Mrs. Wittman’s 4/5 class has been learning about energy transfer this week in Science. Today they built solar ovens and made s’mores. Heat energy from the sun melted the chocolate and marshmallows inside the solar ovens. Students enjoyed their tasty treats to celebrate all the learning they’ve done this week!
South 2nd and 3rd graders learned about their amazing brains this week, and made these "thinking caps" (their name for them--clever!)!
K-1 did a fun writing activity that involved solving a mystery case of the missing Scribble Spot. During SEL, K-1 colored and created emotion sticks and Mrs. A brought out the mini Spots to discuss the relations of emotions to colors. During writing, Mrs. A and her students realized that Scribble Spot was missing, so they had a mystery to solve. In order to solve the mystery they had to form a question, list the names of suspects, draw out a plan to find Scribble Spot, find clues, and track Scribble Spot The students used their emotion sticks to describe what they were feeling, they realized that they can have mixed emotions to events. The students worked hard to solve the case and to their surprise, the culprit was novother than Mrs. A! Scribble Spot was safely found in the tub of desk drum noodles, but could Mrs. A do this to Scribble Spot?!? Scribble Spot is one the learning tools K-1 uses to identify and help regulate emotions, along with using the district chosen curriculums.
After waiting a whole week of looking at pool noodles, K-1 finally got to use them in action during one of their movement breaks.
Oops! There was a mix-up on the school calendar picture day is not his coming Monday. School Picture Day for fall photos will be held on Monday, September 11th.
Paraprofessional Needed: Western Plains USD 106 is seeking qualified applicants for the positions of paraprofessionals to work at Western Plains North Elementary full-time. Candidates should possess a minimum of a high school diploma. Apply for any of the above positions by completing an application on the USD 106 website and submitting the application along with a statement of interest to Jeff Jones, Superintendent; 100 School Street; Ransom, KS 67572; jjones@USD 106.org.
K-1 visited the school library and learned about the rules and procedures of the school library from Mrs. Tocohua. They even even got some library goodies!
First day as kindergarteners and first graders was a success! They learned rules, routines, procedures, the use of classroom materials and playground equipment, even reading their first book of the year! Mrs. A is proud of these littles!
PEP BAND BOOT CAMP -- On Monday, August 14, 2023, Western Plains 6th Graders participated in Pep Band Boot Camp to help them prepare for their first year in Pep Band. They spent a full day at South Elementary practicing the fight song, "The Star Spangled Banner," and timeout shorts. We also had fun on breaks: an outside recess, a taco bar lunch, and line dancing. We ended the day with homemade ice cream. These kids not only devoted the practice time on Monday, they also attended summer school band. They are talented musicians who enjoy music and being involved in their school!
At the end of this school year, Western Plains will complete its 20th year as a school district. Our theme for this year was submitted by Asa Cole, a 6th Grader, and it was approved by the Board of Education in July. Western Plains' theme for our 20th year is: 20 years of teaching 240 months of school work 7304 days of lifelong learning 175,320 hours of countless memories and THE BEST IS YET TO COME! WE ARE WESTERN PLAINS! #BOBCAT STRONG! Asa's favorite subject in school is math, so it's not surprising that his theme was centered around the math of 20 years. Asa is a student who is very involved in school. He enjoys participating in Scholars Bowl, athletics, Band, Choir, and school events. We thank Asa for his school pride and for his clever idea to help us celebrate 20 years of excellence in education!
Fall Sports Important Info:
Bobcat Beginnings still has one childcare spot available;
The Bobcat Bash is 2️⃣ weeks from today! #backtoschool
Western Plains South 2023-2024 School Supplies List
Western Plains USD 106 seeks to fill the following openings: custodian/maintenance position primarily to work out of Bazine, and a 2023-24 bus driver, CDL preferred. If interested, in either position, please complete an application online or in person at the Western Plains North building in Ransom. Please address all inquiries to Jeff Jones, Superintendent; 100 School Street; Ransom, KS 67572; 785-731-2352 firstname.lastname@example.org. EOE.
Enrollment is just 2 weeks away. As you consider where to send your child to school this fall, keep in mind that USD 106 is a completely FEE-FREE school. Just one more reason to love Western Plains USD 106!
The KSHSAA Summer Moratorium is July 3 through July 9. There are no school sponsored activities during this week -- including no weights and conditioning, no sports skill sessions, and no contact with coaches.
Just a reminder for if you are not already taking advantage of this opportunity: ⬇️ **KIDS EAT FREE THIS SUMMER** 🌭 🌮 🥗 🍽 🍝
⚪️CONTEST! CONTEST! CONTEST! ⚪️ The 2023-2024 school year will mark 20 years of Bobcat education, and we are on the hunt for the perfect theme idea to help us celebrate all year long. That's where you 🏼 come in! 🟠 How to Enter: - come up with the perfect theme idea to honor 20 years of Bobcat education - submit your idea to Mr. Jeff Jones by July 15th (email@example.com, or call at 785-731-2352). 🔵 Winner Will Receive: - A Bobcat shirt - A $50 concession stand credit that lasts all year and - An athletic pass good for the entire '23-'24 school year 🟣 The winning theme will be selected at the Board Meeting on July 17th. 🟢 WOW! 🔴 Enter to win today!
Purchase your 2023 Western Plains Yearbook. Order forms are available in the school office, or you can order online at https://www.usd106.org/o/wpusd/page/yearbook