Tag: Arkansas City Public School District

Total mill levy for residents to increase by 3.5 mills in 2018; city, college flat

The four government entities that tax Arkansas City residents have announced their estimated mill levies for the 2018 fiscal year. The four entities that assess property taxes are the Arkansas City Public School District, the City of Arkansas City, Cowley College and Cowley County. In 2018, the overall mill levy will […]

Stinemetze kicks off 46th year of sharing his love of science, math, pranks

Local teacher David Stinemetze just began his 46th year of teaching in the Arkansas City Public School District. Stinemetze, a 1967 Arkansas City High School graduate, has taught both math and science during his tenure. This year, he is teaching chemistry and honors biology. He’s also previously taught calculus, physics […]

Three local churches planning back-to-school events with free supplies

Several local churches are giving back to the community in the next two weeks by helping to provide for students who will start school this month. This weekend, First United Methodist Church will give away shoe vouchers, in cooperation with Walmart. In order to apply, parents must go through the […]

Fidget spinners in classrooms: Useful treatment, obnoxious fad … or both?

Fidget spinners seem to be everywhere — at the supermarket, online, at the gas station and, of course, attached to the hands of a number of youths right here in Arkansas City. The general populace seems entranced by the colorful, spinning metallic objects. Companies who manufacture fidget spinners claim they […]

Angels in the Attic, Walmart team up July 29 to “Stuff the Bus” with supplies

Angels in the Attic and Walmart in Arkansas City are teaming up to provide local underprivileged children with school supplies. “Stuff the Bus” is a school supply drive. While the bus is parked at Walmart, they will accept any donations made, regardless of where the items were purchased. School supply […]

Enrollment assistance offered all week in Ark City on special USD 470 bus

Parents of students returning to Ark City public schools can enroll now via PowerSchool online. Those needing assistance can stop by one of the Arkansas City Public School District’s mobile sites this week. A mobile enrollment bus will make stops around town July 18-22. The bus is equipped with computers, […]

USD 470 announces online, in-person registration procedures for 2017-18

The start of the school year is just around the corner and the Arkansas City Public School District wants to make sure parents know how to register their children. Parents of current kindergarten through 12th-grade students may register online via PowerSchool, starting July 17. Parents of new students may register […]

Summer school students participate in variety of projects, acts of kindness

The Arkansas City Public School District’s summer school program is drawing to a close this year, after a summer full of projects. Summer school in the district is used primarily to help students to catch up with their grade level. During the summer, teachers use project-based learning to help the […]

Commission tables ordinance that licenses tree trimmers for second time

The City Commission of Arkansas City voted for the second time June 20 to table an ordinance that would alter Arkansas City Municipal Code to require tree trimmers to have a license. This ordinance had been tabled once before for further examination. It first was discussed June 6. The commissioners […]

Free meals offered to children this summer with USD 470 Sally’s Spot bus

The Arkansas City Public School District is participating in the Summer Food Service Program again this year. The program, sponsored by USD 470 and administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, will help to ensure that children receive the healthy meals they need not only to function, but also to […]