The 1st Annual Cookout & Social held on August 12th was Successful
The first district-wide community event for the beginning of the 2019-20 school year was well received. Was it "hot"? Yes! It was nice to see everyone come out and participate despite the high temperature and humidity. There was plenty of ice-cold water and a BIG water cooler that you could stand in front of to cool down.
After the brief early afternoon shower the sun came out and the crowd of students (new and returning), parents, community members, and staff poured through the gates. As they entered they were given a schedule and students were given a wristband so staff members were able to identify the attendance center of the student and welcome them to the district. The colors of the wristbands were Pre-K-rainbow, Kindergarten-red, 1st-yellow, and 2nd-blue; 3rd-orange, 4th-purple, and 5th-green; 6th, 7th, and 8th-teal; 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th lime green.
Once the concession stand opened, everyone gathered to pickup their hotdog, bag of chips and cookie. There was a large tank similar to a livestock tank filled with ice-cold bottled water. Tables and chairs were provided, and there was seating in the bleachers.
All USD 394 Staff members wore light blue shirts that said "STAFF" on the back.
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Schedule of activities:
5:00-7:00 p.m. - Stadium
- Activities around track
6:45 p.m. - Teachers released to buildings
7:00-7:30 p.m. - Meet the Teacher Session 1
7:30-8:00 p.m. - Meet the Teacher Session 2
8:00 p.m. - Conclude activities
Sponsors of the booths that were setup along the east side of the track consisted of:
Amanda Topinka, USD 394 Tech Aide/Data Entry – PowerSchool Setup and Passwords
Tessa Downs, USD 394 High School Head Swim Coach - Swim team signup
Lucy Brown, USD 394 Human Resources – American Fidelity (Kacey Boothe), Ameriprise (Andy Knoll), Security Benefits (Ian Lindstrom), Gallagher (Mike Howell), and Legal Shield (Bob Pilcher)
Leslie Sissel, USD 394 Parents As Teachers Coordinator (PAT)
Butler Community College and RHHS Academy Options
Teri Koester, USD 394 Kay Club Sponsor
Kyla Beavers, USD 394 Kids Klub Director
Hutton Construction and Alloy Architecture
USD 394 Class of 2020
USD 394 High School Stuco
Jason Steadman, Superintendent and Lavina Finders, Administrative Assistant --Rose Hill Recreation Commission
USD 394 High School Grid Iron
Butler County Commissioner Dan Woydziak
City Mayor Steve Huckaby
Mark Troilo Dentistry
Michelle Neal, USD 394 Social Worker – Trauma Informed Students (TIS)
Thank you all for making this event a great success and watch for this event to return next year; bigger and better!