December 2022

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Important Dates

December 1: LO PTO Meeting, 6:00 pm
December 1: Elementary Band Concert, 7:00 pm
December 2: No Preschool
December 5: EL PTO Meeting, 7:00 pm
December 5: NF Winter Music Program, 6:30 pm
December 6: EL 3-6th Grade Winter Program, 6:30pm
December 7: SHS Winter Band Concert, 7:00 pm
December 7: WI PTO Meeting, 6:00 pm
December 7: Community Resource Room Food Distribution, 4:15-6:15 pm
December 8: SMS Band Concert, 7:00 pm
December 9: NH Winter Program, 6:00 pm
December 12: Regular Board Meeting, 6:00 pm
December 13: SHS & SMS Vocal Concert, 7:00 pm
December 13: NH PTO/Site Council 6:00 pm
December 13: EL K-2nd Grade Winter Program
December 15: SHS & SMS Winter Orchestra Concert, 7:00 pm
December 16: LO Site Council, 12:00 pm
December 20: WI 5th & 6th Grade Winter Program, 6:30 pm
December 20: LO Kindergarten Winter Program, 6:00 pm
December 20: LO 1st and 2nd Grade Winter Program, 7:00 pm
December 22: End of Quarter 2
December 22: Early Release - Work Day
December 23: No School - Winter Break
December 26: No School - Winter Break
December 27: No School - Winter Break
December 28: No School - Winter Break
December 29: No School - Winter Break
December 30: No School - Winter Break

Click here to view the SHS Athletics calendar.

Superintendent Update

December is here and we are excited to celebrate the holiday season with our Seaman Community! Check out our school calendars for musical events and more. There are lots of opportunities to come out and support our kids as they showcase their talents.

I also want to recognize our staff, students, and families for their civic engagement during the holiday season. Right before Thanksgiving Break, our middle school held their annual carnival and raised around $5,300 for the Topeka North Outreach! Giving is important to this community and that’s apparent in the way our staff provides opportunities for our students to participate in charitable acts like food drives, mitten trees, bell ringing, volunteering etc.

Giving and sharing with others is so important and your continued acts of kindness make a difference in our community. Thank you for thinking of each other this holiday season.

Brad Willson
Brad Willson

Food Distribution

Winter Weather

Inclement Weather School Closure Procedure

The following steps will be taken once a decision has been made to close schools or implement a late start, due to inclement weather.

1. If the decision is made to postpone the start of school or cancel school, the Superintendent will immediately notify parents and staff via a voice call.
2. An email and text will go out to all staff and families.
3. After those initial notifications, we will follow our standard notification procedures (news media, social media, websites, etc.).

As you can see, it is very important to have your contact information up to date. Please contact your school office if you have not been receiving district emails so we can update your contact info.

If school is NOT canceled and remains in session, you will NOT have any notifications from the district. This is to reduce the confusion of adding additional messaging for parents, students, and staff to sort through when searching for the most updated postings. We will alert you if school is canceled, we will not alert you when school is in session.

When school is canceled all campus activities (including community facility use) are canceled for that day and evening. If students have scheduled activities away from school, coaches and sponsors will communicate directly with their teams and activities.

Thank you for taking the time to stay informed on our winter weather processes. Student and staff safety is our top priority as we make school closure decisions.

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:
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

Crime Stoppers
(785) 234-0007 

Preschool Registration

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

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 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

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

Topeka Center for Peace & Justice
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:

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

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

Middle School holds carnival, raising money for Topeka North Outreach

Runners brave cold in Fall into Fitness 5K

Seaman students prepare to put on Clue

Sign up to be a Viking Volunteer today!

Fourth grade students watch monster truck get assembled

Seaman Girls Golf wins league title

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!