Superintendent's Community Update

December 4, 2019

New Milk Coolers

In the summer of 2019, our school district applied for and received a National School Lunch Program grant to buy two new milk coolers, one of the East Campus and one for the West Campus. The total amount of the grant was $5,649.66.

KSHSAA Performing Arts Award

Congratulations to the Riverside High School performing arts students and teachers who were recognized by the Kansas State High School Activities Association. RHS was selected by KSHSAA as a Performing Arts School of Excellence for 2019.

Superintendent's Message

As you know over the next 4 years, the USD 114 Board of Education is committed to increasing our capital outlay funds. These funds are used for capital expenditures that improve the infrastructure of our buildings, grounds, and equipment. The two 10-passenger vans delivered this fall are a part of the Year 1 Capital Outlay Plan approved by our communities last April. The East Campus parking lot resurfacing project was contained in the this year's capital outlay spending plan the board endorsed last summer.

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! We have had 69 total school attendance days so far which accounts for about 40% of the entire school year. Needless to say, time certainly flies by and this stretch between Thanksgiving and Christmas is always one of the busiest and most enjoyable parts of the school year.

Everyday in all of our buildings, there are countless examples of great things happening in our classrooms. Our teachers have worked extremely hard this year so far to work closely with individual students to increase their academic achievement. Our staff definitely cares about all our kids in the school family. Whether it is through academics or growth of character, the USD 114 staff believes in the potential of each of our students. Every student is blessed with talents and abilities they have yet to comprehend or grasp, and our staff is dedicated to helping each find these qualities in themselves. I am incredibly blessed to work alongside this talented, dedicated, professional, and caring team!

Merry Christmas to all and please do not hesitate to contact me anytime should you have any thoughts or questions about anything we do as a school district.


Robert W. Blair