Moundridge News


Monday, April 11 2016

All parents and guardians of children who will be five years old on or before August 31, 2016 are invited to the Moundridge Elementary School’s Kindergarten Screening Day for eligible children on Monday, April 11, 2016.   Out of District families must complete an application form available at the time of the screening.

At the screening, MES professionals will assess each child’s kindergarten readiness and review immunizations the child may need to enter kindergarten, as well as any developmental concerns parents/guardians may have for their child.  The assessment lasts about 30 minutes and is by appointment only

Parents/Guardians can call the school office at (620) 345-5500 ext. 401 to schedule the screening time.  We are looking forward to meeting the new Kindergarten class of 2016!  

Moundridge earned 9 art awards at the Friends University Contest on March 4.  Congratulations to our Mrs. Chisholm and our Wildcat Art Students on a great showing!

Taylor Kilborn 1st for oil paint
Courtney Huff 3rd for colored pencil 
Bethany Stucky 3rd for paper quilling
Lexi Lorimor for earning honorable mention for printmaking 
Kayla Frazer 1st for cut paper
Brandon Porter 1st for metal relief
Jessica Ullom-Minnich 3rd for paper quilling and jewelry
Abby Harders 2nd for drawing 


Come one come all to the Soup Supper and Work Auction tonight at MHS at 6:00

Congrats to our 8th grade Quiz Bowl team on their 1st place finish at Bennington yesterday.  The 8th grade team went 5-1 on the evening.  The MMS Quiz Bowl team is coached by Mrs. Kohl.  Way to go, Wildcats!

The Kansas State High School Activities Association is pleased to honor Dwight Goering, retired activities director at Moundridge High School, with its third annual “NFHS State Award for Outstanding Service”. Mr. Goering’s contributions to Kansas schools, students and the KSHSAA during his career as a teacher, coach and administrator are numerous.  Thank you Dwight, for your many years, and countless hours of service to MHS and the Moundridge community. #wildcatproud


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.

George Leary

USD 423 Superintendent

**For more information on the USD 423 Bond Proposal,
please click here.