Schools & education

Wishful thinking: Mill Valley student starts Make-A-Wish club
November 18, 2015
Jasmine Cousins was about 4 or 5 when her mother called her into the room to share some exciting news: Jasmine and her family were headed to Disney World.
Broadmoor Bistro students holding Thanksgiving fundraiser
November 17, 2015
Still in need of a desert or side dish for Thanksgiving dinner? Students in Shawnee Mission school district’s Broadmoor Bistro kitchen are selling pies, pastries and other side dishes through Monday.
With student drivers increasing, De Soto board considers parking expansion at Mill Valley
November 10, 2015
With more student drivers than there are parking places at Mill Valley High School, De Soto school district officials are eyeing a solution.
SM Northwest to stage ‘Into the Woods’
November 3, 2015
Taking on a Tony Award-winning Stephen Sondheim musical this weekend will be more than 30 student actors from Shawnee Mission Northwest.
Retiring SMEF executive director says job was fulfillment of dream
October 28, 2015
In 2008, when Linda Roser was hired as the executive director of the Shawnee Mission Education Foundation, it was, for her, truly a dream come true.
Custodial connections: Dancing, talking with students all in a day’s work for Prairie Ridge custodian
October 21, 2015
A common sight in the Prairie Ridge Elementary cafeteria during lunchtime is a fixture at the school known as “Mr. Rex” doing the Dougie, Nae Nae and other popular dances of the day with any student who is game. He also can frequently be seen in the hallways laughing and talking with students as they head to classes or recess.
Teacher Feature: Emily Stiles
October 21, 2015
Emily Stiles is a second grade teacher at Belmont Elementary School.
Project manager, mother appointed to vacant seat on De Soto school board
October 13, 2015
The vacant Position 4 seat on the De Soto school board has officially been filled.
10 candidates interview for vacant seat on De Soto school board
October 7, 2015
Members of the De Soto school board have a tough decision ahead of them.
Broken Arrow students gaining broadcasting experience with the help of iPads
October 6, 2015
With the digital learning initiative now in full swing at all schools in the Shawnee Mission school district, some youths at Broken Arrow Elementary School truly are blazing a trail with their new iPads for the students who follow.
Two Teacher of the Year finalists have Shawnee connection
September 30, 2015
In the 2016 Kansas Teacher of the Year program, the city of Shawnee is well represented. Out of eight total finalists for the title, two have a Shawnee connection: one lives in the city and one teaches there.
St. Joseph Catholic School could win $100,000 through online votes
September 30, 2015
In the manner of a number of public school districts, a local private school is making an effort to create its own 1:1 digital technology initiative, putting an iPad in the hands of every student who attends.
Teacher Feature: Ruth Goff
September 30, 2015
Ruth Goff is a fine arts teacher at Hocker Grove Middle School.
Student playwrights get top billing at annual SM North event
September 23, 2015
It’s not every day that high school students get to have their own written words performed by others in front of a live audience. But at Shawnee Mission North, that’s an annual opportunity going back as far as theater teacher Chris Palmer can remember.
Shawnee educator finalist for 2016 Kansas Teacher of the Year
September 22, 2015
A Shawnee teacher is a finalist for the 2016 Kansas Teacher of the Year.