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Westridge Middle's 2nd Annual Math & Family Fun Night

Dissection, the power of magnets, Hamm Radios, astronomy, energy conservation exhibits and more were all part of the Annual Westridge Middle School Math & Science Family Fun Night.  This event, in its 2nd year, was made possible, in part, through a SMEF grant.  Over 100 students and parents attended. 

Check out the video below where students learn Basic Dissection Techniques!  Not for the faint of heart… 


It's a little bit like "paying it forward."

In a press conference on January 21, 2014, the Shawnee Mission School District and the Shawnee Mission Education Foundation announced a generous donation made by board of education member Dr. Craig Denny and his wife Terry. 

The $100,000 gift establishes the Denny Family Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Fund.  The fund will support new instructional initiatives, professional development for teachers in STEM-focused areas, opportunities for students to conduct specialized research, curriculum development and specialized equipment. 

When asked about the investment in Shawnee Mission Dr. Denny said, "It's a little bit like 'pay it forward.'  We've been blessed in all of the things we've done and we want to see opportunities for those kids that are coming behind us." 

Check out Broadcast of Live Press Conference.   

Westridge Middle School Delivers a Powerful Anti-Bullying Message Throughout SMSD

In alignment with SMSD Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support (PBIS) efforts, the Westridge Junior Thespian troupe debuts a traveling performance focused on combating bullying. 

Check out the KMBC News story!

The Westridge initiative is funded by a SMEF grant underwritten by Target.  The show and interactive workshop will play at 12 district schools for K-2nd grade audiences.

Elliott Cardozo of Roses Only honors our SM North Area Educators

Congratulations to Cathy Sheridan!  Cathy was honored as Santa Fe Trail's March 2014 "Educator of the Month." Elliott Cardozo of Roses Only honors our SM North area teachers every month.  Congratulations, Cathy and thank you, Elliott!  

(Check out all of the March 2014 "Educators of the Month.")

SMEF is Your Opportunity for Local Control

In an environment where local control of school funding is restricted by state government, SMEF offers an opportunity for concerned citizens to support the shared community value of educational excellence.

Thank you to our corporate partners




Graduation, be it 6th, 8th or senior graduation, is a big milestone...honor that special teacher, or teachers, with a $6, $8 or $12 per educator donation to SMEF.  A thank you will be sent to the teacher in your student's name and your gift will go to the Excellence in Education fund which annually awards grants to teachers. 

     Thank-A-Teacher today!

Shawnee Mission Cares

Join in Superintendent Dr. Jim Hinson's call to action- contribute to the Shawnee Mission Cares Fund.  Your gift helps meet the need so that all Shawnee Mission students have the best opportunity for success.  100% of your gift stays in Shawnee Mission.

   Make your donation to the Shawnee Mission Cares Fund today!

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