Fairway to hold Halloween family event this Sunday. Fairway’s Trail of Tricks & Treats will be held in Peterson Park this Sunday from 5- to 7 p.m. Everyone over the age of two will pay a $3 admission to enter the park. Once inside, everything is free. The trail is lined with Halloween lights and filled with games for young children to play. Pumpkin bowling, Plinko, a basketball shoot and a miniature beanbag toss are just a few of the activities. Children receive a trick-or-treat bag, breakaway neck lanyard and two glow sticks. Kids can participate in a Costume Parade at approximately 6:30 p.m. Food includes hot dogs, popcorn, cookies and more! The event is intended for children up to age 10.
Part of Shawnee Mission East temporarily evacuated due to gas odor. A report of a gas odor near the band room around 9:15 a.m. Wednesday led to the temporary evacuation of students and staff as fire officials investigated. The area was deemed safe a short time later and students were allowed back into the classrooms.
Shawnee Mission East Band going to the mattresses. The SM East Band is holding a fundraiser this Saturday that you can take lying down. The band will be selling mattresses in the auxiliary gym and will have floor models on display at the school this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Three Shawnee Mission School District elementary schools recognized as Apple Distinguished Schools. Briarwood, Broken Arrow, and Trailwood Elementary Schools have been recognized as Apple Distinguished Schools for 2016–2018, according to the SM School District. The schools were recognized for using technology provided through the district’s digital learning initiative to transform education. “We are thrilled these three schools have been named Apple Distinguished Schools and that they will serve as examples for how technology can be used to enhance education and provide greater rigor and relevance to learning,” Superintendent Dr. Jim Hinson said in a statement.
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