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Recent stories

Clear Creek artists make splash on Artsonia
January 5, 2011
Students at Clear Creek Elementary School are well on their way to being accomplished artists.
Shawnee student tackles Antarctic mission
January 5, 2011
Shawnee native and Kansas University junior Andrew Wendorff, along with other researchers, departed Sunday for the South Pole to begin the implementation of an autonomous wind-powered neutrino detection system.
St. James Academy science teacher exhibits education excellence
January 5, 2011
St. James Academy science teacher Jeremy Way had plenty to be thankful for over the holiday season.
Shawnee girl gives back to Make-A-Wish
December 29, 2010
.Jillian Sharp loves to draw, and her favorite color is pink. The Bluejacket-Flint Elementary School first-grader put her skills to good use last spring when she visited Helzberg Diamonds headquarters in Kansas City along with fellow Make-A-Wish recipients.
Programming is hands-on at robotics camp
December 29, 2010
Area students got a crash course in robotics on Monday during the Shawnee Parks and Recreation introduction to robotics camp.
Church reassembles its young ‘angels’ choir
December 22, 2010
The Awesome Angels Choir has been revived at St. Joseph Catholic Church. The youth choir had been missing in action for about five years, when Barbara Leydon was hired as the parish director of music earlier this year.
BJF student shines in ‘Nutcracker’ ballet
Sixth-grader spreads holiday cheer
December 22, 2010
The holiday season brings decorations, festive music and cherished stories. One Bluejacket-Flint Elementary School sixth-grader is helping spread the holiday cheer on a big stage.
Studio adds technology, advantages for students
December 22, 2010
Mill Valley High School broadcast students are getting a leg up on their peers at other schools.
Students raise more than $1,000 for care fund
December 15, 2010
Students at Prairie Ridge Elementary School are winners – Wimmer’s Winners to be exact.
Mize students Just Like Me
December 15, 2010
For many children the holidays usher in a new round of toys. For others, the holidays don’t bring such good fortune.

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Recent photos

Clear Creek Elementary School fourth-grade students (from left) Cole Moore, Demi Vanmeerhaeghe and Jessica Leininger paint pop art sculptures. The school’s page on Artsonia Online Children’s Museum is number one in Kansas.

Patrick Dalton and Douglas Hotter examine their robot during the Shawnee Park and Recreation robotics class Monday.

Patrick Dalton and Douglas Hotter examine their robot during the Shawnee Park and Recreation robotics class Monday.

Nyle Banks and Colt McMeins use a computer to program their groups robot during the introduction to robotics class.

Jake Deane and Carson Dulitz measure the distance their robot traveled on Monday. The Shawenee Park and Recreation department and Academy of Arts and Science teamed up to off two robotics classes this week.

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