Due to inclement weather, the home Boys Varsity Tennis meet scheduled for today has been postponed. The meet will be rescheduled for Monday, April 26th at 3:00pm.
Congratulations Mr. Harshberger! 2021 recipient of the Distinguished Service award from the Kansas Superintendent Association. Mr. Harshberger has faithfully served the education profession for the past forty years. USD 226 is blessed by your leadership and support given to the staff, students, and families.
MJH Track Results from 04.13.21 @ Satanta Girls > 3rd place with 70 points Boys > 3rd place with 82 points GOOD WORK, MJH! Results can be viewed at https://bit.ly/3giqHP4 #WeR226 #MeadeBuffaloes #MJHTrack
MJH Track Results from 04.08.21 @ Spearville Girls > 5th place with 57 points Boys > 7th place with 48 points GOOD WORK, MJH! Results can be viewed at https://bit.ly/3d4qxZE #WeR226 #MeadeBuffaloes #MJHTrack
Congratulations to our MHS Forensics at Minneola! Prose: 🏅Giselle Mercado - 4th 🏅Holly Reimer - 5th 🏅Hailey Ellis - 6th Poetry: 🥈Jamie Turner - 2nd STATE CHAMPS QUALIFIER 🥉Naia Bennett - 3rd Oration: 🥈Michala Goff - 2nd STATE CHAMPS QUALIFIER 🏅April Hough - 6th Inform: 🥉Giselle Mercado - 3rd 🏅April Hough - 6th Impromptu: 🥇Lily Ritter - 1st STATE CHAMPS QUALIFIER IDA: 🥇Holly Reimer/Lily Ritter- 1st STATE CHAMPS QUALIFIER 🥈Michala Goff/Emily Flowers - 2nd STATE CHAMPS QUALIFIER
The Meade High School Trap Team finished their fall shooting season placing first in their conference. They beat the second place team by 279 points. The team had nine shooters in the top twenty-five in their conference. In the overall, Kasch Jackson placed 3rd, Cullen Lumry 5th, Harrison Bachman 6th, Zachary Hawley 8th, Ashton Harjo t-13th, Liz Hawley t-15th, Korben Clawson 20th, Cody Henson t-21st and Mack Pulkrabek t-23rd. In the female division, Liz Hawley placed 2nd in the conference, while Kate Parker placed 4th. Other team members include Cole Papay, Lake Foster, KJ Leterle, Mason Olmstead, Sam Rickard, Ryker Vieux and Jace Shrewsbury. The Meade High School Trap Team began competing in 2016. While the team name indicates high school, competitors may actually start competing in sixth grade. The team shoots in both a spring and fall season. Each season lasts five weeks. During those 5 weeks, each team member must record 2 scores per week. The team is coached by Jay Boley, Rockie Hawley and Randy Henson. Congratulations on a strong finish last season!! Thank you to the parents, the community and the Statesman organization for supporting our team.
Our MHS Prom is happening this weekend. It is going to be a grand time for our MHS students! The promenade will begin at 6:15pm at the Meade City Park. The public is invited to attend. Please park at the basketball courts or in the swimming pool parking area. The dinner and dance will take place at the Forst Center beginning at 7:00pm.
MHS Track 3:00pm @ Minneola - Friday, April 9th Teams: Meade, Minneola, Ashland, Fowler, and South Central Results can be viewed at https://ks.milesplit.com/results GOOD LUCK, MHS! #WeR226 #MeadeBuffaloes #MHSTrack
Thank you for supporting the MHS Sophomore Class through our Rada Cutlery fundraiser. Whether you’re an avid cook or hate to cook, there are plenty of products to choose from. Every purchase you make using this unique shopping link https://radafundraising.com/?rfsn=5597966.7a91e3 helps our group. Be prepared for upcoming weddings, graduations, and other occasions when you support the Meade High School Sophomore class. Taking Orders until April 30th.
MJH Quiz News: We finished up a GREAT Quiz Bowl Season Thursday night at the League Championship Meet in Protection (South Central). The JV squad finished the evening with a (10-2) record tied for first place with Spearville. Since we won over them in head-to-head competition, we took 1st place overall out of 12 teams! The Varsity team met up with some tough competition and finished the evening with a (7-5) record. Four of the 5 matches were decided by only one question! It was definitely someone else's night. This very same Buffalo team placed 1st in Minneola one week earlier against the same 12 league teams! The determination, teamwork, and talent was something to admire in these five as they finished with a run of four wins. It has been a wonderful privilege to work with all 15 quizzers this year. I so look forward to next season already! (submitted by Coach Gleason)
+++++Meade Gating Task Force Weekly Update+++++ The Task Force has recommended changes to the mask requirement based on the fact that Meade has had low or no active cases for two weeks and after looking at other data and information. Beginning Monday, April 5th students and staff will have the option of not wearing a mask once they are seated in a classroom. Masks are expected to be worn at other times. This is a temporary change until the Meade Board of Education can formally make changes to the masking policy at an April 7th meeting. Kenneth Harshberger, Supt.
MHS Foresnics Update: Great job at SPIAA League Forensics! 3rd place as a team and a couple state qualifiers! Special thanks to Debbie Thomas and Travis Loewen for judging and driving! Prose 🥈2nd Hailey Ellis STATE CHAMPS QUALIFIER 🏅6th Holly Reimer Original Oration 🥉3rd Michala Goff STATE FESTIVAL QUALIFIER Informative 🥉3rd Emily Flowers IDA 🏅 4th Caleb Howard and Brian Reimer 🏅5th Holly Reimer and Lily Ritter Impromptu 🥈2nd Lily Ritter STATE CHAMPS QUALIFIER 🏅4th Emily Flowers STATE FESTIVAL QUALIFIER Poetry 🏅 5th Brian Reimer STATE FESTIVAL QUALIFIER #WeR226 #MeadeBuffaloes #MHS4N6
MJH Track Results from 03.30.21 7th Grade Girls- 2nd place > 83 pts 7th Grade Boys- 4th place > 48 pts 8th Grade Girls- 4th place > 68 pts 8th Grade Boys- 2nd place > 100 pts GOOD WORK, MJH! Results can be viewed at https://bit.ly/3dn3F6U #WeR226 #MeadeBuffaloes #MJHTrack
It was another great night of Quiz Bowl competition! Our MJH Buffaloes finished the evening with a (12-1) record tied for first place with Kiowa Co. Since they won over them in the final round we took 1st place overall out of 13 teams! Coach G. is so proud of the team work and grit it took to get through this meet. Way to go Buffs! #WeR226 #MeadeBuffaloes #MJHQuizBowl
++++++Meade USD 226 Weekly COVID-19 Update+++++ Meade Schools are in fantastic shape this week. As of 3/24 there were no active student cases or quarantines. Kenneth Harshberger, Superintendent > 0 Students out of the buildings (quarantine, positive, or ill) 3/24 > 2 Staff members out of the buildings (quarantine, positive, or ill) 3/24 > 3 County Active Cases (3/24) > 0 County Active Cases by 3/26 > 0.0% - 2 Week County Positive Case Rate (3/20) > 0.0% - 1 Week County Positive Case Rate (3/21)
MES enjoyed celebrating Dr. Seuss Day today! We want to extend a big "BUFFS THANK YOU" to Dr. Kelly Dewall with the Ashland Vet. Clinic (& her dog Rosey) along with Sereant Bo Jacobs and Office Wyatt Sharp (& their K9 Niko) with the Seward County Police Dept. for sharing their professions & special animals with our students! A special thank you to our very own Cat in the Hat for coming to see us as well! Safe to say that our students have had fun today!
What an amazing night of Quiz Bowl competition for our MJH Buffaloes! JV finished the evening with a (11-1) record tied for first place with Kiowa Co. Since their only loss was to Kiowa Co. they earned the 2nd place plaque out of 13 schools! Varsity chalked up a (10-2) finish placing them in a 3-way tie for first place with Bucklin & South Central. We ended up with the gold medals for the night! #WeR226 #MeadeBuffaloes #MJHQUIZBOWL
MES-MINI SPELLING BEE Parents with the changes made by CDC, and the current positivity rate locally we have decided that two parents/guardians per spelling bee participant may attend the Bee on Wednesday. Masks will be required and parents will sit on the left side of the auditorium. Tyler Flavin - Principal
Great day in Russell! 19 PRs! Harrison 4th in class, Josh 2nd in cleans and squat & 4th in class, Grayden 3rd on squat, 1st in clean 3rd in class, Korben 3rd bench, 3rd squat & 3rd in class, Cullen 3rd cleans & 3rd in class. Brady PR’d in squats at 405. Gage, Vincent, Trace & Cole all had PRs. Congratulations Coach Luetters and Team!
++++++Meade USD 226 Weekly COVID-19 Update+++++ Meade Schools are in the best place with COVID-19 numbers since school started. As of 3/10/21 Meade Schools had NO active cases and NO quarantines. Nearly 65% of the staff have been fully vaccinated. We are here because of help from students, staff, parents, our board, the community, and our Meade County Health Department. THANK YOU! Kenneth Harshberger, Superintendent > 0 Students out of the buildings (quarantine, positive, or ill) 3/10 > 1 Staff member out of the buildings (quarantine, positive, or ill) 3/10 > 6 County Active Cases (3/10) > 1.3 % - 2 Week County Positive Case Rate (3/6) > 0.0% - 1 Week County Positive Case Rate (3/7)
America, the Beautiful - Our 4th-6th students and their directors, Mr. Rempel and Mrs. Angie Reimer, have had great fun preparing and performing a concert that is sure to entertain you! Sit back and enjoy the vocal talents of our 4th-6th grade students and the instrumental talents of our 5th and 6th grade bands. https://youtu.be/6wHkQRHsaoA
Meade High School will dismiss at 3pm today ,March 9, 2021 to facilitate hosting Forensics.
The Meade Rec. Commission will have a special meeting this evening, Monday, March 8th, at 6:00pm.
Meade Boys advance to the Sub State finals!They will play S Gray in Kiowa Co at 5pm Saturday, March 6. Extra vouchers will be available between 12pm-1pm in the MHS office on Saturday.
++++++Meade USD 226 Weekly COVID-19 Update+++++ Meade Schools have NO active cases as of Wed. March 3 and only a few quarantines. Meade has been in the GREEN for weeks now. Kenneth Harshberger, Superintendent > 7 Students out of the buildings (quarantine, positive, or ill) 3/3 > 1 Staff member out of the buildings (quarantine, positive, or ill) 3/3 > 5 County Active Cases (3/3) > 1.3 % - 2 Week County Positive Case Rate (2/27) > 0.0% - 1 Week County Positive Case Rate (2/23)
Live Stream for tonight’s sub state quarterfinal game can be found at KCMC Sports on YouTube or Facebook. Game time is 8:00pm. FB Link: https://m.facebook.com/kcmcsports/ YT Link: https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCuPMOSON32NF0GLMW9jrYzQ
WRIGHT - Celebrate the Beginning of Flight We are so happy to share our MJH March Concert with you! Our junior high students and their director, Mr. Rempel, have had great fun preparing and performing a program that you will enjoy! https://youtu.be/bHCTe0BDOIE
+++++++++++Meade USD 226 Weekly COVID-19 Update++++++++++ Meade Schools continue to be in excellent shape. Meade remains in the GREEN level. While active county cases have increased slightly this week, numbers are still very low. Student/staff quarantines remain at one of the lowest levels since school started and the county positivity rate continues to be very low. Kenneth Harshberger, Superintendent > 6 Students out of the buildings (quarantine, positive, or ill) 2/24 > 1 Staff member out of the buildings (quarantine, positive, or ill) 2/24 > 9 County Active Cases (2/24) > 1.5 % - 2 Week County Positive Case Rate (2/20) > 0.0% - 1 Week County Positive Case Rate (2/21)
Due to technical difficulties with our Pixellot camera, the live stream of tonight’s Sub-State Quarterfinal game will be broadcast via Facebook Live. Link: https://www.facebook.com/Meade-Buffaloes-USD-226-107659239251826/
Good luck tonight to our boys basketball team as they host Minneola in their Sub-State Quarterfinal! Game time is 7:00pm and will be live streamed via NFHS. Link: https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/meade-high-school-meade-ks/gam7cf4404ffb
It was another great day for the MJH Quiz Bowl team! Two of our teams medaled this evening. Meade 1 won Pool A & advanced to the Semifinals. Meade 3 won Pool B & advanced, as well. When all was said and done, Meade 3 earned 1st place, Cimarron 2 placed 2nd, Ingalls 1 claimed 3rd, and Meade 1 took 4th! Interesting side note.... Meade 2 was responsible for handing Meade 3 their only loss of the night in a super close match during regular pool play.
Boys' Sub- State BB will be Friday, February 26th @ Meade @ 7pm. Due to the fact that this is only one game, we will have 50 additional vouchers for patrons who would like to attend the game. KSHSAA sets the ticket price. You must have a voucher to purchase a $7 ticket. Please call the HS office at 873.2981 to reserve yours. KSHSAA requires spectators to wear masks at all times during indoor events.
Good luck to our girls basketball team as they play in their sub-state quarterfinal game at Bucklin tonight! Game time is 7:00pm and can be streamed via NFHS. Link: https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/bucklin-high-school-bucklin-ks/gam4a931ccb00
MHS Sub-State Basketball Information Our girls' quarterfinal match up will take place in Bucklin Thursday beginning at 7:00pm. Our boys will host Minneola Friday evening for their quarterfinal game Tip-off is set for 7:00pm. In addition to our NFHS Network streaming, fans can tune into KIUL for live coverage of the boys' game. ( http://stecklinecommunications.com/kiul/ ) A BIG BUFFALO THANK YOU to KIUL for their coverage of the boys' game. GOOD LUCK MHS Basketball! #WeR226 #MeadeBuffaloes #MHSBasketball
Congrats to our Quiz Bowl Buffs! Our Varsity team finished the night 3-5 with 4 of the 5 losses being decided by only one question. Our JV team tied for 1st with a record of 6-1. They took home the silver medals to South Central's gold - determined by our one-question loss to them in the last round! Good work, MJH Quiz Bowl! #WeR226 #MeadeBuffaloes #MJHQuizBowl
Due to technical difficulties, there has been a delay in the NFHS livestream of tonight’s basketball games vs Elkhart. Live streaming will resume via Facebook for the beginning of the JV Girls game at approximately 4:15pm.
**********************Meade COVID-19 Update**************************** The Meade Gating Task Force did not meet this week due to the shortened week; however, COVID-19 numbers remain very low and as of Friday, Feb. 19th the county only had 4 active cases. While the district was notified of a positive student case at the grade school recently, few quarantines were expected since school was not in session. The district is in excellent shape at this time. Kenneth Harshberger, Superintendent
Today’s basketball games will be live streamed via the Kiowa County Maverick Athletics YouTube page and on Facebook at Mavericks Athletics. Links: https://youtu.be/W4cGYPfUGxk https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=5028353867239397&id=119173134824186&__tn__=%2As%2As-R
ATTENTION - Game times for basketball tonight at Kiowa County have been adjusted again: 4:45-JV Girls (2 quarters) Following-JV Boys (2quarters) 6:30-Varsity Girls 8:00-Varsity Boys
Important BB info: wristband required for HS BB today at Minneola (2 per participant). Must have a voucher to purchase ticket tomorrow at Kiowa County (4 per participant) Monday BB @Home vs Elkhart must be on the 4 person/player roster.
Meade USD 226 schools will start at the normal time tomorrow - Thursday, Feb. 18. We have been assured from our gas supplier that they do not anticipate any gas blackouts. We want to take this time to thank our city employees for working so hard to provide electricity to our schools and the community during this critical time. If electricity would have been off for hours, many areas of our HVAC system at the high school would have been damaged along with the freezing of water lines in both buildings. THANK YOU - CITY of MEADE! We also want to thank our parents and students for their patience during this once in a lifetime event that required schools to shut down. Kenneth Harshberger, Supt.
ATTENTION > UPDATED INFORMATION for the MHS Basketball @ Greensburg/Kiowa County Friday, February 19th ALL of the games will now be played in the Varsity Gym. The updated schedule of play for the evening is listed below: *4:15pm JV Girls (2 Quarters) >Followed by JV Boys (Full Game) *6:30pm Varsity Girls *Senior Recognition *8:00pm Varsity Boys >>Please disregard the schedule of play listed in the previous post. The game information will remain the same. Only the schedule of play information has changed. GOOD LUCK, MHS! #WeR226 #MeadeBuffaloes #MHSBasketball
Out of an abundance of caution and to continue to help conserve energy, Meade USD 226 will not have school tomorrow Wednesday, Feb. 17. There will be no practices or activities.
MHS Forensics Update Third place at the Kiowa Tournament -- Great job, team! 🏆 HSA > Michala- 7th 🏅 IDA > Caleb & Brian- 5th🏅 Original Oration > April- 5th🏅, Lily- 4th🏅, Emily- 3rd🥉, Michala- 2nd Champs 🥈 Impromptu > Lily- 3rd 🥉 Prose > Caleb- 3rd🥉State Champs Qualifier Poetry > Naia- 5th🏅, Brian- 4th🏅State Festival Qualifier Inform > Emily- 2nd 🥈State Champs Qualifier #WeR226 #MeadeBuffaloes #MHS4N6
Because state officials are asking Kansans to conserve energy and out of an abundance of caution Meade USD 226 will not have school on Tuesday, Feb. 16. There will be no activities or practices. Kenneth Harshberger, Superintendent
There will be NO HS BB @Minneola 2.16.21. Minneola has cancelled school and all activities for tomorrow. Reschedule efforts are being made. Information will be made available if/when it is possible.
MHS Homecoming ceremony will be available via Facebook Live on the USD 226 FB page. 7pm is the start time. Family and friends are welcome to attend in person. Masks are required inside the gym.
++++++++++++++Meade USD 226 Weekly COVID-19 Update+++++++++++++ Meade Schools continue to be in excellent shape. Meade remains in the GREEN level. Active county cases continue to decline, student/staff quarantines remain low, and the county positivity rate is down to the lowest level in months. Kenneth Harshberger, Superintendent > 14 Students out of the buildings (quarantine, positive, or ill) 2/10 > 2 Staff member out of the buildings (quarantine, positive, or ill) 2/10 > 6 County Active Cases (2/10) > 6.7 % - 2 Week County Positive Case Rate (2/6) > 0.0% - 1 Week County Positive Case Rate (2/7)
Meade USD 226 was notified today that a student tested positive for COVID-19 at the grade school. Appropriate quarantines have been put in place. The community of Meade is in very good shape at this time with low numbers of active cases. Kenneth Harshberger, Superintendent
MJH Basketball Iroquois Division games tonight are postponed to Wednesday, the 10th. Thursday and Saturday games will remain on the same schedule. #MJH
Meade Schools will have a 2 hour delay on Monday, Feb. 8. There will be NO AM Preschool. Take your time tomorrow as many areas are becoming slick. Kenneth Harshberger, Superintendent
Great day for MHS Powerlifters! Korben 3rd overall, Harrison meet record Bench press, 2nd in weight class, Josh 1st in class, Gage 4th in class, Cullen 3rd clean and 5th in class, Brayden 3rd bench, Grayden 5th overall, Brady 6th in class, 5th as a team against 3,4,5A schools. Congrats team and Coach Luetters.
++++++++++++++Meade USD 226 Weekly COVID-19 Update+++++++++++++ Meade Schools continue to be in excellent shape. Because of low numbers, the district has moved back into the GREEN level. Active county cases continue to go down, student/staff quarantines have dropped to only a few, and the county positivity rate continues to decline. Kenneth Harshberger, Superintendent > 6 Students out of the buildings (quarantine, positive, or ill) 2/3 > 1 Staff member out of the buildings (quarantine, positive, or ill) 2/3 > 12 County Active Cases (2/3) > 7.4 % - 2 Week County Positive Case Rate (1/30)
Tonight's high school basketball games at Bucklin will be streamed through their NFHS Network at https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/schools/bucklin-high-school-bucklin-ks . #WeR226 #MeadeBuffaloes #MHSBasketball
Congratulations to our 4N6 competitors! 4th place sweeps at the Kinsley tournament isn't too shabby for four people 💪🎉🎭 🥇 1st- Informative Speaking- Emily F. - STATE CHAMPS QUALIFIER 🏅4th- Informative Speaking- April H. 🥉3rd- Original Oration- April H. 🏅4th- Original Oration- Michala G. 🏅4th- Humorous Solo Acting- Michala G. #WeR226 #DramaBuffs
Tonight's SPIAA League Tournament Championship Game will be a special one as your Buffalo boys will take on South Gray at 8:00pm! Tune in to the KCMC Sports YouTube page to watch the live stream. #WeR226 #MeadeBuffaloes #MHSBasketball https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hr6jNOTsrA
Additional clarification on SPIAA BB Tourn attendance. Boys BB and Cheer Get in on passgate. All others must possess a voucher for ticket purchase. Girls’ BB roster can get in free with voucher and ID.
Our MJH Buffaloes will host a boys C-Team triangular today beginning at 4:30pm @ MHS. The new KSHSAA guidelines begin today allowing FOUR fans per participant. Fans will need an attendance voucher to gain admission into the gym. The games will be broadcast through our NFHS network. https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/schools/meade-high-school-meade-ks Good luck, MJH Buffaloes!
For the remainder of the SPIAA League Tournament, attendance will be limited to four people per participant. Each participant has been given 4 vouchers that will allow entry. Non-participant students that enter with a voucher must also present their ID to get in free.
++++++++++Meade USD 226 Weekly COVID-19 Update+++++++++ Meade Schools are in great shape right now even though the district is still in the YELLOW level. The district could move into the green level if COVID-19 data continues to improve. Active county cases are going down, student/staff quarantines are going down, and the county positivity rate is declining. Kenneth Harshberger, Superintendent > 21 Students out of the buildings (quarantine, positive, or ill) 1/27 > 5 Staff members out of the buildings (quarantine, positive, or ill) 1/27 > 22 County Active Cases (1/27) > 15.5 % - 2 Week County Positive Case Rate (1/23) > 20.0% - 1 Week County Positive Case Rate (1/24)
Tonight at 6pm you can catch the action as the Buffalo boys play South Central for the right to advance to the SPIAA Tournament championship game! The game will be live on the KCMC Sports YouTube page. #WeR226 #MeadeBuffaloes #MHSBasketball https://youtu.be/2YmoZg5no20
Be sure to tune into KCMC Sports tomorrow at 6:00pm when our Buffaloes take on South Central in the semi-final round of the SPIAA Tournament. https://www.kcmcsports.com/ Good Luck, MHS Buffaloes #WeR226#MeadeBuffaloes #MHSBasketball
The SPIAA League Tournament continues! Tune in today at Noon as the girls play in a rematch vs Pawnee Heights. The stream can be found at the KCMC Sports YouTube page. #WeR226 #MeadeBuffaloes #MHSBasketball https://youtu.be/ZixSFBhAyDA
Please tune into KCMC Sports to watch our MHS Buffaloes and Lady Buffaloes compete in the SPIAA League Tournament. Our boys play this evening at 6:00pm. Our girls play tomorrow at noon. Good luck, MHS Basketball! #WeR226 #MeadeBuffaloes https://www.kcmcsports.com/
Follow the Buffaloes tonight as the boys take on Spearville at 6:00pm for the right to advance to the SPIAA Tournament Semifinals! Games will be live streamed on the KCMC Youtube page. #WeR226 #MeadeBuffaloes #MHSBasketball https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjKtqNQm-gI
Meade Schools will have a 2 hour delay tomorrow, Wednesday Jan. 27th. There will be no AM Preschool.
Due to weather, the Forensics meet at Southwestern Heights today has been cancelled.
UPDATE JH BBALL We will host the C boys triangular on Friday, January 29th @ MHS. 4:30 - Meade vs. Sacred Heart 5:30 - Sacred Heart Vs. SWH 6:30 - Meade Vs. SWH *Game times are approx. we will begin early if games run ahead. We will also host games Saturday morning (January 30th) @ MHS VS SWH 9:00 half B girls 9:30 Full B Boys 10:30 Full A Girls 11:45 Full A Boys 12:45 Full C Boys *Game times are approx.. we will begin early if games run ahead.
Meade Elementary School WILL have afternoon Pre-School on Tuesday, January 26th. The Pre-School bus will run at 2 PM to drop off students at day cares in Meade.
Meade USD 226 will have a 2 hour delay today Jan. 25. There will be no AM Preschool. Kenneth Harshberger, Supt.
Meade Schools will dismiss at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, Jan. 26 to allow staff to take the COVID-19 vaccine in the GS Auditorium. This is necessary because of the observation time and the large number of staff to be vaccinated. Kenneth Harshberger, Superintendent
SPIAA BB Tourney attendance: Girls ‘Play in at Spearville’. Only 2 parents per cheerleader or Girls’ BB player allowed. M-Th @ United Wireless Arena is the same specific to which team(B,G) is playing.
Streaming of tomorrow night’s girls game vs Kiowa Co. Can be found on the Spearville HS page of the NFHS Network. Game time is 7pm. Link: https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/spearville-high-school-spearville-ks/gam09fb194567
++++++++++Meade USD 226 Weekly COVID-19 Update+++++++++ Meade Schools continue to remain in the YELLOW, but the number of students out of the buildings has increased to over 9% and staff out of the buildings has increased as well. Fortunately only the 8th grade class has had to go to remote learning. County cases have increased and both the hospital and the health department have given numerous tests this week. Please remember any family member of our students and staff can get a FREE Non-invasive COVID-19 test at the health department. Kenneth Harshberger, Superintendent > 31 Students out of the buildings (quarantine, positive, or ill) 1/20 > 6 Staff members out of the buildings (quarantine, positive, or ill) 1/20 > 37 County Active Cases (1/20) > 17.4 % - 2 Week County Positive Case Rate (1/16) > 25.0% - 1 Week County Positive Case Rate (1/17)
8th Grade Parents: ******************************COVID UPDATE****************************** The Gating Task Force has recommended that remote learning for 8th graders continue through next Tues., Jan. 26. Students may resume face to face classes on Wed. Jan. 27 unless COVID conditions change. Those still in quarantine will not return until released. Kenneth Harshberger, Superintendent
*********NEW KSHSAA ACTIVITY ATTENDANCE CHANGED********** KSHSAA Board of Directors approved the following changes today. Beginning Jan. 29 a maximum of 4 spectators per participant will be permitted to attend winter activities through the end of the regular season (with appropriate social distancing). Districts or health departments may have stricter limitations. Meade will use coupons that will be handed out. This new guidance will double the attendance capacity currently allowed by KSHSAA. Post season attendance limits will be established by KSHSAA for each event.
In addition to the live stream on NFHS Network, tonight's varsity basketball games can be listened to live as part of K101's Round Ball Round Up on K101 (101.1) or K101online.com! First tip at 6:30pm. #WeR226 #MeadeBuffaloes #MHSBasketball
*********************COVID Update********************** MJH has 62% of the 8th grade and 20% of the 7th grade in quarantine with several new positive cases. The Meade Gating Criteria recommends that remote learning be considered for buildings or grades that have 36.1% or more of the students in quarantine. As a result the Gating Task Force has recommended that from Wed. Jan. 20 through Fri. Jan. 22 8th grade students will transition to full remote learning. Whether to extend remote learning longer or to include the 7th grade will be evaluated later this week. JH activities have been canceled for this Thursday. Minimizing the spread of COVID-19 and protecting students and staff are our greatest priorities. Kenneth Harshberger, Superintendent
Meade USD 226 was notified today that a student and staff member at the grade school tested positive for COVID-19. Appropriate quarantines for close contacts will be put in place as appropriate. Kenneth Harshberger, Superintendent
MJH Basketball at Spearville - Monday, January 18th Game time: 3:30pm The games will be streamed on the NFHS network under the Spearville school page. https://www.usd381.org/ Good luck, MJH! #WeR226 #MeadeBuffaloes #MJHBasketball
Meade USD 226 COVID-19 Update Meade Schools continue to remain in the YELLOW because of low numbers of staff and students in quarantine. This is good news for the district. However, Meade County is experience a significant increase in COVID-19 Cases putting the positivity rate and case numbers in the RED. If numbers continue to rise, especially with students and staff, Meade USD 226 could soon be in the orange level. Kenneth Harshberger, Superintendent > 12 Students out of the buildings (quarantine, positive, or ill) 1/14 > 4 Staff member out of the buildings (quarantine, positive, or ill) 1/14 > 34 County Active Cases (1/15) > 11.0% - 2 Week County Positive Case Rate (1/9) > 45.0% - 1 Week County Positive Case Rate (1/10)
Minneola JH BBALL SCHEDULE CHANGE 😊 All in main gym. 3:30 Half C Boys 4:00 B girls 5:00 B Boys 6:00 A Girls 7:00 A Boys *Games will be streamed on Meade FB live, and Minneola NFHS network
Junior High BBall @ Greensburg TODAY Schedule of Play Varsity Gym 5:00 B Girls 6:00 A Girls 7:15 A Boys Auxiliary Gym 5:00 B Boys 6:00 C Boys Games streamed- YouTube " Kiowa County Maverick Athletics" and FB "Mavericks Athletics"
I will FB live tonight at Ingalls since their NFHS link isn’t working. Halftime of Varsity girls, Buffs trail 41-27. Will go live again at 7:45
Meade USD 226 COVID-19 Update Meade Schools continue to remain in the YELLOW on the gating criteria. The county positivity rate has remained stable and the number of students and staff out of the buildings is very low. The district is in great shape after the holidays, but everyone is encouraged to not let their guard down as many areas of Kansas and the US are surging with new COVID-19 cases. Kenneth Harshberger, Superintendent > 6 Students out of the buildings (quarantine, positive, or ill) 1/6 > 1 Staff member out of the buildings (quarantine, positive, or ill) 1/6 > 22 County Active Cases (1/7) > 5.0% - 2 Week County Positive Case Rate (1/2) > 23.5% - 1 Week County Positive Case Rate (1/3)
GAME INFORMATION UPDATE: MJH Basketball - Saturday, January 9th at Coldwater 1:30pm - C Boys *2:30pm - 1/2 B Girls* 3:00pm - B Boys 4:00pm - A Girls 5:00pm - A Boys The games will be live streamed on our Meade Buffaloes Facebook page. #WeR226 #MeadeBuffaloes #MJHBuffaloes
GAME UPDATE: MHS Basketball - Friday, January 8th at Ingalls. The new game schedule is as follows: 4:00pm - C Team Boys 4:30pm - JV Girls 5:00pm - JV Boys 6:30pm - Varsity Girls 8:00pm - Varsity Boys GOOD LUCK, MHS! #WeR226 #MeadeBuffaloes #MHSBasketball
MHS Basketball @ Ingalls - Friday, January 8th. The games will be live streamed on the NFHS Network. https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/ingalls-high-school-ingalls-ks/gam10c7898e25 Good luck, MHS Basketball! #WeR226 #MeadeBuffaloes
Sub-state basketball assignments were released today. Meade is in the Greensburg-Kiowa County Sub-State along with Bucklin, Coldwater-South Central, Minneola, Montezuma-South Gray, and Satanta. Please visit KSHSAA for details on how they tournament will be played. https://www.kshsaa.org/Public/Basketball/pdf/SSAssignments21.pdf
Yesterday Meade USD 226 was notified by the health department that a student at the grade school had tested positive for COVID-19. Only a few quarantines have been required. The district wants to continue to remind families of the free testing at the Meade County Health Department for students and staff. Kenneth Harshberger, Superintendent
MJH Basketball for Saturday, January 9 at Coldwater 1:30pm - C Boys 2:30pm - B Girls 3:30pm - B Boys 4:30pm - A Girls 5:45pm - A Boys The games will be streamed on Facebook Live. *The MJH vs. Hodgeman Co. game has been rescheduled for Thursday, February 4th. #WeR226 #MeadeBuffaloes #MJHBuffaloes
Meade USD 226 was notified right before Christmas of 3 positive COVID-19 cases at the high school - 2 students and 1 staff member. All appropriate quarantines have been put in place by the health department. From now on notification of cases will be listed on the district's Facebook page and Live Feed found on the district's website. Kenneth Harshberger, Superintendent
Game times for basketball tonight: 4:00pm - JV Girls 5:15pm - JV Boys 6:30pm - Varsity Girls & C Team Boys 8:00pm - Varsity Boys Radio and Streaming is available through KIUL and NFHS Network for all games except the C Team Boys.
Tonight’s Bball games can streamed and listened to via KIUL’s various delivery options listed in the graphic below, or they can also stream the game through NFHS Network for free. NFHS Link: https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/schools/hodgeman-county-high-school-jetmore-ks-2
There has been a delay in the HS live stream via NFHS Network. Stream will resume at 4:30pm. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Live stream of the JV girls game will begin in 10 min on NFHS Network! Followed by JV boys at 5:15pm, varsity girls at 6:30pm, and varsity boys at 8:00pm. Link below: https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/schools/meade-high-school-meade-ks
Meade USD 226 COVID-19 Update Meade Schools continue to remain in the YELLOW on the gating criteria. While the county positivity rate has increased, student numbers in quarantine remain very low and active cases in Meade County remain stable. The district is in great shape heading into the holidays, but everyone is encouraged to continue to follow the 3 W's during Christmas Break. Kenneth Harshberger, Superintendent > 6 Students out of the buildings (quarantine, positive, or ill) 12/16 > 1 Staff member out of the buildings (quarantine, positive, or ill) 12/16 > 26 County Active Cases (12/16) > 15.8% - 2 Week County Positive Case Rate (12/12) > 33.3% - 1 Week County Positive Case Rate (12/13) (Only 6 Tests)
Erin Abantoa in Mrs. Krier's Business Essentials class draws and colors a remarkable advertisement using the persuasive technique of "transfer" to entice people to buy. In this ad people associate the good feelings about Christmas with Tommy Hilfiger. Students learned different methods to advertise during class. Erin's project used the rhetorical device pathos - or an appeal to emotions. Fantastic Job Erin!
We are excited to share our 2020 MHS Christmas program with you! Our talented high school students have put together a wonderful concert that is sure to put you in the Christmas spirit. Enjoy! https://youtu.be/hTpyGFm5rUk
Because of the icy conditions, Meade Schools will have a two hour delay tomorrow - Dec. 16. There will be no AM Preschool.
Tonight’s basketball games vs Ashland have been rescheduled to Thursday, December 17th. JV and Varsity games will be played at the high school gym while Junior High games will be moved to the Elementary school gym. Both JH and HS games will begin at 4pm.
Meade USD 226 will NOT have school today - December 15.
Good news! Our NFHS system is up and running for tonight's MJH games. You can click on the link below and follow the prompts to create a free account. This will allow fans to watch all our home games free of charge. (Your ability to watch away games free of charge using NFHS will depend on that school's NFHS account settings.) https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/schools/meade-high-school-meade-ks
MHS Basketball vs. Ashland - Tuesday, December 15th at MHS beginning at 4:00pm. Games will be streamed through our NFHS channel at https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/schools/meade-high-school-meade-ks #WeR226 #MeadeBuffaloes #MHSBasketball
Meade USD 226 WILL have school tomorrow at normal time. Buses will run where possible. Parking lots and sidewalks have been cleared, but please use caution in areas that melt and refreeze overnight.
MHS BB today in Cimarron Tourney can be viewed at http://www.citylinktv.com/channel/cimarron-schools/ Varsity games only today Girls vs SWH @3pm Boys vs Cimarron @ 4:15pm Go get em Buffaloes!
Meade USD 226 was notified today by the Meade County Health Department of a COVID-19 positive student case at the grade school. No additional quarantines are expected due to current quarantines in place. Kenneth Harshberger, Superintendent
KSHSAA Changes Attendance to Winter Activities From Dec. 10 through Jan. 28 KSHSAA "will allow for attendance up to two parents/guardians per participant(s) family as allowed by local board of education or health department restrictions." Rosters listing participants and two parents/guardians who may attend will be provided to schools competing in activities. Each entry should have a copy to check off those who attend. KSHSAA does not allow substitutes or children to take the place of a parent or guardian. Participants include players, coaches, managers, cheer, dance (when performing), pep bands, and student journalists (filmers). The SPIAA League voted to not allow pep bands during this time to keep attendance to a minimum. In additions some schools have county health or school restrictions reducing attendance to less than two parents or guardians. ALL KSHSAA indoor activities require the proper wearing of a mask. Activities this new policy impacts include basketball, bowling, debate, forensics/speech, scholars bowl, swimming & diving, and wrestling.
Meade USD 226 COVID-19 Update Meade continues to remain in the YELLOW. Quarantines have gone down considerably and only a small number of students and staff are out of the building. County positive cases continue to be stable and much lower than several weeks ago. The 2 week positivity rate has moved to the orange level, but fewer tests are being completed at this time. The FREE rapid testing program continues to give assurance to parents and staff members quickly about a positive or negative test. Hospitalizations are still a concern statewide because of the lack of bed space for critical patients. The Gating Task Force is very pleased with where the school numbers are at at this time. > 6 Students out of the buildings (quarantine, positive, or ill) 12/9 > 2 Staff member out of the buildings (quarantine, positive, or ill) 12/9 > 25 County Active Cases (12/9) > 14.8% - 2 Week County Positive Case Rate (12/2) > 9.5% - 1 Week County Positive Case Rate (12/6)
We are so happy to share our 2020 Christmas program with you! Our preschool-8th grade students worked hard preparing and performing a program for you that will entertain you and put you in great Christmas spirits. Enjoy! https://youtu.be/s6uWsdQc8Es
Due to the gym size at Satanta and the recommendation of the Haskell County Health Department only ONE parent/guardian will be allowed to attend the JH Basketball games at Satanta tomorrow. Parents will identify their child at the pass gate. Tyler Flavin MES-JH Principal
Good Luck to our Buffaloes as they compete in the Bluejay Invitational this week. The link to view: http://www.citylinktv.com/channel/cimarron-schools/
HS Boys BB tonight may be live-streamed at https://www.phtigers.mylivegame.com/ Should there be any interruption, Facebook live will be initiated on USD226 Facebook page. JV boys at 5:30, Varsity Boys 6:30 P Hts does not have enough girls to play
Game day schedule for MJH Basketball @ Beaver, OK Good Luck, MJH Basketball! Games will be streamed on the Beaver Duster YouTube Channel. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmPKtsLcMKTvU-mZmvKp5SQ #WeR226 #MeadeBuffaloes #MJHBuffaloes
Pawnee Heights has provided a link to live stream the high school basketball games tonight. There will be no girls' games tonight. The JV boys' shortened game starts at 5:30 PM and the Varsity game beings at 6:30 PM. http://www.phtigers.mylivegame.com/
Meade USD 226 will not have school tomorrow - December 3.
Meade USD 226 remains in the YELLOW based on the District Gating Criteria. This is great news considering COVID-19 cases have continued to spike across the country. Meade County positive cases have dropped nearly in half since the high of a couple of weeks ago. The district has seen a few more HS quarantines that put them in the yellow, but the GS/JH is still in the green in this area. The Gating Task Force is very pleased with where the school district is right now. Finding hospitals for patients needing more care continues to be a challenge. Many parents are taking advantage of the FREE testing at the Health Dept. The district is very thankful to parents for utilizing this service. Kenneth Harshberger, Superintendent > 19 Students out of the buildings ( quarantine, positive, or ill) 11/30 > 1 Staff member out of the buildings (quarantine, positive, or ill) 11/30 > 33 County Active Cases (11/30) > 7.4% - 2 Week County Positive Case Rate (11/28) > 0% - 1 Week County Positive Case Rate (11/29)
The elementary school and junior high (PS-8th grade) Christmas program will be recorded on Wednesday, December 2nd during the school day. We encourage the students to dress in picture day clothes for the recording. The program will be shared with the public to view on Facebook and the District website once we have it finalized. Tentatively we are hopeful to have it complete next week to be viewed. Tyler Flavin - MES/JH Principal
KSHSAA last week approved new guidelines for winter activities that will impact Meade JH and HS. > No spectators will be allowed for activities from Dec. 1 through Jan. 28. > The Winter Moratorium for practices is from Dec. 23 through Jan. 3. > The Winter Moratorium for competitions is from Dec. 23 through Jan. 7 (except virtual scholars' bowl). > All participants/workers must wear face coverings properly (except during active play or officiating). > Winter basketball tournaments will be limited to 4 teams concurrently. > Regional and state piano, solos and small ensemble competitions will be changed to one (state) virtual festival in the spring.
Meade USD 226 was notified over the holiday weekend that two MHS students had tested positive for COVID-19. Some MHS student quarantines will be required as a result. Kenneth Harshberger, Supt.
Because of increasing issues with COVID-19, Meade gyms and weight rooms at this time are not allowed to be used by the general public without district supervision. This includes those who have an approved Facility Use Application on file. Facilities can only be used when supervision or coaching is provided by a Meade USD 226 staff member. Rec. Practices for 3rd-6th teams may continue with supervision by Rec. coaches. Even during this time, proper safety protocols and sanitation requirements must be followed. Kenneth Harshberger, Meade USD 226 Superintendent
Meade Community - Meade Schools Need Your Help With COVID cases on the rise and with the holidays coming, we need your help in reducing the spread of COVID-19 to keep our kids in school and in activities. We need you to follow similar safety protocols in the community as our students and staff do at school. That includes the following: • Wearing masks in public • Physically distancing • Hand sanitation • Avoiding large or small gatherings where physically distancing is not possible or at least being careful with distancing and wearing masks • Stay home when you don’t feel well • If you have COVID-19 symptoms, contact the Meade County Health Department or your medical provider It is essential that we all band together as a community and are wise and methodical in our actions, so we can slow the spread. The Meade County Health Department and Meade Schools encourage you to join others in our community in this effort to help keep students in face to face instruction and in activities.
The JH Boys will play SWH on Monday November 23rd at Meade HS. C-Team boys will begin at 4:30 followed by B-Boys at 5:30, and A-Team Boys at approximately 6:45. Attendance tickets will be required to attend these contest.
The JH GIRLS basketball games vs Bucklin are cancelled tonight due to a COVID related issue. The BOYS games will be played and begin at 5 pm at the HS.
Meade USD 226 this week remains in YELLOW based on the District Gating Criteria. County cases have increased dramatically over the last 2 weeks. Students out of the building has more than doubled in the past 2 weeks and is expected to increase. Multiple schools in the area have gone to remote learning and the Task Force doesn't want Meade to get into that situation. Because of the rapid rise of COVID-19 cases, KSHSAA is considering delaying competition for winter sports until Jan. 15th. The governor has also issued an executive order to require face coverings in Kansas. Our local hospital is seeing many COVID-19 patients and finding a hospital in Kansas to take severe cases continues to be difficult because of the large increase in cases state wide. Kenneth Harshberger, Superintendent > 26 Students out of the buildings (quarantine, positive, or ill) 11/18 > 2 Staff members out of the buildings (quarantine, positive, or ill) 11/18 > 51 County Active Cases (11/18) > 7.5% - 2 Week County Positive Case Rate (11/18) > 37.5% - 1 Week County Positive Case Rate (11/18)
Meade High School XC is excited to offer apparel commemorating their victory at the 2020 Boys 1A State XC Championships! Orders and payment are due to the high school office by Nov. 24th. Order forms can be found in the office or at this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe4B99MotNuGJJzoODx45E6Rb_m8pHLCY5p103yQmgjskxgeQ/viewform?usp=sf_link
Seating Limited for Meade Basketball Season Because of increasing numbers of COVID-19 cases and to help keep Meade students in school and activities, the Meade USD 226 Gating Task Force has recommended limited seating during the basketball season. Both the visiting team and home team will be allotted 4 tickets for each player for the school to distribute as they choose. Only spectators with tickets, players, and workers will be able to attend the games. SPIAA League and District guidelines require masks to be worn for all indoor activities. All Jr. High and High School games will be played at the MHS Gym this year because of the higher seating capacity. The district should have a streaming system installed by December 12 which will allow community members to live stream the games in the future.
Today's MHS Scholar's Bowl in Minneola has been postponed. They are looking for an alternative date. The new date will be posted as soon as the information has been made available. #WeR226 #MeadeBuffaloes
JH GAME TODAY AT MHS...We have been able to find a game vs Spearville. The game will be played at Meade High School beginning at 4:15. Order of play B-Girls, B-Boys, A-Girls, A-Boys. If you attend the games you will need to use your South Central tickets to attend and no more than four family members per athlete.
The Meade Junior High basketball games scheduled today at South Central have been POSTPONNED. This game will be played on to the regularly scheduled date of December 3rd. This change is due to a South Central COVID issue today.
Meade USD 226 this week has moved to YELLOW based on the District Gating Criteria. County cases have spiked and school cases are increasing. More quarantines are expected yet this week. The Gating Task Force is concerned that the district may soon move to orange and have concerns about what will happen after Thanksgiving. The Task Force has also recommended that seating be limited for JH and HS basketball games. More information will be provided as the details are finalized. Kenneth Harshberger, Superintendent > 13 Students out of the buildings ( quarantine, positive, or ill) 11/11 > 1 Staff member out of the buildings (quarantine, positive, or ill) 11/1 > 35 County Active Cases (11/9) > 7.6% - 2 Week County Positive Case Rate (11/7) > 48% - 1 Week County Positive Case Rate (11/9)
GREAT NEWS! Meade USD 226 has been selected by KDHE for a Pilot COVID-19 Testing Program that will be FREE to ALL students and staff who show symptoms of COVID-19. Appointments should be made with the Meade County Health Department (MCHD) where testing will be completed in a drive by fashion. If parents are unable to take a child to the MCHD, an isolation room has been established in each building where a county nurse will come to complete the FREE testing. The antigen test is a simple nose swab test that does not go way up into the nasal passages. Results will take about 15 minutes. Even though the accuracy of the test is 97.1%, KDHE recommends a follow up PCR test with a health care provider when the antigen test shows up positive. This FREE testing is available starting tomorrow November 12, 2020. Kenneth Harshberger, Superintendent
Yesterday, 11/10/20, the Meade District was notified that a student at the GS and a student at the HS had tested positive for COVID-19. Staff and students that need to be quarantined have been contacted by the Meade County Health Department. As a reminder, individuals who are showing symptoms of COVID-19 should not come to school. Kenneth Harshberger, Superintendent
As with so many other events this year, our MES/MJH Library Book Fair is going virtual. Parents and students can shop online with access to over 200 book titles, activities, and value packs. Orders of $25.00 will ship free straight to your home address. Our school library will still earn great rewards, allowing us to keep a diverse array of books on our shelves. We appreciate your support! The book fair begins Monday, November 9th and ends Sunday, November 22nd. To visit our book fair, please visit https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bookfairs/cptoolkit/homepage.do?method=homepage&url=meadeelementaryschool.
MES & JH parents fall pictures for students and staff are tomorrow. (Monday)
JH Basketball - Schedule Change - Both Boys and Girls will travel to Protection to play S. Central on Nov. 12th. C Boys @ 3:10 #MJHAthletics #GoBuffs
Meade USD 226 continues to be in the GREEN based on the District Gating Criteria. The school still has very low numbers of quarantines and positive cases. However, county COVID-19 active case numbers have more than doubled the last two weeks. State wide cases are at an all time high and large city hospitals are at capacity and opening up additional COVID-19 ICU units. Several schools in our area have had to cancel activities and are moving to hybrid or remote learning. We all have to be vigilant in following the 3 W's so high numbers don't creep back into Meade. Kenneth Harshberger, Superintendent > 2 Students out of the buildings (in quarantine or positive) 11/4 > 1 Staff member out of the buildings (in quarantine or positive) 11/4 > 19 County Active Cases (11/4) > 1.4% - 2 Week County Positive Case Rate (10/31) 1 Week 15.4% (11/1)
Meade JH Basketball for Nov.12th in Kiowa has been moved to January 11th. #GoBuffs
Meade USD 226 continues to be in the GREEN based on the District Gating Criteria. County COVID-19 active case numbers have crept back up, but school numbers in quarantine have continued to decrease. Kenneth Harshberger, Superintendent > 0 Students out of the buildings (in quarantine or positive) 10/28 > 1 Staff member out of the buildings (in quarantine or positive) 10/28 > 15 County Active Cases (10/28) > .4% - 2 Week County Positive Case Rate (10/24)
HS FB will travel to STAFFORD tomorrow night. Stockton was forced to cancel due to uncontrollable circumstances. We look forward to watching the Buffaloes play at 6pm AT Stafford
Our Buff Runners are headed to State XC! We will have sendoff for them tomorrow 10/29 at 9am. They will leave the HS out of the west door and travel to the GS. You are welcome to follow them from one school to the other and/or park at the GS to encourage them!
Because of the additional snow, Meade Schools will be closed today instead of being delayed - Oct. 27.
Meade Schools will have a 2 hour delay today - Oct. 27. There will be no AM Preschool.
HSFB will travel to Stockton this Thursday10/29 Game time will be moved up to 6pm, NOT 7 as the calendar states. Go Buffaloes!
HS Scholar’s Bowl team will NOT be traveling to Satanta this evening. The meet has been canceled due to weather
Buffs beat Stanton Co 25-14 in the 1st set of semi final round. Keep Rollin’ Buffs
Meade USD 226 continues to be in the GREEN based on the District Gating Criteria. Numbers continue to improve in almost every area. THANKS for all your help! Now is not the time to let down our guard. Kenneth Harshberger, Superintendent > 3 Students out of the buildings (in quarantine or positive) > 1 Staff member out of the buildings (in quarantine or positive) > 7 County Active Cases (10/21) > 1.45% - 2 Week County Positive Case Rate (10/17)
Meade USD 226 was notified today by the Meade County Health Department of a MHS staff member who test positive for COVID-19. The individual was already in quarantine, so no other students or staff members were impacted. Kenneth Harshberger, Superintendent
MJH - BASKETBALL - practice begins Monday (19th) @ the GS, Girls first-2:50-4:30, Boys 4:30-6:00 PM. Bring a water bottle. #WeR226 #MJHAthletics
The Junior High SPIAA Volleyball Tournament will be live-streamed thanks to Kiowa County Maverick Media. To watch the matches you can access the KCMA YouTube site at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtwvUlBK6jK8M0PE939krmA or by accessing the Maverick Athletics Facebook Page. Please check the Mavericks Athletics Facebook page for the match and court schedule. It should be posted Friday evening or Saturday morning. USD 226 appreciates Mavericks Athletics for providing our fans the opportunity to watch our MJH Lady Buffs compete at league. #WeR226 #MeadeBuffaloes #MJHAthletics
JH SPIAA League VB tournament will be live streamed from the following link on Saturday! Good Luck Lady Buffs! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtwvUlBK6jK8M0PE939krmA
Sports in Kansas features Meade Lady Buffaloes after their SPIAA HS Volleyball Championship last Saturday. Check out the article below. http://kansas-sports.com/ks/news/?id=12397&t=sports-in-kansas-statewide-volleyball-notes-10/14/20
Meade JH VB parents and fans, at the SPIAA JH league volleyball tournament fans and spectators are not permitted to attend. The games will be live streamed and accessible to everyone. We will share the link later in the week when it is received. Thank-You! Tyler Flavin - Meade Elementary/JH Principal
MJH Football game Oct. 15th is moved to Protection, kick off at 3:30 against South Central. MJH VB remains at home - 4:00 @ MHS
MHS will NOT be playing VB in Cimarron tonight. This decision was made in the interest of our student athletes while considering future goals.Thanks for your continued support!
Meade Lady Buffs are SPIAA League CHAMPIONS. THEY BEAT Spearville in the championship match and went undefeated on the day! Incredibly proud of this team and coaches
Lady Buffs battle back and claim the second game vs Bucklin! On to 3. Let’s GO!
Lady Buffs drop first set against Bucklin 25-22. Get next!
Livestream points were wrong. Buffs defeat Ashland 1st set 25-11. Great job ladies
VolleyBUFFball defeats SWH in 2! Way to work !
The SPIAA Volleyball Tournament will be live-streamed thanks to Kiowa County Maverick Media. To watch the matches you can access the KCMA YouTube site at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtwvUlBK6jK8M0PE939krmA or by accessing the Maverick Athletics Facebook Page. The following Information was provided to us by Kiowa County: General access: Kiowa County Maverick Athletics on YouTube is the primary platform and Mavericks Athletics on Facebook is the secondary platform. Once KCHS know the format, the Media Center will post specific Facebook links (either Friday night or Saturday morning) for each court and the schedule for that court. USD 226 appreciates Mavericks Athletics for providing our fans the opportunity to watch our Lady Buffs compete at league. #WeR226 #MeadeBuffaloes #MHSVolleyball
GREAT NEWS! Meade USD 226 gating data regarding COVID-19 continues to go down or remains stable as of 10/7/20. The chart below has areas marked in GREEN and YELLOW because several gating criteria remain in the yellow, but several have moved to the green. This has been a community effort. THANKS and keep it up! Kenneth Harshberger, Superintendent
Meade is excited to host JH Volleyball tonight at 5:00 PM and HS Volleyball on Tuesday at 5:00 PM. Three teams will be here each night, so the district recommends that only family members attend to help limit attendance in the MHS Gym. Family members are also encouraged to sit together. All spectators are required by SPIAA League and district guidelines to wear masks for indoor activities. Matches may be stopped, if this guideline is not followed.
Meade Varsity Lady Buffs go 5-0 at the Southwestern Heights VB Tournament today. Congratulations!
Meade USD 226 was notified today that a student at the grade school had tested positive for COVID-19. Addtional quarantines will be notified by the health department.
MHS VB Please Note: Admittance to the VB matches at SWH tomorrow will be pass gate only. Each player and coach is limited to two people and those names are submitted via a pas list. You will not be able to attend if you are not listed on the pass gate. Good Luck Lady Buffs!
HS VB: Lady Buffs lose a close one to Spearville. Keep getting better!
Meade Patrons: The Meade Gating Task Force met this morning to determine gating levels for each building and the district. The gating data has improved significantly for the grade school and as a result the grade school will resume FULL ON SITE instruction starting TOMORROW, Wednesday, 9/30/2020. Students still in quarantine will not be able to return until their release date. Attached is a gating chart which will be used in the future to indicate risk levels for each building and the district. Also a table has been included showing current numbers as of 9/28/20. There will be a large number of GS students who come out of quarantine tomorrow and another large group on Thursday which will drop those quarantined to below 10% from a high of over 30%. A BIG THANKS goes to parents for helping out during these challenging times. Kenneth Harshberger, Superintendent
The USD 226 Board of Education approved new "gating criteria" last Thursday. "Gating" refers to when students may be moved (gated) between on site or remote instruction. A task force made up of 2 board members, 2 teachers, the health department administrator, and the school administration was created to look at the criteria each week to determine the risk level for the district and each building. Each risk level is color coded to make it easier for everyone to identify levels (green - low; yellow - moderate; orange - moderately high; red - high). All criteria will be used as a whole to determine risk levels, but one exceedingly high level may be used as a determining factor. The task force will also look at grade bands and specific activity groups to see if they might be able to be at school when other grades or activity groups cannot be on site. If the task force recommends that a building and/or district go fully remote, the board of education will make the final decision. If risk levels change, information will be announced when available. Hopefully this information will be helpful to patrons when certain restrictions are put in place or eased. Kenneth Harshberger, Superintendent
Results of the second coaches poll for 1A XC are in and the girls (6th) and boys (tie-7th) teams are both ranked in 1A. Keep up the hard work Buffs!
Meade USD 226 was notified today, 9/25/20, by the health department that there was another COVID positive student at the GS. Some additional quarantines will be required as a result. Kenneth Harshberger, Supt.
USD 226 Student Meal Count Survey. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/11JDNLb9ZXAWrhUJgC2E0yfDKwwWYRLlpbdCGqeeTPKA/edit
Curbside Meals for students enrolled in the high school and grade school will resume on Monday, Sept. 28th from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM. Students in the building will eat as normal, but meals for students quarantined at home or in remote learning may be picked up at the main GS front entrance and the HS west entrance. Meals for those students required to stay home will continue throughout the rest of the year. When lunch is picked up, a breakfast for the next day will be sent home too. Remember these meals are FREE to ALL students through December. A survey link will be sent out soon to help determine the number of meals to be picked up. Kenneth Harshberger, Superintendent
The Meade Board of Education tonight approved reopening the High School for on site instruction in the building starting tomorrow, Sept. 25. Activity practices may also begin for High School. Because of staff availability, high numbers of quarantines, and positive cases moving to on site instruction in the Grade School building will NOT be considered until next week. The board also approved new Gating Criteria and created a task force to make decisions in the future about when instruction will be on site or remote. When changes are finalized, this information will be placed on the district website and Facebook page.
Special Board Meeting - September 24, 2020 @ 5:30 PM at the MHS Library.
Meade USD 226 was notified today, Sept. 23, 2020, by the Meade County Health Department of 2 new students that tested positive for COVID-19: one at the high school and one at the grade school. Those requiring additional quarantine will be contacted by the health department. Fortunately since the district was in remote learning additional quarantines should be limited. Kenneth Harshberger, Superintendent
Meade USD 226 Patrons: The district was notified this morning by the Meade County Health Department that they had received new information regarding contact tracing of possible exposures at the high school. As a result 19 HS students and 2 HS staff members listed yesterday as being quarantined will in fact NOT be quarantined due to COVID-19. This is very positive news for our students, staff, high school, and community. Below is a new graphic that shows information about positive cases and quarantines at both the grade school and high school as of 9/21/20. With the new information today, the number of new students and staff expected to quarantine at the high school went down by 21 individuals. This information will be used by the administration and board at a meeting on Thursday, Sept. 24th to examine the possibility of returning to in person instruction soon at the high school. The number of students and staff out at the grade school is significantly larger than the high school, so hopefully these numbers go down soon. Factors to be looked at include staff availability, number of students quarantined, positive COVID numbers, county positivity rate, and possibly other factors. New positive cases and quarantines continue to show up almost daily. Any information to resume in person instruction at either building will be announced as soon as available. Kenneth Harshberger Superintendent
Meade Patrons: Meade USD 226 was notified today, 9/21/20, by the Meade County Health Department of new positive COVID-19 cases: 2 staff members at the grade school and 1 student at the high school. County health officials will contact additional individuals who need to be quarantined. The chart below shows the number of positive cases and quarantines that have been required just today for staff and students. The district plans to provide additional information later this week to help everyone better understand all the quarantines and positive cases the district is facing. Kenneth Harshberger, Superintendent
Meade School Patrons: The district was notified today that another high school student had tested positive for COVID-19. The Meade County Health Department will contact students and other individuals who may be required to quarantine. As always, if a student shows symptoms of COVID-19, please seek medical attention immediately.
Parents are asked to call the Meade High School (873-2981) by 11:00 AM this morning if they have no home internet access. Hopefully the district can get routers in place by Monday as we move to Remote Learning.
Meade Community: Due to the high rate of positive COVID-19 cases in Meade, additional staff members who have tested positive or are in quarantine, students in quarantine, and now a positive student from each building, Meade Schools are forced to make a difficult decision. On Friday, September 18th there will be NO SCHOOL for ALL students. On Monday, September 21st remote instruction with teachers will begin for PS-12th grade. Teachers will connect with students through Zoom, Google Classroom, Seesaw, or some other means. Be on the lookout for further announcements. Remote instruction will continue at least through next week and possibly longer based on the number of positive cases and quarantines that continue to impact students, staff, and the community. Students are being asked to take home necessary materials, books, and Chromebooks today to prepare for Monday. If a parent does not have internet access, they are asked to contact the school. All activities and practices have been canceled until at least through next week and possibly longer. Individuals who need to be quarantined will be contacted by the Meade County Health Department. It is recommended that other students stay at home as much as possible and not congregate to help reduce the chances of further transmissions. We understand this will be difficult for many, but based on state and local health officials’ guidance, this is in the best interest of our students, staff, and community to help mitigate the rapid rise of COVID-19 cases in Meade. Kenneth Harshberger, Superintendent
Meade School District Patrons: We all know that with the spike in cases in Meade our school district has been impacted. As always, when a positive case is reported, the Meade County Health Department works with guidance from the state epidemiologists to make recommendations about any quarantine. The school district then follows that guidance. Every situation is different, so state recommendations may very as well. The district is working to communicate these recommendations when appropriate, all while trying to protect student and staff privacy as much as possible. Unfortunately there has still been some misinformation about cases. As of this morning (9-16-20) there has been NO report of any Meade student testing positive for COVID-19 according to the Meade County Health Department. This can change at any time, so we all need to be vigilante in taking necessary precautions. There are several staff members who have tested positive and have been quarantined. On a regular basis the state and county health officials have recommended that a number of students and some staff members be in quarantine who have NOT tested positive. As a result, some students are taking classes remotely and some teachers are teaching from home. The district will continue to follow recommendations from health professionals during this difficult time. While we hope that COVID-19 case numbers subside, it is likely new cases will surface off and on during the school year. Thank you for your help and understanding during these unusual times. Kenneth Harshberger, Superintendent
Our Lady Buffs win against Kiowa County was Coach Krier's 100th win as the MHS volleyball coach. The 2nd win of the season at Bucklin moved her into second place on the Meade all-time list. Way to work, Coach Krier! We are proud of you. #WeR226 #MeadeBuffaloes #MHSVolleyball
On Sept. 15, 2020 the Meade School District was notified that another staff member had tested positive for COVID-19 at the grade school. Staff and students that need to be quarantined have been contacted after following guidance from the state and the Meade County Health Department. Additional sanitation has already been completed. As always individuals who are showing symptoms of COVID-19 should not come to school. Meade County currently has a large spike in cases and as a result the Meade County Commission issued a mask order for the county to help protect against further spread. As a result students, staff, and visitors should put on masks well before entering the building. We appreciate all your help in protecting our students and staff. Kenneth Harshberger, Superintendent
Announcement: MHS C team VB scheduled for tomorrow @ Meade vs Ingalls has been cancelled.
Announcement: Meade High JV FB for Monday, 9.14.20 has been cancelled.
USD 226 Patrons: After school on September 11 and on September 12, 2020 the district received notification from the Meade County Health Department that two staff members from the grade school had tested positive for COVID-19. Because one individual was in quarantine for nearly a week, no students or other staff members were impacted. The other individual has been quarantined along with close contacts since testing positive. The state and Meade County Health Department has not recommended quarantine for other students or staff at this time because they are not considered close contacts. Symptoms of COVID-19 should continue to be monitored by everyone and individuals should not come to the school if symptoms are present. As always the district will continue to take measures to maintain a safe learning environment for everyone. Already additional sanitation has been completed in the buildings. Kenneth Harshberger, Superintendent
Buffs exercise the mercy rule right after half beating Ingalls 64-16! Well done!
YouTube link for Meade vs. Ingalls football game tonight at 7:00 PM. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dho5RZpchzo
MJH Volleyball and Football vs. South Gray Scores: Volleyball: A-Team lost. (11 & 16) B-Team lost. (4 & 9) C-Team won. (10 & 9) Keep working hard, Lady Buffs! Football MJH 20 SGJH 14 Way to go, Buffs! #WeR226 #MeadeBuffaloes #MJHBuffaloes
MJH & MHS Cross Country Update: The Hugoton Cross Country meet scheduled for Saturday, September 19th has been cancelled. #WeR226 #MeadeBuffaloes #MeadeCrossCountry
Announcement for HS VB @ Sublette 9.12.20: There will be no general admission. Each player needs to make sure Coach Krier has their 2 names and money. No other fans will be admitted. Players 2 guests will identify at the gate which girl they represent.
MHS JV Volleyball Scores from 09.08.2020 Meade over Ashland in two sets- 25-18 and 25 -8 Meade over Hodgeman Co. in 3 sets- 20-25, 25-13, 15-10 C Team: Meade over Hodgeman Co. in 2 sets - 25-10, 26-24 Way to work, ladies! #WeR226 #MeadeBuffaloes #MHSVolleyball
MHS Volleyball Update: Sublette has decided to NOT host the JV tournament scheduled for Saturday, September 19th. #WeR226 #MeadeBuffaloes #MHSVolleyball
MHS Volleyball Scores from 09.08.2020 Our Lady Buffs went 3-0 in their home opener. MHS over Rolla in two sets. (15 and 9) MHS over Hodgeman Co. in two sets. (21 and 19) MHS over Ashland in two sets. (19 and 20) Way to work, ladies! #WeR226 #MeadeBuffaloes #MHSVolleyball
Meade USD 226 will host a stress management/suicide prevention & awareness program on Wednesday, September 9, 2020. Presenting will be Dr. Leslie Bissell from SW Guidance Center. This program is for all 7-12 students. Parents, if you wish for your student not to attend, please call HS 873-2981 or GS 873-2671.
MHS Volleyball Update: Our Lady Buffs will NOT compete in Hugoton and Jetmore on Saturday, September 12th. Instead both our JV and varsity teams will travel to Sublette to participate in their triangular. Play begins at 9:00am. #WeR226 #MeadeBuffaloes
Tennis Update: Due to the threat of unpredictable weather the tennis meet scheduled for tomorrow in Cimarron has been postponed. A possible make up date is October 2nd. #WeR226 #MeadeBuffaloes
MHS Varsity Volleyball from 09.01: Lady Buffs went 2-1 at Bucklin. MHS over Kinsley (16 & 23). MHS over Pawnee Heights (17 & 15). MHS loses a close one to Bucklin (25-23, 20, & 22). Way to work, Lady Buffs!
MHS Football update: Meade wins over South Central 40-20. Way to work!
MHS Tennis at South Barber Team -12 points for 4th place Kaya H (1S) 4th place Abby K (2S) 3rd place Hailey E & Karsen J 91D) 3rd place Lily R & Holly R (2D) 4th place Way to go Lady Buffs!
XC @ Meade Lady Buffs Katie W - 18th place Kyra S - 35th place Haley T - 36th place Alley R - 45th place Buffaloes Team 4th place - 92 points Trent R - 2nd place Logan K - 7th place Vance S - 27th place Kody H - 33rd place Arron O - 41st place Great work, MHS!
GREAT NEWS FOR FAMILIES! Because of a new federal program just released, starting today ALL children ages 1-18 can receive free breakfast and lunch at school through December 2020. The district will serve these free meals to ALL students currently eating at school and will consider plans to provide these free meals to children not in school. Payment for meals already received will roll over to the next semester.
USD 226 Students, Staff, and Parents: On Monday, August 31, 2020 the district received notification that two students at the high school and one staff member at the grade school tested positive for COVID-19. None have been in school since last Friday. Rest assured the district takes this matter seriously. The Meade County Health Department reached out to the school and to close contacts of those testing positive. Proper quarantine protocol has been instituted as necessary. Although this is new for everyone, the district will continue to take measures to maintain a safe learning environment for our staff and students. Extra sanitation has been performed in both buildings this evening. Out of an abundance of caution, staff and students are requested to contact their physician if COVID-19 symptoms appear and also continue to follow COVID-19 safety guidelines. Meade USD 226 apologizes for any inconvenience this may have caused. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact the building principals, superintendent, or the Meade County Health Department. Sincerely, Kenneth Harshberger, Superintendent.
School Communication About COVID-19 to the Public Because of federal guidelines the school district is restricted in communication about staff or students effected by COVID-19. After considering input from both legal and health organizations, the district will be cautious about releasing information regarding those impacted by COVID-19. Based on the best guidance, the district will only release information directly to the public when an individual who has been in the school facility tests positive for COVID-19. No individual will be identified and the notice will be general in nature to protect all those involved. Going forward, if a student or staff member is quarantined because of being just a close contact of someone who tests positive, no information will be released unless the person later tests positive for COVID-19.
Reminder: XC practice starts at 6am on Monday. Athletes should bring their own water bottle and mask (to be worn inside only).
If you haven't completed the 2020 Census then now is the time! Meade Thriftway is hosting a census assistance program for citizens with questions or would like some assistance. Assistance is available today and tomorrow from 3:00-7:00pm at Meade Thriftway. Please remember our census numbers help us receive funding for EMERGENCY SERVICES, HOSPITALS, SCHOOLS, ROADS, and more! Your input is IMPORTANT! We appreciate your commitment to our community.
Hey tennis players! Practice Schedule for next week: Mon, Tues, Wed- 2:30-4:00pm Thurs- 1:15-3:00pm Fri- begin regular after school practice. We will have a parents' meeting next week Friday (8/21) at the end of practice at 5:15pm. A parent or guardian is required to attend!
HS and JH football conditioning is cancelled tonight (Monday) due to lightning.
ATTENTION XC Athletes - This is for YOU: Junior High and High School Cross-Country August 11th-14th from 6:00am until no later than 7:30am. Wake up early and beat the heat! You need your running clothes, running shoes, and your own water bottle. Meet in the stand
Attention all MJH Volleyball athletes - this information is for YOU! MJH Volleyball Camp Dates: August 10-12 Time: 9:00-10:30am Place: DP Gym Bring: kneepads, shoes, and a water bottle
Meade USD 226 is excited to have students back in school for the coming year. Last night the Meade Board of Education approved the "Return to Learn" reopening plan. The plan has different options for learning as well as guidelines as to how the school year will operate. There will be numerous changes that many of us will not like, but to get students back into school and into activities all of us will have to do our part during this challenging time. The link to the reopening plan has been provided. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact the school. https://bit.ly/3fBSkP7
MES/MJH Enrollment Is Thursday from noon - 7 pm. and Friday from 9 am - 3pm. To assist with physical distancing during enrollment we are requesting that one adult come to enrollment and that parents only bring children if necessary. Masks will be required during enrollment.
Reminder: Meade HS enrollment is Monday, Aug 10th from 9-3 and Tuesday, Aug 11th from 12-7pm. Masks will be required for all who enter.
KSHSAA Physicals for Meade are this Friday, Aug. 7th at the MHS Gym & Locker Rooms. Because of unforeseen circumstances there will only be one male provider and a nurse to complete physicals. Please make sure to: *Enter south side of MHS Gym *Last names A-M come from 8-12 *Last names N-Z come from 1-4` *Fill out physical forms in advance (available at offices) *Have payment of $25 in cash or check made out to the Meade Rural Health Clinic * Please wear masks when entering the building
Football camps for JH and HS football players will be Monday-Friday next week from 7 - 9pm at the HS practice field. Athletes must bring their own water bottle.
Physicals for Rec. and 7th - 12th grades will be at the HS gym on August 7th. Last Name A-M 8am-12 - M-Z 1 -4pm. Physical forms must be complete upon arrival and mask are required for everyone. Attached is the KSHAA physical link for Rec-JH-HS athletes. Forms will also be available at GS during enrollment. chrome- extension://oemmndcbldboiebfnladdacbdfmadadm/http://www.kshsaa.org/public/pdf/form-ppe.pdf
Reminder: Due to 8th grade promotion, Evening weights for the week of 7.27.20 will be Tues, Wed, Thur. @7pm. HS girls may lift after BB camp.
Attached is the link for the 2020-21 MES/MJH School Supply List. We are excited to share another great year with our students! https://bit.ly/39yvNla
Meade High School Graduation will be live streamed via the USD 226 Facebook page. It will begin 5 minutes prior to the ceremony which kicks off at 3pm this Sunday, July 26th.
Yesterday the State Board of Education did not approve delaying the start of school. As a result, last night the Meade Board of Education approved starting school with students on August 20th. This is two days later than the original start date which allows staff more time to prepare. PS-K will not begin until August 24th. Enrollment information will be out next week. The district is committed to providing three learning models for students: 1) Face to face learning; 2) Remote learning if a student has to remain at home for a short time; and 3) An online program for those who choose to be solely at home.
Senior Graduation (July 26th - 3:00 pm) and 8th Grade Promotion (July 27th - 7:00 pm) are still planned at the MHS Gym. However, due to a recent increase in COVID-19 cases, local health officials recommended additional precautions be considered. As a result the Meade Board has added the following guidelines: 1) All participants will be required to wear masks or a face covering; 2) Those attending are limited to immediate families; 3) Individuals who have been in a hot spot or state that KDHE says requires a 14 day quarantine are requested to not attend. Thank you for helping to make this a successful and safe time for our graduates!
This is just a friendly reminder to our parents and community. The school gyms and the weight rooms are not open to the public at this time. They are only open to student groups that have planned activities organized by coaches. These scheduled events help the district maintain sanitary precautions to keep everyone as safe as possible. Thank you for your help.
Reminder for ALL 7th and 8th grade boys AND girls interested in basketball. There will be a team camp for you to attend, if you like, from 10:30am-12:00pm July 20th-23rd at the high school gym. Please bring a water bottle and basketball shoes. Coach Daugherty will have the doors open around 10:15am each day. See you there!
ATTENTION all MHS girls interested in playing volleyball: Coach Krier would like to have a Zoom meeting tomorrow, Thursday, July 16th at 11:45am. Please email her at email@example.com for the Zoom login information.
Meade HS Tennis camp this week! 7-9:30 PM for High School students interested in playing this year. Camp will run Monday-Friday at the courts North of the High School.
Friday, August 7th has been set for Meade 7th-12th students to take physicals at the MHS Gym/Locker Rooms. Rec. physicals for students in 3rd-6th grade playing football will also be available that day. Jr. & Sr. High sports' practices begin August 17th and students are not allowed to participate without a signed KSHSAA physical on file. Cost of each physical is $25. Students with a last name starting with A-M are to come from 8 AM to 12:30 PM. Students with a last name starting with N-Z are to come from 1-4 PM. Meade Medical Clinic staff will be completing the physicals.
Wanted: Meade USD 226 - Full Time Head of Maintenance; Benefits include: paid vacation, sick leave up to 60 days, discretionary leave, paid holidays, insurance package, and KPERS retirement. Applications available at the Meade USD #226 District Office or at usd226.org. All applicants subject to background check. Equal Opportunity Employer. For information call or 873-2081
"Return to Learn "- Parent Survey. All Meade USD 226 parents are asked to complete the following survey to help provide the school with information as the district makes plans to reopen school in August. Please complete the survey by Wednesday, July 8th. Thank You! https://forms.gle/b4CoJXPfX2APAHT77
Wanted: Meade USD 226 - Full Time Head of Maintenance; Benefits include: paid vacation, sick leave up to 60 days, discretionary leave, paid holidays, insurance package, and KPERS retirement. Applications available at the Meade USD #226 District Office or at usd226.org. All applicants subject to background check. Equal Opportunity Employer. For information call or 873-2081
Prom attire clarification: The choice of evening wear includes - prom dresses, tuxedos, suits, party dresses, nice jeans, and even shorts! The committee is asking that you make it school appropriate.
Reminder to contact Mr. Flavin about your child attending summer school if you received information regarding summer school. Also G.S. yearbooks will be available for purchase during fall enrollment.
To enroll in summer Driver Education, please fill out the attached form. Classroom instructional days are planned for June 22-July 2. It is important that students be in class every day. The "Behind the Wheel" portion will be arranged individually during the month of July. Mrs. Marceau will mail out more information before class begins. https://forms.gle/YgzEQvxrgaKAWy6z9
ATTENTION MES/MJH PARENTS: The Spring pictures have arrived, but, there are a few mistakes. If you are missing pictures & do not have the picture code from the packet then please call the Lifetouch Call Center at 1-800-736-4753 or visit www.MyLifetouch.com & scroll to the bottom of the page to use the Chat feature & let them know you need your codes to view pictures from event EVT3KSWBW. If you have your students picture code from the packet then just go to MyLifetouch.com & use the access code to view your images online & to create or to correct your order!
MES/MJH CLASS PICTURES ARE HERE! If you purchased a class picture for your student you may pick it up at the MES/MJH Office on June 2 or 3 from 9am-3pm.
SPRING PICTURES HAVE ARRIVED! If you purchased a Lifetouch spring picture packet of your student it has safely arrived & ready to be picked up at the MES/MJH Office. The office will be open for pickup on June 2 & 3 from 9am-3pm.
Reminder: Meal pickup at MHS this summer will be from 11:45 AM to 12:15 PM each day. Please email June Glasgow at glasgowj@usd226 the day before if you have 4 or more meals that will not be pickup the next day. Thanks!
Curbside check-in for Meade students is set for next Wednesday, May 20th. Items to check-in include Chromebooks w/chargers, textbooks & library books. MES/MJH students go to curb near home classroom - 12 PM to 2 PM. MHS students go the west side of school - 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM.
Spring Picture Update: Life Touch has shut down their processing plants because of Covid-19. That is the reason for the delay, more information will be shared about a delivery timeline when it is received.
Don't miss out on purchasing your 2019-2020 MHS Yearbook! Please visit https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/productBrowse/1070638/Meade-High-School/2020-Yearbook/20200429041555510112/CATALOG_SHOP/ to order yours today.
Beginning today, Meade USD 226 will have packaged food items available for pick up for any family in need during curbside delivery of meals at MHS. These will be available every Wednesday until further notice. The packages are provided by the Meade Food Bank.
Mark your calendars, the date has been set! Meade High School will have GRADUATION for Seniors 2020 in the HS Gym at 3pm Sunday, July 26th. We can’t wait to celebrate and honor our SENIORS! As the date approaches, we will put out attendance restrictions, if any.
Meade residents are being asked to complete the 2020 Census. Please take time to complete this by calling (844-330-2020) or going online at https://2020census.gov/ Many funds for our state, county, and school depend on an accurate count. Thank You!
Parents: Meade USD 226 is conducting a survey to get feedback regarding the "stay at home learning plan" started 3 weeks ago. Please use the following link to complete this by next Monday, April 21st. Thanks! https://forms.gle/oXf5m5b5c7ErMrDB8
We are still waiting on spring pictures here at the GS. Once we receive them we will deliver them personally or via mail.
Meade residents are being asked to complete the 2020 Census online at my2020census.gov or by phone at 844-330-2020. Sadly, Meade city residents will not receive a mailer to complete a written census form. Thank you for your help! This short video explains why it is so important. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=df6_rDFyVOQ
On Thursday, April 9 breakfast & lunch will be sent home for Good Friday. Breakfast for the Monday after Easter will be sent home as well. As a result, there will be no meal pickup this Friday. Meals will be served as normal on April 13. HAPPY EASTER! Kenneth Harshberger, Supt.
GREAT NEWS for Families! Meade's waiver was approved by the state allowing meals to be picked up without children present. Forms will be handed out during meal pick up. These need to be signed & returned ASAP to qualify. You may email June Glasgow at firstname.lastname@example.org for one.
‼️FOOD BAGS‼️ The food bags normally disbursed at school are located at the community food bank (old Lone Tree Lodge/west building behind the health department). You can snag food bags this coming THURSDAY, APRIL 9th from 11:30-12:30 and also during normal food bank operating hours (2nd and 4th Fridays of the month from 2-4pm & the 3rd Tuesday from 5-7pm).
NEED MORE INTERNET ACCESS? Meade USD 226 has a solution - outdoor wireless access points. One is installed by the MHS Shop parking lot and the other by the MES 5th/6th grade parking lot. Cars can park, log on to "guest parking," and get a good signal. Kenneth Harshberger, Supt.
Parents & Students: Please go to the link provided to review guidelines for the Meade USD 226 Continuous Learning Plan for the remainder of the year. Kenneth Harshberger, Supt. https://sites.google.com/view/clp/home
Friendly reminder of the details today for the curbside pick-up at the elementary and high school. Please note the traffic flow guidance for everyone.
Reminder - Curbside pick up for student belongings & K-6 Chromebook checkout starts today. Designated times by student's last name are: A-E 12-12;30; F-K 12:45-1:15; L-P 1:30-2:00; R-U 2:15-2:45; V-Z 3:00-3:30. If time is missed, please make arrangements through each office.
💜Teachers-We will line up in our vehicles in front of the elementary building prior to 10am. We will then “cruise” town to honk and wave at our students/families. Our parade will end when we arrive back at the grade school. (Feel free to decorate your vehicle, blare your music, etc.!) 💜Country kiddos/families-Feel free to come in and sit in your vehicles at the park or in front of a friend’s house and honk back! 💜EVERYONE- *We will be traveling roads that run north & south throughout the community!* ‼️We are excited to see our kiddos but remind everyone that we are doing it in this manner to continue respecting social distancing! Please do the same!‼️
Parents if you haven't done so, please go the USD 226 website or Facebook page and fill out the survey to help us plan for distance learning which starts next Monday, March 30. You can also find a schedule for students to pick up "school stuff" curbside on Thursday March 26th.
Meade Public Schools Schedule for Curbside Pick-up on Thursday, March 26th. https://www.smore.com/z1vdk
USD 226 Parents: Please take a few minutes to complete the attached form by Wednesday, March 25th at 7:00pm. Your input will provide guidance in creating our Continuous Learning Plan. We appreciate your time. Thank you! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSev7HbFeDzX6ecqWkTmdw8KnctR_PLqzkk0PQDcgICmqX17Pw/viewform
Don't forget - FREE breakfast (7:30-8:30 AM) and lunch (11:30 AM to 12:30 PM) starts Monday for ALL kids 1-18. Pick up meals at the back of the HS Gym. Children must be present. Don't forget to read detailed posts on the district's Facebook or Website for upcoming school plans.
Parents/Students - please check out the Meade USD 226 website and/or our Facebook page for details regarding staff planning for educating students to hopefully start by March 30. Meals will be served FREE to ALL children 1-18 starting Monday, March 23. Kenneth Harshberger, Supt.
YIKES! My apologies to you regarding my Dr. Seuss Day reminder. Dr. Seuss Day has been canceled. I thought I was going to get ahead of the game, so prior to leaving for Spring Break I scheduled a Dr. Seuss Day reminder to appear at 2:00am today. Unfortunately, due to current events, our Dr. Seuss Day has been cancelled. Equally unfortunate, I forgot to remove the scheduled post. I know many people saw the post. Some sent DMs about it (THANK YOU!). I immediately deleted the post from our Live Feed, Facebook, and Twitter. Again, I apologize for the confusion. Have a great day and stay safe, Stacy Cordes *This post is WAY to long to be a tweet, so hopefully our Twitter followers are FB and LF followers as well.
Even though school buildings have closed in Kansas, education will not end. A KSDE Task Force will release ideas today to help schools provide continuous learning. In turn it will take Meade USD 226 some time to put local plans in place for meals as well as learning. Expect more announcements in the next several day. Kenneth Harshberger, Superintendent
This afternoon, Gov. Kelly announced schools would be closed until the end of the school year due to COVID-19. KSDE will give guidance soon on how schools provide "continuous learning" for students during this time. Offering take home meals is also something which may be allowed.
The Commissioner of Education, Randy Watson, along with the Kansas BOE, KSDE, KSHE and the Speaker of the House is strongly recommending all schools in Kansas close March 16th through the 20th. While Meade USD 226 is on Spring Break, the school will be closed for all activities.
Yesterday KSHSAA canceled Regional Music and today they announced - "Effective Monday, March 16, all spring sports and activities are suspended through Sunday, March 22. This includes cancellation of all practices and competitions." Please monitor our social media for updates.
ATTENTION AREA FARMERS! Help MES/MJH by nominating us for a ‘Grow Rural Education’ STEM grant! The nomination process is simple and these funds would help us to enhance our science, technology, engineering and/or math programs! Click the application link to nominate our school! We can’t thank you enough for your support! https://www.americasfarmers.com/grow-rural-education/
Meade Boys advance to Sub-State Championship Game at Pratt Community College on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. after beating Stafford 63-43!
The following link contains our March edition of the Open Range. #WeR226 #MeadeBuffaloes https://5il.co/dehe
Our 6th grade KidWind team of Kate P., Ashley, M., Ryker V., Bethany R., and Abbie G., participated in the KidWind Challenge 2020, an annual event that allows students to explore the power of wind by building and testing their own wind turbines. Although our students didn't place, they had a great learning experience. GOOD WORK, Buffaloes!
There will be no school in Meade today February 20th. The Forensics Meet has been canceled for today.
MHS at Stanton County - Friday, February 21st Basketball Game Schedule: 4:45pm - JV Girls in the SCHS gym; JV Boys in the SCMS gym 6:00pm - C Boys in the SCMS gym 6:30pm - Varsity Girls in the SCHS gym 8:00pm - Varsity Boys in the SCHS gym GOOD LUCK, MHS Basketball!
MHS Basketball at South Gray Game Schedule 3:30pm - JV Girls (2 quarters) 4:00pm - JV Boys 5:00pm - C Boys 6:30pm - Varsity Girls 8:00pm - Varsity Boys GOOD LUCK, MHS Basketball!
HS BB. Meade Vs Minneola today! All 4 games in HS gym starting at 4pm with C Boys followed by B boys. No JV girls. Varsity girls at 6:30. Meade Rec has paid for your ticket so the game is free. Walking taco meal for after prom. Come support our Buffs!
Games in Meade tonight will all be played at the high school. C boys will start at 3:30 followed by 2 quarters of JV girls before the JV boys take the floor. The V girls will start at 6:30 p.m. followed by the V boys.
Valentine Date Night Murder Mystery Dinner Theater - The Meade High School Forensics Team proudly presents "Dead 2 Rights" by Lee Mueller. At the annual meeting, Archetypical Corporation CEO Gordon Mullens believes profits are looking up. But the meeting takes a turn for the worse as the administration deals with technical difficulties, a double booking, and finally, a murder! Now, if only they could find someone to help solve the mystery. #MeetingsAreMurder. Come join in the excitement and use your detective skills to solve the case! February 13th, 2020, 6:30 pm in the high school commons. Dinner tickets are $10/person. Childcare services available for $3/child (kid friendly meal will be served). Contact Amanda Barnum, Lori Coles, or any forensics student to purchase a ticket (must be purchased in advance by Monday, February 10th).
"We Stand Together" Meade vs. Minneola Show your Valentine's Day love this year by helping the Meade and Minneola Student Honors Societies in their quest to support local families! Let's wear these shirts as a sign of solidarity between our communities in the fight against cancer. All profits from the sale of the shirts will be donated to local families to assist in their respective battles against cancer. This year, on February 14, MHS National Honor Society has partnered with Minneola High School’s Honor Society to unite our communities! Both of our towns have been hit hard with cancer this year. We want to use this opportunity to provide support to local families who are battling cancer. Both schools will be selling t-shirts that will be worn at the Meade basketball game against Minneola on February 14th. All proceeds made through Meade students will go towards Meade’s local families and all proceeds made through Minneola go to their local families! Shirt sizes range from Youth Small to Adult 3XL they are $20 ea. Pick up for shirts will be at the game! If you would like one comment or message me! Payments are due Wednesday, February 5th! Please donate to your local cause and use this opportunity to unite communities! Let’s “purple out” cancer at the game!! Shirts are light purple w/ black and white writing!! “M” is on the front “We stand together” is on the back! Online ordering is also available!! Just follow this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf8mBjr_OS1MXvGCEIiMvMht3_Xq6At2CoA4282f92RSTTSGA/viewform
The induction ceremony for MHS Activities Hall of Fame will take place Friday evening immediately following the varsity girls' basketball game. This year's individual inductees include Leon Burtnett, Shirley Branson, Ron Ryckman, and Heather Easterday. We will also induct the 1980 State Champion Volleyball team and the 1980 State Champion Football team. Congratulations to our 2020 Hall of Fame inductees!
Important Info for HS BB 2.4.20 AT Kiowa County 4:30 JV Girls in auxiliary Gym (3 quarters) JV Boys will follow in the Auxiliary Gym 6:30 Varsity Girls in main gym Varsity Boys to follow in main gym
MHS BB Homecoming tonight. JV games start @ 4:45, Varsity Girls @6:30, Varsity Boys to Follow. Coronation at half of Boys game. Sophomore Lasagna meal and Skills Silent Auction. Come out and support the Buffs and wear your Chiefs colors to show support for Treston!
Meade High School will have a 2 hour late start tomorrow. The grade school does not have class due to the HPL Math Contest, but it has been moved back 1 hour until 11 AM.
Meade Grade School and JH will not have school on Wednesday due to hosting the HPL Math Contest. The contest will begin one hour late at 11 am. Meade HS will have regularly scheduled classes on Wednesday.
Meade will have no school today, Tuesday, January 28th.
Lady Buffs fall to Lakin in HPL Tournament 45-36
Because of a heating issue at the grade school there will be NO classes at the Meade Grade School today, January 21st. The high school will be in session.
Open gym at the HS for grades 7-12 will be 5-7 pm today.
The high school basketball games tonight in Meade have been postponed until February 3 at 4:45 PM.
The Meade Count Your Kid In Clinic is cancelled for today.
School has been canceled in Meade for today, January 17th. Evening basketball is to be determined.
Meade Schools will have a 2 hour delayed start tomorrow, Friday, January 17th. There will be no morning Pre-K.
HS BB Friday 1.10.20 Time change. Syracuse doesn’t have enough for JV Girls. We will play all games at the High School. 3:30 C Boys 4:30 B Boys 6:30 Varsity Girls 8:00 Varsity Boys Meade After-Prom will be serving Chili and/or Potato/Ham/Green Bean Soup. See you there!
Meade Schools will have a 2 hour delay this morning Dec. 16. There will be no AM Preschool
Cimarron Invitational: Lady Buffs fall to Sublette 25-34.
Cimarron invitational: Buffaloes defeat Sublette 58-29. Great job!
Lady Buffs lead Sublette at half 16-12.
WOW! Santa's Workshop, an annual display created by our MHS Skills USA and shop students, was featured on KSN. We are so proud of our students and their teachers! https://www.ksn.com/news/newsfeed-now/school-builds-christmas-display-to-give-back-to-the-community/
MJH Basketball: Today our MJH teams will travel to Stanton County. Thursday they will host Sublette. The Lady Buffs will play in the DP Gym. The Buffaloes will play at MHS. GOOD LUCK MJH Basketball!
The 2020 Basketball Regional & Sub-State assignments have been posted by KSHSAA. Meade will compete in the Rolla Regional Tournament to be played February 24-29th. Other teams include: Fowler, South Gray, Moscow, Rolla, & Satanta. Visit www.kshsaa.org for more information.
Our MES/MJH students and staff celebrated Thanksgiving with a Thanksgiving feast and program. Our PK through 6th grade students provided their family and friends with great entertainment through song, dance, and poems. Members of our staff shared their Hollywood talents with an award-winning performance of Tom the Turkey. The celebration ended with the students enjoying a Thanksgiving feast sampling featuring some traditional Thanksgiving favorites. A BIG BUFFALO SHOUT OUT to our MHS Leadership class for helping where needed. We appreciate YOU! A BIG BUFFALO SHOUT OUT to all our special guests - parents, grandparents, other family members, and friends. Thank you for celebrating Thanksgiving with us! We are thankful for YOU! We wish everyone a safe, relaxing, and wonderful Thanksgiving holiday.
Congratulations to Harrison Bachman, Kynlee Flavin, and Holly Reimer for their participation in the District Honor Band at Dodge City Middle School on November 9. They were selected to perform with over 80 other southwest band members in a concert that afternoon. They did an excellent job of representing MJH!
A reminder to all: The MHS production of Oklahoma! will be next Thursday and Friday Nov 21,22. This is a CHANGE from the printed calendar. Showtime will remain 7pm on both nights NEXT WEEK. See you then!
CONGRATULATIONS to our MHS Football players on being selected to the HPL All-League teams. Cullen Lumry was selected to the 1st Team offensive line. Preston Woodruff earned recognition for defensive back on the 2nd Team. Korben Clawson also earned a spot on the 2nd Team as linebacker. GOOD WORK, Buffaloes!
CONGRATULATIONS Corbyn Carr, Shelby Christensen, & Kiana Unruh! These MHS Volleyball Lady Buffs received HPL recognition. Corbyn was selected to the 1st Team and named MVP for the league. Shelby also received 1st Team honors. Kiana was selected to the 2nd Team. GOOD WORK, ladies!
It's time already time for our Fall Athletic Banquet! Our fall athletes and their families are invited to a taco bar meal on Tuesday, November 5th at 6:30pm in the MHS Commons. Please note the time change. Our Booster Club will provide the meat, cheese, tortillas, drinks and table service. Each athlete and family is asked to bring a side dish and/or dessert. It will be a great evening of celebrating our student-athletes and their accomplishments.
CONGRATULATIONS to our MJH Volleyball team. They went 4-0 during pool play to advance to the finals of their HPL tournament. Our Lady Buffs will take on Elkhart today at 4:00pm on the south court at SWHJH. GOOD LUCK, ladies!
GOOD LUCK to our MHS Football team! They will begin post-season play Friday at Syracuse. Kick-off is scheduled for 7:00pm CST. Let's go, Buffaloes!
Join us Thursday as we send our MHS Cross Country Lady Buffaloes off to the State meet. The send-off will begin at approximately 12:20pm at MHS, proceed through the stoplight, and then on to MES/MJH. GOOD LUCK Lady Buffs! We are proud of you!
Meade Recreation Commission Informational Meeting on Proposed Health & Wellness Facility 7:30 PM Meade City Library Meeting - October 24, 2019 There will be an informational meeting on the proposed health and wellness facility on October 24th at 7:30 PM in the Meade City Library Meeting Room. Meade Recreation Commission board members will be in attendance. No official business will be conducted as this is just informational.
Meade USD 226 There will be an informational meeting on the proposed health and wellness facility on October 24th at 7:30 PM in the Meade City Library Meeting Room. Meade Board members may be in attendance. No official business will be conducted as this is just informational.
MHS Regional Volleyball will take place in Moscow on Tuesday. Play begins at 2:00pm. Our Lady Buffs are seeded #2 and will play the second match of the day. GOOD LUCK, Lady Buffaloes! http://www.kshsaa.org/Public/ScoreCenter/Brackets/Volleyball/1ARegional.cfm?Activity=5&Class=6&WeekID=3424
MHS Volleyball @ MHS Tuesday, October 15th beginning at 5:00pm. CONGRATULATIONS to our Senior Volleyball & Tennis Lady Buffaloes! We will recognize our seniors and their parents prior to the MHS vs. Ingalls match at approximately 7:00pm. Come out to support our Lady Buffalo volleyball team and show your appreciation to our senior Lady Buffaloes and their parents.
CONGRATULATIONS to our MHS Lady Buffalo Cross Country team! They are officially ranked 7th in 1A State and 3rd in the coaches' poll! Way to work, ladies!
MHS is hosting 321A Regional Tennis on 10.11.19. Come cheer on our Tennis team as they battle for a State berth! Good luck ladies. We are all rooting for you!
Catch the Buffaloes in action tonight if you are not able to make the trip to Elkhart. The game will be streamed and broadcast online at openspaces sports.com.
HS VB wins in 2 over Kinsley!
Meade VB over Ulysses. Great start to the year, Buffs!
Hello September! Attached is the September menu. Click on the link to read the September issue of our Open Range. http://bit.ly/2HuaHHD #WeR226 #MeadeBuffaloes
Rec. Info: All 3rd-6th grade students interested in playing rec. volleyball or football this season need to sign up by Monday, August 19th. Please contact Ben Roberts at for more information.
Don't forget Meade has new school hours this year. The first day on Aug. 15 will be from 8:05 AM to 1:00 PM for 1st-12th grade. Regular hours will start