Schools & education

SM Northwest student earns A-plus on ACT
March 2, 2015
As the saying goes, “Third time’s the charm.” For Shawnee Mission Northwest senior Nick Leyden, however, two times was all it took to earn a perfect score of 36 on his ACT college entrance exam.
Shawnee student has ‘Happy’ experience in London parade
February 24, 2015
On Jan. 1, the city of London celebrated 2015 just as it always does, with its annual New Year’s Day Parade.
Shawnee teachers to be recognized in Topeka for winning Horizon Awards
February 17, 2015
Taylor Newman and Katie Wilber didn’t just make an impression on their students in their first years of teaching last school year.
Shawnee student named to Buena Vista dean’s list
February 13, 2015
Cortney Weaver of Shawnee was named to Buena Vista University’s dean’s list for the fall 2014 semester.
Shawnee student graduates cum laude from Missouri S&T
February 13, 2015
Aneet Kuar Hundal of Shawnee was among 600 students to receive diplomas in December from the Missouri University of Science and Technology.
Shawnee students on Missouri S&T’s honor list
February 13, 2015
Students from Shawnee were named to Missouri University of Science and Technology’s honor list for the fall 2014 semester.
Shawnee students recognized for academics
February 12, 2015
A number of students from Shawnee were named to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s dean’s list for the fall 2014 semester.
Shawnee student named to Hillsdale dean’s list
February 12, 2015
Madison Estell of Shawnee was named to Hillsdale College’s 4.0 dean’s list for the 2014 fall semester.
SM North NJROTC earns first-place title
February 12, 2015
The SM North Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps captured the first-place title at the NJROTC Academic, Athletic, and Drill Regional Qualifying meet.
SM Northwest to stage ‘You Can’t Take It With You’
February 11, 2015
Shawnee Mission Northwest’s theater department will present “You Can’t Take it With You” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Shawnee Mission moves quickly on security purchase for high schools
February 10, 2015
A $223 million bond issue was approved by voters only a couple of weeks ago, but the Shawnee Mission school district isn’t wasting any time in kicking off the use of funds for one of their main intended purposes: improving district safety and security.
De Soto superintendent resigns position; headed to SMSD
February 10, 2015
De Soto school district officials will soon be in search of a new leader, but Superintendent Doug Sumner won’t be going far.
Mill Creek associate principal is ‘exemplary’
February 2, 2015
Larry Breedlove has high praise for Mill Creek Middle School’s associate principal.
Shawnee Mission receives $20,000 from First National Bank
January 29, 2015
A 20-year anniversary is a milestone to be recognized. And First National Bank has done just that with a significant gift to the Shawnee Mission school district, which it has been a supporter of for two decades.
Four candidates to run uncontested for Shawnee Mission, De Soto board seats
January 29, 2015
Current area school board members Angela Handy, Bill Fletcher, Deb Zila and Patty Mach will be uncontested in bids to hold onto their positions during April’s general election.