Emporia Public Schools

We Build Futures


2016 Walnut Turkey Day Dash

Slide 1Registration is now open for the 6th annual 5K fun run/walk. You can register online at or use the printable registration form. Early registration ends November 10. Call 341-2288 for information. Wear costumes! Prizes will be awarded.

Community Drive for Students

The clothing drive for students has been extended for two weeks, ending Oct. 28. Clothing, shoes, coats and hygiene products are among the items being collected for students attending Emporia schools. The annual drive provides needed clothing and personal item for children of all ages. Drop-off locations are at the Emporia Gazette, Emporia State Federal Credit Union, Flinthills Mall, KVOE, and Price Chopper. See full list of needed items.

In Case You’re Wondering:  Becoming a Lighthouse District

watson_caseOver the past two weeks, our district has experienced many #EmporiaProud moments. Our STREAM days continue to provide students with a variety of learning experiences that help them connect the dots between multiple curricular areas.  We hosted Senator Jerry Moran, who spent about an hour with students while touring Emporia High School and visiting classrooms.  Finally, Kansas Commissioner of Education Dr. Randy Watson spent half a day in the district on Sept. 22. 

Anytime you can have the Commissioner of Education visit your district and talk with staff, it is a great opportunity to showcase the learning taking place in Emporia schools. read more


hopkins_portrait_200pxE.L. & Z. Irene Hopkins Foundation

The E. L. and Z. Irene Hopkins Foundation has established awards to recognize the outstanding performance of Emporia teachers and school support staff.

Learn more about the Hopkins awards


We build futures by preparing today’s students for tomorrow’s opportunities.

Core Principles

We will strive for excellence and success for all stakeholders.

We will lead by example through serving others.

We are committed to unity in relationships, vision, and implementation.

We will lead with integrity.


Emporia Public Schools will build a culture that guarantees success for all.

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