Twenty residents of this community volunteered their time to serve on the USD 423 Facility Task Force. They met 13 times and held 2 community dialogues over the past 14 months. They toured all of the district facilities. They listened to architects. They dialogued and debated with one another. They talked with many of you. They very carefully considered every detail of the district. Then, finally, it was time to make a recommendation to the USD 423 board of education. They came to consensus on what will be presented to the voters of USD 423. In my opinion, this is local control in the truest form. Yes, the Task Force listened to experts. However, when it came down to decision time, the 20 residents of USD 423 made the decision all on their own. They want what’s best for the USD 423 community.
Now I have the same opportunity to do exactly the same thing. I am here to inform you, not tell you what to do. I want to provide as much information on this bond election as you need to make an informed vote on April 5. The information below is intended to do just that. And if it doesn’t answer all of your questions I want you to contact me. I am happy to visit with you and respond to your questions. You know what’s best for the USD 423 community.
USD 423 Superintendent
**For more information on the USD 423 Bond Proposal,
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USD 423 and Head Volleyball Coach Kelsi Chisholm are proud to announce that the 2015-2016 varsity volleyball team qualified for All-Academic Honors through the Kansas Volleyball Association. The Team Academic Award is designed to honor high school varsity volleyball teams which have proven excellence in the classroom. To be eligible to receive this award, teams must have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale, or the equivalent on another scale, during the current school year. This will include GPA's from all players who competed at the varsity level.
Powerschool is an important part of your student's education. The Powerschool Parent Portal allows you as a parent/guardian to stay up-to-date on your student's assignments, attendance, and meal account balance. Letters were sent home in September including important information to allow you to create your account and to link your account with your student(s). Once you create your account, all of your students can be linked to this account. There is also a mobile app that you can utilize after setting up your web account (contact Shelby for more information).
Shelby Graber will present during Parent/Teacher conferences on February 18, 2016 to answer questions about Powerschool and to help you create your accounts. You may also contact her ahead of time at firstname.lastname@example.org or 345-5500 ext. 301. Our goal is to get all parents of USD 423 students active on Powerschool prior to the 2016-17 school year.
Thank you and GO WILDCATS!
(In order to create your Parent Account, you will need the Access ID and Access Password that were sent home at the beginning of the school year. If you no longer have this information, please contact Shelby.)
Courtney Huff, senior, and Jessica Ullom-Minnich, sophomore, represented the Moundridge Wildcats at the Sterling HS Forensics Tournament on Saturday, February 6. Courtney earned 6th place in Prose Interpretation, and Jessica earned 2nd in Extemporaneous Speaking, 4th in Informative Speaking, and 6th in Impromptu Speaking.
Jessica’s Extemporaneous Speaking performance qualifies her to compete in the KSHSAA 2A State Forensics Championship Tournament, which will be held in late April. Way to go ladies!
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