St. Paul Elementary
August 23, 2011
Greetings from the Principal
For more than a century and a half, education has been a priority in St. Paul Ks. The first settlement on these grounds, even prior to statehood, was for the purpose of educating the original inhabitants at the Osage Mission, founded by the Jesuits and the Sisters of Loretto. That long tradition still lives in our current schools, thanks to a community that supports hard work and high expectations.
From the frame buildings that once adorned this landscape, to the stone and masonry buildings, to the newly erected high school, student growth and development of life skills has always been a priority. We are blessed to have strong traditional families that care about this growth and support for students and their educational opportunities. It is our goal to provide a positive environment which offers every student the opportunity to receive the best education possible, K-12, making positive decisions in life-long and leadership roles in society. As a small school we are able to put students in leadership roles and monitor individual student growth, while offering a high quality curriculum delivered by a dedicated professional staff.
St. Paul schools have been recognized by the Kansas State Department of Education for several “standard of excellence” awards at various grade levels in recent years, based upon the results of state assessment scores. We continue to strive for excellence for all students.
St. Paul, KS is centrally located between Pittsburg, Parsons, and Chanute in southeast Kansas, with the Neosho River nearby. It is a thriving town and community with much to offer. St. Paul is known to fill the bleachers and gymnasiums to watch athletic contests, music programs, annual Veterans Day performance, or other extra-curricular activities. St. Paul is very proud of their new state of the art high school, gymnasium, locker rooms, media/library center, six new classrooms that includes a science lab, music room, art room, and two FEMA approved tornado shelters. All classrooms are equipped with high-speed internet, smartboards, laptop computers for every high school student, and support for technology.
I would like to encourage everyone to visit the school and attend activites and events through the year. We have a dedicated professional staff committed to student growth, achievement, and excellence in educating all students. I am proud to be a part of this tradition and look forward to working with each of you in providing a quality education in St. Paul Schools.