District Students, Staff Receive Honors

May 24, 2017

Olathe Staff Members Receive Awards

Indian Trail Middle School Principal Sarah Guerrero received recognition as Olathe School Counseling Principal Advocate of the Year.

Mary Smith, counselor at Frontier Trail Middle School, was named Olathe Secondary School Counselor of the Year while Krista Graham, counselor at Countryside Elementary School, was named Olathe Elementary School Counselor of the Year. Graham will represent the Olathe district for the Kansas School Counselor of the Year award.

Both Guerrero and Graham will be highlighted by the Kansas School Counselor Association in November.

Sarah Guerrero receives award Krista Graham and her award
Indian Trail Middle School Principal Sarah Guerrero (center) is pictured with
Coordinator of College and Career Readiness Angie Salava and Executive Director
of General Administration / Secondary Programs Jim McMullen.
Krista Graham, counselor at Countryside Elementary School

Becky Keely and her studentsOlathe Teacher Awarded Statewide Grant

Becky Keely, physical education teacher at Meadow Lane Elementary, recently received a $500 classroom grant by the Kansas Association of American Educators (KANAAE). Winners of KANAAE classroom grants are selected by a committee of their peers from across Kansas.

Keely plans to use funds to purchase flexible seating options for students in selected classrooms in the upcoming school year.

(Photo of Becky Keely and her students receiving a $500 classroom grant for flexible seating at Meadow Lane Elementary School.)

Olathe North Swimmer Wins State Title

Anika Lam, Olathe North High School freshman, won the 200 individual medley at the 6A State Swim Meet held in Topeka, Kansas.

“Anika is a fantastic competitor. She works extremely hard and we can always count on her to focus and get the job done in practice,” Hollie Rice, Olathe North swim coach, said. “Her work ethic shows when she competes. We are all so proud of all the things she has accomplished during her freshman year and we can’t wait to see the awesome things she does in her future.”

Olathe Northwest Tennis Places in Finals

Recently, at the Kansas State High School Activities Association 6A tennis tournament, the Olathe Northwest High School tennis team placed third.

Brett Seaton, Olathe Northwest freshman, placed second in the individual tournament.

Olathe East Golf Places Third

The Olathe East High School golf team placed third at the Kansas State High School Activities Association 6A golf tournament.

“I could not imagine being a part of a better group of kids. Each of them is an amazing golfer with limitless potential,” Josh Umphrey, head golf coach, said. “I’m so proud of these kids and the talent they have as golfers, but I’m even more proud of the great men and character that each of them displays.”