SM South News

Homecoming Court 2019

Homecoming Court 2019

Gini Horton and Alma Harrison

September 12, 2019

All nominees are named from left to right. Homecoming King Nominees Julian Duff is a head section leader in marching band, a member of Student Council and a member of the tennis team. Sam Aldeguer is the president of National Honor Society, a Varsity swim and dive captain and a member of In...

Brookwood Beavers United

Brookwood Beavers United

Ansley Chambers and Alma Harrison

September 11, 2019

Brookwood Elementary students entered school through the back the morning of Wed., Sep. 11. They walked over wet grass to meet with their friends while parents stood by, listening to students from Shawnee Mission South’s pep band playing upbeat music like the fight song and “September” by Earth, W...

Construction Chaos

Senior Taylor Burns interviewing students in parking lot.

Sarah Oldhe, Reporter

August 30, 2019

  Construction over summer tore up the old parking lot and workers paved a new one. The new lot layout has brought major changes to the way traffic flows. There are separate circle drives for buses and parents picking up their students. The goal is to minimize congestion and help students get...

Counseling Conundrum

Counseling Conundrum

Gini Horton, Web Editor

August 28, 2019

The summer started with chaos as students got their schedules and rushed to get them changed through a Google form sent out by the counseling center before the August 2 deadline. Some had incomplete schedules, some had classes they weren’t supposed to be in and some just didn’t like their schedule. “The...

Proposed policy could restrict student journalists’ rights

Proposed policy could restrict student journalists' rights

The Patriot Editorial Staff

June 24, 2019

The first reading of a new district policy was done at the Shawnee Mission School District board meeting on Monday, June 24. The proposal would give the school and district the opportunity to restrict student publication, including the printing of controversial subjects – an important aspect of jour...

KC Scholars

KC Scholars

Annalie Polen, Reporter

May 2, 2019

On May first, a few hard working students received very big news concerning their future at a ceremony accepting them into the KC Scholars program. KC Scholars is an organization formed from the Kauffman Foundation that  gives college scholarships that create life- changing opportunities to improve the fu...

Him: “Don’t worry I’m on the pill”

SMS student holds on to Mylan birth control. Researchers have studied different hormonal drugs with that singular purpose in mind.

Catherine Gunnigle, Reporter

April 8, 2019

A second trial of male birth control pills succeeded in preliminary testing last week and it suggested that a new form of contraception could eventually exist. The new “pill” works similarly to female contraception in its intended duties. It has passed all initial safety tests and produced hormo...

Auburn Made History

Auburn Made History

Megan Smith, Sports Editor

April 4, 2019

In true March Madness fashion, the 5-seed Auburn upset the 1-seed UNC with a 97-80 finish in Kansas City Mar. 29. The Tigers will be in the Elite Eight for the first time in over 30 years, and the Tar Heels will not be advancing past the Sweet Sixteen for the second year in a row, after losing to Te...

The Death of a Species: Part 1

An example of bleached coral located in the American-Samoa taken with a 360 camera, XL Catlin Seaview.

Brynn Taylor, Social Media Manager

March 25, 2019

When a coral becomes bleached or turns a white color it's almost like a response. When the temperature spikes a little bit above their normal range, they will start to bleach. The bright white color comes from the small plants living inside the coral's tissues, tiny organisms providing food and a self-feedi...

KSMS Block Party

Annalie Polen, Social media manager

March 22, 2019

If you like it when KSMS comes on the advisory show then you would also enjoy when KSMS has their Block Party. On Thursday, March 21st many of the different KSMS members displayed their work they have been doing throughout the year at their showing event called Block Party. While attending the event there...

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