Schools

  • February 16, 2018

    Barstow School...

    A new focus on international connections at Barstow School is changing both the student body and the curriculum at this well-regarded private school for pre-K through 12th grade in south Kansas City. In the past 10 years administrators have opened two English-speaking schools in China, formalized a program to attract...

  • February 10, 2018

    St. Thomas...

    Randy Smith and his wife Yvonne will be introduced to parishioners at this weekend's masses.

  • February 2, 2018

    Martin City...

    Grandview Superintendent discusses accomplishments and concerns.

  • January 18, 2018

    Foreign Exchange...

      By Jill Draper There are two main reasons that Leo (Hei Ting) Cheng, age 16, left family and friends behind in Hong Kong and journeyed to the United States last summer. The first is to improve his English skills, and the second is to find out why Americans think...

  • December 11, 2017

    Martin City...

    Around 80 students participated in a camp-in experience called the Bulldog Challenge at Martin City Middle School, 201 E. 133 St., on Saturday, November 18. The fun afternoon which ran from 3 to 8 p.m. included fitness and trivia challenges, pizza, crafts and teamwork. The children also learned how to...

  • December 8, 2017

    KC Scholars...

    By John Sharp A junior at Ruskin High School, Shyria Darrington, got a standing ovation from those attending a November lunch sponsored by State Representative DaRon McGee to inform elected officials about the KC Scholars program which provides college scholarships and incentives to save money for college. Darrington, who helps...

  • November 22, 2017

    Center culinary...

    By Jill Draper A lackluster salad bar—iceberg lettuce, carrots and sometimes one additional raw vegetable—gave students at Center Alternative School the idea for their winning entry in a “Shark Tank”-style competition sponsored by the Dairy Farmers of America. The goal was to design a project that creates healthier food options...

  • November 7, 2017

    Hickman Mills,...

    By John Sharp About 250 people heard Jackson County Executive and Royals icon Frank White, Jr., tell how important it was to him as a teenager to have people believe in his abilities at the October 27 annual gala I chaired of the Hickman Mills Educational Foundation at the Armacost...

  • November 7, 2017

    BARSTOW FIFTH...

    A Barstow fifth grader is a finalist in the inaugural “Dreamvention” contest, hosted by Frito-Lay Variety Pack Brands, for a product she created for the school’s Invention Fair last spring. Julia Luetje, age 10, entered her “Storm Sleeper” in the contest, which recognizes students’ boundless imagination and creativity in “dreamventing”...

  • November 7, 2017

    Ribbon Cutting...

    An election day coffee shop ribbon cutting at Avila might be a nice treat for voters in the area.

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