August Newsletter

Colby Grade School

Welcome to the 22-23 School Year!

As Assistant Principal of Colby Grade School, it is my pleasure to welcome everyone back for another great year in Colby. I am excited to have students back in the buildings, filling them with energy and enthusiasm for learning. It is my hope that every child feels welcome, connected, and a part of our Colby Grade School family. We have passionate teachers that care deeply for your child's emotional well-being and educational growth. Please join us in wishing that this is our BEST YEAR EVER!

Be sure to scroll below ⬇️ to meet our two new fantastic Grade School teachers! Welcome Mrs. McCollum and Mrs. Taylor!

And, be on the lookout soon for our September newsletter that will introduce our new Paraprofessionals!

Mrs. Brianna McCollum- 3rd Grade Teacher

  • Dream vacation: A two week long trip to Europe!
  • When I was in middle school: I did all things sports.
  • Who inspires me the most: My students. They make me want to be the best teacher I can be!
  • Favorite restaurant: El Dos de Oros
  • On weekends I like to: Go to K-State games, run with my dogs, and spend time with my friends/family.
  • Favorite movie: Cheaper by the Dozen
  • Hidden talent: All things baking-I can make some pretty good cookies!
  • I cheer for: K-State! Go cats!

Mrs. Hanna Taylor- Kindergarten Teacher

  • Dream Vacation: a trip to the Galápagos Islands. I’ve heard the wildlife encounters are amazing and I love anywhere with a beach!
  • When I was in middle school: I enjoyed playing sports but was more of a quiet kid. I came into my personality more in high school!
  • Who inspires me the most: My third grade teacher Mrs Moeckel. She was the most kind and welcoming person. I strive to make my students feel as loved as she made me feel.
  • Favorite restaurant: The Elephant. Their food is incredible! When we travel, it’s usually anywhere with decent sushi.
  • On the weekends I like to: Sleep in. Just kidding, I have an 8 month old! Our weekends are usually spent doing a project around the house or something fun with our son.
  • Favorite movie: Toss up between Top Gun and Sweet Home Alabama.
  • Hidden Talent: I was taught how to sew when I was little. Although I don’t see much anymore, I do like to make t-shirts with vinyl or sublimation!
  • I cheer for: Colby Eagles (of course!) and the New Orleans Saints! You will find a football game of some sort on our TV from September to February!
  • Most used emoji: My top 3 are 💕🫠🥺

Look What's Happening....

Aug 16th: Parent/Teacher Open House


Aug 18th: First Day of School

Kindergarten 1/2 day in the AM (8/18-8/26)

1st Grade 1/2 day in the AM (8/18 & 8/19)

Aug 29th: 2nd Grade Parent Meeting

6-6:30pm, Auditorium

Nurse Kayla News

Welcome back to school! For those of you who don't know me my name is Kayla Ketzner, and I am so excited to be your School Nurse! We plan on staying well and safe this school year by practicing good hygiene and healthy habits. Please take a moment to review the following medical information for Colby Public Schools. Feel free to reach out at any time with questions or concerns!

After School Program

Breakfast & Lunch Menus

September Coin Challenge