kansas association of  teachers of science

Kansas Association of teachers of science  

Electronic ballot (5/1/20 - 5/8/20): bit.ly/kats-voting-ballot

Hello KATS Members,

We hope this note finds you and your family safe, healthy, and enjoying your time together.  Knowing that today should’ve been the beginning of KATS Kamp 2020 at Fort Hays State University, we thought we’d keep everyone in-the-loop about what’s going on with our organization.  First off we’d like to thank FHSU for the support in hosting and organizing KATS Kamp 2020.   We had a lot of great activities and field trips planned, so we hope that they’ll be able to host us in the future.

  • KATS Kamp 2021 will be held in Olathe at the Kansas State University Olathe Campus April 23-25th.  Add this amazing event to your calendar now!

  • Look for information from Past-President Tim about KATS Board vacancies that will be open for next year and the voting procedure.  The Board will be meeting virtually in May to welcome new members and Board positions.

  • Membership! As you know, KATS Kamp is our fundraising tool for this organization.  We are focusing on being financially sound, so we ask that you please renew and purchase your membership for the next year.  This will go a long way in keeping our books “in the black”.  This can be done online at www.kats.org.  For any member who renews between May 1st - May 8th you will be entered to win a variety of prizes, including free registration to Kamp 2021, a stylish KATS coffee mug, t-shirts, and stickers.  Any member who brings in a new member from May 1st - May 16th will have an additional ticket thrown into the drawing! 

  • If any member comes across  great science websites, virtual field trips, professional development opportunities, summer camp info., etc., please add it to our “Learning Resources” page at www.kats.org

  • We do have a piece of great information…Meg Richards from Olathe will be the new Kansas State Science Supervisor for the Kansas Department of Education starting in August.  She will represent and work hard for science education in Kansas.  Congrats to Meg!

While we are very disappointed that we cannot meet as a group this year, we’ll get through this, and we look forward to seeing you at KATS Kamp 2021!

Never Science Alone,

KATS Board Members 2019-2020

    The Kansas Association of Teachers of Science (KATS) is the District 11 chapter of the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA). The purpose of the KATS organization shall be the advancement, stimulation, extension, improvement, and coordination of science teaching in all fields of science at all educational levels throughout the state of Kansas.

    Be a KATS Sponsor

    KATS helps science teachers be more fully prepared for their challenging job with students in the classroom.  It's no secret that funding for teacher workshops is currently weak.  If you are in a position to sponsor a teacher at the annual KAMP conference, or to support a teacher award, we'd like to hear from you.  Check the SPONSOR link here. 

    Executive committee

    (Effective May, 2020)

    President: Elizabeth Tackett
    President Elect: Betsy Lawrence
    Vice President: Robert Hamilton
    Secretary: Clarence (Fred) Snyder
    Treasurer: Brian Nelson
    Past President: Nancy Smith
    email: KATS.org1967@gmail.com

    KATS -- CELEBRATING OVER 50 YEARS; established in 1967!   

    If you are a science teacher in Kansas, you belong in KATS!


    Randy Brull


    The Kansas Association of Teachers of Science  is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization.

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