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Union Valley Elementary School

2501 East 30th
Hutchinson, KS 67502

Phone: 620-662-4891
Fax: 620-694-1022

Principal: Paul Erickson


School Hours:

8:00 AM - 3:15 PM



3:15 PM - 6:00 PM


About Us


What We Do

Our Mission:

An Exceptional Educational Experience for All

Our Vision

Developing Generations of Positive World Changers




School Programs

Children are Respected, Enriched, and Secure

CARES Club is an extended learning opportunity for District elementary students, which provides a safe and nurturing learning environment after regular school hours.

Time: 3:15 - 6:00

Days: Monday - Friday Cost: $6.50 daily per child

$5.00 daily per child
(per family - 3 or more children)

$4.50 daily per child (USD 313 Staff members)

CARES Club students will -

• Participate in a variety of enrichment activities 
• Get additional help with classroom skills 
• Eat a nutritious snack 
• Play/exercise


PreK is an educational class designed for 4 year old students. Classes are available at all USD 313 elementary attendance centers.

Time: 8:00-11:00 AM Session

12:15 -3:15 PM Session Days: Monday - Friday

Cost: based upon family qualifications

Level 1 - $50 per week
Level 2 - $35 per week* 
Level 3 - $20 per week 
Level 4 - Free**

Pre-K students will learn -

• Social and Emotional Development
• Muscle Coordination
• Language Development
• Reading Readiness
• Recognition of Numbers and Shapes 
• Self Help Skills

* Level 2 also for USD 313 Staff members
** There are a limited number of scholarships available per year for PreK students based on family qualifications.

Head Start

Head Start and Early Head Start are comprehensive child development programs which serve children from birth to age 5, pregnant women, and their families. Reno County Head Start has two Pre-K classrooms in USD 313 located at Plum Creek Elementary and Union Valley Elementary. Classroom sessions are 9:30 to 1:30, Monday through Thursday. They are child-focused classrooms with the overall goal of increasing the school readiness of our young children in low-income families. The children eat lunch and snack at school each day and busing is provided to children within the 313 area. These services provided are at no cost to the families.
To participate, families must live in Reno County, meet federal income guidelines and be aged 3 or 4 on or before August 31.  To find out if you qualify or for more information please contact Reno County Head Start at 620-694-5750.  
*USD 313 also offers a few community based spots each year. Children are selected for these slots on a need basis. The family is charged a monthly activity fee. For more information on these slots you may contact the Head Start number above or Union Valley Head Start Pre-K at 620-694-1023

Shining Stars

Shining Stars is a childcare program designed for PreK students. It provides a safe, nurturing learning environment.

Time: 7:30-11:30 AM Session

12:15 - 3:15 PM Session Days: Monday - Friday

Cost: $10.50 per session attended

Shining Stars students will -

• Support positive character development
• Belong to a group
• Develop confidence and self-esteem
• Interact with peers
• Participate in group activities

Union Valley PTO


2016-2017 PTO OFFICERS

  President Robin Swanson
  Vice President Sarah Thibault
  Secretary Jenna Kimble
  Treasurer Janet Rogers
  Teacher Meals Dana Darrah
  Spirit Wear Shawna Galloway
  Take Out Tuesdays Jill Jones
  Staff Birthdays Sarah Thibault
  Book Fair Sarah Thibault
  Directory Shawna Galloway
  Box Tops Jill Jones
  Discovery Day Leann Woleslagel
  Yearbook Dana Darrah

Union Valley Site Council




Union Valley Elementary School
The email format for Buhler USD 313 is as follows, with the exception of a few email addresses: firstinitiallastname@usd313.org (ex. jdoe@usd313.org).
Erickson, Paul Principal  
Gilbert, Amy Secretary  
Lackey, Kelly Secretary  
Anderson, Karen Nurse  
Hicks, Cathy Health Aid  
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Library Media Center
Reed, Audra Library Media Specialist  
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Guthrie, Michelle Headstart  
Burkhart, Bernetta Pre K  
Keller, Kathy Kindergarten  
Petitjean, Letitia Kindergarten  
Rempel, Sandy Kindergarten  
Fredrick, Krista 1st Grade  
Harmony, Diana 1st Grade  
Burckhart, Joanne 2nd Grade  
McDonald, Angela 2nd Grade  
Richerson, Carol 2nd Grade  
Adams, Kristy 3rd Grade  
Mencl, Jenny 3rd Grade  
Voth, Stephanie 3rd Grade  
Acton, Justine 4th Grade  
Dix, Taylor 4th Grade  
Preston, Beth 4th Grade  
Harris, Heidi 5th Grade  
Maxfield, Erin 5th Grade  
Rank, Randall 5th Grade  
Mason, Chris Counselor  
Goering, Julie Intensive Reading  
Leslie, Amie Intensive Reading  
Wilson, Jodi RCEC Speech/Language  
Manche, Marla RCEC Adaptive  
Sanford, Dawn RCEC Adaptive  
Shoemaker, Mary RCEC Interrelated  
Horton, Karen RCEC Gifted  
Horton, Myra RCEC Hearing/Vision  
Ricke, Judy RCEC Psychologist  
Siemens, Melissa Physical Education/Webmaster  
Shank, Jessica Vocal Music  
Wagoner, Ethan Instructional Music  
Biggs, Nathan Instructional Music  
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Support Staff
Cooper, Trish Instructional Para  
Gobber, Jan Instructional Para  
Hampton, Jessica Instructional Para  
Hoskinson, Tammy Instructional Para  
Layne, Karen Pre-K Instructional Para  
Mace, Jen Title/Instructional Para  
Willse, Kim Instructional Para  
Witthuhn, Mary Instructional Para  
Ahrens, Jennifer RCEC Para  
Anderson, Kari RCEC Para  
Bailey, Dian RCEC Para  
Brillhart, Mary RCEC Para  
Colley, Chris RCEC Para  
Deason, Kristin RCEC Para  
Flint, Bailey RCEC Para  
Gentry, Donna RCEC Para  
Gomez, Lynn RCEC Para  
Harper, Baye RCEC Para  
Hinsdale, Sara RCEC Para  
Jenks, Deneen RCEC Para  
Leeseberg, Shannon RCEC Para  
McGill, Kelbe RCEC Para  
Sader, Ashley RCEC Para  
Schrag, Penny RCEC Para  
Shramo, Karen RCEC Para  
Stone, Doreva RCEC Para  
Wiggins, Ramona RCEC Para  
Proffer, Stephanie Shining Stars Director  
Williams, Jennifer CARES Club Director  
Riner, Charis CARES Club/Shining Stars Assistant  
Kelley, Cherish Head Start Aide  
Patterson, Amber Head Start Aide  
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Food Service
Kemp, Leona Head Cook  
Carter, Sheri Cook  
Nickel, Diane Cook  
Ridge, Linda Cook  
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Caley, Larry Head Custodian  
Cox, Greg Custodian  
Martinez, Anna Custodian  
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February 7th: Parent Ed Camp 5:30-6:30

Sign up for Parent Ed Camp

February 15th: Casual Individual and Class Pictures

February 17th: Jump Rope For Heart

February 21st: Parent Teacher Conferences 4:30-8:00

February 23rd: NO SCHOOL Parent Teacher Conferences

February 24th: NO SCHOOL


Parent Communication Video October 2016

UV Learn Family, please check out this quick video that summarizes October,celebrating a fun,productive, successful month! My goal is to push these out at least once per quarter as a way to showcase our kids and staff! Thank YOU for checking it out here and continuing to stay dialed into us via #UVlearn on Twitter and Instagram!  It's our story, let's all take part in telling it!"


USD #313 Early Education Services Brochure

Twitter Information #UVLearn

In addition to Facebook, we are going to use Twitter to showcase the daily AWESOMENESS at Union Valley!  Many of our staff members spent time this summer creating Twitter accounts and have made a commitment to tweeting out pictures of learning in action during the school year.  To get connected with us via Twitter, you can do the following:

1. Create a Twitter account via twitter.com.
2. After that or if you already have an account, search the hashtag #UVlearn.  Mr. Erickson (@PrincipalPaul) has already started populating the hashtag with a couple of pictures!  
3. UV will not have a Twitter account.  Rather the teachers will have individual accounts and use #UVlearn to share and promote the daily awesomeness in our school.  By NOT having an account, you, as a parent, can also tweet out the daily awesomeness you find in our school!  All you have to do is end your tweet in #UVlearn and it will be right there with the rest of the comments and pictures.  Feel free to mention staff members as well by using their Twitter handles.  We're excited about the potential of parents joining in the fun to positively promote and publicize Union Valley!

**Disclaimer--We will use Facebook and Powerschool Announcements to communicate important information related to dates and activities.  Twitter and #UVlearn will be used to promote the school through pictures and quick comments.**

District News

Buhler USD 313 Education Foundation Selling Victory Lane Pavers

The Buhler USD 313 Education Foundation is selling pavers to become part of Victory Lane at the Buhler High School football stadium. All proceeds from the paver sales will help award teacher grants and provide student assistance and student scholarships. The inscription of your choice will be engraved on the 6-by-9 inch paver, and will be a lasting reminder of the community support that promotes the Foundation. Each paver is $150.

These pavers are a wonderful opportunity to: recognize personal achievement; honor a favorite teacher, coach or staff member; place in memory or in honor of parents, grandparents, children or classmates; commemorate birthdays or anniversaries; celebrate family milestones; create your own unique way to express school spirit; celebrate team accomplishments; give as a graduation present; offer business support.

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