Nine Olathe teachers are semifinalists for statewide awards

A district committee has chosen nine highly qualified educators as semifinalists in two statewide award programs. The educators are being considered as district nominees for the 2014 Kansas Teacher of the Year Award and the 2015 Emporia State University Master Teacher Award.

Elementary Kansas Teacher of the Year semifinalists: Lyndsay Cast, fifth-grade teacher at Bentwood Elementary School; Gayla Posch, fourth-grade teacher at Tomahawk Elementary School; and Betsy Prestridge, fourth-grade teacher at Countryside Elementary School. Continue reading

Olathe students do well in competitions

Olathe South High School Student Merit Scholarship Winner

Samuel Rose, an Olathe South High School student, is a Merit Scholar designee. He is one of about 1,000 distinguished high school seniors who have won a corporate-sponsored National Merit Scholarship award.

Rose received the National Merit Liberty Mutual Scholarship. Rose’s probable career field is Petroleum Engineering.

District Students Win at Olathe’s Got Talent

Several Olathe School District students came away winners from the recent Olathe’s Got Talent show. Continue reading

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