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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 School Nurses!

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

Northeast Middle School nurse Tracy Lear, left, Director of School Nursing Lauren Grimes and Lincoln Middle School nurse Kendra Long. Lear and Long were recognized as KCPS School Nurses of the Year on Thursday, May 12, 2022, during National Nurses Week.
 

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.

“There is a shortage of nurses in this country,” KCPS Superintendent Dr. Mark Bedell said. “You could work anywhere. But you are choosing to be here to serve the community.”

AFT President Jason Roberts called KCPS nurses “the glue that held this district together” during the pandemic.

“We asked so much of you. Perhaps too much,” Mr. Roberts said. “I just want to say thank you on behalf of our staff for the work that you do. You are so valuable.”

KCPS Director of School Nursing Lauren Grimes said managing COVID in schools felt like being thrown into the deep end with “little water wings meant for 12-month-olds” at times.

“But we kept students in school. We kept staff in school. We were cogs that kept the machine running,” Ms. Grimes said.