The Mission

Prom Moved to Different Date

February 28, 2012

The date of Prom has been moved from April 14 to April 21. The dance will still be held from 8-11 p.m. at Union Station.

Students helping in Joplin

A house painted with the date of the Tornado in Joplin, Missouri

February 16, 2012

When students get a three-day-weekend, they usually like to think of it as extra time to relax and entertain themselves.  However, students from Shawnee Mission North and Shawnee Mission Northwest decided to use that time to volunteer and work for the community of Joplin. May 22, 2011, an EF-5 to...

North students record EP, upload original work to the web

Senior Dakota Jafferis plays guitar and sings at The Aftershock Bar and Grill. Photo by Natalie Pasley

Kyra Martiny

February 13, 2012

Three North students used their free time to explore their creative talents and express themselves through digitally recording their own original compositions. Junior Jacob Frisbie’s Facebook profile is full of posts sharing links to various songs. What makes these songs unique is that Frisbie composed...

2012 Northman announced at basketball game on Jan. 31

2012 Northman announced at basketball game on Jan. 31

February 13, 2012

The Northman tradition goes back at least sixty years. North seniors nominated 23 men and North students vote on the winner. Northman is the highest honor seniors can grant to one of their own. The characteristics of a Northman is a senior who shows leadership, character, service, honor and someone who embodies the school's Tribe Tenets. Tucker Love is the 2012 Northman, first run...

North aids the Johnson County Christmas Bureau in the annual pasta drive

January 26, 2012

Another program benefiting the Johnson County Christmas Bureau at North is the annual Clubbin’ for Carbos led by Stuco. Senior Sam Yoakum was in charge of the Student Council sponsored event this year. Yoakum said the food donated goes toward assisting families. “The food goes to the Johnson...

North celebrates Mexican culture at the Hispanic Heritage Program

Kyle Milligan

January 26, 2012

On Thursday, Sept. 29, SM North held its annual Hispanic Heritage Program in the auditorium. The program consisted of student presentations, performances and a guest speaker. Associate Principal Annette Gonzales said this year’s program was outstanding. “Everyone did a great job pitching in,”...

North Lifeguard Saves Life at Sylvester Powell Community Center

Andrew Keech

January 25, 2012

On Dec. 3, junior Sean Keller stood watching the pool while working his shift as a lifeguard at Sylvester Powell Community Center with North alumnus Mike Relic. They were watching the pool as they noticed an elderly man stumble poolside. That caught their attention. A few seconds later when the man fell...

Key Club volunteers at Ronald Mcdonald House

Key Club volunteers at Ronald Mcdonald House

Kyra Martiny

January 21, 2012

On Thursday Nov. 3, members of SM North Key Club prepared a meal for the children and families at Ronald McDonald house in Kansas City, MO. The students in attendance were seniors Hana Jaafar, Sara Thompson, Annie Lacy, Angela Livingston, Roni Klos, Harry Schwartz, and sophomore Kensie Theis. When t...

Youth Leaders Exchange Program with Central Europe

Youth Leaders Exchange Program with Central Europe

Callie Byrnes

January 21, 2012

This summer, students between the ages of 16 and 18 will have the opportunity to build their college resumes and experience different cultures. The International Visitors Council of Greater Kansas City (KCIVC) is holding the Youth Leaders Exchange Program with Central Europe, which gives students no...

SMNOF fall 2011 essay winners announced

SMNOF essay contest winners presentation

Callie Byrnes

January 13, 2012

Senior Micaela Hegarty stood in the middle of Times Square, beaming as a panel of North alumni took turns shaking her hand. To her surprise, Hegarty was the Fall 2011 Shawnee Mission North Opportunity Fund (SMNOF) Essay Contest winner. “I was shocked and filled with disbelief when I found out,”...

North’s annual Peanut Butter Drive benefits families at the Johnson County Christmas Bureau

Kyle Milligan

January 12, 2012

For more than 30 years, SM North has been making donations to the Johnson County Christmas Bureau (JCCB). Last year, 3,000 families used the Bureau for food, clothing and holiday gifts for their families in the Johnson County area. This year the number was expected to go above 3,500. NHS sponsor and...

Far From Home: Foreign exchange student finds home away from home at North

Brandon Morrison

December 9, 2011

For Yekai Lu, this school year is unlike any other he has had. He is a foreign exchange student from the Jiangsu Province in China attending North this year. This was Lu’s first time leaving his home country. He started to learn English as a child, but said it can still be challenging. Lu got involved in the foreign exchange program through a school ...

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