Schools & education

Gillian Flynn honors English teacher, inspires students
January 17, 2018
Gone Girl” author Gillian Flynn visited St. Thomas Aquinas High School to visit former English teacher, answer students’ questions.
ACLU says Kansas school boards’ rules violate speech rights
January 2, 2018
Local school boards in Kansas are violating people’s free speech rights with policies that restrict public comments, the American Civil Liberties Union’s state chapter argues as it pushes a Kansas City-area district to change its rules.
Former Mill Valley associate principal arrested for sexual assault
December 30, 2017
Matt Fedde, a former Mill Valley High School administrator, was recently arrested.
Foundation gifts $125,000 to JCCC
December 26, 2017
The Johnson County Community College Foundation received a $125,000 gift to support students who are single parents.
Businessman donates $2 million for new JCCC building
December 20, 2017
The Johnson County Community College Foundation has received a $2 million gift from Hugh L. Libby, of Mission Hills.
ACLU calls for Shawnee school board to end complaint ban
December 11, 2017
The American Civil Liberties Union of Kansas has called for a school district in the Kansas City area to eliminate a policy prohibiting public complaints about individuals at board meetings.
Select Shawnee students nominated for military academies
December 7, 2017
A few Shawnee students recently received military academy nominations from two Kansas elected officials.
JCCC receives $10 million lead gift for major campus transformation initiative
November 28, 2017
The JCCC Foundation has received a $10 million lead gift from the Sunderland Foundation as the college embarks on the largest campus transformation project in its history.
Face to face: Beth Mildren
November 21, 2017
Meet Beth Mildren, the principal at Riverview Elementary School.
St. Joseph Catholic Church to host blood drive Nov. 20
November 16, 2017
Learn more about the St. Joseph Catholic Church blood drive.
Shawnee Mission School District showcases new state-of-the-art achievement building
October 24, 2017
The Shawnee Mission School District’s Center for Academic Achievement was recently unveiled during a grand opening ceremony.
A teenager could become Kansas governor; four of them show off political skills at Lawrence forum
October 21, 2017
Many people scoffed earlier this year when they realized Jack Bergeson, a 16-year-old high school student from Wichita, had filed paperwork with the Kansas Secretary of State’s office to run for governor.
Elementary school art teacher seeks military veterans or active duty
October 11, 2017
Shelly Souders, art educator at Mize Elementary, is looking for military veterans or active duty personnel for a project.
Face to Face: Jackson Brogan
October 11, 2017
Jackson Brogan recently earned a perfect score on the ACT exam.
Maranatha students named Merit Scholars for 2018 class
September 27, 2017
Two Maranatha Christian Academy students were named Commended Students.