The Student News Site of Shawnee Mission Northwest


The Student News Site of Shawnee Mission Northwest


The Student News Site of Shawnee Mission Northwest


    10-28-14 Announcements


    Seniors:  Balfour will be here today through Thursday to take orders and money for cap and gowns and any other graduation items you may want to secure.  You received a packet in your senior English class earlier last week, but if you did not receive a packet see Mr. Giacalone. Balfour is here today from 7 a.m.- 1p.m.,tomorrow from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and Thursday from 9 a.m.-11 a.m.  ALL SENIORS MUST ORDER AT LEAST A CAP AND GOWN TO MARCH IN COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY!!!!!!

    All this week SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) is hosting activities for Red Ribbon Week . Stop by the lunch table that SADD and StuCo students have in the mall for students and staff to pledge to be “drug free”. Thanks for being ROYAL TODAY! Tomorrow is HAWAIIAN Day so “Lei” off drugs since you are too bright!!Be sure to PINK OUT on Thursday since drugs stink so Wear Pink! (And support Breast Cancer Awareness, too!) AND Friday will be ORANGE/BLACK COUGAR CRAZIE Day so don’t be scared to be drug-free.  Always remember to LOVE YOURSELF, BE DRUG FREE!

    Academic Decathlon will meet TODAY after school in Room 241.  All members PLEASE attend!!

    Do you want to know what happens when a man eating plant comes to your town? Come see Little Shop of Horrors Oct. 30,31 and Nov.

    Do you have a friend in Little Shop of Horrors? Would you like to write them a note that will be put in the program?? Come buy a break a leg for only $6 or four for $20 by tomorrow! See Ms. Rodgers or Elizabeth McElroy to reserve your space and dictate your note.

    Nov. 6 during seminar Kansas City Art Institute is coming to Room A. If interested in learning more about this local art institute, please get a pass from your art teacher or see Ms. Terryberry.

    Do you have a talent that you’d like to share with Northwest?  If so, come to Room 132 to sign up for the Annual Talent Show! Tryouts will be THIS Wednesday and Thursday, but you must sign up to participate.  See Hope Medis or Katie Springer with questions!

    NAHS will meet Thursday in Room 9 at 7:15am,  thanks!

    Attention 5th Hours – get ready for the Canned Food Drive class competition coming up Nov. 3-7!  Start planning your strategy to bring in the MOST cans and cash for the Johnson County!

    Attention 4th Hours – start talking about Adopt a Tot!  Support the Head Start of Shawnee Mission and provide holiday gifts for local families.

    Listen up Juniors and Seniors! The Annual Mother Son, Father Daughter Dance is coming up Nov. 8! Bring your parents for a Time Warp night!  Proceeds go to the Johnson County Christmas Bureau.

    The search is on to find our top youth volunteer. If selected, you could receive $1,000, a silver medallion, and a trip to Washington, D.C., next May. If you feel you’ve made a positive difference through a volunteer activity during the past year, visit to apply. Deadline to apply is Nov. 4.

    Attention Seniors – Nov. 1 is the deadline for submitting a college application in order to be considered for scholarships for KU and K-State.  Nov. 1 is also the deadline to apply for the KU Honors Program.

    Last night the boys varsity soccer team roasted the Olathe North Eagles with a score of 3-0 to win the first round regional playoff game.  Nate Jones started the scoring early in the contest giving the cougars a 1-0 lead in the first half.  In the second half Ryan D’Silva tucked away the tap in goal on the back post and Harrison Chen notched a PK after earning the penalty dashing behind the back line. The cougar defense was staunch the whole night limiting the opportunities of the Eagles.  On Thursday, the boys will play for the regional championship and the right to move on to the final eight in the state tournament.  Opponent – the Olathe NW Ravens  – Time – 7:00  – Location – SMAC: Thanks to all the fans that filled the cauldron last night and we hope to see you out again on Thursday.

    There will be a meeting for all boys interested in the NW Swim and Dive Team—2014-15 Nov. 4 at 3 p.m. in Room 223.  If you cannot attend please talk to Coach Summers by next Tuesday.

    If you are planning on going to a post season Athletic event, you must pay to get in.  These are Kansas State High School sponsored events.  Soccer will play Thursday at the soccer complex against Olathe NW at 7 p.m., the entry fee is $5 for adults & $4 for students.

    Cross Country will compete Friday in the State Cross Country meet at Rim Rock Farms in Lawrence. The cost is $8 for adults & $6 for students. There will be a Spirit Bus to the Cross Country meet so interested students need to get a field trip form from the office, complete the form AND sign up to ride the bus by Thursday.

    If you plan on signing a letter of intent to play college sports Nov. 12 please see Mrs. Horseman or Angelo Giacalone in the athletic office ASAP.

    Attention Juniors and Seniors-The Kansas City Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Latinos of Tomorrow, and SMSD announces the 11th annual BizFest scheduled for Feb. 11-14.  100 students are selected from around the KC Metro area to participate in this “entrepreneurial boot camp”.  The top three winners at KC BizFest will receive scholarship dollars applicable to a college/university of their choice. The fourth, fifth and sixth place winners will receive checks to be used to further their educational endeavors. Applications are due Nov. 25. Please see your academic counselor for more information.

    We know Halloween is this week, BUT this is a reminder to all students that no costumes, masks or face paint are allowed at school.

    If you ordered Yearbook picture packets, the second delivery has arrived and you can pick up you packets in the office.

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