USD 320- Wamego Public Schools- has a vacancy for a Foundations Teacher at Wamego Middle School for the 2019-2020 school year. This is a required non core elective for all 6th grade students. A valid Kansas teaching license with either a K-6 , 6-8, 6-12 endorsement , or any combination thereof is required. Applicants must have a 6th grade endorsement.
Below you will find a short description of the course.
Foundations is a class that is intended to teach students skills and techniques that will help them to be successful in middle school and in life beyond. Two major ideas that this class is designed around are the Habits of Mind and the Growth Mindset.
Both describe the belief that it is effort and hard work that develops success.
Some of the topics taught are:
Study Strategies and Organization
Public speaking and communication
Leadership in school and community
Persons interested in applying for this position must submit the following information on our online application site- https://wamego.tedk12.com/hire
This position will be posted until position is filled. We encourage all applicants to apply ASAP.
If you have questions about applying for this position- please contact Kati Wolfgang at 785-456-7643 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have questions concerning this position please contact Travis Graber at the Wamego Middle School at 785-456-7682.
Wamego USD 320
Wamego USD 320
Wamego USD 320 is a progressive school district committed to working cooperatively with families and community to educate students to be responsible, problem-solving citizens who produce quality work in their individual pursuit of excellence. We accomplish this by offering relevant, academically challenging and diverse learning experiences.
The Wamego school district serves the needs of approximately 1,576 students in two elementary schools, one middle school and one high school. USD 320 is the sponsoring district for the Wamego Special Services Cooperative, which serves the needs of our students as well as those in two neighboring school districts.
Our students receive a quality education documented by their outstanding assessment scores. For five consecutive years all buildings have met AYP requirements, and our high school students scored above the state’s average composite ACT score. In addition, our students consistently earn State Standard of Excellence Awards in reading, math, and writing at all grade levels.
Our teachers enjoy many benefits including an attractive salary schedule, a number of fringe benefits, generous sick leave (including a sick leave pool), small class sizes, a teacher mentoring program, and an excellent professional development program. Special incentives for teachers interested in earning their National Board certification are detailed in the district’s negotiated agreement and include a $2,000 annual bonus upon successful completion of the program.
The Wamego Teachers Association actively works with the USD 320 Board of Education to help create working conditions that benefit our students, teachers, and the school district in general. A strong, positive relationship has been developed through years of honest and empathetic dialogue used in the Interest Based Bargaining process.
Located at the intersection of Kansas Highway 99 and US Highway 24, just 13 miles east of Manhattan and 40 miles west of Topeka, Wamego offers friendly small town living with quick access to city convenience. Wamego has a vibrant business community, both downtown and along the Highway 24 corridor, that serves the many local needs of the community’s citizens. A multitude of recreational options are available in Wamego, including a beautiful 18-hole golf course; Wamego City Park which includes a swimming pool, playground, fishing pond and public tennis, basketball and pickleball courts; and a brand new recreation complex which includes four baseball/softball diamonds, two soccer fields, six tennis courts, a walking trail, and an active recreation program for youth and adults. Nearby federal reservoirs and state lakes offer excellent opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts, as well.
For those with fervor for learning, the Wamego Public library offers a multitude of volumes and periodicals, in addition to audio books, videos, microfilm and Internet access. Adult education classes are offered in Wamego through Highland Community College, and nearby at Kansas State, Washburn, and Emporia State Universities. Wamego is immersed in history with sites including Kansas’ only authentic stone Dutch Mill, the Oregon Trail, the home of Walter P. Chrysler, the Oz Museum and the Columbian Theatre. The Columbian Theatre is a unique experience for people in love with the arts. People from all across northeast Kansas come to Wamego to attend the theatre’s productions of plays and musicals.
Citizens of Wamego are well protected and cared for with a city hospital and medical clinic, the Stormont Vail Medical Clinic, city police, fire, and EMS departments. Due to our proximity to Manhattan and Topeka, quality medical specialists are easily accessible at three nearby health care centers, should the need arise.
We encourage you to visit our web site at www.usd320.com for further information about our school district. Complete application instructions may be found under the Human Resources button. We also welcome you to call our district office at 785-456-7643 with any questions you may have.