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Inscriptions accepting submissions

Inscriptions accepting submissions

Sydney Darnaby, Heritage writer

March 9, 2015

Shawnee Missions South’s literary magazine, Inscriptions, is accepting art, photo or writing entries from now until Wednesday, April 1. Submission forms are available in Room 195 or the library.Each year the 32-page colorful magazine displays students’ unique and individual talents when it comes...

Breaking News from the Gil House

After 17 years at South, Principal Joe Gilhaus will move to the District Office July 1.

Regina Yan, Writer

February 25, 2015

“We need to have a brief four-minute faculty meeting after school today.” Rumors and speculations spread throughout the staff concerning the mysterious “four-minute meeting” after school Feb. 23. Could it be a new district-wide curriculum? Were the plans for stadium renovations and aquatic...

A Middle East Feast

A Middle East Feast

Regina Yan, Writer

February 24, 2015

Excited chatter weaved throughout the Arabic room as club members set up for their annual potluck celebration. Some laid out mats as part of their prayer customs while others prepared the food. The scents of exotic dishes mingle in with the conversations, creating an atmosphere reminiscent of a traditional...

Teachers, Technology and Tweets

Teachers, Technology and Tweets

Regina Yan, Writer

February 18, 2015

Click. Facebook newsfeed. Scroll, click. Twitter feed. Flash, tap, send. Snapchat story. Social media has a ubiquitous presence in everyday student life, with the average teenager spending nearly six hours per day perusing their friends’ pages or their peers’ stories. However, students aren’t the...

Mail In Bond Issue Passes

Mail In Bond Issue Passes

Sophia Belshe, Writer

February 18, 2015

In the district’s first mail in election, the $223 million bond issue passed by a landslide vote. This bond will help provide improvements in many areas of the district such as security upgrades, school remodels, a new aquatic and wellness center, and many general renovations. The bond passed by...

Sweetheart Crowns for Sweethearts

The nominated seniors were crowed at the Sweetheart basketball game ceremony.

Rachel Larberg

February 17, 2015

The heart pounding feeling of walking across the gym packed full of students was felt by seniors Carlie Johnson and Ethan Stone who were crowned the 2015 Sweetheart king and queen. Johnson is a member of Heritage Choir, Symphonic Orchestra, and Cross Country. Johnson was truly stunned when her name...

Suckers on Sale for BPA Going to State

Suckers on Sale for BPA Going to State

Avery Dorsey, Staff Writer

February 11, 2015

BPA (Business Professional Association) is an organization supporting students interested in a career in business management, office administration, information technology and other related career fields. Contributing $12 each at the beginning of the year, 30 students interested in a future in business...

Academic Decathlon Headed to Nationals

Kicking off the meeting, ACADEC superviser Stanley Stern tells the team the plan for the day. Throughout the meeting Stern would interject helpful information to help prepare the team for competition.

Avery Dorsey, writer

February 4, 2015

For the fifteenth year in a row (10 with current coach Stan Stern) Shawnee Mission South’s Academic Decathlon team has won state. Preparations for Nationals April 16-18 in Garden Grove, Cal. are underway and the overall tenacity of the team is heightening as the date creeps closer.  In the Academic Decathlon nine membe...

Students March in Overland Park Parade

Students March in Overland Park Parade

Andrea Smith, Staff Writer

October 10, 2014

SM South Rompin' Stompin' Raider Band, orchestra, Pacesetter drill team. along with other school and community groups participated in the 54th annual Overland Park Parade. Due to freshmen only marching in pregame in the football games, they get to march in the parade and show their marching skills. “It...

StuCo Kicks Off a Big Year

Members of STUCO collaborate during a meeting in the little theater.

Rachel Larberg, Staff Writer

October 4, 2014

With the school year in full swing, Student Council has their work cut out for them. With Homecoming week and the canned food drive in one month Stuco has exciting things coming up. Take a look: It’s a Grand Affair! Homecoming this year will be filled with flapper beads, fathers and a whole lot ...

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