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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 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. 

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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.

Bell Times

Tier 1 (7:20 a.m. to 2:20 p.m.)

Central High School

East High

Lincoln College Prep Academy

Lincoln Middle School

Northeast High

Paseo Academy

Southeast High School

Success Academy at Anderson

☨ All bell times are subject to change.

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Tier 2 (8:20 a.m. to 3:20 p.m.)

Border Star Montessori

Central Middle

Garfield Elementary

Gladstone Elementary

Hartman Elementary

Holliday Montessori

King Elementary

James Elementary

Longfellow Elementary

Northeast Middle

Pitcher Elementary

Primitivo Garcia Elementary

Trailwoods Elementary

Troost Elementary

Whittier Elementary

☨ All bell times are subject to change.

Tier 3 (9:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.)

African-Centered College Prep Lower

Banneker Elementary

Carver Elementary

Faxon Elementary

Foreign Language Academy

Hale Cook Elementary

J.A. Rogers Elementary

Melcher Elementary

Phillis Wheatley Elementary

Success Academy at Knotts

Wendell Phillips Elementary

☨ All bell times are subject to change.

Other Bell Time Information


Full Day Sessions:

Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

After Care
2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Part Day Sessions:
Monday – Thursday
(Early Childhood Special Education ONLY)

Morning Session
8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Afternoon Session
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.



Morning Session
7:30 – 11:00 a.m.


Morning Session
7:40 a.m. – 10:10 a.m.

Afternoon Session
11:25 a.m. – 1:55 p.m.


Tier 1
7:20 - 10:50 a.m.

Tier 2
8:20 - 11:50 a.m.

Tier 3
9:15 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Success Academy At Anderson
7:30 to 11:10 a.m.

Missouri Option
No Afternoon Session

☨ All bell times are subject to change.