Olathe East Wall of Honor

  • Since its inception in 2005, the Wall of Honor program has existed to celebrate the outstanding accomplishments of Olathe East students, accomplishments from both inside and outside of the school, that are not being recognized anywhere else. To date, over 300 such recognitions have been painted on individual bricks throughout our building with 10-20 more slated for painting each semester.

    To qualify for a brick, students must first complete the Wall of Honor application, which involves:

    • stating and describing the award won, including the date the award was obtained, and
    • providing tangible proof of the award and appropriate contact information for the group or organization that presented the award for verification purposes.

    Eligible awards must have been won starting June 1 before the student’s freshman year until Aug. 30 after the student’s senior year.

    Please note, awards that are already publicly displayed or that are visibly recognized in other areas of the school do not qualify for recognition on the Wall of Honor. Awards that are ineligible could include state champion, all-state athletics, department awards, Presidential Service Award (silver and gold), and National Merit finalists. A scholarship, in and of itself, does not meet the requirements for the Wall of Honor. If an award is won in a sport or activity that is not a school-sponsored sport or activity, then a student would be eligible for this award if he/she won state or national recognition. A list of eligible awards is on the Wall of Honor application but is not an all-inclusive list.

    Applications can be submitted at any time throughout the year; however, bricks will only be painted once each in the fall and spring semesters. Applications are voted on by an Olathe East faculty panel following second and fourth quarter. Bricks are completed during first or third quarter. All late applications received after the committee has met and voted will be considered at the next faculty panel.

    Submitting an application does not guarantee that you will automatically be awarded a brick. Each student’s application is individually reviewed and voted on by the faculty panel.

    Turn in completed application to Mrs. Nancy Tjaden in room 317. You will need to make an appointment with Mrs. Tjaden at this time to review your Wall of Honor Application.

    *Please be aware of your student’s disciplinary file. Any applicant who has had more than one out-of-school suspension OR more than two in-school suspensions during their high school career will not be considered eligible for the Wall of Honor.