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North theatre department receives national recognition

North's Winter Mainstage 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
March 1, 2012

S.M. North’s Theatre Department  received national recognition on the website  “”;  click on the link below and read the article. – Is the largest theatre...

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...

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
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...

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...

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...

North celebrates Mexican culture at the Hispanic Heritage Program

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...

North Lifeguard Saves Life at Sylvester Powell Community Center

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...

Key Club volunteers at Ronald Mcdonald House

Key Club volunteers at Ronald Mcdonald House
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,...

Youth Leaders Exchange Program with Central Europe

Youth Leaders Exchange Program with Central Europe
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...

SMNOF fall 2011 essay winners announced

SMNOF essay contest winners presentation
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...

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

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...

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