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Western Plains USD 106 is a school district located in Ness County, Kansas. USD 106 is comprised of the towns of Arnold, Brownell, Bazine, Ransom, and Utica. At Western Plains, we pride ourselves on the ability to serve each student and help them reach their potential with a highly qualified faculty in the comfort of well-maintained facilities. We are proud of what we do at Western Plains and invite you to check out the site. Thanks for visiting!

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USD 106 receives Commissioner's Award, other awards, from KSDE

BAZINE & RANSOM- Western Plains USD 106 has been recognized through the Kansas Can Star Recognition Program as a high achieving school district in the state of Kansas. The Kansas Can Star Recognition Program evaluates districts on areas such as "social-emotional growth, kindergarten readiness, Individual Plans of Study (IPS), high school graduation preparedness, high school graduation, civic engagement . . .

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Flax selected to WKLL All League Second Team

OAKLEY- On Monday evening, November 4th, the volleyball coaches of the schools from the Western Kansas Liberty League met at the Southwest Kansas Educational Service Center in Oakley to select the 2019 WKLL All-League Volleyball team. Prior to the meeting coaches nominate those players they felt deserving of the honor, but coaches cannot vote for their own players. Following team presentations from the coaches, seven players were . . .

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Community rallies behind Booster Club

RANSOM & BAZINE- Earlier this school year, the Western Plains Booster Club was facing a tough decision: either gain new members, or disband.  The club has a long-standing, positive reputation for supporting athletes, classrooms, and communities through supplies, donations, meals, etc., but a decline in membership and funds was unfortunately leading the club down a path where they were soon going to be unable to continue . . .

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Scholars Bowl team welcomes new coach

A new era of scholars bowl is coming to Western Plains, leaving the school buzzing with anticipation. With this new era comes a new coach. Mr. Allen McLain is taking on the role of being the coach, and he intends to continue the strong tradition.  When asked what made him apply for the position he stated, “After I retired, I found that one of the things I missed was not being able to be around others. When I saw that a . . .

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Ag Mechanics class converts bus

Mr. Craig Blocksome’s Ag Mechanics class is getting creative with their latest project; modifying an old school bus and turning it into what the class fondly calls a “redneck camper”. Mr. Blocksome purchased the old school bus at an auction in Kentucky and thought it would be fun and educational for the class to fix it up and make it livable. The class jokingly (or not so jokingly) calls it the “redneck . . .

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