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Johnson County Schools Nationally Ranked

By Alexis | Co-Editor

US News & World Report just published their top high school rankings and Johnson County schools made the list.   »

JCCC on Best of Green Schools list

By Alexis | Co-Editor

Johnson County Community College has been named to the Best of Green Schools list, which highlights the institutions and individuals across the country that are embracing environmental initiatives. »

{WHAT’S NEW}: Free College Day at JCCC April 20

By Alexis | Co-Editor

JCCC’s Free College Day is April 20 Johnson County Community College invites the community to campus April 20 for Free College Day – an afternoon of free classes and fun. Enjoy free classes in business, technology, cooking, sustainability, crafts and more! Classes begin at 1, 2 and 3 p.m., and last for 45 minutes.... »

Shawnee Mission School District Board of Education Names New Superintendent

By Alexis | Co-Editor

The Shawnee Mission School District Board of Education is pleased to announce a new superintendent for the school district. Board members voted to offer the position to Jim Hinson, Ed. D. Dr. Hinson is presently the superintendent of the Independence Public School District in Independence, Mo. »

GET2HEALTHY: New Heart Health Survey Tool for JoCo

By Alexis | Co-Editor

New Heart Health Tool for Johnson County Overland Park Regional recently rolled out a fantastic new tool to help you evaluate how healthy your heart is. It is a comprehensive, online survey tool that gives instant results on your heart’s age in relation to your biological age, your risk of developing cardiovascular disease and... »

California Trail’s 2013 Spelling Bee Champ Vanya Shivashankar is headed to nationals

By Alexis | Co-Editor

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Battle of the Books at Arbor Creek Elementary

By Alexis | Co-Editor

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

By Alexis | Co-Editor

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... »

Overland Park student wins $6,000 in national math contest

By Alexis | Co-Editor

BLUE VALLEY WEST STUDENT WINS $6,000 AND SECOND PLACE IN NATIONAL MATH CONTEST Shyam Narayanan, a sophomore from Blue Valley West High School, has won $6,000 in the math game Who Wants to Be a Mathematician, Thursday, January 10 at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in San Diego. Shyam finished in second place among ten... »

Today is baking Friday at SMSD’s Broadmoor Technical Center

By Alexis | Co-Editor

Culinary Arts students will fire up the ovens again this week in preparation for the next Broadmoor Baking Friday. Jan. 11 will be the first Baking Friday of 2013. Cookies, breads, and other baked goods will be on sale starting at 2:30 at Broadmoor Technical Center, 6701 W. 83rd St. Enjoy choices of pies,... »