Schools & education

Shawanoe Elementary kicks off school year with new principal
August 15, 2016
Dominic Flora, the new principal at Shawanoe Elementary School, said his goals for the upcoming school year are to help each kid gain confidence and social skills, in addition to improving their academics.
Shawnee Mission School District’s communications department earns awards
August 8, 2016
The department has been honored for its outstanding work in school communication.
Informational fair offered on how to start an in-home child care business
August 1, 2016
Anyone interested in starting their own quality, licensed in-home child care business in Johnson County is welcome to attend an informational fair to learn the basics.
Teacher Feature: Susan Robertson
July 31, 2016
Susan Robertson, Kindergarten Classroom Teacher at Prairie Ridge Elementary, is the subject of this week’s Teacher Feature.
Shawnee Mission board member expresses frustrations
July 29, 2016
The Shawnee Mission school district recently responded to some outside criticism regarding teacher versus administrative raises.
Shawnee Mission teacher negotiations at impasse
Board president clarifies raises for teachers, administration
July 25, 2016
News that contract negotiations between the Shawnee Mission school district and teachers union had reached an impasse over pay increases has brought up some criticism of the district’s raises for administrators.
Teacher Feature: Jeri Powers
July 22, 2016
Jeri Powers, reading specialist at Prairie Ridge Elementary, is the subject of this week’s Teacher Feature.
Shawnee Mission’s Jump Start program for future kindergartners expands
July 19, 2016
It may only be July, but at Bluejacket-Flint Elementary School Friday, a number of soon-to-be kindergartners were getting ready to learn.
Immunizations, physicals offered for Shawnee Mission students
July 18, 2016
Students in the Shawnee Mission school district can get immunizations and physicals through the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment 9-11 a.m. Aug. 1 at Shawanoe Elementary, 11230 W. 75th St.
Kansas school districts get ready to tackle budgets following school finance decision
July 15, 2016
In the weeks since the legislature’s last minute school funding “fix,” the De Soto and Shawnee Mission school districts continue to study how their 2016-17 budgets will shake out.
Makerspace now under construction at Bluejacket-Flint Elementary
July 15, 2016
Everybody has heard about Makerspaces, but when you have a $10,000 grant to build such a space, how do you decide what goes in it?
Shawnee Mission school district reminds parents it does not endorse candidates
July 13, 2016
The Shawnee Mission School District Tuesday released a statement reminding patrons that it does not endorse political candidates.
Former Shawnee teammates remember black youth fatally shot by Alabama police officer
July 8, 2016
A class clown with an infectious smile. A happy kid who loved taking on his friends in driveway basketball and videogames. A respectful kid who always said “Yes, sir,” to his coaches. A teammate and brother.
Teacher Feature: Julie Bunch
July 8, 2016
Julie Bunch, 3rd grade teacher at Mize Elementary in western Shawnee, is the focus of this week’s Teacher Feature.
De Soto superintendent’s salary higher than predecessor’s
June 29, 2016
The new superintendent of the De Soto school district will earn about $12,000 more annually than its previous superintendent.