Welcome to Olathe East High School
Olathe East High School provides students with a tremendous education in a safe and caring environment. Not only do our students learn and excel to the highest level academically, they are also quite successful in our performing arts and athletic programs. We are proud that many of our students also provide service to both our school and community. Olathe East High School was recognized as a National School of Excellence in 1998 by the U. S. Department of Education. Our tradition of excellence continues!
For more information about our school, please read our school's profile which includes information regarding our grading system, graduation requirements, athletics, and activities, as well as recent test scores.
Congratulations to the Orange & Blue Brigade for their outstanding performance at the Missouri Western Tournament of Champions Festival where they were named the Grand Champions for the third year in a row! The Orange & Blue Brigade also received First in their division, Outstanding Soloist, and Outstanding Color Guard!
Participants Wanted for Olathe Leadership
Leadership Olathe is a five-month program designed to improve and strengthen individuals and the Olathe community by identifying, inspiring, and engaging those persons who have displayed a capacity for leadership. Designed to hone the skills of key leaders and equip them to help meet the challenges and opportunities of the community, the program accomplishes the following:
- * It broadens the base of local leaders.
- * It enhances awareness of local issues.
- * It increase understanding of different perspectives.
- * It encourages citizen involvement in important civic leadership roles.
- * It opens doors for leaders with the desire and ability to shape the future of the community.
- * It helps shape, preserve, and promote a common vision for the community.
Applications are due November 21st.
2015 Martin Luther King Contest
This year's theme for the Martin Luther King Contest is "Diminishing Fear."
The year 2015 will mark the 60th anniversary of Rosa Parks arrest for refusing to give up her seat on a bus in Montgomery, AL. Ms. Parks became a central figure of the Civil Rights Movement because of this one moment in her life. The power of her choice that day to do what she believed was right and not give into fear still inspires us six decades later.
When asked about what fear she might have felt that day, Ms. Parks said, “You must never be fearful about what you are doing when it is right."
On other occasion when she was asked about how she dealt with fear, Ms. Parks responded, “I have learned over the years that when one's mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear.”
In keeping with Ms. Parks message of not giving into fear, but instead doing what you know is right, what can you do to overcome fear for the betterment of your family, school, and community? If you choose, you can focus on what other people have done in the past to overcome fear for the betterment of their community, their city, their country or the world?
Entries are due to Mrs. Noteboom prior to November 10. Click here for the contest information and entry sheet.