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No Cost Covid Testing

Kansas City Public Schools is partnering with the Mid-America Regional Council, KC Cares, Samuel U. Rogers Health Center and Swope Health to offer no-cost COVID-19 testing for KCPS staff, students, families and community members.

Curbside Pick-Up for School Meals

The Kansas City Public Schools Department of Child Nutrition Services is launching a curbside pick-up service for student meals starting on Monday, Dec. 14 and continuing through our upcoming Winter Break.

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 Board of Education (BOE)

The Kansas City Public Schools IT support team is changing their hours of operation for walk-in support to 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Monday through Friday at the BOE building, which is located at 2901 Troost Ave. in Kansas City, MO.

Lincoln Middle Debate Takes Tourney Title

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Raymond Weikal

The Lincoln Middle School debate team successfully made the case for being among the best in the region with a first-place finish in the DEBATE Kansas City (DKC) tournament held virtually on Thursday evening, Dec.3.

This is the first school year that LMS has fielded a debate team in local competition. They've had a strong start, with a second-place finish in DKC's first event earlier this fall.

The LMS squad is helmed by Dr. Terrie Miller and teamed by students from two debate classes and an after-school club.

LMS earned first place at the Dec. 3 competition in Team Sweepstakes, which recognizes the best overall squads. The team outperformed a number of other schools with long-established and well-regarded debate programs, including Barstow School. Many LMS team members won individual recognitions. A complete list is included below.


  • 1st Place - Scarlett Nevins
  • 2nd Place - Ellery Hile
  • 3rd Place - Lela Nanos
  • 5th Place - Sofia Miller

Novice Policy Speaker Awards

  • 3rd Place - Fabio Martinez-Tapia
  • 8th Place - Montathar Albohmood
  • 9th Place - Anneliese Sisson
  • 10th Place - AMiyah Lee

Novice Policy Teams

  • 3rd Place - Fabio Martinez-Tapia and Montathar Albohmood

Lincoln Middle School is just one of many world-class options for families within Kansas City Public Schools. Families can begin the process of enrolling their children in these schools starting on Dec. 14 for the 2021-2022 academic year. Learn more at

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