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After years of traveling the world, Nabil Cherif settled in Kansas City in 2000 to attend JCCC. The Tunisia native explored multiple subjects, from information technology to political science and even culinary classes. His goal was to earn an...
Many people experience, or will experience, the effects of ageism on their employment opportunities, and relatedly, on their ability to fund their retirement. This fall, Johnson County Library is offering a series of programs on the negative effects of...
In Blue Valley, we understand the importance of a balance between supporting academic pursuits and the whole child including mental health. This is why Blue Valley is committed during September, Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, and every month to suicide...
As we head into the last quarter of the year, people across the US are on the hunt a new place to call home. According to a recent US Census report, the mass exodus from large metropolitan areas that...
The Shawnee Mission School District (SMSD) is proud of students and staff who, through hard work and dedication, continue to demonstrate we are #KeepingSMSDStrong. Here are just a few recent highlights from our school communities.  National Merit  The SMSD is proud...
For nearly 50 years, the Britain Development program at AdventHealth Shawnee Mission has been helping Kansas City area families through developmental services for kids with a variety of special needs. Educators and therapists continually look for innovative and fun...
By David Markham After formally being dedicated in October 2020, Arthur and Betty Verhaeghe Park, located at 11401 W 167th St. in Overland Park, is already getting a major playground expansion, thanks to the Verhaeghe family, which donated the 42-acre...
A homeowner association (HOA) is typically a nonprofit corporation within a community of housing. Most HOAs exist in planned multi-unit community projects such as condominiums and town homes or in newer developments filled with new construction. Membership is mandatory...
Johnson County Community College has partnered with Butler Community College (BCC) to offer expanded training in culinary arts. This opportunity allows JCCC to extend the benefits of its Chef Apprenticeship program to more Kansas students. In turn, the collaboration enhances state and...
You’re at an event, enjoying a great conversation with a new acquaintance. Then they ask, “Your name, what’s the origin?” You pause and say something like, “I think it’s from here or there, but not really sure.” You then...
Blue Valley students are still the ones breaking records and achieving at unprecedented levels! The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC®) announced 58 Blue Valley seniors were named National Merit semifinalists. This number sets a district record and is the...
The Shawnee Mission School District community is invited to the 2021 Shawnee Mission Education Foundation Fall Breakfast. Reservations can be made now!  Even as we continue to work through obstacles and challenges, there are so many inspirational examples of students...