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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 Board Recognizes Terrific Teammates

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.

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

Jennifer Boyd was recognized as a Terrific Teammate at the Wednesday, March 9, 2022, KCPS Board of Education Meeting.

 

Jennifer Boyd

Speech-Language Pathologist

Hartman, Hale Cook, Southeast and Central High School

“Ms. Boyd goes above and beyond for not only her department but for all KCPS students and employees,” writes colleague Alexandria Ready. “I was a new hire this year and can say with utmost honesty that I would not have been able to transition into my position without her.”

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

Juan Carlos Cineros was recognized as a Terrific Teammate at the Wednesday, March 9, 2022, KCPS Board of Education Meeting.

 

Juan Carlos Cineros

Real World Learning Specialist

Manual Career and Technical Center

“Mr. Cineros is incredibly efficient and organized. He is a self-starter that leads various initiatives from start to finish,” writes Principal Christopher McNeil. “He performs every task on a high level in the spirit of excellence. He is also forward-thinking and a problem solver. Our organization is lucky to have him.”

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

Elvira Mendez was recognized as a Terrific Teammate at the Wednesday, March 9, 2022, KCPS Board of Education Meeting.

 

Elvira Mendez

Social Studies Teacher

Northeast Middle School 

“Ms. Mendez works to ensure that her lessons include the strengths of the students and keeps them engaged. She focuses on including different intelligence types and makes lessons interactive,” writes co-teacher Ashley Emerson. “Witnessing her processes in the classroom has ensured that I know how I can manage a classroom that is a supportive community in and of itself.

Congratulations, Ms. Boyd, Mr Cineros and Ms. Mendez! We are so proud to work with you in KCPS.