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Bud Valerius, Principal
Bud Valerius

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South Central High School            600 E Garfield, PO Box 578            Coldwater, KS 67029                  Phone: 620-582-2158                    Fax: 620-582-2535

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South Central High School

2021 High School Staff

A Message from the Principal


It’s that time again! I always enjoy summertime but I’m always excited about starting the school year. The favorite part of my job is being around the students, so I’m looking forward to having them back in the building and visiting with them about their summer. We here at the high school have been working hard this summer to add exciting new programs and curriculum. We strive every year to evaluate what we did well and what we need to improve on. This past year  we have updated our technology, purchased a new math curriculum, enhanced our career exploration and IPS programs, added new student life areas in the building, and continued to upgrade our facilities to help give our students a great High School experience.

 I am very proud of the way our staff, students, board, parents and community handled all the Covid related changes last year. Everyone really pulled together and did what had to be done in order to keep school opened and the students learning. I feel confident we will do the same this year!

We welcome one new teacher to our Timberwolf family this year. Judson Tillotson will take over as our new Math teacher at the High School. We feel he is going to be a great addition to our staff. In closing, I want to say  how great the community has been to me and my family. We really feel at home here and are excited about what the future holds for South Central Schools. As always, please contact me anytime with any questions or concerns. Have a great school year.




Bud Valerius

Meet New Teacher Judson Tillotson

“Hello all, my name is Judson Tillotson. I grew up just north of Wichita, KS, right outside whitewater. I graduated in 2017 from Remington High School, where I was a part of Scholars bowl, Band, Singers, and the Golf team. I was also a member of 4H. I then went to Fort Hays State University where I graduated with a degree in mathematics education. I will be teaching high school math and will be the scholars bowl coach.”

Contact the High School Staff

  Linda Basnett Clerk of the Board of Education
  Patricia Beck Family and Consumer Science, FCCLA Sponsor
  Jim Blundell Head Custodian, SCHS
  Dakotah Cannon 5-12 Instrumental Music, HS Vocal Music
  Tim Erickson Special Education Teacher, SCHS Activities/Athletics Director
  Kelly Hubbard English Language Arts SCHS, NHS Sponsor
  Jordan Jackson Agriculture Education, Forensics, FFA Sponsor, STUCO Sponsor
  Patsy Jellison Business/Computers, Yearbook Sponsor, SCMS Activities/Athletics Director
  Chris Johnson Para, Bus #6 Driver
  Emma Jones Social Science
  Jennifer Kay K-12 Counselor
  Carolyn King Online/Testing/Scholarships, K-12 Library
  April Lester Food Service Director, Food Service Head SCHS
  Nicky Lindsay Science, STUCO Sponsor
  Connie McCleary Food Service/Custodian SCHS
  Tammy Sanders SCHS Secretary
  Melanie Thompson K-8 Vocal Music
  Judson Tillotson 9-12 Math Teacher
  Taffi Turley Speech Pathologist
  Bud Valerius Principal, SCHS
  Laura Valerius Senior Leadership Class, Web Class
  Jaymi Westrup K-5, 9-12 Physical Education