Maize South Intermediate School
Opening for the 2021-22 School Year!

May 2021
Meet the Principal
Welcome to Maize South Intermediate School!
Dear Maverick students and families,

Welcome to Maize South Intermediate School! As the new principal of the new school, I am excited and proud to introduce you to Maize South Intermediate and the Maverick family! I also look forward to personally meeting each of you soon.

I have been dedicated to education for more than 28 years, and 25 of those years have been here in Maize. For the past six years, I have served as an Assistant Principal at Pray-Woodman Elementary School. I also have served as a Reading Interventionist and taught 3rd through 6th grade for many years. Not only have I been a part of Maize as an educator, but I also am a parent of two children who graduated from Maize and attended since pre-K.

Please explore this newsletter to learn more about your new school, and please stay tuned for additional resources, including a school webpage, coming soon!

Here’s to a great beginning!

Mrs. LaMunyon
Maize South Intermediate School
Maize South Intermediate School: The Vision
Rendering: Maize South Intermediate School's main entry. The building's design highlights the school's emphasis on collaboration and innovation.
Rendering: Step inside the school's main entry for a stunning view of the STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) lab, which will showcase student projects and works-in-progress.
Rendering: The school's cafeteria and media center will feature windows and natural light.
Site Plan: The school will include collaborative learning spaces, outdoor learning space, and outdoor play areas. A parking lot in front of the school and car drop-off lane behind the school will augment traffic patterns and increase safety.
Watch drone footage of bond issue projects, including
Maize South Intermediate School construction.
Thanks to Hutton and SJCF Architecture for the use of these multimedia elements.
About Maize South Intermediate School
Here are a few details about our new school:
  • The students: The school will be home to about 450 fifth- and sixth-grade students who reside in the district's south boundary. (Beginning in 2021-22, the district's elementary school students will house kindergarten to fourth grade.)

  • The teachers: About 30 teachers will work at Maize South Intermediate School and will move from their current posts as fifth- and sixth-grade teachers in Maize USD 266 elementary and middle schools.

  • The Maverick feeder pattern: After intermediate school, students will attend Maize South Middle School for seventh and eighth grade and Maize South High School for ninth through twelfth grade, assuming they continue to maintain residence in the district's south boundary.

  • The bell schedule: Intermediate schools will align with a tier-one schedule, with the school day beginning at 7:25 a.m. and ending at 2:30 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays and at 1:55 p.m. on Wednesdays, which will observe early release. At this time, there are not plans for after-school activities.

  • What makes the school unique: The new intermediate schools will have a STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) lab, science labs, an art room, collaboration spaces in each hallway, breakout spaces for each hallway and classrooms, outdoor learning areas, two gyms, a stage for performances, specially planned and designed special education rooms, and much more!

  • Transportation: Intermediate school students may share bus routes with their intermediate school peers, as well as middle and high school students.

  • The lunches: Students will have a variety of entree options, including two hot entrees and one cold entree, such as sandwiches, salads, and yogurt parfaits. Students can load up on fruits and vegetables at the choices bar. Milk also is a choice. Intermediate students have the option to purchase a la carte beverages, snack items, and ice cream. All a la carte items meet Smart Snacks guidelines. Click here to see the Maize USD 266 Food Service 2020-21 Price List. The 2021-22 Price List will be posted in the future.

  • The address: The school is located at 9701 W. 37th St. N. in Wichita just west of our Maize Early Childhood Center and between Tyler and Maize roads.

  • The construction: The school is being built as part of the $108.2 million 2019 Bond Issue, which voters overwhelming approved. The bond issue addresses growth, safety, and opportunity for all students. Additional projects include Maize Intermediate School at 45th and 119th streets in Maize and the Maize Performing Arts and Aquatics Center (MPAAC) at Academy Avenue and 119th Street in Maize. Learn more and watch additional drone videos of the construction of these projects at

  • Recreation: An outdoor area will include a turfed area, basketball goal, hard top, and walking path.

  • Library: The district is ordering new books specifically meant for 5th- and 6th-grade students, and chosen by teachers and our media center specialist for this new space.
A day in the life
  • Families: A group of students will be called families. Fifth-grade students will be in a grade-specific classroom family, and sixth-grade students will be in a different grade-specific classroom family. There will be a family of 5th grade and a family of 6th grade in each hallway. They will rotate through their own classes and may have some cross-grade family team-building activities together.

  • Class rotation: The same group of students in a family will change classrooms for different subjects. This includes fifth-grade students, who will rotate to different core teachers for English language arts, math, social studies, and science. Classes of about 25 students will be split primarily by grade level.

  • Fresh air time: Students will have access to fresh air time around lunch. Though there may not be scheduled recess times, there will be opportunities for movement throughout the day.

  • Student-selected enrichment classes: On Wednesdays, the school we will offer enrichment classes for all students. Students will choose from many choices, including STEM, Math Enrichment, Reading Enrichment, physical activities, broadcasting, drama/theater, music enrichment, technology, student leadership, and more.

  • BOB time: Students will have Band/Orchestra/Books each day. The time also will have mini courses during this time to explore various topics.

  • Student storage: Each classroom will have open-faced lockers for student items and supplies.

  • Band and orchestra: There will be opportunities for fifth- and sixth-grade students.

  • Clubs time: There are plans for opportunities to allow students to explore their interests.
Additional Information
  • Classroom placement: Students will be placed into an intermediate teacher's classroom based in part on information collected from their current elementary schools.

  • How to prepare your child for the first day at a new school: Parents/guardians can be positive and excited about the new learning experience and meeting of new friends.
Parent Resources: When can my child be home alone?
With the school day scheduled to end at 2:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday and 1:55 p.m. on early release Wednesdays, parents may consider the after-school schedule for their child(ren).

Maize USD 266 is exploring possible after-school options for intermediate school students. In the meantime, leaders also are sharing the following resources with parents who are considering scheduling options for their family:
Parent survey: Intermediate School Before/After School Care

In what type of before/after school fee-based program are you interested in for your child during the 2021-22 school year?

Four Foundational Beliefs

Maize South Intermediate School and Maize Intermediate School will jointly work on the following Foundational Beliefs:

  1. Operates as a cohesive community in which 5th and 6th grade have opportunities to share geographic spaces, programming, and scheduling.
  2. Embraces teaming/family to support core content and social-emotional learning of students.
  3. Implements tiered structures to support a variety of student needs.
  4. Functions in a school that will offer opportunities for exploration for students.
Connect with Maize South Intermediate School on Social Media
Official Maize South Intermediate School Twitter account
Official Maize South Intermediate School Instagram account
Maize South Intermediate School PTO

For those interested in joining the Maize South Intermediate School Parent Teacher Organization, please click the link to learn more.

Coming Soon
Please stay tuned for this information and more!

  • School supply list
  • Parent pickup/drop-off details
  • Contact Us staff member list
  • School webpage at
  • School phone number
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Potential Meet the Teacher Night event