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Mara Rose Williams
Eric L Wesson
August 3 - 162006
Last Day For School Marks End of an Era
May 30, 2007
South Park Elementary School in Merriam, Kansas, closed May 29, 2007.It will merge with Merriam Elementary at the new Merriam Park Elementary School. South Park was central in the late 1940s civil rights...
Leader of the Band
August 3, 2011
Fetaure article about Jim Neihart who directs a summer band camp. Neihart, 82, hosts a free eight-week summer camp for sixth-, seventh-, and eight-graders. Held at Wornall Road Baptist Church, which donates...
Learning Gap Remains
January 20, 2013
Article describes demographic shifts in Kansas City area public schools. The achievement gap between whites and minority students is focused upon. Representatives from various school districts are interviewed...
Leaves a Home Post: Nettleton Presidency Given Up by Miss Lucy Bigelow
Article about Lucy Stowe Bigelow and her career in public service, including the establishment of a private school from 1890 to roughly 1938, as well as the presidency of the George H. Nettleton Home for...
Legal Tender: The KC school District Sends Lawyers Laughing to the Bank
Article about the Kansas City, Missouri School District and its legal expenses.
LeRoy Thompson Obituary
Obituary for LeRoy Thompson, vice-president and dean of the Kansas City School of Watchmaking, dying at the age of 73 in 1954.
Lewis Recalled as Mentor to Generations of Kansas Citians
December 25, 2009
Article and obituary for Hilary M. Lewis (62), a local educator who positively influenced generations of Jewish Kansas Citians. During her 35-year educational career, Lewis served as a teacher and principal...
Lexie Straehan Obituary
Obituary for Miss Lexie Straehan, psychologist for the public schools since 1921, dying in 1952.
Liberty Loses a Stalwart
January 18, 2013
Obituary for Jack Smith, who worked with Liberty High School athletes for over forty years. Smith's work as manager for both the basketball and football programs is summarized and his promotion to assistant...
Lobbyists Take on Jefferson City
Concerned parents and school officials travel to the state capitol in Jefferson City to the legislature to save the Caring Communities program. James and McCoy elementary schools are northeast area Caring...
August 15, 2005
Article describes Longview Farm Elementary School, scheduled to open its doors for the first time on August 22, 2005. The structure integrates the Longview Show Horse Arena, along with a 41,000 foot expansion,...
Loretto's Legacy Saluted at Reunion
March 29, 2012
Article includes some historic information about the Sisters of Loretto that came to the area in 1852 and the school they established in Kansas City.
Louin Kennedy Thacher
January 27, 1929
Louin Kennedy Thacher, or Louin Thacher, was a son of Otis Thacher, a pioneer farmer of Hornellsville, New York. Thacher was a school teacher in Kentucky before the Civil War where he served as a major...
Lutheran High School Changes Its Plan to Move
June 7, 2005
The Lutheran High School has been at 414 Wallace Avenue since 1979. Enrollment is up and more space needed. The plan to move near Bannister Road was changed. Since the school does not own the building...
Making the Grade: an Annual Report Card on our Schools
December 12, 2004
Special section reports on public schools in the Kansas City metropolitan area. Included are test scores and various statistic measures for school districts and for states of Kansas and Missouri as a whole....
Many New Dynamics Face School District Leadership
September 2-8, 2011
Article about Dr. R. Stephen Green being named the interim superintendent of schools, after John Covington’s abrupt resignation. Dr. Green had served as president and chief executive officer of Kauffman...
March 24-30, 2005
Profile of Raytown South High School basketball coach Bud Lathrop. Lathrop, who has more wins than any coach in Missouri high school basketball history, has been criticized for his physical coaching style....
Mary Esterlene Greer
Obituary for Mrs. Mary Esterlene Greer, or Mary Greer, a retired teacher at Booker T. Washington, Wendell Phillips, and W. W. Yates schools, dying on December 19, 1969.
Mary Quinn Hazlett
Obituary for Mary Quinn Hazlett who died on November 30, 2002. She was the widow of James Hazlett, former Superintendent of Schools for the Kansas City School District from 1956-69. Includes her photograph....
Maryhelen McGraw Vandyke, Obituary
August 17, 2010
Maryhelen VanDyke was active in volunteer work at her children's schools and in the nonprofit community. VanDyke was the founding President of the St. Joseph Health Center Auxiliary in 1976; was the first...
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