May 2024

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Important Dates

May 1: 5th Grade Track Meet
May 2: SEBO Concert, 7 pm
May 3: No Preschool
May 4: WI Carnival, 1 pm
May 6: SHS Battle of the Bands, 7 pm
May 6: 8th Grade Tours SHS
May 7: 8th Grade Tours SHS
May 7: WI PTO Meeting, 6 pm
May 7: SHS/SMS Orchestra Concert, 6 pm
May 7: SMS Band Concert, 7 pm
May 8: SHS Band Concert, 7 pm
May 9: LO PTO Meeting, 6 pm
May 9: SHS One Act and Spring Players Show, 6 pm
May 10: LO Site Council, 12 pm
May 13: District Retirement Recognition @ SEC, 5:45 pm
May 13: Regular School Board Meeting, 6 pm
May 13: SHS Choir Concert, 7 pm
May 14: Driver's Ed Informational Meeting, 6 pm
May 14: NH PTO/Site Council, 6 pm
May 15: MELC Site Council, 5:30 pm
May 16: WI Site Council, 5:30 pm
May 17: SMS Concert/Musical at SHS, 7 pm
May 21: Last Day of Preschool
May 22: Early Release - Last Day of School (Click here for Early Release Schedule)
May 22: End of Fourth Quarter
May 23: Teacher Work Day

Click here to view the SHS athletics calendar and athletics website.

Graduation & Promotion Schedule

Elementary Promotions
Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Elmont: 10:00 am
Logan: 9:00 am
North Fairview: 9:30 am
Northern Hills: 9:30 am
West Indianola: 10:00 am

Seaman Middle School Promotions
Tuesday, May 21, 2024
4:45 - 5:45 pm
Piranhas: 6:05-7:05 pm
Stingrays: 7:25-8:25 pm

Seaman High School Graduation
Sunday, May 19, 2024
2:00 pm
@ Stormont Vail Event Center

Superintendent Update

As we approach the end of another school year, I wanted to take a moment to express my gratitude for your continued partnership and support throughout this school year. Your dedication to your child's education and your active involvement in our schools is truly invaluable. I am continually inspired by the strength of our collaborative efforts when teachers and parents work together. We will be sharing more about this important piece in the fall as we develop plans in alignment with our board's priorities: student learning, teacher wellbeing, student behaviors, school safety, and staff pay & benefits. We’re looking forward to sharing our approach to prioritizing these key areas with you and continuing to strengthen our partnership with families.

I would also like to take a moment to recognize and celebrate our 2024 retirees. I am so grateful these 15 employees chose to finish their career with us. We are forever indebted to their commitment to our students and our community. Below is a list that includes their years of service in our district. Whether they were here for a short time or made a lasting career with Seaman Schools, their impact is immeasurable. Please take a moment to thank our retirees. Please take another moment to thank our staff who will be returning next year. It takes all of us working together to make Seaman School District the best! 

Helen Foley, SMS, Sped Para, 2 years
Sheila Hervey, LO, SLP Para, 2 years
Carl Dudley, TRANS, Bus Para, 6 years
Victoria Wegele, EL, Night Custodian, 6.5 years
Joe Tetuan, SMS, Head Custodian, 7 years
Annette McMullen, NF, 5th Grade, 13 years
Jennifer Piel, LO, 2nd Grade, 15 years
Tina Fassnacht, NF, Counselor, 16 years
Jay Monhollon, SHS, PE, 20 years
Mike Lincoln, SHS, PE, 20 years
Kim Sipp, NH, Sped, 23 years
Karen Lee, SMS, Math, 23 years
Judy Wilson, TRANS, Bus Para, 25 years
Steve Bushnell, SHS, AD, 33 years
Susan Sittenauer, SHS, Social Studies, 39 years

Brad Willson
Brad Willson

2024-2025 School Calendar is HERE!

24-25 Calendar

Important 24-25 Back-to-School Dates

Jul 1: Earliest Day Free/Reduced Application can be Released 
Jul 8: Online Enrollment Opens 
Jul 8: SHS Parking Permits Available
Jul 30: Enroll online in PowerSchool by July 30
Jul 30: Walk-in Enrollment @ SMS, 3-7 pm 
Jul 31: School Offices Open

Aug 4: Last day to enroll in order to get bussing on the first day of school
Aug 6: SMS schedule changes at building 9 am-3 pm
Aug 7: SMS schedule changes at building 9 am-3 pm
Aug 7: SHS laptop checkout 8-11 am
Aug 8: SHS laptop checkout 11 am-3 pm
Aug 8: SMS schedule changes at building 9 am-3 pm
Aug 8: Freshman/New SHS Orientation 5:30 pm
Aug 9: SHS laptop checkout 8-11 am
Aug 9: LO Kindergarten Boot Camp 9-11:30 am
Aug 12: SMS Parent Night 5-6:30 pm
Aug 13: LO Family Connection Conferences 3-5:30 pm
Aug 13: Elementary Sneak Peeks 5:30-6:30 pm
Aug 14: First Day of School (1-10) (K*)(PHLC)
Aug 15: First Day of School (MELC) (11-12) (K*)
Aug 18: Transportation changes turned in take effect 8/23
Aug 19: SHS Open House 5:30 pm
Aug 22: PHLC Back to School Family Night 5 pm
Aug 22: NF Kindergarten Parent Night 6-7pm
Aug 26: NF Parent Night (1st-6th grade) 6-7pm

In-District Transfer/Out-of-District Transfer Requests for 2024-25

The Kansas Legislature passed laws that went into effect in January 2024 for all Kansas school districts regarding out-of-district students. We have updated our process in accordance with the new law. 

Returning students attending a school outside of their boundary:

Parents/Guardians will no longer have to fill out the Application for Transfer. Returning students will still be reviewed as they have been in the past (grades, attendance, behavior and outstanding school fees.) Parents/Guardians will be notified in May whether they have been approved for next school year.

Siblings that are not currently attending USD 345 will have to complete the Application for Transfer which will be available at the end of May. 

New In-District Transfer and Out-of-District Applicants:

In May we will post our available slots for the 2024-25 school year on our website.  

In June we will accept all new applications for transfer.

In July we will select, via a random lottery, applications to fill our available slots. All applicants will be contacted to let them know they were selected, or that all slots were filled.

If you have any questions, please contact Theresa Dunham, [email protected], 785-575-8600, X-102.



We have substitute teacher positions open, including both regular and long-term. If you know of any potential candidates, please have them contact the HR department at 785–575-8602 or email [email protected].

Excellence is Earned

We have another round of 
Excellence is Earned honorees to celebrate! Check out our website to see our ongoing list of incredible staff making a positive impact in our district and community!  

Get Paid to Watch Games

Wouldn’t it be cool if you could get paid to go to your kid’s events? You can! Our incredible transportation department will train you (paid training, btw) and pay you to drive a bus to athletics and activities, and pay you to watch the game/activity, and pay you to drive the bus back! Plus, bus drivers get into away games for free! Starting pay is $17.25 per hour. Think about it for a second. It kinda makes sense, doesn’t it? If you’re interested, give Ronna Blocker a call at 785-286-8440 or email [email protected]
SEAF Golf Tournament

Our Seaman Education Advantage Foundation would also like to invite you to our annual golf tournament on June 7! Click here for details on registration and/or sponsorship opportunities. Proceeds go toward student scholarships and teacher mini-grants!

  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

Report It

Summer Meals 
11 am – Noon
June 3 – July 26, M-TH

Kids 18 & Under Eat Free

Logan Elementary School
1124 NW Lyman Rd

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

 Seaman Parents as Teachers

Parents as Teachers

Parents as Teachers is a FREE program offered to anyone in the Seaman School District. It is a voluntary program designed for all families with children ages prenatal to Kindergarten entry. Parents as Teachers (PAT) is based on two important concepts: 1.) Parents are their child's first and most influential teachers and 2.) experiences in the first years of a child's life are key to future success in school and life.

Parents as Teachers offers personal visits, group connections, screenings and a resource network. Call Mathes Early Learning Center at 785-286-7103 and leave a message for Angie or Tina. Also check out our Facebook Page, Seaman Parents as Teachers USD 345.

Visit Seaman Parents as Teachers online for more information. 

School Board Meetings

School Board 

Regular board meetings are scheduled on the second Monday of each month at 6:00 pm, with the exception of February, March and April, 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 2023-24 school year:

May 13, 2024
June 10, 2024
July 8, 2024

Summer Camps & Peachjar Flyers

Summer Camps can be found on our Peachjar Digital Flyerboard! Click here to view all of the great opportunities for our students this summer!

Stay up-to-date and informed with events and resources available around the community by checking our digital flyerboard. Community organizations can upload their flyers for USD 345 families to receive through email. 

Summer Camps 

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

6th Grade Track Meet

Career Fair

Kansas Kids Fitness Day

Day on the Farm

Bocce Ball

K.S.A. 72-6262
Please be advised that K.S.A. 72-6262 requires the following: “On or before May 15 of each school year, the school board of every school affected by this act shall notify the parents or guardians of all known pupils who are enrolled or who will be enrolling in the school of the provisions this act and any policy regarding the implementation of the provisions of this act adopted by the school board.”

The provisions of K.S.A. 72-6262 include the requirement for students to present certification that they have received “such tests and inoculations as are deemed necessary by the secretary.” The statute also provides for alternative options to this certification. 

The alternative options are as follows: 

(1) An annual written statement signed by a licensed physician stating the physical condition of the child to be such that the tests or inoculations would seriously endanger the life or health of the child, or

(2) a written statement signed by one parent or guardian that the child is an adherent of a religious denomination whose religious teachings are opposed to such tests or inoculations.

All individual have the right to utilize these alternative options and continue to attend public school.

Guiding Principles