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One School One Book – Jan. 4 - Jan. 25

Click here for the Family Reading Schedule for this year’s OSOB: Flora and Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo along with links to listen to the book being read. 


School Attendance – Let the Race Begin

The race among classes for perfect attendance begins this month. To be successful, it’s important for students be in school every day. To encourage that, CES Principals have established weekly, quarterly, semester and yearly rewards to encourage students to come to school every day.

Students who have perfect attendance all week are placed in a drawing for an extra recess on Friday. Five students from each grade level are chosen. Class attendance is recorded for the month along a race track, with trophies given to the best class attendance at each grade level. Rewards for perfect attendance for each quarter, semester, and for the entire year may include Sonic coupons, a pizza party, popsicles at the park or a Wal-Mart gift card for perfect attendance all school year.

Reminder: Doors do not open until 7:45am and no student is supervised until that time. It is not healthy for students to stand out in the weather prior to 7:45am so do not drop students off or let them walk to school prior to 7:45. This is still 45 minutes before the school day starts.

Community Happenings:

Meet Scyler Stichleadership team profile

Fifth grader Scyler Stich he wanted to join the Leadership for several reasons, but particularly so he could grow.

“The reason I wanted to be on the team is so I can learn leadership,” he said, “and so I can branch out.”

He’s belonged to a small group of friends, but “since I’ve joined that team I have more people I talk to and have a sense of leadership.”

He’s interested in several of the group’s projects.

 “If we do the announcements this year, I want to get involved in that and reading to the kindergartners,” he said.

In school, “reading and math are the things I love to do,” Scyler said.

That interest extends to home.

 “My all-time favorite (book) of all time is the Pete the Cat (series),” he said. “I still read them to my little sister and little brother.”


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Mr. Matt Koester​

Assistant Principal

Eric Hoops

Assistant Principal

Noel Shinkle


Office Hours 7:45am-4:15pm

Becky Howell

Melisa Aikins

Gloria Ruggles

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Contact Information

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