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Special Education Coop to Host 16th Annual Job Olympics

March 23, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

It’s an Olympic event that exposes students to a variety of job skills for their futures. On Friday, April 1, dozens of students will gather for the 16th Annual Job Olympics at the Bonner Springs PE Center. The event will take place from 9:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.

A program of the Wyandotte Comprehensive Special Education Cooperative, Job Olympics is a one-day competition developed to promote transition and employability skills for a broad continuum of secondary and special education students.

A total of 32 different competitive events are planned for participants. Each student will select four categories in which to compete. The events will allow them to practice skills such as sacking groceries, basic carpentry and sorting mail. Events new to the Job Olympics this year include: caring for a wound, child care/baby bath, laundry sorting and toy cleaning.

An awards ceremony will end the day beginning at noon. Medals will be awarded to first through third place winners in each category.

Volunteers are needed to helpwith the events. To sign up to be a volunteer, or for more information, contact Cheryl McDonald, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., (913) 627-7831; Dorothy Page, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., (816) 838-6920; or Robert Young, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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

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 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

Notice of Time and Place of Special Meeting - April 5, 2016

March 11, 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 Tuesday, April 5, 2016, at 3:00 p.m. at the Thomas R. Burke Technical Education Center multi-purpose room, 6565 State Avenue, Kansas City, Kansas.

The purpose and business of such special meeting shall be a joint inservice and discussion between the Board of Education and the Board of Trustees to include approval of a Memorandum of Understanding and an update on plans to establish common targets to support the Diploma+ Initiative.

Dated this 11th day of March 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