Thank You Dale and Melba Woods for your generous donation in helping us build our new Fitness Center. Your support means so much, not only to the students and staff at USD 495 but also to those in the community that will have the opportunity to use the facility as well.
Larned High School Students will be putting on a Mock Drunk Driving Crash scene, Wednesday April 19th at 1:30pm on the South Side of the High School Building.
Tri-County Special Education Cooperative/USD 495 has an opening beginning with the 2017-2018 school year for a Special Education Teacher in an interrelated K-12 position at Pawnee Heights school district.
Tri-County employs a well trained and dedicated staff that assists students in this program.
This individual will be responsible for providing a meaningful and sound instructional program based on and designed to meet the individual needs of the children assigned. Teacher will be required to meet the students' academic, social, emotional and vocational needs, consistent with the students' ability and maintain a good working relationship with other teachers and administrators that will ensure a successful program. Individual must also maintain a parent/teacher relationship that will facilitate cooperative efforts. Benefits are available. Applicants must have graduated from an accredited institution and hold a valid Kansas Teaching License with a Special Education Endorsement K-12.
Contact Patricia Holaday, Director of Tri-County Special Education Coop, at 620-285-3119 to inquire about this position.
This position will remain open until filled.
Applications are available at the District Office, 120 East 6th Street, Larned, Ks 67550 and an application is available on the district's website, www.usd495.net. Applicant information may also be emailed to email@example.com.
USD #495 prohibits discrimination against its employees and applicants for employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, or sexual orientation.
With our girls outstanding run for a State Title, USD 495 will be canceling classes so that the community can get behind our team.
On Thursday, March 9th, school will be dismissed at 12:30 pm.
We will still proceed with the Hillside and Phinney Music Concert Thursday, March 9th at 7pm in the Community Center auditorium.
On Friday, March 10th, there will be No School
Opportunities like this do not happen very often and the district wants to make sure that everyone has the opportunity to go to Emporia and support our girls.
Joseph Sample begins leadership of USD 495 on July 1, 2017
The Board of Education for Fort Larned Unified School District 495 has announced the selection of Mr. Joseph Sample to be the next Superintendent of Schools. Mr. Sample will begin his tenure on July 1, 2017. He will replace Mr. Jon H. Flint who announced his retirement in December.
Mr. Sample currently is the Principal at Baldwin Junior High, a position he has held since 2013. Prior to that he was the Assistant Principal at Lola High School. Under Mr. Sample’s leadership, Baldwin Middle School has been named a “High Performing” school from KMSAA and also has earned a “Spotlight Award” from the Kansas State Department of Education. Mr. Sample holds a Bachelors and Masters degree from Baker University.
Board President Sharon Lessard stated, “Joseph Sample emerged from a very thorough search process that included several highly qualified candidates. It was his educational experience as well as his passion and desire to lead a district that separated him from other candidates.” Lessard continued by stating “our board was very fortunate to have had such a talented pool of candidates. Narrowing that list to the four that were interviewed; and then ultimately selecting Mr. Sample was both challenging and rewarding.”
The process of selecting the new superintendent began in December when the Board selected KASB to assist in the search. In January, input from community, staff and administration was solicited to identify what characteristics were desired in the next superintendent. These meetings played an important role in finding and ultimately identifying Mr. Sample as the next superintendent. Mrs. Lessard finished by saying, “The Board is certain in our choice of Joseph Sample and confident that under his leadership USD 495 will continue to thrive.”
Fort Larned's Board of Education has announced that the new Elementary building name is officially "Fort Larned Elementary School" and the new LHS Fitness Center's name is the "Dale and Melba Woods Fitness Center."
The date on the District Calendar showed the Board of Education meeting being on March 13th. This date was incorrect and has been corrected to March 6th. Thank You and sorry for any inconvenience this error might have caused.
USD 495 Early Childhood Special Education will not have school again on Thursday due to boiler part still not being here. Parts should be in tomorrow but obviously not in time to have heat. Please share post. Thank you!! Sorry for the inconvenience. We will see you next week!
Due to the severe ice storm, the City of Larned will be conducting a city wide limb pick up beginning on January 23rd. Please cut all limbs into 5-6 foot lengths and place cut limbs by the curb. The City will start at the southeast corner of town and work their way north. Thank you for your assistance.
USD #495 is seeking community input for the New Elementary School building.
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