New KCKPS School Bond Report Newsletter Available

KCKPSBONDREPORTwebrev thumbPosted Thursday, May 10, 2018

Check out The KCKPS School Bond Reporta new newsletter created by the construction partner for our bond projects, JE Dunn Construction. The newsletter outlines minority, women and local business enterprise project participation numbers to date, a spotlight on KCKPS student Rickie Bowie who is receiving hands-on experience by interning at the company, and much more. 

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Local Third Graders Participate in Kansas Kids Fitness and Safety Day


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Topeka, Kan. – Third grade students in the Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools are gearing up to participate in the 24th 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. Nearly 19,000 students will participate this year at more than 30 sites across the state, with the majority of events being held on May 1st and May 2nd.

On Thursday, May 1st, Washington High School will host 1,000 3rd graders and high school students at the stadium at 7340 Leavenworth Rd in Kansas City Kansas. On Friday, May 2nd, Harmon High School will host over 1,000 3rd grade students and high school students at 25th and Lawrence Avenue at Harmon Stadium. Events on both dates will take place from 10:00 am to noon. Statewide, all children participating in Kansas Kids Fitness and Safety Day will receive health and safety enrichment packets, including jump ropes, to encourage physical activity. Activities at these sites will provide opportunities to participate in fun and educational activities to promote physical activity and promote safety.

Kansas Kids Fitness and Safety Day is an opportunity to impress upon youth the importance of being safe and physically active. A 2008 report by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that more than one-third of children and adolescents were either overweight or obese and physical inactivity was a major contributor to this problem. According to the CDC report, 70 percent of obese youth had at least one risk factor for cardiovascular disease in a population based sample of 5 to 17 year olds.

Kansas City, Kansas Kids Fitness Day is sponsored by Gold Sponsor UMB bank. This is the second year for this partnership and the benefits are amazing. KCK local fire stations will be on hand to help with the fire safety station.

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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 23, 2015


April 20, 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 Thursday, April 23, 2015, at 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 and the Human Resources Report and Recommendations and assemble in retreat fashion for a budget workshop. 

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 20th day of April 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

nurse day 2018

Posted Wednesday, May 9, 2018 

Thank you to all of our outstanding school nurses!

Jolynne Alonzo - Stony Point South Elementary
Karen Anderson - Parker Elementary
LaTasha Beasley - Banneker Elementary
William Beebe - Eugene Ware Elementary
Linda Berry - West Middle
Eunice Bingley – Coronado Middle
Janese Brown - Quindaro Elementary
Topaze Brown - White Church Elementary
Renee Carter – Sumner Academy
Cherie Coffman - Hazel Grove Elementary
Nancy Cunningham – North Central Office ECC/Earl Watson ECC
Karen Dewberry - Wyandotte High
Kim Doran - Emerson/Noble Prentis Elementary
David Fox - Arrowhead Middle
Windy Garrett - Argentine Middle
Bree Gilbreath - Central Middle
Melanie Henley - Frances Willard Elementary
Gina Hill - Washington High
Linda Hobson - John Fiske Elementary
Adania Ivory – Rosedale Middle
Meghan Leduc – Eisenhower Middle
Jasmine Lewis - Harmon High 
Jennie Lopez – Whittier Elementary
Tony McBroom - New Chelsea Elementary
Cynthia Medlin - T.A. Edison Elementary
Cheryl Owens - J.F. Kennedy Elementary
Teresa Parsons - Caruthers Elementary
Julianna Peterson – KCK Early Childhood Center
Angelee Quandt - Head Start
Linda Redding - Lindbergh Elementary
Jamie Redic - Douglass Elementary
Cathy Reynolds - Grant Elementary
Carla Ross - Claude Huyck Elementary
Teresa Ryan - New Stanley Elementary
Rose Sampson - Schlagle High
Steven Scott - Bridges/Fairfax
Kathryn Seedorff - Stony Point North Elementary
Brianna Senserich - McKinley/WA White Elementary
Kimberly Srubas - Silver City Elementary
Lori Stubbs - Frank Rushton Elementary
Karen Thomas - Welborn Elementary
Christopher Watson - Mark Twain/Bethel Elementary
Lisa Weems – M.E. Pearson Elementary
Vivian Williams – Northwest Middle
Cassie Woiderski – Morse ECC

Fairfax Learning Center Receives Top Honor for Conflict Resolution Skills

May 7, 2018


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

Fairfax Award

Congratulations to the students and staff of Fairfax Learning Center (FLC) on receiving the Scholastic Award from the Heartland Mediators Association. Each year, Heartland Mediators Association seeks nominations from Kansas and Missouri schools to receive the award. The nominees are schools in grades kindergarten through grade 12 that implement and utilize conflict resolution skills or have active peer mediation programs.

Fairfax Award

Beginning with the 2017-18 school year, Fairfax Learning Center Principal David Richard implemented restorative justice practices at the school. The school’s Restorative Justice Coordinator  Mindy Manes was hired this year to more fully implement the tenants of school-based restorative justice. Every class participates in a restorative circle at least once a week. Students who have disagreements with other students or staff go through a restorative justice process which provides an opportunity to discuss the harm experienced and to "make things right."  Students learn effective ways to address unresolved, destructive conflict. According to Principal Richard, academic productivity has significantly increased as a result of the restorative environment in the school.

Fairfax Award

Congratulations to the students and staff for this innovative conflict resolution approach.

For more information about this transformative approach to student achievement and student environment, contact Fairfax Learning Center Principal David Richard at 913.627.6700.