KCPS helps neighborhood turn land into future park

Posted July 15, 2014 at 11:00 pm

By Joe Jarosz
Northeast News
July 16, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Missouri – If you build it, they will come.

That’s the mindset behind the Blue Valley Neighborhood Association and their goal to build a park at the former location of McCoy Elementary School, 1524 White Ave.

The neighborhood association was recently awarded a $15,000 tier two, Community Capital Fund grant. With the grant, the association will launch “McCoy Friends Y Amigos – Work. Gather. Play.” an initiative to create a neighborhood park on the former McCoy School site and increase community involvement. In addition to supporting the first phase of playground equipment for the proposed McCoy playground, the grant also supports organizational capacity-building through a pilot program that will provide the surrounding community with leadership training in Spanish.

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    Fence allowed in historic area

    Posted July 1, 2014 at 11:00 pm

    By Joe Jarosz
    Northeast News
    July 2, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri – Chain link fences are acceptable for historic districts.

    That was the verdict Friday by the city’s Historic Preservation Commission as residents of the Pendleton Heights neighborhood attempted to reopen

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    Around the world

    Posted May 28, 2013 at 10:30 pm

    Northeast News
    May 29, 2013

    Holy Cross Catholic School students show off their dancing skills and colorful costumes during the May 10 World Cultures Program at the school. Students created their costumes in art class and each costume represented a different country, ranging from   Mexico to Sudan to France to India

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    Bike time at James Elem.

    Posted May 21, 2013 at 11:45 pm

    By LESLIE COLLINS 
    Northeast News
    May 22, 2013

    “I didn’t think it was going to be as fun as it was. I had a lot of fun in this program,” James Elementary fifth grader Alesha Cheffen said.

    Cheffen, along with five other James fifth graders, just completed the Earn-A-Bike program sponsored  and created by

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    Graduations galore

    Posted May 21, 2013 at 11:19 pm

    Northeast News
    May 22, 2013

    Kansas City Public Schools’ seniors graced the stage last week to receive their high school diplomas. Both Northeast High School and East High School held their graduation ceremonies at the Kansas City Scottish Rite Temple on May 14. Northeast High School graduated 131 seniors and East High

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    Likelihood of saving Thacher continues to diminish

    Posted May 14, 2013 at 11:30 pm

    By LESLIE COLLINS
    Northeast News
    May 15, 2013

    Now that the Kansas City Public Schools’ Board of Education has approved reinstating middle schools, the possibility of saving the former Thacher Elementary School building is becoming less likely.

    Board members approved reinstating middle schools during an April 24 meeting and plan to use Northeast Middle

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    National Bike to School Day

    Posted May 14, 2013 at 11:30 pm

    Northeast News
    May 15, 2013

    Approximately 60 James Elementary School students participated in National Bike to School Day May 8. Each participant received a goodie bag from Missouri Care which included a patch kit, coloring book, granola bar, bicycle light and more. BikeWalkKC signed the students in and also gave away bike

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    New elm at James Elementary

    Posted May 7, 2013 at 11:00 pm

     

    By LESLIE COLLINS
    Northeast News
    May 8, 2013

    Euphrates Gallery Incorporated and Hermes Landscaping partner together to celebrate National Arbor Day and to support the Neighborhood as Museum: Transforming Community Initiative. Representatives from Euphrates visited James Elementary, 5810 Scarritt Ave., at the end of

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    James Elementary to host Bike to School Day to promote healthy living

    Posted April 30, 2013 at 10:11 pm

    By LESLIE COLLINS
    Northeast News
    May 1, 2013

    Approximately 200 James Elementary students participated in Walk to School Day, and school officials are hoping for a similar turnout for the May 8 National Bike to School Day.

    Eric Bunch of BikeWalkKC approached James Elementary with the concept and James Elementary Principal Dr. Jo Nemeth

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