Shawanoe, Nieman recognized with Challenge Awards
Five Shawnee Mission School District schools recently were awarded for making notable differences in student achievement despite facing challenges, and two of them are in Shawnee.
Nieman and Shawanoe elementary schools were recipients of the Challenge Awards as determined by the Kansas Public Education Task Force. Honorees were selected based on Kansas Assessment results and the socio-economic status of those taking the test.
Shawanoe was recognized for improvements in sixth-grade reading and will receive a certificate of merit from the Kansas State Board of Education Feb. 19.
Nieman was recognized for improvements in sixth-grade math and will receive its certificate Feb. 26.
Across the state, the award was given to 99 schools. Apache, Crestview and Rising Star were the other Shawnee Mission schools earning the award.