• Welcome to a new and different year at Lawrence Free State High School. 

    This is my second year at Free State.  I have been in Atchison for the past four years. In Atchison, I have served multiple roles as an assistant principal, athletic and activities director, and finally as the principal of the high school.  I am a graduate of Kansas State and Emporia State University.  My wife, Heather serves as the principal at Broken Arrow Elementary School.  I look forward to working with the students at Free State.  I will be assigned students with last names beginning P - Z.  I am also the activities director at Free State.  

     If you have any questions or concerns I am available at the high school via phone or e-mail (785-832-6050 or matthew.renk@usd497.org).

     Go Firebirds


    Mr. Renk