SMN News for April 8, 2019

Where tradition began, excellence continues.

New Vaccination Requirement 2019-2020

Dear SMSD Parents, The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has issued new vaccination requirements for the 2019-2020 school year. The new requirements affect Kindergarten, 1 st grade, 7 th grade, and 11th grade students. Hepatitis A: Kindergarten and first grade students must have one dose to attend school. Second dose must be given 6 months after initial dose. Meningococcal (Serogroup A,C,W,Y): 7 th and 11th grade students must have one dose to attend school. 7 th grade students will receive a second dose in 11th grade. For 11th grade students, only one dose is required. A full listing of immunization requirements can be found here: ent_K-12.pdf Please contact your school nurse if you have questions.

Estimados padres del Distrito Escolar Shawnee Mission, El Departamento de Salud y Medioambiente de Kansas ha metido nuevos requisitos de vacunación para el año escolar 2019-2020. El nuevo requisito afecta a los estudiantes de los siguientes grados, Kínder, 1,7, y 11. Hepatitis A: los estudiantes de Kínder y primer grado deben tener una dosis para asistir a la escuela. La segunda dosis debe administrarse 6 meses después de la dosis inicial. Meningococo (Serogrupo A,C,W,Y): los estudiantes de los grados 7 y 11 deben de tener una dosis para asistir a la escuela. Los estudiantes del grado 7 recibirán una segunda dosis al entrar al grado 11. Para los estudiantes del grado 11, solo se requiere una dosis. Una lista completa de los requisitos de inmunización se puede encontrar en el siguiente enlace: K-12.pdf Por favor, contacte la enfermera de la escuela si usted tiene preguntas.

Attention Seniors- Important Upcoming Dates

April 18th, 2019 (6:45AM-8:45AM) Senior Breakfast and Awards

*May 8th-10th, 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.

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Graduation Class of 2019

Wednesday, May 15th, 7pm

7401 Johnson Drive

Overland Park, KS

IB Admissions Process

Currently there is no admissions process to become an IB Diploma candidate. It is an opt-in program. However, there are a few academic requirements that students must meet due to the IB courses that must be taken:

· Students need to have completed their PE, health, fine arts, and computer competency requirements during their 9th and 10th grade years.

· Students must have completed (at a minimum) Spanish 3, French 3 by the end of their 10th grade year.

· Students must have completed (at a minimum) Algebra 2 by the end of their 10th grade year.

For further information on the IB program, please contact

Jon Durham, IB Coordinator

(913) 993-7138

Leah Murray, IB Counselor

(913) 993-6935

Job Olympics 2019

Career Explorations students competed at Job Olympics held at Johnson County Community College on Thursday, March 28th. Medalists were Junior Seth Dujakovich who placed 3rd in Coin Recognition while Senior Marco Diaz placed 2nd in Basic Job Application.

Most students from North that competed received a ribbon for being in the Top 10. Sophomore Logan Cardona received two ribbons for 6th place in Bag Stuffing and Table Setting. Junior Rhiannon Laham received a ribbon for 4th place in Basic Job Application and 6th place for Change Amounts. Junior Ricky Guzman received a ribbon for 4th place for Stuffing and Labeling Envelopes and a 10th place ribbon for Coin Recognition. While Junior Seth Dujakovich medaled, he also received two 5th place ribbons for Folding Napkins and Basic Job Application. Senior Grace LaGarde took home a 5th place ribbon for Making Change and a 7th place ribbon for Basic Job Application. Senior Jordan Martinez brought home 3 ribbons. A 5th place ribbon in Bagging Groceries, a 7th place ribbon for Advanced Job Interview and a 9th place ribbon for Stocking Groceries.

If you see these students, please congratulate them on a job well done. There were about 40 schools competing in all! This is a great accomplishment!!


Stuco Voting

Class Officer forms are due April 5th. Campaigning will be April 8th-12th, and voting will be April 17th and 18th.

Movie Night

Movie Night will be April 26th at 6pm in the stadium. Movie night is for SMN Students and students from area middle and elementary schools, so invite all your family and friends! We will be showing Madagascar! Concessions will be available and will benefit the Sophomore class to raise money for the next Prom.

Congratulations to our Spring Court 2019

King: Johnny Dinh Phan

1st attendant to the king: Kaleb Young

2nd attendant to the king: Sebastian Garcia

Queen: Merissa Caravello

1st attendant to the queen: Jada Johnson

2nd attendant to the queen: Katie Kreutzjans

Congratulations Evey

Congratulations to sophomore Evey Goering for receiving honorable mention for her self portrait at the Lenexa High School Student Art Show. The show was on display through the month of March.

Purchase a Yearbook!

Only a limited numbers of yearbooks are still available for purchase. If you haven’t purchased a 2019 Yearbook, they can still be purchased through the bookkeeper in the main office or at Cost is $65 if purchased at school.

The money ($65) or a check made out to SM North, can be taken to the bookkeeper. If you would like to pay with a credit card, payment can be made at Choose Shawnee Mission North. There is a $2 service fee if you choose to pay online.

Booster News

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.

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Dr Sullivant presents Prepped and Ready: Parenting Into the Teen Years

Wednesday, May 8th, 7-9pm

Children's Mercy Hospital Auditorium (2401 Gillham Road Kansas City, MO 64108

Food Service...Did you know...

Did you know some ways you can help encourage healthy meals for your student?

  • Explore – Encourage your child to try new foods at home and school.
  • Encourage breakfast – Breakfast fuels learning. School Breakfast is available at all schools. No advance registration necessary! All students are welcome every day!
  • Know the options – Schools offer a variety of selections at meals. Talk with your child about healthy choices.
  • Encourage good nutrition – Encourage your child to take and eat the fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, and low-fat milk offered in school meals.
  • Taste for yourself – Take time to visit your child at school and enjoy a nutritious school meal.
  • Be a healthy role model – Eat a wide variety of healthy foods with your children.

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.

Food Service Payment Options

Parents can pay:

  • 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)

Donations can be made:

  • At the food service office with check, cash or credit card (no fee)
  • At the school with check, cash or credit card (no fee)
  • Coming soon, online SMSD donation site

The school breakfast menus, lunch menus, and other nutrition information are available on the district’s website at