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Shawnee Mission College Clinic

Abbey Scott, Editorial Editor

October 15, 2019

For more than 50 years, the Shawnee Mission College Clinic has helped high school students and their parents by giving them the chance to speak with college representatives across the country. This helps students in all grades get a better look on what pathway they will be able to take when it comes...

District board meeting recap June 24

District board meeting recap June 24

Grace Altenhofen, Guest Contributor

June 25, 2019

The following is a summary of the June 24 SMSD Board of Education meeting.    Adoption of agenda; approval of minutes from May 29 regular meeting and June 17 special meeting   Superintendent’s Report Summer enrichment programs are happening within the district SMEF is holding its annual le...

District special board meeting recap June 17

Grace Altenhofen, Guest Contributor

June 17, 2019

The following is a summary of the June 15 SMSD Board of Education special meeting.   Adoption of agenda   Update on several construction projects in SMSD being worked on over the summer   Approval of consent agenda, including the hiring of in-house legal counsel Rachel Engl...

District board meeting recap May 29

District board meeting recap May 29

Grace Altenhofen, Guest Contributor

May 29, 2019

The following is a summary of the May 29 SMSD Board of Education meeting.   Adoption of agenda; approval of minutes from May 13 regular meeting   Report by Superintendent Michael Fulton A group of Hocker Grove eighth graders placed first at the JAGK competition Two S...

District board meeting recap May 13

Grace Altenhofen, Editor-in-Chief

May 13, 2019

The following is a summary of the May 13 SMSD Board of Education meeting.   Adoption of agenda; approval of minutes from April 22 regular meeting   Report by Superintendent Michael Fulton Many SMSD students won awards at the annual R&D Forum The new Brookwood Eleme...

Seniors attend elementary school class reunions

Rilee Morrow, Sports Editor

May 9, 2019

As the school year comes to a close, seniors often look back on their elementary school experiences with nostalgia. Several North area elementary schools are having reunions for their seniors to come back and see their old school, friends and teachers. Gathel Giesbrecht, who attended Bluejacket-Flint E...

SM North adapts after CPR becomes required part of high school curriculum

Grace Altenhofen, Editor-in-Chief

May 9, 2019

This has been the first year that CPR is required for all Kansas high school students, following a unanimous decision by the Kansas State Board of Education in December 2017. According to medical science and health teacher Robert Oliver, SMSD made the decision to fulfill this requirement by adding CPR ...

Remembering Nipsey Hussle, his music, his message and his legacy

Mystika Allison-Barnes, Opinions Editor

April 25, 2019

What comes to mind when you hear the word ‘rapper’?  Maybe it’s the lifestyle: expensive clothes, flashy cars, gold, diamonds, sex, money.  Or maybe it’s the violence: guns, drugs, gangs, thugs. Then there’s Nipsey Hussle. Born in the Crenshaw neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, member of the...

District board meeting recap April 22

Grace Altenhofen, Editor-in-Chief

April 22, 2019

The following is a summary of the April 22 SMSD Board of Education meeting.   Adoption of agenda; approval of minutes from April 8 regular meeting   Report by Superintendent Michael Fulton Melissa Molteni from Corinth Elementary and Natalie Johnson-Berry from SM North...

Shawnee residents voice concerns over plan for proposed community center

Shawnee residents voice concerns over plan for proposed community center

Grace Altenhofen, Editor-in-Chief

April 22, 2019

The city of Shawnee will hold a vote to decide whether to raise property taxes to fund the construction of a new community center. Residents of Shawnee will receive a mail-in ballot in early May, which must be received by noon on May 21. The proposed community center would include an indoor pool, g...

Junior Karen Rosales wins SevenDays artwork button competition

Junior Karen Rosales wins SevenDays artwork button competition

Grace Altenhofen, Editor-in-Chief

April 16, 2019

Junior Karen Rosales won Day Six of the SevenDays artwork competition. The SevenDays program was an event that took place April 9-15, which was designed to promote inclusion in the Kansas City area. Each day featured a different button, and students competed to design artwork for each button. ...

Junior Citlalic Gomez to compete at annual FCCLA national competition

Junior Citlalic Gomez to compete at annual FCCLA national competition

Grace Altenhofen, Editor-in-Chief

April 12, 2019

Junior Citlalic Gomez will be going to the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America national competition after qualifying at the state level. Gomez earned a silver medal in the Fashion Construction and Design Challenge at the state level. Senior Savannah Denton also earned silver at state...

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