Kansas Association of Independent and Religious Schools
Excerpt is from the 2016 KAIRS Annual Report.
In 45th Year, KAIRS Advocates for Alternate Accreditation, Teacher Licensure and Outstanding Professional Development
In the 2015-16 school year, the Kansas Association of Independent and Religious Schools (KAIRS) celebrates its 45th year of serving more than 35,000 students, 2,300 full-time teachers and 21,000 families throughout the state. The 143 KAIRS members are comprised of Catholic, Lutheran, Seventh-day Adventist, Christian and Independent schools.
Beginning in 1970 as KANS (Kansas Association of Non-Public Schools), three founders joined together representing Lutheran, Catholic and Christian schools. The organization was formed to promote legislation that would provide acceptable governmental aid to non-public schools and a spirit of cooperation with both the State Legislature and the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE). (See KANS/KAIRS Founders on page 3)
Excerpt is from the 2013 KAIRS Hall of Fame. Article Link
Hall of Fame 2013. Dr. Larry Daugherty
Dr. Larry Daugherty retired in 2012 from Maranatha Academy after 18 years of service as superintendent. This culminated nearly 40 years of servant leadership in Christian education – in just two schools. Dr. Daugherty brought vision and passion to his educational ministry, uncompromising commitment to high-levelacademics, unwavering Christian faith, commitment to prayer that he developed as a young man and godly wisdom. (KAIRS Hall of Fame on KAIRS website).
AAP News Today – Annual American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference Publication
Excerpt is from AAP News October 24, 2016 article. Article Link
AAP National Conference: Pediatricians challenged to raise HPV vaccination rates
Beginning in 2006, safe and effective vaccines became available to prevent cancers associated with human papillomavirus (HPV), the most common sexually transmitted infection in the U.S. However, just 42% of U.S. teen girls and 28% of teen boys have received all three recommended doses.
“We are the only individuals, as pediatricians, who have the opportunity to protect our patients before they become exposed to this virus, which is an important cause of cancer in the United States and around the world,” Joseph Bocchini Jr., M.D., FAAP, said Sunday during the plenary session “Safe and Effective: HPV Vaccine – the Pediatrician’s Critical Role.”
Patient Resource Guides and Patient Resource.com – written to empower people who are suffering with life-altering diseases.
Excerpt is from Patient Resource Olivia Newton John Article Link
Olivia Newton John: Beloved Superstar Thrives 19 Years After Cancer Diagnosis
As an internationally acclaimed recording artist and actor, Olivia Newton-John’s career has spanned four decades of award-winning music and film. She’s “Sandy” in “Grease” — the most successful movie musical in history, a superstar singer who has sold more than 50 million albums, and has a long list of worldwide hits that include “I Honestly Love You”, “Magic” and “Physical.”
With all of her success, Olivia could have chosen any number of directions to take her life and her career, but a diagnosis of breast cancer in July 1992, at the age of 44, forever altered her path. “I see having cancer as a gift now — not one I want to get again, thank you very much! But I am grateful for the experience, because if I hadn’t had it, I wouldn’t have been able to do all the things I’m doing now. It changed my life in a radical way — not immediately, but over time,” she said.