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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

Manual Students Receive National Recognition for Career and Technical Education

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On Wednesday, Feb. 16, fifteen KCPS students were inducted into the National Technical Honor Society, which recognizes exceptional Career and Technical Education students.


Fifteen KCPS students were inducted into the National Technical Honor Society on Wednesday, Feb. 16, at Manual Career and Technical Center. NTHS believes in Career and Technical Education students and empowers them to know the value and impact of their career paths and trades. Members of NTHS are eligible for scholarships to help further their career education.  

Congratulations to Nasradin Ahmed, Princess Awulonu, Naila Aziz, Mwajuma Bilombele, Bombe Eca, Edelita Garcia, Ja’Neisa Hoskins, Eric Iradukunda, Dinaya Maltbia, Darcy Mupenda, Ivan Rese Aragon, Trense Stokes, Elizabeth Torrealba Barreto, Dorismar Valdez and Jaicee Wilson! You are great representatives of KCPS, and we are so proud of you!


The impact of the recent Omicron surge on the blood supply has created a critical need for donations in Kansas City and across the country. The National Technical Honor Society at Manual will be hosting a blood drive in partnership with the American Red Cross on Thursday, Feb. 24 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Students will be donating blood and invite our KCPS community to do the same. Make your blood donation appointment online today!