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June 2, 2022

KCPS Weekly News

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Bre'Onna McBride was one of 35 Middle College students to graduate on Monday, May 16, 2022. The ceremony was held at Manual Career and Technical Center. Visit Flickr for more 2022 graduation photos.

Middle College Students Celebrate Graduation: 'The Odds Are Against Kids Like Us'

One mistake left Bre’Onna McBride unsure she’d graduate from high school.


“Until ninth grade, I was a good kid whose parents were proud of her,” Bre’Onna said. “That year, I was the victim of online bullying. I retaliated. I wish I hadn’t.”


Bre’Onna says she ended up bouncing around after that, attending three high schools. Continue reading ...


Lt. Gen. Larry Jordan, left, is pictured here in two 1964 Centralian yearbook photos. After graduation, Lt. Gen. Jordan attended the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

Central Grad Recognizes Contributions of Black Servicemembers at WWI Memorial Day Ceremony

The National World War I Museum and Memorial looms large in Lt. Gen. Larry Jordan's boyhood memories.


“I grew up here in Kansas City in the 1950s and early 1960s. Liberty Memorial, as it was then known, was both awe-inspiring and a favored landmark,” Lt. Gen. Jordan said in his keynote address at the museum's Memorial Day Ceremony. “Every schoolchild knew about the memorial, had probably visited it, but I doubt few really understood and appreciated the full significance.


“I certainly didn't. For me, it took four years at West Point, thirty-five years in uniform, service in places like Vietnam, Kuwait and Iraq, Bosnia, Kosovo and along the East and West German border to truly understand the enormity of the sacrifice those heroes of World War I and other conflicts made.” Continue reading ...


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Ron Walton shows off the Lincoln High R.T. Coles National Alumni Room before it was recently revealed to the public. Carlos Moreno/KCUR

At Kansas City’s Oldest Black High School, A New Space Finally Celebrates History



One national alumni group spent two decades collecting, preserving and archiving material from throughout the history of Lincoln College Preparatory Academy. It's finally open to the public. Continue reading ...


A Summer Message for Kansas City Families


Dr. Marvia Jones is the Kansas City Director of Health and a KCPS board member. She wants families to feel supported when school is not in session. The Kansas City, Missouri, Health Department has compiled a list of summer activities and programming for children and families.

DAC Announces Executive Board for 2022-23

The following candidates were recently elected to serve on next year’s DAC (District Advisory Committee) executive board: 

  • Omari Tatum, community member/relative of KCPS students, Southeast High School

  • Manuel L. Clark, parent/guardian, Foreign Language Academy

  • Angie Lile, parent, Lincoln College Preparatory Academy

  • Dion Lewis, parent, Lincoln Prep

  • Amanda Trout, parent, FLA

  • Steven Burton, community member, Southeast

  • Christian Barnett, KCPS staff/community member, Central Middle School

We would like to thank our outgoing DAC Executive Board members for their service: Demonte Rochester, Tiaira Trotter, Kelley Yeokum and Merari Rubio.


Interested in being your school's DAC representative, joining the DAC Executive Board or your school’s parent organization? Fill out this short form.


Current KCPS Students are Already Enrolled!

Do you know someone looking for a great school for their child? KCPS is fully accredited and now enrolling for the 2022-23 school year! From neighborhood schools to Montessori, Head Start to Evening Academy, we have options for every family. Check out our enrollment guide for information for current families, propspective families and new pre-K students.


Already a KCPS family? Current KCPS students will automatically “roll up” to the next grade, and no action is required from parents/guardians at this time!

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