NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MIDDLE SCHOOL PRINCIPALS
AWARDS CEREMONY

Fort Riley Middle School was named 2012-13 National Middle School of the Year in Atlantic City, New Jersey on June 24th at the National Association Of Middle School Principals Association (NAMSP) National Conference. Olathe-Pioneer Trail Middle School was named First Runner-Up and JKF Middle School of Enfield, CT was 2nd Runner-Up, 3rd Runner-UP was Northeastern Middle School, Wolf, PA, and 4th Runner-Up was Boynton Middle School of Ipswhich, NH. Congratulations to Joe Handlos, Fort Riley Middle School Principal and Mike Wolgast, Pioneer Trail Middle School. Mike Wolgast was also named 2012-13 National Middle School Principal of the Year.

 

Presentation Ceremony

Pictured above is the presentation ceremony for the National Association of Middle School Principals Middle School of the Year. The picture was taken at the Geary County USD 475 District Office on July 1, 2013.

 

National Middle School of the year trophy

Pictured above with the National Midle School of the Year Trophy are Fort Riley Middle School assistant Principal Heather Oentrich, Principal Joe Handlos, Assistant Principal Terry Heina, and KAMSA Executive Director, and also NAMSP Region 5 Director, John Sanborn.

 

National Honors 2012

Kansas did quite well again at the National Association of Middle School Principals Awards Ceremony in Nashville, Tennessee on Tuesday, June 26, 2012.
The Middle School division winner was Piedmont Middle School of Charlotte, North Carolina. The first runner-up in the National competition was Pioneer Trail Middle School of Olathe, Kansas, Michael Wolgast-Principal. The runner-up school received a check for $500.00 from Lifetouch, a crystal trophy and foyer banner. This is the second year a Kansas Middle School has been named as the National Runner-Up. Washburn Rural Middle School, Jerry Meier Principal, was the 2011 Runner-Up. Pictured above is Principal Mike Wolgast (center) and Pioneer Trail staff members that attended the Nashville award ceremony.
The awards were presented by Lifetouch National School Studios Executive, David Crandall and NAMSP Executive Director, Michael Hall who was the founder of KAMSA in the early 80's. KAMSA Executive Director John Sanborn, who was also in attendance, is the NAMSP District 5 Director.

 

2011 BOD Picture

Kansas did quite well at the National Association of Middle School Principals Awards Ceremony in Denver, Colorado on Thursday, February 17, 2011.
The awards categories were in Junior High and in Middle School divisions. Marshall Junior High, Marshall Texas was named Junior High School of the Year. Olathe, KS, Chisholm Trail Junior High was awarded First Runner Up.
Dr. Bill Weber is the Principal of Chisholm Trail Junior High School and was a KAMSA Exemplary Principal in 2010.
The Middle School division winner was Ft. Lupton Middle School of Ft. Lupton, Colorado. Kansas Middle Schools claimed the next three runner up positions. Washburn Rural Middle School was the First Runner Up. Paola Middle School was named 2nd Runner Up, and Louisburg Middle School was 3rd Runner Up.
Pictured above are (from the left) Principal Jerry Meier of Washburn Middle School and KAMSA Middle School Principal of the year in 2010, Principal Brian Biermann of Louisburg Middle School, and Principal Matt Meek of Paola Middle School. The awards were presented by Lifetouch National School Studios Executive, David Crandall and NAMSP Executive Director, Michael Hall who was the founder of KAMSA in the early 80's. KAMSA Executive Director, who was also in attendance, is NAMSP District Director.