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.

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 then 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 Elementary School

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

Kindergarten thru 6th grade

Chase County High School Alumni Association

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

To become a member of the Alumni Association, send a $10 check to: Chase County Alumni Assn., PO Box 101, Cottonwood Falls, KS 66845–or better yet, send in $100 to become a lifetime member! Follow us on Facebook for up to date information on events and members.

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.

USD 284

219 Broadway St PO Box 569 Cottonwood Falls, Ks 66845 620-273-6303 Chase County USD 284 Show Map | Return to top.
Photo of USD 284

Welcome to Chase County Schools! The goal of our educational team is to unite students,
teachers, and parents to work as a team to enhance student achievement. We believe in our
students and it is the intent of USD 284 to develop responsible, self-directed and good citizens
for our communities.

Country Christmas

Country Christmas

November 26-27, 2021 Our annual pre-holiday event will include Friday’s Kid’s Night Before Christmas Out, Saturday all day in Strong City & Cottonwood Falls. A Good Old-Fashioned Christmas at the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve, Holiday Home Tours, Santa’s Reindeer, Visit with Cowboy Santa, Lighting of the Historic Court House, Holiday Parade and more!

Emma Chase Friday Night Music 11/19/21

Emma Chase Friday Night Music 11/19/21

Join us for our 3rd Friday Jam on this Fri Nov 19th. All-acoustic, all-genre Jam starts at 7:30 pm and ends around 9:30. See you indoors at Prairie PastTimes 220 1/2 Broadway, Cottonwood Falls! [Photo below from pre-Covid days] Covid protocol: for your safety and those around you, please wear a mask if not vaccinated…

Thank you!

Thank you!

Angels Care Home Health, serving Chase County, would like to thank all our men and women who have served in our United States Armed Services.

We are thrilled to have Pretend Friend as our feature concert performer for River Suite September 25, 2021!

We are thrilled to have Pretend Friend as our feature concert performer for River Suite September 25, 2021!

Tickets on sale now! Tickets are available for reservation by contacting the Chamber office, email [email protected]  call (12-4 M-F) 620-273-8469 or make your online payment here: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=Y2WEKWYMURW82 Tickets are non-refundable. In case of inclement weather the event will be held at the community building at Swope Park in Cottonwood Falls. Pretend Friend is a touring bluegrass…

Emma Chase Friday Night Music IS BACK!

Emma Chase Friday Night Music IS BACK!

We are happy to announce the Friday night jams will resume twice a month – beginning in July at Prairie PastTimes in Cottonwood Falls, Kansas. For July, we will start with the 1st & 3rd Fridays. Check Facebook for the August schedule which could change, depending on how this works out. The First Friday (July…

Road Trip Through the Flint Hills

Small town, big roles! Toni Schneider works for the community she loves

Small town, big roles! 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 arguably one of the most involved people in…

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