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Tests, homework, and assignments can be very time consuming. Students often need a place to work. Around Clay Center, Kansas there are some great places to go study. Here are a few: 

Student Submission: Lillian McCann, 7th grader at CCCMS snapped this photo at the CCCMS vs Abilene game on Sept. 2. If you are a USD 379 student and would like to be a featured photographer, please send submissions to 

In communication with local health officials, USD-379 will continue to encourage but not require the use of masks during summer weights, team sessions, and camps at USD-379 facilities, CCCHS athletics director Greg Ferguson said in an e-mail to parents.

USD-379 will hold kindergarten round-up for the 2020-21 school year for Lincoln Elementary and Wakefield School on Thursday, July 30. Round-up for kindergartners will be held at 6 p.m. at the Lincoln Elementary gymnasium; and at Wakefield School, at 6 p.m.

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USD-379 has announced that Lincoln Elementary won’t be holding kindergarten roundup on April 23 and Wakefield School also won’t be holding kindergarten round-up as planned.  Both schools will wait until the summer to see if we can host something similar or if we need to go another route.  In…

Rhett Koppes at CCCHS and Jaden Tate at Wakefield School and Jonathan L. Terrell at Miltonvale High School and Emily Ann Myers at Linn High School have been named 2020 governor’s scholars. These students represent the top 1 percent of high school seniors.

On Monday, the USD-379 hired Jessica Wietharn as a pre-school teacher at Lincoln Elementary, effective Aug. 1.

Lincoln Elementary recognizes that success  in learning to read takes extra attention and intervention for some kids, which they accomplish through a multi-tiered system of support (MTSS).

Next year, USD-379 will be closer than ever to its goal of putting a device in the hands of every student with an action approved last night.

Last night the board gave final approval to spend $163,000 to replace and repair roofs -- some of which will be done this spring and the majority of which will be done over the summer.

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If you didn’t get a chance to see all the great things CCCHS students are doing since redesign started, here’s a couple more takeaways based on visiting stations at the museum, Common Ground and Java Junkies during the Tiger Showcase downtown last week:

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One of the more unusual In talking about how Clay Center Community Middle School has changed under redesign, principal Keith Hoffman told those at last night’s joint site council meeting that they first recognized that the needs of middle school student are different than those in elementary…

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How Garfield Elementary has changed how it is teaching kids is such a success that students don’t want to leave when parents come at the end of the day to pick them up, Garfield Elementary instructor Jeff Edwards, a co-pilot on the school’s re-design team, told community members serving on s…

On Monday, the USD-379 school board hired a couple of driver ed. teachers, a couple of substitutes and two others.

The district is planning to offer an all-day preschool option in an effort to reach more kids in most need of it.

USD-379, USD-334 Parents As Teachers, Infant/Toddler Services, Early Head Start the Clay County Health Department and the Twin Lakes Education Cooperative are once again joining together in a cooperative effort to offer another Free “Child Check” clinic for infants and children up to pre-kin…

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On Feb. 19 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., CCCHS will host the traditional parent teacher conferences at the school with most of the teachers being in their classrooms.  During this time, students needing assistance in completing scholarship applications can come to the commons area. From 6 p.m. to 8…

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Ethan Hill, a member of the CCCHS Tiger Band, has been selected for the 1234A State Band.

Wakefield School is asked for band alumni to play with student band members at the home game on Friday, Feb. 7. This game will be the winter homecoming game and the band will play at the girls’ halftime and in between the games. If you are interested in performing with us, contact Toni Croxt…

Grandparents from across the state -- some as far as Dodge City -- braved the winter weather that arrived that day for Lincoln Elementary’s  annual second-grade Grandparents Day on Nov. 22.

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Do you know what my biggest beef with setting the clocks back a hour? It not that I mind setting them back (or even an hour forward in the Spring). It's that the dogs don't know we've changed the time.