Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Two teachers recognized for their efforts at schools near the Grey Oaks community

One of the reasons we moved to Grey Oaks in Shawnee, KS was not just for the great neighborhood, but for the great schools nearby as well.  Though we currently have one son at Prairie Ridge Elementary and another enrolling there in the Fall, we look forward to their continued education at the nearby Monticello Trails Middle School and then eventually, the Mill Valley High School...all within an easy walk from our front door.

Each of these schools have been recognized for their various academic achievements since they opened their doors and this week, the excellence continues.  Yesterday, Brandi Leggett, a third grade teacher at Prairie Ridge, was chosen as the recipient of the FOX4 Crystal Apple Award, for her work with the project, Power of the Pen...inspiring children to write.  Today, Kathy Hill Habiger, the journalism advisor for Mill Valley High School, has won a prestigious journalism teaching award for 2010.  Habiger is this year's recipient of the Jackie Engel Award, sponsored by the Kansas Associated Collegiate Press and named in honor of Jackie Engel, a former journalism teacher at McPherson High School.  The award was created to honor the best high school journalism teacher in Kansas.

Congratulations to both of these individuals for their hard work, dedication, and their commitment to their students!

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