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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...

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

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...

Royalty at North: North’s top three Homecoming Queen nominee’s express their excitement and gratitude

Royalty at North: North’s top three Homecoming Queen nominee’s express their excitement and gratitude
December 8, 2011

On Friday, Sept. 23, the SM North football team played their Homecoming game against SM West. North students had voted for their top 3 Homecoming Queen choices during class throughout the week. At halftime,...

Scandalous and hysterical: With a cast and crew of 20 plus students, North’s production of Moon Over Buffalo is full of affairs, big laughs and stunts

December 6, 2011

Roaring laughter and clapping could be heard from the auditorium on Oct. 19, 20 and 22 when the cast of North’s fall main stage, Moon Over Buffalo, performed their show. This fast-paced play was full...

North exceeds in AYP test scores

December 6, 2011

Adequate Yearly Progress, also known as AYP, is part of the No Child Left Behind  (NCLB) federal law. SM North exceeded the annual 2011 AYP targets in reading and math. Principal Richard Kramer believes...

Annual anti-bullying week at North forwards awareness of the subject

December 6, 2011

    Last month the hallways of North were decorated with posters depicting the subject of bullying to support Anti-Bullying week. Each poster depicted either a picture of a child being...

The start of a new life

The start of a new life
December 2, 2011

On Oct. 3, 2007 freshman Jeanne Yedo moved to India. Her life was suddenly turned upside down. She would later find out that this change would be positive. Yedo said her move to India was due to her...

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