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SM North holds ‘Grim Reaper’ simulation as part of Red Ribbon Week

SM North holds ‘Grim Reaper’ simulation as part of Red Ribbon Week

Grace Altenhofen, Editor-in-Chief

October 24, 2018

SM North’s annual Red Ribbon Week was held from Oct. 22-26. The weeklong event, which takes place at schools across the US, aims to raise awareness of the problems associated with drugs and alcohol and prevent students from abusing those substances in the future. “It’s a national movem...

District board meeting recap Oct. 22

Grace Altenhofen, Editor-in-Chief

October 22, 2018

The following is a summary of the Oct. 22 SMSD Board of Education meeting.   Adoption of agenda; approval of minutes from Oct. 8 special meeting and Oct. 8 regular meeting   Report by Superintendent Michael Fulton SMSD’s average ACT scores are above the state and national average Sunflow...

Student journalists to attend Chicago conference

Michael Cauthon, Contributor

October 11, 2018

Eight journalism students and one parent chaperone are attending the Journalism Education Association and National Student Press Association conference in Chicago from Nov. 1-5. One of the students attending, Social Media Editor Cale Chapman, will be attending his fifth conference. Chapman, a senio...

SM North participates in Suicide Prevention Week

Abbey Scott, Editorial Editor

October 11, 2018

Administration and social workers at SM North are taking Suicide Prevention Week seriously after a campaign by the district has taken place. The campaign, called ‘#ZeroReasonsWhy, was started to help students across the state seek help to avoid taking their lives. It is being led by health exper...

Mathletics team kicks off new season

James Denebeim, Contributor

October 11, 2018

Students across the district participate in Mathletics to problem-solve and work out math problems with their friends or on their own. Each school in the district hosts a Mathletics competition sometime during the school year. Although any student is welcome to participate, math club sponsor Jill...

District board meeting recap Oct. 8

District board meeting recap Oct. 8

Grace Altenhofen, Editor-in-Chief

October 8, 2018

The following is a summary of the Oct. 8 SMSD Board of Education meeting. Member Laura Guy was not able to be there, but attended the meeting via telephone.   Adoption of agenda; approval of minutes from Sept. 24 regular meeting   Report by Superintendent Michael Fulton Gr...

Typing up loose ends (Telltale/Skybound)

Stephanie Whisler, Website Editor

October 7, 2018

Telltale Games decided to close its doors on Oct. 21, canceling all of their current projects – with only a small group of roughly 25 people staying behind to finish off Minecraft: Story Mode. Skybound Games tweeted out on Oct. 6 to let fans know they picked up The Walking Dead: The Final Season...

Weapon found in car of SM North student

Grace Altenhofen, Editor-in-Chief

October 3, 2018

A weapon was recovered from the vehicle of an SM North student Oct. 3, according to a letter emailed to parents by Principal Jeremy Higgins. The weapon was allegedly reported to administration by a student after the end of the school day. An associate principal and school resource officer then retrieved...

Superintendent Fulton holds meet-and-greet at SM North

Superintendent Fulton holds meet-and-greet at SM North

Grace Altenhofen, Editor-in-Chief

September 25, 2018

SM North community members gathered in the cafeteria on Sept. 25 for a meet-and-greet with Superintendent Michael Fulton.   The two-hour-long event was part of a series of superintendent meet-and-greets held at high schools across the district since the start of the school year. “It’s an oppo...

Mistake shorts September pay for several district teachers

Grace Altenhofen, Editor-in-Chief

September 24, 2018

A mistake in SMSD payroll shorted the Sept. 20 paychecks of several district teachers, according to Shawnee Mission NEA President Linda Sieck. Sieck spoke during the public comments section of the regular board of education meeting Sept. 24, alleging that several teachers who coach sports or sponsor a...

District board meeting recap Sept. 24

Grace Altenhofen, Editor-in-Chief

September 24, 2018

The following is a summary of the Sept. 24 SMSD Board of Education meeting.   Adoption of agenda; approval of minutes from Sept. 12 special meeting and Sept. 12 regular meeting   Report by Superintendent Michael Fulton SM East journalism teacher Dow Tate is being honored with the S’Park Media Me...

Seminar passes available for Hispanic Heritage Program

Grace Altenhofen, Editor-in-Chief

September 24, 2018

SM North's annual Hispanic Heritage Program will be held during seminar on Oct. 4. The program, put on by members of Harmony Club and student volunteers, is celebrating its 11th year at North. Harmony Club members will be traveling to seminars on Sept. 27 to offer passes to anyone interested....

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