Pushing out plugs from their container, senior Grace Miller prepares to plant in the greenhouse on March 3.

Plant Sale Dates

April 16, 2019

Band Geeks Opening Night

Annalissa Houser, co-Editor-in-Chief

April 5, 2019

Come watch the juniors and seniors of Thespian Troupe 888 in "Band Geeks" tonight and tomorrow night at 7 p.m. in the Greg Parker Auditorium. Tickets are free with student ID.

Poetry Slam

kate lawrence, Writer, Online Editor

April 4, 2019

During tomorrows school day, April 5, the annual poetry slam will take place. Students will preform their own written poetry in the library. They will be scored and the top two scores will compete head to head later in the year....

District Band Festival March 25

Elizabeth Kuffour, Staff Writer

March 25, 2019

The symphonic band will be participating in the annual district-wide band festival this Tuesday, March 26. Director of Bands Penny Snead has been working with the band students to perform alongside the top instrumental groups fro...

Five At-Home Spring Break Spots

Stella Grist, Writer

March 8, 2019

Unique Museums 1950’s All-Electric House: 8788 Metcalf Ave, Overland Park, KS 66212 Museum of Illusions: 30 W Pershing Rd #620, Kansas City, MO 64108 Exploring Kansas City’s wide array of museums is a great way to ...

Chili Concert March 6

Rory Dungan, Writer

March 4, 2019

This year, Band will host a Chili Concert in place of the normally annual Jazz Showcase. This is due to the multiple snow days the district experienced in previous weeks. The Chili Concert will include performances from Jazz Band,...

Cappuccino Day on March 5

kate lawrence, Writer, Online Editor

March 4, 2019

Tuesday, March 5th, CCC is hosting their third cappuccino day of the year. They will be selling before school and during hours one through four in the mall. They will have Cappuccinos, hot chocolate, half and half, lemonade and...

Diversity Assembly Feb. 29

Annalissa Houser, co-Editor-in-Chief

February 28, 2019

Join the NW community in our celebration of diversity in honor of Black History Month. Members of Cougars United tried to put together this assembly last year, but ended up with a tribute including poetry and a song during the...

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...

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