Bulldog Bites

The Official Newsletter of USD 311

Volume 1 Issue 2

Here Comes HOMECOMING!!!

Next week kicks off our Fall Homecoming and we couldn't be more excited!!

Our goal for the week of Homecoming is to energize our students and empower our community to come out and celebrate our amazing schools!

We will be spending our school week enjoying activities leading up to the crowning of our King & Queen at 6:30 pm on Friday night, followed by the football game at 7:00pm, and capped off with the Homecoming Dance on Saturday evening at 8:30pm!

Please join us for our PEP RALLY on Friday afternoon on Mainstreet! ALL of our students will be participating in the fun! We will start around 2:30pm and would love for you to join in the festivities!

We are waiving admission fees to the HOMECOMING game on Friday!

Come out and support our BULLDOGS!

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Our hallways are getting makeovers courtesy of Wichita State University art students! Marissa Ray, Pretty Prairie alum, is spearheading the school hallway makeover! She and her crew will be doing murals in the middle school and high school to spread positive images and words of encouragement in our hallways.

We are going to update the grade school hallways as well! We are in the process of working on plans to add positive images and color to the buildings!

We will share images of our updates as they happen!

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Community Survey: Facility Improvements

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DCS Services in Wichita provided a complete facilities audit to USD 311 last spring. The audit showed extreme wear and tear on roofs, windows and brick surfaces of each building. To plan appropriately for the future, DCS will be sending out a survey to the community (via website link and text messaging alerts) to gather input on how to spend tax dollars towards preventative maintenance and facility improvements. Be watching for the link!

This is US!

When we think of the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of the 2021-22 school year, most of the good is overshadowed by the bad and the ugly.

Traumatic experiences still weigh heavily on the minds on STUDENTS, PARENTS, TEACHERS, ADMINISTRATORS, and SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS. In the midst of the bad and ugly, there was still good... lots of it!

Still, we are ALL saying phrases like, "We are enduring... we are trying... we are surviving." And being in this together is what makes US all part of USD 311.

Please remember to be kind to one another and that children are watching how we adults respond to stressful situations!

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September, SLOW DOWN!

September is jam packed! Our transportation calendar is full- we have activities almost every night of the week, the band is traveling all over, the musical cast is practicing, our classrooms are thriving... and we're loving every minute!

I know that COVID is still a very controversial topic, but I would be remiss to not mention it. We are in daily communication with Reno County Health Department to make sure we handle each situation appropriately. We thank you for your patience and understanding as we do what is asked of us. CLICK BELOW for the link to our guidance.

Thank you for being part of USD 311!

Ashley Anderson


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