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Students dismissed early Wednesday, Jan. 27

Chanute Elementary students will be dismissed at 1:30 PM to allow time for staff professional development. CHS and RMS students will be dismissed at 1 PM. After-school bus transportation will run usual routes two hours earlier than a regular school day. Lincoln morning and afternoon preschoolers will have school.

School Board alters two days in spring calendar

Two school days were changed to professional development days for USD 413 staff during this spring semester. Students will not be in school on Monday, February 15 and Friday, April 2, while teachers are in meetings.


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One School One Book

Let’s Start Reading

A Boy Called Bat

For the next three weeks, Chanute Elementary students, their siblings, parents, grandparents, guardians and friends will all be reading the same book. There will be classroom activities and vocabulary to learn but the reading will be done as a family at home every night.

This is the ninth year for the One School One Book school-wide literacy program at CES. A copy of A Boy Called Bat, by Elana K. Arnold, was given to each family with children at CES. The goal is for every student to read the book aloud at home with their family.  A reading schedule keeps everyone reading at the same pace which may take 15 minutes each night.

Strange as it may seem, this program makes sound educational sense, said CES Principal Eric Hoops.

Reading aloud at home is valuable because:

  • it better prepares a child to be an effective reader
  • it’s fun
  • it’s a worthwhile family activity 

Teachers will send home questions for discussion among the family members. Students who return their answer sheet to their classroom teacher each week will be entered into a drawing for prizes. Classes may compete to see which grades can turn in the most answers to the trivia questions.

This is a school wide literacy event to promote the fun and love of reading. Please join in and don’t forget to send selfies of the family reading together. CES likes to post pictures!

Below the photo of the book is a link to audio recordings of the chapters for each night's assignment for those who miss a night of reading with their family. Enjoy!

Click here for A Boy Called Bat Reading Schedule

Click here for A Boy Called Bat Vocabulary

Click here for A Boy Called Bat discussion questions


spring calendar revisions


COVID infection rates for fall semester


USDA approves FREE breakfasts and lunches for ALL students!

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Persons with questions can contact Child Nutrition Director Terri Markham at:


Enroll Online in Chanute Public Schools

All enrollment forms can be completed and fees paid online.

To enroll, parents of returning or new-to-district/kindergarten students should go to the Enroll Online Tab Button on the district’s website. Click on the link for new student OR returning student to begin filling out the forms.

School offices have public computers for parents or students who want to use a school computer to enroll. Office hours are from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays.


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Eric Hoops​

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Karla Nothern

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Brooke Wire


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Chanute Elementary School
500 Osa Martin Blvd
Chanute, Kansas 66720
Phone: 620.432.2530
Fax: 620.432.2542