Briefly noted: Shawnee Mission Pre-K enrollment now open; Early bird school bus discount ends July 9

Shawnee Mission Pre-K enrollment opens. Pre-Kindergarten enrollment for the 2018-19 school year is now open. The program is available to students who will be 4 years old on or before Aug. 31. Kids who are eligible for kindergarten can’t participate in the Pre-K program. Shawnee Mission’s pre-kindergarten program will be offered at 17 sites this year — three more than last year. Briarwood, Highlands, Lenexa Hills, Rhein Benninghoven, and Trailwood all have tuition-based half-day program. The rest of the sites have no-fee programs funded by Title I and grants. You can find out more about the sites and how to enroll here.

Early bird bus discount expires July 9. If you know you’ll be signing your student up for bus service for the coming school year, you can save some money by acting before July 9. The early bird discount for bus service registration is Monday, July 9. Families can save $25 per semester — paying $155 instead of the full price of $180. Payments must be postmarked by Monday.