Schools & education

Shawnee Mission school board sets public hearing for 2014-15 budget
July 28, 2014
The Shawnee Mission school board will hold a public hearing at 7 p.m. Aug. 18 to hear patron input and questions regarding the district’s proposed 2014-15 budget.
Shawnee Mission Education Foundation awards more than $38,000 to students
July 18, 2014
A number of students in the Shawnee Mission school district were the recipients of a scholarship in the 2013-14 school year from the Shawnee Mission Education Foundation, or SMEF.
Shawnee student has high distinction at SMU
July 5, 2014
Laura Kovach of Shawnee has been named to Southern Methodist University’s honor roll with high distinction for the spring 2014 semester.
Shawnee students on Fort Hays deans honor roll
July 4, 2014
Three students from Shawnee have been named to Fort Hays State University’s deans honor roll for the spring 2014 semester.
Shawnee teacher one of two in area up for presidential award
July 3, 2014
Brandi Leggett, a third-grade teacher at Prairie Ridge Elementary, is a state finalist for a national, presidential award.
Shawnee area school board approves football field turf, phase three of De Soto High
July 3, 2014
After much discussion over the span of several meetings, the De Soto school board has approved going forward with plans for phase three of De Soto High School expansions, the installation of turf at De Soto and Mill Valley football fields and increasing the six-lane track at De Soto High to eight lanes.
Shawnee student’s leadership abilities lands her weeklong trip to D.C.
June 24, 2014
Delaney Kemp says she’s done a lot of babysitting over the past six months. But this week, it all pays off for the Mill Creek Middle School student, who is headed into eighth grade next school year.
Shawnee teacher finalist for national award
June 20, 2014
Anna Sobba, a fifth-grade teacher at Nieman Elementary School, has been named a 2014 state finalist for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching, the Shawnee Mission school district announced yesterday.
Shawnee students named to Drake dean’s, president’s lists
June 19, 2014
Shawnee students have been named to Drake University’s dean’s and president’s lists for the spring 2014 semester.
Shawnee Mission North grad receives degrees from JCCC
June 19, 2014
Wade Henke, a 2012 alumnus of Shawnee Mission North, recently graduated from Johnson County Community College with honors.
Shawnee students named to USM dean’s honor list
June 16, 2014
Four University of Saint Mary students from Shawnee have been named to the dean’s honor list for the spring 2014 semester.
Shawnee student inducted into national honor society
June 16, 2014
Katie Taylor of Shawnee has accepted membership in The National Society of Collegiate Scholars.
Shawnee resident coming to terms with adoption through painting, helping others
June 13, 2014
Linzi Murray’s exploration of her own identity has been an ongoing journey and one she believes will continue for the rest of her life.
Shawnee area district’s discussion of turf continues
June 11, 2014
As discussions continue around the subject of purchasing artificial turf for Mill Valley and De Soto high school football fields, as well as a new track at De Soto, school board members are now debating whether to use uncalled funds from the 2008 bond issue to pay for those items or whether to take the matter to the voters.
Shawnee students earn $300 for community service project
June 2, 2014
The Girls on the Run group at Clear Creek Elementary School earned $300 toward the program by supporting and cheering on runners in the Garmin Marathon, held in April in Olathe.