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USD #499 Schools Receive Challenge Awards

Liberty Elementary and Galena Middle School accepted the Challenge Award of Merit  from retired Superintendent Jim Porter of Fredonia on Wednesday, April 24th.  This Award is given for outstanding achievement and . . . read more

Kansas Post High School Opportunity Parent Perception Survey

Dear Parents/Guardians:   The Kansas State Board of Education launched a new vision for education – Kansas leads the world in the . . . read more

USD #499 Students Celebrate Dr. Seuss Day

Liberty Elementary started out celebrating Dr. Seuss' birthday by going first thing this morning to read and give a pencil to all of the Spring Grove students.  Upon returning to Liberty, students were able to participate . . . read more

USD #499 Staff Members Give Back to the Community

Staff members in the USD #499 school district are taking advantage of an opportunity to give back to the community and the four state area.  Student Council began sponsoring "Paws for a Cause" day five years ago.  Each . . . read more

Bus Drivers Needed

August 22, 2018

USD #499 Galena schools is now hiring part time and substitute bus drivers.  If you are interested, please apply online by clicking here  and going to the "Applied for Classified Position" link. read more

USD #499 Kicks Off School Year

The Galena USD #499 school district welcomed back many current and new students with school starting on Thursday, August 9th. Bruno the Bulldog greeted students at Spring Grove Primary Center that morning, getting them ready for a . . . read more

New Staff Members Join Galena Faculty

The Galena school district welcomed some new staff members for the 2018-19 school year.  These staff members and their positions include: Ryan Cannon - technology support specialist for the district Lisa Botkin - 6-12 . . . read more

USD #499 Welcomes Back Dr. James C. Christman as Interim Superintendent

Renee Goostree to Serve as Interim Assistant Superintendent

August 1, 2018

The USD #499 school district is happy to welcome back Dr. James C. Christman as the interim superintendent for the 2018-19 school year.  Dr. Christman has a long history with Galena schools, starting out as a teacher . . . read more

USD #499 Enrollment Set for Thursday, August 2nd

USD #499 student enrollment for the 2018-19 school year will be held on Thursday, August 2nd from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM in the GHS cafeteria.  Textbook fees for the school year:  Kindergarten through 8th grade - $25 and . . . read more

USD #499 Bids Dr. Smith Fairwell

After 16 years of service, the Galena school district bid Superintendent Dr. Brian Smith a fond farewell.  Dr. Smith is returning to his hometown of Columbus to continue his superintendent career.   We would like to thank Dr. . . . read more

Emergency Safety Intervention Documents

Emergency Safety Intervention (ESI) Documents Online ESI Parent Packet USD 499 1st Incident ESI 2nd Incident ESI read more

Youth Suicide Awareness & Prevention

Jason Flatt Act

For suicide counseling, call 800-273-8255 On May 13, 2016 Kansas Governor Sam Brownback signed The Jason Flatt Act-Kansas, also known as Senate Bill 323, into law.  This act is named for Jason Flatt, a high school student . . . read more

Galena Wellness Plans

USD #499 Wellness Plans   Elementary Wellness Plan Middle School Wellness Plan High School Wellness Plan read more

Galena Bulldog Bash 5K

September 1, 2012

  Galena Bulldog Bash 5K Saturday, September 20, 2014 @ Pappy Litch Park in downtown Galena, Kansas Pre-register by September 12, 2014 and cost will be $20 Cost of $25 on day of race 2014 . . . read more

Central Office

Interim Superintendent:  Dr. James C. Christman Interim Assistant Superintendent:  Ms. Renee Goostree Payroll Clerk:  Jessica Hall Board Clerk:  Allison Henderson . . . read more

Bully Report Form

We would like to ensure that Galena Schools are a safe place to be for all students. In order to do this, we need your help.  Please provide us with as much information as you can about the bullying situation that you have . . . read more

Federal Programs

October 2, 2007

Federal Programs Kansas State Department of Education Report Card   National Center for Homeless Education read more

Want a Great Way to Track School Events?

.............the Activities Calendar is the Answer

April 5, 2005

  Check out the Activities Calendar on this site.  This easy-to-use tool: provides up-to-date school activities and events allows you to view and print a daily, weekly or monthly list of calendar events . . . read more


……..we wouldn’t ask if we didn’t want it

May 11, 2006

You may have noticed these "talking heads" appear on some articles.  Do you know why they are there?  When you see them, it means you are invited to give feedback on that article.  We don't ask for feedback on every article . . . read more

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