November 1 Keeping Up with 475 Newsletter

Welcome to Geary County Schools USD 475’s Weekly Newsletter. We have so many awesome stories happening every day within our district and here is where we will share and celebrate the accomplishments of our students and staff.


Congratulations to last week’s #ThrivingThursday recipient, Fort Riley Middle School student Sara! Sara is a wonderfully kind and thoughtful young lady. She genuinely cares about those around her and wants everyone to be happy and makes an effort to accept everyone for who they are. Way to #ThriveIn475, Sara!


Making a Difference

Courtesy of the JC Breakfast Optimist Club

Congratulations to Mr. Childs, law and public safety instructor at the Junction City High School, for receiving the JC Breakfast Optimist Club’s Making a Difference for Youth Award!


Parent University

Thank you to everyone who joined us for Parent University! It was such a great event, filled with many topics that impact our students’ lives. Stay tuned for more information on our next Parent University!


Important Dates

  • November 1 – Board of Education meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the Mary E. Devin Center for Education Support
  • November 11 – Veterans Day, No School/District Office Closed
  • November 15-19 – American Education Week
  • November 17 – Educational Support Professionals Day
  • November 18 – Tentative Board of Education meeting at 5:30 p.m. at the Mary E. Devin Center for Education Support
  • November 22-26 – Thanksgiving Break, No School
  • November 24-26 – Thanksgiving, District Office Closed

Child Find Screenings

Child Find Screenings occur twice a month during the school year and are scheduled through the Early Childhood Center office at 785-717-6950. For more information regarding the application process, please visit the Early Childhood page.

Fall dates by appointment:

  • November 9, 2021
  • December 7, 2021