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Hays District and Curriculum

USD 489 Hays Public School District’s curriculum follows the Kansas College and Career Ready Common Core Standards. Early childhood programs provide for the needs of families from before-birth to age six, and an extensive special education program serves special needs children. The district offers the smallest class sizes in the state and a longer school year. Integrated technology is used throughout the district to strengthen learning and instruction, with a personal computer ratio of 1:1 in the middle and high schools and a ratio of 2:1 in the elementary schools.

We currently cover the following Hays-area school district: Hays Public Schools USD 489.

Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Hays District Curriculum

Educators use curriculum to develop the creativity, curiosity, and problem solving skills among students. The curricular framework for each subject lays out a series of learning objectives that teachers use to guide their lesson planning. By ensuring that all objectives are covered in an instructional manner most effective for the students in the classroom, all students should reach the goals established for learning.

Once students in high school, they continue with their core academic work at a much greater level of complexity. With full year courses in Algebra, Geometry, Chemistry or Physics, students have ample time to explore and use the concepts which are central to each subject. There are also many career-oriented courses which help students attain valuable pre-professional skills. At this level also, the courses are aimed at preparing students for college and career, and additional benchmarks to ensure preparedness for post-secondary life are also established for all students to meet.

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Keeping Informed: Recent Hays Educational News

  • Promapalooza Dress Drive - DECA and Hays High School students recently held Promapalooza, a public relations event that provides formal, gently used prom dresses to teenage girls in the community and raise awareness of eating disorders. Prices ranged from $25 to $50. Proceeds from the event benefited the Eating Disorder Coalition, which lobbies for support of eating disorder prevention program in local schools.
  • Google Glasses Presentation - Computer classes at Hays High School recently enjoyed a presentation on Google Glasses, Google’s newest innovation as part of their technology initiative. The glasses, which are voice activated, are able to take photos and video, upload to social media, translate, and research information using Google. Google Glasses also have phone capabilities if connected to a cell phone.
  • National Title I Distinguished School - Kathryn O’Loughlin McCarthy Elementary School was recently selected for Category 1 honors as a National Title I Distinguished School, exhibiting exceptional student performance for two or more consecutive years and four years of sustained growth in achievement. Schools earning this distinction must demonstrate strengths in team teaching and learning approaches, targeted professional development, individualized plans for student success, and community partnerships.

Hays Tutors Can Help Your Student Succeed

SchoolTutoring Academy works with young learners and students, all the way up through high school. We offer Pre-K and Kindergarten Tutoring as well as Elementary School Tutoring to build a strong learning foundation early on. We also offer comprehensive tutoring across all school subjects.

Chalk Talk: Computer Safety for Your Child

Technology is all around us, ever evolving, so it is important to “stay on top” of all of the changes and monitor your child’s use to ensure his safety. Used with caution, there are many valuable learning resources available for children from reading and spelling web games to sites that assist with presentation creation and research for older children. Unfortunately, there are many hazards on the Internet as well, so it is very important that you spend time with your child while s/he is using the computer, especially when it comes to social media or email correspondence. If your child has a social media account, know the password and monitor what is being expressed through updates or chats. Ask your child questions about his/her online friends, and make sure that a profile is private and limited to people s/he knows. It is also important to maintain the computer in a central location in the home where you can continually see the websites and communication your child accesses to ensure its appropriateness. By being vigilant, your child will benefit from technology and most importantly, stay safe.