April 2015 Recognitions by the Board of Education

Black and Veatch honor Superintendent Marlin Berry and board member Debora Daniels thanked representatives of Black & Veatch for the business partner's ongoing support of Olathe students. The engineering firm made a donation to support SMART Teams in the Life Sciences and Animal Health programs, is partnering on development of the 21st Century green technologies program at Olathe West High School, and has supported internships. Joining the presentation were (from far right) Community Liaison Heather Schoonover, Olathe North High School Principal David Morford and Life Science facilitator L.B. Fogt.
Jay Novacek honor Olathe Northwest High School assistant principal and athletic director Jay Novacek was named the District 3 Athletic Director of the Year. He was joined at the board meeting by Director of Athletics and Activities Tim Brady (far right).
KCBizFest winners The superintendent and board member congratulated students who placed high in the recent KC BizFest, a program sponsored by the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Greater KC Hispanic Collaborative. Recognized students were (from left) Sergio Madrid, Reed Schimmel, Humberto Uscanga Lopez and Zewditu Kassa. They were joined by Director of Instructional Support Jan Heinen (center, back row), Deputy Superintendent Alison Banikowski, and district staff Erik Erazo and Katelyn Girod.

Photos by Ann Kohn