Remembering Sept. 11

Washington High School Air Force JROTC commemorated Sept. 11, 2001, and those who died in the attacks, with a ceremony on Wednesday morning on the school grounds. (Photo by Christy Johnson Zahnter)
Washington High School Air Force JROTC commemorated Sept. 11, 2001, and those who died in the attacks, with a ceremony on Wednesday morning on the school grounds. (Photo by Christy Johnson Zahnter)

Resurrection school in KCK named finalist for School of Excellence Award

Resurrection Catholic School at the Cathedral in Kansas City, Kansas, was named one of three finalists for the 2019 Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann CEF School of Excellence Award.

The award will be presented by the Catholic Education Foundation on Oct. 26 at Gaudeamus, an annual gathering of more than 1,300 Catholic education supporters.

Twenty schools in Northeast Kansas applied for this year’s School of Excellence Award. The School of Excellence committee evaluates each school’s application based on the following criteria: joyfully Catholic, diligently achieving, intentionally self-giving, prudently managed, and forwardly thinking.

Resurrection School serves 271 students in preschool through 8th grade.

“We are very proud of the high-quality, faith-filled education that Resurrection Catholic School is providing for students in Kansas City,” said Vincent Anch, executive director for the Catholic Education Foundation. “We look forward to working with Resurrection to make Catholic education possible for even more children in the community.”

To learn more about the Catholic Education Foundation and Gaudeamus, which has been ranked as one of Kansas City’s Top Ten events for eight consecutive years, visit https://www.cefks.org/. All proceeds raised at Gaudeamus benefit the Catholic Education Foundation’s scholarship program for low-income students at schools throughout Northeast Kansas, including Resurrection.

Ribbon-cutting for Welborn Elementary

Kansas City, Kansas, Public Schools officials, board members and students celebrated the new Welborn Elementary School building with a ribbon-cutting on Friday. (Photo from Kansas City, Kansas, Public Schools)
Kansas City, Kansas, Public Schools officials, board members and students celebrated the new Welborn Elementary School building with a ribbon-cutting on Friday. (Photo from Kansas City, Kansas, Public Schools)