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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.

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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