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Congratulations are in order for Mr. Kevin Hogan! Last week, Mr. Hogan was randomly chosen to win a free two-year lease at Two Light Luxury Apartments as a part of the Kansas City Power & Light District partnership with KCPSEF.

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With cold and flu season upon us, KCPS has many resources for keeping your family healthy this fall. Remember, if your child is ill, please do not send them to school.

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Our KCPS celebration of Hispanic Heritage month wraps up today with a remembrance of Lali Garcia, a local activist who founded Kansas City’s La Raza political club.

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Our KCPS celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month continues with stories of those who have made a difference in our community. Today, we remember Tony Aguirre, a beloved Kansas City coach and mentor.

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These recommendations are the culmination of years of engagement with students, staff and families. At its core, Blueprint 2030 is an academic vision for KCPS that gives students the experiences they deserve.

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Our KCPS celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month continues with a biography of Ninfa Garza, a restaurateur who was one of the founders of Fiesta Hispana.

Arvest Bank Awards 'We Love Teachers' Grants

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From left: Elizabeth Moore, Melcher Elementary; Kasey Walker, Pitcher Elementary; and Hannah Arst, Phillis Wheatley Elementary. Ms. Moore, Ms. Walker and Ms. Arst have received $500 grants from Arvest Bank's 'We Love Teachers' fund.

Each year, Arvest Bank honors educators through the "We Love Teachers" program. The program identifies teachers who excel in their work and are respected by staff and students. The $500 award is to help the selected teacher purchase items that are helpful to their teaching efforts. This year, Arvest has recognized three KCPS teachers with awards:


Elizabeth Moore, Melcher Elementary

Kasey Walker, Pitcher Elementary

Hannah Arst, Phillis Wheatley Elementary


KCPS would like to thank Arvest Bank for their support and congratulate Ms. Moore, Ms. Walker and Ms. Arst. We love teachers, too!