NORTH NEWS May 22, 2023

Where Tradition began, Excellence continues.



Message from Principal David Ewers

North Community,

We had an outstanding final full week of school, highlighted by a beautiful graduation ceremony! Congratulations to the Class of 2023!! They are destined for great things.

Today and tomorrow we wrap up the school year. Please encourage you student to do their best on their finals, make sure they have all of their items (library books, MacBook, etc.) ready to turn in, and let’s have a great summer!


Students and Families:

As we enter the last few days of school please remember that you must turn in your MacBook and charger (along with possible other materials ie. books, calculators, uniforms, etc.) to avoid fines and fees added to your account.

MacBook turn-in will occur during 7th block on Tuesday, May 23rd:

All MacBook will be turned into the Learning Commons.

CAA/CTC students who do not have a 7th block class, you will report to the Learning Commons at the beginning of 7th block.
CAA/CTC students who may not have a 5th or 7th hour class will need to turn in your MacBook in the front office at the end of the day on Monday.

We need the MacBook in its case, no stickers or residue, and your charger block and cord. If there is any damage upon review (or after ICT assesses the device) we will put the appropriate charge in Skyward and those fines can be paid via our Bookkeeper.

If you have signed up for and paid for summer school/eschool, you need to come get a “Summer School” sticker in the front office on Monday or first thing on Tuesday morning. This sticker allows you to keep your device for summer school and therefore, you will not go through the MacBook turn-in process.

Lastly, It is necessary to turn in your MacBook so our ICT staff can update and ready your device for next school year. Those who do not turn in their MacBook will be charged a full replacement fee of $1,117.95! Missing charger will occur a replacement fee of $58, so make sure you remember to bring your district issued charger. (No iPhone chargers or knock off brands will be accepted) If you have any questions, please reach out in the front office.

Have a safe and fun summer!

-Mr. Jamison



Please see the attached form to learn more and sign up for summer weights.

Summer Academy and Summer eSchool

Has your student failed a required class? Do they need to make it up this summer to stay on track to graduate? SMSD offers two summer programs: Summer Academy and Summer eSchool. Please refer to the websites for details. Financial aid is available for qualifying students.

Registration for summer programs will be at North in Student Services.

If you have questions about what class your student needs to take, please reach out to your child’s Alpha Counselor.

A-D & ELL Jeinny Morris

E-K Leah Murray

L-Q Jennifer Fontaine

R-W Deanna Griffey

X-Z Britt Sherer

Students school fees for 2022-23 are now past due!

  • Student fee email notifications were sent out on Friday, February 10th.

  • The Online fee payment portal can be found at You can set up an account or pay as a guest using the student’s last name and ID number.
  • Fees not paid by June 1st or graduation for seniors may be sent to the Collections agency.
  • Any questions regarding fees, payments, or to arrange a payment plan should be directed to SMN bookkeeper, Shelle Lewis at or 913-993-6910.
  • Families qualifying for free or reduced lunch can receive a waiver for part of the fees if they provide the bookkeeper with a copy of their Food Service benefits letter.

Notes from the NURSE

Happy Summer to all of our students and their families!

We are sending out one more email blast to those students who are missing required vaccines.

Be aware that if you are missing any required vaccines you will not be able to start school on time in the fall.

For example: Incoming 9th graders must have 1 Meningococcal vaccine (also called MCV, Menveo, Menactra)

Incoming Juniors are required to have their 2nd Meningococcal vaccine after they have turned 16.

(Most post graduate colleges/universities require 2 MCV vaccines upon enrollment).

Attached is the state of Kansas required immunization schedules for school-based students.

You may access your student’s current vaccine schedule on Skyward.

Please review them and compare them to the required list of vaccines.

I hope everyone has a nice break and comes back ready to learn! Be safe everyone!!

Nurse Kelly

Weekly Schedule Reminders....

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



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Check out the Student Services Website

Student JOB Postings


Crumbl cookies is now hiring! Text "4COOKIES" to 22100

Swimming Pool Rovers call Dennis at 816-682-3710 or

JCPRD Lifeguards Aquatic Jobs | Johnson County Park & Rec, KS (

Advance Auto Parts - Click here to apply

Charlie's Car Wash - Two Overland Park locations - stop by or go to

Freddy's -

Jefferson's - Hiring Kitchen staff - call 1-785-727-3000

Overland Park, City of - apply at

Papa Murphy's on Shawnee Mission Parkway - 913-638-4552

Stretch Lab - Leawood and Overland Park locations hiring - Click here

Stanley Steamer - Career opportunies - Email:

UPS - Lenexa, KS email -

Tidal Wave Auto Spa - Click Here

Go to student services for more information.


SMN Athletics & Activities

Athletic Update 5/22/2023

May 22

Congratulations to senior Meaghan Driever who placed 4th at the KSHSAA 6A Swimming Championships. Meaghan began diving in the spring of her junior year; due to her work ethic, commitment and coachability she evolved into one of the best divers in the state. The swim team qualified the following events and swimmers but did not make finals.

Female 200 Medley Relay A SMN

  1. Taylor Duckworth (JR)
  2. Isobel Asbury (JR)
  3. Naomi Culley (SR)
  4. Eve Turner (JR)

Female 200 IM and Female 100 Free

  1. Serena Clark (SR)

Female 200 Free Relay A SMN

  1. Eve Turner (JR)
  2. Naomi Culley (SR)
  3. Elli Brunsvold (FR)
  4. Serena Clark (SR)

# 12 Female 400 Free Relay A SMN

  1. Elli Brunsvold (FR)
  2. Eve Turner (JR)
  3. Naomi Culley (SR)
  4. Serena Clark (SR)

Congratulations to our Track and Field team who had an outstanding showing at the KSHSAA 6A Regional Meet hosted by SMNW & SM North. The boys and girls teams both placed 3rd. They will travel with 26 athletes to KSHSAA State Track and Field meet scheduled for Friday and Saturday, May 26 & 27 @ Wichita State. Check for meet results.

Congratulations to our Girls Softball team. The Bison defeated SM East 5-0 and Olathe South 6-0 on Tuesday afternoon to secure their trip to the KSHSAA 6A State Softball Championships hosted by Lawrence HS at Rock Chalk Park. The Bison will play Washburn Rural HS @ 1:00 pm on Thursday, May 25

The SMN Girls Soccer team played an incredible game last Monday evening in the KSHSAA Regional 6A Soccer championships. The team played a full game, two OT (10m each) and an additional 5m. Unfortunately SMW scored with 3s left in the last period to secure the 2-1 victory. No doubt the team left it all on the field in their final game of the season.

Camps: Please visit for our summer athletic camp schedule.

Physicals for 2023-2024: Just a reminder for those that may be new to this. Any physical and concussion form that is dated after May 1st can be used for the 2023-24 school year.

Check out the Sunflower League calendar/schedule to keep up with our events and activities. Our league also has a website you can check-out.

If you need to visit with varsity spring coaches please see the information:

Varsity Baseball Coach

Rusty Jones

Twitter: @SMN_Baseball

Varsity Girls Softball Coach

Julie True

Twitter: @SMNorthSoftball

Varsity Tennis Coach

Steven Alcala

Twitter: @SMNtennis

Varsity Golf Coach

Walter Mansfield

Twitter: @SMNgolf

Varsity Track and Field Coach

Aaron Davidson

Twitter: @SMNTrack

Varsity Girls Swim and Dive Coach

Kailey Morash

Twitter: @SMNGirlsSwim

Varsity Girls Soccer Coach

Jaime Velez

Twitter: @smngirlssoccer

Interested in Umpiring at 3 & 2 Baseball


3 & 2 Baseball Program / JOCO Recreation is recruiting baseball umpires: REGISTER HERE or call 913-401-6000 &/or email

Live Eligibility

  • Reports will be provided to coaches daily from skyward. We use the canvas platform which must be synchronized with Skyward; due to syn issues;

  • Eligibility reports are Bi-weekly process

    • 1st and 3rd Monday of the month

    • If a student shows the AD between reports, he/she improved their grade then he/she is immediately reinstated.

    • If a student does not improve and is on the next report they become ineligible for contests until they can show they are passing 5. They regain eligibility as soon as they can show proof and the process starts all over again.

SM North subscribes to Core Course GPA. If your student is interested in participating in collegiate athletics please visit the website and begin the registration process. SMSD will host a college eligibility informational session in late fall. It’s never too early to begin this process. now makes it easier than ever to educate your student-athletes and families on various aspects of NCAA/NAIA initial-eligibility and recruiting. Just click on the 1-Minute Recruiting Webinars below:

NCAA Core Course GPA vs Cumulative GPA

What are the NCAA D1 Initial-Eligibility Requirements?

Important Athletic Links

  • Voluntary Student Accident Insurance (Managed by K&K Insurance)
    Our school district has selected the Student Insurance Plan from K&K Insurance Group to make reliable coverage available to parents. If you don’t have other insurance, this plan may be a resource to consider. Additionally, even if you have other coverage, this plan can help fill expensive “gaps' ' caused by deductibles and copays. Coverage may be purchased at any time during the school year.

High School Sports Information



Student Council Information

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SMN 100th Anniversary Spirit Wear items are now 25% off - use the coupon code 100YEAR when purchasing online!

You can also order your gear through our online store using the link or QR code below…

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  • Join PTSA (optional, but highly encouraged): Parents, grandparents, teachers, and community members: You can now become a PTSA member. Your membership helps support our students and their school!

Check PTSA out on Twitter @SMNorthPTSA or

Check PTSA out on Facebook @SMNorthPTSA or

Check the PTSA Website

Join the PTSA Here -


News from SMSD

SMSD Website

Click here for the SMSD Website



Canvas and Skyward Parent Accounts

  • ** Please Note- If you have an account from previous years (even Hocker Grove), there is no need to create another account.
    • New users: 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.
    • Canvas has the most up-to-date grade information for your student, if you have questions about missing assignments, please contact your student’s teacher.


    To get information about your login information for your Skyward parent account please contact Student Services at 913-993-6930. Skyward helps parents keep track of attendance, pay school fees, view national and state test scores, complete the online verification process and much, much more.