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SM North Final Mascot Voting

SM North Final Mascot Voting

Olivia Robinson, Writer April 22, 2021

  After over 140 mascot suggestions were submitted, the final three were announced and the school has entered the last step in the SM North mascot redesign process.  The three finalists...

Senior Kayla Anderson right)hold her phone while reading off the results of regionals.

SM North girls bowling team places first in regionals

Anna Miesner, Writer and Editor February 26, 2021

  North's girls bowling team places first in regionals and will be heading to state competition next week. Regionals were different this year, they had a morning and afternoon session, therefore...

Associate Principal David Ewers  named principal

Associate Principal David Ewers named principal

Gage Chapman, Writer/Photographer February 22, 2021

With the recent news that Dr. Higgins would be leaving SM North to become the Director of Secondary Human Resources for the Shawnee Mission School District, there were many questions as to who would fill...

Seniors Luke Cramer (middle), Jorge Coromac (right) and Shaun Brown (left) stand to take their photos after the Northman announcement. Brown placed 2nd runner-up, Coromac 1st runner-up and Cramer was announced Northman.

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February 12, 2021

A sign hung at the Center for Academic Achievement during the Jan. 25 meeting reads:

SMN Mascot plans to retire during 2020-21 school year

Anna Miesner, Writer and Editor February 8, 2021

What started with a petition in July 2020, North parents, alumni, students and community members have all pushed for the retirement of SM North’s mascot. Support and awareness grew as these independent...

SM North Juniors help 8th graders prepare for college

SM North Juniors help 8th graders prepare for college

Gage Chapman, Writer/Photographer February 1, 2021

Logging into Webex, Juniors Ore Oni and Samantha Morinville are getting ready to help a group of about 20 eighth graders, recruited by teachers and counselors, prepare for their future. The Core cap...

Principal Jeremy Higgins to leave North

Principal Jeremy Higgins to leave North

Olivia Robinson, Writer February 1, 2021

SM North Principal Dr. Jeremy Higgins announced his departure from North on Tuesday morning, and his plans to move up as Director of Secondary Human Resources for the Shawnee Mission School District effective...

The Cunninghams' house

2nd Annual Gingerbread House Party

Olivia Robinson, Writer December 18, 2020

  This year’s Annual Gingerbread House Party, organized by the PTSA, went virtual. It was open to the community, anyone who wanted to participate was welcome. Gingerbread house kits were...

A behind the scenes photo of Dave Jorgenson creating at TikTok.

Meet North Alumnus Dave Jorgenson – A Washington Post video producer, TikTok creator and author. 

Anna Miesner, Writer and Editor October 28, 2020

Heading into his senior year of high school at SM North Dave Jorgenson, had no plan for his future. “That panic [of not knowing what to do] really set in and I think Tate saw that in me,” Jorgenson...

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