Nutrition Services annually recognizes employees in April for the following awards. The theme for the 2018-2019 Award Recognition was "The Megan Show." Megan Barnard acted as "Ellen" and hosted various guest speakers.
An extra special presentation was made for the winners of the 2019 No Kid Hungry School Breakfast Hero Contest. In attendance to honor the winners were:
Mel Thompson - Kansas Agricultural Representative for Senator Pat Roberts
Lynn Rogers - Lt. Govenor of Kansas
Tom Nelson and Kelley McDonough from Share Your Strength
Cheryl Johnson - Director, KSDE Child Nutrition and Wellness
Jill Ladd - KSDE Child Nutrition and Wellness Project Director
Sheril Logan - USD 259 BOE President
Ben Blankley - USD 259 BOE Member
Years of Service – Nutrition Services recognizes employees who have worked for Nutrition Services 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 years and beyond.
Director Award – This award is given to an individual or individuals who go "above and beyond" the call of duty. This can be a Nutrition Services employee or a community partner.
The 2018-2019 winner was the USD 259 Print Shop. The staff of the Print Shop are greatly appreciated by Nutrition Services as they print the monthly menus, the free and reduced applications, banners and more. Nutrition Services relys heavily on this great district resource.
Round of Applause Award – This award is for others, outside or inside Nutrition Services, to recognize Nutrition Services employees who deserve a round of applause for their outstanding performance, customer service, work ethic and other qualities that have been exhibited this school year.
This year, there was also a prize drawing for one of the lucky winners. The winner of the prize drawing was Kem Moore, NS Administrative Assistant.
Excellence Award – Secondary -
Award is for secondary cafeteria that excels in following:
Financially – improved profit over prior year, or profit excellence
Teamwork-Staff works together toward common goal
School Spirit- cafeteria is integral part of school, we are the food and hospitality experts that people come to when need food and hospitality.
The 2018-2019 winner was South High School.
Excellence Award - Satellite - The Excellence Award is the ultimate Nutrition Services Satellite School Award. It is awarded a school who qualified to be a satellite school of the month. Satellite School of the Month award was started in 2016 to recognize those schools who meet certain criteria. Schools are given points based on the following: turning in paperwork on time, Kansas Department of Agriculture Food Establishment Inspection Results, results from the Supervisor’s last onsite visit, attendance, meal and supply ordering and cost control. A monthly winner is chosen for every month school is in session. The winner of the Excellence Award for Satellite schools is then chosen from the monthly winners of the Satellite School Award using a more in depth rating system on the above criteria. The 2018-2019 winners - it was a tie - were Isely Traditional Magnet and Pleasant Valley Elementary.
Great Attendance Award – The Great Attendance Award was started in 2009 and by employee request started again in 2014. To qualify for the Great Attendance Award, 191 and 196 day employees must not have missed more than the equivalent number of hours to equal 2 days or less between July 1, 2018 and March 31, 2019. For 260 day employees, it is 3 days or less in that same time frame. Vacation does not count towards this. In addition, new hires are eligible for this award if they were hired prior to October 1st. For those employees who missed zero hours during that time frame, beside their name will be an asterisk.
There was a prize drawing for the employees who missed zero days. Tiane Fox, from Buckner Elementary, was the winner.
Zero Violations Award – Honors those schools who receive zero violations on their school’s Kansas Department of Agriculture(KDA) Food Establishment Inspection. Schools are reviewed by KDA twice each school year. Schools also receive a gold sticker to display at their school on the Zero Violations Poster.
There was a prize drawing for the schools who had zero violations on both inspections. The winners of the prize drawing was L'Ouverture Elementary.