Schools & education

Students enjoy old-fashioned pastime with local marble enthusiast
May 17, 2017
These days it’s rare to find a kid who enjoys playing a game which doesn’t involve a screen. At Broken Arrow Elementary School, there are around a dozen kids who prefer to play the old-fashioned way.
Walking across Sunflower State: Giant map of Kansas educates students at Hope Lutheran
May 10, 2017
Map analysts brought the The National Geographic Giant Traveling Map of Kansas to Hope Lutheran School last week.
De Soto Rocket Club blasts off to national championship
May 10, 2017
A group of high school students from Shawnee and De Soto are launching into the world’s largest rocket competition this week.
Shawnee Mission school board names Southwick interim superintendent
May 3, 2017
At a special meeting last week, school board members unanimously voted to name Kenny Southwick as the interim superintendent of the district, effective July 1.
Robotics team heads to world championship
Mill Valley, De Soto high school students set to compete this week
April 25, 2017
Mill Valley, De Soto high school students set to compete this week
Hope Lutheran to have KU organ recital
April 20, 2017
Students from the Division of Organ and Church Music at the University of Kansas will present an organ recital.
Shawnee Mission School District Superintendent Jim Hinson announces retirement
April 19, 2017
The superintendent of the Shawnee Mission School District (SMSD) is retiring this summer.
Shine bright like a Diamond: De Soto dance team wins second national title
April 19, 2017
The De Soto Diamonds dance team is the national champion for the second year in row.
Boundary changes draw concerns
Parents respond to a proposed new outline for SMSD schools
April 19, 2017
At a public meeting last week, parents had a chance to sound off on proposed boundary changes that will affect several Shawnee elementary schools in the Shawnee Mission School District.
Mill Creek takes fourth place at state Science Olympiad tournament
April 12, 2017
The Mill Creek Middle School Science Olympiad team scored fourth place at the state tournament.
Country band Lonestar to perform at JCCC this spring
March 29, 2017
Nominated for a 2017 People’s Choice Award for favorite country group, Lonestar visits Yardley Hall at Johnson County Community College, at 8 p.m. on May 6.
Welcome to adulthood: SM Northwest students discover the “real world”
March 21, 2017
SM Northwest students learned a lesson in adulthood during a very unique project.
JCCC to host ceremony for 400 soon-to-be citizens
March 8, 2017
About 400 individuals from dozens of countries will become U.S. citizens on March 15, in a naturalization ceremony at Johnson County Community College.
After LHS student raises concerns, tribal chief wants to rescind Shawnee Mission North’s use of Indian mascot
March 1, 2017
The chief of the Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma says she is recommending the tribe’s business committee rescind permission given to Shawnee Mission North High School to use an Indian mascot.