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Que a BIG happy dance! We were able to get the two new water fountains installed prior to the school year being let out. Our students were thrilled to have a fountain accessible in our smaller gym.
Thank you again to the South Central Community Foundation for the $5,000 grant to help us to continue to provide clean/filtered drinking water for our students!

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A new disc ring and cage were added to the Chase/Raymond facilities this spring. We want to say THANK YOU and give HUGE SHOUT OUT to those who made this possible! Thank you to JM Builders LLC, City of Chase, CHS welding students, and Coach Broeder! We appreciate your continued support of our students and district


At the regional track meet, our student athletes worked hard and obtained new Personal Records. Maudie added 5 feet to her disc distance, and Jersey cut 5 seconds off her 800m run. Congratulations, ladies and Coach Broeder!

6th and 7th grade ag students traveled to Cheney for Middle School Academy. They attended multiple workshops and took a test over ID. They finished the day with a picnic!

4 year old preschool students enjoyed a fun morning at Brit Spaugh Zoo in Great Bend today for their annual field trip

Congratulations to Falyn Spangler, our Chase High School Governor's Scholar for Academic Excellence! Falyn was honored on Sunday, May 5th in Topeka at Washburn University.


Pre-K Highlight  Can you believe our Pre-K teacher, Mrs. Doyle, has been a part of our district for 11 years?! As the first step in education for many of our students, Mrs. Doyle has created a structured, yet fun, environment where kids can grow and flourish! Students days are filled with...
• Engaged Learning
• Social Growth and Development
• Discovery Through Play


After months of building, planting, and tending to the animals, Ag Ed and Culinary Arts students got to enjoy the fruits of their labor! Omelets were the meal of choice - all eggs produced by chickens from the USD 401 school farm!!


SEW Cute! Intro to FACS students complete their Clothing and Fashion unit by sewing pillow cases. Students learned the many steps in garment construction.

USD 401 Chase-Raymond offers 8 different Career and Technical Education (CTE) pathways for students.

The Kansas Department of Education's Vision is that "All Kansas students are engaged in quality career pathways to prepare them for a lifetime of opportunities as productive and responsible citizens." CTE plays a powerful role in preventing students from dropping out and provides a variety of opportunities for postsecondary success and employment, including pathways to a bachelor’s degree.

Congratulations to CHS students Ali Black (2nd place) and Cameron Williams (3rd place) on their awards and recognition at the CPL League Art Competition last week. Students enjoyed creating a duck tape sculpture and other works of art during their day. Great work students and Mr. Frost!

CHS students spent the afternoon outside watching the progress of the eclipse while studying shadows and measurements, enjoying team-building activities, writing black-out poetry and drawing the solar system to scale!

This is a helicopter view of Chase taken by Dace Winkelman.

CHS students competed in a paper tower construction contest today. Students utilized teamwork
and social skills, and our tallest tower reached over 6 feet!

Highlights of RJH track at Oiler Relays and Victoria Squire Invite

The wood shop class for designed and constructed an addition for Mrs. Schepmann’s desk! The craftsmanship is superior and provides additional workspace!

Four Chase High School students attended the 49th Annual High School Art Exhibition at Fort Hays State University. Not only did students enter artwork for competition, students competed against each other in a chalk drawing contest themed, "Fairytale Mischief." Each school that entered received two sidewalk cement slabs. Numbers at the Art Exhibition were broken this year with 70 schools attending that brought a total of 1200 students. It was a beautiful day to create art outdoors.

This young man had a day he will never forget. Laydn Hinderliter is a sophomore at Chase High School. He has battled cancer for the past 8 years which is more than half his life. He goes in for treatments every six weeks. Today he achieved one of his biggest goals in athletics. He qualified for the KSHSAA Sand Green State Tournament. Sand Green competition does not have a regional. If a players shoots a 95 or better during any tournament, they qualify. Today, at the McCracken Golf Course, Layd'n shot a 90 to earn his spot. He fired a 41 on the backside, which was near the best back nine scores if not the best on the Par 35 layout. He was all smiles afterwards and on the way home. He was able to keep the secret from his Dad until he got home, only telling him he shot 'pretty good.' He also informed me his older brother didn't make it to state until his junior year. 

The Bulldogs traveled to Plainville and returned with many medals and points for placing!!
4x100 relay: Michael Moberg, Jahiem Carson, Aiden Hunter, Troy McClaren 4th Place
4x 200 relay: Trey Hudson, Dominick Estabrook, Duncan McClaren, Luke Short
Individual Placers:
Makayla Miller 3rd long jump, 2nd Triple jump, 3rd 100 m dash, 1st place 200 m dash
Malik Carson 1st 100m dash, 1st 200 m dash, 1st Long jump, 2nd Triple jump
Jahiem Carson 3rd Triple Jump
Lilian Cole 4th 400 m
Aiden Hunter 4th Triple jump
Dominick Estabrook 4th Long jump.
Duncan McClaren 3rd Long jump, 3rd 1600

RJH student athlete Malik Carson has broken records in the 100m, 200m and long jump
in the first few meets of the season.

CHS Track student athletes at their meet

1st Annual Firehouse 5K and pickleball tourney was fun!! We had 10 walkers and 7 teams. Mitch Light won the poker run and Blake and LJ Kizzar won the pickleball!!

USD 401 students spent Monday morning cleaning, organizing and beautifying the town of Chase! As part of the annual Raining Kats & Dogs Community Service day, students and staff spent their time and energy giving back to their hometown. What an amazing group of kids!

Students participated in a Mini Ag Day at the USD 401 Agriculture Education Facility. Students from Kindergarten to 12th grade enjoyed hands-on experiences planting a garden, petting the goats and dairy cow, learning about chickens, bunnies and all the farm equipment necessary to make it all happen!

CHS Biology students successfully completed an experiment in regeneration and asexual reproduction. Planarian flatworms are one of the few animals that have the ability to regenerate missing or damaged body parts, which makes them essential in stem cell and medical research.

Congratulations to these Chase High School students on their CPL Academic Honors!

Two of the Ag Ed students completed and installed the official sign for the USD 401 Agriculture Education Facility! With some scrap metal and talent, they exceeded expectations! Kudos to Aaron Aguilera and Falyn Spangler for their hard work!

Biology students are prepping for spring!! They started some vegetables and flowers that will move to the school garden in the coming weeks!

Drive Your Tractor to School Day!

Mrs. Miller celebrated FFA week reading Tractor Mac and Stanley the Farmer books to the 4 year old preschool. The 3 year old preschool colored farm animal pictures while Mrs. Miller read a Farm Animal book!

Teacher Appreciation Breakfast sponsored by Chase FFA!

FFA Week is off to a great start! On Sunday students came and made cookies for the COOP
and a special treat for the Kindergartner, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade classes.

Homecoming 2024---King Luke Miller and Queen Abigail Blackburn.
The other attendants are Brayden Christiansen and Haylie Schroeder.
The flower and crown bearers are L-R Faith Miller, Connor Linke, Carson Doyle and Harper Beaman.

Congratulations to Greyden, Dominick, Chloe, Trey, and Harmony
on their 2nd place win at the Kinsley Scholars Bowl meet!

Jersey Meyeres attended the South Central District FFA Speech Contest.
She presented a speech about how having a school farm has impacted the ag program.

Select members of Chase FFA traveled to Ad Astra Radio in Lyons today to record spots for National FFA Week and Ag Day! Be sure to tune in to Ad Astra Radio and support your local FFA chapter!!

Special thanks to Mandy Kern from the Kansas Wetlands Education Center for sharing her knowledge with our Biology students today! Not only did they get a better understanding of biodiversity, they learned some new words and got to experience some hands-on scientific concepts.


3rd - 5th and 6th - 8th spelling bee winners. Students will compete in the Rice County Spelling Bee on Saturday, February 24th at 9:00 at Little River High School.

Physics students designed and built bridges with just popsicle sticks and hot glue. They got to test the design and strength. The class ended in the weight room with two bridges maxing out at 165 lbs and 170 lbs!!



The Chase Lady Kats basketball team held its 2nd annual Alumni Scrimmage the day following Thanksgiving.  The event brought out 12 alumni to the event, nearly double the number from the inaugural event last year. The alumni ranged from graduating last year to the Class of 2010. A decent crowd braved the cold, windy day as well. Thanks to alumni Ashley Kelso, Taylor Patton, Jessica Jeske, Ashlyn Altvar, Tierra Patton, Mackenzie Oberle, Maggie Schneider, Tori Dooling, Lindsey Winkelman, Isabella Antuna, Alexis Donovan, and Cassie Herrera.

KDA Intern Kara Riffel spending time with the high school ag students about ag careers in Kansas. !

Raymond Bulldogs made a trip down to Sterling College to watch some basketball.

Mrs. Meyeres 6th grade class had an archaeologist's artifacts hunt.

Chase FFA Pumpkin Patch


Congrats to the winners of the pumpkin trivia giveaway at the Chase FFA Pumpkin Patch! The winners are not in order of photos, Morgyn Meyeres, Arya Koppa, Jersey Meyeres, and Rauiri Ferris! Big thank you to the welding class for making the prizes.



Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd graders had a great Thanksgiving meal.

CHS students learned about career options at the ESSDACK Career Expo! Numerous career fields were highlighted along with the skills and training required. Students enjoyed the hands-on activities as they sampled career options throughout the expo.






The Chase juniors and seniors enjoyed a day at Hutch Community College! They attended an activity fair, toured campus, and enjoyed the yummy food at the cafe!

Raymond Junior High 8th grade parent night.

Oct 19th last of the season game at Gold Star Field.

Stanley is already off on a big adventure! He got a tour of the school before he heads to his first state! Any guesses where he is going? Hint it's nicknamed the Sunshine State! Chase FFA is excited to see all of Stanley's adventures as he travels to all 50 states!


Will keep you updated on Stanley's travels.

4th and 5th graders sent the Lady Kats off for their triangular in Western Plains Oct 4th with cheer of Good Luck and personalized posters. Thank you, Darci, for the goodie bags!!!

Fall 2023 HOMECOMING Royalty! King Walon Belk and Queen Falyn Spangler

A fun day at South Central District FFA Greenhand Conference! Students had a lot of fun and learned a ton attending workshops and the career fair!

Positive Office Referrals! Twelve CHS students were recognized for having Good Citizenship or going Above and Beyond, with a few students receiving more than one. Great work CHS students!

This year we see the return of Raymond Junior High Cheerleading! Great job shout outs to all our student athletes today,

Some additions to the Chase school curriculum


New pull up/dip rack with bands and Bosu ball, donated by Dr. Seth! Cordell Chiropractic, he returns
half of the sports physical fees to our school through the donation of fitness equipment.



Paul Coffman with CHS Cheerleaders

It’s always amazing when we get to be apart of a community project! We were given the chance to build this turn key fire station for the City Of Chase, and being our home town we were able to provide $65,000+ in donated materials and labor between all of our vendors and crews. This will forever be our pride and joy and hope we can continue to help our community out! Thank You Again!

Also a huge shout out to everyone from Chase and elsewhere that donated to help with this project.

Few photos of the 2023 Chase Fest, snagged a couple from facebook
and from Janet Kirsch Gray & LeeAnn Dellinger, thanks!

 Class of 1976 Float

 Class of 2010 Float

 CHS Alumni Float, Classes represented were 1957, 1959, 1964, 1969, 1972, & 1985

 The Veterans Float

May 20th

Jarett Mermis's idea was to help clean the entrance into the city to help with some grant and funding opportunities. So he and wife Audrey (Pray) came up with some ideas they had seen and they found this idea from the Fort Worth stock yard signs that go over the roads. So they put a design together and presented it to city council. Tom Kizzar suggested Chase in red. They liked the idea and asked for it to be put to bid, Leon’s Welding and Fabrication out of Hays won that bid and the city has some ARPA funding from covid relief to use and elected to do so with that. So between their company (JM Builders) and Tim White they helped put it up and will get it cemented soon. Also big thank you to Ellinwood Roustabout and Jayhawk Pipeline for bringing their cranes to place it for us!

Today on 3-13-23, Members of the Chase City and Fire Department broke ground on our new fire station!!
This was truly a team effort as between city and fire dept members, over 90% of the total building cost was fund raised from in and around our community! We would like to Thank every single person and business that donated and made this effort come to fruition!!
Building will start in the next couple weeks with a finish goal of June 1st!