Schools & education

Boys State of Kansas Leadership Academy accepting applications for 2018 Session
March 10, 2018
The American Legion Boys State of Kansas Leadership Academy is now taking applications for its 2018 session.
Mill Valley holds walkout to honor Florida school shooting victims
March 8, 2018
Hundreds of students walked out of Mill Valley High School in a quiet protest on Thursday morning.
Voice of a new generation: Shawnee teen wins state essay competition, heads to nationals
February 28, 2018
This weekend, Shawnee teenager Morgan Wilcox will travel to Washington D.C. to represent Shawnee and the state of Kansas at a national speech competition
Shawnee area students named National Merit Finalists
February 26, 2018
Only 17 Shawnee Mission School District students have been recognized as finalists in the National Merit Program.
Shawnee Mission Area Council PTA recognizes ‘Reflections’ winners
February 20, 2018
Several Shawnee area students were recently recognized for their art work.
Shawnee Mission changes recycling provider and closes community bins
February 15, 2018
Changes are being made to recycling in the Shawnee Mission School District.
Area students named ‘Shooting Star’ finalists
February 14, 2018
The Arts Council of Johnson County announced 115 finalists have been nominated for the 2018 Shooting Stars Awards.
Shawnee Mission school board chooses a new superintendent
February 12, 2018
After months of searching, seeking community input and deliberating, the Shawnee Mission Board of Education has finally selected a new superintendent.
Shawnee Mission Board of Education announces superintendent finalists
Community invited to meet candidates on Saturday
February 9, 2018
The Shawnee Mission Board of Education is interviewing three finalists for the open superintendent position in the Shawnee Mission School District.
Shawnee Mission school board members provide update on superintendent search
January 31, 2018
The Shawnee Mission School Board of Education met with Ray & Associates, the superintendent search firm consultants on Jan. 20.
Students celebrate national Kindness Challenge with #BrokenArrowRocks
January 31, 2018
Look around, you may just find a glimmer of positivity around you in the most unexpected place.
SM Northwest theater to present ‘Pirates of Penzance’ next month
January 30, 2018
Shawnee Mission Northwest High School theater department will be performing the comedic opera, “Pirates of Penzance,” Feb. 15-17.
Two Shawnee schools placed under ‘external lockdown’ Monday morning
01:04 p.m., January 29, 2018 Updated 02:27 p.m.
Two Shawnee schools were on an ‘external lockdown’ on Monday morning.
Community rallies around SM Northwest after death of two students
January 25, 2018
Parents, community members and friends held up positive signs at SM Northwest on Thursday morning.
Shawnee Mission Northwest community grieves after two students commit suicide
January 24, 2018
A community is in mourning this week after two students committed suicide within days of each other.