Learning About Lenexa
In 1995, several staff members approached the city administrator about the concept of creating an educational program for local schools. With his encouragement, city staff contacted the Shawnee Mission School District about developing a program for their elementary schools. From these discussions, a pilot "Learning About Lenexa" program was developed for the third grade classes at Mill Creek Elementary School. The pilot program was such a success that the District immediately requested the program be expanded to all six of their public elementary schools. The city also offered the program to the private Holy Trinity Catholic School, and, in 2005, to Olathe Public School's Manchester Park Elementary School. Both schools eagerly accepted.
The Lenexa Historical Society also provides volunteers during school visits, showcasing their restored "Prairie Schooner" Conestoga Wagon, along with a presentation about early Lenexa. With the help of the Lenexa Historical Society, the city is able to bring history directly to students with improved visuals and information.
The City of Lenexa has received awards for two of its programs aimed at educating and communicating with citizens – Learning About Lenexa and Rain to Recreation Waterfest.
Download our program book (PDF)
Special thanks to our sponsors:
Lenexa Historical Society