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Teacher Feature: Anna Sahadeo
May 27, 2015
Anna Sahadeo is a second-grade teacher at Riverview Elementary School.
Graduate reflects back on high school years
May 27, 2015
It was a whirlwind week for area students and families as diplomas were handed out to hundreds of high school seniors at Mill Valley, Shawnee Mission North and Shawnee Mission Northwest high schools.
Without laying off employees, De Soto makes cuts to positions
May 21, 2015
In order to rectify a $681,127 shortfall in this school year’s budget, a number of positions in De Soto school district buildings are officially on the chopping block. But no staff members will be laid off as a result of the cuts, district officials say.
De Soto school district employees honored at board meeting
May 21, 2015
A number of De Soto school district employees were honored Monday during the school board meeting.
Local, area high school seniors soon to receive diplomas
May 12, 2015
It’s that time of year again — area high school seniors in the Class of 2015 will soon receive their diplomas.
With recall petition underway, Hancock denies wrongdoing
May 11, 2015
If some De Soto school district patrons have their way, Scott Hancock will no longer have a seat at the board table come next school year.
SM Northwest students excel at economics challenge
May 10, 2015
A team of students at Shawnee Mission Northwest recently took first place at the Kansas Council for Economic Education Economics Challenge in the advanced division.
Lexington Trails will be main site of this summer’s free meal program
May 5, 2015
Like Shawnee Mission, the De Soto school district also is gearing up for its free summer meal program, with at least one major change from previous years.
Teacher Feature: Lindsey Constance
May 5, 2015
Lindsey Constance is a sixth-grade teacher at Bluejacket-Flint Elementary School.
With caveats attached, board approves elimination of elementary texbook, all-day kindergarten fees
May 5, 2015
There are still a few caveats to next school year’s fee list, but the Shawnee Mission school board has approved a package that includes two significant changes giving elementary school parents a major financial break.
Shawnee Mission to provide free summer lunch for fourth year
April 28, 2015
Last summer, the Shawnee Mission school district’s Summer Lunch Bunch program fed more youths than it ever has before.
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.