The Hawkeye View

Friday, September 25

Safety first...

Please NO CELL PHONES allowed while driving on school premises during school hours 8:15am- 4:15pm. Thank you for helping us keep your children safe!

Raising Awareness and Developing Skills to Say No to Drugs and Bullying

The month of October marks the nationwide recognition campaigns for Bully Prevention and Drug Awareness. Our goal is to empower Mize Hawks with the knowledge they need to stop bullying in our community and teach skills for living healthy, drug-free lives. We will be kicking off our month long celebration with a Spirit Week – October 5-9, 2015. Throughout the week, “We Mustache Mize Hawks Not to Bully or Do Drugs.” Spirit days will be as follows:

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De Soto USD232 named the BEST School District in Kansas!

MSN Money and StartClass ranked De Soto USD 232 as the Best School District in the State of Kansas and 11th best in the nation. According to MSN, researchers sifted through data from the U.S. Department of Education and identified the best school district in every state (the list also includes Washington, D.C.). Each school district was evaluated using its Smart Rating system and scored on a scale from 1 to 100. De Soto USD 232 received a score of 95.

“The ratings are based on student math and reading proficiency on state assessment tests, with a few other institutional factors considered as well (i.e. student-teacher ratio, student discipline, etc.). Each state’s selection for “Best School District” is determined by the highest average Smart Rating of all the schools in the district. Districts that have only one school or have charter schools were not included.” –

SAVE THE DATE!! ARTrageous Night is coming in November!

Are you looking for a fun night out with your kids? Artrageous Nights may be just what you’re looking for! Friday, November 6, 6:30 - 8:00 pm in the art room at Mize is the place to be for fun, creativity and, of course, snacks! This is a parent/child date night where EVERYONE creates with a variety of mediums. Look for a detailed flyer and registration form in early October.

What Goes On In the Art Room?

Mrs. Souders invites all parents and their students to stop into the art room during parent/teacher conferences. Check out what your student is working on now! Find out how iPads are being used as a creative medium to teach elements of art and principals of design. Mrs. Souders would love to meet you and answer any questions you have about the art curriculum. She is available on Thursday, September 24, 11:00 am – 8:00 pm. Just drop in…no appointment needed.

Shelly Souders

Art Educator, Mize Elementary


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Need to connect with friends? Directions to Adding your student to the directory

Our new directory is LIVE on our website and ready to take entries. If you’d like to enter it now, feel free at our above website!!! Hover on the ‘About’ tab on our website, then click on ‘Add Your Student.’ Flyers with directions will be available in hard copy at conferences, which may be turned in if online access is not available. Thank you for your help in completing by October 2nd.

Mize PTO News...check us out!

Thank you Mize families for LOVING on our staff during Parent Teacher Conferences! The staff felt LOVED! We could not do this without your support! You all are AWESOME! Thank you!

Restaurant Wednesdays

Mark your calendars for an easy-peasy dinner each month! The First Wednesday of each month will be a fundraiser night at an area restaurant for Mize. Oct 7 will be at Sutera’s Italian Restaurant. Enjoy a night off cooking and visit with Mize friends, while raising funds for our marvelous Mize! As always, flyers will be available on our website as the event nears.

Walk-A-Thon Fund Raiser

We are not selling cookie dough, nor flowering bulbs. Mark your calendars for October 14 for the Mize Walk-A-Thon!!! Kids will walk our Mize exercise trail for a flat donation (not per lap). We will have new surprises and fun for the entire family! This is our biggest fund raiser for the year and appreciate all your help and support! Paperwork will come home the week of Sept 28th and funds will be due Oct 19th. 100% of funds go back to Mize to support: teacher grants, classroom field trips, school aquarium, field day, family activities, school supplies, etc.

Review on Bingo

Another popular family event is our amazing Mize Bingo night. So many Mize Families were instrumental in making last year’s silent auction at Bingo such a success. Please check out our Bingo flyer on our website for our thanks and

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Watch D.O.G.S

We are looking for Dads of Great Students to be Heroes of the Hallways at Mize!

Watch D.O.G.S. is an innovative program being used by schools across America and

sponsored at Mize by the PTO. Schools are positively impacted by the involvement of fathers and father-figures (grandfathers, uncles, etc.) in the lives of their students.

If you are interested in signing up here is the link:

Upcoming Dates to Remember in October...

Peace Week Oct. 5-9

KC Wolf Assembly Oct. 9

Walk-a-Thon Oct. 14

Shawnee Fire Dept. Visiting KDG-2nd grade Oct. 10

NO School (Teacher Professional Day) Oct. 19

Picture Retakes and Class Pictures Oct. 20

Fall Party Oct. 29

NO School (Teacher Professional Day) Oct. 30

Nurse Brandi Notes..

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