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--- Tuesday, September 27 = HS Volleyball at Thunder Ridge 4:00 -- Wednesday, September 28 = W.A.C.K.Y. Day at Kirwin Lake -- Thursday, September 29 = Cross Country at Ness City 4:00 and JH Volleyball at Wilson 4:00 and JH Football at Plainville 6:00 -- Friday, September 30 = HS Football at Centre 6:00 -- Tuesday, October 4 = Cross Country at Ellsworth 3:00 and HS Volleyball at Natoma at 4:00 -- Thursday, October 6 = JH Volleyball at Tescott 4:00 and JH Football at Natoma 6:00 and Cross Country at Lincoln 4:00 -- Friday, October 7 = HS Football at Natoma 6:00 ---

  • FLU SHOTS

    Flu shots will be given on Monday, October 3.  For more information click on FLU SHOTS

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  • Pink Out Nights

    Natoma will be holding PINK OUT NIGHTS. To learn more click here: Pink Out Nights

     

     

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  • Building Strong Families

    A healthy home is one that supports the health and safety of the people who live there. For more information click on Building Strong Families

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  • FOOD SERVICE UPDATE

    For school year 2022-2023, breakfast and lunch will not be free for all students at USD 399. These food service guidelines affect all schools in Kansas. We will return to the “normal” status of collecting free/reduced applications. Because it is financially beneficial to both families and the district, households will be encouraged to complete the application for Free or Reduced Price School Meals at enrollment which will be held on Monday, August 8 at the NHS Commons. As always, confidentiality of information will be maintained.
    Letters will be mailed to all parents/guardians with information about enrollment. Applications will also be available at both school offices at the end of July.
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  • Welcome New Teacher-Danielle Chilcott

    The Natoma High School web design class asked several questions to get to know our new teacher, Danielle Chilcott. 2022 marks Danielle's first year of teaching Agriculture and being an FFA Advisor. She went to Fort Hays State University. Her inspiration to teach came when she was in high school, "I was a junior in high school when I was at a state 4-H event and they were talking about FFA. I went back to school and started talking with my science teacher about getting an FFA program. I saw the need for this because half of the students in my high school grew up or worked at a farm. When I took this to my principal he was for it because of the hands-on experience. Once senior year started my science teacher asked me to teach the pig unit and that was when I knew I wanted to go to school to be a teacher." She wanted to come to Natoma because,"My boyfriend is originally from Natoma. His grandparents own the feedlot west of town, so this is where we decided to settle down. I also really enjoy 4 day school weeks. We had them when I was in high school" she told us. Danielle is originally from Leon, KS which is located near Wichita. Teaching was not Danielle's first passion,"I originally was going to be a 4-H extension agent. Until I realized that I wanted to be around students and watch them learn about new things each day. I also like that I would have summers off." Her favorite subjects to learn in school were math and chemistry. Her ideal age group to teach are middle and high school students. Her initial reaction to Natoma's small class sizes was that she told her boyfriend that she went to a small school only to be surprised that he went to an even smaller school than her. 

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  • Welcome New Teacher-Bonnie Rubottom

    The Natoma High School web design class asked several questions to get to know our new teacher, Bonnie Rubottom. Bonnie started her teaching career here at Natoma educating kindergartners for the first time this year. She attended Frostburg State University for a B.S. in Criminal Justice, she also went to Stevenson University for a B.S. in Paralegal Studies, and also went to Kansas State University for a Master of Arts in Teaching. Her inspiration to teach was derived from many things. "When my children were little, I enjoyed helping them learn. When they started at Natoma, I volunteered to help with Tiger Tots, then I worked in the library. Next, I helped as a para in fourth grade and I also did my student teaching in kindergarten. I've always enjoyed helping out at our school and working with the students. It's amazing when you see a student understand a concept and "the light bulb turns on", for them", she told us. She choose to teach at Natoma because, "Natoma's atmosphere is like being a part of one big family. It's great to be able to work with people who feel like family. We all really care about each other, not just at school but outside of school as well. It's nice to be able to work with friends who are family".

    Bonnie is originally from Baltimore, Maryland and moved to Kansas when she was 26. Her favorite subject in school was Earth Science. For her, teaching has always been a passion. She has always enjoyed helping children learn. Her first impression of Natoma came when her kids attended Tiger Tots for the first time. "Wow! This school is small compared to where I went to school (class of 375 students)." She loved that she already knew almost everyone at Natoma when her children started attending. Her favorite age group of kids to teach is kindergartners. "There is so much joy in teaching students to read and understand how different math concepts work. It's fascinating to see how each student's brain works differently to figure out a math problem." The other teaching jobs Bonnie has filled was a co-teacher during the covid lockdown. She taught on Kansas Connections Academy. Her and the other co-teacher had 160 third grade students. We asked what her initial reaction to Natoma's small class size. Her response was, "I am so glad, they will have a lot of individual attention and get to work closely with their teachers. As a teacher, I think it's great to have such small classes, because I can develop meaningful relationships with the students and their parents/guardians."

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  • FADD Button Order Form

    FADD is selling buttons of athletes again this year.  For more information click on FADD Button Order

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  • Want to volunteer while supporting the Wildcats and Tigers?

    If you would like to be involved as a volunteer for home activities, please let us know.  There are lots of opportunities for volleyball, football, scholars bowl, and more.  Your help and support is very much appreciated.  If you have questions, please contact Mr. Grafel or Mr. Watson at the school.  

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  • NFHS Live-Stream Information

    The high school and junior high activities will be live-streamed through the NFHS network.  All home activities and some away activities will be available.  Information to register for an account is on the following link.  NFHS Registering and Viewing Information

     

    For viewing games once registration if complete go to:   https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/schools/natoma-high-school-natoma-ks

     

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