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.