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,”...

Forrest Kinsey Wins Lip Sync Competition With “Gump”

Callie Byrnes

April 24, 2012


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On Friday, April 20, students gathered in the Little Theater for the annual “Best of Drama Lip Sync Competitions.” The competition was viewed by a panel of judges, including senior Tucker Love, English teacher Kate Miner, Careth Palmer, and Emily Bartlett.  Freshman Forrest Kinsey placed first after...

Environmental Ed Students Participate in PTA Animal Event

Environmental Ed Students Participate in PTA Animal Event

Michael Mahr

April 23, 2012


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On Sat. April 14, at 10 a.m. in the cafeteria, the Environmental Education two students participated in Shawnee Mission Parents As Teachers PTA Animal Event. This event is held for all children in the district’s Parents As Teachers program, which is for pre-kindergarten children ages from newborns...

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