imgKHS Student Art
KHS Student Art
imgKHS Student Ceramics
KHS Student Ceramics
imgButler Acres' Bakers
Butler Acres' Bakers
imgHuntington Student Tutors
Huntington Student Tutors
imgBeacon Hill Extreme Team
Beacon Hill Extreme Team
imgHilander Band
Hilander Band
imgKelso Foundation
Kelso Foundation
imgCatlin: A School of Distinction
Catlin: A School of Distinction
You are here : Home
Legendary Teacher Day is September 22nd

Join Us in Celebrating Legendary Teachers

Legendary Teacher Day is September 22nd and we’d like to invite you to help us celebrate it by acknowledging a teacher that made a world of difference in your life. 

Legendary teachers build relationships, engage deeply with students and create high expectations. Here’s how you can recognize a legendary teacher in your life:

  • If the teacher is currently teaching, reach out to them personally. Be sure to cite the specific reason that they are your legend. 
  • If the teacher is inactive or retired, send your tribute to the principal of the school where your legendary teacher influenced you. 
  • Making it public is encouraged! Post your legendary teacher tribute on social media with the hashtag #legendaryteacher.

You can learn more about Legendary Teacher Day at legendaryteacher.com. 

The Kelso School District is celebrating local teaching legends in a big way. Every Teacher of the Year in the Kelso School District since 1989 has been invited to be a special guest at the September 23rd Kelso High School football game.  They will have a special seating section and be recognized before the game for their great contributions to Kelso’s kids and community. 

We hope you’ll join us!  

On Time, All Day, Everyday!
 Attendance Awareness

Help Your Child Succeed in School: 

Build the Habit of Good Attendance! Early School success goes
 hand in hand with good attendance!


• Starting in kindergarten, too many absences can cause children to fall behind in school. • Missing 10 percent (or about 18 days) can make it harder to learn to read. • Students can still fall behind if they miss just a day or two days every few weeks. • Being late to school may lead to poor attendance. • Absences can affect the whole classroom if the teacher has to slow down learning to help children catch up. Attending school regularly helps children feel better about school—and themselves. Start building this habit in preschool so they learn right away that going to school on time, every day is important. Good attendance will help children do well in high school, college, and at work.

Elementary Parents:       Click here for ways you can help with maintaining regular attendance!
Secondary Parents:         Click here for ways you can help with maintaining regular attendance!


Parent Previews for Human Growth & Development

Students in grades 4 through 12 are scheduled to learn about human growth and development and HIV/STD prevention in their PE, science, health, social studies, or biology class during the coming school year.  If you wish to excuse your child from this instruction, you'll need to preview the curriculum first (per the AIDS Omnibus Act RCW 28A.230.070).  Parent preview nights are as follows:

Learn more here.



Welcome Back, From the Superintendent

Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year in Kelso! We hope you had a terrific summer and are beginning this year refreshed and eager for new experiences.  Read this letter from the Superintendent to find out how we can make this the best year yet!


Flash Alert

Subscribe to FlashAlert to receive weather-related schedule changes by email and/or text messages. Push notification is available by downloading the FlashAlert app for iOS & Android smartphones. To subscribe to this free service click here: flashalert.net/id/KelsoSchools

Welcome to Kelso School District

    Off-Campus Classes Available

    Have you ever thought about being a police officer, fire fighter, or health care professional? If so, KSD has a terrific opportunity for you! Come by the Career Center to pick up an application for the police science, fire science, or health science off-campus programs offered to juniors and seniors for the 2016-2017 school year. These classes offer responsible and dependable students an opportunity to experience real work environments, and they can possibly earn college credit as well. If you have any questions, please see Denise Prescott in the Career Center, call 501-1883, or email denise.prescott.org.

    Bus Routes

    If you want to know your child's bus route for the new school year, click here check out the resources on our transportation page where you'll find specific bus routes that have been updated for this year.

Translate this page
Our Mission
The mission of Kelso Public Schools is to prepare every student for living, learning and achieving success as a citizen of our changing world.
Event List
Thursday, October 13, 2016 11:00 AM

Friday, October 14, 2016 12:00 AM

School Board Meetings

For information about upcoming School Board meetings, please visit our 
Next Board Meeting page.

Our Strategic Plan
Connect With Us

Student Handbook

Click icon above for Student Rights
and Responsibilities Handbook

College Bound Scholarship
For more information, click here.
HIB Forms
Stop Bullying, Harassment and Intimidation! Forms are available here. 

Kelso School District • 601 Crawford Street • Kelso, WA 98626 • Phone: (360) 501-1900
Contact Webmaster at ksd.webmaster@kelsosd.org