KCPS to celebrate seniors’ college choices with special Decision Day events
Posted by André Riley at 4/23/2013
KANSAS CITY, MO. – The Kansas City Public Schools (KCPS) will recognize the college choices of its high school seniors during special “Decision Day” events at various schools from April 26 to May 10.
In conjunction with the Missouri College Advising Corps, KCPS high schools will celebrate students who are taking the next step in their continuing education. The official Decision Day nationwide is May 1. These events are similar to the signing events for high school athletes, only on a grander scale. A list of the events is as follows:
Southwest Early College Campus, 6612 Wornall Road
Friday, April 26 – 10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
There will be a free photo booth and props for students to enjoy along with pizza, chips, drinks and ice cream. All week, students will be able to submit raffle tickets for the prizes; during Decision Day students can claim their prizes. All attending seniors will get a pair of Decision Day sunglasses and Decision Day bags with a transition to college/life packet.
Northeast High School, 415 Van Brunt Blvd.
Thursday, May 2 - 12:45 to 2:30 p.m.
Local college representatives will host a pre-college presentation. There will be music and a snack bar with hot chips, cookies, brownies and cake. The school will give away gift cards and baskets through a raffle. There will also be a large banner for seniors to sign and write what institution they are attending in the fall.
Paseo Academy of Fine and Performing Arts, 4747 Flora Ave.
Friday, May 3 - 12:45 to 2:30 p.m.
The celebration will include a picnic lunch, music, silent raffle, games, and prizes. Northwest Missouri State University will be presenting on helpful hints for students’ transition to college. Announcements will be made for each student’s postsecondary plan. Each student will receive a Decision Day bag.
East High School, 1925 Van Brunt Blvd.
Tuesday, May 7 – 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Combined with Senior Week festivities, students will start their day with a senior breakfast at 8:30 a.m. After breakfast, student will be invited to the Decision Day event. There we will be a DJ, gift bags, t-shirt give away, raffles and lunch will be provided by a barbecue catering company. At 1:30 p.m., seniors and a select group of underclassmen will be invited to hear a national speaker from the program of Student Leadership Series with the U.S. Hispanic Leadership Institute.
Central Academy of Excellence, 3221 Indiana Ave.
Friday, May 10 - 12:45 to 2:30 p.m.
Activities will include lunch, a senior social, a Hot 103 Jamz DJ, presentations by College Ambassadors, a drill team performance, comments by the senior class speaker and school leaders, an awards presentation, entertainment and presentation by KCPS leaders.