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Kindergarten Enrollment is Set for April 21 in KCKPS

April 12, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

Enrollment time is here for kindergartners starting school in the Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools (KCKPS) in August. On Thursday, April 21, all KCKPS elementary schools will be hosting Kindergarten Roundup sessions. Parents with children who will be five years old on or before August 31, 2016 should take this opportunity to enroll them for the 2016-2017 school year.

Kindergarten Roundup is for both parents and children. Activities taking place during the sessions differ from school to school, but children will be given the opportunity to get acquainted with the kindergarten teacher(s), and learn about going to school, while parents complete the necessary paperwork. In many instances, translators will be provided.

Parents should bring the following information with them for kindergarten enrollment:

  • Proof of Residence: A utility bill (gas, water, electric), rental agreement, or escrow agreement. (A phone bill is not a valid proof of residency.)
  • A state issued birth certificate for each child enrolling in kindergarten or grade one — a birth certificate or other proof of age for all other students. (Wallet size birth certificates and hospital certificates are not accepted.)
  • A Kansas certificate of immunization for each child.
  • A physical exam/health assessment for each child nine years of age or younger. Those coming from another school in Kansas must present a copy of the physical health assessment when enrolling in the Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools.
  • A Social Security Card for each child, if available.

Times and locations of the enrollment for each school are listed below:

School Date Time Contact (Principal)

Banneker Elementary
2026 N. 4th St.

April 21, 2016

12:30 to 3:30 pm

Dionandre Josenberger
627-4700

 Bethel Elementary
7850 Yecker

April 21, 2016

10:00 am to noon
OR
1:00 to 3:00 pm

Michael Sechler
627-3000

 B. Caruthers Elementary
1100 Waverly

April 21, 2016

 9:00 to noon
OR
1:00 to 4:00 pm

Molly Struzzo
627-4750

Claude Huyck Elementary
1530 N. 83rd St.

April 21, 2016

10:00 to 3:00 pm

Colleen Dudley
627-4650

Douglass Elementary
1310 N. 9th St.

April 21, 2016

10:00 am to 2:00 pm 

Leala Taylor
627-5100

Emerson Elementary
1429 S. 29th St.

April 21, 2016

1:30 – 3:00 pm

Brett Bernard
627-5900

Eugene Ware Elementary
4820 Oakland

 April 21, 2016

 9:00 am
OR
1:00 pm 

Collette Chaney
627-5950

Frances Willard Elementary
3400 Orville

April 21, 2016

1:30 pm

Sarah Pike
627-6100

Frank Rushton Elementary
2605 W. 43rd Ave.

April 21, 2016

2:00 pm

Mary Welsh
627-3050

Grant Elementary
1510 N. 4th St.

April 21, 2016

9:00 to 11:00 am
OR
12:45 – 2:45 pm

Janice McConnell
627-4300

Hazel Grove Elementary
2401 N. 67th St.

April 21, 2016

10 am to 2:00 pm

Dee Dee Hines
627-7000

John F. Kennedy Elementary 
2600 N. 72nd St.

April 21, 2016

9:15 am to 4:30 pm

Canise Salinas
627-4950

John Fiske Elementary
625 S. Valley

April 21, 2016

 1:30 to 2:30 pm
or
4:15 to 5:15 pm

Josie Herrera
627-4850

 Lindbergh Elementary
641 N. 57th St.

April 21, 2016

10:00 to noon

Dr. Iva Lee Colgan
627-5150

Mark Twain Elementary
2300 Minnesota Ave.

April 21, 2016

 9:00 to 11:00 am
OR
1:00 to 3:00 pm

Sandra Egidy
627-5200

McKinley Elementary
611 North 14th St.

April 21, 2016

9:00 to 11:00
OR
1:30 – 3:00 pm

Valerie Castillo
627-7350

M.E. Pearson Elementary
310 N. 11th St.

April 21, 2016

5:00 to 8:00 pm 

Lori Cooper
627-3150

New Chelsea Elementary
2500 Wood

April 21, 2016

 9:30 – 12:30
OR
1:00 – 3:30 pm

Dominic Flora
627-5000

New Stanley Elementary
3604 Metropolitan

April 21, 2016

7:30 to 10:00 am
2:00 to 5:30 pm

Ryan Most
627-3950

 

Noble Prentis Elementary
2337 S. 14th St.

April 21, 2016

1:00 pm sharp
OR
4:00 pm sharp

James Poplau
627-5250

Parker Elementary
3334 Haskell

April 21, 2016

10:00 am to noon
OR
1:00 to 3:00 pm

 Ruth Capell
627-4200

Quindaro Elementary
2800 Farrow

April 21, 2016

9:00 am to 12:00 pm
1:00 to 3:00 pm

Stacey Chatmon
627-4400

 

Silver City Elementary
2515 Lawrence Ave.

April 21, 2016

10 – 11 am 
and
6:00  - 7:00 pm

Dr. Deanne Letourneau

627-4550

Stony Point North Elementary
8200 Elizabeth

April 21, 2016 

 9:30 am

Jane Martin
627-4500

Stony Point South Elementary
150 S. 78th St.

April 21, 2016

 5:00 to 7:00 pm

Susan Hendricks
627-4600

T.A. Edison Elementary
1000 Locust St.

April 21, 2016

9:00 am to 3 pm

Cindy Cop
627-4900

Welborn Elementary
5200 Leavenworth Rd.

April 21, 2016

9:00 am – 3:00pm

Dr. Jennifer Malone
627-4450

White Church Elementary
2226 N. 85th St.

April 21, 2016

10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Bruce Haber
627-4250

Whittier Elementary
295 S. 10th St.

April 21, 2016

10am, 2pm or 5pm

Geri Cunningham
627-6400

W.A.  White Elementary  2600 N. 43rd  Terr.

April 21, 2016

9:00 to 11:00am
1:00 to 3:00 pm

Angela Wright
627-6250

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

KCKPS Choral and Band Festivals Set for Oct. 19

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:  Jean Ney, coordinator of fine arts and P.E., (913) 627-6850

It will be an afternoon of pageantry and sound. On Saturday, October 19, the Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools will celebrate the choral and band music departments of the district with two major music festivals.

In the morning, the district Choral Festival will be held in the Washington High School Auditorium. Students from all five high schools and most of the district's middle schools will participate. Massed choirs will rehearse all morning with clinicians Andrea Watts (Wyandotte High School Choral Music Director) and John Stafford (Kansas City Kansas Community College Director of Choral Activities) for the high schools. A guest appearance by the KCKCC Chamber Singers will let patrons and students hear the possibilities for continued choral performance after high school.

At 11:30 a.m. there will be a free Choral Festival Concert for the parents and community.

At 3 p.m., the annual KCKPS District Marching Band Festival will take place at the Washington High School Stadium. The event features bands from the district's high schools, including Washington, Wyandotte, Sumner Academy, J. C. Harmon, and F. L. Schlagle. Dr. Martin Dunlap will provide the band critiques.

Festival tickets are $5 in advance from any high school band director or $7 at the gate.

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

Faculty Art Show Opens April 1 at West Branch Library

March 31, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

Every day, art teachers encourage students to be creative and express themselves through their works. Now, some of these same teachers are sharing their own personal art pieces with the community of Kansas City, Kansas.

On April 1, the annual Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools’ Faculty Art Show will open to the public at the West Wyandotte Branch Library, 1737 N. 82nd St. Approximately two dozen works make up this display including oil paintings, charcoal drawings, photographs, ceramics, book illustrations, and more. A special reception will be held from 4 to 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 7 where community members and students can view the art and visit with some of the artists/teachers.

Anne Lacey, Kansas Collection librarian, said students enjoy seeing their teachers’ artwork when they come to the library.

“The teachers always impress me with the work they bring in,” Lacey said. “In the past, we have even had some staff bring in group pieces that they have completed.”

The exhibit will remain up through April 28.

Here is a list of some of the teachers whose art is featured:

  • Jeremiah Boehr, Sumner Academy
  • Keith Bowen, F.L. Schlagle High
  • Elizabeth Burns, Sumner Academy
  • Cookie Cave, T.A. Edison Elementary
  • Kathy Clark, J.C. Harmon High
  • Lon Eric Craven, Northwest Middle
  • Katie Earl, Welborn Elementary
  • Sarah Gregory, W.A. White Elementary
  • Ann Hamil, Stony Point South Elementary
  • Stefan Jones, Coronado Middle
  • Melanie Kasten, J.C. Harmon High
  • Brenda Malin, Caruthers Elementary
  • Joyce Meers, J.C. Harmon High
  • Alison Miller, J.C. Harmon High
  • Mary Ann Sit, Sumner Academy
  • Rick Smith, John Fiske Elementary
  • Joyanna Trotter, Washington High
  • Diana Whittington, Washington High
  • Helen Windhorst, Emerson Elementary

The Faculty Art Exhibit is just one of dozens of exhibits featured at the West Wyandotte Branch Library throughout the year. In fact, all five KCK Public Library branches share unique exhibits all year long. For more information, visit www.kckpl.org.

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

Kindergarten Roundup Set for April 16 at All KCKPS Elementary Schools

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

February 26, 2015

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

Enrollment time is here for kindergartners starting school in the Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools (KCKPS) next fall. On Thursday, April 16, all KCKPS elementary schools will be hosting Kindergarten Roundup sessions. Parents with children who will be five years old on or before August 31, 2015 should take this opportunity to enroll them for the 2015-2016 school year.

Kindergarten Roundup is for both parents and children. Activities taking place during the sessions differ from school to school, but children will be given the opportunity to get acquainted with the kindergarten teacher(s), and learn about going to school, while parents complete the necessary paperwork. In many instances, translators will be provided. (Please note: Dates and locations for preschool enrollment for the 2015-16 school year are listed below. Parents with questions should call 913-627-5257).

Parents should bring the following information with them for kindergarten enrollment:

  • Their child's state birth certificate (must be the original, not a copy)
  • Their child's current immunization records
  • Proof of a recent physical for their child
  • Proof of address (such as a utility bill or lease agreement with the parents’ name on it)

Times and locations of the enrollment for each school are listed below:

Schools

Date

 

Times

 

Contact (Principal)

Or Principal’s Secretary

Banneker Elementary

2026 N. 4th St.

April 16, 2015

 9:30 to 11 am

12:30 - 3:30pm

Dionandre Josenberger

627-4700

Bethel Elementary

7850 Yecker

April 16, 2015

 9:30 to 3:00

Michael Sechler, Interim

 627-3000

B. Caruthers Elementary

1100 Waverly

April 16, 2015

 10:00 to 12:00

1:30 to 3:30

Molly Struzzo

 627-4750

Claude Huyck Elementary

1530 N. 83rd St.

April 16, 2015   10:00 to 3:00 pm

Colleen Dudley

627-4650

Douglass Elementary

1310 N. 9th St.

April 16, 2015

  10:00 am -

    2:00 pm

Leala Taylor

627-5100

Emerson Elementary

1429 S. 29th St.

April 16, 2015

April 16, 2015

 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Brett Bernard

627-5900

Eugene Ware Elementary

4820 Oakland

April 16, 2015

  9:00 – 11:00

       and

  1:00 – 3:00

Collette Chaney

627-5950

Frances Willard Elementary

3400 Orville

April 16, 2015

1:30 – 3:00

Sarah Pike

627-6100

Frank Rushton Elementary

2605 W. 43rd Ave.

April 16, 2015

      2:30 pm

Mary Welsh

627-3050

Grant Elementary

1510 N. 4th St.

April 16, 2015

  9:00 – 11:00

            and

 12:45 – 2:45pm

Janice McConnell

627-4300

Hazel Grove Elementary

2401 N. 67th St.

April 16, 2015

  10am  to 2:00 pm

Dee Dee Hines

627-7000

John F. Kennedy Elementary  2600 N. 72nd St.

April 16, 2015

9:00 – 4:00

Canise Salinas

627-4950

John Fiske Elementary

625 S. Valley

April 16, 2015

   1:30 to 2:30 pm

            and

   4:15 to 5:15 pm

Josie Herrera

627-4850

Lindbergh Elementary

641 N. 57th St.

April 16, 2015   10:00 – 12:00

Dr. Iva Lee Colgan

627-5150

Mark Twain Elementary

2300 Minnesota Ave.

April 16, 2015

  9:00 to 11:30 am

            and

    1:00 to 3:00 pm

Sandra Egidy

627-5200

McKinley Elementary

611 North 14th St.

April 16, 2015

 9:00 to 11:30 am

           and

12:30 to 3:00 pm

Valerie Castillo

627-7350

M.E. Pearson Elementary

310 N. 11th St.

April 15, 2015

       OR

April 16, 2015

2:00 to 6:00 pm

 8:30 to 4:30 pm

Susan Hendricks, Interim

627-3150

New Chelsea Elementary

2500 Wood

April 16, 2015

    9:30 to 12:00

         and

   1:00 – 3:30

Dominic Flora

627-5000

New Stanley Elementary

3604 Metropolitian

April 16, 2015

7:30 – 10:30 a.m.

        and

1:30 – 6:00 p.m.

                                     

Ryan Most

627-3950

Noble Prentis Elementary

2337 S. 14th St.

April 16, 2015

10:00 a.m.

6:00 p.m.

James Poplau

627-5250

Parker Elementary

3334 Haskell

April 16, 2013

   9:00 – 11:30

  OR 1:00 to  3:00

Ruth Capell

627-4200

Quindaro Elementary

2800 Farrow

April 16, 2015

9:00 am  to 12:00 pm

    1:00  to 3:00 pm

Stacey Chatmon

627-4400

Silver City Elementary

2515 Lawrence Ave.

April 16, 2015

10:00 a.m.

OR 6:00 pm

Dr. Deanne Letourneau

627-4550

Stony Point North

Elementary 8200 Elizabeth

April 16, 2015

   9:30 a.m. – 11:00

Jane Martin

627-4500

Stony Point South Elementary  150 S. 78th St.

April 16, 2015

 6:00 to 7:30 pm

Lori Cooper

627-4600

T.A. Edison Elementary

1000 Locust St.

April 16, 2015     9:00 to 11:00 am OR 2:00 – 5:00 pm

Cindy Cop

627-4900

Welborn Elementary

5200 Leavenworth Rd.

April 16, 2015  9:00am – 3:00

Dr. Jennifer Malone

627-4450

White Church Elementary

2226 N. 85th St.

April 16, 2015  9:30 am – 3:00 pm

Bruce Haber

627-4250

Whittier Elementary

295 S. 10th St.

April 16, 2015    10am, 2 or 5:30pm

Geri Cunningham

627-4250

W.A. White Elementary  2600 N. 43rd  Terr. April 16, 2015

    9:00 to 11:00am

    1:00 to 3:00 pm

Angela Wright

627-6250

Preschool Enrollment Dates, Locations and Times
April 1 KCKPS Central Office and Morse Early Childhood Center 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
April 14 KCKPS Central Office and Morse Early Childhood Center 4:30 – 7:00 p.m.
April 16 KCKPS Central Office and Morse Early Childhood Center 4:30 – 7:00 p.m.
April 22 KCKPS Central Office and Morse Early Childhood Center 9:00-1:00 p.m.
May 2 KCKPS Central Office ONLY 9:00-1:00 p.m.
May 20 KCKPS Central Office and Morse Early Childhood Center 9:00-1:00 p.m.

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

KCKPS Awarded Head Start Grant

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: David A. Smith, chief of staff, (913) 279-2242 or (913) 744-5104

Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools has been notified by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that it is the recipient of a five-year, $6.7 million per year grant to provide Head Start services for children and families in Wyandotte County. The grant will provide 560 part-day and 318 full-day slots for three and four-year-old children, and also support work with their families. KCKPS is the lead agency in a community partnership that includes churches, social service agencies, day care providers and public agencies.

"We are thrilled to receive news of this grant award," said Dr. Cynthia Lane, superintendent of schools for KCKPS. "Research clearly supports investments in supporting brain development in children's earliest years, and we are strongly committed to developing the highest quality Head Start program in the country."

Head Start is a federal program that promotes the school readiness of children ages three to five from low-income families by enhancing their cognitive, social and emotional development. Head Start programs provide a learning environment that supports children's growth in:

  • Language and literacy
  • Cognition and general knowledge
  • Physical development and health
  • Social and emotional development
  • Approaches to learning

Head Start also supports work with families on health and safety, child development and parenting, providing them resources and knowledge to support the growth and development of their children.

KCKPS submitted the grant in October, 2013, and since then has been working hard to prepare for the possibility of receiving the grant. More than 100 staff will be hired for this grant, including early childhood teachers, teaching assistants, family service workers and site managers. The district has also been working with the current grantee, the Community Development Institute Head Start, on a plan for transition, which will take place during the month of June. Currently, the district is in the process of hosting centralized enrollment for all of its preschool slots at its Central Office and Training Center, 2010 N. 59th Street, Kansas City, KS.

The grant begins June 1, 2014, and KCKPS will begin serving Head Start families on August 12, 2014.

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