Nov. 19, 2021
Lt. Gov. Gilchrist Visits SEL Center
Gilchrist participated in a roundtable discussion with Superintendent Dr. Rita Raichoudhuri, KPS culture and climate coach Shannon Parlato, Spring Valley Principal Heather Misner, and Parkwood-Upjohn kindergarten teacher Renay Williams-Whitson. Lt. Gov. Gilchrist also toured the facility with State Sen. Sean McCann, State Rep. Julie Rogers, the KPS executive cabinet, and other special guests.
KC Cancels Performances of Musical
Kalamazoo Central High School has canceled the remaining performances of "Once on This Island" due to a COVID case among the cast.
Teacher Julie Pelligrino-Hartman shared the following message:
"Unfortunately, we will need to postpone our remaining performances of 'Once On This Island.' This is not what we wanted, but it is what was needed. We are incredibly proud of our students, staff, and volunteers who helped bring this show to life, and we hope to be able to hold our remaining performances after winter break. More information will be coming soon! However, streaming is still available for tonight (11/19) and tomorrow (11/20)! Streaming tickets can be purchased at this web address: https://www.showtix4u.com/event-details/57659"
Rep. Julie Rogers Visits Milwood Magnet
Nominate an Outstanding Student
Nominate an outstanding student leader for the City of Kalamazoo 2022 Dr. Lewis Walker Social Justice Youth Awards. The award is open to students between the ages of 12-19 from the Kalamazoo area. Nominees should have demonstrated achievements in racial justice, community service, volunteerism, and leadership. Winners will be celebrated during the City Commission meeting on Jan. 18.
Nomination deadline is 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 30.
Applications can be found in City Hall in the City Manager’s Office. For assistance, call (269) 226-6500. Info can be found on the city website at: https://www.kalamazoocity.org/mlk.
Vaccine Assistance for Those with Disabilities
Zooming in on Science
Open Enrollment for 2022 Extended
The 2022 Open Enrollment period for health insurance has been extended through Nov. 30.
All changes effective Jan. 1, 2022
Both paper and electronic copies accepted. All benefit summaries, pricing and enrollment forms can be found at: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/folders/1yjyXnD3WZKSvjPLf9JPm9aMBsYjqvZiv
Return all paperwork to Heather Hayner. Questions please email: email@example.com or call (269) 337-0165.
Save the Date for the KC/LN Food Drive
Kalamazoo Central will be running its annual KC Feeds Kzoo food drive in December. The effort launches with an in-building food drive Dec. 1-10, with a class competition to collect the most canned goods. KC teacher and NHS advisor Rex Hafer is happy to supply collection bins for other buildings in the district.
From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 11, KC students will hold their annual Stuff the Bus food drive at Harding's on West Main. Also on Dec 11, KC students will unite with Loy Norrix NHS members to do a door-to-door food collection drive in neighborhoods around the city from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The picture below is from the 2019 KC Feeds Kzoo food drive.
Fall Art from Across the District
Squirrels from Luna Zuniga's Parkwood-Upjohn students,
Pumpkins inspired by Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama from Abigail Ruffer's first graders at Milwood El.
Landscapes by Danielle Drake's El Sol second graders.
Pumpkins by Todd Patrick's students at Washington
KPS Job Listings
Elementary Teacher - Physical Education
High School Teacher - Math
Job ID: 3901
High School Teacher - Science
Job ID: 3902
High School Teacher - Social Studies
Job ID: 3903
High School Teacher - English
Job ID: 3904
High School Teacher - AGA
Kalamazoo Central High School
High School Teacher - Art
Job ID: 3906
Assistant School Secretary
Milwood Magnet School: A Center for Math, Science, and Technology
10-month, Full Time
Job ID: 3907
Student Services Department
10-month + 10 days, Full-Time
Job ID: 3908