SMN News for January 28, 2019

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Parent/Teacher Conferences: February 6, 2019

Please be aware that winter and spring Parent/Teacher Conferences are scheduled for Wednesday, February 6th from 5:00-8:00PM. Please take note that the conferences will take place in individual teacher classrooms throughout the building. The intent of this format is to provide a more intimate personalized atmosphere for dialogue between parents, students, and teachers. We ask that you keep individual conferences between 5 and 10 minutes with each teacher. If additional time is needed, you can always request another meeting time with the teacher or correspond via phone or email.

NJROTC members will be here to guide and direct parents and patrons to the appropriate rooms, however you will need to know your student’s schedule/teachers as printed schedules will NOT be provided. We will also have Spanish-speaking interpreters available that evening as well.

Lastly, Booster Club will be selling spirit-wear and PTSA will be available to answer your questions about membership. We hope to see you here to help support the learning of your student.

Information from the Attendance Office

If your student has accumulated over 10 absences in one or more periods this school year documentation is needed to excuse this absence. i.e. Dr. note, college visit, court papers, etc. The student will be marked with an A=Absent. Once documentation is given to the Attendance Office the A=Absent will be changed to an E=Excused. A=Absent will still generate a robo call to the home each evening.


The Kramer 212 – open on 2/1/2019

S.M. Class of 1952 – open on 2/7/2019

Mary L. Jones Bluejacket-Flint – open on 2/8/2019

JoAnn Wooten Memorial – open on 2/14/2019

Harry & Sally Bolton – open on 2/14/2019

Scholarships are available to seniors. Applications are available in student services. Contact Terri Holloway for all questions.

Enrollment for the 2019-2020 School Year Begins in January

Enrollment for the 2019-2020 school year will begin in January. Counselors will talk to their Alpha grade level students during Seminars and give them their Course Request Cards and Course Listing Sheets at this time.

Students will have one week to talk to their parents and make their decisions about course choices. Counselors will be sitting at tables in the ELA hallways and will “pull” students from their ELA grade level classes during Wednesday and Thursday block days.

The dates are:

Juniors – January 30 & 31

JCCC College Now Spring 2019 Course Schedule for SMN

College Now Spring Semester

Spring is just around the corner, start preparing for spring TODAY! The spring College Now schedule of classes is now available. Students can access the College Now class schedule by going to, selecting the Classes link at the top of the page, then selecting High School College Now Classes from the dropdown menu.

Please share the attached College Now Enrollment Guide for High School Students with your students, parents and College Now faculty. Check out the College Now website with FAQ’s to answer all your questions.

Enrollment Reminder Letters –
Each fall semester, we send letters to students who enrolled in a fall course that has a subsequent spring course. (Example: History to 1877 in the fall and History since 1877 in the spring.) These recommendations are to alert students that a sequential spring course is available. Students are advised to contact their high school counselor or instructor for more information.

Spring College Now enrollment will begin on Jan 22!

News from Stuco

The Matchmaker surveys have been completed, and you can buy results for $2 at lunch on January 22nd, 23rd, and 25th.

Kindness week is coming up, Jan 28th- Feb 1st! Get ready for some random acts of kindness!

WPA tickets are for sale Jan. 28th- Feb 1st!

WPA is on February 2nd from 8-11pm in the Fieldhouse. The theme is Disco!

The Northman assembly on Jan. 25th, voting on Jan. 28th, and the game and crowning is on Jan. 29th!

Join Stuco! Student Body election process begins on February 28th

Global Issues Classes

Students in Global Issues classes are currently working on designing Passive Solar Energy Efficient Homes and/or Home Built to Withstand Natural Disasters. This projects allows students to become familiar with living in areas that have natural disasters, such wildfires, tornadoes, and hurricanes. It also helps the students design energy efficient homes that are environmentally friendly and save money on utility bills.

Featured in the Brantman Gallery

Works by Allan Winkler are currently on display in the Brantman gallery. Mr. Winkler is coming to North to offer a paper cutting workshop to students in Graphic Design and AP studio art.

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SMN Hall of Fame

Shawnee Mission North’s Hall of Fame will grow by three exceptional inductees. On Friday, February 1st, at halftime of the boys’ basketball game (approximately 7:45 pm), Gene Elstun (posthumously), Jennifer True Roth and Robin Williams-Gray will be introduced as the newest members of the class of 2018-19.

Gene Elstun 1950-1953 (athlete)

  • 1951-1952 KSHSAA AA runner-up (2nd) basketball championships
  • 1952-1953 KSHSAA AA State champions in basketball
  • 1952-1953 Member of 4-man golf team that won state championship

Jennifer True Roth (athlete)

  • 9 varsity letters in volleyball, basketball & softball
  • All-Sun Country first team softball 1990, 1991, 1992; first team volleyball 1990 1991; basketball first team 1991
  • All-Sunflower League first team softball 1991 & 1992; 1st team in volleyball 1990 & 1991; & honorable mention basketball 1991
  • all-metro softball 2nd team 1992 and 1st team 1991
  • KSHSAA State Softball Champions 1991 and 1992
  • Kansas City Scholar-athlete for SMN 1992
  • Pitching record 31-5

Robin Williams-Gray (athlete)

  • 8 varsity letters in volleyball (2), basketball (3) & track and field (3)
  • KSHSAA State Champion in shot-putt and discuss - 1985 & 1986
  • High School All-American in Track & Field and Basketball
  • Kansas City scholar-athlete 1986
  • 1985 SMN Homecoming Queen

Indian Update


Tuesday, January 29 SMN Northman Crowning at half-time of Boys Basketball Game

Friday, February 1st SMN Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at half-time of Boys’ Basketball Game.

Monday, February 25 1st for Spring Sports Practice

Deadline and Forms:

The deadline to turn in forms to the athletic office for spring 2019 sports is Friday, February 18, 2019. Any athlete turning in forms on Monday, February 25, 2019 risks their opportunity to participate that day.

Requirements to tryout and participate are:

Ø A completed KSHSAA Pre-Participation Physical Exam (PPE) Revision of the form; earlier versions of the form will not be accepted.

Ø The physical examination date must be May 1, 2018 or after and signed by a medical professional.

Ø Parent consent must be completed and signed.

Ø For 2018-2019, the concussion form will need to be in paper form and signed. It will not be included in the online forms.

Ø The 2018-19 High School Athletic Packet, completed by both parent or guardian and athlete in Skyward.

Boys Swim and Dive:

The North Indians fought hard on Wednesday, January 23rd in a dual meet against SM South, and came up a bit short, getting outscored 105 to 75. The Indians were short-handed, but still had some great swims and a lot of personal records.

We convincingly won the 200 Medley Relay, and also had individual wins from Caleb Sostarich in the 50 Free and the 100 Free, Cameron Lee in the 100 Butterfly and Ryan McMillin in the 100 Backstroke. Individual 2nd place finishers included Harden Boldt in the 50 Free and 100 Fly and Cameron Lee in the 100 Breaststroke. Other great swims were put in by Taylor Brown, McMillin in his 100 Free, Jorge Coromac, Luke Aloi, Cale Chapman, Jacob Slobodzian, Ali Alsaeed and Dayton Moody.

North takes to the pool again on Friday night against Olathe North and Olathe West, and then prepares for Sunflower League Championships next week. Great job guys, and keep up the fast swimming!!

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Cameron Lee, Freshman for North, competes in the 100 Butterfly.

Boy's Golf

We are getting ready to start practicing at the end of February as the Boys Golf Season is about to begin. Led by returning Seniors Gunnar Ehlers, Cole Lueker, Matthew Needham and Hunter Wolken. We are looking forward to a season where we continue to improve and work on getting golfers to the State tournament in May.

If you are interested in Golfing this Spring for North please stop by and talk to Coach Mansfield or Coach Ricker.

Food Service...Did you know...

Did you know that physical activity and nutrition work together for better health? Regular physical activity can produce long-term health benefits. People of all ages, shapes, sizes, and abilities can benefit from being physically active. The more physical activity you do, the greater the health benefits. Children and adolescents should do 60 minutes or more of physical activity each day. Most of the 60 minutes should be either moderate- or vigorous intensity aerobic physical activity. For more information, please visit: or

Don’t forget – if your child receives free or reduced meals, they are eligible for one breakfast and one lunch per day as part of this benefit. All breakfast and lunch meal choices are available for all students regardless of eligibility status.

The school breakfast menus, lunch menus, and other nutrition information are available on the district’s website at