NORTH KANSAS CITY SCHOOLS CENTENNIAL
(Extensions of Remarks - May 23, 2013)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E745]
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                  NORTH KANSAS CITY SCHOOLS CENTENNIAL

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                            HON. SAM GRAVES

                              of missouri

                    in the house of representatives

                         Thursday, May 23, 2013

  Mr. GRAVES of Missouri. Mr. Speaker, please join me in congratulating 
North Kansas City Schools for celebrating 100 years of providing 
exceptional education to our youth.
   The North Kansas City School District 74 was founded on March 14, 
1913. During the district's inaugural year, it employed a principal, an 
assistant, and taught 32 students in grades one through nine. By 1917, 
the school district was home to grades 1-12. As enrollment increased, 
the district voted to build a high school building that was dedicated 
on January 24, 1926.
   After World War II, the district passed bond issues for long-range 
building programs. The enrollment swelled to 17,273 in 1963 due to the 
arrival of the baby boomers. Currently, the North Kansas City School 
District is home to 21 elementary schools, 5 middle schools, and 4 high 
schools. The newest of these is Staley High School, which was added in 
2008.
   North Kansas City Schools is a state and nationally accredited 
school district, and they are known for innovation and excellence. For 
example, they were the first local school district to provide laptops 
to their students and offer Apple technology-powered classrooms. They 
offer outstanding educational programs that no other area school 
district provides, including the International Baccalaureate Diploma.
   Mr. Speaker, I ask that you join me in applauding North Kansas City 
Schools for celebrating their 100th anniversary of providing 
extraordinary educational experiences to students in Clay County, 
Missouri. North Kansas City Schools is a true community partner, and I 
wish them 100 more years of greatness to come.

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