Schools & education

Through technology program, Shawnee Mission hopes to inspire more female participation
November 19, 2014
Hannah Saathoff thought she knew quite a lot about computers. So she signed up for Tech sHeroes, a new after-school program offered at Trailridge Middle School focused on computer technology. “I thought that this might be fun,” the seventh grader said. “And then I realized I didn’t really know anything about computers, but it’s still really fun.”
Shawnee area district now has more support than ever for young children, parents
November 12, 2014
Expectant mothers and parents of young children living in the De Soto school district receive a lot of support through the free Parents as Teachers program, from monthly home visits to weekly playgroups to screenings that provide information about the child’s health and developmental progress.
Teacher negotiations in De Soto may soon be at an end for 2014-15
November 11, 2014
Negotiations between the De Soto school board and De Soto Teachers Association may soon be at an end for this school year.
Shawnee Mission North’s NJROTC wins championship
November 7, 2014
Shawnee Mission North’s victorious NJROTC captured the overall winning title Saturday in the Springfield Inter-Service Drill and Athletic Championship.
Shawnee Mission to host meetings on security
November 6, 2014
Those wanting to learn more about safety and security in the Shawnee Mission school district have the chance over the next two weeks.
Shawnee club inspires love of reading, Sporting KC
November 5, 2014
Did you know that Sporting Kansas City midfielder Graham Zusi ate at the same breakfast place, Simply Breakfast, every home game day before the establishment closed last year? Or that defender Matt Besler read R.L. Stine’s popular “Goosebumps” children’s book series as a kid?
Shawnee school set to take on ‘Guys and Dolls’
November 3, 2014
The setting may be 1950s New York, but the experience of bringing the characters of “Guys and Dolls” to life next week will be all new for Mill Valley High School students.
Upcoming Shawnee area special election holds challenges for districts, county
October 27, 2014
This school year’s local option budget increase has benefited both districts and patrons alike.
Shawnee area schools to offer Halloween-appropriate theatrical entertainment
October 21, 2014
Two area schools will help bring those eerier aspects of Halloween alive with some onstage entertainment.
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.