Schools & education

Shawnee area school district gets gold medal for breakfast program
October 20, 2014
De Soto school district’s Student Nutrition Services department has for the second year in a row been designated a gold medal winner for the Kansas School Breakfast Challenge.
Shawnee Mission North violinist headed to Grand Ole Opry
October 17, 2014
On Oct. 26, Annie Sinsel will boldly go where no Shawnee Mission North student has gone before: to a chair on the National Association for Music Education’s All-National Honor Symphony Orchestra.
Shawnee Mission North students share culture through program, new club
October 14, 2014
Recently, some students took the stage in Shawnee Mission North High School’s auditorium to share what their culture is made of. And from the music and dancing and colorful, swirling dresses, it was clear there is a lot more to the Hispanic culture than may originally meet the eye.
Shawnee students receive recognition from National Merit Program
October 9, 2014
Five seniors at Mill Valley High School have been named Commended Students by the National Merit Scholarship Program.
Shawnee Mission school board will ask voters to pass $223 million bond issue next year
October 7, 2014
Shawnee Mission school district voters will decide early next year whether to approve a $223 million bond issue.
Shawnee Mission school board considering $223 million bond issue
September 29, 2014
Patrons of the Shawnee Mission school district may have another bond issue to vote on in the near future.
Shawnee Mission Education Foundation breakfast places emphasis on social media
September 26, 2014
Educators, community members, business leaders and elected officials, including Gov. Sam Brownback, gathered Thursday at the Overland Park Convention Center, all sharing a common purpose, as Linda Roser said: to celebrate and promote “excellence in Shawnee Mission.”
Shawnee student graduates from Morningside College
September 18, 2014
Alexandra Hirt of Shawnee was an August graduate of Morningside College.
Shawnee student receives Panther Scholarship
September 18, 2014
Shaun Stack of Shawnee has received a Panther Scholarship from the University of Pittsburgh.
Shawnee area students named National Merit semifinalists
September 18, 2014
Students at Shawnee Mission North, Shawnee Mission Northwest and Mill Valley high schools have been named semifinalists in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program.
Shawnee teacher selected as semi-finalist for state award
September 15, 2014
A teacher at Prairie Ridge Elementary has been named a semifinalist for Kansas Teacher of the Year.
Former Liberty superintendent takes reins at Broken Arrow Elementary
September 5, 2014
Michael Brewer has held about every position there is in the educational field, from teacher to principal to superintendent, which was the last title of his 26 years in the Liberty, Mo., school district.
Shawnee resident makes 4.0 at Benedictine
August 29, 2014
Michaela Pezza of Shawnee has been named to Benedictine College’s president’s list for the spring 2014 semester.
Shawnee Mission Education Foundation Fall Breakfast next month
August 28, 2014
Shawnee Mission school district Superintendent Jim Hinson will share his annual State of the District address later this month during the Shawnee Mission Education Foundation’s Fall Breakfast.
Many Shawnee students on KU honor roll
August 28, 2014
Kansas University recently released its honor roll for the spring 2014 semester.