Schools & education

Former Mill Valley administrator faces sentencing for sexual misconduct with a 15-year-old; former Shawnee student may also be a victim
September 20, 2018
As a former Mill Valley associate principal faces prison for sexual assault in Nebraska, a potential victim from Mill Valley has stepped forward, the Omaha World-Herald reports
School districts launch #ZeroReasonsWhy
September 20, 2018
All six school districts in Johnson County are joining together to launch the #ZeroReasonsWhy community mobilization campaign to prevent teen suicide.
De Soto High School boys soccer team falls to Turner High School in close match
September 19, 2018
After a close 0-1 home loss to Lawrence Free State High School Monday night, the De Soto High School boys soccer team (1-5) faced Turner High School (4-2-1) at De Soto High School Tuesday night.
A record-breaking reunion: Maranatha marching band recognized 20 years after historic walk
September 18, 2018
Twenty years ago, the Maranatha Christian Academy marching band made history by playing and marching continuously for 52 miles.
Shawnee students named National Merit semifinalists
September 18, 2018
Students from Shawnee have been named National Merit Semifinalists in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program.
Maranatha to host Kansas City area Christian college fair
September 4, 2018
Maranatha Christian Academy will host the 2018 Kansas City Area Christian College Fair & Financial Aid Workshop.
National PTA Honors two Shawnee area schools
August 28, 2018
The National PTA is honoring two Shawnee Mission schools for strength in parent involvement.
Shawnee Mission welcomes new superintendent
August 14, 2018
Dr. Mike Fulton kicks off the 2018-2019 school year as the new Shawnee Mission School District superintendent.
School districts address suicide
Shawnee Mission, De Soto join conversations focusing on improving teen mental health
August 7, 2018
Six Johnson County school districts are joining forces to address the growing number of teen deaths by suicide.
Expanded Shawnee Mission program aims to ease transition into kindergarten
August 7, 2018
At Bluejacket-Flint Elementary School, around 20 students participated in “Jump Start to Learning,” a three-week kindergarten prep class held in July.
Shawnee teenager excels at national history bee
July 31, 2018
Colton Martin made it to the first round of the quarterfinals, eventually ranking 72 out of 450 competitors.
Shawnee Mission holds open house to welcome new superintendent
July 27, 2018
Community members are invited to meet the new Shawnee Mission Superintendent Dr. Mike Fulton at an upcoming open house.
A STEM-ulating summer: Camp Invention inspires young students to become future innovators
July 18, 2018
For nearly a decade, one summer camp in Shawnee has been showing kids that all it takes is a little ingenuity to make a big difference.
SM Northwest students earn forensics awards
June 20, 2018
A team of Shawnee Mission Northwest students earned one of the top prizes at the National Catholic Forensics League Grand National Tournament.
2 Deputy Killed In Kansas City, Kan.
June 16, 2018
One sheriff’s deputy has died and another is hospitalized after a shooting near the county courthouse in Kansas City, Kan.