Schools & education

College fair to take place Sept. 25 at Maranatha
September 12, 2017
Maranatha Christian Academy will host the 2017 Kansas City Area Christian College Fair and Financial Aid Workshop.
Letter to the editor: Resident encourages community involvement in Shawnee Mission
September 12, 2017
Overland Park resident submits a letter to the editor.
Public service career expo to be held Saturday
August 18, 2017
Mark your calendar because the first annual Shawnee Mission School District Public Service Career Expo is coming up.
Voters pick new faces in primary election
August 2, 2017
Results from yesterday’s primary election show the majority of Shawnee voters want a change in their city government.
Shawnee teacher offers digital twist on storytime
August 1, 2017
Just thinking about her former students makes Carol Valdez a little misty eyed.
De Soto announces full-day free kindergarten for all classes
August 1, 2017
The De Soto School District is introducing tuition-free full day kindergarten for all students in that grade, starting in the upcoming 2017-2018 school year.
School board candidates sound off
From safety pins to special education, Shawnee Mission at-large seat contenders debate issues
July 12, 2017
Five Johnson County residents are vying for the open Shawnee Mission Board of Education at-large seat in the primary election this summer.
JCCC receives grant to support adult and family literacy
June 21, 2017
The Dollar General Literacy Foundation recently announced that Johnson County Community College has been awarded a total of $19,300 in grants to support adult and family literacy.
Elementary school boundary changes approved
New plan for Shawnee Mission schools goes into effect next year
June 7, 2017
Hundreds of Shawnee area elementary school students will be affected by significant boundary changes, which go into effect for the 2018-2019 school year.
Thinking outside the ‘cube’
May 31, 2017
Before school let out last week, a group of elementary school students explored science in a unique way: by hanging out in a retrofitted shipping container.
Shawnee Mission releases revised boundary change proposal for area elementary schools
School board to vote on changes at special meeting Thursday
May 31, 2017
After significant revisions were made to the proposal last week, the Shawnee Mission School Board will vote on a number of boundary changes during a special meeting on Thursday afternoon.
Symposium takes on issues regarding dementia care
May 29, 2017
Johnson County Community College and the University of Kansas Alzheimer’s Disease Center will host a symposium on caring for someone with dementia on June 16.
Students enjoy old-fashioned pastime with local marble enthusiast
May 17, 2017
These days it’s rare to find a kid who enjoys playing a game which doesn’t involve a screen. At Broken Arrow Elementary School, there are around a dozen kids who prefer to play the old-fashioned way.
Walking across Sunflower State: Giant map of Kansas educates students at Hope Lutheran
May 10, 2017
Map analysts brought the The National Geographic Giant Traveling Map of Kansas to Hope Lutheran School last week.
De Soto Rocket Club blasts off to national championship
May 10, 2017
A group of high school students from Shawnee and De Soto are launching into the world’s largest rocket competition this week.