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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.

East Bears Head to Quarterfinals with Strong Record

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The East Bears are 14-2-1 this season, besting teams from across the metro, including Blue Springs, Park Hill, Kearney, Grain Valley, Blue Valley, Blue Valley West and Pembroke High School.

The Bears have scored 82 goals all season, while opponents have only scored 16 against the Bears. Leading scorers on the season are sophomore Esube Byoke with 23 goals and 10 assists and freshman Jackson Twizerimana with 19 goals and 15 assists. East's defense is led by seniors Useni Mmunga and Msafiri Ebunga, junior Msafiri Ebumbe and sophomore Omari Shabani.

The Bears are ranked No. 1 in Class 3, District 8 and will play their first district game against Winnetonka at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29, at Pembroke Hill High School, 5121 State Line Rd., KCMO. Tickets are available through the Missouri State High School Activities Association. Good luck, Bears!