Hesston Elementary families, students, and staff:

We are excited to start a new school year! Our students have been working hard learning the grade level expectations and reconnecting with classmates.   We welcome our kindergarten families, new students, and previous students to the building. Also, join me in welcoming several new staff members at HES: Mrs. Danielle Flaming has joined the kindergarten team. Mrs. Danni Frick is teaching second grade. Miss Sadie Minkevitch joined the third grade team and Mrs. Kristen Stucky is teaching fourth grade.  Mrs. Dawn Lafferty will be teaching character education and supporting counseling needs.  

Safety is a top priority for Hesston Elementary. I have a few reminders to help make our school safe for all students. The alley to the west of the school is reserved for buses only throughout the school day. It is not to be used as a drop off or pick up point for students. Students should not be riding their bikes up the alley, as this is a bus drop off zone. Also, if your child has to cross Amos Street to get to the front of the school, an adult must assist them cross the street. Your help with these procedures is greatly appreciated. We also thank our crossing guards, who help keep our students safe to and from school. Thank you for all of your assistance in keeping our students safe.

The drop off and pick up lane can also be a frustrating place at HES. We ask your help to keep the process moving quickly, by not leaving your vehicle unattended.  If you need to exit your vehicle, please find a parking spot in the lot or on the street.  Thank you for your continued patience with the parking situation around the elementary. We are anxiously awaiting the completion of the new parking lot, which should be soon. Once it is done, we will communicate procedures for a second drop off/pick up lane.

The official start time of the school day is 8:00 a.m. Please be aware, students need to be in their classrooms by the 8:00 bell. If they arrive in the classroom after 8:00, they will be marked tardy. Please refer to the student-parent handbook for tardy policies. Thank you parents for ensuring your child is at school on time and off to a positive start each day.

We appreciate the support of our parents at the Meet the Teacher Night and the Parent Open House. Each of these events provide opportunities for families to get into the building and to build a relationship with teachers and staff. We thank you for your support with reading and practicing math facts each evening.

The WATCH D.O.G.S. (Dads Of Great Students) program will continue this year. Fathers and father figures are invited to sign up at the WATCH D.O.G.S  table at Donuts with Dad on September 28 from 7:15-8:00 a.m.

This program gives fathers and father-figures a chance to volunteer at their child’s school and make a positive impact in students’ lives. HES appreciates having the WATCH D.O.G.S. at our school and looks forward to another year of support.

Thank you for your continued support, as we start a new year. If you have questions related to Hesston Elementary, please to don’t hesitate to contact me at or at 620-327-7102.  It is going to be an awesome year!

Alisa Krehbiel