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Kansas City Public Schools is fully accredited and enrolling families for the 2022-23 school year. Stop by the Board of Education, 2901 Troost Ave., to speak with an enrollment specialist today!

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As Chief of Staff, Ms. Holliday-Scott’s work will focus on facilitating and overseeing the transition team, assessing and reviewing internal district processes, participating in the Blueprint 2030 process and collaborating with executive team members.

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Dr. Davis was named Interim Deputy Superintendent and Chief Equity Officer in July 2022. His departmental oversight includes School Leadership, Curriculum and Instruction, Student Support, Research and Accountability, and Equity, Inclusion and Innovation.

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This fall, KCPS middle and high schoolers will be joining students across the globe for the 2022 Space Grand Challenge. KCPS is recruiting teachers and cybersecurity industry professionals as coaches.

East High School Student's Artwork Displayed at U.S. Capitol

A man in a suit gives a student a high five. They are standing in front of student artwork on display at the U.S. Capitol.

Rep. Emanuel Cleaver gives East High School junior Basimise Fabrice a high five. Fabrice's artwork was chosen to represent Missouri's 5th District in the Congressional Art Competition and is currently on display in Washington, D.C.
 

In Cannon Tunnel, one of the underground passageways used by members of Congress to move quickly through Capitol Hill, hangs a black-and-white portrait of a Congolese mother and her child.

The artist, Basimise Fabrice, is a rising junior at East High School. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver’s staff selected Fabrice’s artwork to represent Missouri’s 5th District in the Congressional Art Competition. Fabrice and other student artists were honored at a reception in Washington, D.C., on Friday, June 24, 2022.

“I like art because it’s within me,” Fabrice said. “I cannot leave it. It’s a talent I was born with.”

Fabrice traveled to D.C. with his art teacher, Catrina Dye. Southwest Airlines donated their plane tickets, and Rep. Cleaver’s office provided hotel accommodations.
 

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East High School junior Basimise Fabrice visited Washington, D.C., with his art teacher, Catrina Dye, last week. Fabrice's artwork is currently on display at the U.S. Capitol.
 

“Our first stop was the National Portrait Gallery, of course,” Dye wrote in an email. “Fabrice quickly found his two favorite portraits. Then we walked to the White House.”

They also visited the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the National Museum of African Art during their trip. Fabrice, who is Congolese, enjoys drawing and painting famous Africans. His portrait of Nelson Mandela was voted “Best in Show” at the first-ever KCPS Fine Arts Showcase.

In addition to representing KCPS in the Congressional Art Competition, Fabrice also attended the Missouri Fine Arts Academy, a two-week summer residential program for highly motivated student artists.

Thank you, Fabrice, for sharing your talents with KCPS!