News and Stories
The Park Hill Board of Education is pleased to announce that it chose Dr. Mike Kimbrel to be the next superintendent of the Park Hill School District, starting on July 1, following the retirement of Superintendent Dr. Jeanette Cowherd on June 30.
Park Hill School District Board of Education Vice President Kimberlee Ried earned Master Board Member Certification from the Missouri School Boards’ Association.
Check out this fun opportunity for your middle school student this summer. Each of our middle schools will once again offer the Summer Connections program for incoming sixth, seventh and eighth grade students to connect students to their school community through engaging, hands-on experiences.
The 2022 Missouri Scholars Academy chose six students from across the Park Hill School District to attend its summer program at the University of Missouri.
The Park Hill School District Council PTA earned the National PTA Healthy Bodies Nutrition Education Project grant.
Union Chapel Elementary earned the national “No Place for Hate” recognition for the second year in a row from the Anti-Defamation League.
John Sedler, retired teacher, coach and athletic director from Park Hill and Park Hill South high schools, earned the 2022 Tom Colwell Lifetime Achievement Award from the DiRenna Awards program.
Park Hill High School junior Ari Staggs and Park Hill South High School junior Ryan Kempton achieved perfect ACT scores recently, which, according to ACT, puts them in the top less-than-one-percent of test takers.
The LEAD Innovation Studio building earned major awards for sustainability and for a collaborative design process. Hollis + Miller architects recently earned the John Shaw award for their work on LEAD.
Four students from Park Hill High School and Park Hill South High School in the Park Hill School District earned recognition in Missouri Scholars 100, a statewide program that honors 100 of Missouri's top academic students in the class of 2022.
Joshua Marchbank, head coach of the Park Hill High School boys soccer team, received the Missouri Class 4, Region 4 Public School Coach of the Year award from the Missouri State High School Soccer Coaches Association.
Twenty-five students from Park Hill High School and Park Hill South High School, including students at the LEAD Innovation Studio, earned spots in the Missouri Boys State and the Missouri Girls State summer programs.
Voters passed no-tax-increase propositions I and N, and they elected Daryl Terwilleger and Shereka Barnes to the Board of Education.
The Missouri School Public Relations Association named Park Hill School District Communication Content Specialist Mickie Plummer-Shepheard the 2022 New Professional of the Year.
Children who turn five on or before July 31 are eligible for kindergarten for the 2022-2023 school year.
The U.S. Presidential Scholars program selected five Park Hill School District seniors as candidates for one of the nation’s most prestigious recognitions.
Three Park Hill School District seniors advanced to finalist standing in the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program.
The Missouri School Public Relations Association named Park Hill School District Superintendent Dr. Jeanette Cowherd as its 2022 Administrator of the Year.
Eleven Park Hill School District middle and high school students earned honors in the University of Missouri-Kansas City Honor Band festival.
Two Park Hill South High School soccer players earned spots on the Missouri All-Academic Soccer team.
The counseling teams at Congress Middle School and Walden Middle School in the Park Hill School District earned the national RAMP award.
If bad weather, temperatures or road conditions make it unsafe for students to get to school, we will call an AMI distance learning day. If we run out of the five AMI days allowed by the state, we will call a snow day.
Read more about the eight candidates that are running for our two open Board seats.
Dozens of Park Hill School District band and orchestra students competed against students from schools throughout the Kansas City region to earn positions in the All-District orchestras and bands.
Park Hill South High School boys swimming and diving coach Tim Busenhart earned the 2020-2021 Missouri and Section V Coach of the Year awards from the National Federation of State High School Associations.
Two students from the Park Hill School District earned the Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizen Award at the school level.
Our teachers, administrators and support staff have gone above and beyond this year, and we want to thank them for everything they do.
The Park Hill High School cheerleading team won the 5A small state championship!
Four Park Hill High School students earned academic honors from the College Board National Recognitions programs.
Sasha Kalis is the Clay Platte Region of the Missouri Association of Elementary School Principals' Exemplary New Principal.
Nathan Carrillo from Park Hill High School earned top honors in the QuestBridge National College Match program.
Superintendent Dr. Jeanette Cowherd announced that she asked the Board of Education not to extend her contract.
The counseling teams at Congress Middle School and Walden Middle School in the Park Hill School District earned the Dr. Norman C. Gysbers Nationally Recognized Missouri Program award from the Missouri School Counselor Association.
Park Hill South High School senior Mudia Reuben earned the 2021 Otis Taylor award.
The yearbook program at Lakeview Middle School in the Park Hill School District earned the 2021 National Yearbook Program of Excellence award at the bronze level from Jostens.
Dozens of Park Hill School District choir students competed against students from schools throughout the Kansas City region to earn positions in the All-District choirs. All-District orchestra and band auditions will take place in November.
Park Hill High School and Park Hill South High School’s 2020-2021 boys and girls soccer teams each earned the Academic Award from the United Soccer Coaches Association, which honors teams for maintaining at least a 3.25 GPA. Nationwide, 282 teams earned the honor, and PHHS and Park Hill South are two of only 31 schools to have two teams earn this award.
Director of Nutrition Services Ronda McCullick earned the School Lunch Champion award through the United States Department of Agriculture.
Hawthorn and Renner elementary schools earned the 2020-2022 National PTA School of Excellence award.
A 2021 Park Hill South High School graduate earned honors at the international HOSA: Future Health Professionals competition.
Justin Ford, journalism teacher at Park Hill High School and Park Hill South High School, is one of three teachers to win the Journalism Education Association’s Special Recognition Broadcast Adviser award this year.
Eight Park Hill School District seniors earned National Merit recognition.
We are excited to debut the new Park Hill School District website! Please update your favorite bookmarks, as many of your favorite pages have new addresses.
Park Hill South High School boys swimming and diving coach Tim Busenhart earned the 2020-2021 Coach of the Year award from the Missouri State High School Activities Association.
Because of food and labor shortages, our Nutrition Services department can no longer provide birthday treats after Friday, Sept. 17. We will start allowing families to send birthday treats if they want to do so, as long as they come from our list of treats that contain none of the major allergens.
We are hiring full-time and part-time support staff positions.Join our team and be a hero for our students. Our pay begins at $14.15 an hour.
We are trying to do the right things to take care of our students, our staff and our community. From our award-winning students and staff to our innovative programs, this report highlights why families continue to move here to join our Park Hill family.
Two Park Hill School District students earned places among the Kansas City Star Scholar Athletes for their academic, athletic and community achievements.
Six students from across the Park Hill School District earned honors in the national SkillsUSA competition through the Northland Career Center.
The 2020-2021 Park Hill High School volleyball team earned the United States Marine Corps’ and the American Volleyball Coaches Association’s Team Academic Award.
Our Park Hill School District support services and transportation centers earned an award for sustainability for the architects who designed them.
Renner Elementary English language development (ELD) teacher Marcy Schumacher earned the prestigious WIDA Fellow award for the 2021-2022 school year.
The Walden Middle School building earned major awards for sustainability and for a collaborative design process.