Just a friendly reminder that MS Girls Weights will meet at Marvel Park Stadium, Friday 6/19, at 9am.
We are hiring, follow the link for more information. https://sites.google.com/vikingnet.net/usd503-employment/
Volleyball OPEN GYM on Monday after weights! The girls will just stay at the high school and we will be done at 12:15 Weights: 10-11:15 Volleyball open gym: 11:15-12:15
Due to high numbers of female participants (65in all) our coaching staff has decided to split our girls into two sessions. MS girls (6-8grade) will lift M-W-F 10-11:15am, beginning Monday 6/8. They will be under the direction of Coaches Olivia Nolting & Brooke Hopper.
May is Better Speech & Hearing Month - Did You Know… Speech-language pathologists have a masters degree and over 350 clock hours of training before graduating college.
Hello everyone! 8th Grade Promotion was scheduled to happen this evening but due to our current situation, that isn't going to happen. Instead, we created a video for our 8th Grade Class to promote you virtually. The video is on the MS YouTube and Facebook sites for your viewing. Congratulations 8th Graders!!! We wish you many successes. Thank you Mrs. Robinson for putting this all together!! Here is the link to make it a little easier to find: https://youtu.be/k3dxli72oe4
Viking families, if you haven't already had the chance to complete this survey, please take a few seconds to complete this very short survey about technology devices and internet connectivity in your home. https://forms.gle/CGH7Y1Bk8k1ZmaHC7 Thanks!
Middle school art students! Remember to pick up your artwork today from 10-1 at the door nearest the art room. 🎨🖌️👩🎨 https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=154161306147086&id=106578694238681
May is Better Speech & Hearing Month - Did You Know… A typical 6 year old can use 2,600 words and understand more than 20,000
Hi Everyone! If you are a 6th or 7th grade student or parent please read this and check your emails. We’re beginning the enrollment process for next year. Mrs. Quirin has sent emails to your child containing course description information, a Google form for them to choose electives for next year, and link to a Zoom session to be able to answer any questions you or your child still may have. Please look over the information together and complete the Google form this week. --
May is Better Speech & Hearing Month - Did You Know… Speech-language pathologists help people who have difficulty swallowing (dysphagia).
Viking families, please take a few seconds to complete this very short survey about technology devices and internet connectivity in your home. https://forms.gle/CGH7Y1Bk8k1ZmaHC7 Thanks!
Hello Middle School Art Student!! This is a special announcement from Mrs. Skinner. **MS Art students can pick up their artwork from school on Wednesday, from 10-1. She'll be at the back door nearest the art room. Have your parents drive through to pick up your things.**
Good Morning Middle School Parents and Students!!! This is a reminder, today is the first day you can drop off the school textbooks you have been using at home. You can drop them off today at the Middle School during lunch pick up from 11:30 -12:30. The next collection will be on Thursday during lunch pick up 11:30-12:30. You can also make arrangements to drop them off by calling the office 620-421-4190 between 10 and 1 Monday through Friday!! Finish the week strong!!!
May is Better Speech & Hearing Month - Did You Know… One in every 10 Americans (28 million) have some degree of hearing loss.
May is Better Speech & Hearing Month - Did You Know… The smallest bone in the body is the stapes which is one of the 3 bones in the middle ear
May is Better Speech & Hearing Month - Did You Know… Speech-Language Pathologists diagnose and treat communication and swallowing disorders in patients.
Good afternoon!! The middle school is requesting that all textbooks be returned so they can be accounted for and repaired. All middle school textbooks should be returned starting tomorrow, Thursday the 14th during lunch pick up from 11:30 to 12:30. You can also drop them off on Monday May 18th and Thursday May 21st during the same time. We are also available by appointment to drop them off between 10am and 1pm. Call the office 620-421-4190 to schedule your textbook return. Have a great week and weekend!!
May is Better Speech & Hearing Month - Did You Know… Famous people who have overcome a stutter include: Tiger Woods, Ed Sheeran, and Steve Harvey
May is Better Speech & Hearing Month - Did You Know… Helen Keller was a deaf/blind woman who learned to speak in 5 different language
May is Better Speech & Hearing Month - Did You Know… 1 in every 12 students have a speech-language disorder, that is about 8% of children in the United States
May is Better Speech & Hearing Month - Did You Know… Staying hydrated - drinking water - will help keep your voice in shape
Hello everyone!!! I wanted to take a minute to say Hi! and let you know it has been good to see you when I have popped into your Zoom classes. I also wanted you to know that I am checking grades and the work you are turning in. School is still in session even though it is way different than what we are used to. YOU need to show up to class and let the teachers see you and get work turned in. If for some reason you aren’t doing work, let us know what is going on. Let us help you! We care about you and what is going on in your life, because guess what?. We are dealing with some of the same issues. If you have a question or need something send me an email I will do what I can to help You are AMAZING kids and I want you to succeed!!!!!
Good morning everyone, This is LAST CALL for 8th GRADE STUDENT BABY PICTURES for our traditional end of the year 8th grade baby picture slide show. Several messages have been sent since and we are still missing several (53) students. PLEASE GET YOUR 8th GRADE STUDENT BABY PICTURES TO or MAKE CONTACT MRS. ROBINSON ASAP. If not, your picture won't be included and that would be a shame.
May is Better Speech & Hearing Month - Did You Know… Sounds that are too loud can damage your hearing and cause hearing loss that will affect you for the rest of your life!
May is Better Speech & Hearing Month - Did You Know… Speech-language pathologists work with people who can communicate with their voice to develop a system using pictures or devices to communicate.
May is Better Speech & Hearing Month - Did You Know… there are 5 aspects of language - grammar (syntax), semantics (word meaning), pragmatics (social language), morphology (word formation) and phonology (sounds)
Attention MS Athletes! KSHSAA has updated the Physical Form required for participation in the 2020- 2021 school year. The new form can be found on the MS Website. The following link provides access to the new form as well: http://www.kshsaa.org/Public/PDF/FORM-PPE.pdf
May is Better Speech & Hearing Month! Did you know… In the schools speech-language pathologists help students learn to say sounds correctly, improve language skills, improve fluency (stuttering) and voice quality.
Attention all Middle School Parents! Yearbooks can be ordered online at www.inter-state.com/yearbook. Please enter code: 44660K The order deadline is May 1st. Also, know that we will take orders at the beginning of the school year in August as well.
This message is to 8th grade parents. Please make sure you have sent your 8th grade students baby picture to Mrs. Robinson for the end of the year slide show. We need them by May 8th. Her email can be found on the middle school website.
The following link is a video created by Mrs. Skinner documenting our MS & HS Art Gallery! https://youtu.be/tInOO6-b9_4
We are excited to announce that Kansas teachers, students and parents just got a new partner in their continuous learning efforts. Thanks to the support of Kansas Public Broadcasters, Kansas students will receive supplemental education content by way of a new television program produced by Kansas PBS stations and KSDE, and hosted by local teachers. The new program called Learning Across Kansas will begin airing the week of April 20. Each 30-minute segment, individually produced for elementary, middle school and high school students, will feature grade-specific educational content delivered by our very own Kansas teachers who serve on KSDE’s Continuous Learning Task Force. A complete listing of program times is available here: https://www.ksde.org/Agency/Fiscal-and-Administrative-Services/Communications-and-Recognition-Programs/Learning-Across-Kansas
8th Grade Students' Week 2 at a Glance: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1EocjLcIzwVGQRJqlxkLMQ8ZQsi6ks4tX/view Staff Office Hours: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1JDQaY5aA5RdQ8fwK9BKfIIpOe-7fGhRU/view Updated CLP: https://drive.google.com/file/d/105HSIVWH7UF4RcnFfs6vph2u5RA27ByQ/view
7th Grade Students' Week 2 at a Glance: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1kkICsLysBEmod8esuS1Tki9k4YtDVLGp/view Staff Office Hours: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1JDQaY5aA5RdQ8fwK9BKfIIpOe-7fGhRU/view Updated CLP: https://drive.google.com/file/d/105HSIVWH7UF4RcnFfs6vph2u5RA27ByQ/view
6th Grade Students' Week 2 at a Glance: https://drive.google.com/file/d/16Jis-bYxcexup6c4Ej8yqVDmp21UB2YE/view Staff Office Hours: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1JDQaY5aA5RdQ8fwK9BKfIIpOe-7fGhRU/view Updated CLP: https://drive.google.com/file/d/105HSIVWH7UF4RcnFfs6vph2u5RA27ByQ/view
Our Continuous Learning Plan has some updates. One- Our staff would like to emphasize utilizing the online resources, to make the student check-ins more effective. Two- Packet and Property pick up will be on Mondays (4/13, 4/20, & 5/4) from 11am-1pm & 5pm-6pm. https://drive.google.com/file/d/105HSIVWH7UF4RcnFfs6vph2u5RA27ByQ/view
For parents and other caregivers around the world, explaining the current coronavirus pandemic to children can be an overwhelming and complicated process. That’s why independent children’s publisher Nosy Crow released Coronavirus: A Book for Children, a free digital book that breaks down the global crisis in an age-appropriate and easy-to-understand way. https://nosycrowcoronavirus.s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/Coronavirus_ABookForChildren.pdf
Be sure to review the Continuous Learning Plan available on our webpage. Resources will be continually added as we move forward. https://pms.usd503.org/article/225533 Meals continue tomorrow 11:30-12:30pm & the Packet Pick-Up option begins tomorrow 11am-1pm, out of the NW corner of the building in a drive through format.
Disaster Distress Hotline: call #800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746. Spanish TalkWithUs to 66746 pulse 2.
Parents: Please remember to bookmark our website and download the USD 503 Viking app on your phone to stay in the loop. THANKS!!! http://pms.usd503.org
Dear Parents/Guardians of students served by Tri-County, Tri-County is working alongside the school districts we serve to develop a continuous learning plan for the students with IEPs. A group of special education providers have been working diligently to come up with creative ways for students to receive opportunities to learn during the next two months. The first week after Spring Break, parents will be receiving a phone call from the special education provider(s) their child is served by. This will be the first of many contacts parents will receive from the provider. If parents do not receive a phone call after the first week of Spring Break, it may be we do not have current parent contact information. In that case, parents are asked to email the provider with current contact information. Provider emails are on their local school district's website. Parents will also be receiving a Prior Written Notice that describes how services will be delivered over the next two months. This will not be the same type of delivery model or number of minutes as indicated on the IEP - that is impossible with the current CDC Guidance on social distancing. When school returns to normal, the IEP team will reconvene to determine to what extent compensatory services may be needed. While we are working through uncharted territory, Tri-County understands that parents are too. Many of our students, your children, have many needs which will impact day-to-day life for parents. Safety is our number one priority for students and staff, but please know that our staff already miss and are worried about their students. Stay safe during this time- we want to see each of our students' beautiful faces on the other side of this pandemic. Emily McCambridge Director Tri-County Special Education Interlocal #607 firstname.lastname@example.org
Amazing video about what we are all facing right now. Take the five minutes to watch it. https://www.dropbox.com/s/krrd7r5ji6wa3vl/Rooted_In_Love_V4.mp4?dl=0
Scholastic@Home would like to invite you and your PreK to 6th grade child to view these fun and exciting lessons. Every day includes four separate learning experiences, each built around a thrilling, meaningful story or video. Kids can do them on their own, or with their families. Just find your grade level and let the learning begin! https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html
UPDATED: Meals will be served by a Viking staff member in front of each school building from a 503 school van. Breakfast - 7:30 to 9:00 Monday ONLY Lunch - 11:30 to 1:00 Monday - Thursday Breakfast for the next day will be given to students with their lunch. Monday: Breakfast - Cereal with yogurt Lunch - Ham and Cheese Tuesday: Breakfast - Soft Cereal Bar Lunch - Popcorn chicken wrap Wednesday: Breakfast - Donuts Lunch - Turkey Club Sandwich Thursday: Breakfast - Mini Pancake/Waffle Lunch - Ham and Cheese wrap ——————————————————— You can also access meals at one of the USD506 locations if that is closer or easier. Those locations are: 10th and Stone Dwayne's Photo (west parking lot) Presbyterian Manor (south parking lot) USD506 will be providing lunch between 11:30 and 12:30 from March 16 - 20.
KSHSAA has suspended ALL athletic practices and events for two weeks. So no Track, Boys Tennis, or Golf during this period. Thank you for your understanding.
USD503 WILL have breakfast and lunch available for all students Monday - Thursday this week! Details will be released soon!
Join us this evening for the Choir concert beginning at 7pm in the Parsons Municipal Building. The choral department has been working very hard on this concert, and the PHS choirs will present Requiem by John Rutter, the first major work performed by our choirs in nearly 40 years! This concert also features the middle school choirs on their contest music!
There will be NO school at the High School on Thursday. This will allow students and staff to attend the State Basketball game. If we win on Thursday, ALL schools will dismiss after lunch on Friday. Updates will be posted here if necessary. Thanks!
Get your Viking Basketball State Tournament t-shirt sponsored by the PHS Business Management class. Shirts will be $12 each and an additional $2 for XXXL. Payments can be made at the Parsons High School office (forms and envelopes will be available). Checks need to be made out to Parsons High School. The first order is going out at noon Monday for printing. An additional order will follow that will all t-shirts delivered by Thursday. No orders will be submitted without payment. If you have any questions or need to make payment accommodations, please text or call Jeff Schibi at 620-778-6051.
Great new about a couple of our Viking students, follow this link to read the story of these girls hard work and generosity. https://www.parsonssun.com/gallery/news/image_088e348e-5cf9-11ea-bb47-cb37f988615b.html
Come join us this evening at the HS for the Orchestra concert! Starts at 7pm, see you there!
Join us for the MS Band Concert this evening at Parsons High School. Start time is 7pm.
KSDE - Fact Sheet on Census 2020 https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/595580/Census_Fact_Sheet.pdf
PMS chess team had a very strong performance in the Royster Middle School Chess Tournament this weekend. We had 4 MS students participate in the tournament. Davis Clark and Timmy Chen led the team to a 1st place team win with a score of 20 points. Davis and Timmy finished the day with perfect scores of 6 wins - 0 losses!! Awesome playing!! Davis won the 1st place individual medal with tie breaker points, Timmy won the 2nd place medal, and Lucas Fugate earned 3rd place with a score of 5 points. Hulleah Tsinhnahjinnie scored 3 points towards the team win. There were 7 teams participating with 47 players in the K-8 Division. Kyle Chen participated and earned 24th place in the K-8 Division. Parsons High School participated in the K -12 division. A.J. Jenkins earned 22nd. medal individually with 3 wins. Eli Koger earned 24th place with 3 wins. There were 11 HS teams participating with 48 participants in the K-12 Division. This is the last regular tournament of the season before State Chess, March 14th in Emporia.
Hello. I wanted to reassure you that your children are safe. There was an incident at the middle school today involving a student. There was a police presence, as well as DCF and Labette Mental Health. School has remained open but the office is closed until the issue is resolve. Please be patient as we work through this issue. Again, everyone in the school is safe.
Due to illness our MS Play has been rescheduled for 3/5 @7pm. Sorry for any inconvenience and thank you for being flexible.
The Book Fair will be open today until 4pm and tomorrow until 1pm. Tomorrow is the last day of our Book Fair. We received yesterday the brand new Mulan book based on the new Mulan movie coming out March 27. The book is in our Book vs. Movie gift basket that we’re giving away tomorrow morning. Parents if you haven’t entered your student in the gift basket drawing, you have until 4pm to stop by today.
Join us this evening for Boys BB at home vs Pittsburg! Games start at 4pm! Go Vikes!
Good Morning Middle School Community, Starting on February 18th first hour tardies will be enforced and count toward our tardy policy. We understand that from time to time, there are situations that make students late to school, however, student being late to school has become a real problem to student learning. The parent/student handbook says, the 1st tardy is a warning, the 2nd tardy is an 8th hour handled by the teacher, the 3rd and all subsequent will result in a discipline referral. Continued tardiness will result in parent meeting with school administration and a possible informal hearing. Thank you for working with us to get the kids to school on time.
Tonight Boys Basketball hosts Pittsburg in the final games of the MS Season. Games start at 4pm, we hope you’ll join us in supporting our young Student/Athletes! Go Vikes!
At the Middle School book fair today we have G.R.A.N.D day. Any Grandparent, Relatives, Aunts and Uncles, Neighbors, and Devoted caregivers can come up and purchase books and their student can be entered into a special drawing. As a bonus, we have free Donuts!!!!!
Good Morning!! This is just a quick reminder that today Wednesday 2-12-2020, we are on early dismissal schedule. The kids will be dismissed at 12:45 today.
Day 1 parent conferences in the books. We will be back at it tomorrow at the middle school from 4-7:30. See you tomorrow at 4pm.
If you didnt make it to the Pancakes for Pals fundraising event hosted by the Middle School students today, you missed a great time. The kids did a great job planning and leading the event and raising money for PALS (Proud Animal Lovers Shelter). We are very proud of you!!!
This is a reminder, Parent Teacher Conferences will be at the Middle School from 4-7:30 on Monday the 10th and Tuesday the 11th. Hope to see everyone there!!
Don't forget the PALS pancake fundraiser this Saturday 2/8 7am to 11am
Just a friendly reminder of the parent/teacher conference this Monday 2/10 and Tuesday 2/11 4pm to 730pm. Hope to see you here.
Due to the forecast and timing of inclement weather, Parsons USD 503 schools will be closed on Wednesday, February 5th. Stay safe Vikings!
After consulting with law enforcement, all buildings will remain under exterior lockdown until normal dismissal time. At that time school will be dismissed as usual. The busses will run their regular routes but may be a little late. Thank you for your support of Parsons Schools.
Due to a situation in the community as a precaution, all USD503 schools are in exterior lockdown. Students will remain inside the buildings and school will continue as normal. During an exterior lockdown, no one is allowed to leave or enter the buildings, we appreciate your understanding and support. Student safety is our #1 priority. We will keep you updated.
Be sure to join us this evening at the MS, as we host Royster MS (Chanute) for boys basketball. Games start at 4pm! Go Vikes
Join us this evening for Boys Basketball @4pm in the MS Gym vs Cville! 3 Games Order Tonight: 7b&8b Combined, 7A, 8A. Go Vikes!
Don’t forget to join us this afternoon for Boys BB vs Frontenac @home! Go Vikes!
Join us this afternoon for our boys basketball game against Altamont @home! Games start at 4pm: 7th Grade plays 1st followed immediately by 8th Grade.
7th graders played "trashketball" in class to review math concepts and prepare for an upcoming test.
Good Afternoon Middle School Community!!! Just a quick note to all of you that we will be having our 1st semester all school honor roll assembly on Friday January 24th, starting at 2:45 in the auditorium. Hope too see you there!
Join us in Chanute tomorrow morning at 8:30am, for the Annual SEK Shootout! Go Vikes! Parsons Basketball
Let’s make it a great start to 2020! We look forward to students returning on Tuesday January 7th. See you all soon.
Do to road conditions, Girls Basketball games @ Indy today are canceled.
No school tomorrow due to the unsafe roads. Enjoy your day and be safe.
Girls basketball game for tonight has been cancelled due to weather conditions
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The Middle School donated “I’ll Be Gnome for Christmas” tree for Stella Wells Auction which sold for $1,000. You can see the tree at Labette Bank at 2121 Main.
The MS Wrestling banquet is scheduled for Monday 12/9 @6pm in the Community Room.
GBB Plays Pitt this evening beginning @4pm, 7B-7A-8B-8A in that order. Go Vikes!
The MS Wrestling tournament is a great opportunity to grow our young athletes and without our maintenance staff led by James Ramsey this competition would not have been possible. Eric Swanson and Rob Barcus, thanks for allowing the middle school kids to compete in your facilities. It was a great experience for the MS athletes to get a feel for what their high school experience will be like. Jamie Stover and Tina Heydenrych, thank you for always having everything ready for us when we need it. I know you have so many things going on, but keeping me on track is so appreciated! Sue Smith, Terry Woodword, Caleb Bynum, Dave Ferguson, Chris Ball thank you for managing our gates, concessions, tables and tournament. It is a pleasure to know so many trustworthy people while managing this tournament. I acknowledge that it can be extremely difficult to devote those long hours focused on the competitions, and I am grateful for your service. Kayla Robinson and your awesome FACS students, thank you for providing a hospitality room for the event. The food was great and I cannot thank you enough for being so flexible at short notice, thanks for having my back! John Cox, thank you for keeping the hospitality room stocked and running smoothly. I appreciate you spending the evening taking care of others and helping clean up after the tourney was over. Your effort doesn’t go unnoticed. Rod, thank you for simultaneously coaching your MS athletes and managing your HS athletes at the tables. We appreciate how your athletes are always able to clean up after the tournament and secure the equipment. Coach Houk and Coach Schibi, thank you for allowing us to use the gyms at the HS and being flexible enough to grant us the space needed to manage such a large (and growing) tournament. Without a staff willing to give their time to help kids enjoy athletic opportunities, none of this would be possible. I appreciate all of your efforts and THANK YOU for sacrificing time and effort in allowing the kids to have fun participating in middle school athletics. THANK YOU!!! Sincerely, Tyler Gordon Assistant Principal Athletic Director Parsons Middle School
Parsons Middle School wrestlers competed in our home tournament last Tuesday, capping off a great wrestling season. We had 9 wrestlers competing with great results winning 22 matches out of 26, collecting 16 by pin. Had 5 kids going undefeated for the day. Results: Joe Keal 3-0 1st Amir Luten 3-0 1st Adian Luten 3-0 1st Xander Mcsherry 3-0 1st Amani Luten 3-0 1st Kaden Berry 2-1 2nd Briar Mathis 2-1 2nd Kyle Habiger 2-1 2nd Thaddeus Kress 1-1 2nd
Parsons Middle School wrestling traveled to Chanute for their wrestling tournament yesterday. Top performers were. Kaden Berry 3-0 1st Xander Mcsherry 3-0 1st Amani Luten 2-1 2nd Xander Mcsherry 2-1 2nd Last event of the season is our home Tournament today at the High School Start time 4:00 pm. Come support your Viking Wrestlers. Go Vikings !!!
The MS Wrestling team won 18 out of 24 matches on Saturday. Kaden Berry, Briar Mathis, Kyle Habiger, and Amani Luten all finished as champions of their individual brackets.
The PARSONS MIDDLE SCHOOL WRESTLING team traveled to the Independence middle school tournament yesterday . All the kids wrestled hard an are showing improvement every time they step on the mat. Next tournament is at Coffeyville this Saturday start time 8:30am. Top placers for yesterday. Kaden Berry 1st Kyle Habiger 1st Amani Luten 1st Joe Keal 2nd Adian Marshall 2nd Xander Mcsherry 2nd
Great Games tonight Girls Basketball! 7B 7A and 8A Wins over Indy! Go Vikes!
Parsons Middle School wrestling traveled to Columbus on Saturday Competing in a very tough tournament with wrestlers coming in from three different states. Our next tournament is at Independence on Tuesday start time 3:30pm. Parsons results from Saturday. Joe Keal 1st. Xander Mcsherry 1st Kaden Berry 2nd Lucas Fugate 3rd Briar Mathis 4th
Parsons Middle School Wrestling had another great night on the mat at the Ft.Scott duals last night. We took 10 Wrestlers an out of the 20 matches we wrestled we won 15 of them. Kids going undefeated on the night were Kaden Berry, Lucas Fugate , Amani Luten , Aidan Marshall and Xander Mcsherry. Next competition is this Saturday 11-16-20 at the Columbus tournament start time 8:00am.
Parsons Middle School wrestling had their first Dual of the season Tuesday night. Coach Hambleton and Coach Hostetter both thought the kids all competed well and gained valuable experience on the mat.They took 11 Wrestlers and five wrestlers Kaden Berry, Kyle Habiger, Lucas Fugate, Amir Luton and Amani Luten all going 2-0 for the night. Next Dual is Thursday at Ft.Scott.
The Girls Basketball Games at Royster Middle School. (Chanute). have been rescheduled due to road conditions. There will be no practice tonight.
Middle School Parent Teacher Conferences Tonight October 1st and Tomorrow 2nd from 4:00 pm to 7:30 pm. See Everyone tonight.
Just a reminder that the Middle School fundraiser ends tomorrow September 30th. Please bring your orders to school. See you tomorrow!
Bottle Ecosystems with 7th grade science