NORTH NEWS May 24, 2021

Where tradition began, excellence continues.

Have a great summer!

From at SM North HS, we hope that all of our students and families have a wonderful summer break! We appreciate all of your flexibility, understanding, and dedication during the 2020-2021 school year and are looking forward to a great 2021-2022 school year!



Summer Office Hours

The SM North office will be open Monday - Friday from 7:00-3:30. The office will close on Monday, June 21 for summer break and will re-open on Tuesday, July 27.

Kansas State Assessment

This year, families will be able to access Kansas Assessment Program (KAP-state assessments) student reports from the KITE Parent Portal (created by KSDE and the University of Kansas). The Parent Portal will have the results of the 2020-21 spring assessments, as well as all prior assessments taken by the student.

Students in grades 3-8 and 10 completed state assessments in Reading and Mathematics this spring. Students in grades 5, 8, and 11 also completed their state assessments in Science. Score reports from these assessments will be loaded into the Parent Portal throughout the week of May 26.

We have uploaded parent/guardian emails from Skyward into the KITE system so parents can have online access to their student’s state assessment results. Schools will not send home printed copies of these reports as in years past. Later in the week, student scores and performance levels will also be uploaded in Skyward Family Access where they can be found under the Test Scores tab.

Here is the link to the parent portal login page:

Detailed instructions for setting up and accessing your child’s scores:

Additional information for interpreting your child’s state assessment scores:

Thank you to our 10th and 11th grade students for taking this assessment this year!

-North Administration

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.


Some of your students are in need of State of Kansas Required Immunizations.

All who need them have been sent emails with a reminder of which immunization your student needs.

Your student will NOT be able to enroll in the Fall semester here at SMN without providing proof of vaccine(s) received.

Feel free to contact Nurse Kelly at 913-993-6916 or email at

Purchase a Yearbook for 2020-21

Only 10 Yearbooks left for sale

Yearbooks will be distributed in June and there are only 10 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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Summer Reading

Below see the list of summer reading from the English Teachers. Any questions, please email your teacher.



2021-2022 Student Schedules

Counselors will be working on students’ schedules after they have left for the summer. If there is a problem with their schedule, your Academic Counselor will email the student (school email address) and the primary guardian email. Please respond in a timely manner, preferably within 24 hours, so that we can resolve the issue as quickly and efficiently as possible. If students don’t hear from their Academic Counselor, their schedule is complete with the requested courses.

Schedules will be viewable to students and parents in late July (date TBD). At this time, please look at your schedule and check for errors, such as, you were placed in the incorrect course, you have an hour in your schedule without a class, you failed a prerequisite class. This would also be the time to request a preferential change to your classes.

Students will be able to request changes to their schedules until August 12th. Once classes have begun, students will not be able to make preferential changes to student schedules.

Grades and Credit Attainment

If your student has failed a required class this year, it will need to be retaken either in summer school or sometime during the school year prior to graduation.

Students must earn enough credits to be classified up to the next grade level.

Grade Level----------------- Class of 2020 & Beyond Minimum Credits Earned

Grade 9 --------------------------------------------------------0.00

Grade 10 ------------------------------------------------------5.50

Grade 11 -----------------------------------------------------11.5

Grade 12 -----------------------------------------------------16.5

Required courses can be found in the Program Planning Guide on Page 8 & 9.

Students will be reclassified after Summer School and prior to the 21-22 school year.


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

Last Names:





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

Werner's - Contact Rachel 913-991-6997

Worlds of Fun - click here

YMCA - Lifeguard click here

YMCA - Before & After school care click here


SMN Athletics & Activities

Athletic Update

Notes from 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:


Student Recognitions

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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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