Turner High School students in the Building Trades program built a playhouse that was featured at the Kansas City Home Show at Bartle Hall March 28-30, organized by the Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City.
The Turner School District, located in Kansas City, Kan., has a goal of equipping students to go directly into a trade, a trade school, or on to college.
The philosophy of the program is to use residential construction to reinforce many other academic disciplines while building critical thinking skills, team building and work ethic.
Throughout the two-year construction of their home, students take part in all trades. Students take field trips, talk to construction workers and get dirty all while getting an exposure to residential construction.
When they leave the program, each student will have an understanding of how a house is built and will have also explored the many career opportunities available to them.
Story and photos from the Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City
Kansas City, Kan., Public Schools Superintendent Cindy Lane today worked out with fifth-graders at John F. Kennedy Elementary School to prepare for the “Are You Faster than a Fifth-Grader” race on April 25.
Superintendent Lane talked to the students about the importance of keeping physically fit, as well as keeping their grades up.
The fifth-graders at Kennedy School, 2600 N. 72nd, gathered and ran a few short warm-up sprints on the playground, then took about 10 or so laps around the playground for their workout.
While some of the students were in front of the superintendent in the sprints, the superintendent left some of the students behind in the long-distance laps today.
After the practice, Superintendent Lane said she believed the kids were ready for the annual race on April 25.
About 500 students, administrators, staff and community leaders are expected to participate in the race April 25, which will start at the Schlitterbahn and end at Sporting KC Stadium.