SM South News

2017 Heritage Royalty Announced

2017 Heritage Royalty Announced

Lily Wagner, Web Editor

March 8, 2017

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

  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

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...

Students Get Their Pep On

Tess Conley, Writer

February 10, 2017

The week of WPA was not only important for those going to the dance, but also those planning on competing in the Spirit Week Contest. Each day there is a different theme that students can dress up for, and at the end of the day Pep Club picks the winners. This year the themes were: Monday: Movie Star Monday ...

Come Look At South (Spirit)

(photo courtesy of twitter: @ustathaannie)
       Arabic Students get ready for the eight-graders to arrive for Come Look At South Night.

Madison Holloway, Ads Editor

February 7, 2017

South prides itself in being home to a wide variety of electives, clubs and sports for students to explore their interests and possibly find a new passion. These can range anywhere from Writer's Workshop to Project Lead The Way and from Animal Rights Club to AcaDec. On Wednesday, Feb. 1 all eighth-grade...

Gun Control

Gun Control

Addie Soyski, Staff Writer

January 28, 2017

Kansas is by no means a state that likes gun control. On July 1, a law will be enacted that permits Kansans 21 and up to carry concealed firearms in public buildings without a permit or training. This includes public universities, which has been a huge concern for some. "....On campus, sexual assault...

Farewell, Jackie

Farewell, Jackie

Savannah Morgan, Photographer

January 25, 2017


Trump’s Inauguration Day

Trump's Inauguration Day

Blake Atkinson, Staff Writer

January 21, 2017

At 11:47 A.M. Donald J. Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. It’s been 554 days since Trump announced his candidacy for president and after a very uphill battle he is no longer President-elect but President. During his speech, which focused mostly on the economy and patri...

Sweetheart Court Candidates Announced

Sweetheart Court Candidates Announced

Hannah Underwood, Writer

January 6, 2017

A few weeks ago, seniors voted in their English classes for the five girls and five boys among their senior peers to be nominated for the Sweetheart Court. The court is composed of ten girls and ten boys. On Jan. 6, the candidates were announced. The Sweetheart King and Queen, along with the first...

Warm Snacks and Pots for Firing

After being postponed students finally get to enjoy Raku Day. A student grabs a piece of pottery from the kiln.

Mark Holland, News Editor

December 22, 2016

The Shawnee Mission South art classes are known for putting on events that showcase their student's work. One such event that occurred  Friday, Dec. 16 after several postponements was  Raku Day. It was an all day event where students could come and participate and they sold warm snacks such as s'mores...

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