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Maj. Gen. Valope speaks to KCUMB students about military experience

Posted April 8, 2014 at 11:00 pm

By JOE JAROSZ
Northeast News
April 9, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Missouri – Bloom where you’re planted.

His audience may have been mostly military students, but his message was universal.

Last Thursday, Major General Philip Volpe, D.O., U. S. Army (retired) spoke to osteopathic military medical students at the Kansas City University of Medicine and Bioscience to discuss his time as the command surgeon for the Black Hawk Down incident in Somalia in 1993. The students participate in the Health Professions Scholarship Program and in exchange for service as a commissioned medical department officer, upon completion of a medical degree, HPSP pays for the students’ medical education.

“The lecture is about my experiences with the Ranger Task Force,” Volpe said.

The highly decorated officer

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    Despite condition, former school still usable

     

    By JOE JAROSZ
    Northeast News
    March 26, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri – In their mind, the Save Thacher, Save Our Schools group wasn’t given enough time to save the former elementary school.

    Now, with a better idea of what the old school can be turned into and the backing of an area architect, the grassroots group is ready to ask the Kansas City Public Schools’ Board of Directors for more time before they decide whether or not to tear down the abandoned building.

    The group,

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    Texas teens visit NEKC for community outreach

     

    By JOE JAROSZ
    Northeast News
    March 19, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri – Most teenagers and young adults spend their spring break having fun, either at a beach or an exotic location, to emphasize on the “break.”

    But some use their break to help others and do good for a community. Even if that community is over 500 miles away from home.

    On Sunday, March 9, about 30 teenagers from the Mansfield Bible Church, in Mansfield, Texas, arrived in Kansas City, Mo., for a week of

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    KCDC vision for the Avenue is award winning

    By JOE JAROSZ
    Northeast News
    March 19, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri – A research project on revitalizing Independence Avenue, has earned an award for the students responsible.

    Students with the Kansas City Design Center were recently notified that their research project “Independence Avenue Urban Vision Study” has received an Honor Award in the Communication category for the publication. The research project was developed in collaboration with the Mid America Regional Council as part of a HUD grant for sustainable places planning study and the KCMO Planning Department, which provided the remaining

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    ESL Center helping newcomers learn lay of the land

     

    By JOE JAROSZ
    Northeast News
    March 19, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri – In Historic Northeast Kansas City, Mo., lies a school that houses roughly 700 students.

    But this isn’t any normal school. Not when its student body represents over 75 countries from around the world, including eastern Africa, central America and Asia.

    The English as a Second Language Center, located at the St. Anthony’s Parish at 309 Benton Blvd., assists refugees in learning English. The Don Bosco Center, in partnership with the Independence School District,

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    Dates for Mattie Rhodes Art Camp set

    Northeast News
    March 12, 2014

    Make your child’s spring more artful with the help from those at the Mattie Rhodes Center.

    For four days, March 18-21, classes will be available for children ages 5-12 years old. Every day, children will experience a different art theme. The camp, which runs from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. costs $35 per child per day and children can sign-up for one day or all four.

    On Tuesday, March 18, the camp kicks off with “create a rainbow day.”

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    KCUMB becomes second college in U.S. to offer Military Track program

    By JOE JAROSZ
    Northeast News
    March 5, 2014

    The Kansas City University of Medicine and Bioscience have announced the addition of a military track to the College of Osteopathic Medicine curriculum to begin this fall.

    The addition makes KCUMB only the second school, the first being the Rocky Vista University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine in Parker, Colo., in the United States to offer the specialized program. Through the U.S. Army, Navy and Air Force, the Health Professions Scholarship Program pays for medical education for its students enrolled in the program in

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    School board member jumped the gun at last month’s “Save Thacher” rally

    By JOE JAROSZ
    Northeast News
    March 5, 2014

    On Saturday, Feb. 22, Crispin Rea Jr., Kansas City school board vice chair, announced at a rally that the school district was giving the “Save Thacher, Save Our Schools”, grassroots community group an extra month to come up with a plan for the former elementary school.

    The only problem was, the school board did not yet vote on the extension.

    At the Feb. 26, school board meeting, school board members were confused why Rea gave the extension

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    NEHS principal rebuilding school’s culture

    By JOE JAROSZ
    Northeast News
    March 5, 2014

    Early in the month of February, several fights broke out at Northeast High School in one day. Security was increased in the days following and things eventually went back to normal.

    But that day’s events caught people off guard, especially first year Northeast High School principal Doug Bolden.

    “That was uncommon,” Bolden said.

    Bolden, who said he’s been blessed to have a successful 20 year career with Kansas City schools, compared

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    Families learn more about the soon-to-open NEMS

    By Joe Jarosz
    Northeast News
    February 26, 2104

    Several families recently got a better idea of where their sons and daughters could attend middle school next school year.

    On Wednesday, Feb. 19, roughly 20 parents and students met with Cynthia Johnson, lead administrator for the Kansas City Public Schools middle schools, to learn about attendance boundaries, uniforms, and the floor plans for the two middle schools – Northeast Middle School and Central Middle School – set to reopen to

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