The Mission

Varsity Volleyball Trivia Night

Abby Schiller, Writer/Photographer

September 30, 2020

On Sept. 25, the varsity volleyball team had a team bonding costume “trivia night”. The three teams of three girls consisted of “the Powerpuff Girls”, “the Insects”, and “the Rockstars”. The girls played Disney and Nickelodeon trivia, Wii games, bingo, and Pictionary. The trivia n...

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...

Junior Karen Rosales wins SevenDays artwork button competition

Junior Karen Rosales won Day Six of the SevenDays artwork 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

SM North junior Citlalic Gomez and senior Savannah Denton earned silver medals at the state FCCLA 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...

Special education students earn awards at Job Olympics event

Senior Katie Saesnick participates in the napkin folding competition at the annual Job Olympics event March 28.

Grace Altenhofen, Editor-in-Chief

March 28, 2019

Two SM North students earned awards at the annual special education Job Olympics event at Johnson County Community College March 28. Junior Seth Dujakovich placed second in coin recognition and senior Marco Diaz placed second in advanced job applications in their respective grade levels. "I think...

Sophomore Hananeel Morinville wins Princeton Prize in Race Relations

Grace Altenhofen, Editor-in-Chief

March 26, 2019

SM North sophomore Hananeel Morinville has been awarded a Princeton Prize in Race Relations. Morinville, who serves as the president of the Black Student Union, applied for the award on the recommendation of English teacher and Black Student Union sponsor Natalie Johnson-Berry. “Actually, Dr...

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.

Poetry Slam gives students the chance for self-expression

Anna Miesner, Writer

December 12, 2018

On Dec. 5, SM North freshmen participated in the Slam Poetry event held by Honors English 9 teacher Natalie Johnson-Berry. The students worked alone or in a group to write a poem, which they performed in front of their English class. Johnson-Berry invited anyone in the North community to come to ...

SM North junior places second in PTA Reflections Contest

Maggie Cooper's piece entitled 'The Women Around Me' won second place at the annual PTA Reflections Contest.

Grace Altenhofen, Editor-in-Chief

December 6, 2018

SM North junior Maggie Cooper placed second in the annual PTA Reflections Contest in the category of Visual Art. Her entry, entitled ‘The Women Around Me’, featured photos of people she considers to be ‘strong women’. “When I saw the topic, I just automatically thought about another series I did ca...

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