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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.

Hispanic Heritage Month: Manny Abarca

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KCPS is continuing our celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month with a profile of one of our own Board members, Manny Abarca.

Manny is a fourth-generation Mexican-American whose great-grandparents immigrated to Kansas City. He is especially proud of his working-class upbringing, the son of a 30-year Union Teamster and a dedicated mother of three who taught her children the importance of education. Today, Manny and his wife, Alexis, are raising the next generation in the Historic Northeast.

Manny holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Central Missouri. He is currently pursuing a doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of Missouri. He has been involved in many community organizations that support the Hispanic Community in Kansas City, including Guadalupe Center Educational Systems, MoKan Goodwill, ReDiscover Mental Health Clinics, Samuel Rodgers Health Center, Healing House Inc., the Northeast Chamber of Commerce, Historic Kansas City Foundation and the Indian Mound Neighborhood Association. He works for Congressman Emanuel Cleaver II and other local Democratic causes. He has represented Sub-District 3 on the KCPS Board of Trustees since 2019 and serves as Board Treasurer.

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