Snow Day Adjustments

Cate Taggart, Co-copy editor

February 28, 2019

There have been several questions recently about whether or not the district will need to adjust the calendar due to of the number of snow days we have had this school year.  In Shawnee Mission, we built four snow make-up days...

Tuesday’s Cougar Core Schedule

Emily Alexander, Writer

February 24, 2019

Tuesday Feb. 26 is an early release #CougarCORE day. Students who meet the Cougar Core requirements and have the permission slip signed by a parent or guardian will have the opportunity to leave at 2:15 p.m. This is the schedule...

SMSD has cancelled school for February 8th.

kate lawrence, Writer, Online Editor

February 7, 2019

All schools and offices in the Shawnee Mission School District will be closed on Friday, February 8, 2019. Only essential SMSD personnel will need  to report to work on Feb. 8. The combination of cold weather and accumulated...

Cougar Core Day Schedule for Jan 28

Annalissa Houser, co-Editor-in-Chief

January 26, 2019

Don't forget Monday Jan 28 will be an early release Cougar Core day. Here is the bell schedule for that day: Hour 1—  7:40-8:26 a.m. Hour 2— 8:31-9:17 a.m. Hour 3— 9:22-10:08 a.m. Hour 4— 10:13-10:59 a.m. Lunch...

The culture fair will be Jan. 25

Elizabeth Kuffour, Staff Writer

January 24, 2019

Cougars United, a diversity-celebrating club sponsored by teachers Jamie Ledbetter and Lisa Morstadt, will host a culture fair during all three lunches Jan. 25 in the mall. This is the second time Cougars United has put on this ...

Orchestra Festival Jan. 22

Nick Lorino, Staff Writer

January 22, 2019

Don't forget to stop by the NW orchestra festival tonight, at 7 p.m. in the main gym. It will feature performances from all of SMSD elementary schools, middle schools, high schools and symphony orchestras. They will be playin...

Talent Show Announcement

kate lawrence, Writer, Online Editor

January 15, 2019

On Jan. 16, Wednesday at 7pm the talent show will take place. The show will be in the Greg Parker Auditorium. Tickets are $5 without your student ID. Make sure to stop by and see these individual performances; Chandler Krug...

Monday’s Cougar Core Schedule

Cate Taggart, co-copy editor

December 2, 2018

Monday Dec. 3, is the fourth #CougarCore day of the year and is an early release day. Those who have the permission slip form signed by their parents and have met the Cougar Core standards, have permission to leave when announ...

CCC Cappuccino Day Nov. 30

Annalissa Houser, co-Editor-in-Chief

November 29, 2018

CCC will be hosting a Cappuccino Day tomorrow Nov. 30. There will be cappuccinos, hot chocolate, lemonade and cookies all for just a dollar. Bring your spare change to support a NW family in need after a house fire.

Winter Band Concert

Kate Lawrence, Writer, Online Editor

November 27, 2018

The winter band concert is this Thursday Nov. 29 at 7 p.m. The concert will take place in the auditorium. Symphonic band will be performing Azalea City March, The Polar Express and The Eighth Candle. Jazz band will be playing...

Not So Late Night announcement

Rory Dungan, Writer

November 27, 2018

Spirit Club will host Not-So-Late-Night on Wednesday, Nov. 28 at 7 p.m. in the main gym. This is the last after-school assembly of the year, and will kick off the winter sports season. The freshmen's theme for the night is Rudolf,...

Canned food drive results

Rory Dungan, Staff Writer

November 12, 2018

During the week of Oct. 29 through Nov. 2, Student Council collected cans and boxes of food from Northwest students. The number of cans and boxes reached a total of 11,563, which is an all-time high by more than one thousand items. During...

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