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Bedell at Graduations 2020

On Thursday, the City Council is scheduled to vote on an incentive package for BlueScope, a billion-dollar multinational corporation. After a 100 percent property tax abatement for 20 years, they want 13 more, holding the City Council hostage by saying they might move to Kansas.

And what they want is the continuation of a deal that has already disproportionately impacted the funding of Kansas City’s schools, libraries and mental health resources.

Jontell Washington Student of LCPA

Jontell Washington is a builder.

In his case, Jontell knows how to build bridges across linguistic gaps. A member of Lincoln College Preparatory Academy’s Class of 2020, he is one of 59 scholars from across Kansas City Public Schools who earned their Missouri Seal of Biliteracy this year.

Tyrell Wooddard in Model 717 at MINDDRIVE

 Tyrell Woodard is a magician.

With a blowtorch and his brain, Tyrell can craft innovative objects that combine every element of STEAM: science, technology, engineering, art and math. He can build cars that require no fossil fuels.

Essay Board student Sofia Murasi

Last fall, Mr. Odam conceived of a college essay board comprised of KCPS staff members who would donate their time and expertise to help students perfect their compositions. The idea was to tap into the considerable talent that can be found across Team KCPS.

Gladstone Elementary

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About Garfield

At Gladstone Elementary, we focus on the “7 Habits.” The “7 Habits” are: Be Proactive, Begin With the End in Mind, Put First Things First, Think Win-Win, Seek First to Understand/Then to be Understood, Synergize and Sharpen the Saw. This will help our students realize their potential as leaders.

Gladstone Elementary School Building Photo

Uniforms: Solid white or navy blue short or long-sleeved shirt (must have a collar or turtleneck). Tan (khaki) or navy blue pants, skirt, jumper, or shorts. No denim is allowed.


335 N. Elmwood Ave.
Kansas City, MO 64109
(816) 418-3950
Twitter: @KCPS_Gladstone

School Hours:
8:20AM - 3:20PM


School Activities & Programs:

  • Bishop Sullivan Center
  • Junior Achievement
  • Lead to Read
  • Kids in the Kitchen
  • LINC
  • Mattie Rhodes
  • Score One for Health
  • Wayside Waifs

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