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Bedell at Graduations 2020

On Thursday, the City Council is scheduled to vote on an incentive package for BlueScope, a billion-dollar multinational corporation. After a 100 percent property tax abatement for 20 years, they want 13 more, holding the City Council hostage by saying they might move to Kansas.

And what they want is the continuation of a deal that has already disproportionately impacted the funding of Kansas City’s schools, libraries and mental health resources.

Jontell Washington Student of LCPA

Jontell Washington is a builder.

In his case, Jontell knows how to build bridges across linguistic gaps. A member of Lincoln College Preparatory Academy’s Class of 2020, he is one of 59 scholars from across Kansas City Public Schools who earned their Missouri Seal of Biliteracy this year.

Tyrell Wooddard in Model 717 at MINDDRIVE

 Tyrell Woodard is a magician.

With a blowtorch and his brain, Tyrell can craft innovative objects that combine every element of STEAM: science, technology, engineering, art and math. He can build cars that require no fossil fuels.

Essay Board student Sofia Murasi

Last fall, Mr. Odam conceived of a college essay board comprised of KCPS staff members who would donate their time and expertise to help students perfect their compositions. The idea was to tap into the considerable talent that can be found across Team KCPS.

Morgan McPartland teacher of Carver

May 4-8, 2020, is Teacher Appreciation Week. Everything we do in Kansas City Public Schools revolves around the relationships between our teachers and our students. I want to express my gratitude for the work our teachers do every day.

Celebrate the Class of 2020 During Our Commencement Broadcasts!

  • School News
Ray Weikal

In Kansas City Public Schools, we refused to allow the COVID-19 pandemic to keep us from celebrating our graduating seniors. That's why we hosted and filmed a series of "mini-graduations" for the Class of 2020 with small groups of students and their families throughout the month of June. Produced by the Kansas City firm Tico Productions, LLC, these commencement celebrations will be broadcast in their entirety starting on Monday, Aug. 3 on 38 The Spot, KCPS-TV on Spectrum (channel 18) and Google Fiber (channel 146) cable, and the KCPS-TV YouTube channel. You can also view and download high-quality photos from each of our graduation ceremonies by visiting our Flickr site at www.flickr.com/photos/kcpublicschools/albums. Congratulations to every one of our students who earned their high school diplomas this year!

2020 Graduation Broadcast Schedule 

38 The Spot Schedule 

 

MONDAY 8/3 

TUESDAY 8/4 

WEDNESDAY 8/5 

THURSDAY   8/6 

FRIDAY   8/7 

8:00 – 9:00am 

Southeast HS 

Central HS 

Northeast HS 

Paseo Academy 

Middle College 

 

 

MONDAY 8/10 

TUESDAY 8/11 

WEDNESDAY 8/12 

THURSDAY   8/13 

FRIDAY   8/14 

8:00 – 9:00am 

East HS 

Lincoln Prep 

 

 

 

9:00 – 10:00am 

East HS 

Lincoln Prep 

 

 

 

KCPS-TV (Spectrum channel 18 / Google Fiber channel 146) 

 

MONDAY 8/3 

TUESDAY 8/4 

WEDNESDAY 8/5 

THURSDAY   8/6 

FRIDAY   8/7 

8:00am – 11:00pm 

Southeast HS 

Central HS 

Northeast HS 

Paseo Academy 

Middle College 

 

 

MONDAY 8/10 

TUESDAY 8/11 

WEDNESDAY 8/12 

THURSDAY   8/13 

FRIDAY   8/14 

8:00am – 11:00pm 

East HS 

Lincoln Prep 

Southeast HS 

Central HS 

Northeast HS 

 

 

MONDAY 8/17 

TUESDAY 8/18 

WEDNESDAY 8/19 

THURSDAY   8/20 

FRIDAY   8/21 

8:00am – 11:00pm 

Paseo Academy 

Middle College 

East HS 

Lincoln Prep 

 

 

 

  • Central High School
  • Class of 2020
  • commencement
  • East High School
  • graduation
  • Lincoln College Preparatory Academy
  • Middle College Program
  • Northeast High School
  • Paseo Academy of Fine and Performing Arts
  • Southeast High School