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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The Kearney football game, Friday, August 22, will be delayed due to the heat advisory. Gates will open at 6:30pm and the game will start at 8:00pm.

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Kearney Student Aaron Brown Selected for Summer Engineering Internship

A selected group of Northland Center for Advanced Professional Studies (NCAPS) students were selected this past spring to spend the summer getting hands-on experience in the field through the programs internship opportunity. Kearney student, Aaron Brown was among this summers selected participants.

Aaron and other intern participants spoke about NCAPs summer work placements at the 2014/2015 Northland CAPs student orientation held at Riverport venue located in Kansas City.

NCAP immerses students in professional environments and engages them in curriculum developed by industry professionals and program instructors. The classroom is relevant to the workforce and outcomes provide students with real work projects where they produce amazing results.

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Exemplary School Bus Maintenance Award!

Congratulations to Durham School Services, serving KSD, for receiving the Exemplary School Bus Maintenance Award! This award was received for having 90% or more of the school buses pass the Missouri State Highway Patrol spring school bus inspection on the first inspection. This award also recognizes programs whose buses have met these criteria in five year increments.

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KSD Receives National Athletic Trainers' Association Safe Sports School Award

Kearney School District is the recipient of the National Athletic Trainers' Association Safe Sports School award for its athletics. The award champions safety and recognizes secondary schools that provide safe environments for student athletes. The award reinforces the importance of providing the best level of care, injury prevention and treatment.

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KSD's Cross Country Team is Hydrating Properly

KCTV 5 ran a story on hydrating properly & KSD's Cross Country team was featured! Great job students & staff involved!

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Kearney Kids Help Rename Gifted Program

At the beginning of the 2013-2014 school year, the students in the elementary gifted program were challenged with creating a new nomenclature for their program. Beyond Basics facilitators felt revamping the name would add an energizing start to the school year and give students the opportunity for creative thought. Students worked together to find a more modern name for their program. In May, several options were presented to Jacque Banks, Assistant Superintendent. The entries were as varied as the students who helped create them.

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New Communication System

Kearney School District has adopted a new communication system to better serve our community. Dewsly will help us streamline information and better engage with our students, parents, teachers, and community. You will be receiving an invitation to join via email; accept that invitation or go to www.dewsly.com and "signup" today. If you have questions please contact Dewsly at support@dewsly.com!

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RevTrak Online Payment System

RevTrak Online Payment System

Parents may purchase lunch for their students online!


The Kearney R-1 School District provides parents an easy way to make payments for their students. We have established a secure Web Store, powered by RevTrak at no cost to the School District. Our Web Store offers parents a convenient payment option when adding money to their student's food service account. Online payments can be made using a VISA, MasterCard or Discover credit or debit card. A 3.61% processing fee will be added to your total purchase.

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Congratulations to the Class of 2014! We are so proud of you!

Bike Safety is a BLAST at Hawthorne Elementary

Children riding bicycles is a sure sign summer is just around the corner. Educating children about safe riding skills can help prepare them for their ride and help prevent injuries. Recently, 5th grade students in Nancy Mabrey's physical education classes at Hawthorne Elementary were provided the opportunity to go through the Bicycle Lesson and Safety Training (BLAST) program.

Through a partnership with Children's Mercy Hospital and BikeWalkKC, these students have gone through four, one hour, training modules. During this time children learned tips about helmet fitting, avoiding hazards, safe pacing, traffic laws, and proper signaling.

Phyllis Larimore, program coordinator for Children's Mercy's Center for Childhood Safety and The Injury Free Coalition for Kids, submitted a proposal to the Missouri Department of Transportation that lead to the funding of the traffic safety program. As a nurse, Larimore sees firsthand how important it is to teach everyone bicycle safety.

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Teacher Innovation Grant Award Winners

The Kearney School District Education Foundation is pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 Teacher Innovation Grants. These grants are awarded to support programs, events, or activities that serve to "Enrich the Educational Experience" of students.

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Raising Awareness to Osteogenesis Inperfecta

Dogwood Elementary's MiHaley Schlegel was featured on Fox 4 due to her efforts to raise awareness to Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI) also known as Brittle Bone Disease. MiHaley' work to spread the word about the disease led to the creation of an event called Paint the Park Yellow. This event will be held May 10 at Lion's Park in Kearney. Watch MiHaley's story!

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Kearney Receives Honors at Excellence in Education Banquet

The Northland Regional Chamber of Commerce held the 2014 Excellence in Education Banquet at the KCI Expo Center on Wednesday, April 23. Among the hundreds of attendees was a proud contingency of Kearney R-I School District nominees and supporters.

Congratulations to the following award winners:
Student Scholarship Recipients and Donors: Katie Buelow
Business in Support of Education: Big V Supermarket, accepted by Susie and Chastain Parks and Bree Switzer

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Congratulations to Kearney's NCAPs Class of 2014

Last week, 30 Kearney High School students were selected to attend NCAPS during the 2014/2015 school year. The Northland Center for Advanced Professional Studies is rapidly becoming a most respected and meaningful opportunity for students to engage in advance professional studies.

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2012-2013 District Report Card

Recently, the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) released 2012-13 district report cards. The report cards provide data collected during the 2012-13 school year. For additional information related to Kearney School District's report card, visit...

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All-State Band

After having the first 2 attempts at live auditions cancelled due to "Old Man Winter", we had 26 kids spend the first day of break recording their All-State Band auditions so that they could be mailed in. Those results were posted yesterday and Kearney received 7 All-State Honors. Congrats to the following list of honorees:

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KEF Contributes to NHS Fundraising Efforts

The KHS National Honors Society (NHS) was elected as the President School for the 2014 NHS Convention. The upcoming convention will be held at Tan-Tar-A / Lake of the Ozarks March 4th and 5th 2014. The KHS members have been working for a little less than a year to raise approximately $10,000 for this event and have the honor to represent the more than 500 NHS. The group has currently raised approximately $8000.

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DISTRICT AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS

Kearney High School has received the No Child Left Behind-Blue Ribbon Schools Award.
The program honors public and private elementary, middle and high schools that are either academically superior or that demonstrate dramatic gains in student achievement to high levels.
This is such an honor for KHS to be recognized by the US Department of Education.

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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