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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: Nae’Jean Shakur

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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.”