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6Feb 2020

SchoolAppKC Streamlines Application and Tours

By |February 6th, 2020|Categories: Kansas City, SchoolAppKC, Schools|0 Comments

Visit 16 SchoolAppKC Schools on School Saturday February 22 Selecting a school for a student in the Kansas City public school boundaries can be a challenge. Within the Kansas City Public Schools Boundaries, there are currently 23 public school options available for an incoming kindergartener and nearly 90 public and private schools serving K-12 students. Finding time to research school options, set up and attend school tours, and fill out applications can be overwhelming -- especially when many of those activities take place during a typical work day. Determined to combat these challenges, the 16 schools participating in SchoolAppKC [...]

28Jan 2020

School Application Deadlines are Right Around the Corner

By |January 28th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Application deadlines to apply to Kansas City schools for the 2020-2021 school year are quickly approaching. While it may seem like it’s too early to start thinking about the next school year, the application period is short and we’re over halfway through! The majority of Kansas City’s schools’ application deadlines fall between November 15, 2019 - March 2, 2020. Applying by the schools’ deadline significantly increases your chances of securing a seat at a school that is a great educational home for your student. In the Kansas City Public School boundaries, there are nearly 90 district, charter, faith-based and [...]

28Jan 2020

Parent Involvement Increases Student Success

By |January 28th, 2020|Categories: Advice, Schools|0 Comments

Parent involvement in a student’s education not only fosters relationships between parents and students; it is also proven to increase student success. Studies show that students do better both academically and socially when families build positive relationships with their students’ school. According to the National Coalition for Parent Involvement in Education, parent involvement in education is not optional – it’s crucial. Despite the family’s income or background, “Students with involved parents are more likely to have higher grades and test scores, attend school regularly, have better social skills, show improved behavior, and adapt well to school.” So, how can parents [...]

27Jan 2020

Kindergarten – Now and Then

By |January 27th, 2020|Categories: Kindergarten|0 Comments

Kindergarten - Now and Then Not the Same Kindergarten Many of Us Remember As the start of the school year approaches, many parents are preparing to send their new students off to school for the first time - as kindergartners! If this is the first time you have stepped into a kindergarten classroom since you were in school, things might look and feel different. Children today are no longer learning the simple skills that many of us remember, such as how to share and keep our hands in our laps. Today, kindergartners are learning skills that were once considered first grade curriculum. Unstructured time is often replaced with subjects like [...]

25Sep 2019

Is There a Test to Get into Kindergarten?

By |September 25th, 2019|Categories: Kindergarten, Pre-K|0 Comments

This is a question I hear all too often and frankly something that has always bothered me about educational lingo. Most schools will invite Kindergarten families to what is called “round-up” or “Kindergarten readiness” or (my least favorite) a “Kindergarten screening.” The word screening instantly implies that there might be a possibility that your child may not get in—which is simply not the case. Then what is a screening? What often happens during these types of assessments is nothing more than a screen that provides a tool to learn more about your child. Most schools perform what is called [...]

24Sep 2019

You Can’t Win the Game When You Don’t Know the Rules

By |September 24th, 2019|Categories: Trends|0 Comments

Show Me KC Schools Helps to Write the Rules “Helping parents navigate the school system is our job. A big part of people moving between schools is being able to communicate their needs and concerns. With this document, we are saying ‘here is what you are owed and here is how you get it.'" Leslie Kohlmeyer, Director of Programs, SMKCS Two years ago, Show Me KC Schools’ staff, along with parents, community members, and educators, recognized the need for a KC Parents’ Bill of Rights to help parents understand how they can be advocates for their children and increase [...]