SM South News

The ‘Raptor’ is Loose

Photo by Lydia Thorn of SRO Richard Spandle

Lydia Thorn, 21st Century Journalism Reporter

October 4, 2015

The new school security system is installed, but it hasn’t been put to use yet. Student Resource Office Richard Spandle says that the cameras have been upgraded to an HD camera system and will also allow them to detect when doors have been propped open while school is in session. The goal of this...

A walk out of Darkness

A walk out of Darkness

Jacob Cox, Web Editor

October 1, 2015

Have you ever thought about making a difference in your community? Suicide awareness is something that everyone can do to make a difference, you do not need a Degree, or a large amount of money to solve this real world problem. All you need is an open heart and an open mind. The Out of Darkness walk...

Safety in the Stadium: Is Security Seeing New Standards?

Safety in the Stadium: Is Security Seeing New Standards?

Avery Woods, 21st Century Journalism Reporter

October 1, 2015

Freshmen who were almost arrested, seniors who streaked across the field, a student’s car egged -- all rumors regarding the security of the football stadium. The safety of the stadium is definitely in question when it comes to events like these. According to the police officers residing in the building, ther...

National Merit Semifinalists Announced

Isabel Holcomb, Remy Gordan, and Ryan Conley are the National Merit Semi-Finalists.

Joe Stoermann, Writer

September 30, 2015

To be a National Merit Semifinalist seniors Isabel Holcomb, Remy Gordon and Ryan Conley had to take the PSAT and score in the top 1 percent. Next, to qualify as a finalist  they have to fill out a form by Oct. 7.  “I felt excited about it,” Holcomb said.“It will help me choose where to attend ...

National PTA Reflections Program

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Mark Holland, Patriot Reporter

September 26, 2015

The National PTA Reflections 2015-2016 Program is now open for submissions. This year's theme is "Let your imagination fly...". Any artist can enter and they can choose from any of the six categories, which are visual arts, photography, musical composition, literature, dance choreography, and film production....

See You at the Pole

Making a circle, students of FCA and Club 121 performed an annual event, praying for their school, friends, and family

Trevor Tolar, Heritage Reporter

September 25, 2015

On the morning of Wednesday Sept. 23, students celebrate the yearly  ‘See You at the Pole’ event by circling around South’s flagpole in prayer, alongside them was junior Caleb Hasenleder. “I am apart of FCA. That is  where I learned about it. We and Club 121 were primarily around the...

New Aquatic Center (maybe)

SMS pool size inadequate for larger meets. District looking for larger pool area in Lenexa aquatic center.

Max Holmes, Writer

September 19, 2015

  With the passage of a multimillion dollar bond issue, a new aquatic center is planned to be built in Lenexa. The construction of the new center will be near where the new Lenexa Recreation Center will be built, as part of the new Civic Center at 87th Street Parkway and Penrose Lane, west of Renne...

Storm Multiplies

On Thursday, Sept. 10  storms have passed through pelting streets and homes. At the front of the school, puddles were on the sidewalks showing how much it rained at 8 a.m. that morning. photo by Trevor Tolar

Trevor Tolar, Heritage Reporter

September 18, 2015

  A storm blew in the morning of Sept. 10 causing a ruckus while everyone was trying to sleep. A similar event happened on Thursday, Aug. 27. Students coming to school found something odd the morning. “I couldn’t see anything outside it was so dark and foggy” senior Maddie Rooney ...

Raiders flip-flops for sale

The JV Pacesetters are selling flip-flops.

Aubrianna Sammis, Heritage reporter

September 17, 2015

       Flop, flop, flop the flip-flops are being sold by the JV Pacesetters during lunch on Fridays, or from any JV Pacesetter. The sizes range from  Small-XL, and they cost $20.     They will be sold until they run out. Coach Sue Williams is the one who came up with the flip-flop id...

Donation Drive Sends Aid Overseas

Donation Drive Sends Aid Overseas

Emily Wilkinson, Editor-in-Chief, Opinion Editor

September 16, 2015

Starting Monday, Arabic Club has been collecting donations for refugees affected by the war in Syria. Most of these refugees are families who are seeking asylum in Europe, having walked through the Middle East toward Hungary. “Disasters like this can happen to anywhere to anyone,” Arabic teacher Annie Ha...

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