It's all about teamwork! The 4th graders are off to a great start learning to work as a team in the classroom! Groups were give one large piece of construction paper, scissors, and glue. Students had to figure out a way to use the paper to make the longest paper chain. All the groups worked well together to complete the task!
The 4th graders wrapped up their opinion writing unit this week! It was called, "This or That Animal Debate." Students learned how to state an opinion, gather facts, oragnize those facts, then write a 5 to 6 paragraph paper on a debate of their choice. A few of their choices were: would you rather wrestle an alligator or a black bear, would you rather be raised by monkeys or wild dogs, would you rather have a pet python or a pet chimpanzee, and would you rather swim with a box jelly fish or a great white shark? They went through the whole writing process and then went and had a debate in Mrs. A's ELP class. The 4th graders were able to change the minds of some high school students in each debate! Way to go 4th grade!
Here are the Walter Johnson All-League members for Baseball: First-Team Javen Killman for pitching; Jasper Young and Devin Catlin for position player; and Honorable mention was Brady Snyder and Arik Artherton. For Softball, the All-League members are First-team was Emma Speer and Honorable Mention was Riley Ferguson and Jacinda Call. Great Job!!
FRIDAY, MAY 18: Dexter Track and Field competed in their Regional at Burlington. There were a couple who came very close to making State: Ellie Boatman placed 6th in the 400m and Triple Jump; and Kyndel Randall placed 6th in the 100m hurdles and 5th in the 300m hurdles. Great Season Ladies!! For the boys, Morgan Carson placed 2nd in 300m hurdles qualifying for State. He will run prelims on Friday at Wichita State around 4:45pm. Good Luck Morgan!
YESTERDAY: Continuing at the Awards Assembly, Tyler Vogele received Best of Show in Metals with his smoker, Overall Outstanding Metal Worker, Overall Best of Show (Smoker) and Mr. Kuntz's award for Overall Outstanding Shop Student of the Year. Other awards included Arik Artherton Runner-up Overall Best of Show for his coffin; Alana Long received Runner-up for Best Scroll Saw for her Girrafes and Jamie Freedman received Best HS Scroll Saw for her Lighthouse.
YESTERDAY: Continuing at the Awards Assembly, Mr. Kuntz honored High School Fine Arts students who received awards on their projects. Avery Vaden received Best of Show Drafting, Overall Outstanding Draftsman and Best of show in Woods. Also, Marissa Bratcher recieved Overall Outstanding Woodworker and Best Wood or Metal Art.
YESTERDAY: At the grades 6-12 Awards Assembly, Mr. Criss honored students who had either a 3.5 to 3.7 or 3.7 to 4.0 cumulative GPA in high school. Gold honors (3.7 to 4.0) were Freshman: Ethan Wallace, Avery Vaden, Kyndel Randall, Josie Gage, Essie Boatman; Sophomores: Clayton Henderson, Allyssa Vaden, Dani Smith, Emma Boatman; Juniors: Jeanie Gage, Alana Long, Logan Wallace; Seniors: Marissa Bratcher and Ellie Boatman. Silver honors (3.5 to 3.7) were Freshman: Cole Criss, Hannah Overby; Sophomores: Chika Suzuki, Arik Artherton, Devin Catlin, Amanda Priddy; Juniors: Morgan Carson and Kyl Kuntz. Congratulations and Great job!!
Spartans win by run rule in the regional semi-finals 10-0 to advance to the Championship game against West Elk...winner takes all and qualifies to the 2–A State Tournament next week.
TODAY: HS Lady Spartan Softball will continue their Regional game from last night starting at 2:00pm. They were winning in the 5th inning 11-9 against Central. If they win, they play immediately after. GOOD LUCK!! HS Spartan Baseball will travel to West Elk for their first game for Regionals against Yates Center at 3:30pm. If they win, they will play immediately after. GOOD LUCK!!
FRIDAY, MAY 11: HS Spartan Track and Field traveled to Oxford for the SCBL meet. Here are the results from it: Ellie Boatman placed 2nd in Long Jump, 4th in Triple Jump, 7th in the 200m and 4th in the 400m; Essie placed 6th in the 400m and 800m; Robyn Dale placed 5th in the 200m and 7th in the 100m; Kaylee Haden placed 6th in the 100m Hurdles and 7th in the 300m Hurdles; Kyndel Randall was league Champ in the 100m Hurdles, then placed 5th in the 100m and 300m Hurdles; and Reagan placed 3rd in the 1600m and 5th in Javelin. For the Boys, Morgan Carson placed 3rd in the 300m Hurdles; Brogan Meyers placed 7th in the Disc.; and Braden Snyder was league Champ in the Javilen. GREAT JOB EVERYONE!! FRIDAY, They will head to Burlington for Regionals to State!
TOMORROW: HS Spartan Track and Field will head to Oxford for their meet starting at 3:00pm. Admission is $4 for Adults and $3 for Students. GOOD LUCK!!
TODAY: HS Spartan Baseball will play for the Championship Game against West Elk at the Broadway Recreation Complex in Winfield, South Field. They will play immediately following the 4:00pm game. GOOD LUCK!! HS Lady Spartan Softball will play for 5th against Central at the Broadway Recreation Complex in Winfield, South Softball Field.They will play immediately following the 4:00pm game. GOOD LUCK!! Cost for these to get in $4 for Adults and $3 for Students.
HS REGIONALS: Spartan Baseball will play Tuesday, May 15 at West Elk against Yates Center approximately 3:30pm. Lady Spartan Softball will play Monday, May 14 at Central-Burden against Central-Burden starting at 5:00pm. BRACKETS ATTACHED. Dexter Track and Field will travel to Burlington for their Regional; Friday, May 18th.
TOMORROW: HS Spartan Baseball will be playing for the W.J.L Championship against the West Elk Patriots. They will play on the south field immediately following the 4:00pm game. HS Lady Spartan Softball will be playing for 5th place against the Central-Burden Raiders in the W.J.L tournament. They will play on the south softball field immediately following the 4:00pm game. BRACKETS ATTACHED:
HS Spartan Baseball defeated the Oxford Wildcats 8-1. They will play Thursday for the League Championship. GREAT JOB SPARTANS!!
HS Spartan Baseball defeated Elk Valley/Fredonia 12-2. They will face Oxford after the Elk Valley/Fredonia and Central game.
THIS WEEK: Sports physicals for grades 5 thru 11 are this week at the Dexter Clinic. BOYS will be TOMORROW and GIRLS will be on THURSDAY beginning at 9:00 am. Be sure to have your physical signed by both the student and the parent in three places and bring $10 cash.
TODAY: HS Spartan Baseball travel to Oxford for the 1st and 2nd Round of W.J. League Tournament. Their first game will be against Elk Valley/Fredonia immediately following the 10:00am game. GOOD LUCK!! HS Lady Spartan Softball will travel to Sedan for the 1st and 2nd Rounds of the W.J. League Tournament. Their first game will be against Flinthills, which will immediately follow the 2:00pm game. GOOD LUCK!! BRACKETS ATTACHED:
FRIDAY, MAY 4: HS Spartan Track team traveled to Udall for Udall's first High School track meet. There were several medalist: Morgan Carson placed 1st in the 300m Hurdles, Blake Hand placed 6th in the 1600m, Brogan placed 2nd in the Disc., Braden Snyder placed 2nd in the Javelin and the 4x800m placed 5th (Casebolt, Hand, Priddy, Carson). For the Girls, Ellie Boatman placed 4th in the 400m, 5th in long jump and 5th in triple jump, Essie placed 6th in the 800m and 5th in the 400m, Robyn Dale placed 6th in the 200m, Kyndel Randall placed 2nd in the 100m Hurdles, 6th in the 100m, and 5th in the 300m Hurdles, and Reagan Warburton placed 3rd in the 3200m and 6th in Javelin. GREAT JOB EVERYONE!!!
MONDAY, MAY 7: HS Spartan Baseball play at Oxford. They face Elk Valley/Fredonia following the Oxford game at 10:00am. HS Lady Spartan Softball play at Sedan. They face Flinthills following the Sedan at 2:00pm. These games will kickoff the baseball and softball League tournaments. Brackets will be posted soon.
The Dexter Awards assembly (Grades 6-12) will take place on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 9:30 AM in the Dexter Gymnasium. These awards will recognize students for academics, music/band, industrial arts, citizenship, perfect attendance, etc...
Just a reminder that the Spartan awards for basketball, baseball, track, softball and cheer will be on Tuesday, May 8th at 6:30 pm at Cedar Vale.
YESTERDAY:Futuremaker Mobile Lab out of WSU Tech (the science and technology campus of Wichita State), spent the day here where they presented a series of hands-on virtual reality lab exercises where students, grades 8 - 11. They got to experience the "virtual reality" of technical careers in high demand areas. Students had fun participating in various experiments such as 3D imaging with a welding simulation and others like a 3D computerized gravity experiment. Students rotated between two mobile labs in 70 minute sessions and wrapped up at the end with materials on careers available on the campus in Wichita.
FRI. APR. 27: HS Spartan Track went to Madison for their meet. The results: Ellie Boatman placed 3rd in long jump, Robyn Dale placed 6th in long jump, Kaylee Haden placed 6th in 100m hurdles, Kyndel Randall took 1st in 100m hurdles and 5th in 300m hurdles, and Reagan Warburton placed 5th in the 1600m. For the boys, Morgan Carson placed 6th in the 300m hurdles and Braden Snyder placed 6th in the Javelin. Also, the boys 4x800m took 5th (Casebolt, Priddy, Hand, Carson). GREAT JOB EVERYONE!!
TODAY: HS Spartan Baseball and Softball will head to West Elk to face the Patriots. Starting at 3:00pm. GOOD LUCK!! GO SPARTANS!!
TODAY: HS Spartan Track team travel to Madison; meet starts at 3:00pm. GOOD LUCK!!
TODAY: HS Spartan Baseball play at Dexter against Central; starting at 1:00pm.
Softball will play AT Central today at 4:00 pm. No concessions will be available. Due to field conditions, no baseball games today.
TODAY: HS Spartan Baseball and Softball host the Central-Burden Raiders at Cedar Vale. Start time is 4:00pm. GOOD LUCK!! GO SPARTANS! MS Spartan Track travels to Caldwell for their meet starting at 1:00pm. GOOD LUCK!!
TUES. APR. 24: HS Spartan Track travels to Central for their meet. There were some medalist and placers at the meet. Ellie Boatman placed 3rd in Long Jump and 5th in the 400m; Kyndel Randall placed 2nd (by a tenth) in the 100m hurdles and 4th in the 300m hurdles; and Reagan Warburton placed 3rd in the 1600m. For the Boys, Brogan Meyers placed 4th in the Discus; and Braden Snyder placed 2nd (by 3 feet) in the Javelin. GREAT JOB EVERYONE!!!
Please join us this evening at 7:00pm in the Dexter High School Gymnasium for the K-5 Spring Program. The concert will feature the K-2 students in a musical entitled "The Principal and the Pea," which is based on the traditional fairy tale where a queen determines the future princess of the kingdom by placing a pea under her bed. Students in Grades 3-5 will be performing a musical called "Swamped," which focuses on the journey in the lives of swamp creatures as they plan for a swamp party happening later that evening. Lastly, the 5th Grade Band will perform a piece based on the sailing of the Spanish Armada in 1588. We hope to see you there!
Lady Spartans drop two to Fredonia/Elk Valley at home last night. Game #1 Lady Spartans 5 Fredonia/Elk Valley 6 Game #2 Lady Spartans 6 Fredonia/Elk Valley 13. Lady Spartans are 2-9 on the year.
Spartan Baseball sweeps Fredonia/Elk Valley in Fredonia to improve to 7-4 on the year! Game #1 Spartan 9 Fredonia/Elk Valley 5 Game #2 Spartans 8 Fredonia/Elk Valley 3
TODAY: MS Spartan track will head to Flinthills for their meet starting at 3:00pm. GOOD LUCK!! HS Spartan track travel to Central-Burdan for their meet; start time at 3:00pm. GOOD LUCK!!
YESTERDAY: The 4th graders have been learning about weathering, erosion, and deposition. The students were divided into teams to do a science relay! Each team had a Lego landform. One at a time students had to break (weathering) a Lego off the landform, take (erosion) the Lego to the other end of he playground by crab walking, bear crawling, sprinting, running backwards, and kangaroo hopping. Once they got to the end of the playground they would drop (deposition) the Lego to begin a new landform. They had fun , but they were sure dirty and worn out!
TODAY: HS Spartan Baseball travels to Fredonia to face the Elk Valley Lions starting at 4:00pm. HS Lady Spartan Softball host the Elk Valley Lions at Cedar Vale starting at 4:00pm. GOOD LUCK TEAMS!!! GO SPARTANS!!!
TODAY: JV Spartan Baseball and Softball travel to Flinthills to face the Mustangs; start time 3:00pm. GOOD LUCK!!
TODAY: HS Spartan Baseball and Softball will play one game at Udall; starting at 6:00pm. GOOD LUCK!! MS Spartan Track team will head to Udall. Start time is at 3:00pm. GOOD LUCK!!
TODAY: Grades 7-12 Concert Band will be performing at the State Large Group Festival at Winfield High School.The band performs at 1:40pm in the Winfield High School Auditorium. GOOD LUCK!!!
LAST NIGHT: HS Spartans competed in the Border Queen Meet at Caldwell HS. There were several medalist: Morgan Carson took 3rd in 300m hurdles, Brogan Myers took 5th in Discus, Braden Snyder took 2nd in Javelin, the boys 4x800m took 5th (Darius, Joe, Blake, Morgan). For the girls: Ellie Boatman took 6th in long jump and 4th in triple jump, Kaylee Haden took 6th in the 100m hurdles, Kyndel Randall took 1st in the 100m hurdles, 5th in the 300m hurdles and 4th in the 100m, Reagan Warburton took 6th in Javelin and 5th in 800m, and the 4x800 took 3rd (Cierra, Kaylee, Essie, and Reagan). Great job Everyone!!!
TODAY: MS Spartans will head to West Elk for their make-up meet. Start time is 3:00pm. Good Luck!!
High School Track will be in action today at Caldwell. Good Luck to the Spartan Track athletes.
The Spartan Baseball team splits with Sedan. The Blue Devils win the first game (7-4) and the Spartans take the nightcap (15-5) in 5 innings. Spartans are 4-4 on the year and will play Udall at Udall on Thursday. The Lady Spartans lost both games of the double header by a score of 10-2 and 15-3.
Due to potential weather, the JV baseball games for today have been cancelled.
TODAY: MS Spartan track have their make up meet at Central-Burden. Start time is at 1:30. GOOD LUCK!! HS Baseball head to Eureka for a Varsity and JV game. Start time for Varsity is 4:00pm; JV at 5:30pm. GOOD LUCK!! GO SPARTANS!!
The Spartan Baseball Team improves to 4-1 with a win in Dexter over Bluestem last night. The Varsity won a close contest 5-3. The JV won the nightcap over Bluestem. The Lady Spartan JV Softball team won both games of their double header against Tyro Christian.
Last nights results from Lady Spartan Softball @ South Haven. In game one the Lady Spartans were defeated by a score of 11-1 and in game two the Lady Spartans were defeated by a score of 5-4. The next action for the Lady Spartans will be on 4/16 at Cedar Vale against Sedan.
Here is a video our 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade teachers put together for their students to help them with state assessments: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nC_T2CGWjek&feature=youtu.be
THURS. APR. 5: The 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade classes participated in a state assessment kick off assembly. They started by competing in a minute to win it game called "Suck it up." Students and their teachers had to use a straw to suck a M&M up out of a bowl and transfer it to a different bowl. Their second game was a Saran wrap ball. Those were packed with candy and classroom economy cash! It was a fun assembly to get the elementary headed up for assessments that begin the week of Apr. 9!
THIS WEEK'S ACTIVITY SCHEDULE: Mon.-HS SB @ South Haven 4:00pm Tues.-HS TR @ West Elk 3:00pm, JV SB vs. Tyro @ Dex. 4:30pm (2 Games), BB vs. Bluestem @ Dex. Varsity 4:00pm-JV 5:30pm Thurs.-BB @ Eureka Varsity 4:00pm-JV 5:30pm Fri.-JV BB vs. West Elk @ Dexter (2Games)
The Dexter High School Choir was surprised and humbled today to host guest clinician Alyssa Toepfer. Mrs. Toepfer is a professional opera singer, Assistant Choral Director at Olathe North High School, and an Adjunct Professor of Voice at Ottawa University. She made the trip to Dexter to share her expertise and experiences to assist the choir in their preparation for Regional Solo and Ensemble Festival at Butler County Community College this weekend. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and your gifts!
TODAY: HS Spartan Baseball and Softball host the Flinthills Mustangs at Dexter. Start time is at 4:00pm. Good Luck!! GO SPARTANS!!
TODAY: MS Spartan Track Team travel to Central-Burden. Start time is at 1:30. Good Luck!! GO SPARTANS!
The Dexter 6th Grade Choir recently received the highest rating of 1 for their performance of Carry Me Home by Jean Anne Shafferman at the SCBL MS Music Festival on March 28th! They were so professional and received high praises from multiple teachers and volunteers for their maturity throughout the day. Way to represent!
Today's High School Track Meet at Douglas has been postponed and will be rescheduled for a future date TBD.
Due to miserable weather conditions today's scheduled junior high track meet at West Elk is being postponed and is rescheduled for Tuesday, April 17.
Both the MS and HS Track Teams will be competing tomorrow. The MS will be in West Elk and the HS will be in Douglas. Good Luck to both teams. Go! Spartans! Go!
Spartans drop 1st game of the year 7-6 to Oxford to fall to 0-1 in the young season. Lets get em next game boys! GO! SPARTANS! GO!
Lady Spartans win first game of the double header at Oxford 15-2 to move to 1-0 on the year. ⚾️GO! SPARTANS! GO!
Spartan High School Track/Baseball/Softball @ Oxford today. Start time is 3:00 P.M. Best of luck to our participants! GO! SPARTANS! GO!
Great Job DHS Math Students! Check out article here. http://dexterks.apptegy.us/article/44373?org=district
Reminder: The SPARTAN Track, Baseball, and Softball teams are scheduled to have their first meets/games of the year tomorrow in Oxford. Track @ 3:00 and BB/SB @4:00. GO! SPARTANS! GO!
It's coming........USD #471 Dexter Schools is quickly approaching the completion of our web store. This site will allow the district to accept online payments for lunches, enrollments, fees, projects, etc...! The district will also be able to accept payment with a debit card or in person at the high school office, concession stands, etc...Our hope is that this will provide a time saving solution for families to make payments with a credit or debit card. Note our Web Store address (https://dexter.revtrak.net) to help with future transactions for your convenience. The site is not "live" yet but will be soon. We will make make the announcement when it goes live! You will also be able to access from your NEW mobile app or the district webpage at www.usd471.org!
Dexter High School After Prom 2018 will be held on Saturday April 7th following the Casino Royale themed prom. The after prom even will be sponsored by the sophomore parents. All students attending after prom and their dates must be at the Dexter High School old gym by 12:30 am. Each student and their date attending must have a parent/student signed permission form turned into the DHS office by Thursday, March 29th. This will be a fun night of games and prizes for all who attend. Breakfast will be served and students dismissed roughly at 5:30 am. (USD #471 has no affiliation with the after prom, this is driven and put on by parents. USD #471 wishes to thank them for their efforts to provide a safe environment for our students on this night!)
Today's Junior High Track Meet (@ Central Burden) has been rescheduled for April 12th due to the weather.
Today's scheduled Baseball and Softball games against Udall have been postponed and will be made up on May 3rd at 4:00 in Dexter.
Today the Dexter High School Band will perform in the SCBL Music contest at Cowley County Community College. Good Luck!
On April 4th the Family Crisis Center will be presenting to Dexter students in grades 8-12. The educational presentation will be based on Dating Violence, Healthy Relationships and Boundaries, Bullying, Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault and Consent. Throughout the presentation they will hit hard on social media at different points and that includes sexting and the possible consequences.
Spartans Stop Udall to Advance to Semi-Finals! https://www.apptegy.net/s/news-district-dexterks/articles/spartans-top-udall-to-advance
Reminder: Parent/Teacher Conferences from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. tonight. (Rescheduled from last Wednesday)
SPARTAN NATION it's GAME DAY! The HS boys will host Udall tonight in 1st round KSHSAA sub-state action. The game is in Dexter and will tip-off at 7:00 P.M. GO! SPARTANS! GO!
Download the new USD #471 App to check out the daily Bulletin under the NEWS link. Download today at the following links! For iPhone users visit: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/dexter-usd-471/id1325628014?mt=8 For Android Users visit: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.apptegy.dexter
USD #471 is excited to announce it's new mobile app! Please keep in mind this is a work in progress, but we thought we would roll it out and learn as we go! This app will allow you to receive push notifications, automated phone calls and text messages when this app is completed. This mobile app will go hand in hand with a new website to be rolled out in the next few weeks. Download today at the following links! For iPhone users visit: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/dexter-usd-471/id1325628014?mt=8 For Android Users visit: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.apptegy.dexter
Junior High and High School Students: There will be a meeting on Thursday, February 22, at 7:00 pm at the Cedar Vale Hilltop Café for those who are interested in joining or getting more info on the Clay Target League. This meeting is for new and returning students and their parents
HS Boys Basketball Sub-State action vs. Udall in Dexter on Tuesday, February 27, 2018
HS Girls Basketball Sub-State action @ Udall 7:00 P.M. Monday, February 26, 2018
Reminder: Junior High Track practice will start Monday, February 26, 2018