SM North’s Burchstead wins 1600 meters. SM North standout runner Ben Burchstead won the 1600 meters at this weekend’s Sunflower League Track and Field Championships. Burchstead’s win was a rare success for the northeast Johnson County schools at Friday’s meet, which was held at SM North. SM North’s girls team finished ninth of the 12 Sunflower League teams. SM East’s girls finished eleventh. On the boys side, SM East finished seventh overall, and SM North finished eighth.
NEJC natives earn honors at Virginia college. Two northeast Johnson County natives have made the Dean’s List at Washington and Lee University in Lexington Virginia. Mission Hills native Erin Harvey and Leawood native Richard Coulson both earned the honor by maintaining at least a 3.4 grade point average on the school’s 4.0 scale.
SM East parents asked to take survey. The SM East PTA is following up a survey it sent out last fall with another set of questions for SM East families. The current 29-question survey, which only takes a few minutes to complete, focuses on communication. The district made a transition to a new communication and notification system this year. The survey can be found here.