• Greetings and welcome to Lawrence Free State High School, where a new and exciting year awaits!

    As I begin my fourth year at Free State, I take pride in overseeing the students with last names Ro-Z in my alphabet. Additionally, I am honored to hold the position of activities director, collaborating closely with our performing and visual arts department, as well as supervising all our diverse clubs and organizations.

    My educational journey includes being a proud graduate of both Kansas State and Emporia State University. On a personal note, my wife, Heather, holds the position of principal at Central High School in St. Joseph, MO.

    I am genuinely eager and enthusiastic about working with all the amazing students at Free State. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to me at the high school via phone or email at 785-832-6050 or matthew.renk@usd497.org. I'm here to support and assist you in any way I can. Let's make this year memorable and successful together!

     Go Firebirds