Schools & education

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.
Digging in: Shawnee student participates in archeological field study
June 27, 2016
Chase Oswald first dabbled in digging through history under water — for instance, exploring the wreckage of a World War II-era Nazi oil tanker near Aruba.
Kansas Legislature passes school finance bill; Brownback says he will sign it
June 25, 2016
Kansas lawmakers on Friday night passed a school funding equity bill that they believe will satisfy the Kansas Supreme Court without taking money out of general state aid for school districts.
Republicans offer to fix school equity problem by taking other school funds
June 24, 2016
Kansas lawmakers are preparing to vote on a bill today that Republicans say would answer the Kansas Supreme Court’s concerns about tax equity and prevent the court from shutting down public schools on July 1.
Teacher Feature: Taylor Burson
June 24, 2016
Taylor Burson, fourth grade teacher at Horizon Elementary in western Shawnee, is the subject of this week’s Teacher Feature.
Shawnee Mission schools approve increase in bus contract
June 23, 2016
The Shawnee Mission Board of Education Monday approved an increase in costs for bus services, despite problems that reportedly occurred in the last school year.
Former Shawnee high school student fatally shot by Alabama police officer
Michael Moore played football, basketball at Shawnee Mission Northwest
12:47 a.m., June 16, 2016 Updated 12:59 a.m.
A former Shawnee Mission Northwest High School student was shot and killed by an Alabama police officer following a Monday traffic stop.
Teacher Feature: Denise Legore Seawood
June 10, 2016
Denise Legore Seawood, the engineering technology teacher for grades 6-8 at Mill Creek Middle School, is the subject of this week’s Teacher Feature.
Kansas Regents recognize JCCC with data award
June 9, 2016
Johnson County Community College was honored Wednesday with a data quality award by the Kansas Board of Regents.
JCCC spring 2016 honor lists include Shawnee students
June 8, 2016
Johnson County Community College has released its president’s and dean’s honor roll listings for the spring 2016 semester.
Shawnee students named to Emporia State’s Spring 2016 honor list
June 8, 2016
Many Shawnee residents were among the nearly 700 students named to Emporia State University’s honor roll for spring 2016.
De Soto school board delays potential district name change
Members will ask new superintendent to study the matter further
June 6, 2016
USD 232’s common name will remain the De Soto school district for now — but the district will continue to study the possibility of changing the name.
Shawnee Mission superintendent says he thinks Kansas will find school funding solution
Hinson says he isn’t planning for school shut down
June 3, 2016
Jim Hinson, superintendent of the Shawnee Mission school district, says the district is moving forward with the belief that it will not shut down July 1.
School’s out for summer: But there’s still lots to keep kids occupied, engaged in Shawnee
June 2, 2016
Summer break is officially here for students in Shawnee Mission and De Soto school districts.
Shawnee students receive universities’ National Merit Scholarships
June 1, 2016
Today, National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced about 3,000 winners of National Merit Scholarships financed by U.S. colleges and universities, including several students from Shawnee.