Schools & education

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.
De Soto school district to keep 33 percent LOB
January 28, 2015
De Soto school district’s local option budget will remain at 33 percent of its general fund after voters approved the measure Tuesday.
Bond issue, LOB measures pass in Shawnee Mission
January 27, 2015
Recently, the Shawnee Mission school district asked voters whether they would approve a $223 bond issue as well as the continuation of a 33 percent local option budget.
SM North to stage ‘Oliver!’
January 27, 2015
Shawnee Mission North’s theater and music departments will present the musical “Oliver!” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, with an additional 2 p.m.
Whereabouts of Thomas Hart Benton painting concealed
January 26, 2015
Some members of a class that donated a Thomas Hart Benton painting to a Shawnee Mission school in the 1950s are wondering where the gift is being kept.
Shawnee Mission North Hall of Fame to have three more inductees
January 13, 2015
Next month, Shawnee Mission North’s Hall of Fame will grow by three inductees.
Two Shawnee teachers named 2015 Horizon Award winners
January 12, 2015
Two De Soto school district teachers are having an ‘outstanding’ first year on the job.
Shawnee time capsule provided by SM Northwest students
January 12, 2015
What was it like to live in Shawnee in the year 2015? That’s a question community members will have the chance to answer in 50 year’s time with the burying of a time capsule set to take place during a ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday in front of Shawnee City Hall.
KC Ballet ROAD program inspires students to relish dancing, learning
January 7, 2015
Once a week, the entire fourth-grade class at Shawanoe Elementary School heads to the building’s gymnasium for 60 minutes of music and exercise.
SM North student develops award-winning invention
December 31, 2014
The Angler’s-Friend carrying case was born out of a passion for fishing and the frustration that often went along with Corben Tannahill’s trips to the lake with his dad.
Shawnee students win first place in cover design contest
December 23, 2014
First-grader Eli Walters couldn’t quite put into words how good it felt to be honored for his artistic skills in front of his entire school last week.
Shawnee Mission schedules mail-in ballot open houses
December 21, 2014
The Shawnee Mission school district has scheduled two open houses regarding the upcoming bond and local option budget mail-in ballot election.
SM North has new head football coach
December 21, 2014
Ben Bartlett, who served as interim head football coach last season, has officially been hired by the Shawnee Mission school district to serve as head football coach at Shawnee Mission North.
SM North magazine receives All-American rating
December 18, 2014
Shawnee Mission North’s literary and art magazine, Indian Lore, recently received top marks from the National Scholastic Press Association.