South Junior High School teachers, from left, Dave Olson, Christopher Davis and Chris Cobb, performed April 16 at the Lawrence Schools Foundation’s 20th anniversary of the Foundation Follies at Liberty Hall. Olson is a board member for the foundation.
Robert Rhodes, Free State High School special education teacher, center, received the Lawrence Schools Foundation Secondary Educator of the Year Award on April 16 at Liberty Hall. Congratulating Rhodes are Kathy Davis, left, a foundation board member, and Susan Esau, right, foundation executive director.
Raintree Montessori School received the JobLink Employer Of The Year Award. From left are Leanna McReynolds, Karen Williams and Heather McReynolds-Eichorn. Williams has been employed at Raintree for 20 years. The award is given to a business that provides employment opportunities to JobLink job seekers.
John Bode, third-grade teacher at New York School, accepts the Lawrence Schools Foundation Elementary Educator of the Year Award at the 20th anniversary of the Foundation Follies on April 16 at Liberty Hall.
Trent Schuchart, center, received the Cottonwood Classies Shining Star Award April 26 at Free State High School. Also pictured are Keith and Theresa Browning, Schuchart’s sister and brother-in-law. The award is given to people who receive support and services from Cottonwood, Inc., and have been successful in reaching personal and work life goals.
Bob Vigna, left, and Richard Vigna, right, received the Cottonwood Classies Lifetime Achievement Award from Cottonwood CEO Sharon Spratt, center, on April 26 at Free State High School. The award recognizes people who have shown exceptional dedication and commitment to the ongoing work of Cottonwood, which helps people with disabilities shape their own futures.
Lawrence High School social studies teachers Jack Hood and Mike Ortmann attended a May 24 luncheon prepared by the women staff members at LHS in the cafeteria. Ortmann and Paul Bohlen, not pictured, are both retiring.
Catherine Lyman, Lawrence High School directed studies teacher, is pictured with her son, Lyman Fox, at the May 24 luncheon at LHS. Lyman is retiring this year.
Lawrence High School math teacher Ron Callaway and Associate Principal Beryl New attended a May 24 luncheon. New is leaving LHS to become the principal at Highland Park High School in Topeka. The luncheon was prepared by the women staff members at LHS in return for the breakfast the men prepared for the women in January. Pam Fangohr is the chairwoman of the luncheon committee.