It's that time!! Sign up for the Pee Wee Cheer Camp!! If you have any questions, contact the Cheer coach! (information on the form)
FCCLA Fundraiser FCCLA is selling Willy Great popcorn, gummy bears, peanut brittle, brownie mix, funnel cake mix, and a lot of other delicious items from now until October 17. Contact an FCCLA member to place your order.
Video Premieres! Coming soon. Game films from this year's EHS Football as well as more game films from EHS Volleyball. Subscribe now to the USD388 YouTube Channel, https://youtube.com/c/USD388
Video Premiere: EHS VB game films are coming to the USD388 YouTube Channel! Visit https://www.youtube.com/c/USD388 to watch the EHS VB team in action Don't forget to like and subscribe so you don't miss the upcoming premieres
Kansas Education Enrichment Program(KEEP) provides qualifying parents and guardians with a $1000 award per eligible student to spend on approved educational good and services. Visit https://www.keep.ks.gov for more information or to apply.
The WGS students are still selling raffle tickets this week for the PTO prize give away. Take a look at the flyer to see all the fabulous prizes. Call 785-726-1234 if you need tickets and can't find a student.
Ellis Public Library Annular Eclipse Makey Event
2023 EHS Community Service Day Information
Ellis Booster Club has partnered with Golden Belt Bank to offer $13 Ellis Railers T-Shirts. Order by September 17th to get your new RAILER shirt for by Homecoming on Oct. 6th. Your choice of Orange or Black. Let's fill the stands on Homecoming with our school colors. ORDER TODAY! Click on the link to see the shirt and place your order. http://ellis-booster-club.square.site Thank you, Michele
Railroader Families and Community Supporters, At a special board meeting last night, the USD 388 school board voted 5-2 to begin participating in 8-person football beginning with the 2024-2025 school year. Feedback on the issue was acquired via a community survey and conversations with our student athletes, staff, community members, and others. There were many differing opinions about the best course of action for our students. After considering all of the feedback and after a lengthy conversation during last night’s meeting, the board made the difficult decision to move to 8-person football. This decision was based on many factors. The feedback received regarding this issue was carefully weighed and is greatly appreciated. We hope you join us in supporting our student athletes and coaches as we move in this direction. USD 388 Board of Education
At the back to school inservice days, the USD 388 staff went out in the Ellis community to show THEIR support for everything our businesses do for our schools. The staff visited 26 businesses with more to visit at the October inservice. One of our goals this year is to "Build and maintain strong relationships with students, parents, families, the community, and businesses seeking ways to promote and benefit the educational community of Ellis". There were many smiles and a great appreciation for each other! Thank you Ellis!
The BOE will hold a special board meeting on Monday, August 28 @ 6:30pm in the District Office about the football classification. Board members are individually reviewing the data gathered in the survey prior to the meeting as well as enrollment trends and information provided by current JH and HS football players. Thank you to those who completed the survey that closed on Friday. Your input is a valuable piece to making the best decision for the students of Ellis.
Just a reminder that senior banner pictures are being taken today until 12! All seniors in any activity and sport can get a banner made of them to be hung in the gym.
A huge shout out to the Ellis Baptist church for giving of their time to make our school parking lots fresh and new on the hottest day of the summer!
Ellis Railroader Family, Ellis Railroader Family, Every two years, Kansas High Schools that have fewer than 100 students in grades 9-11, are asked to submit to the Kansas State High Activities Association (KSHSAA), a request to participate in either 8-person or 11-person football. As a school that has fewer than 100 students in those 3 grades, we need to submit our request to KSHSAA this fall, which will dictate the style of football we will play for at least the next two years. Many factors are used to aid in this decision, including, but not limited to, the following: • Student enrollment trends • Average number of students participating in football • Travel requirements • Student Safety • Competitiveness • Alignment between middle school and high school • The ability to field both varsity of sub-varsity teams As we work with our board, administration, football staff, and students to determine our best course of action for the next football cycle, we would also like to get some feedback from our community to assist in our decision making. As such, we have developed a brief survey to collect your thoughts about this decision. If you would like to share your thoughts about this decision, please click on the link below to complete this survey. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/V3DV72F Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions and thank your for your support of our great district. Respectfully, Janice Wilson Superintendent of Schools
You can watch last night's USD388 BOE meeting now on the USD388 YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/c/USD388
Just another reminder that PTO back to school BBQ is scheduled for Sunday August 13th in front of the school.
Please support the Junior High and High School Athletes by bringing bottles of Gatorade. Drop off will be at the High School at the August 8th parent meeting or the 10th and 11th when you pay fees. This is sponsored by the Booster Club. Thank you for your support of our athletes.
USD388 enrollment begins August 7th. Visit https://www.usd388.com/page/back-to-school for more information. A letter has also been mailed to parents along with a free/reduced lunch application.
Welcome Kathy to the USD 388 family! Hi! My name is Kathy Desaire and I will be your new Food Service Director in the district and Head Cook at the grade school. I am excited to start the new school year. I have 35 years of experience in food service and love to cook for others. I am an Ellis High Alumni and have lived in Ellis most of my life. I have two children and two grandchildren.