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John Fierro Kansas City Notable Latino

KCPS is celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month featuring notable Latino community members who have made a difference in the city and/or the nation. Today, we honor John Fierro, President/CEO of Mattie Rhodes Center and a long-time public figure in Kansas City.

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KCPS is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with profiles of Latinos who have made a difference in our community. Today, we remember Yvonne Vazquez Rangel, an education advocate who lobbied for access to bilingual education. 

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KCPS is continuing our celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month with a spotlight on Rebecca Jaramillo, an advocate for equal rights and a founder of Fiesta Hispana, one of the first celebrations of Hispanic Heritage Month in Kansas City.

Local Kansas City Hero Primitivo Garcia

Primitivo Garcia is often referred to as Kansas City's first local Hispanic hero. One KCPS elementary school is named after this hero after he gave his life to save his English teacher in 1967.

Parent University

Parent University Sessions

You may view previous sessions by clicking "Meeting Archive" under Parent University Resources.

About Parent University

Parent University is designed to increase parental engagement and contribute to the academic and social-emotional success of our students.  It will also support and empower parents to become leaders and advocates for their child's learning, while fostering positive school community relationships.

Parent University is comprised of prerecorded videos, live sessions offered monthly, and electronic/digital guides and resources. It provides training and information for parents and caregivers that will equip families with new or enhanced skills, knowledge, and resources to best support their students in the classroom and at home. 

Focus Areas

  • Academics/Child Development/College and Career Readiness
  • Health and Wellness
  • Advocacy and Leadership
  • Family Support (programs, resources, tips to support the whole family)

Parent University Resources

Keep checking back as this section will be updated regularly. Last update was 5/17/2022.

This includes resources for Microsoft Office apps like Outlook and Teams

This includes resources for Google apps such as Google Classroom, Google Docs, Google Sheets.

Contact

For more information about Parent University, contact:

Courtney Adams
Family and Community Engagement Coordinator
Main (816) 418-7455
cadams1@kcpublicschools.org

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