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Brian Wieher is the district’s new Director of Child Nutrition Services. He comes to KCPS with more than 20 years of experience in team leadership, project management, public relations and customer service.

In case of inclement weather over a snow-covered Union Station

With colder weather arriving, we have been planning for the potential of snow/inclement weather days and Alternative Methods of Instruction (AMI) days for the upcoming winter season in KCPS. With this, we wanted to communicate how we will conduct any upcoming snow day plans.

A group dressed in coats cuts a blue ribbon in front of a memorial for Thacher School.

Kansas City Public Schools honored a commitment to the Northeast community, dedicating a memorial at the site of the former Thacher School, 5008 Independence Ave.

Thank You, KCPS Mentors, For Serving Students

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KCPS mentor Porsche Seals and her mentee, Amani. Porsche is executive director of Caring for Kids, a nonprofit that helps strengthen neighborhood schools through partnerships with churches, businesses and civic groups.

After a year mentoring remotely, Porsche Seals was so excited to finally meet her mentee, Amani.

All last year, the pair got to know each other on Zoom. They made Christmas sweaters. Amani shared her hair style ideas with Porsche. And they talked about their weekend plans. Finally, this fall, they got to meet in person.

“When I met her in the mentor room, she was just as happy to see me as I was to see her,” Porsche says. “That was the quickest 30 minutes ever! We talked about the summer, hopes and goals for the new school year and, as always, what we were going to do for the weekend.”

January is National Mentoring Month. All month long, KCPS is celebrating mentors and mentees like Porsche and Amani.

“Everyone should mentor,” Porsche said. “It challenges you to express yourself not as a mother, father or aunt but as a friend and neighbor.  I truly want to see Amani make it. She makes my Fridays better because I know that I am going to see her smiling face.”

Interested in mentoring a KCPS student? Apply today!