Swaney Elementary is located at 501 E. English St. in Derby, KS.
Our building serves Early Childhood-5th Grade and includes an Interrelated Program.
School hours are 9:00AM-3:20PM Monday and 8:00AM-3:20PM Tuesday through Friday.
Doors open at 8:40AM Monday and 7:40AM Tuesday through Friday.
For students eating breakfast at school, doors open 8:30AM Monday and 7:30AM Tuesday through Friday.
School office phone number (316) 788-8560.

A Message from Mr. Geilenfeldt

Mr. Geilenfeldt, PrincipalWe are happy to have you a part of the Swaney Wildcat Family and this upcoming year is a very special year for us! We are celebrating our 60 year anniversary. Swaney has been here to provide students with a high quality education since 1956. This year will be no exception, as we continue to provide our young Wildcats with a top-notch educational experience. It is our goal to make learning fun, meaningful and engaging. The best part is, we want to invite you to be a part of our team. Feel free to jump right in and help us make this upcoming school year great. We have a lot of pride in our school, our district and our community. Come find out what makes Swaney Elementary extraordinary!

Kurt Geilenfeldt


Swaney Elementary News

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Seeking Community Input in Superintendent Search
The Board of Education gave direction at its February 13 meeting to seek feedback on the type of superintendent the community wants to lead Derby Public Schools. The Kansas Association of School Boards (KASB) will be assisting our district in gathering public input. KASB will conduct a series of characteristics focus group sessions with the community, students, teachers, classified staff and administration to obtain input on what others view as desirable traits of the new leader. KASB has also provided an online survey that will open from 9:00PM on February 13 and close at midnight February 19.
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Dr. Seuss Week Feb. 27 - March 3
Celebrate Dr. Seuss Week by dressing different each day. Click on read more to find out what is planned for each day.
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Process for Success Update
Community and staff input meetings to discuss the Facilities Master Plan proposal during the months of January and February, along with an online feedback form, provided valuable feedback on the Facilities Master Plan proposal. The Process for Success (PFS) committee reconvened on February 9 to begin carefully reviewing all feedback and to establish the next steps in both short-term and long-term facilities planning within our district.
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Fundraising and Collection Efforts
There are several upcoming fundraisers and collection drives happening over the next two weeks. Thank you in advance for whatever help you are willing to provide!
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