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NHS New Members Initiation

The National Honors Society has an information board in the front hall.

Joe Stoermann, Staff Writer

October 29, 2015

 The NHS initiation will be held Monday, Nov. 2 at 7 p.m. That school day, during hours 6 and 7, the new members will come and practice. “My grade point average allowed me to join NHS and it’s a great experience,” junior Gillian Brennan said. New initiates listed below. Lauren Anderso...

Adopt a dog month

Adopt a dog month

Abrianna Sammis, Heritage Reporter

October 28, 2015

Woof, October is adopt a dog month. Freshman Emma Kemper adopted her dog Bella in October 2013 from Reno Ranch. A couple months before, Kemper's family had to put down their dog Lucy, so they went to get another dog. Bella is a American Staffordshire terrier and is currently 2 years old. Kemper r...

Canned Food Drive 2015

Canned Food Drive 2015

Keeli Ward, Writer

October 28, 2015

This years canned food drive will start Oct. 30. Last year the school exceeded StuCo's goal of collecting 10,000 cans by collecting 11,560 cans. This even beat the number of cans collected in 2013. Since students not only met the goal, but exceeded it, three students were allowed to throw food at last...

High school starts saying Pledge of Allegiance

High school starts saying Pledge of Allegiance

Lucas Evans, Heritage reporter

October 21, 2015

    Many high school students from SM South haven't said the Pledge of Allegiance since elementary school, but not anymore. Since late September, every Monday students in their third hour stand up and say the pledge.   “It’s important to me because in my opinion everyone should lo...

Mattie Rhodes Día de los Muertos Street Festival

Mattie Rhodes Día de los Muertos Street Festival

Amelia Holcomb, News Editor

October 15, 2015

The Mattie Rhodes center, located in Kansas City, MO, annually hosts a Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration. Although Day of the Dead isn't until November first, Mattie Rhodes gave the community two chances to celebrate it early, one of which I went to. Mattie Rhodes provides bilingual family serv...

PTA Citizenship Contest

PTA Citizenship Contest

Kendall Barker, Writer, Copy Editor

October 14, 2015

The month of October is bringing with it a great new opportunity for South’s freshmen this year: the PTA Citizenship Contest. “Both Citizenship & Reflections are through National PTA. There is a contest for the theme prior to each year's contest. The themes are broad and designed to encourag...

South Ups Security with New Tech

South Ups Security with New Tech

Miah Clark, 21st Century Journalism Reporter

October 10, 2015

During the upcoming few months, the South community should be expecting and preparing for large technological updates regarding the school’s security. This includes the new and already introduced Raptor system, cameras, sensors and a new District Resource Officer. Due to past and recent occurrences where sc...

New system, Old Routines?

New system, Old Routines?

Tara Phillips, 21st Century Journalism Reporter

October 7, 2015

The new security system that began getting installed last May is getting closer to being finished and changes continue to be made. The system inputs many innovations around the school which cause changes to many people’s routines, including teachers.   Teachers hope that the new security sys...

The Great Debate

The Great Debate

Sophia Belshe, Ads Editor

October 7, 2015

Last Thursday’s debate between the Young Democratic Socialists of Eastern Kansas (YDS) and the Young Republicans (YR) covered an array of topics ranging from immigration to education. Each team was allowed a five person panel, three minutes to answer each question and one minute for a rebuttal. ...

Security for Lunch?

Security for Lunch?

Mara Baine, 21st Century Journalism Reporter

October 5, 2015

New security has taken a toll on the students at Shawnee Mission South, especially during lunch. The Shawnee Mission School District has taken new security measures in order to keep elementary, middle and high school students safe. Due to recent school shootings around the country, the school district t...

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