Announcements

  • LETTER TO PARENTS: As we move into summer, incoming principal Ryan Beatty discusses seasonal opportunities and important events in his letter to parents/guardians.

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  • NEXT BURKE ACADEMY PRINCIPAL: The HMC-1 Board of Education has named Ryan Beatty, Ed.S., the next principal of Burke Academy for the 2020-2021 school year. Beatty is currently in his third year as assistant principal at Ruskin High School and has 20 years of experience as an educator.

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  • DEVICE DROP-OFF & BELONGINGS PICK-UP: HMC-1 students with district-issued hot spots, iPads, and MacBooks must return those items to Smith-Hale or Ruskin during designated times May 27-30. 

    During this time you may also retrieve student belongings and return library books, etc. at the student's home school. See our flyer (PDF) or the website calendar for details.

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  • SUMMER SCHOOL JUNE 1-25: Applications for summer school are now available online. Summer school will run June 1-25, Monday through Thursday and will be 100% online. The last day to submit student applications is May 15. More details are on the Summer School page.

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  • The Summer Math Challenge! DESE’s Summer Math Challenge is a way to encourage students to keep their math skills sharp over the summer. Please share the following information and link to the website with your students and parents. “On average, students lose 2.6 months in grade-level equivalency in math skills during summer break. It’s easy for parents to sign up their children to participate. Fight summer math loss: Missouri Math Challenge Sign Up. 

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  • Title I Site Level Meeting Thursday, April 30, 2020 @6pm online through Zoom.  You can access the meeting by clicking here: https://zoom.us/j/92429324429?pwd=MUZFeGxhNGp5Tm1OblFvei90aEtPdz09.  There is a "waiting room", so please be patient as the host admits each participant into the meeting. 

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  • SCHOOL CLOSURES: Missouri Governor Mike Parson has mandated schools close for the remainder of the academic year. Students should continue learning through HMC-1's Flexible Learning Plan, available on the district website. Choice boards for the remainder of the year have been posted. Please watch your email and the website for additional announcements.

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  • Family Assistance: Support Time Appointment Request This is an unprecedented time & it calls for an unprecedented approach to meeting the needs of our students & their families.  To assist our students & families during this time of school closures, you can request an appointment to speak with a member of our Student & Family Support Team by clicking the links in the document or by filling out our Family Assistance Request Form. We're here for you & in this together!

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Senior Class group picture has been rescheduled to Thursday, Feb. 27 at 3 p.m. at Ruskin HS.  Students in the morning session of MO Options will need to provide their own transportation to Ruskin & ALL MO Options students will need to have transportation following the completion of the senior picture.  

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  • 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.   

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  • An info session on legal services being provided free of charge to all Hickman Mills families and employees is happening Tuesday Feb 4th @ 5 p.m. at Burke Academy in the cafeteria. 11115 Bennington Ave, KCMO 64134 Free Legal Services

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  • JOIN US FOR A COMMUNITY FORUM
     The Hickman Mills C-1 School District is seeking the community's input
    about potential projects related to a 2020 bond. 

    Parents, staff, students, residents, and business leaders
    in the district are encouraged to attend.

    HMC-1 Community Forum
    Thursday, February 6, 2020
    6:00 pm
    Ruskin High School
    (in the theater)

    A second forum will be held March 5 at Santa Fe Elementary.
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  • Attendance matters each and every day, and it's even MORE important on Wednesday, January 29th as it's our "Day of Perfect Attendance"!  Classes are in the hunt for who will have the highest percentage of students who are at school and on time.  Help your child's class come out on top by getting your scholar to school on time!  Let's see who gets ultimate bragging rights as THE class who came out as champions of the day!  We're ALL winners when we come to school everyday and on time! #AttendanceMatters

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  • Student Showcase & Family Dinner, Tuesday, November 19, 5:00-6:15 pm.

    Student projects, art and music will be on display and a Thanksgiving meal will be served.  This event is for the entire family of Elementary, Middle School, High School and Missouri Options programs! See the Peachjar flyer here.

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  • CELEBRATING STRONG ATTENDANCE: Congratulations to Gabriel Walsh and Juan Salmeron Velasquez. They were among our September and October attendance reward winners. Make sure you are at school and on time so your name can be entered!

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  • CONGRATULATIONS: Sally Jo Hoffsommer-Brecheisen was recognized by HMC-1 with an It's On Me award. She was recognized for her dedication and hard work preparing Burke Academy to be ready for students on the first day of school. We are proud of you, Sally!

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  • PARENTS & GUARDIANS: It is time for our annual parent/guardian survey. This is your opportunity to provide important feedback on your child’s classroom environment, school/district leadership, safety, and more. We value your opinion and strongly encourage you to complete the survey by November 8.  

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  • WELCOME! We are looking forward to the new school year in our new location. Burke Academy will house HMC-1's alternative education programs for grades 1st-12th grade. This includes the Missouri Options Program. Students previously at Crittenton Day School will also be at Burke.

     

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