During its regular meeting on Wednesday, July 19, the Leavenworth Board of Education voted in favor of adding 10 minutes of instructional time to the school day at all grade levels. Beginning this year, classes at Leavenworth High School and Warren Middle School will begin at 7:50 a.m. and release at 3:00 p.m. Elementary students will begin at 8:10 a.m. and release at 3:20 p.m.
Four staff members from Henry Leavenworth Elementary presented to educators throughout the state at the Kansas Can and Do! Symposium in Manhattan, Kan. Henry principal, Kevin Lunsford; assistant principal, Anne-Marie Short; counselor, Cindy Scircle; and third grade teacher, Ann Broeker, shared their story about caring for kids and teachers at Henry Leavenworth. The group was joined by Sonya Pena from Southwest Plains Regional Service Center to share their story of success in building relationships with students and how that has contributed to their academic growth and helped them overcome emotional challenges.
Students at Henry Leavenworth Elementary showed off their wide range of talents at the recent school talent show. Students performed a variety of acts including singing, dancing, playing piano, joke telling, and magic. The show's grand finale was a "dancing through the decades" performance by several Henry Leavenworth staff members. Great job to all of those who showcased their talents.