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THE RAIDERS ARE STATE CHAMPIONS!!!

THE RAIDERS ARE STATE CHAMPIONS!!!

The Shawnee Mission South boys basketball team won the 2013 5A State Championship in Topeka last Saturday!! They ended the year with a 25-0 record. The Raiders defeated Lansing in the finals by a score of 46-40. »

Baker Fulfills Lifelong Dream, Brings Down the House

Baker Fulfills Lifelong Dream, Brings Down the House

Dade Baker considers himself short in stature, but on Feb. 19 there was nobody bigger at Olathe North High School. Baker has a condition called Achondroplasia, the most common form of dwarfism. Baker, who has spent the last three years as a manager for the Olathe North boys basketball team, just thinks of himself as... »

DAR’s Shawnee Mission chapter honors American history essay winners

DAR’s Shawnee Mission chapter honors American history essay winners

Each year the Daughters of the American Revolution sponsor an American History Essay contest for local students in grades 5-8, with a designated theme. This year’s theme was ‘Forgotten Patriots’, people who bravely served in the Revolutionary War in a number of capacities but didn’t get historical recognition enjoyed by others. Included in the... »

KC Chorale and Charles Bruffy Win Grammy

KC Chorale and Charles Bruffy Win Grammy

Rolling Hills Presbyterian’s Music Director, Charles Bruffy, was honored yesterday with another Grammy. Nominations for the 55th Annual Grammy Awards were announced Wednesday, December 5, 2012 and the Kansas City Chorale, under the direction of Artistic Director Charles Bruffy, were nominated for 2 GRAMMY Awards for their recording: Life & Breath: Choral Works by... »

Battle of the Books at Arbor Creek Elementary

Battle of the Books at Arbor Creek Elementary

Battle of the Books has been an Olathe School District tradition since 1997 and it continues to challenge students’ reading comprehension and retention skills. More than 120 teams of fourth- and fifth-graders from 18 elementary schools are working together to read all 20 books on this year’s reading list. More than 715 students received... »

Brookwood celebrates Governors Achievement Award

Brookwood celebrates Governors Achievement Award

Students and staff could not hide their Brookwood pride last Friday. Everyone at the elementary school gathered to officially celebrate having been named a recipient of the Governor’s Achievement Award.  Brookwood is among only 42 elementary schools in the entire state were given this honor in 2012. Principal Teddi Pendland kicked off the celebration... »

Our new addition

Our new addition

After taking a week off, it is time to reveal our newest addition! Meet Bria Faith. She was born January 14th and is the snuggle buddy to her older sisters Adya and Clara. »

Turkey Eve on Metcalf

Turkey Eve on Metcalf

Atonement Lutheran Church at 103rd and Metcalf recently celebrated Thanksgiving with over 200 hundred of their friends. A very active church in the community, Atonement invited families old and young, poor and rich, to join them on Thanksgiving Eve for music, fellowship, and lots and lots of fantastically donated food. On November 22nd Atonement... »

Senior Fest event is Oct. 25 at the Ritz Charles

Join un for a fun-filled senior festival and learn more about what our community has to offer you when the Johnson County Park & Recreation District’s 50 Plus Department presents this new event in late October. The event is called Senior Fest and will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the... »

SM West Holds Relay for Life

SM West Holds Relay for Life

The Shawnee Mission West community gathered together on a recent Friday night to fight against cancer and honor those whose lives it has touched at the school’s Relay for Life. Working together in teams, the Vikings raised funds and walked and ran together on their school track, remembering those who deal with cancer everyday.... »