ABOUT KAHLOTUS SCHOOLS
Our Educational Approach
At Kahlotus Schools we believe in preparing students for success in college and career. Incorporating academically challenging, project-based, hands-on learning activities and real-world applications from lessons are a priority across the curriculum.
The first schoolhouse was built in 1916 and was a two-story structure that housed every class from 1916-1954. The graduating class of 1955 enjoyed the new building completed in 1954 at its present site. The current JR/Senior HS building, erected in 1954 is a one level structure. Over the years, extensive upgrades and remodels have been completed - including a newer gym, HS and Elementary windows, doors, flooring, roofing and a new heating boiler in 2012 when the first one finally gave up after nearly 60 years of service. Rain and wind ravaged the area in 2012 and 2014 causing flooding damage to the Elementary school and numerous old trees knocked down near the school's tennis courts and football field. Cleanup and repairs were swift and professional. Kahlotus has a long, proud agricultural history and today many residents of the district are involved in cattle ranching and wheat farming. A number of people residing in the district work for governmental agencies including the Army Corp of Engineers at Lower Monumental Dam, Lyons Ferry Fish Hatchery, Lamb Weston and Coyote Ridge Corrections Facility in neighboring Connell.
Pictured below - an overhead satellite view of Kahlotus. The red pointer is the high school.
In Kahlotus, we enjoy small class sizes and one-on-one teaching instructional methods. With all classes from K-12 centrally located on the same campus, students have access to teachers, support staff and administrators.
Athletics & Student Life
Over the decades, Kahlotus has had many athletic co-op partners from different districts including Connell, Lind and Ritzville. Until recently, Kahlotus competed on its own in several sports from the 1930s until now enjoying playoff runs and championships in Basketball, Football and Volleyball. As of 2016, Kahlotus entered into an Athletic Cooperative agreement with Lind-Ritzville-Sprague-Washtucna-Kahlotus. While the athletic team is known as the Broncos (LRSWK), the official mascot of Kahlotus is still the Koyote.
FFA has been in Kahlotus as long as anyone can remember. Formerly known as the Future Farmers of America, The FFA organization promotes careers in agriculture, competition, and service learning. Each year, the FFA holds a Spaghetti feed at Open House in the fall and their annual FFA Banquet and auction in the spring. FFA studnets compete at district, regional and national competition testing their knowledge in various agricultural industries.
Formerly known as the Distributive Education Clubs of America, DECA prepares emerging leaders in the fields of marketing, finance, entrepreneurship and hospitality. Each fall, DECA works with FFA to organize a food drive and a Free Community Thanksgiving Dinner. DECA students compete in area, state and international competition assessing their knowledge of business, marketing, finance and entrepreneurship.