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Free community concert to feature both high school choirs; Lawrence public school happenings for Monday

Rochelle Valverde

Choirs from both Lawrence and Free State high schools will perform a free community concert on Thursday. The concert is celebrating the fact that choirs from both schools were selected to perform at the state music education conference. Lawrence High and Free State are two of just five high school ...

Lawrence school district hosting social media nights for parents

Rochelle Valverde

If the only meaning you know of the words "snap" and "tweet" are something you might hear, you may want to consider attending one of the Lawrence school district’s upcoming social media nights for parents. Because, odds are, there is a lot of tweeting and snapping going on across the ...

Lawrence organizations holding camps for upcoming schools-out days

Rochelle Valverde

Lawrence public school elementary and middle school students have a few days off coming up, and several organizations are offering camps or activities. There is no school for pre-kindergarten through eighth grade on Feb. 19, and no school for pre-kindergarten through fifth grade on Feb. 25 and Feb. 26. Whether ...

Volunteers sought for Lawrence school district's elementary and middle school marathon clubs

Rochelle Valverde

Whether you have the endurance to keep up with the kids in your neighborhood or not, you can still help your neighborhood school’s marathon club. The Lawrence school district’s marathon clubs are holding a meeting Thursday for those interested in volunteering. The coordinators are looking for more volunteers — no ...

Free State to host student discussion on race and the Confederate flag

Rochelle Valverde

A discussion about race and the Confederate flag will be held for Free State High School students Wednesday morning. A Free State student had been displaying the Confederate flag from a makeshift flagpole on his truck that he parked on campus. After about a week of the display, school administration ...

Lawrence advocacy group to host discussion on public education legislation

Rochelle Valverde

Educate Lawrence, a local public education advocacy group, is hosting a discussion next week about legislation affecting K-12 education in Kansas. Funding for Kansas public schools is the biggest category of spending in the state, and several significant changes — consolidation of the number of school districts, merit pay for ...

Lawrence school district collecting feedback on troubled Wi-Fi system

Rochelle Valverde

The Lawrence school district is gearing up to make widespread improvements to its issue-plagued Wi-Fi, and district officials are gathering complaints. If you’re a teacher, staff member or student in the district, you’ve likely had firsthand experience with some of the issues: problems with login, dead spots, weak signal and ...

Lawrence Parks and Recreation offers classes to keep kids moving until spring

Rochelle Valverde

Don’t worry if you don’t know what Zumba is (you could think of it like a mix of aerobics and dancing), just know it’s one of a few Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department winter classes to expend your kid’s pent-up energy. Other options to consider include dance and gymnastics, with ...

Lawrence school district to hold Martin Luther King Jr. celebration Thursday

Rochelle Valverde

In nearly 30 years, much has changed since South Junior High students read poems about the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. But Monday, as South students first did in 1987, young students presented those same poems to honor King on his namesake holiday. In 1987 — a year ...

Lawrence school board finalizes desired characteristics for new superintendent; online public survey still open

Rochelle Valverde

What began as a brainstorm of more than 30 desired characteristics of a superintendent has now been narrowed down and finalized. Members of the Lawrence school board came up with the original list last week, and have since identified the top five and redrafted those to a finished product. The ...

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