Buses running mud routes all day today, 4/28/2017
Good Luck! to the State Music Competitors!
CHS Student Christian Calliham Wins State Youth Entrepreneurship Contest
Congratulations to CHS student Christian Calliham on winning the State Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge! Christian's CT Feeds business won 1st place that included $5000 in prize money. Click on the link below to read more about Christian's winning concept:
CHS Student Wins State Entrepreneurship Contest
Middle School May Schedule Reminders:
May 9th ---There will be NO school for Colby Middle School students due to our hosting the middle school league track meet.
May 12th & 15th—The 8th grade students will not have classes. They will be required to attend a 20 minute meeting during these days. Parents will receive a letter with their scheduled meeting time.
Students in 4th thru 7th grade are in the process of selecting classes for the 2017-18 school year. Please sign on to PowerSchool with your child at home and review their choices for classes.
CHS SOFTBALL AT GARDEN CITY 4-21-17 POSTPONED TO MAY 11TH @ 3:00
CHS Talon April 2017 Edition
The April edition is available at the following link:
CHS Talon April 2017 Edition
CHS Students Recognized By Kansas Univ. Honors Program
Pictured with Supt. Brenn and Principal Keiswetter are Courtney Van Eaton, , Amelia Culver, Mark Faber, and Brittany Alexander who were recognized by the KU Honors Program as top academic seniors in Kansas at the KU Honors banquet on April 5th at CCC. Congratulations honorees!
CGS April Newsletter Now Available
Click on the following link to access the CGS April newsletter:
CGS April Newsletter 2017
The annual GWAC League Art Show was held at Holcomb High School on April 3, 4 & 5. Numerous Colby Middle School students’ art was recognized. Click on the following link to access the CMS results:
CMS League Art Show Results
Banners Put Up By District Buildings
CMS Track results at Norton 4-6-17
The CMS 7th/8th girls finished in 1st place and the 7th/8th boys finished in second place at the MS track meet in Norton on 4-6-17. Results can be found at the following link:
CMS track results Norton
CHS Track Meet Results from Norton 4-7-17
The CHS girls and boys teams both finished in a tie for second place at the Norton track meet yesterday. Individual results can be found at the following link:
Norton Track Meet Results 4-7-17
Results from baseball/softball vs Ulysses Friday, April 7th
Baseball varsity: CHS won both games 14-4,12-0. JV won both 10-9, 12-11
Softball Varsity: CHS lost both 9-2, 14-1
JV lost 14-10, won 19-8
Thank you to Lana Johnson, the City of Colby, and USD 315, for the awesome banners on the streets by CGS, CMS, and CHS.
USD 315 2017-18 Draft Calendar Available for Viewing
USD 315 Welcomes Dr. Stephanie McNemar as Colby HS Principal
We would like to welcome Dr. Stephanie McNemar to the Colby Public School District and the Colby community as the Principal of Colby High School beginning the 2017-18 school year. Dr. McNemar holds a B.S. in Special Education (K-12) and a B.S in Elementary Education (K-6) from Kutztown University in Pennsylvania. In addition, she has earned a M.S. in Reading Education (K-12), a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction (K-12), and will earn an additional M.S. in Educational Leadership (K-12) this summer from Kansas State University.
To see a draft of the proposed 2017-18 calendar, please click on the following link:
2017-18 District Calendar DRAFT.pdf
Dr. McNemar has served in all levels of public school education to include elementary, middle, high school, and at the district level with the majority of her teaching career spent at the high school level. She has also had the opportunity to mentored and coach new teachers at a KSU Professional Development School. Dr. McNemar has served on many building, district, and state level committees to include Multi-tiered System of Supports (MTSS), KSDE external review teams, KSDE writing assessment and modified measures committees, and has presented at several state conferences since 2012.
Dr. McNemar will make the transition to Colby with her husband this summer in preparation for the new school year. We believe that the students, staff, and community of Colby Public Schools will greatly benefit from both the knowledge and experiences Dr. McNemar brings to our team.
USD 315 Hires CMS Teacher/CHS Head Football Coach
We would like to welcome Mr. Rees McKinney and his family to Colby as our new CMS Social Studies teacher and CHS Head Football Coach beginning the 2017-18 school year.
Coach McKinney grew up in Scott City, KS and graduated from Scott Community High School. While in high school he participated in Football and lettered 3 times, Wrestling and lettered 4 times. His Wrestling Honors include: Rookie of the Year (Fr.), Most outstanding (Sr.) 4X state Qualifier and 3X State Placer. He was also part of a Team State Championship (2004). Coach McKinney wrestled at Neosho County Community College as a starter in 2004/2005. He attended Fort Hays State University and received a Bachelors of Arts in History and a Bachelors of Science Secondary Education.
For the past 3 years, Coach McKinney has been teaching at USD 209 in Moscow, KS. In addition to teaching, Mr. McKinney has been coaching Football for 3 years, baseball for 1 year, and track for 2 years. He has also been an Asst. Wrestling coach for 2 years at USD 210 Hugoton High School. Mr. McKinney will be moving to Colby with his wife Therese McKinney who works as an X-ray tech at Citizens Medical Center, children Brayden (12), Lily (7), and Emmet (11 months)
Coach enjoys playing recreational sports and is looking for a summer Softball team and golf mates. He also enjoys playing guitar and singing.
Welcome Coach McKinney and his family!
Kansas Supreme Court issues decision
in adequacy portion of school funding case
No. 113,267: Luke Gannon, et al v. State of Kansas, et al
TOPEKA— The Kansas Supreme Court today issued a unanimous decision in Gannon v. State, holding that the Kansas K-12 public education financing system does not meet the adequacy requirements of the people's constitution. The court stayed the enforcement of its decision until June 30, 2017, to give the state Legislature time to respond.
If by June 30 the state has not satisfactorily demonstrated to the Supreme Court that any K-12 public education financing system the Legislature enacts is capable of meeting the adequacy requirements of the constitution, then a lifting of the stay will mean that Kansas will be without a legally valid system.
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