West Wing students provide pet treats for ongoing bake sale

West Wing students provide pet treats for ongoing bake sale

March 6, 2013


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It started as a fun weekly activity and is now an ongoing beneficial business. Students in the West Wing began baking dog biscuits as a way to teach students who have communication or behavioral disorders meaningful work skills outside of a normal classroom setting. After a couple weeks of baking,...

Students Help Rebuild Joplin

Students Help Rebuild Joplin

Andrew Keech

February 25, 2013


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On February 16 students from North arrived in Joplin, MS to help rebuild and hear the stories of the Tornado that tore through the town in May of 2011. There were 24 students that arrived in Joplin and 6 adult chaperones. The Coalition helped stock food for families still recovering from losing...

Northman Winner Crowned

Northman Winner Crowned

February 14, 2013


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Every winter, 20 senior boys are nominated by their peers to represent the best of Shawnee Mission North. As voting starts nominees see if they have made the top 10. This year however it was top 11 because of how close the voting was. After the top 10 are announced, there is more voting which consists...

JCCC Application and Q&A to be held in Writing Lab

JCCC Application and Q&A to be held in Writing Lab

February 13, 2013


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Any senior who wants to attend JCCC next year and has not yet applied or needs guidance on the process can come to the writing lab during seminar on Thursday, Feb 14. Counselor Nancy Hadley will help students complete the free online application and be available to answer questions about the enrollment...

Students try out National Guard Obstacle Course

Students try out National Guard Obstacle Course

February 12, 2013


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On Feb. 12 the Kansas National Guard brought an inflatable obstacle course to the North gym. BJ Hair contacted the Kansas National Guard and helped set up the course. The course was over 20 feet long and featured inflated barricades, a wall to climb and a slide at the end. Several gym students...

Northman Top Eleven Announced

Northman Top Eleven Announced

Rocky Alterman & Brandon Morrison

January 18, 2013


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Below are the top ten Northman candidates. The winner will be announced during halftime at the boys basketball game on Tuesday, Feb. 12.  

North Students Art displayed at Topeka Art Walk

North Students Art displayed at Topeka Art Walk

January 16, 2013


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Valerie Hawkins and Molly Roach had their paintings on display at Topeka’s First Friday Art Walk Event on Friday Jan. 4th, 2013 at the Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site. Hawkins and Roach’s art pieces were selected as finalists for this year’s high school art contest, “Kansans...As...

Showing Off The Northman Candidates

Showing Off The Northman Candidates

Brandon Morrison & Rocky Alterman

January 11, 2013


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As the Field House filled in seminar on Jan. 10, the 20 candidates for Northman prepared for the moment they had been waiting for since their freshman year.  The seniors were recognized for their involvement and achievements at North over their four years. Voting for the top 10 candidates begins the...

North’s Signature Program celebrates teacher’s help

North’s Signature Program celebrates teacher’s help

Brandon Morrison

December 21, 2012


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North's  Medical Science program is celebrating its half birthday this week. The Program will be six years old at the end of this school year. Among the accomplishments that have been connected with this program throughout its short history is one educator who prepares senior-level students for the...

Brandon Morrison

December 21, 2012


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SM North Apparel Students designed and made quilts for the critically ill infants delivered at Shawnee Mission Medical Center this week. ...

North Chess Club participates in first tournament

North Chess Club participates in first tournament

December 11, 2012


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The SM North Chess Club represented North in their first tournament on Saturday Dec. 8 at KU in Lawrence.  All North participants each won at least one game and several began the process to qualify for the State tournament in March by accumulating two points. Players included Junior Holly Clark, Sop...

FACS classes prepare pies for local food kitchen

FACS classes prepare pies for local food kitchen

Brandon Morrison

December 11, 2012


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It is the season of giving so the SM North Focus on Foods classes in the FACS Department made and donated 50 pumpkin pies to the St. Mary’s Food Kitchen in Kansas City, KS.  These pies were served on Thanksgiving Day.  This has been an annual tradition for more than a decade.  Diann Eber is the...

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