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Matt Jellison, Principal
Matt Jellison

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South Central Elementary       302 S Jefferson, PO Box 38            Protection, KS 67127            Phone: 620-622-4545                      Fax: 620-622-4844

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  Matt Jellison Principal, SCEMS

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  Kimber Bidwell ES/MS Secretary

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South Central Elementary School

100th day of School!
100th day

Elementary students had an exciting day doing fun activities for the 100th day of school. All day their work was centered around all things 100!

A message from the principal

Aim for Greatness!!!!!  As an administrator, I strive to help our students and staff to always  “Aim for Greatness.”  I believe we have taken steps to help our students to “Believe in Themselves So That They Can Be Unstoppable.”  One way we have done this is with some amazing additions to our staff.  First of all we are happy to have Mrs.  Stephanie Woolfolk as a 3rd grade teacher. Her passion and energy for teaching will be a great asset.  Ms. Stephanie Colter will be moving back to the district office and to fill her big shoes we have hired Ms. Kimber Bidwell, she is already doing a great job as the face of the office.  We are lucky enough to have two former students join us as paraprofessionals, Miss Morgan Turley and Miss Sorel Peterson will be helping Miss Brenna Jellison in the elementary resource room.  Mrs. Maxine Ellis will be taking on the monstrous task of feeding the 250 students and staff at South Central Elementary and Middle School.  Helping her will be Ms.  Amanda Garza.  Mrs. Kristy Phillis has agreed to add concessions manager to her list of duties.  Finally, I am excited at the new coaches that have agreed to work with the students.  Football will be coached by Mr. Cale Willems with Mr.  Tyler Woolfolk assisting him.  Mrs. Ashly Petty has agreed to help Mrs. Patsy Jellison and Mrs. Becca Unruh work with the volleyball girls.  Miss Micaela Jellison will be the head girls basketball coach.  We are sad to see some long time staff members leave but are very excited with the new hires and can’t wait to get the year started. 

4th Grade Attends Ag Safety Day
ag safety day

On Oct. 6 4th grade got to attend Ag Safety Day. They learned about agriculture and safety rules for being around ag equipment. 

SCES Staff

  Susan Dunne 5th Grade Teacher
  Maxine Ellis Cafeteria ES/MS
  Andrew Erickson Para
  Jennifer Erickson Reading Interventionist
  Susan Gates 1st Grade Teacher
  Terri Heft Elementary Para
  Kayla Herd 4th Grade Teacher
  Melani Hoffman Library
  Kena Jackson Kindergarten Teacher
  Brenna Jellison Elementary Special Education
  Micaela Jellison 5th Grade Teacher
  Jennifer Kay K-12 Counselor
  Carolyn King Online/Testing/Scholarships, K-12 Library
  Heather Moore 2nd Grade Teacher
  Christine Phillis Custodian, SCEMS
  Kristy Phillis Para SCMS
  Trista Rosenberger Elementary Para
  Shylah Rush 4th Grade Teacher
  Lyle Smith Head Custodian, SCEMS
  Kayla Snyder 1st Grade Teacher
  Jessica Staggs Preschool Teacher
  Melanie Thompson K-8 Vocal Music
  Taffi Turley Speech Pathologist
  Jaymi Westrup K-5, 9-12 Physical Education
  Stephanie Woolfolk 3rd Grade Teacher
  Tara Woolfolk 3rd Grade Teacher