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Diamond Howell

Lead College & Career Coordinator 



Shawn Dixon

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Verneta White

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Julius Brownless

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Upcoming Events

Marine Lunch Visits weekly on Tuesdays during 1st, 2nd, and 3rd lunch periods

A representative from Park University will be in the CCC on Wednesday, January 17th during all 4 lunch periods. If you are interested, please stop by the CCC during your lunch.


KC Scholars Application is NOW open for current 9th and 11th grade students.

Participating students will be competing for scholarships up to a total of $50,000!

The link to access the application is http://www.kcscholars.org/


Bank of America is looking for the next generation of community leaders. If you are a junior or senior in high school and are working to make a difference in your school or community, we want to support you. 

As a Student Leader, you will participate in an eight-week paid internship at a local nonprofit organization where you will learn first-hand about the needs of your community and the critical role nonprofits play. In addition, you will learn valuable civic, social and business leadership skills. Each Student Leader will attend the Student Leaders Summit held in Washington, D.C. where you will learn how government, business and the nonprofit sector work together to address critical community needs. 

To become a Student Leader, you must:

  • Currently be a junior or senior in high school
  • Be able to participate in an 8-week paid internship at a local nonprofit organization and work 35 hours a week
  • Be legally authorized to work in the US without sponsorship through the end of September 2018
  • Be able to participate in a week-long Student Leders Summit in Washington, DC (July 8 - July 13, 2018) (All expenses paid. This week will be part of your 8-week experience.)
  • Be a student in good standing at your school
  • Obtain a letter of recommendation from a teacher, guidance counselor, or school administrator.

Please note, Bank of America employees or members of their family are NOT eligible for nomination. Family members include: spouse or domestic partner, child (including by adoption), parent, grandparent, grandchild, cousin, aunt, uncle, sibling, parent-in-law, brother-in-law or sister-in-law of the employee or the employee’s spouse or domestic partner, as well as step relationships. 

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Scholarship Essays

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Scholarship Essay Writing Prompts


Completing a response to one (1) of the following topics:

“What the Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools has meant to you” 
The word limit is 1,000 words.​​​​​​​


“How has KCKPS prepared you for your future goals.”
The word limit is 1,000 words.



Essay #1

Describe a challenge you faced in your life and the impact it had on you.

- What did you learn from the experience about yourself in the process of facing the challenge?

- How can you apply the lessons learned to handling and overcoming challenges you may face in going to and completing college?


Essay #2 - Students are to choose ONE of the following two questions to respond to

Describe the world you come from - for example, your family, community, work or school - and tell us how your world has shaped your dreams and aspirations. 

- How will a college degree enable you to reach your personal and career goals?


Tell us about a personal quality, talent, accomplishment, contribution or experience that is important to you. 

- What about this personal quality or accomplishment makes you proud and how does it relate to the person you are? 

- Why should you be selected for a scholarship?

Kansas Give Back

Apply Kansas Week

Apply Kansas week at F.L. Schlagle High School, and Dana Bolar, WSU regional admissions representative for northeast Kansas, had a great visit.


Grade Level Goals

9th – Pomotion to 10th Grade

10th – College or Career Exploration

11th – Scholarship Essay Completion

12th – College Acceptance


Tracking student progress is an essential part to every student graduating Diploma+.  Use the Diploma+ Dashboard to stay up to date on attendance, grades, test scores, view goals, view college and career experiences and more.  

Career Cruising

Every student must complete an Individual Plan of Study (IPS) using Career Cruising.  For login information see your FA teacher or send a loopmail to Mrs. Howell.


The FSA ID is the electronic signature for the FAFSA, which will open on October 2nd. Creating an FSA ID is a critical step in the FAFSA process.

FSA ID Website

Did You Know?

Many families wait until the Spring of the Senior Year in high school to figure out how to pay for college, missing many of scholarship deadlines.  Using a scholarship search engine such as www.fastweb.com, it is possible to acquire scholarships during the Freshman, Sophomore and Junior Years of High School.....even during Middle School!!!     Continue searching for scholarships after you have enrolled in college.

Become familiar with FAFSA(Free Application for Federal Student Aid), with information available at:  http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/  During the senior year, all seniors will complete and submit this document.


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