The Pet Project

The Pet Project

“Does it bite?” “What do you feed it?” “Where does it sleep?” Students from the Yellow Room asked these questions and more when a tortoise, bunny, cat, and three dogs visited their classroom this week. “My students were really interested in pets, so we created several...
Patrick Mahomes Por Favor

Patrick Mahomes Por Favor

A year ago around this time, our students and teachers received a superstar-level experience: a visit from Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes. Here’s a reflection on his time with our students! Heartland Coca-Cola and the Kansas City Chiefs worked together to bring the Chiefs...
Life Lessons from St. Mark Center

Life Lessons from St. Mark Center

My name is Conor Kelly and I am a senior at Rockhurst High School. I have been volunteering at St. Mark Center for three weeks. I’ve had a great time, and I’ve learned a lot. I chose St. Mark Center for my senior service because I am interested in making a lasting...
Orchestra Hour at St. Mark Center

Orchestra Hour at St. Mark Center

The youngest students at St. Mark Center started their school day on Nov. 30, 2018 by moving to the music performed by Violinist Abigail Walden from the Kansas City Civic Orchestra. There was so much excitement as the students, 10 months to 15 months old, huddled...
Importance of Bedtime for Preschoolers

Importance of Bedtime for Preschoolers

What is your child’s bedtime? Is it consistent? Important new research shows just how important sleep is for a child’s brain development. The National Sleep Foundation recommends that children age 1 to 3 need 12 to 14 hours of sleep a day, while 3- to...