Candy, Costumes and Celebrations Throughout KCPS


Zombies, superheroes, princesses and more filled the classrooms of Kansas City Public Schools as students celebrated Halloween.

Garfield Elementary School combined candy and literature by hosting a book themed trunk or treat in the school parking lot. Parents, community members and faculty decorated their cars and dressed up as characters from their favorite books. Students received free books and candy while meeting characters such as Dr. Seuss and Alice in Wonderland.

At Faxon Elementary School, teachers led the entire school on a costume parade through the hallways. Costume clad students from kindergarten to sixth grade danced and marched to Halloween themed music.

Several KCPS schools celebrated Halloween during their Fall Festivals. Primitivo Garcia Elementary School invited parents and community members to their annual Fall Festival that included inflatables, live music, food and costumes.

African-Center College Preparatory Academy Lower Campus celebrated Halloween with Ancestors Day. Students competed in a costume contest by dressing as their personal ancestors or historical figures.