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...

Seniors participate in Mock DUI

Seniors participate in Mock DUI

Mike Mahr

April 20, 2012


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With prom rapidly approaching, the Campus Police took a stand to try and cut down on students’ reckless driving. On Wed. April 18, all of the senior class was excused from their classes during third block to gather in the circle drive and witness a Mock DUI, a simulation of a car accident caused by...

Journalism Students Excel at Regional KSPA Contest

Sydney Studer

April 20, 2012


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Shawnee Mission North Journalism students excelled in the 6A KSPA Regional competition held at KU on Feb. 24.  19 students qualified for state and will compete May 5 at State. "I think it's awesome we have 19 qualifiers for State," said Indian Editor-in-Chief  and senior Tucker Love. "If we perfo...

Prom is almost here!

Prom is almost here!

Sydney Studer

April 19, 2012


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Prom is this Saturday, April 21st at Union Station from 8-11 p.m. On behalf of The Mission staff, we would like to wish you a safe and fun Saturday night. “I’m always amazed by the greatness of our student body and our consistent ability to make the right choices in a way that positively represen...

Choir Regionals at Blue Valley High School

Robin King

April 12, 2012


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On Saturday April 14, band, choir and orchestra students will attend solo and small ensemble regionals at Blue Valley High School. Students have chosen to be a part of an ensemble or perform a solo in front of a judge. Anyone is welcome to watch the students perform. “I am proud of our choir for...

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