November 15, 2012 

Document Library
Check out the District Document Library to stay up-to-date on the work of active committees. Current committees include the Teacher Appraisal Review Committee and the Technology Integration Task Force. The document library is updated regularly with minutes of meetings. Follow this link or find a link in Quick Links on the Employee Page on the website.

Electronic W-2 Statements
Employees again have the option to print their 2012 W-2 Wage & Tax Statement through Skyward Employee Access. Read detailed instructions for electronic option.

United Way Denim Day
The district will participate in Denim Day for United Way on Nov. 27, the day of the annual Christmas Parade. Schools are invited to participate. For a donation of $2 or more, employees can wear jeans to work and make a donation to United Way. Read details.

KPERS Trustee Election

Candidates for the 2013 KPERS Board of Trustees Election must have their petitions and affidavits at the KPERS office by noon on Nov. 30. Visit the Board of Trustees Election Center at for more information.


Inservice Opportunities
The Teaching & Learning Office continues to add professional development options for district and FHSEC professional staffCheck the current list of offerings and register on MyLearningPlan.
Emporia Board of Education
Personnel Report

-  Ma La Lourdes Martinez,                      custodian, Walnut

-  Angela Garcia, para/aide, Logan        Avenue

-  Kaitlin Hughes, teacher aide,              EHS

-  Ciarra Currie, teacher aide, EHS

-  Mercedes Caldwell, AVID tutor,          EMS

-  Stacy Wolf, paraeducator, Olpe

-  Jazmine Pegues, paraeducator,         Neosho Rapids

-  Sherri Mitchell, bus driver,                    Transportation Dept

-  Angela Smart, teacher aide,                Village


-  Deborah Brooks, paraeducator,          EHS

-  Mary Fraas, reading/AVID, EMS

-  Carmen Woodling, bus aide,                Transportation Dept

-  Jessica Shaw, paraeducator,               Madison

-  Sarah Schlote, server, Food Serv


-  Mary McGaw, paraeducator,                Maynard ECC

Other Consent Agenda Business

The board approved a request to let bids for E-rate funding for communication services for 2013.

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1700 W 7th Ave.
Emporia, KS 66801
We're Proud Of ...
food service certifications
Food Service Certifications
Congratulations to Food Service Department employees Julie Smith (left), Melodi Bowen (second from right) and Deborah Wilhite (right) for achieving Manager 1 and Manager 2 status in the Child Nutrition Management Academy at the Kansas Dept of Education. Julie and Deborah have completed Manager I certification and Melodi has completed Manager 2 certification. They received the awards last week from KSDE Child Nutrition Consultant Barb Depew.
EHS Teacher In the News
Emporia High School French teacher Lindsay Dorsch is featured in the cover story of the new Emporia State University Student Experience magazine. The story highlights her student teaching experience in Niger. Read her story. 
TOP: Angie Miller (right) with 5th grade teacher Heidi Harn, winner of the Emporia State Federal Credit Union AEW gift card at W.A. White Elementary. ESFCU awarded 15 gift cards during the annual cookie delivery Tuesday. BOTTOM: EMS Instructional Coach Jill Fornelli talks about her school with KVOE reporter Chuck Samples.

Nov 14, 2012, board meeting           Clipboard
Board Goals Report: 
Student Achievement &
College & Career Readiness 
Dr. George Abel, assistant superintendent of Teaching & Learning, and Ryan Karjala, director of Information Systems, reviewed results of fall MAP testing and Literacy First which is used to gauge progress on Board Goals 1 & 3. The goals are:
  • Maintain a plan that consistently moves every student to read on or above grade level by end of third grade, and monitor and support a plan of action that will maintain or improve that level of excellence at subsequent grade levels while effectively supporting students not reading at grade level.
  • Rank consistently in the top quartile of Kansas and national school districts within the next five years for students prepared to be college and career ready.
MAP (Measures of Academic Progress) Assessments are given in the fall and spring at all grades. Data for this fall reflects an adjustment in the assessment, which is now aligned with the Common Core Standards in reading and math. If scores follow the trend from past years, we expect a steep growth by the spring test. The MAP scores also are a reliable predictor of students' scores on the ACT, which is a measure of College & Career Readiness. 

Read data for Goal 1 

Read data for Goal 3 


  • EHS & EMS Enrollment Handbooks
  • Financial Audit
  • City Neighborhood Revitalization Program
  • KASB Candidates & Policy Positions
  • Board Reports