Kansas is having their Sunflower Summer series of field trips and free admission again this summer. Sunflower Summer provides a wide variety of ways for families to get out, explore something new, and enjoy time together. Kansas families can visit museums, zoos, historic landmarks and more for free! Go to the website for more information. https://www.sunflowersummer.org/
The Elementary School had Field Day on Wednesday May 11. Grades K-5 enjoyed a beautiful afternoon playing games. We ended our day with a schoolwide water ballon fight.
Our Kindergarten class participated in their graduation today. Mrs. Bozarth told them it was a big move going from letters to numbers for their grade. Families came and watched and joined in the celebration. #rockshillsproud.
The 7th grade students traveled to Manhattan for their field trip to visit the Beach Museum of Art on the Kansas State University Campus and the Flint Hills Discovery Center. At the Beach Museum, they toured photography exhibits by Gordon Parks and a local MHK photographer as they explored difficult topics the concept of using art for social good. At the Discovery Center, the students watched a 4D film about the tall grass prairie and explored exhibits.
During the week of May 2nd, the Rock Hills Student Council members sponsored a "Selfie with your favorite teacher" contest. The contest challenged students to take a picture with their favorite teachers and post them on social media with a caption of why they are the best. Students used the #rhfavteachers on all forms of social media, but especially Instragram. A quick search of the hashtag on social media will pull up all the posts by students. Over 30 students posted to show off their favorite teachers with creative captions. A winner was named for the student with the most creative caption and the teacher with the most posts. Isabel Navarro won the most creative caption with a picture of Ms. Gilbert saying "this pic is a 10 on the pH scale because it's pretty basic but at least I have a cool teach to take it with!" The teacher with the most posts was Mr. Rhea having 10 posts from students. The student council would like to thank all the teachers and students that participated and again wish all our great teachers a Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!
3rd Grader Kinley Greene received an award today because she received 100% on every spelling test this year. Way to be SUCCESSFUL!
Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief III (ESSER III) funds are being provided under the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act of 2021, Public Law 117-2 enacted on March 11, 2021. The purpose of ESSER III is to address the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on students by mitigating learning losses, supporting social-emotional needs, and ensuring safe in-person learning for students. We will submit and application for ESSER III funds to the Kansas Department of Education which must include input from a variety of stakeholders on how best to use these funds. Your input will impact how ESSER III funds are spent across the school district. Please take a few minutes to provide your feedback. Thank. you in advance for your input and participation.