Jennifer Holder is known as a “fun” and “relaxed” teacher throughout the East student body. Students say they feel a more personal connection with her because of her approach to teaching.
Shawnee Mission East is proud to boast not one, but two jazz bands. The entry-level group, ‘The Blue Notes,’ and ‘The Blue Knights,” the upper-level ensemble, are both regionally recognized, with a number of awards and titles under their belts.
Assistant principal Jeff Storey is midway through his first year at East. Watch a video to find out more about him.
As both a fundraiser and a school-wide event, MORP is a dance meant for dressing up and having fun. The opposite of Prom, this year’s MORP was themed “Carnival.”
The Robotics Club works hard to create a robot for their upcoming competition.
The East SHARE room is a home for volunteering and the students who have a passion for helping others.
Listen to Senora Rosa Detrixhe talk about her passion for teaching.
International Baccalaureate coordinator and teacher Rebecca Murphy talks about juggling working at East with going to Arizona to see her husband.
The minute music is a joint-effort between student council and the administrators, and has undergone some recent changes.
Art teacher Jodie Schnakenberg teaches KcPoundFit, a new workout sesson that combines a mix of cardio/hiphop with drum sticks.
English teacher Amy Andersen is in her second year teaching at East. She enjoys cultivating new ideas with students and has found international traveling to be a life-altering experience.
Sophomore and freshman English teacher Robert Bickers is inspired by his 7th grade History teacher, and uses him as a model for his current teaching style.