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Lowe’s Volunteers Build Outdoor Classroom for Maplewood Elementary

Maplewood Elementary School held a ribbon cutting ceremony for their new outdoor classroom Friday, September 25. The project was initially started back in the early 2000’s by members of the Maplewood Elementary PTA, but never completed.  Earlier this summer Lowe’s volunteers from the North Oak and Tiffany Springs stores completed …

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North Kansas City Schools Education Foundation Helps North Kansas City School Disrtict Spell Success

North Kansas City Education Foundation Fall Breakfast

The Northland News attended the North Kansas City Schools Education Foundation Fall Breakfast last Thursday. The theme for the breakfast was based around spelling bees. In addition to remarks presented by Education Foundation representatives and district personnel, attendees were treated to a partial performance of the comedic play The 25th Annual …

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Dr. Paul Kinder Recognizes Staff and Students at the North Kansas City Schools Education Foundation Fall Breakfast

North Kansas City School District

Paul Kinder, Interim Superintendent of the North Kansas City School District, recognized numerous North Kansas City School District staff and students during the North Kansas City Schools Education Foundation Fall Breakfast. The video of his presentation is below. Thanks to Jan Lewis of the Education Foundation for the event script …

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Northland CAPS Students Help Boost Area Businesses

Northland CAPS

Nearly 300 area high school students are getting a jump on both the job market and college, while also helping area businesses. The students, who represent seven school districts in Clay and Platte counties, are part of the Northland Center for Advanced Professional Studies (CAPS). Only three years old, the …

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Oakhill Day School Plans Campus Expansion in Gladstone

Oakhill Day School Renovation

September 14, 2015 Gladstone, Mo. – Oakhill Day School, an independent private school in the Northland, will call the Gladstone Office Building home for its fourth through eighth grade students beginning fall 2016. Oakhill closed on the purchase of the 54,000 square foot building located at 70th and North Holmes …

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9/8/15 Comments from North Kansas City School Board & Superintendent’s Report

North Kansas City School District Board of Education

The Board and Superintendent’s Report section of the North Kansas City School Board lasted for about fifteen minutes during the September 8, 2015 meeting. First to comment was Victor Hurlbert. He briefly mentioned that he had attended the Northland Chamber of Commerce “Partners in Education” meeting. Hurlbert stated that the …

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NACAC College Fair Coming to Kansas City

NACAC College Fair

A free national college fair is coming to Kansas City September 27-28, with more than 130 colleges and universities represented and 4,000+ students and families expected to attend.  The fair allows students to meet face-to-face with college admission representatives from a wide range of postsecondary institutions.  Free college planning and …

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Kearney Missouri Superintendent Bill Nicely Challenges Teachers to Reach the “Kids You Know”

Dr. Bill Nicely Kearney Missouri School District

The Northland News was invited by the Kearney School District to attend the district’s convocation on Monday, August 17, 2015. Dr. Bill Nicely, Kearney Schools Superintendent, opened the event with a thirty minute presentation on the “Kids You Know” and how the staff could help them attain success as they transition …

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Claire McCaskill Wants Your Input on Education

United States Senator Claire McCaskill

Senator Claire McCaskill is asking for input from the public on public education. The survey takes just a minute to complete. This post is not meant to take a position on anything. A Senator is asking for the public’s input, and we want you to participate no matter your political ideology. As Congress …

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