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Iola USD 257 Central Office
305 N. Washington Street
Iola, Kansas 66749

Normal Office Hours
M-F 7:30 - 4:00

Summer Office Hours
M-F 7:30 - 4:00

Phone: (620) 365-4700
Fax: (620) 365-4708

Welcome to Iola USD 257

The mission of USD 257 is to “inspire all students to succeed”. In USD 257 we believe that education will prepare individuals to contribute to family, vocation, and society. We believe that all students can learn and quality education should be made available to all. We believe students should be continually challenged at their ability level and that higher expectations yield measurably higher results. We believe that students should be treated with respect. We believe education is a process rather than a product.

Classroom is available to anyone with Google Apps for Education, a free suite of productivity tools including Gmail, Drive and Docs.

Classroom is designed to help teachers create and collect assignments paperlessly, including time-saving features like the ability to automatically make a copy of a Google Document for each student. It also creates Drive folders for each assignment and for each student to help keep everyone organized.

Students can keep track of what’s due on the Assignments page and begin working with just a click. Teachers can quickly see who has or hasn't completed the work, and provide direct, real-time feedback and grades right in Classroom.

Mr. Anthony Herrick has been incorperating this tool in his Language and Mythology classes at the middle school this year. Above, he works with students getting ready to cast their presentations from their chromebooks. 


Celebrating Hispanic Culture During Hispanic Heritage Month

September 15 - October 15 is Hispanic Heritage Month. Fifty-three million people identified themselves as Hispanic or Latino on the 2012 Census, making Hispanics a significant cultural presence in the United States.This month we recognize the contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the United States and celebrate the group's heritage and culture.



 Constitution Day

September 17th

September 17 is a day set aside to commemorate the creation and signing of the U.S. Constitution. The Constitution was signed by thirty-nine delegates of the people on September 17, 1787 and became the foundation upon which our government was built. Constitution Day is intended to remind everyone of the principles we hold dear. It’s an opportunity for people to demonstrate their appreciation for our country and the freedom that was secured by our founding fathers. Educational resources: