Schools & education

Shawanoe rolls out red carpet for students showing growth on test scores
January 23, 2018
Shawanoe Elementary School students received Hollywood treatment for improved test scores.
JCCC hosts financial planner sharing socially conscious investment strategies
January 23, 2018
Eric Dilts, a financial advisor and planner, will share how investors can follow their values during two presentations at Johnson County Community College, 12345 College Blvd, Overland Park.
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.