Melissa Shuman

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Boundaries decided
January 12, 2007
De Soto school board members have made their final decisions on the two new schools set to open next year.
Shawnee Mission’s new elementary school creates mid-year excitement for students
January 9, 2007
Tomato soup and grilled-cheese sandwiches were the first lunch served in the new Merriam Park Elementary School.
Meetings to calm high school fears
January 9, 2007
Shawnee eighth-graders will get an early introduction to entering high school this month.
Schools present legislators with ‘wish lists’ for 2007 session
January 9, 2007
The Kansas Legislature began this week, and local school districts are already prepared with a list of their needs.
Members seek to keep seats on De Soto School Board
January 9, 2007
Sandy Thierer wasn’t sure she wanted to file for De Soto School Board again until she talked to fellow board member Randy Johnson.
Hocker Grove library nears completion
January 2, 2007
A 50-year-old Shawnee school’s facelift is nearly complete.
De Soto teacher earns national certification
January 2, 2007
Joining the long list of Starside Elementary School reading specialists with accolades, Christi Eaton has earned a National Board Teaching Certificate.
Building report cards mark progress on ‘No Child Left Behind’
December 26, 2006
Building report cards released by the Kansas Department of Education Dec. 13 explain the numbers behind the schools’ adequate yearly progress and standard of excellence ratings.
School board president files for another term
December 26, 2006
Don Clark, now serving as president of the De Soto Board of Education, said he wants to serve another four years.
Freshmen settle into their new role
December 26, 2006
Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of reports on the Class of 2010. The Dispatch will follow a group of 10 students through their high school careers.

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