Goodland, Kansas — October 3, 2022 — West Elementary, North Elementary, and Goodland Jr. Sr. High School are pleased to announce that they have each been recognized as an Apple Distinguished School for 2022–2025 for demonstrating continuous growth and school improvement using Apple technology as instructionally integrated learning tools.  

Apple Distinguished Schools are centers of innovation, leadership, and educational excellence. They use Apple technology to inspire creativity, collaboration and critical thinking in learning, teaching and the school environment, and have documented results of academic accomplishment. 

“We are once again extremely excited and honored to be designated as Apple Distinguished Schools. This is our fourth award, which marks ten years of recognition! It is certainly a tribute to all of our staff for making technology integration come to life in our classrooms,” says Bill Biermann, Superintendent of USD 352 Schools. The selection of West Elementary, North Elementary, and Goodland Jr. Sr. High School as Apple Distinguished Schools highlights our success as innovative and compelling learning environments that engage students, and provide tangible evidence of academic achievement.

USD 352 is a progressive school district offering a wide variety of excellent programs. The district serves a unique and diverse population of approximately 900 students at the K-2, 3-6, and 7-12 levels. School improvement initiatives focus on three key areas, to improve leadership, instruction, and student learning. Goodland schools have a strong tradition of excellent teachers and student success, and carry out the motto: Engage, Enrich, Empower, Every Student, Every Day.