Kansas City Public Schools
At Kansas City Apartments, we understand the importance of education in today's
society. Parents want nothing more than to place their children in schools where
they know their children will be in good hands. Especially when moving to a new
area, parents want to make sure that there are appropriate schools nearby.
Researching specific needs and wants for their children's education is the first
step that any moving parent should take. A simple phone call to the school's
district will answer most of your questions, but not all. Some cases may require
a visit to a counselor who is more than willing to help a parent find the right
education and school for their kids. The internet is also a very useful source
for information regarding ANYTHING related to your child's education. Here is a
link to the North Kansas City Schools, the Kansas City Missouri School District
and the Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools websites.
North Kansas City
Kansas City Missouri
School District (KCMSD)
Kansas City, Kansas
Mission of the District (KCMSD)
The KCMSD, working in partnership with parents and the community, will
produce students who have the knowledge, skills and abilities to develop
the necessary attitude to become life-long learners with capacity for
leadership and service. Students enrolled in the KCMSD will be
productive and responsible citizens capable of successfully competing in
a changing global society.
Vision of the District
Kansas City Missouri School District: The premier School District,
recognized as the most valuable asset of the community, delivering
quality education and thriving on diversity.
Mission of North Kansas City Schools
To establish successful learning experiences for all and create
responsible citizens capable of lifelong accomplishments.
Vision of North Kansas City Schools
Where learners achieve excellence, embrace change and forge new
- Provide a solid foundation in the basics.
- Ensure safe and respectful schools.
- Prepare learners for a diverse and global society.
- Partner with parents and communities.
GENERAL HOMEWORK TIPS FOR PARENTS
- Make sure your child has a quiet, well-lit place to do
Avoid having your child do homework with the television on or in
places with other distractions, such as people coming and going.
- Make sure the materials your child needs, such as paper,
pencils and a dictionary, are available.
Ask your child if special materials will be needed for some projects
and get them in advance.
- Help your child with time management.
Establish a set time each day for doing homework. Don't let your child
leave homework until just before bedtime. Think about using a weekend
morning or afternoon for working on big projects, especially if the
project involves getting together with classmates.
- Be positive about homework.
Tell your child how important school is. The attitude you express about
homework will be the attitude your child acquires.
- When your child does homework, you do homework.
Show your child that the skills they are learning are related to things you
do as an adult. If your child is reading, you read too. If your child is
doing math, balance your checkbook.
- When your child asks for help, provide guidance, not answers.
Giving answers means your child will not learn the material. Too much help
teaches your child that when the going gets rough, someone will do the work
for him or her.
- When the teacher asks that you play a role in homework, do it.
Cooperate with the teacher. It shows your child that the school and home are
a team. Follow the directions given by the teacher.
- If homework is meant to be done by your child alone, stay away.
Too much parent involvement can prevent homework from having some positive
effects. Homework is a great way for kids to develop independent, lifelong
- Stay informed.
Talk with your child's teacher. Make sure you know the purpose of homework
and what your child's class rules are.
- Help your child figure out what is hard homework and what is easy
Have your child do the hard work first. This will mean he will be most alert
when facing the biggest challenges. Easy material will seem to go fast when
fatigue begins to set in.
- Watch your child for signs of failure and frustration.
Let your child take a short break if she is having trouble keeping her mind
on an assignment.
- Reward progress in homework.
If your child has been successful in homework completion and is working
hard, celebrate that success with a special event (e.g., pizza, a walk, a
trip to the park) to reinforce the positive effort.
READING HOMEWORK TIPS FOR PARENTS
- Have your child read aloud to you every night.
- Choose a quiet place, free from distractions, for your child to do his
nightly reading assignments.
- As your child reads, point out spelling and sound patterns such as cat,
- When your child reads aloud to you and makes a mistake, point out the
words she has missed and help her to read the word correctly.
- After your child has stopped to correct a word he has read, have him go
back and reread the entire sentence from the beginning to make sure he
understands what the sentence is saying.
- Ask your child to tell you in her own words what happened in a story.
- To check your child's understanding of what he is reading, occasionally
pause and ask your child questions about the characters and events in the
- Ask your child why she thinks a character acted in a certain way and ask
your child to support her answer with information from the story.
- Before getting to the end of a story, ask your child what he thinks will
happen next and why.
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