Skip To Main Content
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-Artists Celebrate Equity, Inclusion

A colorful graphic shows 4 students displaying their artwork at a school board meeting

Clockwise, from top left: Adam Hergins, third grade, Carver Dual Language School; Vance Minor, fifth grade, Gladstone Elementary; Guadalupe Pacheco Ornelas, junior, Northeast High School; and Valencia Aranda, seventh grade, Foreign Language Academy.


Congratulations to the winners of the KCPS Department of Equity, Inclusion & Innovation Hispanic Heritage Month art contest! Throughout September and October, KCPS students were asked to reflect on the theme "Si se puede!" which means "Yes I can!" In addition to making art, students learned about the positive contributions of Latinos to society and celebrated Hispanic culture.

The four winners of the "Si se puede!" art competition were recognized by the KCPS Board of Directors last month. Here's what they had to say about their art.


Carver Dual Language School

“My inspiration was my school because it is a dual language school.”


Gladstone Elementary

“I’ve grown up in a very diverse community my entire life. My very best friends are from other parts of the world.”


Foreign Language Academy

“My inspiration for creating my painting was the word ‘strength’ and being a Latina woman in society. I used symbols that mean strength in different cultures.”


Northeast High School

“My parents didn’t get as many opportunities as I did growing up. They worked hard for me. I’m going to be the first in my family to graduate because of what they did for me, and I’m really grateful for that.” 


The student-artists also received $100 gift cards. Thank you, Adam, Vance, Valencia and Guadalupe, for sharing your art with us!

  • Arts
  • Equity
  • Hispanic Heritage Month
  • Inclusion
  • Read