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Return to Hybrid

Return to Hybrid
With second semester on the horizon, the district makes a change to the learning model.
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.
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 the...

Voter Registration Step by Step

Voter Registration Step by Step
As many first time voters attempt to register, COVID-19 has only made it more hectic. Here is a step by step guide to make sure you are registered.
October 12, 2020

This year with COVID-19 you may not feel comfortable registering to vote in person. Luckily there are two other ways to register contact-free. In Kansas, you are allowed to vote in-person and by mail....

Homecoming Madness

Homecoming Madness
Amidst the global pandemic, a rescheduled football game, and thirty minutes of rapid planning, court nominees look to find the silver lining of homecoming this year.
October 9, 2020

Friday, Oct. 9 is the 2020 homecoming football game and ceremony that was originally scheduled for the coronation to begin at 6:30 and the football game against Olathe South to follow, but with the COVID-19...

The Gates Have Opened

The Gates Have Opened
Johnson Country has officially revised the gating criteria for schools surrounding COVID-19.
October 7, 2020

On October 1, the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment (JCDHE) released an update on school gating criteria regarding COVID-19. Johnson County is in the orange zone,which according to JCDHE,...

Coming To You Live From SMS

KSMS, SM South's video production program, has begun broadcasting football and soccer live.
October 2, 2020

Friday nights here at South look a bit different than they did last year and every year before. Instead of a full stadium with football players and cheerleaders, filled with the sound of the band playing,...

Netflix, But For High School Sports

Netflix, But For High School Sports
SMSD breaks ground on new streaming service for all sporting events across the district.
September 22, 2020

At 12:56 p.m. on Tuesday, September 22, John Johnson, athletic director at Shawnee Mission South, announced that all sporting events held in the main gym, auxiliary gym, or the stadium, would now be livestreamed...

SMSD Board approves return to fall sports

Varsity football players tear through the Raider Pride banner held by the cheerleading squad during the 2019 Homecoming football game. The 2020 football team and all fall sports teams had their seasons postponed due to coronavirus.
Vote allows high school sports to resume practices starting Thursday, competitions to follow
September 9, 2020

After questions concluded around 6 p.m. Wednesday, the SMSD board of education voted 5–2 in favor of resuming the fall sports seasons. Prior to the vote, SMSD was the last district in the state to still...

From South To Senate: Making Kansas Safer

Senior Emily Lang is in the process of getting a bill passed in Kansas to require sex offender registry for breach of privacy.
Senior Emily Lang works to pass a bill in the Kansas Senate after experiencing a sexually motivated breach of privacy.
April 17, 2020

The fourth and final woman to testify to the Senate Judiciary Committee Feb. 24, senior Emily Lang shared her story to the Old Supreme Court room filled with Kansas legislators. Senators stood in support...

Update on the Democratic Primaries

Update on the Democratic Primaries
March 11, 2020

The race has thinned for the 2020 democratic candidate. In our last issue, we outlined that both Pete Buttigieg and Michael Bloomberg were front-runners. However, after poor showings by both on Super Tuesday...

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