Jon Granberry
To all KDG - 2nd Grade parents: All iPads at the grade school are ready to pick up. I will be in the office until shortly after noon today, Friday March 27th. Thanks, Mr. Granberry
about 21 hours ago, Jon Granberry
Jon Granberry
To Kindergarten - 2nd Grade parents: If you took a school issued iPad home, PLEASE return it to the school at your earliest convenience. We are having a software issue and it needs to be updated by our technology supervisor. Even if it is working, it will need to be reset at the school or it will soon quit working. If you cannot bring it back today by 4pm please call the office at 785-421-3425 to schedule a drop-off. My apologies for the inconvenience, Mr. Granberrry
2 days ago, Jon Granberry
Jon Granberry
Dear Parents and Students of Hill City Grade School, I hope this letter finds you well. We will be allowing students into the Grade School this Wednesday and Thursday, March 25 and 26th (whichever day works best for your family) starting at designated times based on the first letter of their last name. This will start at 8am with last names beginning with A, B, and C runs 1 hour at a time. This is in the hope to minimize exposure to family, students, and staff. We would appreciate it if you could come at the beginning of your hour. We will only be letting 10 students in at a time, please do your best to be on time. Please bring backpacks, bags, grocery sack or trash bag to clean out lockers and pick up needed supplies, and drop off all library books. You will be allowed to take home your students' computers/iPad. To do so, parents will need to review the attached technology agreement. We will only release the computer/iPad to students who are accompanied by a parent/guardian or trusted adult with a signed permission form. The person signing the technology agreement will be responsible for all damages or loss. The full schedule is listed below. At the bottom is the link to the Technology Agreement. Please review it in advance. Both Wednesday and Thursday, March 25th, and 26th 8-9am A-C 9-10am D-G 10-11am H-J 12-1pm K-M 1-2pm N-P 2-3pm Q-S 3-4 T-Z https://drive.google.com/file/d/1fm42vi-RsI02dq8LbJGRpy4XgbEQBnGj/view?usp=sharing If you need to reach the school please don't hesitate Mrs. Kennedy or Me via email: jongranberry@usd281.com; melaniekennedy@usd281.com Thanks, Mr. Granberry
4 days ago, Jon Granberry
Alan Stein
I hope everyone is doing well. Starting Tuesday, March 24, students of Hill City Jr./Sr. High School will be able to come to the school to pick up books for classes, computers and charging cords, music instruments, and to clean/gather personal items out of their lockers. Please reference the schedule below for your date and time to come to the school. Your time is scheduled by the beginning letter of your last name. If there are multiple students in one household, please come at the time designated for the oldest student. I will meet you at the main entrance and will only allow one student in the building at a time unless; they are from the same family. If you have any questions, please reach out to me at alanstein@usd281.com. Sincerely, Alan Tuesday, March 24 9:00 AM - Seniors with the letters A-B-C-D-E-F-G 9:45 AM - Seniors with the letters H-I-J-K-L-M-N 10:30 AM - Seniors with the letters O-P-Q-R-S-T 11:15 AM - Seniors with the letters U-V-W-X-Y-Z Wednesday, March 25 9:00 AM - Juniors with the letters A-B-C-D-E-F-G 9:45 AM - Juniors with the letters H-I-J-K-L-M-N 10:30 AM - Juniors with the letters O-P-Q-R-S-T 11:15 AM - Juniors with the letters U-V-W-X-Y-Z 1:00 PM – Soph. with the letters A-B-C-D-E-F-G 1:45 PM – Soph. with the letters H-I-J-K-L-M-N 2:30 PM – Soph. with the letters O-P-Q-R-S-T 3:15 PM – Soph. with the letters U-V-W-X-Y-Z Thursday, March 26 9:00 AM – Freshmen with the letters A-B-C-D-E-F-G 9:45 AM – Freshmen with the letters H-I-J-K-L-M-N 10:30 AM – Freshmen with the letters O-P-Q-R-S-T 11:15 AM – Freshmen with the letters U-V-W-X-Y-Z 1:00 PM – 8th Grade with the letters A-B-C-D-E-F-G 1:45 PM – 8th Grade with the letters H-I-J-K-L-M-N 2:30 PM – 8th Grade with the letters O-P-Q-R-S-T 3:15 PM – 8th Grade with the letters U-V-W-X-Y-Z Friday, March 27 9:00 AM – 7th Grade with the letters A-B-C-D-E-F-G 9:45 AM – 7th Grade with the letters H-I-J-K-L-M-N 10:30 AM – 7th Grade with the letters O-P-Q-R-S-T 11:15 AM – 7th Grade with the letters U-V-W-X-Y-Z
5 days ago, Alan Stein
Jim Hickel
Educational Update Since the announcement last Tuesday of closing school buildings, administration and teachers have been working on retooling to deliver instruction to our kids. Thursday, the Kansas Department of Education provided guidance to us for this process. Friday, principals met with teachers to begin discussion for developing our plan. Over the next two weeks, teachers and administration will be developing a Plan for Continuous Learning. The Department of Education is giving us two weeks to get our plan developed and begin instruction. Due to the limitations on face to face contact, USD 281 will be evolving to a digital instructional delivery model for our primary mode of instruction. This will require students to have access to the internet. In the event internet access is not currently available to the student, we are asking parents to try to get service through a phone hotspot, MiFi access point, or contact a service provider about providing temporary access. If you are unable to do so due to finances, please call your child’s school office and let us know. Working together we will figure it out. The next two weeks: Principals will be developing a schedule for children to get in the school, retrieve their personal possessions, and pick up their computers and books to take home for the remainder of the school year. Look for this in the upcoming week. Teachers will be lesson planning. When they are ready to start instruction, they will post it on the live feed or/and will be contacting your child through their district google email. 7-12 grade students – Teachers are working toward starting some instruction March 30 with the digital plan and be fully immersed by April 6. Communication will be through a variety of apps: Google Classroom, Google Meet, posting links provided through student email. K-6 grade students – Instruction will begin April 6. Communications through: Google Classroom, Class Dojo, See Saw, and others. Teachers will notify parents and students of the app to be used and prepare training videos if needed. Contact your teacher by email once instruction begins if you have questions. If a problem with technology arises, contact the teacher or principal and if needed the student will switch to an individual learning platform. We are definitely building this plane while flying. Please be patient with us. Teachers are working to do their best for your children. Jim Hickel Superintendent USD 281
6 days ago, Jim Hickel
Jim Hickel
Dear Parents and Guardians, On March 17, 2020 Governor Laura Kelly announced all school buildings will close for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. She did not cancel school services and we are obligated to develop a plan for continuous learning by the Kansas Department of Education. KSDE will be providing guidance to develop alternative learning opportunities for all students and we will share more information as it becomes available. The administrative team and teachers will be working diligently the coming days to develop a Continuous Learning Plan for USD 281. Education will continue but will not look the same as before. We will be looking at a combination of several delivery models; Online, Face-to-Face, and Learning Packets. We need to know about anyone that DOES NOT have WIFI access in their home. Please contact your child’s school office to let us know if you DO NOT have this access. Secretaries will not be full-time in the offices so please leave a message if no answer. If you know a neighbor that does not have access please let them know about this needed information. The School buildings, including the gyms and weight room will remain closed to the public until further notice. We understand the hardship this places on our families as well as the social and emotional impact it may have on our students. Kay Mitchell, Michelle Billips and team have developed a process to provide meals to students and will be providing information soon. We are also working on other critical issues, such as what this means for our seniors and how this will affect next school year. We will provide updates on these issues as soon as the information is available. We are committed to working together with County Health and community to support one another throughout these unprecedented times. Communication will remain a top priority. We will continue to provide updates via the live feed on the district web page. Please be patient and flexible as we work through this process. As a reminder, this school modification is in response to the current public health crisis. The focus should remain on preventing the spread the coronavirus, or COVID-19 as it is also referred. Please be mindful of the following: • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. • Cover your nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing (cough/sneeze into your sleeve or a tissue). • Please keep sick children at home. • Avoid close contact with anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms. Follow additional guidance from these sources: • National Center for Disease Control (CDC)  • Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE)  Jim Hickel, Superintendent of Schools
10 days ago, Jim Hickel
Alan Stein
I am reaching out to all of the students, parents and staff of USD 281, to let you know that I am thinking about all of you as we navigate these rough waters ahead. As many of you are aware, Laura Kelly, the Governor of Kansas, held a press conference today along with Dr. Randy Watson, the Kansas Commissioner of Education, to inform the public that all schools in Kansas will be shut down for the remainder of the school year. This is an unprecedented time in our state and nation. School officials will be meeting tomorrow to discuss this situation and to provide you more information as we move forward. Please take care of yourself and your family members. Sincerely, Alan
10 days ago, Alan Stein
Rebecca Richmeier
RINGNECKS! Good news for our HCJSHS KSPA state qualifiers! Even though the state competition at the KU campus has been cancelled, regional digital entries will be forwarded on to new judges as state entries! (Traditionally, new prompts were given and contestants were required to create all new entries for state.) On site contests will be REMOTELY available during a 24hr window period planned for late April. We will have more details on the latter very soon! Hang in there during these challenging times! #WeAreRingnecks Mrs. Kim Pfeifer Mr. Collin Pfeifer
11 days ago, Rebecca Richmeier
Nicole Michael
Spanish students- It's finals week for La Locura de Marzo! You can still login and vote this week! I've also posted opportunities for extra credit, and if I have enough interest I will host a live Gimkit review on Wednesday at 2. Check your google classroom for updates!
12 days ago, Nicole Michael
Alan Stein
Update: There will be no practices or activities until March 30 for USD 281. #WeAreRingnecks
12 days ago, Alan Stein
Jim Hickel
Graham County U.S.D. 281 schools in Hill City will be closed Monday, March 16th through Sunday March 29th. This precautionary closing is in response to the recommendation by the Kansas Department of Education and Graham County Health Officials concerning COVID-19. Students will not be allowed into the buildings during this period of time and all activities are suspended. School and activities will resume Monday March 30th.
12 days ago, Jim Hickel
Alan Stein
Please be advised there will be NO practices allowed for the week of March 16-22. Please read the release from KSHSAA below. #WeAreRingneck
12 days ago, Alan Stein
Megan Hart
Jaque Beckman visited with the eighth graders today about good interview skills. The students are preparing for their Ameritowne interviews and learning skills needed to have a successful interview.
16 days ago, Megan Hart
Rebecca Richmeier
March is National Nutrition Month, an annual observance to celebrate and support children in making informed food choices and encourage them to create responsible habits around nutrition and physical activity. Spring is approaching and as the weather gets warmer, opportunities for gardening, buying fresh produce and playing outside grow larger – a perfect time to try something new and a set new goals. Try this interactive Healthy Eating Toolkit https://www.actionforhealthykids.org/nutrition-toolkit/ for recipes, resources, and ideas on a variety of topics for use at school and at home.
19 days ago, Rebecca Richmeier
Rebecca Richmeier
USD 281 staff had a fantastic in-service today. The poverty simulation was an eye-opening experience and provided valuable information. It wouldn’t have been possible without all the volunteers. Thank you for your time! Katia Stein, Susan Deges, Amber Owen, Abi McKeever, Kristen Shewey, Traci Jilka, Jessie Thompson, Sheryl Fabricius, Connie Dombrowski, Nansy Sauser, Dianna Hart, Joe Green, Lois Richmeier, Carl Keith, Zach Thompson, Darcie Barker Schierkolk, Maegan Gosselin, Stephen Sansom, Julie Davis, Randall Weller, Suzie McDowell, Bev Staffford, Kim Nutting, Nancy Law, Chris Smee)
26 days ago, Rebecca Richmeier
Alan Stein
Good luck to these four young men as they get ready for state wrestling tomorrow morning. #WeAreRingnecks
29 days ago, Alan Stein
Rebecca Richmeier
USD 281 students do not have school Friday, February 28 or Monday, March 2. Enjoy your weekend & we'll see you Tuesday!
30 days ago, Rebecca Richmeier
Rebecca Richmeier
State Wrestling Information Site: Fort Hays State University-Gross Memorial Coliseum Ticket Prices K-12: $9.00 * Adult: $12.00 * * Due to site policy, a $1.00 surcharge has been added to the Adult ticket prices. * Due to site policy, a $1.00 surcharge has been added to the K-12 ticket prices. Parking Fee: No Charge Gates Open: Friday at 8:00am and Saturday at 7:00am Schedule: http://www.kshsaa.org/public/wrestling/PDF/TimeSchedule.pdf Open Spaces will be streaming all matches. GO RINGNECKS!
about 1 month ago, Rebecca Richmeier
Jim Hickel
Pre-School Registration - The Board of Education, Graham County USD 281, has approved an expansion of the current pre-school program. The expansion class will be a half-day morning session offered at Hill City Grade School and will be available for 4 and 5 year old children. All applications will be through the current application process by the Graham County Early Childhood Center. Parents wishing to apply for pre-school services please contact the Graham County Early Childhood Center at 785-421-3340.
about 1 month ago, Jim Hickel
Rebecca Richmeier
It's a busy night at HCJSHS. See you there! 4:00 Basketball Here vs Oakley (all games at the high school) Academic Night (between varsity games) 1st & 2nd Grade Basketball Game (halftime of Varsity Boys) UMYF Serving Hamburgers/Chips/Salad/Dessert in Cafeteria Pep Club spirit theme is Jersey Night.
about 1 month ago, Rebecca Richmeier
Kelsey Beisner
America’s Farmers is now accepting nominations for their Grow Rural Education program $15,000 STEM grant. Districts must be nominated by a farmer. The website to nominate is https://www.americasfarmers.com/grow-rural-education/
about 1 month ago, Kelsey Beisner
Rebecca Richmeier
School resumes tomorrow. We hope everyone is feeling well and rested. If your child is still feeling ill, with or without fever, it is recommended that he/she stay out of school until his/her symptoms have resolved and he/she has been fever-free for AT LEAST 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medications. Reminder of illness guidelines that will be followed at the school and that are also recommended for the general public: • 24 hours since the last vomiting episode • 24 hours since the last diarrhea episode (3 or more watery stools in a 24-hour period) • 24 hours fever-free (<100° F) without the use of fever-reducing medication • If testing positive for influenza, remain home for 5 days after onset of symptoms or until fever-free for 24 hours, whichever is LONGER. • No open blisters on rashes (and fever-free guidelines) We appreciate your following these guidelines and efforts to keep kids well.
about 1 month ago, Rebecca Richmeier
Rebecca Richmeier
Please read this information provided by the Graham County Health Department.
about 1 month ago, Rebecca Richmeier
Jim Hickel
There will be no school for Graham County U.S.D. 281 February 5th,6th, and 7th due to illness. All activities are cancelled starting Wednesday going through Sunday.
about 1 month ago, Jim Hickel
Rebecca Richmeier
We are looking for a few more volunteers for our March 2 teacher in-service from 7:45-10:15 AM We are hosting a poverty simulation for our teachers so that they can better understand the experiences of students and families living in poverty. The simulation is comprised of several stations that represent businesses and places that people in poverty frequent for assistance and survival needs such as a church, grocery store, police station, school, work place, food bank, and bank, to name a few. The volunteers will be provided with 45 minutes of training, a script, details, and props for their assigned station. If you are able to help with this event on March 2, 7:45-10:15 AM, please contact Rebecca Richmeier (785) 421-2135 or rebeccarichmeier@usd281.com.
about 1 month ago, Rebecca Richmeier
Alan Stein
Due to sickness; our High School Wrestling dual scheduled with Wakeeney for Tuesday, Feb. 4, has been cancelled.
about 1 month ago, Alan Stein
Rebecca Richmeier
USD 281 is collaborating with the Northwest Educational Service Center on the EVERS Project. The EVERS Project is a 5-year federal grant designed to develop trauma-informed communities, schools and classrooms for the purpose of breaking cycles of violence and trauma in the lives of rural students and their families. Participation in this project will help USD 281 build programs, resources, and student assistance over the next 4-6 years in a way that that can be sustained in the community. Please help us get started by taking this SHORT 3-minute survey. https://forms.gle/RGuaUQnWk6qGZN1j8
about 1 month ago, Rebecca Richmeier
Alan Stein
Notice: There is a change in dates for the upcoming parent/teacher conferences for both the Jr./Sr. High and Elementary Schools. The dates will be Monday, Feb. 24 and Thursday, Feb. 27, from 4:00 - 7:00.
about 1 month ago, Alan Stein
Alan Stein
High School basketball game today at Ellis will start at 2:00. JV girls will play 2 quarters, JV boys will also play 2 quarters, followed by the varsity girls and boys. Everything will be played at the high school. #WeAreRingnecks
about 1 month ago, Alan Stein
Rebecca Richmeier
Invitation to Meet Superintendent Candidate USD 281 will be holding a reception with coffee and cookies for Mr. Dustin McEwen at 4:00 p.m. at Tebo auditorium today, January 22, 2020. Please join us in greeting Mr. McEwen for a casual conversation.
2 months ago, Rebecca Richmeier
Rebecca Richmeier
Invitation to Meet Superintendent Candidate USD 281 will be holding a reception with coffee and cookies for Mr. Keith Hall at 4:00 p.m. at Tebo auditorium today, January 21, 2020. Please join us in greeting Mr. Hall for a casual conversation.
2 months ago, Rebecca Richmeier
Alan Stein
The Girls and Boys basketball teams will both play in Plainville on Tuesday, Jan. 21. in the next round of the MCL Tournament. Girls game starts at 6:00 pm followed by the boys. #WeAreRingnecks
2 months ago, Alan Stein
Alan Stein
The basketball games scheduled for tonight at Ellis have been postponed. Make up date has not been set. #WeAreRingnecks
2 months ago, Alan Stein
Alan Stein
Congratulations to Jayce for being named Outstanding Wrestler at the Ellsworth Tournament.
3 months ago, Alan Stein
Alan Stein
Ringneck wrestling placed second at the Ellsworth Tournament today. Great Job! #WeAreRingnecks
3 months ago, Alan Stein
Alan Stein
The high school basketball games scheduled for tonight have been postponed and will be rescheduled for Feb. 10. #WeAreRingnecks
3 months ago, Alan Stein
Alan Stein
Start time for Friday’s Basketball games has been changes to 4:00. All games will be played at the high school.
3 months ago, Alan Stein
Rebecca Richmeier
The USD 281 Wellness Committee is working on several goals this year related to nutrition education, physical activity, and integrated school wellness. Our goal for nutrition education is to provide families information about health and nutrition at least once per semester. For now, we will just share fun facts and tips through Facebook and our web site. Someday we hope to provide an annual Family, Food, and Fitness night. We know that families are extremely busy and we don't want to overwhelm you with unnecessary information. However, wellness is an important aspect of school and family life and we hope that you are able to maybe apply one or two tips when we share them. More information regarding our wellness policies can be found here: https://www.usd281.com/o/graham-co…/…/wellness-committee--14
4 months ago, Rebecca Richmeier
Alan Stein
Congrats to the Ringneck Wrestling team and coaches for winning the Osborne Wrestling Tournament today. Great Job!!! #We are Ringnecks
4 months ago, Alan Stein
Kim Pfeifer
Order a 2019-20 Ringneck Yearbook by Dec. 6 and receive 20 FREE Holiday Notecards! https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/productBrowse/1070853/Hill-City-High-School/2020-Yearbook/20191112041642310159/CATALOG_SHOP/
4 months ago, Kim Pfeifer
Jim Hickel
Due to the anticipated winter storm there will be no school for U.S.D.281 Tuesday, November 26th. School will resume Monday, December 2nd. Have a great Thanksgiving break!
4 months ago, Jim Hickel
Kelsey Beisner
The Freshmen class is selling Little Caesar's Pizza Kits. If you are interested in ordering pizza kits, cookie dough, breadsticks, or cinnamon bites, you can order online at pizzakit.com using the fundraiser ID 378060 or order from any freshman. Orders are due by Dec. 4th!
4 months ago, Kelsey Beisner
Alan Stein
Our students performing Snow White MusicPolusa. Great Job!!! #We are Ringnecks
4 months ago, Alan Stein
Alan Stein
Ringneck cheer squad making us proud. They competed in the KSHSAA Game Day Spirit Showcase in Topeka. Great job representing your school. #We are Ringnecks!!!
4 months ago, Alan Stein
Rebecca Richmeier
The KSDE Blue Ribbon Task Force on Bullying and KNEA are partnering to provide an online information session regarding bullying, “Shedding Light on Bullying” at 7:00 p.m. on November 19. See the flyer for further information.
4 months ago, Rebecca Richmeier
Kim Pfeifer
Order a 2019-20 Ringneck Yearbook by Dec. 6 and receive 20 FREE Holiday Notecards! https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/productBrowse/1070853/Hill-City-High-School/2020-Yearbook/20191112041642310159/CATALOG_SHOP/
4 months ago, Kim Pfeifer
Alan Stein
USD 281 is proud to announce that Dr. Randy Watson, Kansas Commissioner of Education, will be coming to Hill City to make a special announcement on Monday, December 16 at 9:00 am in the Tebo Auditorium. All students, staff, parents, and patrons are invited and encouraged to attend! @ksdehq
5 months ago, Alan Stein
Rebecca Richmeier
The varsity scholars bowl team took first place yesterday in Rexford! Way to go Ringnecks!
5 months ago, Rebecca Richmeier
Rebecca Richmeier
Congratulations to the JV Scholars Bowl team for taking first place in WaKeeney today!
5 months ago, Rebecca Richmeier
Kim Pfeifer
A limited number of 2018-19 Ringneck yearbooks are still available at the price of $65.00 each. Pick up yours by emailing kimpfeifer@usd281.com, or calling the high school office at 785.421.2117 before they are gone!
5 months ago, Kim Pfeifer
Alan Stein
The Regional Football game will be Friday, Nov. 8 at St. Francis. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:00 pm central time. GO RINGNECKS!!!
5 months ago, Alan Stein
Nicole Michael
Fun on el dia de los muertos!
5 months ago, Nicole Michael
Nicole Michael
Fun on el dia de los muertos!
5 months ago, Nicole Michael
KAY
The annual KAY Trunk-or-Treat that was scheduled for Thursday, October 31 has been cancelled and will not be rescheduled.
5 months ago, KAY
Jim Hickel
October 28, 10:00 AM - This is a test of the Graham County USD 281 notification system. In the event of a school closing or other emergency situation, notification will go out via. this system. If you do not want to receive this notification or if you did not receive it and wish to, please contact Melanie Kennedy melaniekennedy@usd281.com or Christy Keith christykeith@usd281.com
5 months ago, Jim Hickel
Alan Stein
We will be hosting Wakeeney in the first round of the football playoffs. The game will be Friday, Nov. 1 at Ringneck Stadium, 7:00 pm.. Come out and support the Ringnecks.
5 months ago, Alan Stein
Nicole Michael
Spanish 3 made sugar skulls in preparation for el dia de los muertos!
5 months ago, Nicole Michael
Alan Stein
Tomorrow night will be Sr. Night for football and cross country. Presentation will begin at 5:45 and the football game will kick off at 6:00.
5 months ago, Alan Stein
Melanie Kennedy
USD 281 will conduct a test of our new alert system on Oct 28 at 10am. If you do not receive a call or text announcing a test of the system that day, please let us know.
5 months ago, Melanie Kennedy
Alan Stein
The football game against Victoria has been postponed for tonight and will resume tomorrow morning at 11:00 am.
5 months ago, Alan Stein
Christy Keith
Football at Victoria 7:00 Game will be LIVE on Nex-Tech Channel 1 and Streamed at Nex-Tech.com starting at 6:45PM
5 months ago, Christy Keith
Rebecca Richmeier
Congratulations to the HCJH football team on their undefeated season!
5 months ago, Rebecca Richmeier
Rebecca Richmeier
The 2019-2020 USD 281 calendar has been revised. February 10, 2020 is now a regular school day. Students will not have school on March 2, 2020 due to teacher in-service.
5 months ago, Rebecca Richmeier
Rebecca Richmeier
USD 281 does not have school on Monday, October 14 due to teacher in-service. Have a great weekend!
6 months ago, Rebecca Richmeier
Alan Stein
The high school football game scheduled for tonight, against Lincoln, will kickoff at 7:00pm. Come out and support your Ringnecks.
6 months ago, Alan Stein
Alan Stein
The Cross Country meet scheduled for today in Phillipsburg has been postponed until Monday, Oct. 14. Same start time.
6 months ago, Alan Stein
Jim Hickel
The public may be interested in attending: Senator Moran Listening Tour Friday, October 11, 3 p.m. at the Nicodemus National Historic Site
6 months ago, Jim Hickel
Rebecca Richmeier
Thank you to the parents/guardians who completed the 2019 District Climate survey. We had 86 families respond. This feedback is helpful in establishing goals and programs in our accreditation plan. More importantly, this feedback helps us impact student achievement and success.
6 months ago, Rebecca Richmeier
Alan Stein
The JV Football game scheduled for Monday, October 7 has been cancelled and will not be rescheduled.
6 months ago, Alan Stein
Rebecca Richmeier
U.S.D. 281 does not have school Friday, October 4. Enjoy your long weekend!
6 months ago, Rebecca Richmeier
Rebecca Richmeier
So proud of HCGS students for working hard and raising funds for the PE department, Bryce Ashbaugh Cancer fund, and the PTO playground fund! Thanks to HCGS PTO for organizing this event, to everyone who donated, and all the volunteers. We have awesome students, parents, teachers, and community support. Ringneck proud!
6 months ago, Rebecca Richmeier
Alan Stein
The start time for the JV Football game scheduled for tonight in Hoxie is 5:30.
6 months ago, Alan Stein
Rebecca Richmeier
REMINDER! Parent/Teacher conferences are tonight & tomorrow. Refer to the schedule sent home by your child's school for time.
6 months ago, Rebecca Richmeier
Kaitlyn
Junior Ringneck Classic Hill City JV vs. hodgeman county 1st set- 19-25 loss 2nd set- 25-19 win 3rd set- 15-6 win We are in the semifinals!
6 months ago, Kaitlyn
Kaitlyn
Junior Ringneck Classic Hill City JV vs. Plainville 1st set- 25-18 win 2nd set- 25-22 win
6 months ago, Kaitlyn
Kaitlyn
Junior Ringneck Classic Hill City JV vs. Ellis 1st set- 25-6 win 2nd set- 25-16 win
6 months ago, Kaitlyn
Rebecca Richmeier
The HCHS cross country meet is at home tonight at 5:00 at Prairie Trails Golf Course! Let's go Ringnecks!
6 months ago, Rebecca Richmeier
Rebecca Richmeier
HCHS Volleyball plays at Larned tonight and Football away at Clifton-Clyde tomorrow. Both locations are offering free will donation meals. Support our teams and their local organizations!
6 months ago, Rebecca Richmeier
Nicole Michael
6 months ago, Nicole Michael
Alan Stein
The homecoming parade route has been changed due to unforeseen circumstances. The parade lineup will be at the hospital and travel south down Pomeroy to highway 24, then left to West street back up to the park.
6 months ago, Alan Stein
Nicole Michael
Spanish 3 had fun today making arepas for the first time!
6 months ago, Nicole Michael
Rebecca Richmeier
STICKING with BRYCE is September 19, 7:15 AM, at HCJSHS. For $1 per foot of tape, you can tape Mr. Stein on the wall and support Bryce Ashbaugh.
6 months ago, Rebecca Richmeier
Alan Stein
Just a quick reminder the Jr. High Volleyball games are in Plainville today beginning at 4:00.
6 months ago, Alan Stein
Kaitlyn
Hill City JV vs. Dighton 1st set- 25-15 win 2nd set-25-18 win Hill City JV vs. Wheatland Grinnell 1st set- 25-13 win 2nd set- 25-13 win Hill City JV vs. Norton (Championship) 1st set- 23-25 loss 2nd set- 23-25 loss JV volleyball came home with 2nd place in the Quinter Tournament! Great job girls!
7 months ago, Kaitlyn
Kaitlyn
Hill City JV vs. Trego 1st set-18-25 loss 2nd set- 25-17 win 3rd set- 15-13 win Hill City JV vs. Oakley 1st set- 25-8 win 2nd set- 25-17 win
7 months ago, Kaitlyn
Kaitlyn
Hill City Jv vs. Scott city Set 1- 13-25 loss Set 2- 15-25 loss Hill City Jv vs. Hoxie Set 1- 25-18 win Set 2- 25-15 win Hill City varsity vs. Scott City Set 1- 17-25 loss Set 2- 20-25 loss Hill City varsity vs. Hoxie Set 1- 12-25 loss Set 2- 16-25 loss
7 months ago, Kaitlyn
Rebecca Richmeier
School picture day is TOMORROW (September 10)!
7 months ago, Rebecca Richmeier
Rebecca Richmeier
Kindergarten and 1st grade students put on a great performance for their grandparents today! https://youtu.be/PUxyspy-4Lw
7 months ago, Rebecca Richmeier
Kaitlyn
Hill City JV vs. Plainville 1st set- 23-25 loss 2nd set- 25-15 win 3rd set- 11-15 loss Hill City JV vs. Trego 1st set- 25-17 win 2nd set-25-17 win
7 months ago, Kaitlyn
Alan Stein
The start time for the Cross Country meet on Thursday at Norton has been changed to 6:00 pm.
7 months ago, Alan Stein
Kaitlyn
Hill City JV vs. Smith Center 1st set-19-25 loss 2nd set- 23-25 loss
7 months ago, Kaitlyn
Nicole Michael
Juniors are selling magazines and more until Wednesday, September 4th. Check out all we have to offer at shopfund.com!
7 months ago, Nicole Michael
Megan Hart
Students in the 7th & 8th grade Study Skills Classes enjoyed learning about the Marines today. Nathaniel Hamel-HCHS Alumni Class 2015 came and talked about his role as a Marine. Thank you so much for visiting us Nathaniel and especially for your service to our country!!
7 months ago, Megan Hart
Rebecca Richmeier
Download our app for a mobile friendly way to stay informed of U.S.D. 281 news, events, and other information.
7 months ago, Rebecca Richmeier
Rebecca Richmeier
What a great first day of school! Here are some highlights. https://youtu.be/o_HuGfRb3IY
8 months ago, Rebecca Richmeier
Rebecca Richmeier
USD 281 2019-20 District Calendar
8 months ago, Rebecca Richmeier
Todd Ashbaugh
Junior High Football meeting and equipment checkout will be Thursday after school. Make sure your child has his physical before Monday too!!
8 months ago, Todd Ashbaugh
Rebecca Richmeier
Enrollment is this week: July 31 and August 1 8:00-4:30.
8 months ago, Rebecca Richmeier
Rebecca Richmeier
HCHS football camp is on July 15, 16, 18, and 19 from 6-8 AM.
9 months ago, Rebecca Richmeier
Rebecca Richmeier
HCHS boys basketball camp is July 15-19 7:00-8:30 PM in the high school gym.
9 months ago, Rebecca Richmeier
Rebecca Richmeier
HCJSHS Supply List 7th-8th Grade: Composition Notebook 2 pocket folders with 3 metal fasteners Black or Red Shorts White Shirt 7th-12th Grade: Notebooks, Folders, Pens/Pencils Anything needed to stay organized
9 months ago, Rebecca Richmeier
Rebecca Richmeier
High school students planning to take dual credit College Algebra must either have a 21 or higher on the math section of their ACT or score a 263 on the Accuplacer Nex-Gen. Students will be able to take the Accuplacer at HCHS on Thursday, August 8th at 1:00 PM or they can take it at Colby Community College any time this summer.
9 months ago, Rebecca Richmeier
Rebecca Richmeier
HCHS cheerleaders are having a great time and learning a lot at camp. Thank you to all the individuals and local businesses that supported them. Hair Crazy Salon Hill City Lions Club First State Bank Graham County Livin’ on a Prairie Nex-Tech People’s State Bank The Busy Bean Unicorn Floral & Gifts Bob & Connie Dombroski Phillip & Beverly Burney Hill City Auto Parts Hill City Times Russell’s Renovations & Construction William A Miller, D.D.S Win Hill Insurance Assoc. Happy Creek Chic Central Veterinary Services Sub Station Solutions North Bank Cameron’s Corner
9 months ago, Rebecca Richmeier
Rebecca Richmeier
USD 281 enrollment is July 31 and August 1 from 8:00-4:30. Visit the building your child will attend in August 2019.
9 months ago, Rebecca Richmeier
Rebecca Richmeier
Have a fun and safe Independence Day!
9 months ago, Rebecca Richmeier
Rebecca Richmeier
Don't forget about kindergarten/preschool physicals and required immunizations. Visit the health department before the school year starts!
9 months ago, Rebecca Richmeier
Rebecca Richmeier
Junior High Boys basketball camp is July 8-12 from 8-10 am at HCJSHS.
9 months ago, Rebecca Richmeier
Rebecca Richmeier
Congratulations to Coach Riley!
9 months ago, Rebecca Richmeier
Alan Stein
It has been brought to our attention that wheeled devices and pets were found using the inside of our track facility, football field, and practices fields. If this continues to be a problem, the gates will have to be locked.
9 months ago, Alan Stein
Rebecca Richmeier
Good luck to the state track participants! GO RINGNECKS!
10 months ago, Rebecca Richmeier
Rebecca Richmeier
2019-20 HCGS Supply List
10 months ago, Rebecca Richmeier
Rebecca Richmeier
Best of luck to Jacob Lindenman as he participates in the state golf tournament tomorrow!
10 months ago, Rebecca Richmeier
Alan Stein
Due to forecasted weather the 1A state golf tournament in Salina will start at 8AM tomorrow.
10 months ago, Alan Stein
Rebecca Richmeier
The Kids’ Summer Cafe’ will be serving meals again this summer!
11 months ago, Rebecca Richmeier
Alan Stein
The Regional track meet has been moved up to Thursday, May 16. Start time is 3:00.
11 months ago, Alan Stein
Admin
Our lunch menu items have changed for our last week of school! Check here https://www.usd281.com/o/graham-county-usd-281/dining?filter=7413 to see what has changed! (This will not be updated on the printed menus)
11 months ago, Admin
Alan Stein
The Awards Night/Open House scheduled for tomorrow, May 10, has been moved to Wednesday, May 15. Open House will start at 5:30 with awards to follow at 6:00.
11 months ago, Alan Stein
Alan Stein
The MCL Track Meet scheduled for today has been postponed to tomorrow, May 10, same start time.
11 months ago, Alan Stein
Alan Stein
The Golf tournament at Oakley scheduled for today has been cancelled.
11 months ago, Alan Stein
Rebecca Richmeier
HCHS freshman had a great time working on team-building, communication, and leadership at Goddard Place.
11 months ago, Rebecca Richmeier
Alan Stein
The MCEL Track Meet has been postponed until Friday, May 10.
11 months ago, Alan Stein
Rebecca Richmeier
Congratulations again to the KSPA State participants. We are proud of you!
11 months ago, Rebecca Richmeier
Rebecca Richmeier
RINGNECKS took 2nd place at the 1A Kansas Scholastic Press Association State Contest. Congratulations! Individual placing- 1A/2A Academics Photography: 1st Place: Lauryn Bagley 1A/2A Photo Illustration: Hon Men: Brianna Mikkelson 1A/2A Student Life Photography: Hon Men: Lauryn Bagley 1A/2A Student Life Photography: 3rd Place: Brianna Mikkelson 1A/2A Online Photo Gallery: Hon Men: Mason Nichol 1A/2A Editorial Cartoon: Hon Men: Brianna Mikkelson 1A/2A Yearbook Sports Writing: Hon Men: Dalen Journigan
11 months ago, Rebecca Richmeier
Kelsey Beisner
Students in grades 8-11 have their pre-enrollment forms for the next school year. These must be signed by a parent/guardian and returned to the school by Thursday, May 9th. If you want to make any changes, please write them on the form.
11 months ago, Kelsey Beisner
KAY
The Hill City High School KAY club would like to thank all of our supporters and donors throughout the 2018-19 school year. We've had an awesome year and are already planning our events for the upcoming 2019-20 school year. Thank you to our community for all of your support!
11 months ago, KAY
Rebecca Richmeier
Mark your calendars! The HCGS student award assembly is May 15 at 8:15 am. See you there!
11 months ago, Rebecca Richmeier
Rebecca Richmeier
8th grade students had a great time learning about the programs and opportunities at NCK Tech last Friday.
11 months ago, Rebecca Richmeier
Alan Stein
The High School golf meet scheduled for today, April 30, has been postponed and will be rescheduled for May 7.
11 months ago, Alan Stein
Alan Stein
The High School track meet scheduled for today, April 30, at Oberlin has been cancelled.
11 months ago, Alan Stein
Alan Stein
The Jr. High Track meet scheduled for tomorrow at Plainville has been cancelled.
11 months ago, Alan Stein
Rebecca Richmeier
The annual Hill City High School Awards Night is May 10, 2019. Open house begins at 5:30 in the gym. The awards ceremony will begin at 6:00 in Tebo Auditorium.
11 months ago, Rebecca Richmeier
Rebecca Richmeier
Hill City Junior High Students picked up trash at Dollar General and the City Park today. Thanks for making a difference in Graham County!
11 months ago, Rebecca Richmeier
Collin Pfeifer
We are looking for pictures from any and all Junior High / High School sporting events that you may have from the current school year! If you have any that you would like to share with us for use on the new school website, contact Mr. Collin Pfeifer at: collinpfeifer@usd281.com
12 months ago, Collin Pfeifer
Admin
MCL High School Choir @ Colby has been rescheduled to April 24th.
12 months ago, Admin
Alan Stein
The varsity track meet scheduled for Friday, April 12 has been moved to Monday, April 15. Start time is 3:00.
12 months ago, Alan Stein
Alan Stein
The JV Golf tournament scheduled for Thursday, April 11 has been cancelled.
12 months ago, Alan Stein
Yearbook Staff
2018-19 Ringneck "Snapshots of Our Lives" Yearbook sales have been extended until May 1 in celebration of the launch of the new USD 281 website! Order yours now using the button at the top of the website homepage. Thank you for your patronage!
12 months ago, Yearbook Staff
Kim Pfeifer
DIGITAL SENIOR PORTRAIT FINAL DEADLINE: The Yearbook Staff needs a digital 300 res. jpeg, vertical pose by Weds., April 10. Please send to KimPfeifer@usd281.com, share via Google Drive, or bring on a flash drive/SD card. Lifetouch photos will be used after this deadline.
12 months ago, Kim Pfeifer
Admin
Welcome to the new www.USD281.com! USD281 is proud to announce the launch of our new website. We hope that you enjoy your new user experience.
12 months ago, Admin