Good evening, to honor the memory of Mr. Richard Carpenter school will not be in session on Wednesday September 23rd to allow staff, students, and patrons the opportunity to join the family in celebrating his life. The service will be held at 11:00 AM in the north gym that day.
Good afternoon parents, I pleased to announce that our district has been approved to receive FREE lunches for all students through the end of 2020! The USDA has extended the meal program that we were utilizing last spring to make this possible. If you currently have a positive balance in your account it will be carried forward.
Good afternoon Parents: Just a reminder that if you signed up to pick up meals during Wednesdays in September that you may pick them up in the back parking lot at the cafeteria door between 11 and 12 noon.
Good afternoon everyone! Our staff has been in meetings all morning finalizing plans for your students arrival in our buildings. USD 344 is proud of the many staff members that have taken classes and learned new methods of instruction during the summer. We are also ready to see students back in the buildings. Students you have been missed! On Wednesday at 7:30 am the doors will open for students. Students will have their temperatures taken with an infrared non-contact thermometer prior to their entry to the buildings. Parents may bring their children to the door however we ask that you not come in to the buildings at this time. Masks are required upon entry unless a prior note from a medical doctor has been provided. In the rare occurrence that you would need to drop something off at the building, the office staff will give you instructions on how and where to leave the item. Overall it is our desire to keep everyone as safe as possible while at the same time delivering the best model of instruction that we possibly can. We are following these precautions to hopefully allow us to continue face to face instruction all year. Keep in mind that anything that we are doing can and may change rapidly as we make adjustments to keep this ship on course. Thank you for understanding and allowing us to educate your children!
Good afternoon parents, today we had a group of administrators and teachers meet and discuss framework and expectations for our upcoming school year. In doing so we would like to request more information from each of you in regards to expectations and desires. Please take a moment and fill out the attached survey. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1yI77bHriuCDyqPlIG2Z1iFVzFX9IYcavq4T-2xeWJjk/viewform?edit_requested=true
Good evening parents and families, I apologize for the late notice. Graduation will be on the football field at 2 PM Saturday. Parents and guests should bring lawn chairs and you will be able to sit on the field. We ask that you space yourselves on the field and social distance. This will be the same format that we had planned inside. In addition we will live stream it and have it playing on the radio for you if you choose to remain in your car or at home. We will send links just before graduation. Thank-you for your patience as we navigate this and try to make the very best graduation that we safely can for our seniors.
Good afternoon everyone, The Governor just announced that she will have an executive order Monday stating that school will not start until after Labor Day. I assume that we will just shift our calendar. We will make an announcement as soon as we know for sure.
Good evening! Please place July 18th at 10:30 am on your calendar as a tentative graduation date. Our desire is for this to be a traditional graduation however we ask that you be patient as we continue to navigate through this.
This is a friendly reminder. Chromebooks and text books need to be turned in today. Last names A-K 8-11 am and L-Z 11-2 pm. Thank you!
PES Families - as there is a confirmed COVID-19 cases in Linn County, NO STUDENTS will be allowed in the building. Student's will retrieve their items via drive through, in the front parking lot. We have a lot of things coming home to you. Packets of school work, chrome books (grades 3-6), art supplies, art projects, and all of your child’s belongings. That said, we are concerned that you may be a little overwhelmed by the amount of things coming home and the task that you may feel before you. Please know that your classroom teachers are available to help you through this. Each week teachers will make at least one contact with you to ensure that you are being supported. They will also be checking in and supporting your children every day with their work. If you happen to need to get in touch with them any time throughout the week, teachers have set aside 2 hours everyday to be available to communicate with their families. We are here for you. Pick up of these materials and your students belongings will happen on Friday. Here is the pick up schedule for the elementary school. It is by last name. A - B 9:00 - 10:00 C - D 10:00 - 11:00 E - J 11:00 - 12:00 K - L 12:00 - 12:30 M 1:00 - 2:00 N - S 2:00 - 3:00 T - Z 3:00 - 3:30 *Families with JH/high school students, the elementary school will make accommodations so that you can pick up your families belongings all at the same time. Please come over after you pick up your things from the high school.
Good evening Parents! We have been busy getting things ready for our teaching staff. Starting Monday you will be receiving calls from your child’s classroom/home room teacher. When they call they will give you a time that you can come to the school to pick up necessary supplies, etc. and they will also have a few survey questions to ask. We have been fortunate to receive approval to give all children age 1-18 in our district FREE breakfast and lunch. You will need to tell the person calling if you would like to receive that, and if you have a bus student, you have an option to have the meals delivered to the bus stop. If not you would be able to pick them up between 11 and noon behind the school just outside the cafe. (Someone will bring to your car). In addition you will be asked about internet connectivity in your house as well as if you have a computer available that your student could work from. The last thing I want to reiterate is that all the planning in the world can change at any moment. Please bear with us as we continue down this path. We are currently clearing the path the best we can however those of you that have been hiking know that sometimes you have to go back and try a different direction to get to where you are trying to go. Together we can do this!
MESSAGE TO FAMILIES Today, March 17, 2020 Governor Laura Kelly announced all school facilities will be closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. This will place tremendous hardship on our families and staff, and impact the social and emotional well-being of our students. We have been working on contingency plans since mid-March, including how we can meet the ongoing learning needs of our students as well as provide breakfast and lunch for our students. The administration will be planning meetings for individual staff members in small groups (Less than 10) to go over tentative plans and get the ball rolling on instruction. These meetings with staff will start Monday, March 23rd and will ramp up to resume instruction by the 30th, if not sooner. Realizing that not all families have access to internet connections, KSDE has provided schools with 3 different instructional delivery methods. We are able to instruct via worksheets, small groups, as well as online computer based. At this point I think it would be safe to assume that your student will see a combination of the three teaching delivery methods being utilized. As you know, our teachers are all trained to teach face to face. This will be a challenge for everyone involved, however, I can promise you that we will do the very best job we can to assure that students are meeting curriculum standards. You should also know that the instruction will evolve throughout the next few weeks that we have remaining. In the end, it is our desire to do all that we can to keep students and staff safe while following local, state and national guidelines/protocols. In addition to instruction, I am sure everyone is also wondering what will happen to spring activities. The Kansas State High School Activities Association has cancelled all spring activities. At this point in time everything on the calendar is considered cancelled with the exception of graduation. It is our desire to schedule graduation once the "all clear" has been given. At this point though all activities etc. are cancelled until June 1. No plans will be made for anything after June 1st until we are given the green light to do so. Our staff and board of education will also be working on other critical issues, such as what this means for our seniors, how this will affect the next school year, and what impact this will have on our employees. We will provide updates on these issues as soon as the information is available. We are committed to working together as a community to support one another throughout these unprecedented times, and communication will remain a top priority. As a reminder, this school closure is in response to the current public health crisis. The focus should remain on preventing the spread the coronavirus, or COVID-19 as it is also referred to.
Greetings!!! Parent Teacher Conferences for Pleasanton schools are today from 4-7 pm. and Thursday 4-8 pm. We look forward to seeing you there. Spring Break will Be Friday, March 13th -March 22nd. Thank You
Three Rivers League Basketball Team Selections. Congratulations coaches and players! GIRLS 1st Team Sophomore Danielle Howard – Uniontown (U) Senior Katie Coomes – St. Paul (U) Junior Railey Robertson – Southeast-Cherokee Senior Emily Hutcherson – St. Paul Senior Madelynn Collins – Yates Center Junior Emma Sabine – Pleasanton Senior Bailey Griffith – Marmaton Valley Junior Karleigh Schoenberger – Uniontown 2nd Team Junior Brali Conard – Chetopa Senior Taylor Wiatrak – St. Paul Senior Rylee Beckmon – Colony-Crest Senior Samantha Blundell – Chetopa Senior Shanler McNickle – Oswego Senior Kate Dawson – Jayhawk-Linn Senior Torrie Albertson – Chetopa Sophomore Aly Ard – Marmaton Valley 3rd Team Senior Haley Claffey – Northeast-Arma Senior Abby Long – Oswego Junior Rachel Fox – Northeast-Arma Senior Breleigh Harris – Uniontown Sophomore Claire Bradshaw – St. Paul Sophomore Mariah Stackhouse – Altoona-Midway Junior Kaylee Becker – Marmaton Valley Sophomore Elise Doherty – St. Paul BOYS 1st Team Senior Adam Albertinie – Saint Paul Junior Jake Harvey – Uniontown Senior Matt Cashero- Northeast-Arma Senior Brance Ware – Jayhawk-Linn Senior Chandler Bradshaw – Saint Paul Senior Luke George – Uniontown Junior Isaac Elliott – Oswego Senior Zach Beckmon – Colony-Crest 2nd Team Senior Reece Solander – Yates Center Senior Easton Dent – Saint Paul Senior Isaac Jurkovic – Northeast-Arma Junior Jace Coltrane – Southeast-Cherokee Senior Kaleb Lemmons – Saint Paul Senior Hayden Smith – Saint Paul Freshman Dale Gillespie – Pleasanton Sophomore Jackson Ashmore – Altoona-Midway Honorable Mention Senior Chase Bradshaw – Saint Paul Senior Jazper McCaauley – Northeast-Arma Sophomore Sean Hurst – Yates Center Senior Dayton Marsh -Altoona-Midway Freshman Cade Burdette – Southeast-Cherokee Senior Cole Cunninghame – Pleasanton Junior Kobey Miller – Colony-Crest Junior Tyson Hermreck – Colony-Crest Senior Jace Wilson – Oswego
Good morning, The spelling bee will be rescheduled to February 26th at the same time in the elementary school.
School is cancelled today February 5th. We are currently in a winter weather warning and will already be short staff and students due to the parade. Please be careful today.
Staff and students. Classes will start at 10 am today. Doors will open at 9:30 with breakfast being served at this time. Busses will run 2 hours later than normal. Staff arrival time will be 9:30.
With the threat of bad weather coming in tomorrow night we are going to move up the start times for our home basketball games. Our varsity girls game will begin at 4:30 PM followed by varsity boys. The JV boys will start in the south gym at 4:30 followed by the JV girls.
Good morning, school will not be in session Friday January 24th. The Mid-season tournament will resume on Saturday.
The missed basketball game with Moran will be made up on February 17th. Court-warming will be held on January 31st in conjunction with business appreciation night.
Good evening, due to forecasted weather conditions Friday January 17th school will not be in session.
Good morning parents, just a reminder that today is early release. Have a great day!
Good morning, due to pending weather Friday January 10th we will be starting our basketball games at 4 PM with the JV boys in south gym and varsity girls in north gym.
Due to the fact that Chetopa does not have enough players the girls team will not play JV. The boys will play half running clock followed by the varsity girl’s and then boys. All games will be in the north gym starting at 5 PM January 7th.
Due to current road conditions school will not be in session Tuesday December 17th. Stay safe everyone!
Due to current road conditions and forecast of more bad weather to come, school will not be in session Monday December 16th.
Good morning everyone! Just a reminder that today we will have early release. Have a great day!
We just want to remind everyone about our Veterans Day Assembly Monday at 9 AM in the north gym. We will honor our Veterans at this time. Hope to see you there!
Just a reminder that the book fair will be open tonight during conferences. We are located in the grade school flex room. Hope you can stop in!
Did you know that a student who reads 20 minutes per day can score in the 90th percentile on standardized tests? Reading Matters!! This week is the PTO Book Fair. The hours of operation are Monday and Thursday 7:45-8:00 AM and 3:00-4:40 PM. Tuesday 7:45-8:00 AM and 3:00-8:00 PM, Wednesday 7:45-8:00 AM and 3:00-7:00 PM. Please come out and show your support!
Congrats to the Junior High Volleyball B-Team on their 3 set win over Northeast!
Congrats to the High School JV Football team on their 42-6 win over Uniontown tonight.
Due to the field conditions after this last rain the Junior High football game will not be played tonight.
Junior High Football Game has been cancelled for tonight and will not be made up.
The Cross Country Meet for today has been cancelled. With League Meets next week, the meet will not be rescheduled, The Junior High football game for tonight is still on. Thanks!
The cross country meet scheduled for today has been cancelled and will not be rescheduled.
Lady Jays Varsity falls in two sets to St Paul.
Lady Jays Varsity Volleyball takes down Altoona in 2 sets! Will play St Paul next.
What a great day to be a Blu-Jay! Huge thanks to Jesse and Kathy Secrest and their employees at Cox Motors for a successful Drive 4 UR School event. I also want to thank all the patrons that took a few minutes out of your day to come out and drive a new Ford. In addition 3M in Nevada gave a few area schools invitations to come out for an hour this afternoon and pick up FREE products for our school. We brought back a van load!
The Cross Country Meet scheduled for today at Central Heights has been postponed to Oct 7th! Thanks
Lady Jays fall in 2 sets to Southeast
Lady Jays fall to Chetopa in 2 sets.
Jr High Football wins 34-26 over Drexel!
Jr High Lady Jays beat Drexel in two sets.
One week from today is our Drive 4 UR School event. The event starts at 8:00 am on Main Street. Ford gives the school groups $20 per test drive. Please come out and support the school.
Lady Jays beat Crest in two sets.
Lady Jays Volleyball falls in two sets to Uniontown. Playing Crest next.
Lady Jays finish 3-3 for 4tg place at the Humboldt Tournament.
Ladies lost to Waverly. Playing Yates Center for 3rd Place.
Lady Jays beat Altoona in 2 sets. Playing Waverly in bracket play now.
Lady Jays fell in 2 sets to Colgan. They play Altoona next. Win or lose and the girls will be the runner up in the pool and move on to the championship bracket.
Lady Jays get their second straight victory as they beat Marmaton Valley in 3 sets!
Lady Jays got the 2 set victory over Central Heights. Play Marmaton Valley now.
Congrats to the JH Football Jays for their 60-12 victory over Altoona Midway!
Congrats to the Lady Jays A-Team on their 3 set win over Altoona Midway!
Good evening parents, We want to remind you that Wednesday September 18th is early release.
Lady Jays Volleyball drops the match against Oswego and will face Jayhawk Linn next.
Lady Jays Varsity drops their match with Marmaton Valley in 2 sets. Playing Oswego next.
Congrats to the JV Football Team on their win over Southeast tonight.
Lady Jays played some great volleyball but fell in two sets to Rich Hill. I want to say thank you to the girls and coaches. Win or lose, they always help take down the equipment. I really appreciate that ownership.
JV Lady Jays fall in two sets to Rich Hill.
Final Southeast 28, Pleasanton 12
Start of the 4th Q Southeast 16, Pleasanton 11
Halftime Pleasanton 12, Southeast 8
After 1Q Pleasanton 12, Southeast 8
Tim Anderson with the 40 yard TD run! Pleasanton 12, Southeast 0
Gillespie to McKee for the early TD Pleasanton 6, Southeast 0
The Junior High Football Game has been postponed tonight at halftime. The second half will be played Monday at 5:00pm.
Lady Jays Varsity takes set number two 25-18 and wins the match over Hume.
Lady Jays Varsity wins set one over Hume 25-12
JV Lady Jays Volleyball beats Crest in two sets!
Lady Jays fall to Chetopa in 2 sets.
Lady Jays fought hard but fell to St Paul in two sets.
Lady Jays fall in two sets to Southeast. Playing St Paul next.
Lady Jays are getting ready for action at the TRL League Volleyball Tournament!
Final Pleasanton 62, Northeast 0
Halftime Pleasanton 46, Northeast 0
1 minute left in half. Pleasanton 46, Northeast 0 Gillespie has 5 passing TD’s
Freshman QB, Dale Gillespie throws his 4th TD. Jays up 40 to 0 with 6:00 left in 2Q.
7:00 left in 2Q Pleasanton 34, Northeast 0
Mid 2Q Pleasanton 28, Northeast 0
Early 2Q Pleasanton 22, Northeast 0
After 1Q Pleasanton 14, Northeast 0
Junior High Football with the big 50-0 win over Crest. Game over at half.
After 1Q your JH Football Blu-Jays lead Crest 24-0
Due to electrical issues at Northeast, tomorrow’s football game will now be played at Pleasanton. Please share and spread the word!
Hello Nation! Due to both our practice and playing field still holding standing water we are cancelling the Blu-White Football Scrimmage for Thursday. Not an easy decision but necessary. Volleyball will still have their scrimmage starting at 5:30.
Due to low numbers, Northeast will not be able to field a JV Football Team this season. So the home game scheduled for 09/09 is cancelled.
Hello Blu-Jay Nation! Update for Football Practice Today due to heat. Jr High will start as scheduled at 3:30 and have a light walk through practice. High School will start after Open House and practice until 8:15. Thanks, Danny
Hello everyone! I will have the remaining Blu-Jay Nation Flags available at enrollment. They are in limited supply so once they’re gone, they’re gone.
Hello Blu-Jay Nation! Just a reminder about the JH and HS Football 🏈 Meeting today at 6:30 in the cafeteria. Thanks Danny
There will be a parent's meeting for Junior High Volleyball on July 30th at 6:30pm in the Commons Area. Thanks, Danny Looney (AD)
JH/HS Football : There will be a parent's meeting on August 1st @ 6:30 pm in the Cafeteria
Just a reminder that if you are a coach whether that be head or assistant you have to be CPR/AED trained. We are offering this training on Aug 15th. Time TBD. If you have been certified within the last two years I need a copy of your certification. Thanks, Danny Looney (AD)
Hello Blu-Jay Nation! As you know we are building a new Social Platform. When it's all done we can update all media (FB, Twitter, Website, and App) at one time. Going to make things much easier to get information out to you. This was a test post to make sure it's working!
Hello Blu-Jay Nation! We are in the process of building our new social platform. I am trying out the Live Feed