Langston Hughes Elementary

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School News



    May 11           PTO Meeting - 5pm

                           Kona Ice Family Night - 6-8pm

    May 14          Field Day (for students and staff) 

    May 17           5th Grade Visits to Middle Schools

    May 17-18     Scholastic Book Fair  (for students and staff)

    May 18           Middle School Parent Night

                                   A-K: 6-6:30pm

                                   L-Z:  7-7:30pm

    May 20           5th Grade iPad Exchange

    May 21           Field Day Make-Up Day (for students and staff)

    May 24           5th Grade Fun Day (for students and staff)

    May 25           5th Grade Recognition Ceremony

    May 26           School Party  (for students and staff)

    May 27           Last Day of School -full day.

                           Kona Ice Fundraiser 10:30-12:30PM (for students and staff)

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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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  • Langston Logistic Plan for Covid Procedures (includes new arrival/dismissal plan, lunch & illness plan) 

    Back to School Presentation & Videos  - See new arrival, dismissal, & health video

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  • 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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  • yearbook

    The year is winding down and what better way to remember than with a Langston yearbook!  If you forgot to worries! We have a LIMITED number of extra books for sale.  They are $12 (payment payable to LH PTO).  Please contact Angela Randall,, to make sure your child will have a memento of this truly unique school year!  

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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) 832-5898    


    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

    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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