Schools and education

50 from De Soto school fall ill during East Coast band trip
01:54 p.m., March 14, 2012 Updated 12:00 a.m.
About 50 De Soto High School band students and chaperones were treated at a Pennsylvania hospital after apparently suffering food poisoning after a performance in New York.
Board OKs $1.2 million HVAC system makeover
February 14, 2012
The heating, ventilation and air-conditioning system at Monticello Trails Middle School soon will get a makeover — to the tune of about $1.2 million.
Lexington Trails receives Governor’s Achievement Award
January 26, 2012
Lexington Trails Middle School in DeSoto has been honored with a Governor’s Achievement Award, the Kansas State Department of Education announced earlier this month.
New Riverview Elementary principal approved by board
June 7, 2011
Jennifer Luzenske will replace Mark Dodge as Riverview Elementary School principal, starting in the 2011-12 school year.
Possible record number of snow days squeezes calendars
February 9, 2011
Before this week, Shawnee Mission USD 512 and De Soto USD 232 had used more inclement weather days than they had in at least the past 28 years.
Thursday classes called off in Shawnee Mission, De Soto districts
February 2, 2011
District officials said the forecasted extreme cold, along with bus transportation complications were key factors in the decision to cancel classes for another day.
Shawnee, De Soto districts call off school Wednesday
February 1, 2011
School officials in Shawnee Mission USD 512 and De Soto USD 232 have called off school for a second straight day because of snowy weather.
School board hopefuls add names to ballot for upcoming election
January 19, 2011
With the deadline fast approaching, a mix of incumbents and newcomers — including a former area mayor — have filed to run for the Shawnee Mission USD 512 and De Soto USD 232 boards of education.
Shawnee Mission, De Soto school leaders distressed by governor’s budget proposal
January 14, 2011
Local superintendents knew the state was hurting financially and feared for their school districts’ funding. But they didn’t expect a budget proposal that would cut as deep as the one newly sworn-in Gov. Sam Brownback announced Thursday.
Shawnee Mission, De Soto schools closed Monday due to winter weather
11:52 a.m., January 10, 2011 Updated 09:26 a.m.
The first major snow of the winter season caused school district officials to cancel classes for Monday.
Dearwester selected to fill empty board seat
November 10, 2010
There’s a new face and fresh perspective on the De Soto USD 232 Board of Education roster.
KCKCC inducts Hileman to education Hall of Fame
November 10, 2010
Keil Hileman is among five educators recently inducted into the Mid-America Education Hall of Fame.
Church counselor selected to fill De Soto USD 232 board vacancy
November 9, 2010
The De Soto USD 232 Board of Education has appointed Dick Dearwester to fill the board member position five through June 30, 2011.
National group honors health teacher’s efforts
October 27, 2010
Teaching healthy lifestyle skills to her students has been a priority for Amy McClure, and one that seems to be working quite well.
USD 232 to fill seat on Nov. 8
October 27, 2010
De Soto USD 232 Board of Education members make tough decisions each meeting. On Nov. 8, the six members will add a seventh member to fill the vacant Position 5 seat.