Job Fair Opportunities for KCKPS Seniors and KCKPS Families

Posted Friday, April 20, 2018

The Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools Diploma+ Steering Committee is hosting a unique series of job fairs, including one at each high school, for graduating seniors and KCKPS families.  This marks the first year our school district has hosted hiring events of this magnitude on site. We currently have more than 30 employers participating and anticipate even more employer involvement next year, as the number of seniors graduating Diploma+ continues to grow.

We know that there are students and families looking for opportunities and there are companies who want to get the word out about the high wage, high demand openings available. The job fairs will host employers looking for ‘no experience required’ to ‘college degree preferred,’ and many will showcase their on-the-job training programs. Each fair will also include military recruiters, as well as trade schools and apprenticeships. 

This is also a great opportunity for our graduates who are leaving the local area for college. “Not only will the job fairs connect all of our graduates to amazing opportunities, they will also showcase Kansas City, Kansas as a great place to live and work,” shared Tiffany Dixon, Lead College and Career Coordinator at Washington High School. 

All high school locations are reserved for their graduating seniors only. Adults who are interested in a new opportunity are encouraged to participate in the KCKPS Family Fair at the Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools Central Office  (2010 N. 59th Street, Kansas City, Kansas) on May 2, from 1 to 3 p.m.

The district has partnered with Goodwill and Workforce Partnership to assist with interview practice, resume preparation, online applications, as well as the use of job search tools for upcoming graduates and adults who plan to attend. Student preparation is being offered at our high schools, while special adult offerings are available free of charge at any one of the GoodWORKS Career Resource Centers and Workforce Partnership locations.

Employers participating in the Diploma+ Job Fairs include: RCS Millwork LC, Cerner, NPB Companies, Greater Kansas City Laborers Training Center, UPS, Plastic Packaging Technologies, Internal Revenue Service, The Builders Association, Amazon, FedEx Ground, Wyandotte County Parks & Recreation, Providence Medical Center, and more.

The job fairs are provided at no cost to students, families, or employers. No prior registration is needed for job-seekers. See for a list of locations, participating companies, and employer registration.

GoodWORKS Diploma+ Flyer .pdf

KCKPS to Host 11th Annual Math Relays March 7


March 2, 2015

Contact: Tammy Dodderidge, communications manager, (913) 279-2225

During the past couple of weeks, problem solving has become all the rage in the Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools (KCKPS). That can only mean one thing: Math Relays is just around the corner!

On March 7, KCKPS will host its 11th annual Math Relays event, bringing together elementary, middle and high school students for a day of individual and team problem solving that challenges their minds and advances their math skills.

This year, an estimated 1,100+ students are anticipated to take part in the event, which will be held from 8:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Wyandotte High School.

In Math Relays, secondary students will compete in four major strands: algebra, geometry, number concepts, and statistics and probability. A Sigma category also exists for students who want to compete in all strands. And this year, a new Team Problem Solving category has been added. It will group six students together to use mathematical reasoning to arrive at a solution to a given problem. Teams will be judged on their ability to communicate their mathematical reasoning and explain why their solution is the “best” answer.

At the elementary level, students will all compete as teams working on project-oriented problems. This year a total of 24 elementary teams will take part. Last year the district piloted the event to 4th and 5th graders from a small number of buildings to gauge their interest and it was a hit! Some of last year’s 4th graders are returning as 5th graders this year and the anticipation has been building all year, according to staff.

Math Relays will close with an awards ceremony beginning at 12:10 p.m. for elementary competitors, and 1 p.m. for secondary competitors.

In between math competitions, students will have an opportunity to participate in a college fair provided by the Kansas Enrichment Network. Tables will be set up in the social hall and representatives from area colleges will be available to answer questions and pass out materials and information. The idea is to link students to businesses and post-secondary degrees that have a math component or focus. For some students, it is their first exposure to college.

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Melissa Fears • Communications Office
2010 N. 59th Street • Kansas City, KS 66104 • 913-279-2242

Kindergarten Enrollment is Set for April 21 in KCKPS

April 12, 2016


Contact: Tammy Dodderidge, communications manager, (913) 279-2225

Enrollment time is here for kindergartners starting school in the Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools (KCKPS) in August. On Thursday, April 21, all KCKPS elementary schools will be hosting Kindergarten Roundup sessions. Parents with children who will be five years old on or before August 31, 2016 should take this opportunity to enroll them for the 2016-2017 school year.

Kindergarten Roundup is for both parents and children. Activities taking place during the sessions differ from school to school, but children will be given the opportunity to get acquainted with the kindergarten teacher(s), and learn about going to school, while parents complete the necessary paperwork. In many instances, translators will be provided.

Parents should bring the following information with them for kindergarten enrollment:

  • Proof of Residence: A utility bill (gas, water, electric), rental agreement, or escrow agreement. (A phone bill is not a valid proof of residency.)
  • A state issued birth certificate for each child enrolling in kindergarten or grade one — a birth certificate or other proof of age for all other students. (Wallet size birth certificates and hospital certificates are not accepted.)
  • A Kansas certificate of immunization for each child.
  • A physical exam/health assessment for each child nine years of age or younger. Those coming from another school in Kansas must present a copy of the physical health assessment when enrolling in the Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools.
  • A Social Security Card for each child, if available.

Times and locations of the enrollment for each school are listed below:

School Date Time Contact (Principal)

Banneker Elementary
2026 N. 4th St.

April 21, 2016

12:30 to 3:30 pm

Dionandre Josenberger

 Bethel Elementary
7850 Yecker

April 21, 2016

10:00 am to noon
1:00 to 3:00 pm

Michael Sechler

 B. Caruthers Elementary
1100 Waverly

April 21, 2016

 9:00 to noon
1:00 to 4:00 pm

Molly Struzzo

Claude Huyck Elementary
1530 N. 83rd St.

April 21, 2016

10:00 to 3:00 pm

Colleen Dudley

Douglass Elementary
1310 N. 9th St.

April 21, 2016

10:00 am to 2:00 pm 

Leala Taylor

Emerson Elementary
1429 S. 29th St.

April 21, 2016

1:30 – 3:00 pm

Brett Bernard

Eugene Ware Elementary
4820 Oakland

 April 21, 2016

 9:00 am
1:00 pm 

Collette Chaney

Frances Willard Elementary
3400 Orville

April 21, 2016

1:30 pm

Sarah Pike

Frank Rushton Elementary
2605 W. 43rd Ave.

April 21, 2016

2:00 pm

Mary Welsh

Grant Elementary
1510 N. 4th St.

April 21, 2016

9:00 to 11:00 am
12:45 – 2:45 pm

Janice McConnell

Hazel Grove Elementary
2401 N. 67th St.

April 21, 2016

10 am to 2:00 pm

Dee Dee Hines

John F. Kennedy Elementary 
2600 N. 72nd St.

April 21, 2016

9:15 am to 4:30 pm

Canise Salinas

John Fiske Elementary
625 S. Valley

April 21, 2016

 1:30 to 2:30 pm
4:15 to 5:15 pm

Josie Herrera

 Lindbergh Elementary
641 N. 57th St.

April 21, 2016

10:00 to noon

Dr. Iva Lee Colgan

Mark Twain Elementary
2300 Minnesota Ave.

April 21, 2016

 9:00 to 11:00 am
1:00 to 3:00 pm

Sandra Egidy

McKinley Elementary
611 North 14th St.

April 21, 2016

9:00 to 11:00
1:30 – 3:00 pm

Valerie Castillo

M.E. Pearson Elementary
310 N. 11th St.

April 21, 2016

5:00 to 8:00 pm 

Lori Cooper

New Chelsea Elementary
2500 Wood

April 21, 2016

 9:30 – 12:30
1:00 – 3:30 pm

Dominic Flora

New Stanley Elementary
3604 Metropolitan

April 21, 2016

7:30 to 10:00 am
2:00 to 5:30 pm

Ryan Most


Noble Prentis Elementary
2337 S. 14th St.

April 21, 2016

1:00 pm sharp
4:00 pm sharp

James Poplau

Parker Elementary
3334 Haskell

April 21, 2016

10:00 am to noon
1:00 to 3:00 pm

 Ruth Capell

Quindaro Elementary
2800 Farrow

April 21, 2016

9:00 am to 12:00 pm
1:00 to 3:00 pm

Stacey Chatmon


Silver City Elementary
2515 Lawrence Ave.

April 21, 2016

10 – 11 am 
6:00  - 7:00 pm

Dr. Deanne Letourneau


Stony Point North Elementary
8200 Elizabeth

April 21, 2016 

 9:30 am

Jane Martin

Stony Point South Elementary
150 S. 78th St.

April 21, 2016

 5:00 to 7:00 pm

Susan Hendricks

T.A. Edison Elementary
1000 Locust St.

April 21, 2016

9:00 am to 3 pm

Cindy Cop

Welborn Elementary
5200 Leavenworth Rd.

April 21, 2016

9:00 am – 3:00pm

Dr. Jennifer Malone

White Church Elementary
2226 N. 85th St.

April 21, 2016

10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Bruce Haber

Whittier Elementary
295 S. 10th St.

April 21, 2016

10am, 2pm or 5pm

Geri Cunningham

W.A.  White Elementary  2600 N. 43rd  Terr.

April 21, 2016

9:00 to 11:00am
1:00 to 3:00 pm

Angela Wright

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Melissa Fears • Communications Office
2010 N. 59th Street • Kansas City, KS 66104 • 913-279-2242

Help us Name the New Elementary School

Posted Saturday, April 21, 2018

Your help is needed to name the new elementary school that will combine White Church Elementary and Bethel Elementary schools. The schools will combine for a large state-of-the art building. These upgrades, scheduled for completion for the 2020-21 school year, are part of the 2016 zero-tax increase bond initiative.

Click here to access the survey with the five school names and the explanation of each. You can select one of the school names listed or you can add a name for consideration as well as an explanation of that name.

The survey will be open from Saturday, April 21, until Wednesday, April 25, at 4 p.m.   

The survey results will be presented to the Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools Board of Education for final approval.

Thank you for participating in the survey.

Notice - Time and Place of Special Meeting - April 23, 2018

April 19, 2018


Contact: Susan E. Westfahl, Clerk of the Board (913) 279-2235

A special meeting of the Kansas City, Kansas Board of Education is hereby called for Monday, April 23, 2018, at 5:00 p.m., in the third floor Board room of the KCKPS Central Office and Training Center, 2010 N. 59th Street, Kansas City, Kansas. 

In addition to regular business itemized in the published agenda, the Board shall meet with consultants from Ray and Associates to review survey results, discuss themes heard during community input sessions and approve superintendent search flyer. 

Dated this 19th day of April 2018.

Susan E. Westfahl
Clerk of the Board