Board of Education Approves Refinancing Plan

The USD 475 Board of Education approved a proposed refinancing plan to reduce interest rates on outstanding debt related to the new high school. Mr. Dustin Avey, Managing Director of Piper Sandler, updated the board on current market conditions and Read more

JCHS Aerial Photo

Arctic Cold Impacts JCHS Construction

The recent cold spell is not having a significant impact on the overall construction timeline but is requiring a change in priorities on the critical path. Cody Simon, General Superintended with Hutton Construction updated District personnel this week explaining that Read more

Volunteer Nurses

COVID-19 Vaccines for USD 475

The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine has been well-anticipated since shortly after the disease began to claim lives and drastically change our way of living. Companies like Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna have been hard at work creating a vaccine that could Read more

Life Experience of Military Child

Life Experience of the Military Family

Each year, several organizations on Fort Riley hold an annual art and essay contest for elementary school students.  Students of military families are encouraged to write an essay or create a piece of art that shows how military families thrive Read more

Back to Basics

Order and Discipline in Geary County Schools

Superintendent Dr. Reginald Eggleston has been focused on developing a plan to create a thriving and successful learning environment for the students of USD 475, since his arrival in April of 2019.  This plan encompasses many parts of the learning Read more

HD Karns Graduation

Graduation Celebration at HD Karns

Graduation is one of the biggest and most important milestones for young adults.  However, not all students reach this accomplishment using a traditional path. Some students may arrive on this day using alternative methods.  Today, two students at the HD Read more

USD 475 receives a check from Mahaska

USD 475 receives a check from Mahaska

Geary County USD 475 believes that community partnerships with local businesses and organizations are key to supporting our students.  Some of those partnerships can result in financial dividends for use by our students.  Mahaska is a regional food & beverage Read more

Board Meeting Takeaways

Board Meeting Takeaways

Two Board Members Receive Service to the Board Awards LaDonna Junghans and Tom Brundgart will both be stepping down from the Geary County Board of Education at the end of December, and the Board will welcome two new members in Read more

JCHS Closed Lunch

JCHS Closing Campus for Lunch in 2020

The new Junction City High school is currently under construction and progress reports say that construction is ahead of schedule.  12,000 square feet of concrete has been poured, and passers-by will start to notice walls being constructed in the coming Read more

Teacher Awards

USD 475 Recognizes Outstanding Educators

Geary County USD 475 knows that teachers are instrumental to the success of its students.  Each year, the district ensures that their efforts and hard work are rewarded by granting awards to those teachers that go above and beyond the Read more

Thankful for Thanksgiving

Thankful for Thanksgiving

On Wednesday, November 20th, Geary County USD 475 served it’s annual Thanksgiving meal to students and families across the district.  Families were invited to eat lunch with their children at their respective schools, and we had many families take advantage Read more

Back to Basics

Back to Basics

In April 2019, Dr. Reginald Eggleston took the reigns as Superintendent of Unified School District 475. His experience as a school administrator and educator taught him that identifying problems and areas of improvement begins with observation and analysis.  He believes Read more

JCHS Alleged Threat

JCHS Alleged Threat

Out of an abundance of caution, JCHS administrators took pre-cautionary measures today and conducted a thorough investigation to ensure student safety after becoming aware of unfounded threats.It has been confirmed that there is not a threat.

Westwood Blanket Donation

Modern Woodmen Donate to Westwood Elementary

On Friday, November 8th, Modern Woodman donated weighted blankets to the students at Westwood Elementary. The principal of Westwood, Kimberly Dressman, had this to say about the donation! ” We are extremely grateful to Modern Woodmen for making and donating Read more