KU Engineering Day


Engineering Day at The University of Kansas

10/25/17: Eleven students from Shawnee Heights High School recently participated in the KU
Engineering Design Competition themed “Engineer the 80s”. Each team received positive comments and
feedback from judges.

The Civil Engineering Team (Calvin Teater, Calin Martinez, and Tristan Kramar) built a bridge that
would span the Tampa Bay Area and allow for barge traffic. Cost of the bridge was taken into
account, support weakening was tested, and deck failure was tested. The team had to pitch their
design, provide a cost analysis, and explain their design process.

The Mechanical Engineering Team (Katherine Cook, Spencer Doole, Lauren Fleischer, and Rachel Hill)
had to build a prosthetic hand for Luke Skywalker who lost his hand in battle with Darth Vader.
Scoring was based upon factors such as design process, creativity in the use of materials, and
functionality. The team presented to judges from Westar and KU Biomedical Engineering.

The Chemical Engineering Team (Hayden DeLorge, Blake Hollingsworth, Jakob Huffman, and Nathan Lamb)
build a chemical reaction car to replace a damaged Back to the Future DeLorean in order to travel
forward in time. Scoring was based upon the distance traveled, time of travel, and type of chemical
reaction used to escape to the future.



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Major Saver Discount Cards

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The Shawnee Heights Public Schools Foundation discount card sales program benefits schools and patrons alike. The schools, in conjunction with Major Saver, work with businesses throughout the district to offer a $15 discount card providing the customer with 20 local buy-one-get-one-free offers.  In most cases, redeeming only two offers offsets the cost of the card.  Proceeds from the card campaign go to the participating schools. 

Discount card sales occur in Shawnee Heights schools starting Monday, November 20th thru Friday, December 8th

Major Saver cards can be purchased via cash, check or online at  The online sale can be credited back to a particular student and school.  All cards purchased online will be mailed directly to the customer. 

Major Saver is excited to roll out a new feature this year making online sales easier for friends and family!  On our homepage you are able to enter your student’s information to create a CUSTOM LINK for your child that can be shared via social media or email.  This link will automatically credit the online sale to your student when friends and family use the link to make their purchase!

Major Saver cards can also be purchased, and credited to a student, through the Major Saver App.  Once the free app is downloaded to an Android or iOS device, buyers can choose a Major Saver card through the “buy cards” tab on the app.  Once the buyer completes the transaction the offers will be stored in the Major Saver App.  Buyers can then redeem offers directly from the app and do not need a physical card.


Students Pay it Forward


Students Volunteer with Harvesters! 

Every day, our loyal volunteers work hard to bring relief to our neighbors who struggle with hunger. At Shawnee Heights Middle School near Topeka, students are getting an early start in supporting the fight against hunger.

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USD 450 Horizon Nominee

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USD 450 Horizon Nominee

The 2017-18 Horizon Award Nominee is Mrs. Michele Moore, Special Education teacher at Berryton Elementary School.

The Horizon Award is presented annually to teachers who have completed their first year of teaching and have distinguished themselves as an outstanding educator.  

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Job Opportunities

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Shawnee Heights USD 450 has a number of part-time and full-time positions open. Join our dynamic team!

To begin a new application, choose a job from the available listings below. After your information is complete, you will receive a confirmation number, and your information will be saved allowing you to return at any time to submit additional applications. Please be sure and remember your username and password for use on future applications. After submitting an application, you will receive an email letting you know that your application was submitted successfully. If you do not receive this email please check your Junk Mail or Spam Folder. 

Click here for an updated list of our current Job Listings.