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Matt Jellison, Principal
Matt Jellison

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South Central Elementary       302 S Jefferson, PO Box 38            Protection, KS 67127            Phone: 620-622-4545                      Fax: 620-622-4844

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South Central Elementary School

SC Elementary Students Learn to Play CornHole
Elementary Students play corn hole.

One of most South Central elementary students' favorite classes is Physical Education. Mrs. Westrup, PE teacher, is teaching the students one of the most popular games, corn hole. Students get to be outside, and learn a game that they can play lifelong. Would be fun for everyone, wouldn't it?



We Are Ready for a Great Year!


The staff at South Central Elementary and Middle School have worked hard to prepare for the new year.  Each year I choose a theme for the year.  As we were working to get the year rolling a recurring thought was that we need to be ready.  So I choose the theme “We Are Ready,” because I know I am ready!!!


“We Are Ready” to hear laughter in the building!

“We Are Ready” to see bright faces!

“We Are Ready” to have fun with our friends!

“We Are Ready” to share dynamic classroom lessons!



See you soon! - Mr. Jellison

NEw TEachers 2020

Jessica Staggs
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Hello, I am Jessica Staggs and I will be the Pre-K teacher for the upcoming school year.  I received my Bachelors of Science in Biology from Baker University. I am working on my Masters of Science in Early Education at Fort Hays. I have been living in Protection for the last 12 years with my husband Michael who works for National Beef in Dodge City, and our two sons Hunter who is 10 and Logan who is 8. We also have 2 cats and 2 dogs. My family loves being outside and taking fishing trips.

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