New Listening and Learning Tours Starting September 19

Posted Thursday, September 13, 2018

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Join Superintendent Dr. Charles Foust, his cabinet and staff to hear about the district's vision, moving forward, and working together at the next Listening and Learning Tours!

It is also an opportunity for the district's parents and the community to share ideas to further discuss the success of our schools.

Each event runs from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m, and will be held at four locations on different dates:

  • Wednesday, September 19 - J.C. Harmon High School, 2400 Steele Road, Kansas City, KS
  • Wednesday, October 3 - Washington High School, 7340 Leavenworth Road, Kansas City, KS 
  • Monday, October 8 - Wyandotte High School Recital Hall, 2501 Minnesota Avenue, Kansas City, KS
  • Monday, October 22 - F. L. Schlagle High School, 2214 N. 59th Street, Kansas City, KS
  • Monday, October 29 - Sumner Academy of Arts and Science, 1610 N. 8th Street, Kansas City, KS

Click here for the flyer in English; Click here for the flyer in Spanish.

Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools Named One of the Best Companies in Kansas City, KS

Posted Thursday, September 13, 2018

Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools (KCKPS) was named one of the best companies to work for in Kansas City, Kansas by Zippia. Zippia is a three-year-old, web-based company that is working to create a resource that provides information on potential career paths and employment opportunities for job seekers.

Their best companies ranking list is based on data from sources like the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Federal Election Commission, the Zippia job and resume database and more. When ranking companies, Zippia looks at the following three criteria:

  • Financial health of the organization (including number of years in operation, total revenue and number of employees)
  • Salaries (relative to similar positions in the area)
  • Diversity (including education, race, gender, political affiliation)

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This is the first year Zippia has created the best companies ranking list for Kansas City, Kansas and KCKPS is proud to be named among the top employers in our area. Being a part of this prestigious group shows that KCKPS “excels at creating a work environment that appeals to job seekers,” according to Drew Walters, Zippia marketing strategist.

To learn more about the Best Companies to work for in Kansas City, Kansas, please visit https://www.zippia.com/company/best-companies-in-kansas-city-ks/.

Congratulations Whitney Morgan and Emily Dennis

Posted Monday, September 10, 2018

Whitney Morgan, the secondary finalist at the Region III Awards Banquet for the 2019 Teacher of the Year.

Whitney Morgan has been recognized as the secondary finalist at the Region III Awards Banquet for the 2019 Teacher of the Year. The ceremony was held at the Marriott Hotel in Overland Park, Kansas. At the event, Emily Dennis was honored as an elementary nominee at the Region III Awards Banquet for the 2019 Teacher of the Year. Congratulations to them both!

Emily Dennis, an elementary nominee at the Region III Awards Banquet for the 2019 Teacher of the Year

Teach in KCKPS While Earning Your Master’s in Education

September 10, 2018 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Melissa Bedford Fears, Director of Communications and Marketing, (913) 279-2225

If you have a bachelor’s degree in science, technology, business, engineering, math or English/language arts, you can develop the skills needed to make a difference in the lives of students. The Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools has a Teaching Fellows program which will allow you to teach full-time while earning your teaching certification or master’s degree in education.

If you would like to learn more, please attend one of the information sessions listed below. All information sessions are held at the Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools Central Office and Training Center, 2010 N. 59th Street, Kansas City, KS in room 131 at 6:30 p.m. on the following dates:

  • Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018
  • Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018
  • Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018
  • Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019
  • Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019
  • Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019
  • Thursday, Mar. 7, 2019

More information about the Teaching Fellows program is available at kckps.org/teachingfellows or contact Alternative Certification Program Advisor Dr. Tracey Nix at 913-279-2380.

Notice - Change of Location/Time of Regular Meeting - September 11, 2018

September 7, 2018 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

In accord with the resolution approved by the Board of Education on July 10, 2018, the regular meeting of the Kansas City, Kansas Board of Education is scheduled for the second Tuesday, September 11, 2018, at 8:30 a.m. and will be held in the library at J. F. Kennedy Elementary School, 2600 N. 72nd Street, Kansas City, Kansas. Please plan to park at Eisenhower Middle School, 2901 N. 72nd Street. Shuttle vans will run between Eisenhower and Kennedy between 8 - 8:45 a.m.

Dated this 7th day of September 2018.

Susan E. Westfahl
Clerk of the Board