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. Yolanda Cargile is the district superintendent.
Compass at Baptiste
Ervin Early Learning Center
Freda Markley Early Childhood Center
Hickman Mills Freshman Center
Ingels Accelerated Elementary
Santa Fe Accelerated Elementary
Smith-Hale Middle School
More Giving Groves are coming to LINC sites, giving more children the chance to help grow and nurture fruit-bearing trees for their schools and their communities.
“Make sure you love what you’re doing,” British author Katie Green tells aspiring artists in the Hickman Mills Freshman Center.
We are happy to share LINC in Photos 2018 -- a visual representation of LINC's impact and presence in the community. We look back on the year with pride in the accomplishments of our community and gratitude for the opportunity to be a part of the work. We wish you all the best for the year ahead. Happy holidays!
Dr. Yolanda Cargile was recognized as an outstanding administrator for her support of after school programming. Dr. Cargile was presented the award at the Dec. 13 school board meeting.
LINC’s partnering school districts are getting students, faculty and the community geared up to go back to school.
At Kansas City Public Schools’ Summerfest over 5,000 families came to pick up school supplies, get immunized, and get ready for school.
Many school districts held convocations for school personnel. The day-long activities typically include presentations and professional development opportunities.
LINC was recognized at the Hickman Mills School District’s convocation with the Community Partner of the Year award. The event included a personal video from Hickman Mills School Supt. Yolanda Cargile encouraging students to follow their dreams.
On Friday, January 26, students, family and community members came together to celebrate the life of Dominic with a balloon release and recognition of the day going forward as Dominic's Day.
“I instantly ran down to the gym to assess the situation and that’s when we realized this was something serious,” said Wesley Cunningham, the school’s LINC site coordinator. Prompt action and a well-trained staff are being credited with saving the life of a young student at Truman Elementary in the Hickman Mills School District.
The first conference in the Heartland dedicated to the serious and growing issue of youth homelessness was held in Kansas City on September 12. The circumstances that result in a youth becoming homeless are unique and varied, but trends are identifiable and best practices exist. The agenda provided information about data trends, tools, and strategies that are proven to work to end homelessness among youth.
KCUR's multi-part series "Musical Chairs" investigates a significant but under-the-radar aspect of education -- the frequency with which students change schools during the academic year, and the challenges that arise from all that moving around.
LINC has a long history of partnership with 21st Century Community Learning Centers at its Caring Communities Sites. LINC has 17 sites in three different school districts with nearly 2,400 students attending.