NORTH NEWS February 14th

Where tradition began, excellence continues.

Message from Principal David Ewers

Hello North Community,

Happy Valentine's Day! I hope you all had a great weekend and week last week. Parent-teacher conferences were a huge sucess. Thank you to all that attended! We have another busy week at North. Senior Night for multiple activities, regional wrestling, state swim and dive, and the opening of the winter musical are just a few of the activities we have going on. Let's have another great week and Go Bison!



The SMN All-Activities Booster Club will be selling Spirit Wear during lunch on Thursday, February 17th and Friday, February 18th!!

Stop by our table and check out the awesome selection of SMN & BISON gear!

We have t-shirts, hoodies, jackets, beanies, lanyards, decals, blankets,


You can ALSO order ahead on our website and we can have your items waiting for you for pick-up

Go to or use the QR code below

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It is not too late to order your cap and gown for graduation. The link that we sent out earlier was not working , Here is the new link to get your cap/gown ordered or you can call them directly at 1-785-843-2967 and order it over the phone. Please take care of this as soon as possible.


Thank you to all parents who have turned in updated vaccination records for our SMN students!

We still have quite a few students who are missing at least one vaccine.

Please help us out in the nurse’s office and send any updated vaccine records to .

Our next exclusion date for SMSD is coming up quickly in January.

PLEASE, if you’ve been emailed or contact by phone about a missing vaccine, try to get that done as soon as possible.

Our Johnson County Health Department is a good resource for updating vaccines, as is Walgreens, CVS, Mercy and Truth Clinics.

Vaccines can also be obtained at our Health Partnership Clinic at SMW on Thursdays during clinic hours from 11am to 3pm

If you need help contacting any of these businesses, please call us at 913-993-6907 or 913-993-6916.

Stay warm and healthy everyone!!

And, as always, thank you for sharing your amazing children with us!!

Nurse Kelly and Ms. Snow.


Please click the following link for current Covid-19 guidance: COVIDStaffStudents1-12-22-B (

SMSD COVID-19 Testing – By appointment only


6701 W 83rd St.

Drive- thru testing site is located behind the building

Monday – Thursday 8am - 6pm

Friday – 8am – 3:30pm

Sunday – 10am – 2pm

To schedule a COVID-19 test please go to:


  1. Go to Note: Do not put www in front, the site will not load.
  2. Once the appointment is made you will receive:
  1. Confirmation text of your appointment date/time.
  2. Email with instructions and the link to complete required pre-registration paperwork.
  3. Location of the site and a reminder 1 hour before the appointment.
  1. Arrive at drive-thru testing location at SMECEC/Broadmoor 6701 W 83rd St. on your designated appointment date/time.
  2. Testing site is located behind the building.
  3. Remain in your car for testing personnel to assist you.
Parents and Students,

Food Deliveries from Door Dash, Uber Eats, etc. are not allowed at SM North. Please encourage your student to refrain from ordering food for delivery. The delivery drivers will be turned away due to not having proper approved identification and this becoming a logistical issue. We appreciate your help in this matter.

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Calling All Angels! See Above

Each year, we have been blessed enough to have generous folks who come forward to sponsor a Shawnee Mission North yearbook for a child who otherwise wouldn't be getting one.

In the last few weeks, I've had children approach me about how to get a Shawnee Mission North yearbook when they can't afford to get one.

It's for this very purpose that our Shawnee Mission North Yearbook Angel program exists. You can purchase a 2022 yearbook and we will get it into the hands of a deserving student.

To become a yearbook angel simply:

1) Go Online at

2) For Yearbook Angel sponsorships, enter “Yearbook” for student first name, “Angel” for last name, and “Staff” for grade. We will make sure it goes to a deserving student.

If you have any questions, please contact yearbook adviser Becky Tate at

Weekly Schedule Reminders....

Please always check the school calendar for the most up to date schedule SMN Calendar


STUCO/Pep Club Update

There’s a stuco leg. meeting for all reps and exec board this upcoming Thursday at 8am in the little theater!

Have a great week North! Don’t forget, it’s best to be a bison!!



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College Visits

Hi all-

Welcome to the 21-22 school year! We're excited to have some College Representatives visit us this year.

Each week during seminar we will reserve the Conference room in Student Services to learn more about select colleges! Please keep in mind, this is a first-come, first serve basis so be sure to sign up early.

All events will be held in Student Services Conference room. Must sign-up to attend

College Visits: Sign up here

March 8th @ 9:30am Wichita State University

March 22nd @ 9:30am Northwest Missouri State

March 29th @ 9:30am Kansas State University

If you're interested, click on the link above or email

Military Visits

Military visits will start this Tuesday, February 1st during seminar in Times Square.

Click here to sign up to get a pass

  • February 15th - US Marines

  • March 1st - Air Force Reserve

College Scholarship Information

Click on the link for more information about Scholarships.

Scholarship Database

Student Scholarships

KSHSAA True Blue Scholarship

In partnership with Capital Federal Savings, the KSHSAA will award True Blue Scholarships intended to support Kansas High School graduates in postsecondary efforts. This one-time scholarship is for students graduating during the 2021-22 school year. These funds will be made payable to a two-year or four-year accredited college, university or technical school in the name of the selected student. Awards are non-renewable, one-time scholarships in the amount of $2000 provided for a student in each activity administered by the -KSHSAA. Funds for these scholarships are possible through the partnership between Capitol Federal Savings and the Kansas State High School Activities Association. The application is now open and due March 1, 2022.

Click here for the application

Student JOB Postings

3&2 Baseball - Concession Crew - email

Homer's Coffee - email resume & availability to

Jose Pepper's - Immediate openings

Kansas City YMCA - click here Lifeguards needed

New Wingstop in Mission - click here to apply

Panera - Text PAN to 97211 or visit

Quik Trip - Part time clerk - apply here

Topper Pizza - email

Home Depot - Garden Associates - text Jobs to 52270 or visit this link


SMN Athletics & Activities

Athletic Update

  • The varsity boys basketball - The team split games last week. On Tuesday night, the boys lost to ONW, 71-59; the team was led by James Shepherd 27 points, Randall Boldridge 11 points. On Friday night the boys won 51-46 and were led by James Shepherd 16 points, Jaylen Gray 19 points and Logan Oberle 10 rebounds.
  • The varsity girls’ basketball team that lost to ONW and Mill Valley last week. Both teams will be in action on Tuesday evening vs Lawrence Free State and the girls will play Notre Dame DeSion at 5:30pm on Thursday evening.
  • The Bowling Bison had the Sunflower League Tournament this week. Varsity were in Lawrence and JV at Mission Bowl in Olathe. The Varsity Girls took 10th place with Senior Alyssa Williams taking the 4th place individual medal with a 596 series while the Varsity Boys took 14th led by Freshman Aaron Salvino with a 587 series. JV had 3 North individuals bowl. Freshman Gavin Williams bowled his high 374 series while Sophomore Abigail Weding bowled a 317 and Josie Yungeberg bowled a 258 series. This week is Districts! The Varsity Girls team would like to bring the cup home back to North again! Thursday, February 17th, we honor our Seniors at Senior Night along with SMW!
  • Boys and Girls Wrestling: The boy's team competed at Sunflower League with Jack Taylor placing 4th. The girl's competed at Topeka Seaman in a quest to qualify for State. They just missed it but had a successful season as the first girl's team at North. The boys will be competing at Shawnee Mission South for a trip to State this Friday and Saturday.
  • The North Bison Swim and Dive - Congratulations to sophomore diver Oliver Goering, who qualified this past Friday night for the State Diving meet. He and teammate Henry Duff will represent the Bison next week in diving at State!! The Bison will also have a very full slate of swimmers competing at State once again this year. Cameron Lee, Junior Lopez, and freshman Zak Kohoutek each have two individual events plus two relays. Jakob Rooney and Jonathan Guild each will compete in one individual and Charlie Brooks and Jack Nely might also get individual swims in the 100 Backstroke. North is ranked in the top 6 in the state in two of our Relays, so we hope to have a great weekend coming up in Topeka!

Save the date:

  • Winter Sports Senior Night Recognition for Boys basketball, Girls Basketball, Cheer and Dance is scheduled for Tuesday, February 15 at approximately 6:30pm

  • B & G Bowling is scheduled for Thursday, February 17 @ Mission Bowl @ 3:30pm

  • Spring Sports Tryouts begin on Monday, February 28, 2022

  • National letter of Intent is scheduled for Wednesday, April 27

Winter Coaching Staff

Varsity Boys Basketball Coach -

Twitter: @SMNBoysBB

Varsity Girls Basketball Coach -

Twitter: @SMNLadyHoops

Varsity Bowling Coach -

Twitter: @bowlingSMN

Varsity Swimming Coach -

Twitter: @smnboysswimdive

Varsity Wrestling Coach -

Twitter: @SMNwrestling

Varsity Dance Coach -

Varsity Cheerleading Coach -

As we wind down the winter sports season, the spring season is coming upon us. Please note the following requirements for our spring sports season: All students participating in athletics must have a KSHSAA Physical Form AND Concussion Form on file in the office prior to the first tryout/practice. Per KSHSAA, the annual history and physical examination shall not be taken earlier than May 1 preceding the school year for which it is applicable. Lastly, student athletes must have passed 5/7 classes from the preceding semester to be eligible.

For many student-athletes signing their national letter of intent (NLI) is an accomplished milestone and should be celebrated as such. Please note SM North celebrates ALL of our signees in the spring. However, if you would like to host an individual signing celebration for your athlete please contact me directly at 913-993-6921.

For more information on NCAA National Signing Day please visit their site. Technically, student-athletes do not need to sign their National Letters of Intent on the first day of the Signing Period, but many do. Please note NJCAA & NAIA NLI dates are

Below are updated signing dates for each sport for student-athletes signing in 2021-2022 for 2022-2023 enrollment:

NLI Signing Dates

Prospective Student-Athletes Signing 2021-22 and Enrolling 2022-23

Sport (s)

Initial Signing Date

Final Signing Date

Division I Basketball (Early Period)

  • November 10, 2021
  • November 17, 2021

Division I Basketball (Regular Period)

  • April 13, 2022
  • May 18, 2022

Division I Football (Early Period)

  • December 15, 2021
  • December 17, 2021

Division I and II Football (Midyear JC Transfer)

  • December 15, 2021
  • January 15, 2022

Division I and II Football (Regular Period)

  • February 2, 2022

Division I: April 1, 2022

Division II: August 1, 2022

All Other Division I and II Sports - November 10, 2021 & August 1, 2022

Spring Coaching Staff

Varsity Baseball Coach -

Rusty Jones -

Varsity Girls Softball Coach -

Julie True -

Twitter: @SMNorthSoftball

Varsity Tennis Coach

Andrew Lause -

Varsity Golf Coach

Walter Mansfield -

Varsity Track and Field Coach

Aaron Davidson -

Twitter: @SMNTrack

Varsity Girls Swim and Dive Coach

Kailey Morash -

Twitter: @SMNGirlsSwim

Varsity Girls Soccer Coach

Jaime Velez -

Twitter: @smngirlssoccer

SMN Track & Field will start practice Monday, February 28th.

We will meet out on the track and we will go from 3:05 – 5:15 each day.

We are a non-cut sport. Athletes just need a physical to participate.

Wear athletic clothes and running shoes and be ready to work out on the first day!


Student Recognitions



If you have been participating in B-ROC (formerly IROC) this year, please find all of your forms and make sure they are complete with signatures. Additional forms can be found on the B-ROC board in Students Services. All B-ROC forms need to be turned in to Leah Murray in Student Services NO LATER than Tuesday, March 1st. Late forms will not be accepted after that date

B - ROC Bison Reaching Out to the Community

Shawnee Mission North High School and Shawnee Mission North PTSA recognize and encourage student and community volunteer efforts in conjunction with the Presidential Volunteer Service Awards. Find more information and a service log sheet below

For SMN PTSA/Booster Club news and updates like us on Facebook and follow on Twitter....


  • Donations Needed for SMN Trivia Night Raffle (NEW DATE: April 9)
    • We are looking for individuals or local businesses (restaurants, hair salons, home improvement/repair, specialty shops, etc) that would be willing to donate an item or a gift card to be used in the raffle at our 8th Annual SMN Trivia Night fundraiser.
    • Individuals/Businesses that donate will be promoted on the event Facebook page as well as during the event in January. Items are needed no later than March 31, 2022. We will also supply you with a letter from Shawnee Mission North for tax purposes.
    • If you have an item to donate (or can direct us to someone), please email Paula Blood at and we will contact you to work out the details.

NEW Bison Spirit Wear now available in our online store!!


For SMN PTSA/Booster Club news and updates like us on Facebook and follow on Twitter....


News from SMSD

Second Semester Bus Fees Are Past Due

To make your payment visit DS website.

During colder months it is very important to be signed up to receive Textcaster alerts. Textcaster is the texting notification system DS Bus Lines uses to notify families and schools concerning any issues they may be experiencing with a bus (e.g., bus running more than 10 minutes late, route being run in a different bus, bus unable to run its route for the day). You must know your bus number to sign-up, and you will only receive text messages pertaining to the bus you signed up for. All family members may sign up.

Here is the Textcaster sign-up link:

To contact DS Bus Lines please call 913-384-1190.



Canvas Parent App Directions

  • Download the Canvas Parent App from the App Store or Google Play store.
  • Follow the prompts to create your account. Create a username and password.
  • Search SMSD (Shawnee Mission School District) > Shawnee Mission North > Eventually it will ask you for a “Pairing Code”
  • To find your student’s “Pairing Code”
    1. In your student’s Canvas account have your student click on “Account” (Top Left)
    2. Click on “Settings” > then click on “Pair with Observer” (Right side)
    3. Enter this “Pairing code” when prompted in your Canvas Parent App.
  • Note that each parent needs a different code, therefore repeating this process to generate a different code. If more than one student, you will be prompted to “add student” on the app. Repeat the process to generate their observer code.
  • If your student will not provide the code to you, please reach out to the school to get the Pairing Code.
  • Additional Canvas gradebook information can be found here.