a total of $66 per student. A total 23 Stockton juniors and 2 seniors took the 2 assessments at Stockton High School on February 20 and 21. Kansas joins 18 other state education agencies currently providing the ACT for students.
The Stockton Schools will be in REGULAR session today, Wed. 2/20/19. PLEASE DRIVE CAREFULLY. The SJHS music students WILL be going to Norton for the MCEL Music Festival; however, the loading time for departure has been changed from 6:45 a.m. to 7:45 a.m.
Due to weather concerns, tonight's Regional Basketball game at Hill City will begin at 6:00 p.m. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
As we continue to communicate with our stakeholders, we will return to our weekly Redesign Spotlight. Each week we will spotlight one of our redesign implementations. Today we are sharing some background on the Kansans Can School Redesign Project. In 2015, Kansas State Board of Education announced its new vision for education- Kansas leads the world in the success of each student. Kansans have identified the need for their schools to transition to a student -focused system that provides support and resources for individual success. We are moving away from a “one-size-fits-all” system that relies exclusively on state assessments. Kansans want schools to place an equal amount of focus on assisting students in developing nonacademic skills, like social-emotional growth, as they do on developing academic skills. In August of 2017, USD 271-Stockton was named a Mercury School in Redesign. Our vision- We are TIGER Ready! (TIGER stands for tiger touchstones, innovative, grit, empowered, and relationships) is guiding us through school redesign. (Taken from KSDE’s Talking Points for the Kansans Can School Redesign Project)
Stockton Schools will start at regular time today, Mon 2/11. There will be some slick spots on side roads and it will probably be foggy, so PLEASE BE CAREFUL and allow extra time for your morning drive.
The water is back on and we will have school tomorrow, (Thu Feb. 7). A big SHOUT OUT to the Stockton City Workers for your dedication and hard work in this cold weather!
USD 271 is not in school on February 18th. We have cancelled the USD 271 Birth-6 Reads Event and our Redesign Community Meeting scheduled for that evening. We will see you in March!
The Stockton-Osborne basketball games on Friday night have been selected by KKQY Radio as their "Game of the Week." The varsity games will be aired on 101.9 FM. GO TIGERS!
The Stockton Schools will be without water today due to a water main break. There will be NO SCHOOL IN STOCKTON TODAY, Wed. February 6, in Stockton. The KAY trip to Norton is still scheduled to take place.
SPIRIT NIGHT! This Friday night the Tigers are back at home and it is tie dye night! Break out your tie dye for a chance to win a ticket to the movie at the Nova! Go Tigers!!
Stockton Schools KHC and AHC UPDATE! Our event is wrapping up! Don’t forget to finalize all online donations and return your student’s envelope back to school by Monday, February 4th! It’s not too late to join! If you haven’t already registered: Grades K-4 Sign up: http://www2.heart.org/goto/stocktonk-4 Grades 5-7 Sign up: http://www2.heart.org/goto/stockton5-7 Thank you to all who have joined in to make our event a huge success!
Rooks County Conservation Poster Contest Form and Rules https://www.usd271.com/o/usd-271/browse/46276
Due to road conditions and to provide extra time to move snow, the Stockton Schools will start at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 23. There will be no breakfast served and no a.m. preschool.
Due to the road conditions and in order to have extra time to move snow, the Stockton Schools will start at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 23.
Due to the late start on Wed. Jan.23 there will be no breakfast served and no a.m pre-shool.
Tuesday night the Tigers are at home playing against Northern Valley. The theme for the night is Hawaiian! Come dressed up and enter a chance to win a gift card sponsored by Motion Dance. Go Tigers!
The Stockton Schools will convene at regular time today. Weather conditions will be monitored throughout the day. Please drive carefully this morning and allow for extra time. Watch for slick spots on sidewalks!
Due to icy conditons, the Stockton Schools will start at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 17. There will be no a..m. preschool and breakfast will not be served.
The Beloit Wrestling Tournament times are being changed due to the forecasted inclement weather. The start time on Friday has been moved to 11:00 am and Saturday's start time has been moved to 10:30 am.
The Stockton Schools will be in session today, Tuesday, Jan. 15 at regular time. It is FOGGY and passageways will be slick in spots. PLEASE BE CAUTIOUS AND ALLOW FOR EXTRA TIME FOR YOUR MORNING DRIVE.
January 21, 2019 at USD 271 *No School-Teacher Inservice . *SGS Family Involvement Night at 6pm at SGS. *0-6 Reading Event at 6:30pm in the SGS Library. *Redesign Community Meeting at 7pm at SGS. Input for Redesign Meeting can be shared on this google form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdbR-V-KfPkOH9ztMVM_jHjLuP9EfJIC-8dqTD21mdneaDvfw/viewform?usp=sf_link
For tonight's MCL Tournament BB games, the west door of the SGS Gym will NOT be available for entry. Tiger Alley will NOT be accessible for vehicles.
The MCL Basketball Tournament games to be played at Stockton tonight (Sat. 1/12) WILL be played as scheduled.
Due to concerns for the weather and hazaedous driving conditions, the SHS Wrestling Team will NOT be taking part in the Oberlin Tournament on Saturday, January 12.
Makerspace for second graders will NOT be held today after school due to illness
Stockton Tigers will be playing at home this Tuesday night, January 8th! The spirit theme for the night is Camo! Come out and support the Tigers in your camo and possibly go home with a gift card!
Stockton High School Alumni: Dust off your instruments and come join the 7-12 Tiger Pep Band at Friday night's game against Norton! Email Mrs. Riener at email@example.com to put your name on the pass gate list and get free admission if you play!
SHS basketball teams open the month of January at home on the 4th. Join us in filling the stands as we welcome the Norton Bluejays. Theme for the game is Out of this World/Galaxy. Everyone that participates will be put in a drawing for a gift card!! Join in the fun and support the Stockton Tigers!
It is so quiet at SGS without our people! We hope you are having a wonderful break! #TigerPride271 https://gopro.com/v/JbbaEyGkbJqm1
Learn. Grow. Innovate. Join us for a day of exploring the why, how, and what of school redesign. You will find more details in the flyer. You can register at www.usd271.com (Explore-Redesign-Forms)
12/13/18 Stockton JH vs. Ellis JH ORDER OF PLAY - B, C (2 quarters), A for Boys-Boys will play in HS gym. B, C, A for Girls . Girls will play in JH gym.
SJHS vs. Thunder Ridge Details: SJHS Basketball at Agra on Monday, 12/10/18 at 3:00 pm - Order of Play: C girls (2 quarters), C Boys (2quarters), B Girls - full game, B Boys - full game, A Girls - full game, A Boys - full game.
Reminder ~ Tomorrow is HS Yearbook picture Day! Please have all shirts and uniforms here. Girls Basketball pics are at 7:30 sharp, boys to follow.
The City of Stockton is replacing water lines on North 1st St. The project will impact the exit of the Stockton Grade circle drive for the week of December 3-7. If you use the circle drive you will have to exit from the front parking lot through the alley to Cypress Street. It is a one way exit. Thank you!
The Stockton and Plainville Cheer Squads and working together to raise funds for the Rooks County Cancer Council. Please purchase and wear the t-shirt at the December 14th high school basketball game hosted by Plainville. Let’s black out and stands and show Rooks County stand strong against cancer! https://rookscountystrong.itemorder.com/sale
Stockton Schools will be closed, Monday, 11.26.18. Scholar Bowl will not be held. Practices may be held if road conditons improve through the day. Coaches will be in contact with team members.
SHS Food Science students presented their project and conclusions on how to make a healthier sugar cookie to the 8th grade science class. Students researched healthier alternatives for ingredients, created a calorimeter to test foods, conducted a sensory analysis on 4 variations of cookie and analyzed the results. #PBL
An exciting new BREAKFAST OPPORTUNITY COMING SOON to the Stockton Schools! READ ALL ABOUT IT HERE: https://tinyurl.com/ya8me4q7 Familes with children in the Stockton schools will also be receiving a letter in the mail.
Monday, November 19th 4:30pm-Basketball for SJHS here with Hill City. 6:00pm-Family Night for SGS (pk-7) with the Kansas Cosmosphere as our guest presenters. Please enter at the north end of SGS. Signs will be posted. 6:30pm-USD 271 Reads. Birth-6 years of age. This event will be in the SGS library. 7:00pm-The Redesign Community Meeting will be CANCELLED this month. Please contact the schools directly for specific questions on school improvement.
The SJHS basketball games at Smith Center have a start time of 4:00 pm. This is different than our school calendar posting. Order of play: B,C,A Boys at the high school B,C,A, Girls at the grade school-Girls will only play B,A
Congratulations to our KMEA JH Honor Choir and Honor Band performers! The concert was outstanding! #TigerPride271 Choir-Daniel Besperat, Liz Busonic, Coryn Hahn, Cappi Hoeting, Dylan Howell, Tiagen Kerr, Basil Powers, and Michel Smith. Band-Katie Kearny’s, Cameron Lindsey, Kaelyn Means, Justin Knoll, and Brook Kolar.
Cheer and Basketball pictures will be taken this Tuesday, Nov. 6th, beginning at 2:00. Please have your picture packettes filled out and with you to give to the photographer. Students, please have your uniforms with you for pictures, it is also a Home game day. Picture Retakes will be Wednesday the 7th of November. If you are getting retakes, you must return your packette in full if you have one. Those pictures will begin at 10 a.m. in the High School.
Basketball Shirts are available for purchase at: sjhbasketball.itemorder.com/sale
SJHS opens their basketball season tonight at home. We will host Phillipsburg with games starting at 4:30. Boys will play at SHS. Girls will play at SGS. CALENDAR CHANGE: Thursday the Tigers play at WaKeeney. Game time is 4pm. Game time is at 4pm (not 4:30).
The Stockton High School Human Growth & Development class celebrated Read for the Record with our kindergarten students at SGS. After enjoying the book together they created a work of art to share with someone special. The book was "Maybe Something Beautiful". They donated the books to the Title I program.
If you are planning on being your students guest for lunch, please make those arrangements with the office before 8:30 am. We are unable to accommodate walk-in's. *REMINDER* NO SCHOOL MONDAY, OCTOBER 29 due to teacher inservice
You are invited to attend a presentation by Melissa Fast, KSDE Math Consultant. Monday, October 29, 5:30 p.m. in the School Cafeteria. THIS IS AN EXCELLENT OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN MORE ABOUT STANDARDS BASED GRADING.
Level 1 lockdown of the Stockton Schools has been lifted. Normal activities have been resumed.
Stockton School students and staff are currently in a Level I lockdown (confined to classrooms) in order to keep hallways clear due to a medical issue. First responders have been summoned.
6-8th Grade will participate in Pride Day on Wednesday, 10/24/18 in the afternoon by working on campus. Students, come dressed to school for work on pride day in clothes you don’t mind getting dirty, closed toed shoes and no shorts are to be worn. Please bring gloves.
Monday, October 22, 2018 6:30-7:00 pm - USD 271 Reads Birth to 6 -SGS Library 7:00-8:00 pm - Redesign Community Meeting EdCamp Style - SHS Gym *Please fill out the survey for the community meeting so we can plan to meet your conversation requests. https://goo.gl/forms/rwo1d9zYzIn1Grcp2
Dr. Watson asked the 427 attendees at the KSDE conference to name the top competency we wanted our own children to have-the top menti vote was perseverance. At the same time we receive this photo-perseverance exhibited at USD 271! Our interns constructing a new interactive white board for our library. #TigerPride271
The Stockton Schools will begin at regular time, Monday, Oct 15. Please be cautious and allow for extra driving time based on your local road conditions. Dress for the weather; it will be C-O-L-D in the morning. Go Tigers!
Lunch payments are due Monday, Oct. 15th. They can call Leslie at 425-6367 for questions.
The Plainville (Stockton) vs Ellis junior high football game scheduled for today, 10/09/18 has been cancelled. It will not be rescheduled.
The Homecoming Coronation Ceremonies will be held at 5:30 p.m.
The Homecoming Football Game vs. Clifton-Clyde will kick off one hour earlier than scheduled . The game will begin at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, Oct.4. GO TIGERS!
Homecoming Week activities continue! The bonfire will be held at approximately 8:30 pm tonight! The KAY games will be held prior to the bonfire! See you tonight! Let’s go Tigers!
Our 6-8 Grade Student Council attended the Regional Student Council Conference in Ellis today. They enjoyed learning from the keynote speaker, Michael Cuestes. He talked about goal setting, leadership, and overcoming obstacles. The members of the student council utilized the rest of the day planning for the school year with fundraising, service projects, recreation, and team building.
No play practice tonight. Rescheduled for Thursday.
The first order of Football shirts is in at the HS office.
We have opened up the online store for the HS football shirts until the 25th since several people missed it. stocktonfootball.itemorder.com
The 2018 Homecoming Candidates are: Malynn Plumer, Katy Kriley, Emma Bedore, Brady Beougher, Jalen Basart, Nathan Thomas
We hope you can join us on September 17th for an evening full of activities and information! * 6pm-7pm SGS Family Involvement Night w/ PE @ SGS Main Gym. *6:30pm 0-6 Reading Night In the SGS Library (Join us for PE Night first!) *7pm-8pm USD 271 Redesign Community Mtg @ SHS. Edcamp style with the topics: Standards Based Grading, Communities, and Personalized Learning.
Reminder~ Lunch payments are due Friday, Sept 14. Questions or balances call the District office 785-425-6367
“Knots in my YoYo String” was our story this week. Life lesson behind the story was that sometimes our life can get tangled in knots, but that doesn’t mean to give up. We can undo those knots with hard work, dedication, help from others, and perseverance. The 6th grade had fun working together at learning new knots. Building character and community in my in my classroom.
KAY Membership Breakfast! Tuesday, September 11th at 7:30am on the Stage! Come enjoy breakfast on us and hear about the KAY club!
The 7-12 Tiger Marching Band will be at the Kansas State Fair Mon, Sept 10 preform @ 10:40. Leave at 6:30 am Monday! Bring $$ for breakfast, lunch, and snacks. Black band pants, blue band shirt, and blue jackets. No sandals, flip flops, or boots. Practice at 7:15 am Friday am
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We are offering the link here as an opportunity for patrons and parents to guide us into their interests for our EdCamp on May 05. https://goo.gl/forms/ieBYACLEDX8sokuW2