Some schools to start two hours late on Tuesday

The Kansas City, Kansas, Public Schools and the Turner Public Schools will start two hours late on Tuesday, Nov. 27, because of the winter weather.

The school districts made the announcement on their social media pages.

Morning preschool classes in the Kansas City, Kansas, district will be canceled, according to the announcement.

Employees at the Central Office and administrative employees for KCKPS also will be on a two-hour delay schedule.

Several Halloween events planned throughout community

Halloween events are being held throughout Wyandotte County now through next week.

Here are some of the many events planned:

Halloween event planned today at West Wyandotte Library
A Halloween Spooktacular will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, at the West Wyandotte Library, 1737 N. 82nd St., Kansas City, Kansas. Activities include trick-or-treating at 6:30 p.m., games, craft, haunted maze and mad science lab at 6:45 p.m. and costume contest at 7:30 p.m.

Sixth annual Boo Bash to be Oct. 27 in Bonner Springs
The sixth annual Boo Bash will be held from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at the Bonner Springs City Library, 201 N. Nettleton Ave., Bonner Springs, Kansas. The event is for all ages. There will be a live disc jockey, games, snacks, storytime and other activities. Those attending may wear costumes. There will be trick-and-treats. For more information, visit

Healthy Halloween event to be Saturday afternoon in Rosedale
A Healthy Halloween event will take place from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at the University of Kansas Medical Center’s Health Education Building, 2146 W. 39th Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The event includes games, healthy snacks, health screenings, balloon sculpting, face and pumpkin painting, family fitness activities, free flu shots for age 6 and up, and information booths. This event will have healthy snacks, not candy. Those attending may wear costumes. Parking is free in the P4 (Bluff) garage of the KU Medical Center, or residents may ride a shuttle from the bounce house and photo booth in Whitmore Park at 1412 Southwest Blvd. The event is sponsored by KU Medical Center and Rosedale Development Association. For more information and a map, visit

Church plans trunk-or-treat on Saturday
Wyandotte United Methodist Church, 7901 Oakland Ave., plans a trunk-or-treat from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27.

Halloween event sponsored by Turner Recreation on Saturday
A Halloween event sponsored by the Turner Recreation Commission will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at 831 S. 55th St., Kansas City, Kansas. The Spooktacular will include a trunk or treat, carnival-style games, booths, a Halloween hunt and Haunted Hallways. Also, those attending may bring nonperishable food to be given to needy families.

Church plans trunk-or-treat on Sunday
Stony Point Christian Church, 149 S. 78th St., plans a trunk-or-treat event from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28. The event is open to the public.

Halloween event to be Oct. 29 at Main Library
A Halloween trunk-or-treat will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29, at the Main Kansas City, Kansas, Public Library parking lot, 625 Minnesota Ave. Children may wear their costumes and receive candy. There also will be crafts and activities.

Edgar Allan Poe reading to be Oct. 29 in Bonner Springs
The Bonner Springs City Library, 201 N. Nettleton Ave., Bonner Springs, Kansas, will hold a reading of works by Edgar Allan Poe at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29. Classics such as “The Raven” and “The Tell-Tale Heart” will be included. The program is for all ages, but the readings may be too intense for young children. For more information, visit

Trunk-or-treat planned Oct. 30 at South Branch Library
A Halloween trunk-or-treat and a fire-juggling performance are planned from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, at the South Branch Library, 3104 Strong Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Jason D’Vaude will present the fire-juggling performance.

Safe Halloween event planned Oct. 31 at Eisenhower Center
A safe Halloween event is planned from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, at the Eisenhower Center, 2901 N. 72nd St., Kansas City, Kansas. The event is presented by the Leavenworth Road Association, Multiply Church and Wyandotte County Parks. There will be activities, games and treats for children. The first 350 children will receive free hot dogs. Groups, businesses and organizations will be providing “treat tables” for children inside the recreation center. Costumes may be worn, but no scary costumes and masks. For more information, call 913-788-3988 or email

Alcott to hold Halloween event
The Alcott Arts Center, 180 S. 18th St., is preparing for its annual Halloween event at the Alcott from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31. The theme this year is the “Wizard of Oz.” The Alcott parking lot on Oct. 31 will be decorated with scenes from the “Wizard of Oz.” Visitors will walk through the gates and follow a yellow brick road. Artist Darryl Woods will be there and will have posters for children to select. Also, Sheryl Nance-Durst will volunteer her time to do face-painting. The Unified Government’s lead paint program will hand out information about the lead paint program. Children will receive a bag of candy at the event. Sponsors, partners and donors are needed for the Halloween program. Candy may be donated, and money will be accepted for the event’s expenses. Volunteers are also needed. For information, call 913-233-2787. The Alcott Arts Center is not yet ADA accessible. For more information, visit or call 913-233-2787.

KU to honor Wyandotte County high school seniors

This fall, the Kansas Honor Scholar Program, a longstanding tradition of the University of Kansas Alumni Association and KU Endowment, will honor more than 3,700 high school seniors throughout Kansas, including some from Wyandotte County, for their academic excellence and achievement.

Since 1971 the program has honored more than 140,000 high school seniors—from all 105 Kansas counties and approximately 360 high schools—for ranking academically in the top 10 percent of their class.

The program is made possible by KU Endowment, alumni donations and proceeds from the Alumni Association’s Jayhawk license plate program, and allows the University and the Alumni Association to create more scholarship opportunities for Kansas students.

Since 1985, more than 17,000 Kansas Honor Scholars have attended KU.

An honors ceremony for the seniors will be held in the Greater Kansas City area on Nov. 14.

Students on the Kansas Honor Scholar list from Wyandotte County include:

From Bishop Ward High School: Julia Calvert, Kacie Hernandez, Anna Mikesic, Ana Pacheco, Sophie Sadrakula, Zachary Sambol and Daruny Sengdara.

From Bonner Springs High School: Blake Best, Sydni Bolewski, Klayton Coffman, Mariah Duarte-Martinez, Valerie Flores-Espino, Virginia Hartley, Hallie Hoffine, David Holt, Seth Kennedy, Lucas Knapp, Jose Lopez, Gracijela Lucic, Drew McGregor, Abigail McLaughlin, Louella Noland, Jennifer Saldivar, Noah Susuico, Grace Tsen and Harland Vic Zamora.

From Schlagle High School: Brianna Arnold, Denyce Chatmon, Angelika Dupree, Carmen Garia Benitez, Elijah Gibson, Adreidi Gonzalez Chavez, Niles Her, Brianna Jackson, Zung Lian, Abel Mata, Alex Medley, Citaly Mejia Isidro, Angelica Moreno, Jada Pittman, Dinash Raj, Valeria Rivera, Syi Sipple, Caleb Taussig, Jamie Timm, Kong Pheng Vang, Cha Kong Vang and Van Zi.

From Harmon High School: Lesly Alonso, Fernando Avitia, Melissa Camacho Hernandez, Estefania Diaz, Katelyn Farnsworth, Gael Gallardo, Michelle Guzman, Sabrena Hayles, Leonardo Kim, Kenia Lopez, Mumina Madey, Alan Mefia, Evelyn Molina, Leslie Moreno-Perez, Frida Nunez, Deby Padilla Izaguirres, Yulissa Paez, Jesus Palomares-Carmona; Maia Panguie, Ricardo Perez, Arleth Ramos-Valles, Cynthia Rodriguez, Mia Rojas, Cinthya Sandoval, Jennifer Silva Valles, Shanel Vazquez, Oliver Vera-Burgoa, Yurisa Zepeda and Annie Zheng.

From Piper High School:
Brianna Andrade, Cody Davis, Anh-Dao Do, James Englis, Jamison Foglesong, Corbin Fullerton, Abigail Grimm, Emma Johnson, LaKya Leslie, Colton Lloyd, Melanie Mnirajd, Scout Molder, Jonathan Moon, Hannah Pappert, Lauren Textor and Anna Traynham.

From Sumner Academy: Kimberly Arroyo, Angelica Carrazco, German Castillo, Olivia Caudillo, Lucerito Chavez, Hana Dajani, Morgan Dierks, Amanda Hawj, Tamara McConnell, Juan Ponce, Salma Ramirez, Clarissa Rincon, Kasey Romo-Nieves, Anaiya Singletary, Regina Sosa, Adriana Suarez, Eric Terrazas and Cheeia Vang.

From Turner High School: Daniel Agustin-Sanchez, Ricardo Alvarado, Esmeralda Arreola, Miranda Ayala, Stephanie Basurto, Anaste Copeland, Lynn Davis, Weston Hutchings, Cari Joly, Jaime Knight, Meagan Laster, Glenn Mirithi, Lauren Orozco, Alexander Perez, Rebecca Russell, Sandra Tapia-Castro, Joanna Torres, Nicholas Trofa, Rheijan Villegas, Sarah Wilks, Tyler Xiong and Nathan Zager.

From Washington High School: Raneem Alasmi, Vaw Di, Sui Hiua, Meilani Jackson, Tial Lian, Leslie Madrigal-Calderon, Tong Moua, Bryanna Najera, Anita Orji, Adam Parker, Sui Ring, LaTeisha Starr, La’Dazhia Taylor, Uk Thang, Cheyanne Thorpe, Corrine Tooley, Josseline Ubanda-Ruiz, Kayla Wortman, Angelina Yang, Tin Za Thang and Elizabeth Zing.

From Wyandotte High School: Liborio Alaniz-Gutierrez, Si Aw, Aadesh Biswa, Sandra Carrizales, Josselyn Cervantes, Muh Chit, Angelique Drake, Jesse Garcia, Semira Gebrezgabher, Axel Hernandez, Pyo Htat, Kyaw Htun, Aylin Lara-Segura, Araceli Maldonado, Hector Martell, Erwin Martinez Solis, Christina Na, Nancy Navarro Trejo, Saul Orozco, Gabriel Razo Alatorre, Gita Regmi, Abigail Reyes, Gisselle Rodriguez, Yoab Rodriguez-Aguilar, Liliana Romero, Matalayna Seh, Alondra Velazquez Alvarado and Andrea Villeda.