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  FOUR Valley Center Schools named
      Kansas Schools of Character!

Abilene Elementary and West Elementary are both recipients of the Promising Practices Recognition for Social, Emotional and Character Development. Abilene submitted information on their T.E.A.M. Abilene Program.  T.E.A.M. (Teamwork, Effort, Achievement, and Motivating Others) is Abilene’s way of discovering new ways to increase student engagement, address bullying issues, involve the community, and promote student-friendly core values. West submitted information about their “FAB Families” program.  FAB = Family Activity Building.  Each student is in a “family” with an adult in the building.  Those “families” do monthly activities together.  This builds a sense of belonging for students.  They stay in the family until they move on to another school.

The Intermediate School is also a recipient of the Promising Practices Recognition for Social, Emotional and Character Development.  VCIS submitted applications for two promising practices and VCIS Counselor, Nicole Burdette, has confirmed that both will be recognized.  “Brew Crew” (Mrs. Tschetter’s class receives orders for morning coffee, then make, deliver and collect) was sponsored by Rebecca Tschetter, Danielle Vega and Vicki Dick.  The second submission was an English Language Arts unit designed by Kelsey Bloss and Sara Harrison called "Reach For The Stars”.

The Middle School is receiving the Enhanced Spotlight Recognition for Social, Emotional and Character Development. VCMS submitted information on programs they have implemented. These programs include ‘Character Cards’ which are hand written post cards highlighting the positive that teachers mail to students and also the Second-Step program.

The Kansas Schools of Character Recognition program recipients are schools and/or districts that have demonstrated education principles, which include creating a caring school community, engaging families and community members as partners in character-building efforts, fostering self-motivation, and implementing meaningful and challenging academic curriculum that respects all learners, develops character, and helps students succeed.

We will have photos and more details after the recipients return from the Banquet in Topeka, Kansas on May 4, 2017 where Kansas Education Commissioner Dr. Randy Watson and other dignitaries will provide remarks and honor the schools. 


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About Us

Valley Center USD 262 serves more than 2760 children from the communities of Valley Center, Park City, Kechi, and Wichita. Our location provides a unique opportunity to blend the benefits of a small town with easy access to everything Wichita has to offer.
Our school configuration includes one Pre-K-4 building; two K-4 schools; an intermediate school which houses the fifth and sixth grades; a seventh and eighth grade middle school; and a 5A high school. We also have an alternative school, The Learning Center, which assists students of all ages earn their high school diploma.
The district’s 370 employees strive to make the vision, “To Be a Premier School District Known for Excellence in Education, Innovative Instruction, Outstanding Programs, and Dedication to Students” a reality through continual staff development, district-wide strategic planning, and by focusing on what is best for our students.
We are extremely proud of our school community and invite you to partner with us to help all our students enjoy success.


  • Abilene Elementary

  • Phone: 316-755-7020
  • Fax: 316-755-7021
  • West Elementary

  • Phone: 316-755-7030
  • Fax: 316-755-7031
  • Wheatland Elementary

  • Phone: 316-755-7040
  • Fax: 316-755-7041
  • Intermediate School

  • Phone: 316-755-7050
  • Fax: 316-755-7051
  • Middle School

  • Phone: 316-755-7060
  • Fax: 316-755-7061
  • High School

  • Phone: 316-755-7070
  • Fax: 316-755-7071
    • Learning Center

  • Phone: 316-755-7080
  • Fax: 316-755-7081