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
Ruskin High School
LINC’s partner school districts are gathering their families and communities to summer festivals to launch the start of the 2019-2020 school year with games, school supplies and enrollment opportunities.
The 2019 School Suspension Summit in Kansas City challenged notions of power, race and identity to take on inequitable disparities in area school suspension data.
The Ruskin Heights and Ruskin Hills neighborhoods are losing two elementary schools. The Hickman Mills School District is holding ceremonial open houses Saturday, June 8, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. because people want to come and remember.
LINC is working with Hickman Mills staff to help ease the families’ transitions as the district closes Johnson and Symington elementary schools and the freshman center this summer. LINC is also opening a new Caring Communities site at Indian Creek Elementary School in the Center School District for the 2019-2020 school year.
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.