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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...

Brian Brown enters Board of Education Race for South area representative

Brian Brown enters Board of Education Race for South area representative

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 ...

Breaking: Superintendent Jim Hinson to Retire

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

April 19, 2017

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...

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...

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