Health Services

Welcome to the Kearney School District Health Services webpage! Our top priority in the health room is to assure the well being and safety of your child while in our care. By performing health screenings and educating our students about prevention and management of disease we strive to catch medical problems before their impact is seen in the classroom setting, keeping our students healthy and ready to learn. We highly encourage an open and ongoing communication between parent and health staff and welcome your input to meet the unique needs of your child.

Monthly Health Observance 

  • APRIL is National Autism Awareness Month.  Accept Different!  April is also Child Abuse Prevention Month. Are you a parent or caregiver with a parenting question or problem? Click ParentLinkWarmLine for FREE help information about specific situations, developmental stages, or services available in your area.
  • MAY is National Physical Fitness Month. Physical activity is for everyone. No matter what shape you are in, you can find activities that work for you. Together, we can rise to the challenge and get more active during the month of May! Click Tips for help getting your kids more active. How much physical activity do you need each week? Find out here
  • JUNE is National Safety Month injuries are a leading cause of disability for people of all ages — and they are the leading cause of death for Americans ages 1 to 44. The good news is everyone can get involved to help prevent injuries. Want to stay safe in the month of June? click here.

Guidelines to help stay healthy during FLU season this year The American Academy of Pediatrics updated its annual influenza season guidelines, withdrawing the child-friendly nasal flu vaccine, FluMist, this year. The vaccine has been deemed largely ineffective by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, leaving traditional shots as the only vaccination option. Here’s what you need to know to stay ahead this flu season.  READ MORE


MO now requires all students entering into the 8th grade to have one MCV (Meningococcal vaccine) as well as one Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis) prior to school start. All students entering the 12th grade are required to have two doses of MCV unless the first dose is administered on or after the age of 16, then only one dose is required. See your family physician or county health department to get your child up to date before school session 2017-2018. Please supply your child’s school with a copy of your child’s updated vaccine record prior to school start 2017-2018. Thank you!


  • Health Staff

    Rebekah Schroeder, RN

    Dogwood Elementary

    Phone: 816-903-1400 x41830

    Mary Jean Saxton

    Hawthorne Elementary

    Phone: 816-628-4114 x42830

    Barb Johnson, RN

    Hawthorne Elementary DLC

    Phone: 816-628-4114 x42101

    Candice Walker, RN

    Kearney Middle School

    Phone: 816-628-4115 x33830

    Lori Walker, RN

    Kearney Elementary

    Phone: 816-628-4113 x43830

    Kim Watkins, LPN

    Southview Elementary

    Phone: 816-628-4652 x44830

    Susan Beery

    Kearney Junior High

    Phone: 816-628-2650 x32830

    Lori Keplinger, LPN

    Kearney High School

    Phone: 816-628-4585 x31830

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