K-12 Education

South Middle School honor roll for fall 2011

These South Middle School students have been named to honor rolls for the first semester of the 2011-2012 school year:4.0 Principal’s Honor RollEighth GradeBrooke Adams, Emily Alt, Joshua Bash, William Belt, Laura Berghout, Sydney Blackbourn, Frederick Brou, Amanda Coatney, Ashton Cuttell, ...

Three long-time Lawrence public schools administrators to retire

Three veteran administrators, who have more than 100 years of education experience among them, will retire from the Lawrence school district at the end of the school year.Southwest Middle School Principal Trish Bransky, Free State High School Associate Principal Ted Berard and division director ...

High school students invited to program on college financial aid

High school students and parents at an event on the Kansas University campus this Sunday can learn more about financial aid for college and become eligible to win a $500 scholarship.College Goal Sunday will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Joseph R. Pearson Hall, 1122 W. Campus Road, in room 102. ...

School consolidation working group renews resolve for mission

With time running out before a deadline to make a recommendation to the board, a working group looking at consolidating schools in the Lawrence district decided to press ahead with its original charge on Monday and is still asking for more data.The Lawrence school board has asked the Central ...

Free State High School honor roll for fall 2011

These Free State High School students were named to the honor roll for the first semester of the 2011-2012 school year.Ninth-gradersLily J. Allen, Bryant A. Alvarez, Eliza M. Anderson, Riggin D. Baker, Connor L. Ballenger, Grace E. Bartle, Rachel L. Baumbach, Madeline R. Birchfield, Andrew M. ...

Time winding down for working group’s school consolidation recommendations

Time is about to be up for a group of community members who have been tasked to decided which of Lawrence’s elementary schools should close.The Lawrence school board last year appointed the Central and East Lawrence Elementary School Consolidation Working Group. Members were to recommend a ...

Eighth-grader spells out a win in county bee

Consecrate, subjugate, ethanol, ubiquitous and contiguous. Those are just a few of the words Emma Steimle was able to spell correctly, helping her win the first-place trophy at the Douglas County Spelling Bee on Saturday.“When I spelled a word, I was really nervous,” Emma said. “I studied ...

He’s not a groundhog, but this rodent still has a lesson or two for children

Watch out, Punxsutawney Phil — the fourth-graders at Broken Arrow School are looking to put you out of a job by employing Alvin the Chipmunk.That’s right, every Feb. 2, students in Ginny Turvey’s class venture out to the playground, set down the stuffed animal wearing his red, monogrammed ...

Lawrence teenager’s job comes with unexpected complications

When 15-year-old Ellen Dalagar landed a job washing towels through Free State High School, she had to prove she wasn’t laundering money.But because of the Patriot Act, Dalager’s mother, Camille Dalager, said that’s exactly what the family has been doing the past week. Ellen is a sophomore ...

Firm maps out school consolidation group’s proposals

Rob Schwarz, a consultant with RSP, warned the community working group tasked with closing elementary schools in Lawrence that they were playing a game of chess. Move one piece, and the rest of the board shifts.Two weeks ago, the group had forwarded on to RSP seven scenarios for closing or ...

Lawrence school leader applauds Obama plan to reduce dropouts

President Barack Obama’s goal to toughen up laws so students stay in high school longer would be a useful tool in preventing high school dropouts, Lawrence public schools Superintendent Rick Doll said.In his State of the Union address last Tuesday, Obama called on every state to require ...

School district ahead of the curve on lunch menu upgrades

Goodbye hot dog. Hello whole wheat spaghetti. On the menuAs part of the new nutritional standard for school lunches, U.S. Department of Agriculture included ways traditional school lunch menus could change. Here is a week’s worth of examples:MondayBefore:Bean and cheese burrito with ...

Liberty Memorial Central Middle School honor roll for fall 2011

These Liberty Memorial Central Middle School students were named to honor rolls for the first semester of the 2011-2012 school year.4.0 Principal’s Honor RollEighth gradeRiley Bane, Magdalene Carttar, Sydney Combs, Savannah Dibben, Asmaa Farishta, Alexander Fore, Elizabeth Godinez, Jessica ...

Bishop Seabury Academy honor roll for fall 2011

These Bishop Seabury Academy students were named to the honor roll for the fall semester of the 2011-2012 school year. These students had grade-point averages of at least 3.5, with no grade lower than a B-.Sixth gradeSofia Dominguez, Allison Eckert, Luke Edwards, Daniel Mangiaracino , Camryn ...

St. John Catholic School honor roll for fall 2011

These sixth-graders at St. John Catholic School have been named to honor rolls for the fall semester of the 2011-2012 school year.4.0 Principal’s Honor RollIsabel Carey, Amelia Carttar, Jared Hicks, Mason Koger, Alexander Miller, Riley Paradise, Miranda Powell, James Rossillon, Simon ...

Veritas Christian School honor roll for fall 2011

These Veritas Christian School students have been named to honor rolls for the first semester of the 2011-2012 school year.“A” Honor Roll (4.0)Seventh grade: Rebecca Burmingham.Eighth grade: Rebekah Andersson.Ninth grade: Lacey Billings, Rachel Bond, Kesandra Fischer and Chaeyoung Park.10th ...

Principals give update on grade realignment

Five months into a grade realignment, Lawrence middle school principals reported on their successes and challenges at Monday night’s Lawrence school board meeting.This fall, the district’s four junior high schools shifted to middle schools as they added sixth-graders and moved ninth-graders ...

Working group gives pros, cons of school consolidation options

In a kind of public school version of the television show “Survivor,” a group of more than 30 parents and teachers have been meeting for the past five months to determine which schools would be voted off the Lawrence school district’s island. The Central and East Lawrence Elementary ...