Langston Hughes Elementary

Excellence. Equipty. Engagement.

School News

  • Upcoming Dates




    Oct. 12                   5th gr. Music Performance

    Oct. 15                   No School

    Oct. 18                   PTO/Site Council

    Oct. 19                   Kindergarten Field Trip

    Oct. 20                   1st Grade Field Trip

                                    Parent/Teacher Conferences

    Oct. 21                   No School

                                    Parent/Teacher Conferences

    Oct. 22                   No School

    Oct. 25                   No School

    Oct. 27                   Trunk or Treat

    Oct. 28                   Picture Retakes

    Oct. 29                  Class Halloween Parties

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  • Arrival & Dismissal Times

    Arrival M-F

    • Students A-L: Arrive between 8:30-8:40am
    • Students M-Z: Arrive between 8:40-8:50am

     Dismissal MWRF   (Wed)

    • Walkers & Bus Riders 3:45pm  (2:15pm)
    • Car Riders
      • Students A-L: Arrive at 3:50pm (2:20pm)
      • Students M-Z: Arrive at 3:57pm (please do not arrive early)  (2:25pm- Please do not arrive early


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  • trunk or treat

    Trunk or Treat at Langston Hughes

    Mark your calendars now and then join us on October 27, time TBA, for this special event. Vote for your favorite "trunks," collect your treats, and have fun! The 5th Grade team will be selling concessions and goodies.

    If you are interested in participating with your car/SUV/truck, sign up here.

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  • 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. Visit our sign up to see current volunteer opportunities!

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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: Menu 

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

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  • Lawrence Public Schools conducts Hearing and Vision Screenings mandated by the state of Kansas. To ensure all students can access curriculum and instruction, the district screens students' Hearing and Distance Vision for concerns that may require further follow-up. The district conducts mass hearing/vision screenings at the schools for students K-12. In some grades, not all students participate in the screenings.  
    COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS:   All staff and students involved in Hearing and Vision screenings will wear masks and follow USD 497 COVID prevention and safety measures.
    Parents/Guardians who DO NOT want their children to participate in hearing and vision screenings during the 2021-2022 school year, must complete an opt-out request form for EACH STUDENT by 8 a.m. the day before the hearing and vision screening is scheduled to be conducted at your child's school. If completing a paper form, the paper form must be received by 8:00 a.m. the day before screening by the School Nurse or Health Office Attendant.
    If you want your child's hearing and vision screening to be completed, DO NOT COMPLETE THE OPT-OUT REQUEST FORM. The district will automatically conduct the screenings in accordance with its protocols for hearing and vision. 
    Langston Hughes Elementary School is currently scheduled to receive these screenings on Tuesday, October 26, 2021.
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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 - 2:20pm 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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  • 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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KSDE verifies USD 497 has attained the highest level of achievement in providing services to children with disabilities.