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Annual Reasons to Believe Celebration is Nov. 21

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:  Tammy Dodderidge, communications manager, (913) 279-2225

Twelve distinguished graduates of the Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools (KCKPS) will be celebrated for their career achievements and community involvement as they are inducted into the 11th Alumni Honor Roll of the Reasons to Believe program. The induction ceremony and celebration will take place Thursday, November 21 on the first floor of the KCKPS Central Office and Training Center, 2010 N. 59th St. The event begins at 7 p.m. and is open to the public.

Board of Education President Dr. Evelyn Hill will welcome guests, and honorees will be introduced by the current principals of their alma maters. The KCKPS Harp Ensemble will perform, directed by Aimee DeSotel and Diana Raney Smerka. Superintendent Dr. Cynthia Lane will speak about the reasons to believe in today's students.

The Reasons to Believe Alumni Honor Roll annually showcases the high caliber of graduates that the district produces and brings a select group of them together with staff, students, community members, colleagues and key leaders for a night of honors.

Members of the 2013 Reasons to Believe Alumni Honor Roll are:

  • Anna Lu Brune, retired from the Wyandotte County Treasurer's Office, Washington High School Class of 1948
  • Larry Drew, head coach for the Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association, Wyandotte High School Class of 1976
  • Niki Economy, retired KCKPS teacher, Wyandotte High School Class of 1955
  • Joni Franklin, attorney, Washington High School Class of 1989
  • Michael Harrity, an associate athletics director at the University of Notre Dame, Sumner Academy of Arts and Science Class of 1995
  • Kevin Harvey, education consultant/US Army, J.C. Harmon High School Class of 1983
  • Herman T. Jones, II, Shawnee County sheriff, Wyandotte High School Class of 1978
  • Keith Mark, attorney, Washington High School Class of 1978
  • Linda Pendleton, retired Board of Education member/realtor, Argentine High School Class of 1964
  • Linnie Poke, KCKPS educator/principal, Sumner High School Class of 1974
  • Janelle Monae Robinson, professional musician/producer, F.L. Schlagle High School Class of 2001
  • Megan Randle-Robinson, critical care nurse and nursing instructor, Washington High School Class of 1999

Reasons to Believe was established in 2002 to generate pride and celebrate the progress being made throughout the district. As part of the program, nominations are sought for the Reasons to Believe Alumni Honor Roll, which spotlights successful alumni to encourage and inspire today's students.

To review past honor roll classes or to learn more about the program, go to www.kckps.org/recognition/alumni.

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Melissa Fears • Communications Office
2010 N. 59th Street • Kansas City, KS 66104 • 913-279-2242

 

Notice of Time and Place of Special Meeting - October 22, 2015

October 20, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Susan Westfahl, Clerk of the Board, (913) 279-2235

A special meeting of the Kansas City, Kansas Board of Education is hereby called for Thursday, October 22, 2015, at 3:00 p.m., in the Superintendent's Conference Room on the third floor of the KCKPS Central Office and Training Center, 2010 N. 59th Street, Kansas City, Kansas.

In addition to regular business itemized in the published agenda, the purpose of such special meeting shall be to recess into executive session under the following exceptions to the Kansas Open Meetings Act:

(a) Non-Elected Personnel Matters
      - To protect the privacy interests of an identifiable individual(s).

Dated this 20th day of October 2015.

Susan E. Westfahl
Clerk of the Board

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Melissa Fears • Communications Office
2010 N. 59th Street • Kansas City, KS 66104 • 913-279-2242

Notice: Change of Location/Time of Regular Meeting - October 13, 2015

October 9, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Susan Westfahl, Clerk of the Board, (913) 279-2235

In accord with the resolution approved by the Board of Education on July 21, 2015, the regular meeting of the Kansas City, Kansas Board of Education is scheduled for the second Tuesday, October 13, 2015, at 8:30 a.m. and will be held in the F. L. Schlagle High School Library, 2214 N. 59th Street, Kansas City, Kansas.

Dated this 9th day of October 2015.

Susan E. Westfahl
Clerk of the Board

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Melissa Fears • Communications Office
2010 N. 59th Street • Kansas City, KS 66104 • 913-279-2242

Bus Drivers, Aides Plan Vigil to Raise Awareness of Breast Cancer in Men

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:  Tammy Dodderidge, Communications Manager, (913) 279-2225 or Ivey Brown, Bus Driver, (913) 832-6753

Staff in the Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools' Transportation Department are planning a special event in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. Their focus this year is men. Approximately one percent of all breast cancer cases occur in men. The theme is "Staying Alive."

On Friday, October 25, they will host a "Pink and Red and White" candlelight vigil walk at 6:30 p.m. at the F.L. Schlagle High School track. Pink represents breast cancer in women, red signifies cancer in men and white signifies the loss of a loved one.

Staff and community members are invited to come out and walk the track. Candles in memory of loved ones will be sold for $1. There also will several raffles going on for gift baskets, hats, scarfs, key chains and more. The goal is to raise $500 to donate to two local organizations that are committed serving men with breast cancer and men with prostrate cancer.

For more information, contact Ivey Brown, bus driver, (913) 832-6753.

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Melissa Fears • Communications Office
2010 N. 59th Street • Kansas City, KS 66104 • 913-279-2242

All League Selections November 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:  David A. Smith, chief of staff, (913) 279-2242

All League Selections for the Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools

Please pass the attached statistics on to your sports departments. Thank you.

All League Selections for KCKPS .pdf

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Melissa Fears • Communications Office
2010 N. 59th Street • Kansas City, KS 66104 • 913-279-2242