Melissa Treolo Staff writer

Melissa Treolo is a reporter for the Chieftain, covering news and features in Bonner Springs and Edwardsville.

Recent stories

Retiring theater teacher had decades-long career at SM North
March 17, 2015
At the end of this school year, a fixture at Shawnee Mission North will say goodbye to the building in which she has spent a large portion of the past 30 years.
Shawnee Mission’s attempt to intervene in lawsuit incites ire of SFFF
March 17, 2015
The Shawnee Mission school district’s recent attempt to intervene in the ongoing Gannon v. Kansas school funding case may have been unanimously approved by members of the school board. But the move isn’t sitting well with the case’s plaintiffs.
After 10 years, Mill Valley robotics team still going strong
March 11, 2015
When Team 1810, a FIRST Robotics Competition team, was founded 10 years ago through a Kauffman Foundation grant, faculty sponsor Mary Beth Mattingly had no idea it would come this far.
Bullying, harassment cause for resignations, say De Soto patrons
March 10, 2015
In the words of more than one De Soto school district patron at Monday’s school board meeting, the recent resignations of Doug Sumner, superintendent, and Jessica Dain, director of teaching and learning, have left feelings of shock, anger and disappointment in their wake.
SM Northwest student earns A-plus on ACT
March 2, 2015
As the saying goes, “Third time’s the charm.” For Shawnee Mission Northwest senior Nick Leyden, however, two times was all it took to earn a perfect score of 36 on his ACT college entrance exam.
Shawnee student has ‘Happy’ experience in London parade
February 24, 2015
On Jan. 1, the city of London celebrated 2015 just as it always does, with its annual New Year’s Day Parade.
Shawnee teachers to be recognized in Topeka for winning Horizon Awards
February 17, 2015
Taylor Newman and Katie Wilber didn’t just make an impression on their students in their first years of teaching last school year.
Shawnee Mission moves quickly on security purchase for high schools
February 10, 2015
A $223 million bond issue was approved by voters only a couple of weeks ago, but the Shawnee Mission school district isn’t wasting any time in kicking off the use of funds for one of their main intended purposes: improving district safety and security.
De Soto superintendent resigns position; headed to SMSD
February 10, 2015
De Soto school district officials will soon be in search of a new leader, but Superintendent Doug Sumner won’t be going far.
Mill Creek associate principal is ‘exemplary’
February 2, 2015
Larry Breedlove has high praise for Mill Creek Middle School’s associate principal.

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Recent photos

Katie Wilber

Taylor Newman

Taking part in a recent ROAD class at Shawanoe Elementary School are, from left, Dylan Reed, James Saathoff and Kaylan Martin.

Andrew Nave, executive director of the Shawnee Economic Development Council, speaks to Westbrook Village Shopping Center business owners during a recent brainstorming session regarding ways to make the center thrive.

Jordan Kalal, right, co-director of the Tech sHeroes program at Trailridge Middle School, helps seventh grader Hannah Saathoff with a computer coding assignment. Seated next to Hannah is seventh grader Ashley Avendano-Castillo.

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