SMN News for May 20, 2019

Where tradition began, excellence continues.

Congratulations Class of 2019!

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SM North Summer Office Hours

Our offices will be open:

Mon – Fri – 7:00-3:30

SMN Offices will be closed from June 20, 2019-July 23, 2019

SMN Offices will reopen on July 24, 2019

Any information regarding the 2019-2020 school year will be posted on our website over the summer.

Summer Academy

Below are documents that have the needed information for students to enroll in the two options for summer school.

  1. Summer Academy at SMNW
  2. eSchool Summer Classes through Edgenuity

Students and parents will sign up here at North via Jan Loser 913-993-6909. They must pay within 24 hours of signing up or they will be dropped.

International Baccalaureate

The International Baccalaureate Program (IB) at Shawnee Mission North is a two-year college preparatory program with a comprehensive academic program designed to address the needs of challenge seeking junior and senior students.

Students who are diploma-seeking will participate in fifty hours in each of the three areas of CAS. The service portion is community-oriented service hours that are monitored by, and must be approved by, CAS Coordinator, Stephanie Gagnebin. Stephanie is always interested in opportunities for our students to serve in the community. If you have suggestions for community projects or service opportunities for our diploma students, please contact Stephanie at

For further information on the IB program, please contact

Jon Durham, IB Coordinator

(913) 993-7138

Leah Murray, IB Counselor

(913) 993-6935

R & D Forum Awards from May 4, 2019

This year’s R&D North was represented well with six above and beyond awards Sean Parnell and Shelton Hoefler were contention for the Regnier Award, but were beat out by a South student for the $1500.00 Award. Ian Foster added entertainment on his CNC Electric Guitar during project viewing by students and parents.

Category Project Award

Sean Parnell Wood and Fabrication Country Buffet Award of distinction Regnier Award consideration

Shelton Hoefler Wood Design 2 Six drawer dresser Award of distinction Regnier Award consideration

  • Viry Flores Wood Design 1 Oak Bookcase Grand Award
  • David Sisk Wood Design 1 Bench Grand Award
  • Zack Jordan Wood Design 2 Tailgate Bench Grand Award
  • Preston McIntyre Wood Design 2 French Provincial Table Grand Award
  • Brett Buckbee Wood Design 1 Bench and Storage Blue
  • Trey Laplant Wood Design 1 Night Stand Blue
  • Vincenzo Noravong Wood Design 2 Night Stand Blue
  • Shelton Hoefler Wood Design 2 CNC Sign Blue
  • Ian Foster Wood and Fabrication CNC electric guitar Blue

Ms. Sullivan shares PRIDE in personal project

When my grandmother died several years ago, I was given the flower quilt blocks from the 1930’s. I didn’t know what to do with them. My former student Quinn Underwood took them for me and we designed the quilt. She put it together in her advanced sewing class. Quinn was in my AP English 11 course last year and she comes in to see me sometimes between classes. I knew that she could sew and I just asked her if she was interested in helping me with it. She told me what to purchase and then she used the project as a senior assignment. I am so proud of her work and overjoyed to have the memory of my grandmother to see and use every single day.
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Booster News

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12th Annual Shawnee Mission North Booster Club Golf Tournament

Tuesday, June 11th, 1pm

12601 Hollingsworth Road

Kansas City, KS

Registration is open now. Invite friends, co workers, family members to come out and enjoy the event.

We hope to see you there.

Boy's Golf

The spring sports season was in full swing and the Varsity Boy’s Golf team had numerous new faces this year. Senior’s Cole Lueker, Gunnar Ehlers and Matthew Needham paced North this year. First time North Senior Golfers Colton Bendure, William Baldwin and Nick Wickham greatly improved their games this spring. Junior Isaac Flax and Freshman Max Tegeler rounded out the Varsity Squad.

The Junior Varsity Squad was paced by Freshman Clayton Spear, Christian Ryan, Ben Merritt, Xavier Miti, Sophomore Addison Bien and Junior Anthony Harris. We were able to get all of the tournaments this spring in around the rain and the Golfers showed improvement each week. Unfortunately though we did not qualify a golfer for the state tournament in Wichita this year, the future looks bright with all of the young talent coming back next year.

North Staff is “Keepin’ It Real”……. “Fit”, that is!!

As the spring semester wins down, many of the Shawnee Mission North faculty and staff have been doing their part to keep as fit as possible, participating in a number of healthy physical activities and events.

Some staff have taken advantage of the North swimming pool to stay in shape this spring, while others have attended faculty-led yoga sessions after school to work both mind and body.

As the temperatures have finally warmed up, the bicycles and running shoes have become much more active as well. Our North staff has a number of distance runners who have recently competed in various races around the region and country. Some notables include Associate Principal David Ewers, who ran the 2018 Indianapolis Marathon and was fast enough to have a qualifying time to potentially run in the Boston Marathon next year. Britt Sherer just completed running in the Boston Marathon on April 15th, as many North classrooms tracked her race online or on various apps.

Track and Cross Country coach Aaron Davidson is routinely finishing in the Top 5 in various races, including a number of Half Marathons. Cody Fothergill and Reed Fagan have also recently completed the Kansas City Marathon and half marathons. Fothergill and Caedran Sullivan also just completed the Kansas City Triathlon, braving the 57 Degree water temperature at Longview Lake on Mother’s Day.

Countless other staff are doing their own individual activities and events to stay in shape, understanding that age and busy schedules are no excuses for “keepin’ it real fit”!!

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