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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.

Troost, Garcia Robotics Teams Advance to Regionals

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Robotics teams from Troost, Faxon, Garcia and Whittier participated in the FIRST LEGO League Robotics Regional Qualifier.

Robotics teams from Troost, Faxon, Garcia and Whittier participated in the FIRST LEGO League Robotics Regional Qualifier on Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021.


On Saturday, Dec. 4, Troost Elementary hosted the FIRST LEGO League Robotics Regional Qualifier. Teams from Troost, Faxon, Garcia and Whittier participated.

The mission of FLL is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders and innovators through mentor-based programming. Students learn self-confidence, communication, time management and leadership skills while building LEGO robots and having fun.

At Saturday's meet, teams from Troost and Garcia advanced to the FLL Regional Championships, which will be held on Jan. 29, 2022, at Crown Center. The Troost Tigerettes received the Rising Star Award and Code Phoenix from Garcia was also recognized during the event.

Special thanks to KCPS volunteers Travanna Alexander-Toney, Kimberly Jolley, Ericka Mabion, Mary White, Camille Wilcox and Tim Nash for supporting our students. Central High School cybersecurity interns John Gooden and Princess Awulonu also participated Saturday. John and Princess are mentoring KCPS robotics teams in partnership with McCownGordon Construction, the Black Chamber of Commerce of Greater Kansas City, Siemens Smart Infrastructure and California Polytechnic State University. The Cyber to Schools program teaches STEM skills in middle and high schools.

Congratulations to all of our KCPS robotics students for challenging themselves to learn more about science, technology, math and engineering!

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