NORTH NEWS May 16th

Where tradition began, excellence continues.

Message from Principal David Ewers

Good Morning North Community,


Welcome to the last week of school! Thank you so much for all of your support during this incredible school year. Let's have a great week of Finals and enjoy the summer!


Finals Schedule

The following link contains our bell schedule for the final week of school.


Parent Check-out form for 5.17.22

Tuesday, May 17th is the first day of Semester Finals. Students are encouraged to stay during the 7th hour to review for upcoming finals. However, if you need to excuse your student after their 5th-hour final at 1:00 p.m., you may complete this form.


NO STUDENT WILL BE DISMISSED BEFORE 1:00 pm.



Students who do not have a completed excusal form will remain in school until 2:40. Lunch will be served and buses will be dismissed as normal.


Parent Check-out form for 5.18.22

Wednesday, May 18th is the second day of Semester Finals. Students are encouraged to stay during the 6th hour to review for upcoming finals. However, if you need to excuse your student after their 4th-hour final at 10:55, you may complete this form.


NO STUDENT WILL BE DISMISSED BEFORE 10:55


Students who do not have a completed excusal form will remain in school until 2:40. Lunch will be served and buses will be dismissed as normal.

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NEWS & UPDATES FROM SM NORTH

POP UP SPIRIT WEAR SALE

The SMN Booster Club will be having a “POP UP” Spirit Wear Sale TODAY (MONDAY 5/16) from 2-6:00pm outside of the Stadium.

This will be the LAST CHANCE to purchase any gear from this year as we clear out our inventory in preparation for new gear.

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

MacBook Collection is Coming - Prep Now!

MacBooks/cases and chargers will be collected from all 9th-11th graders on Thursday after their last final. Please remind students to bring their chargers with them that day. Students taking summer school classes need to both sign up and PAY before Thursday to be able to keep their MacBook at this time.

In preparation for MacBook collection, please make sure all student devices are clean of writing, stickers, etc. Anything not removed by collection day will be considered damage as someone will have to take the time to remove it for you.

Links for viewing graduation

Seniors and Senior Parents/Guardians,


The ceremony will be be streamed live on YouTube.

SM North: https://youtu.be/LJxJiwcwF8M

Links will also be posted to www.smsd.org prior to each graduation ceremony.

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

In the weeks following the event, the ceremonies will be available for download later in the summer: www.smsd.org/academics/graduation

As of now, GRADUATION IS A GO! We anticipate that graduation will move forward as planned, if anything changes we will communicate with you again

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 smnboosterclub@yahoo.com or pdblood@sbcglobal.net.

ELA Summer Reading

If your student is planning on going into an Honors or AP class for next fall, there is a Summer Reading Assignment! These are constructed to help the students be prepared for the rigor and discipline of an upper-level class. We hope your summer is filled with lots of fun, adventure, and some good reading.

Now is the time to secure 2022-23 bus service for your K-12 students

The Shawnee Mission School District provides free bus transportation to students living 2.5 miles or more from the school in their attendance area. To receive free busing you must register with DS Bus Lines.

To register students for transportation visit DS Bus Lines website.

Students who live less than 2.5 miles from the school in their attendance area may pay to ride the bus in areas with established routes. The 2022-23 bus rate is $185.00 per student, per semester or $370.00 per student for the school year. Routes will be established annually based on interest and enrollment numbers. Routes will be built around those who have registered by July 22 for the 2022-23 school year. To pay for busing visit DS Bus Lines website.

Families who pay fees by July 22, 2022 will receive a discount:

· $160.00 per student per semester ($320.00 per year)

· Payment must be received or postmarked by July 22, 2022 to receive the discount.

Sign up for Textcaster Alerts here to receive text messages when a bus is delayed more than 10 minutes. This is very convenient during times of bad weather.

Contact DS Bus Lines at 913-384-1190 with any questions.

Weekly Schedule Reminders....

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

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STUCO/Pep Club Update


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

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NEWS FROM STUDENT SERVICES

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GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

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.


GRADE LEVEL CREDIT GOAL

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

eSchool

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 jeinnymorris@smsd.org, 913-993-6932

Leah Murray - E - K leahmurray@smsd.org, 913-993-6935

Jenny Fontaine - L - Q jenniferfontaine@smsd.org, 913-993-6934

Deanna Griffey - R - Z deannagriffey@smsd.org, 913-993-6933

Student JOB Postings

LOOKING FOR SUMMER EMPLOYMENT:

3&2 Baseball - Concession Crew - email concessions@3and2baseball.com

Amazon - Apply by click this link

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

Colony Woods HOA - Lifeguard needed - www.midwestpool.com

Dairy Queen - visit our website - CLICK HERE

Family Tree Nursery - visit their website, click on Careers

Freddy's - Summer Help needed apply here

Homewood Suites by KS Speedway - email katie.comer@baywoodhotels.com

Home 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 LawrencePest@yahoo.com

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

City of Mission - Lifeguards Needed - email Jdickman@missionks.org to apply. $250 bonus

City of Mission - Camp Counselors - email nshepherd@missionks.org to apply

Panera in Mission - 913-722-0900 or apply at www.panamerica

Pride Cleaners - apply online or call 913-633-3404

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

Top Golf - Apply online at topgolf.com/careers


Go to student services for more information.

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SMN Athletics & Activities

Athletic Update

Spring Sports Update

Regional Competition this week:

Monday, May 16 SMN soccer @ GE @ 5:00pm

Tuesday, May 17 SMN baseball @ GE @ 4:30pm

Tuesday, May 17 SMN soccer @ OW (CBAC) @ 6:00pm

Thursday, May 19 SMN softball vs KC Washington/Schlagle @ 4:30

SMN softball vs Winner of OS & BVN @ 6:00

Friday, May 20 SMN track and field @ KSHSAA 6A Regionals @ 3:00pm

North is hosting the following events:

  • North is host KSHSAA 6A State Softball Championships on May 26 & May 27

Baseball

In the first inning, the Bison Varsity got their offense started when Black tripled on a 1-1 count, scoring one run. Leavenworth took the lead for good with five runs in the fourth inning. Stigers was on the mound for North. The pitcher allowed five hits and seven runs over three and a third innings, striking out one. Jett Messenger and Nathan Doolin entered the game from the bullpen, throwing two and a third innings and one-third of an inning respectively Bison Varsity hit one home run on the day; Jordan Black had a dinger in the fourth inning; he led North with three hits in three at bats.

The Bison Varsity defeated SM West 8-1 on Wednesday thanks to five runs in the seventh inning. The rally was led by a walk by Caden Brintle, a triple by Sam Cloud, and a single by Cade Austin. Brintle, Austin, and Cloud all drove in runs in the frame. North tallied 20 hits. Gates, Cloud, Austin, Norman Davis, Jordan Black, Eric Duarte, Messenger, and Hunter Calkins all managed multiple hits. Gates led with four hits in four at bats.

Softball:

An early lead helped the North Varsity defeat Mill Valley 13-10 on Thursday. Both offenses were strong at the plate as North collected 11 hits and Mill Valley five in the high-scoring affair. Woodruff was in the pitcher's circle; the righty lasted five innings, allowing four hits and seven runs. North Varsity tallied two home runs on the day. Hoekstra went deep in the second inning. Morrow put one out in the first inning. Siera Hoekstra, Hoekstra, and Morrow all collected multiple hits; Hoekstra and Hoekstra each collected three hits to lead SMN.

Kelsey Hoekstra was brilliant in the circle on Tuesday, as Hoekstra threw a no-hitter to lead North past Lawrence 13-0. The righthander went five innings, allowing zero runs on zero hits, striking out ten and walking zero. North socked two home runs on the day. Brown went deep in the fifth inning. Hoekstra went for the long ball in the fourth inning. The Bison racked up 12 hits in the game. Limback and Morrow each managed multiple hits for Shawnee Mission North Varsity. Limback led North Varsity with three hits in four at bats. With the win, SMN secured the SUNFLOWER LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP! Congratulations to the girls and the coaching staff!


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 - btl359@gmail.com

Varsity Girls Softball Coach

Julie True coachtrue22@gmail.com

Twitter: @SMNorthSoftball

Varsity Tennis Coach

Eric Sparks ericsparks@smsd.org

Varsity Golf Coach

Walter Mansfield - Waltermansfield@smsd.org

Varsity Track and Field Coach

Aaron Davidson aarondavidson@smsd.org

Twitter: @SMNTrack

Varsity Girls Swim and Dive Coach

Kailey Morash - Kaileymorash@smsd.org

Twitter: @SMNGirlsSwim

Varsity Girls Soccer Coach

Jaime Velez - Jaimevelezacosta@smsd.org

Twitter: @smngirlssoccer

SUMMER SPORTS CAMPS

And just like that we’re onto summer!!! Our coaching staff is offering great opportunities for our school community to attend summer camps as well as conditioning and weight-training. If your interested the registration links are:

SM North Middle School Camps 2022

SM North HS Summer Camp Boys 2022

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!


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Student Recognitions

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SMN PTSA

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....

https://m.facebook.com/profile.php?id=403968853023402

https://twitter.com/SMNorthBooster

https://twitter.com/SMNorthPTSA

SMN BOOSTER CLUB

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

https://m.facebook.com/profile.php?id=403968853023402

https://twitter.com/SMNorthBooster

https://twitter.com/SMNorthPTSA

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News from SMSD

Food Service will be offering Summer Lunch Bunch this summer at six SMSD sites. For children ages 1-18, a free lunch will be offered onsite from 11:30am to 12:30pm Monday through Friday. The sites and dates Summer Lunch Bunch will be offered are:

Dates: June 6- July 22, 2022. (Closed June 20 &July 4) Locations: Comanche, Crestview, Nieman and Rosehill

Dates: June 13-July 1, 2022 and July 11-22, 2022 (Closed June 20 &July 4) Locations: Trailridge

Dates: June 13-July 1, 2022 and July 11-29, 2022 (Closed June 20 &July 4) Locations: Shawnee Mission West

Additional food service information is available on the district’s website at https://www.smsd.org/about/departments/food-service

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TECHNOLOGY CORNER

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.