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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.

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.

KCPS Honors Six Students As Scholar Superstars

The Kansas City Public Schools Board of Directors and Superintendent Mark Bedell recognized the following students as Scholar Superstars during a virtual School Board meeting Wednesday evening, Dec. 10.

KCPS Seeking Feedback from Families with Thoughtexchange

We want to stay connected and hear your questions and ideas about how we should move forward during this pandemic and in this educational landscape. With that in mind, we're asking KCPS families for five minutes today and another five minutes tomorrow to help us plan for the future. Please join our “Thoughtexchange” today to share your thoughts and questions.

Pivot International Donates 7,000 Shields to KCPS

Pivot International, a Lenexa, KS-based global leader in product design, development, and manufacturing, has partnered with Kansas City Public Schools to enhance maximal protection for students and staff with a gift of 7,000 safety shields.

KCPS Kids Shine During City Debate Championships

Raymond Weikal
Debate Kansas City

Join us as we celebrate all of our students who earned trophies during the 2021 DEBATE-Kansas City championships, a virtual event held on Feb. 27-28:

African-Centered College Preparatory Academy-Lower Campus eighth-grader Solomon Naraine garnered a first-place finish in the middle school division. He out-performed competitors from several other schools from across the region during the virtual event. Solomon worked hard all year to prepare, including participating in the school’s oratory and essay contests. The debate championship event required him to spend 10 minutes writing an argument about whether vaccines should be mandatory. The debate judges also praised Solomon’s coaches, AC Prep teachers Edith Reese and Rosalind Jordan.

The 11-member Foreign Language Academy team took home the overall middle school sweepstakes first-place trophy. They are coached by FLA teacher Cameron Mount.

Lincoln College Preparatory Academy sophomore Sophia Herrera took first place in the DEBATE-Kansas City High School Open Student Congress Championship. Sophia and other members of the school’s team debated mock legislation as intensely as if they were elected officials. Lincoln Prep also earned the DEBATE-Kansas City High School Junior Varsity and Novice Policy Debate Championships. The team is coached by Charles Palmer.

Congratulations to all the hard-working, talented KCPS students who participated in this tournament!