Showing posts from May, 2014

TPS Foundation Golf Tournament

On Friday May 23rd, 24 teams participated at Cypress Ridge Golf Course in the twenty first annual TPS Foundation sponsored Winfred Tidwell Memorial Fundraiser Golf Tournament. Thanks Topeka for continuing to support TPS and the TPS Foundation!

New to the tournament this year was Learning Quest and American Century Investments as an Underwriter sponsor. State Treasurer Ron Estes played and briefly spoke about the Learning Quest Savings program.      
TPS Board Of Education President, Janel Johnson, came out to meet & greet participants and to show BOE support for the Foundation fundraiser. Mayor Larry Wolgast issued a proclamation recognizing May 23rd as Winfred Tidwell Day. The proclamation was read and issued to Win’s fraternity Kappa Alpha Psi. Steve Dean, fraternity president accepted the proclamation on behalf of the frat.
Help us to thank all of our sponsors by frequenting their business. The Underwriter sponsors included: BPM, Durham, HTK, Major Saver and American Century…

Physicals for Student Athletes

Public Input Sought for New Education Commissioner

Kansas State Board of Education Invites Public to Participate in Focus Groups as Search for New Education Commissioner Begins

The Kansas State Board of Education will host focus groups across the state to gather constituent input as the search for Kansas’ new Commissioner of Education gets underway. Former Education Commissioner Dr. Diane DeBacker submitted her resignation in April to accept a position as the Advisor to the Director General of the Abu Dhabi Education Council.
In the preliminary phase of the search process, a series of focus groups will be conducted in several State Board Districts to gather constituent feedback as to what they believe to be the most critical educational issues in Kansas, and the experiences and skills they feel are essential for this leadership position.
In Board District 4, Board member Carolyn Wims-Campbell will conduct focus groups:
Tuesday, June 3, 2014 7:00  pm Burnett Administrative Center 624 SW 24th Topeka, KS 66611
Wednesday, June 4,…

Free Summer Meals for Children Age 1 Through 18

Free Summer Meals for Children Age 1 to 18
Topeka Public Schools participates in the Summer Food Program. Our program runs June 2 through July 17, 2014.
Nutritious meals and snacks will be served at the following locations. Please check Channel 14 or for individual site addresses and meal schedules.
-Antioch Family Life Center (starts June 16th)
Breakfast- 8:00-8:30/ Lunch- 12:00-1:00

-Asbury Mount Olive
Breakfast- 8:30-9:00/ Lunch- 11:30-12:30

-Avondale East/NET Reach
Lunch- 12:00-1:00

-Central Park Community Center
Lunch- 11:45-12:45/ Snack- 2:45-3:15

-Chase Middle School
Breakfast-7:30-8:45/Lunch- 11:30-12:30

-Highland Park High School
Breakfast- 7:30-8:30/ Lunch-11:45-12:45

-Hillcrest Community Center
Lunch- 11:30-12:30/Snack- 2:45-3:15

-Meadows Elementary (ends June 27th)
Breakfast- 7:30-8:30/ Lunch- 11:15-12:15

-Quincy Elementary
Breakfast- 7:45-8:45/ Lunch- 11:30-12:30

-Ross Elementary (ends June 27th)
Breakfast- 7:30-8:30/ Lunch- 11:30-12:30


Teacher Contract Approved

District Equity Council Openings

The Topeka Public Schools District Equity Council is looking for new membership to replace those who's terms have expired. We are hoping you will consider applying for one of the following positions below and becoming an equity leader in our district. A job description and application can be found on our TPS Website.  Look for Equity Council on the left side of the district website homepage ( All applications must be sent to Ms. Tammy Austin, Assistant Superintendent of Teaching & Learning/Administration ( by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, June 13, 2014.  The District Equity Council membership positions that are open are as follows: Middle School Building Leader Elementary Teacher Classified Staff (Building or District Level) High School Parent Community/Business Position at Large Students from each High School DCAC Representative KNEA Representative Thank you for consideration.
Ms. Tammy L. Austin Topeka Public Schools As…

Arrive Early at Senior Recognition Ceremony

Reminder - Senior Recognition Ceremony Tomorrow the doors to the Kansas Expocentre will open to the public at 3:00 p.m.  People with tickets are encouraged to arrive early.  Expect some traffic and security delays entering the building.  Expocentre doors will close at 5:00 p.m. No one will be allowed to enter the building after 5:00 p.m., even if they have tickets.

Highland Park High School Welcomes Coach Jones


Quincy Students Paint Mural


Topeka West Teacher Wins Diamond Award