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the student news source of shawnee mission south

SM South News

the student news source of shawnee mission south

SM South News

Members of the offensive line listen on the sidelines while coach Terrale Johnson reviews footage during the varsity football game against Shawnee Mission North on September 1.

Coach Terrale Johnson dies unexpectedly at 29

Greta Waller, Co-Editor-in-Chief April 25, 2024

On Saturday, April 20, Terrale Johnson was found dead in his apartment. His cause of death is currently unknown.  Johnson, also known as “Coach T,” was a paraprofessional who worked with students...

Groundhog Day signals coming spring

Hailey Godke, Reporter February 3, 2024

Groundhog Day is today, Feb 2. This holiday surrounds Punxsutawney Phil, the official weather-telling groundhog residing in Young Township near Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania.  It is said in folklore,...

Senior Ace Cofield and junior Ava Harris lead the walkout towards the SMSD district stadium field at South.

Students organize walkout in support of black SME student

Eric Vacek and Greta Waller December 2, 2023

Students walked out of South on Thursday in response to a racist attack on a black student at Shawnee Mission East. According to The Kansas City Star and video released by various media outlets, a black...

Jessica Hembree rides with her son in the Homecoming parade on Sept. 29, 2023. Spanish teacher Patrick Grant drove Hembree in the parade.

South area elects school board members

Noa Vacek, Reporter November 10, 2023

South area voters took to the polls this Tuesday to weigh in on a handful of local elections. Among them, two races for the Shawnee Mission School District board member.  According to unofficial results...

National Testing Day

Greta Waller, Co-Editor in Chief October 10, 2023

Wednesday, October 11 is National Testing Day. Students will be assigned tests and activities that correspond with their year in school and are focused on post-graduation plans. Freshman will begin...

Under the Lights

Greta Waller and Eric Vacek September 13, 2023

This past weekend the cross country team competed in its biggest meet of the season to date: the Olathe Twilight Meet. 40 different high school teams from neighboring states traveled to the Olathe District...

Matt Shipley Resigns as Head Baseball Coach

Levi Robertson, Reporter September 8, 2023

Matthew Shipley resigned as the head baseball coach on August 24th in a press release from the athletic office. According to the press release, Shipley "resigned his position to pursue new opportunities." This...

South Resumes Outdoor Activities

Hailey Godke, Reporter September 1, 2023

Over the past week, students have experienced the effects of global warming. The heat wave, along with the decreased AC, disrupted the daily routine. According to AP news, people across the Americas have...

Get Involved at SMS

Get Involved at SMS

Greta Waller, Co-Editor in Chief August 19, 2023

As a freshman, you hear it all the time: “Get involved! Join activities! Make friends!” It may sound redundant, but being involved is the best way to find your people and your passions in high school. It...

Introducing Administrators

Ren Park, Copy Editor August 14, 2023

Principal: Todd Dain Associate Principal: Ben Richardson Associate Principal: Becky Thiessen Associate Principal: Jake Bauer   Counselors–Who you can go to with academic concerns....

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