Please use the following link to access the end of the audiocast of the August 10th Board Meeting. Thank you https://youtu.be/K2Cl_z-jLb0
There will be a Board Meeting Monday 8/10/2020 at 7:00pm. The meeting will be accessible to the public by following this link. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_pjRUz1El18. The link will take you to the YouTube audiocast of the meeting where you can listen to the items being discussed. In keeping with KDHE and CDC guidelines, the public will not be admitted to the meeting due to social distancing brought on by COVID-19. Thank you.
Please read the 2020-2021 Enrollment information posted under "News" on this website. Thank you.
@HHSLonghorns Ss...FYI if you select remote learning for the 20-21 school year, you will not be allowed to participate in extra-curricular activities or attend extra-curricular events. If you have any Q's email me or call the office. #LonghornVIP
The school year 2020-2021 application for the USDA/KSDE Free and Reduced meal program is now available. To print a copy for your household, go to usd363.com. Select Menu>Parents and Students>KSDE Free and Reduced Meal Application. Print the form, fill out the form and return it. Forms can be picked up and dropped off at the district office at 305 Wiley Street in Holcomb. The completed form can be scanned and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. To request a paper copy be mailed to you, please contact any school secretary or Kristi Calkins at the district office by phone at (620)765-1859 or by email at email@example.com. We encourage you to apply early so that you will have your results prior to enrollment. Thank you.
Here is the link for tomorrow’s 10 am Graduation HHS Class of 2020 https://youtu.be/IWvmHXjlKLU via @YouTube
Holcomb High Graduation June 20th @ 10 AM HHS Football Field *Gates open for family and friends at 9 AM *Limited seating will be provided on the football field but family and friends are encouraged to bring lawn chairs. *Sit with family units and practice social distancing between families on the football field. *Students will sit in football stands social distanced from each other.
Food from the Horns for Hope Food Pantry will be made available for those needing food. Please contact Amy Wickwar at 640-8187 or Shelly Schap at 277-2063 to request food. Pick-up will be made curbside only in front of the high school from 1:00-3:00 PM on Wednesdays.
INTERNET ACCESS - Pioneer Communications will be installing a second WIFI hot spot on 4/3/2020. This hot spot will be located at their office at 106 N. West Street in Holcomb. Residents in the area may be able to access this from their homes. Thank you Pioneer!!!
INTERNET ACCESS - Pioneer Communications has just completed the installation of a free public WIFI hot spot at the Holcomb High School. This hot spot should cover most of the parking lot between the south side of the school and the north side of the football field.
ATTENTION - Per the District Superintendent, All district buildings and facilities are now closed to the public for any an all use until further notice. Please check the news feed for more information as it becomes available. Thank you.
The most current Wellness Plan and Wellness Policies can now be accessed on usd363.com by clicking Menu>Documents>District>Health Services. If you have any questions,concerns or you would like to join our wellness committee, please contact the district office or any team member.
Be sure to go listen to this week's podcast where I talk with Mr. Miller and three of his writing students about their interests and experiences with writing. I apologize for the sound quality. Persevere. It is worth it as they share interesting information.
The first grade field trip was a huge success today! The kids all enjoyed learning about stores. Hearing the owners talk about what they sell, how to come up with a store name, and the most important thing you can do when running a store: Be Happy! After playing at the park, working out at Fit Body, drinking some yummy juice from Roots, and doing some yoga the kids had an ice cream cone from Traditions. I’d say it the best Friday yet! 😊
Be sure to go read this month's letter exploring our Early Childhood program expansion. You might even learn something about the ravages of syrup of ipecac. True story!
Be sure to listen to this week's podcast. I talk with Kelly Tichenor about the special programming we provide throughout the district. Listen in to hear about the great deal of deep dive work that takes place to provide for our students.
@HolcombFootball JV game at Ulysses is at 6 PM today instead of 5 PM #LonghornVIP
Be sure to go listen to my conversation with Sam Mesa, the USD 363 Transportation Director. It really is amazing the amount of work that goes into making sure our student get to and from school safely. :-)
Be sure to go listen to this week's Podcast where I talk with Jenna Johnson about the counseling program at the high school. Lots of VERY important work taking place.
Be sure to enjoy the latest Superintendent Podcast - Mrs. Novack explores the expansion of the Early Childhood program, particularly the new Parents as Teachers Program.
USD 363 would like your feedback on our new online enrollment process. Please take a few minutes to fill out our short survey so that we may improve the process for the coming years. https://forms.gle/CDzhK7rLy2rfbwjBA
Please tune in to this week's podcast. Mr Helton talks about the various initiatives and relationship building taking place at the middle school. Good stuff.
Be sure to go listen to this week's Podcast. I talk with Ms. Randi Thyne about her acclimation to being a new, full-time principal. You'll find this on the Superintendent's page.
Check out my latest letter on the Superintendent's page where I explore decision making and the motivation behind those decisions. Once again lessons learned the haaaard way... :-)
Looking forward to the Longhorn Festival tonight. We are ALL Longhorns!
Check out the fall homecoming website for homecoming court and high school spirit day pictures. https://sites.google.com/usd363.com/fhoco19
Congrats to @holcombvbsb on a 4-1 2nd place finish at @USD482Dighton VB tourney!! #LonghornVIP
Please check out the latest Letter to the Community from the Superintendent - "The ONLY Two Things I Control... Or, A Man and His Piglet..."
Holcomb JV wins over Scott City 18-6
If you are NEW to the Holcomb School District use this snapcode to enroll your student online https://registration.powerschool.com/family/gosnap.aspx?action=20243&culture=en ***NEW STUDENTS ONLY***
Be sure to go to the Superintendent's page to hear this week's podcast where I interview Mr. Johnson, the high school principal, about the different use of time and how that will advantage our students. It is pretty interesting.
Be sure to go to the Superintendent's Page to read the latest letter about the upcoming Second Annual Longhorn Festival. It should be a GREAT time for all Longhorns, big and small. :-)
HMS will be hosting an early parent-teacher conference night on Tuesday, September 17 from 4-8 PM for families to come in and touch base early in the year. Traditional October conferences will still occur. Please check your e-mail for more information or call us at 620-277-2699.
Be sure to go to the latest Superintendent Podcast to hear information about the School Nurses and all they do to help ensure student success here in the Land of the Longhorns!
Be sure to go to the Superintendent's page to read this week's letter. You are ALL invited to a Community Meeting to discuss various initiatives in the district AND to discuss the idea of building an in-door aquatic center here in Holcomb.
Great things are happening at Wiley and Holcomb Elementary! We miss you when you are gone. See the link below for an article about the importance of attending school! http://absencesaddup.org/importance-of-school-attendance/#
Please be sure to go to the Superintendent's page to read this week's letter: "A Reflective, Fail-Friendly Environment." It will change your life. Okay, maybe not, but it is still worth the read. :-)
Coverage of the first two days of this year's flex-mod: https://longhorn.news.blog/2019/08/29/flex-day-frenzy/
Be sure to go the Superintendent's page to listen to the latest Podcast where I interview Stan Kennedy about teaching in Holcomb for the past 39 years and the energy surrounding the idea of building an in-door aquatic center here in Holcomb! Interesting information.
Be sure to go to "2019-2020 Superintendent Letters" to read the latest: Shoes and socks...
Go to Explore, Superintendent, Superintendent Podcast to hear our latest offering "August 20 - Exciting Things"
If you are new to the Holcomb School District use this snapcode to enroll your student online https://registration.powerschool.com/family/gosnap.aspx?action=20243&culture=en *NEW STUDENTS ONLY*
School supply lists can be found at https://sites.google.com/usd363.com/usd363enrollmentinformation/home
Enrollment is scheduled for August 8th at Holcomb Elementary School. Visit our enrollment page for more information. https://sites.google.com/usd363.com/usd363enrollmentinformation/home
We are missing your smiling faces at Holcomb Elementary but we hope you are having a wonderful summer!
Holcomb Middle School will keep regular office hours of 9 AM to 3 PM throughout the month of June. HMS will be closed the week of June 17-21 and for the month of July. HMS office hours will resume at 8:00 AM on Thursday, August 1.
Don't forget to listen to last months Superintendent Podcast! Use this link to keep up-to-date: https://www.usd363.com/vimages/shared/vnews/stories/5bd1c95088dcc/opinion_podcast%20%20Second%20Grade.m4a