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USD 497 Board of Education president Shannon Kimball, speaks at last nights board meeting.

NEWS: District Votes to Transition to iPads

Allison Mayhew and Lilly Wall January 24, 2023

Last night, the USD 497 Board of Education voted to transition high school student devices from MacBooks to iPads in the fall. The vote passed six-to-one.  The USD 497 news release from last night's...

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Balancing the Budget

Natasha Torkzaban, Isis Norris, and Cici Hunter December 13, 2021

Following a week of sound and fury over an announcement to cut the gymnastics program, no one has signed up to address the USD 497 Board of Education at their meeting tonight according to executive...

A photo of Dr. Anthony Lewis included with the district press release.

Lawrence Board of Education selects new superintendent

Jackson Barton, Online Editor in Chief January 30, 2018

Dr. Anthony Lewis has been selected as the next superintendent of Lawrence schools effective July 1 according to a press release sent out Monday morning. Lewis previously served as an assistant superintendent...

Interim superintendent Dr. Anna Stubblefield opens the evening conversation with district accomplishments since the previous conversation last January. Attendees were handed sticky notes to write an issue they wanted discussed on.

District hosts second Community Conversation, administrators absent

Jackson Barton, Online Editor in Chief January 19, 2018

Around 50 students, parents, teachers and staff packed the auditorium at the Lawrence Public Library on Dec. 14 for a Community Conversation. It was the second of two opportunities for community members...

Junior Maddison Smith and counselor Joel Frederick discuss a schedule for senior year. Currently, only seniors are eligible for reduced schedule.

Possibility of reduced schedules for underclassmen

Maddy Johnson, Reporter March 1, 2017

Exhausted after seven semesters of work, senior Justin Siler is excited to have a reduced schedule this spring. “I feel like it’s a right as a senior because you have to wait and get that privilege,”...

Board of education addresses recent high school vandalism

Kenneth Palmer, Reporter September 23, 2014

On Monday, Sept. 22, the Lawrence Public Schools’ Board of Education commented on the racially-inspired vandalism that occurred as a result of the rivalry between Lawrence Free State High School and...

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Life After High School

rosemary newsome, copy editor February 20, 2014

A good portion of the senior class will graduate this year knowing how to evaluate an indefinite integral, but not knowing how to sew a button . Consider the fictional student Johnny. Johnny is an intelligent...

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