School to hold open house

O’Hara High School is having its annual Open House on Sunday, Nov. 10, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. This is an opportunity for prospective students and their families to tour the facility, meet administrators and teachers, plus learn more about the Catholic College Preparatory High School. O’Hara High school is located in south Kansas City on 9001 James A. Reed Road. For more information, contact Kim Felz at 816-763-4800, ext. 206.


Forensics squad ranked high

The Raytown High School Debate and Forensics Squad has been ranked in the top 5 percent of the nation by the National Forensics League. This is the 14th time in the past 17 years the Raytown High School Debate Squad has been ranked in the top 5-10 percent. The annual ranking is based on competitive and service related activities students participate in throughout the year.


Students to perform 'Little Mermaid

Moreland Ridge Middle School in Blue Springs will perform Disney’s "The Little Mermaid" on Nov. 14 and 15 at 7 p.m. and on Nov. 16 at 1 p.m. Familiar songs from the cartoon movie will be performed as well as colorful costumes, scenic backdrops, and puppets to entertain people of all ages. Special seating will be provided for younger children next to the stage. Tickets are $3 for students and senior citizens and $8 for adults. Call 816-224-1800 for more information.


Truman grad honored

Michael McClellan, a former Truman High School graduate, has been awarded the Minnesota Academy of Science's Best Talk award, the Laurence McKinkley Gould Prize in Natural Science, and elected to be part of the Phi Beta Kappa honorary scholastic fraternity and Sigma Xi honor society. The Best Talk award is to the best graduate research talk in each session at the Winchell Undergraduate Research Symposium. The Laurence McKinley Gould prizes is awarded to members of the senior class who have demonstrated excellence in experimental scientific research in different fields of science.

Park offer alternate fall term

Park University will offer an alternate Fall II term for students affected by tuition assistance delays. In response to the recent federal government shutdown that caused many students-including active duty and veteran students-who were unable to enroll in college classes, Park will offer an alternate 8 week term from November 11, 2013 to January 12, 2014. This will allow students to complete a variety of accelerated courses they were denied earlier this month. Both online and classroom courses will be available. Students interested in enrolling should call 1-888-514-7488 or email

– Brandon Dumsky