Staff Bulletin | May 14, 2015


Important Reminders
Lump sum payments  
will be made June 30.

* Employees making  Section 125 changes for the summer need to notify the Business Office by June 1.


* Official transcripts and college hour forms must be received in the Business office by Sept 1, 2015, for any certified staff moving on the salary schedule.


Sale of Computers

The district will sell approximately 400 desktop computers with 19-inch LCD screens on June 23. The sale will be at Emporia Middle School, Room D3 (Tech Ed) from 8 am and to 3 pm. The computers will be sold for $60 each on a first-come, first-served basis. Each person will be limited to two computers; the limit will be removed after 1 pm. Computers may only be picked up that day.

For buyers unsatisfied with their purchase for any reason, there will be a three-day no-questions-asked return policy. The computers are 6 years old.


Summer Meals Program

Dates and locations for the Summer Meals Program have been set. Breakfast and lunch will be served at Riverside & Village starting May 26, at W.A. White & Camp Alexander starting June 1, and at EMS starting June 8.


MHEC Summer Hours
Summer hours at Mary Herbert Education Center will be 7:30 am - 4 pm Monday - Thursday June 1 - July 31. The building will be closed Fridays during June and July.
Emporia Board of Education

Personnel Report


James Scribner
custodian, Riverside

Gustavo Forero
bus maintenance/driver, Transportation Dept

Jarrod Hibler
Rule 10 asst football, EHS

Carly Spicer
Rule 10 volleyball coach, EHS

Kyla Kuss
6th grade math, EMS

Megan Plumlee
elementary, Walnut

Brian Hunter
math, EHS

Josh Tuttle
8th grade math, EMS

Catherine Stevens
7th grade language arts, EMS

Keaton Tuttle
technology education, EHS



Laura Fanning

8th grade math, EMS


Eileen Treff

special education, Timmerman


Krista Ziesmer

5th grade, Logan Avenue


Emilia Vaca

music, WA White


Anneliese Narcisi

paraeducator, Maynard ECC


Joshua MaGuire

language arts, EHS


Rick Carl

bowling coach, EHS


Angela Ryan-Davis

early childhood, Maynard ECC


Jeremy Beach

Gr 5-8 science, Turning Point




Susan Endres

head secretary, EMS


Ted Keisler

head custodian, EHS


The Power of One!
Good Things!


Thank You & Congratulations

To all Retiring Staff Members

Pictured here are: (front) Sandra Simmons, Marilyn Harbaugh, Erin Kaufmann, Diane McCarty, Vickie Dinkel, Dinah Rodriguez, Bonnie Jasso; (middle) Donald Simmons, Sandra Brooks, Jan Traylor, Deborah Cunningham, Deborah Thompson; and (back) Scott Capes, Mary Fraas, John Young, Rita Solorio, Larry Ellis and Ann North.


Presidential Award Nominee

Frances Wecker, Emporia High School science teacher, has been named a 2015 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching nominee. The finalist will be announced June 22 in Hutchinson at a reception and awards dinner.

Hopkins Awards Presented

Congratulations to the recent Hopkins Award recipients: Brenda Kahle, Mary Herbert;
Briana Rickabaugh, Riverside;Julie Mendoza, Maynard; and Sandra Brooks, EHS.



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Donation to Band Program
Board President Mike Crouch, left, and EHS Band Director Bob Haselhuhn accept a donation of $30,000 from Emporia Masonic Lodge No. 12 during Wednesday's board meeting. The money will be used to purchase instruments.  Emporia Lodge and Eastern Star Chapter also will pay the registration for 11 EHS band students to attend band camp in July.

Geometry Textbooks
The board approved the purchase of Geometry textbooks and online access for $19,200. The total cost reflects a credit for returning previously purchased Algebra textbooks.

Policy Updates
The board approved new policy covering student publications, new technology device user guidelines, and policy revisions related to student records.

Student Handbooks
The board approved student handbooks at all grade levels for 2015-16. 

Consent Agenda

The board approved the following:

  • Accepted a $30,000 donation to the band program from the Emporia Masonic Lodge
  • Request to sell approximately 500 desktop computers
  • Request to let bids for food and supplies for 2015-16
  • An agreement to continue the JAG program at EHS in 2015-16
  • Accepted a $35,000 Migrant Services Summer Grant from the State Board of Education

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1700 W 7th Ave
Emporia, Kansas 66801