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Meet Shawnee Fryeleadership team profile

Shawnee Frye remembers students coming to read to her class when she was a kindergartner and how much it meant to her.

“I’m really looking forward to working with the little kindergartners,” said the fifth grader who is now a member of the CES Leadership Team.

She also enjoys being involved in the team’s community service projects.

“I just always love helping people, doing more things to help the community,” Frye said. So far, she’s helped pull weeds in front of the school, picked up paper for recycling and raised money for Children’s Miracle Network.

When she’s not at school, Frye might be found with a book in her hand.

“I’ve always really, really liked reading ever since I was little,” she said, citing JK Rowling as her favorite author.

In the summer she likes to spend time at the park and in winter she spends time with her family, playing board games.


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School Attendance – Let the Race Begin

The race among classes for perfect attendance begins this month. To be successful, it’s important for students be in school every day. To encourage that, CES Principals have established weekly, quarterly, semester and yearly rewards to encourage students to come to school every day.

Students who have perfect attendance all week are placed in a drawing for an extra recess on Friday. Five students from each grade level are chosen. Class attendance is  recorded for the month along a race track, with trophies given to the best class attendance at each grade level. Rewards for perfect attendance for each quarter, semester, and for the entire year may include Sonic coupons, a pizza party, popsicles at the park or a Wal-Mart gift card for perfect attendance all school year.


Reminder:   Doors do not open until 7:45am and no student is supervised until that time. It is not healthy for students to stand out in the weather prior to 7:45am so do not drop students off or let them walk to school prior to 7:45. This is still 45 minutes before the school day starts.


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Mr. Matt Koester​

Assistant Principal

Eric Hoops

Assistant Principal

Noel Shinkle


Office Hours 7:45am-4:15pm

Becky Howell

Melisa Aikins

Gloria Ruggles

Contact Information

Chanute Elementary School
500 Osa Martin Blvd
Chanute, Kansas 66720
Phone: 620.432.2530
Fax: 620.432.2542