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School canceled due to inclement weather Feb. 7

Grace Altenhofen, Editor-in-Chief

February 6, 2019

All schools and offices in SMSD will be closed Feb. 7 due to inclement conditions, according to a recorded message from the district. The closing marks the fourth inclement weather day used so far during the 2018-19 school year.

Deputy Superintendent Kenny Southwick announces retirement

Grace Altenhofen, Editor-in-Chief

January 31, 2019

SMSD Deputy Superintendent Kenny Southwick announced his retirement at the Jan. 31 board of education meeting. Southwick has been with the district for five years, serving as interim superintendent during the 2017-18 school year. "This year's gone great, and my work continues with the staff, with...

District board meeting recap Jan. 31

District board meeting recap Jan. 31

Grace Altenhofen, Editor-in-Chief

January 31, 2019

The following is a summary of the Jan. 31 SMSD Board of Education meeting.   Adoption of agenda; approval of minutes from Jan. 14 regular meeting and Jan. 28 special meeting   Report by Superintendent Michael Fulton The strategic planning committee begins their work Jan. 5 The members of the...

School canceled due to cold temperatures Jan. 30

Grace Altenhofen, Editor-in-Chief

January 29, 2019

The Shawnee Mission School District has canceled school Jan. 30 due to cold temperatures. The decision was announced via phone message to SMSD families, marking the third school cancellation of the year.

Pegah’s restaurant gives discount to furloughed government employees

Anna Miesner, Writer

January 24, 2019

As the government shutdown continues, many employees have to watch their budget and Pegah's restaurant intends to make that process easier by offering a $10 discount for government employees who are affected by the shutdown. “Pegah's strongly believes in giving back to the community and when the communi...

School canceled Jan. 23 due to inclement weather

Grace Altenhofen, Editor-in-Chief

January 22, 2019

SMSD has canceled school for Jan. 23 due to inclement weather. The closing was announced via a recorded message sent to parents and a notification on the district website.

Matchmaker results now up for sale

Matchmaker results now up for sale

Grace Altenhofen, Editor-in-Chief

January 22, 2019

'Matches' from the Matchmaker questionnaire students completed during their seminar classes are now available for purchase during lunch. The answers are being sold for $2 and will remain on sale Jan. 22, 23 and 25.

District board meeting recap Jan. 14

District board meeting recap Jan. 14

Grace Altenhofen, Editor-in-Chief

January 14, 2019

The following is a summary of the Jan. 14 SMSD Board of Education meeting.   Adoption of agenda; approval of minutes from Dec. 17 regular meeting   Report by Superintendent Michael Fulton Roesland Elementary was named a 2018 National ESEA Distinguished School The Rotar...

All SM North activities canceled due to weather Jan. 12

Grace Altenhofen, Editor-in-Chief

January 12, 2019

All SM North school activities Jan. 12 have been canceled due to inclement weather. This includes sports teams traveling out of town.

SM North marching band performs at Holiday Bowl

SM North marching band performs at Holiday Bowl

Grace Altenhofen, Editor-in-Chief

January 1, 2019

SM North Marching Indians performed at the Holiday Bowl in San Diego, California on Dec. 31. The group, led by North band director Chad Reed, marched in both the parade and during halftime of the football game. The band’s trip lasted from Dec. 28 to Jan. 3 and included visits to Disneyland, SeaWorld...

SM North seniors visit Kansas State University

Will Baldwin, Photographer

December 20, 2018

On Oct. 11, several SM North seniors traveled to Kansas State University for a campus visit with Counselor Pedro Miller. The visit featured dining at the famous campus-wide Kramer Dining Hall, a tour around Hale Library which is being renovated to open in 2021 and finally the K-State Student U...

District board meeting recap Dec. 17

District board meeting recap Dec. 17

Grace Altenhofen, Editor-in-Chief

December 17, 2018

The following is a summary of the Dec. 17 SMSD Board of Education meeting.   Adoption of agenda; approval of minutes from Nov. 26 regular and special meetings, as well as Nov. 13 and Dec. 10 board retreats   Report by Superintendent Michael Fulton Roesland Elementary w...

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