Schools

Did you know that Chase County Elementary is one of a handful of schools nationwide with an interactive Outdoor Learning Center?

Here children can experience unique, hands-on education. In addition to traditional classrooms, the elementary school has a teaching barn with animal pens, chicken coop with a classroom, greenhouse and recycling/composting operation.

USD 284 Quick Facts:
District Enrollment: 353 students (2013-14)

Student to Teacher Ratio: ~10:1

Graduation Rate: 93.8% (2011-12)

Kansas Department of Education Report Card

The Outdoor Learning Center’s project-based model is an invaluable supplement to traditional instruction.

For example, third-graders tend a flock of chickens, collect, wash and sell their eggs for $1.50 a dozen, and calculate the cost of feed and their profit. The proceeds from the egg sales go back to the third-grade classroom.

In the greenhouse, science classes learn about soil types and varieties of tomatoes, social studies classes learn about the origin of tomatoes, and math students chart the plants’ growth and use measurements to make tomato sauce. To enhance public speaking skills, the students give presentations on their projects and lead tours for visitors to the school.

Read more about Chase County Elementary’s Outdoor Leaning Center at the Topeka-Capital Journal.

In addition to unique educational opportunities, Chase County (USD 284) has a low student-teacher ratio. Both Chase County Elementary and Chase County Junior Senior High School are currently exceeding Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) goals are well above state averages in Reading and Math.

Chase County is a wonderful place to raise a family!

 


Butler Community College

Contact: Sharon Rogers
901 S. Haverhill Road El Dorado, KS 67042-3280 316-322-3219 http://www.butlercc.edu Show Map | Return to top.

Mission

Butler Community College exists to develop responsible, involved lifelong learners and to contribute to the vitality of the communities it serves.

Vision

Butler will be the Learning College of Choice for the Region, engaging students and other stakeholders in exceptional instructional programs and services that directly relate to their needs and prepare them for success.

Chase County Alumni Association

P.O. Box 101 Cottonwood Falls, Ks 66845 620-273-6800 Show Map | Return to top.

Chase County Elementary School

410 Palmer Street Strong City, KS 66869 620-273-6676 Show Map | Return to top.

Kindergarten thru 6th grade

Chase County Junior Senior High School

600 Main St PO Box 101 Cottonwood Falls, KS 66845 620-273-6800 Show Map | Return to top.

7th thru 12th grade

Chase County USD 284

219 Broadway St Cottonwood Falls, KS 66845 620-273-6303 Chase County USD 284 Show Map | Return to top.

Flint Hills Technical College

3301 West 18th Avenue Emporia, KS 66801 620-343-4600 Show Map | Return to top.

Flint Hills Technical College is a two-year public institution of higher education nestled in the rolling hills of east-central Kansas. It is located at the intersection of I-35 and the Kansas Turnpike in Emporia, a city in the heart of the beautiful rangeland known as the Flint Hills and just a short distance from the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve.

USD 284

PO Box 569 Cottonwood Falls, Ks 66845 620-273-6303 Show Map | Return to top.

 

Small Town, Big Rolls!

Small Town, Big Rolls!

Toni Schneider works for the community she loves By Brogan Gillmore During the hot spring days of late May, Chase County holds its annual rodeo, with bull riding, mutton busting, calf scrambles and plenty of beer. And in the thick of it all is Toni Schneider, director of the Chase County Chamber of Commerce, and…

SOLD OUT!!

SOLD OUT!!

Annual River Suite Event June 14th THE EVENT IS SOLD OUT! PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS NOW! CALL THE CHAMBER OFFICE AT 620-273-8469 for the waiting list! TICKETS ARE $75 EACH. .

Head to Chase County

Head to Chase County

So much to do this Weekend! https://chasecountychamber.org/events/

Grand Re-opening Celebration, Ribbon Cutting

Grand Re-opening Celebration, Ribbon Cutting

April 27th at 4:00, 325 Broadway Cottonwood Falls Come Join Metamorphosis in celebration of the Grand Re-opening of our beautiful new location April 26th from 4-7 pm. Take a tour of the new spa and enjoy complimentary hor d’ oeuvres and beverages. We will be offering special discounts for services. Also, don’t forget to sign…

HS Baseball Alumni Game & Fundraiser Auction
Weda Skirts at Pioneer Bluffs

Weda Skirts at Pioneer Bluffs

Weda Skirts (formerly “The Skirts”) hail from the Flint Hills, with original music that speaks from–and to–the heart. If you have heard them before – you know not to miss it!If you’ve never heard them – you don’t want to miss it! 4:30 p.m. – Chili Feed • Chili feed – a variety of tasty…

Prairie Pastimes Spring Open House

Prairie Pastimes Spring Open House

It’s spring again – FINALLY – and Prairie PastTimes is ready to say goodbye to winter and return to full time hours. We invite old friends and new to join us at our Spring Open House Saturday March 30, 2019. There are new artists to see, music, refreshments, and a demonstration by one of our…

20th Anniversary Show-Friday Night Music

20th Anniversary Show-Friday Night Music

Help us celebrate 20 years of this 8 Wonders of Kansas Customs with a Special Concert Program: terrific line-up of over 30 of our regularly-appearing musicians – each sharing their favorite song, followed by an open Jam Session. FREE Admission. Note special 7:00 Start Time (usually is 7:30). Refreshments provided (you’re invited to bring a…

Shop for Your Valentine or Yourself!

Shop for Your Valentine or Yourself!

The weather will be beautiful Saturday for a trip to Chase County! Shop for your Valentine or someone special, like yourself! Grab a bite and just enjoy the day! Head on out to Pioneer Bluffs Saturday night for an evening of old fashioned fun! Spend the night at one of our guesthouses, hotel or resort…

Maybe no sun but there will be open signs!

Maybe no sun but there will be open signs!

Chase County is the place to be today! Forecasted high is 64°! Many of the shops in downtown Cottonwood are open for shopping. Don’t forget all the restaurants  in both Strong City and  Cottonwood Falls  are open today, also. What a beautiful day yesterday was.  I attended a bridal shower at one of the guest…

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