The Lied Center has named Terence Blanchard, Grammy Award-winning composer and trumpeter, and Melissa Smith, assistant director of bands at Free State High School and West Middle School, as this season’s IMPACT Award winners.
Lawrence middle schoolers held a citywide Model United Nations conference Friday as questions about the program’s future continue, following the school board’s approval of schedule and curriculum changes.
Students at multiple Lawrence schools participated in walkouts at 11 a.m. Tuesday to show support for transgender people and trans rights.
West Middle School students have evacuated the building as a safety precaution “following a report of a written threat that could be considered a bomb threat left on a technology device yesterday,” according to the school district.
A report that a student threatened to bring a gun to West Middle School was investigated overnight and determined to be a “rumor,” according to the Lawrence school district.
More than 100 students filed outside West Middle School on Thursday morning to demonstrate their support of bodily autonomy and the right to choose abortion.
Quentin Rials, assistant principal at Lawrence High School, will serve as interim principal of West Middle School, effective July 1.
After three decades of service to Lawrence Public Schools, Kathy Branson will retire at the end of June, the district announced Monday.
Members of West Middle School’s Student Council will launch a new tradition this spring while raising money for an outdoor sign.
Kathy Branson and Becky Reaver, interim principals of West Middle School and Cordley Elementary in Lawrence, respectively, have been promoted to permanent principal positions, the Lawrence school district announced Friday.
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