Schools & education

Mill Valley cheerleaders make Shawnee proud in sunny San Diego
January 11, 2017
Mill Valley cheerleaders recently performed at the Holiday Bowl in San Diego.
Shawnee Mission school foundation ranks among top in country
December 25, 2016
The Shawnee Mission Education Foundation has been ranked among the best school foundations in the nation.
Shawnee Mission School District given grant for early childhood program
December 25, 2016
The Early Education Funders Collaborative at the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation has awarded a $373,508 grant to the Shawnee Mission School District.
Area culinary schools earn top ranks in Kansas
December 25, 2016
JCCC tops the list for best culinary schools in Kansas.
Shawnee students tackle climate change
Bluejacket-Flint Elementary School students use technology to reveal how they’d save the world
December 14, 2016
Bluejacket-Flint sixth graders presented ideas last week on how to combat climate change.
From father to author: Shawnee educator publishes two children’s books
December 14, 2016
Shawnee father of four publishes two children’s books.
Johnson County Chorus set to perform ‘Songs of Peace’ concert Sunday
December 2, 2016
Anita Cyrier will conduct the Johnson County Chorus and Choraliers in “Songs of Peace,” a winter choral concert, at 3 p.m. Sunday in Yardley Hall of the Carlsen Center at Johnson County Community College.
SM North celebrates ‘Pie Day’
December 1, 2016
Some Shawnee Mission North High School students were rewarded with pies for good behavior.
Upset residents speak out against school district’s safety pin ban
November 29, 2016
Hundreds of residents attended the recent SMSD board meeting to speak out against the district’s safety pin ban.
ACLU urges Kansas district to stop barring safety pins
November 22, 2016
The American Civil Liberties Union is urging the Shawnee Mission School District to stop telling staff not to wear safety pins on their clothes in a sign of solidarity to the disenfranchised.
JCCC given designation as military friendly school
November 16, 2016
Johnson County Community College once again has been recognized as a military-friendly school.
KU Endowment, Alumni recognize local students
November 16, 2016
Students from Kansas high schools were honored recently by the University of Kansas Alumni Association and KU Endowment.
JCCC receives grant to train veterans in truck-driving program
November 10, 2016
Johnson County Community is one of seven technical and community colleges across the nation to receive a grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
Merriam Park school given Kauffman grant
November 9, 2016
The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation recently presented a $110,000 grant to Merriam Park.
Shawnee student named ambassador
November 6, 2016
Kansas State University student Mary Pat Siebert, of Shawnee, was recently selected to be a libraries student ambassador for her school.