McKinney-Vento Program Receives $3,200 in Gift Cards

Posted Tuesday, August 14, 2018

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Ms. Loretta Landrum of Metropolitan Baptist Church presented $3,200 worth of gift cards to the school district to help the students of the district’s McKinney-Vento program. The church’s pastor is Dr. R.L. Baynham. For the last five years, the church has presented the Metro Praise concert, which raises funds for the school district’s homeless program. Pictured from L-R: KCKPS Director of Student Services Lisa Garcia-Stewart, KCKPS Superintendent Dr. Charles Foust and Ms. Landrum. Read More


KCKPS Honored by Kansas Breastfeeding Coalition

Posted Tuesday, August 14, 2018

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During the August 14 Board of Education meeting, Kansas Breastfeeding Coalition, Inc.’s Board member Treva Smith and Member Tanya Lorenzo presented the Gold Level Breastfeeding Employee Support Award in recognition of support for breastfeeding employees to KCKPS Board member Dr. Stacy Yeager and Superintendent Dr. Charles Foust.  The award, which is a clock, signifies KCKPS as a family-friendly employer concerned about the health and well-being of employees. Read more


KCK Dance Ensemble

Posted Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Calling all DANCERS!!!

This is a district-wide dance program (formerly Releve All-City Dance) open to all KCK students in 2nd-8th grade.

Students will:

  • receive instruction in tap, jazz, ballet, hip hop, and modern
  • learn dance fundamentals that will help them audition for high school dance & cheer teams
  • gain strength & flexibility
  • participate in an annual recital
  • build confidence & a sense of belonging

Placement Class/ Parent Information Session - August 27, 5:30 p.m. at Wyandotte High School

For more information, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  913.229.5333

KCK Dance Ensemble Flyer (English) PDF

KCK Dance Ensemble Flyer (Spanish) PDF


KCKPS Welcomes Back Students Today!

Posted Monday, August 13, 2018

Welcome back to the first day of school for all K-12 students. We are ready for another great school year in KCKPS! 

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Be sure and check out photos of the first day of school coverage on social media and the website today. 

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The first day for Pre-K is August 20.

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KCKPS Welcomes Back Students Today!

Posted Friday, August 10, 2018

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Welcome back to the first day of school grade levels K-5, 6, and 9. We are ready for another great school year in KCKPS!

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Be sure and check out photos of the first day of school coverage on social media and the website today.

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All of our students in K-12 will be back at school on Monday, August 13. The first day for Pre-K is August 20.

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KCKPS Holds Annual Convocation

Posted Wednesday, August 8, 2018

The new school year is about to begin for Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools!

That means it’s time for the annual Convocation, a time for returning staff and those staff new to the district to come together to celebrate the start of the new school year.

This year’s event featured words of motivation and inspiration from the district’s newly named superintendent Dr. Charles Foust. He also thanked staff for all they are doing and will do for the students of the district. During his address, Dr. Foust told staff his license had been approved by the Kansas State Department of Education, which allows him to officially assume his duties as the superintendent of the district. This received applause from attendees.

Click the picture below for an excerpt from Dr. Foust’s speech that received a standing ovation from attendees of the event held at 9 a.m. on August 8 at Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kansas.

Dr. Foust’s entire speech is now available on YouTube here.


Notice - Sumner Academy Student Check-In Rescheduled

Posted Monday, August 6, 2018

Due to ongoing construction, Student Check-in at Sumner Academy has been postponed.  The following dates have been cancelled:

  • Monday, August 6
  • Tuesday, August 7
  • Wednesday, August 8

We are planning to hold student check-in on Thursday, August 9 and Friday, August 10 from 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.  Additionally, student check-in will take place the entire week of August 13. 

We apologize for the inconvenience.  




KCKPS Good News

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Posted Thursday, July 19, 2018

“Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools has a rich 174-year history. Dr. Charles Foust will be the 15th superintendent in this district when he arrives in August.  KCKPS has been fortunate to have consistency in superintendents and board members over the years, especially in a large urban district.  Hats off to Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools!,” said Dr. Julie Ford, interim superintendent of schools.

Right: Students participate in the annual Marching Band Exhibition which has become a highlighted tradition in the Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools.



Search to Find Children in Need of Special Education

The Wyandotte Comprehensive Special Education Cooperative is seeking to identify every student from birth through age 21 who lives within the boundaries of the school districts of Kansas City, Kansas, Bonner Springs/Edwardsville and Piper who has developmental delays or may be in need of special education. If you have a child or know of a child who you think has development delays or special needs, contact:

Dr. Michelle Colvin, director of special education

2010 N. 59th Street, Kansas City, KS 66104


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Areas of special education include: birth through age two (infant-toddler), early childhood - disability, developmentally delayed, visual impairments including blindness, hearing impairments including deafness, deaf-blindness, autism, traumatic brain injury, emotional disturbance, specific learning disabilities, intellectual disability, multiple disabilities, orthopedic impairments, other health impairments, speech or language impairments, and gifted.

Parents are advised that all special education services are designed to offer the utmost in educational opportunities for each qualifying student, as well as to provide assistance and support in the areas of physical, mental, emotional and social growth. State and federal laws are followed in providing each student with a free appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment.

Please call Dr. Michelle Colvin, director of special education, at 913.627.2614 if you have a child or know of a child who may need special education services.


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KCKPS Community Academy Gives Public Greater Understanding of the Operation and Initiatives of the School District

Posted Tuesday, June 12, 2018 

Are you interested in learning about our outstanding students, rigorous curriculum, highly-touted initiatives and the dedicated staff of Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools? The newly created KCKPS Community Academy is for you. Read More


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New KCKPS School Bond Report Newsletter Available

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Check out The KCKPS School Bond Reporta new newsletter created by the construction partner for our bond projects, JE Dunn Construction. The newsletter outlines minority, women and local business enterprise project participation numbers to date, a spotlight on KCKPS student Rickie Bowie who is receiving hands-on experience by interning at the company, and much more. 

Click here to see all the articles in this first issue or visit