• Welcome to my classroom! I am so excited to work with you this year! I'm excited to be teaching gifted, Model UN, and Future Cities at West.  

    About me:  I grew up in California and moved to Kansas for KU and to be near family.  I live near KU with my husband, Nicholas, and our sons. Our children are active in the community playing soccer and going to school. My husband and I are avid skiers and bikers.  I love to garden and sew as well. 

    If you have any questions you can e-mail me at jmiesche@usd497.org.  Email is the best way to contact me.


    Here are some helpful links to help you get to know more about what we do in my classroom.  

    6th, 7th and 8th-grade students may participate in a variety of fun learning activities designed to stimulate curiosity and growth.  Here are some opportunities and subjects that your child might choose to participate in:

    Future City

    Model UN

    Battle of the Brains 

    Kansas History Day/National History Day

    Spelling Bee

    Geo Bee

    Breakout EDU

    STEAM classes (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics)

    MESH classes (Media literacy, Ethics, Sociology, and History education)


    Social Skills training

    Woking on individualized goals