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Carnival of Chemistry offers free event for families

Rochelle Valverde

If you have a young chemist on your hands — perhaps tinkering with baking soda or cornstarch at home — this weekend offers a chance for kids and their parents to experiment in a real science lab. The Kansas University Department of Chemistry and the KU Chem Club are hosting ...

Several Lawrence schools extend library hours

Rochelle Valverde

After a few new curriculum adoptions this school year, [almost all students in the Lawrence school district now have digital textbooks][1] for at least one subject. Several school libraries have recently extended their hours before or after school to offer students more access to computers and internet. See below for ...

Library's multicultural storytime back in session, looking for volunteers

Rochelle Valverde

Look no further than the Lawrence Public Library’s reading room if you’d like your child to learn firsthand about another culture. Presenters from countries such as Bulgaria, Greece and Italy will be taking part in the recently reinitiated multicultural storytime at the library, 707 Vermont St. While there is a ...

Wear blue to school tomorrow to celebrate the Royals; Safe Sitter class; school-only Lied Center performances

Rochelle Valverde

For those who are considering attending the parade on Tuesday to celebrate the Kansas City Royals’ World Series win, Lawrence schools will be in session as scheduled, according to Lawrence schools spokeswoman Julie Boyle. Lawrence public schools congratulate the Royals and encourage students and staff to wear blue to school ...

Lawrence school district accepting applications for Boundary Advisory Committee, nominations for MLK awards; district administrator honored

Rochelle Valverde

The first couple weeks of November bring a few dates to note for applications, nominations and awards within the Lawrence school district: - Applications are being accepted for the district’s Boundary Advisory Committee. The committee monitors district population shifts and school boundaries to ensure that equity, district growth, budget and ...

Tips for safe trick-or-treating

Rochelle Valverde

Halloween is Saturday, and while the younger ones may be thinking mostly of filling their bags with candy, there are a few reminders for both parents and kids to keep in mind for the holiday. Below are a few basic tips for trick-or-treaters, courtesy of the Lawrence Police Department. - ...

Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence members to perform in talent show

Rochelle Valverde

The public is invited as Lawrence youth take center stage this week to celebrate after-school programs. The Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence is hosting its annual Lights On Talent Show this evening. One dance squad from every Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence will take the stage to compete ...

Quarter grade reports are in, and the Lawrence Public Library has free programs to help

Rochelle Valverde

If end-of-quarter grade reports and parent-teacher conferences this week have highlighted subjects where your student is struggling, the Lawrence Public Library has a couple of free, ongoing programs that can help. **For younger students**, the Tail Wagging Readers program lets kids practice reading aloud to a dog from Loving Paws ...

Cordley mural gets new paint, tells old story

Rochelle Valverde

History tends to grow dimmer with time, but one story from Lawrence’s past was literally fading with the years. The mural on the exterior wall of Cordley Elementary School, which depicts a story involving the school’s namesake and a runaway slave known as Lizzie, had weathered in the nearly 15 ...

“Recycling Through The Seasons” Calendar Poster Contest; pre-Halloween events for all ages

Rochelle Valverde

If your student wants to put their drawing or painting skills to the test, their work could end up pinned to walls throughout Lawrence next year. As part of a city of Lawrence calendar poster contest, students in four age groups, from kindergarten through 12th grade, can submit an original ...

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