Schools & education

JCCC wins national Climate Leadership Award
September 30, 2016
The Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) selected Johnson County Community College for a national Climate Leadership Award.
SM Northwest administrator honored
September 30, 2016
Tom Moss, an associate principal at Shawnee Mission Northwest, was selected to receive the Northeast Kansas Music Educators’ Outstanding Administrator award.
Broken Arrow students celebrate ‘whirled peace’
September 29, 2016
Broken Arrow students participated in the Pinwheels for Peace art project.
Beyond book learning
Bluejacket-Flint families enjoy school’s new Makerspace
September 27, 2016
Bluejacket-Flint Elementary School recently unveiled its new Makerspace to students and their families.
De Soto School District named a ‘fit-friendly’ worksite
September 15, 2016
The American Heart Association named the De Soto School District as a Gold Level Recipient of the Fit-Friendly Worksites Recognition program.
Shawnee Mission School District connects to high speed internet
September 1, 2016
The Shawnee Mission School District has a new high-speed fiber-optic network.
Mill Valley cheerleaders host taco night
September 1, 2016
Mill Valley High School cheerleaders are raising money to fund a trip to perform at the Holiday Bowl this December.
K-State program aims to help first-generation college students
August 29, 2016
Shawnee Mission North is participating in a pilot program aimed to help future first-generation college students.
Teacher Feature: Shelley Arbaugh
August 28, 2016
Shelley Arbaugh is a first grade teacher at Riverview Elementary School.
Shawnee area students outperform national averages on ACT
August 25, 2016
The number of students taking the ACT has increased in Kansas and the state continues to outperform the nation in all four assessed areas — English, reading, mathematics and science — of the 2016 ACT college entrance exam.
Shawanoe Elementary kicks off school year with new principal
August 15, 2016
Dominic Flora, the new principal at Shawanoe Elementary School, said his goals for the upcoming school year are to help each kid gain confidence and social skills, in addition to improving their academics.
Shawnee Mission School District’s communications department earns awards
August 8, 2016
The department has been honored for its outstanding work in school communication.
Informational fair offered on how to start an in-home child care business
August 1, 2016
Anyone interested in starting their own quality, licensed in-home child care business in Johnson County is welcome to attend an informational fair to learn the basics.
Teacher Feature: Susan Robertson
July 31, 2016
Susan Robertson, Kindergarten Classroom Teacher at Prairie Ridge Elementary, is the subject of this week’s Teacher Feature.
Shawnee Mission board member expresses frustrations
July 29, 2016
The Shawnee Mission school district recently responded to some outside criticism regarding teacher versus administrative raises.