Schools receive Let’s
Move! Active School
Twelve schools received the Let’s Move! Active School Recognition Award, an initiative of First Lady Michelle Obama to combat childhood obesity. Buckner, Caldwell, Christa McAuliffe, Dodge,
Earhart, Franklin, Isely, Kensler, Jefferson, Pleasant Valley, Spaght and Washington received the national award for creating a school environment that provides students opportunities to move throughout the school day for at least 60 minutes a day.
“It’s great that our program has this national recognition,” said Todd Junker, P.E. teacher at Christa McAuliffe. Besides promoting physical activity in his P.E. classes, Junker also creates brain
breaks for teachers to use in their classes. As part of being named a Let’s Move! Active School, the schools will be able to receive grants
and free resources that support their program.
Allen students meet new friends at
Allen students had some help during their school’s annual Walk-a-thon. Wichita Police Officers, members from Wichita sports teams and Wichita State University athletes walked with the students. Ron Baker, Shaquille Morris and Evan Wessel gave high-fives and posed for pictures with the students. The Walk-a-thon incorporates the importance of being active while raising money for the school to purchase new playground equipment. This year, the school raised $3,300.
Cloud students learn about careers on wheels
Cloud Elementary students learned about different careers that
have their employees on the move.
The school’s Careers on Wheels event allowed students an up-
close look at some jobs that use vehicles as part of their work.
Representatives from the Wichita Police Department, Wichita
Fire Department, Cornejo Construction, Cox Communications,
Animal Control, Emergency Sewer Repair, SWAT team, Wesley
Neonatal Transport and a mobile D.J. talked with students about
their jobs and the education and skills they need to be successful
in their job.
The students also learned about jobs they may not have
considered as an option in their future. This is the second year for Cloud to host the Careers on Wheels
Online enrollment begins July 14
Online enrollment will be available for the 2014-15 school year. All parents will be able to complete standard enrollment forms, pay for enrollment fees and school meals, and fill out free and reduced price lunch forms from a computer.
Parents are encouraged to use this service in order to streamline the
Online access will be available
Monday, July 14.
Enrollment information is online at www.enroll.usd259.org. Parents can find information about online enrollment, school supplies, immunizations, and other enrollment-related items.
Parents new to the Wichita Public Schools can download and print out forms before they go to their child’s school to enroll.
In-person enrollment is July 25 – July 31. The Wichita Public Schools will have consistent enrollment times at all schools
to make it more convenient for parents who enroll multiple children at different
The enrollment times are:
• Friday, July 25: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
• Monday, July 28: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
• Tuesday, July 29: 12 – 7 p.m.
• Wednesday, July 30: 12 – 7 p.m.
• Thursday, July 31: 12 – 7 p.m.
The first day of school for all students
is Tuesday, August 12 with a half-day
orientation for 6th and 9th grade students
on August 11.