Reminder: Week of June 14 - 18 Sports camp continue this week. MS & HS FB begins at 8:30 and ends at 11:30. MS Girls, MS Boys & HS Girls basketball camp is 12:45-3:45. Both times allow all students to eat breakfast & lunch.
The regularly scheduled monthly board meeting will be held on Monday, June 14th @ 6:00 instead of 7:00, and will be located in the high school library.
The AMHS Volleyball camp will be moved to the afternoon session beginning tomorrow, June 8. The camp will coincide with the AMMS volleyball camp. (12:45-3:45)
Change in Sports Camp schedule. High School Boys Basketball Camp will be moved up one week to June 21st-25th. 12:45 PM - 3:45 PM
A huge thank you to all who came out to help following the fire at the elementary school! https://www.koamnewsnow.com/community-steps-in-to-help-following-fire-at-altoona-midway-elementary-school/
Due to a loss of inventory from the fire at the elementary school, the Summer Meal Program will begin June 7th and not June 1st. More details to follow.
We apologize for the lateness of this message. We are in need of volunteers to be at the Altoona-Midway Elementary School in Altoona at 9:00 AM, Sunday May 30, to help board up and secure the building. If you have tools, please bring them!
There was a fire at the elementary building in Altoona this afternoon. We are assessing the damage at this time. A statement will be issued as more information comes available.
The summer sports camp and summer academy schedule can be accessed with the following link:https://5il.co/tc4t
8th grade promotion is Wednesday, May 19 at 7:00 PM. Only family is invited and a mask is required. If you have any questions call the ms/hs at 620-537-7711
Please complete the 21st century grant parent survey for the after school program at your earliest convenience. This year everything has been updated to on-line there are no paper copies. This is for all USD #387 students no matter when they participated. https://surveys.greenbush.org/s3/21st-CCLC-Parent-Survey If you have any questions or need a place to complete the survey, please call the Mrs. Reazin at 620-568-5725.:
Events for the week of May 10 Monday- No events Tuesday- Last say for seniors. Tuesday- TRL track meet field events at Northeast-Arma 4:00 PM Wednesday- No events Thursday- TRL track meet running events @ Oswego 5:30 PM Friday- Elementary Field Trip to Wichita Zoo. Leave 8:15 return 3:00. Friday- Senior Dinner and Graduation Practice at 5:00 PM Saturday- 2021 Commencement 3:00 PM. Family members only.
The elementary spring program has been uploaded to our YouTube channel. You can view it here: https://youtu.be/-I-GxkQcAPo
Have you been wondering what's been going on in the district? Check out the May newsletter to see a few highlights! https://5il.co/sa52
Anna Beckwith and Chloe Stewart have created a website for the Altoona-Midway FCCLA Chapter. Chloe and Anna have entered their website in the FCCLA Chapter Website event. The website will be judged over the summer, and results will be given at the National Leadership Conference in July. Good luck Anna and Chloe! You can visit their website at https://altoonamidwayfccla.wixsite.com/my-site-1
Events for the week- May 3-7 Monday- MS Track Meet at home. 3:00 Thursday- HS Track Meet at Humboldt 3:30 Friday- Pre-K - 5th grade Field Day 12:00-3:00
Due to a track meet at the high school, all after school grant activities will be cancelled for this evening.
Reminder: The AMHS Awards/Scholarships ceremony will begin at 7:00 PM tonight in the Milo E. Peterson Gymnasium. MASKS ARE REQUIRED! The event will also be live-streamed on our Youtube channel. Check our website for the link.
The HS Awards Ceremony will be live streamed tomorrow evening on our Youtube Channel. The link can be found on our website. Start time is 7:00 PM.
Reminder: 9-12 awards/scholarship ceremony will be on Friday, April 30 at 7:00 PM in the Milo E. Peterson gymnasium.
WEDNESDAY, April 28, 2021 ALTOONA-MIDWAY MIDDLE SCHOOL TRACK ROSALIA – Three members of the Altoona-Midway Middle School track team came away with medal finishes in individual events at the always tough Flinthills Invitational held here Tuesday. Emmalynn Pupanek came away with the only gold medal finish for AMMS on the day, and also added a bronze to her growing list of accomplishments. Fellow eighth grader William Stackhouse had a pair of impressive silver medal finishes for the Jets, while Braxton Wittlake topped the seventh-grade results with a notable second-place finish. Pupanek crossed the finish line first among all competitors in the girls 1600 meter run. She also claimed a bronze medal in the 400 meter run. Stackhouse cleared the bar at 5-0 to finish second in the high jump (shattering his previous personal best of 4-6). He also had PB while taking runner-up honors in the 200 meters. “William had an outstanding night,” said AMMS track coach Chary Weilert. “Once again, William has set the pace at practice, working hard every day and being a great role model for the younger kids.” Wittlake also picked up a silver medal in the seventh grade boys’ shot put event. “Braxton had a great performance with a toss of nearly 30 feet,” Weilert noted. “Braxton is very coachable. He wants to be the best thrower he can be, so he responds well to instruction. He’s one of those kids that would practice until dark every day, if given the chance.” Full results from the Flinthills Invitational were not available at press time.
To celebrate National Teacher Appreciation Week, the State Treasurer's Office is taking nominations to give 10 Kansas teachers $1000! If you know a teacher who goes above and beyond for their students, and would like to nominate them, you may access the nomination form with the following link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf9VL2LJmCZw8W1WSPG8fA1RVoDh_xNL-OIukfWHGGC_EB7Dw/viewform
NOTICE: WILD Wednesday has been rescheduled for Wednesday, May 12th due to weather forecast for tomorrow. If you have already turned in the slip stating that you were going to stay, we will plan on you staying on the 12th instead. I will send out another reminder before then. If you have any questions, please call the AMES office at 620-568-5725. Thanks, Ms. Wilson
Reminder: Tomorrow after school is "Wild Wednesday" at AMES.
Events for the week: Tuesday 4/27 MS Track Meet at Flinthills 2:30 Thursday 4/29 MS Track Meet at Oswego 3:00 Thursday 4/29 HS Track at Neodesha 3:00 Friday 4/30 HS Academic & Activities Awards Ceremony 7:00 PM- Milo E. Peterson gymnasium.
The 2021-2022 BOE approved calendar has been posted, and may be accessed using the following link: https://5il.co/rxg1
THURSDAY, April 22, 2021 ALTOONA-MIDWAY HIGH SCHOOL TRACK BURLINGTON – Altoona-Midway High School senior Alex Troutman placed fourth in the javelin in the large Gene Farrow Invitational hosted by Waverly High School and held Wednesday at Burlington High School. There were 17 schools entered in the boys’ portion of the invitational, and 21 schools sent entrants on the girls’ side. Troutman picked up the only points on the day for AMHS, heaving the javelin 140 11.5 for his fourth-place finish. Only two other Altoona-Midway athletes were able to crack the Top 10 in any varsity level event on the day. Josh Meigs placed eighth in the 300 meter hurdles, and on the girls’ side, Heather Lane picked up ninth place in the high jump. Other Jet tracksters participating Wednesday included: Josh Meigs in the 100 and the long jump; Jackson Ashmore in the 100 and the long jump; Blaine Collins in the 400, discus and javelin; Drew Miller in the 400, discus and shot put; Jacob Meigs in the 400 and the javelin; Andy Tiger in the discus and shot put; and Dalton Smith in the long jump. In addition to Lane, Lady Jets entered in the invitational were: Abi Elsesser in the 100 meter hurdles; Mariah Stackhouse in the javelin; and Anna Beckwith in the 400. AMHS also had entries in both the boys’ and girls’ 4x100 relays. There was a junior varsity level 100 meter dash held, and Beckwith, Elsesser and Lane finished third, fourth and fifth, respectively, for the Lady Jets. Madison High School squeezed out the team trophy in the boys’ competition, narrowly edging past Chase County and Burlington. West Franklin High School went home with the girls’ team trophy, just ahead of Burlingame. Olpe finished third.
The middle school track meet scheduled for today at Yates Center has been postponed.
Additional event this week: Wednesday (4/21/21)- Kindergarten Round-up at AMES 1:00-3:00 PM.
Events for the week- Tuesday- MS Track at Yates Center 3:25 PM Wednesday- HS Track at Burlington 10:00 (rescheduled from Tuesday) Friday- ANW Preschool screening 8:00 AM at AMES
Just arrived!! The 2019 - 2020 Altoona-Midway District Yearbook "Reaction" has arrived! There are ONLY 22 yearbooks left. Once gone, they are gone for good. Don't lose out on getting your own yearbook! It just costs $37.28! Call the Elementary at (620) 568-5725 or the High School office at (620) 537-7711. Purchase your own bright, beautiful yearbook that is full of great memories, pictures, and events of 2019 - 2020!
Due to internet connectivity outside, Grand March will be recorded and then posted to Facebook directly after it concludes.
MS/HS Parents/Guardians: The only 21st Century Grant activity going on today after school will be photography. All other grant activities are cancelled for today. Activities will resume Wednesday at the MS/HS.
Events for the week: 4/12 MS Track Meet at home 3:00 PM 4/13 HS Track Meet at Yates Center 3:40 PM 4/15 AMES Ag Day 4/17 Jr./ Sr. Prom 7:00 PM - Grand March 6:30 PM
Congratulations to our Science Olympiad team! They placed first in Crime Busters at State, and third at regionals in Boomilever and Circuit Lab! Great job!
Now presenting the middle school spring play, The Boardinghouse. The play may be accessed this Friday and Saturday ONLY with the following link: https://youtu.be/gQ4Hgk9LjmQ
Attn: A letter with details for HS Prom, HS Graduation, and 8th Grade Promotion is being sent home with seniors, juniors, and 8th graders. It will also be posted to our website and FB.
Our students have been busy with lots of activities, so be sure to check out the April newsletter! Please note the unofficial board minutes, as well as the April breakfast and lunch menu included at the end. The newsletter can be accessed with the following link: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/1200065/newsletterapril.pdf
Presenting this Friday and Saturday, April 9 - 10, 2021! The link will be on the school's website. Join us for the fun! "Welcome to the Home Sweet Home Boardinghouse, where life is anything but normal. Miss Harriet runs a clean, cozy home with the help of her perpetually terrified Tweenie, and accompanied by as zany a cast of boarders as you are likely to meet. There’s Mr. Richards, the poet who practices dying to spark his inspiration. Gladys Klotz is a taxidermist who has a direct line to the spirit world, while Martha Willis has every imaginable illness. Poor Hortense tries her best to keep up with Ivy, a free-spirited artist who enjoys painting people’s faces, whether they want to be painted or not. Finally, the suave and mysterious Dirk Shadow and his sister Veronica have just arrived on the scene to hunt for Captain Schnook’s pirate treasure buried in the basement. Leave it to the clever and ever-vigilant Dr. Sni-fell to unravel the mystery." Join the cast to solve a wacky mystery of a hidden treasure!
The Kansas Association of School Boards in coordination with the Altoona-Midway school district is conducting an online survey to seek community input on desired characteristics of the new superintendent. The survey will take approximately five minutes to complete and can be accessed at the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/USD387. The survey will close at 11:45 p.m. on Wednesday, April 14.
Reminder: 4th quarter grant activities begin today at the HS/MS. AMES activities begin tomorrow.
Just received another live stream link for tonights basketball game. Starts at 8:00 https://youtube.com/channel/UCoJJaC_BmEQGZr1npzqGchQ
Here is the Live Stream link for tonights AMHS Boys 8:00 PM Sub-State Semi-Final game https://bit.ly/3nguX2f You will need to set up an account. We do not know if there is a fee to watch the game or not. We have plenty of tickets available for tonights game. 620-537-7711
***Employment Opportunity*** USD 387 has an opening for a part time custodian beginning March 22nd. It would be for 20 hours a week at the elementary school, with a starting wage of $12-$14/hour depending on experience. Please send letter of interest with contact information to Brent Kaempfe at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like further information.
When it’s sunny and 65 degrees in ag class, we get outside for a fun, hands-on lab activity. The animal science students have been learning about the anatomy and functions of the male and female reproductive tracts of livestock. Today, they had the opportunity to put their knowledge to use for a hog, sheep, and cow reproductive tract. Aren’t the babies cute?!
There will be limited number of vouchers for Friday's sub-state boys semi-final game as the Jets take on Southern Coffey County at St. Paul at 8:00 PM on Friday. These vouchers will be given away first come first served. If you would like vouchers, email email@example.com or call 620-537-7711. Let us know how many vouchers you would like. You will need to pick the vouchers up from the school. Once it is confirmed that you will receive vouchers, you can come to the school and we will bring the vouchers to your vehicle. You will need the vouchers to get into the game. Only patrons with vouchers will be allowed in. The cost to get in the game will be $7.00. You will pay that when you enter the game at St. Paul, not when you pick up your voucher. You can email or call with questions. A mask and social distancing will be mandatory at the game.
Parents/Guardians of 6th-12th grade students. Please fill out the attached form for the scheduling of Parent/Teacher Conferences! This form needs to be completed by 3:15pm on March 5th. https://forms.gle/vyxWApmKoMe1AidQ6
Reminder: Third Quarter Grant Activities will end on Thursday, March 4th.
This is the last week of 3rd quarter after school activities. 4th quarter after school activities begin March 29.
Tonights AMHS Boys home Sub-State basketball game will be live streamed on our Youtube Channel. www.usd387.org and click on Youtube Channel. Go Jets!
We just received the live feed link for the AMHS girls sub-state game this evening at Waverly. The game begins at 7:00 PM. https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/waverly-high-school-waverly-ks/gam6294b44f4e
The Fredonia Arts Council had their 2021 Children's art poster competition. The Stone House Gallery in Fredonia will be displaying the art from February 24th through March 12th, from 10am to 2pm. February 27, 2021 there is a reception from 10am until noon at the gallery. STONE HOUSE GALLERY 320 North 7th, Fredonia Kansas, Winners are: 6th Grade First place Mika Parsons, 2nd place Jasa Pankaskie, 3rd place Hayden Crownover, and Honorable Mention Elizabeth Lockhart. 5th Grade 1st place Sophia Boyd, 2nd place Keisha Inda, 3rd place Sandra Morales, and Honorable Mention Bella Davis. 4th Grade 1st place Destiny Raymond, 2nd place Caden Sicka, 3rd place Maddox Nalley, and Honorable Mention Kolten Bryant. 3rd Grade 1st Place Kinzie Nalley, 2nd place Sophia Schaffer, and 3rd place Mikayla Parsons. 1st Grade 1st place Ezra Joy, 2nd place Ainsely Wheeler, and 3rd place Emily Lockhart. Kindergarten 1st place Emma Kinzle, 2nd place Gage Gloshen and 3rd place Natalie Dodson.
Sub-State Basketball Admission Prices: The KSHSAA sets the admission prices for all Sub-State Basketball games. Admission price is $7.00 for Adults & $7.00 for Students. No passes will be accepted.
Class 1A Division II Sub-State brackets have been announced. On Thursday, Feb 25, the AMHS girls, (7), will travel to Waverly. The game will begin at 7:00 PM. On Friday, Feb 26, the AMHS boys, (2), will host Marmaton Valley beginning at 7:00 PM. Good luck Jets!
USD 387 will be in school tomorrow at regular time. All busses will be running.
On Friday night, the AMHS boys and girls basketball teams will be hosting Jayhawk Linn. The girl's varsity game will begin at 6:00 PM, followed by the boys game. Parent's night will take place Friday at half-time of the girls varsity game. Homecoming will also be Friday night and will take place between the girls and the boys game. The Sr. Class will hold their quilt raffle drawings at halftime of the boys varsity game. On Saturday, there will be a hs girls varsity game as the Lady Jets will host Chase County. That game will begin at 1:30. Girls game only. On Monday evening, Feb. 22, the AMHS girls basketball team will host St. Paul beginning at 6:00 PM. Also on Monday, the AMHS boys varsity basketball team will be traveling to Arma to take on Northeast HS. That game will also begin at 6:00 PM. All of the home games and activities mentioned above, will be live streamed on our YouTube Channel. You can go to our website and click on Youtube Channel to see the home events. www.ud387.org Here is the information for the live streaming of the boys game on Monday at Northeast: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCftTleRT_s_M6XnTalK0-mw Reminder: each participant will be allowed to have 4 guests come to the events on Friday, Saturday and Monday. These names must be given to the school in advance. The players/cheerleaders/Homecoming participants need to get this information to their coach/sponsor ASAP. Any other basketball games that was originally on the calendar will not be made up unless mentioned above. The school calendar on our website has been updated with this information. There will be no Middle School Quiz bowl tomorrow. It will be rescheduled. As of this message, the virtual forensics event will take place Saturday as scheduled. The participants will be given details from their coach. Thank you all for your patience as we try to get all of these activities in so that the students can have these important experiences to remember. If you have any questions, please call the school at 620-537-7711 beginning at 10:00 AM tomorrow. Go Jets!
Due to the frigid weather, and half of the buses unable to run, there will be no school or hs basketball games tomorrow, Feb. 18. Please check facebook and our live feed on our website for more details concerning other activities for Friday and Saturday.
In accordance with a request from State and local energy providers to conserve energy during this extreme weather event, USD 387 Schools will be closed both Tuesday, February 16th and Wednesday, February 17th.
Due to the dangerously cold temperatures forecast, USD 387 will be closed tomorrow, February 16th. Any activities or athletic competitions are also cancelled for Tuesday.
Tonights, Feb. 12, high school boys basketball game will be live streamed on Marmaton Valley's Facebook page. Search for Marmaton Valley Usd256. The game begins at 6:00. Go Jets!
Tonight's HS Basketball Game will be live streamed. www.usd387.org click on Youtube channel. Game begins at 6:00.
Last Monday's game with Chetopa has been rescheduled for tomorrow, February 11, 2021. There will only be a boys game and it will begin at 6:00 PM. Also Friday's game at Marmaton Valley will only be a boys game and will start at 6:00 PM. Live Streaming information will follow.
Due to school closure tomorrow, Feb. 9, there will be no games, practices or activities. We will attempt to reschedule parents night at a later date.
USD 387 Schools will be closed on Tuesday, February 9th.
The USD BOE meeting scheduled for this evening has been postponed and rescheduled for Wednesday, February 10th @ 7:00 P.M. in the HS Library.
Due to weather conditions, all games, practices and activities are canceled for Monday Feb 8.
Due to the deteriorating road conditions and weather, USD 387 schools will be closed Monday, February 8th.
Due to our continuing precautions in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, please do not have any Valentine’s Day flowers, cards, candies, etc., delivered to the MS or HS. We ask that no one else deliver anything for students, either. For the safety and well-being of all students and staff, we will not accept them. We continue to appreciate your cooperation during these uncertain times. It is important that we get your assistance to minimize exposure to our students and staff. If you have questions, please contact the MS/HS office at 620-537-7711. Thank you, Darrin Ashmore Principal
Due to quarantine issues, the AMMS girls basketball game for Thursday February 4, has been canceled. The game will not be made up as this game was a semi-final game in the Mineral Belt League Tournament.
Due to Covid-19 related issues, no HS basketball games will be played this week. These games are scheduled to be made up Northeast make up date: Feb 18 St. Paul make up date: Feb 22 The HS girls will continue to practice this week Please call the office if you have questions
Tonight's AMMS boys basketball game will be live streamed on facebook. Search for St. Patricks Catholic School. Game begins at 7:00 Tomorrow evening's HS girls basketball game will be live streamed. Go to www.usd387.org and click on Youtube Channel. Game begins at 6:00
Due to Covid-19 restrictions, high school basketball games scheduled for Jan. 29, (at Pleasanton), Feb 2, (home vs St. Paul), & Feb 5 (at home vs Northeast), will be girls games only. All 3 of the girls games will begin at 6:00 PM. We will announce reschedule dates ASAP.
Tomorrow nights high school basketball game will be GIRLS only. The game will begin at 6:00 PM. The game will be live streamed on the Pleasanton High School Facebook Page.
Here is the link for tonight's middle school girls basketball game against Chetopa: facebook.com/stpatricksparsons Game starts at 5:00 PM This is part of the Mineral Belt League Tournament. The game will be played at St. Pat's in Parsons.
Reminder: Go to www.usd387.org and click on Youtube Channel to view tonights high school basketball games against Southeast. Girls tip off is scheduled for 6:00 PM. Boys game to follow. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5cPgQb9dfa9xjWyEbaQVcw
Here is the link for tonight's middle school basketball games: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5cPgQb9dfa9xjWyEbaQVcw You can also go to www.usd387.org and click on Youtube Channel. The games start at 5:00.
Here is the link for the HS BB games this evening. The girls game is underway. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoYXYAY7XNyXRK29vbqqusQ
Live Stream Information for January 21, 2021 High School at Uniontown Tournament: (Games start at 6:00 PM) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoYXYAY7XNyXRK29vbqqusQ Middle School at St. Pats: (Games start at 5:00) facebook.com/stpatricksparsons
Reminder: 3rd Quarter JETS After School Program activities begin next week. Monday and Wednesday at the HS/MS. Tuesday and Thursday at AMES.
USD 387 is looking to hire someone to work the gate table at home basketball games. This will require 2 hours of work on: Jan 26, Feb. 2, Feb 5, Feb 8, Feb. 9, Feb 19. The pay is $30.00/night. Times would be 5:15 PM-7:15 PM. If interested, email Jeff Almond at firstname.lastname@example.org
The following is an announcement is from KSHSAA following their Board of Directors Meeting today: Beginning January 29 until the end of winter activities regular season this school year, a maximum of four spectators per participant will be permitted to attend with appropriate social distancing required. Local school districts may choose to have stricter limitations based on seating and local health department guidelines. More information will follow.
Here is the live stream link for the High School Uniontown Midseason Tournament. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoYXYAY7XNyXRK29vbqqusQ The HS girls will play at 6:00 PM Tuesday, Thursday & Friday of this week. The boys will follow those girls games
If you are search for the ms bb games, search for usd 505 Chetopa schools.
Tonight's middle school basketball games at Chetopa will be live streamed. Here is the link: https://www.facebook.com/Chetopa-Athletics-and-Activities-2024250594309050 Games begin at 5:00. Let's go Jets!
Tonight's high school basketball games will be live streamed on our new YouTube Channel. There is a link on www.usd387.org to the channel. Click on the link and it will take you to the game. Once you get to the channel, please click on subscribe. Good luck Jets!!
Tomorrow's middle school basketball games at Thayer will be live-streamed on the Thayer Schools Facebook page. Please search for Thayer Schools. The games will begin at 5:00 PM
Correction on tonights live streaming. The previous message should have read www.usd504.org as one of the links. Game begins at 6 PM. Sorry about the confusion.
The Oswego High School girls basketball team has been placed in quarantine. There will be no girls game tonight. There will only be one boys varsity game beginning at 6:00 PM. The game will be live streamed. Access to the game will be on www.504.org or on the USD 504 facebook page. Good luck Jets!
Tonight's high school basketball games at Colony-Crest will be live streamed. Go to www.usd479.org and there will be a link there. Games begin at 5:30. Good Luck Jets!
SATURDAY, Dec. 19, 2020 ALTOONA-MIDWAY HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL BUFFALO – The Altoona-Midway High School Jets ended the pre-Christmas portion of their schedule on a high note, waltzing to a 75-40 victory over the Tyro Christian Eagles in a non-conference affair played Friday night at Milo Peterson Gymnasium. There was no girls’ contest Friday. “We did a great job of attacking their zone defense,” said AMHS head coach Lane Huffman. “We practiced driving baseline and quick passing all week in order to make their defense have to move. As a result, we got a lot of good looks. We shot 83 percent as a team from inside the three-point line.” Jackson Ashmore turned in a great all-around game, pouring in a game-high 23 points and also setting up his teammates to score. Alex Troutman picked up the scoring void created when fellow Jet senior Josh Meigs had to miss the game due to an ankle injury. Troutman rattled the twine for 20 points and also hauled down six rebounds. The Jets also received an outstanding performance from freshman Jacob Meigs, who shot a perfect six-for-six from the floor and finished with 14 points. Dalton Smith also reached double digits with 10, while Andy Tiger and Zeek Roby rounded out the scoring with six and two points, respectively. Altoona-Midway led from start to finish, as the Jets were up 19-11 at the quarter, 41-21 at the half, and 62-33 after three periods. Defensively we are still struggling, but we are making improvements each game,” Huffman said. “If our defense improves, we have a chance to be very successful in our league during the 2021 portion of our season.” AMHS and Tyro Christian also squared off in a shortened junior varsity contest, with the Jets winning 19-15. Freshman Lane Poeverlein led the victors with 14 points.
Livestreaming if tonights hs basketball game begins at 5:00 PM. 1 boys varsity and 2 quarters of boys JV.
Reminder: We have 12:30 dismissal for students today. Happy Holidays!!!
NOW PRESENTING the 2020 Fall Production of the Altoona-Midway Drama Club! Follow the YouTube link to watch - Birds of a Feather, an Eldridge Publishing Production by Gary Ray Stapp! The production will be live for your viewing pleasure through Saturday evening, December 19th. https://youtu.be/QvgOv0aUxAw
To all AMHS/MS and AMES faculty from the District Board Office: We regret that we couldn't invite everyone in the office this year to celebrate the holidays but wanted you all to know we are very grateful for all you do! We hope you all have a wonderful Christmas holiday. District Office: Mr. Brent Kaempfe, Reyna Almond and Tracey Winder
On December 18, the AMHS Boys Basketball Team will be hosting Tyro Christian. Varsity begins at 5:00 followed by 2 qtrs. of Boys JV. Unfortunately, Tyro could not field a girls team at this time so it will be boys only on Friday. We are looking for more girls games at this time.
Flinthills has canceled the JV game for tonight. The Girls Varsity will begin at 6:00 PM followed by the Boys Varsity. We will live feed the games beginning at 6:00 PM on our Facebook page: Altoona Midway USD 387.
The middle school and high school games this week will be live-streamed on our Facebook page: Altoona Midway USD 387. Start time is 5:00 PM.
Tonight, the AMMS Middle School Basketball teams will be at home taking on St. Patrick's Saints. Start time is 5:00 PM. Tomorrow, the AMHS basketball teams will take on Flinthills at home beginning at 5:00. Only parents /guardians will be allowed into the games.
The AMES Christmas program will be uploaded by Tuesday. We are sorry for the delay and thank you for your patience and understanding. The preparation and recording has taken longer than expected.
There will be no high school JV games tomorrow at Southern Coffey County. Girls Varsity will begin at 5:00 followed by the Boys Varsity,
Reminder: This is the final week for Grant Activities at the Elementary School. The HS/MS will have activities through Wednesday of next week.
Game Addition: The HS Boys BB team will be playing this Friday 12/11/20 at home vs Peabody/Burns. Peabody/Burns cannot bring their girls team. At 5:00, the boys varsity will play followed by 2 qtrs. of boys JV. Livestream begins at 5:00 on our Facebook page. BOYS GAMES ONLY.
From: Bill Faflick
Date: Tue, Dec 8, 2020 at 5:18 PM
Subject: KSHSAA Weekly Announcements Dec 8, 2020
For questions in this section, please contact Bill Faflick (email@example.com).
1. Earlier this afternoon, all 78 members of the Board of Directors met to receive and consider the recommendation of the Board of Appeals to amend the restricted attendance rule put in place during the special BOD meeting held November 24. With a vote of 54-24, the following language was adopted: Effective Thursday, December 10 through January 28, 2021, interscholastic activities will allow for attendance of up to two parents/guardians per participant(s) family as allowed by local board of education or health department restrictions.
The current interpretation of participants include:
· Student Managers
· Cheer squads
· Dance teams
· Pep bands
· Student Journalists
Minutes of this meeting are available for your review via http://www.kshsaa.org/public/pdf/decbod2020minutes.pdf
All other risk mitigation policies put into place by the Board of Directors on November 24 remain in effect and shall be implemented and followed by member schools. Those include strict adherence to universal masking, extended practice moratorium (Dec 3- Jan 3), extended competition moratorium (Dec 23-Jan 7), and restrictions on Invitational Tournaments.
2. KSHSAA 2020 Spirit of Sport and Heart of the Arts Awards
Just a reminder, it is not too late to submit nominations for the 2020 KSHSAA Spirit of Sport and Heart of the Arts Awards. Nominations are due by January 8, 2021.
Nominations must be submitted online by an administrator. The nomination form is posted on the KSHSAA Website and may only be accessed through the school’s password and ID login. Senior high School principals, athletic directors, and activity directors should login and go to the “Entry Forms” section and select “Special Forms”. Click on the “Spirit of Sport Nomination Form” and/or the “Heart of the Arts Nomination Form.”
Check out all the past KSHSAA SOS and HOTA award recipients online at the KSHSAA Gallery of Champions under the “Awards” tab.
For questions in this section, please contact sport administrator Francine Martin (firstname.lastname@example.org).
1. Team benches must be on the same side of the gym as the score table. The NFHS nor the KSHSAA have not made an exception to allow the team bench to be opposite the scorer. Schools should limit players, managers, assistant coaches, trainers on the bench in order to provide social distancing. No benches or chairs can be set up on the end lines.
2. GAMES PLAYED AT NEUTRAL SITES - If your team is going to play a game at a neutral site (not a member school site) that game must be approved by the KSHSAA Executive Board prior to participation. KSHSAA Handbook Rule 33-1-2 states “No game shall be played upon a neutral court without the approval of the Executive Board.” Requests to play games at a neutral site must be sent to Francine Martin at least two weeks prior to the event. Include the date, the location of the game, and the team(s) playing.
3. The sub-state sites and groupings will not be released until the Executive Board has approved a format for postseason. We are waiting as long as possible to see what possibilities may be based on the current COVID pandemic. The earliest anything will be posted is January.
4. Other important information is included in the weekly newsletter: https://www.kshsaa.org/Public/Basketball/Main.cfm
For questions in this section, please contact administrator Craig Manteuffel (email@example.com).
1. (Repeat) Regional 4-Speaker Debate will be held virtual on December 18-19, 2020.
2. State 4-Speaker & 2-Speaker Debate will be held virtual on January 14-16, 2020.
School administrators should help your school debaters and coaches find quiet rooms with no interruptions to perform.
For questions in this section, please contact administrator Craig Manteuffel (firstname.lastname@example.org).
1. TENTATIVE: KSHSAA Virtual Music Festivals Outline for 2021. Here is the link to review the outline: https://www.kshsaa.org/Public/Music/pdf/Virtual%20Music%20Festivals%20Outline%20for%20Teachers.pdf This proposal will be discussed and either approved or denied on Friday, December 11, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. during the KSHSAA Executive Board meeting.
For questions in this section, please contact administrator Francine Martin (email@example.com).
1. We are still looking for more spring sports officials. If you know someone who may be interested in umpiring baseball or softball, officiating girls soccer, or being a track and field starter.
For questions in this section, please contact administrator Craig Manteuffel (firstname.lastname@example.org).
1. TENTATIVE: KSHSAA Virtual Music Festivals Outline for 2021. Here is the link to review the outline: https://www.kshsaa.org/Public/Music/pdf/Virtual%20Music%20Festivals%20Outline%20for%20Teachers.pdf This proposal will be discussed and either approved or denied on Friday, December 11, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. during the KSHSAA Executive Board meeting.
Speech & Drama
For questions in this section, please contact administrator Craig Manteuffel (email@example.com).
1. The KSCA virtual speech events proposal for 2021 will be discussed and either approved or denied on Friday, December 11, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. during the KSHSAA Executive Board meeting.
For questions in this section, please contact administrator Craig Manteuffel (firstname.lastname@example.org).
1. Spirit (Cheer and Dance) are considered participants at Winter Athletic Events.
2. Spirit participants must wear masks at all times, including cheering on the sidelines. Exception: When performing on the basketball court during full timeouts, quarters and halftime.
For questions in this section, please contact administrator Rod Garman (email@example.com).
1. If your STUCO Advisors were unable to register/attend the recent KSHSAA STUCO Virtual Advisor Workshops, it's not too late for them to receive all the amazing leadership resources and ideas shared by presenters, Terri Johnson and Lori Kiblinger. For only $25 they can still receive the sessions’ Zoom recordings, presenters’ slide deck, and more including “A-Z Resources”, uplifting videos, and a Mental Health Awareness & Suicide Prevention Curriculum. Simply email Rod Garman at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, December 18, and links to all the leadership resources will be emailed to your school's STUCO Advisor, and an invoice will be emailed to the school's A.D.
For questions in this section, please contact sport administrator Mark Lentz (email@example.com).
1. Administrators, please make sure you enter you alpha weight information into the KSHSAA database. This is important for the eligibility of your wrestlers, but to all get participation numbers so the postseason assignment process can take place.
2. If you asked for a post-season assignment in either girls or boys wrestling and you will not have any participants, please email Mark Lentz (firstname.lastname@example.org) as soon as possible.
3. Please remind your female wrestlers and coaches of the requirement for all female wrestling participants. "NOTE: Female contestants wearing a one-piece singlet shall wear a form-fitted compression suitable undergarment that completely covers their breasts.
4. All wrestlers must also wear a suitable undergarment that completely covers their buttocks, as well.
Live Stream information: To view the HS basketball games at SCC tomorrow, go to www.usd245ks.org. On the left side, under "Main", click on SCC Youtube Channels. The games begin at 5:00 PM. For our MS home game tomorrow, the game will be live streamed on the Altoona-Midway USD 387 Facebook page. These games also begin at 5:00PM. If you have any questions, please call the office. 620-537-7711
We understand that you may not receive USD 387 messages in order or they are broken up. All messages are also on our webpage under live feed. You can view the messages in order there.
Announcement by Kansas State High School Activities Association: Yesterday afternoon, all 78 members of the Board of Directors met to receive and consider the recommendation of the Board of Appeals to amend the restricted attendance rule put in place during the special BOD meeting held November 24. With a vote of 54-24, the following language was adopted: Effective Thursday, December 10 through January 28, 2021, interscholastic activities will allow for attendance of up to two parents/guardians per participant(s) family as allowed by local board of education or health department restrictions. The current interpretation of participants include: · Players · Coaches · Student Managers · Cheer squads · Dance teams · Pep bands · Student Journalists More details and information concerning the rest of the week will be out very soon.
TUESDAY, Dec. 8, 2020 ALTOONA-MIDWAY MIDDLE SCHOOL BASKETBALL BUFFALO – Make it two wins in a row for the Altoona-Midway Middle School boys’ basketball team. Playing at home for the first time this season, the Jets ran their winning streak to two games as they notched a 32-20 victory over Thayer Middle School. Meanwhile, the Lady Flyers made it a split of the evening as they defeated AMMS 27-4 in the opening contest at Milo Peterson Gymnasium. AMMS Boys Holding a precarious 15-14 lead at halftime, Altoona-Midway dominated the third period, outscoring the Flyers 11-2 to build a commanding 26-16 lead entering the final period. Thayer was able to cut the lead to 27-20 with under two minutes remaining, but an old fashioned three-point play by Kieran Foster pushed the cushion back to double digits and the Jets secured the victory. William Stackhouse led the AMMS offense with 11 points, while Foster was right behind him with 10 points. Aaron Maple finished with six points for the Jets. Stackhouse also pulled down eight rebounds and had five steals, while Foster hauled in 13 rebounds for the Jets. Joey Lamendola handed out three assists. In the absence of head coach Jeff Almond, the Jet boys were once again directed by AMMS principal Darrin Ashmore, along with Lady Jets’ coach Michelle Morales. “Both Darrin Ashmore and I are proud of the boys for playing hard and smart tonight,” Morales said. “Our defense was looking the best it’s been so far this season and on offense they were slowing down and running the plays. It’s been such a joy to coach these young men and see the improvement in such a short amount of time. They work great as a team on the court.” Altoona-Midway now stands at 2-3 overall, but the Jets are 2-0 in Mineral Belt League play. The boys’ jayvee squads played a half Monday night. The Jets JV led 7-4 after the quarter, but Thayer rallied to win 19-14. Lamendola and Maple scored six points each for AMMS and Taj O’Conner netted two. AMMS Girls In the first game of the evening, The Lady Jets were unable to get anything going offensively as Thayer coasted to a 27-4 victory. The Lady Flyers jumped to an 11-0 lead after just one period. The AMMS defense stiffened after that, allowing just 16 points over the final three periods, but were able to notch just one basket in each half. “We had another slow start tonight,” Lady Jets head coach Michelle Morales noted. “The girls did better in the second half but just couldn't get points. We are working on taking our open shots and not hesitating. “But the girls have improved since Day 1 and they are starting to use what we have been teaching them,” she added. “We will be practicing hard this week for our game Thursday.” Alexis Foudray tallied all four points for Altoona-Midway. Emmalynn Pupanek grabbed three rebounds, and Lexyn Bracken had two steals. The Lady Jets are now 0-4 overall, 0-2 in Mineral Belt League action.
The USD 387 District Office will be closed tomorrow from 10:30 AM to approximately 1:00 PM.
SATURDAY, Dec. 5, 2020 ALTOONA-MIDWAY HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL BUFFALO – Nice start, coach. Lane Huffman, in his first season as head coach of the Altoona-Midway High School boys’ basketball team, saw his troops turn in a well-rounded performance in a 46 42 victory over Hartford, providing the Jets new coach a victory in their season-opener here Friday night at Milo Peterson Gymnasium. In the meantime, the Lady Jets will have to wait to get their season under way. There was no girls’ contest Friday due to a quarantine issue with the Hartford Lady Jaguars. Altoona-Midway and Hartford were knotted at 18 at the half. The Jets went up by six after three periods, and then withstood a couple of late runs by the Jags. Senior Josh Meigs poured in 20 points to pace the AMHS attack, while junior Jackson Ashmore also reached double figures with 10, and junior Dalton Smith added seven points. “Our offense and defense were led by our captains, Josh and Jackson,” said Coach Huffman, an AMHS alum who served as an assistant coach before taking over the reins this season. “They both hit big shots and got steals when it mattered.” But Huffman was quick to add the victory was a total team effort. “We got into early foul trouble, and I was impressed with our bench play,” Huffman noted. “We truly had a “next-guy-up’ mentality. Everybody stepped up and made a play. “Chase Nalley hit a shot to tie the game just before halftime, Alex Troutman hit a three during the key third-quarter surge, and sophomore Andy Tiger came off the bench and provided some great minutes late, hitting a shot and grabbing some important rebounds,” Huffman added. After Hartford closed the gap to 40-37 with under three minutes remaining, Meigs took the game over. The senior captain, who played every minute of the game, made three-of-four free throws and then added an old-fashioned three-point play to put the Jets up 46-37 with less than a minute to play. Despite the Jaguars scoring the final five points, AMHS claimed the four-point win. The teams also played a two-quarter jayvee contest, with Hartford winning 17-7. The Marais des Cygnes Valley Tournament slated Dec. 8-11 has been cancelled, so the Jets next action will come Thursday, Dec. 10, at Leroy, where they will square off against Southern Coffey County. Tipoff is slated for 5 p.m. with a boys’ JV half, followed by the girls’ varsity and then the boys’ varsity.
The HS BB games against Hartford will be video'd and on our Facebook page this evening, start time 6:30 pm.
The middle school game tonight is on YouTube. Search for UDS 505 youtube.
UPDATE: The Hartford girls team has been quarantined. Our games scheduled for tomorrow night (12/4) will be HS Boys Varsity and JV. Start time is NOW 6:30pm, with the varsity playing the first game, followed by the JV team. Thank you for your patience and understanding. If you have questions, please call the HS.
The Virtual HS JV SCHOLARS BOWL with Jayhawk-Linn has been cancelled for Monday, 12/07/2020.
Due to COVID outbreak with the opposing team, there will be NO GIRLS High School Basketball tomorrow, Friday, 12/04/2020.
ATTN: For those who are not permitted to attend the Flinthills MS Basketball game tonight, you can watch the live stream on their Facebook page. It is listed as "Flinthills USD 492” and should begin at approximately 5:00 pm.
PLEASE SEE THE BELOW INFORMATION REGARDING WINTER ACTIVITIES: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 24, 2020 KSHSAA Board of Directors Discuss the Winter Activity Season TOPEKA, Kan. - The KSHSAA Board of Directors (BOD) met in a virtual format with all 78 members in attendance on Tuesday to discuss several items pertaining to the winter activity season. The BOD voted in favor to begin the winter activity competition season Dec. 1st and continue through Dec. 22nd before taking a winter moratorium for practice and competition (no practice and no competition) beginning Dec. 23rd. The winter moratorium usually runs from Dec. 23rd to Dec. 27th however the board took action to extend the moratorium on practice and competition through Jan. 3rd. Practice may begin on Jan. 4th and competition may resume on Jan. 8th. This action was taken for high schools and middle schools. The BOD also took action resulting in the requirement for all participants (including but not limited to athletes, coaches, officials, spectators, support staff and all others attending/participating in school activities) to wear a face covering in the manner it is intended to be worn while at the event venue and for the duration of the event. The only exception is provided for athletes during the time they are competing and for officials during active play. Other items resulting from the KSHSAA Board of Directors Meeting: · Basketball may have a maximum of 20 games, exclusive of the postseason. · Swimming and Diving may have a maximum of 10 competitions, exclusive of the state meet. · Boys and Girls Wrestling may have a maximum of 18 events and no more than 30 competitions points, exclusive of the postseason. · Bowling may have a maximum of 10 competitions, exclusive of the postseason. By KSHSAA Board of Directors adoption, no spectators will be permitted for high school and middle school contests, Dec. 1 through Jan. 28th, 2021. Complete minutes of the meeting will be released at a later date.
Please see our website, Twitter or Facebook page for an important announcement from The Kansas State High School Activities Association concerning Winter activities.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 24, 2020 KSHSAA Board of Directors Discuss the Winter Activity Season TOPEKA, Kan. - The KSHSAA Board of Directors (BOD) met in a virtual format with all 78 members in attendance on Tuesday to discuss several items pertaining to the winter activity season. The BOD voted in favor to begin the winter activity competition season Dec. 1st and continue through Dec. 22nd before taking a winter moratorium for practice and competition (no practice and no competition) beginning Dec. 23rd. The winter moratorium usually runs from Dec. 23rd to Dec. 27th however the board took action to extend the moratorium on practice and competition through Jan. 3rd. Practice may begin on Jan. 4th and competition may resume on Jan. 8th. This action was taken for high schools and middle schools. The BOD also took action resulting in the requirement for all participants (including but not limited to athletes, coaches, officials, spectators, support staff and all others attending/participating in school activities) to wear a face covering in the manner it is intended to be worn while at the event venue and for the duration of the event. The only exception is provided for athletes during the time they are competing and for officials during active play. Other items resulting from the KSHSAA Board of Directors Meeting: · Basketball may have a maximum of 20 games, exclusive of the postseason. · Swimming and Diving may have a maximum of 10 competitions, exclusive of the state meet. · Boys and Girls Wrestling may have a maximum of 18 events and no more than 30 competitions points, exclusive of the postseason. · Bowling may have a maximum of 10 competitions, exclusive of the postseason. By KSHSAA Board of Directors adoption, no spectators will be permitted for high school and middle school contests, Dec. 1 through Jan. 28th, 2021.
AMES would like to give THANKS to Payton Wade for putting together Chuck-wagon Breakfast! The Altoona/Buffalo community donated food and clothing items to be dispersed amongst students here at AMES! Thanks to all those who donated!
Due to illness, the middle school girls basketball game with Yates Center tonight has been canceled. HOWEVER, the middle school boys game WILL be played as scheduled. The game will begin at 5:30 in Yates Center. The MS girls will NOT have practice today.
Events for the week of Nov. 23: Monday: Virtual High School Scholar's Bowl 4:00 PM Tuesday: MS Basketball at Yates Center 5:30 PM Wed.- Sun. No School
Reminder- School picture retakes are scheduled for tomorrow, November 19. Please dress accordingly!
There will be no 21st Century Grant activities the week of November 23, 2020. Activities will resume the week of Nov. 30 with December 10 being the last day for activities this quarter. There are some exciting activities planned for quarter 3. Those will begin in January.
Announcements: The play that was scheduled to be posted this Friday for viewing will not be posted. We are shooting for the first week in December. More details will follow. Also the 2019-2020 yearbook will be delayed, but expected to be here by the Winter break. We thank you for your patience as we try to get through these difficult times.
Mr. Lowe’s morning bus route will not run this morning. We will have a substitute driver for the afternoon route. We apologize for the inconvenience.
High school basketball practice begins this week. Boys will have early practice and girls will have late practice. All players must have a physical on file in the office before they will be allowed to practice. Picture re-takes are scheduled for Thursday, November 19.
ALTOONA-MIDWAY HIGH SCHOOL Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Three from Altoona-Midway named to All-Three Rivers League squads BUFFALO – Three athletes from Altoona-Midway High School were honored recently by being named as all-Three Rivers League selections in their respective sports. AMHS senior Joshua Meigs was tabbed on three separate units of the All-TRL football squad, while senior Natalie Davis and junior Mariah Stackhouse were both chosen as honorable mention choices for the league’s elite volleyball unit. Making this announcement even more impressive was the fact that the Altoona-Midway fall sports teams were forced to cancel a large portion of their seasons in early October. Their seasons were cut short when USD 387 officials closed on-site learning for two weeks due to COVID-19 regulations which required a large number of the district’s students to be quarantined. Meigs was a do-everything performer during the Jets abbreviated football season, and the rest of the league took notice. Meigs was tabbed first-team All-TRL as a special teams’ returner; and was also named honorable mention all-league as both a running back on offense and as a linebacker on defense. “I was so excited to see that Josh was recognized very well among the league coaches even though we were only able to play four games this year,” said Jets head coach Chad Raida. “This is a huge accomplishment for Josh considering our shortened season. “Josh is what kept our team together though all the things we have experienced this year,” Raida added. “For the coaches in our league to show their respect for him like they did, shows how tremendous an athlete he is. “He will most definitely be missed by his teammates, school, and coaches. We wish him nothing but the best.” Davis and Stackhouse were both selected to the honorable mention All-TRL volleyball squad for their contributions to the Lady Jets. “Natalie had a great senior season even though it was cut short due to an ankle injury on our Sept. 22 home match. Then just as she was about to suit up and play again, our entire team had to quarantine ending our season early,” noted AMHS head coach Michelle Morales. “But even though she had a short season, Natalie was one of the leading middle blockers in our league with 22 single blocks. She also had 18 digs, 41 serves and 5 aces, 13 assists and 29 kills. She will be missed next year.” Stackhouse led the Lady Jets in serves, aces, and kills, ending her season with 82 serves, 18 aces, and 36 kills. Her other stats included 48 digs, six single blocks, and 34 assists. “Mariah was our best all-around player and leader on the court this season,” Morales said. “If you were lucky enough to see one of our games, she was the one on the court that you could hear. She was always loud and encouraging. I am so proud of Mariah for stepping up and being a great captain and leader for our team.”
Yesterday evening I attended the High School All League Nominations. I am proud to announce to you that Natalie Davis and Mariah Stackhouse both made All League Honorable Mention. I am so happy I was able to coach this team this year. Their improvement was remarkable and I am already excited for next years season! Thank You, Coach M
MS girls basketball will be at the HS/MS today. The activity bus will run.
The Altoona-Midway HS/MS Drama Club will be presenting Birds of a Feather by Gary Ray Stapp and Eldridge Publishing On November 20,2020. We hope you will view our production! This year, due to the pandemic, the play will be filmed and made available for your viewing on the school’s website. The film will be available on Friday, November 20, 2020. The play will be shown to the middle school and high school during a Gold Day Jet Connect in their home rooms. If you have questions or concerns, please call or email the school at 620.537.7711. Mrs. Cynthia Dvorachek and Ms. Tiffany Day, directors
Picture retakes have been rescheduled for November 19 for elementary and ms/hs students. Picture packets can be left in the office until that day. If you have any questions, please call the school office. Elementary- 620-568-5725 MS/HS- 620-537-7711
Due to illness, the school picture retakes scheduled at AMES has been postponed. A make up date will be announced soon. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.
Free School Meals for the Year! We have also been able to make this retroactive to August 20. Check Powerschool for your current balance or email email@example.com. (Extra Milk or Milk Only are $.40)
Activities for the week: Grant Activities continue at AMES and begin this week at the MS/HS. Monday-Thursday- Play practice 6:00 PM Tuesday- MS basketball @ Marmaton Valley 5:30 PM Thursday- MS/HS picture re-takes Thursday- Virtual FAFSA 7:30 PM (Seniors)
Reminder: HS/MS Grant Activities begin today.
The AMMS middle school basketball teams will practice today. The girls will practice in Altoona and will ride the bus to practice. There will be an activity bus that will bring the girls back up to the ms/hs. The bus should be back up to the ms/hs around 5:30. The boys will practice at the ms/hs right after school until 5:30. An activity bus will take the Altoona students to Altoona. That bus should arrive around 5:45. If you have any questions please call the office 620-537-7711
Kansas Eviction Prevention Program could help families of students Newsroom, Local Boards, Student Issues, Safety and Security Education leaders are encouraged to get the word out about applying for a program that could help some students and their families who are facing economic difficulties because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Kansas Eviction Prevention Program provides up to $5,000 in rental assistance per tenant household. “Home has never been more important,” said Ryan Vincent, executive director of the Kansas Housing Resources Corp., which administers the KEPP. “Our homes have always provided shelter, but in the midst of the COVID pandemic, home has become our virtual workplace, classroom, marketplace, and gathering space. This program will protect Kansans’ access to home when it is needed most.” Through the program, landlords and tenants apply for up to $5,000 per household to cover delinquent rental payments dating back to April 1, 2020. Payments will be made directly to the landlord, who must agree not to evict the household for nonpayment of rent or to charge late fees for the months KEPP assistance is received. Program funds are limited to $35 million, and applications will be processed in the order received. Tenants and landlords should apply as soon as possible to increase their likelihood of receiving assistance. Visit kshousingcorp.org to learn more and apply online, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance. The economic impact of the pandemic has left many Kansans unemployed or underemployed, uncertain how they will pay rent. While moratoriums provide temporary protection from eviction, rent continues to accrue each month, leaving tenants unsure how they will pay arrears, and leaving landlords without monthly income to pay bills and manage maintenance and upkeep. Data indicates that 117,000-155,000 Kansas households (30-44% of all rental households), including many families with students in our schools, will be at risk of eviction in the coming months due to COVID. The KEPP is funded through the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, authorized by Gov. Laura Kelly’s Strengthening People and Revitalizing Kansas (SPARK) Taskforce. The program serves tenants and landlords who have missed paying or collecting at least one rent payment since April 1, 2020, due to the COVID pandemic. The Kansas Housing Resources Corporation (KHRC) is a self-supporting, nonprofit, public corporation committed to helping Kansans access the safe, affordable housing they need and the dignity they deserve. KHRC serves as the primary administrator of federal housing programs for the state of Kansas.
The late start is for tomorrow, 10-27-20.
Late Start: USD 387, Altoona-Midway Schools will have a 10::00 AM late start. We will notify you of any changes due to worsening conditions.
The Newsletter is now on the website and can be viewed by following this link. https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/982816/10-2020.pdf
Cancellation: No Afternoon PreK. No after school activities or athletic practices. 10-26-20.
USD 387 will reopen Oct 26 MS Boys & Girls basketball practice begins tomorrow. Girls will practice in Altoona and the boys will practice at the ms/hs. Activity buses will run. Grant activities begin Oct 27 at AMES & Nov 2 for ms/hs students. Activity buses will run.
The Chanute Art Gallery is having a Graphic Design and Illustration Exhibit. Tuesday November 3rd through Saturday November 21st. Alyssa Relph will be displaying her art there. Chanute Art Gallery 17 North Lincoln Ave. Chanute Kansas 66720 Phone 1-620-431-7807 Gallery hours are: Tuesday through Saturday 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. They said that they do not show art for students. But they felt Alyssa was very talented and needed to have her art displayed,
Please check our website and Facebook page for updated info about school meals.
Parents/Guardians of 6-12th grade students: Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held over the phone or via Zoom this year. Please fill out this survey to let us know your preferences for each child. This needs to be filled out by 3:00pm, Tuesday, October 13th. https://forms.gle/yJEvRHUMuCrUasGWA
Remote Learning Food Pick-Up Times Tuesday 10/13 - 4 days of breakfast and lunch Monday 10/19 - 5 days of breakfast and lunch Pick-up times are as follows: Elementary: 9:15-10:00 a.m. High School 10:15-10:45 a.m. Buffalo 10:50-11:20 a.m. Sign up by contacting Diane via email at email@example.com or text 785-383-1835. If you are quarantined or these times do not work for you, but you would like meals please contact Diane. *This Institution is an equal opportunity provider.*
AMES student learning packets will be available for pick up Monday, 10/12/20, from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM at AMES. Packets will also be available for pick up from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM at AMHS. Please contact AMES by noon Monday if you are planning on picking your students packet up at the high school, or, if those times do not work, please contact AMES at 620-568-5725 so other arrangements can be made.
UPDATED/CORRECTED: MS/HS Parents and Students - Remote Learning Expectations have been emailed to students and posted on our website. https://5il.co/lz0e
Please see the letter posted on our website and Facebook page about our move to remote learning. https://5il.co/lyga
USD 387 has a COVID issue that is not directly tied to a large number of positive cases. However, it will require a large number of quarantines. USD 387 Schools will be closed tomorrow, October 9th, for a deep cleaning. ALL ACTIVITIES SCHEDULED FOR TODAY AND TOMORROW HAVE BEEN CANCELLED. There will be an Emergency board meeting tonight to make further decisions. - Brent Kaempfe
Reminder: Elementary school pictures will be tomorrow, Oct. 7. The start time will be 8:30. Please be sure and send your picture packets back to school with your child if you have not already. Pictures must be prepaid MS/HS pictures will be taken Thursday, Oct. 8, beginning at 8:30. Pictures must be prepaid.
Urgent message- Due to unforseen circumstances, the HS volleyball game at Pleasanton has been canceled. The bus has left but will be returning to the school by 4:15-4:30. We are sorry for the late notice and the inconvenience.
The AMHS Lady Jet VB team will be on the road to Pleasanton today. The match will begin at 4:30 PM. The format will be the best 3 out of 5. There will only be this one match played. MS VB Lady Jets will play at home this evening vs Thayer beginning at 4:30. Free admission. Temps will be taken at the door. If you have a fever, you will be asked to leave. We will be attempting to live stream this game as well.
Elementary School pictures will be taken Wednesday, October 7 beginning at 8:30 AM. Middle School/ High School pictures will be taken on Thursday , October 8 beginning at 8:30 AM. All pictures must be prepaid. Packets for MS/HS will be sent home today.
Reminder: This is the last week for Grant Activities this quarter. Activities for next quarter begin October 26th.
Events for the week: (there are changes from previous posts) Monday- MS VB at St. Paul 5:00 Tuesday- HS VB at Pleasanton 4:30 Tuesday- MS VB at Home vs. Thayer 4:30 Thursday- MS FB vs Oswego at Yates Center 6:00 Thursday- MS VB at Thayer (Tri) 4:00 Friday- HS FB at SCC 7:00
Due to technical difficulties, the game is not being live-streamed at this time. We hope to get it up and running soon!
Tomorrow evening, Oct. 2, The AMHS football team will play the St. Paul Indians on Frank Kennedy Field. The game will begin at 7:00 PM. We will be going live on the USD 387 Altoona-Midway Facebook page just before 7:00 PM. Let's go Jets!
HS JV Volleyball team will travel to Oswego tomorrow for a tri with Oswego and Pittsburg. MS FB will be traveling to Moran tomorrow for a game against Marmaton Valley beginning at 6:00 PM. Good Look Jets!
Reminder that the AMHS girls volleyball team will be traveling to Moran tonight to play in a triangular. The Lady Jets will play at 5:00 & 6:00 PM. The JV team will play one came beginning at 5:00 in another gym. Temps will be taken at the door and you must wear a mask at all times when in the building. Teams involved: Altoona-Midway, Yates Center and Marmaton Valley.
This afternoon at 4:30 PM, the AMMS Lady Jet volleyball team will be taking on Chanute Christian Academy. Again, the start time is 4:30. We will also be live streaming the game! Let's go Jets! We will also be live streaming the game!
The High School drama practice will begin on Monday, September 28 from 6:00 - 7:30 pm. We will present Birds of a Feather on November 6, 2020, at 1 pm and 7 pm. We will meet every day M - F from 6:00 - 7:30 unless a school event prohibits practice (teacher conferences for example). Wednesday, September 30 will NOT be a practice due to Mrs. Dvorachek's absence from school. A permission slip and schedule for middle school drama students helping backstage or on stage will be emailed to students on Friday evening, posted on Google Classroom (Drama), and in addition, sent home on Monday. Middle School students will need to have the permission slip completed before attending drama practice. Students will need to get to drama practice and get home from drama practice on their own- buses do not run at those times. High School drama students need to attend as often as possible - it is understandable that work, sports, and family events will come up. The play is a little over one month away, so every minute in practice is crucial. Questions? Call or write Mrs. Dvorachek at firstname.lastname@example.org.
AMES Parents/Guardians Teachers have sent out conference dates and times. Please check your child's backpack. If you have questions please call the elementary office at 620-568-5725.
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This Friday, September 25, 6th-7th grades AND 10th-12th grades Awards Ceremony will be held beginning at 8:30 AM. Face masks will be required. Family and friends are welcome to attend. Please social distance when possible. If you have questions please call 620-537-7711
On Wednesday, September 23, USD 387 will be will be holding promotion for last Spring's 8th grade class. We will begin at 7:00 PM. Everyone is welcome. Face masks are required and please social distance when possible.
We will be live streaming on Facebook beginning at 5:00 PM. If you can't come out, (free admission tonight), please join us on Facebook.
Today is a busy day for the MS/HS VB teams. The middle school volleyball team will be playing against Tyro Christian at home beginning at 5:00 PM. It is free to get into this game! Concessions will be available. The HS VB team will be traveling to Melvern to participate in a Triangular with MDCV and Lyndon. A-M will play in the 1st and 2nd matches. Let's go lady Jets!
On Wednesday, September 23, last years 8th graders will have their promotion beginning at 7:00 PM. This event is being made up due to cancellation in the spring due to the pandemic. If you have questions, please call the MS/HS office at 620-537-7711
ALTOONA-MIDWAY SCHOOL DISTRICT Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BUFFALO - The Altoona-Midway School District has announced that the high school football game scheduled this Friday at Oswego has been canceled, due to low numbers available for the Jets squad. School officials announced the decision was not related to Covid-19 concerns. "We only have 11 players on our entire roster this season," noted Altoona-Midway activities director Jeff Almond. "We ran into a problem having enough players available for action this week. Therefore, we unfortunately had to contact Oswego and cancel." Altoona-Midway is scheduled to resume play Friday, Sept. 25, at Chetopa.
Thank you to all of our amazing Yearbook supporters. The 2019-2020 USD 387 Altoona-Midway Yearbook has been delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but will be available before Thanksgiving. We apologize for the delay, but we appreciate our local businesses, community members, the Board of Education, teachers, parents, and students who have purchased ads or yearbooks. Your support keeps our yearbook going year in and year out. We are now selling the 2020-2021 Altoona-Midway yearbook. It is $35.00 with 4 free icons until October 23, 2020. If you are interested, please call the high school! Thank you, Mrs. Dvorachek, sponsor 2020-2021 Journalism Class
MS football should read the 17th. Not the 21st or the 18th.
The previous notification had the wrong date. It should have said September 18, not the 21st. Sorry about that folks!
On Thursday, Sept. 21, the middle school football team will play Crest. This game will be played in Yates Center beginning at 6:00 PM. Here are the Covid -19 guidelines that YC will use for their outdoor events: "We recommend that all spectators wear masks while entering the stadium, exiting the stadium at the concession stand and bathrooms. Admission will be free at Middle School games. Social distancing where possible, we encourage families to sit in clusters and leave distance between families. Parents please keep small children with you to ensure their safety. Lawn chairs will be permitted in designated areas to promote social distancing. Frequent hand washing or sanitizing We encourage you to stay home if you are not feeling well or have been in contact with someone who is not feeling well."
Unfortunately, due to low numbers on our part, the football game scheduled this Friday night, September 18, against Oswego has been canceled.
SUNDAY, Sept. 13, 2019 ALTOONA-MIDWAY HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL BUFFALO – Yates Center High School is finding out that sometimes less is more. Yates Center, dropping down from 11-man football to the 8-man version this season, found that to be to its liking Friday night, rolling to a 56-8 victory over Altoona-Midway High School here at Frank Kennedy Field. It was also Homecoming for AMHS. Miss Natalie Davis was crowned as the 2020 homecoming queen for Altoona-Midway, and Joshua Meigs was selected as homecoming king. Unfortunately, the homecoming ceremonies provided most of the highlights of the evening for the hosts. The Jets only score came on a 20-yard pass from Josh Meigs to Brandon Johnson. The duo also combined for a pass to complete the two-point PAT. Meigs led the Jets with 36 yards on 12 carries, and also had 10 tackles on defense. “We just weren’t able to get anything going from the opening kickoff,” said AMHS head coach Chad Raida. “Our line is very young, but we have to find a way to give our backs some room, and our quarterback time to throw.” Yates Centers led 26-8 at the quarter and 48-8 at halftime. The game was called in the third period due to the mercy rule. Altoona-Midway, now 0-2 overall, goes on the road for the first time this season, traveling to Oswego on Friday.
Tomorrow, September 15, the AMHS Volleyball team will travel to Northeast to participate in a Triangular. Play begins at 5:00 PM. Good luck lady Jets!
Monday Sept. 14, the AMMS Volleyball Team will travel to Altamont to play in a tri. The lady Jets will play the first two matches. Altamont at 4:00 PM and then St. Pats. after that match. Good Luck lady Jets!
Reminder: Sports pictures will be taken tomorrow morning beginning at 8:30 AM. Be sure you bring your picture packet and money. If you turned in your uniform to be washed, it will be be in the gym.
Reminder: Tonight will be Fall Homecoming. The festivities will begin at 6:40 followed by the football game against Yates Center. We will be live streaming tonight on the USD 387 Facebook page.
Jets beat Labette in 3 sets!!
For those of you going to the MS VB game at Chetopa this evening, here are their expectations concerning Covid-19: Temperature Check: Temperatures will be taking with an electronic temp screening. If you have a temperature you will not be allowed in the gym. Mask: Masks are required in the gym at all times. If you do not have a mask upon arriving, you will not be allowed to enter in the gym. Bring your own mask! Start time is 4:30 PM. Good luckLady Jets!
Studens~~Just a reminder that it’s follow your dreams day today. Please wear college or dream job attire!
Girls varsity volleyball game will start in a few minutes . Go to USD 387 Facebook page to view the match live.
We will be live streaming HS VB soon.
Today's Events AMMS Volleyball will be on the road at Thayer. Start time is 5:00PM. Meanwhile, AMHS volleyball will be hosting Tyro Christian in The Milo E. Peterson Gymnasium. Also beginning at 5:00 PM. We will live stream the HS games on the USD 387 facebook page
Reminder: AMHS football at home tonight. Its Senior/Parents night. Festivities will begin at 6:40. There will not be any programs but there will be a flier concerning parents night that you can pick up at the Jr. Class raffle table. Please try to bring exact change. Admission is $4.00 for adults, $2.00 for students. A car load will be just $10.00. We will attempt to live stream on the USD 387 Facebook page.
FRIDAY, Sept. 4, 2020 ALTOONA-MIDWAY MIDDLE SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL YATES CENTER – The Altoona-Midway Middle School volleyball team opened its 2020 fall campaign on the road Thursday afternoon, dropping both sets in a closely-contested match with the host Yates Center Lady Wildcats. Altoona-Midway lost the first set 25-12, and then played nip-and-tuck with Yates Center in an exciting second contest before falling 26-24. AMMS head coach Nikki Almond missed the opener due to having had possible contact for another individual who tested positive for Covid-19. However, she was happy with the report she received from assistant coach Tracey Winder and from Chary Weilert, who has stepped in to help during Almond’s absence. “I am super proud of these girls,” Almond said. “I hated not being there, but the report from Tracey and Chary was very encouraging. “They only had three serving errors, which is already such an improvement from last year. I cannot wait to see what they will bring to the court this season.” Limited stats were available from the contest. Abby Relph and Olivia Goodwin both had one ace, while Relph and Lexyn Bracken each recorded a dig. Lady Jets will return to action Tuesday, traveling to Thayer. Coach Almond is expected to return to the squad later next week.
This evening at 5:00 PM, the AMMS Lady Jets will be traveling to Yates Center. We are going to attempt to live stream the matches on Facebook. We cannot promise you this will work in another school but, we will do our very best to show the matches. Good luck Lady Jets.
The only passes that will be accepted at home games is League Passes and the Lifetime Sr. Citizen passes. Sr/Parent's night will be this Friday, September 4th, beginning at 6:40 PM. The football game between the AMHS boys football team and the Marmaton Valley Wildcats will be played on Frank Kennedy Field following the Parent's Night ceremony. Adults $4.00 Students $2.00 & carloads of 3 or more will be $10.00. Please have exact change.
Instructions for students and patrons who are planning on going to the middle school volleyball game at Yates Center on Thursday. Spectators: We recommend that all spectators wear masks while in the gym, at the concession stand and bathrooms. Admission will be free at Middle School games. Contactless temperature checks will be performed for all spectators as they enter the building. Spectators with a temperature above 100 degrees will be asked to return home. Social distancing where possible, we encourage families to sit in clusters and leave distance between families. Parents please keep small children with you to ensure their safety. Frequent hand washing or sanitizing We encourage you to stay home if you are not feeling well or have been in contact with someone who is not feeling well.
On September 3, the MS Lady Jet volleyball team will be traveling to Yates Center to play a duel. Only the "A" team will play Thursday. 5:00 PM start. On September 4, the AMHS football team will be taking on Marmaton Valley at home on Frank Kennedy Field beginning at 7:00 PM. Parent's/Sr. Night will begin at 6:40 followed by the football game. Football, Volleyball, Cheer and Band seniors and their parents will be recognized. We ask everyone wear a mask around the concession stand. Other than that, a mask is optional. Admission will be $4.00/adult $2.00 for students. Car loads of 3 or more will be charged $10. There will not be any programs. However, there will be a sheet about parents night as you get to the bleachers. You may bring lawn chairs to help with social distancing. You will not be allowed to sit on the track. Go Jets!
Reminder: 21st Century Grant Afterschool programs begin today. HS/MS on Mondays and Wednesday’s. AMES on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s. Piano and Violin Monday through Thursday.
August 27, 2020 AMES Parent/Guardian Welcome to the 2020-21 school year. Even though this year has started out differently than expected the students and staff are doing a great job adapting to the changes. With that being said many of our fall events have had to be cancelled or will look different than previous years. Grandparents Day School Celebration-cancelled 3rd grade water festival-TBD* Old Iron Days-cancelled Pastries for Parents-cancelled Parent/Teacher Conferences-TBD* Nine-week award assemblies will take place but families will not be able to attend Fall parent nights-cancelled WILD-will take place but parents will not be able to attend Class Parties-Halloween/Christmas-will take place but parents will not be able to attend Prek-2nd-Pumpkin Patch-TBD* Birthday Celebrations-students can bring store bought treats or treats can be dropped off at the office, parents will not be able to attend. Christmas Program-TBD* *To Be Determined Thank you for understanding. As soon as we have more information on the TBD events we will send that information out. If you have any questions please call the elementary office at 620-568-5725. Kim Reazin-AMES Principal
The 2020-2021 Student handbook has been uploaded to the website and can be viewed on this link. https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/883661/2020-2021_Student_Handbook.pdf
August 25, 2020 Important Game Day Information for USD #387 Fall Activities Dear Parents, Guardians, and Community, Due to COVID-19, we are asking that everyone bring exact change for admission to all activities. Our Gate Keepers will be wearing masks and gloves. However, we will use some kind of bucket in order for you to drop in the money. Admission for HS and MS activities will be as follows: Adults: $4.00 Students: $2.00 Car load of 3 or more people: $10.00 We ask you to practice social distancing. For football games, lawn chairs could be used, but will not be allowed on the track. Patrons are allowed to use the sidewalk that goes around the track. With activities in the gym, again, use social distancing as much as possible. Prior to the start of any activity within the building, temperatures will be taken as people enter the building. Anyone with a temperature of 99.9 or higher, or any other symptoms will not be allowed in the building. We ask that anyone with symptoms leave the premises immediately in order to protect others playing or attending. Also inside the building, masks will be required at all times. In our concessions stands, masks and gloves will be worn. Please wear your masks when you are ordering. We will only be able to sell pre-packaged food and drinks only. This is another of our precautions. Altoona-Midway MS/HS appreciates your cooperation and understanding as we work to limit the exposure to all who attend. Sincerely, Darrin R. Ashmore Principal Altoona-Midway MS/HS
If you are needing a ride from Altoona for sports practices this afternoon, the Jet Bus will leave the elementary school at 3:15.
Reminder: HS Volleyball, HS Football & MS Football, practice today at 4:00 PM. Transportation furnished for MS students. You must have a physical to participate! If you do not have a physical yet, you are expected to come to practice and watch. Questions?? Call 620-537-7711
Altoona-Midway Elementary Drive By Meet the Teacher Night Join us for a drive by Meet the Teacher Night! Teachers will be in the front of the elementary school Tuesday, August 18th from 5:30 to 6:00. COVID and Social Distancing guidelines will be followed. Families will need to remain in vehicles.
Middle School Cheer practice will begin the first full week of school. Your cheer coach will give you a schedule after school begins next week. High School Cheer practice will begin Aug. 17. Coaches will be in touch with cheerleaders with additional times and information.
MS Volleyball practice will begin Aug. 20 right after school in the elementary gym. You must have a physical on file in the office before you are allowed to practice. If you have your physical, bring it with you to school on Aug 20 and turn in to the office. If you do not have your physical, you expected to go to practice and watch.
Attn. Middle School Football players. Practice starts Aug. 17. Transportation will be available from the elementary school at 3:15 PM. Pick up from the Methodist Church in Buffalo at 3:30. Practices begin at 4:00. Players will be delivered to these locations after practice.
HS Volleyball, HS Football & Middle School football teams will begin practice on Monday the 17th. All practices will begin at 4:00 PM. You must have a physical on file before you can practice. Bring it with you if you do not have it turned in already. If you do not have your physical, you are still expected to attend and watch practices.
The Board approved reopening plan has been uploaded to the Documents section dated 08-10-2020 of the website under the 2020-2021 school year folder.
Enrollment is the 5th and 6th at the ms/hs buildings at 8 AM-7 PM. Wednesday is for students with the last name beginning A-K. Thursday is L-Z. If you can't make it to your assigned enrollment day, you can enroll at the elementary school and the ms/hs on Friday 8:00 AM-12:00 PM. Please bring completed enrollment forms and physical forms with you to enrollment. MS students: Please return your track uniforms from last spring if you haven't already.
Help Wanted Wanted: Head cook position at Altoona-Midway MS/HS. This is a full time position. Please contact Diane Cook at email@example.com or 785-383- 1835. Applications are available on the website at usd387.org under menu, employment and classified application. They may also be picked at the District office 20584 US 75 HWY, Buffalo.
Reminder: Today is the last day of Summer meals for students and Senior Citizens.
USD 387 is in search of a high schools girls volleyball assistant coach and a high school boys assistant coach. If you are interested in applying for either position, please email Jeff Almond at firstname.lastname@example.org
Reminder: This week is the last week of sports camps. This week we will continue with ms and hs boys and girls basketball. MS/HS cheer camp will also begin this week.. All cheer camps will take place at the ms/hs school. Questions? E-mail Jeff Almond at jalmond@usd387
USD 387 is in search of a high schools girls volleyball assistant coach. If you are interested in applying for either position, please email Jeff Almond at email@example.com
In light of the current Covid-19 situation Wilson Co. has decided not to give school physicals. All students will need go to their local dr. or clinic to complete their physicals. Students will not be able to participate in practice/games without a physical on file at the school
Reminder: If you need sports physical forms, the food service ladies will have them as they deliver lunches. MS camps will be at the middle school beginning at 12:30. HS camps will be at the high school beginning at 12:30. Physical forms will be available at the camps as well.
This young man, Conner Houghton, represented the AM Jets at Kansas Wesleyan University the last few days with such class and respect to all teammates & coaches. He is to be commended not only for his representation but also for all the awards he received! "Most improved EVERY session" among others shown. There were only 2 kids at the camp who received 5 stars (the highest ranking) and one of them was Conner for "Most Coachable." We are BEYOND proud!! WAY TO GO CONNER!!!!!
Physical forms for the 20-21 school year will be passed out at Sports Camps beginning Friday 7/17, through the next week. Food service will also have the forms available Monday when they deliver meals. Please ask for these forms at they time of your food pick-up. The forms will be available in the district office beginning Monday, 7/20. If you need forms mailed, please call the district office at 620-537-7721. The physicals will be given in Neodesha on Aug. 10 & 11. Transportation will be available from the high school and the elementary school. Times will be confirmed and we will get that information out to you ASAP. It is always an option and advised, to see your family doctor or the free clinic in Altoona. The free clinic only open on Wednesdays. You must have the form completed before you will be seen. Questions?? E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
ATTN: 2019-2020 Junior and Senior Parents ONLY Please view and respond to a survey that has been added to our website. We need your assistance. More information provided in the survey. Survey Link: https://forms.gle/AgwFnH3SbfxRuR3E9
2019-2020 GRADUATION ANNOUNCEMENT The 2019-2020 Altoona-Midway High School Graduation will take place on July 18, 2020, at 3:00pm. The ceremony will be held in the Milo E. Peterson Gymnasium. ALL family and friends are welcome to attend. HOWEVER, everyone in attendance will be required to wear a mask. This is not an option. Anyone refusing to wear a mask will not be allowed in the building. This precaution is for the well-being of our students and all others in attendance. We appreciate your cooperation. Please join us as we celebrate the class of 2020.
Summer Weights begin tomorrow! Coach Huffman will be in the weight room from 7:00 AM-8:30 AM. This is open to 7-12 boys and girls. Summer Academy begins at 8:00 AM and sports camps begin at 8:30. Please see fb or live feed for those details.
Prom and Graduation Announcement: After discussions with and recommendations from the Wilson County Health Department, prom will be canceled for July 11. This was not an easy decision but one that must be made. As of this notice, graduation will proceed as planned on July 18. More details will be released as the information becomes available. Please continue to monitor our social medial outlets, as that is where the most up-to-date information will be.
Sports Camp Announcement- After discussions with and recommendations from the Wilson County Health Department, sports camps will go on as planned starting July 6. Sports camps participants will not be required to wear masks. Social distancing will be practiced with very little contact. We will have individual water bottles for each camper and they will be sanitized daily at the school. Coaches will discuss further precautions at the beginning of camp. Please continue to monitor our social medial outlets, as that is where the most up-to-date information will be.
Summer Academy Announcement- After discussions with and recommendations from the Wilson county Health Department, Summer Academy will go on as planned starting July 6. Masks will be provided. For 1st grade and up. Busses will be disinfected daily. No masks will be required if the bus windows are down so transportation will be provided as scheduled. We will have individual water bottles for each student and they will be sanitized daily at the school. Friday field trips have been canceled but the Summer Academy will be continuing on Fridays. There will be more information coming out to our social media outlets July 3. Thanks for your patience and understanding as we keep the safety of our kids first and foremost in our minds. Please continue to monitor our social medial outlets, as that is where the most up-to-date information will be.
Update on ALL summer activities: In talking with county health officials, Governor Kelly will be issuing an executive order tomorrow on mask protocol. Wilson County Health Department will follow up with the district tomorrow. We will get the word out ASAP via our media outlets.
Important announcement concerning summer activities: We are waiting to hear from Destiny Wheeler from The Wilson County Health Department to call back with the protocols for our Summer activities. These activities include Summer Academy, sports camps, prom and graduation. I know we are all hoping to offer our kids these opportunities, but we have to follow whatever guidelines the county has in place. Hopefully, we will know something for sure tomorrow. Thank you for your patience and we will get the word out as quickly as possible through our social media outlets.
Reminder: Drivers education begins next Monday. Bus pickup at the HS at 7:30 AM. Bus pickup at AMES at 7:45.
Emails for the P-EBT benefit were sent to emails on file of all USD387 families who were qualified for Free or Reduced meals via an application during the 2019-2020 school year. If you did not receive an email, and did receive free or reduced meals please email email@example.com.
IMPORTANT UPDATE: Sign-up and payment for Driver's Ed has been changed to June 2 by 3:00 PM. Please call the high school with questions. 620-537-7711.
Reminder: USD 387 Summer Meals program will begin again on Monday, June 1st.
A letter from our Food Service staff has been added to our website. Please follow this link for important information. https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/714034/5-21-2020_June_Meal_Service_Letter.pdf
Students planning to take driver’s ed this summer need to register. Visit www.usd387.org for info. Payments are to be made by check to AMHS for $25, delivered to the HS office no later than 3:00pm, 06/12. Do not pay anything to Fredonia HS. Call 620-537-7711 with questions.
Students Interested in Driver's Ed: Please see the information sheet that is now posted on our website and Facebook. It provides details needed to get signed up and paid. Thank you, Mr. Ashmore
This is a reminder that technology and books are to be returned today 5/13 or tomorrow 5/14 at the HS and/or the Elementary school. The times are 8:00am to 3:00pm. You only have to choose one of the locations, not both.
Hello, everyone. As we are coming to the end of another school year, I want to say how much I enjoyed your children. I know these last few weeks have been especially crazy. I am incredibly proud of all of our students, parents/guardians, and staff who worked so hard and so well to take care of business. I am sad that we did not get to go through these last two months with our seniors. They are a great group of young people, and they will forever be “my kids”. However, I am looking forward to next year. I cannot wait to see our kids again. I believe we will come out of all this even stronger and have a great year. Again, I want to say thank you for everything. I hope everyone has a great summer and remains healthy and happy. Sincerely, Darrin Ashmore Principal
The phone lines and internet are currently down at AMES. Please contact the District Office or MS-HS if you need assistance today.
Middle School Track participants need to return the complete uniforms at the turn-in times May 13th & 14th 8:30 AM-3:30 PM. You can drop them off at the MS/HS or Elementary Building.
ANW will conduct a free preschool screening for 3 or 4 year olds on 08/03/2020 at AMES. Call Mrs. Reazin @ 620-242-7824 to set up an appointment.
STUDENTS: Please plan to return any books checked out at device check-in! Thanks!
We will collect all of the student devices on May 13th and 14th. You can drop the devices off at either AMES or the High School/Middle School. It does not make any difference which building your student attends, you can drop off at either location. Drop off times will be from 8:30 to 3:30. We will have personnel located outside or directly in the lobby areas, depending on weather. When you drop off the device, please verify with the school personnel that it was credited to the correct student(s). If neither of these days and times work for you, please contact the elementary or the high school office to schedule a different time. Please ensure that you bring the devices, chargers, and cases.
Announcement & information regarding graduation, driver's ed, prom, etc can all be accessed via Mr. Ashmore's letter on our website. https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/694789/LETTER_TO_PARENTS_5_4_20.pdf
ATTENTION ALL PARENTS & PATRONS: Mr. Kaempfe has drafted a letter regarding information for end of school year. THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT. Please go to https://5il.co/fqum to view all this information. You are encouraged to call the District Office should you have questions.
Good Afternoon. We will be posting a letter and other information for students and parents today after 1:00 P.M.. It has information regarding the end of this school year, summer meals, graduation and other summer activities. Please look on our website and Facebook page for this information. Have a wonderful weekend!!!
Parents/Guardians of Juniors/Seniors: Mr. Ashmore sent an email to you with a survey. If you did not receive one, it is due to us not having an email address for you on file and your student was sent one for you. Please contact Mr. Ashmore with any questions or concerns!
Mr. Pearce is closing out the greenhouse and has some plants to give away (tomatoes, squash, pepper, etc.). He will be in the greenhouse today at 1:00 PM and Friday at 10:00 AM (for 1-2 hours each time). If you want some plants, please come up at that time. Please follow social distancing guidelines if you come to the school to get plants.
ASSISTANCE NEEDED: All A-M followers, an elementary student and her family have lost everything in a house fire. Donations (ANY) are appreciated and can be left at AMES Mon & Wed 8-12. 2 Girls: 18-24 months & size 10-12 Womens: M/L shirt, 6 pants Mens: L/XL shirt, 34/34 pants
If you have a student iPad that is missing apps needed for continuous learning, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the names of the missing apps and the serial number of the iPad. Thank You!
The USD 387 emergency board meeting scheduled for tonight has been postponed and moved to Monday, April 6th at 5:30. We will livestream the meeting on our Facebook site, since we can not have the public in physical attendance. The actual meeting will be via Zoom.
AMMS/HS students and parents will checkout devices (5-8) and pick up students personal belongings (5-12) on Monday, March 30th from 9:30 A.M. to noon. Please come to the front door by the office.
The end of March AM Newsletter has been uploaded to the website.
We are posting Continuous Learning Plans on Facebook and our Website. Please continue checking these. Internet in the area is running slow, so it may take some time.
Mr. Kaempfe has drafted a letter regarding COVID-19 school closings. This can be accessed on the website usd387.org, under DOCUMENTS, then COVID-19 folder. Feel free to call the District Office should you have any questions. 620-537-7721
The AMMS plays; Pieces of Life & Ransom of Emily Jane will be postponed until the next school year. Drama Llama students, keep your scripts and practice when you have a chance. We will have time to practice when school starts again. Mrs. Dvorachek, Ms. Day, & Sharie Poeverlein
Good afternoon. Teachers and staff have finalized continuing learning plans for our students. We have also finalized plans to have students pick up personal belongings from their respective buildings. I will post all of this and much more on Facebook and our website at 10:00 AM Thursday morning. Thank you for your patience and support.
Food Service Plan Clarification: The plan posted earlier is for all children 18 years old and under.
We have already made some contingency plans and will begin communicating those to you tomorrow. It will be very important for you to check our website and Facebook page for updates regularly.
Kansas Governor Laura Kelly orders the closure of all Kansas Schools for the remainder of the school term or May 30th. Please check our website and Facebook page tomorrow after 3:00 PM and regularly after that to get information about meals, continual learning opportunities and other resources.
Update: A letter regarding the COVID-19 Pandemic and USD 387 Schools has been posted on our website and Facebook page. We will keep you updated.
https://www.facebook.com/WCHDKS/ Above is the Wilson County Health Department's Facebook page that can be monitored for any updates in our area.
Happy Spring Break! Here are some updates we received on COVID-19 and the impact on FFA contests: *SED Vet Sci CDE 03/25-POSTPONED *ACC Aggie Days 04/02-CANCELLED *FSCC Aggie Days 04/03-CANCELLED Will keep you all posted as we know more. Stay safe, and enjoy your break! -Mrs. M
ATTN: The Mike Smith Rally has been postponed due to notification by the Fredonia School.
Activities for the week of 3/9/20 Monday: BOE Meeting District Office 7:00PM Tuesday: FFA Ag. Sales CDE 8:00AM Iola Wednesday: Parent Teacher Conferences 4:00-8:00PM Thursday: MS Quiz Bowl at Chetopa 4:00PM Parent/Teacher Conferences 4:00-6:30PM Friday: No School
The 2020-2021 School Calendar has been posted on the USD387 website
Reminder: Wild Wednesday is tomorrow at the elementary school 3:15 - 4:15.
Middle school and high school spring sports will begin Monday, March 9th right after school. This includes MS track, HS track and HS softball. All students must have a physical on file to participate.
Last week for 3rd quarter Grant Activities. 4th quarter activities begin March 30th.
Events for the week: Wed. SED FFA Degree/Proficiency Selections at Neodesha Thur: 8th Grade NCCC Days in Chanute 8:00 AM Sat: SED FFA Dist. Oficer/Star Interviews at Neodesha Sat: Forensics at Ft. Scott 7:30 AM.
Good luck to the AMHS Forensics Team tomorrow as they compete in Independence. The event begins at 7:30 AM.
REMINDER: The AMHS Boys Basketball Team will be traveling to Moran to compete in the second round of the regional tournament. They will be playing Crest at 7:30 pm. No passes accepted. $7 for adults and $5 for students.
The March 2020 Newsletter is now available and posted on the website under DOCUMENTS/NEWSLETTERS
This Thursday, February 27, AMMS will be hosting a quiz bowl competition. We are in need of volunteers. The event begins at 4:00 PM. If you are able and willing to help, please email Mr. Steve Dixon at email@example.com or call 620-537-7711 Thanks in advance!!
Reminder:Tonight, the AMHS girls basketball squad will travel to Chetopa to take on the Hornets in a first round game of the Class 1A Regional. The game will begin at 7:00 PM. No passes will be accepted. Admission fee is $7.00 for adults and $5.00 for students. Let's go Jets!
Due to the impending rainy weather, Wild Wednesday scheduled for this Wednesday will be postponed until next Wednesday March 4, at 3:30. If you have any questions, please call the elementary school at 620-568-5725.
Forensics Tournament continued placings (2/22/2020): Joseph Leach 3rd in SSA (Serious Solo Acting) - Festival -Bound; Sophia Willard 3rd in Informative Speech-Festival Bound; Joseph Leach & MaryAnn Faux 3rd in IDA-Festival Bound
On 2/22/2020, the Forensics team hosted the 3 Rivers Tournament. Dawson Ashmore 1st in Poetry-State Bound; Vonna O'Brien 1st in Prose-State-Bound; Tiffany Kuhn 2nd in Original Oration - State-Bound (to be continued)
One additional event for the week: On Saturday, February 29, our MS Science Olympiad students will be competing in Andover. Bus leaves the HS/MS at 6:00 AM.
Events for the week of Feb. 24: Monday: HS Boys Regional BB at home vs Marmaton Valley 7:00 PM. No passes will be accepted. Adults $7.00 and Students $5.00. Under 5 is free. Tuesday: HS Girls Regional BB at Chetopa 7:00 PM Wednesday: Wild Wednesday at AMES 3:30 (1 of 2)
Thur.: Middle School Quiz Bowl at Home 4:00 PM. This is a date change for our home meet. Friday: Middle School (6-8 grades),Dance 6:00-8:00 PM Saturday: Forensics at Independence 7:30 AM
Tomorrow morning, the AMHS Forensics team is hosting a home Forensics meet. The event will begin at 7:30 AM. We are still in need of volunteers. If you can help please e-mail the Forensics Coach Cynthia Dvorachek at firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday morning, Feb 22, the AMHS Forensics team is hosting a home Forensics meet. The event will begin at 7:30 AM. We are still in need of volunteers. If you can help please e-mail the Forensics Coach Cynthia Dvorachek at email@example.com
Tomorrow evening, the AMHS basketball teams will be traveling to Jayhawk Linn to wrap up the regular season. Boys JV will begin at 5:00 followed by the varsity girls and then the varsity boys. Here is the address for your GPS: 14675 KS-52, Mound City, KS 66056. Go Jets!!
On Monday, AMHS boys basketball team will be hosting Marmaton Valley beginning at 7:00. NO PASS WILL BE ACCEPTED at all. This is a KSHSAA sanctioned event and we must follow their guidelines. Ticket prices are set by KSHSAA and they are $7.00 for adults & $5.00 for students.
Reminder: The Middle School Quiz Bowl team will be traveling to Parsons to compete in the St. Pats Quiz Bowl. Good luck Jets!
To see the HS basketball regional brackets, go to our website and click on documents. www.usd387.org
Brackets have been released for the Class 1A basketball regional. The AMHS boys team is the #2 seed and will host Marmaton Valley, the #7 seed, Mon. Feb. 24 at 7:00 PM The AMHS girls team is the #7 seed and will travel to Chetopa, the #2 seed on Tue. Feb. 25 also at 7:00 PM
This Saturday morning Feb 22, the AMHS Forensics team is hosting a home Forensics meet. The event will begin at 7:30 AM. We are still in need of volunteers. If you can help please e-mail the Forensics Coach Cynthia Dvorachek at firstname.lastname@example.org
On Wednesday evening, the Altoona-Midway FFA Chapter will be having their annual work auction. The silent auction begins at 5:30. The meal will begin at 6:00 with the auction will begin at 6:30.
Reminder: The AMHS Jets basketball teams will be hosting the Uniontown Eagles tomorrow evening. The Boys JV game begins at 5:00, followed by the girls varsity and the boys varsity. This is the last regular season home game. Please come out and show your support for the Jets!
Events for the week of Feb. 17 Monday- No School Tuesday- HS BB @ home vs. Uniontown 5:00 PM Wed.- FFA work auction 5:30 PM Thur.- MS Quiz Bowl @ St. Pats 4:00 PM Fri.- FFA Community Breakfast 7:30 AM & HS BB @ Jayhawk Linn 5:00 PM Sat. Forensics @ home 7:30 AM
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The high school basketball teams WILL be traveling to NE-Arma to play this evening. The games begin at 6:00 PM. The boys jv and girls varsity will play at the same time, (6:00), and then the boys varsity will follow the girls varsity. The bus will leave the HS at 3:45. Go Jets!
Due to the forecast for arctic temperatures and hazardous morning travel, USD 387 Schools will be closed tomorrow.
Due to worsening road conditions, USD 387 Schools will dismiss at 12:00. We will serve lunch. No afternoon or evening activities. Busses are running.
Reminder: High School Basketball tomorrow at Southern Coffey County. (Leroy). There will be no JV games. At 6:00 the Lady Jets will play and the boys will follow. Let's go Jets!
Tomorrow's HS basketball games at Southern Coffey County, (Leroy),will begin at 6:00 PM. This will be varsity only. No JV games,
Thurs.- AMHS BB at Northeast 6:00 PM Friday- Jet Set will perform between girls varsity and boys varsity games Friday- HS basketball at home vs St. Paul 5:00 PM Friday- Senior Soup 'er Chili fundraiser 5:00 PM Saturday- Forensics at Lyndon. 7:30 AM (2 of 2)
Events for the week of Feb, 10. National FCCLA Week Monday AMES Reading Night 5:30 PM Tuesday MS/HS Group Pictures 8:30 AM Tuesday AMHS BB @ SCC time TBA Wednesday FCCLA District Elections @ Cherryvale 8:30 AM Thursday AMMS Quiz Bowl at Thayer 4:00 PM (1 of 2)
Reminder: Tonight is Senior Night at Altoona-Midway. Boys JV begins at 5:00. The girls varsity will play approximately 6:00 PM. The seniors will be recognized after the girls game. The boys game will follow. Come out and support your Jets!
No evening Grant Activities or practices after school today.
FCCLA Star Events for today have been cancelled.
Guess what ladies and gentlemen??? Chiefs win the Super Bowl!! 31-20 over the 49ers! Tomorrow is Red Monday!!! Wear your Chiefs gear!!!
Events this week: Tue: HS BB at Moran 5:00 Wed: FCCLA Star Event @ Cherryval 8:00 Thur: HS Scholars Bowl at Moran 4:00 Thur: MS Quiz Bowl @ St. Paul 4:00 Thur. FFA Meats CDE @ Erie Fri. HS BB @ home vs Pleasanton, Senior/Parents Night. Fri No school Sat. Forensics @ Melvern 8:00
Tomorrow, Jan. 31, will be Red Friday Day at school, in honor of the Kansas City Chiefs playing in the Super Bowl on Sunday. Everyone is encouraged to wear Chiefs apparel or anything red.
Tomorrow is a big evening at AMHS. The Booster Club is having a Spaghetti Feed starting at 5:00. $5.00 gets you spaghetti, salad, bread and dessert. Boys JV basketball will start at 5:00, followed by the girls varsity and then the boys varsity.
FFA will compete at Altamont today. If you can not attend due to the school delay, please notify Mrs. Meiwes.
Altoona-Midway Schools will be operating on a two hour delay today. Classes will begin at 10:00. Busses will run accordingly on a two hour delay. Breakfast will not be served at school. Lunch only. No morning Pre-K classes.
Tomorrow evening, the AMHS basketball teams will be taking on the Crest Lancers in Milo E. Peterson Gymnasium. The Games begin at 5:00! Let's Go Jets!
Events for the week of January 27, 2020: Tuesday, HS BB at Home vs Crest. Games begin at 5:00 (make-up) Wednesday: AMES Wild Wednesday Thursday: AMHS Scholar's Bowl @ Chetopa 4:00 Friday: Booster Club Spaghetti feed 5:00 at AMHS, AMHS Basketball at home vs. Oswego 5:00.
Reminder: AMES will celebrate 100th day of school on Wednesday, January 29.
Due to bad weather to the north of us, the final night of the Pleasanton has been postponed until tomorrow. The Girls will play Heritage Christian beginning at 1:00 PM. The boys will play Oswego at 2:30.
The Wilson County Rally presented by Mike Smith has been postponed. Mr. Smith was delayed by the weather and could not make it.
ATTENTION: The HS BB make-up game with Crest is now scheduled for 01/28/2020. The JV boys will play at 5:00 PM followed by the varsity girls and then varsity boys. Come support the Jets!
Thursday, January 23rd, the AMMS Basketball teams will be playing in the Mineral Belt League Tournament in Chetopa. The girls will play Chetopa at 5:00 and the boys will take on St. Paul at 6:15. Good luck Jets!!
On Thursday, Jan 23, the AMHS basketball teams will return to the Pleasanton Mid-Season Tournament. The girls will play Oswego at 4:00 and the boys will play Marmaton Valley at 5:30. Come out and support the Jets!
No FFA contest for USD 387 members today.
Due to the winter weather advisory and worsening travel conditions, USD 387 schools will be closed today.
The AMHS Scholar's Bowl team will travel to Pittsburg to compete tomorrow afternoon. The competition begins at 4:00 PM. Go Jets!
Tomorrow the HS basketball teams will be in Pleasanton to compete in the Mid-Season Tourney. The boys will be taking on Uniontown beginning at 4:00 PM. The girls will follow playing Uniontown beginning at 5:30. Here is the address for your GPS. 1001 Ash St, Pleasanton, KS 66075
Just a reminder that after school grant activities begins tomorrow!
Thur-HS BB@Pleasanton Tournament TBA AMMS BB @ Chetopa, League Tournament. TBA Fri-HS BB@Pleasanton Tournament TBA Sat-Science Olympiad in Wichita leave 6:00 AM 2 of 2
Events for the week of Jan. 20 Mon AMMS basketball at Chetopa 5:00 Tue-HS Scholars Bowl @ Pittsburg 4:00 HS BB@Pleasanton Tournament 4:30 Wed-FFA Contest LCHS 1 of 2
Middle school play practice will begin Wednesday, January 22, 2020, not Monday, January 20, 2020 as originally scheduled.
The Varsity Scholars bowl team went to Oswego for a game. Altoona - Midway received 3rd place. The students on the team were Abby Reaves, Alyssa Relph, Sophia Willard, Dalton Smith, and Memphis Calonder. We played against Cherryvale. Iola, Caney, Chetopa, LCHS, Baxter, Uniontown, Oswego, and coffeyville. Congratulations.to Sophia Willard who was our highest scorer on the team. Alyssa Relph was the next highest scorer. Altoona won against Oswego, Coffeyville, Baxter, Chetopa, Uniontown, and Cherryvale.
Due to Crest High School not have school today due to weather, the games for this evening have been postponed. We will get a make-up date to you when we have it scheduled.
The AMHS basketball teams will be playing Crest tomorrow evening, Jan 17. The JV boys will play at 5:00 PM followed by the varsity girls and then varsity boys. Come support the Jets!
HS Boys JV Tournament scheduled for last Saturday will be made-up this Saturday at Yates Center High School. The Jets will play at 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM. The is no admission charge for this tournament.
Reminder: Tomorrow evening, the AMHS boys and girls basketball team will be hosting the Southeast Lancers beginning at 5:00. Go Jets!!
Reminder: Middle School Basketball at St. Patricks in Parsons tomorrow evening. The games begin at 5:00 1831 Stevens Ave, Parsons, KS 67357 Go Jets!
Events for the week of Monday Jan 13 1/13/20 MS BB @ St. Pats (Parsons) 5:00 PM 1/14/20 HS BB @ Home vs. Southeast 5:00 1/17/20 HS BB @ Home vs. Crest 5:00 1/17/20 HS FFA to Denver Colorado Reminders will be sent out closer to the scheduled event.
The homecoming ceremony planned for tonight will go on as scheduled. It will take place between the girls and the boys varsity games. Sorry we can't give you the exact time but it depends on the pace of the games. Hope to see you there!!
Due to the possibility for severe weather later this evening, the Homecoming dance for this evening is canceled. It WILL be rescheduled. The games WILL be played tonight beginning at 5:00! Let's go Jets!
Due to the impending weather, Yates Center is postponing the boys jv basketball tournament scheduled for this Saturday the 11th. The tournament will be played next Saturday the 18th.
On Saturday January 11, the AMHS JV boys basketball team will be playing in a tournament in Yates Center. The Jet's will play two games, 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM. There is no admission charge for this tournament.
It's Homecoming! Tomorrow night, (Jan. 10), the Altoona-Midway Jets will be hosting the Chetopa Hornets for Homecoming 2020! The games begin at 5:00. Crowning of the homecoming king and queen will be between the girls varsity game and the boys varsity game at approximately 6:45.
The Altoona-Midway Middle School girls and boys basketball teams will be taking on the St. Paul Indians at home tomorrow, (January 9). The games begin at 5:00 PM.
Homecoming will be Friday, Jan. 10th. The JV Boys game will start at 5:00, followed by the Varsity Girls game, then the Homecoming Ceremony, and ending the night with the Varsity Boys’ game. The Homecoming Dance will start 30 minutes after the game ends and will last for 2 hours.
We have heard from Flinthills this morning. Since there will not be a girls JV game tonight, the boys JV will begin at 5:15 followed by girls varsity and then the boys varsity. Hope to see you there! Go Jets!
The AMHS basketball teams will be traveling to Flinthills tomorrow, January 6, to take on the Mustangs beginning at 4:45. Your support is appreciated! Go Jets!
The AMMS basketball squads will be traveling to Thayer tomorrow, January 6. The games will begin at 5:00 PM. Come support your Jets!
Homecoming will be Friday, Jan. 10th. The JV Boys game will start at 5:00, followed by the Varsity Girls game, then the Homecoming Ceremony, and ending the night with the Varsity Boys’ game. The Homecoming Dance will start 30 minutes after the game ends and will last for 2 hours.
This is a reminder that Jan. 6th - Jan. 10th is Spirit Week at Altoona-Midway. Monday is America Day
On Friday, January 10th, we will be having Winter Homecoming. The ceremony will be between the Varsity Girls' and Boys' Game. The first game starts at 5pm. Come support your Jets!
Our January newsletter has been posted online. Happy New Year!!!!
The AMHS basketball teams will play their last games before the holidays as they travel to Yates Center to take on the Wildcats. Games begin at 5:30 PM. Hope to see a good crowd in the stands. Let's go Jets!
The high school basketball games at Flinthills this evening have been postponed due to weather. We will let you know as soon as we have a new date.
USD 387 Schools will be closed tomorrow.
Due to some hazardous road conditions and impending weather forecast for snow and sleet, all USD 387 schools will be closed today. All activities for today are canceled or postponed.
On Tuesday, December 17, the AMHS basketball teams will be traveling to Rosalia to take on Flinthills High School. The Boys JV game will begin at 4:45. The Lady Jets will take the court after that game, and the Boys Varsity will follow. 806 SE Rosalia Rd, Rosalia, KS 67132
The AMHS basketball teams will play Northeast tomorrow, December 16th. There will be a boys JV at 5:30, followed by Girls varsity, and then boys varsity. The games will be played in Arma. Here is the address: 1003 E South St, Arma, KS 66712. Let's go Jets!
Tomorrow evening, Dec. 16, the AMMS basketball teams will be hosting St. Patricks School from Parsons. The order will be: girls "A" game will begin at 5:00, followed by 2 quarters of "B" Boys and then the boy's "A" game. Come out and support our middle school.
Reminder: The AMHS basketball teams will be in Quenemo this evening beginning at 5:00 PM. The AMMS teams will be taking on Chetopa at home this evening. Those games begin at 5:00 as well in the Milo E. Peterson Gymnasium. Let's go Jets!! Let's all get some W's tonight!!
On Thursday, December 12, the AMMS girls and boys basketball teams will be will be hosting the Chetopa Hornets. Games begin at 5:00 PM. Hope to see you there!
The Altoona-Midway Elementary School's Holiday Program will be on Tuesday, December 10 beginning at 6:30 PM. We hope to see you there.
Reminder: Last week of Grant Activities for the semester. Thank you for letting your kids participate!
Good luck to the AMHS FFA team as they will be traveling to Caneyin the morning to compete in several events, Speech, Food Science & Ag Management, etc. Best of luck!!
The AMHS basketball team's will be playing in The Valley Tip Off Classic. Tomorrow, the Jets will be taking on Maranatha Academy beginning at 5:30 PM. The Girls game will begin at 5:30. The boys game will follow. Address: 213 North 8th Street Quenemo Ks 66528
AMHS 2019-2020 Basketball teams will begin the season at Hartford tomorrow evening beginning at 5:00. Boy's JV will play first, followed by the varsity girls and the boy's will play in the final contest of the evening.
This Saturday, the AMHS Scholar's Bowl team will take will be competing at NE Arma. Go Jets!
Reminder: MS Basketball will be playing this evening beginning at 5:00 in St. Paul. Good luck Jets!
Reminder!!! AMMS/HS Holiday Program tonight from 7-8 pm. Don’t miss it!!!!
Reminder: Tomorrow, (Tuesday), will be the last day before Thanksgiving break. Classes will resume Monday, December 2. Have a great holiday and be safe.
Correction: There will be no 21st Century Grant activities this week at AMES or MS/HS . Activities will resume on December 2, 2019.
Tomorrow, FCCLA will be holding their annual Thanksgiving Community Dinner. Please call 620-537-7711 or e-mail Mrs. Caylor at email@example.com to reserve your spot.The meal begins at noon. Hope to see our community members there! Good fun and fellowship! We appreciate you.
On Tuesday, Nov. 19, the AMMS basketball teams will be traveling to Uniontown to take on the Eagles. There will be one girls"A" game and one boys "A" game beginning at 5:00 PM.
Monday, Nov. 18, the AMMS girls and boys basketball teams will be taking on Flinthills at home in Milo Peterson Gymnasium beginning at 5:00 PM. Admission is $2.00 for adults & $1.00 for students. Remember, we do have family passes available for $20.00 that covers all home events.
On Nov 20, FCCLA will be holding their annual Thanksgiving Community Dinner. Please call 620-537-7711 or e-mail Mrs. Caylor at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot.The meal begins at noon. Hope to see our community members there! Good fun and fellowship! We appreciate you.
Reminder: Family Science Night Monday, Nov.18, 5:30-7:30 PM at AMES in Altoona. Activities for Pre-K-6th. Curious Minds Center from Parsons will be hosting the event.
Next Tuesday, Nov. 12, the American History class at AMHS class will be having an assembly for Veteran's Day beginning at 1:30. Chris Elliott will be our speaker and will be PTSD and Suicide of our veterans as they return home. Veterans-please feel free to join us for this event.
Please come out and support the AMMS basketball teams this evening as they play their first games of the season. (Boys and girls) The games will be played in the Milo E. Peterson Gymnasium on the campus of Altoona-Midway MS/HS. The first game will begin at 5:00. Good luck Jets!
Reminder: Tonight is the school play beginning at 7:00 PM. Admission is free but free-will donations will be accepted. The name of the play is HomeFront. Please come out and support our drama students.
This Thursday, October 31, The AMHS Football team will travel to Lost Springs Kansas to take on Centre High School. Start time will be 6:00 PM. The address is: 2374 310th St, Lost Springs, KS 66859 Come support the Jets as they try to advance in the state playoffs.
This Friday, Nov. 1st, The ms/hs drama department will be presenting the play HomeFront written by Dean Feldmeyer. The play centers around the desire of a high school senior that wants to join the military to fight the evils of Hitler.The play will begin at 7:00 PM.
Reminder: 2nd quarter after school Grant Activities begin today. HS/MS activities are on Monday’s and Wednesday’s. AMES activities are on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s.
On October 31, The AMHS Football team will travel to Lost Springs Kansas to take on Centre High School. Start time will be 6:00 PM. The address is: 2374 310th St, Lost Springs, KS 66859
It's Homecoming!! This Friday, October 25 the AMHS Football team will be taking on Crest High School. The Homecoming festivities will begin at 6:30 PM.
"Altoona-Midway National Honor Society is hosting a blood drive on October 29th. If you would like to get more information or to donate, then please contact Mrs. Sexton at 620-537-7711 or email@example.com"
It's Homecoming!! This Friday, October 25 the AMHS Football team will be taking on Crest High School. The Homecoming festivities will begin at 6:30 PM.
Homecoming week at Altoona-Midway. Just a reminder that Friday the crowning ceremony will begin at 6:30 at the football field with game to follow at 7:00 p.m. Come out and support our Jets!!!!!
Tomorrow, the AMHS Volleyball Team, will travel to Oswego to compete in regional play. The first match will begin at 3:00. A-M plays the second match. Get there early to be sure you do not miss the start. Let's Go Jets! We are proud of you!!!!
3rd Annual AMHS Top Jet Culinary Competition Oct 19 (Sat) 6:00 PM Milo E. Peterson Gymnasium For $10, you will be served four appetizers, four entrees and four desserts. Your votes will determine the winner! Tickets will be available at the door.
On Friday, October 18, the AMHS football team will be traveling to Moran to take on the wildcats. The game will begin at 7:00 PM. Hope to see you there supporting the Jets! Address: 128 W Oak St, Moran, KS 66755
On Thursday October 17, the AMMS volleyball team will conclude their season at the Mineral Belt League Tournament in Parsons. The address of the school is 1831 Stevens Ave, Parsons, KS 67357. (St. Pat's) The lady Jets play at 3:30 PM.We hope to see you in Parsons and go Jets!
On Thursday, October 17, the AMMS football team will be hosting Oswego in their final game of the season. We hope to see you at the game to support our MS football team and cheerleaders. Go Jets!
USD #387 is taking applications for middle school head & assistant boys basketball coach. If interested e-mail Jeff Almond at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 620-537-7711 or pick up an application in the district office.
The AMHS FFA Chapter will be providing child care in the cafeteria at the MS/MS during Parent-Teacher Conferences. Games and toys will be provided. If you have questions, please call 620-537-7711 and ask for Mrs. Meiwes.
Parent/Teacher conferences will take place on, October 16th and 17th. On Wednesday, the conferences will be 4:00-8:00 PM. On Thursday, the Conferences will be 4:00-6:30. All conferences will take place in the gymnasiums at the respective schools. Hope to see you there!
Tomorrow evening, October 15, the AMHS volleyball team will be traveling to Uniontown to compete in a triangular beginning at 5:00 PM. Come support the lady Jets!
Please join us in St. Paul this evening as the AMMS girls volleyball team will be participating in a 6 team tournament beginning at 4:30. AMMS will play the second match of the evening and further play will depend on win and loss records. Go Lady Jets!
There will be no school on Friday, October 18! Enjoy the 3 day weekend! Be safe!
The middle school volleyball and football games scheduled for Thursday the10th will actually be played in Olpe. Here is the address: 220 West Listerscheid, Olpe 66865
AMES fall picture day is Thursday, October 10th. All pictures are prepaid. If you need a picture packet please call AMES at 620-568-5725.
Let’s TACO ‘Bout HOMECOMING Vote for your favorite candidates! Abby Lockhart & Caleb Sims * Abby Reaves & Jimmy Willard * Kylee Wade & Dawson Ashmore * Sierra Eaton & Kendall Pierce
Fall Homecoming 2019 Dance Date: Friday, October 25th Time: 30 minutes after the football game for 2 hours $3 per person or $5 per couple
HoCo 2019 Spirit Week Dates: October 21st- 25th Monday: PJ Day Tuesday: Favorite Team Day Wednesday: PINK OUT! Day Thursday: Yee-Yee Day Friday: Jet Pride Day
Reminder: This Friday is the end of the academic first quarter and the last week for first quarter Grant Activities.
We now have the order of matches for the ms volleyball triangular to be held at St. Paul Monday 10/07/2019. Beginning at 5:00 PM, St. Paul vs Altoona-Midway followed by Altoona-Midway vs St. Pat’s
We have added MS volleyball and football games at Hartford on October 10. Volleyball will begin at 5:00 and football will begin play at 6:30.
Order for tonight's Triangular -A-M JV vs Marmaton Valley (scrimmage) at 4:00. Then at 5:00, the AMHS Lady Jets take the court against Marmaton Valley. That match will be followed by Marmaton Valley vs. Yates Center.To cap off the evening, the Lady Jets will take on Yates Center.
Tonight at the AMHS Triangular it is Senior night! Our senior volleyball players will be recognized. This will take place between the last two matches of the evening. (schedule to follow)
We have added a high school JV VB Tri at Oswego on Thursday, Oct. 3. A-M will play Oswego at 5:00 and Pittsburg at 6:00 or immediately following the first match.
AMES Family Game Night Monday,September 30th from 6 to 7. There will be snacks and prizes!!!
From The Counselor's Corner - Ms. Chelcey Sexton. Please see the new website for Xello for your future scholarship needs. SCHOLARSHIPS https://docs.google.com/a/usd387.org/document/d/1b0F7L871Inbu2TCzpiOr2AMhQapjFjVdj5DE0XBakP4/edit?usp=drive_web
Tonight, the MS Volleyball and Football teams will be traveling to Pleasanton to take on the Blu Jays. It's a long drive but the young ladies and gentlemen could sure use your support. Go Jets!
Due to a Westar power outage the AMES Family Game Night scheduled for this evening has been postponed. It will be make up at a later date. Please watch for details.
The AMHS Lady Jets will be competing in the Flinthills Invitational VB tourney tomorrow. The Jets will begin play at 9:00 with other games scheduled at noon and 2:00. Play after that will be determined by pool play. Address 806 SE Rosalia Rd Rosalia KS 67132 Questions? 537-7711
The AMHS football team will be taking on Maranatha Academy in Shawnee Kansas. The address for the field is 11505 Johnson Drive, Shawnee Kansas. This address is actually for a Catholic School but that is where the game will be played. Questions? 620-537-7711 or email@example.com
AMMS Volleyball to begin tonight at 4:30 p.m. Game 1: AM vs. Chetopa Game 2: Edna vs. Chetopa Game 3: Edna vs. Thayer Game 4: Thayer vs. Chetopa Game 5: AM vs. Edna Game 6: AM vs. Thayer
The middle school volleyball games scheduled for Monday, September 16 will be played in Parsons, not Altamont as first indicated. (1855 Stevens Ave, Parsons, KS 67357)
The AMHS Lady Jet volleyball team will be at home tomorrow evening beginning at 5:00. The lady jets will be hosting Chetopa and Tyro Christian. Come out and support the lady Jets.
Middle School volleyball will be playing tomorrow against Thayer. There will be a C game, followed by B game then the A game. IMPORTANT: These games will be played in Altoona at the elementary school. Come cheer on the Jets to victory!
Altoona-Midway is looking for Substitute Teachers for the 2019-2020 school year! If you are wanting more information or are wanting to apply, please stop by the District Office or call them at: 620-537-7721!
Flu shots will be given on October 1, 2019. If you have not signed your student up for the flu shot, the school nurse will be sending paperwork home. This paperwork needs to be returned to the school by 09/26/2019. If you have questions please call 620-537-7711. Thanks!
Due to a scheduling error, the September 10th and 11th picture days are actually October 10th for the elementary school and 11th will be the MS/HS.
Reminder: After School 21st Century Grant Activities begin today. Activities will be on Monday’s and Wednesday’s at the HS/MS and Tuesday’s and Thursday’s at AMES.
Family passes will be available for purchase at the Blue/Gold scrimmage tonight. The cost is $20. This covers any HOME sporting events all year long. Each family member will have their own pass that they must show to enter the event. Come support your Jets!!
Due to the construction being done on campus, parking in front of the school may be limited. You are welcome to park north of the gym and enter through those doors.
Reminder The Blue/Gold scrimmages are tonight.The MS VB team will begin play at 5:00. That will be followed by HS VB. Due to the wet FB field, the MS football team will run a few plays in the gym, followed by the HS team. Free admission! Let's help the Jets off to a great season.
Transportation info.: The south exit at the HS/MS will be closed today and tomorrow due to construction. All entering and exiting traffic will need to go through the north entrance.
Reminder: Fall Sports Pictures will be taken tomorrow, 08/27/2019. Please remember to bring your completed picture packets back tomorrow. We will do all group photos first. Following that, will be individual pictures.
Transportation info: The north entrance at the HS/MS will be closed off for construction until at least Wednesday of this week. All entering and exiting traffic will come through the South exit. Please drive slowly and with extra caution.
We are off to a great start to the school year!! We were fortunate enough to receive the Kansas Preschool Pilot grant again this year. Huge thanks to the grant writer and Preschool Director, Mrs. Reazin. This grant helps pay for many things like school supplies, manipulatives, furniture, toys, equipment, cabinets and so much more. “It has been a blessing to receive the grant again,” said Kate Walker, lead Preschool Teacher, “the first year we did not have much to start with, so with this grant we can build a great program up and update many things as well.” Mrs. Walker also noted, “I think I am most excited about the new cabinets and cubbies. They give us so much more storage and they look so much better than the old cubbies.” With the grant the preschool is not only updating the classroom inside but getting an outdoor classroom incorporated as well. The preschoolers have enjoyed getting new toys, activities and play equipment throughout the year. This grant is awarded to many preschools across Kansas and this is the second year for Altoona to receive it. Mrs. Reazin said ”The KPP grant will insure that our preschool stays updated and our three and 4-years-olds are socially, emotionally, and academically ready for Kindergarten.”