FLEXIBLE LEARNING PLAN: Due to the mandate of school closures announced by Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas, HMC-1 is closing all school buildings and suspending all activities through April 24. This includes in-person instruction, extra-curricular activities, and LINC programming.
Starting Tuesday, March 24, all instruction will take place through a Flexible Learning Plan (i.e. virtual learning). There will be printed packets available for families without WiFi. Packets will be distributed March 24 between 7:00-10:00 am. and 4:00-6:00 pm at the Administration Center (5401 E. 103rd St.).
Details about Flexible Learning, meals, and technology are available in our COVID-19 web section.
PROPOSED CHANGES: HMC-1 is exploring changes to school start times and bus transportation. These changes will significantly reduce transportation costs by using fewer buses. If the Board of Education approves, the proposed changes would begin with the 2020-2021 school year.
For more information and to provide your feedback, see our online feedback form. Responses will be accepted through April 1, 2020.
La'Toya Ragan will be acting as temporary Principal at Dobbs Elementary beginning Monday March 2nd through the end of March.
READ ACROSS AMERICA is the week of March 2nd through 6th. We will celebrate reading with a Spirit Week. Students have been given a handout to take home. We have already started our Tournament of Books and have had two read alouds every day the week of February 24th and will go through March 6th. See the Spirit Week flyer HERE.
DOBBS' NEXT PRINCIPAL: The Board of Education has named La’Toya Ragan, Ed.S. the next principal of Dobbs Elementary. Mrs. Ragan grew up in Kansas City and has worked in HMC-1 since 2017. She will take over for Principal Adrain Howard who is retiring at the end of the school year. Read the full story.
PARENT SURVEY: As part of HMC-1's Title I program, we invite all our parents and guardians to complete the annual Title I Parent Evaluation Survey. Your responses will be used to help each school and the district improve instruction and programs. Surveys are available in English and Spanish and will close March 13, 2020.
DOBBS COIN DRIVE to raise money for books to be given away at BINGO for BOOKS night will be the week of February 24th-28th. BINGO for BOOKS is March 24th. That night we give every child a book to keep as their own. To make that happen we need to raise funds to purchase new books during the book fair. The class with the most money raised will win a classroom party. We are looking to raise at least $800. Last year, we raised around $700.
100th DAY FASHION SHOW for Ms. Cook's and Ms. Major's Kinderagrten class is Monday, February 10th and will begin at 8:45 in the gym. We hope to see those all you come and cheer on your student.