Showing posts from July, 2016

TPS Student Hosts Law Enforcement Breakfast

It’s been a dramatic summer for law enforcement officers across the nation, but one Topeka Public Schools student has found a way to offer some peace and kindness to the district’s SRO’s.
Topeka High School senior Jaide Ramirez-Jennings hosted a breakfast for all of TPS’s School Resource Officers this morning at Burnett Center. She wanted them to know that she—and many others—appreciate all they do for our schools and the community.
“They do a lot for us. They protect us every day and we should give something back to them,” she said.

Jaide has spent much of her young life giving back to others and has been recognized numerous times for her vast community service work. Since she was just six years old Jaide has received the Yahoo! Purple Acts of Kindness award, the Kansan Youth of the Year award, the Martin Luther King Living the Dream youth award, the Golden City Service to Mankind youth award, the Kohl’s Kids Who Care Scholarship, a NAACP youth award, the YOU ROCK award, and a leadershi…

Scott Students Paint Murals

Students enrolled in Scott Dual Language Magnet School's summer school program not only kept up with their language and math skills, they also helped enhance the school with their art skills.

The students all contributed to two new murals in the school, one in a hallway and one in the library. They were guided by local artist Luis Ramirez, who developed the ideas for the murals and outlined them on the walls. The students came together in groups each day to add color to the pieces.

The mural in the school’s hallway appears to be a rendering of the Brown v. Board of Education Historical Site. However, it is actually inspired by a different civil rights case: Mendez v. Westminster. The Mendez v. Westminster case bears striking resemblances to the Brown v. Board case, but it occurred eight years earlier and involved nine-year-old Sylvia Mendez who, like young Linda Brown, sought to attend school with her white counterparts. Attorney Thurgood Marshall represented both Sylvia and Lin…

McEachron Enrollment Location Moved

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Attention McEachron Families:

McEachron enrollment has been MOVED to Town and Country Christian Church. ...

Due to construction work taking place in the parking lot and the school, McEachron Elementary's student enrollment has been moved to Town & Country Christian Church for Wednesday, July 27th from 7:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. & 2:30-7:00 p.m. We appreciate Town & Christian Church for supporting us during this very important time for our parents and students.

Town & Country Christian Church
4925 SW 29th Street
Topeka, KS 66614

The church is located right next to Westlake Ace Hardware on 29th Street.

If you need directions or need to communicate with someone from McEachron on enrollment day, please call the church at 272-9009.

Parents will have computer access at the church using our school laptop computers to enroll their children on-ine. We will also have paper copies of all forms if parents would rather enroll as we have in the past…

TPS Hosts Teacher Hiring Fair

Want to work for a great school district that puts Students First and invests in their staff? Then come to the Topeka Public Schools 
Teacher Hiring Fair!

 Tuesday, July 12th
9:00 am – 12:00 pm & 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Burnett Center (624 SW 24th Street)

  We have the following positions available:
• Elementary (3rd & 5th Grade)
• Biology – Topeka High School
• Chemistry – Topeka High School
• Early Childhood Special Education
• Kindergarten Dual Language (bilingual in Spanish & English)
• Occupational Therapist
• Speech Pathologist
• Social Worker
• School Psychologist
• Interrelated Elementary, Middle & High School (Special Education)
• Library Media Specialist


New TPS Superintendent Tours Topeka High School

For many people, Friday signals the end of the work week, but today marked the beginning of a new journey at Topeka Public Schools for incoming Superintendent Dr. Tiffany Anderson.

To kick off her tenure with TPS, she joined Rebecca Morrisey for a tour of the beautiful Topeka High School. Morrisey is enjoying her own first day as THS’s new Principal. The seasoned educators cast very different shadows as they roamed the halls of the iconic Topeka school—the petite Dr. Anderson in her signature tennis shoes and the statuesque Morrisey in her trademark heels. But they bonded over their shared optimism about their new roles in the district.

Dr. Anderson was excited to see THS’s stunning architecture and learn more about the building’s students and teachers. At the end of the tour, she sat down for an interview with KSNT, where she talked about her vision for TPS and the plans she has to turn that vision into a reality. Included in her plans are a community food pantry and a new district web…