K-12 Education

Lawrence school board to hear reports on technology, communication

The Lawrence school board will hear two reports related to the district’s technology and communication during its meeting on Tuesday. Zachary Conrad, executive director for research, evaluation, accountability and information technology, and David Vignery, director of technology, will ...

A bird’s-eye view of the bus parade for Lawrence high school graduates

A long line of school buses paraded through neighborhoods in the Lawrence High School attendance area Wednesday in honor of the school's Class of 2020 graduates. Before the COVID-19 pandemic forced the closure of school buildings and cancellation of in-person events, the high school had been ...

Bus parade honors high school graduates in Lawrence

A school bus parade traveled throughout neighborhoods in the Free State High School attendance area Tuesday in honor of the school's Class of 2020 graduates. Before the COVID-19 pandemic forced the closure of school buildings and cancellation of in-person events, the high school had been ...

Meet the 2020 Academic All-Star finalists

Every year since 1997, the Journal-World has invited administrators and counselors from public and private high schools in the Lawrence area to nominate their most outstanding seniors for the Journal-World’s Academic All-Star team. As in previous years, a panel of three judges reviewed ...

Where are they now? Checking in with the 2010 Academic All-Stars

Each year, the Journal-World reaches out to the Academic All-Stars from 10 years ago to see what they’ve been up to since high school. Here’s what the members of the 2010 class told us via email: Each year, the Journal-World reaches out to the Academic All-Stars from 10 years ago to see ...

Lawrence pilot to honor graduates with flyover on Sunday

Lawrence pilot Al Stuber will honor all high school and college graduates will a flyover on Sunday at noon. Stuber will take off from the Lawrence Municipal Airport and fly south over Massachusetts Street, turn west to go over the University of Kansas' Memorial Stadium and then go south over ...

LHS athletic director resigning to take job in Johnson County

Lawrence High School’s athletic director will leave the position at the end of the school year to take a job in Johnson County. LHS interim principal Cynthia Johnson announced in a Friday news release that John Hilton, who is also an assistant principal, will resign to take a similar ...

Despite pandemic, St. John’s theater students find a way to continue performance

For students at St. John Catholic School, despite a global pandemic, the show must go on. Even if it’s through an online conference call using the actors’ homes as scene backdrops, rather than using a proper stage. When state and local agencies shut down schools and canceled many events ...

Quail Run Elementary teacher wins annual Bobs Award

Story updated at 11:50 a.m. Friday A teacher at Quail Run Elementary known for her “positive, can-do attitude” has been recognized with one of the most prestigious local teaching awards. Kaitlin Shulman, a second grade teacher for Quail Run, on Wednesday received the Lawrence Schools ...

Lawrence school district selects two new principals

The Lawrence school district on Monday announced the selection of two new principals for the 2020-21 school year. Superintendent Anthony Lewis has named Sarah Kruse as the new leader of Hillcrest Elementary School and Andrew Taylor as the new leader of Billy Mills Middle School. They are ...

Lawrence school district moves graduation ceremonies to July

Outgoing seniors in the Lawrence school district will be honored during graduation ceremonies this summer, despite the coronavirus pandemic disrupting their originally planned celebrations. Superintendent Anthony Lewis announced in a Monday video message that the school district will hold ...

Lawrence teacher one of 15 in U.S. selected for STEM fellowship

A Lawrence teacher is set to spend the next school year working with the federal government on education issues related to science, technology, engineering and math. Shakiyya Bland, a learning coach for the Lawrence school district, was one of 15 teachers throughout the country selected for ...