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.
Olathe East and Kids TLC have joined together to start the Community Assistance Response in the Education Setting (C.A.R.E.S.) Program to assist students who are struggling with social/emotional issues and provide support services to help maintain a student’s mental well being. A behavioral health clinician will be on campus on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:00 am to Noon to meet with students and families to provide various services, such as individual sessions, student support groups, parent/family workshops, etc.
For more information or to receive assistance, please click here.
German Students Participate in State German Competition
Twenty Eight Olathe East students including the German exchange student Luca Luipold traveled to the University of Kansas on Saturday, March 7th for the annual State German Competition. Many of them came away with ribbons and medals for their performances. Among the medal winners were:
Reed Boohar, Jacob Ockerhausen and Claire Hausauer, Level 4 for poetry recitation; Moises Pelaez, Rachel Smith, Hannah Eckenroth and Rylie Lindig, Level 3 for prose reading; Taylor Hicks, Cina Murray, Kate Caggianelli, Sam Ockerhausen, Joe Kempin, Tim King and Conner Matches, Level 2 poetry; Abigail Penas, Ian Breidenbach, Bryce Paratore and Elijah Gabriel, Level 2 prose reading; Daniel Tomichich and Aidan Lewis for Level 1 prose reading.
Students who won 1st and 2nd place ribbons were:
Reed Boohar, Jacob Ockerhausen and Claire Hausauer, 1st place in Level 4 scavenger hunt; Moises Pelaez and Rachel Smith, 2nd place in Level 3 scavenger hunt; Taylor Hicks, Cina Murray, Brice Paratore, Kate Caggianelli, 2nd place in Level 2 scavenger hunt, and Abigail Penas for the Level 2 scavenger hunt and culture quiz.
Approximately 280 students from 13 schools in Kansas took part in the day’s events. Professor Bill Keel of the K.U. German Department and the Kansas Association of Teachers of German hosted the event.
Summer Driver's Education
Information for the Summer Driver’s Ed Program is available in the front office or on-line! Applications are due by April 28. Please visit our website for more information and forms located at www.olatheschools.com, click on Schools & Staff/Academic Programs/High School/Driver’s Ed.
The 2015 Prom will be held Saturday, April 25 from 8:30 to 11:30 pm at the Overland Park Convention Center.
Tickets will be sold during lunch periods from Tuesday, April 15 - Friday, April 25. Prior to April 22, tickets are $30. From April 22-24, tickets go up to $40. Seniors need to pick up their free ticket by April 21. For those wanting to bring a guest who isn't from Olathe East needs get the guest form turned into the front office by 3:00 pm, Thursday, April 23.
We are looking for parents to help sell tickets. If you'd be interested in helping during lunch, please click on the link or scan the QR Code to sign up. If you have questions, please contact Junior Class Sponsors, Breanna Francis or Heather Tow.