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Congratulations are in order for Mr. Kevin Hogan! Last week, Mr. Hogan was randomly chosen to win a free two-year lease at Two Light Luxury Apartments as a part of the Kansas City Power & Light District partnership with KCPSEF.

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With cold and flu season upon us, KCPS has many resources for keeping your family healthy this fall. Remember, if your child is ill, please do not send them to school.

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Our KCPS celebration of Hispanic Heritage month wraps up today with a remembrance of Lali Garcia, a local activist who founded Kansas City’s La Raza political club.

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Our KCPS celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month continues with stories of those who have made a difference in our community. Today, we remember Tony Aguirre, a beloved Kansas City coach and mentor.

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These recommendations are the culmination of years of engagement with students, staff and families. At its core, Blueprint 2030 is an academic vision for KCPS that gives students the experiences they deserve.

Communications

The Communications Department strives to deliver important messages to those we serve in KCPS and the general public. This is accomplished by producing several forms of original marketing, news and strategic communications content. The department provides communications services to all KCPS employees.

Responsibilities of the Department of Communications:

  • Calendar Updates
  • Staff, Parent and Student Messaging & Communication
  • Digital Media Services & Training
  • Digital Signage Content Production
  • Web Services
  • School Produced News
  • School Social Media
  • School Event Support
  • Employee Appreciation
  • Graphic Design
  • Video Production
  • KCPS-TV
  • Central Office Event Support
"...effective communication requires more than an exchange of information. When done right, communication fosters understanding, strengthens relationships, improves teamworks, and builds trust."
 

Communication Services

Communication Services is committed to providing timely, effective communications that engage our students, parents and employees. The team provides a wide array of services that are found below. 


Internal Communication: Offices, Overviews & Responsibilites

The Department of Internal & Cross-Cultural Communications strives to deliver important messages to KCPS stakeholders.

Internal Communications includes delivering information to KCPS employees, students and parents. This includes employee newsletters, memos, maintaining district calendars, district e-mails distribution and producing other communication materials and documents for KCPS employees, students and parents.

Cross-Cultural Communications provides translation and interpretation services to KCPS stakeholders. This includes business and document translations along with on-site Spanish/English interpretations. The office also provides cross-cultural awareness and competency training to staff members.


PUBLIC RELATIONS & MARKETING: Offices, Overviews & Responsibilities

The Department of Public Relations & Marketing disseminates messages about Kansas City Public Schools to interested members of the community. The office of uses news releases, press conferences, speaking engagements and social media to engage our community.


STRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS AND OUTREACH: Overview & Responsibilities

The Department of Strategic Communications and Outreach is focused on the development of key messaging, policies and tactics to achieve district goals and objectives. We focus on relationship-building with key elected officials, community leaders and members of the media. The office helps KCPS families and employees understand how local, regional and national policies directly affect students, schools and communities. We are thought partners who provide strategic communications support to KCPS departments and serve as a strategy partner for the Superintendent, the Cabinet and the School Board.

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