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KCK Board of Education Honors January Employees of the Month

January 22, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

January 2014 Employees of the Month.

Miriam Torres

"For many years at New Stanley, Miriam Torres in her role as an ESL/Bilingual aide has epitomized the contributions a school can make in a family's life. She cares for every child she encounters and encourages the best in each of them. She holds them to task when they begin to step off the directed path, but even more importantly, she celebrates each of their successes and accomplishments. It has become obvious that for many of our families, when they think of New Stanley, they are thinking of Miriam and everything she has done for them and continues to do. We have been so fortunate at New Stanley to have her level of professional knowledge in her use of Spanish and teaching expertise. We have been able to maintain professional, bilingual communication with our community for many years due to her abilities".
-- Sincerely, Ryan Most, principal

Eli Jones

"The 8th grade team of Eisenhower Middle School would like to nominate Eli Jones as Employee of the Month. He is one of the most committed teachers who we've ever met. He expresses his passion for his students and for his craft in everything that he does. Along with his regular school duties, he puts on numerous performances and takes on projects that are above and beyond his job description. He is a teacher to revere, as he values his work and his students, opens new doors to offer underprivileged youth, and works cooperatively with his peers. Additionally, he manages fundraisers to support the students' endeavors; he is the soccer coach at Eisenhower and volunteers to lead a 7th - 12th grade boy’s choir each week. Eli is looked up to by his fellow teachers. He communicates well with the rest of the staff, stays positive and always lends a helping hand".
-- Sincerely, Matt Mortensen, Poonam Sharma, Quinn White, Amy Brownlee, Cindi Thomas, Todd Buttermore, & Mary Mikijanis, Teachers

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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 - January 6, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

December 22, 2014

Contact: David Smith, Chief of Staff, (913) 279-2242

A special meeting of the Kansas City, Kansas Board of Education is hereby called for Tuesday, January 6, 2015, at 12:00 p.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 discuss and determine the level of investment in the Kansas City, Kansas Healthy Communities Campus initiative.  

Dated this 22nd day of December 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

KCK Board of Education Honors February Employees of the Month

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

February 2014 Employees of the Month.

Kevin R. Wills

"Mr. Kevin R. Wills is an outstanding custodian. He goes above and beyond what is expected from a custodian. Mr. Kevin R. Wills organizes his staff so that our school community does not have to worry about the cleanliness or safety of our building. There are many tasks that he can delegate, but if it is asked of him he takes pride in personally making sure everyone in the building gets what they need to do their job effectively. I would say Mr. Wills exhibits 'Five Star Service' under Do The Right Thing."
-- Sincerely, Elvira Randle, principal of West

Laura McNellis

"Being a retired teacher of 32 years, I know the energy and love that goes into going beyond what is required of teaching. As a grandmother of a student attending Frank Rushton, I have been exposed to a special teacher in the KCK school district. Her name is Ms. Laura McNellis, 5th grade teacher. My granddaughter is going through severe health problems and Ms. McNellis has gone above the norm to teach the class love, care and concern for Anna. These lessons will be of great value to them. Ms. McNellis dedication is something you don't see every day! She deserves Employee of the Month."
-- Sincerely, Texanna Ollenberger, grandmother

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

Notice: Change of Location/Time of Regular Meeting

March 4, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

In accord with the resolution approved by the Board of Education on July 21, 2015, the regular meeting of the Kasnas City, Kansas Board of Education is scheduled for the second Tuesday, March 8, 2016, at 9:00 a.m. and will be held at Banneker Elementary School, 2026 N. 4th Street, Kansas City, Kansas.

Dated this 4th 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

Notice of Time and Place of Special Meeting - December 22, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

December 17, 2014

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 Monday, December 22, 2014, at 11:00 a.m.in the Superintendent's Conference Room, on the third floor of the Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools Central Office and Training Center, 2010 N. 59th Street, Kansas City, Kansas.

The purpose of such special meeting shall be to approve the Human Resources Report and Recommendations and the Payment of Bills.

Dated this 17th day of December 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