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October 2022

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Important Dates

October 3: EL PTO Meeting, 7:00 pm
October 4: EL Night at The Pad, 4:00-8:00 pm
October 5: District Wellness Night @ SMS, 6:00-7:30 pm
October 6: LO PTO Meeting, 6:00 pm
October 7: MELC No Preschool - Screening Day
October 7: LO Parent Day (1st Grade)
October 10: Regular BOE Meeting @ SEC, 6:00 pm
October 11: NF PTO/Site Council 5:30 pm
October 11: NH PTO Meeting
October 11: Elementary Night at Soccer
October 12: MELC PTO Meeting, 5:30 pm
October 12: WI PTO Meeting, 6:00 pm
October 14: LO Parent Day (Kindergarten)
October 19: SHS Site Council, 12:00 pm
October 19: End of 1st Quarter
October 19, WI Chipotle Night, 4:00-8:00 pm
October 20: MELC Fall Festival, 5:30-7:00 pm
October 21: No School - PD/Work Day
October 21: Haunted Trails, 5:00 pm
October 27: SHS Blood Drive, 10:00 am-2:00 pm



Superintendent Update

Last month, Seaman High School participated in a voter registration drive, where 285 seniors registered to vote. I was highly impressed with this level of civic engagement by not only our students but by our teachers for educating our kids on the electoral process. So impressed that I wanted to remind you all about the upcoming election.

As you know, there is a general election in Kansas on Tuesday, Nov. 8. You must be registered to vote by October 18 in order to vote in this election. If you’re not sure if you’re registered or have recently moved, you can check your voter registration by visiting myvoteinfo.voteks.org.

The Shawnee County Election Office does a great job of explaining everything you need to know when it comes to voting early, advance voting by mail, providing sample ballots, etc.

Our school community is an engaged group of people who volunteer, stay informed on issues, and give back. Together, we can ensure the voices of the Seaman community are heard at all levels. Please consider making a plan to vote with our newly registered seniors this election to have your voices heard.



Brad Willson
Brad Willson
Superintendent   

District Wellness Night

Wellness Night
The Seaman community is invited to attend an evening of fun games and activities promoting healthy living hosted by the District Wellness Council. This is a free event and all ages are welcome. We hope to see you there! 

Fall Into Fitness 5K

5K

Mark your calendars for Saturday, November 12. The Seaman community is invited to participate in a 5K Fun Run! The run will begin at 8:30 am on the SHS football field and all ages are welcome to participate.

Click here to register online for a shirt.
(must register by Oct 19 to get a shirt)

Want to sponsor this event?
$50 Sponsor
$100 Sponsor
$200 Sponsor
$500 Sponsor


Seaman High School Blood Drive

Thursday, October 27, 10:00 am-2:00 pm
SHS Multipurpose Room, 4850 NW Rochester

Book your appointment today at savealifenow.org/group, enter Group Code TPEW. 
For additional details, contact Sean Riley at [email protected]

All presenting donors will receive a FREE t-shirt!
t-shirt


Soccer Night


Now Hiring Substitutes!
Now Hiring Paraprofessionals!
Now Hiring Bus Drivers!
Now Hiring Food Service Workers
Now Hiring Custodians!

Work in USD 345 and join a family of dedicated staff members who make a difference in our community every day!

Apply Online: https://seamanschools.tedk12.com/hire/Index.aspx
Questions: 785-575-8602


  See Something, Say Something

Our See Something, Say Something reporting tool is anonymous. This form allows you and others to submit safety concerns to district officials. This reporting tool is continuously monitored by district staff. If you would like to receive follow-up correspondence you may leave your contact information. Reporting observed threats, behaviors, actions, and harassment help maintain a safe and secure learning environment for all students and staff.

After you provide as much information as you have about a safety or security concern, here are the next steps the district follows:

1. A district official reviews your information and replies to your tip if contact info is provided.
2. Your tip is forwarded to the proper administration to begin investigation.
3. You are contacted (if contact info is provided) to provide any follow-up info, if needed.
4. Administration follows through with the investigation and any action steps necessary.

Crime Stoppers is another reporting tool available to Shawnee County residents. Crime Stoppers encourages members of the community to assist local law enforcement agencies in the fight against crime by overcoming fear and apathy. They assist local law enforcement agencies by gathering information through the use of online and mobile tools and encourage community members to volunteer vital information that could lead to the battle against crime.

Call the Anonymous Tip Line at (785) 234-0007 or submit information through their Mobile Application. Tips that lead to a felony arrest are eligible for a cash reward.

See Something, Say Something
www.seamanschools.org/report

Crime Stoppers
(785) 234-0007 


Preschool Registration

MELC
Mathes Early Learning Center serves an inclusive model of three and four-year-old students, in high quality, half-day & full-day preschool classrooms. Slots are limited. All preschool students in the Seaman School District receive priority preference.
Visit Mathes Early Learning Center online for more information. 


Lunch Money

myschoolbucks
Create your free MySchoolBucks account to conveniently and securely add money to your student’s meal account online or with the mobile app.


With MySchoolBucks you’ll be able to view cafeteria purchases, check your student’s balance, receive low balance alerts and pay for school meals from anywhere!


Get started:

1. Go to myschoolbucks.com or download the mobile app
2. Create your free account and add your students using their school name / student ID
3. Add funds using your credit/debit card or electronic check
Note: For each transaction, you will be charged a service fee of $2.75
4. Set up automatic payments and never forget to send in lunch money again

Or skip the online service fee and:
Send a check with your student to school or mail checks to: 

Seaman Food Service
901 NW Lyman Rd
Topeka, KS 66608

Please include your student's name. 


Lunch Menu

Food
Click here to view the K-6 lunch menu.

Due to nationwide production issues, our district is experiencing shortages and substitutions with our meal planning. This means we may need to make last-minute changes to the published menu.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
  


School Board Meetings

SHS Theatre
Regular board meetings are scheduled on the second Monday of each month at 6:00 pm, with the exception of March, which will be held on the third Monday. Regular meetings may be adjourned to another time and place when necessary. Special meetings may also be scheduled on an as-needed basis. 

Regular meetings typically take place at the Seaman Education Center. When meeting locations change, notice is sent out to the public and made available online. Board agendas go live on the Friday afternoon prior to the regular board meeting. 

All regular meetings are streamed live and available on the district's YouTube channel. A recap of the meeting is also made available through the Board Digest

Both in-person and digital public comment are accepted at regular board meetings. The public comment agenda item may be found in the meeting agenda

Remaining regular meetings for the 2022-23 school year:

October 10, 2022
November 14, 2022
December 12, 2022
January 9, 2023
February 13, 2023
March 20, 2023
April 10, 2023
May 8, 2023
June 12, 2023
July 10, 2023


2022-23 School Calendar


2022-23 Calendar

Our online calendar can be found on our calendar page.


Peachjar Flyers

Peachjar
Don't forget to check out our collection of school and community flyers. You can view all flyers for the district or search by school. Digital flyers help us keep you informed and saves our community partners in resources. 


A Look at District News

West Indianola Elementary School holds walkathon

2022 Homecoming Parade

North Fairview students sing Preamble on Constitution Day

Students register to vote at Seaman High School

Mathes Early Learning Center holds September Family Engagement Night

Seaman holds first District Wellness Night of school year


We’re hiring!

We are always looking for qualified substitutes, bus drivers, food service workers, and various support positions. Take a look at our current job openings, and help spread the word! 


Alumni Association Shirts

Alumni Shirts

SHS Alumni -- You asked for it, you got it! Alumni shirts now available for purchase. Proceeds from the sales of alumni shirts will go to the scholarship fund that allows one or two senior students each year to receive a scholarship as they pursue higher education. Checks can be made out to Seaman High School Alumni Association and sent to: Kathy Johnson 17215 Bowser Dr. Hoyt, Ks. 66440

If you choose to pick up your shirts, we'll be setting times and places to do so soon. We have most t-shirt sizes in stock now, sweatshirt orders will take approximately 3-4 extra weeks to send out.

Click here to Order!