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Saturday Academy in the News

  • Saturday Academy Alumni News: Ibari Ezekwe Ibari Ezekwe graduated from J.C. Harmon High School in 2004.  She received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Kansas (KU) in 2009.  Following her graduation, she worked for 2 years as a Research Assistant for KU Life Span Institute at Parsons. Ibari was hired as a Teacher a Teacher at the New England Center for Children, in Massachusetts.  The New England Center for Children transferred Ibari to their Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates center site where she continues to teach the children.    Ibari’s growing interests are to: further her education in the field of Psychology/Behavior Analysis, and make pivotal contributions in the development of treatment interventions for clinical disorders, especially among the youth ...
    Posted Feb 23, 2015, 2:11 PM by Scott Lemmon
  • Wyandotte County, Unified Government Mayor Holland paid a visit to Saturday Science, Math and Technology Academy.   Wyandotte County, Unified Government Mayor Holland paid a visit to Saturday Science, Math and Technology Academy.   Saturdays during the school year provide students a day to sleep in or a schedule free day. Not Saturday Academy members. Over 190 middle and high school students start their Saturdays  catching the bus at 7:30 a.m. to attend the full day Academy enrichment. Students arrive at 9:00 a.m. for a light breakfast and move through science modules, technology activities and original poetry workshops. With 40 staff, college interns and senior mentors, students are engaged in relational instruction by a 8-1 teacher –student ratio.     On December 6th, 2014 Mayor Holland was given a warm welcome by the students and ...
    Posted Dec 18, 2014, 2:40 PM by Scott Lemmon
  • 15 Year Recognition In October of 199, the first Saturday Academy took place at KCKCC with 20 high school students.   Our founding partners were from District #500, KCKPS, Dr. Gene Fight, KCKCC, Dr. Ed Kremer, KUMC, HCPP Director,Ms. Iral Porter and K-12 Initiative Director, Ms.Marcia Pomeroy. In October 2014, our Saturday Academy has grown to 190 middle and high school students, continuing the beginning partnerships and adding partnerships with the Kauffman Center, Kansas Health Foundation and DST Corp. Students engage in science, math and technology modules, team building and original poetry workshops.Marcia Pomeroy, Ursula Carrillo and Douglas Walker began the K-12 Initiative and continue in their 15th year as celebrated at KUMC on Service Day Recognition
    Posted Dec 30, 2014, 5:03 PM by Scott Lemmon
  • Avanzando Scholars Achieve through Science and the Arts | UMKC Today former student now part of the Teaching Core for Academy is shown in the picture and her research project is also shared in the article.
    Posted Sep 18, 2014, 9:47 AM by Scott Lemmon
  • Dos Mundos Article 2014
    Posted Aug 4, 2014, 9:47 AM by Scott Lemmon
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  • Applications for Pre-Med Summer Programs The Office of Cultural Enhancement and Diversity (OCED) at KUMC School of Medicine is happy to announce that applications for Pre-Med Summer Programs are now open.The mission of OCED Summer Programs is to create academic opportunities to support the development of underrepresented students and their advancement in health related careers.The programs available are:Health Science Enrichment Institute I - A six-week summer residency program at KU Lawrence for incoming college Freshmen at any institution that offers instruction in Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, and English. More information can be found here.Health Science Enrichment Institute II - A six-week summer residency program at KU Lawrence for college Freshmen & Sophomores that teaches Organic Chemistry, Physics, Calculus and Statistics, as well ...
    Posted Mar 4, 2015, 8:10 PM by Scott Lemmon
  • Mid-America Education Hall of Fame Induction The Saturday Academy has been selected for induction into the Mid-America Education Hall of Fame at the 19th annual induction ceremony to be held on Thursday, April 23rd, 2015.       Dr. Ed Kremer submitted your name and Saturday Academy was selected from a field of highly qualified organizations. Ed documented the commitment to education, history of working to improve the quality of life in the community, efforts to increase educational opportunities for others, and work to make changes that have improved the quality of education.      The Mid-America Education Hall of Fame was established in 1996 by the KCK Community College Endowment Association. Its purpose is to identify and recognize individuals, organizations, and corporate supporters notable for their contributions to ...
    Posted Mar 4, 2015, 8:05 PM by Scott Lemmon
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