K-12 Education

First Bell: United Way seeks strategies for students to be successful in school; ‘Seats & Sweets’ to benefit tiny-k; ‘Hey, I’ll trade you a Tombaugh for the Garmin guys…’

A few education items that aren't too cool for school:The United Way of Douglas County’s board of directors plans to target three community goals beginning in 2012.Topping the list: “Children and teens are successful in school.”(The others: “People of all ages have access to physical ...

Veritas Christian School honor roll for fall 2010

Veritas Christian School has announced its first semester honor rolls.4.0 Principal’s List Seventh GradeRebekah Andersson, Isaiah Garrett and Chaeyoung Park.Eighth GradeLacey Billings, Rachel Bond, Kyra Haas, Lindsey Pratte and Peter Shin.Ninth GradeTeri Huslig.10th Grade Ali Dover, Kristen ...

Some Lawrence school employees don’t get paid for snow days

Lawrence school district teachers and their licensed colleagues won’t be collecting any special pay for any makeup time spent in the classroom, library or anywhere else their contracts call for because of days lost to snow.“There would be no additional compensation for that,” said David ...

Lawrence task force envisions closing and consolidating schools

One or two elementary schools would close next year, and another four would be consolidated into two new or expanded schools by 2016, under the latest vision from members of a task force studying the future of Lawrence’s elementary schools.Nineteen members of the Lawrence Elementary School ...

Another snow day would force Lawrence school district to make up for lost time

Next time Superintendent Rick Doll cancels classes, his bosses on the Lawrence school board will be responsible for readjusting schedules for the district’s 11,000 students.Their choice: either add minutes to remaining school days or lengthen the school year itself.“The school board would ...

Are you smarter than a teacher? Free State students pit wits against faculty

Jason Springer is a bit of a trivia hound. A social studies teacher at Free State High School, Springer sometimes shuttles over to Conroy’s Pub on Wednesdays to play a few rounds of trivia with his friends. On occasion he watches “Jeopardy!” And about four or five times per semester, he ...

South Junior High honor roll for fall 2010

4.0 Principal’sHonor RollNinth gradeKrista Bartels, Ashley Castillo, Kiana Daboda, Garrett Girard, Madeline Goscha, Brianna Hafenstine, Ashley Hutton, Husam Khatir, Sarah Kinder, Anna Kleibohmer, Jessica Lemus, Michaela Mack, Kayla Mitchell, Laura Neilsen, Alexander O’Brien, Puja Shah and ...

Central Junior High honor roll for fall 2010

4.0 Principal’sHonor RollNinth gradeAmalia Barrett, Abigail Brabant, Reid Buckingham, Sally Carttar, Gretchen Frick, Rose Kennedy, Kathleen McCurdy, August Murphy-Beach, Tara Sacerdote and Lucy Sirimongkhon-Dyck.Eighth gradeJoseph Anderson, Jordan Avery, Breanna Bell, Tristan Bermudez, ...

West Junior High School honor roll, fall 2010

West Junior High School has announced its first semester honor rolls.4.0 Honor RollNinth GradeChristopher Allen, Jessica Babler, Nana Britwum, Logan Brown, Patrick Budenbender, Canaan Campbell, Brianna Collicott, Anna Craig, Alexis Czapinski, Trenton Everett, Tanna Fanshier, Hunter Fellers, ...

First Bell: School board candidates campaign on Facebook; Pinckney ready for Saturday’s ‘300-family garage sale’; superintendent reports on Kansas Learning Network report

Three candidates for Lawrence school board are taking to Facebook to help find friends, collect “likes” and otherwise help get their messages out.A rundown:• Rick Ingram. The Kansas University psychology professor has had 19 people sign on as members for his group, Rick Ingram for the ...

Candidates file for seats on Perry-Lecompton school board

Five candidates are running for four open positions on the Perry-Lecompton school board.Running for position No. 1 is Matt Erickson. Running for position No. 2 is Jamie Harwood. Running for position No. 3 is Jenny Morgison. Two people filed for position No. 7: Donna Bergmann and Travis ...

McLouth superintendent hired to lead Holcomb district

McLouth school superintendent Jean Rush has been hired to lead a district near Garden City.Rush has been hired as superintendent in Holcomb, a school official there said Tuesday. She agreed to a two-year contract, which starts July 1 and includes an annual salary of $105,000. She also is to ...