Anthony Elementary School

Principal's Message

Principal's Message

 Anthony Families,
It’s hard to believe our 2016-17 school year has come to a close. At our Anthony Night at Cody Park, our staff served approximately 400 hot dogs, and we had an outstanding time connecting with families. Also, the Leavenworth Community Art Show was a huge success with lots of work being done behind the scenes by Mr. Waldron. I know I marveled at many of the outstanding projects completed by our students. As well, we held our Spring Clothing Drive recently which is led by Ms. Crawford and other Anthony teachers. As we finished up the year, we held our 4th Quarter Awards Assembly, PBIS Event at Cody Park, and our annual 5th Grade Graduation/Science Fair.
For new Anthony Families, I do want to share some information about myself.  My wife and I have been Leavenworth community members since joining the USD 453 team in 2014.  I served as the Anthony Assistant Principal/Curriculum Specialist during the 2014-15 and 2015-16 school years and have been Principal of Anthony Elementary since the start of the 2016-17 school year. Prior to coming to Leavenworth, I taught 5th Grade in Piper Public Schools as well as both 3rd and 4th Grade in Emporia Public Schools where I also earned my English Language Learner Endorsement.  In 2010, I was fortunate to be selected by the National Endowment for the Humanities as a Summer Scholar studying African American Political History in the K-12 Classroom.  Outside of our school family, my family and I enjoy spending time doing a number of activities.  Whether it is taking our dog, Winston, to Riverfront Park or going to the Farmer’s Market in Downtown Leavenworth, we have really enjoyed what the community has to offer.  My wife, Sarah, and I are also Husker fans and make it up to Nebraska as much as possible for football, basketball, and baseball games.  At home, we love to cook and try new recipes though Sarah is definitely the chef in the family.
As a reminder, the Anthony Main Office will close for Summer Break beginning on June 2. The office will be closed until the office staff reports back in mid July. Please contact Leavenworth Board of Education District Office at ​(913) 684-1400​ if you have questions during this break.
From Mr. Kessler, Ms. Marta, Ms Bri, and myself, we wanted to thank you for an outstanding 2016-2017 school year. We are looking forward to many great things to come in 2017-2018 from our Anthony Community. As always, please feel free to reach out to us with any questions ​(913) 684-1500​ leading to next year.
Ryan Bodensteiner
Principal, Anthony Elementary
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News and Announcements

Riverfront Art Show a Huge Success

The district art show at the Riverfront Community Center was a huge success, thanks in part to Anthony Elementary art teacher Tony Waldron. Student work was on display as several students, family members and community members stopped by to admire the great art talent here in our district.

Anthony Staff Members Show What it Means to be a Team

The third grade team at Anthony Elementary recently demonstrated teamwork at its finest. One of the team members, Kristy Sloan, faced medical issues that took her out of the classroom for a month. Ms. Sloan says her amazing third grade teammates, Lora Crawford and Cara Lake, picked up on her behalf in a big way. They helped with her lessons plans and assisted her substitute so that Sloan could take care of herself without worrying about her class. As a thank you for all Crawford and Lake did, Sloan purchased matching Toms shoes for the team.

Second Graders Learn About Habitats

Second graders at Anthony Elementary have been learning about different habitats. Recently they built dioramas to represent the different habitats they learned about, including the arctic, deserts, oceans, and others. This week they showed off their creations for parents and peers and explained things they learned about the habitat they built.

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Upcoming Events

Last Day of School for Teachers
Date: 5/25/2017
Last Day of School
Date: 5/24/2017
Fifth Grade Graduation and Science Fair
Date: 5/23/2017, 5 PM 6 PM
Location: Anthony Elementary School
Field Day
Date: 5/19/2017
Location: Anthony Elementary School
Awards Assembly Day
Date: 5/18/2017, 1:40 PM 3 PM
Location: Anthony Elementary School