Take charge by enrolling in Chamber class

Posted September 30, 2014 at 11:00 pm

Northeast News
October 1, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Missouri – The Northeast Kansas City Chamber of Commerce will roll out the 2015 incarnation of its Take Charge Civic Leadership program on Jan. 8, 2015, at a welcome reception at the North-East Public Library, 6000 Wilson Road. Most of the program’s sessions will also be at the library.

The Take Charge program is a five-month course that equips participants with the knowledge, skills and contacts to be effective neighborhood and community leaders. Topics included in the program’s 15 sessions include: Kansas City’s neighborhoods, urban planning, the local court system, local government, the Kansas City Museum, communications, public infrastructure, using the public library, the social service network, community policing, economic development and energy and the environment.

In a press release, Bobbi Baker-Hughes, the Chamber’s CEO, said the

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    Beautifying a neighborhood

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri — The Scarritt Renaissance Neighborhood is now one step closer to becoming more artistic.

    At a press conference at the Kansas City Museum on Sept. 8, Héctor Casanova, instructor at the Kansas City Art Institute, announced initial plans for the project of painting the window panels and doors that are currently covering the walls of the closed Scarritt Elementary School, located at 3509 Anderson Ave.

    During the semester, the

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    District cuts ribbon on new Middle Schools

    By Michael Bushnell
    Photos by David Remley
    Northeast News
    September 17, 2014

    The Kansas City Missouri School District on Saturday cut the ribbon on two brand new Middle Schools, ushering in a new era for mid level students in the KCPS. While both schools, Central and Northeast have been in the District for decades, both have recently undergone extensive renovation to meet the unique academic needs of middle school age students. According to Lead Principal Dr. Cynthia Johnson who oversaw the projects, both schools are designed to equip students with 21st century

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    N Club celebrates 100 years of athletes at NEHS

    By Joe Jarosz
    Northeast News
    September 3, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri – Its all in a name.

    One hundred years ago, just as Northeast High School was opening its doors, coaches for the high school started a club for athletes that lettered in sports. For about six years, the club was called the “N Men.”

    In 1920, the name of the club was changed to the “N Men at Northeast.” But that didn’t last long, either. It only lasted one year, actually, before being changed

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    KCPS MSIP5 test scores on the rise

    By Joe Jarosz
    Northeast News
    September 3, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri – The Kansas City, Mo., Public Schools have taken one step closer to achieving full accreditation.

    On Friday, KCPS Board of Directors Chair Jon Hile and Superintendent R. Stephen Green announced the results of the 2014 Missouri School Improvement Program 5 (MSIP5) during a press conference. The MSIP5 is the state’s school accountability system for reviewing and accrediting public school districts in Missouri. MSIP began in 1990 and entered its fifth version in 2013.

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    Guadalupe Center to host an awards dinner and fundraiser

    Northeast News
    August 27, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri – The Guadalupe Centers, Inc. has announced the date and location for its annual Blanco y Negro Awards Gala.

    The awards dinner and fundraiser will be held Friday, Sept. 12, in the Century Ballroom at the Westin Crown Center, 1 E. Pershing Rd., Kansas City, Mo. Blanco y Negro is the premier formal awards banquet in Kansas City, gathering civic leaders to honor individuals and businesses serving the area’s Latino community. It also serves as the formal kickoff to Hispanic Heritage month.

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    City Market to host Health Fair

    Northeast News
    August 27, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri – Along with encouraging healthy eating, the City Market will also soon encourage healthy living and wellness.

    Head over to the City Market from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, and join multiple health organizations and businesses for a health and wellness fair. Participating organizations include the Kansas Drug Card Program, the University of Missouri – Kansas City’s Pharmacy and Patient Care Departments, Smiles Change Lives and the Kansas City Parks and Recreation Department.

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    New school year means new buildings for some

    Northeast News
    August 13, 2014

    Northeast Middle School

    School’s back from summer break. Monday, Aug. 11, was the official first day of school for elementary, middle and high school students of the Kansas City Public Schools district. The day was extra special for students attending Northeast Middle School, the first time students have roamed its halls since it closed in 2010. Michael Bushnell

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    Northeast Middle School officially open to students

    By MICAH WILKINS
    Northeast News
    August 13, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri – As of this week, the newly renovated Northeast Middle School is now home to 478 seventh graders.

    Construction workers were making the final touches on the school and its exterior up until Sunday so the building would be ready for the first day of school Monday morning, Aug. 11.

    According to Cheryl Luther, the Senior Superintendent at JE Dunn Construction, the company hired to renovate the school, some last minute work was added

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    Scuola Vita ribbon cutting

    Northeast News
    August 6, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri – The saying goes it takes a village to raise a child.

    Well everyone in the Northeast community is invited to see how area children will be raised with the opening of a new school.

    Scuola Vita Nuova Charter School will celebrate the completion of a goal set years ago with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 3 p.m. Monday, Aug. 11, at the new SVN Charter School site, 535 Garfield Ave. The ceremony will mark the

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