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KCPS Celebrates Church As Community Champion

The Kansas City Public Schools Board of Directors and Superintendent Mark Bedell honored Friendship Baptist Church as a Community Champion during a School Board meeting on Wednesday evening, Dec. 9.

KCPS Taps Trio As Terrific Teammates

The Kansas City Public Schools Board of Directors and Superintendent Mark Bedell recognized the following staff members as Terrific Teammates during a School Board meeting Wednesday evening, Dec. 9.

KCPS Honors Six Students As Scholar Superstars

The Kansas City Public Schools Board of Directors and Superintendent Mark Bedell recognized the following students as Scholar Superstars during a virtual School Board meeting Wednesday evening, Dec. 10.

KCPS Seeking Feedback from Families with Thoughtexchange

We want to stay connected and hear your questions and ideas about how we should move forward during this pandemic and in this educational landscape. With that in mind, we're asking KCPS families for five minutes today and another five minutes tomorrow to help us plan for the future. Please join our “Thoughtexchange” today to share your thoughts and questions.

Pivot International Donates 7,000 Shields to KCPS

Pivot International, a Lenexa, KS-based global leader in product design, development, and manufacturing, has partnered with Kansas City Public Schools to enhance maximal protection for students and staff with a gift of 7,000 safety shields.

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 10/27/2020.

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.

KCPS Family

Parent University Sessions

Please check back soon for information on the upcoming Parent University live session. You may view previous sessions by clicking "Meeting Archive" under Parent University Resources.

Children's Mercy is partnering with Kansas City Public Schools to offer “Prepped and Ready: Parenting into the Teen Years,” a presentation designed to help parents with the transition into parenting teenagers. 

We understand this transition is a time of tremendous change for teens and it can be overwhelming as a parent to know how to help. “Prepped and Ready” aims to help caregivers learn what steps you can take before a crisis develops with your teenager. The training seeks to empower parents to address the hard topics that can be very uncomfortable and considers changes each one of us can make within our own homes to make them safer. 

Topics will include self-care for parents, eating disorder prevention, screen time, concerns about substance use among teens, how to ask about suicidal thoughts and how to make the home safer by storing medications and firearms safely. We hope you can join us! 

“Parent University – Prepped and Ready: Parenting into the Teen Years”

5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 16
Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/91716452027?pwd=RnJPaUlnb3NZdkU0NTluMnJEZ0xPQT09#success
Meeting ID: 917 1645 2027
Passcode: 166680
Livestream - www.kcpublicschools.org/live

Contact

For more information about Parent University, contact:

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