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Summer Food Service Program Provides Healthy Meals to Children Ages 1-18

May 23, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

Serving the nutritional needs of children in the Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools is the goal of the Nutritional Services Department. And summer is no exception. Once again this summer, the department is offering free meals to eligible youth as part of its Summer Food Service Program. (SFSP).

The goal of the program is to make food available to children in the community during a time when many of them may not have access to healthy meals. Offerings include breakfast, lunch and snacks for children ages 1-18. The meals are funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, as part of its Summer Food Service Program initiative.

Meals will be available in many areas throughout the Wyandotte County area, during the months of June and July, and August at some sites. Community members, whether enrolled in the district or not, can take advantage of these meals at a site near them.

The purpose of the Summer Food Service Program is to battle food insecurity in the community and state.

All questions related to the Summer Food Service Program can be directed to the Nutritional Services main phone number, (913) 627-3910.

Site

Address

Days of Operation

Dates of Operation

Breakfast Time

Lunch Time

Snack Time

Argentine Community Center

2810 Metropolitan

Monday-Friday

6/6-7/29

8:30-9

11-12

 

Argentine Middle School

2123 Ruby

Monday-Thursday

6/6-6/30

8-8:30

12:30-1

 

Armourdale Community Center

730 Osage

Monday-Friday

6/6-7/24

9:15-10:15

12-1

 

Bellrose Manor

2924 W 40th Ave.

Monday-Friday

6/6-7/29

9-10

12-12:30

 

Caruthers Elementary School

1100 Waverly

Tuesday/Thursday

5/31-6/30

8-8:30

12-12:30

 

Central Middle School

925 Ivandale

Monday-Thursday

6/6-6/30

8-830

12-12:30

 

Chalet Manor

1601 Birch

Monday-Friday

6/6-7/29

8:30-9:30

12-1

 

Cyrus K Holliday

1723 S 37th Ct.

Monday-Friday

6/6-7/29

9-10

1-1:30

 

Douglas Heights

4003 Lawrence Dr.

Monday-Friday

6/6-7/29

9-10

12-12:30

 

Eisenhower Community Center

2901 N 72nd St.

Monday-Friday

6/6-7/29

 

11-12

2:30-3

Eisenhower Middle School

2901 N 72nd St.

Monday-Thursday

6/6-6/30

8-8:30

12:30-1

 

Eugene Ware Elementary Schools

4820 Oakland

Tuesday/Thursday

5/23-7/14

8-8:30

11:30-12

 

Gateway Plaza

1430 N. 4th St.

Monday-Friday

6/6-7/29

10-10:30

1-2

 

Grandview Park

1242 Ray

Monday-Friday

6/6-7/29

9:30-10

12:30-1

 

Grant Elementary School

1510 N. 4th St.

Monday-Friday

6/6-7/1

8-8:30

   

Hazel Grove Elementary School

2401 N 67th St.

Monday-Thursday

6/6-6/30

8:30-9

12-12:30

 

JFK Community Center

1310 N. 10th St.

Monday-Friday

6/6-7/29

 

11-12

2:30-3

John F Kennedy Elementary School

2600 N 72nd

Tuesday-Friday

5/24-6/3

8:45-9:15

11:45-12:15

 

Juniper Gardens

1957 N 3rd St.

Monday-Friday

6/6-7/29

9-10:30

12-1:30

 

KCK Early Childhood Center

1708 N 55th St.

Monday-Thursday

6/6-6/30

8:30-9

12-12:30

 

Kansas City Kansas Public Library

625 Minnesota

Monday-Friday

6/6-7/29

 

12-12:45

 

KICK Ministry

1300 Meadowlark Ln.

Monday-Friday

6/6-7/29

8-8:30

12-12:30

 

Mark Twain Elementary School

2300 Minnesota Ave.

Wednesday

6/8-7/27

 

12:30-1

 

ME Pearson Elementary School

310 N 11th St

Monday-Thursday

6/6-6/30

8:30-9

12-12:30

 

Northwest Middle School

2400 N 18th

Monday-Thursday

6/13-6/30

7:45-8

12-12:25

 

PACES

1301 N. 47th St.

Monday-Thursday

6/6-7/29

8:30-9:30

11-1

 

Parkwood Pool

950 Quindaro

Monday-Friday

6/6-7/29

 

1-3

4-5

Quindaro Community Center

2726 Brown Ave.

Monday-Thursday

6/6-6/30

9-9:30

12-12:30

 

Quindaro Elementary School

2800 Farrow

Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday

6/6-6/30

8-8:30

12-12:30

 

Roswell Church of Christ

2900 Roswell Ave

Monday-Friday

6/6-7/29

8-9

11:30-12:30

 

Schlagle High School

2214 N 59th St

Monday-Thursday

6/6-6/30

7:30-8

12-12:30

 

Silver City Apartments

2332 Birch

Monday-Friday

6/6-7/29

10-11

1-2

 

St. Margaret Park

357 Perry Square

Monday-Friday

6/6-7/29

9-10

12-1

 

TA Edison Elementary School

1000 Locust

Tuesday/Thursday

6/7-6/30

8-8:30

   

Welborn Elementary School

5200 Leavenworth Rd

Monday & Tuesday

6/6-6/30

 

12:30-1

 

West Middle School

2600 N 44th St.

Monday-Friday

5/31-7/15

8-8:30

12:30-1

 

West Wyandotte Library

1737 N 82nd St

Monday-Friday

6/6-7/29

 

12-12:30

 

Whittier Elementary School

295 S 10th St.

Tuesday-Friday

5/24-6/3 7/25-7/29

8:15-8:45

11:15-11:45

 

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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 - Feb. 20

February 18, 2014

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, February 20, 2014, at 11:30 a.m., in the third floor Board room of the Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools 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 Human Resources Report and Recommendations and to assemble in retreat fashion for a budget workshop. Board members will recess to executive session under the following exceptions to the Kansas Open Meetings Act:

  1. Negotiations
    • To protect the public interest in negotiating a fair and equitable contract.

Dated this 18th day of February 2014.

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

Sumner Recognized by ACT as ‘Exemplary’ at Improving Students’ Prospects for Success

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 24, 2015

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

Sumner Academy of Arts and Science is among a distinguished group of schools, students and employers being recognized by ACT for exemplifying what is being done in states across the country to improve individuals’ prospects for success.

The school has been named a national semifinalist in ACT’s third National College and Career Readiness Campaign. The goal of the campaign is to bring attention to the hard work and exceptional achievements of education leaders, teachers, top employers and students.

“Sumner is honored to have been selected as a semifinalist. This is truly a testament of the hard work of both our students and our faculty,” said Jonathan Richard, Sumner principal. “Sumner prides itself on its diverse student body, high college matriculation rate, and its well-rounded course and extra-curricular offerings. It also has the largest Kauffman Scholar enrollment of any school. We are grateful to have been selected and to represent the people of Wyandotte County.”

Sumner is included in the High School category of the campaign, and is one of only four high schools in the nation being recognized for their success in college and career transition. ALL of Sumner’s seniors are admitted to a post-secondary institution, and each student participates in a minimum of two college visits by the time they graduate. All students take the ACT WorkKeys assessments, designed to measure their job-readiness skills.

“Sumner faculty routinely engage in vertically aligning ACT and International Baccalaureate data across all grades and throughout all course curriculum. It is not uncommon for an 8th grade student to be exposed to ACT and IB language and vocabulary,” Richard said. “Heavy emphasis is placed on learning from internal assessments. Data is frequently analyzed which allows faculty and students to narrow in on areas of weakness and strength. We believe this focus, along with talented faculty and academically-driven students, has strongly contributed to our students’ success.”

All national semifinalists were selected from nominations by 34 participating states across four award categories: student readiness (for students), college and career transition (for high schools), career preparedness (for community colleges), and workplace success (for employers). Each of these categories represents a critical juncture in the college and career readiness continuum.

Sumner and the other 15 semifinalists will be recognized at a gala in Washington, D.C. in June.

More details about the campaign are available at www.act.org/readinesscampaign.

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ACT is the nation’s leader in college and career readiness, providing high-quality achievement assessments grounded in more than 50 years of research and experience. The non-profit organization is dedicated to helping people achieve education and workplace success.

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

Nominations Sought for Reasons to Believe Alumni Honor Roll

May 16, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

Nominations are open for the Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools’ (KCKPS) 2016 Reasons to Believe Alumni Honor Roll, part of a coordinated plan to spotlight alumni successes to encourage and inspire today’s students.

KCKPS established the Reasons to Believe program in 2002 to generate pride and celebrate the progress being made throughout the district. The 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 in November.

Nominees must:

  • Be graduates of a KCKPS high school
  • Be successful in their chosen business, profession or life work
  • Be a person of integrity and stature that KCKPS would take pride in recognizing
  • Have demonstrated the importance of their education from KCKPS

Nomination forms can be downloaded from the KCKPS website, www.kckps.org/recognition/alumni or call (913) 279-2225 to request one. The deadline for returning nominations is Monday, June 13, 2016.

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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 - May 16, 2016

May 12, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Susan E. Westfahl, Clerk of the Board (913) 551-3200

A special meeting of the Kansas City, Kansas Board of Education is hereby called for Monday, May 16, 2016, at 11:00 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 assemble in retreat fashion for a workshop pertaining to Career Academies and to briefly discuss budget planning for the 2016-17 school year.

Dated this 12th day of May 2016.

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