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Olathe East falls 1-0 to Dodge City in Kansas Class 6A boys soccer final

November 5, 2016 by Kansas City Star

... members of the Olathe East team dropped, one by one, to the turf. Pulling jerseys over their faces, each one lamented how close they had come to a state title. Olathe East fell 1-0 to Dodge City in Saturday's championship game at Wichita South High ...

Olathe East advances to Class 6A boys soccer state title game

November 4, 2016 by Kansas City Star

Kansas City StarShawnee Mission East (18-2-1) will play in Saturday's third-place game, at Wichita South High School, against Washburn Rural. St. James, Blue Valley Southwest advance in Class 5A. St. James Academy (9-8-3) will play for a Class 5A boys soccer state ...

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

August 4, 2016 by Kansas City Star

Kansas City StarLane's arrival at Olathe East means each of Olathe's four public high schools will be led by new principals this year. In March, the district announced new leadership at Olathe North, Olathe South and Olathe Northwest high schools after all three ...

Former Olathe East High School football player to lead pack in annual Amy Thompson Run

May 26, 2016 by

fox4kc.comKANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Since its first race in 1988, the Amy Thompson Run for Brain Injury has grown from hundreds to several thousand participants. And over the years, it's raised more than $2.5-million for the Brain Injury Association of Kansas and ...

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 StarA 1997 graduate of Olathe North High School, Faunce, 36, has built up an impressive resume. She spent nine years teaching and coaching at her alma mater before moving into an administration position at Olathe East in 2010. She took over as the Hawks' ...

Two Johnson County students are perfect on both the ACT and SAT

December 24, 2015 by Kansas City Star

Two Johnson County high school students have accomplished what few others before them have done. Olathe East High School senior Selina Liu and Blue Valley Northwest High School senior Suruchi Ramanujan have each earned a perfect score on both ...

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 ...

Ahmed Mohamed's clock, Olathe teen's bullying show it's time for change

September 18, 2015 by Kansas City Star (blog)

Kansas City Star (blog)That same day Malik Mansi stayed home from Olathe East High School. Last week, on the 14th anniversary of 9/11 , classmates used Snapchat and group messages as humiliating, hateful weapons, insinuating Malik was a terrorist, the nephew of Osama bin ...

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 ...

More than suspension for those involved in Olathe East school fight

September 3, 2015 by

fox4kc.comOLATHE, Kan. -- Several students at Olathe East High School face charges after a fight at the school. Olathe Police say battery charges have been filed as a result of the fight. The video, which you can watch in the video player above, shows two girls ...

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 ...

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