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KCPS is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with profiles of Latinos who have made a difference in our community. Today, we remember Yvonne Vazquez Rangel, an education advocate who lobbied for access to bilingual education. 

John Fierro Kansas City Notable Latino

KCPS is celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month featuring notable Latino community members who have made a difference in the city and/or the nation. Today, we honor John Fierro, President/CEO of Mattie Rhodes Center and a long-time public figure in Kansas City.

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KCPS is continuing our celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month with a spotlight on Rebecca Jaramillo, an advocate for equal rights and a founder of Fiesta Hispana, one of the first celebrations of Hispanic Heritage Month in Kansas City.

Local Kansas City Hero Primitivo Garcia

Primitivo Garcia is often referred to as Kansas City's first local Hispanic hero. One KCPS elementary school is named after this hero after he gave his life to save his English teacher in 1967.

Welcome Back to School, KCPS!

Two girls in green polo shirts draw with their teacher.

African-Centered Preparatory Academy

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Two students work on pieces of purple construction paper.

Carver Dual Language School


KC Wolf mascot helps girl in striped shirt off a school bus.

Central High School


Two preteens, one with rainbow hair and the other in a Chiefs shirt, walk into school

Central Middle School


A group of giggling students sit on a bench, their arms around each others' shoulders.

Gladstone Elementary


Four students in backpacks and their first day of school outfits walk into school.

J.A. Rogers Elementary


Three little girls in matching pink shirts and denim skirts walk down a hallway.

George Melcher Elementary


Students and their teacher stand under a purple balloon arch outside their school.

Northeast High School


A teacher helps two students with their first day of school activity.

Trailwoods Elementary


A girl in a blue polo walks down the sidewalk, clapping hands with Royals players and representatives.

Whittier Elementary