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Pioneer Ridge “Sticks” to the Message Behind The Great Kindness Challenge

January 30, 2015

For a handful of Pioneer Ridge Middle School students, the true message of The Great Kindness Challenge really “stuck” with them- literally! Students Keeley Roberts and Alexa Ortiz came up with the idea to make sticky notes to put on lockers with phrases like “you’re responsible” and “you’re amazing.” Joined by classmates Vivian Xayaphet, Jaelyn […]

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Girls With a Purpose visit Harvesters

Pioneer Ridge Middle School girls joined with Truman High School juniors on a trip to Harvesters.  The girls participate in Girl Talk, a peer-to-peer mentoring program led by high school girls for middle school girls.  The name of their chapter is Girls with a Purpose.  They meet weekly to build self-esteem, develop leadership skills and […]

Nowlin Students Plot Future Plans During Summit Tech Visit

Members of Nowlin Middle School’s robotics team, joined by several Nowlin science scholars, went on a field trip to Summit Technology Academy in Lee’s Summit- getting a ‘hands-on’ look at amazing technological advances. Working with the academy and the KC Stem Alliance, robotics team members gained a visual understanding of complex circuitry and learned how […]

Southern, Nowlin Choir on KCTV5’s Sounds of the Season Christmas Morning

Singers from William Southern Elementary and Nowlin Middle School were among the few chosen to perform holiday favorites for ‘Sounds of the Season,’ a special musical program airing on KCTV5 Christmas Day (6 a.m.). KCTV5 invited the schools to their studios November 22 to record the show segments. “(This was) a musical opportunity which build […]


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