“It takes a village to raise a child” – African proverb
We are lucky at USD 289 to have such a wonderful village in Wellsville to help raise the 800 students that attend school daily at WES, WMS, and WHS. It takes an entire team from the bus drivers who deliver the children in the morning and bring them home and night, to the kitchen staff who provide nutritious meals, to the custodians and maintenance staff who keep our buildings clean and operating, the technology staff who keep the computers running, to the secretaries at each building that keep all in order.
“Education is the key to success in life, and teachers make a lasting impact in the lives of their students.” Solomon Ortiz
Each day close to 60 plus USD teachers, aides and administrators as well as the East Central Kansas Cooperative in Education work diligently to empower a community of lifelong learners.
Thank you to the community of Wellsville, who support USD 289 each and every day. It could not be more evident this past weekend with the 2015 Prom. The Prom activities – Pictures, Cruise, Walk, Dinner, and Dance as well as the Post Prom could not be successful without the support from the community of Wellsville. From the countless hours spent planning, decorating, and cleaning by both parents and community members to the donations of cash and prizes for Post Prom it doesn’t go unnoticed. The Cruise & Walk are a tradition that are probably close to 100 years old. By the number of people lining the street it goes to show – that the village of Wellsville is here to raise all the children.
The Wellsville Eagles Real World Design Challenge team won first place in the State today on their "Precision Agriculture" research paper and business plan. They will be travelling to Washington D.C. in November 2015 to present their project for the judges from NASA, the FAA, and the Department of Defense.
The Real World Design team is: Marissa Carmen, Jacob Baker, Andrew Lindsey, Joseph Phillips and Holly Hoehn.
REMINDER: WHO TO CALL?
If you need to reach any of our schools please dial the appropriate office phone number.
Middle School 883-4350
High School 883-2057
District Office 883-2388
Bus Barn 883-2114
District Office Hours:
7:30 am - 4:00 pm, M-F