NORTH NEWS May 3, 2021

Where tradition began, excellence continues.

Teacher Appreciation Week

We hope that you will join us in thanking and showing appreciation for each and every one of our teachers here at SM North. The Brickhouse is the special place that it is because of the hard work, compassion, and support that these incredible people provide each and every day!

Directions for NORTH RELAYS 5/7/21

Click on this link to learn about North Relays. Special Instructions this year.

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KS Assessment Remote Testing

*Remote Only Juniors that have yet to take the KS Assessment Science test will test on May 11th at 8am in the Learning Commons.

*Remote Only Sophomores that have yet to take the KS Assessment ELA and Math tests will test on May 13th at 8am in the Learning Commons.

MacBook Collection

All MacBook’s and chargers for both In-Person and Remote learners, will be collected this year.

All Seniors, including Remote only students will turn in their MacBook’s on their last day of school which is May 19th. More details will be included in informational emails from Mr. Glaser in the coming weeks.

All In-Person 9th-11th graders will turn in their MacBook in the morning of May 27th.

All Remote 9th-11th graders will turn in their MacBook (and any other school items) through a drive through process on May 27th, from 2:00pm to 3:30pm.

Students enrolled in a SMSD summer school course can retain their MacBook until the summer school session is completed, but their enrollment must be confirmed by school personnel during MacBook collection in order to keep the device.

Student Parking

Students are allowed to park in the East or West parking lot in open spots. Students are NOT allowed at anytime to park in the front circle drive.

Purchase a Yearbook for 2020-21

Yearbook students are working on wrapping up this year’s yearbook for planned distribution in May. There are still about 60 books available on a first-come, first-served basis. To order yours, either take $65 in cash or check to the bookkeeper or pay online at .

The art department has big plans for the 21-22 school year! We’re looking at hosting a couple of big events (1 in the fall and 1 in the spring) that will help showcase the work of our amazing students and boost community involvement in our program! We are in search of some dedicated volunteers who can help us bring our plans to life! If you are looking for a satisfying and fulfilling volunteer opportunity please contact any of us. We would love the opportunity to tell you more about the special events we’re envisioning for 21-22.

Stephanie Dalley

Alexis Burdick

SMN Tutoring

  • Mon/Wed - 3:20-4:20, ELA, ELL, Science
  • Tue/Thur - 3:20-4:20, Social Studies & Math

Click HERE to sign up

Weekly Schedule Reminders....

See the calendar below for reminders about the upcoming schedule.

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Do you like gift cards to Quiktrip and Chipotle? The Johnson County STOP contest is back with many prizes! Follow us on Twitter @JOCO_STOP or Instagram @JOCOSTOP between March 1st -May 7th. Watch for anti-drug & alcohol facts and WIN by answering questions every week. Grand prizes include a gaming console or an Apple iPad product. High School Seniors could win a $500.00 scholarship! Contest rules will be posted on the social media pages or see Officer Covington.

Seniors interested in applying for the scholarship must have their application in by April 12th, scan the QR code below or on Officer Covington’s door to apply.

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Enrollment for SMSD Summer Academy and eSchool is now available. Information about these programs can be found in the links below

Summer Academy

Summer eSchool

If you are unsure if you need to take a summer program class, please reach out to your Academic Counselor

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College Scholarship Information

Click on the link for more information about Scholarships.

Scholarship Database

Student Scholarships

Student JOB Postings

Associated Wholesale Grocers - click here

Advent Health - Nutrition Service Worker click here

Carriage Club - Lifeguards wanted click here

Countryside Child Development - Child care worker click here

Dandelions and Mud Puddles - Child care - Carrie Carter 913-825-0399

Freddy's Frozen Custard - click here

Genesis Health Club - Summer Camps - contact Kora Arnold

Johnson County Park & Rec - Before & Afterschool worker click here

JCPRD - Lifeguards, sports officials, concessions workers, and more click here

Lifetime Lenexa - Lifeguards needed - click here

Lowe's Careers - Seasonal Worker - click here

Panera Bread - Mission location click here

Pinnacle - Olathe Office click here

Rally House - Mission location click here

Raising Cane - click here

Resurrection OP Early Learning Center - Andrea Carter 913-649-5897

State Farm - Internship - Contact Buddy Shaw 913-787-5565

Worlds of Fun - click here

YMCA - Lifeguard click here

YMCA - Before & After school care click here


SMN Athletics & Activities

Athletic Update

69th Annual North Relays, Friday, May 7 9:00 am – 11:00 pm

  • Session I: 9:00am - All field events including girls pole vault @ 11:00am
  • Session II: 4:00pm - All running events and boys pole vault @ 6:00pm
  • $10 Adult; $5 K-12; no special passes

Summer Camp Registration Information – Summer Camps begin June 1st! Grades are determined by the 2021-2022 school year. Contact our coaches for (see registration form) directly for questions regarding sport specific camps.

Boys Tennis: Last week, the boy’s tennis team had a productive week. A JV win against SM South and a varsity split finished the JV season on a positive note. It also prepared the competitors for a strong Varsity League showing. The team was paced by Dayton Moody’s 13th place finish in the League.

This week will end with the Regionals competition.

If you don’t see an update for your student’s sport, please check twitter accounts for baseball (@sm_baseball), softball (@smnsoftball), soccer (@smn_GirlsSoccer), and track and field (@SMNtrack).

Notes from the Athletic Director


  • Wednesday, May 5th, NLI Athletic signing for all students. Any athlete that is signing to play collegiate athletics please see Ms. Gonzales in the main office by Wednesday 3/31. The ceremony will be 5/5 in the Field House - 3:00pm
  • NORTH Relays - Friday May7th, 9:00am-10:00pm

Live Eligibility - The athletic department practices live eligibility via skyward reports. A friendly reminder our student-athletes must be passing 5 courses in order to participate in competitions.

Dual Participation Athlete (JJ)If your student is interested in participating in two after-school activities please complete the DUAL ATHLETIC PARTICIPATION CONTRACT and schedule a meeting with both coaches and the athletic director.

Summer Camp Registration Information

Summer Camps begin June 1st! Grades are determined by the 2021-2022 school year. Contact our coaches for (see registration form) directly for questions regarding sport specific camps.

Male Athletics Registration Form – please print a copy, complete the information and provide directly to the coach &/or the bookkeeper, Shelle Lewis

Female Athletics Registration Form - please print a copy, complete the information and provide directly to the coach &/or the bookkeeper, Shelle Lewis

The document can also be found Athletics Website – More – summer Camps Registration Form:

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Return to Play Update

The district has made the decision to change the doctors allowed to release students from COVID Return to Play to only MD, PO and APRN; DC and PA-C will be removed, as they do not have the ability to perform cardiac assessments.

KSHSAA Guidelines Return to Play

SMSD partners with The Health Partnership, which is a medical practice with family physicians and pediatricians; they also have equipment to perform an EKG. The Health Partnership the only federally funded health clinic in Johnson County. They accept families with no insurance as well as families with health insurance coverage. They have offices on the Shawnee Mission Medical Center campus and in Olathe.

Face coverings for all attending and supporting interscholastic activities. The only exception is for those actively participating in competition.


Student Recognitions


News from SMSD

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2021 High School Graduation Ceremonies

Watch live on cable or online

The Shawnee Mission School District is pleased to provide a variety of options to watch the graduation ceremonies for SM North and Horizons.

Each ceremony will be filmed and available for viewing on our cable channels, YouTube, and as a digital download.

The district will also livestream all of the graduation events as they happen and later, on-demand, at these links;

May 25: SM North:

May 26: Horizons HS:

Links will also be posted on the home page of our website ( for each graduation.

All graduations also will be aired live on our cable channels. Here is the schedule by day:

May 25th: 7 p.m. SM North live on Spectrum Cable channel 2, & Consolidated Communications channel 18.

Wednesday, May 26:

6:30 p.m. Horizons graduation live on Spectrum Cable channel 18.

We are not able to offer a cable TV rebroadcast schedule this year to be included in the programs. We have included a printable QR code with directions, that will direct a device to the SMSD YouTube graduation playlist.

After the event, scan the QR code on the form below to view each night's ceremony on YouTube or at later date, be directed to a playlist of all the SMSD 2021 graduation ceremonies, available for downloading and viewing on-demand.

Archive recordings will be available after the events at

and posted on the Shawnee Mission website at

following the ceremonies.

Edited versions of the ceremonies will be rebroadcast on Spectrum Cable channel 2 and 18, Consolidated Communications 18, throughout the summer.

Downloadable videos of all edited graduations will be available in late June.

The links will be listed on the graduation page of our website






This is the largest high school track & field meet in Kansas and an ALL HANDS ON DECK event!!

The SMN Booster Club will be running concessions for the North Relays and we need help selling and grilling food to serve 100s of participants and fans! Volunteers shifts run from 7:30am-8:30pm - click on the link below for more info and to sign-up!!

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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

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