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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.

A banner showing smiling children with the words "Enroll now for fall!"

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.

A graphic of students attending schools wearing masks.

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.

students in a bright, colorful classroom work on computers

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 Student Artist Spotlight: Nae’Jean Shakur

Two students in art class practice drawing faces.

Nae'Jean Shakur, a seventh grader at Northeast Middle School, practices drawing a face in Ben Jonte's art class on Wednesday, March 16, 2022.

 

For Northeast Middle School seventh grader Nae’Jean Shakur, drawing eyes has been the hardest part of learning portraiture.

“I think they have to be perfect, but they don’t,” Nae’Jean said. “Everybody isn’t actually symmetrical.”

Nae’Jean says she gets frustrated when she doesn’t know how to do something, so this portrait assignment has taught her a lot.

“I learned self-control and how to keep calm when things don’t go right,” she said.

Ben Jonte, Nae’Jean’s art teacher, says he’s seen tremendous growth from all his students as they’ve practiced drawing faces.

“I want to tell you that I’m proud of you,” he told them. “Every single one of you has gotten better.”