Schools & education

ACLU calls for Shawnee school board to end complaint ban
December 11, 2017
The American Civil Liberties Union of Kansas has called for a school district in the Kansas City area to eliminate a policy prohibiting public complaints about individuals at board meetings.
Select Shawnee students nominated for military academies
December 7, 2017
A few Shawnee students recently received military academy nominations from two Kansas elected officials.
JCCC receives $10 million lead gift for major campus transformation initiative
November 28, 2017
The JCCC Foundation has received a $10 million lead gift from the Sunderland Foundation as the college embarks on the largest campus transformation project in its history.
Face to face: Beth Mildren
November 21, 2017
Meet Beth Mildren, the principal at Riverview Elementary School.
St. Joseph Catholic Church to host blood drive Nov. 20
November 16, 2017
Learn more about the St. Joseph Catholic Church blood drive.
Shawnee Mission School District showcases new state-of-the-art achievement building
October 24, 2017
The Shawnee Mission School District’s Center for Academic Achievement was recently unveiled during a grand opening ceremony.
A teenager could become Kansas governor; four of them show off political skills at Lawrence forum
October 21, 2017
Many people scoffed earlier this year when they realized Jack Bergeson, a 16-year-old high school student from Wichita, had filed paperwork with the Kansas Secretary of State’s office to run for governor.
Elementary school art teacher seeks military veterans or active duty
October 11, 2017
Shelly Souders, art educator at Mize Elementary, is looking for military veterans or active duty personnel for a project.
Face to Face: Jackson Brogan
October 11, 2017
Jackson Brogan recently earned a perfect score on the ACT exam.
Maranatha students named Merit Scholars for 2018 class
September 27, 2017
Two Maranatha Christian Academy students were named Commended Students.
Mill Valley journalism teacher honored with national award
September 27, 2017
A local educator was recognized as a National Scholastic Press Association Pioneer recipient.
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.