Mustang Monthly - August 2022

Week of August 22nd

A Word From Our Principal

We had a great first week of school. As you may have noticed, we have a lot of changes in and around our school this year. Here are a few new things you might see around MCE:

  • Academy Ave. is getting a whole new look.
  • Expanded parking by the Southeast corner of our building and new asphalt.
  • New ground cover for our Kindergarten playground.
  • Removal of the old track and a new fence on our North playground.

Also, to better serve MCE families in regards to traffic flow and transportation, our school hours have changed.

Bell Schedule:

Beginning Bell - 8:30am classes start (doors open at 8:15am)

End of Day - 3:40pm, except Wednesdays.

Early Release Wednesday - 3:05pm

Thank you for bearing with us as we eagerly await the construction completion on Academy Avenue. We are grateful to have such a wonderful community of families at MCE. Let's gear up for a fantastic school year, Mustangs!


David Jennings

MCE Principal

Complete Your Volunteer Background Check Here

For volunteer opportunities, please submit the background check form. Once completed, you and your student's teacher can determine when help is needed in the classroom. Please bring your ID with you for the first occasion.

An important note from the nurse.

Please click here for the Health Check note from our new school nurse, Jill Nitcher, RN. If your doctor needs to send medical information regarding your student, documents can be faxed to 316-722-8307, or emailed to

Find our Nutrislice Breakfast and Lunch Menu Here!

Click here to view the Maize Central Elementary Breakfast and Lunch Menu.

You will need to click either Breakfast or Lunch to view the options. Once you view the menu, you have the option to print (located on the right hand side.)

Don't miss these important dates!

Coming soon:

  • Math & Reading Night: Tues., 8/23rd from 5:30pm - 7:00pm.
  • Fall Picture Day: Thurs. 8/25
  • NO SCHOOL: Mon. 9/5 (Labor Day)

Fall Events coming up:

  • Tues., 9/06 - PTO meeting @ 6pm in the MCE Multi Purpose Room
  • Tues., 9/13 - Carousel Skate Night, 5pm - 8pm
  • Tues. 9/13 - Thursday 9/23 - Scholastic Book Fair
  • Thurs., 9/22 - NO SCHOOL: Fall Parent-Teacher Conferences, 8am -8pm
  • Mon. 9/26 - Chick-Fil-A Spirit Night
Maize Central Elementary School Calendar

Click here to check out important school dates for the year.

Get MCE Spirit Wear!

MCE PTO is excited to show off our new design for the 2022-23 school year! We will also have a few short sleeve tees available for purchase at Meet Your Teacher Conferences, and all other styles can be ordered through our website - All proceeds help us provide items for classrooms and teacher appreciation throughout the year!

*All online orders will be placed when the spirit wear store closes on September 2nd, and will be delivered 2-3 weeks later.

MCE PTO Membership & Volunteer Opportunities

Interested in knowing about involvement opportunities here at MCE? Share your info and we'd be happy to keep you in the loop!

New Mustang Staff

We have several new staff members at Maize Central! Some you may recognize, and some are brand new faces.

Please welcome:

  • Michele Steinbacher - Kindergarten
  • Megan Bueker - Kindergarten
  • Annalise Fischer - Kindergarten
  • Kaylin Camp - Kindergarten
  • Jordyn Walock - 1st Grade
  • Ami Higgins - 2nd Grade
  • Vanessa Leija - 2nd Grade
  • Amanda Sharp - 4th Grade
  • Ashley Gonzalez - IS
  • Kristin Guererro - IS
  • Courtney Merseal - IS
  • Sasha Fletcher - PBIS
  • Sarah Clark - Media Center Specialist
  • Sophia Perryhill - Student teacher for Mrs. Reed
  • Taylor Joplin - Student teacher for Mrs. Sharp
  • Jill Nitcher - Nurse
  • Virginia York - Social worker
  • Megan Patterson - Psychologist
  • Megan Ghanoui - Psychologist Secretary
  • Jocelyn Hartman - Kitchen Assistant
  • Beatrice Defenbaugh - IS Para
  • Khloe Kanelakos - IS Para
  • Claudia Paredes - IS Para
  • Ashley Huffman - IS Para
  • Adrianne Ferris - Rockin' Readers Para
  • Sarah Burman - Rockin' Readers Para