Champions for Health Photo Contest – for Elementary Administrators and Instructional Coaches
Fountas and Pinnell Classroom Implementation Guide – for All Administrators and Coaches
Afterschool Meals – for All Administrators
2020 Kansas Horizon Award Application Now Available – for All Administrators
Champions for Health Photo Contest
from Jodie Lin
What would your students do with $2,500? The Champions for Health photo contest gives students the power to make big changes at their school that support health. Through photo essays classrooms submit health and wellness project proposals designed for kids by kids.
Using the activities in the Champions for Health curriculum, students think critically about their communities??? features, such as walking trails or broken sidewalks, safe playgrounds or blighted lots, schoolyard gardens or fast food restaurants. Students then create projects that promote student wellness, such as through the purchase of new playground balls, pedometers, fruit and vegetable tastings, nutrition education, school wellness council projects and more.
Contest Begins: August 1, 2019
Contest Ends: December 6, 2019
Winners Notified: January 2020
Youth Summit and Award Ceremony: March 2020
This year, we???re offering 24 prizes:
- 18 Honorable Mention Awards ($100)
- 5 First Place Awards ($1,000)
- 1 Grand Prize ($2,500)
The contest is open to classrooms for grades three through eight and summer school programs in incorporated schools in Johnson and Wyandotte counties in Kansas. Also, in Missouri Cass, Clay, Jackson and Platte counties may participate. Winning classrooms are expected to use funds for student led wellness projects in the school.
Details via this link:
Fountas and Pinnell Classroom Implementation Guide
from Jasmine Shimerda
This document is being provided by the Curriculum and Instruction Department. It can be used to support the needs of buildings when working to implement Fountas and Pinnell Classroom materials in order to use them as part of Standards-based Planning. Please feel free to reach out if you have questions.
from Josh Mathiasmeier
As a reminder, all afterschool programs must have a Snack or Supper meal offered to our students. Additionally, all out of district afterschool events must have a snack or supper accompanying the students for their event. The Snack and Supper request form can be found on the Nutritional Services website . We look forward to providing healthy meals to our students after the school day!
2020 Kansas Horizon Award Application Now Available
from Tamla Miller
The Kansas Horizon Award program offers Kansas school districts an excellent opportunity to honor exemplary first-year teachers.
The program, sponsored by the Kansas State Department of Education, recognizes and rewards teachers who have served as outstanding representatives of excellent teaching in the elementary and secondary classrooms of the state during their first year of teaching.
Horizon Award winners receive special recognition during the KEEN State Education Conference, which takes place each February in Topeka.
Nominated teachers must have completed their first-year of teaching and be starting their second year. It???s easy to nominate a teacher from your district ??? simply click on this link and scroll to the bottom of the page.
Completed applications must be postmarked no later than Oct. 10, 2019.
We hope you???ll take advantage of this opportunity to recognize and reward first-year teachers in your district.
For more information about the program, please contact Tamla Miller at (785) 296-4950, or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.