In This Issue
Bonner's Bulletin
MHS Athletes Compete at State
Counselors' Corner
New Transcript Process
Character Education
Health Matters
Driver's Education
BPA at State Competition
Science Olympiad at Regionals

New MSHS Principal Named for 2011-2012 School Year

Dave Hickerson 

MHS Associate Principal Dave Hickerson will take over the reins next school year as MSHS Principal.


Current MSHS principal Shelia Rathbun has accepted the K-12 Director of Education position at the Maize USD 266 Educational Support Center beginning this summer. She will oversee curriculum and assessments for the district.


Congratulations, Mr. Hickerson!

Last Day of School Moves to

May 26, 2011


Due to the number of school days cancelled because of weather, USD266 schools must make up a day.

The make-up day has been added to the end of the school year making the last day of school Thursday, May 26, 2011.

Important Dates to Know:


March 1, 2011 -

College Night


March 11, 2011 -

End of Term 3


March 14, 2011 -

Start of Term 4


March 14-16, 2011 -

Cheerleading Tryouts


March 15, 2011 -

All District Orchestra Concert, 7:00 pm in MHS Main Gym


March 18, 2011 -

No School K - 12


March 21-25, 2011 -

No School - Spring Break


March 28, 2011 -

School Resumes


March 28-31, 2011 -

Flygirl Tryouts at Maize Middle School


March 31, 2011 -

String Recitals, 7:30 pm


April 16, 2011 -

MHS "Enchanted Garden" Junior-Senior Prom at The Cotillion Ballroom 8:00 pm

MHS Administration

Mike Bonner


Dave Hickerson

Assoc. Principal

Freshmen & Sophomores H - P


Julie Fisher
Assistant Principal

Sophomores A - G &



Beth Schmidt

Assistant Principal

Sophomores Q - Z &



Eric Wolgast

Building Athletic/Activties Director

MHS Counseling Department:


Lyn Burton-Brown, 

Director of Guidance

Students A-Ba


Geri Hickerson,

Students Be-Ha


Paula Bette,

Students He-P


Ron Buhrman,

Students Q-Z


Lori Brown,

Counseling Office Secretary


Should you need to get in touch with your student's counselor, please call his/her office at (316) 350-2122.


MHS Athletic Dept.


Eric Wolgast

MHS Building Athletic/Activities Director


Carol Hayes

District Athletic/Activities Director Secretary


Mark Haught

District Athletic/Activities Director


Maize Athletics 

The Maize Activities and

Athletic Department has

been able to reconfigure

its online activities page



Please use the URL

below to reference the

Maize Activities Calendar.  This resource is the most current activities calendar

in the district since it

is linked to our athletic

and activities calendar.

Any updates or changes

are reflected immediately

on this website.


Please contact the athletic office at 729-4191 if you have questions.


High School

MHS 2011 Yearbooks


Did I pre-purchase a 2011 Yearbook?

Click Here to find out


When & How can I pre-purchase a 2011 Yearbook?

Through March 31, 2011, you can pre-purchase a yearbook for $40.00.  Cash or Check payable to MHS Yearbook.  It can be mailed to MHS Attn: Yearbook or given to Ms. Debes in F-22.


Can I still buy a senior ad?

Yes, we still have space available.  We will accept ads until mid-April at the latest.  You can get a copy of the Senior Recognition ad order form on our school webpage.


Click Here for all your MHS Yearbook FAQ

WSU Dean Scholar's

MHS Dean Scholars


Congratulations to Maize High School seniors Drew Bonner, Kristian Jacobson, Andrew Cole, and Evan Stallard who have been named Wichita State University Dean's Scholars. The Dean's Scholar Program was created by the Dean of Enrollment Services at Wichita State University, Christine Schneikart-Luebbe, in an effort to recruit the Wichita area's best and brightest to WSU. The charter class of Dean's Scholars entered Wichita State in the fall of 2007, and membership has grown each year. Last year, the program awarded more than half a million dollars in scholarships to more than 40 students attending Wichita State University. Requirements for consideration into the Dean's Scholar program are a minimum ACT composite score of 26 and a cumulative 3.25 GPA.


Students apply to the program early in their senior year and participate in several educational as well as social activities with current Dean's Scholars. Some of the activities this year included listening to speakers, participating in the Distinguished Scholarship Invitational competition, and attending a WSU basketball game, a formal dance, and a small-group luncheon where the students were interviewed.


Dean's Scholars are awarded a full scholarship including tuition, books, and room and board for their freshmen year. Additional financial awards are given to the Dean's Scholars for subsequent years.


Maize High is extremely proud of these young men for earning this terrific honor.

Maize Lady Eagles Basketball Team

During their free time at a tournament in Topeka, KS, the Maize Lady Eagles Basketball Team took an educational trip to the Brown vs. Board of Education historical site of Monroe Elementary School.

 MHS Lady Eagles Topeka


Maize Recreation Commission

Upcoming Events

For more information, go to their website at or call Stephanie Hislop at 316-729-7818

Eagle Connection

MHS Parent Newsletter


March 2011                       Volume 9, Issue 6


Bonner's Bulletin:

MBonner 113010

Spring Break is almost here! This year the end of the third nine weeks takes place the week before Spring Break. Therefore, students will begin the fourth nine weeks before they go on break. Remember the break begins Friday, March 18.

Due to the number of school days cancelled because of weather, USD 266 schools must make up one day. At their February meeting, the school board approved adding Thursday, May 26 as the make-up day.  Please plan accordingly.

MHS seniors have recently been awarded many academic honors. Seniors Kim Cole and Clayton Weston were named National Merit Finalists. Drew Bonner, Andy Cole, Christian Jacobson, and Evan Stallard were named Dean's Scholars at Wichita State University. Kim Cole, Corinne Penner, Rod Cuestas, and Kaylie Wilson were named Governor's Scholars and have been invited to attend a ceremony honoring them. Additionally, Corinne Penner and Kim Cole have been nominated to participate in the Presidential Scholar's Program.

MHS students, groups, and teams have also been extremely successful recently. Those results are included in this newsletter.

The spring session of state assessments are getting ready to begin. Please help us by reminding your student how important the results of these tests are to not only them, but also to the school and district. The results from the state assessments may determine enrollment in mandatory classes or programs for those who are not proficient, as well as determining whether the school and/or district meets the AYP requirements set by the state and federal government. Doing the best they possibly can on the state assessments is extremely important.

Associate Principal Dave Hickerson has been named principal of Maize South High School beginning with the 2011-12 school year. Current MSHS principal and former MHS associate principal, Shelia Rathbun, will be taking over a district-level position that became open recently. Mr. Hickerson will do an outstanding job at MSHS, and I look forward to being able to continue to work closely with him.

I'd like to take the opportunity to remind everyone of the importance of regular attendance. Missing a school day with our block schedule is almost like missing two days when many of us were in high school. We understand there are times when absences are unavoidable, but please remember it may put the student at a disadvantage and make it difficult to understand the material missed.

The After-Prom Committee has been diligently working to organize this year's After-Prom event. If you would like to help by donating items or by volunteering to assist at the event, please let the committee know. Committee Chair Robin Thornburg can be contacted through email at or by phone at 722-3549 or 253-1080.

My goal is that parents, students, and staff continue to work together to provide the best education possible for the students of MHS. It is a noble goal, and together, we can make it happen.

Maize High School Athletes Compete at State 


Congratulations to the following teams for having athletes who competed in state competitions:


Boys Swimming

Boys Swim Team went to Topeka, KS, on February 17th-19th, 2011, to compete in state competition.


Placed 9th Overall

Mitchell Wagner - 2nd Team All-State

Kaden Disken and Lucas Popp - 1st Team All-State

Kaden Disken - 2nd in 500 Free, 6th in 200 Free

Lucas Popp - 3rd in 50 Free and 100 Free

Mitchell Wagner - 7th in 200 Individual Medley, 4th in 100 Butterfly

Kyle Allison, Kaden Disken, Mitchell Wagner and Lucas Popp - 9th in 200 Medley Relay

Kyle Allison, Mitchell Wagner, Kaden Disken and Lucas Popp  - 6th in 400 Free Relay



Wrestling team members went to Hartman Arena in Park City, KS, on February 25th-26th, 2011, to compete in State.  The following athletes participated (Student name-rank-weight class-state results):


Jacob Wilgers - 2nd - 103

Bryan Nuno - 4th - 125

Skyler Olsen - 4th - 130

Chase Locke - 1st - 135 - 3rd @ State

Trevor Cox - 1st - 140 - 3rd @ State

Jesse Garcia - 3rd - 145 - 4th @ State

Tyler Cassity - 3rd - 152 - 3rd @ State

Austin Tatro - 4th - 189



Bowling Regionals

Boys' bowling team placed 3rd overall at Regionals, in Dodge City, KS, on Saturday, February 26th, 2011.


The boys team consisted of


Andrew Beevers, Derek Brewer, Clayton Latimer, Dustin Hufner, Jordan Allan, and Logan Spencer.


Andrew Beevers placed 2nd overall

Derek Brewer placed 4th overall


Girls' bowling team had 2 athletes that will be going to state, they are


Leela Yahya placed 4th overall

Danica Walker


The student athletes above will be competing at State on Friday, March 4th, 2001 at Northrock Lanes in Wichita, KS.  Girls' competition begins at 9:30 am and Boys' competition begins at 2:00 pm.



Boys will play Campus at Maize High School on Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011, at 7:00 pm.


Girls will play Campus at Maize High School on Thursday, March 3rd, 2011, at 7:00 pm.


Good luck to both teams as they work their way towards State!!

Counselors' Corner:


All of our enrollment forms are in and we are now working on developing a schedule for the 2011-2012 school year.  Thank you for all for your help and cooperation as we kicked off the online enrollment process through Skyward Family/Student Access.  Schedules for your students will be available July 1st when summer enrollment begins. 


  • KS College Night was held on March 1st at Maize High School - over 25 colleges were represented and were able to share information with parents and students.
  • 57 students are currently enrolled in our ACT Prep class taught by Nancy Diepenbrock. 
  • Senior announcements have been delivered.

Some of the activities for the next couple months include


March 1-17 - AP Test Registration - Please pick up a form in the counseling office.

April 15 - Last day to turn in pictures for the Senior Slide Show.

April 20-21 - Cap & Gown delivery in Commons from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm.

April 25 - Senior Awards Night Dinner - 6:30 pm

April 27 - Summer Driver's Ed "Face to Face" meeting 6:30 pm in the Big Gym at Maize High School.

May 2-11 - AP Testing.

May 17 - Last day for Senior Class 2011.

May 20 - Senior Parade, Graduation Practice and Senior Picnic.

May 22 - Graduation at Koch Arena at 5:30 pm.

May 26 - Last Day of School K-12.


Please check out the new senior scenes with complete scholarship listings available in the counseling office or online @ the USD 266 website. 




From the Registrar:


Secure Transcript Requests Goes Live March 1, 2011


Effective March 1, all USD 266 transcript requests will be processed electronically through the USD 266 website. If you need a transcript for any purpose, please go to Under the Quick Links you will find Frequently Requested Forms then Transcript Request. This will direct you to a directions page and the link to the Secure Transcript Request website, Docufide. You will need to register with Docufide before you can place your request. I would like to encourage all seniors to register this week so they will be ready to go every time they need to request a transcript.


As always, if you have any questions feel free to email me at or call me directly at 350-2121.

Character Education - 
February 2011:  Honesty

The Character Education theme for the month of February was "honesty."  The definition of honesty is "speaking the truth...keeping your promises...being trustworthy and reliable...being sincere in both actions and words...doing what you know is right."  This month, the MHS Friendship Club sponsored the activities for this trait.  Students and staff were asked to think about and discuss their definition of honesty.  They were given questions to drive this discussion and situations to further explore this theme:  What would you do if you found a thousand dollars?  Should we try to protect a friend, or can telling a small lie hurt?  Using a PowerPoint as a guide, the Friendship Club asked students to think about their responses to these questions and many more.  Honesty is the best policy!



When your student is absent, it is the responsibility of the parents to call the school that day to verify the reason for the absence.  The absence in unverified without parent contact. The Main Office is open at 6:30 a.m. and the Attendance Office is open at 7:00 a.m. to receive calls. You may call to report an absence, or you may choose to email the reason for the absence as follows:


MHS Main Office - 722-0441

Pat Bobetsky - Attendance Office - 350-2148,

Cherrie Mendoza - Attendance Office - 350-2110,


Should your student miss class due to a doctor's appointment, please have them return with a note from the doctor.

Health Matters: 
by Nurse Dana Dedjardins
 Health Matters March 2011

If you have 10 minutes to exercise or eat a

nutritious snack then you can do the NFL Fuel Up to Play 60 with Nurse Dana. Everyday starting February 7, 2011, and ending May 2, 2011, MHS students and staff who signed up are exercising before school, during the last 10 minutes of their lunch, and after school.


Also, a couple of times a month, there will be a taste test table at every lunch. Any student or staff member can come by and sample nutritious snacks. They are asked to fill out a comment card on the featured snack and turn it in. The goal of the comment card is to see what people really like. If the response is favorable, we hope to be able to include this nutritious snack in our A'la Carte lunch items.


Students and staff members who participate in the exercise program and help with the nutrition

receive prizes.  For example, the first week they received their own work out bands valued at $ 8.00/ea and their Play 60 T-shirt was ordered, but there are many more prizes to come.  This program would not have been possible if it wasn't for the grant received from Midwest Dairy Association and the NFL Play 60 organization.

Driver's Education:


USD 266 Maize offers driver's education year round.  The driver's education program strives to prepare students to become knowledgeable and respectful of the law, to learn basic driving skills, and to develop a responsible attitude toward driving.  The instructors will provide critical experience to students, involve parents in the process, and foster cooperative interaction with others in the driving environment.  More detailed information on driver's education can be found on the high school web site under the counselors' corner.


Online Driver's Education  Enrollment (enrollment packets can be picked up in the counselor's office or online)

Summer 2011 -  May 3, 2011 (last day to enroll)

Summer Face To Face Driver's Education  Enrollment

April 27            6:30pm            MHS Big Gym

April 30            10:00am          MSHS Commons

BPA at State
BPA State 2011


Thirty-seven BPA students from Maize High School competed in the State Leadership Competition at the Airport Hilton in Wichita on Thursday, February 17, 2011, and Friday, February 18, 2011. Only 7 were returning members from last year. Students who placed in the top 3 in a judged/or administered event or in the top ten in an open event qualified to compete in the National Leadership Conference in Washington D.C. in May, 2011.



BPA Members Placed as follows:

2nd  Economic Research Project-Team--Sidney Flinn, Zac Warwick, Katelyn Winn; 2nd  Medical Office Procedures--Jaden Jackson; 3rd  Fundamentals of Web Design--Cassie Watson; 1st  Digital Media Production--Rod Cuestas; 2nd  Digital Media Production--Kaitlyn Black; 2nd  Web Site Design Team--Mary McDermott, Cassie Watson; 1st  Global Marketing Team--Abbie Bontrager, Sara Sheehan; 1st  Graphic Design Promotion--Mary McDermott; 3rd  Graphic Design Promotion--Stevi Bell; 1st  Interview Skills--Michaeli Hennessy; 3rd  Interview Skills--Sara Sheehan; 3rd  Advanced Interview Skills--Katelyn Winn; 8th  Fundamental Spreadsheet Applications--Evan Shook; 9th  Desktop Publishing--Whitney Sanchez; 5th  Entrepreneurship--Jordan Goss; 6th  Interview Skills--Jessi Holman; 4th  Presentation Management--Tiffany Nguyen; Top Ten Information Technology Concepts--Andy Bui; Top Ten Management/Marketing/Human Resources--Alex Oakley.


Science Olympiad at Regionals
MHS Science Olympiad Champs
Back Row l to r:  Kris Super, Aaron Levesque, Craig Lehman, Kevin Freese, Luke Bartz, Sam Kline, Jessica Neises, Marissa Neises
Front Row l to r:  Deanna Hazelton, Kim Cole, Mikaela Rader, Fernanda Ribas, Tiffany Khounsombath
Not Pictured:  Michael Koegehoehn, Kari Rezac, Joey Wood

Congratulations to the Maize High School Science Olympiad Team for earning First Place at the Wichita Regional Science Olympiad Tournament held at Derby High School on Saturday, February 19, 2011.

Team members earned medals in every event;  every team member earned a medal.  They qualified to compete in the state tournament to be held at Wichita State University on April 2, 2011.


Click Here to view the individual results.


Science Olympiad_award1

Pictured: Marissa Neises and Sam Kline 

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Pictured:  Jessica Neises, Marissa Neises and Sam Kline