KCK Board of Education Honors April Employees of the Month

April 18, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

April 2014 Employees of the Month.

Maria Rios

"We nominate Maria Rios, a member of the Wyandotte High School office staff for employee of the month. Maria works in the front office at Wyandotte and she is someone who is always there; ready to help when asked, offering to help before asked; and making whoever she is helping feel like her most important customer. You seldom think about what Maria is responsible for because the work gets done so efficiently and seamlessly. Drop a copy job into the 'in box' (onto a pile of several others), it is done just an hour or two later. Need a truancy report for a field trip? Maria will have it done well before you need it. But what really distinguishes Maria is her understanding of the idea of customer service. If you are a parent or a visitor coming into the office, Maria greets you with her smile and a warm 'How can I help you?' Building staff and visiting parents often compliment her work and helpfulness."
-- Sincerely, Jan Stocstill, principal's secretary & Rich Zak, teacher

Becky Bell

"I would like to nominate Becky Bell for employee of the month for White Church Elementary. I have had the privilege of working with Becky Bell for the past 14 years, both as a fellow classroom teacher and as a teacher leader. She is an essential member of our school and does so much for the staff and students at White Church! Becky has been an educator in USD 500 for 20 years, and I have always been impressed with her willingness to stay on top of the newest research and teaching methods, and how she imparts that knowledge to those around her. Becky is very friendly and approachable and goes above and beyond to make sure she is available to the staff, no matter what time of day or night. She is the kind of person who does so much behind the scenes. Becky Bell is one of the most inspiring people in our district and we are proud to nominate her."
-- Sincerely, Emily Dennis, Teacher, & Bruce Haber, principal

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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 - November 13, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 10, 2014

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

A special meeting of the Kansas CityKansas Board of Education is hereby called for Thursday, November 132014, at 11 :00 a.m., in the Offices of McAnany, Van Cleave and Phillips, 10 East Cambridge Circle DriveSuite 300Kansas City, Kansas.

In addition to regular business itemized in the published agendathe purpose of such special meeting shall be to assemble in retreat fashion to discuss the Board past/present/future, review the Superintendent's contract and evaluation goalsestablish a contingency plan for the CEO and review scenario regarding the KCKPS Police Department.

Board members will recess to executive session under the following exceptions to the Kansas Open Meetings Act with no action to follow:

(a) Non-Elected Personnel

          To protect privacy interests of the individual(s) to be discussed.

Dated this 10tday of November 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 Students of the Month for September

October 7, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

September Students of the Month.

Melinna Salas, 3rd grade
Noble Prentis Elementary School
Nominated by: David E. Berry, Teacher
"When working with Melinna, it is immediately clear that she is exceptional. Each and every day, she quietly finishes every bit of work she is given; without complaint, and always with her best effort. Melinna is a kind, thoughtful, quiet achiever. It is remarkable that she can understand a task, skill strategy or objective after being shown once. One of her great strengths is she is a team player. Outside of school, Melinna is an avid soccer player. She is showing great promise as an athlete. Melinna Salas is definitely should be considered as a student of the month".
-- Sincerely, David E. Berry, Teacher

Liliana Rodriguez Calderon, 8th grade

Argentine Middle School
Nominated by: Kathy Rosenberg , & David Bean, Teachers
"Liliana works well with other students. She is always willing to help students that are having problems in math. She always turns in her homework and she does well on her tests. Lily consistently keeps up with her grades in all of her classes. She is a joy to have in class and I highly recommend her".

-- Sincerely, Kathy Rosenberg and David Bean, Teachers

Joanna Perez, 12th grade
J.C. Harmon High School
Nominated by: Steve Howard, Teacher
"Joanna Perez is a special young lady. I am continually surprised at the amount of time she gives of herself. As accomplished as her career has been, she always finds time for others. When needed, she will help tutor classmates and younger students, often using her bilingual skills. Joanna would be described as a 'people person' with high energy. She is a dedicated, hard working student willing to take on challenges. Joanna is a focused, caring young lady that has set high aspiration for her future".
-- Sincerely, Steve Howard, Teacher

 

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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 22, 2016

February 16, 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 Monday, February 22, 2016, at 11:00 a.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 purpose of such special meeting shall be to review the facility study conducted by DLR in 2015 and discuss the next steps in developing a plan to address district facility needs.

Dated this 16th day of February 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 - October 30, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 28, 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 Thursday, October 30, 2014, at 8:30 a.m., at Wyandotte High School, 2501 Minnesota Avenue, Kansas City, Kansas.

In addition to regular business itemized in the published agenda, the purpose of such special meeting shall be to assemble in retreat fashion to discuss the District Continuous Improvement Plan (DCIP). Board members will visit classrooms at Wyandotte to observe how the DCIP drives the daily work of increasing student achievement.

Dated this 28th day of October, 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