Highlights/Results from the KCKPS Literary Festival
KCKPS Kidzone Director Daryel Garrison Receives 2017 Whitney M. Young Jr. Award
New KCKPS Video Highlights District’s Outstanding Features
KCKPS Officer Orlando Singleton Receives 2017 Consensus Civility Award
Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools Board of Education - Election Results
Coronado Middle School's Dress for Success Day
Coronado Middle School's Dress for Success Day

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

- 30 -

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.

- 30 -

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

- 30 -

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

- 30 -

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

KCK Board of Education Honors Students of the Month - September 2015

September 23, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Tammy Dodderidge, Communications Manager, (913) 279-2225

som0915web

The Kansas City, Kansas Board of Education honored four students as Students of the Month at their meeting on September 22, 2015.  Students are pictured (back row, from left) Damaris Rodriguez, from J.C. Harmon High School; Nayeli Lozano, from Argentine Middle School; Nariah Buycks, from Eugene Ware Elementary School; and (front) Atziri Perez-Mendoza, from the district’s Head Start location at the Kansas State school. 

RECOMMENDATION: That the Kansas City Board of Education recognize Atziri Perez-Mendoza from KSSB Head Start Location, Nariah Buycks from Eugene Ware Elementary, Nayeli Lozano from Argentine Middle School and Damaris Rodriguez from J.C. Harmon High School as Students of the Month as recommended by Dr. Cynthia Lane, Superintendent of Schools.

EXPLANATION:

Atziri Perez-Mendoza, Pre-K
KSSB Head Start Location
Nominated by: Ashlie St. Clair, Teacher and Michelle Bennett, Teacher

“Atziri is a very thoughtful and helpful student.  She is always willing to help in any way……….It is a pleasure having Atziri in my class.  She is able to translate what my Spanish speaking students are saying and is always willing to help.  She is a very caring friend and is there to help any of her classmates that might be in need.” 

Sincerely,
Ashlie St. Clair, Teacher and Michelle Bennett, Teacher at KSSB Head Start Location

Nariah Buycks, 5th grade
Eugene Ware Elementary School
Nominated by: Julia Cordes, 5th grade teacher & Collette Chaney, Principal

“Nariah has a positive outlook and an enthusiasm for learning. She is a leader in all the right ways.  She is kind to other students, and goes above and beyond to assist them.  She not only inspires the students to learn, but also inspires me to be a better teacher and a better person.  She is a wonderfully successful student and a truly unique person. We are blessed to have her in our school.” 

Sincerely,
Julia Cordes, 5th grade Teacher & Collette Chaney, Principal

Nayeli Lozano, 8th grade
Argentine Middle School
Nominated by: Micah Louis, Teacher

“Nayeli is a young lady who is going to be doing big things one day.  She is involved in every aspect of student life.  She is a learner who not only keeps an A average, but takes initiative to learn above and beyond what is expected of her in class.  Nayeli is also our football manager, giving up her after school time as well as her Saturday mornings in order to help our team.  This shows incredible responsibility, given how hard she works in other areas of her life. She embodies our district values in everything that she does. She is most definitely deserving of student of the month honors.” 

Sincerely,
Micah Louis, Teacher

Damaris Rodriguez
11th grade
J.C. Harmon High School
Nominated by: Kim Angell, Teacher

“Damaris is an outstanding student, who is very dedicated to her education and her relationships with others.  She is eager to learn, well-behaved, helps others, and always puts forth her best effort. Damaris has maintained a 4.0 since she started Harmon and is enrolled in many college courses this year.  She is an awesome student and she is so deserving of this award.” 

Sincerely,
Kim Angell, Teacher 

- 30 -

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