SMN News for March 25, 2019

Where tradition began, excellence continues.

Testing Information

Math Testing March 26th, 27th, and 28th. (10th Grade)

Science Testing April 16th, 17th, and 18th. (11th Grade)

ACT Make-up: April 2nd

ACT Work Keys Make-up: April 3rd

Update- Transfer Policy

The district has recently updated its transfer policy and sent the information to all district patrons. One important update includes a new provision that states:

  • "transfer students will not be required to apply for re-admittance annually. This includes students who are moving from sixth grade to seventh grade and students moving from eighth grade to their freshman year of high school.

In other words, if you are an approved transfer student in good standing, you will not need to fill out a transfer form this year if you plan to stay within the same feeder pattern - even if you are moving on to high school. Only new transfer students will need to apply beginning on March 1, 2019 for the 19-20 school year.

The full transfer policy can be read here.

International Night

Wednesday, March 27th, 6pm

7401 Johnson Drive

Overland Park, KS

Here at SMN we have the privilege of having students from a variety of different cultural backgrounds. At International Night they are given a platform to share their home culture and food with our North community.

This night means a lot to our students who may not always have the chance to discuss and celebrate their heritage. They take great pride in who they are and where they are from, and we hope you can attend.

This year International Night will take place in the Field House on March 27th from 6:00-7:30. Please save the date.

Watch this video from last year to see what it is all about.

Some of our countries this year include:












And many, many more!

Attention Seniors- Important Upcoming Dates

April 18th, 2019 (6:45AM-8:45AM) Senior Breakfast and Awards

*May 8th-10th, 2019 SENIOR FINALS (Schedule and more info below)

*May 10th, 2019 Graduation Rehearsal, Senior Picnic, Group Photo

May 15th, 2019 (7:00PM) Graduation

*These dates could change based on inclement weather.

Graduation Class of 2019

Wednesday, May 15th, 7pm

7401 Johnson Drive

Overland Park, KS

International Baccalaureate

The International Baccalaureate Program (IB) at Shawnee Mission North is a two-year college preparatory program with a comprehensive academic program designed to address the needs of challenge seeking junior and senior students.

IB Current Activities

Students in the North IB Program are continuing an exciting semester of learning and the creating relevant understandings. The courses allow students to experience the rigors of life after high school and give opportunities to develop a growth mindset as well as the grit necessary for success.

Brian Blood and Connor Covel (juniors), who are both International Baccalaureate students, are involved in a wonderful campaign to raise money and awareness for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and its research and support for those suffering from blood cancers. Not only is this campaign a great way to support LLS and their life-saving work, but it’s a great leadership opportunity for the students as they organize, promote, and delegate. The two IB Diploma students who are participating in this effort are including it in their IB learning and demonstration. In addition, students can receive scholarships based on the fundraising and awareness efforts. We are excited about this opportunity to make a difference in our community in this way.

Our students are often engaged in amazing things and this is one more example of the involvement of North’s IB students.

For more information about LLS, please visit

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IB Admissions Process

Currently there is no admissions process to become an IB Diploma candidate. It is an opt-in program. However, there are a few academic requirements that students must meet due to the IB courses that must be taken:

· Students need to have completed their PE, health, fine arts, and computer competency requirements during their 9th and 10th grade years.

· Students must have completed (at a minimum) Spanish 3, French 3 by the end of their 10th grade year.

· Students must have completed (at a minimum) Algebra 2 by the end of their 10th grade year.

For further information on the IB program, please contact

Jon Durham, IB Coordinator

(913) 993-7138

Leah Murray, IB Counselor

(913) 993-6935



Prom is this week! Tickets are $50 for couples and $30 for singles, and are being sold from the 21st-28th, $10 extra at the door! Prom is at the Olathe Convention Center, and the theme will be Starstruck!

Stuco Voting

Student Body Officer voting will be Wednesday and Thursday (27th and the 28th)

The Class Officer meeting is after school Friday the 29th in room 116. Class Officer forms are due April 5th. Campaigning will be April 8th-12th, and voting will be April 17th and 18th.

Movie Night

Movie Night will be April 26th at 6pm in the stadium. Movie night is for SMN Students and students from area middle and elementary schools, so invite all your family and friends! We will be showing Madagascar! Concessions will be available and will benefit the Sophomore class to raise money for the next Prom.

DECA Students once again shine brightly at STATE DECA Conference to earn trips to Nationals!

For the 10th Straight year, SM North DECA has qualified multiple students to attend the International Career Development Conference, “ICDC or Nationals”, by competing and excelling at the State Conference earlier this month. This year’s ICDC is in Orlando, FL in late April.

North had two State Champions!! Harden Boldt defended his State title in Automotive Services Marketing by winning one of his two role plays, and finishing an astounding 3rd place out of more than 325 students in his Marketing Test. Brian Blood also won State in his Restaurant and Food Service Management series. He also finished Top 10 in his test, and top 3 in both his role plays. Brian competed at Nationals last year in Atlanta as well.

Calvin Tran and Arthur Bagdasaryan also earned a trip to Nationals in their Marketing Team event. They finished 3rd at State, and placed 2nd in one of their Role Plays. This is the 3rd year that Calvin has qualified for Nationals. Aya AlSaid just missed a chance to attend ICDC for the 2nd straight year, as she placed 4th at State in her Human Resources Management Category, and finished 2nd in one of her role plays.

Jillian Clifford and Macaria Velasquez also finished in the Top 10 at State, finishing 9th in their Buying and Merchandising Team category. They are currently second alternates for attending ICDC. Tyler Ruzich had a very impressive finish in his Marketing Test at State, finishing 5th out of more than 325 students. With Tyler’s finish, North had 8 of our 13 students make it on the stage at State, which is a great percentage!!

Congrats to all the North DECA members on another successful year!

Booster News

Seniors and Senior Parents

The All Activities Booster Club has available for you to order Yard Signs and Banners. These are very high quality items. You can print the attachment Grad Banner & Sign Order form and order through the office or order on our website at SPIRIT WEAR STORE

Orders must be turned in no later than April 25th. They will be ready to pickup by May 7.

We also have a Legacy Brick Patio located by the Swimming pool and entrance to the Stadium. You can buy a brick that will be personalized and then placed in the ground for the years to come. We have many new bricks being placed in the next few weeks. LEGACY BRICK ORDER FORM

We have attached order forms for you here and they can also be downloaded on the school website as well.

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Food Service...Did you know...

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