We are excited to announce that USD 382 is starting a Greenback Hall of Fame. The Pratt Greenback HOF Class of 2021 will be inducted next fall in late September. The Greenback Hall of Fame will recognize and honor individuals, alumni and contributors who have made a significant contribution to the Greenback traditions of GRIT, TEAM, VALOR, RESPECT and PASSION. Individuals recognized will have exemplified the character, ideals, outstanding skills and commitment of excellence promoted by USD 382. The establishment of the Hall of Fame is an opportunity to honor our past and to give our youth a motivating influence for the future. The Greenback Hall of Fame is not just about an individual's success in high school, but more importantly what has been their positive contributions since high school, not just to Pratt but the world in which we live.
Greenbacks have the opportunity to nominate individuals in three different categories.
Alumni - The nominee must have exemplified, during and following his/her career, outstanding skills, character and a commitment of excellence. Alumni can be nominated 20 years after their graduation date. The alumni’s professional and personal life after high school will be a vital part of the consideration.
Educator - The nominee must have exemplified, during and following his/her career, role model characteristics as an educator/school employee. The nominee must have worked at USD 382 for at least ten years and been out of employment at USD 382 for at least five years.
Contributor - The nominee must have achieved a high level of achievement in at least one of the following. Nominations may be made 20 years after the person’s high school graduation. This person does not have to be an alumnus of USD 382.
On behalf of our teachers, staff, and school board I welcome you to our district webpage. We are proud of the important work we do with kids to set them up for success and personal well-being this day, this year, and in their future.
We are small-town schools where strong relationships are an integral part of what we do—our principals know every student. Our high school students pair with elementary students (Greenback Match), providing positive leadership and building connections within our student family. Elementary and middle school students hold daily “family” meetings to foster our sense of teamwork and togetherness. Developing our students’ social-emotional strengths is an important goal because we recognize its connection to personal well-being and success both now and in the future.
Because of our size, we are still able to provide a wide variety of opportunities for our students. We have first-class arts programs (band, vocal, theater, debate, forensics, and art), a model elementary MTSS program, an enrichment program for all students, multiple career pathways with instructors in the specialties, and internship and apprenticeship programs. With our connection to Pratt Community College, our college-bound students often leave with 15-30 hours or more of college credit.
In athletics and activities, we compete at a high level—4A for most activities (3A in football). This level allows our entire student body to participate and be successful in multiple activities if they are willing to commit and work hard. But, make no mistake, you must compete with grit to be successful at our level. We have Greenback alumni on scholarship at D1 and D2 programs as well as smaller colleges, community colleges, and technical schools—both for athletics and academics. Regardless of the educational path they choose to take when they leave us, we are proud of our Greenback graduates who are positive contributors to our community and others.
We are small schools with big opportunities. We are a Greenback family. If you would like a tour, please feel free to contact our principals or myself.
Tony Helfrich, Superintendent
Pratt Schools USD 382