Shawnee Mission releases school boundary change recommendations that will go before board May 22

first_imgRising Star Elementary is among the schools that will have its boundaries tweaked if the proposals are approved by the board May 22.The Shawnee Mission School District on Wednesday unveiled the proposed elementary school boundary changes for the 2018-19 school year that the administration will put before the board for a vote May 22.The changes would affect ten schools, eight west of I-35 — Broken Arrow, Christa McAuliffe, Lenexa Hills, Mill Creek, Rhein Benninghoven, Rising Star, Shawanoe and Sunflower — and two east of I-35 — East Antioch and Overland Park.The boundary changes would affect a middle school or high school feeder pattern at just two of the elementaries, Christa McAuliffe and Overland Park. At Christa McAuliffe, students will be able to choose whether they want to move on through either the SM Northwest or SM West feeder pattern. At Overland Park, students living south of 75th Street who are currently in the East Antioch feeder will become part of the Overland Park feeder and also shifted to the Westridge Middle School feeder.Though initially targeted for implementation for the 2017-18 school year, the district announced in March it was delaying the changes until 2018-19, citing the construction of the new Lenexa Hills Elementary as a motivating factor.Maps illustrating the proposed boundary changes as well as descriptions of the changes provided by the district in a presentation that can be found online here are copied below:Broken ArrowBroken Arrow students living in Red Oak Hills will move to Lenexa Hills. Currently, there are approximately 21 students living in this section. (This area will remain in the SM Northwest area feeder pattern for middle and high school).Click to enlarge.Christa McAuliffeRhein Benninghoven students living from 71st Street to Blackfish Parkway west of Rene/Park (all students on Rene and Park remain at Benninghoven) to Lackman will move to Christa McAuliffe. Currently, there are approximately 50 students living in this sec=on. (These students will remain in the SM Northwest feeder pattern if they choose.)Rhein Benninghoven students living in Autumn Park and Timberstone between Midland Drive and Lackman will have the choice to attend Rhein Benninghoven or Christa McAuliffe. Currently, there are approximately 27 students living in this section. (They will have to determine their elementary school upon entrance and remain in that path.)Christa McAuliffe will become a choice feeder to the SM West feeder pattern or the SM Northwest feeder pattern. (Students will determine their path in the sixth grade and remain in that path throughout high school.)Click to enlarge.East AntiochEast Antioch students living south of 75th Street will move to Overland Park Elementary. Currently,there are approximately 41 students in this sec=on. (This area will be moved to the Westridge Middle School Feeder as they are already in the SM West feeder pattern.)Click to enlarge.Lenexa Hills ElementarySunflower students living west of I-435 from 103rd Street to Midland Drive will move to Lenexa Hills. There are approximately 165 students in this area. This includes a small area assigned to Rosehill; however, there are currently no students living in this area.Broken Arrow students living in Red Oak Hills will move to Lenexa Hills. Currently, there are approximately 21 students living in this sec=on. (This area will remain in the SM Northwest feeder pa1ern for middle and high school.)Click to enlarge.Mill Creek ElementaryRhein Benninghoven students living from 71st Street to Blackfish Parkway between Pflumm and WestglenLane will move to Mill Creek. Currently, there are approximately 17 students living in this sec=on. (These students will remain in the SM Northwest feeder pattern.)Shawanoe students living west of Quivira will move to Mill Creek. Currently, there are approximately 74 students living in this sec=on. (These students will remain in the SM Northwest feeder pattern.)Click to enlarge.Overland ParkEast Antioch students living south of 75th Street will move to Overland Park Elementary. Currently, there are approximately 41 students in this section. (This area will be moved to the Westridge Middle School Feeder as they are already in the SM West feeder pattern.)Click to enlarge.Rhein BenninghovenRhein Benninghoven students living from 71st Street to Blackfish Parkway west of Rene/Park (all students on Rene and Park remain at Benninghoven) to Lackman will move to Christa McAuliffe. Currently, there are approximately 50 students living in this section. (These students will remain in the SM Northwest feeder pattern if they choose.)Rhein Benninghoven students living from 71st Street to Blackfish Parkway east of Pflumm to Westglen Lane will move to Mill Creek. Currently, there are approximately 17 students living in this section. (These students will remain in the SM Northwest feeder pattern.)Rhein Benninghoven students living in Autumn Park and Timberstone between Midland Drive and Lackman will have the choice to attend Rhein Benninghoven or Christa McAuliffe. Currently, there are approximately 27 students living in this section. (They will have to determine their elementary school upon entrance and remain in that path.)Click to enlarge.Rising Star ElementaryRising Star students living in The Meadows Apartments from 76th Street to 77th Street between Quivira and Monrovia will move to Shawanoe. Currently, there are approximately 85 students living in this section. (These students will remain in the SM Northwest feeder pattern.)Rising Star students living south of 91st Street between Santa Fe Drive and Pflumm and students living south of 89th Terrace from Pflumm to Widmer Road will move to Sunflower. Currently, there are approximately 36 students living in this section. (These students will remain in the SM West feeder pattern.)Click to enlarge.Shawanoe ElementaryShawanoe students living west of Quivira will move to Mill Creek. Currently, there are approximately 74 students living in this sec=on. (These students will remain in the SM Northwest feeder pattern.)Rising Star students living in The Meadows Apartments from 76th Street to 77th Street between Quivira and Monrovia will move to Shawanoe. Currently, there are approximately 85 students living in this section. (These students will remain in the SM Northwest feeder pattern.)Click to enlarge.Sunflower ElementaryRosehill students living west of I-35 will move to Sunflower. There is currently 1 student in this section. (This section will move to the SM West feeder pattern.)Sunflower students living west of I-435 from 103rd Street to Midland Drive will move to Lenexa Hills. There are approximately 165 students in this area. This includes a small area assigned to Rosehill; however, there are currently no students living in this area.Rising Star students living south of 91st Street between Santa Fe Drive and Pflumm and students living south of 89th Terrace from Pflumm to Widmer Road will move to Sunflower. Currently, there are approximately 36 students living in this section. (These students will remain in the SM West feeder pattern.)Click to enlarge.These proposed boundary changes differ slightly from the initial proposals that were released earlier this year.You can see a map of what all of the new boundaries would look like if the proposals are approved by the board below:Click to enlarge.last_img read more

Air Products rings bell at NYSE

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Federation confirms AGM postponement

first_imgThe National Federation of Demolition Contractors’ AGM and Awards lunch was scheduled for London’s Royal Lancaster HotelThe event was scheduled for London’s Royal Lancaster Hotel on March 27, but due to concerns relating to Coronavirus/COVID-19, the NFDC is now looking into staging it at a later date.CEO Howard Button contacted attendees to inform them of the decision, saying: ”It is with regret that we are writing to inform you that after much deliberation concerning the Coronavirus in the UK the NFDC National Council have made the difficult decision of postponing the AGM & Awards Luncheon, which was due to be held on the Friday 27 March 2020 at The Royal Lancaster London hotel.”We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause and we are disappointed in having to take this course of action but hope you will understand the reasoning for this decision as the safety and protection of all our NFDC members and guests is our top priority.“We are currently exploring alternative dates to enable the event to take place later in the year. Once arrangements have been finalised, we hope to be able to contact you again with a new invitation to attend the event.”A separate statement, titled “Impact on Demolition” was posted on the federation website.It said: ”NFDC would encourage all members to keep abreast of the latest government guidance for businesses regarding Coronavirus and to implement all recommended action to safeguard the workforce. “In addition, members of NFDC automatically qualify as members of Build UK, who are able to provide further support and resources tailored to the construction sector. NFDC will aim to signpost appropriate guidance wherever possible.” The United Kingdom’s National Federation of Demolition Contractors (NFDC), which represents close to 150 accredited demolition contractors, has confirmed the postponent of its Annual General Meeting and Awards lunch.#*#*Show Fullscreen*#*#last_img read more

Sadiq Khan named as shadow lord chancellor

first_imgFormer human rights solicitor Sadiq Khan was today named shadow lord chancellor, as new Labour leader Ed Miliband assembled his first shadow cabinet. Khan, who was a partner at London human rights firm Christian Khan before standing as Labour candidate for Tooting in the 2005 general election, was previously shadow transport secretary. He served as a transport minister in Gordon Brown’s government. Khan has previously served as vice-chair of the Legal Action Group, and was chair of the National Council for Civil Liberties, now Liberty, for three years. Baroness Patricia Scotland was named as shadow attorney-general. Scotland became the first black attorney general when Gordon Brown appointed her to the post in 2007.last_img read more

Cleared former Tesco director to resume unfair dismissal claim

first_imgOne of three former Tesco directors named in the deferred prosecution agreement with the retail giant published last week has resumed an action for unfair dismissal.In a statement to the Gazette national firm Slater and Gordon confirmed it is acting for Chris Bush in an employment tribunal claim. Bush, as well as fellow directors John Scouler and Carl Rogberg, were suspended in 2015 after Tesco was accused of overstating profits. The Serious Fraud Office brought criminal charges but all three were acquitted when the Crown court threw out the prosecutions on the ground of insufficient evidence. Bush’s employment claim was filed in 2015 but was put on hold pending the criminal proceedings.All three former directors were named in a 2017 deferred prosecution agreement which published last week following the collapse of criminal proceedings. The agreement reveals that, in addition to a £129m fine, Tesco agreed to pay £3m towards the cost of the investigation.last_img read more

Federal funds GO

first_imgTORONTO’s GO Transit is to get its first federal funding since inception in 1966 in a deal agreed on March 26. The federal government will contribute C$435m to a five-year C$1·2bn capacity-expansion project which will bring additional peak-hour trains and all-day service to several routes. The federal money must be matched by contributions from the province of Ontario and cities served by GO.The plans also herald provision of rail service to the city’s Pearson Airport. Announcing the investment, federal Transport Minister David Collenette envisaged inviting submissions ’in the coming weeks’ for expressions of interest in the air-rail link.On GO’s main Lakeshore route, signalling improvements and a new stabling yard are to be provided, along with a third track on two sections. Other routes are to have track and station improvements, and grade separation at several locations. New stations are to be built on the Bradford and Stouffville lines, while additional trains are to be introduced between Bradford and Barrie. A further six localities are to have dedicated GO bus-rail links.last_img read more

D&G Museums ‘Spring’ Into Action This Easter

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInSpring is in the air and staff at Dumfries and Galloway Council museums in Dumfries, Annan and Sanquhar have been busy preparing for the 2017 summer season.Seasonal staff are in training, new acquisitions have been added to the museum displays, exhibitions hung and a fun filled programme of family activities prepared for the Easter holidays.A newly acquired trophy on display at Sanquhar Tolbooth Museum.Annan Museum, Sanquhar Tolbooth Museum and The Old Bridge House open their doors for this year on Saturday 1 April. On the same day Dumfries Museum and Camera Obscura, Robert Burns Centre and Robert Burns House change over to their extended summer opening hours.The exhibition of contemporary wearable and decorative felt by local and national felters continues at Dumfries Museum until 17 April. Members of the local Spinners, Weavers and Dyers Guild have planned some fun felt activities for families on Tuesdays during the Easter holidays – snake and monster bookmarks on 4 April and natural felt wall hangings on 11 April.Members of Annan Amateur Art Club celebrate their 50th anniversary exhibition at Annan MuseumAnnan Museum opens with the Annan Amateur Art Club’s 50th anniversary exhibition which runs from 1 to 22 April. Beautiful water colours, acrylics and oil paintings are on show. Fun family activities on Thursdays 6 and 13 April during the Easter holidays will have a suitably arty theme. Exciting new additions to the Annan Museum displays for 2017 include a rare Roman coin and a collection of medical instruments from the Gretna general practice.For the Easter weekend children can hunt for hidden eggs at Annan Museum and fluffy ducklings are waiting to be discovered at Dumfries Museum. RSPB officer Paul Coultard will be on hand with information about birds to look out for in our local area at Annan Museum on 12 April and Dumfries Museum on 14 April. He will also be helping children to make apple bird feeders.Yuri’s night on Thursday 12 April is the annual celebration of the first space flight made by Yuri Gagarin in 1961. Along with Dumfries Astronomy Society, Dumfries Museum is hosting an evening of space poetry with Dom Conlon and a talk by astronomer Hayden Goodfellow entitled “Steven Hawkins and Philanthropist’s Probes.”Councillor Tom McAughtrie, Chair of the Council’s Communities Committee said:“We are very proud of our local heritage and it is good to see our museums working with local community groups and opening their doors to give a warm welcome to visitors from near and far. There is a widely varied programme of exhibitions and events – something for everyone.”Full details of opening times, exhibitions and events can be found in the museums’ programme which is available to pick up at venues around the region and can be downloaded from www.dumgal.gov.uk/artsandmuseumslast_img read more

CDB loan secured for Hillsborough to York Valley road

first_img Share BusinessLocalNewsPolitics CDB loan secured for Hillsborough to York Valley road by: – July 23, 2018 193 Views   no discussions Tweet Sharecenter_img Share Sharing is caring! Parliamentary Representative for the St. Joseph Constituency, Kelver DarrouxA loan has been secured to finance the rehabilitation of the section of road from the Hillsborough Bridge to the newly constructed York Valley Bridge. The loan was contracted by the Government of Dominica from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and Parliamentary Representative for the St. Joseph Constituency, Kelver Darroux is working alongside the Ministry of Public Works engineers on the designs to rebuild the road networks leading to the York Valley Bridge. He noted that the completion of the York Valley Bridge is just the start of development in the Layou Valley area, and the road networks leading up to the York Valley Bridge.“As Member of Parliament for the area, I continue to make significant representation on behalf of my people to ensure that the Ministry of Public Works will move quickly towards advancing the designs for the network of roads from the York Valley Bridge onwards to Pondcasse,” Darroux stated.He noted that this “is a major project that we must undertake to ensure that we have a complete rehabilitation of the Layou Valley Area”.“The Government of Dominica has already secured a loan from the Caribbean Development Bank for the section of the road form the Hillsborough Bridge leading up to the York Valley Bridge that will also be undertaken,” Darroux further added.last_img read more

Jones, Morris Earn CoSIDA/ESPN Academic All-District

first_imgJones, Morris Earn CoSIDA/ESPN Academic All-District Kaley Morris (photo courtesy of jimhoguephotos.com) Sharecenter_img PENSACOLA, Fla. — Seniors Courtney Jones (Panama City, Fla./Bay HS) and Kaley Morris (Gulf Breeze, Fla./Gulf Breeze HS) of the No. 1 University of West Florida women’s soccer team have been selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America to the Academic All-District Team. Jones represents the Argos on the First Team while Morris will claim her spot on the Third Team for district three.Jones, a 2008 National Soccer Coaches Association of America Second Team Scholar All-American, will represent the Argos as the goalkeeper on the First Team for district three. An Exercise Science major, Jones holds a 3.86 GPA while maintaining the starting goalkeeper job for the top ranked Argos. On the season she has earned all 16 wins with four shutouts and a 0.32 goals against average.Morris earns her first career selection for CoSIDA/ESPN Academic All-District. A Biology major, Morris has earned a 3.52 GPA over her four year career with West Florida. She has played a solid defense for the Argos, claiming Gulf South Conference Defender of the Week earlier in the month of October. As an everyday starter for the Argos she has tallied three goals and one assist on the season thus far.The Argos will finish out their regular season Saturday afternoon against visiting NAIA Lambuth University. Kickoff is slated for 12:30pm CT at the UWF Soccer Complex.For more information on Argonaut athletics or to follow along with live stats, fans can keep up with the action at www.GoArgos.com. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Gantikan Lithium Ion, Baterai Lithium-Sulfur Bikin Era Pesawat Listrik Semakin Dekat

first_imgIlustrasi taxiing. Foto: Texas Aircraft Manufacturing Belum lama ini, perusahaan Inggris spesialis baterai lithium-sulfur (Li-S), Oxis Energy, mengumumkan pengembangan baterai lithium-sulfur baru dengan tingkat kepadatan lebih tinggi untuk dipasok ke pesawat listrik regional besutan perusahaan asal Brasil, Texas Aircraft Manufacturing, eColt.Baca juga: Retrofit Cessna Catat Sejarah Sebagai Pesawat Listrik Terbesar di DuniaNew Atlas melaporkan, baterai lithium-sulfur Oxis 90-kWh nantinya bakal membuat pesawat sport ringan berkapasitas dua orang yang terbuat dari logam itu (eColt) mampu menempuh jarak maksimal dua jam sejauh 370 km. Baterai tersebut juga diklaim lebih ringan hingga 40 persen dari baterai lithium-ion (Li-ion). Ditargetkan, baterai Li-S Oxis Energy dapat mulai diproduksi secara massal pada 2023 mendatang. Dengan begitu, pesawat listrik eColt dapat menjadi alternatif efisien (biaya operasional lebih murah) dan ramah lingkungan bukan hanya sebagai pesawat sport, melainkan juga sebagai pesawat latih untuk para pilot baru maskapai penerbangan komersial di seluruh dunia.Selain berbagai keuntungan di atas, secara makro, pengembangan baterai Li-S juga dinilai dapat membuat sentimen positif terhadap geliat pesawat listrik regional, all-electric and hybrid-electric powered vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL), serta pesawat listrik bersayap tetap lainnya di masa mendatang; termasuk juga pengembangan listrik untuk moda transportasi lain.Pada umumnya, tantangan terbesar para peneliti dalam pengembangan pesawat listrik terletak pada kemampuan baterai. Prinsipnya, bagaimana membuat baterai dengan ukuran kecil atau paling tidak seperti ukuran baterai yang ada saat ini namun dengan kapasitas yang jauh lebih besar. Tak hanya itu, pengembangan baterai juga mencakup durasi pengisian daya yang harus jauh lebih cepat dari yang sudah ada.Dengan adanya baterai Li-S, sebagai generasi pengganti baterai Li-ion, secara tak langsung bakal membuat kemampuan pesawat listrik menjadi lebih sepadan bahkan melebihi kemampuan pesawat bertenaga konvensional. Yang paling penting, penggunaan baterai Li-S juga dapat menurunkan harga jual pesawat itu sendiri.Meskipun belum ada perbandingan siginifikan pada pesawat, penggunaan baterai murah dan berkemampuan tinggi mungkin bisa diambil dari mobil listrik. Tesla model 3, berhasil menekan harga jual mobil listrik jauh lebih rendah dengan penggunaan baterai lithium-iron-phosphate, yang sama sekali tak menggunakan kobalt.Baca juga: Pesawat Listrik NASA X-57 Maxwell Segera Terbang PerdanaDilansir dari electrive.com, baterai lithium-sulfur dipilih untuk meminimalisir penggunaan kobalt pada baterai lithium ion. Sulfur menjadi material pilihan para peneliti untuk menjadi katoda pada teknologi baterai lithium ion. Sulfur (S8) dipilih karena ketersedian di alamnya yang melimpah dan harganya murah. Selain itu, sulfur dapat diperoleh dari limbah pengolahan minyak bumi.Secara teoritis, sulfur memiliki kapasitas penyimpanan yang tinggi sebesar 1672 mAh per gram yang nilainya 10 kali lebih besar dari material katoda konvensional seperti LiCoO2 dan LiFePO4. Baterai lithium ion hanya mampu menghasilkan rapat energi 200–265 Wh/kg, sedangkan baterai lithium-sulfur buatan Oxis Energy mampu menghasilkan rapat energi sebesar 400 Wh/kg.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedPrototipe Kedua Pesawat Listrik-Hybrid Terbesar di Dunia Ampaire Electric EEL Sukses Mengudara16/09/2020In “Analisa Angkutan”e-Oshima, Kapal Ferry Bertenaga Listrik dengan Baterai Sejenis di Boeing 787 Dreamliner08/08/2019In “Angkutan Ferry”Indian Railway Mulai Uji Lokomotif Bertenaga Baterai Lithium Ion untuk Shunting14/09/2019In “Darat”last_img read more