Schools & education

Shawnee Mission program leads students to success
Partnership equips developmentally disabled young adults with job, life skills
November 26, 2018
A new program in the Shawnee Mission School District is helping to ease the transition after high school for special education graduates.
SM Northwest event celebrates CIS program
October 30, 2018
Shawnee Mission Northwest High School will host “Celebrate CIS” on Nov. 13.
Youth suicide prevention task force to meet Thursday
October 16, 2018
A task force formed to study and recommend ways to reduce the incidence of youth suicide will meet on Thursday in Overland Park.
Maranatha graduate named Washburn University Homecoming finalist
October 16, 2018
Joseph Bryden was recently recognized as a Washburn University Homecoming finalist.
Sporting KC signs 15-year-old from Shawnee as a Homegrown Player
October 3, 2018
A Mill Valley High School student will be added to the Sporting KC roster ahead of the 2019 season.
Shawnee native keeps Navy wing flying
October 2, 2018
A Shawnee Mission North graduate and Shawnee native is serving in the U.S. Navy aboard Naval Air Station Jacksonville.
Clear Creek educator named finalist for Kansas Teacher of the Year
October 2, 2018
Clear Creek art teacher Megan Clark was recently named a finalist for Kansas Teacher of the Year.
Shawnee teacher honored by Kansas Teacher of the Year program
October 2, 2018
Cathy Sheridan was recently recognized as a Shawnee Mission nominee for Kansas Teacher of the Year.
Shawnee student to star in “Gypsy”
September 27, 2018
University of Central Missouri student, Adam Segura, of Shawnee, is part of the school’s cast of “Gypsy.”
Shawnee Mission Northwest seeks alumni parade participants
September 27, 2018
SM Northwest is seeking alumni to participate in the upcoming Homecoming Parade.
Former Mill Valley administrator faces sentencing for sexual misconduct with a 15-year-old; former Shawnee student may also be a victim
September 20, 2018
As a former Mill Valley associate principal faces prison for sexual assault in Nebraska, a potential victim from Mill Valley has stepped forward, the Omaha World-Herald reports
School districts launch #ZeroReasonsWhy
September 20, 2018
All six school districts in Johnson County are joining together to launch the #ZeroReasonsWhy community mobilization campaign to prevent teen suicide.
De Soto High School boys soccer team falls to Turner High School in close match
September 19, 2018
After a close 0-1 home loss to Lawrence Free State High School Monday night, the De Soto High School boys soccer team (1-5) faced Turner High School (4-2-1) at De Soto High School Tuesday night.
A record-breaking reunion: Maranatha marching band recognized 20 years after historic walk
September 18, 2018
Twenty years ago, the Maranatha Christian Academy marching band made history by playing and marching continuously for 52 miles.
Shawnee students named National Merit semifinalists
September 18, 2018
Students from Shawnee have been named National Merit Semifinalists in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program.