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With 6th grade commission recommendations expected this spring, Hinson says shift to middle school couldn’t happen until at least 2019-20

first_imgShawnee Mission Superintendent Jim Hinson at Tuesday’s SuperChat.The 48-person commission on sixth-grade alignment convened by the Shawnee Mission School District last year is scheduled to make its recommendations to the school board in May. But if that group ends up advising that the district shift sixth graders out of the elementary setting and up to the middle school level, don’t expect a change to occur overnight.At his SuperChat question and answer session at Hocker Grove Middle School on Tuesday, Superintendent Jim Hinson said that if the commission recommended the shift, it would be at least two full school years before the changes could occur.“If ultimately there’s a decision made to move sixth grade to the middle school level, that is a multiple year transitioning process,” Hinson said. “If that decision is made this summer, obviously nothing happens for the 17-18 school year. We would not be able to make that happen for the 18-19 school year. Maybe 19-20 — but again a lot has to occur to move over 2,000 students out of their elementary buildings.”Hinson noted that the district would likely look to resuscitate two former junior high facilities that have housed administrative operations for the past several years, Broadmoor and Indian Creek, as middle school buildings if the board were to approve shifting sixth graders to the middle school level. Even with the addition of those two buildings as schools, the district would still face middle school capacity issues on the western side of the district. Hinson said the district would likely need to look to build a new middle school building to accommodate high-growth areas in Lenexa and Shawnee. But finding the 30 to 40 acre parcel of land needed for such a project is a major challenge.“It remains very difficult to find property on the western side of our school district that would be suitable to build a middle school,” he said.If the commission recommends the district keep its current alignment with sixth grade at the elementary level, the district will need to make major changes to the elementary school feeder boundaries to ensure elementaries have space to accommodate students. Boundary changes would still be necessary with the move to the middle school level, but they would be considerably more limited.“If sixth grade stays at the elementary level, we will be facing significant elementary attendance area boundary changes,” Hinson said. “If sixth grade moves to the middle school level, we will still have some elementary attendance area boundary changes, but not nearly the number.”Hinson said that he did not anticipate any of the proposed changes to affect the currently established high school attendance area boundaries. But, he said, if sixth graders move to the middle school level, it was likely that a single middle school may be split to feed into two different high schools.You can find the district’s overview of the sixth grade commission’s work here.last_img read more

‘Venom’ dominates the box for the second straight week with $35.7 million

first_imgCredit: Frank Masi – ©2017 CTMG. All Rights Reserved.(LOS ANGELES) — Venom maintained its hold atop the box office with an estimated $35.7 million weekend, bringing its totals stateside to $143 million. Marvel’s Spider-Man spin-off ruled the international box office as well, raking in an estimated $69.7 million, and bringing its worldwide tally to $235.3 million.A Star Is Born, also shining in its second week of release, held on to the number two spot with an estimated $28 million weekend.First Man failed to launch in its debut. The latest from La La Land director Damien Chazelle and starring Ryan Gosling showed up in third place with an estimated $16.5 million.Right on its tail in fourth place with an estimated $16.2 million, was the second of this week’s major releases, Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween — featuring Jack Back, who starred in the first film, returning in a limited role this time. The animated feature Smallfoot rounded out the top five, earning an estimated $9.3 million.It’s not until seventh place that we find the weekend’s third big release, Bad Times at the El Royale. The thriller, featuring an ensemble cast, including Jeff Bridges, Dakota Johnson, Jon Hamm, Nick Offerman and Chris Hemsworth, brought in an estimated $7.2 million.Beautiful Boy, starring Steve Carell and Timothée Chalamet, raked in an estimated $221,437 from just four theaters, notching an impressive $55,359 per-theater average. The Oath, the latest film from Ike Barinholtz, and co-starring Tiffany Haddish, delivered an estimated $29,237 from 10 locations.Here are the top 10 movies from Friday through Sunday, with estimated domestic box office earnings:1. Venom, $35.7 million2. A Star Is Born, $28 million3. First Man, $16.5 million4. Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween, $16.2 million5. Smallfoot, $9.3 million6. Night School, $8 million7. Bad Times at the El Royale, $7.2 million8. The House With a Clock in Its Walls, $3.975 million9. The Hate U Give, $1.765 million10. A Simple Favor, $1.38 million Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more