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Board of Education Hosts

Listening and Learning Sessions

KCKPS Launches New Digital Flyer Platform

Looking for Creative and Passional Professionals

KCKPS Celebrates National School

Resource Officer Day

Celebrate with US!

Business and Industry Leaders "Make a Difference in Students' Futures

Honoring Black History Month

Quindaro Elementary School

Rolling with Bicycles

National Act of Kindness

All-City Children’s Chorus Gear Up for Big Concert

Board of Education Hosts

Listening and Learning Sessions

The Board of Education is hosting a Listening and Learning Session on Saturday, March 4, 2023, at Wyandotte High School from 1:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M.

The Board wants to get families and community feedback on what we are doing well and areas where we can improve as a public school system. Your input is vital to helping district leaders understand how we can continue to ensure our students have the necessary support to succeed.

Thank you in advance for your support.

KCKPS Launches New Digital Flyer Platform

Community partners, we have some exciting news to share with you.

We have some exciting news!


In an effort to effectively and efficiently provide our parents with more valuable school and community resources, KCKPS will begin sending flyers to parents digitally on Monday, February 27, 2033, through Peachjar. Parents and guardians will receive flyers as interactive images in their inbox and can click to immediately take action. Additionally, all approved flyers will be posted to the school’s web flyer board, which can be accessed from the school’s homepage.


Distributing your flyer through Peachjar is easy! You can register at as a program provider and select your school(s) for distribution and include call-to-action buttons like “Sign Up” or “Learn More”. At checkout, Peachjar will charge a small fee to submit your PDF flyer. Once your flyer is approved by the district, it will be emailed to parents and posted to each school’s website. Parents can view your flyer on the go, share on social media or send it to a friend – you can even view metrics to see how your flyer is performing.


To learn more, check out this short video on how to upload a flyer to Peachjar. You can also visit the KCKPS website for more information as well.


If you have any questions, please contact Peachjar at Thank you for supporting this new platform and initiative at our district!

Looking for Creative and Passional Professionals

Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools is looking to hire creative and passionate professionals who have the desire to help make a difference in the lives of 22,000+ students. The district will host a career fair Saturday, March 4, from 8:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at the KCKPS Central Office. 

KCKPS is looking to hire gifted teachers, ambitious administrators, nurses, librarians, counselors, social workers, school psychologists, and more. We’re also looking to hire non-teaching positions such as law enforcement officers, paraprofessionals, instructional aides, bus drivers, and nutritional service workers.  

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National School Resource Officer Day

Resource Officers and support staff play a very vital role in Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools, which is why every year there is a special day set aside to acknowledge them. 

February 15 is National School Resource Day where school resource officers and members of the support team are celebrated. 

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District Highlights

Celebrate with Us!

Did you know that public schools are responsible for educating 9 out of every 10 students across the United States? This translates to over 51 million students who currently walk the halls of public schools. 

February 27 through March 3rd is Public Schools Week. During this week, we are taking time to reflect on the 22,000 students and 4,000 staff in Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools.

We want to thank each one of you for the role you play in our district. Every individual holds a significant role in helping our students grow, learn, and achieve! 

Business and Industry Leaders "Get on the Bus" to Make a Difference in Students' Futures

School districts from across the Kansas City metro area called on local business leaders to “Get on the Bus” during the Kauffman Foundation’s Real World Learning kickoff event. KCKPS was well represented, showcasing the district’s work-based learning program.

Real world, work-based learning provides students with opportunities to work directly with local businesses and companies through client-connected projects and internships. Students that participate in these programs receive Diploma+ endorsements.

At the kickoff event, Superintendent Dr. Anna Stubblefield welcomed the crowd, and Nicole Pizzato, the district’s Work-based Learning Coordinator, was a member of a panel discussion with participating business owners and representatives on why the program is worth pursuing.

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KCKPS Celebrates

Frank White, Jr. spoke to Silver City Elementary School students on Tuesday as part of the school’s Black History Month Program.

The former Royals shortstop won eight Gold Gloves, went to five All-Star games, and won the Silver Slugger in 1986 as the best offensive second baseman in the American League. He spoke to students in grades K-5 about his journey through life and the importance of listening to your teachers because they want the best for you.

Frank White was elected County Executive on November 8, 2016, after serving as appointed County Executive starting January 11, 2016. Before serving as County Executive, White was elected as 1st District At-Large Jackson County Legislator on November 4, 2014.  

Other events around the district to celebrate Black History Month included Superintendent Dr. Anna Stubblefield, Mayor/CEO Tyrone Garner, Bishop Corte Vaughn with Evangelistic Center International, and several guests spoke to students at Rosedale Middle School. All the guests shared stories about their personal experiences growing up. Dr. Stubblefield talked about being the first African American female superintendent, and Garner being the first African American Mayor/CEO of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kansas. They told the students that they, too, could achieve similar positions in life.

Students filled the cafeteria at Quindaro Elementary School to hear the cool sounds of jazz from renowned musician Ronnie McFadden, Former Kansas City Chiefs player and Musician Tamba Hali, Award Winning Producer Anthony Saunders, and musicians in the Crayge Lindesay jazz band. The students were also entertained by the Gateway High Steppers and much more.

Superintendent Dr. Anna Stubblefield at Rosedale Middle School.

Former Royals shortstop and current County Executive of Jackson County at Silver City.

Yolanda Clark, school board member, speaks to students at Eisenhower Elementary School.

Lonnie McFadden and jazz musicians play at Quindaro Elementary School.

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Quindaro Elementary School

Rolling with Bicycles

Students at Quindaro Elementary School are now rolling on brand new bicycles thanks to the generosity of people in the Kansas City community.

Twenty-four strider bikes were revealed to students during their P.E. class on Friday, February 10.

The bikes are part of a program called All Kids Bike. It’s a nation-wide bike initiative that helps install learn-to-ride programs in elementary schools. 

The goal of the program is to help students develop physically and mentally by teaching them how to safely ride a bike. “Riding a bike teaches you so many different things. It helps build up your self-esteem. It helps with inclusion. It helps with your muscles. All the kids leave the class feeling positive,” said Physical Education Teacher Amelia Kovac. 

In the past, Quindaro Elementary rented its bikes. Those bikes were used for third, fourth and fifth graders, and it was only for a limited time. However, Kovac wanted the same opportunity for the younger students. She also wanted bikes that they could use year-round. 

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National Act of Kindness

It was all part of honoring Random Acts of Kindness Week from February 14th through the 20th. 

Derrica, Ameer, and Juliano were selected because they embodied the spirit of kindness and have consistently shown kindness toward their classmates on a daily basis. They also exhibited excellent leadership qualities and have been helpful in their classrooms. 

 “We always want to appreciate and recognize our students, when they’re doing a good job, and when they’re displaying positive character traits,” said Assistant Principal Jimmika Lawson. “I do believe it will promote more positive behavior amongst the rest of our students,” adds Lawson. 

A total of 90 students from 30 schools in the Kansas City area received new jerseys. Three students from each school received jerseys in hopes that they will be kindness ambassadors. 

The National Random Acts of Kindness Week campaign encourages everyone to put kindness first and share it everywhere they go.

Because of their exceptional kindness, Ameer, Derrica, and Juliano were all highlighted on several local media, including Fox 4, KMBC 9, and KSHB TV41.  

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All-City Children's Chorus Gear

Up for Big Concert

The district’s All-City Children’s Chorus traveled to Wichita, Kansas on Friday to perform in front of a large audience.

The fourth through sixth grade students performed at the Kansas Music Educators Association In-Service Workshop. These young KCKPS performers auditioned to be part of the ensemble. 

According to Chorus Director Donna Johnson, students who auditioned were graded on several things. They had to sing the song Happy Birthday well. They also had to match pitch, sing well in their heads, and were graded on whether they had a good ear for music. 

KCKPS Videos to Watch

Social Media Safety Tips

Snapchat, Tiktok, instant messaging, and so much more. How do you keep your child safe online? Here are some tips from Dr. Kristen Scott, Executive Director of Middle Schools at KCKPS.

Protect and Educae: Chief Nicholson

Safety is a top priority at USD 500. In this episode of Protect and Educate, we sat down with Chief Nicholson to learn about some of the ways the KCKPS Police Department works to keep everyone safe

Claude Huyck P.E. Teacher Inducted into Hall of Fame

Claude Huyck Elementary School P.E. teacher Daryel Garrison has a lot of accomplishments under his belt, and he’s about to add one more.

Board of Education
Upcoming Events and Activities

You can watch past meetings on KCKPS-TV or YouTube.

Board of Education
Upcoming Meetings

Upcoming Meetings

February 28, 2023

March 28, 2023

April 11, 2023

April 25, 2023

Zoom meeting

(web-based video conferencing)

5:00 pm

The public can join in on the meeting to listen by clicking on the link on the home page of the district's website.

Your Education Channel

KCKPS-TV is the cable access channel for Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools. We provide a variety of viewing options for the public to access and watch public meetings and district programming on KCKPS-TV 24-hours, every day of the week.

Broadcast TV

  • Available on Spectrum cable, Channel 18, and in HD on Google Fiber, Channel 145.
  • Available online on the KCKPS website.
  • Programs and school board meetings are also scheduled for rebroadcast on KCKPS-TV.

You can also watch us live where ever you are online, on Roku or Apple TV app.

Visit KCKPS School Foundation for Excellence website for more information.
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