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This Week at North Kansas City High School

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In the coming months, a NEW North Kansas City High School will begin to emerge. You will see parts of the building come down, beautiful new pieces go up and a renovation of Old Main, the heart of NKCHS. In an effort to keep NKC residents, staff, parents and students up to date with all things Northtown, we plan to publish a short bi-weekly newsletter.  We want you to be part of the Northtown renaissance, so please feel free to share this with friends and neighbors and let us know if you have any questions or need further information! Just contact or call 816-321-5000.

View the PDF version here!



NKCHS Construction Image Progress is happening! Our harsh winter slowed us down a bit, but the momentum is really picking up at NKC High School. Work still continues outside on Building A, the Performing Arts Center and the “link” which connects Building A to Old Main, and Building A to Building B. Inside work is happening as well in both Building A and Old Main.

The Performing Arts Center, complete with a state-of-the-art auditorium and rehearsal halls for band, orchestra and vocal music is entirely covered by a roof and windows are going in. Both the large and medium rehearsal room ceilings are drywalled and acoustical sprayed. Interior painting is also underway.

Old Main continues to see progress as well. The old auditorium is being repurposed into a two-story Library Media Center. The demolition to clear the way for that transformation is complete. Other areas of Old Main are also starting to move forward as demolition and stabilization concludes. 

As a reminder, Building A, the Performing Arts Center, will open in August in time for the start of the 2019–2020 school year. Old Main’s reopening will occur in January 2020.

Howell Street, just to the east of the high school, remains closed both ways to through traffic through the end of the year. This closure was approved by the City of NKC as a way to keep the NKCHS students safe as they moved from the new buildings to classes in Norclay. It was also done to help ease a little stress on drivers coming through the area!

As always, thanks to all NKCHS neighbors for your patience and consideration. Together we are making a difference for generations of Hornets to come!

Check out the latest video of construction on the NEW Northtown!



The North Kansas City Lady Hornets were recently named 2019 Missouri Class 5 State Champions! The Hornets traveled to compete in the Final Four in Springfield, where they defeated Republic and Jefferson City to earn the state title. The Northtown team is the first in district history to advance to the Final Four and to win the state championship. The accolades continued for the North Kansas City Girls Basketball team in the post-season. To cap off their run to a state championship, Coach Jeff Lacy was named the Girls Class 5 “Coach of the Year” by the Missouri Basketball Coaches Association. The Lady Hornets Basketball team was also recognized as part of the NAIA’s Champions of Character program as the 2019 Team of Character.

Congrats to Coach Lacy and the NKC Girls Basketball team!


FREE Admission to NKCHS events available through Golden Pass

Did you know that NKC Schools’ Golden Pass members are offered free or discounted admission to many district events? Athletic tournaments or play-offs are not included.

Golden Passes are available to any individual who is 62 years of age or older. 

This is a lifetime pass and need not be renewed. To apply for a Golden Pass call Kim Giddings at (816) 321-4667, click here to print the application or stop by the NKC Schools Administration Center at 2000 NE 46th Street.



The last day of school for NKC students is Friday, May 31 due to the number of inclement weather days needing to be made up this year. The last day will be a half day of school so you will see students spilling out of the high school mid-morning on the 31st.



Purple robes filled Municipal Auditorium as North Kansas City High School graduated
325 seniors on Tuesday, May 7. Of those, 71 are Graduates of Distinction, 53 are International
Baccalaureate Candidates, 18 earned a Gold Medallion Honors Diploma and 119 are
A+ students

Additionally, 34 are Missouri George Washington Carver Top 10%, 10 are Bright Flight scholars, one is a National Merit Commended Scholar, two are Missouri Scholars 100, four are AP Scholars and seven are KC Scholars. Graduates accepted $2.2 million in scholarship funds to attend colleges and universities such as Northwestern University, New York University, Missouri S&T, University of Oklahoma and the University of Southern California.

Click here to enjoy photos from graduation!


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