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Recycle changes

Recycle changes

Blake Atkinson, Parrish Mock, and Jillian McClelland

August 21, 2017


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Over the last two years the school has seen some changes with its recycling policy. For years, Environmental Education II students gathered the recycling. However, with the start of the new school year the job will be handed over to the custodians for weekly pickup. “This year we are picking up weekly to pre...

Spotlight On: Debate

Spotlight On: Debate

Gini Horton, Nichole Thomas, Madison Holloway, Daniella Campos, Writers

August 18, 2017


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With two of last year’s leading seniors gone, the debate team is preparing the new class of freshmen for competition season. Whether they joined with aspirations of becoming a lawyer, or simply to improve their speaking skills, new students have joined this year’s debate team? Teacher Natalie Ki...

Renovations Coming to the Library

Renovations Coming to the Library

Yanelis Perez, 21st Century Journalist

May 5, 2017


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Get ready Shawnee Mission South students because there’s going to be some changes. Librarian Debi O’Brien said that the changes in the library should be done by the beginning of the next school year. The coffee bar is still going to be open from 7 a.m to 7:35 a.m. The wall will have outlets for ...

Breaking: Superintendent Jim Hinson to Retire

Sophia Belshe, Assistant Editor-in-Chief, Opinion Editor

April 19, 2017


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After 34 years in public education, superintendent Jim Hinson will retire at the end of the school year, he announced in a statement Wednesday. Hinson took over as Shawnee Mission's superintendent in 2013, after spending 11 years as superintendent of the Independence Public School District. In...

Administrators Immplement Tardy Round Up

Administrators Immplement Tardy Round Up

Addie Soyski, Staff Writer

April 10, 2017


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Shawnee Mission South is attempting to remedy its growing number of first hour tardies with the newly instated "Tardy Round Up." The new policy comes after increased concern about the number of students arriving after the bell rings, not only to their classrooms, but to the South campus, thus making...

StuCo Volunteers at Adelante Thrift

Madison Holloway, Ads Editor, Writer

March 14, 2017


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Student Council is not just about what goes on inside the school, another important aspect is reaching out into the community to help effect positive change. On Saturday, March 4, 17 members of StuCo drove downtown to volunteer at Adelante Thrift. Adelante Thrift was founded in 2005 by Jarrett ...

Lady Law Mock Trial Results

Lady Law Mock Trial Results

Nichole Thomas

March 13, 2017


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Usually walking into a courthouse you picture big, intimidating lawyers standing in front of a jury. Mock trial got to try their hand at being one of those lawyers at their competition March 4 at Johnson County Regional Courthouse. They missed qualifying for State after their last round against SM Eas...

2017 Heritage Royalty Announced

2017 Heritage Royalty Announced

Lily Wagner, Web Editor

March 8, 2017


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Since 1967, the Heritage yearbook has sponsored the Heritage Royalty court. Seniors with a 3.6 GPA or higher can submit an application to be in the court. Then the candidates are narrowed down to twenty boys and twenty girls based on leadership and involvement. Teachers then narrow the candidates down...

Illnesses attacking Student Body

Illnesses attacking Student Body

Faith Danaher, Staff writer

February 21, 2017


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  When looking around your classes this flu season, do you notice something different? Perhaps you notice a few more desks are empty than usual. That would be because sicknesses has been running rampant recently, causing many students to miss school. If you have not been sick, then you probabl...

Signature Programs to Be Moved to Center for Academic Achievement

Signature Programs to Be Moved to Center for Academic Achievement

Avery Woods, Sports Editor

February 10, 2017


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Some high school students already know what they’re going to do in life and what career they want to pursue. That’s why SMSD has Signature Programs – soon to be located at the Center for Academic Achievement – that lets students explore different, centralized subjects that revolve around th...

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