January 3: Varsity Basketball
5:30 p.m. (girls) and 7 p.m. (boys) at Shawnee Mission South
Watch the Cougars take on the Raiders in their first game of the new year. The varsity games will be held in the Shawnee Mission South main gym. Admission is $7 for adults, $5 for students and free with your student ID.
January 6: Beginning of 3rd Quarter
First day back
Welcome back, students. Enjoy your first day back from break! Be sure to check your schedule for any updated classes.
January 7: Varsity Basketball
5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Olathe Northwest
The Cougars will face off against the Ravens in the Olathe Northwest main gym. Admission is $7 for adults, $5 for students and free with your student ID.
January 14: Journalism Showcase
7 p.m. at the Center for Academic Achievement
Journalism students from four of the five Shawnee Mission media programs will be showing off what it takes to create their award- winning publications in a science-fair-like setting. Admission is free.
December 14: Forensics follies
2:45 p.m. in the Library
The advanced competitors will be doing some of their performances to help the beginning forensics competitors understand what they’re doing. There will be cookies and cake as well. Admission is free and spectators are welcome.
January 16: Talent show
7 p.m. in the Greg Parker Auditorium
In the Northwest version of America’s Got Talent, students will sing, dance, tell jokes and more in the Greg Parker Auditorium. The show will last approximately 90 minutes. Tickets will be $5 or free with your student ID.
January 20: Martin Luther King Day
Enjoy your day off! See you Tuesday.
January 22: NW Area Orchestra Festival
7 p.m. in the Main Gym
This concert will showcase the talents of orchestra students from fifth grade to 12th grade from Broken Arrow, Benninghoven, Mill Creek, Shawanoe, Ray Marsh, Trailridge and Northwest. Admission is free with your student ID.
January 23: Drama Showcase
7 p.m. in the Little Theater
Drama students will perform in this annual show. The first act will feature scenes and monologues from both the Drama, Actors’ Studio and the Rep Theatre classes. The second act will be a lip- sync competition, where the audience will vote to decide on the winner. Tickets are $5 or free with your student ID.
January 23: NW Area Band Festival
7 p.m. in the Main Gym
At this show, groups from five elementary school bands, Trailridge and the three high school bands will perform. For the final number of the show, more than 100 instrumentalists will perform in one combined band.