At Kansas City Public Schools, we know that we’re preparing students for jobs that don’t even exist yet. Starting with the 2014-2015 school year, every single KCPS student is being equipped with a laptop in order to ensure that they are fluent in technology by the time they go to college and launch their careers.
On Saturday, Nov. 14, over 500 middle and high school students from six of Kansas City’s urban school districts participated in PREP-KC’s Annual Math Relays. Math Relays provide students with opportunities to complete in a regional mathematics competition. Students, teachers and parents from the region gather to celebrate student accomplishments in math. Students from Foreign Language Academy, Paseo Academy of Fine and Performing Arts, Southwest Early College Campus and East High School did an exemplary job at this event and earned awards in many categories.
Kansas City Public Schools has entered into a sales contract with the Nazarene Publishing House to purchase several buildings located at 29th Street and Troost Avenue. The contract is part of a plan to relocate the central office and consolidate the KCPS headquarters and Maintenance, Operations, Security and Engineering facilities from two facilities into one, providing improved access for KCPS families while also significantly reducing operating costs, freeing up additional funds that can be reallocated to student programs. KCPS is currently conducting due diligence on the Nazarene Publishing House facilities, which includes getting feedback from KCPS families at a public meeting to be held on Wednesday, Dec. 16 at 5:30pm at 1211 McGee St. in the Small Auditorium.
Kansas City Public Schools has recieved a $37,260 grant from Baptist-Trinity Lutheran Legacy Foundation. The grant allows each of the 27 Kansas City, Missouri, public elementary schools to purchase 30 pocket chambers and 10 flow meters, devices that help with the effectiveness of asthma medication administered in school. The grant also provides each of the elementary schools with an audiometer that will be used to conduct hearing tests.