Leavenworth High School

News and Announcements

LHS Students Named Semifinalists in National Merit Scholarship Program

Approximately 16,000 U.S. high school seniors were announced as semifinalists in the 62nd annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Leavenworth High School’s class of 2017 boasts three finalists: Abigail Ko, Rebecca Hollister, and Summer McCowen.

“Having one National Merit Scholar semifinalist in a given year is a big deal, but three semifinalists from one class is truly phenomenal. The entire Leavenworth school district is extremely proud of these students, and we applaud their hard work and commitment to academic excellence throughout the years,” said Superintendent Mike Roth.


As juniors, Hollister, Ko and McCowen took the Preliminary SAT National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test and received scores high enough to rank nationally as the top 1 percent of high school seniors.

Their names will be added to the 21st Century Scholars and Leaders Board – a permanent display on Leavenworth High School’s Main Street – in recognition of outstanding student achievement.

Hollister had previously earned a spot on the wall for attaining a perfect 36 ACT score as a junior.

“Our graduating class has some of the greatest people. We all want to be the best at everything, not just academics. We are intelligent and work hard. I am actually surprised there were only three of us, there definitely could have been more,” Hollister said.

National Merit semifinalists will now continue in competition for some 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth nearly $33 million to be offered in the spring.

Semifinalists must fulfill several requirements and submit a detailed application to advance to the finalist level of competition. Eligible finalists must demonstrate an outstanding academic record, be recommended by a high school official, write an essay and earn SAT scores that confirm earlier performance on the qualifying test.

National Merit Scholarship winners of 2017 will be announced in a series of awards, beginning in April and concluding in July.
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Homecoming 2016 - "The Time of My Life"

It's Homecoming time! The Pioneers will be in true spirited fashion throughout the week and through the game and dance on Saturday night.

Some details for the week:
Theme: "Time of My Life"
Spirit Days: Monday - Frat/Sorority Day; Tuesday - Squad Day/Find a Twin Day; Wednesday - America Day/Show Your Patriotism Day; Thursday - Ballers & Scholars; Friday - Blue Out/Fired Up Friday!
Homecoming Assembly: Thursday, 10:55 - 11:40 a.m.
Parade: Friday, 4:00 p.m.; Along 10th Avenue, from Warren Middle School to LHS
Game: Friday, 7:00 p.m. (Crowning of candidates)
Dance: Saturday, 8:00 - 11:00 p.m. (tickets $10 in advance or at the door)

Senior Homecoming Court (left to right):
front: Taylor Schmitt, back: Arik Parker
front: Kelsey Walker, back: Colin Lucas
front: Leilani Murawski, back: Sam Corona
front: Jasmine Bass, back: Issac Villarreal
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Enrollment Items and Opportunities for LHS Students

Enrollment Days August 1st: 12 - 6:00 p.m
August 2nd: 7 - 6:00 p.m.

*Guided tours may be available. (see Ambassador table)
*Clubs/Activities (ie: JROTC, Band, etc.) Stop by for information and sign up to get involved. (cafeteria)
*Band Boosters will be selling required supplies for this school year (cafeteria)
*Pre-ordering 2016 -2017 Yearbooks (cafeteria)
*Student ID badges and Parking Passes (cafeteria)
*KCKCC/Pioneer Career Center will have information and representatives available to discuss college and vocational courses. (cafeteria)
*Driver’s Education information and sign up. The cost for LHS students is $200.00 (small gym)
*Busing information (cafeteria)
*Child Nutrition (small gym)
*School Nurses will be available to verify immunizations, provide information and receive OTC and/or prescription medication permission slips. (small gym)
*Purchase Sports Activity passes. (small gym)
*Pick up or turn in sports physicals (small gym)
*Pay class fees and Return items/Settle bookkeeping accounts.
(small gym)

Available for Purchase:
* T-shirts for PE classes (optional, but student’s own shirt
must meet PE guidelines.)
* Organizational binders for Freshmen (optional purchase Through enrollment, but are REQUIRED for all Freshmen and may be less costly than purchasing all items on your own.)
Pete’s Place will be open to purchase Pioneer spirit gear

*** Make sure to sign up for these two online tools for parents. ***
*PowerParent- monitor students grades and homework. This is a very important tool to your student’s success. There is also an app for smart phones.
*MealPayPlus.com - sign up to monitor student lunch accounts. You can even set email reminder so you know ahead of time when your student account needs money.
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Introducing the Class of 2016

Three hundred and three Leavenworth High School seniors participated in the festivities Saturday night at the 145th Annual Commencement exercises. After a number of recognitions by Dr. Barry, LHS principal, Christina Rogers and Christina Wiley gave speeches to their peers as the top two students in their class. Additionally, Armani Hooks shared words of hope, loss, failure, growth, and perseverance as the Senior Class President. Mason Frasher and Shayla Liggins shared their talent of voice and music with songs performed for their classmates. And, then the names were read and diplomas distributed.

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Senior Honors and Awards Night 2016 - Quite a Celebration

Twenty Scholars of Distinction (GPA above 4.0), thirty-one Top Ten Percent, three AP Scholars, seventy-two Kansas Board of Regents Curriculum Completers, one military academy appointment ($640,000 value), 10 ROTC scholarships, numerous community scholarships,

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Graduation Live Stream Address

CLASS OF 2016 – COMMENCEMENT LIVE STREAM (Saturday, May 21, 2016)

For those wishing to view on-line, a live web stream of Leavenworth High School's Class of 2016 Graduation, held Saturday, May 21, at 6:30 p.m., is available at the following YouTube link:

https://youtu.be/hn37-1SrV8o

Please share as appropriate with any friends, family members and/or alumni who are unable to attend this year's graduation ceremonies in person. Thank you in advance for your interest and support of our graduating senior class.
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