Schools & education

Plugging into the voting process: SM North students use Johnson County ballot machines
Election office seeks to get voting program in all high schools
April 29, 2016
On Wednesday morning, the library at Shawnee Mission North High School was uncharacteristically loud. Batches of students moved in and out, talking excitedly as they waited to vote, many for the first time, on Johnson County Election Office voting machines — even though the vast majority aren’t yet 18.
Teacher Feature: Lauren Partridge
April 29, 2016
Lauren Partridge, 6th grade LINC (writing) teacher at Monticello Trails Middle School, is the subject of this week’s Teacher Feature.
SM Northwest boosters to raise funds with mattress sale Sunday
April 28, 2016
Shawnee Mission Northwest’s football, volleyball and wrestling teams are having their second annual mattress sale fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Shawnee resident among finalists for JCCC board
April 27, 2016
A Shawnee resident is among five candidates who will be interviewed for a vacancy on the Johnson County Community College board of trustees.
Mill Valley High presents Midsummer Night’s Dream
April 25, 2016
Students in Mill Valley High School’s theater program will present Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” this week, Tuesday through Friday.
Educational growth: Shawnee Mission Northwest students conduct annual plant sale
April 23, 2016
At 8 a.m. Thursday, Shawnee Mission Northwest High School’s environmental education students were hard at work in the school’s greenhouse.
De Soto school district parents invited to internet safety meeting
April 22, 2016
Detective John Stirling with the Shawnee Police Department will present In the Dark: Internet Safety and Child Crimes next week at Mill Creek Middle School.
Winner of city’s ‘Mayor for a Day’ contest proposes open houses, clean-up days
April 22, 2016
For Paul Hartman, a social studies assignment to take part in Shawnee Mayor Michelle Distler’s inaugural “Mayor for a Day” essay contest came naturally.
Mill Valley journalists awarded
April 21, 2016
The Mill Valley High School journalism department won several awards last weekend at the Journalism Education Association/National Scholastic Press Association national high school journalism convention in Los Angeles.
SMNW students offer plant sale
April 20, 2016
Shawnee Mission Northwest High School’s environmental education students will have their annual plant sale beginning this weekend and continuing on Saturdays, Sundays and Wednesdays through May 11.
St. Joseph School 7th grader wins ‘Mayor for a Day’ contest
April 19, 2016
Paul Hartman, a St. Joseph Grade School seventh grader and Shawnee resident, Monday was selected as the “Mayor for a Day” essay contest winner.
ESU honors society inducts students from Shawnee
April 19, 2016
Four Shawnee students were among the more than 100 first-year students inducted into the Phi Eta Sigma honor society last week at Emporia State University.
Riverview Elementary announces 5k fundraiser
April 18, 2016
Riverview Elementary will have a 5K Run/Walk and Family Fun Run to support Water for South Sudan April 30 at Shelter No. 2 in Shawnee Mission Park.
Head Start preschool serving De Soto district accepting applicants
April 18, 2016
Head Start preschool program serving the De Soto school district will be accepting applications for enrollment for the 2016-17 school year by appointment at Heartland Early Childhood Center, 1700 W. Sheridan St., Olathe.
Shawnee sixth graders seek interviews
April 18, 2016
Sixth-grade students at Shawnee’s Broken Arrow Elementary are working to answer the question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” and need help finding professionals in various careers.