School notes

kansas city star logoJune 28, 2006William Jewell College

Scarlett Savage of Platte City will be among the students this fall who will be initiated into the Mortar Board, a national honor society that recognizes college seniors for distinguished achievement in scholarship, leadership and service.Dean’s List

Stephanie Couch of Platte City, Mo., was recently named to the spring 2006 Dean’s List for exemplary academic performance at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri.

The Dean’s List recognizes those students who have at least a 3.60 semester grade point average and at least 12 hours completed that semester.

Park University Fellow

Don Wise has been chosen as the first fellow for the university’s newly established Hauptmann School for Public Affairs Fellows program.

Wise is the president and owner of Kansas City-based non-profit consulting group CommonWealth, LLC. He is also a fellow at the Bloch School at UMKC and holds graduate faculty status at Park University.

Leadership Summit

Park Hill school board members Fred Sanchez and Bob Weidt recently attended the Missouri School Boards Association’s Leadership Summit in Columbia, Mo. The theme of the 2006 Leadership Summit was “From Data to Results – A Policymaker’s Guide to Effectiveness and Excellence.”

The summit provides school board members with the knowledge they need to function as effective education leaders in their communities.

Chinn Elementary School

Judy Pinkston of Chinn Elementary School attended the New York Stock Exchange Group Teachers Workshop. The five-day workshop is designed to train educators to teach students about the stock market and its role in the global economy.

Educators from the elementary to college level across the nation learn from industry professionals, and they engage in hands-on activities including visits to the stock exchange trading floor.

Grantham University

Kansas City-based Grantham University has signed an agreement with Central Wyoming College of Riverton, Wyoming. It will allow the transfer of undergraduate academic credits between the two schools in 30 courses, including computer science and math.

Grantham University, which offers distance learning classes for working adults, is the seventh largest four-year degree granting institution in Missouri. It offers online undergraduate and graduate degree programs in criminal justice, business administration, general and multidisciplinary studies, computer science, and other technology-related degrees. Those interested in more information can call 1-888-947-2684.

New Phone Numbers

Park Hill School District is getting new phone numbers – they will all start with the prefix 359. The new numbers are a result of a project from the recent no-tax-increase bond issue, which included putting phones in all the district classrooms.

In order to be more efficient, the district will use the new fiber-optic lines it laid between the schools.

The new numbers will be effective July 1, and the new district number will be (816) 359-4000.

For a list of each school’s new phone number, go to the district web site at www.parkhill.k12.mo.us.