Schools & education

National PTA Honors two Shawnee area schools
August 28, 2018
The National PTA is honoring two Shawnee Mission schools for strength in parent involvement.
Shawnee Mission welcomes new superintendent
August 14, 2018
Dr. Mike Fulton kicks off the 2018-2019 school year as the new Shawnee Mission School District superintendent.
School districts address suicide
Shawnee Mission, De Soto join conversations focusing on improving teen mental health
August 7, 2018
Six Johnson County school districts are joining forces to address the growing number of teen deaths by suicide.
Expanded Shawnee Mission program aims to ease transition into kindergarten
August 7, 2018
At Bluejacket-Flint Elementary School, around 20 students participated in “Jump Start to Learning,” a three-week kindergarten prep class held in July.
Shawnee teenager excels at national history bee
July 31, 2018
Colton Martin made it to the first round of the quarterfinals, eventually ranking 72 out of 450 competitors.
Shawnee Mission holds open house to welcome new superintendent
July 27, 2018
Community members are invited to meet the new Shawnee Mission Superintendent Dr. Mike Fulton at an upcoming open house.
A STEM-ulating summer: Camp Invention inspires young students to become future innovators
July 18, 2018
For nearly a decade, one summer camp in Shawnee has been showing kids that all it takes is a little ingenuity to make a big difference.
SM Northwest students earn forensics awards
June 20, 2018
A team of Shawnee Mission Northwest students earned one of the top prizes at the National Catholic Forensics League Grand National Tournament.
2 Deputy Killed In Kansas City, Kan.
June 16, 2018
One sheriff’s deputy has died and another is hospitalized after a shooting near the county courthouse in Kansas City, Kan.
Mill Valley graduate earns top acting honor
June 5, 2018
The bright lights of Broadway are beckoning one Shawnee teenager.
Outstanding 2018 graduate: Rachel Tao
May 29, 2018
Rachel Tao, a recent graduate of SM Northwest, aspires to be a doctor one day.
Hocker Grove student honored by Chiefs, United Way
May 29, 2018
Saygan Trusty, an eighth-grader at Hocker Grove Middle School, was recognized.
SM Northwest debate students receive awards
May 29, 2018
SM Northwest students did well at the Kansas State High School Activities Association State Speech & Drama championship.
Mill Creek teacher named ‘summer scholar’
May 29, 2018
Kristan Langton, a sixth grade teacher at Mill Creek Middle School, has been selected as an NEH Summer Scholar.