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Congratulations to Dr. Jimmie Bullard, Bridgette Crutchfield and Romanda Franklin-Hamilton! These principals were recognized as Outstanding Administrators at the June 8, 2022, KCPS Board of Directors meeting.

Lincoln Prep Debaters Compete Nationally

Nadia Richard finished as a semi-finalist in Student Congress at the NCFL Grand National Tournament. Sophia Herrera is the reigning back-to-back Debate Kansas City Congressional Champion.

Three women who are nurses wearing black shirts that say "making a difference' with the KCPS logo.

KCPS rolled out the red carpet for National Nurses Week, clapping and cheering for our school nurses as they arrived at the Board of Education for their appreciation lunch.

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.

KCPS Instrumental Music Students Receive All-District Honors

An eighth grade student dressed in black plays saxophone on a stage lit with blue light.

Gregor White, an eighth grader at Foreign Language Academy, participated in the inaugural performance of the All-District Middle School Jazz Band on Saturday, Nov. 20 at the iconic Gem Theatre. Gregor was featured in "Little Sunflower" by Freddie Hubbard and arranged by Mike Kamuf, which is a high school-level song. Director Clarence Smith thanked the students and their families for persisting with instrumental music during a year of pandemic schooling.


KCPS Instrumental Music students competed in the All-District Band, Jazz Band, and Orchestra Auditions at Liberty High School and Middle School. These students spend months preparing for this event, which was attended by hundreds of student-musicians from as far north as Park Hill, as far south as Belton, and as far east as Blue Springs.

We are proud to announce that the following students were selected for All-District Honors.

From Lincoln College Preparatory Academy (directed by Jason Bata):

2021 All-District Band
Carmen Bata, Clarinet
Isaiah Van Dunk, Baritone Saxophone, 1st alternate
Evan Martinez, Trombone, 2nd alternate
Nadia Alvarez, Euphonium, 1st alternate

2021 All-District Honorable Mention Band
Logan Stanley, Clarinet
Justice Christensen, Clarinet
Monique Fiagan, Bass Clarinet
Isaiah Van Dunk, Baritone Saxophone
Evan Martinez, Trombone
Nadia Alvarez, Euphonium
Albert Turner, Tuba

2021 All-District Full Orchestra
Naomi Kriege, Violin
Sidney Richardson, Violin
Iris Church, Violin

2021 All-District Orchestra
John Crow, Violin
J Buch, Violin
Jaqueline Marquez, Violin
Eoin Harrison, Violin
Patience Christensen, Viola, alternate

2021 All-District Jazz Band
Carmen Bata, Tenor Saxophone, alternate

From LCPA Middle School (directed by Callie Garber):

2021 All-District Middle School Orchestra
Henry Crow, cello

From Foreign Language Academy (directed by Susan Martinez):

2021 All-District Middle School Honor Band
Olivia Smith, clarinet
Gregor White, Tenor Saxophone

2021 All-District Middle School Jazz Band
Gregor White, Tenor Saxophone

These students will be performing beginning at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 11 at Liberty North High School. We are very proud of the accomplishments of these young musicians!