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Mascot Mania



Pawnee Heights is 1 of 5 school competing to win a new mascot.  Please go to and vote for Pawnee Heights in the Mascot Mania challenge.  We are in the Central district.  You can vote once a day to help Pawnee Heights win a new Mascot uniform valued at $3,500.  Winning schools will be determined by the number of votes/numbers of students enrolled in their school.  The school with the highest ratio of votes wins.

Please help spread the word to friends and family as we strive to win a new mascot.


Parents of new students to the district will need to provide a copy of their child's birth certificate, social security card, and immunization records.  You will also need to complete the Race/Ethnicity & Home Language Survey.

New students wanting to participate in sports must have a completed physical form on file before the first day of practice.   Forms are available on our website.

Please note enrollment changes to the 2017-2018 process.

Enrollment letter

Important Dates

As we get ready to start the 2017-18 school year there are some important dates for everyone to know.  Click on the link below for a calendar of these dates.

2017-18 Fall Important Dates


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.

Physical Form

Concussion Form 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 2017-2018 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 Kate Reece 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: