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KCKPS Spotlight is a bi-monthly show featuring exciting events and news happening throughout the school district. To share what is happening in your school or department, contact the Communications Department, email@example.com.
Congratulations to the October Employees of the Month
Two outstanding employees were honored this week by the Kansas City, Kansas Board of Education as Employees of the Month for October. Congratulations to Joe Walker, cafeteria manager at Rosedale Middle and Julie Fletcher, teacher at Earl Watson, Jr. Early Childhood Center. The following are excerpts from their nominations:
Reasons to Believe Celebration is Coming Up
The annual Reasons to Believe celebration is right around the corner. Join us to celebrate our 12 honorees at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, November 15, in the Central Office and Training Center, 2010 N. 59th Street, Kansas City, Kansas.
Congratulations to the October Students of the Month
Congratulations to the October Students of the Month honored by the Board of Education at their meeting on October 24, 2017. They are: (from left) Eduardo Granados from Wyandotte High, Perkins Rietema from New Stanley Elementary and Lauren Romero-Sanchez from White Church Elementary. The following are excerpts from their nominations:
Wellness Opportunities and Activities
The New Wellness Year for A Healthier You Has Begun
The wellness program year runs from October 1 through August 31, 2018. You can login anytime to your A Healthier You page through Blue Cross and begin earning points, take the Health Risk Assessment, and enter to win the sweepstakes.
ESOL Grant with KU and KSU – Opportunities for Staff
The Step-Up Grant Provides Learning Opportunities for Educators, Students and Community
The school district’s English as a Second Language (ESL) Department is pleased to announce they are the recipient of the Step-Up Grant to provide continuing education for ESL instructional aides, early literacy intervention programs, graduate coursework for teachers and a language academy for those who would like to learn English.
Board of Education Meeting Highlights
At their regular meeting on October 24, 2017, the Kansas City, Kansas Board of Education:
- Recognized students of the month for October. (see associated story)
- Recognized employees of the month for October. (see associated story)
- Participated in the Parents as Teachers family fall festival meet and greet
- Accepted design updates for bond projects
This week’s quote:
“In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can.”
This week’s photo:
Student athletes from Sumner Academy were visited by representatives of Good Sports, a company who provides athletic equipment to young athletes, and Kansas City Chiefs Ambassadors with NFL Play 60. They donated athletic equipment, discussed the value of athletics in a healthy lifestyle and ran through practice football drills.