Turner principal to receive award for saving life

Turner Sixth Grade Academy Principal Miranda Hoit will be recognized Oct. 6 for her actions that resulted in the saving of a life.

The Kansas City, Kan., Fire Department will recognize Hoit for performing CPR on Aug. 18 and saving the life of an elderly man who had suffered a heart attack.

According to the Fire Department, Hoit noticed someone slumped over in a vehicle that was parked just outside the school front door.

She took immediate action, running out to the vehicle. The Fire Department spokesman stated that with the assistance of staff, Hoit removed the man from the vehicle and started to perform “Hands Only CPR,” which had recently been taught to the Turner School District faculty by trainers from the Fire Department as part of the Fire Department’s “Heart Safe Community, Hands Only CPR” program.

Because of her immediate actions of calling 911 and performing “Hands Only CPR” prior to the arrival of fire and EMS crews, the victim of the heart attack survived the incident against all odds, according to medical staff at the hospital.

The recognition ceremony will be held at 8:05 a.m. Monday Oct. 6, at an assembly at Turner Sixth Grade Academy, located at 6425 Riverview Ave., Kansas City, Kan.

Wyandotte County high schools remain in same classifications this year

High school classifications were announced last week by the Kansas State High School Activities Association, based on enrollments.

The schools in Wyandotte County remained at their same levels, without changing classes, according to the KSHSAA.

In eastern Kansas, Blue Valley West in Overland Park went from Class 6A to 5A; Kansas City Christian in Prairie Village went from Class 3A to 2A; and Immaculata in Leavenworth went from 2A to 1A.

Using enrollment figures from Sept. 22, the KSHSAA included these classifications for Wyandotte County schools:

Class 6A
Wyandotte High School, 1,487 students.

Class 5A
Schlagle High School, 831 students;
Harmon High School, 1,288 students;
Turner High School, 1,182 students;
Washington High School, 1,021 students.

Class 4A
Bonner Springs High School, 756 students;
Bishop Ward High School, 345 students;
Piper High School, 569 students;
Sumner Academy, 691 students.

Elementary school lunch menus

Kansas City, Kan., Public Schools
Monday, Sept. 15
Chicken nuggets, dinner roll and jelly, tossed salad, grape tomatoes, tropical fruit and milk.
Tuesday, Sept. 16
Super nachos, refried beans, green peas, mandarin oranges and milk.
Wednesday, Sept. 17
Cheese breadsticks with marinara sauce, garden salad, corn, pear and milk.
Thursday, Sept. 18
Pulled pork sandwich, tater tots, baked beans, banana and milk.
Friday, Sept. 19
Hot dog on a bun, baby carrots, green beans, pineapple and milk.
Alternate entrees include chef’s salad, fruit chef’s salad or yogurt and muffin basket.

Turner Public Schools
Monday, Sept. 15
Beef or turkey sticks with gravy, bread sticks.
Tuesday, Sept. 16
Crispy chicken on bun, fresh baked cookie.
Wednesday, Sept. 17
Burrito, beef-bean-cheese-rice, and snack chips.
Thursday, Sept. 18
Chicken nuggets, sauce, bread sticks.
Friday, Sept. 19
Pizza, cheese and pepperoni, cookie.
Additional Turner entrees include yogurt-cheese-muffin basket or peanut butter and jelly basket. Fruit and veggie bar, and milk included with meals.

Piper Public Schools
Monday, Sept. 15
Hog dog on a bun; barbecued rib on bun, broccoli with dip, sweet potato fries, fresh grapes, banana orange mix; turkey chef salad, tomato slices, grapes, banana orange mix, blueberry fruit muffin.
Tuesday, Sept. 16
Soft tacos; chili with cinnamon roll, chopped garden salad, bean bake, orange pineapple mix and banana; taco chef salad, bean bake, orange pineapple mix, banana and tortilla chips.
Wednesday, Sept. 17
Chicken patty – grilled chicken; roast turkey, mashed potatoes with gravy, broccoli carrot mix, honeydew, rosy applesauce, roll; chicken Caesar chef salad, baby carrots with dip, honeydew, rosy applesauce, roll and crackers.
Thursday, Sept. 18
Spaghetti with Italian bread; chicken nuggets with focaccia bread, green beans, garden salad, cherry tomatoes, strawberry banana mix, tropical fruit; Italian chef salad, peas, strawberry banana mix, tropical fruit and Italian bread.
Friday, Sept. 19
Pepperoni pizza; popcorn chicken wrap, garden veggies, corn, Caesar side salad, banana, pineapple; popcorn chicken salad, corn, banana, pineapple and fruit streusel muffin.

Bonner Springs-Edwardsville Public Schools
Monday, Sept. 15
Hot dog on a bun; barbecued rib on a bun, broccoli with dip, sweet potato fries, grapes, banana orange mix; turkey chef salad, tomato slices, grapes, banana orange mix, and blueberry fruit muffin.
Tuesday, Sept. 16
Soft tacos; chili with cinnamon roll, chopped garden salad, bean bake, orange pineapple mix, banana; taco chef salad, bean bake, orange pineapple mix, banana and tortilla chips.
Wednesday, Sept. 17
Chicken patty – grilled chicken; roast turkey, mashed potatoes with gravy, broccoli carrot mix, honeydew, rosy applesauce, roll; chicken Caesar chef salad, baby carrots with dip, honeydew, rosy applesauce, roll and crackers.
Thursday, Sept. 18
Spaghetti with Italian bread; chicken nuggets with focaccia bread, green beans, garden salad, cherry tomatoes, strawberry banana mix, tropical fruit; Italian chef salad, peas, strawberry banana mix, tropical fruit and Italian bread.
Friday, Sept. 19
Pepperoni pizza; popcorn chicken wrap, garden veggies, corn, Caesar side salad, banana, pineapple; popcorn chicken salad, corn banana, pineapple, and fruit streusel muffin.

All menus from all districts subject to change.