MAIZE unified school district 266

May 2021

501 South James
Maize, KS 67101
(316) 722-0266
Dear Vermillion Chameleon Families,
Even though it was not a typical year, we've had an outstanding year at Vermillion Elementary. Our students have done a wonderful job handling our expectations and demonstrating positive character traits throughout the year. The staff has worked extremely hard meeting the academic and emotional needs of each student given some unusual circumstances. I am very fortunate to work with such a caring and supportive staff!

I also want to thank our Vermillion families! We couldn't do the things we do at VES without your support. Thank you for embracing the many changes and challenges this year and working with us through these uncharted waters. We truly appreciate everything you do to help make VES such an outstanding place! Good luck to our fifth and fourth graders. We will miss you!

The end of the school year brings about changes for the next year. Here is a partial list of the changes and new staff members for the upcoming 2021-22 school year.

Danielle Keiter (3rd Grade)
Julie Wangberg (Music)
Cindy Kraft (Instructional Support)
Sheri Olson (Instructional Support)
Rebecca Biddle (5th Grade)
Jessica Buchanan (5th Grade)
Dawn Morrow (5th Grade)
Cathi Wisner (5th Grade)
Judy Hoskins (Secretary)
Katie Jennings (Secretary)
Amanda Thompson (Para)
Amy Atkins (Para)
Pam Reasoner (Para)
Jo Chance (Para)

Nyleen Lenk (2nd Grade) will be teaching 1st grade
Abby Brownell (2nd Grade) will be teaching 3rd grade

New Staff:
Kira Thompson will be a new music teacher. We look forward to having Kira join the Vermillion Family.

Have a safe and relaxing summer. We'll look forward to seeing you soon!
Michael Dome
VES Principal

Please help our school office run smooth and efficient. For your convenience, we've listed a few reminders below.
Office Hours: 7:30am - 4:30pm
Office Phone: 316-722-0266
  • Student Absences: If your student is absent please call the school office each day BEFORE 10:00am. If you notify the teacher of an absence, you MUST also call the school office.

  • Student Extended Absences: If your student is gone 3 or more days due to illness, a doctor's note is required for them to return to school.

  • After School Transportation Changes
  • Call the school office BEFORE 3:00 pm - M/T/Th/F
  • Call the school office BEFORE 2:00 pm - Wednesday (early release @3:20pm)
If you are planning to move out of district this summer, please contact the office or one of the counselors.

We have loved getting to know all of our families here at Vermillion this year. Have a safe and fun summer with your kids! We look forward to hearing about the family adventures next fall.
For more information on any counseling services/counselor lessons etc., please check out our Google Site at
Jolene Chapin
Andi Shipman
Current Student enrollment open now.
New Student Enrollment opens July 7, 2021

Thank you for sharing your child with us this year in PE. We hope they had fun and learned a little something on the journey.

We look forward to seeing you next year! Those of you who may be moving on or leaving us, we will miss you and hope great things happen for you. Have a great summer and stay active!
Coach Trail
Ph: 722-0266 x2844
Coach Peck
Ph: 722-0266 x2844
Thank you for supporting the Scholastic Book Fair and the VES Library. Just a quick reminder that ALL Library books are due now. You may return Library books after the last day of school to the office thru Friday, June 4th.

I hope you have a wonderful summer and looking forward to seeing you next year! Don't forget to keep up with your summer reading! The Wichita Public Library is sponsoring a summer reading program. Check it out at
We have had lots of challenges this year, but that did not stop us from finding ways to learn about and experience music this year! Thank you for encouraging your students to participate in music whether we were in person or remote! It is definitely a year we will remember! Have a great summer!
Don't forget to make Quaver Music a part of your child's summer fun! Students can access their Quaver accounts over the summer. There are tons of free music games and activities to explore!
You can access the website on a desktop/laptop or on any mobile device.
Quaver Login Insructions: 
  • Quaver Name: 9-digit Maize Student ID#
  • Passwordmusic1 (all one word & case sensitive)

If you have any difficulty finding your child's Maize Student ID#, you can look it up in Skyward.
Doreen Merkel
Julie Wangberg
With the end of the school year fast approaching, it is time to start thinking about next year!

We will need a copy of All INCOMING Kindergarteners most recent health assessment and immunizations. The health assessment needs to be within the past year, so any time after August 1, 2020. All elementary age children are now required to have 2 doses of the Hepatitis A vaccine, so if you notice that your child only has 1, please get them a second dose. 

Have a wonderful summer and we'll see you in the fall!
Nurse Jaime Smith
Phone: 316-350-2810 / School Fax: 316-722-5020
We are looking for additional instructional and special education paraprofessionals for the 2021-2022 school year. We would love to have you on our team!
Please apply below or contact Mrs. Nash with any questions.
Substitute teachers are crucial to the operations of Maize USD 266 and are able to make an important impression on our students' lives and education.

Substitute teacher pay has been temporarily raised to $130 per day. Join our #OneMa1ze team! Apply today at
Become a PTO member/volunteer! If you are interested in supporting our students and staff, please complete the online PTO Volunteer Enrollment Form and the best part about joining the PTO is that it's FREE!

  • VOLUNTEER NEEDED! PTO will have an open Secretary position for the 2021-22 school year. We are asking for a 1-year commitment with this position. If you are interested or have questions please reach out to PTO at

  • PTO is also looking for assistance with several annual fund raising committees. TLC, Walk-a-Thon, Family BINGO Night, and more. If you are interested please email at
PTO would like to thank all of the parents for their support and help this year. We know it looked different but we appreciate all of the donations and assistance this school year. We look forward to seeing everyone next year!
PTO would like to thank Dalayne Wadud for all of her amazing work over the years for the VES PTO. She has been a blessing and a wonderful member to the PTO. Her dedication to TLC and all the other PTO events, board and committee was greatly appreciated. We will miss you Dalayne! We wish you all the best as you move on in the district. Thank you for everything!
Pre-order your school supply packs for your incoming Kindergartener thru 4th grade at Orders must be made by Thursday, July 1st. Delivery will be made direct to your student's classroom and ready for the first day of school. This is a convenient, easy and hassle-free way to get your school supplies!
In preparation for next year’s Family Bingo Night, we invite anyone who has unused/leftover holiday gifts, baskets, bows, filler items that could be used in raffle baskets to turn them into the school office. We greatly appreciate your generosity!
Don't forget to collect BoxTops! We collect BoxTops throughout the year.
You can view how the BoxTops App works at
Use Amazon Smile to make your purchases and select VES as the charitable organization and a portion of your purchases will be donated to VES. Find out more at
NEW!!! Support Vermillion Elementary by shopping Coca-Cola products and donating the Caps with Codes or cut off labels from cartons/cases and bring them into school. See how at
NEW! Download the Casey's app, create a log-in and select Vermillion Elementary School as you 'Cash for Class' recipient. See how at
PTO can be reached at:
FacebookMaize Vermillion Elementary School PTO
*Be sure to tag all the fun you are having at VES this year with #VES
ONEMA1ZE  #OneMa1ze