Topeka Public Schools is proud to announce that Alex Fry of Topeka West High School and Thomas Teeter of Topeka High School have both been named Commended Scholars for their stellar performance on last year's Practice SAT (PSAT) test. Their scores place them among the top 2-3% of the nation's 1.6 million PSAT test takers.
Congratulations to State Street Elementary music teacher Mollie Haller and to Highland Park High School music teacher Chris Reynolds-- they were recently named Outstanding Young Director of the Year and Music Teacher of the Year, respectively, by the Northeast Kansas Music Educators Association. They will be honored at an upcoming Board of Education meeting.
About 50 students of Eisenhower Middle School got to enjoy their lunch with special guests today: members of the Topeka Roadrunners!
Six players on the hockey team came out to the school to connect with the students while they ate, then stuck around for two afternoon P.E. classes. There, they taught the kids hockey fundamentals.
Ike P.E. and Health teacher Sandra Ortiz invites the players to spend time with the students each year. "It gives the kids a chance to see what kinds of possibilities are out there for them," she said.
Thank you, Roadrunners, for spending time with our students!
Last year, Eisenhower Middle School received a Kansas Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Innovation grant to start a colorguard, dance and cheer team. With the grant money, they purchased t-shirts, pep band music, poles and flags. The KU Colorguard also donated a stunning set of flags and poles to expand Ike's new collection.
The Eisenhower MS Colorguard's first appearance was in last Friday's Highland Park High School homecoming parade, where 5th grade students from Ross Elementary also joined in.
"We're so excited about this collaboration between not only great staff members, but also three schools," said Sandra Ortiz, physical education teacher at Eisenhower. "This offers our students the opportunity to be physcally active, become leaders and build spirit of the game."
We couldn't agree more-- way to go, Ike Colorguard!!