Shawnee Mission middle schoolers will start slightly later on Thursdays next year

Hocker Grove Middle School

All Shawnee Mission middle schools will implement later starts for students on Thursdays beginning August 2022. Photo credit Juliana Garcia.

Starting next school year in August, Shawnee Mission middle school students will get a little bit of later start every Thursday.

Why the change? This move aims to allow teachers a guaranteed hour of weekly time with their professional learning communities, or PLCs.