Ed Parker

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District elementary students to join voices in choral festival
April 12, 2007
Fourth- and fifth-grade choir students from every elementary school in the De Soto school district will come together Thursday for the first time to perform a choral festival.
Mize students learning by the trunkful
April 12, 2007
Students at Mize Elementary had an opportunity to learn about life in Kansas 150 years ago through a traveling teaching trunk fourth-graders first opened last week. Inside the trunk, students found artifacts and learning resources on Kansas frontier history.
Moore says English language learners, special ed concerns with NCLB
April 12, 2007
Parents and teachers came out in full force Wednesday for Rep. Dennis Moore’s No Child Left Behind forum at the Shawnee Civic Center. While most in attendance said they agreed with the purpose behind the law, as Moore said, the devil is in the details.
DHS spring play deals double dose of farce
April 5, 2007
De Soto High School students will perform “Noises Off” at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday night at the DHS theatre. The production is a farce that follows a troupe of actors from rehearsals through a performance.
Results split in USD 232 races
April 5, 2007
Complete-but-unofficial results from the Johnson County Election Office show two new members will take their positions on the board, along with one incumbent and one former incumbent. Tim Blankenship, Don Clark, Bill Fletcher and Jim Thomas received the most votes in Tuesday’s election.
Results split in USD 232
April 4, 2007
A long and hard-fought battle came to an end Tuesday. Voters chose four candidates for the De Soto School Board. Complete-but-unofficial results from the Johnson County Election Office show two new members will take their positions on the board, along with one incumbent and one former incumbent. Tim Blankenship, Don Clark, Bill Fletcher and Jim Thomas received the most votes in Tuesday’s election.
Students say rewards bring focus to assessments
March 29, 2007
Students at De Soto High School may have done better on standardized tests this year thanks to a new reward system implemented by Principal Dave Morford. Those who did better will celebrate by taking a day off.
He said, she said
Sunday’s Willow Springs F.C.E candidate forum was more than two hours of a claims and counter claims. The De Soto Explorer looked into some of the points of contention and claims made at the forum.
March 29, 2007
Sunday’s Willow Springs F.C.E candidate forum was more than two hours of a claims and counter claims. The De Soto Explorer looked into some of the points of contention and claims made at the forum.
USD 232 contenders pick sides
March 22, 2007
De Soto USD 232 board candidates have learned politics of association. With four contested races on next month’s ballot, candidates are finding it is easier to campaign as a group than go it alone.
Teamwork building blocks
Lego robotics teaches Starside students lesson in working together
March 22, 2007
Students at Starside Elementary School have joined others in the area competing to build and control a robot made of Lego toys. A Lego robot team started in January for fourth- and fifth-graders at Starside. The class meets from 4 to 5 p.m. Thursdays at the school. The goal of the class is to learn to control the robots using a computer program.

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