Apply for spot in Business Week 2009


Lee’s Summit bus fleet receives high marks


Kristi Fate serving on statewide board




Students apply for six MU teaching positions


Fort Osage StuCo a GOLD Honor Council


 

Apply for spot in Business Week 2009

High school freshmen, sophomores and juniors from throughout Missouri can now apply for Missouri Business Week 2009.

The five-day summer experience, sponsored by the Missouri Association of Realtors and its local boards and associations, is held each year at the University of Missouri campus in Columbia. Scheduled for June 28 to July 2, the 24th Missouri Business Week is a hands-on approach to business education that provides students with the opportunity to work with Missouri business leaders. MBW is an opportunity for high school students to learn about management and marketing, explore career options while sampling college life.

Student-run “companies” will elect their own CEO, compete in a business management computer simulation, produce television commercials and Web sites for their products, create a trade show display and design product logos and slogans. Workshops and presentations about team-building, business ethics and leadership are also featured on the MBW schedule.

Approximately 200 students from all regions of Missouri will be awarded $500 sponsorships. Applications must be received by April 17.

For more information or to apply, students should visit with the school counselor of business teacher about receiving an application. Information and applications are also available at the Missouri Business Week Web site, www.missouribusinessweek.com.

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Lee’s Summit bus fleet receives high marks

The Lee’s Summit School District recently received outstanding results on the district’s annual school bus inspection, completed March 24 by the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

Of the 146 buses inspected, three had minor defects which were corrected immediately. Initial inspection rating was 98-percent successful with the Transportation Department achieving 100-percent passage by the end of the day.

The Lee’s Summit School District Transportation Department has a long tradition of successful state school bus inspections and passage rates. The department was recognized last summer for receiving the state’s Exemplary School Bus Maintenance Award for 18 consecutive years during a Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education conference.

Transportation Department’s maintenance staff includes supervisor Eric Slover and mechanics Rusty Rhoads, Larry Rachaner, David Sidwell, Joe Hand, Chris Barnes, Mike Baker, Rex Miller and Gene Bock.

The district transports approximately 12,000 students each school day, traveling more than 1.8 million miles annually within the 117-square-mile school district.

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Kristi Fate serving on statewide board

Kristi Fate, assistant program coordinator for the Lee’s Summit School District’s Kids Country before and after school care program, was recently selected to serve on the Missouri School Age Community Coalition Board of Directors.

Fate has worked at Kids Country for six years and previously served as a site coordinator for the Blue Springs School District before and after school care program.

The Missouri School Age Community Coalition seeks to provide the highest quality in professional development and educational opportunities through the annual Professional Development Institute and Youth Development Credential. The group also collaborates with local, regional and national agencies and other stakeholders that serve on behalf of children, youth and families.

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Students apply for six MU teaching positions

The Independence School District recently hosted a recruitment day for 20 university students to interview for six MU Fellows teaching positions available in three schools across the Independence district.

The MU Fellows Teaching Program is the largest master’s induction program in the geographic area from Illinois to Kansas. The program is offered by the College of Education and the MU Partnership for Education Renewal. Teaching fellows are first-year teachers who work with a full-time mentor and complete a master’s degree that first year. This program also provides free tuition, housing and a salary of about one-half what other beginning teachers make.

Six fellows will have an opportunity to receive intensive professional development and support during their fellowship year which will lead them to excel further in their field later on. The mission of the program is to create an outstanding orientation and support system for the first-year teachers.

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Fort Osage StuCo a GOLD Honor Council

The Fort Osage High School Student Council was recently awarded the Missouri Association of Student Councils GOLD Honor Council Award, its highest award for councils.

Student leaders and advisers, Fran Burnett and Taylor Tholen, were recognized at the 2009 MASC State Convention at Waynesville High School in early March.

The Missouri Association of Student Councils Honor Council Program provides recognition or councils that provide quality leadership activities and service to their schools and communities. Honor Council designation provides recognition for the efforts of student council members and advisors throughout Missouri. All councils who meet the criteria set by the governing board of MASC and who complete the application are recognized.

Fort Osage High School was recognized for activities involving leadership training, school service, community service and school sprit as well as being active at the local, district and state levels.




– Kelly Evenson