Scarritt Elementary School murals. KCPS officials helped Hector Casanova and his students from the Kansas City Art Institute install murals on boards covering windows on the closed elementary school. The installation of the murals completes phase one of the project. The next phase, with a new group of students, should begin within the next few weeks with a new set of ideas for ways to beautify the school. Joe Jarosz

Murals dress up the former Scarritt Elementary School

Posted October 14, 2014 at 11:00 pm

By Joe Jarosz
Northeast News
October 15, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Missouri – Phase one is in the books.

Last week, Hector Casanova and his students from the Kansas City Art Institute, installed six murals along the Anderson Avenue block of the former Scarritt Elementary School, 3509 Anderson Ave.

Cars slowed so the drivers could get a better look at what was being hung. Over the past two months, students painted murals – using black, white and turquoise only – of bees to represent high functioning societies like the various Northeast neighborhoods, peace within the community, history of the area and cuisine from Africa, Vietnam, Mexico and the United States to represent the diversity of the community.

In July, Casanova met with neighborhood associations, local organizations and prominent community members

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    Lincoln College Prep earns National Blue Ribbon Award

    Posted October 7, 2014 at 11:00 pm

    By Joe Jarosz
    Northeast News
    October 8, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri – The Lincoln College Preparatory Academy Tigers are once again among the very best in the nation.

    The U.S. Department of Education announced that Lincoln College Prep has earned a

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    Where is the KCPS headed?

    Posted October 7, 2014 at 11:00 pm

     

    By Joe Jarosz
    Northeast News
    October 8, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri – There’s a lot of winning going on in Kansas City.

    Before the annual State of the Schools, KCPS Board President Jon Hile noted the recent success of the Kansas

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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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