• Spelling Bee

    The 5th through 8th local Spelling Bee was held on Wednesday February 14th. Our participants from 5th grade were Gunner MacConnell and Eli Broeckelman.  The 6th Grade participants were Cameron Conn and Adelyn Dohl, while our 7th grade participants were Gabriel Broeckelman and Kyla Erickson. Representing the 8th Grade were Andreya Lyle and Lucy Alexander.  Andreya Lyle took 3rd place, Eli Broeckelman took 2nd place, and our 1st place speller was Kyla Erickson. The Russell County Spelling Bee will be held Wednesday, February 21st and all eight of our participants will be attending.

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  • Well Done to the VFW and Patriot's Pen Winners


    On February 7, Kyla Erickson (7), Lucy Alexander (8), Lynae Paget (9), and MaKayla Murphy (11) and their families attended the annual VFW Recognition Dinner at the Russell VFW where each of them was honored for their success in competing in the VFW scholarship programs.  

    At the junior high level, Kyla Erickson received 3rd place in the Patriot’s Pen Contest, while Lucy Alexander received 1st place.  In addition, Lucy Alexander also received 1st place in the District and 1st place in Kansas. Her essay is currently competing nationally!

    At the high school level, MaKayla Murphy received 3rd place in the Voice of Democracy contest while Lynae Paget received 1st place.  Furthermore, Lynae Paget’s essay went on to receive 1st place in the District.  The second-place winners for both the Patriot’s Pen and Voice of Democracy contests were from Russell.

    All the winners were treated to a dinner, given certificates and medals, and financial awards. Congratulations!  Well done!


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  • Congratulations to Forensics

    Congratulations to Sophie for breaking finals and receiving 4th place in impromptu speech on Saturday at the Northern Valley Invitational Tournament.  Also, congratulations to Lynae for receiving 2nd place in serious solo and qualifying for state champs!

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  • Lucy Alexander -- Patriot's Pen State winner

    Congratulations to Lucy Alexander, the Kansas state winner of the Patriot's pen essay.  She was also the Russell VFW Post 6240 winner.  Her essay will go to the national level where she will be eligible for cash prizes depending on how she places. She will attend the State VFW banquet and meeting in Junction City this Saturday, January 13, where she will read her state-winning essay. Here is a link for more information https://www.vfw.org/community/youth-and-education/youth-scholarships 

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  • Mrs. Hickman Receives KMEA Honor


        Mrs.Hickman, music director for USD 399, was recently selected as the Northwest Kansas Music Educators Association Teacher of the Year and the Northwest Kansas Music Educators Association Outstanding Elementary Music Teacher of the Year.  She was also the 2010 Elementary Music Teacher of the Year while at Lucas-Luray.  Congratulations on this selection and thank you for all of your years of service to the education profession and youth at Natoma and other school districts. Her application will be sent to the state level and the winner of the state level will be announced in February. 

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  • Attention: Rule Change for Basketball

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  • 1st Grade Newsletter

    For information about the first grade class, click on the 1st Grade Newsletter

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  • Yearbooks On Sale

    There are currently still 2023 yearbooks on sale for $20. 

    2024 yearbooks are going on sale for $25 and if you buy 2 or more they will only cost $20 each.

    If you want one please contact Mr.Grafel,Kizzie, or Jordan at the school.

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    The current form for physicals for the 2023-24 school year are available.  Students/Parents may pick these up at the high school office or print from the link provided.  FORM PPE (Physical Form)

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