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April 28, 2022

KCPS Weekly News


2022 KCPS Teacher of the Year is 'Ideal Educator'

Congratulations to Kayla McClellan, 2022 KCPS Teacher of the Year! Ms. McClellan teaches AVID and American History at Lincoln Middle School. In her application, Ms. McClellan described herself as the "ultimate hype woman" for her students. Continue reading ...


TONIGHT! Don't Miss This Artistic Evening

Join us Thursday, April 28, for a spectacular showcase of art, music and dance! Our middle and high school students will be sharing their talents with the community. Art show opens at 6:30 p.m., performances begin at 7 p.m. Kansas City Scottish Rite, 1330 Linwood Blvd. FREE ADMISSION!




Students in the East High School Bike Club receive bikes, locks, and helmets thanks to BikeWalkKC, Children’s Mercy Hospital and private donations. FOX 4

East High School Bicycle Club Helping Students Find, Get to New Opportunities



Kansas City’s East High School students are getting a chance to find and safely travel to all sorts of new opportunities thanks to free bikes, locks, helmets, and transportation education through the club. Continue reading ...


Lead to Read volunteers read with students April 13, 2022, at Phillis Wheatley Elementary School in Kansas City, Missouri. The program aims to improve students' reading and social-emotional skills. Chase Castor/The Beacon​​​

This KC program Uses Mentorship to Improve Kids’ Reading Skills and Love for Books



ltr-logo.pngOn a Wednesday in early April, a class of second graders lined a hallway in Phillis Wheatley Elementary School, each student sitting with a volunteer. 


One pair discussed life in the Arctic. The student said he wouldn’t want to live somewhere so cold. “But I would like to get one of the cubs,” he added, pointing at a picture of polar bears. Continue reading ...


Interested in becoming a Reading Mentor? Contact Lead to Read to learn more about opportunities for the 2022-23 school year!



KCPS Needs Your Feedback! Stakeholder Survey

KCPS is seeking valuable feedback from students, parents, staff members and others with a stake in the city’s educational system. We are asking our community to complete this year’s KCPS Stakeholder Survey. This responsive survey is an opportunity for stakeholders to provide insights and observations about academics, programs, services, operations, facilities, finances, communications, public perception, safety and security and other critical facets of the school system.


KCPS values all opinions and is eager to hear your responses. Please take a few minutes to complete this short survey. Thank you in advance!

Don't Wait! Enroll Now for Summer Academy

Looking for high-quality educational opportunities for your student this summer? KCPS Summer Academy is June 6-30! From project-based learning for elementary students to career exploration for high schoolers, there's an option for every family. But hurry! KCPS Summer Academy enrollment closes Monday, May 2.


Yes, I want to enroll my child in KCPS Summer Academy!

Final DAC Meeting Next Week & Parent University

Looking to be more involved in KCPS? We will have two opportunities for parent engagement in May! These meetings will be held virtually via Zoom with Spanish language interpretation available.


District Advisory Committee (DAC) meeting

  • Thursday, May 5, 6-7 p.m. – Final DAC general body meeting of the year

We are now accepting nominations for DAC Executive Officers! Work in partnership with KCPS to improve our school district. To apply, please complete this form by May 3.


KCPSParentUniversity_BENCHMARK.jpgParent University: Becoming Kindergarten Ready

  • Tuesday, May 10, 6-7 p.m. – Register here to receive a Kindergarten Readiness Pack, which includes a Class of 2035 t-shirt, school swag, books and materials!

Please note that the Conscious Discipline for Parents/Caregivers of Toddlers and Preschoolers session previously scheduled for May 3 has been canceled.


Current KCPS Students Are Already Enrolled!

KCPS is fully accredited and enrolling for the 2022-23 school year! Current KCPS students will automatically “roll up” to the next grade, and no action is required from parents/guardians at this time.


Questions about enrollment? Our enrollment guide has information for current families, propspective families and FREE pre-K!