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Summer Office Hours

Summer Hours:  The USD #496 District Office will be open from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm - Monday through Thursday.  If the office is not open, you can call and leave a message at 620-527-4211 and we will get back with you as soon as possible.

Summer Swim Schedule



June 7            Great Bend Wetlands Swim Park

June 21          Hays Aquatic Swim Park

July 12           Great Bend Wetlands Swim Park

July 19           Hays Aquatic Swim Park

August 2       Dodge City Long Branch Lagoon

For swim destinations at Hays and Great Bend, the bus will leave from Hanston at 11:00, Burdett at 11:15 and Rozel at 11:30, for each of the swim dates.  Return times will be approximately 4:30 pm at Rozel, 4:45 at Burdett, and 5:00 pm at Hanston.  For the Dodge City destination, the bus will leave from Rozel at 11:00, Burdett at 11:15, and Hanston at 11:30.  Approximate return time will be 4:30 pm at Hanston, 4:45 at Burdett, and 5:00 at Rozel.

All individuals riding school transportation must stay inside the swimming fenced area at all times and must r ide home in school transportation unless a written permission slip from the parent is given to the bus drive by the time of departure.  All bus-riding rules apply to all individuals.  We encourage parents to participate as well as students.  All swimmers 8 years old and under MUST be supervised by a 14 year or older person at all times.

Snack bars are available at each swim park.  If your student wants to purchase snacks, please send money for them to do this.  The bus driver or any riding adults will NOT be responsible for your student’s money.  Please also make sure your student has a swim towel, sun screen and clothes to change into if necessary.

Pool Prices:  Hays Aquatic Park & Great Bend Wetlands: 3 thru 17 $3.00 & 18 & older $4.00

                          Dodge City Long Branch Lagoon:                 3 thru 17 $5.00 & 18 & Older $7.00

If you have any questions, please call the school at 620-527-4211.

Regional Track Results & State Information
HIgh school regional track results.
1st through 4th place qualifies for the state track meet.
2nd in long jump at 15' 10.5"
2nd  in 1600m at 5:52.2
4th in 800m at 2:34.04
4th in 3200m at 13:14.33
2nd in long jump at 19' 5"
5th in 800m at 2:11.27
State track schedule:
Friday, May 26th
Regan 3200m run at 7:45 a.m.
Kade long jump at 8:00 a.m.
Saturday, May 27th
Regan long jump at 9:45 a.m.
Regan 1600m run at 1:20 p.m.
Regan 800m run at 5:05 p.m.
Great season tracksters!!!!!
Summer Ball Schedule

Below is a copy of the Summer Baseball Schedule. 

May Summer Ball Schedule

June Summer Ball Schedule

Physicals for 2017-18 School Year

If you are interested in playing sports next year, you will need to get a physical and concussion form turned into the office before the first day of practice, August 14, 2017.  If you have any questions please contact Mr. Pywell at 620-527-4211 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  The links to the physical form and the concession form are below and also in the athletic schedules section of the web page.

On May 25th at 3:00 pm the staff at Pawnee Valley Medical Associates will perform athletic physicals at the reduced rate of $10.00.  As a convenience a bus will leave the school in Rozel at 2:30 pm for those wantng to get their physicals done at this time. 

If you are planning to have your physical on the 25th, there is paperwork in the office that must be filled out before you arrive.


Physical Form

Concussion Form



JH League Track Results

Results of JH league track:

Augusta 5th in 100

Kylee 3rd in 2 mile

Jaden 3rd in 200

Jaden 3rd in shot put, Courtney 4th in shot put

Jaden 1st in long jump, Madison 2nd in long jump

1st in 4x2 relay Augusta, Yeimi, Madison, Jaden

Girls finished 5th out of 12 teams


Alec 6th in 800

Braden 5th in triple jump

Aden 2nd in shot put

Braden tied for 2nd in high jump, Alec 5th in high jump

Alec 2nd in mile

Boys finished 7th out of 12 teams


Great season tracksters!!!!!

Powerlifting Results

2017 State Powerlifting Results


Ashlee Miller- 2nd in clean, 6th in bench and 11th out of 25 in her weight class

Allison Lupfer- 3rd in bench, 4th in clean and 6th out of 9 in her weight class

Regan Carlson- 6th in bench, 6th in squat and 4th out of 10 in her weight class

The girls placed 14th out of 28 teams


Jackson Henbest- 17th out of 25 in his weight class

Caleb Karst- 3rd in clean, 3rd in squat and was 4th out of 28 in his weight class

Dalton Hamby- 6th in bench, 5th in squat and was 4th out of 22 in his weight class

Cy Cain- 24th out of 27 in his weight class but his squat weight did not count but would have earned him 7th out of 27.

Roger Klenke- 3rd in bench, 2nd in squat and 2nd out of 24 in his weight class

The boys placed 13th out of 39 teams

Medals were given to top 6 placers in each lift and top 3 overall lifters in each weight class

Regan, Jackson, Dalton and Caleb each broke an individual max record

13 total medals were won

Great job Tiger powerlifters!!!!!

Prom Thank you's

The Pawnee Heights high school students and parents would like to thank the following businesses and colleges for donating money, shirts and other items for their after-prom. 

Alliance AG and Grain
American State Bank
Baker University
Barton County C.C.  
Bauer & Pike LLC
Beahm Eye Center
Beckwith Mortuary
Bethany College
Bill & Lois Price
The Buckle
Burdett Seniors
Terry & Cara Ryan
Central Kansas Orthopedic
Clock Realty
Colby C.C.
Country Place Senior Living
Cowley County C.C.
Crystal Obee, DDS
CUNA Mutual Group
Dawson Jewelers
Delaney Implement
Dress It Up Inc.
Eakin Enterprises
Farmers Bank & Trust
Bob and Vicki Frisbie
Golden Belt Telephone
Golden Valley Inc.
Great Bend Tribune
Griffin Baylor Repair
Hanston Insurance Agency
Hays Medical Center
High Plains Farm Credit
Independence C.C.
Joe & Cathy Griffie
Joe Miller Cabinets
Joe Rosenberg, DDS, PA
Josefiak Farms
Kansas State University
Kansas Wesleyan University
Kay Warner
Keenan Law Firm
Kinsley Chiropractic
Knights of Columbus
Larned Eye Health
Larned Veterinary Clinic
Leiker Orthodontics
McPherson College
Michael Wilson Agency
Midwest Ag Professionals
Moosette's Cafe
Pawnee County Bank
Perez Chiropractic
Picket Fence Realty
Pittsburg State University
Pratt County C.C.
R&R Supply
Racette Insurance
Raymond Bauer Agency
Reed Discount Pharmacy
Rod & Trudy Eldridge
Rosencrantz-Bemis Water Well Co.
Rozel FCE
Rozel Lions Club
Rucker Brothers Flying Service
Ruff Feedlot
Saint Edwards Council 2131 Association
Schartz Automotive Inc.
Schwartz Auto Service
Seeman Farms
Shawn's Foundation Inc.
Simmons & Simmons
Smith Dental Clinic
Smith, Burnett LLC
Sonic Drive-In
Southwestern College
State Farm Agency
State Theatre Association
Strate Construction
Sweet Traditions
Tom Werner Fencing
Tracy & Jana Hands
Tri-County Disposal
Unique Physique
United Telephone Association, Inc.
Vonfeldt Bauer & Vonfeldt
Ward Feed Yard
Washburn University
Wichita State University
Windy Plains Marketing
Mr. Carlson receives 2 grants

Mr. Carlson has received 2 grants.  He received one from GBT for $267 to purchase a new 45lb Power Bar to be used in the weight room.  He also received a grant from Midwest Energy for $233 for PE Equipment.  Thank you to the sponsors of the grants.  is a new tool that is being used to keep patrons of USD 496 informed.  If you would like to receive school updates, cancellations, or changes to the schedule via text, please choose the appropriate link below for directions. 

JH/HS Students


2017-18 School Calendar

The school calendar for the 2017-18 school has been adopted by the BOE.  You can click on the link below to see the calendar or click on the Yearly Calendar tab under main menu for a copy.  If you woud like Ms. Root to e-mail you a copy, please send a request to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

2017-18 School Calendar

Stan Finger PHS Alum

Pawnee Heights Alumni student Stan Finger is the author of Fallen Trees.  The book is about a young man at a crossroads in his life and returns to his childhood home in small town central Kansas.  The Pawnee Heights School Library has purchased two copies of his book for our students!  Congratulations to our own Stan Finger for authoring a great book!


Student/Parent Handbook

Attention parents and students!  The following link will take you to the 2016-2017 handbook, please refer to it if you have any questions regarding school policies.  Contact the office for further information.


Student/Parent Handbook

Go Paperless!

Pawnee Heights is trying to go paperless!  An easy way to help as a parent is to login to PowerSchool and enter your email address.  PowerSchool is a great tool for both students and parents.  If you do not currently have an account, please call Traci (620-527-4211) at the school office and she will be able to guide you through the process.  Thanks for your help with this effort!

Credit Card Payments Now Available

USD 496 Pawnee Heights is pleased to announce the launch of KanPay Counter, the point-of-sale solution provided by, to process student fee payments!

The school district understands the importance of providing a convenient method of payment for paying student fees.  More and more people are using credit and debit cards as a preferred method of payment and we are very excited to offer this from our partnership with  Payments can be made in the school office or by using the KanPay link under Main Menu on the left.  A 2.5% transaction fee will automatically be applied to any credit card payments.  

If you have any questions on how to use this service, please contact Traci Nuckolls or Shannon Milch at 620-527-4211.

Governor's Achievement Award

Pawnee Heights High School has earned a Governor’s Achievement Award for outstanding performance in both math and reading assessments. The Kansas Department of Education recognized Pawnee Heights as ranked among the top 5 percent of Kansas high schools in both reading and mathematics on the Kansas State Assessments. High schools were also measured for graduation rates.

Eighteen high schools were recognized for the seventh annual Governor’s Achievement Awards, honoring the top performing schools in the state.

Read the full article here from the Great Bend Tribune: