NORTH NEWS May 17, 2021

Where tradition began, excellence continues.


SENIORS Farewell 5/19

As seniors arrive to school on Wednesday, May 19 they are going to drive (or walk) through the front circle drive. Staff, parents and members of the community are welcome to attend and cheer on their Seniors and friends!

SENIORS May 19th Schedule


**This includes In person, remote, 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 10AM.

Wednesday, May 19 - senior last day

Seniors will begin arriving at school at 7:15AM. At that time, they will either drive (or walk) through the front circle drive and can turn back onto Johnson Drive and proceed to the appropriate parking lot. Near the front office doors, there will be a table set up with donuts for each Senior. Seniors are welcome to decorate their cars. Parents and members of the community are welcome to attend and cheer on their Seniors and friends.

  • 7:15 - 7:40 - senior farewell drive through (front circle drive)
  • 7:40 - 9:10 - 1st hour final
  • 9:10 - 10:00 - Macbook roll in (Learning Commons)
  • 10:00 - 12:00 - Graduation Practice (Stadium)
    • Announcements and walk through
  • 12:00 - 1:00 Final Checkout with Counselors
    • TICKETS, Caps, gowns (Current year fees must be paid to receive)
    • Gifts
    • Lunch

Check your Emails for more information about Graduation.

Finals Schedule for SENIORS

  • May 17 - Monday: Hours 1-4 with Senior Finals in 2nd, 3rd, 4th
  • May 18 - Tuesday: Hours 5-8 with Senior Finals in 5th, 6th, 7th
  • May 19 - Wednesday: Hour 1 - Final in 1st, all other students 1-4

Senior MacBook Check-In

MacBook check-in will be this Wednesday morning at 9:15am (2nd Hour) in the Learning Commons for both In-Person and Remote students . To participate in graduation practice later that day you have to turn in your MacBook (with the case on it), and charger on Wednesday. If you need to keep your MacBook for Summer School, AP Testing, IB Film, Journalism, and/or Debate, please see Mr. Jamison BEFORE Wednesday to get approved to keep the device until your school obligations are completed. (If your case has "fallen off" please see Mr. Jamison, Ms. Crawford, or Ms. Angell to get it put back on before check-in)

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.

Purchase a Yearbook for 2020-21

Only 16 Yearbooks left for sale

Yearbooks will be distributed in June and there are only 20 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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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

Advent Health - Nutrition Service Worker click here

Carriage Club - Lifeguards wanted click here

Countryside Child Development - Child care worker click here

Fastenal in Edwardsville, KS click here

Freddy's Frozen Custard - click here

Genesis Health Club - Summer Camps - contact Kora Arnold

Gus's Fried Chicken - Contact Julie Zanone - 913-232-7091

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

Merriam, City of - Lifeguards, public works - click here

Pinnacle - Olathe Office click here

Rally House - Mission location click here

Raising Cane - click here

Ronson Real Estate office - Office Help needed - 913-362-0752

Shawnee Hills Senior Living - contact Rita 913-631-3838

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

Monday, May 17 we begin regional play for all spring sports.

SMN Varsity Girls Soccer will host KC Schlagle / KC-Washington @ 5:00pm @ SMSD-North on Monday. Winner will advance to play OW on Tuesday @ 6:00pm!!

SMN Varsity Softball team travels to ODAC on Tuesday afternoon to play SMW @ 4:30pm. Winner advances to championship game @ 6:00pm.

SMN Varsity Baseball team travels to Gardner for the first round of KSHSAA 6A regionals. Game time is 3:30. Winner advances to 5:00pm championship game.

Track and Field travels to KSHSAA 6A Regional hosted by SM South on Friday afternoon/evening.

The SMN Golfers again posted their lowest Scores of the season at the Hoots Hollow Golf Tournament. Jason Culp and Jake Schneider led the way while posting their best rounds ever. Varsity then spent the rest of the week preparing for Regionals which North hosts on Monday May 17 at Sunflower Hills.

Boys’ Tennis concluded their season last week with the Regionals competition. In a loaded tournament of Shawnee Mission and Blue Valley Schools, Dayton Moody led the team with a first round win, but the other North players competed and forced their opponents to work hard. North was represented by the aforementioned Dayton Moody and Adam Thompson in singles and in doubles the duos of Matthew Cunningham and Evan Whitaker as well as Cross Walters and Donovn Moody. This year the team enjoyed great leadership and attitudes from its seniors. The seniors were Deven Cherry, Josh Ryan, Dayton Moody, Adam Thompson, Matthew Cunningham and Evan Whitaker.

SMN Girls Swim & Dive team are preparing for the KSHSAA State Championships. The Girls State Championships will take place on May 21-22, 2021 at the Capital Federal Natatorium in Topeka-Hummer Sports Park. In response to the COVID Pandemic, the diving competition and timed finals for swimming will take place in single-day competitions with the 6A Meet being held on Friday, May 21; Swimming timed finals begin @ 3:45pm

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

Notes from the Athletic Director

Physical Night is scheduled for Wednesday, May 19 from 5:30-8:00pm in the FH. Please have your physical packet completed. Pay $20 cash or check (payable to SMN); enter FH door/foyer. Note - Masking & proper social distancing is required If questions contact athletic office

Shawnee Mission North is excited to announce Victoria “Tori” Hilger as the Varsity Dance Coach. Ms. Hilger earned her Bachelor of General Science in Language Arts - Creative from the University of Kansas; as well as minor in Dance in 2019.

Victoria serves as the Head Dance Coach for Ottawa University. In addition, she contracts with Universal Dance Association (UDA) as an instructor and event staff in the spring and summer. Tori also works remotely for IGNITE as a writer.

Ms. Hilger’s expertise is wide-ranging and includes Jazz, Hip-Hop, Ballet, Tap, Pom, Contemporary and Modern.

A meet and greet has been scheduled for 6:00pm on Thursday, May 20 in the auditorium
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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


News from SMSD

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
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SMN Booster Club Golf Tournament

Did you know that the SMN Booster Club hosts a Golf Tournament in the summer?

Get a team together and have some fun on the links Tuesday, June 8, 2021!

All of the funds raised will go toward grants for SMN student teams & groups. Go to our online store to register/pay for a team or hole sponsorship...

Click here for More Information

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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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