Friday, September 21, 2018, USD 475 and Junction City High School will observe the annual “Tribute to Our Troops” event in recognition of Fort
This month, Geary County Schools USD 475 became the first organization in the nation to be certified in the ALICE Intruder training program from the ALICE Training Institute Program. In 2016 USD 475 enhanced its emergency response tactics by implementing the ALICE Training Institute Program into its Emergency Operating Procedures (EOP). ALICE stands for; Alert, notify authorities and those in harm’s way of the danger at hand, Lockdown, or shelter in place, Inform, give real-time updates, Counter, the attacker as a last resort, and Evacuate, or get out.
Currently, over half of the USD 475 population is military related. There are five elementary schools: Fort Riley Elementary, Jefferson Elementary, Morris Hill Elementary, Seitz Elementary, and Ware Elementary on the installation as well as one middle school, Fort Riley Middle School, and the Junction City High School serves students in Fort Riley (as well as Grandview, Milford, Geary County, and Junction City). USD 475 receives Heavy Impact and Impact Aid as a result of the military student population in the district. These types of funding make projects like the proposed new high school possible without raising the mill levy.
A significant portion of the student population in Geary County Schools USD 475 is related in some way to the military, specifically, Fort Riley. Due to this fact, the district has a unique opportunity to work with the nation’s heroes on a daily basis. Last week was no different as USD 475 loaned their very own Executive Director of Communications, Mat Droge, to the installation for a full-scale disaster exercise.
Unified School District 475, Geary County Schools, announced on April 24, 2017, the selection of a new Assistant Principal at Fort Riley Middle School, pending Board of Education approval. Shannon Molt, an Instructional Coach at Fort Riley Middle School since 2008, was selected for the position following an interview process. Molt will make her switch from Instruction Coach to Assistant Principal on July 1, 2017.
Young dragons at Seitz Elementary took part in an all-school assembly which showcased the Fort Riley Commanding General’s Mounted Color Guard, the Fort Riley First Infantry Band, and several speakers which included Rick Seitz (son of General Seitz whom the school is named after). The school assembly celebrated the birthday of General Seitz and encouraged students to embrace kindness.
Some of the state’s top teachers made their way to Junction City and Fort Riley last week as part of a year-long tour of Kansas