Intermediate SAGE

Family Information for the School Year


Please click the button below to fill out the SAGE information form for your child! This form helps us learn more about your child, and we appreciate the time you take to fill it out!

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SAGE Overview

The SAGE curriculum includes opportunities for students to reach their highest levels of learning through real-world problem solving, critical thinking skills, affective learning, collaborative opportunities, local competitions, foreign language, and individual choice regarding units of study. Technology use is embedded throughout the instructional practices, with students utilizing multiple digital tools to share, create and present.

Requested School Supplies for the Year

Five Mechanical Pencils

Earbuds or Headphones to leave at SAGE (if possible)

A container of Clorox wipes

*optional: stylus for iPad

*No supply box needed

Meet Your Team!

Mrs. Black

Hello! My name is Kristi Black and I am excited to embark upon my 27th year of teaching! I spent 19 years teaching primary students and this will be my eighth year as an intermediate SAGE teacher. I am a proud graduate of the North Kansas City School District! My husband Eric and I have 2 amazing kids and two very spoiled dogs. I am looking forward to an incredible year of learning with our 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders at the SAGE Center!

Contact Information:

Mrs. Black:


phone: 816-321-4166

Mrs. Cox

Hello! My name is Amy Cox and this year marks my 26th year in teaching. My experience ranges from teaching special education, regular education, and SAGE at both the primary and intermediate levels. When I not at school, my husband, two children and two dogs enjoy being outdoors as much as possible. I am excited to spend my ninth year in SAGE learning alongside our amazing 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade SAGE students!

Contact Information:

Mrs. Cox:


phone: 816-321-4398

Mrs. Dick

Hello! My name is Tracy Dick and I’m excited to be starting my ninth year as a SAGE teacher! Before coming to SAGE, I taught fourth grade for three years and fifth grade for three years at Clardy Elementary. My husband, Roger, and I have two daughters who are graduates of the North Kansas City School District and SAGE alumni. It has been fun experiencing SAGE through the lens of a parent and a teacher and seeing firsthand the positive impact it has had on so many students, including my own! I’m looking forward to another great year at the NIC.

Contact Information:

Mrs. Dick:


phone: 816-321-4476

Mrs. Eovino

Hi! My name is Connie Eovino and this will be my 19th year as an educator. I am originally from New Jersey but I have been a Kansas City girl the last 12 years. When I am not at school, you can find me spending time with my husband Ed and our two sons. We enjoy trail running, exploring new places, and playing with our dogs. I am excited to get to know you and can’t wait to continue your SAGE journey together!

Contact Information:

Mrs. Eovino:


phone: 816-321-5350

Mrs. Nash

My name is Erin Nash, and I am so excited to work with your child this year! I have been with our district’s gifted program since 2013, and before that, I taught Biology at the high school level for ten years. I love spending my time with my two daughters – Delaney and Neve – and my husband – Sean. When I am not teaching, I love to run, read, cycle, garden, swim, and create! I am passionate about teaching, and I love the opportunity to share my love of science in my Unit of Study courses!

Contact Information:

Mrs. Nash:


phone: 816-321-5350

Mrs. Perez

Hello! I am excited to be your child’s SAGE teacher this year. I am a southern girl – I grew up in Atlanta, Georgia and then my husband and I raised our family in Jacksonville, Florida. We transitioned to become Midwesterners in 2004 and I have loved experiencing the four seasons here – I am an outdoor enthusiast! I have taught gifted students for the past 32 years and love the challenge of trying to keep up with their enthusiasm for learning!

Contact Information:

Mrs. Perez:


phone: 816-321-5350

Señora Myers


My name is Wendy Myers, but your child knows me as Señora Myers, or simply “Señora”. I’ve been with North Kansas City Schools for 15 years. This year will be my 8th in teaching Spanish in the gifted program. At home my husband Marty and I have three children. Paige is a junior at Iowa State University, Madison is a freshman at Missouri Western University and Craig just started his junior year in high school. I love working with your child each year as they grow and learn in our program.

Senora Myers:


phone: 816-321-5350

3rd Grade Units of Study

4th Grade Units of Study

5th Grade Units of Study


The SAGE Center school nurse is Amy Latz. She can be reached at (816) 321-5353. Please inform the SAGE Center nurse and your child's home school nurse of any changes in health concerns during the school year. Please be aware that medications must be brought to school by the parent and cannot be transported by the student

SAGE Spanish

Your student receives a total of 30 minutes of Spanish instruction a week.

This amount of time will not make your child proficient, but it will give them an introduction to the sounds and use of the language.

We use Spanish at the SAGE center to help students work on their skills of:


-dealing with frustration

-problem solving and flexible thinking

Our conversational, interactive approach allows all students to come to class and participate. Whether it’s their first year of Spanish or their fifth, all students are given the supports to learn at their level.

Third Graders are introduced to greetings, pets, prepositions and story vocabulary.

Fourth graders will learn greetings, food, clothing and preferences.

Fifth graders topics include greetings, family, personal descriptions and Day of the Dead

New This Year

SAGE teachers will be communicating with families through Seesaw this year as one of our primary options. Please use the link below if you need a tutorial about how to connect with Seesaw to receive SAGE updates!

Technology Resources

Important Upcoming Dates/Events

September 2nd - No School - Staff Development

September 5th - Labor Day - No School

September 8th - SAGE Open House

October 7th - No School

October 10th - No School


PAGS is a group for those parents whose children attend the SAGE center in the North Kansas City School District. It is intended to keep us connected!


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Watch This Video to Learn More About a Day in the Life of SAGE!

Intermediate SAGE Parent Information Night 2021- 22

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