HEADLINE NEWS
No School Friday, April 18 and Monday April 21
No school Friday, April 18 for conference release day and Monday, April 21 for district inservice.
Peterson student has surprise homecoming at school

A Peterson student had a special surprise at school today – his dad returning from deployment in Afghanistan early. Read more...

Cleaveland student goes to Superintendent for answers

Cleaveland student Karina Rodriguez had some questions about her school, so she went to Superintendent John Allison for the answers. Read more...

Lewis Academic Learning Center to get a new storm shelter

The Chester I. Lewis Academic Learning Center, which houses Metro-Boulevard Alternative High School and the Transitions Program, will receive a safe room storm shelter. Read more...

Coleman named Kansas Middle School of the Year finalist

Coleman Middle School has been named a Middle School of the Year Finalist by the Kansas Association of Middle School Administrators. Read more...

WPS-TV features Truesdell teacher with First in Class

WPS-TV features Ann Winkel, math teacher at Truesdell Middle School, about how her classroom environment has changed over the course of the year. Read more...

West bell will help ring in students’ success

There will be a new sound at West home games to help celebrate athletic accomplishments -- an old bell to ring the bell at games and for other occasions. Read more...

Earhart students compete in Environmental Education Bee

Students at Earhart Environmental Magnet tested their knowledge at the school’s first-annual Environmental Education Bee. Read more...

East student receives McIlwaine Foundation Scholarship

Josiah Gray, senior at East High School, was surprised on April 11 with the Charles and Joanne McIlwaine Foundation Scholarship. Read more...

L’Ouverture social worker receives Golden Apple from KAKE

Mimi Rush, social worker at L’Ouverture Computer Magnet, was surprised with the Golden Apple Award from KAKE-TV, Papa John’s Pizza and Davis-Moore. Read more...

Franklin counselor receives state honor
Sylvia Schmidt, counselor at Franklin Elementary, was named Elementary Counselor of the Year by the Kansas Counseling Association. Read more...
East students partner to create unique art show

East students have partnered together to create a unique art show to showcase what students have been learning. Read more...

Thirty-one students recognized during 99% Awards

Thirty-one middle and high school students were recognized by the Board of Education during the 99% Awards ceremony for the third quarter on April 7. Read more...

Shelly Hoffman wins National P.E. Teacher of the Year
Shelly Hoffman, P.E. teacher at Franklin Elementary, was selected as the National Physical Education Teacher of the Year by the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. Read more...
Griffith social worker receives Golden Apple Award

Jeff Hamilton, social worker at Griffith Elementary, received the Golden Apple Award from KAKE-TV, Papa John’s Pizza and Davis-Moore Auto Group. Read more...

Students competed in Cooking Up Change competition

Teams of Culinary Arts students from seven high schools whipped up original dishes to see which ones tasted the best in the Cooking Up Change competition. Read more...

BOE looks at weightings and budget projections

The Board of Education kicked off its 2014-15 budget development process during a workshop on March 31. Read more...

Construction to start on new Hamilton cafeteria

Construction will soon begin for Hamilton Middle School’s bond issue project. The school will receive a new addition for a new cafeteria and restrooms. Read more...

Little students receive free books of their own
Students at Little Early Childhood Center received a free book of their own to take home. Read more...
Seltzer teacher receives Golden Apple Award from KAKE

Sara Batchelder, fifth-grade teacher at Seltzer Elementary, was surprised in her classroom with the Golden Apple Award. Read more...

WPS named one of the Best Communities for Music Education

The Wichita Public Schools has been named one of the 2014 Best Communities for Music Education by the National Association of Music Merchants. Read more...

Northwest art teacher receives Albert Pike Award

Andrea “Andy” Corcoran, art teacher at Northwest High School,received the 2014 Albert Pike Masonic Lodge Teacher of the Year Award. Read more...

CTE cluster receives state honors

Wichita Public Schools’ Law, Public Safety and Security cluster was named an exemplary CTE program by the Kansas State Department of Education's Career Technical Education team. Read more...

Stucky’s Creative Thinkers teaches girls responsibility

Sixth grade girls at Stucky Middle School have an opportunity to become leaders and academic achievers as part of the Creative Thinkers Club. Read more...

Hamilton students hear from “The Hit Man”

Hamilton Middle School students heard from Power 93.9 radio personality Greg “The Hit Man” Williams about the importance of staying in school. Read more...

Allen Elementary had a FAB night

Allen Elementary staff rolled out the red carpet for students and their parents during FAB night. Read more...

Superintendents discuss education at Chamber Forum

Superintendents from five area school districts shared their visions of education at the Wichita Metro Chamber Education Forum. Read more...

NAL teams celebrate a successful season
Students, parents, coaches, administrators and BOE members celebrated another successful National Academic League season during the NAL Awards Banquet. Read more...
First in Class: Starting the spring semester
Molli Sebastian, first-grade teacher at Stanley Elementary, talks about starting the spring semester, adjusting to snow days, and how her students have grown and matured. Read more...
Dunbar Learning Center named Simon Youth Foundation site
Dunbar Learning Center was recently approved as a Simon Youth Foundation site, giving Dunbar graduates an opportunity to apply for SYF scholarships. Read more...
Jackson taste test shows trying new foods can be fun

Jackson Elementary students learned that trying new foods shouldn't be scary, especially when grown-ups are willing to do so in a blind taste test. Read more...

BOE approves funding to wrap up College Hill repairs

The Board of Education approved additional funding to wrap up repairs to College Hill after a fire damaged some classrooms in August. Read more...

Distinguished Classroom Teachers recognized

The Wichita Public Schools recognized the 2014 Distinguished Classroom Teacher Award recipients in their respective categories during the March 10 Board of Education meeting. Read more...

Construction will start on Buckner’s drama room
The Board of Education approved the start of construction for Buckner Performing Arts Magnet’s bond project. Read more...
Seven schools compete in Shocker MINDSTORMS Challenge

Eight teams representing seven schools competed in the Lego MINDSTORMS Challenge held at Wichita State University. Read more...

McAuliffe teacher receives Golden Apple Award KAKE

Tom Klocek, first-grade teacher at Christa McAuliffe Academy, received the Golden Apple Award from KAKE-TV, Papa John’s Pizza and Davis-Moore Auto Group. Read more...

Kansas Supreme Court issues ruling on school finance
The Kansas Supreme Court issued its ruling on the school finance lawsuit. It upholds the concept that the legislature must adequately fund schools and the funding must be equitable. Read more...
District recognized for being a healthy employer

The Wichita Public Schools was named one of the 2014 Healthiest Employers by the Wichita Business Journal. Read more...

Marshall part of pilot to taste test new breakfast items

Marshall Middle School students helped celebrate National School Breakfast Week by trying some new items on the menu. Read more...

More Wichita schools have safe rooms

The Wichita Public Schools is proud that the district has more schools with safe room storm shelters to protect students and staff. Read more...

McLean’s “No Tardy Taters” receiving national recognition
McLean’s initiative to cut down on student tardies is getting some national recognition from Randy Sprick’s Safe and Civil Schools program. Read more...
High School students receive CTE Pathway Awards

Seventeen high school students were honored with the Career and Technical Education Pathway Awards. Read more...

Wilbur girls basketball team reads to Peterson students

Students in Jodi Landenberger’s kindergarten class had a fun story time when the Wilbur girls basketball team visited them. Read more...

Lawrence teacher receives Golden Apple Award from KAKE
Kaitlin Powell, kindergarten teacher at Lawrence Elementary, received the Golden Apple Award from KAKE-TV, Papa John’s Pizza and Davis-Moore Auto Group. Read more...
Distinguished Classroom Teachers announced
The 2014 Distinguished Classroom Teacher Award recipients were surprised in their schools in front of their students and their peers. Read more...
Two South students receive Horatio Alger Scholarships

South seniors Andrea Gomez and Abigail Brewster received Horatio Alger Scholarships – they were 2 of 5 recipients in Kansas. Read more...

BOE receives feedback from Community Conversations

Board of Education members heard a summary of the feedback gathered at Superintendent Allison’s Community Conversations held last fall. Read more...

High school students collect food the fun way

High school students collected food and showed their creative side as they participated in the first-annual Salvation Army’s Building Hope sculpture competition. Read more...

Students receive Scholastic Art Awards

Several high school and middle school students throughout the district were recognized for their artistic abilities with the 2014 Scholastic Art Awards. Read more...

Southeast students have fun with their Reading Buddies

At Southeast High School, every week begins with a group of students creating relationships and strengthening their reading skills with their Reading Buddies. Read more...

East students test their knowledge on C-SPAN bus

East High journalism students tested their history knowledge in a fun way. The C-SPAN School Bus made a stop at East while driving through Kansas. Read more...

Heights teacher receives Golden Apple Award

Mark Walker, vocal music teacher at Heights High School, was surprised in his classroom with the Golden Apple Award. Read more...

Robinson students learn ways to be safe online

Students at Robinson Middle School learned about safe practices while online with Google’s Good to Know Road Show. Read more...

East, Northwest seniors named WSU Wallace Scholars

Josiah Gray, senior at East, and Katherine Marceau, senior at Northwest, were awarded Wichita State University’s College of Engineering Wallace Scholarships. Read more...

Northwest student receives national award for volunteering

Megan Keller, junior at Northwest High School, was named a national Distinguished Finalist for the 2014 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards. Read more...

Curtis named National Title I Distinguished School

Curtis Middle School was named a National Title I Distinguished School by the National Title I Association. The school held a surprise assembly to tell students and parents. Read more...

2014-2015 Parent-Teacher calendar approved
The Board of Education approved the 2014-2015 Parent-Teacher. The first day of school for all students is August 12, with orientation for sixth- and ninth-grade on August 11. Read more...
Students participate in No Name Calling Week

Students at Wilbur Middle School were encouraged to “Stop and Think” before speaking as part of No Name Calling Week. Read more...

Jackson students learn about career opportunities

Students at Jackson Elementary were inspired to dream big about their futures during the school’s annual Career Day. Read more...

OK students pack meals for families in Vietnam

Students at OK Elementary spent a Saturday at school to help pack meals to feed families in Vietnam. Read more...