Slight change to jazz concert tonight due to chance of weather. HS band BBQ at 6pm at King Park. MS and HS Jazz Concert at HHS auditorium at 7:30pm.
Swather baseball drops game two 7-4. Lady Swathers drop game two as well.
Final game one softball. Lady Swathers 4 Haven 17
Final game one baseball. Hesston 8 Haven 2
Hesston regional is in weather/lightning delay. We will reevaluate play at 11:15 @kshsaa
Game two finals. Baseball, Hesston 9 Smoky 6. Softball, Lady Swathers 2 Smoky 13.
Baseball final game one. Hesston 11 Smoky 0 in five innings
Final game one. Lady Swathers 0 Smoky Valley 11
Second night of the HHS Variety Show is tomorrow, May 1 at 7:30pm! A few tickets still available at the link below... https://ticketpeak.co/SwatherActivities/events
Linked below is a brief update on our facilities planning process in Hesston Schools, including community survey results from our most recent facilities questionnaire. https://bit.ly/3vv8O45
You will find this week's COVID-19 data report for USD 460 by clicking the following link...https://bit.ly/2OWpphH
Reminder to USD 460 residents, our Board of Education seeks community feedback on our long-term facilities planning. Please click the link and complete the community survey by April 26. https://bit.ly/3sodCqa
Linked below is information on USD 460 facilities planning and includes resources and a survey about a possible new bond project. If you are a resident of USD 460, please take a look at the materials and complete the survey by April 26. https://bit.ly/3g4db1H
HHS Sophomores have ELA state assessments tomorrow, April 12, at 8am! Frosh, Jrs, Srs should all be to school by 9:20 for Crew....Wednesday schedule.
Reminder: An informational session on long-term facilities planning for Hesston USD 460 will take place this evening, 6 pm, in the HHS auditorium. It will also be live-streamed on the Swather Sports Network. Please contact our district office if you wish to attend in person.
Linked below is a brief update that includes information on our upcoming long-term facilities community meeting and an overview of current COVID-19 data in the district. https://bit.ly/2PPNjLY
USD 460 will host a community info session focused on Long-Term Facilities Planning on April 5 at 6 pm. There is limited in-person attendance capacity at the HHS auditorium & the event will be live-streamed for those unable to attend. More information at https://bit.ly/3rk5OVQ
USD 460 will return to our Green learning environment on Monday, March 22. For more information and our latest COVID-19 data report click https://bit.ly/3lxQy6z
You can see the latest district COVD-19 data report and update by clicking the link that follows. USD 460 will move to our Green zone on March 22 and more details are provided in the update. https://bit.ly/3cvdDm0
The boys game tomorrow night vs Trinity Academy is sold out for both sides. It will be live-streamed at https://youtube.com/channel/UCUDya0YODLcoBeAH5Mzu_0g
You will find the latest Hesston Schools update on COVID-19 by clicking the link below. We are currently operating in our Yellow zone, but we are "On-Alert" for a return to Green after spring break. Click the following link for more information https://bit.ly/2PsMd8v
Tickets for the girls semifinal game vs. SE of Saline are still available for purchase. Click on the following link: https://gofan.co/app/events/240128
Congratulations Alison Nikkel - Pathway Scholarship Award Winner! Please join us in congratulating Allison Nikkel, Hesston Elementary 1st Grade Teacher, on being selected as the Ken Ogdon $500 Scholarship winner. Each year, Ogdon Financial Group (OFG) & Security Benefit selects one Horizon Award recipient from each of the four different KS regions as a scholarship winner. Ogdon Financial Group has worked with schools in the Section 125 benefits and 403b retirement markets for over 50 years. We also want to congratulate all Horizon Award winners and a big thank you to all teachers, administrators, and facility members who have worked so hard to keep our schools safe during this difficult year. We greatly appreciate your efforts! The Horizon Award educator in each region whose nomination received the highest score from the selection committee will be named the recipients of the Ken Ogdon scholarship. Candidates compete regionally, with each candidate’s nomination reviewed and evaluated by a committee comprised of individuals representing exemplary educators, superintendents, and higher education institutions. The four elementary and four secondary candidates who receive the highest scores from the selection committees in each region are named Horizon Award educators. Following this same process, the Horizon Award educator receiving the highest score in each region would receive the Ken Ogdon/OFG Financial Services Inc. scholarship.
Tonight's Girls game entrance will be the through the main doors at HHS. Please note you will need your tickets on your phone ready to validate as you walk in. We will not be selling cash tickets at the door. If you need to still purchase your ticket you can purchase tonights or tomorrow's game at: https://gofan.co/app/school/KS25145
You will find this week's COVID-19 data report by clicking the following link... https://bit.ly/37yz3ND
USD 460 Families...school will be in session on Thursday, February 18. For more information, please click the following link. https://bit.ly/3asrPML
Linked below is an update on the status of school in USD 460 Hesston Schools for Thursday, February 18. We will continue to provide updates as we get more information later today. https://bit.ly/3dogMGq
USD 460 Hesston Schools will not be in school on Wednesday, Feb 17. This cancelation is due to concerns with natural gas supply and an inability to efficiently and sufficiently heat our buildings. Thank you for your understanding, and we will keep everyone updated on the latest.
Makeup date for the Halstead games will be Saturday with JV games beginning at 2:30 pm.
Games tonight with Halstead have been cancelled. We will announce a makeup date as soon as possible if we can find a date.
HHS Students and Parents: Tomorrow, Feb 9, will be a RED DAY! Wed- Black Thurs - Red Fri - Black The February Red/Black calendar will be updated and re-posted tomorrow morning to reflect the change and impact to the remainder of the month.
HHS Parents - All PT Conferences and scheduled IEP meetings will go on as previously scheduled this evening. Please feel free to email staff members if you have further questions!
There will be no school today, Monday, February 8, for USD 460 Hesston Schools due to inclement weather. We will communicate later today about our parent-teacher conferences, scheduled for this evening.
Linked below is the latest Hesston schools COVID-19 data report for the week ending February 5. The data is moving in the right direction, and this update provides details of our learning environment along with graphs showing trends over time. https://bit.ly/2MWW05I
Linked below is the latest USD 460 COVID data report. We continue to see improved numbers in our school district and the county. We will consider a move to our yellow zone next week and will continue to evaluate our most appropriate learning environments. https://bit.ly/3qXZ3cm
Listen to Swather basketball tonight on 95.9 fm
We will have an organizational meeting to discuss Long-Term Facilities Planning this evening, January 25. The meeting will be held virtually through zoom and will begin at 6:00 pm. More information including how to sign up for the meeting can be found at https://bit.ly/39XRfR4
Linked below is our weekly COVID-19 data report for Hesston schools. This report reflects the lowest COVID-related absenteeism we have seen in about 4 months. We remain grateful for the opportunity to provide our students with in-person school each day. https://bit.ly/3o9lCcg
USD 460 has designated February 1, March 1, and April 23 as Professional Development Days. Students will not attend school on these days. More information can be found by clicking https://www.hesstonschools.org/o/hesston-usd-460/page/latest-updates
HMS heads to Larned today for their final regular season game. 4:30 pm start time. Livestream can be found at https://www.facebook.com/ usd495
USD 460 School Community: Linked below is information about our Long-Term Facilities Planning with our first official meeting coming up on January 25. This is open to our entire school community including staff, students, parents, and community members. https://bit.ly/3qIMRwf
Linked below is our weekly COVID-19 update for USD 460. https://www.hesstonschools.org/o/hesston-usd-460/page/latest-updates
Linked below is a brief update from USD 460, which includes our weekly COVID-19 data report. https://www.hesstonschools.org/o/hesston-usd-460/page/latest-updates
Please go to the following link for the latest HMS update. https://www.hesstonschools.org/o/hms/page/hms-general-updates
Linked below is a brief update from USD 460. We look forward to having our students back this week! https://bit.ly/2KQ9mQx
Hesston Schools are on a 2 hour delay today, Wed, Dec 16. Due to slick road conditions, we want to give everyone extra time to get around. All K-8 students report at 10 am & morning students at HHS report at 10 am (HHS students should check email for schedule adjustments).
End of one. Lady Swathers 5 Smoky Valley 9.
Redzone link for basketball tonight vs Smoky Valley. https://indd.adobe.com/view/cf66ca85-a113-427a-a714-e82aa254dbcd
Please go to the following link for the latest HMS update - https://www.hesstonschools.org/o/hms/page/hms-general-updates
USD 460 Families: Linked below is our weekly COVID-19 Data Report for Hesston schools. In this update, you will see current school district and county data along with an overview of how we are approaching extra-curricular activities under KSHSAA guidance. https://bit.ly/2Lu8QHO
Tonight the Hesston Lady Swathers take on the Haven Lady Wildcats. Catch the game live from Kingman on Kansas Rocks 100.3 KNZS, the Ad Astra Radio App for your phone or tablet & www.adastraradio.com for your desktop
You can access the broadcast of today's JV and C Team Boys Basketball Tournament through the Swather Sports Network. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUDya0YODLcoBeAH5Mzu_0g
USD 460 Families: Linked below is our weekly COVID-19 data report. You will see updated district and county numbers along with important information from Harvey County on adjustments to quarantine periods. https://bit.ly/3mWIhZP
USD 460 Families: Linked below you will find our weekly COVID-19 data update, information on our school improvement day on 11.30, info from KSHSAA regarding student activities, and an overview of our partnership with the county health dept. https://bit.ly/39wMKhX
USD 460 has designated Monday, November 30 as a Professional Development Day. Students will not attend school on this day. You can find more information on this by clicking https://bit.ly/373Y02r
USD 460 Families: It is important to keep a good line of communication open with our school nurses this week. The link below is an update from Nurse Tammi and DeeDee on how you can communicate with them, should you have any COVID concerns to report. https://bit.ly/2UVZaam
You can see our latest USD 460 Weekly COVID-19 Data Report along with a written explanation of our current learning environment by clicking the link that follows. https://bit.ly/3lTd353
You can access our weekly COVID Data Update by clicking the link that follows. Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend and follow @SwatherAD for info on how to stream the @HesstonHS musical (which is outstanding!) https://bit.ly/3pAfFav
Monday, November 23 and Tuesday, November 24 have been designated as remote learning days in USD 460. More information on this and a link to sign up for food service on these days can be found by clicking https://bit.ly/2Itp9Dm
Check out the latest HMS update by going to https://www.hesstonschools.org/o/hms/page/hms-general-updates
Linked below is this week's Hesston Public Schools COVID-19 Data Report. These data reports are provided each Friday afternoon or evening. https://bit.ly/355hBPX
Linked below is a brief update with current COVID-19 data for Hesston Public Schools. More data will be provided tomorrow in our weekly Friday afternoon update. https://bit.ly/3kWBcHv
USD 460 - Hesston Public Schools is now officially in the Orange Zone of our District Gating Criteria. Click the link below to see more details as to what this move means, and there will be further communication provided for HES, HMS, and HHS respectively. https://bit.ly/3ekVAzF
Click the link below for a recent update from Hesston Public Schools, which includes a weekly update on COVID-19 data. We will update these numbers each Friday afternoon/evening. https://bit.ly/2HvFcju
Parent-Teacher conferences are cancelled for tonight, October 26. We will communicate with parents soon about a make-up opportunity to connect with your child's teacher(s).
Due to poor road conditions, there will be no school for Hesston Public Schools on Monday, October 26. We will update you on parent-teacher conferences later today.
Click the link below for a recent update from Hesston Public Schools, which includes a weekly update on COVID-19 data. We will update these numbers each Friday afternoon. https://bit.ly/2HvFcju
Click the link below for the latest update from Hesston Public Schools. This update includes information on how the school district will communicate on a regular basis, especially as it relates to gating criteria data. https://bit.ly/2HuCw5m
Quick reminder that we will move back to our Yellow Zone on Monday, October 12. You can read more about this transition by clicking the link that follows, and we appreciate everyone's ongoing patience and flexibility this school year. https://bit.ly/2GEyjML
On Monday, October 12, USD 460 will move to the Yellow Zone of our district gating criteria and learning environments. Please click the following link for some details and more information will follow soon. https://bit.ly/34I6mvb
Click the link below for a brief update on our Gating Criteria and Learning Environments. We remain in our Green Zone at this time, but we want to be "On Alert" should we need to move to Yellow. https://bit.ly/2SC46jD
USD 460 is seeking substitute teachers. If you are interested or know someone interested in substitute teaching in Hesston Schools, please click the link below or call our district office. https://hesston.tedk12.com/hire/ViewJob.aspx?JobID=92
USD 460 Families: Linked below is an important update on our plans to move to our Green Zone within our district Gating Criteria on Tuesday, September 29. Please take a look at your convenience, and let us know if you have any questions. https://bit.ly/3i6zOA0
Linked below is a nice story on the Hesston hybrid model by Scott Rothschild of the Kansas Association of School Boards. A testament to incredible community support and a commitment to getting our kids in school each day. https://kasb.org/nb0917-5/
Linked below is a district update for USD 460 families. The update addresses our Gating Criteria, a possible move from Yellow to Green, Food Service, Remote Learning, Spectator Events, and our COVID Quick Reference Guide. It is lengthy but important. https://bit.ly/3ku3qbM
We are changing our Professional Development Day from September 21 to September 28. We will have a regular school attendance day on Monday, September 21, and students will be out of school on Monday, September 28. You can see the updated calendar by clicking https://bit.ly/32iqZOK
Linked below is an important update from USD 460 Food Service. The USDA has approved FREE BREAKFAST AND LUNCH FOR ALL USD 460 STUDENTS through the end of December or until funding is depleted. More information can be found by clicking https://bit.ly/2QSgwTI
Linked below is information about tonight's home football game. Details on streaming the game and what to expect if you attend in-person are provided. Plan to follow the expectations. We are grateful to provide our students with the activities they enjoy. https://bit.ly/2F2bCRJ
Find quick reference guides that can help parents make decisions about school attendance along with other helpful COVID-related guidance. This information is also available on our district website back to school links. https://bit.ly/3bnXKwY
If you missed the USD 460 community meeting last night, you can view the recording by clicking the link below. Thanks to Miss Gaston and her team from the Swather Sports Network for streaming the event. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KMGR1Q6cMU
We will be live this evening at 6 pm from Hesston High School with updates on our Back to School Plan including info from HES, HMS, and HHS staff. More information and a link for the Swather Sports Network live stream can be found at https://bit.ly/34DttZv
Find our Back to School Plan along with other important updates at the link below. We will provide explanations and answer questions at our Thursday evening Community Meeting at 6:00 pm which will be live-streamed & recorded on the Swather Sports Network...https://bit.ly/34tkrOR
We have a brief update, which you can access by clicking the link that follows. Much more information, including our Back to School Plan, will be released on Tuesday, August 25. This will contain our Gating Criteria, our Hybrid Models, and much more. https://bit.ly/2CJ9ZXQ
A short update was just added to the HMS homepage. Check it out by clicking https://ms.hesstonschools.org/o/hms/page/middle-school-updates
You can view a recording of last night's community meeting on the Swather Sports Network at https://bit.ly/31TAJNU and can find the presentation visual by clicking https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1Ehh7CftU_KZTtBuQ7D_MG3wQLFiCduee8ub81UOePjg/edit#slide=id.p
Reminder our Community Meeting is tonight at 6:00 pm. Space is available to attend in-person or you can stream through @SportsSwather. We'll discuss safety plans, hybrid & remote learning, and will answer any and all questions. We hope you can attend! https://bit.ly/3aor2Ll
The Swather Mobile App is a great way to receive updates from Hesston Schools. If you haven't downloaded the app and are interested, please click the following link for more information and instructions on using the app. https://bit.ly/3fLcYMY
Our community meeting to discuss Back to School is Thursday, August 13 at 6:00 pm. We have limited in-person availability and will live stream through the Swather Sports Network (@SportsSwather). You can read much more by clicking https://bit.ly/3fPKBgJ
On Thursday Aug 13 at 6 pm, we will host a Community Meeting focused on our Back to School Plan. This meeting is available through limited in-person attendance and will be live-streamed through the Swather Sports Network. More information can be found at https://bit.ly/3gIF6l6
Enrollment is scheduled for Thursday, August 6 with an alternate enrollment date on August 13. Our enrollment process will look different this year, and you can find much more information by clicking https://bit.ly/33n8xoY
USD 460 Families...you will find a good amount of back to school information by clicking the link that follows. We encourage you to take your time as you look through this information and share feedback with us as you are able. Link: https://bit.ly/2X4Rdky
We are working on adjustments to our school calendar and updating our Back to School Plan. We will get all of this information out to our families and the entire Hesston Schools Community early next week. You can read more information on that by clicking https://bit.ly/2BtWZ84
This evening at 6:00 pm at HHS, we host our Community Information Session focused on long-term facility planning. We will have limited in-person capacity, and the session will be available through zoom. We'll send that link to parents and students through IC email around 5:00 pm.
Tonight at 6:00 pm at our high school, we host our Community Information Session focused on our School Reopening Plan. We will have limited in-person capacity and will send an email to all parents and students with a zoom link after 5:00 pm.
Our first community meeting is this evening at 6:00 pm at HHS. We will discuss the topic of a School Resource Officer. For those participating through zoom, you will receive an email after 5:00 pm with the link. Feel free to share the link with others who may have interest.
Reminder of our Community Information Sessions happening this week. For more information and to let us know if plan to attend, please click https://bit.ly/32fosFi
A reminder that we have three informational sessions scheduled for next week. We will discuss the possibility of an SRO on July 14, reopening school on July 15, and long-term facilities planning on July 16. Much more info here https://bit.ly/3fdTalV
Please click the following link to learn more about our upcoming Community Informational Sessions on July 14, 15, and 16. https://www.hesstonschools.org/o/hesston-usd-460/page/general-updates
Click the following link for an update on our Summer Activities Plan for students in grades 7-12. We are making small adjustments to our plan based on the Governor's Executive Order regarding face masks. https://bit.ly/2D4zse9
Due to increasing participation, tonight and tomorrow night's (6-24 and 6-25) Community Conversations will now be held at the elementary school 1-2 commons area. Please enter through the front doors of the school. We will begin at 6:00 pm.
Community Conversation Location Change...We are going to move our Community Conversations for June 23, 24, and 25 to the Hesston Middle School library. Please enter through the front doors of the middle school. The meetings will begin at 6:00 pm each night.
It's Graduation Day! While in person seating is limited to 8 guests per graduate, the ceremony will be live-streamed via the Swather Sports Network YouTube channel. (Search "Swather Sports Network on YouTube...link will be live just before the ceremony at 8pm)
We plan to host a series of Community Conversations about reopening our schools for the fall semester and to discuss other important topics. You will find more information on these opportunities to engage in conversation by clicking https://bit.ly/37fx5jQ
The following link provides information on our summer strength and conditioning program along with open gym opportunities for Grades 7-12. Also included is information about a Parent Consent Form that must be signed prior to student participation. https://bit.ly/2U0j0S3
Reminder, summer lunch distribution begins today (5.27) at noon at Hesston Mennonite Church. Use the Hesston College parking lot on the north side of the church for pick up. 12-12:30. Anyone ages 0-18 are welcome.
Our Summer Activities Plan includes our Strength and Conditioning Program, Open Gym, and Summer Team Camp opportunities. We are asking for parent feedback on our plan. Please click the following link for more information, which includes a parent survey... https://bit.ly/2T2Dvg3
For the past few years local churches have been running a summer lunch program out of Hesston Mennonite Church. Please help us plan by completing the following survey. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BL9ZQ8W
The USD 460 Board of Education held its most recent meeting on Monday, May 11, and you will find the draft minutes from the meeting by clicking https://bit.ly/2YT5XoB
A great video message from our amazing staff @HESSwathers https://www.hesstonschools.org/article/236382?org=hes
Click the link for a tribute video produced by Miss Gaston and her AV students at HHS https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OF6Przpmcl4&feature=youtu.be
Check out the most recent HMS update at http://hesstonusd460ks.apptegy.us/o/hms/page/middle-school-updates
Reminder there will be no lunch or breakfast served today (4.13.2020) at HMS. We will resume our service tomorrow (4.14.2020) from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm. @HesstonMiddle @HesstonHS @HESSwathers @SwatherAD
Our Continuous Learning Team got right to work over spring break building our District Continuous Learning Plan (CLP). Their work is so appreciated, and they represent an incredible group of teachers in Hesston Schools. You will find our CLP by clicking https://bit.ly/2VjV8Zk
Remember that students will be off from school on Friday, April 10 and Monday, April 13 to observe and celebrate Easter. Have a great weekend everyone!
We have updates including our lunch program over the Easter holiday, tech support, staying informed and connected, and how parents can provide feedback on our Continuous Learning Plan in Hesston. For all the latest information, click https://bit.ly/2VfvxAC
The Hesston USD 460 Board of Education approved the district Continuous Learning Plan this evening. You can view an overview of the district plan along with grade level and content area guides by clicking https://bit.ly/2JKAz2J
Over the past two weeks, our staff has developed and implemented the initial stages of our district Continuous Learning Plan (CLP). On Monday, our Board of Ed. will review the plan and discuss early progress. For an overview of our district plan, click https://bit.ly/2X6qYva
Reminder our food service program now runs on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday. See you at the middle school on Thursday between 11:00 am and 12:30 pm.
The executive "stay home" order from Governor Kelly does not disrupt our plans to distribute personal belongings and tech devices on Monday, March 30. It also does not disrupt our school lunch program. https://bit.ly/2QQyZQO
Click the following link to find information on our scheduled personal belonging and technology device pick up process for Monday, March 30. You will find the schedule for each building included. https://www.hesstonschools.org/o/hesston-usd-460/page/general-updates
Lots of information including picking up belongings, technology, and how your child can receive a free lunch and breakfast https://www.hesstonschools.org/o/hesston-usd-460/page/general-updates
We're excited to introduce our mobile app. Download in the App Store or Google Play Store.
Find information on school closure including a list of questions and answers by clicking http://www.hesstonschools.org/o/hesston-usd-460/page/questions-and-answers--13
Parents: Click the following link to sign up for lunch and breakfast provided to all Hesston kids ages 18 and under. More information at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfvMvW0NNAdAcqFnnt_qXeRPql0JdKYfJ1RACfsqU3w4-zf3A/viewform
Congratulations to Hesston Robotics. State Champions!