Schools & education

Shawnee Mission school board considering $223 million bond issue
September 29, 2014
Patrons of the Shawnee Mission school district may have another bond issue to vote on in the near future.
Shawnee Mission Education Foundation breakfast places emphasis on social media
September 26, 2014
Educators, community members, business leaders and elected officials, including Gov. Sam Brownback, gathered Thursday at the Overland Park Convention Center, all sharing a common purpose, as Linda Roser said: to celebrate and promote “excellence in Shawnee Mission.”
Shawnee student graduates from Morningside College
September 18, 2014
Alexandra Hirt of Shawnee was an August graduate of Morningside College.
Shawnee student receives Panther Scholarship
September 18, 2014
Shaun Stack of Shawnee has received a Panther Scholarship from the University of Pittsburgh.
Shawnee area students named National Merit semifinalists
September 18, 2014
Students at Shawnee Mission North, Shawnee Mission Northwest and Mill Valley high schools have been named semifinalists in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program.
Shawnee teacher selected as semi-finalist for state award
September 15, 2014
A teacher at Prairie Ridge Elementary has been named a semifinalist for Kansas Teacher of the Year.
Former Liberty superintendent takes reins at Broken Arrow Elementary
September 5, 2014
Michael Brewer has held about every position there is in the educational field, from teacher to principal to superintendent, which was the last title of his 26 years in the Liberty, Mo., school district.
Shawnee resident makes 4.0 at Benedictine
August 29, 2014
Michaela Pezza of Shawnee has been named to Benedictine College’s president’s list for the spring 2014 semester.
Shawnee Mission Education Foundation Fall Breakfast next month
August 28, 2014
Shawnee Mission school district Superintendent Jim Hinson will share his annual State of the District address later this month during the Shawnee Mission Education Foundation’s Fall Breakfast.
Many Shawnee students on KU honor roll
August 28, 2014
Kansas University recently released its honor roll for the spring 2014 semester.
Shawnee student on University of Dallas dean’s list
August 28, 2014
Alvin Bockwinkel of Shawnee has been named to the University of Dallas’ dean’s list for the spring 2014 semester.
Shawnee Mission, De Soto students score above state, national averages on ACT
August 28, 2014
Students in Shawnee Mission and De Soto school district last school year scored above state and national averages on their ACT college entrance exams.
Shawnee area school district to see largest mill levy decrease in years
August 26, 2014
The De Soto school board has approved a 2014-15 budget that includes the largest single-year decrease in the mill levy since 1993.
Shawnee Mission board approves net expenditures totaling more than $400 million
August 19, 2014
Shawnee Mission’s net expenditures this school year will total $406,523,137, after board members adopted the new budget Monday following a public hearing.
Face to Face: A unique perspective
August 13, 2014
Alvie Cater is the director of administrative services and community relations for the De Soto school district.