Superintendent's Corner

Friday, May 11, 2018

Teacher Appreciation Week

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!

We have been celebrating our teachers all week long. Today is a special day as I attended the graduation for the TPS 14 teachers who have completed Graduate School at Kansas State University. These teachers joined the 52 percent of our teachers in Topeka who have advanced degrees.



Thank you for all your support of our Topeka Public Schools






Dr. Tiffany Anderson
Superintendent

Friday, April 20, 2018

Week of the Young Child

This week I spent some time volunteering in classrooms around the district. Below are some photos from my time at State Street Elementary, teaching Ms. Abernathy's Kindergarten Class.

Dr. Anderson reading to her Kindergarten friends at State Street Elementary.

Ms. Abernathy's Kindergarten class paints suncatchers during Dr. Anderson's visit.

Ms. Abernathy, thank you for letting me spend some time with your wonderful students.

Thank you for all your support of our Topeka Public Schools






Dr. Tiffany Anderson
Superintendent

Friday, December 29, 2017

Happy New Year

Happy New Year!

We are excited about what the 2018 school year! 

While the schools are on break, I had a wonderful time in December visiting the staff and students this week. I had an opportunity to lead an activity at one of our learning centers we support and during the break and I visited several families during our home visits. Pictured below are a couple of photos from students completing an art activity with me the last week of December. 

We thank all of our partners in education for helping us meet so many needs across our community. 2017 has been a year filled with opportunities and we look forward to an exciting 2018 year. Our students depend on all of us to ensure they have a bright future ahead. Thank you for your past support and for the continued support in 2018.







Thank you for your support of our Topeka Public Schools.




Dr. Tiffany Anderson, Superintendent of Schools


Thursday, December 21, 2017

Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays from our family to yours.


During this holiday season the Assistant Superintendent and I have been visiting schools and families as they prepared for the winter break. We also had some students bring their musical talent to the Burnett Administrative Center.










Thank you for your support of our Topeka Public Schools.




Dr. Tiffany Anderson, Superintendent of Schools



Thursday, December 7, 2017

Continuing the partnership

Jessica Phifer, 10, explains features of a fictional island Tuesday during a presentation in which Corporate Bigs participants talk about their energy plans. Corporate Bigs is a partnership between Westar, Big Brothers Big Sisters and Topeka Public Schools that emphasizes STEM learning. (Katie Moore/The Capital-Journal)

Students at Williams Science and Fine Arts Magnet school have been learning about energy this semester through our Corporate Bigs program. This program is a partnership with Westar Energy, Big Brothers, Big Sisters and Topeka Public Schools that emphasize STEAM Learning. This semester the focus has been on energy and electricity sources. On Monday, they presented their research at Westar Energy.

Read more about the Topeka Public School Presentation at Westar.

Thank you for your support of our Topeka Public Schools.




Dr. Tiffany Anderson, Superintendent of Schools

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

A Message of Thanks


With the holidays approaching, TPS would like to remind staff and community members that food, clothing, and hygiene products can be picked up at the following locations: 
  • Quinton Heights Welcome Center,  2331 S.W. Topeka Boulevard provides food, clothing and hygiene products to families once a month upon appointment. For more information, to donate or to schedule an appointment, contact Fred Willer at 274-6026.
  • Jardine Middle School2600 S.W. 33rd Street, provides a mobile food pantry the second Saturday of every month from 9-10 a.m. For information contact Todd Haag at 296-8106. 
  • Capital City High School2721 East Circle Drive, provides mobile food pantry the fourth Friday of every month. However, they will be closed for December. For more information, contact Tracy Lee at 295-3615. 
  • Topeka ExpoCentre Agricultural Hall, one Expocentre Drive, will provide Thanksgiving dinner on November 23 from 12-2 p.m. Cash donations can be dropped off at any CoreFirst Bank & Trust in Topeka and food donations can be dropped off at the Agricultural Hall. Boxed dressing, boxed instant mashed potatoes, green beans, bags of flour and canned cranberry sauce are still needed. For more information, contact Dwight Menke at 215-0023.

Thank you for your support of our Topeka Public Schools.




Dr. Tiffany Anderson, Superintendent of Schools

Friday, November 3, 2017

Celebrating a need in the Topeka Public Schools

Millie Murphy recognized many years ago the need to help Topeka Public Schools children feel their best and that is why today, a room at Quinton Heights Welcome Center was dedicated to her to support the needs of our school children.




Thank you to Mrs. Murphy's family for making the trip to Topeka to celebrate her and her dedication to the children in the Topeka Public Schools.

Dr. Tiffany Anderson
Superintendent of Schools