Wednesday, April 27, 2016

GC-4 Recognizes Top Employees at Annual Recognition Banuqet

Grandview C-4 honored it's shining stars Tuesday night at the annual 2015-16 Employee Recognition Banquet.

The following honorees were announced at last night's banquet.

Dr. Thomas Murray -Grandview High School, Volunteer of the Year

Bryan Butler-  Conn West, Substitute of the Year

Cedrick Lyles- Conn West, Support of the Year

Patti Lindquist- Grandview High School, Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to all of our honorees. Thank you for all that you do!

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Grandview C-4 Receives Recognition as a 10th Year “Project Lead the Way” District

Project Lead the Way (PLTW) held its 2016 Senior Showcase Tuesday. The showcase celebrates ingenuity and creativity of PLTW high school students in engineering and biomedical sciences. It is created by the KC STEM Alliance.  Grandview High School students were among the more than 300 students that had inventive projects on display.  GC-4 was honored during the event with an award for being one of several districts that has worked with Project Lead the Way for 10 years.

PLTW is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and the nation’s leading provider of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) curriculum and high-quality teacher professional development model.

GHS students were mentioned in several articles about the showcase. You may check them out by clicking on the links below.



Monday, April 18, 2016

Board Member Cindy Bastian Bids Farewell, New Board Member Yolonda Bush Sworn-In

Grandview’s Board of Education members gave their well wishes to Board Member Cindy Bastian at her last board meeting Thursday night.  Ms. Bastian has served six years on the Board after teaching in the district for 30 years.  She plans are to spend more time with her grandchildren and continue her role as President of the Grandview Education Foundation.

Also Thursday night the Board of Education gave the Oath of Office to new Board member Yolonda Bush and incumbent Board member Ron Haley who has served on the Board since 2013.  Both are beginning 3-year terms.  Ms. Bush has lived in Grandview for 15 years.  Her daughter is a graduate of Grandview High School, and she has two sons currently attending GC-4 schools.  She is Agency Owner of Yolonda Bush – Farmers Insurance and Financial Services located in Grandview.

The Board also elected officers for 2016 -17 as follows:
President – Wayne Terpstra
Vice-president – Leonard Greene
Treasurer – Paul Alexander

Thursday, April 14, 2016

GHS Engineering Students Selected to Appear with their Projects on KC Live

 Engineering Design and Development students Quamaine Yarbough and Reggie Collier  were selected by KC STEM Alliance to appear with their senior engineering project on the KSHB morning show Monday.

Their project, called the “DormWasher” is made to simplify cleaning dishes for college students who don’t have a sink in their dorm room.  It will do dishes like a regular dishwasher only it will not need a water source or drain and will be small enough to fit on a table or counter.

The KC STEM Alliance is working to raise interest within the community about the full Senior Showcase at Union Station.  It’s where Project Lead the Way senior design classes bring their projects to Union Station to be viewed by people who are looking for future engineering students and interns. 

Click here to see a clip of the segment.

GHS Celebrates Spring Student-Athlete Signing Day

Congratulations to this group of talented student-athletes who signed letters of intent to study and play sports at colleges and universities throughout the country!

Syndee Mitchell-Jemison-GHS Track - University of Nebraska-Omaha
Destiny Hopkins-GHS Track  -Missouri Valley College
Breonne Maltbia-GHS Track - Avila University
Alyssa Williams-GHS Tennis - Alabama A&M
Hana Yocom-GHS Softball - KCK Community College
Simone Jordan-GHS Basketball - Johnson Co Community College
Devon Harris-GHS Football - Missouri Southern State University
Maliek Kendall-GHS Track - Texas Southern University

Butcher-Greene Students Get Hands On Lesson in Gardening

Fifth graders at Butcher Greene got their hands dirty for a good cause. Students built six raised garden beds.  Each one of the gardens is designated for each of the elementary school grade levels.  Students from every grade level were then able to plant in their gardens.  Students are planning for a May harvest. Their effort was in partnership with Community Gardens.

The planting didn’t stop there; fourth graders at the school and parent volunteers partnered with Giving Grove and planted an orchard.  It includes 11 fruit trees, raspberry bushes and an insect garden.

GC-4 Elementary Students Earn Top Honors at Greater Kansas City Science Fair

Grandview elementary school students learned a valuable lesson at the 2015-2016 Greater Kansas City Science Fair- work hard, get results!  Check out how the schools did below:

Belvidere Elementary
5th Grade
Riley Hammond-Silver
Hope Butler-Silver
Cassandra Scott-Silver
Chinmayi Ranade-Silver
Brittney Long-Silver

Cory O-Gold
Ciara Martinez-Gold and Division Winner
Salma Bensahri-Gold
Aspen Osborne-Gold
Angel Pulliam-Gold
Stephanie Solis-Ramirez-Gold
Braden Beard-Gold

4th Grade
Morgan Scott-Silver
Klayton Thomas-Silver
Gaige Binder-Silver
Tyree Cox-Silver
Ja'ani Arceo-Gold

Meadowmere Elementary
Ashli Tindall--Sliver Award
Kennedy Henderson--Bronze Award
Isabella Patton--Silver Award
Ebrahim Rasheed--Gold Award (Division Winner)
Abigail Cunningham--Gold Award
Mackenzie Jakes--Gold Award
A'Myah Bankston--Silver Award
Keyia Walker-Shaw--Silver Award
Jaden Williamson--Gold Award (Special Award)

Butcher-Greene Elementary
Division Winners: 
Kylie Lockard
Rinyya Bland Phillips
Jonnae Evaldez
Jonathan Sandoval/Kaleb Alonzo

Abigail Mincks - Gold
Kamryn Thomas/Alexia Jaime - Gold
David Lopez Avila/Edgar Negrette - Gold
Erica McCoy/Daveyionna Williams - Gold
Kiersten Carter - Gold
Kylie Lockard - Gold
Rinyya Bland-Phillips - Gold
Robert Moody - Gold
Jonnae Evaldez - Gold
Adam Campbell - Gold
Jasmin Guadardo/Zabrina Bybee - Gold
Jack Strangeway - Gold
Jonathan Sandoval/Kaleb Alonzo - Gold

Clarissa Astorga - Silver
Tiffany Jimenez Contreras - Silver
Alysa Treece - Silver
Kristian Solis/Arturo Ramirez - Silver
Emerson Alas Delgado - Silver

Conn West Elementary
Trynell Crawford-Moore- Gold
Brandon Guzman-Wilson-Gold
Katarina Ayers-Gold

K’Von Goetz –Silver
Na’Kya Hawkins – Silver
Mariah King – Silver
Amara Ruffin-Silver
Andrew Trompeter-Silver
Alarice Cummings-Silver

Tayvon Toney-Bronze

Martin City K-8
Gold Ribbon
Anyiah Woodcox- "Soaking Up Water"
Adriana Wilson- "Little Red Lipstick"
Teron Broome- "Melting  M & M's"
Briana McAlister- "Popcorn Popcorn"
Kurtis Frederick III- "Melting Montage"
Alexandra Zahn- "Rolling Down"
Aryiona Rosser- "The Hot Drink"
Cheyenne Hungate- "Electric Hair"
Aniya Schoen- "Matte vs. Shiny"
Zahir Dyke- "Which Type is Right"

Silver Ribbon
Nonso Eze- "Crazy Skittles"
Tre'von Humes- "That's Hot"
Caden Ellett- "Crazy Hair Color"
Theresa Maderos-Rosales- "Static Hair"
Armand Russell- "Sizzling Beverages"
Yahir Gonzalez- "Soda, Want a Bath?"
Jazreen Kyule- "Cool or Not"
Pruedence Jackson- "Painting Our Nails"
Christian Ayala-May- "Rubber Band Fun"

Bronze Ribbon
Cameron Mitts- "Crazy Bubbles"