April 2024

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Important Dates

April 1: No School
April 2: WI PTO Meeting, 6 pm
April 3: Walk-In Wednesday Interviews, 1-3 pm
April 9: NH PTO/Site Council 6pm
April 10: Walk-In Wednesday Interviews, 1-3 pm
April 11: LO PTO
April 13: Prom & AfterGlow
April 15: Regular School Board Meeting, 6 pm
April 15: Driver's Ed Online Enrollment Opens
April 17: Walk-In Wednesday Interviews, 1-3 pm
April 22: SHS Fine Arts Booster Club Meeting, 7 pm
April 22: EL Site Council, 6 pm
April 22: EL PTO Meeting, 7 pm
April 23: Elementary Soccer Night
April 24: Walk-In Wednesdays, 1-3 pm
April 24: Kansas Kids Fitness Day
April 24: SHS Plant Sale
April 25: SHS Plant Sale
April 25: Kindergarten Orientation
April 25: SMS & SHS Family Tour Day
April 25: MELC STEAM Night
April 27: Seaman Athletic Booster Club Spring Auction, 6 pm
April 26: No School - Staff PD Day
April 30: 6th Grade Track Meet

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

Superintendent Update

We launched a new employee recognition program called Excellence is Earned and we're excited to share our first round of honorees! This group was selected by their peers and now they will continue the cycle by selecting someone to receive recognition for their excellence. 

Excellence is Earned will be an on-going cycle where our staff is out spotting excellence around the district and sharing those stories with our school community. Once a month, we will gather the new nominations and begin the cycle again. All honorees will be featured on our Excellence is Earned webpage, announced here in our eCommunicator, and shared on our social media pages. 

I’m looking forward to this new employee recognition program and I hope you are too! It will be so fun to see the Excellence is Earned shirts multiplying around the district because we have a lot of excellence to showcase! If you see someone wearing one of these shirts, please take a moment to thank them for their commitment to excellence. 

A special thank you and shout out to our SEAF mini-grant winners for kicking this program off for us!

Brad Willson
Brad Willson

2024 Spring/Summer Communicator

The 2024 Spring/Summer Communicator will be hitting mailboxes in April. Click here for early access to the digital version. 

2024-2025 School Calendar is HERE!

24-25 Calendar

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.

After Prom Volunteers Needed


Kindergarten Orientation

April 25, 2024
If you have a child who will be five years old on or before August 31, 2024 and you live in the Seaman School District, please register for Kindergarten Orientation.

View our Boundary Map:

6432 NW Elmont Rd. 66618
Registration Link

1124 NW Lyman Rd. 66608
Registration Link

1941 NE 39th St. 66617
Registration Link

5620 NW Topeka Blvd. 66617
Registration Link

4201 NW Brickyard Rd. 66618
Registration Link


To be sure everyone is pre-registered and ready to enroll in July, we are asking that you complete the New Student Information sheet and supply us with your Proof of Residency.

Proof of Residency:

• A copy of a current lease with your name and address on it
• A home purchase document with your name and address on it
• A current utility bill with your name and address on it
(if you just moved, an email from a utility stating that service will start at a Seaman address.)

Please email these documents to [email protected]. If you do not have the ability to scan and email, take a CLEAR picture on your cell phone and email the picture.

You can also mail the documents to Theresa Dunham, Seaman Education Center, 901 NW Lyman Rd., Topeka, KS 66608.

If neither of these options will work for you, please contact your elementary school to arrange a time to come fill out the New Student Information sheet and provide Proof of Residency.

Elmont: 286-8450
Logan: 575-8700
North Fairview: 286-8500
Northern Hills: 286-2992
West Indianola: 286-8550

The other documents (Birth Certificates, immunization record, and health assessment) can be brought to kindergarten orientation. 



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].

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]

  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

 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:

April 15, 2024
May 13, 2024
June 10, 2024
July 8, 2024

Peachjar Flyers

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. 


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

SHS Scholarship

Friendship Bracelets

Guiding Principles