Leavenworth Unified School District 453

News and Announcements

Spring 2017 Parent-Teacher Conferences

Conferences for all schools will be held February 16, 2017 from 12:30—3:30 p.m. and 4:30—9:30 p.m. There will be no school for students February 15-20.

As a reminder, Spring Break for students begins Friday, March 17, and runs through March 26. Classes will resume on Monday, March 27, 2017.
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Due to inclement weather forecast for Friday, January 13, there will be no school for students or staff. This includes 12 month employees. The Horizon Kids Before and After School program will also be closed.
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Spring Break Schedule Revision

Spring Break for students will start one day earlier for students - with No School on Friday, March 17. This leads in to a week off from school, with students returning on Monday, March 27. This adjustment was necessary for the district to be in compliance with our negotiated agreement - and end of quarter work day requirements.

Our apologies for any inconvenience, but we wanted to communicate that change now so that alternative arrangements can be made.
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Nicholson and Reed Honored at KSDE Teacher of the Year Event

On Sunday, September 11, district finalists were recognized during a ceremony in Topeka for the KSDE Region 2 2017 Kansas Teacher of the Year award. This year, 103 educators across the state were nominated for the distinction honoring teaching excellence in elementary and secondary classrooms. USD 453’s elementary teacher of the year, Patty Nicholson – Henry Leavenworth, and secondary teacher of the year, Emily Reed – Richard Warren Middle School, were in attendance and joined by friends and family for the recognition luncheon.
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Hometown Olympian Visits LHS

Olympic marathon runner, Amy (Hastings) Cragg, who finished ninth in the 2016 Rio Olympics paid a recent visit to Leavenworth High School, where she graduated from in 2002.
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Late Start Days

The district will observe Late Start Days for staff professional development on the following dates: September 14, October 12, November 9, December 14, January 11, February 8, March 8, April 12. Leavenworth High School and Warren Middle School hours will be 9:25 a.m. - 2:55 p.m. Elementary School hours will be 9:45 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. Students wishing to eat breakfast on late start days should arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of the school day.
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