The Mission

New girls varsity basketball coach

New girls varsity basketball coach

Grace Altenhofen, Writer

July 29, 2018


Filed under News, Sports

Martina Mihailovic will be SM North’s new girls varsity basketball coach for the 2018-19 school year. A native of Serbia, Mihailovic moved to the US to play basketball at Cloud County Community College. After being sidelined by an injury sophomore year, she finished her college basketball caree...

Senior Advice (Continued from May issue)

Nic English, Writer/Designer

May 7, 2018


Filed under News

  "Things will get a little hard, but that’s okay. Just remember that when everything feels hopeless that you’ll bounce back again."- McKinley Callin, 12 "I would say shoot for what you want to do, and do it unapologetically. Don't be afraid to step outside of your comfort zone, and be o...

New North administration announced for 2018-19 school year

Grace Altenhofen, Writer

May 3, 2018


Filed under News, Student Annoucements

Incoming principal Jeremy Higgins announced changes to SM North administration in an email to staff on April 26. SM West Instructional Coach Dustin Jamison has accepted a position as associate principal at North for the 2018-19 school year. North Athletic Director Kent Glaser will also become an associate...

ACLU sends letter to SMSD following alleged free speech violations

Grace Altenhofen, Writer

May 3, 2018


Filed under News

The American Civil Liberties Union of Kansas sent a letter to SMSD Interim Superintendent Kenny Southwick last week following allegations of First Amendment violations that took place during the National School Walkout on April 20. According to the letter, students' speeches from Hocker Grove Middle...

SM West Associate Principal Jeremy Higgins to be North’s next principal

SM West Associate Principal Jeremy Higgins to be North’s next principal

Grace Altenhofen, Writer

May 2, 2018


Filed under News, Student Annoucements

Following the announcement of the departure of SM North Principal David Tappan, Dr. Jeremy Higgins has been named the new principal of North for the 2018-19 school year.  Higgins has been in SMSD for 12 years, first as a science teacher and associate principal at SM East and then as associate principal...

Career Fair

Stephanie Whisler, Photographer

May 2, 2018


Filed under News, Photo Galleries

On May 26, all on-level ELA classes were required to attend SM North's job fair (however any interested students could attend). The opportunity was provided so the students had the chance to get an idea of some future job prospects, as well as some local places they could start working with while they're...

Spanish Book Club

Rilee Morrow, Writer

April 24, 2018


Filed under Student Life

Spanish teacher Stephanie Wixon started meeting with a group of students in the learning commons in January to read a book called Enrique’s Journey by Sonia Nazario. “The book focuses on a young man that makes the journey illegally, but he’s grown up without his mom because she left to find wo...

Schools and Lockers: A Bad Combination?

Rilee Morrow, Writer

April 24, 2018


Filed under Student Life

When you walk around Olathe West High School, something makes it feel like it isn’t really a high school. It could be the incredible, campus-like design, or the large screens on the wall that display what room the students are having class in that day. But the one thing that might pop out to people...

Walk Out Turned Protest

Angilo Allen and Dominique Jones

April 24, 2018


Filed under News, Photo Galleries

On April 20, Students of Shawnee Mission North held a Walkout where they read off a list of names of every student from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School affected by gun violence as well as their ages and what they were involved in. Students in charge then called for 17 minutes of silence, the first...

CDC warns of E. Coli outbreak linked to lettuce

Grace Altenhofen, Writer

April 16, 2018


Filed under News

SMSD cafeterias will temporarily stop serving lettuce following an advisory from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on April 16. The advisory, which can be found at the link below, warns of an E. Coli outbreak that has been linked to chopped romaine lettuce. The CDC has yet to determine...

ROTC Wins National Titles

ROTC Wins National Titles

Grace Altenhofen, Writer

April 11, 2018


Filed under News, Student Annoucements

SM North ROTC captured two titles at the national competition in Pensacola, Florida on April 6-7. The team placed first in Sit-Ups and Push-Ups, in addition to placing second in Overall Athletics and Unarmed Regulation Drill, third in Color Guard, fourth in Personnel Inspection, fifth in Arm...

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