K-12 Education

Lawrence Art Guild offers monetary assistance to art teachers at area high schools

The Lawrence Art Guild recently presented $7,000 to art teachers at area public high schools to help with the purchase of art supplies. This is the second year in a row the organization's gifting program has been able to assist seven area school districts with a gift of $1,000 each, according ...

Taser confiscated from Lawrence High student at school, district says

Story last updated at 8:43 p.m. Friday Administrators at Lawrence High School confiscated a Taser from a student after it discharged on school property Thursday morning, district spokeswoman Julie Boyle said in an email to media Friday afternoon. In a news release sent at 12:21 p.m. Friday, ...

Photo gallery: Lawrence students march for climate change awareness

A group of first- through third-graders from Raintree Montessori School marched Thursday through downtown Lawrence to raise awareness of climate change. The students held signs with various environmentally minded slogans, and at least one sign read "We stand with Belgium," referencing recent ...

Lawrence middle school student allegedly threatens shooting during bus ride

Story updated at 4:59 p.m. Thursday A Southwest Middle School student allegedly threatened to shoot another student during the bus ride home from school on Monday, the Lawrence school district announced Thursday afternoon. The Lawrence police department is helping the school investigate after ...

Boy who took gun to LHS this week stole it from parent, charges allege

Criminal charges have been filed against a boy who reportedly was carrying a gun on his person at Lawrence High School this week. He’s charged as a juvenile with theft, a felony, for allegedly stealing the gun from his mother, and also with criminal use of weapons, a misdemeanor, for ...

Lawrence school board to hear update on PowerSchool student management software

Story updated at 8:45 a.m. Monday, Feb. 11: The Lawrence school board on Monday will hear an update on the student management software that the district has implemented this year. The rollout of PowerSchool — a single program that has replaced the district’s former student information ...

Baldwin City to offer free summer meal program for kids

Baldwin City kids will have access to free healthy lunches this summer. The city qualifies for the U.S. Department of Agriculture-funded program this year, according to a Friday news release from K-State Research and Extension. The Baldwin City school district will sponsor the program. The ...

Criminal charges filed against student who reportedly brought gun to LHS

A student who reportedly had a gun in his backpack at Lawrence High School this week is now facing criminal charges. The student is charged as a juvenile with criminal use of weapons, for allegedly being under 18 and possessing a gun with a barrel less than 12 inches long, and with property ...