The Mission

SM North varsity football defeats Turner 48-0 in season opener

Senior Juan Jones receives a handoff from junior quarterback Isaiah Beck.

Gage Chapman, Writer/Photographer

September 23, 2020

In their first game of the delayed 2020 season, the SM North football team defeated Turner 48-0. This was the first time North’s varsity football team had won since the end of the 2018 season, and it was the first win for new head coach Andrew Walter.  “I’m happy we won,” Walter said, “bu...

Shawnee Mission North School Supply Pick-up

Abby Schiller, Writer

September 21, 2020

On Tuesday. Sept. 22 from 4-6 p.m, students can go to SM North to pick their Indian Lore creative writing magazine from last year, a graphing calculator if they’ve filled out the correct forms, and/or an art kit if their art teacher has communicated that to them. All other supplies wil...

Shawnee Mission Schools set to proceed with fall sports and performing arts activities

Olivia Robinson, Writer

September 21, 2020

After a special board meeting on Sept. 9 at 4 p.m the Shawnee Mission Board of Education concluded that Shawnee Mission schools are free to continue with fall sports and activities.  During the meeting, Dr. Mike Fulton read from a written update provided by Johnson County Department of Health and E...

Behind The Mask: BTS Album Review

Image from BigHit's Website

Abbey Scott, Editorial Editor

March 2, 2020

After debuting as a seven member K-Pop group in 2013 with their album “Skool Luv Affair” in Seoul, South Korea, BTS have broken many records such as most viewed video in 24 hours, first K-Pop act to present at the Grammy Awards, first K-Pop group to be nominated for a Billboard Music Award, ...

SM North students walk out in protest of teacher contract negotiation results

Anna Miesner, Writer and Ad's Editor

February 1, 2020

  On Jan. 31. at 12:40 p.m. nearly a hundred students at SM North walked out in protest of the results of the teacher contract negotiations. The district and NEA have been going back and forth for months negotiating the teacher contract. Due to the lack of agreement on topics such as teac...

A Final Goodbye: Review of Mac Miller’s “Circles”

Photo of Mac Miller's posthumous album 'Circles' from Mac Miller's website.

Abbey Scott, Editorial Editor

January 29, 2020

Malcolm James McCormick, known by his stage name Mac Miller, stepped onto the rap scene back in 2007 with his first mixtape ‘But My Mackin' Ain't Easy’ at the age of 15. Since the mixtapes release 13 years ago, Miller has released six studio albums, two extended plays, two live albums, 13 mix...

Teacher contract negotiations restart at fact finding process

Anna Miesner, Writer and Ad's Editor

January 8, 2020

Tomorrow, the Shawnee Mission School District and its teachers will meet for the fact finding process surrounding the 2020 teachers’ contract which has not been settled for the 2019-2020 school year.  Both sides are negotiating over subjects such as a raise in salary, working hours and teacher inv...

All about enrollment

December 18, 2019

With schedule changes coming up soon, students have a few choices to make regarding their classes next year. Here is an inside look on how the process will work. The enrollment process will start with a presentation to each grade level about how it will go and when students will be getting their enr...

SM North Annual Trunk-Or-Treat

Abbey Scott, Editorial Editor

October 31, 2019

SM North once again held its annual ‘Trunk-or-Treat’ in the auxiliary gym on Oct. 29 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. It was set up and run by StuCo executives, and was open to all children from all different Shawnee Mission School District feeder schools. “It gets very busy,” senior and StuCo secretary...

Students Can Bring Canned Food for Chance to win AirPods

Wyatt Boyd, Writer

October 31, 2019

It’s not too late to win AirPods! There’s still time to turn in canned food items for the StuCo canned food drive. The last day to donate is Nov. 1 According to Miles Duvanel, the drive's organizer, students can bring in cans in two places- one barrel by the auxiliary gym and fieldhouse doors, and ano...

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

Superintendent Michael Fulton unveils the district's new strategic plan with the help of parent, teacher and student representatives from the steering committee.

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...

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