Olathe Public Schools will receive a federal grant exceeding $3 million to advance literacy in children through the 12th grade, particularly for those with disabilities, for English language learners and for those in lower-income families.
Olathe Fire Hero Day is a program the Olathe Fire Department has put on for three years in an effort to get more girls interested in a career as a firefighter. The department has three female firefighters.
Taven Ewbank, who just completed his junior year at Gardner Edgerton High School, is one of 96 young people nationwide to be recognized as a United States Marine Corps Semper Fidelis All-American student and offered a spot in special academy this summer.
Olathe residents continue to lead the region in terms of recycling their garbage and expressing satisfaction in their city’s trash pickup services. But the city hopes to make the system even more efficient.
More than 150 children are attending the Great Plains SPCA Young Heroes for Pets Camps. During the week-long event, campers ages 8 to 12 are learning important responsibilities of pet ownership and how they can make a difference in animals’ lives.
Olathe Police released name of man who died in one car accident. Ryan Howes of Edwardsville, Kan., was driving his pickup truck south on Old 59 Highway on Thursday morning. He drove off the road striking a tree around 8:23 a.m.
They’re not recreating Jurassic Park, but students at Olathe North High School are getting some hands-on time with real dinosaur bones and other fossils. As part of the school’s Geoscience Academy, students learn to identify, clean and reassemble various fossils and dinosaur bones.
The Olathe Fire Department has created a unique version of the PulsePoint app, which alerts verified and trained emergency responders equipped with automated external defibrillators throughout the community to incidents sudden cardiac arrest, both in public and private.
More than 4,200 runners representing all 50 states for the first time plus nine countries took part April 21, 2018, in the 16th annual Garmin Marathon. “The Year of Dorothy” theme brought out the costumes as usual.