Schools & education

Shawnee Mission board approves net expenditures totaling more than $400 million
August 19, 2014
Shawnee Mission’s net expenditures this school year will total $406,523,137, after board members adopted the new budget Monday following a public hearing.
Face to Face: A unique perspective
August 13, 2014
Alvie Cater is the director of administrative services and community relations for the De Soto school district.
Shawnee Mission 1:1 technology initiative kicks off at SM Northwest
August 13, 2014
For many students, there’s a lot that’s new about the first day of school.
Shawnee teachers prepare for start of school
August 8, 2014
There’s still some time before the first day of school, but De Soto school district buildings are already abuzz with activity as teachers get their rooms ready for the start of student arrivals Aug. 18.
Shawnee area school district’s budget includes decrease for taxpayers
August 7, 2014
Patrons in the De Soto school district can expect to see a break in their tax bills next school year with a proposed 2014-2015 budget that includes the greatest decrease in the mill levy the district has seen for quite some time, said Ken Larsen, director of finance.
Shawnee Mission school board sets public hearing for 2014-15 budget
July 28, 2014
The Shawnee Mission school board will hold a public hearing at 7 p.m. Aug. 18 to hear patron input and questions regarding the district’s proposed 2014-15 budget.
Shawnee Mission Education Foundation awards more than $38,000 to students
July 18, 2014
A number of students in the Shawnee Mission school district were the recipients of a scholarship in the 2013-14 school year from the Shawnee Mission Education Foundation, or SMEF.
Shawnee student has high distinction at SMU
July 5, 2014
Laura Kovach of Shawnee has been named to Southern Methodist University’s honor roll with high distinction for the spring 2014 semester.
Shawnee students on Fort Hays deans honor roll
July 4, 2014
Three students from Shawnee have been named to Fort Hays State University’s deans honor roll for the spring 2014 semester.
Shawnee teacher one of two in area up for presidential award
July 3, 2014
Brandi Leggett, a third-grade teacher at Prairie Ridge Elementary, is a state finalist for a national, presidential award.
Shawnee area school board approves football field turf, phase three of De Soto High
July 3, 2014
After much discussion over the span of several meetings, the De Soto school board has approved going forward with plans for phase three of De Soto High School expansions, the installation of turf at De Soto and Mill Valley football fields and increasing the six-lane track at De Soto High to eight lanes.
Shawnee student’s leadership abilities lands her weeklong trip to D.C.
June 24, 2014
Delaney Kemp says she’s done a lot of babysitting over the past six months. But this week, it all pays off for the Mill Creek Middle School student, who is headed into eighth grade next school year.
Shawnee teacher finalist for national award
June 20, 2014
Anna Sobba, a fifth-grade teacher at Nieman Elementary School, has been named a 2014 state finalist for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching, the Shawnee Mission school district announced yesterday.
Shawnee students named to Drake dean’s, president’s lists
June 19, 2014
Shawnee students have been named to Drake University’s dean’s and president’s lists for the spring 2014 semester.
Shawnee Mission North grad receives degrees from JCCC
June 19, 2014
Wade Henke, a 2012 alumnus of Shawnee Mission North, recently graduated from Johnson County Community College with honors.