“The Elk Valley community is committed to providing a learning environment in which all students make progress in becoming a functional member of society. We believe that school improvement is an on-going process of evaluation, setting goals and implementing programs.”
(Source- USD 283-www.usd283.org)
West Elk USD 282
West Elk Public Schools is located just outside the city limits of Howard, Kansas. The district includes the communities of Elk Falls, Howard, Moline, Severy and several townships encompassing 540 square miles. West Elk is a 2A school with 346 students in pre-kindergarten through the twelfth grade. In addition to the core subjects, West Elk offers art, vocal and band to represent Fine Arts. The vocational programs available are Family and Consumer Science, Business, Woodworking and Vocational Agriculture.
Junior High students may participate on numerous athletic teams at West Elk Schools. Those include football, volleyball, basketball, wrestling and track. High school students also have cross country, softball and baseball in which to be involved.
West Elk also has several activities and clubs to give young people an opportunity to become well rounded students. This includes the Fall Play, FCCLA, FFA, Forensics, Math Team, Scholars Bowl, FBLA/SkillsUSA and Student Government.
Moline is home to 340 (2013) residents. Moline has a small community atmosphere and access to the major highway, US-160. Moline is home to four churches and is a part of both USD 282 and USD 283.
Highway US-160 runs through Moline. Winfield and Independence are both under 50 minutes from Moline.
Moline Local Attractions/Activities
Moline is home to the St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Moline Christian Church, Moline United Methodist Church and Baptist Church. Moline is home to the “Oldest Swinging Bridge in Kansas.” The swinging bridge is right next to the Wildcat Creek Waterfalls.