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Spring 2024

Education Connection magazine cover: three students holding signs that say A stronger Future in English and Spanish
3 students holding signs that say "A Stronger Future" in English and Spanish

On May 7, KCK residents will have the opportunity to vote on a bond issue that will benefit every student from early childhood through high school.

Board President Randy Lopez and Superintendent Dr. Anna Stubblefield pose for a picture

The Kansas City, Kansas Board of Education approved a $420 million bond proposal to be presented to voters on the May 7, 2024, ballot. This decision marks a significant milestone in the school district’s ongoing efforts to ensure our students have access to top-notch facilities and resources, empowering them to compete effectively in today’s ever-evolving job market.

 

Past Issues

Fall 2023

Education Connection magazine cover. Engineering Student soldering with text: Designing the Future
Dr. Stubblefield posing for the camera

I am so excited about the start of this school year because of the ongoing initiatives and programs we have implemented through our strategic planning process to deliver a comprehensive, rigorous education for all students.

Superintendent Dr. Anna Stubblefield speaking in front of a monitor that says "2023 Facilities Master Plan"

KCKPS initiated a Facilities Planning Process this year to determine whether current facilities are meeting the needs of our students, staff, and the community. The community was able to participate in the process through several Community Vision Team meetings.

a group of students sing a song from the musical Newsies

Under the direction of Theatre teacher Judith “Mama” Jones and Choir Director Austin Snell, Washington High School students took the stage for Broadway Our Way, a musical revue featuring songs from a number of contemporary shows.

 

Spring 2023

Education Connection magazine cover. students holding pizza with text: Serving up Success
Dr. Stubblefield speaking to high school students in a classroom

As we approach the end of another school year, I am pleased to reflect on the great accomplishments and growth we have achieved together.

a lineman up on a pole showing elementary students how he does his job

By 2031, KCKPS has a goal for 100% of seniors to graduate Diploma+, prepared for life after high school. College and career fairs, career pathways, dual enrollment at KCK Community College—the list goes on and on. However, this preparation actually begins far before students enter high school.

A group of culinary students and their teacher serve food to other students

The Culinary Career Pathway Program at Wyandotte High School looks a little different to cooking classes of past generations. After switching from the Family and Consumer Sciences program 13 years ago, the classes now focus on what it’s like to work in a professional kitchen—and the students even have real gigs.

Superintendent Dr. Stubblefield gives testimony in the Kansas House

There have been a number of Education bills up for debate at the Kansas Statehouse during this spring’s legislative session, which have the potential to directly affect our schools.

 

Fall 2022

cover of education connection magazine: image is a teacher helping a student
Dr. Stubblefield speaking to high school students in a classroom

We returned (to this new school year) with renewed enthusiasm and determination to empower our students to reach their potential and achieve their academic, social, emotional, and physical development targets.

teacher leading class with elementary students raising their hands

Teaching is one of the most challenging yet rewarding careers someone could ever choose to be a part of and KCKPS is lucky to have a group that made for a difficult decision on who to nominate for a couple of important Kansas education awards.

group of students and adults posing with a large check

Kansas State Treasurer Lynn Rogers visited Carl B. Bruce Middle School on October 5, 2022, in order to present $2,500 as part of the “Choose My School” Supply Drive.

 

Summer 2022

Education Connection Magazine Cover: Principal with 2 students. Text: Award-winning schools at KCKPS
Dr. Stubblefield in a library posing with a class of students

As the 2021-22 school year comes to a close, I think it is important to take a moment to reflect on the accomplishments our students, teachers, families, and administrators have made this past academic year.

a group of students holding certificates and posing for the camera

Not only did Wyandotte High School break the record for the number of student applicants from one school to the Hispanic Development Fund’s scholarship program, they also had the most recipients from any school in the Kansas City Metro!

Dr. Stubblefield speaking at a podium with a sign behind that says "Learn to Swim"

Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools has partnered with the YMCA of Greater Kansas City and the Unified Government of Wyandotte County to launch the new “Learn to Swim” program.

A teacher helping a high school student with a computer assignment

Self-driving cars are grabbing headlines as they make their way onto our roadways. They drive themselves with the help of complicated coding, and students in Wyandotte High School’s Computer Science Academy are getting a taste of what it takes to write that code—on a much smaller scale.

Two students posing with Sluggerrr at a vaccine event

KCKPS has hosted over a dozen community events in the last year to help students and families access COVID-19 vaccines and other services and programs.