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WPS-TV School News August 29, 2014
In this edition of the School News: Gammon Elementary students have fun learning, PV Elementary sends Ducks out of School for the Summer, Ortiz Elementary Summer Program Gives Bikes to Students, District Partners Give Backpacks Loaded with School Supplies, New Teachers get an early start to the year, Leadership students help collect school supplies. Anchors are Samantha Jones and Xander Niblack from Chisholm Trail Elementary. Watch
First In Class: Jamie Alexander
Our series follows brand new teachers in Wichita Public Schools. Today we're featuring Jamie Alexander, math teacher at Mead Middle School. Jamie has high expectations for her students, and values the diversity each child brings to her classroom. Watch
New Young People's Concert Promo
Students can attend two Wichita Symphony Orchestra Young People's Concerts for one low price! Find out how here.
First In Class: Andrea Belsan
It's the first day of school for first year teacher Andrea Belsan, who is excited to meet her fourth graders for the first time. Andrea shares her hopes for the year, and explains what inspired her to become a teacher. Watch
Summer STEM Academy "Engineering and Robotics"
Student Engineers put their skills to work making robots and devices to help colonize a virtual planet Mars. Watch
New Teachers Voice Excitement On New Year
Wichita Public Schools has another great group of new teachers starting their first year. We caught up with a few of them at New Staff Orientation to find out what they are most excited about going into the start of their new career. Watch
STEM Summer Academy "On the Farm"
Students in the Summer STEM Academy take their learning outdoors to a farm in Towanda, where they learn about various flora and fauna. Kid-powered Rockets provide fun while still keeping the focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Watch
Welcome Back To School!
Superintendent John Allison welcomes staff to the 2014-2015 school year, with help from summer school students and staff at Mueller Elementary. Welcome Back 2014-2015
BOE and UTW Reach Tentative Contract
The Board of Education and the United Teachers of Wichita have reached a tentative contract agreement. Details of the agreement were explained at the Alvin Morris Administrative Center. Watch
Summer STEM Academy: "CSI"
Summer STEM Academy Crime Scene Investigation: Middle School Students use various hands-on scientific techniques to find a suspect in a mock crime at the Summer STEM Academy. Watch
Summer STEM Academy: "Liquids & Gases"
Wichita Public Schools Summer STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Academy features a lesson in "Liquids and Gases." Summer STEM Academy Instructor Sherry Silveous explains how fun and easy this lesson can be. Watch
The Education Edge
The Education Edge gives businesses, individuals and district employees an easy way to provide financial gifts to three funding sources: fine arts, athletics and classroom mini-grants. These funds are used to provide students with supplies and resources that are not funded through regular funding sources. Watch
Summer STEM Academy
Wichita Public Schools Summer STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Academy features a lesson in "The Science of Sound." Arts Partners artist Aaron Fowler helps students discover the scientific and musical terms used to measure the various attributes of sound. Watch
Summer STEM Academy
An introduction to the Wichita Public School’s first Summer STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Academy. Students from pre-K through Middle School take part in various engaging hands-on learning activities. Academy Principal Terrell Davis hosts. Watch
2013-2014 Year In Review
A look back at the Wichita Public Schools through the 2013-2014 school year, from bond celebrations and new lunch options, to the the temporary relocation of College Hill and the implementation of a new student information system. Watch
Good Apple Awards Spring, 2014
The Good Apple Award program allows schools and administrative support centers to recognize employees, volunteers and school partners who provide exemplary service to the district and its students. Watch
99% Awards Spring, 2014
The 99% Awards program honors one student from each middle and high school in the Wichita Public Schools. Those selected represent thousands of their fellow students in classrooms across the district who are all doing the right thing. Each semester, the students and their families are invited to a special ceremony conducted by the Board of Education in the cafeteria at North High School. Watch
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