LR High School Volleyball 9-19-19 LR JV 17-25-16 Ellsworth JV 25-22-14 LR V 25-25-25 Ellsworth V 23-21-22 Great Crowd! Great Noise! Great Results!
LRHS Friday Game Day Fellowship All LR high school students are welcome to join us Friday morning at 7:30 in the gym for food, fellowship, and sharing. Pastor Rachel Pryor and Andover Lutheran Church will host a continental breakfast followed by fellowship and sharing. All teachers, staff, and coaches are welcome to attend also.
LR HS VB Home vs Ellsworth Today 4:00 JV followed by Varsity Let's Go!
Correction: After Prom meeting is Monday, Sept. 30th following the JV football game in the media center at the high school. (About 7:30pm) Not on Sept. 23rd. ALL junior / senior parents please plan to attend.
HS Volleyball LR 26-25-25 Goessel 28-13-13 LR 25-26 Herrington 23-24
HS JV and V Volleyball at Herrington Today 4:00 ES Gym Goessel JV vs LR JV 5:00 HS Gym Herrington JV vs LR JV 6:00 ES Gym Goessel V vs LR V 7:00 HS Gym Herrington V vs LR V Let's Go!
JV Football players will practice as usual today. Coach has something fun in store! :)
We regret to inform you that Peabody has informed us today that they are unable to play a JV game this evening. With no other options to get a football game going tonight, the JV Football game for this evening is canceled.
LR Redskin FB Defeats Peabody Warriors 49-0 in home opener.
LR JH Sweep: LR V VB 25 Peabody 7 LR V VB 25 Peabody 12 LR JV VB 25 Peabody JV 13 LR JV VB 26 Peabody JV 24 LR FB 52 Peabody 8
9/13/19 Home Varsity Football vs Peabody at 7:00 All JH and HS students are encouraged to sit together behind the band and make a lot of positive noise to inspire the Redskins to victory! We'll have rows marked off for the JH and HS student section. Let's Go & Have Fun!
9/13/19 FCA Game Day Friday 7:30-8:00 Church of Christ will serve breakfast Coach Ayers will share the message All 9-12 LR students and athletes are encouraged to attend. Let's Go!
9/12/19 Come out for home JH VB and FB today! 4:30 V Volleyball followed by JV vs Peabody 6:00 FB LR Redskins vs Peabody Let's Go!
9/10 LR 25 Wakefield 15 LR 25 Wakefield 10
9/10 VB at Hope LR 15 RV 25 LR 17 RV 25
Saturday 9/19 at Centre HS VB Invite 10 New Gym: LR vs Wichita Classical Noon New Gym: LR vs Berean Academy 1:00 New Gym: LR vs Herington 3:00 New Gym: #1 Pool A vs #2 Pool B 3:00 Main Gym: #1 Pool B vs #2 Pool A 4:00 New Gym: Third Place Match 4:00 Main Gym: Championship Match Admission: $5.00 Adults and $3.00 Students (no passes) 2374 Lost Springs, KS (enter through front doors only) $5.00 Fundraiser Meal Available & Concessions Available Let's Go!
Redskin JV FB over Canton-Galva 30-18!
9/10/19 HS VB Quad at Rural Vista (Hope Site) 4:00 New Gym RV JV vs JR JV 5:00 Old Gym LR JV vs Wakefield JV 6:00 New Gym RV V vs LR V 7:00 Old Gym LR V vs Wakefield V
9/9/19 JV Football Home vs Canton-Galva 6:00 p.m. Start Time
Catch the 2019 Little River Redskins Football Season Opener live from Margreiter Stadium in Canton on Sports #1 on the Ad Astra Radio App for your smartphone & tablets & www.adastraradio.com for your desktop. Let’s go Redskins!!!!!!
Redskin varsity football tonight at Canton-Galva at 7:00 p.m. Hope to see you there. Let’s Go!
Great news! ALL HS students-Game Day FCA tomorrow @7:30am! Coach Ayers & Morrow will lead Fellowship of Christian Athletes, each Friday @ 7:30am in LR Gym. All LRHS athletes&students encouraged to attend-Coaches are encouraged to attend. Breakfast supplied by some area churches.
There is a Parent Digital Literacy meeting at the high school auditorium this evening at 6pm. We will discuss information related to monitoring and educating kids on appropriate technology use. Hope to see you there!! Should last about 45 minutes. All parents/guardians in the district are welcome.
A BIG Congratulations to our very own, ROYLIN BRILLHART!! She earned a place in the K-State Concert Choir! This is a HUGE accomplishment as there are only 30 spots in the choir! There weren't many spots open due to returning choir members. CONGRATULATIONS ROYLIN! HOW EXCITING!
HS Volleyball at Fairfield 9/3/19 3:00 Fairfield JV vs LR JV Main Gym 4:00 LR JV vs Udall #2 JV Auxiliary Gym 5:00 LR JV vs Udall #1 JV Main Gym 6:15 LR V vs Ark City Christian V Auxiliary Gym 7:15 LR V vs Udall V Auxiliary Gym 8:15 Fairfield V vs LR V Main Gym Let's Go!
Little River Band - Grades 8-12 will be marching in the Hoisington Labor Day Parade on Monday, Sept. 2nd! The bus leaves at 8am from high school and returns at 2:30pm. Parade begins at 10:30am in Hoisington. Hope you can make it out to support our Redskin Band!
Join our LR Football team tonight!! Four Teams: Little River, Central Christian, Caldwell, and Satanta will participate in a V & JV football jamboree at Hutchinson's Don Michael Field tonight at 7:00 p.m. Admission is a bottle of Gatorade.
Join us for the 2019 Football Jamboree. Four Teams: Little River, Central Christian, Caldwell, and Satanta will participate in a V & JV football jamboree at Hutchinson's Don Michael Field on August 30th at 7:00 p.m. Admission is a bottle of Gatorade.
Join us at the LRSHJH Gym for the Annual Redskin Volleyball Alumni Scrimmage Thursday, Aug. 29th at 5:30. Admission is a bottle of Gatorade.
USD 444 Calendar Updates October 14 USD 444 BOE meeting at the Windom Elementary School at 5 pm October 14 - Informational Forum-WES School - 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm with a meal being served October 24 - Informational Forum-LRJSHS - 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm with a meal being served
Parents, patrons, fans, you are welcome to watch our boys' strength & conditioning testing at the field tonight at 7pm! Testing will conclude at 8pm. Welcome to the new year and "Let's GOOOO Redskins!!"
CORRECTION for Shuttle Routes... Shuttle Route from Windom to Little River will leave the Windom Elementary School at 7:40 a.m. Shuttle Route from Little River to Windom will leave the Little River Jr./Sr. High School North Commons Area at 7:40 a.m. Pl
First Day of School is Friday, August 16th! Shuttle Route from Windom to Little River will leave the Windom Elementary School at 7:40 a.m. Shuttle Route from Little River to Windom will leave the Windom Elementary School at 7:40 a.m.
Bus routes have been finalized for the school year! Parents will receive a phone call later today to verify time of pick up and drop off from your bus driver. Marquette pick up is at 7:15 AM. Please make sure you child is prompt and ready for pick up.
Rice County Health Department in Lyons will be having a Walk-In Clinic for immunizations on Friday, August 9th from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Tuesday, August 13th from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Please bring insurance information.
LRJSH Parent Welcome Back Open House/Fall Sports Mtg. will be Aug. 15th with student attendance optional (all welcome). Meal 5:30-6:15. Teachers available in classrooms 6:00-7:00 (revised). Fall sports meeting begins@6:30. Students watch concussion video on 1st day of school.
The Little River Fall Adidas store is live and open until August 5th. Thanks for your support. https://lrfall19.itemorder.com/
Please mark your calendars: Parent Night at LRJSH is August 15th beginning at 5:30pm followed by our Fall Sports Meeting for parents at 6:30.
HS Boys Basketball Parent Meeting tonight (Wednesday the 17th) at 6:30pm in the auditorium with Coach Morrow! Coach will practice with boys from 7:00-8:30pm.
Attention LRHS Boys & Parents: Please check your mail for a letter, that is being mailed out today, that is addressed to the student. This letter contains information for BOTH the student and parents regarding high school boys basketball.
Football camp for upcoming grades 3-6 will be July 15, 16, 17 from 9am-10:15am. Please report to the LRJSH practice field. Cleats optional. Please bring a water bottle, light clothes, $10 for participation(scholarships available),and a waiver form to be signed on site 1st day.
Please mark your calendars and share: Little River Junior Senior High Enrollment - August 5th - 11am-6pm (Last names beginning A-L) August 6th - 11am-6pm (Last names beginning M-Z)
USD 444 Recreation Commission Swimming Lessons form deadline has been extended to Friday, June 14th. You can pick up or drop off your registration form at the USD 444 Little River District Office during the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
USD 444 Little River Calendar Change At last night's board meeting, the board approved moving the July 8th board meeting to July 22nd & set July 8th as a special board meeting date beginning at 6 p.m. at the DO with Facility Planning & Food Service Agreement as the agenda items.
Due to HCC VB Camp on June 10th we will not have 6:30am weights for girls. Instead, all other non-VB players will lift during the JH time at 7:30am on that day. In order to enable car pooling, JH girls/boy weights will now be M, T, Th - 7:30-8:30 immediately after HS Girls.
Tonight is the Spring Sports dessert banquet for HS Baseball, Softball, JH & HS Track, and JH & HS Scholar's Bowl to honor our student athletes @ 6:30pm. Please bring a dessert to share.
Reminder to all parents tomorrow, Wednesday, May 22nd is a regular start day. NO LATE START. Bus Routes will run as normal. Please contact Nancy at the school in the morning or your bus driver if you are not riding. You will be contacted if the bus can not make it to your house.
USD 444 Recreation Commission Swimming Lessons registration form went home today with students. Please check their backpacks! Forms are due to the District Office by Friday, June 7th. Any questions, please call Trudy Stephens-620-680-1070 or Tyson Konen 620-242-7178.
The community meeting scheduled for tonight is on as scheduled. Tour starts at Windom at 5 pm. A free hamburger meal and homemade ice cream begins at 5:30 at Little River. I hope you will make time to come out and tour the facilities and learn about the facility needs. Be Safe!
Due to the continued rainfall and flooding in many parts of the district, we will run shuttle routes ONLY this afternoon. Marquette shuttle will be running to the Marquette school at this time. Thank you for your understanding in this unusual situation.
Bus routes will run shuttle service ONLY due to water over several roads. We WILL be running a bus from Marquette leaving at 9 A.M. School will begin 2 hours late. If you can not make it in to school, due to high waters please contact the school office.
Due to the excessive rainfall and flooding, Little River-Windom will have a two hour late start tomorrow. I will make a decision regarding bus routes tomorrow morning by 8:00 A.M. Bus routes will run unless rain continues. No A.M. preschool or breakfast.
8th grade promotion & JH recognition is still set for 7pm tonight. Please call the LRHS office if you feel you are unable to make it due to flooding. If a large number are unable to attend, we will re-evaluate rescheduling, but may be difficult at end of year. Thank you.
Seniors & Senior Parents, a graduation tassel was found at Windom Elementary School today and turned into the District Office. If you have lost yours, please contact the District Office (897-6325) or Little River School Office (897-6201) to claim it. Thank you!
Juniors can get a physical as soon as they are finished with Tournament of Tigers Tomorrow at WES.
Congratulations to the baseball team on their win in first round regional play. They will play Ellis at 3:30 - Thurs., May 16th @ Barton Comm. College. Go Redskins!!
Attention Basketball Players - Grades 6-12! What: Neosho County Community College Basketball Camp @ Little River HS When: June 14th, 10 AM - 1 PM @ Little River High School Who: Junior High & High School Basketball Players, 6th grade -12th( 2019-2020 school year) Boys & Girls Cost: $10 per player, signup and pay day of camp, June 14th. Please arrive around 9:30am to get signed in and pay.
Correction: The Spring Sports Dessert Banquet is May 22nd @ 6:30pm.
WES Calendar of Events 15 - Reading Counts Party 16 - Tournament of Tigers 20 - Alternate Reading Counts Party 21 - 6th grade vist LRJHS - 10:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. 22 - Last Day of School - NO late start - full day 22 - 8:20 awards assembly 22 - 4th grade fishing
USD 444 will run regular schedule tomorrow, Thursday, May 9th. If you want to bring your child to school please contact your bus driver or Nancy at the High School in the morning. If buses can not reach your house Nancy will contact you in the morning. Be safe!
Due to the wet weather conditions, the Little River Youth Track Meet on Saturday, May 11th, is being moved to a 1 p.m. start time. Registration will begin at 12:30 p.m. Please contact Trudy Stephens (620) 680-1070 or Tyson Konen (620) 242-7178 with any questions.
Due to unsafe road conditions and water over the roads, USD 444 will not be able to run bus routes this AM. Please be safe! If you can not make it to school you will be excused. We will plan to run the shuttle from Little River to Windom as normal. School is in session.
Due to the weather forecast over the next 24 hours, Windom School Tournament of Tigers (TOT) will not be held tomorrow. We will have TOT on Thursday, May 16.
Hope to see you at the Fine Arts Night tonight at LRJSH! Free-will donation dinner by HOSA begins at 5pm-6:30pm. Solos and trios begin at 5:15 with big group concert starting at 6:30. Come out and see the art and construction displays and enjoy hearing our talented students!!!
The Spring Sports Banquet honoring JH/HS scholar's bowl, trap shooting, track, softball, and baseball will be held on Wed., May 22nd @ 6:30 in the LRHS gym. We will have a dessert banquet. Please bring a dessert to share. Looking forward to celebrating with you!
WES Calendar of Events May 8 - Tournament of Tigers 10 - No School - All Schools Day 15 - Reading Counts Party 16 - Alternate TOT 20 - Alternate Reading Counts Party 22 - Last Day of School - NO late start - full day 22 - 8:20 Awards Assembly 22 - 4th grade fishing
Trapshooting today at 4:00, hope to see you all there!
Reminder: Trapshooting at 4pm today.
Please note: Spring Sports Banquet has been moved to May 22nd @ 6:30pm. We apologize for any inconvenience. This is the only possible date all involved are free of other activities before summer.
Cordell Chiropractic will be offering sports physicals at LRJSH commons on May 16th beginning at 2pm for $20.00. Please watch for your student to bring a form home.
There will be no JH track practice today.
Mr. Wohler's farewell speech given at the FFA Banquet. You will truly be missed, Mr. Wohler. We wish you all the best. https://youtu.be/WuHr19UBe4E
The Academic Awards Banquet honoring HS students earning 3.5 GPA or higher for 3 of 4 previous grading periods is tonight at 6:30pm in the high school commons. Enter the north doors if you reserved a seat.
WES Calendar of Events May 1 - DARE Graduation 1:30 (5/6 grades @ LRHS) 2 - WES Spring Concert - 7:00 p.m. 3 - Grandparents Day - 11:00 a.m. 3 - 5/6 grade to LRHS play @ 1:55 p.m. leave; dismiss from LR 8 - Tournament of Tigers - 12:30 p.m. 10 - No School - All Schools Day
Due to a small number of ticket sales, the HOSA Spring Fling Dance scheduled for this evening has been canceled. Students, see Mrs. Gunther on Monday for your $2 refund.
Correction: the JH track meet begins at 3:00pm in Peabody today.
Reminder 1st-6th track forms are due tomorrow, Thursday, April 18. No school on Friday!
WES Plant Orders Due!!! REMINDER... Plant orders are due tomorrow, Thursday, April 18. If you want to ensure you get the items you desire, please have your orders to the Windom School office TOMORROW! Thanks for your support!
April 19/22 - No School 25 - Plant order pick-ups 26/27 - WES Spring Plant Sale May 1 - DARE Grad. 1:30 (5/6 grades) 2 - WES Spring Concert 3 - Grandparents Day 3 - 5/6 grade - LRHS play - p.m., dismiss from LRHS 8 - Tournament of Tigers 10 - No School - All Schools Day
The LRJSH Curriculum and Enrollment Guide is posted on www.usd444.com under documents in the 2019-2020 folder. Please review enrollment options with your student(s). We plan to begin pre-enrollment with Junior High the week of April 23rd and High School the week of April 29th.
Tomorrow HS Band and Choir need to here ready to leave at 7:10 am for our Large Group Contest in Lindsborg. We will be back in time to take the buses home that day. You can also check out a live stream of our performances at https://live.smokyvalley.org/. Band is at 8:20 am and choir is at 10:25 am.
April 13 - 5th Shrine Circus - 2:00 19 - No School - Good Friday 22 - No School 25 - Plant order pick-ups 26 - WES Spring Plant Sale 27 - WES Spring Plant Sale May 1 - DARE Graduation 1:30 (5/6 grades attend) 2 - WES Spring Concert 3 - Grandparents Day
WES Calendar #usd444 April 8 - PK Roundup - 6:00 13 - 5th Shrine Circus - 2:00 19/22 - No School 24 - Plant delivery 25 - Plant order pick-ups 26/27 - WES Spring Plant Sale May 1 - DARE Graduation 1:30 (5/6 grades) 2 - WES Spring Concert 3 - Grandparents Day
Please check meal balances. Any student with a negative balance must bring a sack lunch. Please call the school office to request payment arrangement.
WES Calendar April 2 - 2nd grade ag day 8 - PK Roundup - 6:00 13 - 5th Shrine Circus - 2:00 19 & 22 No School 25 - Plant Sale orders pick-up 26 & 27 WES Spring Plant Sale May 1 - DARE Graduation 1:30 (5/6 grades) 2 - WES Spring Concert 3 - Grandparents Day
Little River High School Music Department need your help! Please click on the link below and check out the video about our upcoming fundraiser. We will earn thousands of dollars in one day, if everyone spreads the word about our big event. This is a very important fundraiser for our program. Please text and email your family, friends and coworkers TODAY the attached referral fliers. We will even have massage chairs this year to check out! Check out this video to see how it works: https://youtu.be/dtWPNME9W2w Visit our Facebook event. Click “GOING”! INVITE YOUR FRIENDS! SHARE OUR POSTS! http://bit.ly/beds4littleriver2
Spring Junior High dance tomorrow night (Sat., March 23rd) in the HS Commons from 7pm-9:30pm. The dance is sponsored by HOSA. $3.00 admission - Snacks provided. Dress nice.
If you have not taken the community survey, please complete the survey before midnight tonight. (March 22nd) The link below is for the community survey. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LittleRiverWindom2019Community
Little River Learning Center Donkey Basketball Event Sunday, March 24, 2019-LR High School Gym Potato Bar - 4:30 p.m. Basketball Games - 6:15 p.m. Advance Tickets $8.00 at LR State Bank, Lyons State Bank and LRLC until Friday, March 22; Door $10.00; Pre-School and under are Free
USD 444 Recreation Commission T-Ball, Softball and Baseball Registration forms have gone home with students, so please be sure to check your child's backpack. Registration Deadline is Friday, April 12th. Questions, please contact Trudy at 620-680-1070 or Tyson at 620-242-7178.
USD 444 Calendar Change USD 444 Little River Board of Education set a Special Board Meeting date of April 1, 2019, beginning at 6 p.m. at the District Office, at their regular meeting on March 18, 2019. Agenda: I. Patron Insight Survey Results II. Facilities Planning
Winter Sports Banquet - Thursday, March 21st @ 6:30pm. This is for recognition of JH and HS (Cheer, Scholar's Bowl, and Basketball). We are having a Potluck Meal in the commons. Go Skins! 7th / 8th- Side Dish, 9th- Desserts,10th- Salad,11th- Main Course,12th- Main Course
March 21 - Mike and Glenda Show - 2 p.m. 26 - Dental Screenings April 2 - 2nd grade ag day 13 - 5th Shrine Circus - 2:00 19 - No School - Good Friday 21 - Easter Sunday 22 - No School 26 - WES Spring Plant Sale 27 - WES Spring Plant Sale
If you have not taken the community survey please complete the survey before Monday, March 11th. The link below is for the community survey. The survey is for all USD 444 adult patrons and should be taken one time. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LittleRiverWindom2019Community
Reminder: NO school for LRJSH students tomorrow (Tues., March 5) due to JH WSL Band/Vocal being hosted at LRJSH. Only junior high band/vocal students performing will attend. School is still in session for WES students.
Reminder: TONIGHT (Monday, March 4th) from 6-7:15 - the staff at LRJSH invites PARENTS & COMMUNITY MEMBERS to round table discussions about: Personalized Learning, Social Emotional Character Development, Career & Community, and Project Based Learning. Students and Staff are excited to share where we are at on our Journey to Redesign.
5 - P/T Conferences - parent/teacher per request 8 - No school - End of 9 weeks - teacher workday 4 hours 11-15 - Spring Break 21 - Mike and Glenda Show - 2 p.m. 26 - Dental Screenings
Due to projected dangerous wind chills and the country road conditions, Little River/ Windom will have a 2 hour late start tomorrow, Monday, 3-4-19, morning. There will be no breakfast or AM preschool.
Patron Insight Community Survey Thank you in advance to all community members for taking the survey. The survey is for all adult patrons and should only be taken one time. The link is below. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LittleRiverWindom2019Community
WES Calendar March 1 - Read Across America - Dr. Seuss's Birthday 5 - P/T Conferences - parent/teacher request 8 - No school - End of 9 weeks - teacher workday 4 hours 11-15 - Spring Break 21 - Mike and Glenda Show - 2 p.m. 26 - Dental Screenings --
Due to Junior High WSL Vocal & Band on Tuesday, March 5th, there will be NO SCHOOL for LRJSH Students. There WILL be school for students at WES. Mr. Reilly will have special directions for JH Vocal and Band students that day. All teachers report at both buildings. Thank you.
Sub-state assignments for 1A have been posted. The Little River Boys will play at Dodge City at 6 pm on Friday, March 1st vs. South Gray. Brackets will be posted on website and can be found on the KSHSAA website.
Good luck today to the Redskins Boys' basketball team in the regional finals. Games are on as scheduled with the Girls Championship game at 3 pm with the Boys final to follow at 4:30 @ Little River High School.
Tonight we continue second round Boys regional basketball play at LRHS! St. John vs Central Christian (boys)...6:00pm Little River vs Stafford (boys)...7:30pm Hope you can make it out to cheer on our Redskins! (No passes / Adults $6 / Students $5)
***A.M. and P.M. PreK classes are welcome to attend Jump Rope for Heart tomorrow and participate. Both classes, please arrive to the gym by 12:50 p.m. (not to Windom). PreK parents may stay or pick up your child at 3:30 p.m. if they do not ride a bus or go to the daycare.
Jump Rope for Heart - Friday, Feb. 22 at the LRHS gym at 1 pm. We encourage students to wear RED! Students will be dismissed from LRHS gym and commons area at 3:30. Busses will run from Little River for all routes.
The Little River Learning Center/Daycare will be closed tomorrow, February 20th, due to the inclement weather.
Due to the road conditions Little River-Windom schools will be closed tomorrow, February 20th.
Please Mark Your Calendars: Date Change! The Winter Sports Banquet originally scheduled for Monday, March 18th will now be held on Thursday, March 21st at 6:30pm.
PreK Friday ***A.M. and P.M. PreK classes are welcome to attend Jump Rope for Heart and participate. Both classes, please arrive to the LR gym by 12:50 p.m. (not to Windom). PreK parents may stay or pick up your child at 3:30 p.m. if they do not ride a bus or go to the daycare.
Jump Rope for Heart - Friday, Feb. 22 at the LRHS gym at 1 pm. Parents/friends welcome Return packets - Wed. Feb. 20 Wear RED on Friday Students dismissed from LRHS gym at 3:30. Busses from LR
WES Calendar February 22 - Jumprope for Heart - 1:00 @ LRHS Gymnasium 28 - Lifetouch Class Pictures March 1 - Read Across America - Dr. Seuss's Birthday 5 - P/T Conferences - parent/teacher request 8 - No school 11-15 - Spring Break 26 - Dental Screenings
Due to the schedule change with regionals, pep Band needs to report at 5:30pm
Reminder: USD 444 Recreation Commission Kindergarten through 8th Grade Boys & Girls soccer forms are due TODAY, February 15th.
USD 444 Little River Calendar Change - Please note the USD 444 Board of Education's March 11th Board Meeting has been moved to March 18th at 7 p.m. at the District Office.
February 12 - Veterans recognition at HS basketball game 14 - PK Valentine Program - 6:30 18 - No school - Teacher Inservice 22 - Jumprope for Heart - 1:00 @ LRHS Gymnasium 28 - Lifetouch Class Pictures March 1 - Read Across America - Dr. Seuss's Birthday
Please make note the location of the USD 444 Board of Education's February 11th Board Meeting will be held at the Little River Jr./Sr. High School Commons Area rather than at the District Office beginning at 7 p.m.
Due to deteriorating weather, no school for Little River/Windom Thursday, February 7th. Be safe and stay warm.
Due to extreme cold temperatures and pending ice accumulations, Little River-Windom schools will run two hours late. No AM Preschool. I plan to reevaluate conditions in the morning and make a decision if further delay or cancellation is needed.
Due to icy conditions , USD 444 will be closed today Wednesday, February 6th. Please be careful.
Due to the weather ESU Music Day (the Jr. High Band trip) tomorrow has been cancelled. There won't be a make up day. We'll try again next year. Enjoy sleeping in!
Reminder: We are running meal balance reports. Please check your child’s balance. Thank you.
February 12 - Veterans recognition at HS basketball game 14 - PK Valentine Program - 6:30 18 - No school - Teacher Inservice 22 - Jumprope for Heart - 1:00 @ LRHS Gymnasium 28 - Lifetouch Class Pictures
HS Basketball today at Goessel. JV girls @ 430, JV boys & Varsity girls @ 600, Varsity boys @ 7:30...come support the Redskins!
The JH BB team travels to Wakefield for first round play in the WSL Tournament! Girls @ 4pm and Boys at 5:15. A Teams only. Hope you can make it to cheer on our “Junior Redskins”!!
February 4 - No school 5 - Mid-terms 12 - Veterans recognition at HS basketball game 14 - PK Valentine Program - 6:30 18 - No school - Teacher Inservice 22 - Jumprope for Heart - 1:00 @ LRHS Gymnasium 28 - Lifetouch Class Pictures --
Wednesday, Feb. 6th the Jr. High Band will be heading to Emporia for ESU Music Day. It's a fun day learning of in groups of just their instrument plus they get free lunch and a t-shirt! Students will need to be on the bus by 6:50 am and we will return around 4:30 pm that day.
The JH BB teams host Elyria this evening with C-Team Boys beginning at 3:30, followed by B-Girls, B-Boys, A-Girls, and A-Boys. Come out and cheer our Junior Redskins on!! Go SKINS!!
Tomorrow (Tues., Jan. 29th) the high school basketball teams host Herington! 4:00 JV girls 5:15 JV boys 6:30 V girls 7:45 V boys All games will be played consecutively, so times are approximate. Come out and cheer on our Redskins!!!
Our Lady Redskins play in the Hilltop Classic Tournament At Barton Community College this evening for 3rd place vs. Larned. Tip off is at 6:15. Go get ‘em Lady Skins!!!
Due to the icy conditions and the threat of more ice or snow later, all practices are CANCELLED for tonight, January 22nd.
The Hilltop Classic Tournament at Barton Community College begins today! Little River HS Girls basketball will compete against Ell-Saline at 6:15 in first round tournament play! Come out and cheer on our Lady Redskins!! (Tues., Thurs., & Fri. games are TBA)
January 29 - KS Day February 4 - No school 5 - Mid-terms 12 - Veterans recognition at HS basketball game 14 - PK Valentine Program - 6:30 18 - No school - Teacher Inservice 22 - Jumprope for Heart - 1:00 @ LRHS Gymnasium 28 - Lifetouch Class Pictures
Live Broadcast of the Burrton Basketball Tournament for this evening is on 94.7 KSKU. Redskins play at 4pm for 3rd place. Go Redskins!!!
WES Spelling Bee Results: 1st - Arika Feldman, 5th grade 2nd - Kie Ellis, 5th grade 3rd - Zaden Farmer, 6th grade 4th - Duncan Olander, 3rd grade 5th - Bryson VanEaton, 3rd grade Top four places will participate in the Rice County Spelling Bee in Chase on Saturday, January 26,
January 16 - WES Spelling Bee 2:00 p.m. (gr. 3-6) 17 - 6th Grade to Tabor College 29 - KS Day
Tonight the HS Boys' Basketball team travels to Burrton high school in tournament play vs. Goessel. Tip off is at 6pm. Thursday / Saturday game times are TBA. Hope you can make it to Burrton to cheer on our Redskins!
Due to weather, there will be no JH Basketball practice after school today.
Due to potential adverse weather conditions, the high school basketball games at Centre this evening are rescheduled to begin at 5pm. Games will begin at 5pm, Not 6pm.
Tonight the JH BB teams host Peabody! 4:30 B-boys half game followed immediately by... A-girls (approximately 5:15) A-boys (approximately 6:15) No C-games & only 1/2 of b-boys. Play tough Redskins!!! Hope to see you at LRJSH tonight!
Due to construction at LR Jr/Sr High School, students will be loading/unloading in the afternoon at the North Commons Area for the rest of this week.
There has been a recent time change to HS BB games in Canton-Galva. JV Girls and Boys will now begin at 4:30, NOT 4pm. Varsity games will follow. Please pass on. Goooo Redskins!!!!
This evening, the Little River High School Basketball teams travel to Canton-Galva with game times beginning at 4pm with JV Girls and JV Boys both in two different gyms - followed by V Girls and V Boys. Hope to see you there to cheer on our Redskins! Go get 'em Skins!!
The FB team congratulates Kody Hawkinson and Matt Dougherty for being selected to play in the KS 8 Man Football Association All-Star Game. Kody and Matt were selected as part of the Division 1 West squad. June 8th @ 1:30 pm in Beloit, Kansas. Congratulations on this achievement!
Tonight our Little River HS BB teams host Elyria Christian!! Games begin @ 4:00pm - JV girls followed immediately by JV boys (approx. 5:15) followed by Varsity Girls and Varsity boys. After Prom is hosting a free-will donation Potato Bar! Come hungry and cheer on our Redskins!
WES Calendar of Events January 14 - No School - Teacher Inservice 15 - 6th Grade to Wichita Symphony & Dyck Arboretum 16 - WES Spelling Bee 2:00 p.m. (gr. 3-6) 17 - 6th Grade to Tabor College 29 - KS Day
USD 444 Little River Board of Education will be having a special board meeting on Thursday, January 3, 2019, at 7 p.m. at the district office. The agenda item is Patron Insight.
Today our LR Basketball teams travel to Pratt Comm. College in play vs. Attica. Games will be at the Dennis Lesh Sports Arena. JV Girls @ 3pm, JB Boys @ 4:30pm, V.Girls @ 6pm, & V.Boys @ 7:30pm! Let's Go Skins!!! Livestream -http://www.gobeaversports.com/links/LiveBroadcasts
The USD 444 Little River-Windom Weight Room hours will change to 4:30 a.m. to 12:00 midnight beginning on Thursday, December 20th through January 2nd.
Today the High School Basketball teams travel to Peabody-Burns. JV Games begin at 5:45 followed by Varsity games. Hope you can make it to cheer on our teams! Go get 'em Redskins!
WES Calendar of Events Dec. 19 - Late Start - Full Day End of 9 weeks Dec. 20 - Jan. 2 - No school Jan. 3 - School Resumes 14 - No School - Teacher Inservice 15 - 6th to Wichita Symphony/Dyck Arboretum 16 - WES Spelling Bee 2:00 p.m. (gr. 3-6) 17 - 6th to Tabor College
Tonight is LRJSH Music's Winter Concert in the high school auditorium beginning at 6:30pm. Hope you can come celebrate the season with us.
Tonight is Homecoming! The HS basketball teams host Rural Vista with JV girls @ 4pm, (approx. times) 1/2 JV Boys game @ 5:15, Varsity Girls @ 6pm, Crowning Ceremony after Varsity Girls game, followed up with Varsity Boys. Hope to see you at the game, and let's GO REDSKINS!!!
Today our JH Basketball teams travel to Solomon. Games begin at 5pm with B teams in two gyms, followed by A Girls/C Boys, and A Boys/C girls. Go get 'em Redskins!!!
WES December 19 - Late Start - Full Day End of 9 weeks 20 - Jan. 2 - No school January 2 - Workday 3 - School Resumes
Today the High School Basketball teams host Moundridge with games beginning @ 4:00pm in this order: JV Girls, JV Boys, Varsity Girls, Varsity Boys. Come out and cheer on our Redskins!!!
Today our LR BB teams travel to Goessel for tournament play vs. Canton-Galva. Varsity Girls and JV Boys play at 4pm and Varsity Boys and JV Girls play at 5:30pm. Tomorrow's game is still TBA. Come out and cheer on the Redskins!!
Today the JH Basketball teams host Wakefield! The approximate schedule is: 4:00 B Girls, 5:00 B Boys, 6:00 A Girls, and 7:00 A Boys. Come out and cheer on our Redskins!!!
This is a reminder to check meal balances. If you would like balance notifications, you may set that up inside your PowerSchool parent account by going to notifications and selecting the frequency you would like to receive balance information. Thank you.
WES Calendar of Events December 6 - 1st Grade to LR 12:30-3:30 10 - 5:30 p.m. BOE mtg. @ Windom 10 - 7:00 p.m. Winter Concert 11 - RC Party 12:15-3:15 (lunch 11:05 and 11:35) 19 - End of 9 weeks 20 - Jan. 2 - No school January 3 - School Resumes
The High School Girls / Boys basketball teams host Lincoln this evening! Games will begin at 4:00pm with JV-girls, followed immediately by JV-boys (approx. 5:15), followed immediately by Varsity Girls (approx. 6:30), and Varsity Boys (approx. 7:45). Come cheer on the Redskins!
The winter adidas store items have arrived and are available for pick up at the district office if you ordered. Thanks for your support! Go Redskins.
A Lock Down Drill is occurring at Little River Junior Senior High School. This is only a drill and no threat has been observed at this time. Thank you.
The High School Scholar's Bowl team travels to Hesston today for Competition beginning at 4:30. Go Redskins!!
JH Boys and Girls Basketball today VS. Rural Vista @ Hope! C Teams begin at 5:30 with B and A teams to follow in double gyms. Go Skins!!!
JH Boys and Girls Basketball will be Thursday, Nov. 29th VS. Rural Vista at Hope Jr/Sr High School. (200 N. Poplar). Approximate game times are as follows: 5:30 c boys,6:00 b boys ,7:15 a boys / 5:30 c girls ,6:00 a girls ,7:15 b girls Goooo Redskins!!!!
Sorry for the texts, but the Booster Club Meeting has been postponed until further notice. Thanks for considering joining.
LRJSH Booster Club Meeting tonight at 7pm in the high school commons! We hope to see you there!
WES Calendar of Events December 10 - 5:30 p.m. BOE mtg. @ Windom 10 - 7:00 p.m. Winter Concert 19 - End of 9 weeks Dec. 20 - Jan. 2 - No school
Due to adverse weather conditions USD 444 will be closed Monday, November 26th. Thank you for your understanding as the safety of our students and staff is a priority.
On Tuesday, Nov. 27th, the JH Boys and Girls' basketball teams will host Moundridge! Please note the following game times. Go Skins!!! 3:30 C-girls 4:30 B-girls 5:30 B-boys 6:30 A-girls 7:30 A-boys Times are approximate.
Please note an error on the calendar: The High School Basketball game noted on Feb. 8th will be played at home in LR, NOT at Solomon.
Today the JH Boys and JH Girls Basketball teams travel to Elyria with C teams beginning at 3:00pm, followed by B, then A teams. Come out and cheer on the Redskins!!!
The Varsity Scholars Bowl team traveled to Lyons on Tuesday, Nov. 13. The team members are Zane Kratzer, Madison Loder, Michelle Loder, Hannah Herzog, and Gunner Bower. In their pool of 6 teams the had a 3 wins and 2 losses which did not allow them to move on to the Championship round. They did an outstanding job and the next meet will be Nov. 27 at Ellsworth. - Coach Cunningham
Reminder to parents of students that ride buses. If your child is not riding the bus in the morning, please contact the driver the night before or Nancy @ the high school (620-897-6201) in the morning anytime after 6:00 A.M. This allows us to avoid unnecessary stops.
Dr. Klein and Cassie Look joined Mrs. Gunther’s HOSA chapter to visit about careers and opportunities in the medical field. Thank you, Mr. Paden for being the model of a perfect patient. HOSA also hosted Greg Klein of Rice County EMS to organize EMS Ride-Alongs. We have some bright futures in the medical field with our community support!!! Thank you!!!
November 16 - 3rd Field Trip to Salina 19 - Mid-Term (grade reports print) 21-23 - Thanksgiving Break December 10 - 5:30 p.m. BOE mtg. @ Windom 10 - 7:00 p.m. Winter Concert 19 - End of 9 weeks Dec. 20 - Jan. 2 - No school
The USD 444 BOE set a special meeting date for Mon., Nov. 26th, at the district office, to begin at 6 p.m. The agenda items are: A. Facility Planning and B. Facility Considerations. Also, their Mon., Dec. 10th meeting will be held at Windom Elementary beginning at 5:30 p.m.
WES BOOK FAIR & OPEN HOUSE is still a GO! Free-Will Donation meal - (sloppy joes, chips, dessert) 5:00 - 6:30 and Open House/Book Fair will end at 7:00 PM. Be safe traveling!
REMINDER - WES BOOK FAIR & OPEN HOUSE Rain, snow, or shine!!!!! Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 5:00 p.m. Free-Will Donation meal (sloppy joes, chips, dessert) We will stop serving the meal at 6:30 p.m. and the Open House/Book Fair will end at 7:00 p.m.
November 7 - Veterans Day Assembly 8 - Open House/Book Fair 10 - Windom Lions Pancake Feed 12 - Picture Retakes 14 - 6th grade Symphony and Museum 15 - WES Thanksgiving Lunch 16 - 3rd Field Trip to Salina 19 - Mid-Term (grade reports print) 21-23 - Thanksgiving Break
Reminder - We are planning to walk for the parade in the morning. If inclement weather, we will walk in the gyms. LR students can arrive around 9:00 a.m. to the LR Commons. Windom in town students should be to WES by 8:40 to shuttle to LR. Parade start at HS at 9:10
Due to the rain, we will not be able to allow the general public to park on the track to watch tonight’s football game vs. Spearville. Thank you for your cooperation. Only exception is for team busses, ambulance, and handicap accessibility.
Tomorrow night (Thursday) our Varsity Football team hosts Spearville! Kickoff is at 7pm! Grab a blanket, umbrella (maybe), your appetite for the Booster Club Concession Stand, and come out to cheer on our boys!!! Gooooo Redskins!!!
Fall Sports Banquet Date Change!! The LRJSH Fall Sports Banquet has been moved to Nov. 7th since there are no activities scheduled on Wed., Nov. 7th. Please share and mark your calendars.
Junior High Boys Basketball practice begins today at LRHS! Practice will be today and tomorrow with no practice on Friday (no school day). All Junior High Girls and Boys will practice on Mon., Oct. 29th. After-practice bus this week runs at 6:05pm. Go Redskins!
Attn: A Lock Out Drill is being conducted at LRJSH this morning at 10:20am. This is only a drill. There is no threat, but staff and students are practicing procedures if there ever were a threat recognized outside the building. Staff / Students are aware this is only a drill.
WES Calendar Oct. 22/23 - PT Conferences 31 - Fall Festival Parade Nov. 6 - Election Day 7 - Veterans Day Assembly 8 - Open House/Book Fair 12 - Picture Retakes 15 - WES Thanksgiving Lunch 21-23 - Thanksgiving Break 21-31 - Red Ribbon and Bus Safety Week
Tonight the Varsity Football team travels to Moundridge - kickoff at 7pm!!! Come out and cheer on our boys!!! Go Skins!!!
Veterans Recognition Day 2018 WES will be honoring our Veterans on Wed., Nov. 7. ALL area Veterans and Legion/Auxiliary members are invited to join us for an assembly at 11:00 a.m. and lunch at 11:30 a.m. 620-489-6241 to leave your name by Wednesday, October 31, if possible.
Correction: OCT. 19th Trap Shooting @ 11am and no school for students. Pardon the typo.
There is an After Prom meeting on Thursday the 18th at 7:30 in the Library. All junior and senior parents should attend.
The Varsity Volleyball team travels to St. John today for Regional play! Game time for Redskins is approximately 5pm. Go Redskins!!!
IMPORTANT REMINDER: USD 444 Recreation Commission Pumpkin Carving and Basketball forms will be due on Thursday, October 18th, since there is NO school on Friday, October 19th. These forms may be turned in at either school office or at the district office.
Grab your jacket, gloves, blankets, and come out to cheer on the JV FB team at Canton-Galva in their final game of the season. Kickoff is at 6pm. GOOO Skins!!!
Today the JH Volleyball team travels to Peabody for WSL tournament play beginning at 3:00pm. Go Redskins!!!
WES Parents, Today or tomorrow your child will be bringing home a packet to participate in Schoolstore.com. Explanation of the program is in the packet and is voluntary.
WES Calendar Public Tuesday, October 16 - K-2 - Pumpkin Patch Thurs., Oct. 18 - 2nd grade Zoo Fri., Oct. 19 - Teacher Workday/Inservice Oct. 22/23 - PT Conferences (4-8 p.m.) Fri., Oct. 26 - No School Wed., Oct. 31 - Fall Festival Parade
Attn LRHS Trap Shooting Team - you will not be shooting today.
The Varsity Volleyball team is participating in tournament play at Canton-Galva today! They just defeated Canton-Galva, and will go on to play Goessel, Herington, Rural Vista, and Solomon. Remaining play is at 11am, 12pm, 2pm, and 3pm. Come cheer on the Reskins!!!
Tonight is Pink Out Night and Senior Parent Recognition with Varsity FB kickoff at 7pm vs. St. John!!! Senior athletes and parents will meet at 6:35 on the north side of the concession stand. Goooo Skins!!!!
USD 444 Little River is accepting applications for an Assistant Cook at their Little River Jr./Sr. High School. Applications are available at the USD 444 District Office, 455 W. Prairie Avenue, Little River, KS, or by calling 620-897-6325 during business hours.
Correction: C team HS Volleyball is at Inman this evening at 6, not at Lyons.
The LRHS Cross Country team travels to North Newton at Bethel College’s course just north of campus today. The meet begins at 4pm. Also, the HS C Volleyball team travels to Lyons today with their game beginning at 6pm. Gooo Skins!!!
Tonight the JH VB and FB teams host Canton-Galva! VB begins at 4:30. Let’s go ladies!! FB Kickoff is at 6pm. Both LR and Canton-Galva are undefeated in FB. The winner tonight will be the WSL Champion! Grab a blanket and come out to cheer on our Redskins!!
SENIOR PARENTS: Wed., Oct. 17th-Financial Aid Info. Night 6-7:30pm-Commons. BEFORE you attend please create a FAFSA account. your senior will need to create their own also. https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa The accounts take a couple of days to process.
USD 444 is in session tomorrow with regular Late Start Wednesday schedule. Buses will run regular Wednesday time. If buses can not reach your home you will be notified in morning. Please communicate change of plans for busing to the high school office as always.
Due to flooding and safety concern of students Little River/Windom will NOT be running PM bus routes. Parents need to pick their child up from school. The shuttle route between schools will run as normal. After practice routes will NOT run. Call the school with questions.
The November 12th USD 444 Little River board meeting starting time has been changed from 7:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. This meeting is scheduled to be held at Windom Elementary School. Please mark your calendars accordingly.
Due to the excessive rain and projected forecast of more rain tonight USD 444 will start two hours late tomorrow October 9th. School will begin at 10:00 AM. Buses will run two hours late. School doors will open at 9:30 AM. No breakfast and NO Pre-K am. Be safe! Other updates will come at 8 AM if needed tomorrow.
All senior parents! After-Prom Bread orders are due this Thursday! They are due in the office. If you forget, please contact Jill Baldwin to get them picked up. Seniors need at least ten sales. Thank you!
Mark your calendars - A JV Football game has been rescheduled for next Monday, Oct. 15th @ Canton-Galva. Kickoff is at 6pm.
There was an error on the schedule! The Volleyball matches tomorrow (10/9) are at Moundridge, not Inman. JV plays at 4:00 @ Greer Gymnasium JV plays at 5:00 @ HS Varsity plays at 6:00 @ HS Varsity plays at 7:00 @ Greer Gymnasium
Windom School & Little River Jr./Sr. High School observe Anti-Bullying Week USD 444 Little River/Windom is joining schools across the state in observing Kansas Anti-Bullying Awareness Week from Oct. 8-14. This year’s theme is “Choose Respect.”
WES October Calendar Fire Prevention and Anti-Bullying Week 11 - 4th gr. Water Festival 12 - Inservice - No School 16 - K-2 - Pumpkin Patch 18 - 2nd gr. Zoo 19 - Inservice - No School 22/23 - PT Conf. (4-8 p.m.) 26 - No School 31 - Fall Festival Parade
Due to heavy rain, the JV Football game vs. Macksville has been canceled.
We took the H.E.A.R. pledge to stand up against bullying. Thank you SFC Villarreal and the Kansas National Guard.
Anti-Bullying Week (Oct. 8-12) A note is going home today with more explanation. Monday - “Sweats Day”. Tuesday “Blue Day”. Wednesday - “Team Sports Day”. Thursday - “Black & Red Day”.
Due to concerns of possible heavy rain, the start time of our Varsity FB game is being moved up to 5:30pm @ Macksville. The Varsity Football team will depart at 1:55pm today. Go get ‘em Skins!!!!
Today the JH VB and FB teams travel to Bennington with VB beginning at 4:30 and kickoff @ 6:00! Dress warm and bring a blanket!!! HS Cross Country travels to Burrton for their meet that begins at 4pm! GOOOO Skins!!!
Please allow this message to serve as a reminder to check meal balances for your student(s). Thank you.
Today the Lady Redskin Volleyball team travels to Herington for a quad beginning at 5pm with Canton-Galva, Centre, and Herington. Go get 'em ladies!!! Go SKINS!!!
Thursday, October 11 - 4th grade Water Festival Wednesday, October 10 - K-2 - Pumpkin Patch Friday, October 12 - ALL Staff Inservice - No School Friday, October 19 - Teacher Workday/Inservice Mon.Tues., October 22-23 - PT Conferences (4-8 p.m.) Friday, October 26 - No School
Looking forward to seeing parents and/or patrons tonight for our Redesign Visioning Session at Little River Attendance Center beginning at 6:30pm. There will be door prizes!! There is a LR Music Parent Meeting right before the session at 5:45pm in the music room! See you then!
Tonight the JV Football team travels to Pratt-Skyline! Kickoff is at 6pm! GOOO SKINS!!!
HOMECOMING DANCE TIME CHANGE 9-11:30 (volleyball tournament is behind schedule & running late). Thank you for helping to pass this on.
Tonight is Homecoming vs. Pratt-Skyline! Pep Rally downtown at 3:00pm. FFA Tailgate - free will donation at 5:30! Crowning ceremony begins at 6:30pm! Kickoff at 7:00pm. Grab a blanket, come eat, and come out to cheer on the Redskins!!!
Reminder - picture day is tomorrow! Also, WES students will be attending the Homecoming community pep rally in downtown Little River at 3:00 p.m.
To all the HS Choir Parents out there!! We will be having a trip meeting to get everybody on the same page and so you all can ask questions about the Orlando trip on Oct. 1st @ 5:45 pm in the LR Music Room. This is a little bit before the Innovation Night meeting and will be done before that meeting starts. See you there!!
Today our LRHS Cross Country Team travels to Berean Academy with the meet beginning at 4pm. Good Luck Runners!!!
Tonight the junior high volleyball and football teams travel to Moundridge. Volleyball begins at 4:30pm and football kickoff is at 6:00pm! Let’s GO Redskins!!!
WES Parents - Please view note with more details going home today. Pep Rally - Friday, Sept. 28 WES students will be attending the LRHS Homecoming Pep Rally on Friday, Sept. 28. We will leave WES at 2:40 p.m. The pep rally begins around 3:00 p.m. and is open to the public.
Be on the look out for our first edition of "The Tribe" in The Monitor this week. Kaylie Zimmerman has been working very hard on this project and I am so excited to share it with you all. There are two contributors with this edition- Zeke Zeller and Dani Gadberry. We will be posting a digital copy as well.
There will be NO Trap Shooting tonight. This week we will be shooting on Thursday the 27th, at 6. In addition, to help eliminate conflicts, we will now be shooting on Sundays at 4, which will start with this Sunday the 30th.
Trap Shooters: There will be no Trap Shooting tonight. This week we will be shooting on Thursday at 6. In addition, to help eliminate conflicts, we will now be shooting on Sundays at 4, which will start with this Sunday the 30th. If you have questions, please contact Mrs. Hildebrand or Eric Kratzer.
Today our Cross Country team travels to Lyons with their meet beginning at 4pm. The Lady Redskin VB team travels to Solomon for a modified quad beginning at 5pm. Good Luck and go get ‘em Redskins!!!
Windom School is looking to hire an assistant cook for 6 hrs./day. Little River High School is looking to hire a para educator for 6.5 hrs./day. Wages to be determined upon hiring. Please contact the district office for an application. Help spread the word!
WES Calendar of Events - Friday, September 21 - 5th Grade Field Trip to Wichita Friday, September 28 - Lifetouch Pictures Friday, September 28 - Pep Rally at LR Monday, October 1 - Children’s Theatre (Gr. K-2)
Tonight the JV Football team travels to Central Plains with kickoff at 6pm. Goooo Skins!!!
Varsity football hosts Central Plains this evening with kickoff at 7pm. Varsity Volleyball travels to Lyons Invitational Tournament and JV Volleyball travels to Inman Invitational Tournament on Saturday. Go Skins!!!
Tonight the Junior High Volleyball and Football teams host Goessel! Volleyball games begin at 4:30 beginning with A team, then B, then C team. Football kickoff is at 6pm. GO Redskins!!!
We are running meal balances tomorrow. This is a friendly reminder to check student meal balances. Thank you.
Tonight the Lady Redskins host Herington @ Home. Volleyball games begin at 5pm. Go Skins!!!
Junior parents: we are in need of help with the concession stand this evening for the HS Volleyball game. 4:30-7:00pm. Any assistance for any amount of time would be appreciated.
After Prom Parent Meeting - Media Center - Sept 20th at 7:30 pm. This will take about an hour.
This evening the JV Football team hosts Bennington. Kickoff is at 6pm. Go Skins!!
WES Calendar of Events - Friday, September 21 - 5th Grade Field Trip to Wichita Friday, September 28 - Lifetouch Pictures Friday, September 28 - Pep Rally at LR Monday, October 1 - Children’s Theatre (Gr. K-2)
This morning Sgt. Lee Kolbeck from the Dodge City Police Dept. will be presenting information on appropriate social media use. The assembly begins at 10:15am in the high school auditorium. Parents are welcome to join us. Grades 7-12. He will be addressing posts made with several different social media platforms and potential risks.
Reminder: Ag Greenhand students depart at 7am on Monday.
Juniors playing “Headbands” to help with Greek/Latin Roots.
Tonight the Little River Varsity Football team travels to Bennington. Kickoff is at 7pm! Good luck and GOOO Skins!!!!
REMINDER - Tomorrow, Friday, September 14th is the deadline for fall plant orders to be at WES. They must be received by 3:00 and include payment (any checks made out to USD 444). Order forms can be found on Facebook, at many local retailers, and all district buildings.
Today the Lady Redskin Volleyball team travels to Ellsworth. Games begin at 5pm. Go Skins!!!
Today our Cross Country team travels to Herington with the race beginning at 4pm. The JH volleyball and football teams host Herington today. Volleyball begins at 4:30 and kickoff is at 6pm. Go Skins!!!!
Trap Shooters: $30 Registration fee is due to Nancy in the main office by this Friday morning. Please be sure you are registered online. If you have questions, you may contact Mrs. Hildebrand.
WES Calendar of Events Monday, September 17 - Mid-Term Reports Friday, September 21 - 5th Grade Field Trip to Wichita Friday, September 28 - Lifetouch Pictures Friday, September 28 - Pep Rally at LR
Tonight our Lady Redskin Volleyball team hosts Rural Vista, Peabody-Burns, and Herington. Games begin at 4:00pm. Come out and support our Lady Redskins!
JV Football hosts Peabody this evening! Kickoff at 6pm. Gooooo Skins!!!
Attention to the those interested in Trap Shooting; be sure to register on the website by this Tuesday, the 11th. Thanks!! Mrs. H
Make sure to check out the Marching Band & Cheerleaders at the State Fair on Monday. We begin marching at the fairgrounds at 9:00 am and our Bretz & Young Arena performance is at 9:10 am. Bus leaves Little River at 8:00 am for students. See you there!!!
NO SCHOOL on Mon., Sept. 10. This is for the Band/Art trip to the State Fair. This is also Dollar Day at the Fair. Show your Dillons Card for $1 admission. Come out and see the artwork and marching band! Band marches @ 9am & Bretz & Young @ 9:10am. Map on LRJSH Facebook page.
Tonight the Varsity Football team travels to Peabody - kickoff is at 7pm. Tomorrow the Varsity Volleyball team travels to Centre for the invitational beginning at 9am. GOOO Skins!!!
REMINDER - Busses leave the commons parking in Little River promptly at 7:40 a.m. (8:40 a.m. on late start days). Drivers are not to stop for students/parents once the bus has started moving, including in the parking lot. Please plan to be on the bus by 7:40 a.m. Thanks.
The Little River Junior High volleyball teams and football team travels to Peabody today! Volleyball begins at 4:30 and kickoff for football is at 6pm! GO Skins!!!
2018 LRHS Youth Cheer Clinic! Practices: Mon., Sept. 17th & Wed., Sept. 19th - 6:30pm-7:30pm Performance is halftime of Sept 21 FB game $20 per child or $30 for 2 siblings (PreK-6) Permission slip is due to WES office by Fri., Sept. 7th - Bring payment to first practice @ LRHS gym Questions - Contact Becky Harris @ (620)727-2145
Due to rain, lightning, and thunder arriving within the last hour in the Canton-Galva area, the JV Football game was canceled. Due to very heavy rain in the Canton area, the call to cancel the JV FB game was made at 4:45pm. Please stay safe.
Thursday, September 6 - 4th Grade Conservation Day Monday, September 10 - No School Tuesday, September 11 - 4th Grade State Fair Field Trip Monday, September 17 - Mid-Term Reports Friday, September 21 - 5th Grade Field Trip to Wichita Friday, September 28 - Pep Rally at LR
Today our Lady Redskin Varsity team travels to Goessel for a triangular beginning at 5pm. The JV Football team travels to Canton-Galva with kickoff at 6pm. GOOO SKINS!!!
Tonight the Little River Redskin Varsity football team kicks off their season opener at 7pm at home vs. Canton-Galva! Go Skins!!!!
Preschool parents: Just a reminder that if your child has not received a developmental screening and you would like them to, please return forms to Mrs. Cunningham by September 6th. The screening will take place on September 19th.
Don't forget parents, the Jr/Sr High Band is marching in the Hoisington Labor Day Parade this upcoming Monday! The bus will be leaving at 8:30 am and we will return around 1:00 pm. We're excited and can't wait to show off our hard work so far!!
Correction: There was a schedule change and the first Junior High Volleyball match begins at 3:30pm today. Go Skins!
Junior High Volleyball and Football games are today at home vs. Rural Vista & Elyria will join the VB matches for a triangular! VB begins @ 3:30pm with the first Little River VB game beginning at 4:30. Football begins @ 6:00pm! Come cheer for our Junior High Redskins!!
Great job Lady Redskins as they complete their first quad of the season at home!! It was a fun night playing the very first game on our new gym floor!! Results are as follows: JV defeated Fairfield and fell to Udall. Varsity defeated ACCA & Fairfield, but fell to Udall.
TEACHER ASSISTANT / PART TIME ASSISTANT COOK More info: http://littleriverwindomks.apptegy.us/article/58947
Come out and cheer on the Lady Redskins at the volleyball Quad beginning at 3pm!! Thank you for all the response to support our team! We are ready!! Go Skins!!!
The WES Student Handbook for 2018-19 is now available on the USD 444 District website. The handbook may located by going to: http://littleriverwindomks.apptegy.us Menu Documents 2018-19 Folder Student Handbook
Tonight the Lady Redskins host their first Volleyball Quad of the season! Games begin at 3pm. If you would like to help our team by serving as a line judge, scorebook/libero tracker, or clock operator, please contact Mrs. Herbst at the high school. 897-6201. GO SKINS!!!
WES Parents, I am requesting that student absences and any daily bussing changes be reported to the office by phone. A note will be sent home about this topic with more detail and I have placed the information on our school Facebook page. Thanks. Mr. Paden
WES Calendar of Events Monday, September 3 - Labor Day - No School Thursday, September 6 - 4th Grade Conservation Day in Lyons Tuesday, September 11 - 4th Grade State Fair Field Trip
The FB/VB scrimmage is TODAY!! August 24th - not the 23rd as the message indicated last night!! Come support our Redskins!
The LRHS football scrimmage on Friday, Aug. 23rd will be held at the practice field located at the high school from 5:30-6:00 pm due to wet field conditions at the game field. Player intros will occur at 5:30 with the scrimmage to follow. Bring a lawn chair and hope to see you there.
On Friday, August 23rd, the LRHS Volleyball team is having an inner squad/alumni scrimmage at LRHS Gym. Inner squad begins at 4:30. Alumni at approx. 5pm. Let’s get ready for a great season!!!
Reminder that tomorrow is a “Red Week Wednesday” @ LRJSH. Classes begin at 9:10 with students attending hours 1-4 with lengthened classes. Students will also have a 50 minute “Flex” time.
Hello LR Music parents! Your students were handed a schedule of events for the year today in class to pass on to you. Just in case it didn't get to you, here are the tentative dates of events for the year. Please note some dates might vary since some events dates have not been officially announced yet.
WES Calendar of Events Thursday, August 23 - 6:00 p.m. - Parent Information Night (PIN); Band - 7:00 p.m. Thursday, August 23 - Summer Reading Party - 12:30 - 3:00 Thursday, September 6 - 4th Grade Conservation Day in Lyons Tuesday, September 11 - 4th Grade State Fair Field Trip
Parent Information Night Thursday, August 23rd. 6:00 - 6:25 p.m. 6:30 - 6:55 p.m. 7:00 - 7:25 p.m. All grade levels in respective classrooms ***6th grade parents - 7:00 p.m. in the band room w/ Mr. Reilly
This is a reminder to return your child's Summer Reading Log if you haven't already. Deadline for the return is Monday, August 20! Plans are in the works for a reward celebration for those who met their summer reading goal. Details to be announced SOON! ~Mrs. Library Porter
USD 444 Little River Calendar Change - On Monday, August 13th the BOE moved to change the October 11th Teacher Inservice day to October 12th. There will be No School for Grades Pre-K-12 on Friday, October 12th. Please mark your calendars to reflect this change.
Cross Country has been approved and adopted as a new fall sport at LRJSH beginning this year! Any student interested should contact Mr. Zimmerman as soon as possible. Parents/guardians with questions may also contact Mr. Zimmerman. Go Skins!!! Hope to see you tonight at the Fall Sports Meeting for parents! 6:30pm - LRJSH Auditorium
Thurs., Aug. 16th is open house at LRJSH for any parent/student wanting to meet the teachers. Mrs. Herbst and teachers will be available from 4pm-7pm for questions/introductions if you’d like to stop in. Meet & Greet, come and go as it fits your schedule. We are excited for a great school year! Thank you for sharing your children with us!
Fall Parents Sports Meeting is tonight at 6:30pm in the LRHS auditorium this evening. (Wed. Aug. 15th) Hope to see parents there. Student athletes are not required to attend.
Please note as it is not notated on the activity calendar - - Fall Homecoming is Sept. 28th vs. Pratt-Skyline!
Student athletes who have not viewed the concussion video may report to LRJSH main office on Mon., Aug. 13th @ 3pm to view the video prior to attending practice. Remember a signed physical form and concussion form must be on file before beginning practice. Go Skins!
Thank you for all who came out to band camp today. We got a ton learned. So much in fact we are cancelling tomorrows band camp! Those who couldn't make it, make sure to look at your music and contact Mr. Reilly if you need your school instrument practice. We will hit the ground running on the first day of school!!
PHLEBOTOMY STUDENTS: If you are planning on taking Phlebotomy you need to complete the enrollment process ASAP. Let me know if you have questions: email@example.com
HS Choir Boot Camp is happening now!!! All new and old members should make their way here. Mrs. Gilmore is here to work with us from Kansas City, MO. Lunch is also provide for you!
REMINDER: All Students wanting to Enroll in College Courses for the Fall 2018 Semester need to stop by between 9am-1pm on Monday, August 13th to finalize your enrollment.
Aug 5 at midnight the spirit items @ this link will close! Proceeds go back into our athletic fund. Feel free to share with family & friends! Thanks for your support! https://lrfvcc18.itemorder.com/
A paper calendar for the 2018-2019 school year will be made available for those that request one. To request one, please contact Marsha at the district office at 620-897-6325.
HS Football Practice schedule for the week of August 13th: Practice will begin the 13th with Monday, Tuesday, Thursday being 5:30-8:30, Wednesday and Friday 3:30-6:30. Go Skins!!!
Reminder: Enrollment for Little River and Windom is tomorrow, Thursday, August 2nd from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Order spirit items @ this link! Proceeds for Windom items go to our activity fund. Feel free to share with family & friends! STORE CLOSES AUG. 5!!! https://lrfvcc18.itemorder.com/
Order spirit items @ this link! Proceeds go back into our athletic fund. Feel free to share with family & friends! Thanks for your support! STORE CLOSES AUG 5 https://lrfvcc18.itemorder.com/
Reminder Enrollment for Windom and Little River is Thursday, August 2nd from 11am to 6 pm. Packets will be mailed home tomorrow. Bring enrollment packet completed on August 2nd.
Parents and Student Athletes - Students-prior to practice must have: 1. CurrentPhysical 2. View concussion video 3. Sign concussion video form Concussion videos presented: Aug 6 or Aug 8 @ 7pm
The August 13th board meeting beginning time has been changed to 6 p.m.
USD 444 2018-2019 Enrollment for Pre-K to 12th Grade will be held on August 2nd from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at both Little River and Windom buildings. If you are unable to enroll your child(ren) during this time, please contact the school(s) to let them know.
We are really proud of our trap shooters for all of their hard work this season! Here are the scores for today's tournament. - Mr. Bailey, Mr. Buckman, and Mr. Kratzer. Tournament Scoring Summary Team: Little River High School Each Student shot 100 targets today Justin Allen JV 57 Trey Baldwin JV 74 Jace Garrison JV 79 Peyton Harvey JV 84 Kody Hawkinson JV 76 Hannah Herzog N 69 Zane Kratzer JV 86 Ethan Schafer V 83 Brayden Sears JV 81 Bryce Sears V 81 Graham Stephens V 80
Update on shooting times for State Trap Shooting : Our first shoot is at 10:50AM Our Second Shoot is at 11:25AM Our Third Shoot is at 12:00PM On field 2.1
The USD 444 Little River Board of Education meeting scheduled for Monday, July 9, 2018, has been moved to Monday, July 16, 2018, at the district office to begin at 7 a.m.
REMINDER: USD 444 Recreation Commission Swimming Lesson forms are due to the district office TODAY, June 8th. If you are in need of a form, it can be picked up at the district office.
The old gym floor is coming out! Last chance to get some high quality maple wood. Help support Little River athletic programs in the process. See order form https://goo.gl/forms/svzQUeCWU06Sz3Aj2
We are selling our old gym floor. It will be FIRST COME FIRST SERVE. If you want any special custom pieces, please call Brent Garrison at 620-897-6324. https://goo.gl/forms/svzQUeCWU06Sz3Aj2
National Police Week - Give our law enforcement officers a shout out! Thanks! This week marks National Police Week. This week and every week, we are grateful to Kansas police officers whose bravery and dedication to their community keeps us safe.
Wed., May 23, WES last day of school (NO LATE START) Dismissal at noon; lunch will be served to K-6th graders. Awards assembly at 8:20. Guests welcome to attend.
No late start schedule this Wednesday (23rd). Students begin at 8:10am. Students will be dismissed at noon. Teacher work day afternoon.
Junior High Recognition & 8th grade promotion is this evening in the LRHS gym at 7:00pm. Congratulations to our junior high students!!
Parents: Please ask your student to show their preliminary schedule for classes next year. Please know all enrollments are not final until parent signatures are secured. Thank you.
CORRECTION: MR. CORDELL'S RETIREMENT RECEPTION SCHEDULED FOR TODAY IS FROM 4:00PM-5:30PM. Please come to congratulate him on a successful career as mentor, teacher, coach, counselor, & friend.
Reminder that Mr. Cordell's retirement reception is from 4:30 to 6 pm in the commons area at Little River Jr/Sr High School tomorrow Wednesday, May 16th.
Good luck to the Redskins baseball team Wednesday. Redskins travel to Salina to play Sacred Heart @ 2 pm in Regional semi-final. Regional final is scheduled for 5 pm.
Senior Baccalaureate is tonight at First United Methodist Church at 7:00pm.
High School Awards Assembly is tomorrow, Thurs., May 10th @ 8:30am in the high school auditorium.
IMPORTANT! BACCALAUREATE - RESCHEDULED FOR TUESDAY, MAY 15TH AT 7:00PM @ FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH (to facilitate BB & SB Regionals scheduled for May 14th and May 16th @ Sacred Heart, Salina.)
Thank YOU to our wonderful LR Booster Club! We appreciate the breakfast provided for Teacher Appreciation Week this morning! We are grateful for your support in our amazing community!!!! :)
Junior High WSL Track meet is at Goessel today! Good luck Redskins!!!!
Senior Parent Recognition is tonight at the home baseball/softball games. Recognition begins at approximately 5:00pm. We will recognize baseball, softball, track seniors & parents.
TOT tomorrow! 12:45-3:20 outside. Children wear comfortable clothes/tennis shoes. Sunblock would also be a good idea. Stations for participate and also some whole class activities. Parents are welcome.
Tournament of Tigers (TOT) will begin at 12:45 on Wed., May 9. Activities and various stations will take place on the soccer field east of the gym. Activities will end near dismissal at 3:30.
Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week.... This week we show appreciation to the great staff at WES. Students and parents are encourage to write a note to a teacher, staff member, or the staff as a group to say THANKS. A big thank you to our PAWS group for providing snacks yesterday and Sonic Drinks today! The WES staff appreciates your thoughtfulness.
Today we recognized Mr. Cordell who has been the pillar of our school for many years. He has been a teacher, coach, confidant, advisor, and very dear friend to many. He has guided many lives with his wisdom and caring nature. It is bittersweet we congratulate him on his retirement after 40 years of service. He will be missed, but we are quite certain we will still see him around. Thank you, Mr. Cordell, for blessing our school and community with many years of service.
Don't forget about the Fine Arts Night tonight!! Beginning at 6 pm community members will be welcome to walk around and look at all the art and projects being presented. Solos will also be performing for you while you enjoy the hard work the students did this year. Then, at 6:30 pm, the music concert will start and awards will be handed out throughout the program including a giant check with the grand total raised from our mattress fundraiser!
As we pre-enroll students at LRJSH, we will send home a pre-enrollment schedule for parents to sign. A signature by parents/guardians will be required for confirmation of preliminary schedules. We are pre-enrolling through next week, but expect for your student(s) to have a form to sign by no later than May 15.
Attn LRJSH Parents: A copy of our "Enrollment Information Guide" and preliminary master schedule for 2018-2019 is posted inside the "Documents" section of website/app. Please review w/your student.
Attn LRJSH Parents: A copy of our "Enrollment Information Guide" and preliminary master schedule for 2018-2019 is posted inside the "Documents" section of website/app. Please review w/your student.
All USD #444 Athletics practices are canceled this evening due to anticipated severe weather. Stay safe.
Juniors, who were planning on staying for the Plan Management Work night...I decided to cancel tonight due to inclement weather. I still plan on next Wednesday the 9th, and the following Wednesday the 16th.
May 3 - DARE Graduation @ LR @ 1:30 p.m. 4 - 3rd Gr. Trip 9 - Tournament of Tigers 11- No School 16 - RC Party 18 - 1st Gr. Trip 22 - 4th Grade Fishing
The baseball/softball games scheduled for this Friday, May 4th will be played @ Ell-Saline, NOT at home. There was an error on the district calendar. Games begin at 3pm. Goooo Skins!!!
The High School Track team will travel to Lyons for competition on Tues., May 1st. The meet begins at 3:30pm. Gooo REDSKINS!!!
On Tuesday, May 1st, we will host Moundridge at home for baseball and softball beginning at 3pm. Go SKINS!!!
This afternoon LRJSH practiced a Lock Down Drill. It was a practice drill only. Staff and students carried out our practice procedures effectively. Have a good weekend! Thank you Chief Johanning.
Thank you Mr. Deal for sharing this message with their students. It looks great! Be the nice kid!
FFA Appreciation Potluck is Friday, April 27th @ 7:00pm in the LRHS Commons! Thank you to all who have supported FFA!!
Junior High Track Meet at Lyons - Beginning at 1:00pm. GO SKINS!!!
TIME CHANGE! The Junior High Track Meet originally scheduled for 4pm this Thursday (4/26/18) in Lyons has been moved up to a start time of 1:00pm.
CHANGE IN SCHEDULE: Mon., May 7th is the Fine Arts Festival @ 6pm. The change facilitates our Music Concert. The HS Awards is moved to Thurs., May 10th @ 8:30am to facilitate the music program.
Reminder: DARE Parent Information Night is tomorrow at 5pm @ LRHS Auditorium. The letter sent home states an incorrect time. It will begin at 5pm. Hope to see you there! (Open to parents of all grades)
There will be no junior high track practice today. (Friday, April 20th)
Please mark your calendars for the LRHS Fine Arts Festival Monday, May 7th @ 6:00pm! LRHS Awards Assembly will be Thurs., May 10th @ 8:30am in the auditorium.
April 20th @ 3pm! Little River Baseball hosts Ellinwood & Softball hosts Ellsworth @ Home! GOOO SKINS!!!
Please mark your calendars for Monday, April 23rd! Two very important events are happening at LRJSH! 5:00pm - DARE Parent Information-LRHS Auditorium 6:30pm - Academic Banquet in the LRHS Commons
The Community Service Day planned for this Sat. to clean up the sports complex has been moved to May 5th due to potential rain. Hope to see everyone on May 5th, & hope to see rain this weekend! ;-)
Little River Music is hosting a Mattress/Pillow/Sheet sale Sun., Apr. 15th in the LRHS gym from 10am-5pm. Proceeds benefit Little River Music and a planned trip to perform @ Walt Disney World!
Sterling HS will present about suicide awareness on 4/16/18 @ 2:30pm to grades (9-12). If you would like your student to opt out, please contact the high school office on Monday. (620)897-6201
WES Calendar of Events April 20 - WES Plant Sale 21 - WES Plant Sale 21 - Shrine Circus - 5th grade 26 - WES Spring Concert 27 - Grandparents' Day May 9 - Tournament of Tigers 11- No School
There will be no junior high track practice after school today.
Reminder from USD 444 Recreation Commission: Track and Field Day deadline is April 18th. T-ball, softball, and baseball forms deadline is April 25th.
SUNDAY!!! It's time for our 1st Mattress Fundraiser and we are needing some volunteers for the day. We would like at least 9 students and 3 adults to help in 2 hour shifts. Sign up at this link and help the day be a huge success!!! http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0549a8a822a3fa7-mattress1
The Little River High school track team has officially started the 2018 season. After speaking with head coach, Betsy Lafferty, she explains, “practice has been going well and I am confident in the team’s ability to do well this season.” On Thursday, April 5th they had their first track meet, and they did well, with some members of the team placing in their events. Mrs. Lafferty states that, “They will be changing up some things, and will surely work hard to achieve what they want as a team in track.” Gunner Bower- 21st Century Journalism
HUTCH HOSPITAL ACADEMY Three LRHS students, Zeke Zeller, Kylie Eller, and Gunner Bower, have recently had the opportunity to apply for the Hutchinson Hospital Academy Internship. This 8 week program will give students the opportunity to study and shadow different professions throughout the hospital. This enriching experience will also allow the kids to decide if the medical profession is something that they might be interested in pursuing as a career. This summer is certainly going to be an exciting one for everyone involved! -Zeke Zeller 21st Century Journalism
There will be no softball practice today after school.
There will be no junior high track practice after school today.
The baseball/softball games scheduled for today @ Canton-Galva have been postponed until next Thursday, April 12th.
The Baseball and Softball game originally scheduled for Canton-Galva on Friday, April 6th is now back on schedule for 4:30pm, weather permitting. We will keep you updated.
SENIOR PICTURES NEEDED ASAP: The Yearbook Staff & Newspapers need SENIOR PICTURES for graduation. The Yearbook staff will pass on pictures they have. Contact Mrs. Wohletz if you have any questions.
Baseball over Ellis 16 to 1! Baseball Over Lincoln 8 to 1! Softball won both games! 23 to 9 over Lincoln! 11-7 Over Ellis!! Great job, Redskins!!!
Baseball over Ellis 16 to 1! Baseball Over Lincoln 8 to 1! Softball won both games! 23 to 9 over Lincoln! Great job, Redskins!!!
High School Track at Hillsboro today has been postponed until April 30th @ 4:30pm. Baseball/Softball scheduled on Apr. 6th @ Canton-Galva has been canceled and is pending reschedule.
During advisory period, Mrs. Bookless’s 8th graders divided into teams for a lesson in Teamwork. They had to stack cups into pyramids only touching their string that was tied to a rubber band. After they stacked them, they talked about what went right and wrong, their frustration levels and how they dealt with that, skills that are needed to be good at teamwork, and how we can use this lesson in situations outside the classroom.
Parents, we are running meal balance reports. Please allow this message to serve as a reminder to check meal balances.
Mark your calendars: DARE Graduation is May 3rd @ 1:30pm in the Little River Jr. Sr. High School Auditorium for grades 6 and 8.
Reminder: No school for students on Friday, March 30 and No School for students on Monday, April 2.
Students in Mrs. Hull’s class are completing Project-Based Learning badges. Mrs. Hull has encouraged her students to select Boy/Girl scout badges based upon student interests to pursue learning they are passionate about. Mrs. Hull reaches out to professionals in the community to come speak with students. Today, Mrs. Patty Myers is speaking to students about dog breeding and veterinary topics.
PRE-K ROUND-UP Tuesday, April 10 7:00 p.m. at WES If you have a child that will be 4 years old by Aug. 31, 2018, please plan to attend the round-up. If you have questions, call WES 620-489-6241
Prom RSVP's and PAYMENTS are DUE THIS THURSDAY, March 29th by 3:35. Your student will be receiving a slip today reminding them how much they owe.
March 29 - Dental Screenings 29-4/5/6 field trip 30-No School April 2-No School 3-2nd grade Ag Day 20/21 - WES Plant Sale 21-Shrine Circus - 5th grade 26-WES Concert 27-Grandparents' Day
LRHS Student Results for Rice County Art Exhibit: Gold Medalists- Morgan Konen Greenleigh Sieler Mahayla Harris Shannon Hudson Blue Ribbon- Mahayla Harris Morgan Konen Merit Awards- Morgan Konen Gracie Richardson Madalynn Ribordy Best of Show- Mahayla Harris
FFA students will attend Leader Lab Friday and Saturday March 15-16th. Leader Lab is a leadership training program for FFA officers. This training will provide opportunities for our local officers to network with other FFA officers from around the state and grow as leaders.
Thanks to everyone who came to the meeting last night! We already raised over $150 just for you attending the meeting last night! Visit http://bit.ly/2GXarhP for more info on the event.
Thank you to parents who attended “Parent Night” last night! 3rd Quarter Honor Roll will be announced tomorrow. 3rd Quarter Grade Cards for Little River Junior Senior High School will be mailed out tomorrow (Wed. March 14)
Tonight! 4:00-5:30 LRJSH Open for Conferences as needed 5:00 - LRJSH Music Meeting 5:30 - Cookies and Coffee @ LRJSH Commons (Social) 6:00pm - Dr. Wyckoff presentation to parents @ LRJSH Auditorium
March 9 - No School for Students - ½ Day Teacher Workday 12 - PT Conferences - 4:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. 16 - WES Carnival (5:30-8:30) @ LRHS Gymnasium 19-23 Spring Break 29 - Dental Screenings
Check the news section of our website for more information on Parent Night (March 12th). A letter with details is coming in the mail.
Reminder BLOOD DRIVE is THIS THURSDAY! Please message Mrs. Wohletz if you need reminded of your time. If you want to speed up the check-in process you may use Rapid Pass...reminder it can only be done the day of the drive. THANK YOU to all donors!!! https://m.redcrossblood.org/rapidpass
HOSA Spring Leadership Conference 2018 This past Monday our Little River High School HOSA team left for Pittsburg, Kansas to compete in several different events at the Spring Leadership Conference. This was our first year getting to compete in the Leadership Conference and we had a great time. This club is led by Karen Gunther. Mrs. Gunther is teaching science classes and this is her first year with us here at LRHS. The competition was a great learning experience for the students, they listened to guest speakers, attended a career fair and participated in skills based competitions. Walking away from our first competition with a few people placing, Gunner Bower, Harley Grow ,and Evan Johanning placed third in the Debate and Evan Johanning and Gunner Bower placed second in EMT; Jennifer Crotinger placing third in both Nursing Assistant and Job -Seeking Skills. In addition, Mrs. Gunther was recognized as a New HOSA Chapter Advisor for 2018. -Jennifer Crotinger, Senior at LRHS
Hey Little River Music Parents!! There will be a music parent meeting March 12th in the LR Music Room from 5-5:30 pm about a fundraising project we are planning. For every parent that comes to this meeting $5 will be donated to the music program!! This includes all band and choir parents from 6-12th grade!
After Azim’s Trip (A Follow Up) On February 10th Azim Bazarov left for Houston; it was his first stop on his day trip to Washington. Azim said that he thought it was really interesting how Washington was focused around “European architecture” and how drastically different it was from a small town in Kansas being more of an “official” city. People running around in suits and politicians were at every turn. He made the remark that, “It didn’t look like a typical American city.” He visited several different landmarks while in Washington such as presidential memorials, the White House, and the Smithsonian Museum, just to name a few. All in all Azim thought that Washington was “Pretty Awesome.” Azim also met with other students from the foreign exchange program along with a few diplomats. He said that he really enjoyed speaking with other students and adults about politics in both America and other countries. “It was really interesting to hear their opinions.” He mentioned that “Everyone was really nice and more than happy to answer questions.” He said that the difference between our cultures was very stark but it was interesting to see how diverse everyone on the trip was and how cultures mix and how it doesn’t matter who you are. -Zeke Zeller, Junior at LRHS
On Friday, February 16th, the Video Broadcasting and 21st Journalism classes went to Topeka to participate in Mass Media day at Washburn University. While there, the students learned about what the University had to offer and a small experience about how classes worked and what their programs were like. They received free lunch and got to see most of the campus. Even though they had to wake up at 5 a.m it was an enjoyable experience for all of them. -Gunner Bower-
Congratulations to our Lady Redskins as they defeated Lakeside-Downs in the second round of substate play!!! We are headed to the Championship game tomorrow night at 6pm - Sylvan Grove High School. Way to play tough girls!!!! 🎉👍🏼
Congratulations to the Boys Varsity Basketball team on their win tonight in the second round of sub-state play! We are headed to the Championship game on Saturday @ 7:30pm!!! Gooo Skins!!!!!
JH Quiz Bowl competed on Monday which hosted 7 teams. The 7th grade team placed third. The 8th grade team also went 4-2. Great job! A HUGE thank you to those who came to support the Redskins!
The Varsity Boys travel to Sylvan Grove today to take on Makato-Rock Hills @ 6pm for the second round of substate play. Goooo Skins!!!
Girls Varsity Basketball defeats Rock Hill in first round of substate! Girls will play in second round on Friday at Sylvan Grove. Go Skins!!!!
Boys varsity basketball wins big at Sylvan Grove in the first round of substate play! Boys will play in Sylvan Grove for the second round this Thursday at 6pm! Go Skins!!! Way to go!!
Tonight, our Little River Boys Varsity Basketball team travels to Sylvan Grove vs. Thunder Ridge for the KSHSAA 1-A DI Sub-State Basketball Tournament! Tip-off @ 6pm! Our Lady Redskins will travel to the same location tomorrow (Tuesday) vs. Rock Hills w/Tip-off @ 6pm as well. Goooo Skins!!! Sylvan-Lucas Unified High School 504 W. 4th Sylvan Grove, KS
Feb. 28 - Class Pictures March 2 - Dr. Seuss Birthday 9 - No School 12 - PT Conf. 4-7:30 p.m. 16 - WES Carnival (5:30-8:30) 19-23 Spring Break 29 - Dental Screenings 30 - No School - Good Friday
The high school basketball games @ Canton-Galva have been rescheduled. Games will be played today beginning at 4:30pm with 1/2 game for JV Girls, JV Boys, then Varsity games. Go Skins!!
WES Dismissal TODAY... Jump Rope for Heart begins today at LRHS at 1:00. Students and all busses will dismiss from LRHS at approximately 3:30 p.m.
Due to road conditions Little River/Windom schools will start one hour late tomorrow, Friday, February 23rd. Buses will run one hour late. Be careful and drive safely. Classes start at 9:10 A.M.
Basketball games @ Canton-Galva have been rescheduled for Friday evening. Good luck Redskins!
Due to icy conditions and possibility for more precipitation later, Little River/Windom will not have school Thursday, February 22nd. No school or evening activities today. Be safe!
Little River/Windom schools will have a two hour late start tomorrow morning Thursday, February 22nd, due to slick road conditions. No AM Preschool. All bus routes will run 2 hours late.
Shacks on Walden pond. Students must include what they believe is important.
More shacks on Walden Pond. #transcendentalism #americanliterature #whatsimportant
We have started a new class here at Little River High School, called 21st Century Journalism. This class will cover an overview of the field of journalism and mass communication. Students will learn to be consumers of media, to understand newsgathering and production, as well as explore the role of media in the communications industry. We will practice basic news writing, reporting, editing, and discussion of legal and ethical issues. Throughout the semester students will be creating posts regarding activities here at LRHS as well as covering topics they are passionate about. Here are our students writers: Jennifer Crotinger (12th Grade), Baylee Holloway (12th Grade), Ezekiel Zeller (11th Grade), Sammii Weaver (11th Grade), and Gunner Bower (10th Grade).
(Rescheduled) HS BB games will be played at Canton-Galva on Thursday, Feb. 22nd beginning at 4:30. We will begin with a ½ JV girls game, followed by JV boys, then varsity games. Gooooo Skins!!!!
The high school basketball games scheduled for Canton-Galva tonight have been postponed. We will provide an update when we confirm the rescheduled date/times.
Little River/Windom schools will run a 2 hour late start this morning Tuesday, February 20, 2018 due to slick road conditions. No AM Preschool and No Breakfast will be served. All bus routes will run 2 hours late.
2018 Winter Homecoming! The Little River teams played tough, but fell to Inman. We are proud of all of you! Loyal and True! Congratulations to Melanie Renken who was crowned Homecoming Queen and Levi Swenson who was crowned Homecoming King! Thank you to all parents and community members for your support! It was a privilege to honor our senior parents!
On Wednesday January 31st it was the 100th day of school for Windom Elementary. Students who are enrolled in the Teaching Pathway Class developed lesson plans and activities to help Prek-2nd grade classes to celebrate. Kylie Eller and Baylee Holloway were in charge of designing activities for the 1st grade and 2nd grade. The activities included, popping 100 balloons with each class (they had a blast even though it was very noisy) and a scavenger hunt after lunch. For the scavenger hunt Baylee and Kylie hid 100 kisses that were numbered and the classes had to find them together. To prepare for the day, we sent home little baggies with student names on it and they had to fill it with 100 things and bring back the filled bags to share with classmates. Overall the day was very successful and it was fun to get to lead the class for the day. Baylee Holloway, Senior Little River High School
The JV Boys basketball travels to Lyons today to complete tournament play. They will begin at 5:30. Go Skins!
The JV Boys basketball travels to Lyons to complete tournament play. They will begin at 5:30. Go Skins!
Today our junior high quiz bowl team travels to Hope! They will depart at 2:00. Good luck!
Friday, Feb. 9th, our high school basketball teams travel to Rural Vista. Games will begin at 4:30 with a half JV Girls game, JV Boys, Varsity Girls, then Varsity Boys. GOOO SKINS!!!
High school girls and boys defeat Solomon!! Great job, Redskins!!
The Little River Redskin High School basketball teams travel to Solomon today to, "Cage the Gorillas!!" Games begin at 4:30pm. GOOO SKINS!!!
Soccer sign up forms for the Recreation Commission for K-8th grade were sent home last week with students. Due to all the sickness and absenteeism please make sure your child got home with a form. If not have your child get a form at the Windom Elementary Office. Deadline for the sign up is February 19th.
The HS Scholars Bowl competed @ Regionals. (Harley Grow, Hannah Herzog, Madison Loder, Michelle Loder, and Zane Kratzer) 5-4 w/close rounds. Thanks to families who came to show support!
Redskin Cheer Clinic tonight with our future Redskin cheerleaders! Nice job, Coach Harris, Matlyn, and HS cheerleaders! 📣
Little River swept Wakefield this evening. Well done, Redskins!
We host Wakefield tonight for HS hoops beginning @ 4:00-1/2 JV girls, JV Boys, Varsity Girls, & Varsity Boys. Veteran's Valentine's & Cheer Clinic tonight! Exciting night in Little River! GO Skins!
Congratulations to our Little River Junior High basketball teams at the WSL tournament! Girls defeated Canton-Galva (26-14) and will play at 1:00pm Saturday! Boys defeat Solomon (39-27) and play at 2:15pm Saturday!!! Way to go, Skins!!!
SHARE-Veterans..(change - 7:00 p.m. below!) Recognition of VETERANS at LRHS BB Game – Feb. 2 Veterans recognized BETWEEN the games (at about 7:00 p.m.). Veterans - free admittance to games.
EVENT to SUPPORT WES 10% of profits from LR United Methodist Men's Annual Pancake Feed will be given to PAWS to help with our school carnival. Serving: 11:00-1:00 PM & 5:00-7:00 PM on Sat. Feb. 10
WSL JUNIOR HIGH LEAGUE BASKETBALL TOURNEY FEBRUARY 1st AND FEBRUARY 3rd Game times for Thursday: 4:00 Girls vs. Canton-Galva(Middle School Gym) 5:15 Boys vs. Solomon(High School Gym)
Redskin High School Basketball teams host Goessel this evening at home in our LR gym! The girls JV team 1/2 game at 4pm, followed byJV boys, then varsity girls, then varsity boys. GO REDSKINS!
WES Parents - Reminder... when reporting a sick child or changes in bussing plans, the best option is to call the office directly. We can not guarantee that e-mails and texts will be viewed.
The high school games scheduled for Home vs. Goessel tomorrow (Tues., Jan. 30th) will be played in the Little River gymnasium. We are back up and running!!!
The JH basketball teams will be dismissed at 1:40 on Monday. Games will begin in Elyria at 3:00 with a half C girls game, followed by half C boys game, then full A and B games. Go Skins!!!
Reminder: State law requires students remain home until temperature has been normal for 24 hours, without fever reducing medication, before returning to school or attending a district activity.
Lady Redskins play for 3rd place in the Hilltop Hoops Classic tournament tomorrow (Friday) at 6:15pm at Barton Community College. Go Skins!
Junior High Basketball teams travel to Canton-Galva today with games beginning at 4:00 (B Girls, B Boys, A Girls, A Boys). High School Lady Redskins travel to Barton Community College today for the 2nd Round in the Hilltop Hoops Classic with tip off at 6:15pm! Go Get 'Em Redskins!!!
I shared with students today a short video clip from one of our bus cameras to show them how clear the video is and to remind of our bus rules. I hope you will talk with your child about their ride.
Junior high basketball teams sweep Peabody tonight! Well done, Redskins!
Basketball practice schedule for the week is pisted on the Little River Junior Senior High facebook page. Give us a “like” and rate us!
Varsity Girls defeat Ell-Saline in the first round of the Hilltop Hoops Classic!! 48-39! The girls will play Thursday at 6:15 in the second round. Way to go, Lady Redskins!!!
Junior High Basketball games are still on beginning at 4:30pm with B Boys, A Girls, then A Boys @ Windom Elementary School. Go Skins!
Lady Redskins play at the Hilltop Classic vs. Ell-Saline. Live on 100.3 KNZS, the Ad Astra Radio App on your smart phone or tablet or go to www.adastraradio.com. Live @ 6pm w/ tipoff at 6:15PM.
Due to winter weather, the quiz bowl at Central Plains this evening has been canceled.
A pep bus will go to the Championship game @ Burrton, Sat., Jan. 20 Game: 7:30pm. Depart at 6:00pm. Students bring $ for admission/concessions. Loyal & True! Thank you Mr. Cordell and Mr. Trapp!
Varsity Scholar's Bowl scheduled for Saturday, January 20th has been canceled.
HS Boys Basketball defeated Burrton this evening in the Burrton tournament! Our Redskins will play in the championship game on Saturday at 7:30pm! Way to play tough, Redskins!!!
Junior High basketball teams sweep Herington! Way to play, Redskins!
HS Boys Basketball team defeated Goessel this evening, and will play tomorrow at 7:30pm at Burrton. Way to go, Redskins!!!!
The HS Boys basketball team will play Goessel tonight at 6:00pm in Burrton for the Burrton Invitational Tournament. Gooo Redskins!!! (This is the rescheduled game from yesterday.)
Due to electrical maintenance in the LRHS gym, we will be hosting JHI basketball tomorrow at Windom. 1/18/18 Games will begin at 3:30-c-girls (half), c-boys (half), b-girls, b-boys, a-girls, a-boys
USD 444 will run its normal late start schedule for tomorrow, Wednesday January 17th. Dress warm!
There will be NO basketball practice for the JH Boys and Girls, Tuesday, Jan. 16.
Message for USD 444 Superintendent of Schools: Due to road conditions and predicted extreme wind chill factor school will be cancelled for Tuesday, January 16th.
The JH BB games vs. Peabody @ home are now scheduled for next Monday, January 22. Games will begin at 4:30 with b-boys, then a-girls, and a-boys.
Today's Jr. High games vs. Peabody have been postponed. No games and no practice today.
The LRHS Prom 2018 will be on Apr. 14th. More details to come, but the date is a change from the originally scheduled date on the school calendar. Mark your calendars for Prom, April 14, 2018!
Clarification on JH BB practice and games: practice for both girls and boys will be at LR. After practice bus will run at 5:30 this evening. Game vs. Peabody will be Jan. 15 @ 4:30 @ home.
JH BB schedule is as follows for today, Fri., Jan. 12th: JH Girls @ WES until 5:15pm JH Boys @ LR until 5:30pm After practice bus will run at 5:30pm JH BB will host Peabody - Jan. 15th at 4:30pm
WINDOM SCHOOL SPELLING BEE WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. WES Gym A note is going home today with participants. The top four compete in Rice County Bee Sat., Jan. 27, 9:00 at Sterling.
A friendly reminder to check your student meal balances. We are running the balances today. Thank you.
The high school scholar's bowl competition scheduled for this evening in Central Plains has not been rescheduled at this time.
The JH BB games scheduled for today have been rescheduled. We will host Peabody @ home beginning at 4:30pm on Monday, January 15th. We will begin with B Boys, followed by A Girls, then A Boys game.
Due to the weather conditions USD 444 will be closed today, Thursday, January 11th. No School for students and all activities are postponed for today. Be safe!
Message from the Superintendent of Schools. Due to projected inclement weather tomorrow morning, school will start two hours late. Buses will run two hours late. There will be NO AM preschool.
JH BB Change for 1/11/18 game vs. Peabody @ home: Now @ 5:00pm Peabody is unable to play B Girls. Games will now start at 5 pm and follow in this order B Boys A Girls A Boys GO REDSKINS!!
Good Luck to the High School Scholar's Bowl team at Centre this evening! Goooo Skins!!!
Tomorrow, Tuesday, Jan. 9th, the high school basketball teams will host Centre at 4:30pm beginning with JV boys, followed by Varsity girls, and then Varsity boys. There will not be a JV girls game.
This Thursday we will be hosting Peabody for Junior High basketball. Games will begin at 4:30 (please note the later start time!) with a B-girls half game...B-boys full game...A-girls game...A-boys game.
WES Events January 15 - Teacher Inservice 17 - 2:00 - WES Spelling Bee - Grades 3-6 24 - 6th Symphony Trip - Wichita 27 - 9:00 a.m. - Rice County Spelling Bee - Sterling 29 - Kansas Day
We will host Canton-Galva at home for high school BB tomorrow, Friday, January 5th beginning at 4:00pm. JH Girls BB will practice at WES. After practice busses will run at 5:30pm. Go Redskins!
(Jan. 5) Friday morning practice this week for JH Boys Basketball has been canceled.
ALL Veterans (including active) are encouraged to LRHS basketball game on Fri., Feb. 2 vs. Wakefield. Veterans will be recognized at halftime of the varsity boys game. Veterans - free admittance.
JH BB Weekly Schedule Tuesday, Jan. 2 3-5 pm - JH Girls @ Windom 3-5 pm - JH Boys @ LRHS Wednesday, Jan. 3 3:45-5:45 - JH Girls @ Windom 6:15-7:45 AM - JH Boys @ LRHS Thursday, Jan. 4 @ Goessel 4:30 - B Girls in JH Gym 4:30 - B Boys in HS Gym 5:30 - A Girls in JH Gym 5:30 - C Boys in HS Gym 6:30 - A Boys in JH Gym 6:30 - C Girls in HS Gym Friday, Jan. 5 (Home HS BB Game) 3:45-5:30 - JH Girls @ Windom 6:15-7:45 AM - JH Boys @ LRHS
REMINDER: Tomorrow, Wednesday, January 3, 2018, School Resumes. It will be a late start day for all students. Happy New Year!
High school boys basketball practice is canceled today.
Students will be dismissed at noon today. High school students choosing not to eat lunch at school, and who have completed their final exams, will be dismissed at 11:25 today.
Attn Parents and Students: There will be no late start for students this Wednesday. Start time is 8:10 (regular time). Noon dismissal for students.
Schedule for the high school basketball games at Elyria on Dec. 19th (Tuesday): 4:00 JV Girls - ½ Game (2 - 8 minute quarters) 5:00 JV Boys (6 min quarters) 6:00 Varsity Girls 7:30 Varsity Boys
Due to preparations for the Winter Program this evening, high school and junior high basketball practices this afternoon will end at 5:15pm with practice busses leaving at 5:20pm.
The LRJSH Winter Program is tonight at 6:30pm in the high school auditorium. Students must be in concert dress, and report to the music room by 6:00pm to warm up. The program will be livestreamed, and a link will be posted on facebook and the website.
WES RC Party Dec. 19, gr. 1-6 (NOT Pre-K/K) meeting their RC goal will be watching a movie at LRHS. Breakfast @ WES for PK, K, & those NOT @ RC party. Please see note sent home for details.
Little River Redskin high school basketball sweeps Peabody in all competitions - JV Boys, Varsity Girls, and Varsity Boys! Way to go Redskins!
We just received an email that a team has dropped out of the tourney tomorrow for C team junior high basketball in Ellinwood. We will still have two games, but our last game will be at 11:00, not at 12:30. Our return time to Little River will now be at approx. 12:45, not 2 pm. New schedule is as follows..... South Gym 9:00 Boys Game 1: Ellinwood White vs. St. John 10:00 Boys Game 3: St. John vs. Pratt-Skyline 11:00 Boys Game 4: Little River vs. LaCrosse 12:30 Boys Game 5: Ellinwood White vs. Pratt-Skyline North Gym 9:00 Boys Game 2: Little River vs. Ellinwood Blue 10:00 Girls Game 1: Ellinwood vs. Little River 11:00 Girls Game 2: Little River vs. Pratt-Skyline 12:30 Girls Game 3: Ellinwood vs. Pratt-Skyline 1:30 Boys Game 6: LaCrosse vs. Ellinwood Blue
The C Team Junior High Basketball Tournament will be held in Ellinwood @ Ellinwood High School tomorrow. Little River girls and boys begin at 9:00am. The bus will depart from LR @ 7:30am. Go Skins!
High School Redskin Basketball vs. Peabody at home begins at 4:30pm with JV Boys, followed by Varsity Girls at approximately 6:00, followed by Varsity Boys at approximately 7:30. Gooo Redskins!!! Get your Redskin t-shirt for tonight's game at Raleigh Insurance! Thank you!
Junior High boys will practice at Windom Elementary School intil 5:10pm with after practice busses departing Little River at 5:30pm.
Reminder: Self Defense Class will be held at LRJSH Commons, led by Officer Chad Johanning ( 1-2:00pm) tomorrow, Saturday, Dec. 16, 2018. No sign up, just show up.
Junior High Basketball teams, boys and girls, A, B, C teams sweep Solomon! Great Job, Redskins!!!
A reminder to parents that next Wednesday, December 20th is a half day. No late start! Students are dismissed at noon.
Tomorrow's Schedule for JH Basketball Thurs., Dec. 14th vs. Solomon @ Home: C Team Boys @ 3:30pm, followed by 1/2 game B Team Girls, then B Team Boys, A Team Girls, then A Team Boys.
JV and Varsity Boys defeat Central Christian, and Varsity girls played a tough game in overtime. Great Job, Redskins!!!! JV boys 57-48 Varsity girls 42-46 overtime Varsity boys 50-32
LR Scholar's competed @ Sedgwick Monday. They won 2 and lost 6 matches. Many matches were close determined with 1 answer. LR was a small school competing & they represented with great integrity!
Junior High Boys basketball will practice from 6:15-7:45am at the high school on Tursday, Dec. 12th.
Tues., Dec. 12th, the High School Basketball teams host Central Christian @ Home. JV boys at 4:30 followed by... Varsity Girls 6pm Varsity Boys 7:30pm GOOD LUCK & GO REDSKINS!
We are compiling lunch balances this week, so please allow this to serve as a friendly reminder to check your child's lunch balance.
Windom Concert TONIGHT! Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Students should arrive by 6:45 p.m. 6th grade band begins at 7:00 p.m. followed by K-6 vocal. It will be a great program!
Reminder- JH Girls and Boys - Monday, Dec. 11 both will have morning practice from 6:15-7:45 AM @ LRHS Gym. This is due to the WES Concert.
Little River boys and girls both win big at Goessel Invitional. Girls defeat Burrton and Boys win 58 to 30 over Canton Galva for 3rd place.
Activity (After Practice) Busses are departing at 5:30pm today.
LR plays in the Bluebird Tournament at Goessel tomorrow (Dec. 9th). Start time depends on how other teams perform tonight. We anticipate play will be 5:30pm/7:00pm. Best information at this time.
Next Tuesday, Dec. 12th, HS Basketball will host Central Christian at home. JV Boys will begin at 4:30, followed by Varsity Girls, then Varsity Boys. There will be no JV Girls game on Dec. 12th.
Junior High Redskin A teams and B Team Boys defeat Wakefield! B Team Girls played tough with a close game! Way to go Redskins!!! 42,20 B Boys 22, 13 A Girls 21, 23 B Girls 39,18 A Boys
Correction on a previous post regarding JH BB start times: @ Wakefield: B Team Boys begin at 5:15 in the old gym while A Team Girls begin at 5:30
Junior High Basketball teams travel to Wakefield today! Goooo Redskins!!! B Team Boys begin at 5:15 in the old gym while B Team Girls begin at 5:30 in the new gym. A teams to follow.
Little River Girls defeat Elyria tonight at the Goessel tournament. Boys were defeated by Elyria in the second game.
Little River Redskin JV and Varsity Girls/Boys travel to Goessel today to take on Elyria, beginning at 4pm. Goooo Redskins!
Varsity Redskins won vs. Ell-Saline!!! Great job Redskins!!!
High School Basketball travels to Ell-Saline this evening! Tip off at 4:30pm. Goooo Redskins!!!
The junior high basketball games scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 30th vs. Rural Vista will be at home in the Little River gymnasium with C team girls beginning at 3:30pm. B Girls at 4:00,B Boys at 5:00, A Girls at 6:00, and A Boys ar 7:00. Go Redskins!!
LRJSH Booster Club meets at 7:00pm tonight at MTC conference room. Thank you for your support!
The varsity Scholars team-Hannah Herzog, Harley Grow, Madison Loder, Michelle Loder, and Zane Kratzer traveled to Ellsworth Monday. They went 4-2 and advanced to the the winners pool going 2-3. The represented Little River with integrity. Great job Coach Cunningham & scholars!
JH Basketball @ Moundridge Today! Good Luck and GOOOOO Redskins!!! (Games will be at Greer Auditorium - Address: E, 321 Cole St, Moundridge, KS) Tuesday, Nov. 28 Games @ Moundridge (Greer Gym) 4:00 - Girls B 5:00 - Boys B 6:00 - Girls A 7:00 - Boys A
Windom School Calendar of Events December 11 - Winter Concert - 7:00 p.m. 19 - Reading Counts Party at LRHS - a.m. 20 - Noon Dismissal - Lunch Served January 3 - School Resumes 15 - No School - Teacher Inservice 17 - Windom School Spelling Bee 27 - Rice County Spelling Bee
Junior High Basketball information from Coach Betsy Lafferty: Practice Schedule for the Week. Please note that the boys have AM practice tomorrow, Monday, Nov. 27! Monday, Nov. 27 Boys - 6:15 AM-7:45 AM Girls - 3:30-5:45 @ Windom Tuesday, Nov. 28 Games @ Moundridge (Greer Gym) 4:00 - Girls B 5:00 - Boys B 6:00 - Girls A 7:00 - Boys A Wednesday, Nov. 29 Boys - 3:30-6:00 @ LR Girls - 3:30-5:45 @ Windom Thursday, Nov. 30 @ Little River (Home vs. Rural Vista) 3:30 - 1/2 C Girls Game 4:00 - B Girls 5:00 - B Boys 6:00 - A Girls 7:00 - A Boys Friday, Dec. 1 Boys and Girls - 3:30-5:30 @ LR
Good luck to the Little River High School Scholar's Bowl team as they travel to Ellsworth today!! Start time is 4:00pm. Goooo Redskins!
Junior high boys basketball practice is at 6:15am tomorrow (Monday) at Little River.
There was no practice for junior high girls basketball today. The girls will practice from 7am-9am on Saturday.
No practice for Junior High Boys Basketball today. Practice will be at 7am on Saturday.
WAY TO GIVE BACK REDSKINS!! ALL Classes 7-12 met their goal for the FOOD DRIVE!! We will get a total (weight) next week of all of our donations! THANKS for all the donations to help fill the shelves of the Lyons Food Bank for the Holiday Season! #givingback
Christina Jesseph and Lexi Heinly did a great job sharing about our greenhouse tonight at the McPherson County Community Foundation Philanthropist of the Year program. The MCCF awarded Windom School $5000 last year for our greenhouse. Excellent job by these two 5th graders on stage at the Opera House in front of a crowd.
Please allow this to serve as a reminder to check lunch balances. We are running balances. Thank you. :-)
Azim Bazarov, foreign exchange student hosted by William and Abigail Lehman, senior at LRHS, gives a presentation in Mr. Rains's class. He shared about his home country, Turkmenistan. He is always happy to visit with us about his country, and eager to learn our culture. Azim is a great addition to our school!! 😎 Thank you, Azim! We are proud of you!!
Junior high basketball travels to Centre today! Students will be dismissed at 1:50 today. C team girls game begins at 4:00pm followed by A & B boys and girls. Goooo Redskins!!!!
Little River Junior Senior High School students, taught by Mr. Lafferty, present their Project Lead the Way projects at the monthly USD#444 Board of Education meeting at Windom Elementary school. 7th Grade - Design and Modeling, Braxton Lafferty 8th Grade - Automation & Robotics - Bruce Paris, Carson Farmer, Kyle Bruce High School - Robotics - Zeke Zeller, Gunner Bower, and Taylor Urton Nice work, students!!!
REMINDER - TONIGHT!!!!! Don't forget: Thursday, Nov 9th is Book Fair/ Open House 5-7 p.m. Chuck Wagon Chili Supper (free will donation going to PAWS-student activities) 5-6:30 p.m.
Congratulations to Little River's "Kansas Honor Scholars!" Melanie Renken and Amanda January! Melanie and Amanda rank in the top 10% of their class! Keep up the hard work! We are looking forward to your success after high school!! Amanda January, mother: Ranada January Melanie Renken, parents: Terry and Rhonda Renken #KansasHonorScholar
WES Events Nov. 8 - 6th Grade Field 9 - Open House/Book Fair 10 - Veterans Assembly - 11:00 a.m. 14 - Lifetouch Retakes 22-24 Thanksgiving Break Dec. 11 - Concert - 7:00 p.m. 20 - Noon Dismissal
Mark your calendars, Wednesday, November 8th, grades 9-12 will attend the 2nd annual ESSDACK Career Fair from 9:45-11:30. Parents are welcome to join us in Hutchinson. Wednesday, Nov. 8th, following ESSDACK Career Fair, we will meet at our football field at 1:45pm for Powder Puff Football! We will then travel back to the high school gym for Iron Man Volleyball. (Approx. 2:45). Community members are welcome to attend.
There will be a pep rally to send off our football team to beat Coldwater at 1:00 in the gym. The football players will depart at 1:30. The pep bus will depart at 3:00. All other students will be dismissed at regular time, 3:35, unless they are picked up early for the game. Remember to catch the game live on Kansas Rocks, 100.3, KNZS! Gooooo Redskins!!! 🏈🏈🏈
Friday night's game in Coldwater will be broadcast live on Kansas Rocks 100.3 KNZS. Go Skins!!!
If you'd like to ride a pep bus to the BiDistrict FB game @ Coldwater this Fri.,sign up in office. Patrons may ride for $5.00/person. All non high school individuals in your group are $5. Times TBA.
IMPORTANT-Fall Parade.. Due to the cold forecast, we will NOT be walking downtown in Little River/Windom. We welcome those giving out candy to join us in the LR Gym at 8:10 & WES Gym at 9:00.
Digital Literacy on Thursday, Oct. 26th in the HS auditorium. Parents are welcome to join any student session. 2pm - JH / 2:45 - HS There is a "parent only" session at 5:30pm in the high school auditorium. There is a 1:00pm session as well at WES.
Dr. Gooch will present "Digital Literacy" Oct. 26th in the HS auditorium. Parents may join any student session. 2pm-JH/2:45-HS There is a "parent only" session at 5:30 5th/6th grade @ 1pm-WES.
Oct. 26th, LR hosts St. John! Kickoff @ 7:00pm. Senior Parent ceremony @ 6:45pm. Seniors and parents/guardian should report by 6:30. We will recognize the 1967 team at halftime. Goooooo Redskins!
Wednesday - Turn Your Back on Drugs (wear your clothes backwards) Thursday - Don’t Let Drugs Mix You Up (wear a different shoe on each foot, mismatched clothing, weird hat, etc.)
Windom Booster Club... THANK YOU for the sub sandwiches provided during parent-teacher conferences. Everything was delicious and helps get teachers through a busy day. Greatly appreciated by all.
Thank you to our 4H students and families for a wonderful meal for our staff for student-led conferences Monday night! Our students are looking forward to conferences this evening!
The Little River FFA Chapter will be selling funnel cakes and hotdogs at Fall Festival. This Saturday October 28th. Hope you will all stop by and support our local FFA chapter.
PAWS... THANK YOU so much for the delicious taco salad provided for teachers during parent-teacher conferences. It is delicious and helps get everyone through a long, but very worthwhile, evening.
WES Calendar Oct. 27-No School 31-Fall Festival Parade Nov. 1-5th Grade Field Trip 2-3rd Grade Field Trip 8 - 6th Grade Field Trip 9 - Open House/Book Fair 10 - Veterans Day Assembly-11:00 a.m.
Windom School PT Conferences Monday/Tuesday 4-8 p.m. Monday - Sock-It to Drugs (wear crazy or mismatched socks).
Little River Varsity Football defeats Ellinwood! 66-18
"Night at the Movies" Choir Concert by LRJSH choirs, Mr. Reilly, and Mrs. Sawatzky! Bravo!!! https://www.dropbox.com/s/2dqsm3txs3qdprn/Oct.%2017%2C%202017%20Concert.mp4?dl=0
WES Red Ribbon Week-Oct. 23-26 See note sent today or on FB page Mon.-Sock-it to Drugs Tues.-I’m Too Bright to Do Drugs Wed.-Turn Your Back on Drugs Thurs.-Don’t Let Drugs Mix You Up
Reminder no school on Friday, October 20th for USD 444 students due to Teacher in-service.
After Prom will be having a meeting Monday (Oct. 23rd, 2017) @ 5 :30 at the High School in the Library. Please enter through the front door so you can be buzzed in. Also After Prom will be hosting a booth at the Fall Festival on October 28th in downtown Little River...We are in need of parent volunteers to work the booth between the hours of 9a.m. and 1 p.m.. Please contact Jackie Schafer or Jean Page for scheduling. Thank you for your support.
LRJSH choir presents, "Night at the Movies!" Performance begins at 6:30pm in the high school auditorium. Students in choir must report at 6:00pm. Dress is white dress shirt with black pants/ black dress.
We are running lunch balances. Please allow this to serve as a reminder to check your child's lunch balance. Thank you. Have a great week!
"Night at the Movies" - JH and HS choirs on Tues., Oct 17th @ 6:30 - HS Auditorium. (White button shirt / black pants / black dress for choir) Hope you join us!
We are proud of our Little River Redskin varsity volleyball team earning 5th place at Wheat State League tournament today in Goessel! It's been fun watching you ladies play!! Goooo Redskins!
Little River Choir will present, "Night at the Movies" on Tues., October 17th @ 6:30pm! Choir dress is a white button down shirt with black pants, or a black dress. Enjoy an evening of music with us!
Please mark your calendar - Digital Literacy Educational sessions with Dr. Gooch on October 26th. (LRHS Auditorium) Windom 5th/6th: 1:00pm Junior High: 2:00pm High School: 2:45pm Parents: 5:30pm
Gina Dalton and Jennifer Reitz are both entrepreneurs who were invited by Mrs. Rolfs to speak about their adventures in starting their own business. Gina is in the process of building a wedding venue, and Jennifer built the idea of educating people about Alzheimer's and dementia. Jennifer designed and patented a wrist band to identify an Alzheimer's patient. Jennifer also started a vintage boutique. They talked about going with your passion. Follow your dreams!!
Tonight a potential playoff berth in on the line with Redskins vs Canton! Live on HitRadio 94.7, or go to www.adastraradio.com to listen on device. Pregame coverage begins at 6:45PM, kickoff 7:00.
JV volleyball won both matches last night beating Lyons and Inman! Way to go Redskins!!!
JV football game scheduled for Monday, October 16th vs. Canton-Galva has been canceled.
TOMORROW.. Thursday, October 12, we are planning a WEAR RED DAY at WES. Please wear red shirts on this day as we plan to take a special appreciation picture of students for our area fire departments.
There will be an after prom meeting Wednesday, October 11th at the high school in the library at 5:30pm. Please arrive at the front east door to be allowed inside through the buzzer.
LRJSH Booster Club will be serving a pulled pork dinner in the high school commons beginning at 5:00pm for a free will donation during the volleyball quad this evening. Go Redskins!!!
Reminder: No School for USD #444 students on Monday, October 9th. This will be an inservice day for staff.
JH Volleyball practice has been canceled today. JH Football is practicing until 4:15pm. High School Volleyball will practice until 4:45pm. There will be no after practice activity bus running this evening. (Oct. 6, 2017)
IMPORTANT UPDATE: Due to updated weather forecast the football game against Central Plains tonight (Oct. 6th) has been moved up to a 5:00 PM start.
Football tonight has been rescheduled to begin at 6:00pm this evening due to possible inclement weather. The Booster Club pulled pork tailgate has a been moved up to 4:30pm. LRHS Commons if raining.
Rain or shine, our Ag students know land judging!! Today they scored well at Centre! Little River took 1st in the Greenhand division team. Finished 4th in team senior division. Greenhand division individual Jayce Zeller 1st, Brayden Sears 3rd, Graham Stephens 4th, Ethan Schafer 10th. Kids did good. Proud of them. Zane Kratzer was 7th overall Senior division.
We will have a After Prom meeting in the Auditorium this Weds October 4th, 2017 at 5:00 pm. If you are interested in participating, or helping out in any way, you are more than welcome to attend.
Little River Junior Senior High School Booster Club Tailgate is this Friday at 5:30pm! Pulled Pork Sandwiches and all the fixings will be served, and all proceeds go back to supporting our school!
HS Volleyball Quad at home this evening, beginning at 4:00pm. Come cheer on the lady Redskins!!!
Mark your calendars for Thursday, Oct 26th for senior parent night @ 6:45. Preceding the football game vs. St. John.
Come out and cheer on the JV Football team as we host Goessel at 6:00pm. Gooooo Redskins!!!!
REMINDER: Tomorrow, September 29, is school picture day.
Patrons are invited this evening to our FFA Dinner at 7:00pm. The location has been changed to the high school commons. Hope to see you there!
LRJSH Parents/Guardians: We are updating meal balances. Thank you for checking your student account balances, and making plans to make payment if necessary. We greatly appreciate your help.
USD #444 Patrons, Join us for food and fellowship Wednesday, September 27 at 7 PM. Located next to the basketball goals on the south side of the high school. For an FFA meet and greet hamburger dinner. Come see what new and exciting things are happening with Little River FFA. Your attendance would be much appreciated. Free will donations are accepted, but not required.
JV Football game scheduled for this evening vs. moundridge has been canceled due to the weather.
On Monday, September 25th, the JV football team will host Moundridge at home @ 6:00pm. This is a change from the original game vs. Solomon.
Great opportunity- First Hunt - Little River HS Trap Team September 30, 2017, 8am-12pm McPherson Valley Uplands, 732 Limestone Rd, McPherson, KS Contact: Mike Christensen at 316-290-8883
Parents please take the time to read my latest newsletter about KESA and survey being sent out. http://littleriverwindomks.apptegy.us/o/usd-444/page/district-office--16?mode=edit#superintendents_msg
Redskins win big tonight over Wakefield. Great homecoming win!
Get your own piece of Little River Football memorabilia at the homecoming game this Friday, September 15. Old school football jerseys will be available for purchase. Alumni, buy your old number, your sons old jersey or a relatives number as a keepsake. Jerseys will be only $15 each so get yours while they last.
Good Luck to the Junior High Redskins vs. Wakefield today at home!!! 5:00pm - Volleyball, 6:00pm - Football. Community Bonfire to follow the junior high games in the south parking lot at the high school. Gooooo Redskins!!!!!
LRJSH Booster Club Meeting is tonight at MTC @ 7:00pm
First Hunt - Little River HS Trap Team When September 30, 2017, 8am-noon Where McPherson Valley Uplands, 732 Limestone Rd, McPherson, KS 67460 Description This event is an introductory/training hunt for the members of the Little River High School Trap Team who have completed their Hunter Ed class. We will have shotgun instruction and controlled hunts for pheasants with experienced guides and hunting dogs. The event is designed to get novice hunters ready for the upcoming upland bird season. This event is being hosted by local sportsmens organiztions and Pass It On - Outdoor Mentors, Inc. Contact: Mike Christensen at 316-290-8883
Homecoming Pep Rally-Friday, September 15-LRHS Ball Complex. WES will depart at 2:20 p.m. PreK-6 students will sit together in the football stands. Please see note going home today for details.
Redskin Varsity Volleyball went 1 / 2 today, beating Life Prep and playing tough vs. Herington and Marion. Our lady Redskins played aggressive!
Students enrolled in Human Growth and Development with Mrs. Rolfs observed young children as part of their learning about children unit. In this unit students learn how children develop important skills, why observing children is important and the different methods when observing children. Thank you Mrs. Rolfs and Becky Sears at the Little River Learning Center for collaborating to give LRHS students real life experiences! 😎
Date: September 8, 2017 To: Parents of Marquette Bus Students From: Brent Garrison, Superintendent RE: Bus Departure from Marquette (MORNING) Due to the need to arrive at school in time for all students to eat breakfast, both buses need to leave Marquette at 7:20 A.M. beginning Tuesday, September 12th. Thank you for your cooperation with this change.
Little River Junior Senior High School Annual Athletic Passes for Fall and Spring Home games are available in the main office at LRJSH! High School Passes are $60.00 Junior High Passes are $25.00 Combo is $85.00
Good Luck to the Lady Redskins at Rural Vista tonight!!!
Reminder - school will not be in session on Monday, Sept. 11. This is "Fair Day" and it is Dollar Day at the State Fair. If you are planning to attend the State Fair this may be the day for you!
JV Football w/ Centre at Home on Tuesday, Sept. 5th @ 6:00pm has been canceled.
Congratulations to the Little River football team! Winners over Centre 50-42.
Tonight the Redskins begin their 2017 Gridiron Campaign on the road in Lost Springs against Centre in Wheat State League action. Catch the game live on www.adastraradio.com or download the Ad Astra Radio App to listen to on Ad Astra Sports #1.
WES has been learning about teamwork. A tiger team is called an AMBUSH. We will continue discussing this ch. ed. trait in September. Tiger Ambush Pride (TAP), our 6th ch. council, will help.
Good luck tonight to the Redskins as they travel to Centre! #usd444
Little River Junior High sweeps Rural Vista! JH Volleyball - A Team - 25-21, 25-20 - B Team - 25-12, 25-16 - C Team - 25-15, 18-10. JUnior High Football - 52-6! Way to go, Redskins!!!!!!!
First Hunt - Little River HS Trap Team When September 30, 2017, 8am-noon Where McPherson Valley Uplands, 732 Limestone Rd, McPherson, KS 67460 Description This event is an introductory/training hunt for the members of the Little River High School Trap Team who have completed their Hunter Ed class. We will have shotgun instruction and controlled hunts for pheasants with experienced guides and hunting dogs. The event is designed to get novice hunters ready for the upcoming upland bird season. This event is being hosted by local sportsmens organiztions and Pass It On - Outdoor Mentors, Inc. Contact: Mike Christensen at 316-290-8883
Lady Redskin Varsity and JV Volleyball both went 1-2 this evening in Udall. They played tough and represented LRHS very well. Thank you to the volleyball girls and coaches for their hard work!
Last Friday, 45 WES students enjoyed a swimming party for meeting their Summer Reading goal. Thanks to Mrs. Porter, Marquette Pool, and the Marquette Booster Club for your generosity.