The Mission

Holiday Drive underway to help residents of Mission

Holiday Drive underway to help residents of Mission

Grace Altenhofen, Editor-in-Chief

December 10, 2018


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The SM North National Honor Society is holding a Holiday Drive Dec. 10-14 to help people in need in the city of Mission. Items needed include hygiene items such as soap, shampoo and toilet paper, as well as white socks, canned goods and toys. "It's important for us to donate because it's important...

SM North chess team places third at tournament

SM North chess team places third at tournament

Grace Altenhofen, Editor-in-Chief

December 8, 2018


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The SM North chess team placed third at the Cordley tournament in Lawrence on Dec. 8. Seniors Stone Hobbs, Evan West and Grace Altenhofen represented the North team, accompanied by their coach Dillon Simmons.  “It’s really great to see the hard work these kids put in day in and day out pay o...

SM North junior places second in PTA Reflections Contest

SM North junior places second in PTA Reflections Contest

Grace Altenhofen, Editor-in-Chief

December 6, 2018


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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...

Parents voice concerns about technology during board of education meeting

Parents voice concerns about technology during board of education meeting

Grace Altenhofen, Editor-in-Chief

November 26, 2018


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13 district parents voiced their concerns about technology use in elementary schools during the public comments section of the SMSD Board of Education meeting Nov. 26. The parents, who have students in several elementary schools across the district, first realized that they shared similar concerns ...

District board meeting recap Nov. 26

Grace Altenhofen, Editor-in-Chief

November 26, 2018


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The following is a summary of the Nov. 26 SMSD Board of Education meeting.   Adoption of agenda; approval of minutes from Nov. 12 regular meeting   Report by Superintendent Michael Fulton Hocker Grove Middle School teacher Kim Gilman was named Kansas Geography Educat...

SMSD cancels school for Nov. 26 due to inclement weather

Grace Altenhofen, Editor-in-Chief

November 25, 2018


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The Shawnee Mission School District has canceled school Nov. 26 due to inclement weather. The closing was first announced via Twitter and was followed with an automated phone call to parents Nov. 25. This came after heavy snow fall and a blizzard warning issued by the National Weather Service for...

District board meeting recap Nov. 12

Grace Altenhofen, Editor-in-Chief

November 12, 2018


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The following is a summary of the Nov. 12 SMSD Board of Education meeting.   Adoption of agenda; approval of minutes from Oct. 22 special meeting and Oct. 22 regular meeting   Report by Superintendent Michael Fulton Students at Rosehill Elementary made boats as part of an engineering project ...

SM North to hold fundraising night at Culver’s Nov. 8

Grace Altenhofen, Editor-in-Chief

November 8, 2018


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SM North will hold a fundraising night at Culver's restaurant Nov. 8 from 5-8 p.m. 10% of the proceeds from food sold during that time will go to the SM North booster club.

SM North NJROTC places first at competition

Grace Altenhofen, Editor-in-Chief

November 5, 2018


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SM North’s NJROTC took first place at the competition on Nov. 3 in Willard, Missouri. The team competed against three other schools: SM West, Willard High School and Ozark High School. “It’s our first competition of the year, so it wasn’t that hard,” senior Kelsey Wlezien said. “We usually win...

Spirit week to begin Nov. 5

Grace Altenhofen, Editor-in-Chief

November 3, 2018


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SM North’s spirit week will run from Nov. 5-9. The themes are as follows: Monday- USA Tuesday- Tie-dye Wednesday- Beach day Thursday- Jerseys Friday- Frat day

Hunger Games canned food drive underway

Grace Altenhofen, Editor-in-Chief

October 30, 2018


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SM North's first annual Hunger Games canned food drive began Oct. 29 and will last through Nov. 9. Canned goods can be brought to first hour teachers and classes will compete to bring in the most canned goods. There will be a canned sculpture competition during seminar on Nov. 1.

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


Filed under News, Student Life

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...

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