Schools & education

Student from Shawnee recognized for being a cinematic up-and-comer
April 23, 2015
An up-and-coming filmmaker has been recognized for being just that.
SM North’s Indian yearbook wins Pacemaker Award
April 23, 2015
Shawnee Mission North’s yearbook, The Indian, has earned a National Scholastic Press Association Pacemaker Award.
SM Northwest student is trapeze artist outside the classroom
April 22, 2015
From stilts to a hanging trapeze, Meara Roach spends a lot of time up in the air.
Teacher Feature: Kristan Langton
April 14, 2015
Kristan Langton is a sixth-grade communication arts teacher at Mill Creek Middle School.
School years to end early for area students
April 14, 2015
While students may have been disappointed by a school year with no winter weather serious enough to keep them home for a day or two, they will likely be somewhat mollified by this news: The final day of school in the De Soto district will be two days earlier than originally planned.
Elected board members reflect on moving forward, challenges ahead
April 14, 2015
Shawnee resident Kevin Makalous is looking forward to the next four years.
Mill Valley News finalist for ‘Pulitzer Prize of high school journalism’
April 13, 2015
This weekend, some Mill Valley High School students will find out if they have won an award regarded as akin to the Pulitzer Prize.
Despite initial lack of success, push for state rock will continue, says MTMS teacher
April 8, 2015
A group of eighth graders at Monticello Trails Middle School tried to put the state of Kansas on the map this school year for more than just being a setting of “The Wizard of Oz,” said student Tyler Hilk.
Goodburn, Powers to hold onto seats on Shawnee Mission, De Soto school boards
April 7, 2015
In the only two races involving incumbents on De Soto and Shawnee Mission school boards, current board members will hold on to their seats for another four years.
Shawnee resident, school board debate merits of district-funded trip
April 2, 2015
A recent trip by Shawnee Mission school district superintendent Jim Hinson and all seven school board members to Nashville to attend the National Association of School Board’s annual conference isn’t sitting well with at least one Shawnee patron.
The total package: Students, Rotarians work together to assemble 12,000 meals
March 31, 2015
The goal was this: to package 12,000 meals in two hours. And while that might seem like an insurmountable task, Baylee DeLaurier had no doubt that goal would be reached March 24 by a group of Shawnee Mission Northwest students and Lenexa Rotary Club members.
SMSD’s Benton painting to have new home at Nelson-Atkins
March 31, 2015
The answer to the question of where to put Shawnee Mission school district’s recent headline-making Thomas Hart Benton painting has officially been answered, to the likely benefit of viewers from across the country and even farther.
Local students earn first-year scholar honors
March 27, 2015
A number of students from Shawnee earned first-year scholar honors for earning a 3.5 or higher GPA in their first semester.
Student receives music scholarship to Pittsburg State
March 26, 2015
Jillian Jacobson, a senior at Shawnee Mission North, has received a music scholarship to Pittsburg State University.
SM North to present teen-focused musical
March 26, 2015
A coming-of-age musical will have its Shawnee Mission school district debut tonight, with performances also scheduled this weekend.