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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.

School Supply List

Pre-Kindergarten
Change of clothing
Blanket for rest time

Kindergarten – first grade
1 book bag
1 supply box
1 glue stick or 8 oz. bottle washable glue
1 pair of blunt-tipped scissors
1 large pink eraser
12 No. 2 pencils, sharpened
1 box of 24 count crayons
1 pocket folder
2 boxes of tissue

Second – fourth grade
1 book bag
1 supply box
1 glue stick or 8 oz. bottle washable glue
1 pair of scissors
1 large pink eraser
12 No. 2 pencils, sharpened
1 box of 24 count crayons
1 highlighter
1 ruler with inches and metrics
3 pocket folders
1 package of loose leaf wide ruled paper
3 wide rule spiral notebooks
1 composition notebook (journal)
2 boxes of tissue

Fifth & sixth grade
1 book bag
1 supply box or pencil pouch
1 glue stick or 8 oz. bottle washable glue
1 pair of scissors
1 large pink eraser
12 No. 2 pencils, sharpened
1 box colored pencils
1 box of 24 count crayons
1 red checking pen
1 highlighter
2 blue or black ballpoint pens
1 ruler with inches and metrics
3 pocket folders
1 package of loose leaf wide ruled paper
3 wide rule spiral notebooks
1 composition notebook (journal)
1 3 ring binder
2 boxes of tissue
 

Seventh & eighth grade
1 book bag
1 glue stick or 8 oz. bottle washable glue
1 pair of scissors
1 large pink eraser
12 No. 2 pencils, sharpened
1 box colored pencils
1 red checking pen
1 highlighter
2 blue or black ballpoint pens
1 ruler with inches and metrics
3 pocket folders
1 package of loose leaf wide ruled paper
1 composition notebook (journal)

Ninth – twelfth grade
1 book bag
1 glue stick or 8 oz. bottle washable glue
1 pair of scissors
1 large pink eraser
12 No. 2 pencils, sharpened
1 highlighter
2 blue or black ballpoint pens
1 ruler with inches and metrics
1 protractor
4 pocket folders
1 package of loose leaf college ruled paper
4 college rule spiral notebooks
1 composition notebook (journal)
1 pack of index cards
1 package or perforated notebook of graphing paper
1 scientific calculator
1 master combination lock
1 flash drive (optional)

- Supplies should be clearly marked with the student’s name
- Use supplies from previous years before purchasing new
- This is a basic district-wide supply list. Additional items may
be requested by the individual school or teacher.