SM South News

Brian Brown enters Board of Education Race for South area representative

Picture from Brian Brown on Twitter.

Ali Harrison, News Editor

March 22, 2019

The SMSD Board of Education election is coming up this November, and the race for South Area Representative has begun with Brian Brown announcing his candidacy on Twitter on Tuesday, March 19. He is running to replace Rep. Deb Zila who has held the seat for three consecutive terms since 2007. Brown, who graduated from Shawnee Mission West, has a son at Brookridge Elementary ...

Principal Todd Dain makes national news over viral video

Principal Todd Dain makes national news over viral video

Ali Harison, News editor

February 7, 2019

All of 2019 has been very cold, snowy and especially icy - as Principal Todd Dain found out firsthand on Wednesday, Feb. 6. After stepping out of his truck, Dain's feet hit the icey ground and he wiped out - "unsuccesfully tested the ice melt in the parking lot" as he said on Twitter - losing all of...

Three South area schools on lockdown following car chase

Ali Harrison, Ads Editor, Asst. News Editor

December 6, 2018

Three schools - Shawnee Mission South High School, Indian Woods Middle School and John Diemer Elementary School - in the 103rd and Nall area were put on lockdown following a car chase with the Kansas Highway Patrol on Thursday morning. According to KMBC, the two suspects ditched their car at the “...

Students celebrate “Mole Day” on October 23

With moles in mind, Allie Long's chemistry students made projects for Mole Day.

Ali Harrison, Ads Editor

October 26, 2018

To most, Oct. 23 is just another day. But to chemistry students, it’s much more than that - it’s mole day. A mole is a SI unit that measures the number of particles in a substance used in chemistry equations, and it’s measured by Avogadro's number, 6.02 x 1023.  Therefore, on Oct. 23 - 10/23 - ...

Stringing into Kansas

Stringing into Kansas

McKenna Pickering, Reporter

September 13, 2018

Orchestra students housed German exchange students for a week.

Smoke causes fire scare in first week of school

Smoke causes fire scare in first week of school

Ali Harrison, Ads Editor

August 15, 2018

Raiders sat in their classrooms when it began to smell of smoke. Teachers nor students knew why, but no one looked very concerned. Slowly, the rooms began to look hazy. Secretary Diane Johnson came on the intercom to tell everyone not to worry and that though the fire alarm would go off, everyone sh...

Fire Breaks out at SMS 8/15/2018

Fire Breaks out at SMS 8/15/2018

August 15, 2018

12:20 pm: Fire breaks out at SMS. Students are rallied into the gym while Dr. Johnson plays disco music to calm the nerves. He is currently awaiting a call to see how we should proceed. 12:30 pm: Students are to be released from school ASAP. All sports activities will start at 3 as scheduled....

‘Shrek’ Movie Night Promotes Suicide Awareness

'Shrek' Movie Night Promotes Suicide Awareness

Avery Woods, Assistant Editor in Chief, Sports Editor

April 23, 2018

At 7 p.m. on a Wednesday night, students filed into the Learning Commons with their pillows, blankets and tickets in hand, ready for a night of watching "Shrek". The night was sponsored by StuCo and was created to sponsor suicide awareness. The organization that sponsored it is SPEAK UP For Suicide ...

Kendrick Lamar Wins Pulitzer Prize for ‘DAMN’

Kendrick Lamar's Pulitzer makes him the first nonclassical or jazz musician to win the prize.

Megan Smith, Reporter

April 18, 2018

Kendrick Lamar, a rapper from Compton, CA, may have lost the Grammy for Album of the Year in January, but April 16, took home an even bigger prize. His album, 'DAMN', won the Pulitzer Prize for music. Since its introduction in 1943, Lamar is not only the first rapper to win the award but also the first...

March For Our Lives

March For Our Lives

Jenica Kolbeck, photographer

April 10, 2018

On March 24th students lead marches across the country to call for an end to gun violence.  The march is in response to the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting on February 14 in Parkland, Florida.  These are a few photos from the march in Kansas City's Theis Park.

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