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Moving Students Beyond the Classroom with STEAM Program

“Best part of STEM?  Creating things, we didn’t know we could create.” ~ Dr. Amy Casey, Ph.D. Earlier this school year Ravenwood Elementary Principal, Dr. Amy Casey, challenged the fourth-graders for their Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics (STEAM) project “How can we, as 4th grade designers, create an outdoor …

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Two Northtown Students Selected for QuestBridge College Prep Scholars Program

The QuestBridge College Prep Scholars Program gives outstanding high school juniors with significant financial need an early advantage in college admissions. College Prep Scholars are uniquely prepared to gain admission and full scholarships to top-tier colleges through QuestBridge. The majority are also selected as Finalists for the National College Match. Being …

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Northland CAPS Digital Media and Design

Northland CAPS is a program introduced to create a real life work experience in the field in which Northland schools students may be interested in later working. Northland CAPS strives to give students an experience before they commit to post-secondary education. The NCAPS Digital Media and Design strand was introduced …

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10 North Kansas City Students Selected for Missouri Scholars Academy

Ten North Kansas City Schools students have been notified that they have been selected to attend the 2016 Missouri Scholars Academy. Every scholar nominated from a district high school was selected to attend the three-week academic program for 330 of Missouri’s gifted students who are ready to begin their junior year …

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Oak Park High School 2016 One Acts Festival Dinner Theatre Fundraiser

Oak Park Theatre & Northern Lights Pizza present the 2016 One Acts Festival Dinner Theatre Fundraiser. All proceeds benefit the Oak Park Theatre Department. Dinner is at 6 p.m. in the Oak Park Cafeteria, followed by the performance in the Little Theater. Tickets, Dinner Reservations and Donations can be made …

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Kearney Superintendent Honored with Pearce Award

Dr. Bill Nicely, Superintendent of the Kearney Missouri School District, was among eight Missouri superintendents nominated this year for the prestigious Robert L. Pearce Award which is presented annually by the Missouri Association of School Administrators (MASA). Nicely was nominated for the honor by his colleagues in the Greater Kansas City MASA District. He was honored as …

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CEO Roundtable Targets Improved Workforce, Education

Area business leaders discussed ways to improve workforce access during a CEO Roundtable April 5. Sponsored by the Clay County Economic Development Council and its Northland Education and Business Alliance (NEBA), the event brought representatives from regional education and development organizations together with the CEOs of area businesses. “This is …

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NKC Schools Recognized by U.S. Dept. of Education for Commitment to #GoOpen with Educational Resources

North Kansas City School District

District Featured Presenter at #GoOpen Exchange North Kansas City Schools was the featured presenter at the #GoOpen Exchange held Friday, February 26, 2016 at Skywalker Ranch at Big Rock, California. The team talked about the district’s curation of resources in middle school Science and Math that can be customized by …

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Northland Teachers to Present Summer Externship Experience February 29

Northland CAPS

Northland CAPS in partnership with seven Northland school districts (Excelsior Springs, Kearney, Liberty, North Kansas City, Park Hill, Platte County and Smithville) and twelve business partners completed the first cohort of the Northland SEE (Summer Externship Experience) on July 21, 22 and 23, 2015. Seventy teachers from all seven districts, …

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Doniphan Graduates Become New Regional Leaders

Nineteen area executives who want to improve their organizations and communities became the 19th class to graduate from the Doniphan Leadership Institute on Wednesday, Feb. 3. “Our new Doniphan Fellows are what I call ‘ten percenters,’” explained Kevin Shaffstall, director of the Pryor Center for Leadership Development at William Jewell …

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