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A group dressed in coats cuts a blue ribbon in front of a memorial for Thacher School.

Kansas City Public Schools honored a commitment to the Northeast community, dedicating a memorial at the site of the former Thacher School, 5008 Independence Ave.

Student artwork from the Lincoln Middle School exhibition

Students in Harold Smith's art class hosted an art exhibit at Lincoln Middle School last week, drawing on works in "Testimony: African American Artists Collective."

The student showcase, called "Our Testimony," explores the emotions, memories and values of the Lincoln Middle School artists, said eighth grader Gabriella Morris.

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If you were unable to participate in a Blueprint 2030 community conversation in October, there's still time to take the priority survey. From here, we’ll keep you updated on more dates and details around future opportunities for feedback this winter and into the spring.

A graphic of students attending schools wearing masks.

On Tuesday, Nov. 2, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention approved the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for children ages 5-11. As we have throughout the pandemic, KCPS is working with Children’s Mercy Hospital and the the Kansas City Health Department to get our families the most accurate COVID-19 information

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.

KCPS Celebrates Central Students' Cybersecurity Internships

A principal stands with three students in business attire

Central High School Principal Anthony Madry with students Shamar Conrad Jr., John Gooden and Princess Awulono, all of whom participated in a Cybersecurity Internship Signing Day on Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021. The students will be working with KCPS robotics teams.


Three Central High School students are helping their classmates build cybersecurity skills — and cool robots.

The “Cyber to Schools” program through Cal Poly CCI teaches students concepts like digital literacy, information technology and networking, artificial intelligence and machine learning, data analytics, cloud computing and cybersecurity. KCPS is teaching it as part of the district’s Project Lead the Way curriculum.

“I love everything about computers,” Central High School sophomore and KCPS cybersecurity intern John Gooden said, adding that he was looking forward to working with the district’s robotics teams.

Junior Princess Awulono said she was excited to have a job that she could work after school. Support from KCPS partners makes it possible for the district to offer paid internships.

“I’m so proud of these young people for what they’ve done, but I’m also proud of the Kansas City community for coming together,” Central High School Principal Anthony Madry said. “Bringing education to business is a beautiful thing.”

“Although I really see myself being an accountant, I’m excited to have a layer of job security,” he said.

KCPS wants every student to graduate with a market-value asset. These are industry-recognized skills that help students transition from high school to college and jobs.

John, Princess and Shamar signed their internship offers in front of their parents, teachers and classmates.

“Hopefully this is inspiring to students who are sitting on the other side of the table,” Everett said. “We look forward to looking forward to seeing you at events like this. We’ll support you, too.”

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