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Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence receives $5,000 donation toward new teen center, hopes to open in 2017
The Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence received a $5,000 donation from the Mario V. Chalmers Foundation toward a new teen center that will enable the club to serve five times as many teens. “The big idea is that there are a lot of middle school kids and younger high school kids going home by themselves and hanging out with kids in unsupervised places,” said Colby Wilson, executive director of the Boys & Girls Club. “We need to provide positive, academic-based, fun programming for these kids after school and during the summer time.”
After young adult literature author Bill Konigsberg finished speaking to more than 100 Free State High School students on Monday, about a dozen students lingered. After one student thanked him for his visit and asked if she could give him a hug, several more did the same.
When some parents think of teenagers sharing a message with their entire school, circumstances that run the spectrum between the morning announcements and whispered rumors may come to mind. But in the pockets of most teenagers is a more instant and dynamic way to do so: their smartphones.
Hung from the walls of the front rotunda of Lawrence High School are 85 framed photographs of Lawrence high school graduates spanning nearly 100 years, and it was beneath those photographs that three more graduates were inducted into their ranks Sunday. By Rochelle Valverde
Jennifer Attocknie is hanging posters at South Middle School. They are typical in many ways — featuring smiling kids and positive messages — apart from one thing.
The Lawrence school board will vote at its Monday meeting on whether to approve a plan for the city to take over building inspections for the bond construction projects that have yet to begin. By Rochelle Valverde
It may have been Saturday, but the doors to several schools across Lawrence were open. A ribbon cutting and “Parade of Schools” celebrated what marks the halfway point in the bond construction projects to improve all of the district’s facilities, as well as build the Lawrence College and Career Center. By Rochelle Valverde
There are no desks in the Lawrence College and Career Center. Instead, visitors will find open spaces and meeting rooms with conference tables and alcoves with couches and high-top tables.
She’s often the first to arrive in the morning and last to leave in the evening. That is one of many reasons Frances Caudill was selected as the 2015 elementary school recipient of the Lawrence Horizon Award. By Mackenzie Clark
The Free State and Lawrence high school debate teams participated in their season-opening debate tournaments over the weekend, and coaches say both teams are off to a good start for the year.
A washed out front will team up with an area of low pressure and eastward moving cold front to provide the chance of a few isolated thunderstorms Thursday. If enough moisture is present, and this looking likely, a few of ...
Today's forecast: Highs today will reach the middle to upper 20s under partly sunny skies. North winds of 15-25 mph will make it feel that much cooler. By tonight, winds settle down and we drop into the single digits. Today's ...
Today's forecast: Today.... Blustery and overcast. A few flurries. Highs in the upper 30s. North winds 20-30 mph. Tonight.... Cloudy with a few flurries early. Cold. Lows in the lower teens. Today's headlines: A sixth-grader at Tonganoxie Middle School is ...
It looks to be a slightly warmer day today with a gusty wind from the south. We'll reach the lower 20s by mid-afternoon. Clouds will be increasing as the day progresses. Expect tonight's low to drop to about 20 degrees. ...
After patchy fog for the morning, the sun will make a debut today which will allow our daytime high to top out at 71 cool degrees. Expect the wind to stay out of the east between 5-10 mph for the ...
Cloudy skies will dominate the day with a daytime high reaching 81 degrees. The wind will remain out of the east between 5-10 mph through the evening. We could have a couple of showers sneak into the area tonight leaving ...
As the kitchen manager at West Junior High, Bev Lockwood, talks about how much she enjoys working with kids and also the responsibility of looking out for them and their eating habits when they are at school.
Perry-Lecompton Elementary School students attempt to set a world record in "Speed Stacking" on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011. They were part of a nationwide effort to set the Guinness record for Most People Sport Stacking at Multiple Locations in One Day.
Baker President Pat Long made an announcement during groundbreaking ceremonies of the Ivan L. Boyd Center for Collaborative Science Education on Friday Oct. 7, 2011. The building is a new addition to Mulvane Hall.
Students from all over the United States took part in National Walk to School Day, on Oct. 5, 2011. Students from Sunset Hills Elementary divided up into several groups and walked to school on a cool crisp morning.
About 200 freshman Mount Oread Scholars trekked up Mount Oread today, learning about the history and traditions of Kansas University. The scholars wore shirts with the phrase "What goes up, must come down," in reference to the KU tradition of walking down the hill during graduation.
Graduates and professors discuss the Center for Design Research at Saturday's open house. The students and professors helped create the eco-friendly building on KU's West Campus as part of a year-long course known as "Studio 804."
Kids at East Heights have been taking part in some wintry activities through the Boys and Girls Club to help cool off this summer. Included in the various types of fun are paper snowball fights, winter movies and winter apparel.
Laura Kirk talks about the experience she and her children's had with the school district's Welcome and Enrollment Center. They're looking forward to their first year in Lawrence schools.
Students of violin teacher Julie Holmberg perform for family and friends for their annual summer concert at South Park, July 8, 2011.
Omri Gillath, Kansas University associate professor of social psychology, is conducting research on ways of increasing and influencing an individual's level of generosity. In this video, Gillath tests his methods on LJWorld.com reporter Shaun Hittle.