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KCPS Celebrates Church As Community Champion

The Kansas City Public Schools Board of Directors and Superintendent Mark Bedell honored Friendship Baptist Church as a Community Champion during a School Board meeting on Wednesday evening, Dec. 9.

KCPS Taps Trio As Terrific Teammates

The Kansas City Public Schools Board of Directors and Superintendent Mark Bedell recognized the following staff members as Terrific Teammates during a School Board meeting Wednesday evening, Dec. 9.

KCPS Honors Six Students As Scholar Superstars

The Kansas City Public Schools Board of Directors and Superintendent Mark Bedell recognized the following students as Scholar Superstars during a virtual School Board meeting Wednesday evening, Dec. 10.

KCPS Seeking Feedback from Families with Thoughtexchange

We want to stay connected and hear your questions and ideas about how we should move forward during this pandemic and in this educational landscape. With that in mind, we're asking KCPS families for five minutes today and another five minutes tomorrow to help us plan for the future. Please join our “Thoughtexchange” today to share your thoughts and questions.

Pivot International Donates 7,000 Shields to KCPS

Pivot International, a Lenexa, KS-based global leader in product design, development, and manufacturing, has partnered with Kansas City Public Schools to enhance maximal protection for students and staff with a gift of 7,000 safety shields.

Success By Six

From the moment they’re born, children are wired to learn. Research shows that 90 percent of the brain’s growth occurs by age 6.

United Way Success By 6 Resource Centers aim to ensure every young child in our community is healthy, safe, nurtured and enters school ready to succeed.

Parents who have used the resource centers say they’ve learned how to:

  • Get respect from their child
  • Develop a discipline plan
  • Deal with a hyperactive child
  • Spend time one-on-one with their child
  • Be the best parent or caregiver they can be

What Can You Find at a Success By 6 Resource Center?

Activities may vary by location

Toy Lending

Toys and educational items can be checked out at no charge.

Play Area/Reading Nook

Your child can play and read while you browse.

Computers

Special computers are equipped with kid-friendly software for children to use.

Make ‘n Take Crafts

Find project sheets and materials in our craft area for a variety of projects you can do with your kids.

Parents as Teachers

Information and sign-up for this great program is available at all sites.

Special Activities

Educational workshops and other activities are offered at various times.

Meeting Space

Room for local groups may be available. Contact your local center for information.

Special Needs

Equipment for children with special needs is available.

All free to parents, caregivers and teachers!

Teachers with PreK kids