NORTH NEWS February 7th

Where tradition began, excellence continues.

Message from Principal David Ewers

Hello North Community,

I hope the snow days last week treated you well and and that our students were able to get much-needed rest and rejuvenation. This week represents "Hug Week," with more acts of kindness sponsored by STUCO! I really enjoy these weeks, as I believe they bring the best out of our kids. Let's have another great week and Go Bison!



Parent Teacher Conference RESCHEDULED 2/9/22 5:00pm-8:00pm

Parents and Guardians,

In order to attend conferences on February 9th, 5:00-8:00PM, you must re-schedule your conferences in Skyward ahead of time. If you show up to conferences without a scheduled time, we will be unable to accommodate you. We realize that with only certain time slots available, there may not be one that works for you (or perhaps the teacher's schedule has already been filled). In cases such as this, please work directly with the classroom teacher to schedule a time to conference with them outside of the February date.

You can find staff email addresses here.

A few additional details:

  1. Please sign up for only one 10 minute conference per teacher. If you need additional time scheduled, please work with the individual teacher to schedule a time outside of the evening of February 3rd.
  2. Since you once again have a choice between conferencing in person (at SMN) or conferencing via WebEx, please make sure that you notify teachers if you plan to attend on WebEx so they can send you their WebEx link.
  3. Translators can be schedule by emailing Maria Diaz at
  4. Parents will schedule conferences through Skyward. Directions on how to do this are included here.
  • Directions to Sign Up:
  1. Log into your parent account in Skyward.
  2. Click on “Conferences” on the left hand navigation
  3. Click on “All Conferences”
  4. Click on “Select a Time” for the class you would like to schedule a conference for
  5. Find the time slot that works for you to have the conference and click “Select” and then “Save”
  6. You will repeat this process for each teacher/class that you would like to schedule.
  7. You will then receive an email for each time slot you select for your student.
  8. WebEx conference can be scheduled by corresponding with your student’s teacher(s)


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.


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.

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

  • Feb 7 - Band Pancake Dinner and Concert, 6:00pm, cafeteria
  • Feb 10 & 11 - A.R.T. Improve Show, Little Theatre, 7:00pm


STUCO/Pep Club Update

HUG Week:

The freshman, sophomore, and junior class have all organized fundraisers for HUG week! HUG week will take place from February 7th to the 11th, See the posters below for more info.

Soup Drive:

From 2/7-2/11 we will also be having a soup drive. All items collected will be donated to the Mission Food Bank. There will be a designated drop off area located in Times Square for your donations. Going along with HUG Week we are excited to express our generosity and hopefully see lots of participation!

Bison Hunt:

Another school-wide event we have planned for HUG week is called the Bison Hunt. There will be a piece of paper with the name of every single student in the school pasted up somewhere around the building. Each student’s goal is to find their paper with their name and look on the back to see if it has a stuco stamp. If you are one of the lucky winners and your paper has a stamp on it then come over to our table during your lunch (please bring your paper as proof) to claim your prize!! We will start on Monday 2/7 and end on Friday 2/11, let the Bison Hunt begin!!

Kindness Notes:

Leave the name of one of your friends or peers on the link below along with a positive note! Leaving your name on the note is completely optional! These will all be sent out on Friday (2/11) Feel free to fill this form out multiple times!

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

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Locally Scored ACT Results are in

Results for students who took the Locally Scored ACT in the fall will be passed out during seminar on Tuesday, February 8th. In addition to the composite score and breakdown scores in English, Math, Reading and Science, the student will also be provided with their answer choices and the correct answers, should they choose to use this for future practice. Test booklets can be accessed through the ACT website, Test 2176C.

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

February 8th @ 9:30am Missouri State University

February 15th @ 9:30am Johnson County Community College

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 8th – US Army
  • 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

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


SMN Athletics & Activities

Athletic Update

  • The varsity boys basketball North boys basketball team split games last week. Winning at Gardner Edgerton 44 to 31. The team was led by Logan Oberle 13 points 6 rebounds, Randall Boldridge: 11 points, Jaylen Gray 10 points and James Shepherd 7 assists. On Friday night the boys lost to Olathe North Friday in the Fieldhouse. 55-68. The team was led by James Shepherd 14 points 5 rebounds, Logan Oberle 16 points 6 rebounds and Jaylen Gray 11 points.
  • The varsity girls’ basketball team played a tough game against Gardner Edgerton on Tuesday evening and lost to Olathe North on Friday.
  • The Bowling Bison had one meet this past Tuesday at Park Lanes against OW, SME and LFS. The Varsity Girls took 2ndplace behind OW and was led by Senior Alyssa Williams who took 2nd individually with a 548 series. The Varsity Boys took 4th place and was led by Sophomore Brandon Foster with a 502 series. This week is the Sunflower League Tournament! Tuesday, February 8th has Varsity bowling at Royal Crest Lanes all day with boys bowling 1st followed by the girls. Wednesday, February 9th has JV bowling at Mission Bowl in Olathe in the afternoon. Again boys bowling 1st followed by the girls.
  • The North Bison Swim and Dive team had an amazing performance at the Sunflower League Championships this past weekend. The Bison finished 5th out of 13 teams. The 200 Medley Relay of Jonathan Guild, Cameron Lee, Junior Lopez and Jakob Rooney broke the school record with a 1:40.20 and finished 3rd. The 200 Freestyle Relay of Lee, Zak Kohoutek, Lopez and Rooney also finished 3rd..The top individual performances were senior captain Cameron Lee, who broke two school records on Friday’s prelims, and then broke them again on Saturday. He finished 2nd in the 200 IM with a time of 1:58.86, and 2nd in the 100 Breaststroke with a new record of :59.11. Junior Lopez also finished in the top 5 twice, taking 4th in the 100 Butterfly and 5thin the 100 Breaststroke. Zak Kohoutek finished in the top 16 in both his events and qualified for State in both of them as well (100 IM and 100 Freestyle)! Jakob Rooney finished 13th in the 500 Free and finally got his State Qualifying cut! Rooney also helped all three relays to their Top 8 medalists finishes. Freshman Jonathan Guild took 14th place and state consideration time in the 200 IM, and smashing his all time personal record in the 100 Backstroke to place 10th and secure a State Cut. Other Top 16 performers included junior Jack Nely, who crushed both his p.r. 's to grab a 14th in the 100 Fly and a 13th in the 100 Backstroke. Charlie Brooks also finished in the top 16 in the 100 Back, grabbing a 15th place. Gage Chapman rounded out the top 16 finishes in swimming by finishing 13th in the grueling 500 Freestyle while shaving 9 seconds off his personal record. Chapman also swam a p.r. in the 100 Breast. Henry Duff carried the load for the divers by placing 14th place.


Student Recognitions



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....


  • The SMN Booster Club WILL NOT have a meeting on Monday, Feb 7 due to scheduling conflicts. Please plan to join us on March 7 at 6:30pm in the Learning Commons at North!
  • 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.