K-12 Education

Lawrence school board to receive report on 2018 state assessments

District staff will present to the Lawrence school board on Monday the results of state assessments that students took last spring. In a report to the board, Terry McEwen, district director of assessment, research and accountability, wrote that the results will reflect math, English language ...

Hillcrest Elementary earns U.S. Department of Education Blue Ribbon Award

A small plaque in the principal's office explains why the U.S. Department of Education recognized Lawrence's Hillcrest Elementary as a 2018 National Blue Ribbon School, Hillcrest Principal Tammy Becker said. The plaque reads "Teamwork (noun): The collaborative action of a group, especially ...

District approves fundraising effort for mural at Billy Mills Middle School

The Lawrence school district has approved a fundraising effort for a mural to be painted in the Billy Mills Middle School commons. The mural is to help commemorate the renaming of South Middle School for Mills, the former Haskell Institute and University of Kansas student and 1964 Olympic ...

Lawrence Lions Alumni Association to induct 3 into Hall of Honor

The Lawrence Lions Alumni Association will induct three Lawrence High School alumni into the school's Hall of Honor this year. Those inductees include a pioneer in computer graphics, a leader in international public health initiatives and a public relations executive. The ceremony is slated ...

Lawrence school board approves $43.5M bond sale

The Lawrence school board approved a $43.5 million bond sale Monday, for an interest rate to the district of 3.45 percent. David Arteberry, of the district bond consulting firm George K. Baum, said the low bidder for the $43.5 million in 20-year bonds offered at noon Monday was Mesirow ...

Lawrence school board to consider $43.5M bond sale

The Lawrence school board will learn Monday how much it will cost to issue debt for the second half of its 2017 $87 million bond issue. On the agenda when the board meets at 7 p.m. Monday at district offices, 110 McDonald Drive, is the approval of a $43.5 million bond sale. The board will ...

District surprises Schwegler Elementary school psychologist with Horizon Award

Cheyenne Hansen-Marlow did not know what to say Thursday morning. Superintendent Anthony Lewis and other Lawrence school district administrators surprised the school psychologist for Schwegler Elementary by showing up during the school day to announce that she had been chosen as the ...

New Free State High math teacher thanks students for award

Free State High School math teacher Alyssa Barratt said that being recognized Monday as a Lawrence school district Horizon Award winner was nice, but it was her students who made every school day special. “I do this because I love you guys,” she told the students in her first-hour geometry ...

3 Bishop Seabury Academy students named National Merit Scholar semifinalists

Three students from Lawrence's Bishop Seabury Academy — Ella Blake, Jack Blonigen and Hilary Griggs — have been named National Merit Scholar semifinalists, the school announced this week. Approximately 1.6 million high school students enter the National Merit Scholarship Program every ...