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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.

Hispanic Heritage Month: Primitivo Garcia

KCPS celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with a black-and-white photo of a young man in a suit and tie.

Primitivo Garcia Elementary School is named after the first local Hispanic hero, Primitivo Garcia. He and his brother, Alfredo Garcia, saved their pregnant English teacher from being robbed in 1967. The teacher walked away without injury.

Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for Primitivo, who suffered a fatal gunshot wound to save his teacher’s life. The story inspired journalists throughout the country and was featured in Time Magazine. The Carnegie Hero Fund Commission awarded him with a Carnegie Medal in recognition of an outstanding act of heroism.

The Missouri governor, Warren Hearnes, declared him an honorary citizen of the state and the Missouri House of Representatives granted him “posthumous American citizenship”. The mayor of Kansas City declared December 1 to be Primitivo Garcia Day.

To this day, the family of Primitivo Garcia is involved with the school. We continue to honor the legacy of Primitivo Garcia and his service to others.

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