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CMS Technology Distribution

School starts Sept. 8, 2020. We’re ready!! Are you?

Device distribution will be Thursday, September 3, 2020 at Central Middle School from 11:30 am -7:00 pm.  Students who are enrolled in distance learning will receive their schedules, math and english workbooks for their classes, class codes to access their classes on the first day of school, and a device if they don’t already have one checked out. 


CMS Virtual Orientation

We hope you are looking forward to an exciting school year. We know you have many questions that you would like answered before school starts on Tuesday, September 8, 2020. To provide you with answers and information we would like you to join us for a Central Middle School Virtual Orientation on Zoom. You can attend on a computer or phone by entering the following web address:  Orientation will be held at 10:00 am and 6:00 pm. The information provided will be the same at both sessions so chose the session that best fits into your schedule. This orientation is for families who have enrolled in distance learning and are school based. This information will not apply to those enrolled in Kansas City Virtual Academy.

Join us Wednesday to have your questions answered about the upcoming school year. We look forward to seeing you!



Harrison Neal Principal of Banneker

As a Kansas City Public School (KCPS) alumnus, Mr. Neal is excited and proud to be serving as Principal at Central Middle School. Prior to joining the Central Middle family, Mr. Neal served as the principal of Benjamin Banneker Elementary, he attended the Institute for Urban Education at the UMKC School of Education and then served as an administrator for Lee A. Tolbert Academy.

While bringing academic improvement to Central Middle is his central aim, Neal realizes that building a personal, trusting relationship with students and parents is the first step to Central Middle’s success. While our students face many difficult obstacles, it’s important they understand we have high expectations of every student. Every member of our faculty is committed to helping our students succeed!

Neal is not only a product of KCPS, but his son is also a KCPS student. Neal’s ultimate goal as principal is that every student moves on from Central Middle with a strong educational foundation and is ready to succeed in high school and beyond.