Rising Star OST


Falling Into Fun In OST

  • Friday, November 13th- All Day OST, we will be staying on/near site. Hours: 7a-6p. Kids will need to bring a sack lunch, water bottle, appropriate weather attire & footware, and a book for reading time. Please keep iPads and other technology devices and toys safe at home.

Thanksgiving Break:

  • Wednesday, November, 25th, JCPRD will be CLOSED, NO care available
  • Thursday, November, 26th, JCPRD will be CLOSED, NO care available
  • Friday, November, 27th, JCPRD will be CLOSED, NO care available

If your child(ren) will not be attending JCPRD please call, 913.438.9650, by 3p, or email molly.erwin@jocogov.org by 2:30 p.

Please keep in mind that we open at 7am and close at 6pm. Late fees apply after 6p, a $1 per minute and will be strictly enforced.


JCPRD Rising Star OST collected around 100 items of food and hygiene donations for Feed the Need KC campaign to help our community. We appreciate your involvement in helping out our community, thank you.

Kansas Weather

With the temps getting chillier, we ask that your child has the appropriate outdoor attire (coat, gloves, hat with names labeled inside) to wear outside, layer up. If they do not, they will need stay inside.


Cold weather can cause more harm than just winter blues and cabin fever, the dry and cold air can cause painful chapped lips and hands. We can give some relief to those exposed chapped areas by signing your name next to your child's name on the form for permission to give Vaseline (for lips) and/or Gold Bond Sensitive Skin lotion (for hands). You can write down if both are OK to give or just one. If you do not give permission we will not be able to help your child when in pain due to chapped areas.

Bring in Your ID

Please have your ID ready to show when picking up your child(ren). We know we will have returning students and parent,s but when we have subs and new staff, they will ask for your ID. This is for your child's protection, thank you for your support on this.


We have a new change when signing in and out your child(ren). Parents will need to continue to add the time you sign in and out your child(ren) BUT you will also need to sign your initials as well. Inform your authorized persons picking up your child(ren) about our change.

Verifying Pick Ups-If we do not get a call, email, or note stating another person besides parents are not picking up, we will call to verify this. Please call the site number at 913.599.5785 if someone else is picking up your child(ren) so that our staff is informed and can attend to the kids.

Please remember to initial and time in and out your child(ren) daily.


Fee Due Dates:

Friday, November 6th

Friday, November 20th (1/2 payment)

November 23rd-27th complimentary week of no charge

Early Dismissal:

None for this month

Upcoming Closures:

  • Wednesday, November 25th
  • Thursday, November 26th, Thanksgiving
  • Friday, November 27th

All Day OST:

  • Friday, November 13th Hours of operation 7a-6p. Bring sack lunch, water bottle, and appropriate clothing for weather, including socks and tennis shoes.


  • Check-In: If you know your child(ren) will not be in OST please call us at 913.599.5785 or email me at molly.erwin@jocogov.org If a student has not checked in with us, we will contact you if we haven't heard from you first.

  • Snack: Commit to Health snacking with healthy alternatives, fresh fruits and veggies with delicious water.

  • Homework/Reading time: After snack time your child(ren) can stay inside for our homework/reading time that will begin roughly at 4p and ends 4:30p. We encourage kids to work on homework but do not force them.

  • Activities: We will provide clubs for kids to experience a wide range of activities. Some of the clubs include: Music, Art & Crafts, Fitness, and STEAM. As we progress through out the months, new clubs may be added.

  • Outside/Gym Time: We believe it is essential for minds and bodies to have mental health breaks and join in on fitness breaks. Weather permitting we will go outside. JCPRD follows the Shawnee Mission school district’s weather policy. Please remember to have your child(ren) layer up and bring a jacket with their name labeled inside it. We will have structured activities for them to do during this time as well as free play.

  • Check-Out: When you come to pick up your child(ren) please remember to WALK IN and SIGN THEM OUT. There is a late charge of a $1 per minute after 6:00pm


Morning Care:

Karen Beaman-Lead Teacher M-F

Shari Beikmann- Morning Director M-F

After School:

Emily Beeler-Lead M, R, F

Mackenzie Cox-Lead Teacher M-F

Chance Lucas- Lead Teacher M-F

Maddy Shackelford-Assistant Lead M-F

Reggie Black-Assistant Lead M-F

Saige Cullen-Lead Teacher F

Katy Barnes- Lead Teacher T

Molly Erwin-Program Director M-F