A November Message from Mr. Moeckel

Posted by Mark Dodge on 11/12/2021 6:00:00 PM

Dear Eudora Families,


As seasons change from fall to winter, we have a lot to be proud of and thankful for at USD #491! I would like to share several topics occurring in and out of the schools. Our fall sports teams have had great seasons with many post-season successes and state-wide recognition! The teamwork, effort, and sacrifice our student-athletes displayed on the fields of competition is a testament to our students, parents, and community.  It is extraordinary to witness the support of our fans and families throughout the seasons, competitions, and activities.  

This past week we were able to welcome guests from the community for our Senior Citizen Matinee and Thanksgiving meal. We had a large group that was able to visit and share in fellowship before viewing our fall musical “ Little Women.” The special thanks to our food service staff and custodians for their hard work and dedication to pull off such a special event. Last week we were also able to host a vaccine clinic for almost 200 5-11-year-old students! With help from Lawrence Douglas County Public Health, our kids did great and received delicious cookies from our Culinary Arts department. All these programs and projects would not be possible without the leadership and support provided by the Board of Education and our faculty and staff.   Finally, with the addition of our Equity and Leadership Council, our successful debate program, and all our fall activities and athletics, we have many reasons to be thankful at USD #491. I truly hope you feel as welcomed, thankful, and supported as my family and I have in our short time in Eudora.


On a final note, as winter weather approaches we must make important decisions about school closings. These decisions are always difficult and are not taken lightly as student safety is our priority. If we do have to cancel school due to road conditions, all efforts will be made to alert parents in a timely manner, via voice message, email, and text, to allow time to make prior arrangements regarding supervision for students. Please have a plan in case schools are closed and road conditions do not permit buses to run safely. Parents are encouraged to follow our social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram) as well as tune into KSNT News out of Topeka for school closing announcements.


Information and updates regarding activities and happenings can be found on the district website: www.eudoraschools.org, the district Facebook page:https://www.facebook.com/eudoraschools, or the district Twitter handle@EudoraSchools. As always, please feel free to contact me with questions or concerns.


I feel blessed to work in a community that is proud of its past, yet so excited for its future. Our students are the best advertisement for our schools and communities. With your help, we can continue to serve our students and support their quest for success. Please continue to help USD #491 build on the success of the past to ensure a bright future for all of our students. Go Cards! 


Stu Moeckel, Superintendent