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New school year means new buildings for some

Posted August 12, 2014 at 11:00 pm

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

Scuola Vita Nuova

Open for school. Scuola Vita Nuova Charter School, founded in 1999, held its ribbon cutting Monday with the help of its founder Charles Shangler and several students who attend the school. Since its formation 15 years ago, the school has expanded to serve students in kindergarten through

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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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    Improving schools for young men of color pledge by KCPS

    Northeast News
    July 30, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri – The Kansas City Public Schools superintendent wants to make sure young men of color have the best possible academic and social possibilities afforded to them.

    Last week, KCPS superintendent Dr. R. Stephen Green joined President Barack Obama and more than 60 other big-city public school district superintendents from across the country, the Council of the Great City Schools, in a pledge to improve the academic and social outcomes of boys and young men of color.

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    Free immunizations provided at Back-to-School health fair

    By Micah Wilkins
    Northeast News
    July 30, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri – The Kansas City Health Department is hosting a no-cost back-to-school health fair.

    Start the school year off right by ensuring that you’re in good health and that your immunizations are up to date. From 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9., the Health Department, and HealthCare USA, will offer free immunizations, sports physicals, screenings and other services at the Health Department building, 2400 Troost Ave.

    The services provided include:

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    KCPS helps neighborhood turn land into future park

    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

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    Fence allowed in historic area

    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 and get another hearing on a decision made earlier this year by the commission approving a chain link fence around the the soon-to-open Scuola Vita Nuova Charter School. The commission voted 4-1 against allowing a rehearing of the case.

    At the meeting, Jessica Ray

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    Thacher-a-thon raises awareness

    By Joe Jarosz
    Northeast News
    July 2, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri – This past Saturday, area residents wanted to show the Kansas City, Mo., Public Schools they cared about their schools in the Northeast.

    Even ones that have been shut down. And if that meant waking up early and cleaning the area around Northeast High and Middle School, as well as the perimeter of the former Thacher Elementary School, then that’s what they were going to do.

    Beginning at 9 a.m. and lasting until the

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    Press conference announcement. From left: David Cozad, Dr. R. Stephen Green, and John Hile joined other representatives from the KCPS and Académie Lafayette to announce plans for a new charter high school in Kansas City, Mo. Joe Jarosz

    KCPS and charter school partner for new HS

    By Joe Jarosz
    Northeast News
    June 25, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri – Bonjour to new opportunities for Kansas City students.

    On Friday, representatives of the Kansas City Public Schools and Académie Lafayette gathered on the Southwest Early College Campus to announce the partnership of a new academically rigorous, foreign-language focused international Baccalaureate charter high school. If approved by Kansas City residents and the respective boards, the partnership, which has been years in the making, will begin in time for the 2015-16 school year at Southwest Early College Campus, 6512 Wornall Road.

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    Window art coming to the Scarritt Neighborhood

     

    By Joe Jarosz
    Northeast News
    June 25, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri – This fall, students are coming back to Scarritt Elementary School.

    No, the former elementary school isn’t reopening. Héctor Casanova, a visiting instructor at the Kansas City Art Institute, is bringing his class to the school’s site to add some art for the neighborhood. And he’s asking for your help with what kind of art the students should create.

    Working in conjunction with Kansas City Public Schools and the Kansas City Art Institute, Casanova

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    Campus re-opens to Northeast community

     

    By Joe Jarosz
    Northeast News
    June 25, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri – Students are back on the campus of the former Saint Paul’s School of Theology.

    Last week, summer school programs kicked off for the Guadalupe Centers, Inc. at its new home in the Northeast.

    Carla Medina, staff member for Guadalupe Centers, Inc., said currently, there are 116 students enrolled in the summer program. The students, in grades first through eighth, meet at the campus from as early as 7:30 a.m. to as late as

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