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May 5, 2022

KCPS Weekly News


Students participate in the KCPS Fine Arts Showcase on Thursday, April 28, 2022. Clockwise from top: Middle School All District Band; East High School sophomore Basimise Fabrice; Deputy Superintendent Dr. Jennifer Collier introducing Fine Arts Coordinator Dr. Adrianna Marshall; and a Northeast Middle School family enjoying the art show. We have more photos of this event on Facebook.

KCPS Students Shine in First Fine Arts Showcase

It was all Deputy Superintendent Dr. Jennifer Collier could do to keep from tearing up when she spoke at last week's KCPS Fine Arts Showcase.


"In schools, children need to have a place of belonging. They need to know they're accepted. They have to find their niche, that thing they’re good at,” Dr. Collier said. Continue reading ...


Scholar Athlete of the Week: Joron McCorkle 

050522_ITN_JoronMcCorkleCHS.pngBy KAREN KORNAKI, KMBC


Joron McCorkle loves football. He's been a three-year starter at Central High School. He was so important on offense, they called him Google.


“We call him Google because whenever you have a question, you ask Google,” Central High School football coach David Pittel said. “Because of his intelligence, because of what he knows, he makes all of the calls on the offensive line.” Watch the story ...

Lincoln Prep Art Club Publishes Magazine

050522_LCPA_Cricket_cover.pngBy ABBY HOOVER, NORTHEAST NEWS


Students at Lincoln College Preparatory Academy recently began publishing a magazine, “The Cricket,” with artwork and creative writing from the student body, interviews, fashion, pop culture and school news. 


Junior Magnus Fraipont, co-founder and chief editor of The Cricket, and Black Student Union (BSU) co-founder Ross Brown, floated the idea after visiting a mutual friend at Pembroke Hill School. 


“We went to his school to watch one of his performances and then afterwards, we’re walking around and he showed us one of their school magazines and I was like, ‘Oh, this is super cool,’ and I was thinking this creative group of people at Art Club, we could totally make something like this,” Fraipont said. Continue reading ...



TONIGHT! Vote for 2022-23 Executive Committee

Looking to be more involved in KCPS? DAC is a group of parents/caregivers and community members that serves KCPS in an advisory capacity by providing information and support to parents, parent organizations, school district administration and the school board. Join us TONIGHT at 6 p.m. for the final meeting of the school year. This meeting will be held virtually via Zoom with Spanish language interpretation available, with elections for 2022-23 Executive Committee Officers immediately after.

KCPS Needs Your Feedback! Stakeholder Survey

KCPS is seeking valuable feedback from students, parents, staff members and others with a stake in the city’s educational system. We are asking our community to complete this year’s KCPS Stakeholder Survey. This responsive survey is an opportunity for stakeholders to provide insights and observations about academics, programs, services, operations, facilities, finances, communications, public perception, safety and security and other critical facets of the school system.


Get Your FREE Kindergarten Readiness Pack!

If you have a preschooler attending kindergarten next fall, join us on Tuesday, May 10 at 6 p.m. for Parent University: Becoming Kindergarten Ready. Discover academic and social skills to practice before the first day of school to help prepare your child for success this fall.


This workshop will be virtual via Zoom with Spanish language interpretation available. Pre-register to receive a free readiness pack, including a Class of 2035 T-shirt, school swag and more!



KCPS Families Get Discounts on Royals Tickets!

RoyalsCharities.jpegThe KCPS Education Foundation is partnering with Royals Charities to help our schools! KCPS families and friends can get discounts on home game tickets purchased through our community partner link (code KCPS2022!) and Royals Charities will donate $3 per ticket back to KCPSEF.