K-12 Education

Free State High School scholarship winners for 2019

Here is the list of scholarship winners from Free State High School, as compiled by the school: Nora Agah: University of Texas Austin Cockrell School of Engineering Honors; Swimming Academic All American Usayd Alkiswani: Lawrence Region Antique Auto Club Scholarship Helena All: Kansas ACT ...

Lawrence High School scholarship winners for 2019

Here is the list of scholarship winners from Lawrence High School, as compiled by the school: Jamie Abernathy: Loyola University Athletic Scholarship Katie Ahern: Lawrence Lions Alumni Association Scholarship, University of Kansas Crimson & Blue Scholarship Chisom Ajekwu- Kansas ...

Adaptive triathlon gives all students a chance to shine

Gracie Flanagan was having so much fun Wednesday morning running in the triathlon at Lawrence High School that she crossed the finish line three times. Flanagan, 17, was one of about 45 secondary adaptive physical education students in the Lawrence school district competing in the event, which ...

Photo gallery: Lawrence High School’s ‘Showtime’

Lawrence High School choir students were busy rehearing Wednesday for their annual "Showtime" performance. The show takes place at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday at the Lawrence High School auditorium.

Lawrence school board likely won’t support metal detectors in schools

District staff is still researching some potential security measures to improve school safety, but some board members have already made it clear that staff shouldn’t waste too much time on metal detectors. Ron May, director of operations, gave the board a presentation on safety and security ...

Lawrence school board to hear update on safety, security

A presentation on active shooter training, building security, mental health and social/emotional supports tops the Lawrence school board’s agenda for its Monday meeting. According to a board agenda item, Ron May, district director of operations, and Jose Cornejo, mental health facilitator, ...

Kansas law will reduce number of safety drills in schools

WICHITA — A new Kansas law will reduce the number of required safety drills in public and private schools only a year after lawmakers mandated crisis drills to prepare students for active shooters and other threats. Wichita public radio station KMUW reports that the measure recently signed ...

‘I wanted to prove people wrong’: Hard work paying off for young female wrestler

Madyson Gray’s first wrestling season was spent, as her dad puts it, “basically getting her head pounded into the mat relentlessly.” She lost almost every match. “It hurt to watch, you know?” Darin Gray said. “I thought she was done.” But Mady didn’t want to quit and find a ...

Lawrence schools approved to participate in state’s redesign project

The Lawrence school district has been approved to participate in the Kansas State Department of Education’s redesign project, the district announced Tuesday. Teachers at Broken Arrow, Deerfield and Hillcrest elementaries and Free State High School voted in March to apply for the Apollo ...

Lawyers for Kansas defend new school funding law, citing broad support

TOPEKA — Lawyers for Kansas told the state Supreme Court on Monday that it should sign off on a new law boosting spending on public schools and end a protracted education funding lawsuit partly because the law has broad, bipartisan support. Attorney General Derek Schmidt, a Republican, filed ...

Eudora city, school district agree to add 2nd police officer to school beat

The Eudora City Commission and school district have agreed to address the top safety concern of parents of Eudora students. Eudora Mayor Tim Reazin said that district parents identified the need for a greater police presence in Eudora schools as their top safety concern in meetings the ...