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  • Welcome to Woodlawn


    Woodlawn Elementary School, located on 5.1 acres of land in North Lawrence, has a long history and can trace its roots back to the earliest settlements in the area. Originally named Fifth Ward School, in 1890, its teachers petitioned to change the name to Woodlawn because the building was surrounded by a wooded lawn of elm, birch, and walnut trees. The original building burned to the ground in 1923, and a new school, also named Woodlawn, was built in 1924. Woodlawn serves students in grades K-5, including offering a full-day kindergarten program.

    Did You Know? The United States Department of Education has recognized Woodlawn as a National Blue Ribbon School! In addition, the Confidence in Kansas Public Education Task Force awarded Woodlawn its Challenge Award for inspiring high student achievement among populations with high ethnic and economic diversity.

    "Promoting a healthy self–image, positive attitude, and essential skills to live, learn and work in international society."

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  • Kindergarten 2023-2024

    We are excited to begin planning and gearing up for the 2023-2024 school year.
    Please visit the following site for all up-to-date Kindergarten information.


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  • 2023-2024 Enrollment


    To register for the 2023-2024 school year, click here.

    Once you have registered online, we will need these items to complete enrollment: 

    Current immunizations

    Certified birth certificate

    Contact information for the previous school (e.g., name, address, phone, fax)

    Proof of residency (Accepted: lease/buyers agreement, current water or electric bill)

    Physical (if entering a Kansas school for the first time and between the ages of 5-9) 

    Transfer Form (Due by March 31st) 

    School Supply List 22-23

    Not returning in the fall?

    Please let us know and have your new school send all records requests to rthompso@usd497.org so we can forward your student's records. 


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  • Marathon Club

    This is a healthy after-school program where students accumulate laps that they run or walk until they achieve distance running milestones! The goal of the marathon club is to promote a lifelong love of fitness and to show that small steps can help us reach big goals. The Riverhawk Runners meet for forty minutes after school on Thursdays (3:05-3:45). We begin by checking in at the basketball court by the south door. We're very excited to be able to offer this program again and are looking forward to a fun, safe year. Please note this year, the Marathon Club is only meeting once a week on Thursdays.

    The Fall Marathon Club will run from September 22th to November 17th and the Spring from March 30th until May 18th.

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  • Employee of the Month


    Nominate a Woodlawn Staff Member for Employee of the Month!

    Nomination Form

    Employee of the Month

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  • Arrival and Dismissal Procedures 

    The front doors will open at 7:45 am for arrival.  Kindergarten - 3rd grade will enter through the door of the commons area by the bike rack.  The 4th and 5th grades will enter through the main door.  Students will either go to the cafe for breakfast or to their classrooms to begin their day.  The bell rings at 8:00 am to signal the beginning of our day.

    Students will be dismissed from MTTF at 3:05 p.m. and 1:35 p.m. on Wednesdays.

    Students must be signed out by a parent /guardian if they leave school early. Office staff may ask for ID before releasing the child.

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  • School Hours
    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
    8:00am - 3:05pm
    8:00am - 1:35pm
    *doors open at 7:45*
    Jayci Roberson
     KSDE verifies this district has attained the highest level of achievement in providing services to children with disabilities