Science Night set for April 22

The Olathe Public Schools Science Night features a green theme this year, and even Kermit the Frog would agree it can be easy being green.

The annual free event will be held from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, April 22 at Santa Fe Trail Middle School, 1100 N. Ridgeview Road. A funnel cake food truck will be there all evening, and other concessions will be available from 5:30-6 p.m.

More than 40 family-friendly activities will be available that evening, including snakes, cute critters, Fear Factor foods, plants, robotics, bird feeder activity, rollercoasters, and the KC Cyclones professional futsal players. Continue reading

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

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