News From RStar512
Week of December 17th
Kansas Teacher of the Year Nominations
The Kansas Teacher of the Year Award recognizes and utilizes representatives of excellent teaching in the elementary and secondary classrooms of the state. Its mission is to build and utilize a network of exemplary teachers who are leaders in the improvement of schools, student performance and the teaching profession.
This year the Shawnee Mission School District would love to get parent and community input as we select our candidates. Please utilize the link below to nominate a teacher at our school that deserves recognition. The deadline for nominations is January 11, 2019.
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Want to Recognize A Staff Member?!
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“Free Throw Competition”
Congratulations to the following students for qualifying and competing in the local “Elks Lodge National Hoop Shoot” free throw competition held at the Shawnee Civic Center! This is a National competition which starts at the local level and contestants have the opportunity to advance through state, regional and on to the National championship. Students qualified by shooting free throws during Physical Education class.
Results are as follows:
- Alex Martinez-2nd place
- Karen Roberts-2nd place
- Grace Joyce-3rd place
- Asia Lee- 3rd place
- Brooklyn McCullough- 4th place
- Marcus Bollinger- 4th place
- Elliott Swanwick- 5th place
- Jaelyn Hight- 4th place
- Brayden Adams and Lauren Edeal each received 1st place finishes and will have the opportunity to compete at the Northeast Regional contest in Atchison, Kansas!
Are you interested in helping or volunteering in the Rising Star Library and MakerSpace? If so, please fill out the form below, and Mr. Wilson will contact you to set up your visits! We have lots of fantastic volunteer opportunities available!
Chat & Chew Books & Dates
Books can be found in our Rising Star Library, in most teacher’s classrooms, at the Johnson County Library & of course on Amazon or in brick & mortar stores. If you choose to purchase the books for your student, please consider donating them at the end of the year so that we can have more copies available to lend out each year. Donated books can be given to Mr. Wilson in the library. Thank you!
*Chat & Chew Party: Those students who have read & attended at least 3 Chat & Chew book sessions are invited to bring their lunch & their favorite book to share with their peers.
(Chat & Chew is held in the classroom during the student’s lunch period)
West is Best Scholarship Fund
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