OUR MISSION:   The purpose of the Kearney R-1 School District is the pursuit of excellence, which will enable each student to become a productive, contributing member of society into the 21st century.

Kearney R1 School District has been awarded the Missouri Dept of Education Distinction in Performance Award
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Kearney High School

Kearney High School

Kearney High School Staff

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Kearney High School Honor Roll

School Address:
715 East 19th Street
Kearney, MO 64060
Phone: 816-628-4585
Fax: 816-628-3383

David Schwarzenbach, Principal
Cindy O'Brien, Assistant Principal
Jennifer Kopp, Assistant Principal
Erek Noland, Assistant Principal

Activities Director:
Eric Marshall

A+ Coordinator:
Jennifer Kopp

Monday thru Friday 7:35 a.m. - 2:20 p.m.

Summer School Enrollment Now Available.

Enrollment is now open for any High School student needing to take core credit recovery classes, personal finance, health or driver's education.

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Northland CAPS Program Launches with Tucker Lab
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Six Kearney High School students are among the first in a group of 30 to participate in the Northland ACS (pronounced "access") program. Five northland school districts have been working on this initiative for several years and it has come to fruition through a commitment to promote greatness in our northland students. According to the website, the Northland ACS (Advanced Career Studies) program was established to provide high school students in the northland with a pre-professional, innovative and entrepreneurial education through career oriented experiences that are both hands on and real world. More information about the program can be found at http://www.nkcschools.org/northland-caps. The 30 participating students have been allowed to choose one of two options, a Cerner IT strand or a Holland 1916 manufacturing strand. In the future additional strands will be programmed and offered, such as a health strand. The Northland ACS program launched with an orientation and presentation by top executives at the Cerner Corporation and Holland 1916. Days after their orientation the students were together again as a group of 30 to experience a Tucker Leadership Lab at the center of the William Jewell College campus. Tuesday morning students arrived and began going through the course to learn team building, problem solving and most of all, enjoying learning valuable skills and information in an unique environment. Allison Clemens, Project Manager at Northland ACS states that "Northland ACS brought the students to Tucker Lab at the beginning of the program in an effort to create unity in within the groups as they will be working on many projects together for both Cerner and Holland 1916". During the course of the day, one of the challenges consists of all but one of the students holding on to a single long rope while the remaining student navigated a hula hoop around each person's body until the end of the human chain...all while blind folded. Another group helped each other across a "shark infested water hazard" by swinging on a rope and balancing on shipping pallets. Throughout the course, students were learning teamwork, science, math, manners, boundaries, speaking skills, and in an environment based on hands on and world experiences. The school district will follow Levi Casey, Hunter Krause, Alexis Krummell, Coalten Klenda and Hunter Reed as they experience the Northland ACS program. More to come.

KHS Junior Attends International Exchange Program

From June 22 through July 6, the University of Iowa in Iowa City hosted Between the Lines Arab World, a creative writing and cultural exchange program. Kearney High School student Destiny Morrison was chosen for this two week experience that brings peers 16-19 years old together from the US and across the Middle East. During this two week program Destiny and her international peers participated in intensive writing workshops and seminars, attended literary events, and had an opportunity to give a public reading of their works. Density mentioned that having the opportunity to read her works and have peers and John Murillo provide critiques was the highlight of her trip. Murillo is an award-winning poet, who serves on the creative writing faculty at New York University and Destiny had the opportunity to work closely with him in workshops and classroom settings during her two weeks. For Destiny the experience was eye opening. Although she had no preconceived notions about other students from across the Middle East, she did think they would be very different from her and her Kearney peers. She found that "everyone was exactly the same; they have the same thoughts and feelings." The participants stayed together in the dorms at University of Iowa and were able to experience each other's cultural differences. During an International Exchange event all participants were able to and ask questions of each other. When questions of religion were raised there was a little bit of tension mainly due to misunderstandings, but for majority of the session, each student was open and they were able to learn a lot from each other. Other activities included a karaoke event, a trip to the graveyard to visit the Black Angel Gravestone, poetry readings and movies.


Tutoring Available in the Library After School
2:30pm - 3:40pm

  • Students may come in to get help on assignments or work on assignments.
  • Computers are available to use to complete assignments.
  • If a student who misses a quiz or test, we are also available to give those.
  • Students need to sign in and out and need to have assignments to work on.
  • This is not a place to hang out or play on the computer.


Prevent the Spread of Norovirus

Norovirus causes about 20 million gastroenteritis cases each year in the United States. There's no vaccine to prevent infection and no drug to treat it. Wash your hands often and follow simple tips to stay healthy.

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Federal Government Changes School Meals
What New School Food Regulations Mean to Parents & Students

Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act
New Rules & Regulations

Kearney R-I School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs, activities, or employment, and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. For further information regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the Kearney R-I School District's Assistant Superintendent of Special Services, 1002 South Jefferson, Kearney, MO 64060, (816) 628-2653
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