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.

Horace Mann honors graduating seniors

High school seniors who started as kindergarteners at Horace Mann were honored by current Horace Mann students.
High school seniors who started as kindergarteners at Horace Mann were honored by current Horace Mann students.

Graduating seniors from North, East, Heights, Northwest and South came back to Horace Mann to encourage students to do well in school and achieve their dreams of graduating. The seniors were kindergarteners when Horace Mann moved into its new building and because a K-8 Dual Language Magnet.

“I’ve been waiting 13 years for this celebration to happen,” said principal Vanessa Martinez.

The seniors shared their plans for after-high school and gave advice to students to inspire them to do well in school.

Former teachers and administrators were also on hand for the celebration. They read Oh, The Places You’ll Go by Dr. Seuss and received their own copy of the book.

Online enrollment for 2016-17 will begin July 11

Online enrollment for the 2016-17 school year will be available July 11. All parents with a ParentVue account 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 enrollment process. Parents new to the Wichita Public Schools are encouraged to set up a ParentVUE account at their child’s school during in-person enrollment.

In-person enrollment is August 8 – 10. 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 schools. The enrollment times are: 

  • Monday, August 8: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Tuesday, August 9: Noon – 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday, August 10: Noon – 7 p.m.

The first day of school for all students is Wednesday, August 24 with a half-day orientation for 6th and 9th grade students on Tuesday, August 23.