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One Olathe East grad headed to Carnegie Hall program  Kansas City Star

Carnegie Hall has announced the names of the 22 young musicians from across the country, including a 2019 graduate of Olathe East High School who will ...



Pickup strikes Olathe North High School  KCTV Kansas City

A vehicle struck an Olathe high school late Tuesday afternoon.



Gardner wants input on downtown green space  Kansas City Star

The city of Gardner has posted a survey to obtain the community's views on two proposed civic greens or small parks in the downtown area.



Olathe high schools to start 10 minutes earlier in fourth quarter  Kansas City Star

Earlier start for high-schoolers Because of the frequent snow days this winter, high school students in the Olathe School District will see a number of changes ...



As threats on schools mount, Olathe North targeted by someone hundreds of miles away  Kansas City Star

Olathe North High School received a threat from a person on the East Coast Friday, according to principal. Other schools also receiving threats.



Olathe high school students now required to take mental health self-evaluation  KCTV Kansas City

As student suicides continue to rise, the Olathe School District is using a new tool to help students better understand the state of their mental health.



Olathe ACT average is third highest on record  Kansas City Star

Students in the Olathe School District registered an average composite score of 23.9 on the ACT college entrance exam, the third highest in the district's history.



Racially charged text message causes outrage at Olathe North High  Kansas City Star

Incidents of students using racially charged language — and particularly a screenshot of a text message that showed an Olathe North High School student ...



Kansas students can take ACT exam for free  41 Action News Kansas City

The Kansas legislature allocated $2.8 million so students could take the ACT exams and assessments for free.



Olathe family excited to see son in Clemson uniform vs. Alabama in national championship  WDAF FOX4 Kansas City

OLATHE, Kan. -- It's getting to be an annual college football affair. On Monday night, top-ranked Alabama (14-0) will square off with number two Clemson (14-0) ...



Olathe North High School teacher named Read to Achieve winner  KCTV Kansas City

An Olathe North High School is the recent winner of KCTV5's Read to Achieve program.



The city is picking up large tree limbs at the end of the month  Kansas City Star

In the aftermath of heavy snow, the city of Olathe is picking up large tree limbs for free. Residents should place the limbs at the curb by Jan. 28. Crews began ...



First Team  Leavenworth Times

Each year, The Topeka Capital-Journal chooses the All-State Academic Team, a recognition of the best and brightest young minds the Sunflower State has to ...



Indoor gardens allow students to collaborate  The Kansas City Star

Indoor tower gardens, which use the same techniques that astronauts employ in space, are allowing students at two Olathe elementary schools to eat *fresh* on ...



Olathe wants your thoughts on city’s future  The Kansas City Star

The city of Olathe has embarked on a strategic planning initiative that envisions what the community should be like in 2040 and helps prepare for changes that ...



Shawnee Mission high school teacher named Read to Achieve winner  KCTV Kansas City

A Shawnee Mission high school teacher is the recent winner of KCTV5's Read to Achieve program.



Gardner Police promote FBI Child ID, a tool to help police locate missing kids  Kansas City Star

The Gardner Police Department is promoting an FBI-developed application called FBI Child ID, a secure tool that quickly assists the police in locating a missing ...



Olathe elementary teacher named Read to Achieve winner  KCTV Kansas City

An Olathe elementary teacher is the recent winner of KCTV5's Read to Achieve program.



Kansas City elementary teacher named Read to Achieve winner  KCTV Kansas City

A Kansas City elementary teacher is the recent winner of KCTV5's Read to Achieve program.



Overland Park elementary teacher named Read to Achieve winner  KCTV Kansas City

An Overland park elementary teacher is the recent winner of KCTV5's Read to Achieve program.



Wrestling recap: Stories on six of the KC area’s Kansas high school state champions  Wichita Eagle

As the final buzzer rang, Cameron Bates stood up and enacted snapping a crab leg. The Kansas City Turner senior clinched an undefeated season with a 3-1 ...



Olathe North's Clark Overcomes Stroke, Eyes State Title  MileSplit

Just over five months after suffering a stroke that almost took his life, Olathe North\'s Brandon Clark is back on track to defend his Class 6A state title in the 800 ...



Kansas City, KS elementary teacher named Read to Achieve winner  KCTV Kansas City

A Kansas City, KS elementary teacher is the recent winner of KCTV5's Read to Achieve program.



Former Olathe North High School football star James Franklin dies  Kansas City Star

James Franklin, Olathe North High School's all-time leading rusher and a former Simone Award winner, has died, according to the Olathe Police Department.



Olathe Board Of Education Hires A New Superintendent  KCUR

It only took the Olathe Board of Education about 20 minutes to approve the hiring of a new superintendent for substantially more money than it paid the.



Mother sues Olathe Schools after daughter hospitalized from fight  41 Action News Kansas City

A mother is suing the Olathe School District after her daughter was allegedly beaten and bitten outside of Olathe North High School.



Manufacturing, distribution, call center for Excelligence comes to Gardner  Kansas City Star

Gardner officials will cut the ribbon May 20 on a 646400-square-foot manufacturing, distribution and call center facility for the Excelligence Learning Corporation.



Two more Olathe students join elite 0.1 percent with perfect ACT scores  Kansas City Star

Two students in the Olathe School District have earned an elite distinction by achieving a perfect score on their ACT exam. Annabelle Darby, a senior at Olathe ...



Olathe North boys give carnation to every girl in school  KWCH

Two Olathe North baseball players decided to do something special for the girls in their school on Valentine's Day - all 1100 of them.



Starside Elementary teacher named Read to Achieve winner  KCTV Kansas City

A Starside Elementary School teacher is the recent winner of KCTV5's Read to Achieve program.



Olathe North football player Isaiah Simmons commits to Clemson  Kansas City Star

Olathe North wide receiver and defensive back Isaiah Simmons announced his decision to attend Clemson on Twitter Tuesday night.



Gardner Edgerton School District names teacher of year candidates  Kansas City Star

The Gardner Edgerton School District has chosen 11 veteran educators — one from each school — to represent the district in the state-sponsored Kansas ...



Turner School District elementary teacher named Read to Achieve winner  KCTV Kansas City

A Turner School District elementary teacher is the recent winner of KCTV5's Read to Achieve program.



Olathe North grad is Buddy in national tour of ‘Elf the Musical’  Kansas City Star

Erik Gratton fell in love with acting at Olathe North High School, Shawnee Mission's Theater in the Park and in all sorts of Kansas City-area community theater in ...



16 Greater KC area teachers receive Jedel Excellence in Mathematics Education Awards  KU Today

LAWRENCE – The Jedel Family Foundation has announced the recipients of this year's Jedel Excellence in Mathematics Education Awards. The winners ...



Shawnee elementary teacher named Read to Achieve winner  KCTV Kansas City

A Shawnee elementary teacher is the recent winner of KCTV5's Read to Achieve program.



Seventh-graders at Frontier Trail Middle School set out to make difference  The Kansas City Star

After reading the novel “A Long Walk to Water” by Linda Sue Park, seventh-grade students at Frontier Trail Middle School set out to make a difference in the ...



Randolph "Randy" Neil Russell  Gardnernews.com

Sep 19, 2018 | Obituaries |. Randolph “Randy” Neil Russell, passed away On September 16, 2018 at the age of 57. Randy was born on June 30, 1961 to Roger ...



Olathe North High School wind ensemble heads to prestigious national festival  Kansas City Star

It's a snowy Monday morning in February following a five-day break from school when students in Justin Love's Wind Ensemble class at Olathe North High ...



Olathe student works to modify hospital laser machine  Kansas City Star

During her Computer-Aided Design class at Olathe South High School, senior Lindsey Eddings is trying to enhance a type of laser machine used for heart attack ...



Kansas parents and students ban together to overcome racism  Seattle Times

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — At a table in the principal's office, Olathe North High School junior Irene Gatimi recalled an evening last month when she showed up ...



No more cans, paper accepted at Olathe recycling centers  The Kansas City Star

Beginning Oct. 1, cardboard and glass will be the only materials accepted at the drop-off recycling centers in Olathe. The city is making the change to reduce two ...



Gardner Edgerton beefs up school security  Kansas City Star

Starting May 14, parents and others visiting Gardner Edgerton schools must alert the staff and identify themselves before being admitted to the buildings during ...



New map tells you what’s going up in Olathe; art show up at ed center  The Kansas City Star

The city of Olathe has created a new online map that can help people answer two questions that typically crop up as they drive around town: What the heck are ...



New Olathe East principal has long-term perspective to lead school into the future  Kansas City Star

Kerry Lane is the new principal of Olathe East. She replaces Bill Weber, who has left the district. Lane's arrival at Olathe East means each of Olathe's four public ...



Junction City's Kody Westerhaus competes in state tournament  Manhattan Mercury

It began in Kody Westerhaus's sophomore year, when Junction City boys tennis head coach Matthew Micheel felt his team needed a lift. Westerhaus delivered ...



Father of KSU-great Darren Sproles reflects on son's career  KWCH

The Chiefs' home opener Sunday will be a homecoming for a handful of Eagles players and coaches, but none will be more special than the homecoming of ...



Battle of the Brains finalists selected from record number of school teams  Kansas City Star

Twenty school team finalists, out of a record number of participants, were announced Thursday in the fourth Battle of the Brains competition to create a new ...



In response to suicides, Johnson County schools work to bolster students’ mental health  Kansas City Star

When news of the suicides of two Olathe Northwest High School students broke in 2014, administrators realized more action needed to be taken, fast.



Olathe police make arrest, file charges in murder of pregnant 23-year-old  WDAF FOX4 Kansas City

OLATHE, Kan. -- Olathe police confirmed to FOX4 Thursday that they have made an arrest in the murder of a pregnant 23-year-old woman. Devonte Wash, 26 of ...



Cady Housh & Ciara Webb: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know  Heavy.com

Cady Housh committed suicide in Olathe, Kansas, just three days after her friend and soccer team mate Ciara Webb took her own life.



Part of Lake Olathe will close during park renovations  Kansas City Star

Once construction begins this spring at Lake Olathe, the east side of the park will be closed until the project is finished. During that time, the east shoreline of the ...



KU honors 305 seniors from Johnson county high schools  KU Today

LAWRENCE — Students from 10 Kansas high schools were honored Nov. 2 by the University of Kansas Alumni Association and KU Endowment. A total of 305 ...



Olathe police look for person who killed 23-year-old woman inside Olathe home  WDAF FOX4 Kansas City

OLATHE, Kan. -- Police are investigating after a woman was found dead Tuesday afternoon inside an Olathe home, officials say. Olathe Police Sgt. Logan ...



National Merit Scholars named  Kansas City Star

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation June 7 announced more than 3,200 winners of National Merit Scholarships. More than 40 Johnson County high ...



They're still here: The curious evolution of Westboro Baptist Church  Religion News Service

(RNS) — No single congregation in America has had the kind of recognition, or notoriety, that the Westboro Baptist Church achieved in the 1990s under its ...



KU to honor 299 seniors from Johnson county high schools  KU Today

LAWRENCE — Students from 10 Kansas high schools will be honored Wednesday, Oct. 21, by the University of Kansas Alumni Association and KU Endowment ...



Brain power: Gifted Grandview elementary students win fourth Battle of the Brains  Kansas City Star

Sixteen elementary students from the Grandview School District's gifted program are the winners in the fourth Battle of the Brains competition. Their project ...



Voter registration deadline looms Oct. 17  Kansas City Star

The deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 7 election is Oct. 17 in Johnson County. Plus, more items of community interest.



Main Event Entertainment Brings The Fun To Olathe  PR Newswire

OLATHE, Kan., Oct. 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Dallas-based Main Event Entertainment, the nation's fastest-growing entertainment destination that combines ...



Boys State of Kansas Leadership Academy concludes, Hays counselor honored  Hays Post

MANHATTAN — More than 430 young men from across the State of Kansas, all of whom will enter their senior year of high school this fall, participated in the ...



As the prepper nation grows, one Olathe man takes stock  Kansas City Star

Mark Rinke is co-organizer of a network of Kansas City area preppers that has grown from 30 members three years ago to more than 500. He'll tell you what's ...



Ring of Honor Inductees: Darren Sproles  Kansas State Collegian

The K-State Ring of Honor honors an elite group of Wildcat players who have achieved success on and off the field, have a high quality of character, have ...



Electric cars test endurance at High Plains ElectroRally  hays Post

FHSU University Relations. Electric cars, designed and constructed by high school students, will race to complete the most laps at the annual High Plains ...



2017 Topeka Capital-Journal All-State Academic Team Honorable Mentions  Topeka Capital Journal

Anderson County High School: Katie Lybarger, daughter of David and Myra Lybarger, Kansas State UniversityAndover Central High School: Nicholas Detter, ...



Stay safe when making internet exchanges  Kansas City Star

Shawnee and Leawood offer safe places to make internet exchanges.



ALL-USA Watch: Joey Wentz has been Dr. No for No. 14 Shawnee Mission East (Kan.) baseball  USA TODAY High School Sports

Shawnee Mission East (Prairie Village, Kan.) Joey Wentz wears No. 17, but so far this season, he's been a zero, as in zero hits and zero runs allowed through a ...



141 Students from Across the Country Named 2014 US Presidential Scholars  U.S. Department of Education

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced the 50th class of U.S. Presidential Scholars, recognizing 141 high school seniors for their ...



Kansas veteran’s vision to save big cats lives on in Louisburg  Wichita Eagle

LOUISBURG — The big cats probably no longer look for Billy Dean Pottorff. Three years have passed since they last saw him. Some used to recognize the ...



New wayside horns will divert train noise from Merriam homes  Kansas City Star

Merriam residents living near three railroad crossings should notice a significant reduction in train noise after the BNSF Railway activates new horns that focus ...



awards scholarships for 2017-18 year - Fort Hays State University  FHSU News

Local students are among the winners of general academic scholarships for the 2017-18 academic year from Fort Hays State University.



Six KU juniors nominated for Goldwater, Astronaut scholarships  KU Today

LAWRENCE — Six University of Kansas students who have been actively involved in undergraduate research during their university careers are competing for ...



Kansas Science Olympiad lets kids’ imagination fly  Kansas.com

While many young Wichitans were in search of painted eggs Saturday morning, some high school students were attaching them to miniature motorized vehicles ...



Day 3: From the Emerald Triangle to the Sunflower State  Lawrence Journal World

... • Ultimate Tan & Fusion: A tanning salon at 2449 Iowa St., pictured above, owned by Willming. According to court documents, Bauman funneled thousands in ...



35 indicted in drug charges; KCK locations used to store drugs  The Kansas City Kansan

U.S. Department of Justice Thirty-five defendants are charged in a federal indictment unsealed here today alleging they worked for a drug trafficking organization ...



Stage is set: Leavenworth and Lansing ready for first-ever gridiron tilt  Leavenworth Times

Lifelong Lansing resident Gene Young has been waiting for tonight's football game between Lansing and Leavenworth high schools for a long time.Eighty-six ...



Kansas Board Of Education Delays Vote On Motion Opposing Federal Transgender Rules  KMUW

The Kansas Board of Education decided not to vote on Tuesday for a motion condemning new federal guidelines for transgender students. The federal rules say.



Army National Combine participants  247Sports

Here is a look at the list of prospects expected to participate in the 2014 U.S. Army National Combine in San Antonio on Friday, Jan. 3.



In landlocked Midwest, fish and seafood can still be fresh, sustainable and local  Kansas City Star

Fish and seafood arrive in landlocked Kansas City by ground or air transportation. Distributors, like Seattle Fish Co. in Riverside, use technology to help move ...



Local students awarded scholarships from Fort Hays State for 2016-17 year  hays Post

FHSU University Relations. Local students, listed by hometown, have been awarded scholarships from Fort Hays State University for the 2016 to 2017 academic ...



Wayzata In The Hunt For Another NXN Heartland Team Title  MileSplit

Based solely on team scores the guys from Wayzata High School (MN) look to be the top returning team in the Heartland Region once again.



NXN Heartland Girls Team Scores: Wayzata Holds Strong  MileSplit

Wayzata (MN) girls have the top spot all but locked up based on 2017 times in our returning team scores for the NXN Heartland Region. The team has a 1-5 ...



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