Our 1116 hour waiver application and continuous learning plan can be found in the documents section of the website here: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/655476/USD376_Waiver_Application_2020.pdf
Sterling students: Try Destiny Discover or MackinVIA ebooks and digital audiobooks. Over 300 options to choose from. Learn more here: https://shsoasis.weebly.com/library-news/category/discover
Repost... Missed the link. Inside the Tank Episode 3... Mrs. Prather Rocked it. Ms. Giles Killed it. The Comleys were the Comleys!! https://youtu.be/Fb6lbFSgpO4
Inside the Tank Episode 3... Mrs. Prather Rocked it. Ms. Giles Killed it. The Comleys were the Comleys!!
All access points are now functional. Smisor Stadium is open under "Guest Network"; all others are found under "Sterling Schools." See the Tech Information for Parents page on our website for locations: https://www.usd376.com/article/221173?org=usd-376
USD 376 will hold a special meeting Monday, April 6th at 5:30 to approve our 1116 hour waiver application and Continuous Learning Plan. The meeting will be broadcast at: https://boxcast.tv/view/usd-376-special-board-meeting-689648
Here is this week's Friday Focus. For a larger pdf version: https://drive.google.com/open?id=10YcyidzJutyy29FKOK3YYf1jdZl_PC2p
Beginning Monday, April 6th, parents or siblings will be able to pick up school lunches for all children in a household. Register here: https://forms.gle/fSNBozSkZpDbNDFf8 Bring a bag or box to transport the meals.
As part of our Continuous Learning Plan, we would like all of our parents (PK-12) to complete a survey. This survey will help to inform our decisions going forward and ensure the best possible experience for our students. Parent Survey Link: https://forms.gle/hhHV1WyXu9VJ8vYx5
Take a look at this video tour of our Library Services, including free digital books, available for at-home learning. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1g6L8Mmt412yaOw_PiRjLLpjhnNajoFiV/view
Hamburger Day for school lunch pickup!
We have created a short overview video demonstrating how to access and review resources shared on the USD376 Tech website that has been established for families during this period of learning from home. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1UzinckNH0Kn6f-KjoNA-CgcSA_w3BOqH/view
Our plans for next week will not be changed by the governor's statewide stay at home order. Distance learning "classes" begin Monday and we will continue to serve lunches the same way we did last week. Thank you for your support and stay safe!
The next episode of "Inside the Tank" available now. Watch to get details on an exciting giveaway! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOt4DsyfR_U&feature=youtu.be
There has been a news article posted on the USD376 website providing parents information regarding the iPads and Chromebooks that went home for students to use. Please take a look as it will be updated with additional resources as the COVID19 situation progresses.
A huge thanks to ALL USD 376 families, students, and staff for a job well done today. Thanks to Sterling PD and the City for their help with street closures; Broadway Market for ensuring our staff helping today get fed; Only 2 no-shows in the entire district! #WeAreSterling
Today is Material Pick-up Day at Sterling Schools. Be sure to check the schedule for your time: https://fba51c36e1994edd5179-680daf639cffdf5b9aa3bf5282bbcff8.ssl.cf1.rackcdn.com/live_feed_image/image/786425/large_Material_Pickup_032720__1_.png
Student bags are ready to be picked up on Friday in front of the grade school. A schedule has been sent out and emailed. Start on the south end of 5th Street off of Jackson and head north. Staff will direct you to where you can pick up your student bag.
Locker contents are in bags and ready for pickup tomorrow. The schedule is available here: https://fba51c36e1994edd5179-680daf639cffdf5b9aa3bf5282bbcff8.ssl.cf1.rackcdn.com/live_feed_image/image/786425/large_Material_Pickup_032720__1_.png
Here is the survey link for 7-12 STUDENTS referenced a few minutes ago. https://forms.gle/wNLiBBknzNJsyKtN7
We are requesting for all Junior High and High School STUDENTS to please check their USD 376 email and complete a short survey today. Thanks in advance for sharing this information with students.
We are working on plans to allow students to retrieve belongings from our schools, as well as to pick up school-issued devices as requested. We hope to have those plans wrapped up by mid-week and communicated to you. Thanks in advance for your patience.
We are receiving multiple questions about school & plans going forward. We met as a district today & teachers will meet tomorrow to continue planning for learning to resume next Monday, March 30. Be patient & stay tuned. We will update as plans are made. Thanks for your patience.
The Rice County Health Department has recommended that playgrounds are closed. It is not possible to sanitize the equipment and difficult to keep young children feet apart so the playground and basketball courts will be closed until further notice.
Tonight's special board meeting will be at 7:00 and will be broadcast by Black Bear Broadcasting at the following link: https://boxcast.tv/view/special-boe-meeting-monday-march-23-700-pm-257456
The first school lunch distribution will begin shortly. All children age 1-18 are welcome to pick up a lunch and breakfast. We are running a little late, but SHS, Evergreen park and Alden community center will begin ASAP.
Comic relief from Clark Comley and Brian Richter. No virus will our crazy down. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCE4kCwBP8nwsG3KKHerabzQ
It is very important that all families take the survey found at the link below to help plan continuing education in Sterling Schools during the closure: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfpyUA-H-rPK8cMRE1nRbTfQzy2oxcXKZQrHfJxpcWyL70LYQ/viewform?usp=sf_link
From KSHSAA and KSDE: Spring activities are suspended until at least March 22. No practice, meetings, or anything involving school related activities. This will include play practice this week. If we receive more information, we will continue to send updates through the app.
Boys' Basketball is returning at approximately 11:30 this morning. If you would like to welcome them back, meet in the SJSHS Commons shortly ahead of the 11:30 arrival time.
KSHSAA has cancelled the remainder of the state basketball tournament. Our Bears finish 20-4, having earned a berth in the semifinals.
For tonight’s boys basketball game at Bramlage, our crowd will be on the east side across from the benches. Our student section will be on the south end of the east side.
K-State has a clear bag policy for all of their events. This includes the state tournament. Please help spread the word. Here is the link to their policy. https://5il.co/djkb
Sterling High School will have a pep assembly/send off for the basketball teams on Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. The team will drive through the front of the school on the way out of town at 9:00. The community is welcome to attend.
Sterling Public Schools will dismiss at 1:30 Wed. and Thurs. Sterling boys and girls basketball teams qualified for the 2A State Tournament in Manhattan. Because we play at 4:45 both days we are dismissing school at 1:30 to allow staff and students to attend the games.
State Tournament Shirts will be on sale tomorrow (Sunday) afternoon in the SJSHS Commons from 2-4. Be sure to come in and pick up shirts to support the Bears next week in Manhattan! #WeAreSterling
Band parents, the pep band will be playing for the sub-state championship games tonight. If your student is able to play, please have them contact Ms. Giles. The bus will leave at 4:45.
Here’s a link to today’s JH Choir performance at St. John Music Festival: https://www.facebook.com/philbressler/videos/2857859574281207/?d=n
Here is a link to today’s JH Band performance at St. John Music Festival. https://www.facebook.com/philbressler/videos/2857455710988260/?d=n
Just a friendly reminder that no school or league passes will be accepted for sub-state games this week. Admission prices are $7 for adults and $5 for students K-12.
We wish the SJH boys basketball team the best as they face Inman on their home court tonight for the HOA Tournament Championship. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:10 pm in the orange gym. Go Black Bears!
JH: 7th grade vocal ensemble that meets on Thursday morning @ 7am is cancelled for 2/13.
Reminder that school dismisses at 12:30 today.
No JV Boys’ game this evening. Marion has too many players out due to illness.
Thursday, February 13 is VIP day for grades K-2. Any Very Important Person to a Kindergarten, 1st, or 2nd grade student is invited to eat lunch with them. Adult meal cost is $3.75 and reservations are needed by Monday, February 10th. The menu is homemade chili & cinnamon rolls.
Main Entree Menu change for SJHHS on Friday, Jan.31: BBQ Pulled Chicken/HM Hawaiian Bun.
All of the junior high basketball games tonight will be played at Remington Middle School which is in Whitewater. Not at the high school. The schedule is 3:00- 1/2 C girls, 3:30- 1/2 C boys, 4:00- B girls, 5:00- B boys, 6:00- A girls and 7:00- A boys.
The 3rd grade Kansas Day program has been rescheduled for February 7th at 10:15 in the SGS Commons. There will also be a 1:00 performance at Sterling Village that day.
Dental screenings for grades 7-12 will be held on January 27-31, 2020. Please send a note to the school if you do not want your child to participate. Prairie Star Health Center will also offer additional services. Teeth cleanings, sealants and fluoride treatments will be available. To participate in these additional services a consent will need to be turned in. Consents are also available in the office. This is a great opportunity to get preventative dental services.
League scholars bowl scheduled for this afternoon at Ell-Saline has been postponed until next Wednesday the 29th.
Due to road conditions Sterling Schools will open 2 hours late and buses will run routes.
There will be a special Board Meeting on Wednesday, January 22nd, at 5:00 PM in the Sterling High School library.
Congrats to Aubrey Anderson and Alaina Madden, who finished 2nd today at State Debate. Congrats also to Noah Svaty and Josiah Watney who are bringing home a fourth place finish. Way to go Black Bears! #WeAreSterling
Team buses for tonight’s game will leave at 2:25.
Tonight’s basketball games at Berean Academy will go on as scheduled..
Due to the cancellation of school today, Friday, Jan. 17, today's VIP meal at the GS will be rescheduled for a later date.
Sterling Public Schools will be closed today due to the weather.
Tomorrow, Friday the 17th, Sterling Public Schools will start 2 hours late, at 10:00. There will be no AM preschool.
SGS VIP Lunchtimes: K-11:05, 1st-11:15, 2nd-11:30, 3rd-11:40, 4th-11:50, 5th-12:05 6th-12:15. Adult price: $3.75. Thanks for making your reservations and we'll see you on Friday!
3BN will not be broadcasting from Central Plains Tuesday night. Instead you can use the link provided on shsblackbears.com. You will need to create an account prior to watching the FHSA stream.
Lunch menu change for SJHHS on Wed, Jan 15: Deli Sandwich/HM bun, Sweet N Spicy Bites, Green peas, Sidekicks!!, Fresh fruit.
All Rec Basketball practices are cancelled for today at Sterling Grade School.
Sterling Public Schools will close at 2:30 today due to the weather. Buses will run at 2:30, but parents may pick up students early.
Basketball tonight against Bennington has been postponed.
Tonight's games against Bennington are being moved up. The JV games will start at 4:00. Varsity girls will start at 5:00 and Varsity boys will start at 6:30. The C boys will play immediately following the JV boys in the south gym.
SHS: We Care Walking Taco Fundraiser Tonight 4:30pm-7pm SHS Commons Area $5
SHS: Jan 28th High School Winter Sports Pictures Students will get handouts from coaches.
Boys and Girls Basketball open the 2020 portion of their schedules tonight in LaCrosse with big wins. Girls won 52-16; Boys won 49-17. Black Bears return home on Friday evening to host Bennington. #WeAreSterling
Please consider scheduling an appointment to donate blood on Wednesday, January 8, 2020. The SHS Blood Drive starts at 8 am and wraps up around 1 pm. To schedule an appointment, visit https://www.redcrossblood.org or contact Mrs Prather at 620-278-2171.
The order for tonight’s games against Belle Plaine will be C, JV and then varsity. The C game will begin at 4:30 with the other games to follow. All games will be played in ORA.
SGS is having a festive outfit day tomorrow! Let's see your holiday spirit and fill the halls with red and green!
The junior high C girls game scheduled for tonight here at home has been canceled. All other games for this evening will go on as planned.
Tonight’s C team girls basketball game in Cheney has been moved to a 5:00 start. It will be a 1/2 of a game. The JV and varsity games will follow.
6th grade band concert has been rescheduled for Wednesday, December 18th at 8:30 am at Sterling Grade School.
The SGS concerts scheduled for tomorrow will be rescheduled for Thursday at the originally scheduled times.
Sterling Public Schools will be closed tomorrow, Monday December 16th, due to the weather. The concerts scheduled for tomorrow evening will go on as scheduled.
For those if you traveling to Kingman this evening for our championship basketball games, we have been instructed to sit on the south half of the gym both behind and across from our team bench. Our student section will be behind our bench in the southwest corner. Thank you for your cooperation.
HS Basketball tomorrow evening in Kingman at the Eagle Classic: JV Boys at 6, JV Girls at 7:30. Varsity Girls play Haven at 6 in the Championship with the Boys’ game to follow, also against Haven and also for the championship. #WeAreSterling
Best of luck to the SHS basketball teams on Friday against Valley Center. The Lady Bears varsity tip-off at 3 pm while JV plays at 4:30. For the boys, the JV plays at 3 and the varsity squares off at 4:30. Saturday's schedule is to TBA after games have been completed.
VBBB: Black Bears win their opener at the Eagle Classic in Kingman with a hard-fought, defensively-dominated game over Conway Springs, 35-33. The boys will play Valley Center at 4:30 on Friday.
VGBB: Sterling wins the opening round of the Eagle Classic in Kingman with a 56-31 win over Conway Springs. They play Valley Center on Friday at 3:00 in round 2. #WeAreSterling
Ms. Schnurr's class was on the news! The Pledge: Sterling Elementary 2nd Grade https://www.ksn.com/pledge-of-allegiance/the-pledge-sterling-elementary-2nd-grade/
Good luck to the SHS Boys and Girls basketball teams tomorrow night in Kingman. Lady Bears varsity @ 3 against Conway Springs with JV @ 4:30 pm. Black Bears JV @ 3 while varsity tip-off with Conway at 4:30 pm.
Wrestling opens their season over at Lyons tonight at 5:30. It will be a double dual against Council Grove and Stafford.
If you haven't seen the "Bedtime Stories With Mr. Riffel and Friends" series, this episode with Clark Comley is a MUST SEE!!! https://boxcast.tv/channel/hhk7vnwrssqn6eucgetm?b=ry3ao1mjncbpx1fzfbul
With junior high basketball starting this week, I wanted to get a document made to help inform you of game times for the A, B and C teams. It shows who we are playing and when to expect approximate start times. You can find the document at https://5il.co/b9tw and please make note that times are subject to change.
Thursday, November 14th SGS Picture Retakes
This morning we had a very large water leak in the junior high that sent 2-3 inches of water into the north hallway. In minutes we had administrators, teachers, custodians, and students rushing around with brooms, shop-vacs, and fans to get the water cleaned up. We are blessed to have students and staff so dedicated to helping each other, and taking care of our schools. #goblackbears
Sterling High School is now accepting applications for an assistant wrestling coach. Responsibilities will include driving the team to and from practices, working with the head coach at Lyons and attending meets. Please send applications to Susan Ziegler at the district office.
The Sterling Grade School Halloween parade will take place downtown as scheduled at 2:00 on Thursday, October 31st. The forecast is for a sunny 44 degrees so please dress accordingly. Happy Halloween!
10/29: We Care Soup Supper Location: SHS Commons Time: 5-7pm Soup, Drink, Dessert $5 Come grab dinner, meet with teachers and end at the 7-12 Fall Concert
10/29: We Care Soup Supper Location: SHS Commons Time: 5-7pm Soup, Drink, Dessert $5 Come grab dinner, meet with teachers and end at the 7-12 Fall Concert
Reminder:Parent/Teacher Conferences 10/28 & 10/29 4-7pm JH Teachers will be in their classrooms HS Teachers will be in OSAC
SGS Students: Don't forget to wear RED tomorrow to kick off Red Ribbon Week!
SW Heights scores a TD and 2-pt conversion. A penalty-aided drive. 22-21, Bears trail. End of Q3. #WeAreSterling
Halftime at Southwestern Heights. Sterling 14, SW Heights 6. #WeAreSterling
Black Bears claim the lead on a 1-yd Brady Myers sneak. 2-pt conversion is good. 14-6, 2:07 until half. #WeAreSterling
Cody Royer scores on the 6-yd carry. PAT failed. Tied at 6. 6:48, Q2. #WeAreSterling
Reminder that we have early dismissal at 12:30 tomorrow, October 23rd.
Reminder: Flu shots are tomorrow, Oct. 22nd. JH/HS students will need consent form and a copy of insurance. Bills will be sent at a later time. SGS students will need to have parent present in the art room from 3:30 to 4:30. Visit district website news article for more details.
Updated Schedule 10/21: 6pm: JH Basketball Meeting-Commons Area 6:30pm: HS Study Hall -Mr. Ian Anderson's Room 7pm: Booster Club Meeting-Commons Area
State Tennis Update: Comley & Anderson finish third; Schweizer & Richter finish 8th. Congratulations ladies! #WeAreSterling
State Tennis Update: Schweitzer & Richter lose, will play for 7th; Comley & Anderson lose, will play for third. #WeAreSterling
State Tennis Update: Schweitzer & Richter win to stay in the hunt for 5th. Comley & Anderson coming up in the semifinals in their quest for a championship. #WeAreSterling
A misunderstanding has caused the game times to be moved up for volleyball in Sedgwick. We will now play Sedgwick at approximately 5:00 and play Centre following the first game. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Parking for tonight’s football game is going to be crazy. The college play, college volleyball and our football game will all be starting at the same time. Those who park on the east side of the football field will still be able to do so, but the east side of the road on the east side of the field will be reserved for play parking. Please plan accordingly. You may have to walk a distance after parking.
SGS Families- Tomorrow is the last day of anti-bullying spirit week! Don't forget to wear black and white to support your fellow Black Bears! Your challenges tomorrow are to write a thank you note to someone and to give a high five!
We wish Coach Thompson and the Lady Bears tennis team good luck in the Conway Springs Regional on Friday and Saturday!
SGS Families- Tomorrow is "TEAM UP" day for anti-bullying spirit week! Wear your favorite sports team to show that at SGS, we are ONE TEAM! Your challenge tomorrow is to find something you have in common with someone else.
Thursday, October 10th 10:15 4th Grade Recorder Program in the Commons 12:00 1st-6th to SC for Cinderella Friday, October 11th 1:00 4th Grade Recorder Program at the Manor 1:45 K-6th to SHS for Pep Rally
Wednesday is Class Colors Day. Seniors wear red, Juniors wear pink, Sophomores wear blue, Freshmen wear purple, and Junior High wears green. Staff should dress is any color in the light spectrum/rainbow. What are you going to wear?
SGS Families- Tomorrow is "INSIDE OUT" day for anti-bullying spirit week. To symbolize that bullying hurts on the inside, even if it doesn't show on the outside, wear your clothes inside out! Your challenge for tomorrow is to play or work with someone new!
SHS: Thursday Oct. 10th:Homecoming Bonfire @ Crosspoint Church 8pm
SGS Families- Tomorrow is PICTURE DAY! It's also "MISMATCHED SHOES" day for anti-bullying spirit week! Your challenge tomorrow is to write a kind note to someone, hold the door open, or do another random act of kindness.
Sterling will not be playing in the Chase Volleyball tournament this weekend. We will still be attending the JV tournament in Ellsworth. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Reminder: SGS School Pictures tomorrow 10/8
SGS Families- Don't forget that anti-bullying spirit week starts tomorrow! Come to school with CRAZY HAIR! Your challenge tomorrow is to show someone you care by asking them about their day or by giving them a compliment!
Congrats to the lady bears on their tournament championship in Burrton! Bennie Horsch and Karlie Boeken also received all tournament team honors. Go bears! #WeAreSterling
Our SGS Book Fair last week was a huge success! Thanks to all who supported the book fair, which puts books directly into the hands of our students. Read all about it: https://www.usd376.com/article/144048?org=usd-376
Just a reminder we are having our all school pep rally next Friday, Oct. 11th @ 2pm. Community members are welcome to join us. This is a change from 2:30pm. Go Bears!
JH/SHS: School Picture Packets are available in the office. Lots of JH kids grabbed them today. Keep an eye out for them.
Lyons vs Sterling FB kickoff at 9:40.
We are under a lightning delay here in Lyons. We will update with a start time when we find out.
There will be no 5th quarter at tonight’s junior high football game in Marion. We apologize for the timing of this notice and for any inconvenience it may cause.
SHS: Graduation is May 9th @ 11am
Next weeks JV football game on September 30th was scheduled to be against Lyons. This game will now be played against Conway Springs JV and will still be at 6:00 at Smisor Stadium.
We're looking for volunteers to work at the SGS Book Fair next week. If you have an hour to help it would be appreciated! Teens can earn community service hours by working. Sign up here: https://volunteer.scholastic.com/#/signup/OYYuF6vph
Sterling High School is now accepting applications for head softball coach and assistant softball coach. Interested parties need to fill out a classified application that can be found at USD376.com and send it to Susan Ziegler at the district office or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tonight’s JV game at Marion had been canceled. Sorry for the late notice. We were just notified this morning.
The SHS JV football game scheduled for tonight (9/16/19) at Marion has been cancelled.
For those folks wanting to know more about our new mobile app and it's functionality, you may want to visit this article https://www.usd376.com/article/120270?org=usd-376
JH: Sports photos are Monday September 16th @ 2pm
Graduating Class of 2019-Yearbooks are in the office available for pick up
To view the entire band performance at the State Fair, please see our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/SterlingUSD376/
The SJH Cross Country meet scheduled for tomorrow, 9/10/19, is now scheduled to start at 4:15 at Prairie Hills Middle School in Hutchinson, KS.
If you can’t attend tonight’s game in person, be sure and catch the Black Bears vs Ell-Saline tonight at 7pm on the Black Bears Broadcasting network. http://shsblackbears.com