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Crosby Kemper III, Executive Director of the +The Kansas City Public Library is Gladstone Elementary's 2014 Hero!

"Some people aspire to the Nobel Prize, the Pulitzer Prize, Man of the Year kinds of things, but I can't think of anything more meaningful than having such bright, engaged, wonderful kids celebrate you. That really is special," said Kemper.
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The school board's monthly business meeting is tomorrow, 6:30 p.m. at the Board of Education, 1211 McGee St. View the meeting's agenda at the link.
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We hope you've had a relaxing weekend, because tomorrow it's time to zap the MAP!

This year's MAP/EOC testing window is April 21-May 9. We use this important state assessment as a tool to measure student success and create a plan to help students achieve their educational goals.

The scores also form part of the state's rubric for determining our accreditation status. Students, parents, community members and staff have all been working diligently to continue our trend of measurable improvement for a third consecutive year, and the MAP test is the time for the students to shine! They can't do it without your support. For tips and strategies to help your student excel on this test, visit http://kcpublicschools.org/Page/1298.
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Update on Westport High: The new members of the school board will take time to familiarize themselves with the repurposing process and and the specifics of Westport High School before voting on the administration's recommended sale of the property. A vote is tentatively planned for the May 28 board meeting; we will provide an update when that date has been finalized.

We appreciate the community's patience. If you have any questions or comments in the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact us at repurposing@kcpublicschools.org.
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Tonight, MRIGlobal will present two Paseo students with full scholarships to the Kansas City Art Institute's Pre-College Art Lab.

Junior Clinton Long and sophomore Dakota Niederhauser will receive three hours of college credit upon completion of the Art Lab program.

“Scholarships to Kansas City Art Institute’s Pre-College Art Lab present Clinton and Dakota with three intense, art-filled weeks to experience the commitment it takes to be an artist,” said Pamela Sahl, Paseo Academy Chair of Visual Arts. “It’s a rare opportunity few young artists receive and quite an honor for our students. I applaud MRIGlobal for its generosity and commitment to Paseo.”

In the last five years, MRIGlobal has provided scholarships to nine Paseo students, selected for their artistic and scholastic accomplishment.

The scholarship presentation will be made during the senior art show and sale at Paseo Academy, 4747 Flora Ave., on Thursday, April 17 at 6:45 p.m.
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Today and tomorrow are the last days of Paseo's annual senior art show and sale! Don't miss this chance to support the graduating student artists! http://ow.ly/i/5cwY0
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Congratulations to our own Gary Hicks, construction technology instructor at Manual Career and Technical Center, who won the 2014 Breaking Traditions State Secondary Educator Award!

Student Deisy Zapata had this to say in her nomination: "Mr. Hicks doesn't let us quit, and he doesn't let us down. For example, if we are building something and it goes wrong, he will keep a positive attitude and assist us in problem-solving it. We value the hard work and effort he has invested in each of us. We also realize that each one of us nominating Mr. Hicks comes from a different high school and a different walk of life, yet in our construction program we unanimously agree that we wanted to nominate Mr. Hicks as a great teacher; he is uniquely special and an outstanding teacher who supports both traditional and nontraditional students. We learn through hands-on activities and that makes a difference. Mr. Hicks has made a difference in our lives."

"Mr. Hicks treats us as equals. He doesn't look at us like, 'I don't think you can do this.' He encourages us and checks on us; we have the same experience as the boys. Our instructor expects us to master the same skills as the boys, and he allows us to work on our own projects. In construction, the only difference we see is the boys are physically stronger, but in the classroom and shop the girls find a way to get it done."

The Missouri Breaking Traditions awards, sponsored by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, have honored nontraditional students and the educators who support them since 1994. Nontraditional students are those who have chosen career education in occupations or fields of work in which one gender comprises less than 25 percent of individuals employed in that field.
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One year ago, we presented our recommendations regarding middle schools to the school board. Join us on April 24 to hear how those recommendations translated into reality and what work remains.

For more information about the middle schools initiative, visit www.kcpublicschools.org/middleschools.
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Attention parents, families and community organizations! You are invited to join us for a conversation about attendance and truancy. Special guests Dr. Luis Cordoba, Executive Director of the Office of Student Interventions, and the honorable Judge Ardie Bland, Jackson County Court, will talk about student support and intervention strategies to improve attendance in the Kansas City Public Schools.
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Also happening at Paseo tonight and tomorrow night: the theatre students will put on a production of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Show time is at 7 p.m., and tickets are $3 for students, $5 for adults.
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1211 McGee St. Kansas City, MO 64106
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The Kansas City Public Schools is dedicated to graduating students that are college, career, and workforce ready.
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The Kansas City Public Schools was organized in 1867 and originally served 2,150 children. Today, the district educates nearly 16,690 children and employs nearly 2,300 teachers and administrators. The urban district offers a rich multi-ethnic, multi-cultural mix of students throughout the city.