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Our students blew us away this winter, and many of them earned high honors.

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Kindergarten Information Night is April 9! If your child is entering kindergarten for the 2024-2025 school year, then come learn more about programs, summer school and the kindergarten transition.

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The boys and girls wresters worked hard at the state championship, with Savanna Franklin earning first place. 

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Kentucky Trail Elementary earned the national Recognized ASCA Model Program award (RAMP) from the American School Counselor Association.

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Yeneli, a senior at Belton High School, was chosen to participate in the esteemed KC BizFest program. KC BizFest is an intensive and competitive opportunity for high schoolers to develop essential life skills and business acumen.

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Battle of the Brains is Kansas City's thrilling K-12 STEM competition, where schools earn grants for STEM education by dreaming up innovative exhibit concepts for Science City. The competition sparks creativity, encourages collaboration, and provides a no-cost, immersive experience for students and teachers. The competition received more than 700 proposals, but these students came out on top.

As finalists, they even earned a grant for their program!

State Counselor of the Year

Rachel Hagelin, counselor at Belton High School, earned the Secondary School Counselor of the Year award from the Missouri School Counselor Association.

Adapted Physical Education Teacher of the Year

Nikki Mackay earned the 2023 West Central District Adapted Physical Educator of the Year award and the Missouri State Adapted Physical Educator of the Year award from the Missouri Society for Health and Physical Educators (MOSHAPE). 

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The counseling program at Kentucky Trail Elementary earned the Dr. Norman C. Gysbers Nationally Recognized Missouri Program award (NRM) from the Missouri School Counselor Association.

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The Belton #124 Board of Education is among 17 Missouri school boards earning the Missouri School Boards’ Association’s 2023 Governance Team Award.

Scholar Athlete

Belton High School graduate earned a place among the Kansas City Star Scholar Athletes for her academic, athletic and community achievements.