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Unified School District 239, North Ottawa County


Mission Statement of USD #239

The mission of USD 239 is to create a nurturing environment in which all students master the intellectual and personal skills to be participating, responsible citizens in both the local and global community.  They will develop self-respect, respect for others, a lifelong love of learning, commitment to family and community, respect for work and the ability to respond to change and to initiate change.


Mr. Chris Vignery, Superintendent

Mr. Terry Moeckel, Minneapolis Junior/Senior High Principal

Mrs. Patricia Anderson, Minneapolis Grade School Principal


USD 239 North Ottawa County Schools:

USD 239 North Ottawa County: With a tradition of excellence in a variety of activities, USD 239 provides quality and success in all areas from academics to sports to school organizations, while maintaining a personal, educational community.

  • Fully accredited K-12 by North Central Association
  • K-6 and 7-12 facilities located within a few blocks of each other in the heart of the community
  • State of Kansas Assessments Standard of Excellence Award
  • Award-winning teachers and administrators
  • Supportive community and involved parent groups:  Lion Backers & Cub Backers
  • Extensive facility renovations:  classrooms, library, rubberized track, anticipated T1 internet connection and new PCs
  • District technology coordinator and school nurse
  • Comprehensive curriculum:  Average composite ACT score 22.3, Concurrent college classes available, Vo-tech & On-the-Job Training available



The Community of Minneapolis:
  • Rock City - A National Landmark of over 200 giant, round boulders
  • Historic Park with public swimming pool and new playgrounds
  • Nine-Hole Golf Course with watered fairways
  • Wellness Center - Indoor pool and fitness center
  • Community Basketball and Tennis Courts
  • Active Scouting Program
  • Local YMCA-affiliated Teams & Recreation Commission
  • Youth Summer Sports Camps
  • Minneapolis Art Center Classes
  • Ottawa County Children's Summer Theatre
  • New Library with story hour and summer reading program
  • Ottawa County Museum
  • Ottawa County Lake - Hunting and fishing
  • 11 Local Churches
  • Downtown Festivals
  • Ottawa County Fair

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