USD 353

Longevity Awards and more...

Create: 05/24/2017 - 16:23

USD 353 LONGEVITY AWARDS were presented and this year's RETIREES were honored at the annual USD 353 Employee Recognition Program held at WHS Wednesday morning. Also presented, the EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING AWARD from the USD 353 Foundation for the 2017 school year.

Two bomb threats in Wellington Friday

Create: 02/24/2017 - 12:20

Wellington had two bomb threats on Friday morning, Feb. 24.

The first dispatch went over scanners at 9:19 a.m. As a “possible bomb threat at Eisenhower School, 924 N. Plum.” The threat was made over the phone at approximately 9:15 a.m.

“The call sounded like a computer generated message,” said USD 353 Superintendent, Mark Whitener. “It sounded automated, but it may have been someone using some kind of device with their voice, but we don't know for sure.”

First grade Christmas wishes

Create: 12/21/2016 - 09:09

For a special holiday edition of Show and Shel, the first graders at Washington Elementary talk about their 2016 Christmas wishes, and what they hope to find under the tree on the big day. 

Watch the entire episode in the video above or on local cable channel 55. 

Wellington students are back to the books...

Create: 08/23/2016 - 16:10

Summer officially ended today for most of USD 353 students - the 2016-2017 school year is up and running! The doors are open at all facilities, many new changes have occurred, it's going to be a great year! The upper classmen at WHS will not begin until tomorrow, Wednesday the 24th. Today at WHS is orientation day for the incoming Freshmen and also the new students at the home of the Crusaders...and we have a new mascot wandering around - awesome stuff!

Wellington's new Superintendent ready for 2016-17 and beyond

Create: 08/19/2016 - 20:45
The new school year starts next weekend in Wellington, but Wellington's new Superintendent has already started working on delivering his vision for USD 353. Mark Whitener takes a few minutes to speak with Shelley Hansel about that vision and more. 
Watch the full episode of Show and Shel in the video above or on local cable channel 55. 

Several Personnel Announcements at BOE Special Meeting Tuesday

Create: 06/28/2016 - 16:48

A Special USD 353 BOE Meeting was held Tuesday afternoon at Central Office. Much of the public meeting was with architects associated with Bond Issue projects across the school district.

The Board then went into executive session to discuss non-elected personnel - after several short executive sessions the Board returned to open session and the following announcements were made:

For the 2016-2017 school year...



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