Schools & education

National Merit winners reflect on high school, look to future at KU
July 29, 2015
When Bronwyn McNaughton reflects on being named a National Merit Scholar earlier this year, she’s reminded of just how far she’s come.
SM Northwest student performing in ‘Mary Poppins’ at Starlight
July 28, 2015
A Shawnee Mission Northwest student has been making her Starlight Theatre debut this week in the outside amphitheater’s production of “Mary Poppins.”
Interim superintendent ready for second go around in De Soto
July 22, 2015
Ron Wimmer was well into his retirement, spending his days in California with his wife and grandchildren, the day he got a familiar call from the De Soto school district.
Election asking voters to decide Hancock’s future on school board set
July 7, 2015
A special election asking registered voters in the De Soto school district if they want a school board member to be removed from office is scheduled for next month.
Mill Valley student gaining the full Japanese immersion treatment
July 1, 2015
Makenna Langton has been passionate about all things Japanese since she discovered the world of anime several years ago.
ESU students from Shawnee named to dean’s list
June 19, 2015
A number of students from Shawnee have been named to Emporia State University’s dean’s list for the spring 2015 semester.
Students from Shawnee make ESU honor roll
June 19, 2015
William Blair of Shawnee was one of 700 Emporia State University students to be named to the school’s honor roll for the spring 205 semester.
Two students from Shawnee named to Benedictine dean’s list
June 18, 2015
Two students from Shawnee recently were named to Benedictine Colleges’ dean’s list for the spring 2015 semester.
Ray Marsh student recognized nationally for photograph
June 18, 2015
A Shawnee student has earned an Award of Merit from the National PTA Reflections contest.
Mill Valley graduate named to Benedictine president’s list
June 18, 2015
Hanna Torline has been named to Benedictine College’s president’s list for the spring 2015 semester.
Nieman Elementary teachers recall family feeling of school
June 16, 2015
John Meyer still recalls the annual whirlwind trips to Chicago.
Teacher Feature: Sheree Stoppel
June 16, 2015
Sheree Stoppel is a vocal music teacher at Mill Valley High School.
Summer Enrichment in SMSD now ongoing
June 16, 2015
If hearing the phrase “I’m bored” from your child is a common occurrence during the summer, Shawnee Mission school district may have a solution.
Shawnee student makes Carthage dean’s list
June 16, 2015
Anna Thomsen of Shawnee has been named to Carthage College’s spring semester dean’s list.
Board clerk is ‘definition of courage’ as she battles cancer
June 10, 2015
“Don’t cross that bridge until you get to it” was a favorite saying of Wendy Denham’s father. And it’s a message she takes strongly to heart these days, after being diagnosed with breast cancer in February.