CMA students donate shirts to Wichita Children’s Home

Christa McAuliffe Academy third-graders donated college t-shirts to the Wichita Children’s Home as a community service project.
Christa McAuliffe Academy third-graders donated college t-shirts to the Wichita Children’s Home as a community service project.

Third-grade students in Karla McGinnis class at Christa McAuliffe Academy wrapped up a community service project for the Wichita Children’s Home. The students donated more than 35 college t-shirts to give to the children staying there. The shirts had special messages attached encouraging them that their future will be better and they hope the shirts will bring a smile to their face.

Terry Calloway with the Wichita Children’s Home came to CMA to pick up the shirts and talked with the students about how WCH help children in Wichita and surrounding communities.

McAuliffe P.E. teacher named Central District Teacher of the Year

Christa McAuliffe Academy P.E. teacher Karl Ely works with a student on his serve in a game of eclipse ball.
Christa McAuliffe Academy P.E. teacher Karl Ely works with a student on his serve in a game of eclipse ball.

Karl Ely, P.E. teacher at Christa McAuliffe Academy, was selected as the Central District Secondary Physical Education Teacher of the Year by SHAPE America. The Central District is made up of nine states in the Midwest region. Ely is now a finalist for the National Secondary Physical Education Teacher of the Year.

“I love teaching students new activities and see how their skills develop over time,” Ely said. “I’m part of a great team of P.E. teachers across the district and here at CMA.”

Earlier this year, Ely was named Secondary P.E. Teacher of the Year by the Kansas Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.