Schools & education

Bank vice president ‘an inspiration’ in community, school district
September 2, 2015
The importance of helping others was an idea instilled in Charley Vogt as a youth. And that strong sense of community is something he still holds on to today.
Hancock officially recalled; De Soto board to seek candidates for vacancy
August 25, 2015
De Soto school board member Scott Hancock has officially been ousted from office.
SMSD starting work on new administrative building
August 25, 2015
At 8 a.m. Thursday, the Shawnee Mission school district will break ground on a new Center for Academic Achievement.
Another first day of school
August 19, 2015
The first day of school last week was a bittersweet one for sixth-grader Shi’Ayrr Brown.
Hancock recalled from De Soto school board
August 19, 2015
Scott Hancock will no longer serve on the De Soto school board, according to unofficial Johnson County Election Office results.
Students back to hitting the books in Shawnee Mission, De Soto school districts
August 12, 2015
Summer vacation will officially be over and students will be back in classrooms for the 2015-16 school year beginning today in Shawnee Mission and De Soto school districts.
Shawnee Mission approves budget, tentative teacher contract
August 11, 2015
After a public hearing that opened and closed with nary a comment, the Shawnee Mission school board on Monday officially approved a 2015-16 budget that includes a total of $393,926,286 in net expenditures.
Recall election in De Soto set to take place Tuesday
August 11, 2015
The special election asking voters the question, “Shall Scott Hancock be recalled from the office of De Soto School District 232 Position 4?” is set for 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Ray Marsh landshift to cause some changes, but building is safe, superintendent says
August 6, 2015
Parents and students should not expect the large hole that has developed around a playground at Ray Marsh Elementary School to be fixed by the time school starts next week. But rest assured, the building itself is safe, said Superintendent Jim Hinson.
SM Northwest student lands spot in Starlight’s ‘Mary Poppins’
August 5, 2015
Outgoing and articulate are two words one might use to describe Amanda Dulny, who speaks clearly and can hold herself well in a conversation.
De Soto, Shawnee Mission to hold 2015-16 budget hearings
August 4, 2015
A public hearing for De Soto school district’s 2015-16 budget will be held during the regularly scheduled meeting at 6 p.m. Aug. 24 at the district’s administrative center, 35200 W. 91st St., De Soto.
Ray Marsh art teacher recognized for YouTube channel
August 3, 2015
A Shawnee Mission teacher’s innovative instruction methods are gaining attention outside the classroom.
National Merit winners reflect on high school, look to future at KU
July 29, 2015
When Bronwyn McNaughton reflects on being named a National Merit Scholar earlier this year, she’s reminded of just how far she’s come.
SM Northwest student performing in ‘Mary Poppins’ at Starlight
July 28, 2015
A Shawnee Mission Northwest student has been making her Starlight Theatre debut this week in the outside amphitheater’s production of “Mary Poppins.”
Interim superintendent ready for second go around in De Soto
July 22, 2015
Ron Wimmer was well into his retirement, spending his days in California with his wife and grandchildren, the day he got a familiar call from the De Soto school district.