We are proud to announce the winners of the 2015-2016 Kansas City Public Schools Outstanding Authors Awards. This program honors secondary students from across KCPS for their superb work in narrative, informative and argumentative writing. Coordinated by KCPS Secondary Literacy/English Language Arts Teaching Methods Coach Scot Squires, the awards are one element of our goal to encourage students to write more, improve the quality of student writing, and celebrate student writing at all of our secondary schools.
Some of Kansas City Public Schools' youngest scholars have access to more reading resources thanks to Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Derrick Johnson, his Defend the Dream Foundation, Scholastic Books and IBT Industrial Solutions. Johnson and representatives from Scholastic and IBT helped launch new DJ's Discovery Dens on April 25 at Wheatley Elementary School, April 26 at Melcher Elementary School and April 27 at Faxon Elementary School.
Kansas City Public Schools hosted its 2016 Early Education Forum Tuesday evening, April 19 at Richardson Early Learning Community School, 3515 Park Ave. in Kansas City, Mo. KCPS has made early childhood education a priority. This forum was an opportunity to have a discussion about how we can give our children a smart start.
Most of our schools will be hosting Open Houses for interested families over the next couple of weeks. This is a great opportunity to meet school leadership and staff, learn about programs and services available for families, tour the school and find out how how to enroll.
Paseo Academy of Fine and Performing Arts students Keylisha Nelsonfor and Dakota Niederhauser have been named national Silver Medalists in the 2016 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.
Kansas City Public Schools is excited to announce that Southwest Early College Campus senior Wasiba Hamad has been selected to receive a prestigious Bloch Scholarship.
Longfellow Elementary School students, staff, families and neighbors led a “One Race, Human Race” Walk from the school to Union Station Tuesday afternoon, March 29.
Join the festivities from 1:00 to 9:00 p.m. Friday, May 6 at Paseo Academy of Fine and Performing Arts.
The League of Women Voters of Kansas City, Jackson, Clay and Platte Counties and the Kansas City Public Schools District Advisory Committee (DAC) will host a forum for School Board write-in candidates at 6:00 p.m. Thursday, March 31 at Central Middle School, 3611 E. Linwood Blvd.
At least three Kansas City Public Schools students have a bright future thanks to a recent visit by Harris-Stowe State University to Southwest Early College Campus. Harris-Stowe President Dr. Dwaun Warmack and Dean of Student Success Emmanual Lelande, members of their administrative team and a group of Harris-Stowe student-leaders spent about two hours at SWECC on Thursday, March 10. The stop was part of the university's "Dollars for Scholars" tour. About 25 SWECC students learned about academic opportunities and got a sneak peek at campus life at Harris-Stowe.
A large group of Kansas City Public Schools scholars are on the road this week towards reaching their college and career goals during the Kansas City YMCA's Young Achievers 2016 Spring Break College Tour. Twenty-one KCPS scholars have joined this year's tour, which runs March 13-19. Proud parents and excited teens gathered for the tour launch ceremony at the 8th Street Family YMCA in Kansas City, KS.
Congratulations to the Lincoln College Preparatory Academy Tigerbytes team for being part of the championship alliance at the Greater Kansas City FIRST Robotics 2016 Regional Competition March 12 at the Metropolitan Community College-Business & Technology Campus. The Lincoln Prep squad finished the regional competition with a 13-3 match record and an invitation to compete in the World Championship on April 30 in St. Louis.
At it's March 9 meeting, the Kansas City Public Schools Board of Directors named Emanual Murry and Kelly Nguyen as Scholar Superstars, Carmen Hubbard and Kenneth Taylor as Terrific Teammates, and the Consulate of Mexico in Kansas City as a Community Champion.
About 100 educators from across the Kansas City region got hands on lessons on how to improve their classroom techniques during the annual Leadership Day on Friday, March 11 at Trailwoods Elementary School. Trailwoods Principal Christine Harrison, teachers, support staff and students guided the Leadership Day participants in a wide variety of activities, including a leadership assembly led by students, leadership buddy exercises, question/answer times with teachers, leadership data notebook presentations, classroom visits to observe habits instruction embedded in the core curriculum and lunch with student leaders.
KCPS, DESE, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Midwest Dairy Council and KC Wolf helped students “Wake Up to School Breakfast”.
Seven scholars took their next steps towards achieving their educational and careers dreams by signing college letters-of-intent this week.
The Kansas City Public Schools Department of Human Capital Management interviewed hundreds of education professionals during the annual KCPS Career Fair Jan. 30.
New and transferring students are invited to submit their applications to enroll in KCPS Neighborhood Schools for the 2016-2017 academic year starting Monday, Feb. 1. We look forward to welcoming you to your Kansas City neighborhood school!
The Kansas City Public Schools Board of Directors voted unanimously to enter into contract negotiations with Dr. Mark T. Bedell to serve as the next Superintendent of KCPS. The next step in the process will include completion of due diligence and contract negotiations. Once these steps are completed, the KCPS Board will announce a timeline for introducing Dr. Bedell to the Kansas City, MO community.
The arrival of winter can equal loads of outdoor fun for children and families. But freezing, blustery and wet conditions can also be treacherous without proper safeguards. In order to help keep our families safe year-round, Kansas City Public Schools has developed the following guidelines for outdoor play in a variety of weather conditions.
The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation recently awarded one of its Individual Schools grants to Gladstone Elementary School in order to boost an innovative educational program being developed to serve children from new American families.
Kansas City Public Schools has announced its 2015 Interscholastic League Champions and All-Conference selections for football, cross country, volleyball, soccer and swimming.
Starting Tuesday, Dec. 1, parents and guardians can begin enrolling their children in our eight Signature Schools for the 2016-2017 academic year. Each of these schools has specialized themes or programs, and they support highly motivated students. Please note that each school also has its own enrollment requirements and standards. Learn more by visiting www.kcpublicschools.org/Signature, calling 816-418-7505 or emailing email@example.com.
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 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.
Kansas City Public Schools honored Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Derrick Johnson, his Defend the Dream Foundation and Scholastic Book Fairs, a division of Scholastic, the world's largest publisher and distributor of children's books, as Community Champions for their work to open unique and inspiring reading oasis’ for students. KCPS uses the Community Champions award to recognize the outstanding contributions made by organizations in education and individual volunteers.
In its inaugural grant round, the Catalyst Fund for KCPS Students has awarded more than $4,000 in grants to teachers in Kansas City Public Schools. The awards, which ranged from $250 to $850, will support a variety of classroom projects, from a caterpillar farm, to a microscope and safety goggles, to a STEM-based Lego® League.
Safety and security are top priorities in Kansas City Public Schools. We respect the trust that families place in us with their children, and we are always looking for innovative ways to make our schools safer and more secure. With that in mind, we’re unveiling a new visitor management system for the 2015-2016 school year: Hall Pass.
Sixteen Kansas City Public Schools scholars are joining this year's board for an inside look at banking, finance and the economy.