There are additional individuals being investigated for mumps like illness that are associated with the school.
Charlie Hunt State Epidemiologist and Director Bureau of Epidemiology and Public Health Informatics Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE-BEPHI) reminds parents "State regulations require that any student entering a Kansas school have proof of at least 2 doses of mumps vaccine or have written evidence of physician diagnosed mumps or blood test results proving they are immune. The only exemptions allowed are for Religious or Medical reasons. However, state regulations also stipulate that when a case of mumps occurs, students and other individuals who are exposed and are not vaccinated or otherwise immune may be excluded from school for up to 26 days, even if they have a medical or religious exemption on file. Colby Public Schools and Thomas County Health Department follow Kansas State Statutes and Kansas Department of Health and Environment regulations regarding exclusion.
IMPORTANT HEALTH ANNOUNCEMENT FROM THE THOMAS COUNTY HEALTH DEPT AND USD 315
A confirmed case of Mumps has been reported in USD 315 Colby Schools. Please click on the following link to access the latest information regarding this situation:
USD 315 Mumps Information
Our 3rd Annual Entrepreneurship Competition, sponsored by the Thomas County Economic Development Alliance is coming up Wednesday, March 1. Our 8th graders, along with other students from Colby High School and surrounding schools in Thomas County, will be competing for prize money based on their business idea.
The competition consists of a business plan, tradeshow, and elevator pitch. The first place team will have an automatic entry into the State Competition. Any other businesses can apply for the "wild card" entry that will be due March 31. Cash prizes will be awarded for the following categories:
Best Business Plan
Best Elevator Pitch
Most Creative Marketing
People's Choice Award
Parents and the community are all invited to attend! The schedule is as follows:
8:00 AM - Tradeshow Setup Begins
8:35 AM - Welcome
8:45 AM - Judging Begins
11:30 AM - Lunch
12:05 PM - Awards Presentation
All events will be held at the Colby Community Building
CHS Wrestling Finishes in 10th Place at State
The CHS Wrestling team finished in 10th place at the State tournament in Salina on Friday and Saturday, Feb 24th and 25th. Tate Carney finished in 2nd place at 120 lbs, Travis Finley finished in 5th place at 145 lbs, and Ethan Jay finished in 3rd place at 285 lbs. Great Job, Eagles!
CHS Wrestling Team Places 3rd at Regionals
The CHS Wrestling team placed 3rd at the Regional Wrestling tournament in Buhler on Feb. 17th and 18th. 8 wrestlers qualified for the State tournament to be held in Salina at the Bicentennial Center on Feb. 24th and 25th. There will be a send off for the team on Thursday, February 23rd at 3:00 at the CHS auditorium.
106 Rathe Aschenbrenner
113 Kurt Schroeder
120 Tate Carney
126 Tanner Reed
145 Travis Finley
152 Kory Finley
170 Tucker Branum
285 Ethan Jay
Click on the following link to access the 4A Wrestling brackets
KSHSAA 4A Wrestling Brackets
Results of basketball games vs Hays boys:
C team 60 - 51 Hays won
JV 72-49 Hays won
Varsity 48-44 Hays won
CHS February Edition of the Talon
Click on the link below to access:
Talon February 2017 Edition
Results from Forensics at Scott City 2-11-17
Extemporaneous speaking- Drew Starbuck 4th
Informative speaking- Drew Starbuck 6th
Impromptu- Lexi Finley 2nd
Duet Acting- Audrey Puckett and Desi Foster 1st
Improvised Duet Acting- Audrey Puckett and Lexi Finley 3rd
Serious Solo Acting- Paeton McCarty 3rd
Poetry- Desi Foster 3rd
CMS boys basketball results
Basketball results from 2-10-17 at Hugoton
JV Girls 40-30 Win
V Girls 11-62 Loss
C Boys 57-32- Win
JV Boys 35-49 Loss
V Boys 48-58 Loss
Results of the Bill Voss Novice Wrestling tournament
Click on the link below:
Bill Voss Wrestling Tournament results
Garden City Tops CHS in Home Wrestling Dual
The Garden City Wrestlers defeated the CHS Wrestling team 55-10 on 2-9-17. The Senior Wrestlers and Managers were recognized between the JV and Varsity matches. Click on the link below for the results:
CHS vs Garden City results 2017
CHS Wrestling team 2017 GWAC League Champs!
The Colby High School Wrestling team finished as League champions for the third year in a row. Rathe Aschenbrenner, Tate Carney, Sean Rall, Travis Finley, and Jose Davilla finished as League Champs. Click on the Link below to get CHS results.
GWAC Wrestling results 2017
CHS Wrestlers Defeat Dodge City
The CHS Wrestling team defeated Dodge City 43-33 on 2-21-17. Click on the link below to get the results:
VS Dodge City results 2017
CHS Fall Semester Honor Roll
We are proud to announce that 140 students made the Principal's/Superintendent's Honor Roll first semester. Principal's Honor Roll qualifications require a GPA between 3.5-3.99. Superintendent's Honor Roll requires a 4.00. Click on the link below to view the Honorees:
2017 CHS First Semester Honor Roll
Results of the CHS JV basketball tournament
The CHS JV girls finished in second place at the CHS JV basketball tourney on Feb. 2nd. Dundy County finished in second place defeating CHS 49-17. The CHS JV boys took 3rd place defeating Dundy County 48-28.
Mr. Joey Nickols Nominated for Arts Award
Congratulations to Mr. Joey Nickols for being selected as one of 4 nominees for the “KSHSAA Heart of the Arts Award”. The winner of the award will be announced in February. If selected, Mr. Nickols’ name will be submitted in consideration for national recognition by the National Federation of State High School Activities. This is the 3rd year of the award which recognizes outstanding acts of character and leadership, demonstrating the true heart of the arts in educational performing arts programs.
CHS Boys basketball vs. Hays HS rescheduled
The Colby HS boys only basketball games vs. Hays HS boys that were cancelled on Friday, December 16th due to bad weather, have been rescheduled for Saturday, February 18th with the same start times - 4:45, 6:30, and 8:00PM. All games will be played at the Colby High School gym at 1890 S. Franklin in Colby, KS.
KANSAS ASSESSMENT PARENT GUIDE 2016
The Kansas Assessment Program has released a Parent Guide to understanding the results of the Kansas Assessments that were conducted in the Spring of 2016. USD 315 staff will be referring to this guide when visiting about the results of the assessments. Keep in mind that not all grade levels took the assessments last Spring so this information may not be applicable to your student. Feel free to visit with your child’s teacher to know more about understanding the assessments. You can access the document under the Public Notifiications tab or at the link below. You can also access the document on the Facebook pages of each building.
KS Assessment 2016 Parent Guide
Tuesday Night School at CHS
Colby High School offers Tuesday Night School for High School students on Tuesday evenings from 6:00-8:30 p.m. in the library of the high school. Tuesday Night School offers the following services:
• Academic support for English, Science, Math and Social
• Access to computers and printers
• Library and media resources
• A quiet place to work on course assignments
• A certified teacher is on site
• Career Counseling and Scheduling Services--open to parents
• Students needing specific assistance should make prior
arrangements with Mrs. Rundel