Staff Bulletin | February 23, 2017
District News

Spring Events
Emporia Middle School is sponsoring a Spring Fling 5K Saturday, March 18 starting at the school. Cost of registration is a donation to the EHS Spartan Stop. Pre-register here.

Logan Avenue Elementary is sponsoring a Disc Golf Tournament Saturday, April 1, at the Peter Pan Park course. Cost of registration is $25 by March 25. Register here.

Riverside Elementary and Emporia NEA are sponsoring the Bunny Hop 5K Saturday, April 15, starting at Riverside. Cost of registration is $10 for students and $20 for adults. Register here.
Emporia Board of Education

Personnel Report

Appointments

Rusty Bueno
paraeducator, Timmerman

Delanie Shefcyk
paraeducator, Riverside

Shirley Kramer
assistant cook, Logan Avenue

McKenzie Koch
Rule 10 girls' soccer coach, EHS

Resignations

Shelly Hammond-Knight
paraeducator, EHS

Santhiogupillani Paramanathan
head custodian, WA White

Douglas Bliss
5-8 teacher, WA White/TPA

Bridget Carter
5-8 teacher, WA White/TPA

Lisa Scheve
special education, EMS

Amy Schmidt
paraeducator, WA White

Retirement

Brenda Nickel
elementary school nurse

Rocky Price
lead electrician, Maintenance

Moments

Pennies for Patients &
Logan Avenue Blood Drive
Logan Avenue kicked off a two-week benefit campaign for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society that will conclude with a blood drive Monday, March 6, from 2-6 pm in the school gym. They are encouraging participation in the Pennies for Patients Campaign by all district schools and departments. The school is accepting cash/coin donations and is also selling tickets for gift baskets to be given away at the conclusion of the campaign. For more information or to schedule an appointment for a blood donation, call the school at 341-2264.

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Study Session:
Postsecondary Success
Superintendent Kevin Case led a discussion on the topic of postsecondary success, one of the components of the KansansCan Vision. He shared data on what the Kansas workforce needs will be in 2020 and what the current Kansas and Emporia data shows for education levels completed after high school.

Principals, high school guidance counselors and teachers joined board members and district administrators in the discussion. To meet the future workforce needs, more high school graduates will need to complete some form of postsecondary education to obtain a certificate, two-year degree or four-year degree. 

Other Board Business
The board approved an updated Professional Development Handbook.

Seeking Calendar Feedback
District administration has worked with the Professional Development Council to create two academic calendar options for the 2018-19 school year.  Please review the two options shown here and provide feedback in the form provided . A recommendation will be made to the Emporia Board of Education later this spring.  Feedback is needed by the end of the day Friday, March 3, 2017.

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