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

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: 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 - 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

Frances Willard Students Are Reading Across America

February 29, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

March 2 marks the annual Read Across America Celebration, a commemorative day to honor the late Dr. Seuss and emphasize the importance of reading to students across the United States.

Each year, many schools across the country plan special events and celebrations around Read Across America. Students at Frances Willard Elementary School in Kansas City, Kansas have been gearing up for the day since early January when they began their Read Across America journey. They are tracking the number of books they read and equating them to miles. One book equals one mile. Their goal is to “travel” across America, from Houlton, Maine to San Francisco, California. The grand total is 5,478 miles and they are almost there! A map in the front hallway of the school provides a visual for their progress.

Librarian Colleen Charlton is coordinating the effort.

“I believe that the more fun things you do for reading, the more they will read,” she said.

And there’s another incentive: for every five books students read, they will receive a ticket. The tickets are good for a “Pie in the Face” drawing that will be held at the end of the event. Ten students’ tickets will be drawn and they will be able to throw a pie in face of Charlton and Frances Willard Principal Sarah Pike. And every student who participates in the reading program receives a free book.

Only two days left to reach their goal!

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