Unified School District 258, Humboldt, has a High School Business opening for the 2019-2020 school year. This position will remain open until filled. The completed application along with a letter of interest, resume, transcripts, and three letters of recommendation may be submitted to Kay Lewis, Superintendent of Schools, 801 New York, Humboldt, Kansas 66748 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on this position feel free to contact the CTE Director, Stephanie Splechter at 620-473-3348.
USD #258 Humboldt School District is proud to offer small class sizes and a comprehensive educational program for students from preschool through adults. We serve our student population through a variety of educational programs and services ranging from Special Education, to concurrent enrollment college courses with Allen Community College.
The school district provides preschool education to qualifying students at the Humboldt Early Childhood Education Center. Students in Kindergarten through fifth grade are served at the Humboldt Elementary Charter School, where all day Kindergarten is offered. Students in Grades 6, 7, and 8 attend Humboldt Middle School. Humboldt High School serves students in grades 9 through 12. Humboldt High School offers a comprehensive high school instructional program, including coursework identified for the Kansas Regent’s curriculum, concurrent class offerings with Allen Community College, a variety of elective course offerings along with a strong emphasis on Career and Technical Education courses. In addition to the regular school program, USD 258 offers a Virtual School Program. The Virtual School is for students in grades 9-12 and adult learners.
Increasingly, within Humboldt, Allen County, and beyond, the district is being recognized as a learning community that exemplifies achievement. Our students consistently score in the exemplary range on state assessments. A large percentage of our students are involved in co-curricular and extracurricular activities providing for a well-rounded educational experience. The Humboldt Schools are known for their outstanding academic, fine arts and athletic programs. Humboldt students achieved the state Standard of Excellence in reading, math and science and also have an average ACT composite score of 21. Nearly 80 percent of Humboldt graduates attend four-year colleges/universities or two year colleges/technical schools upon graduation. Students participating in academic, fine arts and athletic programs are consistently at the top level at competitions. During the 2007-2008, 2008-2009, and 2009-2010 school years, US News and World Report recognized Humboldt High School as one of the best high schools in America. In 2011 US News and World Report recognized Humboldt High School as the #2 ranked school in the United States for technology. Humboldt High School competes in the Tri-Valley League and is Class 3-A. Humboldt High School also boasts State Championships in Basketball, Golf, Track, Powerlifting, FFA, and Journalism just to name a few.
USD #258 is very proud of the recognition our students receive. These awards represent a commitment from the students, staff, and parents working together to achieve success.
“IT’S A GREAT DAY TO BE A CUB!”
Humboldt, located in Southeast Kansas in Allen County, sits halfway between Iola and Chanute on US 169 Hwy. Humboldt, in the middle of it all, is 115 miles east of Wichita, 110 miles southwest of Kansas City, 115 miles north of Tulsa, OK, and 100 miles northwest of Joplin, MO. Our town has a population of about 1,900 and we are very proud of our community, our people and our heritage. Since our founding in 1857, Humboldt has nurtured a spirit of diversity that still enhances the quality of life for all our people.
Humboldt, situated along the east banks of the Neosho River, is a historic community with old fashioned charm and grace that welcomes all who are interested in a small-town way of life. George Sweatt Memorial Park, a newly updated swimming pool in Centennial Park, Veterans’ Memorial in the city square, a twelve site civil war tour, and the elegant churches are just a few of the reasons why Humboldt is so attractive.Humboldt’s notable natives include Walter Johnson “The Big Train” who won 417 games as a pitcher for the Washington Senators and George Sweatt, a player for the Kansas City Monarchs.
Humboldt is also home to “Biblesta” the only Bible Celebration of its kind in the nation. The Celebration includes a Bible Themed Parade that consists of floats depicting events from the Bible. The parade includes biblical themed floats, walking entries, equestrian units, and marching bands playing Christian music. Participants are dressed in Biblical costumes. The events are arranged in chronological order from Genesis to Revelation. Other Biblesta activities include concerts performed by nationally known gospel entertainers in the city square, arts and crafts, food vendors, kids’ games, window displays, a 3K walk, a 5K or 10K “Run for the Son” and a free ham and bean feed.
The City of Humboldt operates the gas, water, sanitation, and trash pickup utilities. Westar Energy operates the electrical distribution system and has an office in Humboldt. The city has a highly regarded volunteer fire department and a professional police department with personnel on duty 24-hours a day. Ambulance service also provides 24-hour around the clock coverage for the community. Allen County Hospital and Ashley Clinic provide medical professionals and a pharmacy to our community.
Recreation is a premier feature of our area with Camp Hunter, Cannon Park, Centennial Park, River Park, and Sweatt Park providing camping, baseball diamonds, tennis courts, sand volleyball, a walking trail, outdoor exercise equipment, and a newly updated city Aquatic Center. USD #258 Humboldt Schools also opened its new Community Field House in the summer of 2007, which has many opportunities for exercise. Patrons can utilize an indoor walking track, cardio room, and weight room. In 2013, the Humboldt School District built a sport’s complex that is state of the art. The football, baseball and softball diamond are turf. There is a nice track that is available to our patrons to walk or run on after school hours.
Our businesses are progressive and customer-oriented. Humboldt has forward-looking entrepreneurs who are facing the challenges of the future. Our businesses and public services are expanding to meet the needs of our people. In addition to many privately-owned small businesses, many residents are employed in agriculture and manufacturing, including the Monarch Cement Company, B & W Custom Truck Beds, Humboldt Industries, Whitaker Aggregates, and others.
Humboldt has the best of both worlds--the amenities of small-town America with all the conveniences of many major metropolitan areas a short drive away. Humboldt, a dynamic and extremely solid community, provides families a chance to grow. Our people are proud of our community and invite others to come share with us. Come, see for yourself, Humboldt is truly a unique place to live, work and raise a family!