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SMSD for Trees

SMSD for Trees

300+ students band together to plant 223 trees across 36 schools, 11 parks, and 10 cities.
Annie Caswell, Reporter April 28, 2021

Last year Chase Horner and Harley Witbrod set out on a mission to improve the environment by planting trees throughout the Johnson County area. What started as a simple task of planting 50 trees has...

Sweetheart Coronation

Sweetheart Coronation

Nineteen students and their families at the Sweetheart Coronation on February 10th, 2021.
Landrea Van Mol March 3, 2021

Homecoming Coronation

Homecoming Coronation

Twenty students and their families at the Sweetheart Coronation on September 9th, 2020.
Landrea Van Mol March 1, 2021

Graduation Date Change

Graduation Date Change

Board of Education votes to move graduation dates for seniors
Simon Cox, Reporter March 1, 2021

The SMSD board of education has voted to move the graduation of the 2021 class to May 24. Previously the graduation date was set for June 1. The last day of school was also moved from June 14 to May 27....

Run it Back

Run it Back

Jake Foil, Reporter February 5, 2021

Shawnee Mission South has been buzzing with red spirit, as we get ready to watch our Kansas City Chiefs, face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, in the Chiefs 4th Super Bowl appearance, and the second straight...

A Century of Wins

A Century of Wins

Coach Western hits career milestone with 100th win in Thursday night Lady Raiders game.
Jake Foil, Reporter January 30, 2021

Last night, in the Lady Raiders basketball game against Shawnee Mission North, our very own head coach Mark Western got his 100th win. The epitome of the Raider spirit, it was a long road to get there....

Return to Hybrid

Return to Hybrid

With second semester on the horizon, the district makes a change to the learning model.
Sarah Ohlde, Copy Editor January 13, 2021

With the beginning of second semester, middle and high school students will return to hybrid learning on Jan. 26. This means that students who have chosen the in-person learning option will be in school...

The Show Must Go On

The Show Must Go On

Despite many challenges this year, the SM South theater department prepares for their first show of the year.
Annalie Polen, News & Opinions Editor December 18, 2020

Relentlessness has been shown many times throughout this year as past South traditions find a way to continue in a covid friendly way. One holiday tradition that is having to be revised this year is...

Subpar Streaming Services

Subpar Streaming Services

New way to watch high school sports takes the SMSD in a wave of new and expensive problems.
Nathan Judd, Sports Editor November 4, 2020

This year, the Shawnee Mission School District partnered with the National Federation of High Schools (NFHS) to bring high school sports fans a reliable way to watch while following Covid-19 guidelines....

The Ups And Downs Of Hybrid

The Ups And Downs Of Hybrid

Two takes on the new integration of the new hybrid format of school during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Annalie Polen & Nathan Judd, News and Opinions Editor & Sports Editor October 26, 2020

PRO: As coronavirus has been present throughout the last few months, many controversial decisions have been made to accommodate the virus. Many logical decisions have been made such as ending the in person...

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