Feb. 14 Keeping Up with 475 newsletter

Welcome to Geary County Schools USD 475’s weekly newsletter, Keeping Up with 475. We have so many amazing stories happening every day within our district, and this is where we will share and celebrate the accomplishments of our students and staff.


Congratulations to last week’s #ThrivingThursday recipient, Junction City High School senior Elijah! Elijah recently got the opportunity to meet Governor Laura Kelly at the Minority Enterprise Development Luncheon in Topeka, chatting with her about JCHS, track, and his future college plans. Way to #ThriveIn475, Elijah!


Superintendent 3R’s

Congratulations to this month’s Superintendent 3R’s Award recipients, who were recognized at last week’s Board of Education meeting:

Maya, First Grade Student at Eisenhower Elementary School

Chloe, Fifth Grade Student at Grandview Elementary School

Savannah, Fifth Grade Student at Seitz Elementary School

Tyger, Fifth Grade Student at Westwood Elementary School


Chamber Choir KMEA Performance

Congratulations to our Junction City High School Chamber Choir students for being selected to perform at the Kansas Music Educators Association in-service workshop, one of only seven Kansas high school choirs selected for this honor! Additionally, congratulations to the 14 students selected to represent JCHS in the KMEA All-State Ensemble and the four students selected as alternates!


Important Dates

  • February 17 – Board of Education meeting at 5:30 p.m. at the Mary E. Devin Center for Education Support and live-streamed on YouTube
  • March 4 – New Fort Riley elementary groundbreaking at 1:00 p.m. at 4720 Leonard Ave.
  • March 7 – Board of Education meeting at 6:00 p.m. at the Mary E. Devin Center for Education Support and live-streamed on YouTube
  • March 8 – Community Partnership Meeting at 5:30 p.m. at the Junction City Middle School
  • March 14-18 – Spring Break, No School and District Offices Closed
  • March 22 – State of Education at 7:00 p.m. at the Junction City Middle School

Mask Policy

A reminder that masks are required for all students, staff, and visitors, regardless of vaccination status, inside all district facilities and district vehicles, including school buses.

This excludes during physical activity and when outside.

Learn more about our COVID-19 Mitigation Plan here.

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.

2022 Dates By Appointment:

  • February 22
  • March 8
  • March 29
  • April 12
  • April 26
  • May 10