The mission of James School is to ensure that all children will increase academic achievement through the implementation of research based teaching methodologies, the use of standard based instruction and the integration of 21st century technology.

Mary Bachkora
Mary Bachkora, Principal
5810 Scarritt Ave.
Kansas City, Missouri 64123
Bell Times: 
8:10 a.m. - 3:10 p.m.

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    Thank you to all parents who ensure that their students are at school on time every day! Your efforts have a direct impact on your student's achievement. School begins at 8:10 am. Students may arrive at 7:40 am for free breakfast. Make sure students are on time and ready for a successful day EVERYDAY! Remember every school day counts! BE HERE!

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    James is one of the highest performing schools in the Kansas City Mo. School District. We scored the highest in Math and 4th grade scored highest in Comm. Arts. The success is due to the outstanding skills of the staff and commitment of parents and families.

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    Two teachers have been awarded classroom materials from the Donors Choose program. Congratulations goes out to Ms. Dana Chambers (Kdg.) and Ms. Shannon Sharp (5th) who identified what they needed in their classrooms in order to be successful.

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    Some students were selected to receive Leap Frog Workstations in a drawing. They were able to take them home and use them to further their academic learning skills. Congratulations to the winners!

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    It is important that we dismiss all students safely. Students are to be signed out from their teacher in the designated areas. Parents will be allowed to enter the building at 3:10 pm to pick up children. This allows us to ensure that all students are safely in their designated areas (K-1, gym and 2-6, auditorium). Parents will not be allowed to go to the classrooms to get children. We appreciate your cooperation.

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