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A group dressed in coats cuts a blue ribbon in front of a memorial for Thacher School.

Kansas City Public Schools honored a commitment to the Northeast community, dedicating a memorial at the site of the former Thacher School, 5008 Independence Ave.

Student artwork from the Lincoln Middle School exhibition

Students in Harold Smith's art class hosted an art exhibit at Lincoln Middle School last week, drawing on works in "Testimony: African American Artists Collective."

The student showcase, called "Our Testimony," explores the emotions, memories and values of the Lincoln Middle School artists, said eighth grader Gabriella Morris.

Watch the Blueprint 2030 video on YouTube.

If you were unable to participate in a Blueprint 2030 community conversation in October, there's still time to take the priority survey. From here, we’ll keep you updated on more dates and details around future opportunities for feedback this winter and into the spring.

A graphic of students attending schools wearing masks.

On Tuesday, Nov. 2, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention approved the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for children ages 5-11. As we have throughout the pandemic, KCPS is working with Children’s Mercy Hospital and the the Kansas City Health Department to get our families the most accurate COVID-19 information

Marvia Jones

Dr. Marvia Jones - Board Member

About Marvia Jones

Dr. Marvia Jones serves as a Violence Prevention and Policy Manager within the City of Kansas City Health Department. As a community behavioral psychologist and public health professional, she is passionate about supporting behavioral health and resilience among individuals and communities. Marvia is a proud resident of the Blue Hills Neighborhood, where she resides with her husband and their two young sons, who are students at KCPS's Holliday Montessori Elementary.

 

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Board of Directors with Dr. Bedell