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Blueprint 2030: Help KCPS Set Goals for the Future

We’re asking staff members, students, parents/guardians and others to join us in providing feedback by participating in our Thoughtexchange platform. This is an opportunity for our stakeholders to offer their responses to questions about the future of our schools.

Celebrate Our 2021 School Teachers of the Year

The 2021 Kansas City Public Schools Teacher of the Year Recognition Program honors the educators who structure their classrooms to increase performance and provide exceptional experiences, no matter what.

KCPS Board of Education (BOE)

Families who applied for kindergarten, pre-K or a Signature School by the initial deadline of Monday, Feb. 15, received emails Wednesday, March 3 with offers to their first, second or third choice school.

Zoom Across America

The Greater Kansas City Links Chapter is partnering with school systems across the metro to host Zoom reading sessions for kindergarten - third grade students in honor of Read Across America Week, the nation’s largest celebration of reading.

KCPS Celebrates Church As Community Champion

The Kansas City Public Schools Board of Directors and Superintendent Mark Bedell honored Friendship Baptist Church as a Community Champion during a School Board meeting on Wednesday evening, Dec. 9.

KCPS Taps Trio As Terrific Teammates

The Kansas City Public Schools Board of Directors and Superintendent Mark Bedell recognized the following staff members as Terrific Teammates during a School Board meeting Wednesday evening, Dec. 9.

KC Scholars Surprise Security Officer With College Scholarship

Raymond Weikal

It's going to be a happier holiday and a brighter future for Kansas City Public Schools Security Officer Shandell Lowery-Terrell.

KC Scholars President and CEO Beth Tankersley-Bankhead presented Ofc. Lowery-Terrell with a college scholarship during a surprise event on Friday morning, Dec. 11 at Manual Career and Technical Center. A small group of KCPS staff and leaders were on hand to join the celebration.

Ofc. Lowery-Terrell is getting a $10,000 Adult Learner Scholarship from KC Scholars. It is renewable for up to five years.

"I'm just really speechless, happy and eager at the same time," Ofc. Lowery-Terrell said. "It is very much a surprise."

Lowery-Terrell has been part of the security team at KCPS for four years. She plans to use the scholarship to study social work.

"I want to be able to help the kids," she said. "This scholarship is a real gift."

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