KCK Board of Education Honors March Employees of the Month

March 25, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

March 2014 Employees of the Month.

Marie McFeders & Kerry Wrenick

"With unending joy and patience, Kerry Wrenick and Marie McFeders are always willing to assist those in need. They help provide not only continuity of education, but they also assist with those things that many people take for granted every day: toothpaste, soap, clothing, shoes, socks, and many other necessities. As the need for assistance has increased, Kerry and Marie have met the challenge and have succeeded. It is a joy to work with Kerry and Marie as their positivity has spread throughout the district. No task is too small or too large. They both are gracious and sensitive to those who are served by the McKinney-Vento Program."
-- Sincerely, Ann-Marie Jackson, Migrant Data Specialist

Carolyn Chambers

"Carolyn Chambers has been a teacher in our district for 12 years and is the Tier 2/3 Reading Instruction Coordinator and a vital part of the Leadership and Literacy Teams at Welborn Elementary School. Her love and dedication to the profession can be seen in her work. During the school hours, Mrs. Chambers works with 1st through 3rd grade students as a Tier 2 teacher. Besides her role as a teacher, she takes on many other duties, and her leadership role is valued. She serves on the Literacy and Leadership teams where she brings her expertise and insightfulness. It is for these and many more reasons we want to honor Carolyn Chambers as employee of the month."
-- Sincerely, Jamila A. Harris-Smith, Counselor

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

KCKPS Parents, Students & the Community are Encouraged to Share What's Important for the District at Listening Tours

March 1, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Melissa Fears, Director of Communications and Marketing (913) 279-2225

The Kansas City, Kansas Board of Education is presenting “Listening Tours” for the school district’s parents, students and the community to share what’s important to them and their families regarding the Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools (KCKPS).

The Listening Tours will give the KCK Board of Education a chance to hear first-hand about these important opportunities which could help inform future board priorities. It will also give parents, students and the community a chance to meet the new KCK Board.

Mark your calendars for the following Listening Tours in Kansas City, Kansas:

  • Saturday, March 10: 1 to 3 p.m. at the South Branch of the Kansas City, Kansas Public Library, 3104 Strong Ave.
  • Monday, March 19: 6 to 8 p.m. at Wyandotte High School, 2501 Minnesota Ave.
  • Saturday, March 31: 1 to 3 p.m. at Washington High School, 7340 Leavenworth Road
  • Tuesday, April 3: 10 a.m. to Noon at the Central Office & Training Center, 2010 N. 59th St.

Those unable to attend in person, can engage with the board by sharing their comments and/or questions during a YouTube Live event on the school district’s page: www.YouTube.com/KCKPSTV .

For more information, contact the Superintendent’s Office at 816.279.2235.

Click here for a printable PDF copy of the flyer in English.

Click here for a printable PDF copy of the flyer in Spanish.

KC Scholarship Applications Due by Friday, March 2

KC SCHOLARS is a great opportunity for students and families at three distinct points in their lives. 

The Friday, March 2 deadline is fast approaching. 

This message serves as a reminder to make sure anyone who may qualify starts and completes their scholarship application by Friday, March 2nd.

  1. College Savings Account/Match is for current 9th grade students.
  2. Traditional Scholarship is for current 11th grade students.
  3. Adult Learner Scholarship must be 24 years age or older.

* Other qualifications necessary to satisfy each individual scholarship.

 

You can also visit kcscholars.org 

KCKPS to Host Community Conversation About Education in Kansas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

February 4, 2015

Contact:  David A. Smith, chief of staff, (913) 279-2240

KCKPS to Host Community Conversation About Education in Kansas

The Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools (KCKPS) has been chosen to host one of the upcoming “listening tour” sessions that the Kansas State Department of Education is conducting throughout the state. The session, titled “Kansas Children, Kansas’ Future” will take place from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 18 at the Central Office and Training Center, 2010 N. 59th St.

The purpose of these conversations is to bring together parents, educators, local school board members, higher education representatives, legislators, members of the business community and all other interested parties to discuss the future they want for Kansas children and the role they believe Kansas education should play in supporting that envisioned future. Attendees will work in small groups to discuss questions such as:

  • What are the characteristics, qualities, abilities and skills of a successful 24-year-old Kansas?
  • What is the role of K-12 education in achieving this future and how should K-12 measure indicators toward that success?
  • What is the role of higher education in achieving this future and how should higher education measure indicators toward that success?

The outcomes of these conversations will be collected and used to begin building the state’s strategic plan for education. This represents a tremendous opportunity for residents, staff and community leaders to have a voice in shaping the future of education in Kansas.

KCKPS is one of 15 that will take place in locations across the state. For other sites or more information, visit the KSDE website, www.ksde.org.

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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 - February 4, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 30, 2015

Contact: David Smith, Chief of Staff, (913) 279-2242

A special meeting of the Kansas City, Kansas Board of Education is hereby called for Wedneesday, February 4at 11:30 a.m.in the Board 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 take action on the Payment of Bills, to approve a resolution relating to school Board elections and to accept for first read and discussion proposed Board policy and general orders for the KCKPS Police Department. The Board members may recess into executive session under the following exception to the Kansas Open Meetings Act:

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

(b) Negotiations
- To protect the public interest in negotiating a fair and equitable contract.

Dated this 30th day of January 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