Langston Hughes Elementary

Excellence. Equipty. Engagement.

School News

  • Upcoming Dates


     May 28 - August 17     Summer Break

    August 16-17                 Parent-Teacher Conferences

    August 18                       Half Day for Kindergarteners

    August 19                       First Day of School 

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  • Arrival & Dismissal Times

    Arrival M-F

    • Students A-L: Arrive between 8:30-8:40am
    • Students M-Z: Arrive between 8:45- 8:55am

     Dismissal MWRF   (Wed)

    • Walkers & Bus Riders 3:45pm  (1:15pm)

    Car Riders

    • Students A-L: Arrive at 3:50pm (1:15pm)
    • Students M-Z: Arrive at 4pm (please do not arrive early)  (1:25pm- Please do not arrive early


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  • 5th Grade Slideshow

    Typically during the 5th grade recognition ceremony a slideshow of pictures of the students from over the years is shown. However, this year due to COVID restrictions we are sending the slideshow directly to the parents and students. 

    Watch and enjoy the elementary school memories!

    5th Grade Slideshow

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  • 5th Grade Memory Book

    In the past, we've had memory books for 5th graders printed to hand out.  However, with time constraints after returning fully in person, we were not able to get these printed in time.  We have attaching a digital file of the memory book (PDF) that you can download and save (less likely to lose it as opposed to a paper copy!).  If you prefer, you can download and have it printed.  

    5th Grade Memory Book

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  • kindergarten

    Step One: Register your incoming kindergarten student: click here

    Step Two: Turn in required documents to the office or email them to or

    • Required Documents
      • Certified Birth Certificate - we will need to see the original prior to the first day of school
      • Proof of Residency - accepted documentation includes a current utility bill (water/gas/electric), current car registration, or a new lease/buyers agreement
      • Current Immunizations - a record of the child's current immunizations
      • Physical or Health Assessment - a five year physical 


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  • Breakfast and Lunch

    On-Site Lunch & Breakfast for Students: Menu 

    During the rest of the year, Food Service will provide FREE prepackaged breakfasts and lunches to students on-site. See Details  

    Meal Kits: Meal kits (containing one week's worth of breakfast and lunch) will be available to order on April 1st, click the link for ordering information and pick up locations: Click Here

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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    

    School Hours:   
    8:45am - 3:50pm M, T, TH, F
    8:45am - 1:15pm Wednesday    

    Office Hours: 8:00am - 4:30pm   

    1101 George Williams Way                        
    Lawrence, KS 66049               
    Phone: (785) 832-5890                         
    Fax: (785) 596-6575 


    Jackie Mickel                                        
    Principal: Jackie Mickel
    Administrative Assistant: Sandra Sola 
    Secretary: Frances Berghout 
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  • Annual Student Registration:

    Annual Student Enrollment

    If you have not already done so, please complete your annual student registration as soon as possible. This is necessary for your student to be enrolled in the coming year. 


    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 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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