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Housing project near Olathe East moves forward

January 13, 2017 by Kansas City Star

The Olathe Planning Commission has given preliminary approval for a 113-unit subdivision next to Olathe East High School. The 36-acre neighborhood at Black Bob Road and 130th Street would be made up mostly of two-family residences, according to the ...

New Olathe East principal has long-term perspective to lead school into the future

August 4, 2016 by Kansas City Star

Kansas City StarStudents at Olathe East High School will be greeted by a new face when classes begin this month — someone who's quite familiar with the school district and the community. In July, Kerry Lane was named the new principal of Olathe East. She replaces ...

Olathe East edges Cougars, wins fifth straight girls soccer match

May 5, 2016 by Kansas City Star

Kansas City StarOlathe East High School junior Maddie Taylor had no plans to let down her teammates. Following a sequence of perfect passes that led to the soccer ball coming toward her in the Shawnee Mission Northwest penalty box, and with the SM Northwest ...

Olathe East High School athletic director wins elite award

April 8, 2016 by Kansas City Star

Kansas City StarOlathe East High School athletic director Amanda Faunce has been honored by her peers. She recently earned the Promising Kansas Athletic Director of the Year award from the Kansas Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association. “I was completely ...

Olathe East's Darby Gertsema is The Star's All-Metro gymnast of the year

December 17, 2015 by Kansas City Star

Kansas City StarOlathe East High School senior Darby Gertsema knew the look as soon as she saw it on coach Julie Bayha's face at the Kansas high school gymnastics state meet. It was a subtle hint that Bayha had done the math and the scores revealed the Hawks had ...

Former Olathe East football player James McGinnis an honorary speaker at Simone Awards

December 8, 2015 by Kansas City Star

Kansas City StarHis pinky and index fingers pointed toward the sky, with his thumb sticking out from his palm. Former Olathe East High School football player James McGinnis, who suffered a brain injury during a football game in September 2014, planted his trademark ...

Olathe East dominates gymnastics state meet

October 28, 2015 by Kansas City Star

Kansas City StarOlathe East High School's five gymnasts went last weekend to Newton, Kan., focused on bringing home the Hawks' sixth state title. For motivation, they only had to look back to disappointing second-place finish at the last year's state meet. Olathe East ...

Muslim student at Olathe East harassed, bullied on 9/11

September 14, 2015 by KMBC Kansas City

KMBC Kansas CityThe Olathe School District said it is investigating the issue and considering disciplinary action. Malik Mansi, 16, said he was sent harassing messages throughout the day and during the weekend by students he considered his friends. He did not attend ...

Former Olathe East FB player making strides after collapsing last year

September 12, 2015 by KMBC Kansas City

KMBC Kansas CityThe crowd cheered as McGinnis walked onto the Olathe East field Friday night. He walked the 100 yards on his own. And at the six-yard line, where he fell last year, he picked up the ball. Each step was an example of work and determination. “This is ...

No. 1 high school sports story of 2014-2015 season: Olathe East football player James McGinnis makes steady progress

June 28, 2015 by Kansas City Star

Kansas City StarOn Sept. 12, 2014, Olathe East High School senior James McGinnis sprawled across the football field in an attempt to make a tackle. It was an innocent-looking play, but the right side of his head struck the ball carrier's hip. One play later, McGinnis ...

Kansas high school boys track and field state meet recap

June 12, 2015 by Kansas City Star

Kansas City StarBetween injuries and high profile losses from last year's squad, the Olathe East High School boys track and field team's chances of defending its Kansas Class 6A team state title appeared slim. However, as the season progressed, the squad picked up ...

Olathe East girls soccer coach: 'The cupboard is not bare'

April 28, 2015 by Kansas City Star

Kansas City StarTerry Hair considers his Olathe East High School girls soccer team to be like a fine China cabinet. While this year might not have the glitzy names that have gone on to play at Kansas, Nebraska, Drake, Tulsa and Memphis, his “everyday dishes” have ...

Olathe East's Allie Brachtenbach is The Star's All-Metro Kansas girls bowler of the year

April 16, 2015 by Kansas City Star

Kansas City StarAmong her favorite moments from her senior season, only one of Allie Brachtenbach's choices has anything to do with her own accomplishments as a bowler for Olathe East High School. She mentions her teammates' achievements, including Devonte Brown ...

Olathe East student accused of sex act in school

March 12, 2015 by KMBC Kansas City

An Olathe East High School student has been charged with having sex with another student at the school. Advertisement. Police said the charges stem from an incident in early December where a senior student had intercourse with a freshman girl who was ...

Olathe East girls basketball coach likes Hawks' tough road to substate

February 18, 2015 by Kansas City Star

Kansas City StarSome coaches would relish the opportunity to build momentum and save the toughest competition for the end of the regular season, but Olathe East High School's Clint Evans is not one of those coaches. His Hawks started the schedule's gauntlet on Tuesday ...

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