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Seniority Rules: Open Lunch Remains for Seniors

Seniority Rules: Open Lunch Remains for Seniors

Mark Holland and Hannah Underwood

September 6, 2016


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The bell rings, and students rush out of their classes, anxiously awaiting their lunch. For underclassmen and juniors, lunch normally comes on a tray or in a lunchbox. However, once a student is a senior, they earn the privilege of open lunch. Last year, juniors were unsure if they would receive the...

South Security System Up and Running

South Security System Up and Running

Miah Clark, Keeli Ward, and Jill Propst

September 1, 2016


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     After nearly a year of technological perfecting, Shawnee Mission South’s security system is finally complete.  As of the November of last year, the installation of technology including the Raptor system and new cameras is finally complete. There are now cameras at each doo...

New Rocky Art in Front Hall

New Rocky Art in Front Hall

Tess Conley and Sophia Belshe

August 31, 2016


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The students had wanted to do something to celebrate the 50th anniversary of South, and decided to collaborate on a Rocky collage. “I think it's a good addition, and brings it [the front hall] together,”  junior Grace Reiman said. The finished project, a collage of small canvases used to cr...

Composting Program Introduced to Cafeteria

Composting Program Introduced to Cafeteria

Amelia Holcomb, Mitch Brock, and Mara Baine

August 26, 2016


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With worries about the waste consumption, changes are being made in the district to control it. High schools, middle schools and eventually elementary schools are or will be enforcing a new composting program as an initiative to reduce the amount of trash that enters the landfill. Joan Leavens, Coordinator...

Deadline for schedule changes helps the school year get started

Avery Woods, Maxie Crimm, and Amgela Machado

August 23, 2016


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A line of almost a hundred people stretches from the door to the counseling office down the hallway. Teachers cross students off their roster who had switched out of their classes. By the second week of school, most students have switched out of their original classes and are just starting to get settled. This scene is...

Nothing but excuses for Senior Skip Day

Nothing but excuses for Senior Skip Day

Leanna Farney, 21st Century journalist

May 16, 2016


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Ferris Bueller is a spectacular role model when it comes to spending a day away from school including the glorious Senior Skip Day. A day all seniors look forward to. The day of skipping has been an American tradition for ages. Students know when it is, teachers know when it is, even administators know tha...

Band Brings A Jazzy End To The School Year

Band Brings A Jazzy End To The School Year

Lily Wagner, Staff Writer

May 4, 2016


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The end of the school year may be nearing, but the party isn’t over yet for the jazz and brass bands. Evening of Jazz brings the sixth grade, Indian Woods and South jazz bands together, as well as the new Southland Brass Band for a night of fun. “We turn the cafeteria into a nightclub atmos...

2016-2017 Patriot Staff Announced

2016-2017 Patriot Staff Announced

Maxie Crimm, Photographer

May 4, 2016


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On April 25, a banquet was held at Cinzetti's at 91st and Metcalf to announce next year's Patriot staff and to celebrate the seniors and staff from the 2015-2016 newspaper and yearbook. Here are the 2016-2017 staff editors for The Patriot: Editor in Chief & Features editor: Amelia Holcomb ...

South Area Orchestra Festival Tomorrow

South Area Orchestra Festival Tomorrow

Mark Holland, Reporter

May 2, 2016


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On May 3, from 7 p.m.- 8 p.m., in the SMS Gym, South will host the annual South Area Orchestra Fest. "It's when a bunch of students from all around South area, like Indian Woods Middle School and our high school and the elementary schools come here and play different music in the gym," sophomore Luke...

Commencement Speech Finalists

Commencement Speech Finalists

Rose Pollina, Features Editor, Infographics Editor

April 22, 2016


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Seniors were given the opportunity to prepare commencement speeches for the chance to present at graduation and three remain after judging. They are Emily Wilkinson, Joe Stokes and Leorah Addadi. The finalist have an after school meeting  April 22 to go over comments from judges and have question...

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