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District board meeting recap 11/12

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


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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...

District board meeting recap 10/22

Grace Altenhofen, Editor-in-Chief

October 22, 2018


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The following is a summary of the Oct. 22 SMSD Board of Education meeting.   Adoption of agenda; approval of minutes from Oct. 8 special meeting and Oct. 8 regular meeting   Report by Superintendent Michael Fulton SMSD’s average ACT scores are above the state and national average Sunflow...

Student journalists to attend Chicago conference

Michael Cauthon, Contributor

October 11, 2018


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Eight journalism students and one parent chaperone are attending the Journalism Education Association and National Student Press Association conference in Chicago from Nov. 1-5. One of the students attending, Social Media Editor Cale Chapman, will be attending his fifth conference. Chapman, a senio...

SM North participates in Suicide Prevention Week

Abbey Scott, Contributor

October 11, 2018


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Administration and social workers at SM North are taking Suicide Prevention Week seriously after a campaign by the district has taken place. The campaign, called ‘#ZeroReasonsWhy, was started to help students across the state seek help to avoid taking their lives. It is being led by health exper...

Mathletics team kicks off new season

James Denebeim, Contributor

October 11, 2018


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Students across the district participate in Mathletics to problem-solve and work out math problems with their friends or on their own. Each school in the district hosts a Mathletics competition sometime during the school year. Although any student is welcome to participate, math club sponsor Jill...

District board meeting recap 10/8

District board meeting recap 10/8

Grace Altenhofen, Editor-in-Chief

October 8, 2018


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The following is a summary of the Oct. 8 SMSD Board of Education meeting. Member Laura Guy was not able to be there, but attended the meeting via telephone.   Adoption of agenda; approval of minutes from Sept. 24 regular meeting   Report by Superintendent Michael Fulton Gr...

Typing up loose ends (Telltale/Skybound)

Stephanie Whisler, Website Editor

October 7, 2018


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Telltale Games decided to close its doors on Oct. 21, canceling all of their current projects – with only a small group of roughly 25 people staying behind to finish off Minecraft: Story Mode. Skybound Games tweeted out on Oct. 6 to let fans know they picked up The Walking Dead: The Final Season...

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