Schools & education

SM North magazine receives All-American rating
December 18, 2014
Shawnee Mission North’s literary and art magazine, Indian Lore, recently received top marks from the National Scholastic Press Association.
SM North student honored for gymnastics prowess
December 18, 2014
Natalie Lanman, a student at Shawnee Mission North, was among a number of Shawnee Mission school district athletes to be recognized Monday during the board of education meeting.
Shawnee student’s surgical aspirations land her spot in competitive leadership program
December 17, 2014
A surgical kit may not be the typical inclusion on a Christmas wish list. But if Phoebe Ingelse receives what she asked her parents for this year, such a gift would be a fitting one for the driven high school senior, who attends Midland Adventist Academy
Shawnee elementary school to host pancake fundraiser
December 8, 2014
Broken Arrow Elementary will host a pancake supper from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the school, 5901 Alden Road.
Shawnee Mission North junior earns Eagle Scout rank
December 8, 2014
A junior at Shawnee Mission North has earned his Eagle Scout rank.
SM Northwest’s Passage earns Pacemaker award
December 4, 2014
Shawnee Mission Northwest’s school newspaper, The Northwest Passage, is one of the best papers in the country, according to the National Scholastic Press Association.
Shawnee Mission director highlights current, future safety plans
November 25, 2014
Since former Overland Park Chief of Police John Douglass was hired last school year to be the Shawnee Mission school district’s director of safety and security, the district has done a lot of belt-tightening when it comes to protecting its students and staff.
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.

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