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Schools celebrate the end of another successful year
Students and staff celebrated all the hard work they have done as the 2014 – 15 school year comes to an end. Read more...
#WPSproud celebrates success in 2014-15
Superintendent Allison shares his #WPSproud moments with the district community in his year-end message. Watch, celebrate and smile with us!
Hadley students take off to wrap up Flying Challenge
Students from Hadley got a birds-eye view of Wichita to wrap up its year-long Airbus Flying Challenge, a partnership with Airbus, the United Way and Communities in Schools. Read more...
Leadership changes announced for 2015-16
Superintendent John Allison has announced additional school leadership changes for the 2015-16 school year.  Read more...
 
Chisholm Life Skills receives Red Carpet for customer service
Chisholm Life Skills Center received the Spring 2015 Red Carpet Award for Excellent Customer Service, presented by the Parent and Community Support Office. Read more...
Northwest students create school-wide “Hall of Fame” video
Northwest students showed their school-wide spirit by creating a video to the song, “Hall of Fame” by The Script. Read more...
Hamilton students receive letter from Michelle Obama
Hamilton Middle School students in Deborah Diggs’ lunch group had quite a surprise recently – a letter from First Lady Michelle Obama.  Read more...
Christa McAuliffe receives $5,000 from Verizon for app idea
Technology students in Shane Koranda’s class proudly accepted $5,000 from Verizon representatives for being named Best in the Region in the Innovative App Challenge in January. Read more...
Hamilton celebrates the completion of cafeteria
Current and former students and staff helped celebrate the completion of Hamilton Middle School’s bond issue project with an open house and talent show. Read more...
Kensler teacher receives Golden Apple Award
Charles Swedberg, second-grade teacher at Kensler Elementary, was surprised with the Golden Apple Award from KAKE-TV, Papa John’s Pizza and Davis-Moore Auto Group. Read more...
South teaches science to Enders and Enterprise students
Teachers and students at South High School hosted a Science Field Day for 3rd – 5th grade students from Enders and Enterprise Elementary Schools. Read more...
Towne West teacher receives Emmy Award for video project
Dennis Tabor, math and science teacher at Towne West Learning Center, recently received an Emmy Award for his work on the educational video series, “Astronomy: Observations &Theories.” Read more...
 
Northeast Magnet named #3 Best High School in Kansas
Northeast Magnet High School was named the #3 Best High School in Kansas by U.S. News and World ReportRead more...
Juniors named Soaring Students by the Wichita Eagle
Twenty-five juniors were honored as Soaring Students by the Wichita Eagle  for their commitment to their academics, as well as their community service.  Read more...
Mayberry drama teacher featured on Today Show
Sheila Kinnard, drama teacher at Mayberry Cultural and Fine Arts Magnet, was featured on the weekend Today Show as part of their Mother’s Day series. Read more...
Joint Statement regarding 2015-16 Teacher Contract Negotiations
Negotiating teams from the Wichita Public Schools and United Teachers of Wichita release an joint statement under the Modified Traditional Bargaining model to develop a tentative agreement for the 15-16 school year. Read more...
Caldwell teacher receives Golden Apple Award
Kellen Potter, third-grade teacher at Caldwell Elementary, was surprised with the Golden Apple Award from KAKE, Papa John’s Pizza and Davis-Moore Auto Group. Read more...
 
Southeast senior to attend West Point in the fall
Simeon Willis, senior at Southeast High School, will attend West Point in the fall. Willis has faced many challenges, but remained focused to overcome those obstacles with help from his JROTC instructors. Read more...
High school commencement ceremonies begin today
High school commencement ceremonies begin on May 7. WPS has graduated more than 190,000 students over the past 137 years. See commencement schedule.
 
Schools participate in Bike to School Day
The rain held off just long enough for schools like McLean to participate in Bike to School Day on May 6. Read more...
Education EDGE gifts given to schools and programs
Education EDGE gifts were presented to school staff, fine arts and athletics during the May 4 Board of Education meeting. The Education EDGE has given more than $1 million to schools over the past 10 years. Read more...
Employees honored for years of service
The Wichita Public Schools honored its retirees and long-time employees during a special banquet held on April 30 at the Hyatt Regency Wichita. Read more...
 
Schools participate in Million T-Shirt March against bullying
Many schools across the district participated in the Million T-Shirt March, a nation-wide anti-bullying initiative, on May 1. Read more...
Students honored by Communities in Schools
Elementary, middle and high school students were honored for their improvements in behavior, academics and attendance with the Communities in Schools Star Awards. Read more...
Leadership changes announced for 2015-16
Superintendent John Allison has announced school leadership changes for the 2015-16 school year. Read more...
 
Minneha volunteer honored as Friend of Education
Jesse Miller, long-time volunteer at Minneha Core Knowledge Magnet, received a 2015 Friend of Education Award. The ARC of Sedgwick County and Westar Energy also received Friend of Education Awards. Read more...
District celebrates top scholarship recipients
WPS celebrated the accomplishments of high school seniors for being some of the top scholarship recipients for 2015.  For the class of 2015, more than $26 million in scholarships were offered to students to date. Read more...
 
Coleman bond issue project will soon begin
The Board of Education approved the start of Coleman Middle School’s bond issue project during its April 27 meeting. Read more...
Lunch prices will increase for next school year
School lunch prices will increase for the next school year to keep the district in compliance with requirements of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Read more...
Allen Elementary honors military children and families
Allen Elementary commemorated the Month of the Military Child with a special ceremony in front of their school. Read more...
Enterprise teacher wins Golden Apple Award from KAKE
Marcia Roth, 3rd grade teacher at Enterprise Elementary, received the Golden Apple Award from KAKE, Davis-Moore and Papa John's. Read more...

 
Black Traditional Magnet celebrates improvements
Students and families at Black Traditional Magnet celebrated the completion of their bond projects during their annual school carnival. Read more...
South High teacher wins award for public service
South High science teacher Chitra Harris was surprised today with the news that she was selected as the 2015 Excellence in Public Service award recipient! Read more...
Seltzer Student Wins Tot Trot Competition
Seltzer Elementary 2nd grader Jony Dang wins the Riverfest 2015 Meritrust Tot Trot artwork competition. Read more...
Spring Good Apple Award recipients recognized
More than 200 employees, volunteers and partners, representing 66 schools, support centers and businesses were recognized on April 20 with the Good Apple Award.  Read more...
Heights students serve contest-winning recipe to peers
Heights High School students served their classmates their award-winning Cooking Up Change culinary creations. Read more...
School Service Center celebrates 40 years
The School Service Center celebrates 40 years at its current location at 37th St. North and Hydraulic. The SSC is home to more than 30 different departments that keep schools running smoothly every day. Read more...
Wilbur language arts teacher receives Golden Apple Award
Hillary Thackery, language arts teacher at Wilbur Middle School, was surprised in her classroom with the Golden Apple Award from KAKE, Papa John’s Pizza and Davis-Moore Auto Group. Read more...
WPS continues to see changes among ESOL population
The Wichita Public Schools continues to see changes among its students who come from families that speak a language other than English. Read more...
East students give back to the community
Every student at East High School volunteered to improve their city during the seventh-annual ACES in the Community event. Read more...
OK Elementary celebrates new library and classrooms
Past and present OK Elementary staff and families gathered to celebrate the end of the school’s bond issue project.  Read more...
Adams students play basketball against WSU players
Fifth-grade students at Adams Elementary were being encouraged to get back on the court with a little help from Wichita State. Read more....
Jardine students help design teacher’s spring break trip
Like many on spring break, Sarah Forster, 7th grade social studies teacher at Jardine, took a road trip. But unlike most travelers, she let her students choose where she should go. Read more...
Gammon students have fun with Exploration Place
Gammon students had fun with their family members during the school’s Family Night with help from Exploration Place. Read more...
Hadley students learn about Africa from Miss Ghana USA
Students in Cindy Cowell’s social studies class at Hadley Middle School had a special guest to be part of their unit on Africa. Read more...
Students qualify for TSA National Competition
Teams from Christa McAuliffe Academy, East, Northeast and South competed in the Technology Student Association State Competition and will go on to compete in the National Competition. Read more...
Stanley teacher receives Golden Apple Award
Charisse Beadles, third-grade teacher at Stanley Elementary, was awarded the Golden Apple Award from KAKE, Papa John’s Pizza and Davis-Moore Auto Group. Read more...
Thirty students honored during 99% Awards
Thirty students were recognized by the Board of Education during the 99% Awards ceremony for the third quarter on April 6.  Read more...
Learn more about severe weather plans
Safety of students, staff and parents is our greatest priority during the threat of dangerous weather conditions. Emergency plans are in place should tornadoes, lightening, hail or other dangerous circumstances present a safety concern. Click here to learn more...
Nominate a deserving HS junior!
The Wichita Eagle's "Soaring Student Award" recognizes high school juniors from our area, "seeking to praise those who have accomplished much already while poised to have another year to impact our local community." If you  know of a deserving HS junior, click here to submit a nomination. Deadline is April 10.
John Allison: The Future Sits In Our Classrooms
Rhetoric has been thick the past few months...what you do not hear about are the 486,000 young people who depend on Kansas' public education system to prepare them to reach high standards and be college- and career-ready upon graduation. 

Read Supt. Allison's full editorial from the April 5 Wichita Eagle.

 

Read more here: http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/article17346971.html#storylink=cpy

 

Horace Mann celebrates bond issue improvements
Horace Mann had a school-wide Family Night celebration to mark the end of their bond construction. Read more...
Jardine music teacher receives Albert Pike Award
Kimme Whittemore, instrumental music teacher at Jardine, received the 2015 Albert Pike Masonic Lodge Teacher of the Year Award. Read more...
Benton students learn about life with a disability
Students at Benton Elementary had a unique opportunity to learn what life is like for those with disabilities. Read more...
Riverside celebrates bond issue improvements
Riverside Leadership Magnet  hosted an open house to allow families and community members an opportunity to see their bond issue improvements. Read more...
Gardiner teacher receives Golden Apple from KAKE
Theresa DeTar, music teacher at Gardiner Elementary, was surprised with the Golden Apple Award from KAKE, Papa John’s Pizza and Davis-Moore Auto Group. Read more...
 
An open letter to the East High community from principal Ken Thiessen
White Elementary teacher receives honor from VFW
Kim Lambdin, 4th Grade teacher at White Elementary, received the Veterans of Foreign Wars Patriotic Teacher of the Year Award.  Read more...
Seniors receive Jabara and Koch Scholarships from WSU
Jocelyn Galicia, East, received the Fran Jabara Scholarship in Entrepreneurship, and Thomas Schmidt, Northwest, and Taylor Williams, East, received Koch Scholarships from WSU. Read more...
High school students share their opinions with Superintendent
Nearly 100 students representing every high school and eSchool met with Superintendent John Allison to share their opinions during the spring SuperSAC Student Dialogue Session. Read more...
 
Woodman students had special treat for being on time
As part of Read Across America week, Woodman Elementary students participated in a variety of activities to promote the importance of literacy and being on time. Read more...
District staff recognized for leadership in athletics
Three district staff members were recognized for their leadership and support of school athletic programs during the Kansas Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association’s annual banquet. Read more...
 
Seniors receive Jabara and Koch Scholarships from WSU
Students from East and Northwest received Fran Jabara and Koch Scholarships from Wichita State University. Read more...
Enders teacher receives Golden Apple Award
Teresa Sheahan, 5th grade teacher at Enders Elementary, was surprised in her classroom with the Golden Apple Award from KAKE-TV, Papa John’s Pizza and Davis-Moore Auto Group. Read more...
Griffith teacher looks to end of first year in First in Class
Andrea Belsan, fourth-grade teacher at Griffith Elementary, looks towards the last 9 weeks with her very first class in WPS-TV's First in Class. Read more...
Levy students help Warming Souls
Students at Levy Special Education Center in the transition training program performed a big community service project to help others during winter. Read more...
L’Ouverture students get geared up for state assessments
Students at L’Ouverture geared up for state assessments with a high-energy assembly. Read more...
NAL teams celebrate a successful season
Students, parents, coaches, administrators and BOE members celebrated the conclusion of another successful National Academic League season during the NAL Awards Banquet.  Read more...
Let’s Do Science! partners schools with Exploration Place
The Wichita Public Schools is partnering with Exploration Place to help elementary teachers with science lessons.  Read more...
Eight schools compete in Shocker MINDSTORMS Challenge
Ten teams representing eight schools competed in the Shocker MINDSTORMS Challenge held at Wichita State University. Read more...
School board discusses current funding formula vs. block grants
The Wichita Board of Education discussed the current school funding formula and the block grant funding proposal currently being discussed in Topeka. Read more...
Distinguished Classroom Teachers recognized
The Wichita Public Schools recognized the 2015 Distinguished Classroom Teacher Award recipients during the March 9 Board of Education meeting. Read more..
Earhart students mark International Polar Bear Day
Students at Earhart Environmental Magnet wanted to make others aware of the shrinking polar bear habitat by participating in International Polar Bear Day. Read more...
Jackson Minions help support ill student
Jackson students and staff were seeing yellow as they were helping one of their students. Read more...
Students receive United Way scholarships
Ashley Jo Farmer, senior at Metro-Meridian and Megan Keller, senior at Northwest, received Aaron Joel Smith Memorial Youth Volunteer Scholarships from the United Way of the Plains. Read more...
Coleman students learn from Dockum sit-in participant
Sixth-grade students at Coleman Middle School wrapped up Black History Month by learning that one of the major events of the civil rights movement happened in Wichita. Read more...
South student to address National League of Cities
Alex Garcia, junior at South High School, will deliver the Welcoming Address to 2,500 elected officials at the National League of Cities Congressional Conference. Read more...
Southeast student receives Barton Scholarship from WSU
Alyssa Ward, senior at Southeast High School, was awarded Wichita State University’s Clay Barton Scholarship. The $44,000 scholarship is the largest business scholarship in Kansas. Read more...
More Wichita schools have safe rooms
Schools practiced taking shelter during the state-wide tornado drill. WPS now has 82 schools with storm shelters. Read more about the increasing number of safe rooms and severe weather procedures….
 
Northwest DECA students host Innovation Rally
Students in Northwest’s DECA program launched an Innovation Rally for elementary students to have them create new items out of plastic water bottles. Read more...
Hamilton students share positive messages of beauty
Seventh-grade students at Hamilton, along with language arts teacher Sarah Hansen, are working to spread a positive message to girls. Read more...
Hyde students take others on trips to Australia and Antarctica
Fifth-grade students at Hyde International Studies and Communication Magnet took others on a trip to Australia and Antarctica to wrap up a lesson in a memorable way. Read more...
Irving MTSS facilitator receives Golden Apple Award
Barbara Hermocillo, MTSS facilitator at Irving Elementary, was surprised with the Golden Apple Award from KAKE, Papa John’s Pizza and Davis-Moore Auto Group. Read more...
 
Distinguished Classroom Teachers announced
The Wichita Public Schools is proud to announce the 2015 Distinguished Classroom Teacher Award recipients. They were surprised in their classrooms on February 27. Read more...
High School students receive CTE Pathway Awards
Fourteen high school students were honored with the Career and Technical Education Pathway Awards. Read more...
Enders and Spaght piloting cursive curriculum
Fifth-grade students at Enders and third-grade students at Spaght are piloting a new curriculum to teach cursive handwriting.  Read more...
Linwood daddies enjoy dancing with their daughters
Linwood fathers had fun with their little girls at the school’s first Daddy-Daughter Dance. Read more...
Hadley tries a variation to traditional conferences
Hadley Middle School offered a twist to traditional Parent-Teacher conferences. In addition to traditional conferences, the school offered workshops to engage families in their child’s education. Read more...
Students receive Scholastic Art Awards
Several high school and middle school students were recognized for their artistic abilities with the 2015 Scholastic Art Awards. Read more...
 
Southeast’s Circle of Friends meet American Idol contestant
Students in Southeast’s Circle of Friends group met with American Idol contestant Cameron Bedell and treated to a personal concert. Read more...
Levy hosts first Literacy Fair
Students at Levy Special Education Center taught fellow students, parents and guests about wellness during the school’s Literacy Fair.  Read more...
WPS-TV’s Tech Focus looks at the Student iPad Initiative
WPS-TV’s Tech Focus looks at the district’s Student iPad Initiative and how students and teachers at McCollom, South and Northeast are using iPads in the classroom. Click to watch....
Wilbur student named National AVID Superstar
Maela Stevens, eighth-grade student at Wilbur Middle School, was named a National AVID Superstar. She was one of five students across the country to receive the honor. Read more...
High school students collect food the fun way
High school students helped collect food for the Salvation Army and had fun as part of the process. Read more...
Two seniors named finalists for WSU’s Gore Memorial Scholarship
Two Wichita Public Schools seniors are among the 10 finalists for Wichita State University’s Harry Gore Memorial Scholarship, one of the largest undergraduate scholarships in Kansas. Read more...
Northwest student receives national award for volunteering
Megan Keller, senior at Northwest High School, was named one of Kansas’ top youth volunteers in the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards. Read more...
 
BOE hears update on budget cuts for current year
The Board of Education heard an update on the district’s budget after Governor Sam Brownback announced cuts to this year’s budget. WPS has to cut at least $3 million this year. Read more...
Lawrence and Benton students get bookshelves from Rotary
First-grade students at Lawrence and Benton Elementary Schools received bookshelves from West Side Rotary to encourage their love of reading. Read more...
West students participate in No Name Calling Week
Students at West High School participated in activities to show that words can hurt during No Name Calling Week. Read more...
School literary magazines receive national honors
Literary magazines from Metro-Boulevard and Truesdell have received national honors from the National Council of Teachers of English. Read more...
Earhart students test environmental knowledge
Students at Earhart Environmental Magnet tested their knowledge at the school’s Environmental Education Bee. Read more...
Superintendent Allison's statement regarding budget cut announcement
Governor Sam Brownback announced cuts to this year’s budget due to lower-than-expected sales tax revenue on February 5.  The following is a statement issued by Supt. John Allison in regards to the budget cuts. Read more...
McAuliffe tech students happy with Best in the Region
Middle school students in Christa McAuliffe Academy’s technology class are happy to be named Best in the Region in the Verizon Innovative App Challenge. Read more...
Dodge third-grade teacher receives national Milken Award
Amy Stanislowski, third-grade teacher at Dodge Literacy Magnet, received the national Milken Educator Award from the Milken Family Foundation for outstanding teaching. Read more...
Wilbur girls basketball team reads to Peterson students
Students in Jodi Landenberger’s kindergarten class at Peterson Elementary had a fun story time when the Wilbur girls basketball team visited them. Read more...
Parents look at educational options at Choices Fair
Thousands of parents and students came to look at the different educational options the Wichita Public Schools offers during the 26th annual Choices Fair.  Read more...
Mayberry hosts visit by USDA Administrator
Mayberry students had a chance to share their opinions on school lunches with Audrey Rowe, USDA Administrator for the Food and Nutrition Service in Washington, D.C. Read more...
Students competed in Cooking Up Change competition
Teams of Culinary Arts students from seven high schools whipped up original dishes for the Cooking Up Change competition for a chance to travel to Washington, D.C.  Read more...
2015-2016 Parent-Teacher calendar approved
The Board of Education approved the 2015-2016 Parent-Teacher. The first day of school for all students is August 18, with orientation for sixth- and ninth-grade on August 17. Read more…
BOE sees detailed plans of new Southeast High School
The Board of Education saw more detailed plans of the new Southeast High School during its January 26 meeting. Read more...
 
Kensler students take trip inside the human body
Students at Kensler Elementary received lessons in good nutrition and health by taking an inside tour of the human body. Read more...
Franklin students learn about health and safety
Students at Franklin Elementary enjoyed fun activities during the school’s Health and Safety Fair.  Read more...
Christa McAuliffe students compete in Verizon App Challenge
Middle school students in Christa McAuliffe Academy’s technology class competed for one of four middle school Best in the Nation awards in the Verizon Innovative App Challenge. Read more...
Students celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Schools studied and celebrated the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in honor of his birthday. Read more...
East student chosen for U.S. Senate Youth Program
Britt Leake, student at East High School, has been selected for the United States Senate Youth Program. Read more...
Christa McAuliffe tech class’ app idea wins Best in Region
Christa McAuliffe’s technology class’ idea for a mobile app has been named Best in Region in the Verizon Innovative App Challenge. The students’ concept is now in the running for Best in the Nation. Read more and watch their proposal...
Students participate in winter leadership retreat
Nearly 150 middle and high school students participated in the 7th annual Winter Student Leadership Retreat. Read more...
Curtis classroom addition will soon begin
Construction will soon begin at Curtis Middle School for a new science wing that will also be the school's storm shelter. Read more...
Coleman and McCollom teachers receive Horizon Award
Katie Richardson, language arts teacher at Coleman, and Bethany Brewer, fifth-grade teacher at McCollom Elementary, are the recipients of the 2015 Kansas Horizon Award. Read more...
Twenty-nine students honored during 99% Awards
Twenty-nine students were recognized by the Board of Education during the 99% Awards ceremony for the second quarter on January 5. Read more...
Spaght students receive bikes for following Guidelines
Students at Spaght received a new set of wheels for following the school’s Guidelines for Success. Read more...
East teacher receives National Board Certification
Steve Maack, language arts teacher at East High School, earned the profession's top honor of National Board Certification from the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards. Read more...
Three-judge panel rules state funding is inadequate
A three-judge panel ruled that underfunding the school finance formula is unconstitutional. Superintendent John Allison issued a statement in response to the ruling. Read more...
 
Organizations help students during the holidays
Churches, community organizations, businesses, students, staff and families made sure that many students in need had happy holidays. Read more...
Students and schools help community during the holidays
Many schools and student groups gave back to the community during the holiday season to make the holidays a little bit better. Read more...
BOE approves beginning construction bids for new Southeast
The Board of Education approved three items to begin construction on the new Southeast High School project during a special meeting on December 19. Read more...
Griffith students join the Germ Patrol
Griffith students helped promote the importance of healthy habits to their classmates during the presentation, "Join the Germ Patrol, Make Wellness Your Goal.” Read more...
Woodland students learn new foods can be fun
Woodland Health and Wellness Magnet students learned that trying new foods shouldn't be scary, especially when grown-ups are willing to do so. Read more...
South students launch online store to sell merchandise
Students in South High School’s Marketing Management class are selling school items online so others can show their school spirit. Read more...
Festive Flashbacks showcases holiday concerts
Get into the spirit of the season by watching school holiday and winter concerts from years past and concerts from this year. Read more...
North teacher shares why she got into teaching in First in Class
North High School language arts teacher Meghan Ortiz tells us why she got into teaching, and the path she took to get there in WPS-TV’s First in Class. Read more..
Students perform for holiday travelers
Music students from across the district performed for holiday travelers at Mid-Continent Airport during December. Read more...
Griffith teacher looks at first semester with First in Class
Andrea Belsan, fourth-grade teacher at Griffith Elementary, reflects on her first semester and sets goals for the spring semester in WPS-TV’s First in Class. Read more...
 
Students help students who are homeless for the holidays
Students from East, Horace Mann and Spaght are supporting students in the McKinney-Vento homeless program over the holidays.  Read more...
Jefferson students have a reason to smile
More than 150 students at Jefferson Elementary had a good reason to flash their pearly whites. Read more...
Schools participate in Hour of Code
Students across the district learned the basics of how computers work by learning to write code. Read more...
White Elementary teacher receives Golden Apple Award
Amber Hilger, music teacher at White Elementary, received the Golden Apple from KAKE-TV, Papa John’s Pizza and Davis-Moore Auto Group. Read more...
Coleman AP receives state honor
Angie Brown, assistant principal at Coleman Middle School, was named Exemplary Middle School Assistant Principal of the Year from the Kansas Association of Middle School Administrators. Read more...
East High School named Best Places to Work winner
East High School was named the Best Places to Work winner by the Wichita Business Journal in the large employer category. Read more...
Colvin students receive new shoes from partners
Students at Colvin Elementary celebrated Christmas early with a little extra help from community Santas. Partners provided new shoes to all 775 students. Read more...
High school semester grades will be available online
High school Fall 2014 semester grades will be available online beginning December 23 on ParentVUE and StudentVUE. All Wichita High Schools will no longer mail grade cards to student homes. Read more...
 
Cadets share success stories at Superintendent’s Breakfast
JROTC and Leadership Cadets shared stories about how being involved in the program has helped them in school and in life during the annual Superintendent’s Breakfast. Read more...
AMAC sold to Water Street Lofts
The Board of Education voted 7-0 to sell the Alvin Morris Administrative Center (AMAC) to Water Street Lofts, L.L.C. during its December 8 meeting. Read more…
 
Brooks to receive new gym and music improvements
Brooks will soon start construction on a new music suite, gym and other upgrades for their bond issue project. Read more...
Coleman again named AVID National Demonstration School
Coleman Middle School has again been named an AVID National Demonstration School. Read more...
Ten students nominated for Wendy’s Heisman Awards
The Wichita Public Schools nominated ten student athletes for the 2014 Wendy’s High School Heisman Awards. The award honors senior female and male students who have excelled in academics, athletics and community service. Read more...
Woodland students succeed with Eat, Play, Learn.
Woodland students know that staying healthy makes them better learners. As part of the school’s Health and Wellness magnet theme, the students and teachers emphasize this with the theme Eat, Play, Learn. Read more...
South receives Red Carpet Award for customer service
South High School received the Fall 2014 Red Carpet Award for Excellent Customer Service, presented by the Parent and Community Support Office. Read more...
Washington teacher receives Golden Apple from KAKE
Mireya Ziad, fifth-grade teacher at Washington Elementary, received the Golden Apple from KAKE-TV, Papa John’s Pizza and Davis-Moore Auto Group. Read more...
BOE to consider sale of AMAC
The Board of Education will consider selling the Alvin Morris Administrative Center (AMAC) during its December 8 meeting. The proposed sale of AMAC will be to Water Street Lofts, L.L.C. to build residential units. Read more...
 
Fall Good Apple Award recipients honored
Around 300 employees, volunteers and partners, representing 70 schools, support centers and businesses were recognized on December 1 for receiving the Good Apple Award. Read more and see pictures...
Marshall students take part in city proclamation against violence
Marshall Leadership cadets stood with Mayor Carl Brewer to support the end of bullying and violence as he read a proclamation that December 2 was Non-Violence and Mutual Respect Day. Read more...
 
Peterson students help Stuff the Bus
Peterson Elementary students lined up to help Stuff the Bus to help families of domestic violence. Read more...
Mueller students get lesson from Wally “Famous” Amos
Mueller students had a special guest reader visit their school. Wally “Famous” Amos read to students with the message about the importance of getting an education and never giving up. Read more...
Student and staff member named Red Cross Heroes
Ashley Farmer, student at Metro-Meridian, and Patty Stuever, student leadership coordinator, were named Red Cross Heroes. Read more...
McLean to get new library/storm shelter
Construction will soon begin on a new library/storm shelter for McLean Science and Technology Magnet. McLean is the last elementary school project with the 2008 bond issue. Read more...
Students and employees raise thousands for the United Way
Wichita Public Schools’ students and employees continue to give generously to the United Way. Anderson Elementary won Overall Best Teamwork Award for their campaign. Read more...
 
Bostic celebrates the end of bond construction
Bostic celebrated the end of their bond construction project with tours of their new addition and storm shelter. Read more...
 
South P.E. teacher named central district Teacher of the Year
Amy Sommers, P.E. teacher at South High School, was selected as the Central District Secondary Physical Education Teacher of the Year. Read more...
Marshall students complete mural about cultural diversity
Twelve students from Marshall Middle School recently completed a mural in north Wichita that shares their thoughts about embracing cultural diversity. Read more...
WPS celebrates American Education Week
The Wichita Public Schools celebrated American Education Week by visiting Five Schools in Five Days, and with schools sharing why they’re #WPSproud. Read more...
District collects thousands of items for Turkey Drive
Thank you for all who helped support the United Methodist Open Door Turkey Drive! The district collected 3,483 turkeys! Read more and view pictures...
Coleman students demonstrate AVID concepts to guests
Coleman Middle School students showed business leaders and community members AVID strategies and how they are used to get them prepared for college. Read more…
 
South students show how iPads improve learning
South High students show how using iPads in class increase student engagement and comprehension of lessons during Day 2 of Five Schools in Five Days for American Education Week. Read more...
Earhart kicks off Five Schools in Five Days
Earhart students demonstrate how they are taking care of the environment as the Wichita Public Schools kicks off Five Schools in Five Days for American Education Week. Read more...
Celebrating American Education Week – Five Schools in Five Days
The Wichita Public Schools is celebrating American Education Week by inviting visitors to experience what today’s classrooms are like and what students are learning. Read more...
South counselors receive state Standard of Excellence Award
South High School’s counseling department was recognized with the Kansas Standard of Excellence-Model Program Award. Read more...
McAuliffe students spend a Saturday to get back to sports
Students from Christa McAuliffe Academy used a Saturday afternoon to learn about healthy choices and to play fun games. Read more...
Heights students look to the stars during Astronomy Night
More than 200 people came to Heights High School to get a glimpse of the night skies. Read more...
Northwest’s future teachers read to Dodge students
Students involved in Northwest’s “Teaching as a Career“ class were able to experience time in the classroom by visiting Dodge Literacy Magnet. Read more...
Women's Ensemble Invitational Concert
Watch highlights from the WPS Women’s Ensemble Invitational Concert held at Southeast. Read more...
Students honor veterans for their service
Wichita Public Schools students took time to say “Thank you” to veterans and those currently serving in the military in honor of Veterans Day.  Read more...
 
Staff members honored for their support of P.E.
Ten district employees were recognized by the Kansas Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance for their strong and continuous support of physical education. Read more...
T-Mobile employees help beautify L’Ouverture landscape
Nearly 100 employees from T-Mobile came to L’Ouverture Career Explorations and Technology Magnet for the day and left it better than when they arrived. Read more...
High school students share their opinions with Superintendent
Nearly 100 students met with Superintendent Allison to share their opinions about being college and career ready. Read more...
 
Schools celebrate Red Ribbon Week
Students took a stand to make smart choices during Red Ribbon Week, a time dedicated to reinforcing the message to stay free of tobacco, drugs and alcohol. Read more...
South students help with Habitat for Humanity house
Some students at South High School are learning to help others in their community with a big project.  Read more...
Spaght students celebrate the love of books
Spaght Science and Communications Magnet students celebrated the love of books with fun reading games, activities, and special guests. Watch the WPS-TV News story.
 
Parents As Teachers host Big Truck Night
Parents As Teachers wanted little ones to learn about community helpers and have fun at the same time with Big Truck Night. Watch the WPS-TV news story.
 
District receives scholarships from NEC
WPS received three $2,000 scholarships to give to students from NEC and Kansas City Audio-Visual. Read more...
 
Bostic students named FUTP 60 Student Ambassadors
Fourth- and fifth-grade students at Bostic Traditional Magnet were named student ambassadors for the Fuel Up to Play 60 program. Read more...
New Hadley teacher works with new autism program
Hadley’s new autism program was implemented by new teacher Mark Sanders. Meet him in WPS-TV’s First in Class. Read more...
 
Schools test state testing system on Break KITE Day
Around 30,000 WPS students were part of the state-wide trial run of the Kansas state assessments computer program. Read more...
 
GraceMed Clinic to be built at West High School
Construction will begin for a GraceMed Clinic at West High School. Read more...
Schools celebrate the ARTS afterschool program
Four schools celebrated Lights On Afterschool with activities for parents to see what students are learning in their ARTS afterschool program. Read more...
Taste test shows Beech students new foods can be fun
Beech Elementary students learned that trying new foods shouldn't be scary, especially when grown-ups are willing to do so, even without seeing what they are eating. Read more...
Truesdell students make ice packs for district nurses
Special education students at Truesdell Middle School help out school nurses across the district by making ice packs out of paper towels and Ziplock bags. Read more...
North receives grant to support physics classes
North’s physics department received a $3,000 STEM Innovation Award from Westar Energy to support their physics classes. Read more...
Wichita Public Schools receives Leadership in Learning Award
The Wichita Public Schools received the 2014 Leadership in Learning by the KU Department of Special Education and the Center for Research on Learning.  Read more...
Hadley students led inservice for teachers on Plickers
Students in Hadley's Student Technology Leadership class demonstrated to teachers could how to use a new program called Plickers. Read more...
Students hear inspirational message from WNBA assistant coach
Students at Jackson, Truesdell and Jardine received an inspirational message from WNBA assistant coach Sylvia Crawley-Milbry. Read more...
Northwest students learn how to think like historians
Northwest students are learning to “think like historians” – a new approach looking at many sources to learn history. Read more...
 
Griffith teacher looks at first month with First in Class
Andrea Belsan, fourth-grade teacher at Griffith Elementary, reflects on her first month as a fourth grade teacher in WPS-TV's First in Class. Read more...
Mayberry and West students enjoy remodeled cafeterias
Students at West and Mayberry enjoy colorful walls and new tables as part of their cafeteria remodeling projects that have recently been completed. Read more...
BOE approves Dondlinger Construction to build new Southeast
The Board of Education approved hiring Dondlinger Construction as the Construction Manager At-Risk for the new Southeast High School. Read more...
 
GPA students hear stories about their school’s namesake
Students at Gordon Parks Academy got to hear about their school’s namesake from a special guest. David Parks, son of Gordon Parks. Read more...
Caldwell students host walk to support ill classmate
Caldwell Elementary students and staff have rallied around an ill student to help the family pay for medical expenses. Read more...
 
Karla Stenzel receives Kansas Health Champion Award
Karla Stenzel, P.E. teacher at College Hill and P.E. curriculum coach, received the Individual Kansas Health Champion Award by the Governor’s Council on Fitness. Read more...
McLean holds first annual Daddy-Daughter Dance
McLean dads and daughters dressed up for a fun evening together at the school’s first Daddy-Daughter Dance. Read more...
Schools promote walking to school
Many schools across the district participated in Walk to School Day on October 8 to promote healthy walking habits and pedestrian safety. Read more...
 
Chisholm Life social worker receives state honor
Pam Keller, social worker at Chisholm Life Skills Center, was recognized as Kansas Social Worker of the Year. Read more...
PVM students get a kick out their Soccer Classic
Pleasant Valley Middle School hosted a Soccer Classic to kick off positive home-school connections. Read more...
 
Twenty-nine students recognized during 99% Awards
Twenty-nine students were recognized by the Board of Education during the 99% Awards ceremony for the first quarter on October 6. Read more...
Northeast Magnet student to play in national orchestra
Tommy Wong, senior at Northeast Magnet High School, was selected to play his cello in the NAfME All-National Honor Orchestra. Read more...
Marshall teacher receives Golden Apple Award
Arvilla Bennett, language arts teacher at Marshall Middle School, was surprised with the Golden Apple Award. Read more...
Art curriculum coach receives state recognition
Tina Murano, Visual Art curriculum coach, was named Kansas Overall Outstanding Art Educator for 2014-15 by the Kansas Art Education Association. Read more...
Enterprise students learn fire safety from South students
First-grade students at Enterprise Elementary learned about fire safety with help from South High School students. Read more...
SuperSAC students provide feedback on school lunches
Members of the Superintendent Student Advisory Council shared why they choose to eat, or not eat school lunches with new Nutrition Services Director David Paul. Read more...
WPS breaks ground on new Southeast High School
Students, staff and community members celebrated the start of construction for the brand-new Southeast High School. Read more...
Black Elementary teacher receives Golden Apple Award
Mallory Mock, third-grade teacher at Black Traditional Magnet, received the Golden Apple from KAKE-TV, Papa John’s Pizza and Davis-Moore. Read more...
Wichita Public Schools enrollment up
The Wichita Public Schools enrollment for 2014-15 is 51,330 students, up by 161 students from last year. Read more...
 
Students pledge to not text and drive
High schools across the district took part in the Band Together community awareness campaign to educate students about the dangers of texting and driving. Read more...
L’Ouverture students learn the importance of being on time
L’Ouverture students kicked off official enrollment day by learning about the importance of being on time with help from WSU athletes. Read more...
Seltzer, Ortiz are ESU Professional Development Schools
The Wichita Public Schools kicked off a new partnership with Emporia State University and Butler Community College to support future teachers. Read more...
Mead math teacher featured in First in Class
Jamie Alexander, math teacher at Mead Middle School, explains why she values the diversity each child brings to her classroom in WPS-TV's First in Class. Read more...
Troops to Teachers program helped Hamilton teacher reach goal
LaKeshia Brooks, math teacher at Hamilton Middle School, loves to teach and she credits the Troops to Teachers program for helping her reach her dream. Read more...
Coleman students learn healthy habits with their Garden Club
Some students at Coleman Middle School get a different school lunch once a week. Members of the school’s Garden Club are able to eat what they grow. Read more...
Schools celebrate Constitution Day
Students across the district celebrated Constitution Day on September 17. Schools participated in lessons and activities to learn about how important the document is to our country. Read more...
 
Wilbur students learn physics with Barbie bungee jump
Students at Wilbur Middle School worked on a hands-on science experiment to help a Barbie doll with a bungee jump. Read more...
Education EDGE celebrates 10 years
The Education EDGE, the district’s educational foundation that supports classroom mini-grants, fine arts and athletics, is celebrating its 10th anniversary this school year. Read more...
 
West celebrates new additions with the bond issue
West High School students, staff and alumni celebrated new additions and the school’s 60th anniversary during an open house to mark the end of bond construction. Read more...
Coleman teacher receives Golden Apple award from KAKE
Amber Barrett, seventh-grade science teacher at Coleman Middle School, was surprised with the Golden Apple from KAKE-TV, Papa John’s and Davis-Moore. Read more...
Nine students named National Merit semi-finalists
The National Merit Scholarship Program has named nine semi-finalists from the Wichita Public Schools. Seven attend East, one attends North and one attends Northwest. Read more...
First project for the new Southeast High School approved
The BOE approved the start of dirt work for the new Southeast High School, which needs to be complete before construction begins. They watched video to see what the new school will look like. Read more...
WPS implements online algebra and geometry textbook
The Wichita Public Schools has implemented a new online textbook this fall for middle and high school algebra and geometry classes. Parent informational meeting will be held Sept. 11. Read more...
BOE to hear about district's safety initiatives
The Board of Education will hear an update during the Sept. 8 meeting on Safety Services initiatives to keep students safe. Read more...
 
Clark teacher receives Golden Apple from KAKE
Kacie Schoenthaler, second-grade teacher at Clark Elementary, received the Golden Apple from KAKE-TV, Papa John’s Pizza and Davis-Moore Auto Group. Read more..
Earhart to benefit from Whole Foods shoppers
Earhart will benefit from Whole Food’s “Your Change Creates Change” reusable bag donation program. Read more...
Middle school tech programs to get 3-D printers with Cargill Cares gift
Students in middle school technology and Project Lead the Way programs will be able to use 3-D printers, thanks to a $46,000 gift from Cargill Cares. Read more...
Googolplex begins September 3 on WPS-TV
Professor Herbert and his zany sidekick, Professor Einswine, are back for another exciting season of Googolplex! starting on September 3. Read more...
Wilbur students and staff show they are college ready
Wilbur Middle School students and staff showed pride for their favorite schools during National College Colors Day. Read more...
School staff helps support the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
Schools and staff members across the district have taken the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Read more and watch the videos.
Robinson teacher receives Golden Apple from KAKE
Laura Hutchins, orchestra teacher at Robinson Middle School, received the Golden Apple from KAKE-TV, Papa John’s Pizza and Davis-Moore Auto Group. Read more...
 
Mead celebrates completion of bond improvements
Mead Middle School marked the end of their bond project construction during their Mead Stampede on August 27. Read more...
BOE approves agreements with all employee groups
The Board of Education approved agreements with UTW, SEIU, K-Z, Security, Confidential Secretary and Administrative employee groups for the 2014-15 school year. Read more...
BOE adopts 2014-15 budget
The BOE approved the 2014-15 budget with a property tax decrease. Read more...
 
Partners reach out to give supplies to schools
The Wichita Public Schools is fortunate to have many district partners donate supplies to schools to help students and teachers start the year off with everything they need. Read more...
 
McAuliffe’s TSA team competes at Nationals
Christa McAuliffe Academy’s Technology Student Association had three students compete at the TSA National Competition this past summer in National Harbor, MD. Read more...
Hall Pass Visitor Management System begins roll out
The Hall Pass Visitor Management System began implementation on August 21 for schools in the Southeast feeder pattern. It will be rolled out throughout the fall semester to other schools. Read more...
 
WPS-TV features new teachers with First in Class
WPS-TV follows new teachers during their first year in the district. The first episode features Andrea Belsan, fourth-grade teacher at Griffith Elementary. Read more...
Students help with Fill the Bus school supply drive
Twenty high School students helped collect school supplies during Chick-fil-a’s Fill the Bus drive. Read more...
West part of City proclamation for Attendance Awareness Month
West principal Joel Hudson joined other community agency representatives as Mayor Carl Brewer read a proclamation declaring September as Attendance Awareness Month. Read more...
New teachers share why they chose WPS
WPS-TV caught up with a few new teachers to find out why they chose the WPS and what they are most excited about going into the start of their new career. Read more...
 
Cessna teacher receives Golden Apple from KAKE-TV
Kevin Sparks, fifth-grade teacher at Cessna Elementary, was surprised with the Golden Apple Award from KAKE-TV, Papa John's Pizza and Davis-Moore Auto Group. Read more...
BOE looks at details of the proposed 2014-15 budget
The Wichita Board of Education looked at the details of the proposed 2014-15 budget, which includes a property tax decrease. Read more...
Woodland’s bond project set to begin
The school will receive a new addition that will be a new library and a new entryway. Read more...
 
Marshall celebrates 75th anniversary and bond improvements
Marshall Middle School celebrated the completion of its bond improvements and 75 years of educating students during its Meet the Teacher Night. Read more...
Another school year begins
The Wichita Public Schools began another school year on August 12. More than 51,000 students were welcomed by teachers and staff. Read more...
BOE and SEIU agree on tentative salary and benefit package
The Wichita Board of Education and the Service Employees International Union (Local 513) have reached a tentative agreement for 2014-15. Read more...
College Hill celebrates homecoming and bond improvements
College Hill celebrated returning home after being displaced by a fire last year and the completion of their bond project addition. Read more...
 
WPS staff trained in Run, Hide, Fight Intruder Response
Even though violent intruders in schools are extremely rare, WPS is implementing new training for staff about what to do if a violent intruder enters their school. Read more...
Superintendent Allison welcomes staff to another exciting school year
Superintendent John Allison shared a welcome back message and video with all staff as they get ready for the new school year. Read more..
South principal named Kansas High School Principal of the Year
Cara Ledy, principal at South High School, was named Kansas High School Principal of the Year by the Kansas Association of Secondary School Principals. Read more...
Four employees recognized as WBJ’s 40 Under 40
Four WPS employees were recognized as rising stars in the community as part of The Wichita Business Journal’s 40 Under 40. Read more...
Schools celebrate bond project completion
Bond construction work at some schools were completed during the summer break and schools are hosting celebrations to allow the community members to see the improvements. Read more...
New teachers learn about the Wichita Public Schools
Around 350 teachers new to the Wichita Public Schools spent time learning about the district during new staff orientation. Read more...
District partners donate supplies to schools
Many district partners have collected school supplies to make sure students are able to start the year ready to learn. Read more...
School buses ready to hit the road
More than 500 school buses were inspected by the Kansas Highway Patrol to make sure they are ready to transport students on the first day of school. Read more...
Teachers and School Board reach tentative agreement
The United Teachers of Wichita and the Wichita Board of Education announce a tentative one-year agreement on the teachers’ contract. Read more...
BOE elects Logan and Rogers to lead 14-15 school year
Board of Education members elected Sheril Logan, At-Large representative, as its 2014-15 president, and Lynn Rogers, District 6 representative, as vice-president. Read more...
Bond improvements to begin at Caldwell and Northwest

Construction will soon begin for bond improvements for Caldwell Elementary and Northwest High School. Read more...

BOE looks at property tax decrease with 2014-15 budget

Lowering the property tax mill levy is one of the items the BOE is considering for the 2014-15 budget. Read more...

District announces more staff changes for 2014-15

The Wichita Public Schools has announced new staff appointments for the 2014-15 school year. Read more...

East student ranked 14th in History Day competition

Saniya Ahmed, freshman at East High school, ranked 14th in the National History Day Competition. Read more...

Beech students create Little Free Library

Fifth-grade students at Beech Elementary wanted to help their neighborhood share their favorite books. Read more...

BOE approves Hall Pass visitor management system

Board of Education members approved a new visitor management system designed to make safe schools even safer. Hall Pass will be installed and implemented in the fall. Read more...

BOE looks at changes to the capital outlay fund
The Board of Education learned more about how changes to the capital outlay fund would allow the district to purchase more items out of that fund. Read more...
Four Cafeterias Will Be Redesigned This Fall
 West, South, Mayberry and Robinson school cafeterias will receive colorful face-lifts this fall. Learn more…

Teachers get a peek at renovated rooms at College Hill

Teachers got a tour of some of the renovations at College Hill Elementary after a fire caused students and staff to relocate during the 2013-14 school year. Read more...

Ortiz students receive bikes from Wesley employees

Thirty-five Ortiz Elementary students in the YMCA’s YSOAR summer program received new bikes and helmets from employee volunteers at Wesley Medical Center. Read more...

Students spend their summer learning STEM

Students from Bucker, L’Ouverture, Mueller, Spaght, Brooks, Gordon Parks and Truesdell are having fun during the summer at STEM and Arts Summer Academy. Read more...

CTE program rewarded for students taking college tech classes

The Wichita Public Schools Career and Technical Education programs received a $51,000 check for its involvement in the state’s technical education initiative. Read more...

Coleman students hone their skills with Math Academy

Students at Coleman Middle School received a bit of extra support for three weeks in the summer with Coleman Math Academy. Read more...

BOE votes to optimize use of capital outlay funds

The Board of Education voted on a resolution to raise the capital outlay tax levy authority to allow the district to optimize how capital dollars can be spent. Read more...

Hamilton students get their GAME On

Hamilton students, along with in-coming sixth grade students, received skill support with the GAME On Summer Enrichment Program. Read more...

Jardine students have fun and enrichment at summer camp

Some students at Jardine Middle School had fun for a couple of extra weeks with their summer camp program. Read more...

Schools share successes and ideas in Parade of Schools

Teams from each school shared their stories and got inspiration for next year during the MTSS Parade of Schools. Read more...

High school students letter in Student Leadership

One hundred high school students were recognized for earning a letter in Student Leadership. Read more...

STEM Students in River Festival Sundown Parade

Students from Brooks, Jardine, Buckner, L’Ouverture and Spaght marched in the Sundown Parade to promote the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) in their schools. Click to watch.

Assistance League awards scholarships to seniors

Nine students received scholarships from the Assistance League of Wichita. The students applied for scholarships to attend either Butler Community College or Wichita Area Technical College. Read more...

Kensler students test their rocket projects

Kensler fifth-grade students in Abraham Marintzer’s class tested rockets they created with 2-liter bottles and cardboard. Read more...

West JROTC cadets read with Harry Street students

West High School JROTC cadets helped out and made new friends with students at Harry Street Elementary. Read more...

All-City Band marches in Sundown Parade

More than 90 students from 8 high schools combined to form the WPS All-City High School Marching Band to perform in the River Festival’s Sundown Parade. Read more...

First in Class – Wrapping up the year

Rosalina Train, 7th grade language arts teacher at Truesdell, talks about how she has grown during her first year of teaching. Read more…

Tips to avoid summer “brain drain”

During the summer, students can lose some of what they learned at school. Find ideas for fun activities to help avoid summer “brain drain.” Read more...

Summer food program offers free meals to children
The Summer Food Service Program offers free breakfasts and lunches at 35 locations in Wichita. The program runs May 28 - July 24. View program locations and times.
Another school year comes to an end

Students and staff celebrate all the hard work they have done as the 2013 – 14 school year comes to an end. Read more...
 

Video showcases accomplishments of the year
The Wichita Public Schools has many reasons to celebrate as it wraps up the 2013 – 2014 school year. A video celebrating the many major accomplishments is posted on the district's website. Read more...
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ANNOUNCEMENTS
Free meals with the Kid Power Café Summer Food Program
Free breakfasts, lunches and snacks will be offered to children and teens 18 years old and younger at 44 locations in Wichita as part of the Kid Power Café Summer Food Program. The Wichita Public Schools partnered with Kid Power, who teaches students about the importance of eating healthy, to promote the free meals available to all students.
 
The Kid Power Café free breakfast/lunch program begins May 27 and runs through July 29.
 
No meal reservations are required and there are no qualifying guidelines or paperwork to fill out. Participants can go to the location serving breakfast and/or lunch during the designated times and they will be accommodated. Locations, times and a map are posted to www.summerfood.usd259.org.
High school summer school enrollment begins April 27
High school summer school will be offered Monday, June 1 – Thursday, June 18. The morning session will be offered 7:30 – 11:30 a.m. and the afternoon session will be offered 12 – 4 p.m. The summer school courses will be offered Monday – Thursday North High School and Chester I. Lewis Virtual School.  Click here to see the summer school brochure and course offerings. The cost is $90 per course for in-district students and $150 for out-of-district.
 
Enrollment begins April 27. To enroll, students must visit with their school’s counselor and complete the enrollment form. Classes will be filled on a first-come, first served basis. After May 21, students will have to enroll at either North or Chester I. Lewis Virtual School. The last day to enroll is Wednesday, May 27.
Tips to avoid summer “brain drain”

During the summer, students can lose some of what they learned at school. Click on the link for tips and ideas for fun activities to help avoid summer “brain drain.”

Keep schools safe through anonymous tips
Wichita Public Schools students can keep schools safe by sending anonymous tips through text messaging and/ or a secure web link. The Speak Up program through the Crime Stoppers in Schools program allows students, staff and parents the ability to share information that will be anonymously received. Read more
Meal menus and more -- Nutrition Services is here to serve you!
The Wichita Public Schools Nutrition Services staff takes pride in providing healthy, nutritious and well-balanced meals to students during their time at school. Find information about breakfast and lunch menus, meal prices, online meal payments and applications for free and reduced meal payments by clicking here.
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