GEHA and 15 and the Mahomies Foundation Launch Health and Wellness Playbook Initiative for Kansas City Students

Today, GEHA (Government Employees Health Association, Inc., pronounced G.E.H.A.) and 15 and the Mahomies Foundation launched a new health and wellness initiative with a kick-off event at Bertram Caruthers Sr. Elementary School. The program was created to educate and empower 3,500 students at seven elementary schools in Kansas City’smost historically under-resourced areas. The GEHA/15 and the Mahomies Foundation Health and Wellness Playbook Program primarily focuses on the Northeast Corridor of Kansas City, Kansas, where children living in poverty are highest. The initiative aims to provide a low-cost, high-visibility educational wellness curriculum for elementary schools to implement. The program is intended…
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KCKPS Celebrates its November 2021 Buildings of the Month

KCKPS is proud to recognize Noble Prentis Elementary and Eisenhower Middle School custodial staff as the “Buildings of the Month.” These schools were selected to receive this honor because they have gone above and beyond to keep their building safe and clean for students, staff and the general public. Way to go! Posted December 2, 2021
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KCKPS School Recognized Nationally for Student Achievement

Bertram Caruthers Elementary School is being recognized nationally by the National Association of ESEA State Program Administrators (NAESPA) for exceptional student achievement in 2021. The NAESPA publicly recognizes qualifying federally funded schools across the nation for the outstanding academic achievements of all students, including students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds. Principal Molly Struzzo has served the District 22-years, eight of them as the principal at Caruthers. She says parents are noticing the improvements that are being made academically and sharing those experiences with other parents which resulted in an increase in requests to enroll their child in her school. “Being selected…
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Notice of Special Board Meeting – Tuesday, November 30, 2021

(Notice of Meeting) PDF The Kansas City, Kansas Board of Education will be holding a special meeting on Tuesday, November 30, 2021 at 3 p.m. in the Board Room of the Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools Central Office, at 2010 N 59'‘‘ Street, in Kansas City, Kansas. The board will meet to approve the Human Resources Report/Recommendations and the new Stop Loss Insurance Carrier, and discuss board policy. Additionally, the board will engage in two (2) Executive Sessions- Discuss Employee Performance and Re-organization of non-elected personnel in order to protect the privacy issues of the party(s) involved under the Kansas…
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Board ReCap – Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Click here to download a print-friendly PDF of this ReCap. Awards & Recognition The Kansas City, Kansas Board of Education congratulated student Nelson McConnell for receiving the Kansas Department of Commerce 2021 Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for his Flavorades drinks (See YouTube Video). Nelson’s Flavorades got its start back in 2018, and has been quenching the taste buds of hundreds ever since. With flavors like black cherry, watermelon, orange pomegranate, and even strawberry, Nelson’s reviews have been nothing but positive. Nelson is 11 years old and attends Gloria Willis Middle School. Nelson credits his mom, dad, and grandma…
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Kansas City-Atchison League Re-Naming Contest Underway

Did you know that the Kansas City-Atchison League will be welcoming to a new member in the Fall 2022 season? It’s true! Topeka Highland Park High School is joining the league and because of this, it’s time to come up with a new league name. That’s where you come in: we want to hear your suggestions when it comes to renaming the Kansas City-Atchison League. Please visit this link to make your suggestions. History of the League The Kansas City Atchison League (KCAL) was founded as the Kansas City Kansas League (KCKL) by six schools that wanted to compete outside…
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New COVID Vaccine Event – Monday, November 22, 2021

Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools is partnering with the Wyandotte County Health Department and the Patrick Mahomes Foundation (15 and the Mahomies) to host our Squash COVID-19 Vaccine Event on Monday, November 22nd from 4 p.m. to 7p.m. at Carl B. Bruce Middle School. From vaccines to testing, this event is aimed at keeping you and your loved ones safe, but full this Thanksgiving holiday. Those getting either the first or second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine will receive a free turkey and a meal voucher for the food trucks on-site. Those that are getting their first shot will also get their choice…
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