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Bike Rodeo

The Bike Rodeo has been moved to May 18th @ 1:00 pm due to weather.


Dighton USD 482 Commencement will be held May 15th @ 2:00 pm in the High School Gym. If you have questions please feel free to contact the high school office 620-397-5333.

Workers Needed for Hosted Activities!

Hornet Family….we need your help! Our students need your assistance to help ensure we can successfully host activities this fall. We are in need of scorekeepers, clock workers, line judges, and libro trackers. Please contact Jill Nech, AD, at (785) 476-5125. We pay our activities workers $10 per hour. Thank you for your support of our students!

Federal Lunch Changes

Changes in the Federal school lunch program will allow us to provide breakfast and lunch to our students free of charge beginning Tuesday, September 8. This program change is slated to continue until December 31, 2020. If you have a positive balance on your lunch accounts, the funds will remain in place until we begin charging for meals beginning after Christmas break.This is not a retroactive program. Thus, meal charges to accounts through September 3, 2020 are valid and will need to be paid.

Community Activities

As we continue to dive deeper into what has been a great start to school, we will begin to engage in community activities, field trips, and other events as is prudent. When our students have the opportunity to leave our buildings to enter the community, they will be asked to wear masks. Students are not required to engage in these off campus activities. The school will provide disposable masks for the events. However, if a student has a preferred mask of their own, they may wear it. Like any other trips out of the building, parents will be notified in advance and will have the option of choosing to send or not send their child on the activity, field trip, or event. If any questions please feel free to reach out to Superintendent, Dr. Kelly Arnberger (P) 620-518-1164.

Board Action Announcement

The board of education met September 21, 2020 and voted to approve the school operation blueprint. This has been posted on the website under the Resource Tab. It details how we will conduct school should we need to provide remote instruction. At the meeting this evening, it was determined we would not mandate masks or other face coverings at this time.


Register Tape Program starts October 1st. K&J Foods is skipping the middle man and giving funds directly to the teachers at DES so they can put just the right tools into the hands of students. How can you help? Shop at K&J Foods, save your receipts, and send them to DES or place them in the collection containers located at the Dighton Post Office, Lane Co. Library, JOY Center, 1st National Bank or the Lane Co. Hospital. For Every K&J Foods receipt turned in our school will earn 1 cent for each dollar spent. Only receipts dated Oct 1 2020- March 31 2020 will be accepted.


Available now on the website is an area to catch all the live stream videoing for the Dighton Hornets. We welcome you to take a look and become familar! There you should find videos of games taking place or have already for the season. Any questions please don't hesitate to call Jill Nech , Athletic Director, 620-397-5333 or district office 620-397-2835. Click "MORE INFO" below to be redirected to it.

Hunter Education

Hunter Education Online Class and Field Day: Saturday, May 22nd 10:00 AM-4:30 PM Fair Grounds, Dighton KS Registration and Details at This class is to be held outdoors, please read details carefully. This an online assisted class and requires coursework to be completed before the field day. To complete the coursework go to and follow the links Education/Hunter Education/Internet-assisted-Course. On May 22nd students must bring their certificate obtained from the online class. The field day will consist of additional classroom material, testing over material, and outdoors skills experience (shotguns, pellet rifles, etc). Must be at least 11 years old. The class is free and provides students a Hunter Safety certificate that is required for the purchase of a hunting license. For additional questions contact the Lane County Game Warden Angie Reisch at 620-770-6218.

Upcoming Home Track Meets

Friday May 7th is our home track meet starting at 10 am for JH and 3 pm for HS. There is no school on May 7th. Thursday May 13th we host the NWKL league track meet JH starting at 9 am and HS at 3 pm. School will dismiss at 2 pm on Thursday May 13th.

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