SMN News for March 8, 2019
Where tradition began, excellence continues.
Finishing KELPA testing week of March 18th -22nd.
Kansas Assessment- ELA Testing March 19th, 20th, and 21st. (10th Grade)
Math Testing March 26th, 27th, and 28th. (10th Grade)
Science Testing April 16th, 17th, and 18th. (11th Grade)
ACT Make-up: April 2nd
ACT Work Keys Make-up: April 3rd
Update- Transfer Policy
The district has recently updated its transfer policy and sent the information to all district patrons. One important update includes a new provision that states:
- "transfer students will not be required to apply for re-admittance annually. This includes students who are moving from sixth grade to seventh grade and students moving from eighth grade to their freshman year of high school.
In other words, if you are an approved transfer student in good standing, you will not need to fill out a transfer form this year if you plan to stay within the same feeder pattern - even if you are moving on to high school. Only new transfer students will need to apply beginning on March 1, 2019 for the 19-20 school year.
Wednesday, March 27th, 6pm
7401 Johnson Drive
Overland Park, KS
Here at SMN we have the privilege of having students from a variety of different cultural backgrounds. At International Night they are given a platform to share their home culture and food with our North community.
This night means a lot to our students who may not always have the chance to discuss and celebrate their heritage. They take great pride in who they are and where they are from, and we hope you can attend.
This year International Night will take place in the Field House on March 27th from 6:00-7:30. Please save the date.
Watch this video from last year to see what it is all about.
Some of our countries this year include:
And many, many more!
Attention Seniors- Important Upcoming Dates
April 18th, 2019 (6:45AM-8:45AM) Senior Breakfast and Awards
*May 7th-9th, 2019 SENIOR FINALS (Schedule and more info below)
*May 10th, 2019 Graduation Rehearsal, Senior Picnic, Group Photo
May 15th, 2019 (7:00PM) Graduation
*These dates could change based on inclement weather.
Graduation Class of 2019
Wednesday, May 15th, 7pm
7401 Johnson Drive
Overland Park, KS
March 18th-22nd is Student Body campaigning, voting is during social studies classes March 27th and 28th!
Prom is March 30th! Tickets will be for sale from the 21st-28th, singles will be $30 and couples $50! Prom is at the Olathe Convention Center from 8pm-11pm
April 26th will be Movie Night in the stadium! This is a community event, and area elementary schools and middle schools are encouraged to attend! Madagascar will be starting at 6pm, and concessions will be for sale, benefitting the sophomore class. No admission will be asked, but donating cans for the City of Mission is encouraged!
The following students recently had work exhibited at the Interurban Arthouse, located in downtown Overland Park.
Congratulations to these talented artists!
JCCC College Now Spring 2019 Course Schedule for SMN
SM North journalism students competed at the Kansas Scholastic Press Association Regional Competition at the University of Kansas on Feb. 25. The following students placed and will move on to State competition at KU on May 3.
Seniors and Senior Parents
The All Activities Booster Club has available for you to order Yard Signs and Banners. These are very high quality items. You can print the attachment Grad Banner & Sign Order form and order through the office or order on our website at SPIRIT WEAR STORE
Orders must be turned in no later than April 25th. They will be ready to pickup by May 7.
We also have a Legacy Brick Patio located by the Swimming pool and entrance to the Stadium. You can buy a brick that will be personalized and then placed in the ground for the years to come. We have many new bricks being placed in the next few weeks. LEGACY BRICK ORDER FORM
We have attached order forms for you here and they can also be downloaded on the school website as well.
Food Service...Did you know...
Did you know that March 4-8, 2019 is National School Breakfast Week?
A great breakfast program is available in the cafeteria every day. This is a great time to try School Breakfast. Let’s help students to perform better every day by making sure they eat a healthy breakfast at home or at school.
Students who eat school breakfast are more likely to:
· Maintain a healthy weight
· Have better concentration and memory
· Be more alert
· Reach higher levels of achievement in reading and math, and score higher on standardized tests
· Drink more milk and eat more fruit daily
Eating school breakfast is associated with:
· Lower rates of absenteeism and tardiness
· Fewer behavioral problems
· Reduced number of nurse’s office visits
· Higher grades and increased standardized tests scores
· Positive learning environments
School breakfast can also:
· Decrease the risk of food insecurity
· Improve children’s overall dietary intake
· Help protect against childhood obesity
· Protect against other negative health outcomes
· Reduce students’ stress and anxiety
Don’t forget – if your child receives free or reduced meals, they are eligible for one breakfast and one lunch per day as part of this benefit. All breakfast and lunch meal choices are available for all students regardless of eligibility status.
The school breakfast menus, lunch menus, and other nutrition information are available on the district’s website at https://www.smsd.org/about/departments/food-service.