Kindergarten Roundup to be Thursday

Kindergarten Roundup will be Thursday, April 19, in the Kansas City, Kansas, Public Schools.

Each elementary school is planning a session for parents and guardians to enroll children.

Times vary from school to school.

Parents may call the schools, as some of the schools have special instructions for Kindergarten Roundup.

Parents or guardians should bring as many of these items as possible: state-issued birth certificate, current immunization records, proof of a recent physical, proof of parent’s address such as a utility or gas bill, and mortgage agreement with the parent’s name on it.

For more information, including the times of Kindergarten Roundup and the phone numbers of the schools, visit http://kckps.org/index.php/kindergarten-roundup.

Harmon students hear technology presentation

Brian McClendon, a former Google vice president of engineering who made Kansas the center of Google Earth maps, spoke with students today at Harmon High School in Kansas City, Kansas. Currently a research professor at the University of Kansas, McClendon spoke about the value of science, technology, engineering and math. McClendon told students that jobs in the future will require technology skills, and he showed them how his education and interest in technology led him to a career in the field. (Photos by Joyce Morrison)
Brian McClendon, a former Google vice president of engineering who made Kansas the center of Google Earth maps, spoke with students today at Harmon High School in Kansas City, Kansas. McClendon’s speech today was nonpolitical, although he has a campaign website for Kansas secretary of state. (Photos by Joyce Morrison)
Brian McClendon, a former Google vice president of engineering who made Kansas the center of Google Earth maps, spoke with students today at Harmon High School in Kansas City, Kansas. He also said there is a tremendous demand for computer science jobs in Kansas. (Photos by Joyce Morrison)

KCK students at K-State outstanding in national speech tournament

Kansas City, Kansas, students did well representing Kansas State University at the American Forensics Association-National Individual Events Tournament April 9 at Colorado College in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

The K-State speech team finished 10th in the nation in the contest. The university’s team competed against teams from 62 schools across the nation at the tournament.

Logan Stacer, a senior in communications studies from Kansas City, Kansas, went to the finals, placing second in communication analysis, fourth in informative, and fifth in poetry interpretation. A 2014 graduate of Piper High School, Stacer was the seventh overall speaker in the nation.

Also, Michelle Briggs, a senior in psychology from Kansas City, Kansas, advanced in the informative and poetry interpretation events. She was one of two students who advanced to the quarterfinals, finishing in the top 24 of their events.