***UPDATE: Unfortunately this event has been rescheduled to May 5th due to weather predictions scheduled for tomorrow***
Please join us for a Meet and Greet with Casey Robinson on April 2, 2018 at Glory Be, 623 Broadway, Larned, Ks. from 3:45-4:30 p.m.
Casey Robinson is the final candidate that the USD #495 Board of Education will be interviewing. Candidates were selected for interviews based on their fit with desired characteristics that were developed with input from focus groups that were utilized throughout the search process.
Casey Robinson is currently serving as Assistant Middle School Principal in the Fremont County School District #25, Riverton, Wyoming. He is in his 2nd year in that position. Previously, Mr. Robinson served as Principal of Schoenbar Middle School, Ketchikan, Alaska for seven years. Mr. Robinson has also held the position of superintendent at USD #271 in Stockton, Ks. and also served as superintendent at Eastern Heights USD #324, Agra, KS.
We invite you to join us for a Meet and Greet with Bryce Wachs on Thursday March 29, 2018 at Glory Be, 623 Broadway, Larned, Ks. from 3:45-4:30 p.m.
Mr. Bryce Wachs will be interviewing for the position of Superintendent with the Board of Education on March 29, 2018.
Mr. Wachs is the second of three candidates that the USD #495 Board of Education will be interviewing. Candidates were selected for interviews based on their fit with desired characteristics that were developed with input from focus groups that were utilized throughout the search process.
Bryce Wachs is currently serving as the Concordia 7th-12th Grade Principal in USD #333, Concordia, Ks. He is in his 4th year in that position. Previously, Mr. Wachs served as Assistant 7th -12th Grade Assistant Principal and District Career and Technical Education Director in USD #333, Concordia, for three years.
We invite you to join us for a Meet and Greet with Troy Langdon on March 28, 2018 at Glory Be, 623 Broadway, Larned, Ks. from 3:45-4:30 p.m.
Troy Langdon will be interviewing for the position of Superintendent with the Board of Education on March 28, 2018.
Troy Langdon is the first of three candidates that the USD #495 Board of Education will be interviewing. Candidates were selected for interviews based on their fit with desired characteristics that were developed with input from focus groups that were utilized throughout the search process.
Troy Langdon is currently serving as the Larned High School Principal in USD #495, Larned, Ks. He is in his 9th year in that position. Previously, Mr. Langdon served as Assistant Principal of Larned High School for four years.
USD 495 Stakeholders,
As you may know from the parent survey that was shared earlier this semester, the school district has begun its' first year in the Kansas Education Systems Accreditation process. This process replaces the previous accreditation process of accountability through student assessment. This is an exciting new day in Kansas as education moves toward focusing on the outcomes of the whole child rather than a small sample data point.
As part of KESA and its' accreditation process, in USD 495 we are taking steps to ensure that our students have the academic preparation, cognitive preparation, technical skills, employability skills, and civic engagement that is necessary to be successful citizens. To do that, the district will address areas of social/emotional factors, kindergarten readiness, individual plans of study, graduation rates, and postsecondary success so that it can track results during the course of students' educational experience. Additionally, the district will examine the areas of relationships, relevance, responsive culture, and rigor within our operations to enhance the success of our systems.
Beginning today and throughout the course of this process, it will be my aim to update you on the workings of the district on these items and what our current status is within KESA. Today, I am contacting you to provide reference on how we got to this point.
Attached you will find two documents detailing the specifics on what goes into the KESA process.
The first document, titled "Rose Capacities," are the specifics listed within Kansas State Statute that determine what Kansas students need to learn within our educational system. These 7 items provide the basis for our educational benchmarks and the outcomes for each student within a Kansas school district.
KESA Vision Infographic.pdf
The second document, titled "KESA Vision," is the infographic that details all of the specifics that are evaluated within the KESA accreditation process. Make notice of the specifics listed as outcomes for a successful high school graduate in the state of Kansas. These outcomes, coupled with the 5 state board of education outcomes listed under "Results," drive our current focus within the district. From these items, we are formulating short-term and long-term goals in order to address these areas.
Thank you for your time in learning more about our district's current direction and the tasks that we are undertaking. If you were to have any questions about education within USD 495, please do not hesitate to contact me!
Superintendent USD 495
120 East 6th Street
Larned, KS 67550
Check this out! Thanks to a very generous donation by Schartz Automotive, Larned Indian Booster Club will be raffling off this awesome Green Mountain tailgating grill, customized by Stephen Schartz!!! Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20. They can be purchased at the games this Friday and next Friday, text or message Hannah Smith, or come by the Fitness Center. Drawing will be next Friday at halftime of the Lyons game.
Don't miss out!
Be sure to check out our Woods Fitness Center Webpage by going to www.usd495.net and clicking on the link shown in the photo above.
Here you'll find our Membership Form as well as easy access to our hours.
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