SM South News

It Is Finally Gameday, But Not As We Expected

It Is Finally Gameday, But Not As We Expected

Jake Foil, Reporter

September 10, 2020

Kansas City, MO - The Kansas City Chiefs kickoff their 2020 regular season with a rematch of their divisional round comeback victory against the Houston Texans.  The last time these two teams met, the Chiefs were down 24-0 at the beginning of the 2nd quarter. Then Mahomes magic took place. Quart...

SMSD Board approves return to fall sports

Varsity football players tear through the Raider Pride banner held by the cheerleading squad during the 2019 Homecoming football game. The 2020 football team and all fall sports teams had their seasons postponed due to coronavirus.

Evan Shibel, Editor-in-Chief

September 9, 2020

After questions concluded around 6 p.m. Wednesday, the SMSD board of education voted 5–2 in favor of resuming the fall sports seasons. Prior to the vote, SMSD was the last district in the state to still postpone fall sports. The day before, the board met with Johnson County Health Department as many...

Never Been Kissed

Never Been Kissed

Ansley Chambers, Opinion Editor & Copy Editor

February 10, 2020

“I didn’t really process it until afterward. Very quick. Just a quick little peck. I think [it was] the same as everyone else’s first kiss. Mine was just a little later,” a senior girl said. It was Homecoming senior year when she had her very first kiss.  “It’s definitely embarrassi...

Pinhole Photography

Pinhole Photography

Haley Carter, Writer

January 28, 2020

What is this project called? It’s called the pin-whole camera project What do you do for this project? Basically you take a box and out of it you make a pinhole camera. Meaning there’s a tiny hole in the center and it’s projected onto a piece of photo paper in the back, so it’s the same a...

Elias’ Grammy Picks

Elias' Grammy Picks

December 19, 2019

The 62nd GRAMMY Awards are Jan. 26 on CBS, but the nominations in 84 categories have recently been released. This year has seen an excellent class of new artists and a whole host of new albums to review. These new artists are also record setters as Billie Eilish and Lizzo are the first two artists to  ...

Preview of October 14th Board Meeting

Preview of October 14th Board Meeting

Evan Shibel, Asst. Editor-in-Chief, Sports Editor

October 14, 2019

With an extremely significant board meeting on the horizon this evening, October 14th, 2019, here is what you need to know. With teachers’ first pay period  that is supposed to be under the new contract negations ending this past Friday at the end of quarter and contract negotiations still under scr...

New Non-Discrimination Policy Creates Unease Throughout District

New Non-Discrimination Policy Creates Unease Throughout District

Evan Shibel, Assistant Editor-in-Chief

September 18, 2019

On Monday, September 16th, the SMSD Board of Education revised their non discrimination policy to include the LGBTQ+ community. This is an incredibly controversial topic and brought out many protests to the stand. The board passed the new policy 7-0 despite many opponents using strong language to speak...

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

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 ...

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