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Message from Principal David Ewers

Good Morning North Community,

May is here and we are rapidly approaching the end of the school year. Below you will find some important changes for the remainder of the year, as well as some pertinent information related to next school year. As always, please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions. Thank you so much for your support and Go Bison!

Schedule for 2022-2023

Based on feedback from staff, students, and parents district-wide, our schedule will remain on a 4X1 schedule for the 2022-2023 school year. Monday will remain our "T" Day.

Staff Appreciation Week:

The week of 5/2-5/6 is Staff appreciation week! Here is a schedule of the festivities for the week:

Mon- Treats from PTSA

Tue- Admin delivered treats to your classroom

Wed- More treats from PTSA

Thur- Culver's ice cream from STUCO

Fri- Even more treats from PTSA!

May Calendar

We have made adjustments to our May Schedule based on announcements from our district that came today. Please make sure you read the new schedule and adjust your plans accordingly.



Notes from Attendance

If you need to call your student in absent or call to have your student released early, Please call the hotline at 913-993-6945.

  • Follow the directions and leave a message for the Attendance office.
  • Please do not call numerous times as this will slow the process down for all.
  • Leaving a message on any other number in the attendance center will not guarantee a timely response.
  • We request you call a minimum of 30 minutes before your student needs to be released in order for us to have time to get your student a pass.
  • They will send an electronic pass through email to your student.

Thank you for your help with this.

SENIORS - REQUIRED Surveys for Graduation

There are (2) surveys that Seniors are REQUIRED to fill out before graduation.

  1. The first survey is in Skyward. It is called the Graduate Information Sheet. It gives us information about how to contact them after graduation, what their plans are after SMNHS, scholarship information and where they would like their final transcript sent. It is available now!
  2. The second survey can be found at: resources. Under the Student Resources heading, click on Senior Class Exit Survey. This is information the district requests. It will be available next week.

Seniors and Senior Parents/Guardians,

Seniors and Senior Parents/Guardians,

There are (2) surveys that Seniors are REQUIRED to fill out before graduation.

The first survey is in Skyward. It is called the Graduate Information Sheet. It gives us information about how to contact them after graduation, what their plans are after SMNHS, scholarship information and where they would like their final transcript sent. It is available now!

The second survey can be found at

OR Navigate to : resources. Under the Student Resources heading, click on Senior Class Exit Survey. This is information that the district requests.


Wednesday, May 11- Finals 3,5,7

Thursday, May 12- Finals 2,4,6

Friday, May 13- Final 1


**This includes In person, mid-year grads, Horizons - ALL NEED TO ATTEND. If you are not taking a final or have already turned in your Macbook (ie. Mid year Grad, Horizons) you may arrive at time TBD (exact times will be provided in later weeks).

Wednesday, May 13 - senior last day (exact times will be provided in later weeks)

  • 7:40 - 9:10 - 1st hour final
  • Time Frame TBD - Macbook roll in (Learning
  • Commons)
  • Time Frame TBD - Graduation Practice
  • (Auditorium/Stadium)
    • Announcements and walk through
    • Final checkout with counselors
    • TICKETS, Caps, gowns (Current year fees must be paid to receive)
    • Gifts
    • Lunch

Merriam Park Senior Celebration

Merriam Park seniors join us for a celebration at Merriam Park on May 10th right after school. We want to get together one more time as a class and celebrate.

Rushton Senior Reception

1st Annual Senior Reception for students who graduated 6th grade from Rushton Elementary

Tuesday, May 3, 2022

3:45-5:45 in the gym and parking lot by the playground

Rushton Elementary

6001 W 52nd Street

Mission KS. 66202

We will also celebrate Mrs. Brensing’s retirement! In 2011-12 she came to Rushton Elementary to teach 2nd grade with 18 students who are now part of the Senior Class of 2021-22.

Please, come back to see your former teachers and enjoy a light snack

Blue Jacket Flint Senior Reception

Hey seniors! Let's get together one more time to visit, share memories and see former teachers before graduation. There will be a light snack and maybe one last kickball game. Spread the word!!

When: Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Time: 4:00-6:00pm in the library

Location: Blue Jacket Flint Elementary

Honor your SMN Senior with a Legacy Brick!

Celebrate the tradition of Shawnee Mission North! Legacy Bricks are a great way to honor students, alumni, and staff!

For a tax deductible donation of $45, an engraved brick will be added to the Legacy Brick Courtyard, located just outside the SMN stadium/pool entrance.

Please complete a separate form for each brick ordered. If you have questions, or need additional information, please email or

4th Quarter After School Tutoring

Students are invited to stay after school on Mondays and Wednesdays in the Learning Commons for after school tutoring. Five staff members are available for support, including one teacher from each of the core subjects- math, ELA, science, and social studies. Free meals are available for all students at 3:00pm in the cafeteria and free rides home within the North area boundaries at 4:30pm.Remaining dates include Monday and Wednesdays through May 11th.


SMSD COVID-19 Testing – By appointment only


6701 W 83rd St.

Drive- thru testing site is located behind the building

Monday – Thursday 8am - 6pm, Friday – 8am – 3:30pm, Sunday – 10am – 2pm

To schedule a COVID-19 test please go to:


  1. Go to Note: Do not put www in front, the site will not load.
  2. Once the appointment is made you will receive:
  • Confirmation text of your appointment date/time.
  • Email with instructions and the link to complete required pre-registration paperwork.
  • Location of the site and a reminder 1 hour before the appointment.

Arrive at drive-thru testing location at SMECEC/Broadmoor 6701 W 83rd St. on your designated appointment date/time. Testing site is located behind the building. Remain in your car for testing personnel to assist you.
Parents and Students,

Food Deliveries from Door Dash, Uber Eats, etc. are not allowed at SM North. Please encourage your student to refrain from ordering food for delivery. The delivery drivers will be turned away due to not having proper approved identification and this becoming a logistical issue. We appreciate your help in this matter.

Weekly Schedule Reminders....

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


STUCO/Pep Club Update

Prom Court:

This past weekend our 2021-2022 Prom Court was crowned during the dance.

Second Attendee - Kyle Richardson and Ore Oni

First Attendee - Jerome Speed and Adele Dummermuth

King and Queen - Connor Bell and Xen Hesse

Rep Meeting:

For any students interested in being class representatives for next year there will be a meeting in room 205 after school on Monday 5/2.

Have a great week North! Don’t forget, it’s best to be a bison!!



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Students must pass their classes with a D (60%) or better in order to receive credit for the class. Students not attaining credits are in danger of not graduating with their classmates. Effective the 21-22 school year, the district will no longer reclassify students. We wanted you to be aware that even though students’ grade levels will progress from 9 to 12, this will not necessarily mean your student has enough credits to meet the graduation requirements. Per the SMSD Program Planning Guide, below is the chart of the minimum number of credits students must earn in order to remain on track to graduate with their classmates.

  • Students will advance forward in grade level based on the number of years they have been in high school. Beginning with the 2021-2022 school year, students will no longer be required to meet a minimum credit threshold to advance to the next grade level. However, students must meet all graduation requirements in order to graduate. The following chart should be used as a guide to evaluate whether a student is on track for graduation.


End of Grade 9 - 5.5 credits

End of Grade 10 - 11.5 credits

End of Grade 11 - 16.5 credits

End of Grade 12 - 23.5 credits

You can find your student’s progress with their Graduation Requirements on your Skyward home page under “Graduation Requirements”.

Summer Programs are posted on the SMSD website:

Summer Academy


If you have questions or your student is behind on credits, please reach out to your student’s Academic Counselor by email or phone.

Jeinny Morris - A-D&ELL, 913-993-6932

Leah Murray - E - K, 913-993-6935

Jenny Fontaine - L - Q, 913-993-6934

Deanna Griffey - R - Z, 913-993-6933

College Scholarship Information

Click on the link for more information about Scholarships.

Scholarship Database

Student Scholarships

Student JOB Postings


3&2 Baseball - Concession Crew - email

Amazon - Apply by click this link

The Carriage Club - Lifeguards Needed - email - Michael Wolowicz or call 913-363-1124

Colony Woods HOA - Lifeguard needed -

Dairy Queen - visit our website - CLICK HERE

Family Tree Nursury - visit their website, click on Careers

Glenn Marsee Foundation Repair - Full time or Part time contact Vickie at 913-236-4197

Homewood Suites by KS Speedway - email katie.comer@baywoodhotels.comHome Depot - Garden Associates - text Jobs to 52270 or visit this link

JCPRD - looking for summer lifeguards, marina workers, swim lesson instructor click here

Kansas City YMCA - click here Lifeguards needed

Kansas City YMCA - Summer Camp Counselors - Click here

Lawrence Pest Control - $15 per hour, email

Milburn Country club - Golf shop - email Zack Proffitt or call at 913-432-1224

City of Mission - Lifeguards Needed - email to apply. $250 bonus

City of Mission - Camp Counselors - email to apply

Panera in Mission - 913-722-0900 or apply at

NL Wilson Moving & Storage - Contact them at 913-236-7052

Stanley Steemers - Looking for Seniors that want full & Part time jobs. 913-538-8579

Top Golf - Apply online at

Go to student services for more information.


SMN Athletics & Activities

Athletic Update

Spring Sports Update


Football: Danny Long, defensive coordinator, has been selected to coach in the Greater Kansas City Coaches Association Football Game and Angelo Batrez has been selected to play. Congratulations!

SMN was selected by the National Athletic Trainers Association to receive their Safe Sports School 1st Team Award. Congrats to our Athletic trainer, Jon Vincent.

Important: Sports Physical WHEN? TODAY Monday, May 2nd 2022 from 6:00-8 p.m.

WHERE? Shawnee Mission North High School (Field House Lobby)

A Doctor will be on hand to perform Sports Physicals

Cost: $20.

Copies of the physical form are available in the office and on the SMN Website. Physical forms will also be available to fill out at Physical


Varsity watched the game slip away early and couldn't recover in a 14-2 loss to Mill Valley on Thursday. Varsity struggled to put runs on the board and had a tough time defensively containing Mill Valley, giving up 14 runs. Jett Messenger was on the pitcher's mound. The pitcher surrendered seven runs on six hits over one inning, striking out two. Jordan Black and Seldon Deemer entered the game from the bullpen, throwing two and a third innings and two-thirds of an inning respectively. Emitt Gates led with two hits in two at bats. .

Boys Golf

North Varsity Golf competed Ryder Cup tournament for the first time in 5 years. SMN pairings of Cole Hageman, Jason Culp, Jake Schneider, Logan Oberle, Ben Cloud and Aiden Wiegers competed against the Gardner Edgerton golf team. SMN took 2 of the 3 points possible as they won the first two of three rounds played. Unfortunately the Blue Valley,Lawrence, GE team edged us out to 1 point 10 - 11. Great tournament which went to the last pairing on the course to determine the winner! All of the golfers love this format because they get to compete with one of their teammates as a team and not just as an individual golfer. North continues to put up another strong tournament showing as we approach the 2nd Sunflower League Tournament on Monday at Lawrence Country Club.


Varsity fell behind early and couldn't come back in a 4-0 loss to Olathe West on Thursday. Olathe West took the lead on a home run in the first inning. In the first inning, Olathe West got their offense started when M. Walker, #25, homered on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring two runs. Kelsey Hoekstra was in the circle and lasted seven innings, allowing five hits and four runs while striking out ten. The Bison had 3 errors. Tyra Wright, Aly Worthy, and Faith Woodruff each collected one hit to lead Shawnee Mission North Varsity.

Varsity defeated Olathe South 6-2 on Tuesday. North got things started in the first inning. Rilee Bell singled on a 3-2 count, scoring two runs. SMN Varsity put up three runs in the seventh inning. The offensive onslaught came from singles by Kaylee Limback and Kelsey Hoekstra. Hoekstra was in the pitcher's circle for Shawnee Mission North Varsity. Hoekstra allowed three hits and two runs over seven innings, striking out 13. Hoekstra went 2-for-4 at the plate to lead Shawnee Mission North Varsity in hits.

Softball program is promoting the following events in conjunction with their games:

Thursday, May 5, 2022 (Family Night Day – Bison mascot will attend with a photo opp with K-12

Thursday, May 12, 2022 - Senior night

For additional updates please check the following social media accounts:

Spring sports are often played at the mercy of the weather. Please check the following for updates on any schedule changes:

Spring sports schedules

North Twitter handle

Spring Coaching Staff

Varsity Baseball Coach

Rusty Jones -

Varsity Girls Softball Coach

Julie True

Twitter: @SMNorthSoftball

Varsity Tennis Coach

Eric Sparks

Varsity Golf Coach

Walter Mansfield -

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


All Spectators:

  • NO passes are allowed (SFL, KSHSAA, etc.)

  • Seating will be in the West Bleachers

  • Spectators - it is recommended to bring a lawn chair and sit on the upper field and by the jump pits.

  • Spectators - will sit in the west stadium bleachers. No one will be allowed on the oval track

Event Schedule:

  • 12:30 Gates open for team arrival and warm-up

    • Teams can set up tents in the east bleachers across from the press box

  • 2:00 Field Event Competition begins

    • As with previous years, an event will begin with either the boys or girls event with the other to immediately follow.

    • The details of this will be included in the final meet letter that will follow at a later date.

  • 3:00 Prelims begin

  • 5:15 Any recognition events / Meal break

  • 5:05 Check-in begins for finals

  • 5:30 Finals

  • 5:35 Spectrum Sports Production Finals

Spectator Entry Tickets:

Admission is $10.00; $5.00 for K-12; West and East entry; Facility will be secured.


Summer Camps - we hope your family will participate in our summer camp programs. To register please click on the links below:

Boys Camps

Girls Camps

National Letter of Intent - April 27th, 3:00pm

National letter of Intent celebration is scheduled for Wednesday, April 27 at 3:00pm in the FH. For many student-athletes signing their national letter of intent (NLI) is an accomplished milestone and should be celebrated as such.

Adam Ducey - XC/Track - Missouri Western

Angelo Batrez - Football - William Jewell

Brittan Lee - Volleyball - Ottawa University

Caden Brintle - Baseball - Fort Scott CC

Emily Hansen - Cheer - Avila University

Faith Woodruff - Softball - Ottawa University

Jacob Hines - Boys Basketball - Coffeyville CC

Jordan Black - Baseball - Johnson County CC

Josie Tyrrell - XC/ Track - University of Saint Mary

Kate Mook - Cheer - Mid-America Nazarene

Kaylee Limback - Softball - Culver Stockton College

Lyllian McKay - Softball - Ottawa University

Rilee Bell - Softball - Benedictine College

Sam Cloud - Baseball - HIghland CC

Siera Hoekstra - Softball - Wichita State University

Summer Weineke - Girls Basketball - Johnson County CC

COVID 19 Automatic Waiver 2023-23 Enrollment - NCAA

Given the continuing impact of COVID-19 on the educational environment, the NCAA Eligibility Center has partnered with the NCAA membership to identify adjustments to the initial-eligibility certification process for students who initially enroll full time in an NCAA Division I or II school during the 2023-24 academic year. Click here to learn more about these important adjustments. This directly impacts rising seniors. Please share this information with your athletes!


Student Recognitions

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B - ROC Bison Reaching Out to the Community

Shawnee Mission North High School and Shawnee Mission North PTSA recognize and encourage student and community volunteer efforts in conjunction with the Presidential Volunteer Service Awards. Find more information and a service log sheet below

BROC Opportunities

If you are looking for volunteer hours and like to work outdoors, one of our North Alums is looking for some help on Saturday, April 23rd, anytime between 8 am and 4 pm. They will be removing a deck and doing various yard work activities. If you are interested, please contact Lori Bueller at 913-449-2918.

For SMN PTSA/Booster Club news and updates like us on Facebook and follow on Twitter....


It's time for The North Relays and it's an ALL HANDS ON DECK event! The SMN All-Activities Booster Club will be hosting the concessions on Friday, May 6, 2022 from Noon-9pm and we need your help!!

Volunteer opportunities are available for set-up, grilling, serving food, and clean-up. Click on the link below for more info...

For SMN PTSA/Booster Club news and updates like us on Facebook and follow on Twitter....


News from SMSD



Canvas Parent App Directions

  • 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.