Schools & education

Hope Lutheran to have KU organ recital
April 20, 2017
Students from the Division of Organ and Church Music at the University of Kansas will present an organ recital.
Shawnee Mission School District Superintendent Jim Hinson announces retirement
April 19, 2017
The superintendent of the Shawnee Mission School District (SMSD) is retiring this summer.
Shine bright like a Diamond: De Soto dance team wins second national title
April 19, 2017
The De Soto Diamonds dance team is the national champion for the second year in row.
Boundary changes draw concerns
Parents respond to a proposed new outline for SMSD schools
April 19, 2017
At a public meeting last week, parents had a chance to sound off on proposed boundary changes that will affect several Shawnee elementary schools in the Shawnee Mission School District.
Mill Creek takes fourth place at state Science Olympiad tournament
April 12, 2017
The Mill Creek Middle School Science Olympiad team scored fourth place at the state tournament.
Country band Lonestar to perform at JCCC this spring
March 29, 2017
Nominated for a 2017 People’s Choice Award for favorite country group, Lonestar visits Yardley Hall at Johnson County Community College, at 8 p.m. on May 6.
Welcome to adulthood: SM Northwest students discover the “real world”
March 21, 2017
SM Northwest students learned a lesson in adulthood during a very unique project.
JCCC to host ceremony for 400 soon-to-be citizens
March 8, 2017
About 400 individuals from dozens of countries will become U.S. citizens on March 15, in a naturalization ceremony at Johnson County Community College.
After LHS student raises concerns, tribal chief wants to rescind Shawnee Mission North’s use of Indian mascot
March 1, 2017
The chief of the Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma says she is recommending the tribe’s business committee rescind permission given to Shawnee Mission North High School to use an Indian mascot.
‘You’ve got a friend in me’
Thanks to childhood bestie, SM Northwest student earns his crown
March 1, 2017
Shawnee Mission Northwest senior John Baska was recently crowned the school’s WPA king, thanks to a little help from his childhood friend.
JCCC hosts visiting artist’s presentation
February 15, 2017
Artists Thomas Kiefer and Sean Lyman, will be sitting down with Johnson County Community College art department faculty members during the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art’s “visiting artist’s presentation.”
Mill Valley baseball star chosen for Senate Youth Program
February 7, 2017
MVHS senior Jack Campbell was recently selected to be a delegate to the 55th annual United States Senate Youth Program.
Deepak Chopra to speak at JCCC on discovering your cosmic self
January 24, 2017
Best-selling author Deepak Chopra will speak about his latest book, “You Are the Universe,” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, in the Carlsen Center’s Yardley Hall at Johnson County Community College.
Shawnee Mission communications department honored
January 24, 2017
The Kansas Association of School Boards and the Kansas School Public Relations Association presented the Shawnee Mission School District Communication Department with seven awards in their annual publication competition.
Mill Valley teacher named Kansas Horizon winner
January 24, 2017
Mill Valley English teacher Heathyr Shaw was recently named a Kansas Horizon award winner

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