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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.

Luis Hinojosa Named Pitcher Elementary Principal

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KCPS is excited to announce that Mr. Luis Hinojosa has been named principal of Pitcher Elementary. Mr. Hinojosa is, of course, a familiar face after spending five years at East High School and five years at Whittier Elementary.

Mr. Hinojosa has experience as a middle school teacher, high school assistant principal, elementary principal and college instructor. He was named 2018 KCPS Principal of the Year. He loves KCPS and believes a principal’s job is to shine a light on student achievement. He is excited to return to elementary education and wants to continue to advance achievement at Pitcher.

“Building relationships with students and staff is important to me,” Mr. Hinojosa said. “Having the opportunity to work at Pitcher is something I will not take for granted. Our district has made great strides the past few years and Pitcher has been part of that success. It is my responsibility to help Pitcher to continue along the path it has etched consistently each year — including helping Pitcher Eagles become the best East Bears they can be!”

Mr. Hinojosa is currently finishing his doctorate at the University of Kansas. He and his wife, Megan, have three children: Sam, Tanner and Anna. They also have two dogs: a German shepherd named Jasmine and a Great Dane named East!