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 firstname.lastname@example.org. (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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com
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
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 email@example.com
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
Kylee Wade: National Programs in action-Silver, earned a St. qualifier. Two teams also competed in the Learning Ed Opportunity (LEO) and will be going to state. Abi Elsesser & Bailey Graham:Focus on Children-Gold & Conner Houghton &Memphis Colander: See What We’ve Done-Silver
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 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.
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 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org"
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.”
The unofficial Board Meeting minute for July and August are now available on the website.
Reminder: MS/HS athletic practices begin today. The activity bus will also begin today.
Volleyball and football practices will begin Monday, August 19th. This is for both HS and MS students. MS volleyball practices will take place in Altoona at our elementary school. Transportation will be provided as it has been in the past. Call 620-537-7711 for more information.
The FFA bbq is on Friday, August 16th.
The FFA will have a back to school bbq for kids and parents interested in FFA. It will be from 6-8:00 P.M. out front of the VoAg building.
The USD 387 regular monthly board meeting scheduled for Monday, August 12th at 7:00 P.M., has been changed. The meeting will be on Wednesday, August 14th at 7:00 P..M..
Reminder: We are still serving summer meals this week at AMES. Breakfast and lunch.
Come out and support the AMHS CheerTeam at the Altoona Days/Fireman's Auxiliary 4th of July Celebration June 28 & 29 in Altoona. 5:30-10:00 tonight and Saturday during the day. The cheer team will be hosting the concession stand and a car smash. Stop by and see the lady Jets.
There will be no summer weights July 1st-7th. We will start back up July 8th. Enjoy your time off!
Reminder: Activity Camps week of June 24-28, 2019 Cheer Camp for middle school cheerleaders. Basketball camp for 9-12 is being held his week at the middle/high school. Any 9-12 student may attend. More information can be found on our Facebook Page.
Exciting week at summer academy!!! Students have been learning about bats, cats, and spiders. Everyone is ready for the zoo field trip on Friday.
Reminder: Sports camps resume tomorrow, Tuesday, June 4. Please go go our website www.usd387.org and click on live feed to see details about the camps.
Due to extensive flooding and expected rising water levels, busses will run black top only roads Wednesday.
Reminder: 1/2 day for students tomorrow. Busses will run at 12:30. Have a wonderful summer!
Altoona-Midway busses will run blacktop only routes tomorrow morning and afternoon. Students not able to make it to school due to high water or poor road conditions will be excused.
Due to impending severe weather, there will be no sports practices today. There will be no after school activities at all this afternoon.
Due to the impending sever weather this afternoon, all after school 21st grant activities are canceled for April 30, 2019.
The MBL Track Meet that was postponed for today, will be made-up next Monday, May 6. Field events will begin at 3:00 PM.
The MBL track meet scheduled for today has been postponed. We will announce a make-up date very soon.
FFA Earth Day events have been canceled for tomorrow, April 23, due to weather.
Reminder: There will be a drivers education meeting today at 6:00 PM at the ms/hs. If you have a student that will be taking drivers education this summer, please plan on attending.
On Tuesday April 16, the AMHS Forensics team will compete in Girard beginning at 3:30 PM. Go Jets!
High School Softball at home today beginning at 4:30. Come out and support the Lady Jets!
The 4th grade students would like to invite you to their Wax Museum, Monday, April 15th from 1 to 2 and 5:30 to 6:30 at AMES.
The MS Track team has added another track meet. It will be April 16 held in Yates Center beginning at 3:30. Come support the Jets!
On April 18, the HS track team will be participating in the Southern Coffey County track meet at Burlington. They WILL NOT be attending the Fredonia Relays on that day. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Due to low numbers because of other events, the HS girls softball game at home vs. Crest on 4/8 has been postponed. A make-up date will be announced at a later time.
The softball games scheduled for today have been postponed. A make-up date will be announced.
4th quarter Grant Activities begin today.
There will be NO middle school track practice today, 3/29/19.
4th Quarter Grant Activities begin Monday, April 1st. Thank you for allowing your kids to participate in these programs.
AMHS Softball @ home vs. Chetopa at 4:30. MS Track @ Humboldt at 3:00. Come out and support our kids!
MS Track opens the season tomorrow, 3/28, at Humboldt. Start time is 3:00. HS Softball opens at home tomorrow, 3/28, against Chetopa. Start time is 4:30. Come out and support your Jets!
Due to a late cancellation, spring sport pictures will not be taken tomorrow morning. (Thursday) Pictures will be rescheduled afterSpring Break.
USD #387 Altoona-Midway Schools will continue Parent/Teacher conferences on Thursday March 14, 2019 4:00 PM-6:30 PM
Altoona-Midway Parent Teacher Conferences last until 8:00 PM this evening. You still have time to make it.
Reminder: USD 387 Altoona-Midway Schools Parent/teacher conferences 4:00-8:00 PM Today, March 12, 2019
Reminder: AMES will be having Grant Activities after school today. This is a makeup day for one missed last week.
There will be no school on March 15. (Teacher Comp. Day)
USD #387 schools and offices will be closed 03/18/2019 thru 03/22/2019 for Spring Break. Have a great and safe break!
Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held Wednesday, March 13th from 4:00-8:00 PM and Thursday the 14th from 4:00-6:30 PM. Teachers will be available to discuss your students grades during this time. This is the last Parent/Teacher Conferences for this 2018-2019 school year.
Mr. Pearce will have FREE garden seeds to give away at Parent/Teacher conferences Wednesday and Thursday of this week.
AMES will be hosting "Pastries with Parents" on March 29, 2019. Pastries at 7:30 AM followed by an awards ceremony at 8:00 at the elementary school.
Reminder: Top Jet Competition tomorrow beginning with dinner at 6:00. $10/person. Then watch our students show off their culinary skills by competing for "Top Jet" Please come out and support our FCCLA students and enjoy a great meal.
Reminder: Students will be dismissed at 12:30 tomorrow. Busses will run at 12:30. No Afternoon Prek. We are hosting League Forensics at AMHS. It starts at 1:30.
Parents of students that were signed up for fluoride treatments during the 1st semester: CHC will be returning on 3/12 to do fluoride treatments again on these students only. Thank you.
The Middle School Scholars Bowl that was postponed for today, will be made-up TOMORROW, March 5 at Thayer Middle School beginning at 4:00 PM.
There will be no middle school Scholars Bowl today at Thayer.
Due to subzero wind chills and hazardous country roads, Altoona-Midway Schools will be closed tomorrow.
Friday, March 1 Reminder: The AMHS booster club spaghetti dinner at 5:00. Spaghetti, salad, bread, dessert for $5.00. Faculty/Staff vs. Seniors basketball game begins at 6:30. Senior Parents Night at halftime of the game. Immediately following the game will be homecoming.
Reminder: The AMHS FFA will be holding a free pancake breakfast tomorrow morning, 02/22/2019 beginning at 7:00 AM in the Ag. Building. Donations will be accepted. Come out and support the Altoona-Midway FFA Chapter.
Altoona-Midway schools will be in session tomorrow on a two hour delay. No AM Preschool. Classes begin at 10:00. Breakfast will not be served. Busses will run. Pickup times will coincide with the two hour delay.
Reminder: The AMHS boys basketball regional game at St. Paul today, 02/19/2019, will begin at 4:30.
The AMHS Regional basketball game scheduled for 7:00 PM tonight has been moved up to 4:30 this afternoon.
Due to iced over parking lot conditions at St. Paul, the basketball games scheduled for tonight are canceled.
Due to poor parking lot conditions at St. Paul, there will be no high school basketball games tonight.
The elementary band festival at Waverly on Saturday has been canceled.
The Home Forensics tournament scheduled for tomorrow is postponed. Makeup date TBD.
HS Basketball tonight is canceled. It will not be rescheduled.
The elementary band festival will be held @ Lebo High School on Saturday, February 16. Students from area schools will join together for a day of rehearsing and will perform a concert at 3:00. There will be a 5th and 6th grade bands. AMES students will be participating.
The AMHS boys basketball team will travel to St. Paul on Tuesday Feb 19 at 7:00 PM to take on St. Paul in the first round of the Kansas Class 1A Regional.
The AMHS girls basketball team will travel to Chetopa on Monday to take on the Hornets in the first round of the Kansas State Class 1A Regional. The game will begin at 7:00 PM.
The AMHS basketball teams will travel to St. Paul on Saturday to take on the Indians. The games begin at 6:30 with the girls varsity game. The boys varsity games will follow. There will be no JV games. Come support the Jets!
The AMMS will be hosting a Scholars Bowl Thursday September 14. Mr. Dixon is in desperate need of volunteers. It begins right after school. If you can help please e-mail email@example.com. AMMS thanks you for your support.
AMHS will be hosting TRLeague Forensics Saturday, Feb. 16. We are in desperate need of volunteers. If you can volunteer please e-mail Mrs. Dvorachek at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Jets that you for your support as these event would not be possible without your support. Thanks
Reminder: The AMHS Booster Club will be hosting a spaghetti dinner on Friday, Feb. 15. The dinner will begin at 5:00. Spaghetti, salad, dessert all for just $5.00. Stick around for some good basketball as the Jets take on Jayhawk-Linn for homecoming. Games begin at 5:00. PM.
AMHS Homecoming will be Friday Feb. 15. It will also be Senior Night. Senior night will be between the girls varsity and the boys varsity games. Crowning will be at halftime of the boys varsity game. Let's fill the gym with Jet fans.
No Grant Activities at the HS/MS except for music lessons.
The AMMS Scholars Bowl Team will be hosting a scholars bowl meet this Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. We are needing some community members and parents to help with this event. If you are to help, please e-mail Steve Dixon at email@example.com or call 620-537-7711.
The high School basketball game scheduled for February 8th, has been rescheduled for Saturday, February 16, 2019 beginning at 6:30 PM. There will be no JV games. The varsity girls will start at 6:30 and the varsity boys will follow.
Altoona-Midway will have school tomorrow. Busses will run. If your students are not able to make it to school due to impassible country roads, it will be an excused absence.
AMES Family Reading night will be held Monday, February 11th from 6-7:30 at the grade school.
Reminder: FFA Work Auction is on Monday, Feb. 11th at 6:00 PM. Members remember to bring items you signed up for.
Forensics scheduled for tomorrow at Marmaton Valley is still on. The bus will leave at 5:50 AM from the HS/MS. Please contact Mrs. Dvorachek at 620-794-1499 if your student can not attend.
As of this moment the Youth for Music event held at Emporia tomorrow is still on. The bus will leave the HS/MS at 6:15 AM. Please contact Mrs. McDaniel at 620-779-1792 if your student is unable to attend.
HS Basketball at St. Paul tonight has been postponed. No makeup date has been scheduled yet.
Altoona-Midway schools will be closed tomorrow. A determination about HS Basketball will be made at 11:00 AM tomorrow morning.
Altoona-Midway Schools will be closed tomorrow.
FFA Meats CDE at Erie tomorrow has been postponed.
Altoona-Midway Schools are closed today, due to icy road conditions.
Booster Club Spaghetti dinner has been rescheduled for this Thursday evening 5:00 to 7:30 P.M..
The HS BBall game scheduled for tonight is postponed and rescheduled for Thursday night. No Grant Activities or athletic practices tonight.
The Altoona-Midway High School Booster Club is sponsoring a spaghetti supper on Tuesday February 5th, 2019 from 5:00-7:30 PM. Spaghetti, bread, salad & dessert all for just $5.00. All proceeds go to After Prom.
The Youth For Music that was scheduled for Feb. 2 and then for Feb 16 will take place on Feb. 9. More details soon.
Due to extreme cold temperatures tomorrow, Altoona-Midway Schools will be closed.
Due to extreme cold temperatures tomorrow, Altoona-Midway schools will be closed.
The AMHS Senior class will be hosting a Chili Feed Tuesday evening as the Jets take on Marmaton Valley beginning at 5:15. The Chili feed will begin at 5:00 PM. Come out and support the Jets and senior class.
High School Basketball at home tomorrow, 01/29/2018 vs. Marmaton Valley. Boys JV tips off at 5:15. Girls varsity will begin at 6:00 followed the "Jet Set" performance followed by the boys varsity. Members of the "Jet Set" need to be at the school by 5:00 PM
Day of Tragedy: Lessons learned from the Excel Industries shooting. An event at Altoona-Midway High School https://5il.co/6c5z
The Altoona-Midway High School Scholar's Bowl team will not be traveling to Pittsburg to compete this evening due to the impending weather. Thank you.
On Tuesday, January 29th, our senior class parents will sponsor a Chili Feed in the high school school cafeteria. You will get a bowl of chili, a dessert, plus a pickle bar for only $5.00. Start time will be 4:30pm.
The KMEA elementary/MS event scheduled for tomorrow has been cancelled.
Middle School Boys B Team wins at home!
The PTO Carnival originally scheduled for Saturday, January 19th has been rescheduled for Saturday, April 27th.
Middle School Girls B Team wins at home!
Due to the 100th day of school at AMES, January WILD has been moved to February 6th!
Reminder: Students have a half-day on Wednesday, December 19th. Students will be dismissed at 12:30. Busses will run after school and the sports activity bus will run at 3:00 from Altoona and at 3:15 from the HS/MS for those students having basketball practice.
Middle School Girls B Team wins at Chetopa!
Last day for 2nd quarter grant activist. Next quarter activities begin January 28th.
Middle School Boys B Team wins at Thayer!
The Altoona-Midway National Honor Society will be hosting a Teddy Bear Toss on December 18th, 2018 during the home basketball game. At half-time of the Varsity Boys Basketball game fans are being asked to throw new or gently used stuffed animals onto the court. The stuffed animals will be picked up and donated to the Wilson County Sheriff’s Department to be given out to children for comfort during traumatizing events.
There are no After School Grant Activities next week. Today is the last day for Fun&Fitness and Art&Allegory for HS/MS students. Holiday Cooking with Mrs. Caylor will begin on Monday, Nov. 26th.
The Veteran's day program schedule for today, 11/12/18 has been canceled. A decision to make up this date will be made later.
Due to inclement, there will be no school for USD #387 today, Monday, November 12. This also cancels all practices and events.
Financial Aid night on Tuesday evening at 6:00 P.M. in the HS/MS library. Students, please bring your IPADS.
"Screenagers," movie on Thursday evening at 6:00 P.M. in the HS/MS gym. Popcorn and snacks provided. RSVP Mrs. Sexton @ firstname.lastname@example.org. Any parent raising a kid in the "Digital Age," welcome to attend.
AMES lost power at 1:00. It should be back on by 2:30. We will continue with the regular school day and busses will run normal route times.
Reminder: We are still having After School Grant Activities today at the HS/MS. We understand that some kids may not attend due to Halloween activities tonight. Happy Halloween!
KSDE is offering juniors and seniors, who have *not previously* taken the ACT, the opportunity to take the ACT for FREE in February! Students can sign up by the front office or by emailing Mrs. Sexton.
November breakfast and lunch menus have been posted to our app and website!
End of the first quarter of school and Grant Activities this Friday. P-T Conferences next Wednesday from 4-8:00 PM., and Thursday 4-6:30P.M..
All after school grant activities, MS practices & HS practices have been canceled this afternoon due to the potential of severe weather.
Our final football game for high school is not listed on our schedule due to date/time not being set yet. As soon as that information is given to us, we will update the schedule and let you all know!
Alert: HS JV football for tonight has been canceled by Oswego due to lack of players. At this time, there is no reschedule date.
JV Football at Yates Center on Monday night is postponed and being rescheduled for a later date. We will send out notification of the new date and time.
HS Football for tonight has been postponed. We are trying to reschedule and will notify as soon as we do.
Good Morning! High School Volleyball Alumni are invited to the Blue and Gold scrimmage this Friday (8/24) to play against the varsity girls. For more information, please contact Coach Hoag @ email@example.com.
MS/HS sports schedules are posted on the website and app! Please remember these are subject to change. In the event of any changes, we will notify you as soon as possible!
Reminder: It is Back to School Night at AMES tonight from 6:00-7:00 pm! Please use the east doors by the office.
Night Out! Come and join us for hamburgers and hot dogs next Tuesday night from 6:00 to 8:00 at the High School. Fire trucks, KHP cars, Sheriff Patrol Vehicles. This is for all Altoona and Buffalo residents and everyone in our school district. Tables and chairs in the air-conditioned gym or bring your chairs to sit outside.
Freshman orientation Wednesday evening at 6:00 P.M..
Field trip pics from the Cosmosphere posted on the live feed and Facebook.
Enrollment information is posted on our website and Facebook! We look forward to seeing everyone there!