Schools & education

Elementary school art teacher seeks military veterans or active duty
October 11, 2017
Shelly Souders, art educator at Mize Elementary, is looking for military veterans or active duty personnel for a project.
Face to Face: Jackson Brogan
October 11, 2017
Jackson Brogan recently earned a perfect score on the ACT exam.
Maranatha students named Merit Scholars for 2018 class
September 27, 2017
Two Maranatha Christian Academy students were named Commended Students.
Mill Valley journalism teacher honored with national award
September 27, 2017
A local educator was recognized as a National Scholastic Press Association Pioneer recipient.
College fair to take place Sept. 25 at Maranatha
September 12, 2017
Maranatha Christian Academy will host the 2017 Kansas City Area Christian College Fair and Financial Aid Workshop.
Letter to the editor: Resident encourages community involvement in Shawnee Mission
September 12, 2017
Overland Park resident submits a letter to the editor.
Public service career expo to be held Saturday
August 18, 2017
Mark your calendar because the first annual Shawnee Mission School District Public Service Career Expo is coming up.
Voters pick new faces in primary election
August 2, 2017
Results from yesterday’s primary election show the majority of Shawnee voters want a change in their city government.
Shawnee teacher offers digital twist on storytime
August 1, 2017
Just thinking about her former students makes Carol Valdez a little misty eyed.
De Soto announces full-day free kindergarten for all classes
August 1, 2017
The De Soto School District is introducing tuition-free full day kindergarten for all students in that grade, starting in the upcoming 2017-2018 school year.
School board candidates sound off
From safety pins to special education, Shawnee Mission at-large seat contenders debate issues
July 12, 2017
Five Johnson County residents are vying for the open Shawnee Mission Board of Education at-large seat in the primary election this summer.
JCCC receives grant to support adult and family literacy
June 21, 2017
The Dollar General Literacy Foundation recently announced that Johnson County Community College has been awarded a total of $19,300 in grants to support adult and family literacy.
Elementary school boundary changes approved
New plan for Shawnee Mission schools goes into effect next year
June 7, 2017
Hundreds of Shawnee area elementary school students will be affected by significant boundary changes, which go into effect for the 2018-2019 school year.
Thinking outside the ‘cube’
May 31, 2017
Before school let out last week, a group of elementary school students explored science in a unique way: by hanging out in a retrofitted shipping container.
Shawnee Mission releases revised boundary change proposal for area elementary schools
School board to vote on changes at special meeting Thursday
May 31, 2017
After significant revisions were made to the proposal last week, the Shawnee Mission School Board will vote on a number of boundary changes during a special meeting on Thursday afternoon.

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