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Congratulations to Dr. Jimmie Bullard, Bridgette Crutchfield and Romanda Franklin-Hamilton! These principals were recognized as Outstanding Administrators at the June 8, 2022, KCPS Board of Directors meeting.

Lincoln Prep Debaters Compete Nationally

Nadia Richard finished as a semi-finalist in Student Congress at the NCFL Grand National Tournament. Sophia Herrera is the reigning back-to-back Debate Kansas City Congressional Champion.

Three women who are nurses wearing black shirts that say "making a difference' with the KCPS logo.

KCPS rolled out the red carpet for National Nurses Week, clapping and cheering for our school nurses as they arrived at the Board of Education for their appreciation lunch.

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.

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!