Wilson…

Election 2016 – More Light, Less Noise, Please

Paul D. Wilson

Paul D. Wilson

This week, I read a comment by one of my favorite bloggers, comparing a quote in the movie, “Princess Bride” to our choice of Presidential candidates.

If you are not familiar with the movie, Princess Buttercup is in love with Westley. However, she has been kidnapped by Prince Humperdink who intends to force her into marrying him instead. Princess Buttercup tells the Prince she plans to commit suicide overnight rather than marrying him the next day.

Humperdink replies, “Please consider marrying me… as an alternative to suicide.” Continue reading

New temporary home for Indian Creek Library

After the March 3rd water main break, just inside the back door of the Indian Creek Library, they are now moving into their temporary facility at 13511 Murlen, next door to Savers at Murlen and 135th. They will move into their new home, the old HyVee, after a substantial remodel that will take from 18-24 months. Submitted by Paul Wilson

After the March 3rd water main break, just inside the back door of the Indian Creek Library, they are now moving into their temporary facility at 13511 Murlen, next door to Savers at Murlen and 135th. They will move into their new home, the old HyVee, after a substantial remodel that will take from 18-24 months. Submitted by Paul Wilson

 

MNU memos…

Finals Week Stress Relief

Dec. 14—Puppies in the Library!

10 a.m.

Puppy hugs and kisses go a long way to relieve the stress of finals. Not just for students–staff and faculty are welcome too. Thanks to Emily Hawkins (’06) of Great Plains SPCA (see the newsroom story) who will facilitate the visit by the puppies to Mabee Library!

Dec. 14 & 15—Let’s Get Moving in School!

Sponsored by the Sports Management and Physical Education Programs Continue reading

North student is Coca-Cola scholar

Cooper Yerby

Cooper Yerby

Cooper Yerby, a senior at Olathe North High School, has been recognized as one of the country’s most outstanding high school leaders by the Coca Cola Scholars Foundation and has been awarded a $20,000 college scholarship. As a member of the 27th class of Coca Cola Scholars, Yerby has demonstrated superior leadership and dedication to his community and was selected from a pool of nearly 103,000 initial applicants.

The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation is one of the largest corporate-sponsored, achievement-based scholarship programs of its kind in the United States. Including the 2015 class of Coca Cola Scholars, the Foundation has awarded nearly 5,600 Coca Cola Scholars with a total of $56.3 million in scholarships. Continue reading

District urges parents to take part in survey

The annual District Parent Survey was recently emailed by principals to thousands of families across the district. Parents of all students in kindergarten through high school will have an opportunity to share their feedback on a variety of topics via the online survey, which is active through the end of February. Many schools will have computers set up at parent-teacher conferences for parents who choose to complete the survey at that time. In addition, a QR code will be available at each school during conferences to allow parents easy access to the survey via their mobile device.

“It’s very important to us to receive feedback from our parents,” Deputy Superintendent Alison Banikowski said. “Information from the survey helps to guide decision-making, both at the district level and at the building levels. We appreciate parents taking the time to provide their input.” Continue reading

Libraries closed for holiday

LIBRARY CLOSINGS FOR THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY
Both libraries will close at 5 pm, November 27
& remain closed November 28 & 29.

The Olathe Public Library in downtown Olathe and its Indian Creek branch will close at 5 p.m. Nov. 27 and remain closed Nov. 28-29.

Wine tasting at OP Arboretum Sept. 19

arbor wine tasting

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