Resurrection's Troost Elementary School Liaison Doug Harris talks about the new playground that was recently built at Troost Elementary School:
"Last week we added new playground equipment to replace what was lost in a fire a year ago. The equipment was purchased by the church and installed by Resurrection volunteers, residents of Healing House, and members of Gentlemen of the Round Table. (Healing House and GRT are both organizations helping people get their lives in order with a strong faith-based component.) Prior to Resurrection's involvement, the playground at Troost was just a large asphalt area, more of a parking lot than a playground. Now the school has a wonderful new place for the children to play and be creative, enhancing their physical and social/emotional growth. It's a great addition for the neighborhood, too, as the playground functions much like a park for the residents."
Below are a few photos from the event.
Also check out the Annual Performance Reports for Wendell Phillips, Phillips Wheatley and Troost. These are the reports the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) releases each year to show school/district progress. Phillis Wheatley earned 65%, Wendell Phillips earned 96.4%, and Troost earned 17.1%. That places Wendell Phillip in the full accreditation range, Phillis Wheatley in the provisionally accredited range, and Troost in the unaccredited range.
The above reports reward points based on improvement rather than just that year's hard data. If you want to look at the actual data (aggregate attendance, MAP scores, etc.), that is available on DESE's website.
Volunteer Opportunities: On the Kansas side, you can volunteer at Welborn Elementary School's Fall Festival on Thursday night. Volunteers can help supervise carnivals games and serve pizza. Contact Ann Carter at firstname.lastname@example.org for details. Volunteers would need to arrive at Welborn Elementary at 5 pm. Welborn is located at 5200 Leavenworth Rd Kansas City, KS 6610
On the Missouri side, decorate your trunk and give out candy and/or goodies (small toys/pencils/stickers, etc) for our Trunk or Treat event at Phillis Wheatley Elementary. 5-10 cars are needed, bring a friend or your small group for this fun filled afternoon to support Wheatley.
When: Tuesday, October 29th from 1pm-3pm.
Where: Wheatley Elementary, 2415 Agnes Ave, Kansas City, MO
Sign-up: Contact Ann Hays at email@example.com