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KCPS orchestra students perform at the KCPS Fine Arts Showcase on Thursday, April 28, 2022.

"In schools, children need to have a place of belonging. They need to know they're accepted. They have to find their niche, that thing they’re good at,” said KCPS Deputy Superintendent Dr. Jennifer Collier.

Five people stand in the KCPS boardroom. They are smiling as one receives an award.

At the Wednesday, March 9, 2022, Board of Education meeting, three KCPS employees were recognized as “Terrific Teammates” for their contributions to their school communities.

A banner showing smiling children with the words "Enroll now for fall!"

Current KCPS students will automatically “roll up” to the next grade, and no action is required from parents/guardians at this time. Please do not submit an application for new enrollment, as this will cause processing delays.

A graphic of students attending schools wearing masks.

With guidance from our trusted community health partners, the Kansas City Public Schools Board of Directors and administration agreed on Wednesday, March 9, 2022, to end our mask mandate, effective immediately.

students in a bright, colorful classroom work on computers

On Jan. 29, 2022, 42 students from East High School, Lincoln College Prep and Lincoln Middle School competed against students from four other districts and three charter schools in the 2022 PREP-KC Math Relays. KCPS won 41 of 98 awards!

KCPS Announces 2022 Sankofa Oratory Winners

The “Sankofa” is a metaphorical symbol used by the Akan people of Ghana, generally depicted as a bird with its head turned backward taking an egg from its back. It expresses the importance of reaching back to knowledge gained in the past and bringing it into the present in order to make positive progress. For Black History Month, KCPS asked students, “What poem or speech inspires you to reflect on your history and helps to provide direction for your successful future?”

Students from across the district recorded and submitted their orations. The four winners (K-3, 4-6, 7-8, 9-12) each received a $100 gift card.

 

Six adults and three children stand in the KCPS board room. The child in the center holds an award.

Enoch Moran
Hartman Elementary
“On Aging,” by Maya Angelou

 

Six adults and two children stand in the KCPS board room. The child in the center holds an award.

Alaundra Anderson
Hartman Elementary
“Black is Beautiful,” by Sharon D. Brown-Rogers

 

Five adults and one child stand in the KCPS board room. The child in the center holds an award.

Lawson Small
African-Centered College Preparatory Academy
Excerpt from “Loving Your Enemies,” speech by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

 

Four adults and two teenagers stand in the KCPS board room. The child in the center holds an award.

Princess-Makini Kheop
Paseo Academy of Fine and Performing Arts
“Intro,” by Reyna Biddy

 

Congratulations, Enoch, Alaundra, Lawson and Princess-Makini!