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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: Tony Aguirre

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Anthony J. “Tony” Aguirre was born on Feb. 8, 1929, in Kansas City’s Westside neighborhood. While in high school at Redemptorist, he played almost every sport, though baseball was his passion. In fact, he was almost drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals when he was still in high school. However, Tony’s real passion was coaching. He started coaching at the Guadalupe Center when he was just 17, and the nuns offered him a job as soon as he graduated.

Tony coached generations of Westside residents in baseball, basketball and football. He believed that children could learn life lessons through sport. His motto was “Friendship, Intelligence, Sportsmanship, Honor,” and he came to be known as “Fish.” He was recognized with many awards during his lifetime, and his name is in the Mexican-American Softball Hall of Fame.

Prior to Tony’s death in 2006, the city honored him by dedicating the Tony Aguirre Community Center at 2050 W. Pennway in his honor.