Olathe’s Science Olympiad teams place first in state

The Olathe North High School Science Olympiad team is headed to the National Science Olympiad Tournament in Dayton, Ohio, May 17 and 18. The North team placed ahead of 29 other teams at the state tournament held in Wichita this weekend. The team is coached by Sherry Hansen.Olathe East High School placed fourth, receiving medals in several events. Olathe South High School placed ninth, receiving medals in several events. California Trail Middle School placed second, Mission Trail Middle School placed seventh and Indian Trail Middle School placed 15th.

First place medals received by Olathe North High School students are: Continue reading

Olathe news briefs for the week of Jan. 28, 2013

City Council

The Olathe City Council will next meet Tuesday, February 5 at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chamber at City Hall for a regular session.  Regular sessions are broadcast live on OGN (Comcast channel 7, AT&T channel 99 and on the City’s website).  To see the complete agenda for this meeting, visit the City’s website at www.OlatheKS.org.

Mayor’s Christmas Tree Fund Reaches Record High
The Mayor’s Christmas Tree Fund is wrapping up the 2012 campaign poised to celebrate the most successful drive in the history of the fund.  Contributions to date total $104,000, exceeding the $100,000 goal.

Perhaps the greatest story in the annual holiday season fund drive is that of student giving. Through the Pennies for Shoes campaign, jugs were placed in participating Olathe schools and students donated change and dollars. As a result, Olathe Public Schools’ students amassed 18% of the fund total, over $19,000, to benefit the Children’s Shoe Fund and the Olathe Public Schools Foundation (Wimmer Student Care Fund).  This is a significant increase over last year’s Pennies for Shoes campaign which drew $11,700 in donations.  Continue reading

Olathe news briefs for the week of Jan. 23, 2012

Annual MLK Contest Winners Announced; Entries on Display at Olathe Library

The Olathe community paid tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Friday, Jan.18, during the annual Noonday Celebration which included the MLK Legacy contest and awards.

With a record 4400 entries in three major categories, the contest awarded $3500 in scholarships to Olathe middle and high school students.  Prize winners include: Continue reading

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