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A Busy Day In The Office

A rare moment of silence in the Shawnee Mission South office on Wednesday, March 8.
April 5, 2017

The Shawnee Mission South office is quite a busy place. Diane Johnson, the perky, smiley receptionist, is always greeting someone new to the office. “So it’s 1:30 and I still don’t have my lunch...

Spring Cleaning

A student helps a teacher clean the tables after lunch.
April 4, 2017

Clangs and scrapes can be heard from the cafeteria during seventh hour. The custodians, and some students, are hard at work cleaning the mess left from the three lunches. The occasional scrape of a...

The Halls of South

The upper floor halls seem quiet.
April 3, 2017

One might think that the hallways are only loud and busy during passing period. That is true, but apparently, it’s always passing period in the green and gold decked halls that are home to the Raiders. The...

Cherubic Arabic

Cherubic Arabic
December 7, 2016

Mashes of Arabic, English and other various sounds zing across room 366 as students attempt to wrangle and subdue the lyrical Arabian speech. They sit at dark groupings of tables near the front of the...

NAHS Kicks Off The Year With Some Fun And Games

Corinth Elementary held a fall festival Friday, Sept. 23.
September 24, 2016

There is a strong smell of cotton candy and popcorn in the air. Kid’s Bop is coming through the speakers. Kids are walking around and around in a circle, screaming, giggling and doing the most unique...

The Lunchroom ‘Off-Duty’

Janitor Jackie Casteel sweeps the cafeteria after lunch.
April 27, 2016

A boy walks down the hall, whistling loudly over the whine of a saw in the woods room. There is a crinkle and snap of a trashbag being opened. Many interesting sounds fill these halls but, overall there...

Sweat, Rubber, and Crashing Weights

During the 7th hour  weights class, students break a sweat
April 26, 2016

Music blares, boys grunt, weights crash. All sounds common in a weightroom. A breeze blows in the doorway. four boys are sitting outside the weight room, probably because they did not have clothes to change...

Typical Day in the Office

Towards the end of the school day the office winds down.
April 26, 2016

In the calm room with sounds of fax machines and printers going off the phone rings, “Shawnee Mission South, how can I direct your call?” “Ok hold on” as Receptionist Diane Johnson says as she...

Counseling Center – more than a boring room

The Counseling Center is a place where students get advice about their classes, colleges or personal issues.
April 25, 2016

It feels comfortable and warm. Flowers on the front desk help create a familiar atmosphere.  “Last day for Seniors is May 13th” is popping up in red over and over again on the display over the main...

Life outside the classroom

South's front hall has a new security system.
April 24, 2016

“I’m at all the schools but I’m just a floater, wherever they need me is where I go,” Officer Jordan says. What’s it like being a front door officer at Shawnee Mission South? Hours spent...

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