NORTH NEWS April 26, 2021

Where tradition began, excellence continues.



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

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

Another hectic week has concluded for Boys Tennis. The match with SM Northwest was cancelled twice, once due to snow! However, the week started with good competition against Olathe North with Dayton Moody and Adam Thompson both securing varsity victories. The JV League Tournament also highlighted our team growth with a couple of Top Ten finishes. Cross Walters placed seventh and the doubles team of Oishik Ayon and Porter Lee placed ninth. This week’s action is against SM South at 103rd and Marty on Monday and then Varsity League on Thursday. The awards ceremony is Tuesday at 6pm in the auditorium.

It was another solid week for the Boys Golf Team as they played the second round of the Sunflower League Tournament at Sunflower Hills. All 5 golfers posted their best scores of the season. Jake Schneider and Jason Culp led the way for North.

On Wednesday at Village Greens, Varsity again lowered their team and individual numbers. Jake Schneider again led the way with 4 pars with Jason Culp right on his heels. Dylan Deathe and Cotter Knowles shot their best rounds of the season as Varsity continues to improve. JV Golfers were at Minor Park on Wednesday with Robert Wilson and Aidan Wiegers leading the way. Next week will be a practice week for the team as we prepare for the 3rd leg of the Sunflower League Tournament at Lawrence Country Club on Monday May 3rd.

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).

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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:

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

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Artwork by Evey Goering

Congratulations to senior artists Evey Goering and Evangeline Ellingsworth.

They both received Honorable Mention in this year's Scholastic art and writing competition. In addition they were both finalists in the Arts Council of Johnson County Shooting Stars scholarship competition.

We're very proud of them!



We don’t have the overall finishes of all events at this moment (during the ceremony they only announce top 5 finishers in each event). Here are the events we finished in the Top 5 in:

Push-Ups - 1st (NATIONAL CHAMPS)


16 x 100 Relay - 5th

Armed Regulation Drill - 4th

Color Guard - 3rd




1st - Abigail Serling (350)

4th - Ingrid Valle (330)

6th - Alyza Gonzalez (325)

8th - Eleanor McCarthy (321)


2nd - Clayton Spear (334)

3rd - Jacob Needham (331)

5th - Chaise Carrender (322)

7th - Lucas McGriff (320)


3rd - Ingrid Valle (103)

4th - Sophia Porraz (100)


1st - Lucas McGriff (160)

2nd - Jacob Smith (138)

4th - Jakob Rogers (129)

5th - Sam Seckar (122)

6th - Jakob Needham (120)

6th - Jose Junior Gutierrez (120)

8th - Adam Baker (112)


News from SMSD


The Shawnee Mission Education Foundation’s Distinguished Leaders Speaker Series on April 29, 2021 will feature stories from our 2021 graduating class that are inspiring, funny, and thoughtful.

There is no cost to attend. Here is the link with more information about signing up to view.

There will be some students from SM North that will be featured.

Wellness in a Pandemic - Student & Family

This year has been incredibly challenging on students and families. Wellness has never been more important. On April 29 from 5pm to 7pm, the Shawnee Mission School District would like to invite you to join a virtual presentation featuring several District and community mental health professionals. A variety of 30 minute virtual sessions will be available on topics ranging from Suicide Awareness and Prevention to Mindfulness and Anxiety Reduction. More session information to come prior to the event. For now, please save the date and register here:






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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