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The Guide to Warrensburg (2017 - 2018)

EDUCATION Warrensburg R-VI School District The Warrensburg School District founded in 1866 is located in Johnson County, Missouri, and just an hour’s drive from Kansas City, Missouri. The population of Warrensburg is approximately 18,823 with the district population at 22,074. The district employs 502 staff members who serve 3,252 students on eight campuses. The Warrensburg District if fully accredited by the State Board of Education. Teachers average 13 years of classroom experience and 68 percent hold advanced degrees. District wide, the average student-to-teacher ratio is 14 to 1. In 2016, the school district completed over $12.5 million in remodeling and renovations, and since 2009, the district has completed almost $40 million in new construction, renovations, and infrastructure to the district’s facilities. The Warrensburg School District is a leader in the integration of technology in instruction. Students and staff utilize over 3,500 hundred computers and over 1500 hundred iPads, the majority of these being specifically provided for students to use in classroom lessons. The to nearly 14,000 students. Programs emphasize skills needed for a district has a strong emphasis of providing teacher professional successful career, and nearly 97 percent of the university’s graduates development on how to integrate technology into the classroom. are employed in their specialty within six months of graduation. Teachers receive a mandatory two years of technology training when Unique programs and facilities at the university include Pertle Springs, they begin in the district, and then have additional opportunities that a 300-acre recreational and biological research area featuring the include graduate courses, after-school workshops, in-class assistance, Earl Keth Memorial Golf Course and the Audrey J. Walton Clubhouse and intensive multi-year training programs. Currently there are at least at the Mules National Golf Club; the Max B. Swisher Skyhaven 16 classrooms with iPads for every student, in which the teachers Airport, which serves the university, Warrensburg and Johnson County; receive an additional 120 hours of professional development to the Missouri Safety Center; and public broadcasting station KMOS-TV. effectively integrate the iPads into instruction. In addition, computer Also included are the University Farm; the main campus with its labs, laptop carts, and iPad carts are available in all schools. instructional buildings; 19 residence halls, including The Crossing- South at Holden, a mixed-use commercial/residential facility; Audrey J. The school system has a Preschool program, full-day kindergarten Walton Stadium at Vernon Kennedy Field; Elliott Student Union; and program, early childhood special education, and before and after the Multipurpose Building. The university is a cultural and artistic hub school child care. Each elementary school has a media center and for Central Missouri, providing abundant opportunities to attend events offers art, music, and physical education by fully certified staff members, and exhibitions of the fine and performing arts. along with services for students with special needs. All schools also have full-time counselors and social workers to support students. In addition to The Crossing, the university’s state-of-the-art facilities High school students can take advantage of the A+ program, and include the $30 million James C. Kirkpatrick Library and the $20.5 dual credit classes in a variety of subjects. College credit is offered million Student Recreation and Wellness Center. The adjacent North through both the University of Central Missouri and the University of Morrow complex serves programs offered by the Department of Missouri-Kansas City, and State Fair Community College. The Service Nutrition and Kinesiology. Learning Program is part of the curriculum throughout the district and The University of Central Missouri is accredited by the North Central has recently opened the Tiger’s Den at the middle school where school Association of Colleges and Schools. All of its teacher education personnel can obtain items from food to clothing for students in need. programs are dually accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education and the Missouri Department of Preparing Johnson County students and adults for rewarding careers is Elementary and Secondary Education. possible through the Warrensburg Area Career Center. WACC offers programs in information technology management, computer programming, nursing, automobile mechanics, auto body repair, agriculture, building trades, office technology, and cosmetology. University of Central Missouri Founded in 1871 as a state normal school, the University of Central Missouri is a comprehensive state university that transforms students into lifelong learners. UCM accomplishes this goal by offering engaged learning and future-focused academics with a worldly perspective in a culture of service. UCM graduates possess the knowledge, skills and confidence to succeed and lead in the region, state, nation and world. With a main campus that spreads across approximately 1,200 landscaped acres, along with the UCM-Lee’s Summit educational facility, the university’s four colleges offer more than 150 areas of study The Greater Warrensburg Area Chamber of Commerce | 5


The Guide to Warrensburg (2017 - 2018)
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