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18Oct 2021

Four More Years; the Search for a High School Begins

By |October 18th, 2021|Categories: Kansas City, Schools|0 Comments

By: Sean Stalling, Executive Director, DeLaSalle Just four more years…JUST FOUR MORE YEARS.  No, this is not a political post.  This is what most parents are thinking when they ask themselves the very important question:  Where will my child go to high school? As I write this article, I think of the questions that raced through my mind as a father of two girls:  one a recent high school graduate and one a current high school freshman. Those questions were: Will my child be safe?  There is so much happening in this world.  I need my child to be [...]

18Aug 2021

Back to school transportation delays – back to (in-person) school is here

By |August 18th, 2021|Categories: COVID-19, Kansas City, Kindergarten, Schools|0 Comments

By: Show Me KC Schools staff Are you prepared for back-to-school transportation delays? After a little more than a year of students across Kansas City learning from home, in-person learning is about to start up across the metro. Students, parents, schools, and transportation companies will be getting back into the swing of commuting to school which could mean transportation could be more chaotic than usual. During the first few weeks of school, it is normal for the school bus to be off schedule. It takes a few runs to get the routes down and for everyone to make it [...]

18Aug 2021

When Schools Invest in their Staff, Everyone Wins

By |August 18th, 2021|Categories: COVID-19, Kansas City, Kindergarten, Schools|0 Comments

Written by Kelly Sales, Director of Development, Brookside Charter School, KCMO With the COVID pandemic came new challenges and obstacles for schools across the country. Brookside Charter School was not any different. Not one of our staff members learned how to teach or operate a school during a global pandemic in their college years. We were building the plane as we were flying it. On Thursday, May 12, 2020 we said goodbye to our students and watched them walk out of our doors with a Chromebook and Hotspot in hand. We were planning for a long Spring Break but [...]

4Aug 2021

Preparing Your Student (and Yourself) for Kindergarten

By |August 4th, 2021|Categories: Kansas City, Kindergarten, Schools|0 Comments

By: Show Me KC Schools The transition into kindergarten can be a significant change for parents and students, especially following the year's uniqueness of the past year and a half. With schools starting soon, it's time to start thinking about ways to prepare your student and yourself for a successful transition. Tips to prepare for kindergarten Plan a visit – if your students' school allows for in-person visits, visiting the classroom or school with your student can help make the transition easier for them. Make this visit exciting, and try to introduce your student to teachers and principals. If your [...]

8Jul 2021

Help us Encourage Kindergarten Families to Enroll in School

By |July 8th, 2021|Categories: Kansas City, Kindergarten, SchoolAppKC, Schools|0 Comments

Guest Author: Jon Hile In March, Citizens of the World welcomed back nearly all our enrolled Kindergarten students for in-person classes. It was a fantastic moment. The excitement of our students. The chance for parents and caregivers to take a second round of the first day of school pictures. The sounds of kids learning, singing, and playing together. Our Kindergarten students were among our first students to return, and in many ways, their excitement and enthusiasm created momentum for our entire school to return to in-person learning. We’re so proud of their work--even with a very strange school year, [...]

20Mar 2021

What does it mean to be placed on a waitlist while applying to schools? 

By |March 20th, 2021|Categories: Kansas City, Schools|0 Comments

By: Leslie Kohlmeyer, Director of SchoolAppKC We first have to understand why waitlists are needed at all. Prior to charter schools being opened, the normal process for families and kids to apply to school would have all gone through the district. A family would have applied either to a “neighborhood school” or a “Signature or Magnet school.” Students are always guaranteed a seat at your neighborhood school, and for the Magnet or Signature programs, those students were taken on a first-come-first-served basis. There was no need for a waitlist or lotteries.  As charter schools came onto the scene in [...]