Elementary School

USD 292

Our School

Facility and Consolidation

  • South end of the building built in 1931
  • North addition constructed in 1961
  • Served as a 1st-8th grade education institution until 1980
  • Kindergarten – added later as a half-time program. Now is a full day – 5 day/week program
  • Head Start (now a home-based program) and PreSchool programs added in recent years

1968 Original Consolidation

  • Grainfield, Park & Gove unified in the fall of 1968 becoming Wheatland USD 292
  • Each community kept its own elementary school from 1968 until Gove Elementary closed in May of 1988 & Park Elementary closed in May of 1991; students attended Grainfield Elementary
  • Name changed from Grainfield Elementary to Wheatland Elementary
  • 7th & 8th students attended middle school at the Wheatland Middle School/High School building starting around 1980

2007 Cooperative Agreement with Grinnell

  • Each town has its own PreSchool-4th grade building
  • USD 291’s and USD 292’s 5th-8th grade students attend Grinnell Middle School located in Grinnell
  • USD 291’s and USD 292’s Freshmen-Seniors attend Wheatland High School located in Grainfield
Academics

Writing
Math
Science
Reading
Social Studies
Physical Education
Music
Art

Numbers

PreK-4th grades
Enrollment: 59
Faculty: 12
Student-Teacher Ratio: 5:1
Years Established: 80
Mascot: Thunderhawk
785-673-4365

After School Programs

Extended Preschool
3-4 year olds prior to Aug 31
Mon-Fri
11:15am-3:30pm
View our brochure

After School
Preschool-4th grade
Mon-Fri
3:35-5:30PM

Get in Touch

Location
436 Elm, PO Box 174
Grainfield, KS 67737

Gary Kraus, Superintendent
785-673-4213, Email

Christy Taylor, Secretary
785-673-4365, Email

School Hours
Mon-Fri
8:05am – 3:35pm

Organized Sports

Football – Offered through Hoxie, Quinter or Oakley 

Basketball – Coach Cheryl Martin (girls) & Coach Clay Schwarz (boys)

Volleyball – Coach Cheryl Martin

Track – Gove County Track Club through Quinter

Additional Academics

Kids a Cookin’ & 4H – Golden Prairie Extrension

Conservation Poster Contest, Farm Bureau Safety Poster Contest, Fine Arts Opportunities – Western Plains Art Association

After School: Extended Pre-School & Extended After-School Programs

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USD 292

Our Staff

SHARI BURKS

SHARI BURKS

Pre-School

JANICE MANHART

JANICE MANHART

Pre-School

KELSIE HERL

KELSIE HERL

Pre-K  and
Extended Pre-K

HADLEY THYFAULT

HADLEY THYFAULT

Kindergarten

LINDA GILLESPIE

LINDA GILLESPIE

1st Grade

LISA JACOBUS

LISA JACOBUS

2nd Grade

DEIDRE ZIMMERMAN

DEIDRE ZIMMERMAN

3rd Grade

RYAN BEACH

RYAN BEACH

4th Grade

KIM DOHM

KIM DOHM

Music

RONNA SCHULTZ

RONNA SCHULTZ

Visual Arts

WILL BIXENMAN

WILL BIXENMAN

Physical Education

KENNY FLAX

KENNY FLAX

Janitor

CHRISTY TAYLOR

CHRISTY TAYLOR

Secretary

TONYA PACKARD

TONYA PACKARD

Cook

NICKOLET COX

NICKOLET COX

Librarian

RENA WHYTE

RENA WHYTE

Nurse

TODD FLYNN

TODD FLYNN

Principal

Gary Kraus

Gary Kraus

Superintendent

Mr. Kraus, Superintendent: Email      Mr. Flinn, Principal: Email      Elementary School:  Email   785-673-4365      High School:  Email   785-673-4223