NORTH NEWS April 25th

Where tradition began, excellence continues.

Message from Principal David Ewers

Good Morning North Community,

It's gonna be another outstanding week at the Brickhouse! This week we have Senior Awards, Prom, and another busy week of performances and activities! Please continue to push your student to do their best as we finish the school year. Every point counts! Thank you so much for your support and Go Bison!



Notes from Attendance

If you need to call your student in absent or call to have your student released early, Please call the hotline at 913-993-6945.

  • Follow the directions and leave a message for the Attendance office.
  • Please do not call numerous times as this will slow the process down for all.
  • Leaving a message on any other number in the attendance center will not guarantee a timely response.
  • We request you call a minimum of 30 minutes before your student needs to be released in order for us to have time to get your student a pass.
  • They will send an electronic pass through email to your student.

Thank you for your help with this.

SENIORS - REQUIRED Surveys for Graduation

There are (2) surveys that Seniors are REQUIRED to fill out before graduation.

  1. The first survey is in Skyward. It is called the Graduate Information Sheet. It gives us information about how to contact them after graduation, what their plans are after SMNHS, scholarship information and where they would like their final transcript sent. It is available now!
  2. The second survey can be found at: resources. Under the Student Resources heading, click on Senior Class Exit Survey. This is information the district requests. It will be available next week.

Seniors and Senior Parents/Guardians,

Seniors and Senior Parents/Guardians,

WE HAVE MADE IMPORTANT CHANGES to the locations for Senior Breakfast and Senior Honors and Awards.

  • This Thursday-April 28th, 2022 (7:00 AM-8:00 AM) Senior Honors and Awards (Auditorium)
    • Invitations to those being recognized were sent last week. This is an invite only event.
  • This Thursday-April 28th, 2022 (8:00 AM-9:00 AM) Senior Breakfast- Each senior may bring two adults for this time (Will now be in the Cafeteria/Rose Garden)

There are (2) surveys that Seniors are REQUIRED to fill out before graduation.

The first survey is in Skyward. It is called the Graduate Information Sheet. It gives us information about how to contact them after graduation, what their plans are after SMNHS, scholarship information and where they would like their final transcript sent. It is available now!

The second survey can be found at

OR Navigate to : resources. Under the Student Resources heading, click on Senior Class Exit Survey. This is information that the district requests.


Wednesday, May 11- Finals 3,5,7

Thursday, May 12- Finals 2,4,6

Friday, May 13- Final 1


**This includes In person, mid-year grads, Horizons - ALL NEED TO ATTEND. If you are not taking a final or have already turned in your Macbook (ie. Mid year Grad, Horizons) you may arrive at time TBD (exact times will be provided in later weeks).

Wednesday, May 13 - senior last day (exact times will be provided in later weeks)

  • 7:40 - 9:10 - 1st hour final
  • Time Frame TBD - Macbook roll in (Learning
  • Commons)
  • Time Frame TBD - Graduation Practice
  • (Auditorium/Stadium)
    • Announcements and walk through
    • Final checkout with counselors
    • TICKETS, Caps, gowns (Current year fees must be paid to receive)
    • Gifts
    • Lunch

Rushton Senior Reception

1st Annual Senior Reception for students who graduated 6th grade from Rushton Elementary

Tuesday, May 3, 2022

3:45-5:45 in the gym and parking lot by the playground

Rushton Elementary

6001 W 52nd Street

Mission KS. 66202

We will also celebrate Mrs. Brensing’s retirement! In 2011-12 she came to Rushton Elementary to teach 2nd grade with 18 students who are now part of the Senior Class of 2021-22.

Please, come back to see your former teachers and enjoy a light snack

Blue Jacket Flint Senior Reception

Hey seniors! Let's get together one more time to visit, share memories and see former teachers before graduation. There will be a light snack and maybe one last kickball game. Spread the word!!

When: Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Time: 4:00-6:00pm in the library

Location: Blue Jacket Flint Elementary

Honor your SMN Senior with a Legacy Brick!

Celebrate the tradition of Shawnee Mission North! Legacy Bricks are a great way to honor students, alumni, and staff!

For a tax deductible donation of $45, an engraved brick will be added to the Legacy Brick Courtyard, located just outside the SMN stadium/pool entrance.

Please complete a separate form for each brick ordered. If you have questions, or need additional information, please email or

4th Quarter After School Tutoring

Students are invited to stay after school on Mondays and Wednesdays in the Learning Commons for after school tutoring. Five staff members are available for support, including one teacher from each of the core subjects- math, ELA, science, and social studies. Free meals are available for all students at 3:00pm in the cafeteria and free rides home within the North area boundaries at 4:30pm.Remaining dates include Monday and Wednesdays through May 11th.


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:
  • Confirmation text of your appointment date/time.
  • Email with instructions and the link to complete required pre-registration paperwork.
  • Location of the site and a reminder 1 hour before the appointment.

Arrive at drive-thru testing location at SMECEC/Broadmoor 6701 W 83rd St. on your designated appointment date/time. Testing site is located behind the building. 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.

Weekly Schedule Reminders....

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

  • Tuesday, 4/26 - North Area Orchestra Festival, Field House, 7:00pm
  • Wednesday, 4/27 - Dance Team Spring Show, Auditorium, 6:00pm
  • Thursday, 4/28 - Senior Honor and Awards, Invitation only, Field House 7:00am
  • Saturday, 4/30 - PROM, Lenexa Convention Center, 7:00-10:00, Tickets required


STUCO/Pep Club Update

We brought the Charity Picnic back and was a huge success, it was great to see all the student participation in the activities planned! We were able to raise $2,270 in donations for our Charity of Choice, Unleashed Pet Rescue. We can’t wait for next year!

There is a form for students to review their personal experience with the Charity Picnic up on the Canvas homepage all this week, Student Council would appreciate as much feedback as we can get!


Elections for prom king & queen, student council exec board, and pep club exec will be wrap up on 4/26, make sure to check your canvas to vote! Next year’s Student Council executive board will be announced this week. Prom Court will be crowned at Saturday’s Prom.


This year’s Prom is Old Hollywood and will be held for juniors and seniors and their guests from 8-11 at the Lenexa Hyatt. Prom tickets will be sold all week at lunches, and prices go up $10 at the door.

Prices during lunch this week:

Single - $30

Couple - $50

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



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Students must pass their classes with a D (60%) or better in order to receive credit for the class. Students not attaining credits are in danger of not graduating with their classmates. Effective the 21-22 school year, the district will no longer reclassify students. We wanted you to be aware that even though students’ grade levels will progress from 9 to 12, this will not necessarily mean your student has enough credits to meet the graduation requirements. Per the SMSD Program Planning Guide, below is the chart of the minimum number of credits students must earn in order to remain on track to graduate with their classmates.

  • Students will advance forward in grade level based on the number of years they have been in high school. Beginning with the 2021-2022 school year, students will no longer be required to meet a minimum credit threshold to advance to the next grade level. However, students must meet all graduation requirements in order to graduate. The following chart should be used as a guide to evaluate whether a student is on track for graduation.


End of Grade 9 - 5.5 credits

End of Grade 10 - 11.5 credits

End of Grade 11 - 16.5 credits

End of Grade 12 - 23.5 credits

You can find your student’s progress with their Graduation Requirements on your Skyward home page under “Graduation Requirements”.

Summer Programs are posted on the SMSD website:

Summer Academy


If you have questions or your student is behind on credits, please reach out to your student’s Academic Counselor by email or phone.

Jeinny Morris - A-D&ELL, 913-993-6932

Leah Murray - E - K, 913-993-6935

Jenny Fontaine - L - Q, 913-993-6934

Deanna Griffey - R - Z, 913-993-6933

College Scholarship Information

Click on the link for more information about Scholarships.

Scholarship Database

Student Scholarships

Student JOB Postings


3&2 Baseball - Concession Crew - email

Amazon - Apply by click this link

The Carriage Club - Lifeguards Needed - email - Michael Wolowicz or call 913-363-1124

Colony Woods HOA - Lifeguard needed -

Dairy Queen - visit our website - CLICK HERE

Family Tree Nursury - visit their website, click on Careers

Glenn Marsee Foundation Repair - Full time or Part time contact Vickie at 913-236-4197

Homewood Suites by KS Speedway - email katie.comer@baywoodhotels.comHome Depot - Garden Associates - text Jobs to 52270 or visit this link

JCPRD - looking for summer lifeguards, marina workers, swim lesson instructor click here

Kansas City YMCA - click here Lifeguards needed

Kansas City YMCA - Summer Camp Counselors - Click here

Lawrence Pest Control - $15 per hour, email

Milburn Country club - Golf shop - email Zack Proffitt or call at 913-432-1224

City of Mission - Lifeguards Needed - email to apply. $250 bonus

City of Mission - Camp Counselors - email to apply

Panera in Mission - 913-722-0900 or apply at

Stanley Steemers - Looking for Seniors that want full & Part time jobs. 913-538-8579


SMN Athletics & Activities

Athletic Update

Spring Sports Update


  • Baseball played four games this past week; North resumed a game with ON and lost 8-5.
  • The Varsity on Thursday fell 10-0 to Ottawa.
  • The Varsity took the lead late and defeated Spring Hill 12-8 on Friday. Both offenses were strong at the plate as the Bison Varsity collected 14 hits and Spring Hill 11 in the high-scoring affair Gabe Stigers was on the hill for The Bison. He allowed four hits and three runs over one-third of an inning. We scattered 14 hits in the game. Emitt Gates, Davis, Sam Cloud, and Eric Duarte each racked up multiple hits. Gates led North with three hits in four at bats.
  • The Bison lost to Bishop Miege 8-4. North took an early lead in the second inning. N Doolin drove in two when Doolin homered. Gabe Stigers was on the hill for the Bison. The southpaw allowed one hit and zero runs walking zero. Jett Messenger and Emitt Gates entered the game from the bullpen, throwing four and a third innings and two and two-thirds innings respectively. Doolin led North with two hits in three at bats.


  • Both teams were strong on the rubber Thursday, but the Bison defeated Olathe North 3-1. Kelsey Hoekstra allowed just two hits to Olathe North. Hoekstra got the start for North and she went seven innings, allowing one run on two hits, striking out eight and walking zero. Alyson Worthy went 2-for-3 at the plate to lead the team in hits.

Softball program is promoting the following events in conjunction with their games:
  • Thursday, Apr 28, 2022 - Student Day
  • Thursday, May 5, 2022 (Family Night Day – Bison mascot will attend with a photo opp with K-12.

  • Thursday, May 12, 2022 - Senior night

For additional updates please check the following social media accounts:

Spring sports are often played at the mercy of the weather. Please check the following for updates on any schedule changes:

Spring sports schedules

North Twitter handle

Spring Coaching Staff

Varsity Baseball Coach

Rusty Jones -

Varsity Girls Softball Coach

Julie True

Twitter: @SMNorthSoftball

Varsity Tennis Coach

Eric Sparks

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


Summer Camps - we hope your family will participate in our summer camp programs. To register please click on the links below:

Boys Camps

Girls Camps

National Letter of Intent - April 27th, 3:00pm

National letter of Intent celebration is scheduled for Wednesday, April 27 at 3:00pm in the FH. For many student-athletes signing their national letter of intent (NLI) is an accomplished milestone and should be celebrated as such.

Adam Ducey - XC/Track - Missouri Western

Angelo Batrez - Football - William Jewell

Brittan Lee - Volleyball - Ottawa University

Caden Brintle - Baseball - Fort Scott CC

Emily Hansen - Cheer - Avila University

Faith Woodruff - Softball - Ottawa University

Jacob Hines - Boys Basketball - Coffeyville CC

Jordan Black - Baseball - Johnson County CC

Josie Tyrrell - XC/ Track - University of Saint Mary

Kate Mook - Cheer - Mid-America Nazarene

Kaylee Limback - Softball - Culver Stockton College

Lyllian McKay - Softball - Ottawa University

Rilee Bell - Softball - Benedictine College

Sam Cloud - Baseball - HIghland CC

Siera Hoekstra - Softball - Wichita State University

Summer Weineke - Girls Basketball - Johnson County CC

COVID 19 Automatic Waiver 2023-23 Enrollment - NCAA

Given the continuing impact of COVID-19 on the educational environment, the NCAA Eligibility Center has partnered with the NCAA membership to identify adjustments to the initial-eligibility certification process for students who initially enroll full time in an NCAA Division I or II school during the 2023-24 academic year. Click here to learn more about these important adjustments. This directly impacts rising seniors. Please share this information with your athletes!


Student Recognitions

Congratulations to these Shawnee Mission North art students. Their works received individual recognition at the Research and Development Forum held at the CAA the week of April 18.

Madison Cole

Nevaeh Dull

Giselle Garza

Rose Bennett

Naomi Hart

Madison Dunham

Aiden Chudley

Gwen Joyce

Noah Panjada



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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

BROC Opportunities

If you are looking for volunteer hours and like to work outdoors, one of our North Alums is looking for some help on Saturday, April 23rd, anytime between 8 am and 4 pm. They will be removing a deck and doing various yard work activities. If you are interested, please contact Lori Bueller at 913-449-2918.

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


The SMN Booster Club will be selling spirit wear on Tuesday, April 26 from 2-6pm outside of the North Stadium and from 6-8pm in the Field House Lobby during the North Area Orchestra Festival. This is a great chance to check out our North gear and shop in-person!

All proceeds from spirit wear sales go directly to student clubs, groups and teams at SMN through our grant program!

Want to skip the line?

Shop our online store and we can have your order ready for quick and easy pick-up at the sale on April 26th!

Volunteers Needed!!

Parent volunteers are needed to assist with selling spirit wear at our sale on Tuesday, April 26th Please click on the link below for more info and to sign-up. Thank you!

Click on the link to sign-up...

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It's time for The North Relays and it's an ALL HANDS ON DECK event! The SMN All-Activities Booster Club will be hosting the concessions on Friday, May 6, 2022 from Noon-9pm and we need your help!!

Volunteer opportunities are available for set-up, grilling, serving food, and clean-up. Click on the link below for more info...

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


News from SMSD



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.