LINC in the Hickman Mills School District

Students in the LINC After-School Program at Ingels Elementary test each other on their homework.

Students in the LINC After-School Program at Ingels Elementary test each other on their homework.

LINC has been a partner of the Hickman Mills School District since 1994, when Santa Fe Elementary School became one of the first LINC Caring Communities sites. In 2007 LINC greatly expanded its presence in the district when it began offering the Caring Communities Before & After School program at all eight elementary schools in the district.

Dr. Dennis Carpenter is the district superintendent.

District Profile


District News

LINC Commission Meeting Monday, Sept. 19th

The LINC Commission will hold its regular monthly meeting Monday, July 18th from 4-6 pm at the Kauffman Foundation. The public is invited to attend.


KCTR addressing a shortage of teachers

The Kansas City Teacher Residency (KCTR) is actively recruiting individuals to become teachers in urban schools and directly address a shortage of teachers.

Hickman Mills Town Hall meeting, March 29

On Tuesday, March 29 at 6:00 p.m., Hickman Mills School District superintendent Dennis L. Carpenter, Ed.D. will host a Town Hall Meeting at Smith-Hale Middle School.  

LINC In Photos 2015

We are happy to share this year's LINC in Photos — a visual representation of LINC's impact and presence in the community. LINC in Photos 2015 is dedicated to LINC Chairman Emeritus Landon Rowland, who passed away on Monday, Dec. 28, 2015.

Families and communities celebrate the holidays with LINC Caring Communities

Families and residents around Kansas City  came together to celebrate the holidays and to support their community.


Hickman Mills challenges state test scores

The Hickman Mills School District publicly discussed its just-released standardized test scores at an Oct. 23 press conference at the district office. The scores showed areas of lower performance compared to the prior year.

Video: 38 schools celebrate community during Lights On Afterschool

Schools across the Greater Kansas City, Missouri area are showing their after school program appreciation during Lights On Afterschool. Community organizers, students, parents, and teachers came together at their school to celebrate their school with talent shows, family fun nights, and community festivals.  

Father and son "Sports Night" at Symington

Fathers and sons came together at Symington Elementary for Sports Night. The event featured games, reading activities, and dinner.

Fall Parent University a success for Hickman Mills

On September 29, families and community members met at Hickman Mills Freshmen Center for an opportunity to connect with resources in their school.

Classes to inform, connect parents at upcoming Parent University in Hickman Mills

Hickman Mills families and school community will come together for the upcoming Parent University at Hickman Mills Freshman Center. Parents are welcome to come and enjoy prize drawings, dinner, and seminars to help navigate school for the modern parent.