Langston Hughes Elementary

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School News

  • Langston Hughes is Closed for the Summer and will reopen in August!

    In the meantime, here are some important info for the 2024 - 2025 School Year:

    Need to know important dates:

    • 2024- 2025 Class Placings and Teacher Assignments - By Email - Thur., August 8th. 4 PM.
    • Back to School Night/ Supply Drop Off - Friday, August 9th, time TBD. 
    • First Day of School - Kindergarten Only: Monday, August 12th.
    • First Day of School - Everyone : Tuesday, August 13th.

    2024-2025 LPS Student Calendar

    School Supplies:

    LPS School Supply List

    LPS Free & Reduced Lunch Program:

    LPS Free & Reduced Lunch (and fees) application

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  • Langston Hughes PTO Logo

    We need you!

    Langston Hughes PTO can't run without its many volunteers. Whether you have one hour or 100 hours, we have an option for you.

    If you would like to participate on a committee you can email  

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    Do you want to know what is going on with PTO?

    One of the best ways to know is to follow us on Facebook. If you don't have an account, don't worry. You can just visit our Facebook page and still see it all.

    PTO Facebook Page


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  • There are many ways you can help support Langston Hughes. Please see the link for more information. 

    Fundraising Information


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  • Breakfast and Lunch

    On-Site Lunch & Breakfast for Students

     View the Daily Menu Here!

    The federal government supported schools in offering free meals to all students during the first two years of the pandemic. Congress did not extend this benefit to the 2023-2024 school year. Families must apply to receive free or reduced-price meals and school fee waivers. The district encourages all families to apply!

    Complete the free or reduced-price meals application online (includes language translations) at

    District Nutrition and Wellness staff are happy to assist families with completing the application at the Educational Support Center, 110 McDonald Drive, or by phone at 785-832-5000.

    Establish student meal accounts and review lunch menus online at

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  • LPS Strategic Plan  

    Lawrence Public Schools will ensure that students of all races, backgrounds, and abilities achieve at high levelsdemonstrate proficiency in reading by the third grade and in math by the eighth grade, and graduate on time prepared for success in college and careers.  Click the link above to read more about our strategic plan.

    Kansas Legislation on Public Schools

    Stay informed and learning about the latest bills and actions being taken by our Legislators that impact public schools.  Check out the various links on this page to learn more about what action is taking place.  
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  • Langston Hughes Elementary    

    1101 George Williams Way                        
    Lawrence, KS 66049               
    Phone: (785) 832-5890                         

    Fax: (785) 596-6575 


    School Hours:   
    8:33am - 3:50pm M, T, TH, F
    8:33am - 1:20pm Wednesday    

    Arrival & Dismissal Times     


    • Outside Supervision begins 8:15 am
    • School Opens at 8:25 am


    • Walkers & Bus Riders - 3:45 pm                                                          1:15 pm Wed.
    • Car Riders - 3:50 pm                                                          1:20 pm Wed.

    Office Hours: 8:00am - 4:30pm                                                                          

    Jackie Mickel                                        
    Principal: Jackie Mickel
    Administrative Assistant: Sandra Sola 
    Secretary: Kristy Wempe Bellinger
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  • New Student Registration:

     Welcome New Families

    New Student Enrollment 

    We are excited to have you join our Langston Hughes family. Click the blue link for new student registration instructions and information.


    If you have enrollment or annual registration questions, you may contact the Lawrence Public School Enrollment Center:  / 785-330-1921 / 110 McDonald Dr.  Lawrence, KS  66044     


    Are you moving or leaving the district? It is important that our records are up to date. If you move during the year, please call us at 785-832-5890 or email

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  •  bobcat

    Bobcat of the Month Staff Award

    We would like your help to recognize one certified and one classified staff member each month for their dedication to our students. Langston Hughes families - we want your help with nominations!! We encourage you and your child to think about staff members who have made an impact in your lives. It could be a teacher, interventionist, our principal, para, custodian, nurse, counselor, etc!

    You are welcome to complete the nomination form online or a paper copy we will send home.

    Nominate a staff member today! Support Staff Nomination Form / Teacher Nomination Form

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