The Award

The Star Polisher Award provides an opportunity for staff, parents, students, and school patrons to recognize a classified and certified staff member who goes above and beyond the normal job responsibilities and expectations. Documents are provided in Adobe Acrobat Format.

Deadline for Fall 2018 nominations:

Friday, November 9, 2018 at 12 PM

Guidelines for Submitting Nominations:

Nominations are now being accepted for Fall 2018 USD 261's Star Polisher Award. The deadline to submit your nomination is November 9, 2018 at 12 PM.

Nominations by parents, students and school patrons may be sent electronically to Dr. Michael Clagg, Assistant Superintendent for Personnel, at using the guidelines below. Once you have sent the form electronically, please send a printed copy to Luetta Yoder in the Personnel Office, 1745 W. Grand, Haysville, KS 67060.

USD 261 employees must first submit completed nomination forms to their principal or supervisor for approval.

Nomination forms submitted by district employees: The nomination form is a PDF (click on link above) to be completed online, saved to your desktop and printed for your principal or supervisor to sign. To save the PDF nomination form, just click on the "disk" icon on the Acrobat Reader toolbar or go to "save as" under "File" on your toolbar.

After your principal or supervisor has approved and signed the nomination form, then attach the PDF to an email message and send it to Please send the printed and signed nomination form to Luetta Yoder in the Personnel Office, 1745 W. Grand, Haysville, KS 67060. Please contact Liz Hames, Communications Director, at or 554-2200, ext. 127 if you have questions about using the PDF nomination form.

Star Polisher Recipients

2017-18 Fall Recipients

2017 Fall Star Polisher Recipients

Spring Recipients

Spring Star Polisher Recipients

2016-17 Fall Recipients

2016 Fall Star Polisher Recipients

Spring Recipients

2017 Spring Star Polisher Recipients

Contact Us

Dr. Michael Clagg

Asst. Superintendent for Personnel

Tel: 316-554-2206

Luetta Yoder

Personnel Secretary

Tel: 316-554-2206