KCPS Announces ‘Attendance Matters’ Poster Contest Winners

Selected students will get framed posters, an Amazon Fire and a class pizza party


Kansas City, February 7, 2020: Kansas City Public Schools recently announced the five winners of its “Attendance Matters” poster contest. The contest is part of an initiative to increase attendance across the school system. Students were asked to create a poster encouraging their peers to be at school on time and ready to learn every day that classes are in session. The winners will receive a framed copy of their poster, an Amazon Fire 7 with Alexa, and a pizza party for their class. The contest was run by KCPS Dropout Prevention Coordinator Stevie Brooks.

KCPS “Attendance Matters” Poster Contest Winners

Skylar Dickerson (first grade, Border Star Montessori School)

Lily Krejci (second grade, Hale Cook Elementary School)

Leo Alonso Solis (third grade, Faxon Elementary School)

Daryn Brown (fifth grade, Longfellow Elementary School)


Brianna Perez (sixth grade, Phillips Elementary School)

Regular attendance is critically important to student success. Students who attend school regularly learn more and are more successful in school. Parents and students are strongly encouraged to refer to the attendance policies and procedures on the KCPS website in order to ensure students are in full compliance with KCPS expectations as set forth by the School Board and Superintendent Mark Bedell.