The Cougar Connection

Weekly Update for Families - April 20, 2023

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Office Hours 7 AM - 3:30 PM



Attendance Hotline 913.993.7245 (All Day)

Attendance Office 913.993.7242 (Partial Day)

***Please direct dial the attendance office and allow 30 minutes processing time from phone call to release when requesting early dismissal for your student.***

From Dr. Gruman

Dear Northwest Families,

A big thank you to our PTSA and all of our parent volunteers for hosting an amazing After Prom for our students! They had a great time! This evening was only possible because of the hard work of our PTSA After Prom committee and our community support. What a wonderful Northwest tradition!

Have a wonderful week!

All the best,

Dr. Lisa Gruman

This Weekend

Two of our favorite annual events:

  • April 22 - Garage Sale 7am - 2pm
  • April 22 - Plant Sale begins! 9am - 6pm

Reminder - Next Thursday the 27th is the last "Late Start Thursday" for the year!

STUCO Garage Sale Saturday - April 22

You still have time to drop off donations in the main office at SMNW from 7 - 3:30 pm through Friday Contact Mrs. Dent to arrange for students to pickup / unload large donations after school!

Shop the sale on Saturday, April 22, from 7:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Help us spread the word to your family and friends!

SMNW Cafeteria on Saturday, April 22, from 7:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

SMNW Student Council is trying to fundraise $8,000 to send approximately 20 students to leadership camps across the state and country this summer. Thanks for all of your help!

Student Services Dept.

Lisa Jones 913.993.7230

AP Testing

Advanced Placement (AP) testing is from May 1 to May 12. If you have a student that is taking an AP test, they will receive an email with this letter. Please instruct them to read it carefully!

AP Reminder Letter Linked Here

The Rehearsal

Our final theatrical production of the school year will open next week! The Rehearsal- by Don Zolidis is a short comedic play about a high school trying to rehearse Guys and Dolls without enough guys to fill all the roles. Show dates are Thursday April 27th, Friday, April 28th and Saturday, April 29th @7pm. Tickets are $10 or free with a SMNW ID. Friday is also “Incoming Freshmen Night” current 8th graders may get in for free with an ID.

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Follow this link to purchase items, support fundraisers, volunteer or become a PTSA Member! Please see the link below for JUNIOR families:

Senior Breakfast

PTSA will be hosting the Senior Breakfast on the morning of May 12th. Please visit the sign up for additional details, we need several volunteers and lots of donations to make this event successful. Thank you in advance.

Class of 2023 Senior Breakfast


Victoria Alvey - 913.993.7400

NW Athletic Links

DS Bus Lines

TRANSPORTATION : Visit DS Bus Lines website.

Sign up for Textcaster Alerts here to receive text messages.

Contact DS Bus Lines at 913-384-1190 with any questions.

CAA/CTC bus schedule

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