Red Hawk

Hiawatha Unified School District No. 415

706 South First Street; P.O. Box 398

Hiawatha, Kansas 66434-0398

(785) 742-2224   Fax: (785) 742-2301

February 8, 2021

Dear Parents and Patrons, 
It is with sadness we report that USD 415 and Hiawatha Elementary School lost a valued family member today.  Janice Kneisley, first and second grade teacher, passed away after a courageous battle with cancer.  Mrs. Kneisley taught special education and was a true teacher to the end. Janice’s dedication and positive influence will be deeply missed. 

USD 415 and H.E.S. faculty are committed to ensuring our students and staff have needed support during this difficult time.  Counselors, social workers and other personnel will be present for the days ahead to assist students and staff with their emotional needs.  
Please keep Mrs. Kneisley’s family, friends, and colleagues in your thoughts and prayers.  Thank you. 



Lonnie Moser, Superintendent

Lonnie Moser, Superintendent                                              Jeff Brockhoff, Board Member  Tom Simmer, Board President                                                  Andrea Groth, Board Member   Ian Schuetz, Board Vice-President                                         Keith Erdley, Board Member   Amy Kopp, Board Member                                                               John Wright, Board Member