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Cody Fothergill wins Kansas Swim Coach of the Year

Gage Chapman, Writer/Photographer February 25, 2021

After nearly 23 years of coaching at SM North, head boys swim coach Cody Fothergill wins The Nation of Federation Coaches Association Kansas Swim Coach of the year. Fothergill was given the award during...

Associate Principal David Ewers  named principal

Associate Principal David Ewers named principal

Gage Chapman, Writer/Photographer February 22, 2021

With the recent news that Dr. Higgins would be leaving SM North to become the Director of Secondary Human Resources for the Shawnee Mission School District, there were many questions as to who would fill...

Kindness Week

Kindness Week

Olivia Robinson, Writer February 16, 2021

All throughout this week SM North students have been able to participate in a number of activities and fundraisers for this year’s annual Kindess Week, organized and set up by StuCo.  Senior and...

Seniors Luke Cramer (middle), Jorge Coromac (right) and Shaun Brown (left) stand to take their photos after the Northman announcement. Brown placed 2nd runner-up, Coromac 1st runner-up and Cramer was announced Northman.

Northmen Photogallery

February 12, 2021

SMN Enrollment

Olivia Robinson, Writer February 9, 2021

Throughout the past week, students have been working on and turning in their enrollment cards for next year and figuring out what classes they want to take. There are various steps that go into enrollment...

A sign hung at the Center for Academic Achievement during the Jan. 25 meeting reads:

SMN Mascot plans to retire during 2020-21 school year

Anna Miesner, Writer and Editor February 8, 2021

What started with a petition in July 2020, North parents, alumni, students and community members have all pushed for the retirement of SM North’s mascot. Support and awareness grew as these independent...

SM North trivia night

Gage Chapman, Writer/Photographer February 5, 2021

This school year has been tough when it comes to planning events, some events have been postponed or made virtual, while others have just been canceled all together. This year’s Winter Formal is one...

SM North Juniors help 8th graders prepare for college

SM North Juniors help 8th graders prepare for college

Gage Chapman, Writer/Photographer February 1, 2021

Logging into Webex, Juniors Ore Oni and Samantha Morinville are getting ready to help a group of about 20 eighth graders, recruited by teachers and counselors, prepare for their future. The Core cap...

Principal Jeremy Higgins to leave North

Principal Jeremy Higgins to leave North

Olivia Robinson, Writer February 1, 2021

SM North Principal Dr. Jeremy Higgins announced his departure from North on Tuesday morning, and his plans to move up as Director of Secondary Human Resources for the Shawnee Mission School District effective...

SMSD Superintendent to retire

SMSD Superintendent to retire

Olivia Robinson, Writer January 14, 2021

Shawnee Mission School District Superintendent Mike Fulton has announced his plans to retire at the end of his contract, later this year. “To serve as superintendent in SMSD has been an honor,”...

The Cunninghams' house

2nd Annual Gingerbread House Party

Olivia Robinson, Writer December 18, 2020

  This year’s Annual Gingerbread House Party, organized by the PTSA, went virtual. It was open to the community, anyone who wanted to participate was welcome. Gingerbread house kits were...

Sports getting quarantined

Gage Chapman, Writer/Photographer December 11, 2020

As Covid-19 cases skyrocket across the nation more teams and athletes here at North are getting quarantined. Although masks and social distancing are required, they aren’t always done properly. “I...

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