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Kansas School Superintendents Urge You to VOTE!

July 25, 2016

This article is written by Cory Gibson, President of Kansas School Superintendent's Association and Superintendent of Valley Center Schools.  *Please notice that this article does not support any specific legislator(s). . . . read more

Riding Into the Sunset

Denis Yoder | June 17, 2016

I will be retiring from USD 343 as superintendent on June 30, after 29 years in the district. Beginning in 1987, I served 17 years as the principal at Lecompton Elementary, 3 years as assistant superintendent and the past 9 years as . . . read more

John Luhrs Named PLHS Principal

April 15, 2016

John Luhrs, an administrator with fourteen years of experience, has been selected as the new principal for Perry-Lecompton High School.  The U.S.D. #343 Board of Education approved the recommendation at the monthly meeting on April 11, . . . read more

Individual Plans of Study

April 8, 2016

As students navigate through middle school, high school, post-secondary school, and into a career, it is important that students set educational goals and create a roadmap for success.  This roadmap, which the Kansas Department of . . . read more

Summer Work in USD #343

Even though the students and teachers are gone from our classrooms in June and July,  summer  "vacation" is a busy time for USD #343 staff as they prepare for the 2015-16 school year. Several . . . read more

USD #343 Promotional Video Released

April 20, 2015

Great things are happening in USD #343 schools!  We want to spread the word regarding the outstanding learning and living opportunities found in the Perry-Lecompton School District.  For example, this year USD . . . read more

New PLHS Principal Selected

February 27, 2015

Mike Copple, current high school and middle school assistant principal, was selected by the USD #343 Board of Education to become the new head principal at Perry-Lecompton High School beginning with the 2015-16 school year.  . . . read more

Running Track Gets New Blue Look

The PLHS running track was beginning to show signs of age, especially on the east side in front of the home-side bleachers.  The track had last been structurally sprayed eight years ago and had reached the point where the blue covering . . . read more

District Energy Usage Monitored

The USD #343 Board of Education approved a professional energy management contract with 360 Energy Engineers at the April board meeting. Leading up to the April contract approval, much research was conducted to determine . . . read more

Food Management Company Selected

Opaa! was selected in June by the USD #343 Board of Education as the district's food service manager for the 2014-15 school year.   Opaa! is a family owned company that has been serving the nutritional needs of children in . . . read more

Sports Facility Improvements Update

Work on the district's sports facilities is moving into high gear now that the snow has melted and temperatures are on the rise.  Late March and April will be very busy times as many of the projects are scheduled to be completed.   . . . read more

Sports Facility Renovations Taking Shape

If you’ve recently noticed the football field bleachers and old blue press box missing as you’ve driven by the high school, it’s because much needed sports facility renovations are under way. The Perry-Lecompton USD #343 Board of . . . read more

Welcome to USD #343!

by Dr. Denis Yoder

Welcome to Perry-Lecompton School District #343, home of the Kaws!  We are proud of our northeast Kansas location nestled in the fertile Kansas River Valley with scenic bluffs situated above the Kansas (Kaw) River as it winds through the . . . read more

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