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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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Rube Goldberg Competiton

Mrs. Lindsay’s freshman science class was learning about Rube Goldberg machines and wanted to challenge the senior physics class to make a better machine. The point of the project was to make something that had five different simple machines and a total of seven simple machines in order to pop a balloon. A lot of the students used toy cars with sharp objects attached to them in order to pop the balloon. However, some of the groups used thumb tacks or nails. There was one exotic contraption that used baked beans to trigger a thumbtack to shoot up into the balloon which was very entertaining.

Ugly Sweater Contest

The high school competed in an Ugly Sweater Contest to add a little bit of Christmas excitement before break! The students and teachers rocked those sweaters!

See You At the Pole

students at the flagpoleSouth Central High School students gathered at the flagpole on September 23 to pray for their school, their community, and their country. See You at the Pole, the global day of student prayer, began in 1990 as a grass roots movement with ten students praying at their school. Twenty years later, millions pray on their campuses on the fourth Wednesday in September.

See You at the Pole™ is simply a prayer rally where students meet at the school flagpole before school to lift up their friends, families, teachers, school, and nation to God. See You at the Pole™ is a student-initiated, student-organized, and student-led event. About 28 students took part in the event. A similar event was also held at SCEMS, with 78 taking part.

A Message from the Principal

The 2020-21 school year is going great! We have had to make adjustments to the school year but the hard work and dedication by our staff, students, board, and community have exceeded all expectations. We have a great school community that is dedicated to providing our students with an outstanding educational experience. All this would not be possible if everyone didn’t work together to ensure that students' health and education is a top priority here. I am awfully proud to be working in such a great district.  Please download our google activities calendar to stay up to date on all our school events. Link is below. We love to hear feedback so if you have a question or comment please feel free to contact me. Go Timberwolves!!

Bud Valerius


South Central High School

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