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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.

Chromebook Collection Dates

Megan Batchelor

If you or your child have a KCPS-issued Chromebook laptop computer, please plan to return it at one of the following collection opportunities hosted by our IT Department:

11 a.m. to 7 p.m., July 21 and July 22

  • Central High School (3221 Indiana Ave.)
  • East High School (1924 Van Brunt Blvd.)
  • Hale Cook Elementary School (7302 Pennsylvania Ave.)
  • Northeast Middle School (4904 Independence Ave.)
  • Paseo Academy of Fine and Performing Arts (4747 Flora Ave.)
  • Southeast High School (3500 E. Meyer Blvd.)

2 to 7 p.m. Thursday, July 23

  • Pitcher Elementary School (9915 E. 38th Terr.)

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday-Friday (ongoing)

  • KCPS BOE Building (2901 Troost Ave.)

Please note that students who are currently using KCPS-issued Chromebooks for summer school can continue to use those devices until the end of the course session.

It is very important that these devices be returned so that they can be prepared for use by students during the 2020-2021 school year. If you have any questions or are unable to return a KCPS-issued Chromebook for some reason, please call our IT HelpDesk at (816) 418-4357.

En Espanol

Si usted o su hijo tienen una computadora portátil Chromebook distribuida por KCPS, planee devolverla en una de las siguientes oportunidades de recolección que ofrece nuestro Departamento de tecnología:

11 a.m. a 7 p.m., 21 de julio y 22 de julio

  • Central High School (3221 Indiana Ave.)
  • East High School (1924 Van Brunt Blvd.)
  • Escuela Primaria Hale Cook (7302 Pennsylvania Ave.)
  • Northeast Middle School (4904 Independence Ave.)
  • Paseo Academy of Fine and Performing Arts (4747 Flora Ave.)
  • Southeast High School (3500 E. Meyer Blvd.)

2 a 7 p.m. Jueves 23 de julio

  • Escuela Primaria Pitcher (9915 E. 38th Terr.)

10 a.m. a 2 p.m. Lunes a viernes (en curso)

  • Edificio KCPS BOE (2901 Troost Ave.)

Tenga en cuenta que los estudiantes que actualmente usan Chromebooks distribuidos por KCPS para la escuela de verano pueden continuar usando esos dispositivos hasta el final de la sesión del curso.

Es muy importante que estos dispositivos sean devueltos para que puedan ser preparados para que los estudiantes los usen durante el año escolar 2020-2021. Si tiene alguna pregunta o no puede devolver un Chromebook emitido por KCPS por algún motivo, llame a nuestro servicio de asistencia de tecnologia al (816) 418-4357.