SMN News for August 26, 2019

Where tradition began, excellence continues.

Class Meetings

During seminar on August 22, 2019, the administrative team met with each graduating class. The team reviewed important expectations for the upcoming school year. Below you can find information shared with the students.

New 'No Left Turn' sign from West Parking Lot

Please be cognizant of the new 'No left turn' sign that has been posted in the west parking lot. The sign is a City of Overland Park enforceable violation.

Attendance- Attendance- Attendance

Welcome to the 2019-20 school year! Here are a few reminders for new and returning students/parents.

· Parents if your student is ill, needs to leave early for an appointment, etc., you may leave a message on our hotline 24/7 at 913-993-6945. Please leave the students name, grade, reason, your name, your phone number and time to be released if applicable. We pick up calls frequently and ask you call at least 30 minutes prior to you picking up your student.

· Parents are not required to sign their students out in the Attendance Office. The student will sign themselves out and exit the front doors.

· If a student will be gone 3 or more days- they will need obtain “Parents Formal Written Request for Extended Absence for More than Two Days.” This form will need to completed/signed and returned to your students Associate Principal for approval.

· Shawnee Mission North follows the district attendance policy. We will mail to your home a letter making you aware that your student has missed 7 times in one or more class periods. Once your student has obtained 10 absences in one or more classes- documentation will be required to excuse the absence.

Should you have any question you may call our office.

Mindy O’Connell

Attendance Clerk


New Vaccine Requirement

All 11th graders are required to have at least one meningococcal vaccine this school year.

The JCHD nurses will be here on Sept 9th to have an immunization clinic at 0830am in the nurse’s office.

Permits will be available in the nurse’s office soon!

For those interested please email, or come by the nurse’s office.

Immunization Clinic

Monday, Sep. 9th, 8:30am

7401 Johnson Drive

Overland Park, KS

Location: Nurse's Office

PTA Reflections Art Program 2019 contest

PTA Reflections Art Program is holding its 2019 Reflections contest in the following six categories: Dance, Film/Video, Writing, Music, Photography, and Fine Arts. Students in grades K-12 are asked to submit a piece with an artist’s statement by October 1. Any interested students may attend an informational meeting Wednesday, August 28 after school in the Learning Commons. For more information, please contact Becky Tate or Kate Miner.
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Rock the Street, Wall Street

Rock the Street, Wall Street is a financial literacy program designed to spark interest in high school girls into careers in finance and economics. We are currently seeking SMN girls to participate in 5 weekly seminars and a Wall Street Experience field trip to Waddell & Reed this semester, and possible mentorship in the spring. If interested, please sign up online at and enter your information. Select “Student Information” in the “I am interested…” box and “Shawnee Mission North” for the school name.

If you have questions, please see Ms. Miner in the main office or Mrs. Batusic in room 116.

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News from STUCO

Our first back to school mixer of the 2019 school year was held Friday August 16th. Students dressed in their best 90’s outfits and danced the night away listening to throwback music. Around one hundred students were in attendance. It was a blast!

Purchase a Yearbook

2019 Yearbooks can be purchased through the bookkeeper in the main office or at through Jan. 19, 2019. Cost is $48 if purchased at school.

If you didn't purchase your book during fee payment, the money ($48) or a check made out to SM North, can be taken to the bookkeeper by January 19. If you would like to pay with a credit card, payment can be made at Choose SM North. There is a $2 service fee if you choose to pay online.

After Jan. 19, only 65 extra overstock supply of yearbooks will be available for $65. These will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Once they are gone, none will be available.

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Indian adviser, Becky Tate at 913-993-7012.

Student Picture Information

Shawnee Mission North yearbook and ID pictures were taken on Wednesday Aug. 21 and Thursday Aug. 22 during science classes.

Picture order forms are also available in the office or on the SM North homepage.

To order underclassmen photos, follow these instructions.

Underclass photos only: If you wish to purchase a picture packet, Rolland offers payment at the time of the photo or online payment.

To pre-pay underclass photos online follow these directions.

Pay online at

  1. Click on “K-11” then “Pre-Purchase Photos”. Enter the password: SMN19
  2. Follow the online instructions. Once you place your order online it will send you a receipt.

To pay with a check, cash or money order, follow the directions on the flyers that were mailed home and also sent home with your student. Send the flyer and money on your student’s picture day.

Picture prices increase after picture day for underclassmen.

Underclassmen who paid for picture packets should receive them back in about two weeks.

Seniors do not pre-pay and will receive selection and order information around Sept. 15.

If you have any questions, please contact yearbook adviser Becky Tate at or by calling 913-993-7012.

Senior and Underclass Photos

Senior and Underclass Photos will be sent home with students on Sept. 6 and 7.

Those wishing to have a retake can sign up in the office for retake day Oct. 18.

Retakes cost $3 for anyone not purchasing a photo package.

Picture Retake sign up sheets are in the front office, the sign up deadline is Oct. 12 and retakes will be on Oct. 18.

If you did not order a picture package, there is a $3 retake fee that you can pay the photographer from Rolland Studios at the time of retake.

If you have yet to take a photo and are taking a photo for the first time, there is no retake charge as this is a first-time photo. You should also sign up in the office so we can send you a pass.

Passes will be emailed out to students prior to October 18.

Proofs and pre-ordered photo packages were passed out in English classes on Sept. 6 and 7. If you wish to order photos online you can do so at using the code on the photo package.

If you did not receive your proofs or photo package, please check with your English teacher or with the office.

If you have any other questions or problems, please email or call yearbook adviser Becky Tate.


Senior Tributes

Don't miss out on celebrating your senior's graduation with an Senior Tribute in the 2019 Indian.

The first deadline is Sept. 18.

Our 1-on-1 Senior Tribute Design night will be scheduled the Tuesday prior to the first two deadlines (Sept. 18 and Oct. 16).

Seniors love to see a Senior Tribute purchased by their loved ones in the yearbook at the end of the year, don't be left behind, purchase one now!

There are three due dates for ads, with prices increasing after each deadline.

* After the first deadline on Sept. 18, the prices increase.

Senior Tribute forms can be dropped off at the SMN front office or mailed to SM North attn. Becky Tate.

If you would like to pay with a credit card and/or submit all your photos and Senior Tribute contract online, they can be uploaded and paid for at Choose SM North.

After you send your Senior Tribute in, you should see a proof by Feb. 9. Not all will be done by then, but a majority will be. If you haven't seen yours by then, please call 913-993-7012 or email and check on the ad. Photos will be returned in late April.

Thanks so much for your support of the Indian yearbook and we look forward to designing your senior’s ad.

If you have any questions, please contact yearbook advisor Becky Tate at 913-993-7012 or at .

Attention Shawnee Mission North Art Alumni:

Call for artists:

This year marks the 40th year of the Patrons gallery at North. To celebrate we are organizing a show featuring North Alumni. We would love for you to participate. Your work doesn't need to be recent, but if you'd like to be a part of this show, please contact Stephanie Dalley at

Any alumni who are interested should forward the following information to the above email by Friday September 6:

  1. Your name
  2. Size of work
  3. Medium
  4. Title
  5. A digital image of the work

All works needs to be at North on or before Monday, September 30. Email to arrange a time to drop off work. We will host an opening Monday, October 7 at 6:00.

Please make sure the work is framed (unless it is stretched canvas) and that it has sturdy fixture for hanging on the back.

From our Athletic Director

The fall sports season officially began on Monday, August 19. We wish the best to all of our coaches and student-athletes as they embark on a life-changing journey.

We hope you can join us for our Second Annual Friday Night Lights Fall Sports Night. Please join us as we kick-off the fall sports season with intra-squad scrimmages for our tennis, volleyball, and soccer teams; our football program will participate in our first Football Jamboree versus Blue Valley, Blue Valley West & Lawrence High. All of our student-athletes will be recognized prior to the start of the football scrimmages.

North Fall Sports Night

Girls Golf

The Girl’s Golf season is here. Any ladies interested in golf please contact Coach Mansfield in Room 253 or Coach Oliver in room 256.

We are just now starting to practice as we gear up for the first Sunflower League Tournament at Lake Quivera Country Club on Monday August 19. This year’s team is led by seniors Dolores Hernandez, Caitlyn Scaduto and Hailey Walker. Juniors Isabel Campsey, Rachel Robinson and Brianna Hubenett.

PTSA Information


PTSA is hosing a fall fundraiser, that will include a fashion show, art show and auto show. Please follow the link below for additional information.

FOOD SERVICE….Did you know…………

Did you know that breakfast is available each day at your student’s school? Eating a nutritious breakfast helps students achieve the classroom goals set for them. National studies consistently confirm that breakfast helps kids concentrate, think, behave and learn. Eating breakfast:

· improves children's classroom performance, including better test scores and grades

· increases children's ability to focus and concentrate on school work

· decreases behavior problems, tardiness and visits to the school nurse

· increases attendance rates

· decreases risk of food insecurity and hunger that impair development and learning

· may protect against childhood obesity

If it is difficult to fit breakfast into your morning routine, breakfast is available in all schools. A student must choose a full portion of at least three different items to receive a reimbursable school breakfast. One of the three items must be ½ cup of fruit or juice. Breakfast items include: protein, grain, fruit/juice, and milk.

Food Service Payment Options

Payments for school meals may be made:

  • Online through efunds ($3 fee per transaction)
  • At the school with check or cash
  • At most schools with a credit card (no fee)
  • Calling food service office with credit card (no fee)

Students will not be permitted to purchase ala carte items if their account is negative. More information on student account guidelines is available at

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