Schools & education

Shawnee students learn about robots, moon, more through Genius Hour
April 22, 2014
A day in the life of a zookeeper, how to build a robot, the lost colony of Roanoke Island — these are just a few of the subjects a large group of second- and third-graders at Riverview Elementary School can now intelligently answer questions about should anyone ever ask them to.
Shawnee students make academic honor society
April 19, 2014
Three Emporia State University freshmen from Shawnee have been inducted into the Phi Eta Sigma honor society.
Shawnee student makes KU honor roll
April 18, 2014
Robert Willer of Shawnee has been named to Kansas University’s honor roll for the fall 2013 semester.
Two from Shawnee honored for high cumulative GPAs
April 18, 2014
Two students from Shawnee were honored for their academic achievements during the University of Nebraska-Lincoln All-University Honors Convocation Sunday.
Shawnee Mission school district shows support of Petrella vs. Brownback
April 18, 2014
While a bill may soon be signed off on by Gov. Sam Brownback that would provide more financial aid to poor school districts, the Shawnee Mission school district is showing its support of another school finance case that hits closer to home.
Shawnee student earns third place in entrepreneurial challenge
April 17, 2014
Jeffrey Miller of Shawnee and his team of two other students took third place earlier this month in the 3D Emporia Competition held at Emporia State University.
Shawnee Mission teacher’s union president reacts to due process elimination
April 11, 2014
The right to due process after termination for tenured K-12 public school teachers may soon be a thing of the past in the state of Kansas, but teachers in the Shawnee Mission school district at least have no cause for alarm, said Nancy Fritz.
Shawnee students headed to state journalism competition
April 10, 2014
A number of Mill Valley High School students will move on to the state Kansas Scholastic Press Association competition after placing in February’s regional journalism competition held at Kansas University.
Shawnee Mission school district may make boundary changes
April 10, 2014
Changes to boundary lines may be coming to Shawnee Mission school district next school year. But students and parents should rest assured they won’t be major ones, said Superintendent of Schools Jim Hinson.
Shawnee Mission Northwest students are Kansas Economics Challenge champions
April 10, 2014
A team of Shawnee Mission Northwest students was the big winner in the Kansas Economics Challenge.
Shawnee Mission Northwest ranked one of best schools in country
April 10, 2014
Shawnee Mission Northwest is again one of the best schools in the country, according to The Washington Post.
Shawnee student gets second chance at National Geographic Bee
April 8, 2014
There were just a couple of questions Jack Calonge was stumped on Friday at the 2014 National Geographic Bee.
Shawnee Mission North students moving on to state journalism competition
April 4, 2014
A number of Shawnee Mission North students placed in February’s Kansas Scholastic Press Association’s regional competition at Kansas University and will advance to the state competition, set for May 3 at KU.
Shawnee elementary school principal retiring after 16 years in district
April 4, 2014
Horizon Elementary School will have a new leader next school year.
Shawnee student in running for full, four-year scholarship to OBU
April 3, 2014
Megan Bowlin, a Maranatha Christian Academy senior, has been named a University Scholar finalist by Oklahoma Baptist University, meaning she is in the running for a full four-year scholarship to the school.