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Congratulations are in order for Mr. Kevin Hogan! Last week, Mr. Hogan was randomly chosen to win a free two-year lease at Two Light Luxury Apartments as a part of the Kansas City Power & Light District partnership with KCPSEF.

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With cold and flu season upon us, KCPS has many resources for keeping your family healthy this fall. Remember, if your child is ill, please do not send them to school.

KCPS Student Artist Spotlight: Mona Ingersoll-Qureshi

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Missouri Sen. Barbara Washington poses with Paseo senior Mona Ingersoll-Quershi at the statehouse on Wednesday, March 23, 2022. Mona's digital portrait, 'Mona's Beauty,' was chosen to represent District 9 in the Senate Student Arts Exhibit. Her artwork will be on display in Jefferson City until 2023.


KCPS student Mona Ingersoll-Quershi is one step closer to her dream of becoming an animator after receiving statewide recognition on Show Me Arts Advocacy Day.

Her artwork, a low poly portrait entitled “Mona’s Beauty,” was selected by Missouri Sen. Barbara Washington to be displayed at the statehouse until 2023.

“Low poly” is a style of computer-generated art often used in video games. Bold colors and simple, geometric shapes give objects a three-dimensional (3D) appearance.

“It is a piece about having to mask the effects of stress, anxiety and ADD,” Mona said. “Even though someone may look perfectly fine on the outside, that doesn't make what they are going through on the inside any less real.”

Sharon Mitchell teaches Mona’s Graphic Design class at Paseo Academy of Fine and Performing Arts.

“She is like a sponge when it comes to learning new concepts on the computer,” Ms. Mitchell said. “When someone loves working on digital art as much as she does, it makes my job easy.”

Teacher Amanda Phipps said Mona serves not just as an inspiration to her classmates but to her teachers as well.

“In my years of teaching, I have never encountered a more creative and driven student-artist,” Ms. Phipps said.

Mona plans to study animation next year. She has been accepted at six colleges and is currently deciding between the Art Academy of Cincinnati and the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. KCPS is so proud of you, Mona!

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