The Mission

Campus Police Begin Checking for Permits

August 31, 2012


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If you're one of those people that find parking permits pointless, then think again. When asked why the permits are necessary Officer Risen responded "we have them to maintain the parking lots and keep order". This past Wednesday, August 28th the Campus Police began writing tickets for cars parked on campus without pa...

Homecoming Queen Candidates Announced

Homecoming Queen Candidates Announced

August 28, 2012


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On August 27th, the candidates for the 2012 Homecoming Queen were announced. They are as follows: Katie Arnote Hannah Bohrn Sarah Clifford Sarah Czirr Kristen Enyart Samantha Fisher Sieda Hall Elizabeth James Jordan Johnson Victoria Kee Micky Krezsinski Jennifer Lanman Lauen...

Introducing the Freshmen

Introducing the Freshmen

Rocky Alterman

August 20, 2012


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The new school year has begun and with it comes the new freshmen class. For the incoming students it means more responsibilities and the pressure of adapting to high school. But even with  pressure, Vice Principal Annette Gonzales remains optimistic. "Obviously we want to reach high academically,"...

North Announcements: Smoothie King Tuesdays are Back, School Photos

North Announcements: Smoothie King Tuesdays are Back, School Photos

August 19, 2012


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Smoothie King Smoothies will be here on Tuesday August 21, 2012 and every Tuesday after that. There is a Kansas State University visit on Thursday September 6, Any interested junior or senior may get a pass from Student Services and attend with teacher approval.  In order to appear in the 20...

Theatre Department Holds Fundraisers

Theatre Department Holds Fundraisers

August 16, 2012


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Students involved in theater classes will be washing cars for a donation of any amount on Saturday, Aug. 18 and Saturday, Aug. 25 in front of the theater doors from 10 a.m.  to 3 p.m. . The money will go towards a new cover for the auditorium's sound board. "Raising money helps students keep expenses...

Senior yearbook photos require appointment

Senior yearbook photos require appointment

July 14, 2012


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In order to appear in the 2013 Yearbook, seniors need to go to DeCloud Studios by Saturday, October 13. Call the studio for details.  913.956.7200 The session fee for the Basic Yearbook Session is $10, DeCloud accept all forms of payment. Visit their website, for directions to their studio, a...

North Student Third in Jostens Design Contest

North Student Third in Jostens Design Contest

July 2, 2012


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North junior, Kristin Enyart, earned the Third Place award in the 2012 Yearbook Design Contest sponsored by Jostens and Adobe. Enyart's design was selected as one of the best entries out of approximately 350  submissions. As the Third Place winner, Enyart will received a Kindle Fire. The approximate...

SM North Graduation Ceremony

SM North Graduation Ceremony

May 16, 2012


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On Tuesday May 15, the graduating class of  2012 walked across the North District Stadium stage and received their diplomas. Family and friends came to cheer for the 380 students. The ceremony was broadcast live on SMSD's cable channels; it can also be watched on the SMSD website. Class of...

North ACT Scholars

North ACT Scholars

Michael Mahr

May 8, 2012


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This year, SM North had seven seniors who scored a 32 or above on the ACT. These students have been identified as Kansas ACT Scholars. The students were Katie Huddleston, Tucker Love, Jeffrey Martin, Adam Moon, Ryan Rodriguez, Michaella Schick and Kathryn Spicer. “Well junior year Mrs. Herrelson...

IB Comes to North

IB Comes to North

Michael Mahr

May 4, 2012


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Beginning next fall SM North will be offering the International Baccalaureate (IB) program. North will be the third school in the district to offer the program, following SM East and SM Northwest. “The International Baccalaureate offers three high quality and challenging educational programmes for...

5 Teachers Retire From SM North

5 Teachers Retire From SM North

Sydney Studer

May 4, 2012


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Long-time choir teacher Patrice Sollenberger, more popularly known as “Solly” will end her 21-year career at SM North this year. “Teaching at North has been the most rewarding experience of my life,” she began. “The student body are such great human beings. I know all schools say that, but...

Pen Pal Spanish Students Meet for First Time

Pen Pal Spanish Students Meet for First Time

Robin King

April 30, 2012


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Students in Spanish 5/6 at SM North and Spanish 6 at SM West came together through a yearlong pen pal relationship by creating and breaking piñatas together. The classes sent weekly emails in Spanish via email about a variety of topics. “This was a fun way to communicate in an informal setting,”...

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