Turning Point Academy

Innovatively Educating Our Future Pioneers

Welcome to the 2015-16 School Year!

Tell Kirk

Tell Kirk, Principal


William Allen White Elementary

902 Exchange St.

Office hours: 
7:20 am – 4 pm

Phone: (620) 341-2294
Fax: (620) 341-2296


William Allen White / Turning Point Academy Newsletter – September 2015 [PDF]


School Hours:  
Building opens: 7:20 am
Breakfast served:  7:20 – 7:50 am
Classes start:  8 am
Classes dismiss:  3:12 pm
RecXtra:    3:12 – 5:30 pm

The Emporia Recreation Commission will continue to offer the after-school program this year, which provides supervision from the time of school dismissal until 5:30 pm. There is a fee for students to attend.  Information and enrollment forms are available at the Recreation Center and at the school during Open House.

Emporia Recreation Center Phone: 620.340.6399

Visit ERC Website


Superintendent’s Message: Changes Ahead in Emporia Schools


As you know, the legislature has failed to approve a budget that will adequately provide for commitments made to the people of Kansas.  The “march to zero income taxes” continues to put additional strain on the district’s financial resources as increasing demands weigh on our human resources….


Read the full message

Turning Point News

New School Year Begins Aug. 19 & 20

Turning Point Academy (K-8) has been moved to William Allen White Elementary and classrooms are being set up at the new location. Be sure to attend the Open House Monday, Aug. 17, from 4 – 6 pm to see the school and meet the teachers.  The...

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Winter Parent-Student-Teacher Conferences

It’s that time again… the bane of every student’s school life. The 2015 Winter Parent-Student-Teacher Conferences are taking place this year from February 9th to February 12th.Forms and emails will soon be sent out to parents/guardians....

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