Schools & education

JCCC hosts visiting artist’s presentation
February 15, 2017
Artists Thomas Kiefer and Sean Lyman, will be sitting down with Johnson County Community College art department faculty members during the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art’s “visiting artist’s presentation.”
Mill Valley baseball star chosen for Senate Youth Program
February 7, 2017
MVHS senior Jack Campbell was recently selected to be a delegate to the 55th annual United States Senate Youth Program.
Deepak Chopra to speak at JCCC on discovering your cosmic self
January 24, 2017
Best-selling author Deepak Chopra will speak about his latest book, “You Are the Universe,” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, in the Carlsen Center’s Yardley Hall at Johnson County Community College.
Shawnee Mission communications department honored
January 24, 2017
The Kansas Association of School Boards and the Kansas School Public Relations Association presented the Shawnee Mission School District Communication Department with seven awards in their annual publication competition.
Mill Valley teacher named Kansas Horizon winner
January 24, 2017
Mill Valley English teacher Heathyr Shaw was recently named a Kansas Horizon award winner
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.