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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.

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!

Southeast Students to Mayor Lucas: Community Violence Prevention Starts with Supporting Teens

A three-panel photograph showing a man in a suit listening to teens in a classroom.

Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas met with Southeast High School students on Monday, Feb. 7, 2022. Ninth graders in Karen Sojourner's class proposed programs to address community violence. 

 

More activities for teens at Southeast Community Center. A program that connects students with mentors who were incarcerated.

Mayor Quinton Lucas, who was invited to participate in the students’ listening session last month, said he was intrigued by the proposal.

“I like to learn from mistakes, too. Mistakes I’ve made, mistakes others have made,” Mayor Lucas said, adding that he thinks teens benefit from authentic relationships with mentors and other trusted adults.

Freshman Aliana Hall said she thought her classmates’ mentoring proposal could work.

Caleb Owens, who teaches with Ms. Sojourner at Southeast, said it’s exciting to be teaching freshman who are already focused on making their community a better place to live.

“These guys have been in the driver’s seat all year,” he said. “Just imagine what they’ll be able to do when they’re seniors.”