Entries for the 2021 Si Se Puede! Art Competition are now open!
Four winners will be selected and given a prize in each of the groupings below:
|Primary (Kindergarten-3rd Grades)||$100 Visa Gift Card|
|Intermediate (4th-6th Grades)||$100 Visa Gift Card|
|Middle School (7th-8th Grades)||$100 Visa Gift Card|
|High School (9th-12th Grades)||$100 Visa Gift Card|
All submissions are due by 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 20, 2021. Winners will be announced at the KCPS School Board Meeting on Wednesday, October 27, 2021. The winners are encouraged to be present at the Board Meeting, but attendance is not mandatory. Also, all students will receive a certificate of participation.
- Multiple forms of visual art are encouraged; however, only one submission is allowed per student! Please take a picture of your painting, drawing, or other visual art piece and attach it to your Google Form Submission.
- Entries must be submitted electronically using the Google Form by 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 20, 2021.
- Only one (1) entry per student is permitted.
- Only individual submissions will be accepted (no pair or group work submissions).
- Artwork will be reviewed in the by the following criteria areas:
5 3 1 Creativity & Originality Masterpiece shows superior inventiveness, expression of ideas and imagination. Masterpiece shows some inventiveness, expression of ideas and imagination. Masterpiece shows limited inventiveness, expression of ideas and imagination. Perseverance & Effort The student gave an effort far beyond the requirements of the assignment before the deadline The student finished the project, but it lacks finishing touches or can be improved upon with a little effort. The student did not finish the work in a satisfactory manner; may have been late. Craftsmanship & Skill The artwork is outstanding and was finished with a great deal of patience. The student demonstrated good craftsmanship and understanding. Patience was displayed. The student showed some craftsmanship and understanding; but the work is rushed.
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KCPS Sankofa Oratory Competition
In Celebration of Black History Month
What: District-wide Oratory Competition
Competition Prompt: The “Sankofa” is a metaphorical symbol used by the Akan people of Ghana, generally depicted as a bird with its head turned backward taking an egg from its back. It expresses the importance of reaching back to knowledge gained in the past and bringing it into the present in order to make positive progress. What poem or speech inspires you to reflect on your history and helps to provide direction for your successful future?
KCPS Si se puede Art Competition
In National Hispanic Heritage Month
What: District-wide Art Competition
Kansas City Public Schools joins the nation in celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15 to October 15.
National Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates the rich history, culture and contributions of Hispanic Americans, who are descendants of individuals from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central and South America. The observance originated in 1968 as a weeklong celebration and expanded into a 30-day commemoration in 1988, according to hispanicheritagemonth.gov.
During this month, all KCPS students are invited and encouraged to participate in the “Si se puede” Art Competition. “Si se puede” is translated to mean, “Yes, it can be done”. Students are to demonstrate what “Si se puede” means to them through their visual art.