A Day of Fun, Games and Fitness for KCKPS Students

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 27, 2015

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

Third grade students in the Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools (KCKPS) are gearing up to participate in the 25th Annual Kansas Kids’ Fitness and Safety Day. The Governor’s Council on Fitness and Safe Kids Kansas are sponsoring this statewide event to reinforce the fun and health benefits of noncompetitive physical activities and injury prevention.

In KCKPS, the event is being held over a two-day period to accommodate all 3rd graders. Approximately 900 3rd graders will attend the event on Thursday, April 30 at the Washington High School stadium. On Friday, May 1, an additional 900 3rd graders will participate at the J.C. Harmon High School stadium. Events on both dates will take place from 10 a.m. to noon. Activities will include tug of war, parachute, team relay puzzles, a soccer kick, stop-drop-and-roll activity, jump rope and Hippity Hop races, among others. Firefighters from local KCK fire stations will be on hand to help with a fire safety station. There will be a pumper truck and ambulance for students to tour.

Kansas Kids Fitness and Safety Day is an opportunity to impress upon youth the importance of being safe and physically active. It is a statewide event held every year on the first Friday in May. This event focuses on increasing physical activity and safety awareness among 3rd grade students in Kansas. Nearly 18,000 students participate each year at more than 40 sites across the state. This is the 7th year that KCKPS students have taken part in the event.

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

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

Congratulations Fairfax Learning Center Graduates

May 24, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

Fairfax graduation

Congratulations to the students who became graduates of the Fairfax Learning Center on Wednesday, May 23, at the Kansas City Kansas Community College Technical Education Center.  Thirty-eight students graduated – one of the largest number of students to participate in commencement for the school. 

Prior to the presentation of the college candidates, the students heard an inspirational graduation address from Dr. Stacy Yeager of the Kansas City Kansas Public Schools Board of Education who encouraged students to stay focused on their goals and to continue to strive for excellence.

Congratulations to all of the graduates!

Notice - Time and Place of Special Meeting - May 24, 2018

May 18, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

A special meeting of the Kansas City, Kansas Board of Education is hereby called for Thursday, May 24, 2018, at 12:00 p.m., in the third floor Board room 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 Board shall continue work on development of the 2018-2019 budget. The Board may recess to executive session to establish budget parameters pursuant to the exception for Employer-Employee Negotiations under the Kansas Open Meetings Act.

Dated this 18th day of May 2018.

Susan E. Westfahl
Clerk of the Board