SMNW

Daily Announcements

12/2/13

The deadline for schedule changes for second semester is December 20th.  No schedule changes in January.  See the Counseling secretary to schedule an appointment with your academic counselor.

It’s December so it is time for the “Movie of the Month” The movie starts today 2nd lunch in room 105.  We will be watching Lampoon’s “Christmas Vacation”.  All are welcome to join us.

All members of NHS-Wednesday morning is our monthly meeting.  The meeting will start at 7:120 in the auditorium.  Old members must turn in their dues of $15 and a record of their 20 hours of service.  See you there!

Any Northwest student/athlete interested in a winter conditioning program.  Meet every Monday-Wednesday-Thursday at 3:25 pm near room 135.  Come prepared with proper training clothing and shoes in order to participate.  Approximate time to finish the workout is 4:15 pm.  If you have any questions-see Coach Cooper in room 212.

The Tolkien Club has moved to Mondays.  We will meet today at 2:50 in room 219.  Check us out-it might even become a Hobbit.

French Club will be having a Crepe sale before school next week on December 12th and 13th.  Also, there will be a French Club meeting before school Thursday in room 108.

First Black Friday, today Cyber Monday, tomorrow Giving Tuesday!  Key Club is collecting good used winter coats for the Johnson County Christmas Bureau.  Bring the coats to the barrel outside the office OR to the library.  Let Mrs. LaFever know what you brought and you could win a prize drawing.  Thank you for your support.

Academic Decathlon Regional results are in.  The topic this year is World War I and all the societal items such as fine arts, science and economics associated with that time.  The team won medals in all areas: Language and Literature, Music, Social Sciences, Speech, Art, Economics, Mathematics, and Science, and took 2nd overall.  A special thank you is given to all the amazing teachers that work with these students every day and make it possible for us to compete at such a high level.  Your contribution to our success cannot be measured.  Well done decathletes and thank you teachers.  The team will meet Tuesday and Wednesday after school.

The lunch menu for Today is:  Mozzarella Sticks or Southwest Chicken Flatbread

 

11/26/13

Academic Decathlon met for regionals Saturday IT was a great competition, but we have no idea how well anyone did because unfortunately we didn’t get any results.  I just want to extend my congratulations to Spencer Dang, Soham Patel, Neng Huynh, Hannah Gruman, Nick Senior, Brendan Davison, Alexander Gabrielli, Nick Leyden, Andreas Watts, Kathleen Mullin, Katie Rose McKinley, and Matt Imel.  I am very proud of all of you regardless of the results.  GOOD JOB ACADEC TEAM!

This weekend Northwest had 33 students participate in the Youth In Government Conference’s mock legislature at the capitol in Topeka.  Northwest had an awesome showing with the largest group of participants at the conference.  Isaac Coleman, Quinton Burnett, Aba /ASi9kalenko, Carly Benjamin, Jack Zumalt, Gabby Lorino, Ben Higginbotham, Lily Ottinger, and Gabby Whitmore were all honored as outstanding speakers, Lena Dennington served as this year’s Lieutenant Governor, and Doug Debose was elected as the 2014 Youth Governor for the state of Kansas.

Tolkein Club will not meet today.  We will meet on Monday, December 2nd at 2:50 in room 219.

Week after Thanksgiving:  Monday Odd Block; Tuesday Even Block; Wednesday Odd Block; Thursday 9:40 Late Start Even Block; and Friday regular schedule.

Come watch the first ever Wrestling Challenge Tournament Tonight at 6:30 pm in the Auxiliary Gym.  Your Cougar Wrestlers will be battling for the top spot in the varsity line up.  Careful, it is addictive.  Admission is a Case of Water.  Fan of the week will be chosen at this event.

The lunch menu for Today is:  Chicken Quesadilla or Yummy Sloppy Joes

 

11/25/13

Week after Thanksgiving:  Monday Odd Block; Tuesday Even Block; Wednesday Odd Block; Thursday 9:40 Late Start Even Block; and Friday regular schedule.

There will be a winter sports parent meeting in the Auditorium at 6:30 p.m. Monday, November 25th.  All winter sports athletes and parents are required to attend.

Come watch the first ever Wrestling Challenge Tournament Tuesday at 6:30 pm in the Auxiliary Gym.  Your Cougar Wrestlers will be battling for the top spot in the varsity line up.  Careful, it is addictive.  Admission is a Case of Water.  Fan of the week will be chosen at this event.

There will be an IB Psychology experiment after school today in room 119.  It takes no longer than 10 minutes, so if you are available please come!

This week’s crossword puzzle winner is Joan Teply.  Joan, come to the library to collect your fabulous prize!

A reminder from Key Club:  Check over the holiday for any good used coats that you may have.  Bring them to the barrel outside the office OR to the library.  Let Mrs. LaFever know what you brought and you could win a prize drawing.  Thank you for your support.

Seniors:  WE NEED YOUR HELP!!!  To allow us to insure accuracy on your name and how it is spelled on your diploma we want you to check it one more time before going on Thanksgiving break.  Starting tomorrow (Tuesday, November 19th) and running through next Tuesday, November 26th we will have a list of how you indicated you wanted your name on your diploma.  This can be done by checking the list at Ms. Nick’s desk and then initial by your name that you have completed this task.  It is YOUR responsibility to complete this task.  Don’t delay come by and get it done.

The lunch menu for Today is:  Spicy Popcorn Chicken w/Roll or Cheese Enchiladas w/Tortilla Chips

 

11/21/13

This is a reminder that sophomore basketball practice will begin at 6:00 tonight.

BPA Meeting in room 202 on Monday, November 25th at 2:45 p.m.

There will be an IB experiment Thursday, November 21 in room 119 after school starting at 2:50 p.m.  The experiment will take no longer then 10 minutes.  We need all the help we can get so if you’re free please stop by.  Everyone younger than 16 needs a parent signed consent form.  These forms can be found in room 119.  We hope to see you there.

Attention all Club 8 members!  Club 8 will meet in room 130 Friday after school.  Plan to join the fun!

See Anything Goes and wish you had enough gumption to be up onstage doing the same thing?  Good News!  Crimes if the Heart (lucky for you it is not a musical) auditions are today from 3-6 pm in the Little Theatre!  Nothing has to be prepared, just show up.

Seniors:  WE NEED YOUR HELP!!!  To allow us to insure accuracy on your name and how it is spelled on your diploma we want you to check it one more time before going on Thanksgiving break.  Starting tomorrow (Tuesday, November 19th) and running through next Tuesday, November 26th we will have a list of how you indicated you wanted your name on your diploma.  This can be done by checking the list at Ms. Nick’s desk and then initial by your name that you have completed this task.  It is YOUR responsibility to complete this task.  Don’t delay come by and get it done.

The lunch menu for Today is:  Holiday Meal:  Chicken Nuggets w/Roll or Roast Turkey w/Roll

11/20/13

There will be an IB experiment Thursday, November 21 in room 119 after school starting at 2:50 p.m.  The experiment will take no longer then 10 minutes.  We need all the help we can get so if you’re free please stop by.  Everyone younger than 16 needs a parent signed consent form.  These forms can be found in room 119.  We hope to see you there.

Food Club will be meeting today after school in room 229.  We will be talking about soup kitchens and of course we will have snacks.

Attention all Club 8 members!  Club 8 will meet in room 130 Friday after school.  Plan to join the fun!

As a famous scholar said, it is not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, than is the true measure of our thanksgiving.  At this time of thanksgiving if you have good used coats, please drop them by the library until December 14.  See Mrs. LaFever with your donation and you will be entered in a drawing.  Thank you from SMNW Key Club and the Johnson County Christmas Bureau.

Beatles’ Fan Club will NOT be meeting this week.  Come join the fun NEXT week.

See Anything Goes and wish you had enough gumption to be up onstage doing the same thing?  Good News!  Crimes if the Heart (lucky for you it is not a musical) auditions are today and Thursday, November 21st from 3-6 pm in the Little Theatre!  Nothing has to be prepared, just show up.

The Girl Effect is meeting today after school in room 204.  We will be doing a thanksgiving project and discussing Christmas events that are upcoming.  See you there!

All Hispanic students wishing to attend the Latino Day at UMKC needs to get their form into Ms. Blackburn as soon as possible.

Need a cool looking pair of sunglasses?  Prom Committee will be selling them for only $5.00 during all three lunches this week.

Calling all students interested in working on the SMNW literary publication, Penpoint.  We need students interested in literature and art to help create this year’s publication.  We will meet at 2:50 today in room 156 to plan our calendar for the year.  If you can’t attend, please contact Mrs. Raner or Ms. Johnson in the English office.

Seniors:  WE NEED YOUR HELP!!!  To allow us to insure accuracy on your name and how it is spelled on your diploma we want you to check it one more time before going on Thanksgiving break.  Starting tomorrow (Tuesday, November 19th) and running through next Tuesday, November 26th we will have a list of how you indicated you wanted your name on your diploma.  This can be done by checking the list at Ms. Nick’s desk and then initial by your name that you have completed this task.  It is YOUR responsibility to complete this task.  Don’t delay come by and get it done.

Are you thinking about college?  Do you worry about what the classes will be like?  How hard will you have to study?  If you have questions like these, come to the library by the end of the day today to get a seminar pass for tomorrow to find out more about College Readiness!

The lunch menu for Today is:  French Toast Sticks w/Sausage or Buffalo Cheese Crunchers

 

11/18/13

Please turn in your permission forms for the UMKC Fieldtrip to Ms. Blackburn ASAP.

Come join Interact Club for a meeting Wednesday before school at 7:10 in room 202!  We will be discussing several holiday time service opportunities.  See you there!

Need a cool looking pair of sunglasses?  Prom Committee will be selling them for only $5.00 during all three lunches this week.

Calling all students interested in working on the SMNW literary publication, Penpoint.  We need students interested in literature and art to help create this year’s publication.  We will meet at 2:50 on Wednesday in room 156 to plan our calendar for the year.  If you can’t attend, please contact Mrs. Raner or Ms. Johnson in the English office.

If you did not receive your progress report in seminar please pick it up in the main office before you leave today.

Come to the first ever Italian Club meeting!  Italian Club meets every other Tuesday at 2:40.  Our first meeting is this upcoming Tuesday, November 19th in room 111.

Seniors:  WE NEED YOUR HELP!!!  To allow us to insure accuracy on your name and how it is spelled on your diploma we want you to check it one more time before going on Thanksgiving break.  Starting tomorrow (Tuesday, November 19th) and running through next Tuesday, November 26th we will have a list of how you indicated you wanted your name on your diploma.  This can be done by checking the list at Ms. Nick’s desk and then initial by your name that you have completed this task.  It is YOUR responsibility to complete this task.  Don’t delay come by and get it done.

Are you thinking about college?  Do you worry about what the classes will be like?  How hard will you have to study?  If you have questions like these, come to the library by Wednesday to get a seminar pass for November 21st to find out more about College Readiness!

This week’s crossword puzzle winner is Mrs. Mankameyer.  Stop by the library to collect your fabulous prize!

Reminder that the freshen boys basketball tryouts will begin on the stage gym tonight at 3:00.  You need to be dressed and ready to start right at 3:00.

Hey Northwest!  FCA’s next meeting tonight at 7:30 p.m.  Be at Community Covenant Church to hear our own student leaders share!  Talk to Brandon Gomer or Dallas Ernsdorff if you have questions.  Great fellowship and food.

I know you have cried yourself to sleep every Monday night realizing that there hasn’t been any spirit club meetings, recently, but CRY MO MORE!  Spirit Club will have a meeting Tuesday morning at 7:10 in the Little Theatre.  There’ll be donuts.

The lunch menu for Today is:  Mozzarella Sticks or Southwest Chicken Flatbread

 

11/14/13

Attention all GIRLS interested in trying out for the girls soccer team in the spring.  There will be an informational meeting on Friday, after school at 2:50 in room 124.  We will be discussing preseason conditioning and tryouts.  If you have questions or you cannot attend the meeting, please see Coach Boren.

Key Club meeting Friday morning at 7:10 in room 155.  Please bring your dues and t-shirt money.  We have several projects.  If you are looking for a community service group, join us.

I know you have cried yourself to sleep every Monday night realizing that there hasn’t been any spirit club meetings, recently, but CRY MO MORE!  Spirit Club will have a meeting Tuesday morning at 7:10 in the Little Theatre.  There’ll be donuts.

Youth and Government participants don’t forget tonight’s mandatory youth and government meeting at Indian Creek.  The meeting goes from 6-8 p.m. don’t be late.  Questions see Mrs. LaMourie in room 120.

Can’t make it through dead week without something to do-come to the coalition meeting today after school in FL.

Winter sport practices start on November 18th.  Everyone must have a physical on file in order to practice.  All physicals must be turned in to the Athletic Office by Friday, November 15th.  If you’re not sure if you have a physical turned in, please check with Mrs. Horseman before the 15th.

Were you wishing you had a SMNW yard sign, but missed the order the first time?  Well you are in luck!  We are placing a second order in November.  Check the PTSA newsletter for the order form and details!

Any boy planning on playing Tennis this year needs to see Coach Clow in room 223 after school today for our first organizational meeting.  See you at 2:45 in room 223 on Thursday.

Friday is the LAST day of the Canned Food Drive!  The Johnson County Christmas Bureau needs SMNW’s help to support families this holiday season-please do your part!  Remember to bring your canned goods and cash to your 5th hour class all week so your class can win the competition for large, medium, or small classes!  Tomorrow’s Spirit Day is “Cansas” Day so buy a Canned Food Drive shirt for $5 and your entire purchase will be donated to the JCCB.  Wear it to class tomorrow for extra points!  See Ben Johnson with questions!

Any junior or senior boy interested in trying out for basketball needs to attend a meeting immediately after school on Thursday in room 228.  If you are unable to attend the meeting, please see Coach Rose before the meeting.

Any junior or senior Hispanic Students wishing to attend the Latino Day at UMKC need to see Ms. Blackburn in room 10 ASAP.  She will be taking interested students to UMKC on Friday, November 22nd.  Hurry because space is limited to 15 students.

This Friday, there will be a psychology study on room 119.  If you are under 16 you will need to bring proof of your parents’ approval.  Anyone can take part, so if you have time be sure to stop by.

The lunch menu for Today is:  Chicken Strips w/Roll or Beef Dippers w/Roll

11/13/13

In honor of Custodian Appreciation Week, let’s highlight what students can do to help our custodians out daily:  pick up after yourself at lunch!  It’s not difficult and makes our wonderful custodians’ day go much more smoothly.

Winter sport practices start on November 18th.  Everyone must have a physical on file in order to practice.  All physicals must be turned in to the Athletic Office by Friday, November 15th.  If you’re not sure if you have a physical turned in, please check with Mrs. Horseman before the 15th.

Were you wishing you had a SMNW yard sign, but missed the order the first time?  Well you are in luck!  We are placing a second order in November.  Check the PTSA newsletter for the order form and details!

Any boy planning on playing Tennis this year needs to see Coach Clow in room 223 after school Thursday for our first organizational meeting.  See you at 2:45 in room 223 on Thursday.

Attention students looking to improve their score on the ACT—Test Success is leading a three-part workshop at Northwest prior to the December ACT test.  Let Test Success help you achieve your goal score or receive scholarship money.  The December workshop begins in two weeks.  Reserve your spot online today by visiting www.testsuccess.org.

This week is Canned Food Drive Week!  Remember to bring your canned goods and cash to your 5th hour class all week so your class can win the competition for large, medium, or small classes!  Thanks to everyone who dressed up and participated today!  Tomorrow’s Spirit Day is Cougar Crazie Day and Friday’s Spirit Day is Cansas Day.”  Don’t forget to bring all your donations on Friday for the last day of the drive!  See Ben Johnson with questions!

Please come join NAHS and Northwest Ceramics students at our Empty Bowls Dinner tonight from 6-8 p.m. in the cafeteria.  For this event Northwest Ceramics students and the Northwest National Art Honor Society members created over 350 handcrafted bowls out of clay.  Guests are invited to a simple meal of soup, prepared by Mrs. O’Boyle’s Food classes, and bread.  In exchange for a cash donation. Guests are asked to keep a bowl as a reminder of all the empty bowls in the world.  All of the proceeds benefitHarvesters and their programs to fight childhood hunger.  In conjunction, NAHS is having a benefit art sale.

Any junior or senior boy interested in trying out for basketball needs to attend a meeting immediately after school on Thursday in room 228.  If you are unable to attend the meeting, please see Coach Rose before the meeting.

Any junior or senior Hispanic Students wishing to attend the Latino Day at UMKC need to see Ms. Blackburn in room 10 ASAP.  She will be taking interested students to UMKC on Friday, November 22nd.  Hurry because space is limited to 15 students.

This Friday, there will be a psychology study on room 119.  If you are under 16 you will need to bring proof of your parents’ approval.  Anyone can take part, so if you have time be sure to stop by.

Are you thinking about college?  Do you worry about what the classes will be like?  How hard will you have to study?  If you have questions like these, come to the library to get a seminar pass for November 21st to find out more about College Readiness!

All football players meet TODAY after school in the weight room with the coaching staff.  Be in the weight room by 3:00 p.m.  The meeting will last approximately 20 minutes.  Upperclassmen you will turn in your football equipment immediately after the meeting.  Questions-talk to Coach Hibbs in the weight room today.

The lunch menu for Today is:  Burrito or Macaroni  & Cheese

11/8/13

Food Club is baking Friday after school.  Feel free to come by and help bake for the fundraiser next week.  We will have snacks and be watching Ratatouille!  Come join us for some fun.  See Lauren King, Jessy Volker, Kiran Kaur for more information.

Any freshmen boy interested in trying out for basketball needs to attend a meeting immediately after school on Monday in room 228.  If you unable to attend the meeting, please see Coach Rose before the meeting.

Next week is Canned Food Drive Week!  Remember to bring your canned goods and cash to your 5th hour class all week so your class can win the competition for large, medium, or small classes and to benefit the Johnson County Christmas Bureau!  NEXT MONDAY’s SPIRIT DAY IS AMERICAN DAY and its DOUBLE POINTS for EVERYTHING DAY, SO LET’S START THE WEEK OFF WITH A BANG! See Ben Johnson or Mrs. Dent with questions!

Any sophomore boy interested in trying out for basketball needs to attend a meeting immediately after school in Tuesday in room 228.  If you are unable to attend the meeting please see Coach Rose before the meeting.

For all teams interested in entering the kickball tournament-all forms must be turned in by the end of the day Tuesday either at lunch or at room 208.  Everyone come out to support Ms. Jenkins.

Hey NW, are you going to Lawrence to support our football team in their victory OR need a new pair of sunglasses?  Go in style wearing Ray Ban style sunglasses with #NDUB on the side!  The sunglasses will be sold during all three lunches for $5.00.

And fan of the week from the last soccer game in Brooke Nelson and Griffin Robinson, thanks for being FANtastic fans!  Come down to room N to claim your prize.

Need something to do this weekend?  Head to the Oak Park Barnes & Noble Friday evening or Saturday.  Shawnee Mission school libraries will receive a percentage of sales.  Tell them at the cash register that you are from Northwest and you could win a nice prize from your NW library.  The Spirit Club and the mascot will be there Friday evening!  If you cannot make it you can still help-see the signs on the library doors for the online code.  Thank you for your support.

All members of NHS-induction is Monday night.  Current members need to report to the auditorium by 6:15 p.m.  All new members need to report to the auditorium by 5:45 p.m.  Remember that dressy attire is required; guys are to wear slacks, shirts, and ties; gals are to be in dressy slacks, skirts, or dresses.  NO jeans are to be worn.

Baseball lettermen need to meet Friday, November 8th at 2:50 by the Team Locker Room.

The lunch menu for Today is: Italian Dunkers or Chili Frito Pie

11/1/13

Come to our next FCA meeting, Monday, November 4th, at 7:30 at Community Covenant Church.  Talk to Meghan McCluskey or Dallas Ernsdorf if you have any questions.

The following universities/colleges will be here next week:  Monday, November 4th Donnelly College at 8:00 am, and Wednesday, November 6th University of Missouri at 11:00 am.  For more information see Ms. Nick, the counseling secretary.

There will be a Psychology Study Tuesday after school in rom 119.  Please come and help support an IB student. The study will take about 10 minutes.

Last night-the Boys Soccer team defeated SM South to win their regional championship and continue on in state play.  Regulation play ended with a score of 1-1 with Ethan Bowman tucking away the equalizer on a PK in the second half after the cougars were down 0-1 at halftime.  Two ten minute overtimes and two five minute overtimes later with neither team finding the pay dirt of the golden goal, the game went to PKs.  Senior, Steven Skells came up with two monstrous saves.  Hunter Thompson, Cole Nelson,  Sam Nobrega, and Collin Jones all tucked away their shots to give the cougars a thrilling 4-2 victory in the PK shootout.  The boys play next on Tuesday with the opponent yet to be decided.  Thanks to all the fans that came out, filled the cauldron, and helped to push the boys onto victory!

Attention seniors-Today is the deadline for submitting college applications in order to be considered for scholarships for KU and K-State.

There are several seasonal positions posted on the job board located outside the counseling office.  If interested in earning a little extra money for the holidays be sure to stop by and check them out.

The School District is Going Green.  In an effort to conserve energy students will not be allowed to charge their cell phones at school.

Any girl that was on the 2013 Regional Softball team and would like a regional patch, please see Mrs. Horseman by Friday.

SCAD, Savannah College of Art and Design will be here during seminar next Tuesday.  Please get a pass from Ms. Terryberry to room A.

Youth & Government participants don’t forget your bill must be e-mailed, in proper format, to Mrs. LaMourie by 3 pm today.  Also don’t forget the mandatory meeting today at 2:50 in room 120 to turn in field trip form, registration form, money, and sign up for trip roommates.

The lunch menu for Today is: Build your own Burrito w/Rice or General TSO’s Chicken w/Rice11

10/30/13

Students are not allowed to wear costumes at school tomorrow.

The School District is Going Green.  In an effort to conserve energy students will not be allowed to charge their cell phones at school.

French Club will meet Thursday morning at 7:10 in room 108!  See you then!

Attention German students.  German Club will be meeting tomorrow in room 113 at 7:10.  You may food for the group.  Anyone interested is welcome to join.

Any girl that was on the 2013 Regional Softball team and would like a regional patch, please see Mrs. Horseman by Friday.

FAN OF THE WEEK will be chosen at the soccer game Thursday.  So be sure you are there cheering your little heart out.

We will be moving the Regional final soccer game from Westridge to the SMN Stadium Thursday, start time 6:00 pm.

MIAD, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design will be here during seminar Thursday.   SCAD, Savannah College of Art and Design will be here during seminar next Tuesday.  Please get a pass from Ms. Terryberry to room A.

If you are interested in joining the Bowling Team please visit Mr. Fryatt in room 210 either before or after school about information for tryouts.

Prom Committee meeting Friday at 7:10 in room 124.

Hey Hey Hey ! This is the last week to purchase PINK Orange Army shirts to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  They’re $10 in the mall during all 3 lunches.  See Griffin Robinson or Mrs. Dent in room 132 with questions.

Do you miss your old elementary school playground games?  Bring back the memories and the fun.  You and 5 of your friends can sign up in room 208 for the CCC Kickball tournament.  It is a mere $10 per person, all proceeds help out a Northwest teacher.  Forms must be turned in by November 8th and the Tournament will take place November 13th from 3-5 p.m.  There will be a prize for the champions.

Attention all Junior and Senior students age 17 and older interested in donating blood this fall.  StuCo is hosting the Fall Blood Drive on Tuesday, November 5th in the gym to benefit the Community Blood Center.  Every two seconds, someone needs blood.  Your blood donation only takes minutes and can help save lives; now is the time to donate!  Sign up in your English class, talk to Tom Green, or come to Mrs. Dent’s room 132.  Please give blood and let’s show the Community Blood Center that SMNW can be counted on to make a difference.

Attention Seniors:  It is time to order your graduation announcements and caps and gowns.  You will receive am order packet in your English class this week.  If you do not, you may pick up a packet from Chris Nick, the counselor’s secretary.  Representatives from Balfour will be in the mall today from 11-3, and Thursday, October 31st during seminar to take orders.  All seniors who are planning to participate in the graduation ceremony will need to purchase a cap and gown at this time.  Payment is expected at the time of order.  Don’t forget to order your graduation supplies.

Shawnee Mission Northwest Theatre Presents:  Anything Goes on November 7, 8, and 9 @ 7:00 pm.  SMNW High School Parker Auditorium 12701 W 67th Street Shawnee, KS  66216.  Tickets $10 (Reserved Seating) Available at the door or www.smnwtheatre.com.

Students interested in BizFest need to see Mrs. Barnett in the Counseling Office ASAP!  BizFest is a program sponsored in part by the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.  Students who are selected to participate will be given scholarships to attend Donnelly College, JCCC, or KCKCC and have the opportunity to win additional scholarship dollars.  Application deadline is November 1st.

Academic Decathletes:  If you are competing at the regional competition all forms are due today.  Turn in your permission and lunch forms to Mrs. Morrison today to be able to compete.

The lunch menu for Today is: Macaroni & Cheese and Cook’s Choice

10/29/13

If you are interested in joining the Bowling Team please visit Mr. Fryatt in room 210 either before or after school about information for tryouts.

Prom Committee meeting Friday at 7:10 in room 124.

Hey Hey Hey ! This is the last week to purchase PINK Orange Army shirts to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  They’re $10 in the mall during all 3 lunches.  See Griffin Robinson or Mrs. Dent in room 132 with questions.

Attention fans of Lord of the Rings, and all things Tolkien.  The first meeting of the new Tolkien Club will be today at 2:50 in room 219.  We will be discussing what activities we’d like to spend our PRECIOUS time doing.

Last night, the Boys’ Varsity Soccer team defeated the Olathe Northwest Ravens by a score of 3-2 in another thrilling overtime victory.  Twice the cougars goals to go behind and twice the cougars battled back to force overtime-the second equalizer coming with about 2 minutes left in regulation.  Ethan Bowman scored the cougars first goal tucking away a PK in the lower right corner.  Collin Jones kept the cougars alive for overtime with the second.  Flying off the left side, Cody P. banged in the game winner off a corner kick kept alive by Evan Miller.  Next up-The Raiders of SM South in an All Hallows Eve match up.  Game time is 6:00.  Location SMAC.  Come fill the cauldron!!!

Do you miss your old elementary school playground games?  Bring back the memories and the fun.  You and 5 of your friends can sign up in room 208 for the CCC Kickball tournament.  It is a mere $10 per person, all proceeds help out a Northwest teacher.  Forms must be turned in by November 8th and the Tournament will take place November 13th from 3-5 p.m.  There will be a prize for the champions.

Attention all Junior and Senior students age 17 and older interested in donating blood this fall.  StuCo is hosting the Fall Blood Drive on Tuesday, November 5th in the gym to benefit the Community Blood Center.  Every two seconds, someone needs blood.  Your blood donation only takes minutes and can help save lives; now is the time to donate!  Sign up in your English class, talk to Tom Green, or come to Mrs. Dent’s room 132.  Please give blood and let’s show the Community Blood Center that SMNW can be counted on to make a difference.

Attention Seniors:  It is time to order your graduation announcements and caps and gowns.  You will receive am order packet in your English class this week.  If you do not, you may pick up a packet from Chris Nick, the counselor’s secretary.  Representatives from Balfour will be in the mall today from 7-1, Wednesday, October 30th form 11-3, and Thursday, October 31st during seminar to take orders.  All seniors who are planning to participate in the graduation ceremony will need to purchase a cap and gown at this time.  Payment is expected at the time of order.  Don’t forget to order your graduation supplies.

Shawnee Mission Northwest Theatre Presents:  Anything Goes on November 7, 8, 9 @ 7:00 pm.  SMNW High School Parker Auditorium 12701 W 67th Street Shawnee, KS  66216.  Tickets $10 (Reserved Seating) Available at the door or www.smnwtheatre.com.

The following universities/colleges will be here this week:  Wednesday, October 30th University of Missouri-Kansas City at 10:00 am, Lafayette College at 11:30 am; and Thursday, October 31st University of Central Missouri at 9:00 am.  For more information see Ms. Nick, the counseling secretary.

Students interested in BizFest needs to see Mrs. Barnett in the Counseling Office ASAP!  BizFest is a program sponsored in part by the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.  Students who are selected to participate will be given scholarships to attend Donnelly College, JCCC, or KCKCC and have the opportunity to win additional scholarship dollars.  Application deadline is November 1st.

Academic Decathletes:  IF you are competing at the regional competition all forms are due by Wednesday.  Turn in your permission and lunch forms to Mrs. Morrison today or tomorrow to be able to compete.

Attention Northwest…It’s time to announce the fans of the week!  Fan of the week from the Cross Country meet was Abbie Musson and from the Football Game Brandon Wood and Max Schnittker.  Come down to room N to claim your prize!

The lunch menu for Today is: Chicken Quesadilla or Yummy Sloppy Joe

10/28/13

If you are interested in joining the Bowling Team please visit Mr. Fryatt in room 210 either before or after school about information for tryouts.

Today is the last day to get your money and field trip forms into Ms. Schaufler.

Prom Committee meeting Friday at 7:10 in room 124.

Hey Hey Hey ! This is the last week to purchase PINK Orange Army shirts to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  They’re $10 in the mall during all 3 lunches.  See Griffin Robinson or Mrs. Dent in room 132 with questions.

Attention fans of Lord of the Rings, and thing Tolkien.  The first meeting of the new Tolkien Club will be this Tuesday, at 2:50 in room  219.  We will be discussing what activities we’d like to spend our PRECIOUS time doing.

Tyler Bienhoff, you are this week’s crossword puzzle winner!  Come to the library to collect your fabulous prize.

Tonight, the Boys’ Varsity Soccer team opens their regional play against the Olathe Northwest Ravens.  The last time to two schools met it came down to an overtime goal by Collin Jones to secure the victory.  Come out and fill the cauldron and help cheer the boys onto victory.  Game time is 7:00.  Location is SMAC.

Miss your old elementary school playground games?  You and 5 of your friends can sign up in room 208 for the CCC Kickball tournament.  It is $10 per person, all proceeds help out a Northwest teacher.  Forms must be turned in by November 8th and the Tournament will take place November 13th from 3-5 p.m.  There will be a prize for the champions.

Debate had a successful weekend!  At the Olathe North Junior Varsity tournament, the first year team of Luke Miller and Jackson McCone came out with a 4 and 1 record and took 4thplace.  Great job!

Attention all Junior and Senior students age 17 and older interested in donating blood this fall.  StuCo is hosting the Fall Blood Drive on Tuesday, November 5th in the gym to benefit the Community Blood Center.  Every two seconds, someone needs blood.  Your blood donation only takes minutes and can help save lives; now is the time to donate! Sign up in your English class, talk to Tom Green, or come to Mrs. Dent’s room 132.  Please give blood and let’s show the Community Blood Center that SMNW can be counted on to make a difference.

Attention Seniors:  It is time to order your graduation announcements and caps and gowns.  You will receive am order packet in your English class this week.  If you do not, you may pick up a packet from Chris Nick, the counselor’s secretary.  Representatives from Balfour will be in the mall on Tuesday, October 29 from 7-1, Wednesday, October 30th form 11-3, and Thursday, October 31st during seminar to take orders.  All seniors who are planning to participate in the graduation ceremony will need to purchase a cap and gown at this time.  Payment is expected at the time of order.  Don’t forget to order your graduation supplies.

The lunch menu for Today is: Spicy Popcorn Chicken w/Roll or Cheese Enchiladas w/Tortilla Chips

10/24/13

Parent Teacher Conferences tomorrow from 7:30 -11:00 and 12:30-2:30.  It is too late to turn in the form to schedule, but if you need to have a conference with a teacher you can email or call them and set up a time.

Disc Golf is having an informational meeting Thursday at 2:50 in room 9.   Come if interested in playing disc golf.

This Friday is about to be the biggest Friday of your life.  There is going to be a tailgate at 5:30 outside of North before the football game.  There will be food, hot drinks, and face paint.  It is also football senior night so fan of the week will be chosen there!  Come support football’s last home game and be sure to stay for the light show!

Hey Hey Hey!!!  Did you miss ordering your Orange Army T-shirt?  Well, if you did, we’re having a FINAL 3rd order!  Today is the LAST DAY to preorder the t-shirt by completing the order form and paying $10.  Tables will be set up in the mall during lunches.  Order forms and money can be turned in at the tables or room 132 after school (to Mrs. Dent).  Parent, sibling, and faculty shirts are available.

Today is the last day of RED RIBBON WEEK.  SADD would like to thank everyone for participating in Spirit Week and signing their Orange Slip for the new Chain of Life in the mall.  Today’s the last day to sign the Red Ribbon in the mall during lunch and pledge to be drug free.

Attention all Junior and Senior students age 17 and older interested in donating blood this fall.  StuCo is hosting the Fall Blood Drive on Tuesday, November 5th in the gym to benefit the Community Blood Center.  Every two seconds, someone needs blood.  Your blood donation only takes minutes and can help save lives; now is the time to donate! Sign up in your English class, talk to Tom Green, or come to Mrs. Dent’s room 132.  Please give blood and let’s show the Community Blood Center that SMNW can be counted on to make a difference.

Attention Seniors:  It is time to order your graduation announcements and caps and gowns.  You will receive am order packet in your English class this week.  If you do not, you may pick up a packet from Chris Nick, the counselor’s secretary.  Representatives from Balfour will be in the mall on Tuesday, October 29 from 7-1, Wednesday, October 30th form 11-3, and Thursday, October 31st during seminar to take orders.  All seniors who are planning to participate in the graduation ceremony will need to purchase a cap and gown at this time.  Payment is expected at the time of order.  Don’t forget to order your graduation supplies.

The lunch menu for Today is: Beef Tacos or Corn Dog

10/23/13

Attention German students.  German Club will be meeting tomorrow in room 113 at 7:10.  We will discuss t-shirts and there will be donuts.  Anyone interested is welcome to join.

Attention Young Republicans:  There will be a meeting tomorrow morning to look at designs for our shirt.  Come by and check out possible designs.  See you tomorrow at 7:15 in room 122.

Disc Golf is having an informational meeting Thursday at 2:50 in room 9.   Come if interested in playing disc golf.

There will be a Geocaching Club meeting on Thursday morning at 7:05 in room 204.  If you live to cache and cache to live you are invited to come.  If you have any questions talk to Patrick Shreve or Mrs. Brewer.

SLAB meets Wednesday after school in the library.  Come see what is happening in the world of books, reading and libraries!

This Friday is about to be the biggest Friday of your life.  There is going to be a tailgate at 5:30 outside of North before the football game.  There will be food, hot drinks, and face paint.  It is also football senior night so fan of the week will be chosen there!  Come support football’s last home game and be sure to stay for the light show!

If you would like to be a part of SADD-Students Against Destructive Decisions-please come to the meeting TODAY after school in room 132.  We hope to see you there as we put up the Chain of Life and finish RED RIBBON WEEK!  Talk to Jordan Perez, Tatiana Darby, or Mrs. Dent of you have questions.

Attention all Junior and Senior students age 17 and older interested in donating blood this fall.  StuCo is hosting the Fall Blood Drive on Tuesday, November 5th in the gym to benefit the Community Blood Center.  Every two seconds, someone needs blood.  Your blood donation only takes minutes and can help save lives; now is the time to donate! Sign up in your English class, talk to Tom Green, or come to Mrs. Dent’s room 132.  Please give blood and let’s show the Community Blood Center that SMNW can be counted on to make a difference.

There will be an informational meeting for all boys interested in being a part of the Northwest Boys’ Swim and Dive Team after school Wednesday, October 23rd in room 217.  If you cannot attend this meeting, you must talk to Coach Summers before then.

Attention Seniors:  It is time to order your graduation announcements and caps and gowns.  You will receive am order packet in your English class this week.  If you do not, you may pick up a packet from Chris Nick, the counselor’s secretary.  Representatives from Balfour will be in the mall on Tuesday, October 29 from 7-1, Wednesday, October 30th form 11-3, and Thursday, October 31st during seminar to take orders.  All seniors who are planning to participate in the graduation ceremony will need to purchase a cap and gown at this time.  Payment is expected at the time of order.  Don’t forget to order your graduation supplies.

The lunch menu for Today is: French Toast Sticks w/Sausage or Buffalo Cheese Crunchers

10/22/13

Disc Golf is having an informational meeting Thursday at 2:50 in room 9.   Come if interested in playing disc golf.

There will be a Geocaching Club meeting on Thursday morning at 7:05 in room 204.  If you live to cache and cache to live you are invited to come.  If you have any questions talk to Patrick Shreve or Mrs. Brewer.

Interact Club will be meeting at 7:10 tomorrow morning in room 202.  Come learn about the upcoming Rotary speech contest, November service opportunities, and much more!

Tonight, the Boys Varsity Soccer team plays host to the Olathe South Falcons for their final regular season.  The last several games have come down to one goal late in the contest.  We need you to come out, and fill the Cougar Cauldron, and cheer the boys onto victory.  Game time is 7:00.  Location is SMAC!  Come out and watch us play!

SLAB meets Wednesday after school in the library.  Come see what is happening in the world of books, reading and libraries!

This week’s crossword puzzle winner is Roan McAnerney.  Roan, come to the library to collect your fabulous prize!

This Friday is about to be the biggest Friday of your life.  There is going to be a tailgate at 5:30 outside of North before the football game.  There will be food, hot drinks, and face paint.  It is also football senior night so fan of the week will be chosen there!  Come support football’s last home game and be sure to stay for the light show!

This week is RED RIBBON WEEK and SADD organized a Spirit Week!  Thanks to everyone who participated in SPORTS Day today.  Tomorrow is CAMO Day, so wear your best camo great because you can’t hide great character!  Find the table in the mall all week to sign the Red Ribbon and pledge to be drug free.

Hey Hey Hey!!! Did you miss ordering your Orange Army T-shirt?  Well, if you did, we’re having a FINAL 3rd order!   You MUST preorder the t-shirt by completing the order form and paying $10.  Tables will be set up in the mall during lunches.  Order forms and money can be turned in at the tables or room 132 after school (to Mrs. Dent).  Parent, sibling, and faculty shirts are available. There will be an informational meeting for all boys interested in being a part of the Northwest Boys’ Swim & Dive Team after school Wednesday, October 23rd, room 217.  If you cannot attend this meeting, you must talk to Coach Summers before then.

Attention all Junior and Senior students age 17 and older interested in donating blood this fall.  StuCo is hosting the Fall Blood Drive on Tuesday, November 5th in the gym to benefit the Community Blood Center.  Every two seconds, someone needs blood.  Your blood donation only takes minutes and can help save lives; now is the time to donate!  Sign up in your English class, talk to Tom Green, or come to Mrs. Dent’s room 132.  Please give blood and let’s show the Community Blood Center that SMNW can be counted on to make a difference.

There will be an informational meeting for all boys interested in being a part of the Northwest Boys’ Swim and Dive Team after school Wednesday, October 23rtd in room 217.  If you cannot attend this meeting, you must talk to Coach Summers before then.

Attention Seniors:  It is time to order your graduation announcements and caps and gowns.  You will receive am order packet in your English class this week.  If you do not, you may pick up a packet from Chris Nick, the counselor’s secretary.  Representatives from Balfour will be in the mall on Tuesday, October 29 from 7-1, Wednesday, October 30th form 11-3, and Thursday, October 31st during seminar to take orders.  All seniors who are planning to participate in the graduation ceremony will need to purchase a cap and gown at this time.  Payment is expected at the time of order.  Don’t forget to order your graduation supplies.

The lunch menu for Today is: Chicken Nuggets w/Pretzel Bites or Shrimp Poppers & Cheese w/Pretzel Bites

10/21/13

Saturday, The Cross Country Teams ran in the Sunflower League Meet at Rim Rock Farm, outside of Lawrence.  In the Sunflower League Meet there are 6 races:  Varsity girls, Varsity boys, JV girls, JV boys, C-team girls, and C-team boys.  Northwest placed 3rd in both of the Varsity races.  Northwest won the other four races.  The boys’ C-team won for the 17th year in a row.

The Girls’ Tennis team placed 15th in the State at the State Tournament over the weekend.  Amanda Rebori/Lauren Benjamin lost first round to the team that finished 10th, beat the 4th seeded team 9-8 (9-7) in their match before losing to the team that placed 9th.  Colleen Freeman/Lexy Drummond lost first round 6-4, 7-5 to the team that finished 6th, won their next match 9-3, before losing 9-6 to the team that finished 8th in the state,.  We played well, but came up short of what we wanted to do.  There were 24 doubles teams at state.  Thank you for the great year that we had.  We still think that you are the best and you are number one in our hearts!

The following universities/colleges will be here this week.  Monday, October 21st Washington University in St. Louis at 10:00 a.m.; Tuesday, October 22ndEvergreen State College at 8:00 a.m., Rockhurst University at 9:00 a.m. Carleton College at 10:00 am, and  Thursday, October 24th Missouri Southern State University at 10:00 a.m.  For more information see Ms. Nick, the counseling secretary.

Need an excuse to eat out?  Want to see how good you are against the Categories Team?  Meet us at Buffalo Wild Wings tonight for a Categories Team fund raiser.  Go to the Buffalo Wild Wings at 105th and Metcalf and say you are with Northwest and 10% of your meal goes to the Categories Team.  If you come to Buffalo Wild Wings at 5:30 not only will you help the team with a fund raiser but you can compete against the team in trivia.

This week is RED RIBBON WEEK and SADD organized a Spirit Week!  Thanks to everyone who participated in NEON Day today.  Tomorrow is SPORTS Day, so wear your favorite sports gear and stay in the game, be drug free!  Find the table in the mall all week to sign the Red Ribbon and pledge to be drug free.

Hey Hey Hey!!! Did you miss ordering your Orange Army T-shirt?  Well, if you did, we’re having a FINAL 3rd order!   You MUST preorder the t-shirt by completing the order form and paying $10.  Tables will be set up in the mall during lunches.  Order forms and money can be turned in at the tables or room 132 after school (to Mrs. Dent).  Parent, sibling, and faculty shirts are available. There will be an informational meeting for all boys interested in being a part of the Northwest Boys’ Swim & Dive Team after school Wednesday, October 23rd, room 217.  If you cannot attend this meeting, you must talk to Coach Summers before then.

Attention all Junior and Senior students age 17 and older interested in donating blood this fall.  StuCo is hosting the Fall Blood Drive on Tuesday, November 5th in the gym to benefit the Community Blood Center.  Every two seconds, someone needs blood.  Your blood donation only takes minutes and can help save lives; now is the time to donate!  Sign up in your English class, talk to Tom Green, or come to Mrs. Dent’s room 132.  Please give blood and let’s show the Community Blood Center that SMNW can be counted on to make a difference.

The lunch menu for Today is: Mozzarella Sticks or Southwest Chicken Flatbread

10/17/13

Crackle, Crackle, Pop.  Picture this: S’mores, open fire, apple cider & a chill in the air.  And of course blankets, music, and friends to share.  Come & join Club 121 and their first ever Campfire Worship this Saturday, October 19th at 7:30 p.m. at Natalie Chance’s house.  Find Kelly Sharpe, Natalie Chance, Taylor Bonser, or Carolina Mach with any questions.  You don’t want to miss this one!

Attention all Junior and Senior students age 17 and older interested in donating blood this fall.  StuCo is hosting the Fall Blood Drive on Tuesday, November 5th in the gym to benefit the Community Blood Center.  Every two seconds, someone needs blood.  Your blood donation only takes minutes and can help save lives; now is the time to donate!  Sign up in your English class, talk to Tom Green, or come to Mrs. Dent’s room 132.  Please give blood and let’s show the Community Blood Center that SMNW can be counted on to make a difference.

Attention Young Republicans:  Tomorrow is the last day to submit your ideas for t-shirts to Mrs. Keith in room 122.  We will vote on them next week.

The following universities/colleges will be here this week:   Friday October 18th Wichita State University at 9:00 a.m.  For more information see Ms. Nick, the counseling secretary.

There is a Key Club meeting Friday morning at 7:10 in room 155 or after school in the library.  Plan to attend for some great service opportunities with a great group!

The lunch menu for Today is: Chicken Strips w/Roll or Beef Dippers w/Roll

10/16/13

The Girl Effect is meeting after school today at 2:45 in room 204.  Come to hear about service opportunities and give underprivileged women a voice.

A psychology experiment is taking part after school in room 119 today.  It will be brief lasting only about 10 to 15 minutes and no purchase is necessary.  If you love psychology or just want to be a part of an experiment now is your chance!  Please come out and contribute to psychological research!

The Categories team has been chosen for our first competition next Monday, October 21st.  We will also have a fund raiser at Buffalo Wild Wings after the match.  Category team members see Mrs. Morrison in room 105 for information about the competition and the fund raiser.

Attention all Junior and Senior students age 17 and older interested in donating blood this fall.  StuCo is hosting the Fall Blood Drive on Tuesday, November 5th in the gym to benefit the Community Blood Center.  Every two seconds, someone needs blood.  Your blood donation only takes minutes and can help save lives; now is the time to donate!  Sign up in your English class, talk to Tom Green, or come to Mrs. Dent’s room 132.  Please give blood and let’s show the Community Blood Center that SMNW can be counted on to make a difference.

Attention members of Young Republicans:  Don’t forget to submit your ideas for t-shirts no later than this Friday afternoon to Mrs. Keith in room 122.  We will vote on them next week.

The following universities/colleges will be here this week:  Thursday, October 17th Coe College at 8:00 a.m., Washburn University at 9:00 a.m., The University of Alabama at 10:30 a.m.; and Friday October 18th Wichita State University at 9:00 a.m.  For more information see Ms. Nick, the counseling secretary.

French Club will meet Thursday morning at 7:10 in room 108!  We will have a special guest speaker all the way from France!  See you then!

If you would like to be a part of SADD-Students Against Destructive Decisions-please come to the informational meeting on Wednesday, October 16th after school in room 132.  We hope to see you there as we talk about the Chain of Life and Red Ribbon Week!  Talk to Jordan Perez, Tatiana Darby, or Mrs. Dent if you have questions!

Attention German students.  German Club will be meeting tomorrow in room 113 at 7:10.  We will be having a video game tournament.  Anyone interested is welcome to join.

There is a Key Club meeting Friday morning at 7:10 in room 155 or after school in the library.  Plan to attend for some great service opportunities with a great group!

Wondering how to become fan of the week?  Simple.  Come out and support your N-Dub cross country team this Saturday at Rim Rock.  Cheer as loud as you can and maybe…just maybe you will be the next fan of the week.  Direction to Rim Rock are posted on the Spirit Club board across from room M.

Anyone doing Youth In Government that DID NOT attend Monday’s district meeting needs to see Mrs. LaMourie in room 120 ASAP if you still plan on participating.

The Shawnee Mission College Clinic is tonight, from 6:30-9:00 p.m. at Shawnee Mission East High School. Over 200 schools from across the country will have representatives here to visit with you.  You can print a College Guide off the SME Counselor website.  Bring your questions and your parents!  Admission is free of charge.  Shuttle parking available from Brighton Gardens, 71st and Mission Road.  For more information, go to the school district website or the SME Counselor website.

The lunch menu for Today is: Burrito or Macaroni & Cheese

10/7/13

That’s right, tonight at SMAC its SENIOR NIGHT.  Come out and pack the cauldron as we give thanks to and honor this year’s boys’ soccer seniors.  The boys host the Olathe Northwest Ravens and another Sunflower League showdown.  Game time is 7:00.  Senior festivities will be at halftime.

Categories will meet in room 105 after school today.  Categories members stop by tonight to get your permission forms and competition information.

The Girls’ Tennis season ended their match play with a 2nd place finish in districts Saturday.  Congratulations to the following for winning 2 matches in singles:  #1 Tamara Horton, #2 Carley Olson, #3 Brooke Bennett, and #4 Carli Sommerla.  Lena Dennington won 3 matches at #5 singles as did the doubles teams of #1 Colleen Freeman/Lexy Drummond, #2 Amanda Rebori/Lauren Benjamin, and #3 Gabby Whitmore/Zoe Ziegenhorn.  A big CONGRATS to the #4 and #5 doubles teams of Abby Zimmerman/Faith Bryant and Claire Macek/Memo Molder for winning all 4 matches!  Thanks for the great season.  The tip 6 will play regionals next Saturday to determine who will go to state.  Good luck.  Top 6 practice at 3:10 today.

The Freshman Volleyball team took 3rd place in their tournament this weekend at SM South.  They had a tournament record of 4-2.  Leading the way for the Cougars were Hailey Utech with 40 Assists, Chloe McCray with 10 Aces, Annie Connor with 15 Kills, and Sara Babcock with 14 Kills.  This brings the freshman record to 18-5.  The freshman volleyball team will be in action again on Tuesday against Blue Valley.  GO COUGARS!

The Sophomore Volleyball team won the 23rd place bracket at St. Thomas Aquinas on Saturday with a record of 2-1.  Their record is now 14-6.  Great job ladies!

Kansas has designated October 7-11th anti-bullying week.  However, Northwest would like to have every week be anti-bullying.  Each student at Northwest is worthy of respect.  If we respect ourselves enough to not stoop to bullying others, it will make a tremendous difference.  If you know of any bullying that is occurring, let a teacher, counselor, or administrator know, or use the anonymous report to out SRO online with the SMNW website.

Interact Club will be meeting at 7:10 Wednesday morning in room 202.  Come learn about exciting volunteer opportunities in the local community.

The lunch menu for Today is:  Mozzarella Sticks or Southwestern Chicken Flatbread

10/4/13

The Girls’ Varsity Tennis team placed tied for 2nd yesterday in the Sunflower League Tennis tournament.  Tamara Horton won one match to place 8th at #1 singles.  Lauren Benjamin/Amanda Rebori won their last 2 matches to finish 5th at #2 doubles.  Carley Olson won 2 matches 8-1 & 8-0 to place 3rd at #2 singles, and Colleen Freeman/Lexy Drummond won 2 matches to take 3rd at #1 doubles.  Good job girls.  Good luck this week end at districts and also the following weekend at regionals.

Congratulations to the JV Volleyball squad for their victories last night.  They defeated both Olathe North and SM West with outstanding performances by all team members.  Next games for JV are next Thursday here at NW.  Come out and support your Cougar Volleyball team!

The JV Girls Tennis team beat Maranatha yesterday by a score of 6-3.  Winning in singles were Faith Bryant, Carli Sommerla, Lena Dennington, Sarah Taylor, and Mia Palitto.  Winning in doubles were Paige Vander Leest/Lena Dennington.  Congratulations, girls and good luck tomorrow at Districts!

Gymnastics home meet was amazing this week!  The fan support was awesome.  Fan of the week goes to Emma Rutherford and Molly Sasenick.  Please come to the library after voting to claim your shirts.  We will choose our fan of the week next week at the home volleyball game Thursday night.

Hey Northwest!  If you get your yearbook picture back and decide you want to retake it so you can show your future children than you actually were stunning in high school, picture retake day is October 17th in the auditorium.  Sign up outside room 151.  Seniors!  This is also your last chance to get your senior portrait taken.  Contact Savannah Kelly or Jackie Ball if you have any questions.

Students you are no longer able to print Current Event articles in the library…plan accordingly!

Homecoming is this weekend!  If you’d like to attend, but are short on funds, come to the counseling office to check out our assortment of suits and dresses available for students at no charge.

Any student  interested in Youth In Government who have not already signed up need to see Mrs. LaMourie in room 120 by the end of today.

Junior and Senior females interested in attending the Young Women’s Conference at JCCC on Wednesday, October 9th, should see their counselor ASAP.   The conference is designed to provide students with information about career options and information regarding different JCCC programs.  Space is limited.

Attention all ladies and gentlemen attending Homecoming:  tickets will be on sale in the mall during all 3 lunches today.  Tickets are 2 for $28 or 1 for $15.  All tickets are $15 at the door.  Don’t forget to wear appropriate formal attire which means a coat and tie with a collared shirt, or your formal dresses.  Keep your shoes on the entire time.  Also, to keep your night classy, keep the dancing clean!  Arrive at the cafeteria on Saturday, October 5th from 8-11 pm.

Both the Columbia Scholastic Press Association and the National Scholastic Press Association have honored individual students for excellence in journalism recently.  The work of these students has been chosen from a field of thousands of students.  The following students have received Gold Circle Awards from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association:  Mitch Feyerherm received 3rd place for his cartoon portfolio of work; The staff of the NW Passage received 2nd place in personal opinion on-campus issues; Bailey Kopp received 1st place for her informational graphics portfolio of work and Nate Compton received 1st place for his photo illustration of work. The National Scholastic Press Association recently announced the finalists in its Photo of the Year competition.  Each of these students will place in the contest, but the final results won’t be announced until mid-November.  The Photo of the Year Finalists from NW are:  Nate Compton for his Sports Reaction picture and Savannah Kelly for her News picture.  I hope you will take time to congratulate these students for these major achievements.

Collin Jones has been named as an Outstanding Participant in the National Achievement Scholarship Program.  He is among some 3,100 students that scored in the tip 3% of more than 160,000 Black Americans who took the 2012 PSAT.  Congratulations!

The lunch menu for Today is:  Build Your Own Burrito w/Rice or General TSO’s Chicken w/Rice

10/3/13

Hey Northwest!  If you get your yearbook picture back and decide you want to retake it so you can show your future children than you actually were stunning in high school, picture retake day is October 17th in the auditorium.  Sign up outside room 151.  Seniors!  This is also your last chance to get your senior portrait taken.  Contact Savannah Kelly or Jackie Ball if you have any questions.

Students you are no longer able to print Current Event articles in the library…plan accordingly!

Let’s end this spirit week with a great day tomorrow!  It is Pink Out/Cougar Crazy Day so go all out in your breast cancer awareness gear!!

Juniors and sophomores planning to take the PSAT on October 16th or 19th, remember to bring your money to register with the counseling secretary in the office before or after school or during your lunch period.

If you would like to be a part of SADD-Students Against Destructive Decisions-please come to the informational meeting Today after school in room 132.  WE hope to see you there!  Talk to Amelia Hoelting or Mrs. Dent if you have questions.

Key Club is Friday morning at 7:10 in room 155 or after school ion the library.  We have lots of service projects.

Homecoming is this weekend!  If you’d like to attend, but are short on funds, come to the counseling office to check out our assortment of suits and dresses available for students at no charge.

Any student  interested in Youth In Government who have not already signed up need to see Mrs. LaMourie in room 120 by the end of the week.

Junior and Senior females interested in attending the Young Women’s Conference at JCCC on Wednesday, October 9th, should see their counselor ASAP.   The conference is designed to provide students with information about career options and information regarding different JCCC programs.  Space is limited.

Any CUBS wishing to participate in the Halloween Carnival, see Ms. Hartman in the Counseling Office after school today, before school tomorrow, or on your lunch hour.

Any freshmen boy, not participating in a fall sport, who is interested in trying out for basketball this season, needs to attend a meeting before school on Friday morning at 7:20 in room 228.

Attention all ladies and gentlemen attending Homecoming:  tickets will be on sale in the mall during all 3 lunches this week.  Tickets are 2 for $28 or 1 for $15.  All tickets are $15 at the door.  Don’t forget to wear appropriate formal attire which means a suit and tie with a collared shirt, or your formal dresses.  Keep your shoes on the entire time.  Also, to keep your night classy, keep the dancing clean!  Arrive at the cafeteria on Saturday, October 5th from 8-11 pm.

The lunch menu for Today is:  Chicken Strips w/Roll or Beef Dippers w/Roll

10/2/13

An IB Psychology Experiment will be held on Wednesday, October 2nd in room 119 after school.  Please arrive promptly at 2:55; the experiment should last no longer than 25 minutes.  If you are wanting to attend, but are less than 16 years old, stop by room 119 to pick up an informed consent to have signed by a parent prior to the experiment.

The following universities/colleges will be here next week.  Tuesday, October 1st The University of Tulsa at 10:30 am; Wednesday, October 2nd Oklahoma State University at 9:30 am; Thursday, October 3rd Donnelly College at 8:00 am, and The University of Kansas School of Business at 9:30 am.  For more information see Ms. Nick, the counseling secretary.

It’s spirit week so that means it’s time to get crazy.  Tomorrow dress your best for well-dressed Wednesday, Thursday is miss match Day, and Friday is Pink Out/Cougar Crazy!

Juniors and sophomores planning to take the PSAT on October 16th or 19th, remember to bring your money to register with the counseling secretary in the office before or after school or during your lunch period.

Tonight is the Shawnee Mission Marching Festival held at the South District Stadium.  The festival starts at 7 pm and admission is Free.  Come out to the south stadium to support Your Marching Cougar Pride.

The Girls Varsity Tennis team lost 3-12 to SME yesterday.  The girls played very well but came up short.  Abby Zimmerman won singles and Carli Sommerla was the only NW girl to win both singles and doubles pairing up with Lena Dennington.  Good luck in our last match against Blue Valley North today.  This is senior night, so come out and support your seniors in their last duel for SM Northwest.  It will start about 2:50.

Attention all ladies and gentlemen attending Homecoming:  tickets will be on sale in the mall during all 3 lunches this week.  Tickets are 2 for $28 or 1 for $15.  All tickets are $15 at the door.  Don’t forget to wear appropriate formal attire which means a suit and tie with a collared shirt, or your formal dresses.  Keep your shoes on the entire time.  Also, to keep your night classy, keep the dancing clean!  Arrive at the cafeteria on Saturday, October 5th from 8-11 pm.  See you there.

The lunch menu for Today is:  Chicken Quesadilla or Yummy Sloppy Joes

10/1/13

An IB Psychology Experiment will be held on Wednesday, October 2nd in room 119 after school.  Please arrive promptly at 2:55; the experiment should last no longer than 25 minutes.  If you are wanting to attend, but are less than 16 years old, stop by room 119 to pick up an informed consent to have signed by a parent prior to the experiment.

The following universities/colleges will be here next week.  Tuesday, October 1st The University of Tulsa at 10:30 am; Wednesday, October 2nd Oklahoma State University at 9:30 am; Thursday, October 3rd Donnelly College at 8:00 am, and The University of Kansas School of Business at 9:30 am.  For more information see Ms. Nick, the counseling secretary.

It’s spirit week so that means it’s time to get crazy.  Tomorrow dress your best for well-dressed Wednesday, Thursday is miss match Day, and Friday is Pink Out/Cougar Crazy!

Juniors and sophomores planning to take the PSAT on October 16th or 19th, remember to bring your money to register with the counseling secretary in the office before or after school or during your lunch period.

Tonight is the Shawnee Mission Marching Festival held at the South District Stadium.  The festival starts at 7 pm and admission is Free.  Come out to the south stadium to support Your Marching Cougar Pride.

The Girls Varsity Tennis team lost 3-12 to SME yesterday.  The girls played very well but came up short.  Abby Zimmerman won singles and Carli Sommerla was the only NW girl to win both singles and doubles pairing up with Lena Dennington.  Good luck in our last match against Blue Valley North today.  This is senior night, so come out and support your seniors in their last duel for SM Northwest.  It will start about 2:50.

Attention all ladies and gentlemen attending Homecoming:  tickets will be on sale in the mall during all 3 lunches this week.  Tickets are 2 for $28 or 1 for $15.  All tickets are $15 at the door.  Don’t forget to wear appropriate formal attire which means a suit and tie with a collared shirt, or your formal dresses.  Keep your shoes on the entire time.  Also, to keep your night classy, keep the dancing clean!  Arrive at the cafeteria on Saturday, October 5th from 8-11 pm.  See you there.

The lunch menu for Today is:  Chicken Quesadilla or Yummy Sloppy Joes

9/26/13

College Prep Math students interested in receiving credit through JCCC are reminded that the deadline for submitting an application and a high school authorization form is this Friday, September 27th.  The deadline for Compass testing, enrollment, and payment, is October 11th.  If you need the authorization form, see Ms. Nick in the guidance office.

The JV Girls Tennis team beat Free State yesterday 18-5.  Winning at doubles were the teams of Gabby Whitmore/Zoe Ziegenhorn, Brooke Bennett/Faith Bryant, Abby Zimmerman/Mimo Molder,  Lena Dennington/Paige Vander Leest, Sarah Taylor/Claire Macek, and Amy Abadie/Anna Beck.   Singles Winners were Abby Zimmerman, Zoe Ziegenhorn, Brooke Bennett, Mimo Molder, Faith Bryant, Claire Macek,  Lena Dennington, Sarah Taylor, Paige Vander Leest, Mia Palitto,  Hannah Clevenger, Lucy Shin, and Amy Abadie.

Thursday Night Lights!  Join us tonight at SM North District Stadium as the Cougar Football takes on the Pioneers from Leavenworth.  It’s FANDANA Night 150 FREE Shocking Orange bandanas will be given away to Students in the Student Section at 6:30.  Due to amazing demand YES- YOLO T-shirts-Medium ONLY on sale for $10 at the game.

If you are thinking of going to Homecoming, but worried about not having a suit or dress, please check with the counseling dept.  An assortment of apparel is available for students free of charge.

Students, if you ordered a picture packet, DeCloud Studios will be set up at a table in the middle of the mall today during all 3 lunches.  Be sure to stop by and pick yours up.

Attention all Math lovers and Math Club members:  Please come to a special event after school today in room 207.  We will be taking a 30 minute, 100 question test to compete against other schools across the country and need your help to make Northwest come out on top!  We need as many takers as possible so gather your friends and come to room 207 after school today.  See you there!

The Girls Varsity Tennis team defeated SM North 4-0 and tied 2-2 with Free State and Olathe Northwest yesterday.  Tamera Horton won on match at #1 singles and Carli Sommerla moved up from JV to win one match at #2 singles.  The doubles teams of Colleen Freeman/Lexy Drummond and Lauren Benjamin/Amanda Rebori won all 3 of their matches as usual.  Good luck in districts this Saturday.  We will have a full team practice at 3 today.

Attention all ladies and gentlemen attending Homecoming:  tickets will be on sale in the mall during all 3 lunches this week.  Tickets are 2 for $28 or 1 for $15.  All tickets are $15 at the door.  Don’t forget to wear appropriate formal attire which means a suit and tie with a collared shirt, or your formal dresses.  Keep your shoes on the entire time.  Also, to keep your night classy, keep the dancing clean!  Arrive at the cafeteria on Saturday, October 5th from 8-11 pm.

If you are interested in an opportunity to participate in a mock state legislature at the capitol in Topeka with other students from our district and the state then Youth in Government is for you1  If you are interested in joining Youth in Government please attend an informational meeting Friday, September 27thin room 120 at 7:10 or 2:50.  If you have any questions about Youth in Government see Mrs. LaMourie.

Future Teachers of America are excited to announce their new Exec board for the 2013-2014 school years.  Secretary-Jillian Sommerfield, Treasurer-Katie DeLaughter, Vice President-Ashley Bennett and President-Emily Nicol.  They invite you to join their first Future Teachers of America meeting on Tuesday, October 1st at 7:15 am.  Doughnuts will be provided!  Hope to see you there!

Tonight, the Boys Soccer team is playing the SM South Raiders at SMAC.  Be a part of the orange and black attack and fill the Cougar Cauldron!

Attention Northwest!  Our homecoming parade will be this Saturday at 11 am.  It will go from the Presbyterian Church off Pflumm to Northwest.  It would be a super yolo morning so we would love to see each of you there.

The following universities/colleges will be here this week:  Friday, September 27th The University of Kansas at 9:00 am.  For more information see Ms. Nick, the counselor secretary.

The CCC will sponsor its first Cappuccino Day this Friday.   We will be selling hot cappuccino; hot chocolate; and lemonade during the first four class periods.  The profits will go to Mrs. Debbie Mayer a former Northwest Biology teacher who had a massive stroke.  Please support this worthy cause.

Do you like to be funny and random?  Come to Improv Night Friday, September 27th at 7 pm in the Greg Parker Auditorium.  $3 to get in and have a night full of laughs!

Come eat at Boston Market on Friday, September 27th from 4pm-closing time to support the fall musical Anything Goes!  Pick up a flyer on the callboard OR tell them you are from SM Northwest.

Attention all Club 8 members!  We will have a meeting Friday in room 130 after school.  Don’t be late for Club 8.  New members are always welcome!

Anyone interested in being an officer for Young Republicans this year needs to stop by Mrs. Keith’s room 122, no later than this afternoon at 3:30 to sign up.  Voting will take place on Friday morning at the meeting at 7:15 in room 122.  Come to the meeting ready to vote and with plans and ideas for the year.    See you Friday morning for the meeting!

IB Psychology will be conducting an experiment after school in room 119 today.    The study will consist of a test and will take no longer than thirty minutes.  People younger than sixteen:  come with a signed parental consent available in room 119.  Please come we need your help.

Its time for Book Club again!  Today, after school, in room 128.  Please come ready to discuss Killing Me Softly by Sara Cross.  Hope to see all you Northwest bookies there!

The lunch menu for Today is:  Beef Tacos or Corn Dog

9/24/13

If you are looking to improve your score on the ACT, enroll in a Test Success workshop this year.  In just three nights, you can gain the test familiarity, pacing skills, and the confidence you need to increase speed and accuracy on the ACT.  Classes are conveniently located at Northwest on Monday nights.  The October workshop begins in two weeks. Sign up online today at www.testsuccess.org.

Attention Northwest!  Our homecoming parade will be this Saturday at 11 am.  It will go from the Presbyterian Church off Pflumm to Northwest.  It would be a super yolo morning so we would love to see each of you there.

Hey Hey Hey!  The Orange Army T-shirt SECOND ORDER is ending on WEDNESDAY!!!  You MUST preorder the t-shirt by completing the order form and paying $10.  Tables will be set up in the mall during lunches all this week!  Order forms and money can be turned in at the tables or room 132 after school (to Mrs. Dent) by 3:00 on Wednesday.  Parent, sibling, and faculty shirts are available.

Ladies and Gentlemen-It is the night we have all been waiting for…Tonight, under the lights of SMAC, the Boys Varsity Soccer team is hosting Olathe North for the season’s home opening league match.  We want to see everyone out packing the cauldron and giving the Eagles the plucking that they deserve?  Need spirit wear?  Get decked out with the help of the booster club and become a part of orange and black attack.  7:00 is the kickoff.  Be there!

The following universities/colleges will be here this week:  Wednesday, September 25th William Jewell College at 8:00 am and Creighton University at 9:00 am; Thursday, September 26th Missouri University of Science & Technology at 11:00 am; and Friday, September 27th The University of Kansas at 9:00 am.  For more information see Ms. Nick, the counselor secretary.

The CCC will sponsor its first Cappuccino Day this Friday, September 27th.   We will be selling hot cappuccino; hot chocolate; and lemonade during the first four class periods.  The profits will go to Mrs. Debbie Mayer a former Northwest Biology teacher who had a massive stroke.  Please support this worthy cause.

Do you like to be funny and random?  Come to Improv Night Friday, September 27th at 7 pm in the Greg Parker Auditorium.  $3 to get in and have a night full of laughs!

Come eat at Boston Market on Friday, September 27th from 4pm-closing time to support the fall musical Anything Goes!  Pick up a flyer on the callboard OR tell them you are from SM Northwest.

Attention all Club 8 members!  We will have a meeting Friday in room 130 after school.  Don’t be late for Club 8.  New members are always welcome!

Anyone interested in being an officer for Young Republicans this year needs to stop by Mrs. Keith’s room 122, no later than Thursday afternoon at 3:30 to sign up.  Voting will take place on Friday morning at the meeting at 7:15 in room 122.  Come to the meeting ready to vote and with plans and ideas for the year.    See you Friday morning for the meeting!

IB Psychology will be conducting an experiment after school in room 119 on Thursday, September 26th.    The study will consist of a test and will take no longer than thirty minutes.  People younger than sixteen:  come with a signed parental consent available in room 119.  Please come we need your help.

The Girls Varsity Tennis team won The Lawrence Quad yesterday by defeating Lawrence 4-0, Blue Valley West 3-1, and tying SM west 2-2.  Tamera Horton won 1 match at the very tough #1 singles, Carley Olson won 2 matches at #2 singles, and Lexy Drummond/Colleen Freeman and Amanda Rebori/Lauren Benjamin won all 3 doubles matches.  Great playing girls and good luck at the Free State quad on Wednesday.  Full team practice at 3 today.

The JV Girls’ Tennis team defeated Lawrence yesterday by a score of 9-3.  Winning doubles matches were:  Lena Dennington/Paige Vander Leest, Regan Ray/Sarah Taylor, and Mia Palitto/Hannah Clevenger.  Winning in singles were Lena Dennington, Paige Vander Leest, Sarah Taylor, Mia Palitto, Hannah Clevenger, and Amy Abadie.  Good job girls!  Full team practice today.

Top JV Girls Tennis traveled to SM West on Monday and had a fantastic day of tennis winning all doubles and singles matches.  Winning at doubles were the teams of Gabby Whitmore/Zoe Ziegenhorn, Brooke Bennett/Carli Sommerla, Abby Zimmerman/Faith Bryant, and Mimo Molder/Claire Macek.  Winning in singles were:  Zoe Ziegenhorn, Brooke Bennett, Abby Zimmerman, Carli Sommerla, Mimo Molder, Faith Bryant, and Claire Macek.  Congratulations Girls!

The Shawnee Mission Northwest Orchestras will perform in concert tonight in the Shawnee Mission Northwest Parker Auditorium at 7 pm.  Admission is free.  The concert will feature all four of the Northwest String Orchestras playing standard orchestral literature along with pieces by out very own Mr. Bishop.  Please join us for the first concert of the year as we celebrate music in our school.

Interact Club will meet on Wednesday morning at 7:10 in room 202.  Come learn about exciting new service opportunities and ways to interact in your community.

Its time for Book Club again!  Thursday, after school, in room 128.  Please come ready to discuss Killing Me Softly by Sara Cross.  Hope to see all you Northwest bookies there!

The lunch menu for Today is:  Chicken Nuggets w/Pretzel Bites or Shrimp Poppers & Cheese w/Pretzel Bites

9/23/13

This week’s crossword puzzle winner is Serena Clark.  Serena, come to the library too collect your prize!

Key Club members who want to work on the parade entry are reminded to come to the library after school today.

This past weekend, the debaters, opened their season at Washburn Rural High School.  In the Varsity Division, Braden Pomerantz and Jake Thomas went 4-2, and placed 18th out of 64 entries.  In Novice, Lily Ottinger and Roslyn Wohler went 4-1 and placed 7th.  Lily took 3rd overall speaker.

Interact Club will meet on Wednesday morning at 7:10 in room 202.  Come learn about exciting new service opportunities and ways to interact in your community.

Its time for Book Club again!  This Thursday, after school, in room 128.  Please come ready to discuss Killing Me Softly by Sara Cross.  Hope to see all you Northwest bookies there!

The lunch menu for Today is:  Mozzarella Sticks or Southwest Chicken Flatbread

9/3/13

Prom committee will be holding their first meeting on Friday.  Juniors and Seniors are welcome to come.  The meeting will start at 7:10 in room 124.

If you want to be part of a great community service club, come to the first Key Club meeting Friday before school at 7:10 in room 155 or after school at 2:50 in the library.  Caring-Our Way of Life.

The CCC is collecting old jeans for the city of Shawnee.  These jeans can be in any condition.  The Shawnee children will make scarecrows out of them.  Please bring them to room 208 or just give them to a CCC student.

The deadline to turn in registration forms for Baker concurrent credit for AP Psych and Intro to Education is Thursday, September 5th.  Turn in forms to Mr. Mowry in the counseling office.

There will be a French Club meeting this Thursday in room 108 at 7:10 a.m. before school.  We will be voting on t-shirts and planning upcoming events.

This week’s winner of the crossword puzzle is Jacob Rosebaugh.  Jacob, come to the library to collect your prize.

If you are interested in the library, books, and all things reading, come to the first SLAB (Student Library Advisory Board) meeting Wednesday at 2:50 in the library.

All current senior members of NHS will have their first meeting tomorrow Wednesday, September 4th in the auditorium.  The meeting will start promptly at 7:10.  Remember to bring your t-shirt designs for this year’s NHS shirt.

If you ordered a bonfire shirt, please pick it up after school today in room N.

“Looking for service hours, new friends, and a way to give opportunities to women both overseas and at home?  The Girl Effect is meeting every 1st and 3rd Wednesday at 2:45 in room 204.  Its’ not just for girls-Everyone is welcome to come.,  The first meeting is Wednesday, September 4th, come to hear how to get involved, and hear about service opportunities coming up.  There will be a giveaway as well as goodies for all who attend!

Get fired up cause this week is Bonfire Spirit Week!  Tomorrow is Hawaiian Day, Thursday is Bonfire Shirt Day and Friday is Cougar Crazy!!  We will be giving out prizes for the most spirited so make sure to come decked out.

The lunch menu for Today is:  Chicken Quesadilla or Yummy Sloppy Joes

8/30/13

“Looking for service hours, new friends, and a way to give opportunities to women both overseas and at home?  The Girl Effect is meeting every 1st and 3rd Wednesday at 2:45 in room 204.  Its’ not just for girls-Everyone is welcome to come.,  The first meeting is Wednesday, September 4th, come to hear how to get involved, and hear about service opportunities coming up.  There will be a giveaway as well as goodies for all who attend!

Attention all Club 8 members and people who would like to be members!  Our first meeting will be today in room 130 immediately after school.  Plan to attend!  We will have snacks and discuss what our activities will be this year.

This Friday, August 30th come out and support our SMNW football boys at their Gatorade scrimmage!  Games will be played at Shawnee Mission North.  Food starts at 6:30, Freshman/Sophomore scrimmage at 7:15 then JV/Varsity scrimmage at 8pm. Can’t wait to see you there.

The first meeting of the Northwest Guitar Club will be today after school in room 216.  It doesn’t matter whether you are a beginner or an advanced player, if you enjoy playing the guitar, bring your guitar to Guitar Club and enjoy the company of fellow guitarists.

Hey Hey Hey!   Orange Army T-shirts sales end today for the first order!  You MUST preorder the t-shirt by completing the order form and paying $10.  Student Council tables will be set up in the mall during lunch today.  Order forms and money can be turned in at the tables or room 132 after school (to Mrs. Dent) by 3:00 today.  Parent, sibling, and faculty shirts are available.

Seniors-You will be taking your class picture on Tuesday morning, following the holiday weekend.

Today is the deadline for the JCCC application and high school authorization forms to be submitted to JCCC to qualify for College Now credit.  If you have questions, see Mr. Mowry in the counseling office.

IB Dip Cans, there is a meeting next Tuesday in room 128 at 7:10 before school.  That’s the day after Labor Day.

Next week is spirit week so come ready to impress.  Rewards will be given each day.   Tuesday is Disney Day; Wednesday is Hawaiian Day; Thursdaywear your Bonfire shirt; and Friday go Cougar Crazy.  And don’t forget to stop by the Spirit Club meeting Tuesday morning at 7:15 in the Little Theater.

Are you missing anything?  Lunch bags, planners, keys, jewelry, glasses?  We might have them!  Found items are turned in daily to the office.  If you have lost anything, please check.  Clothing items and unclaimed items will be placed in the large wooden lost and found box by the stairs in the first hallway by the office.   Make sure you put your name on any items you would like to have returned.

Tennis has a Full team practice at 3 today.

Hey Cougars FANS:  Everyone come out and support the girls’ volleyball teams at their orange and black scrimmage tonight before the football scrimmage.  The freshman team will play the sophomore team and JV will play varsity.  Both games will be at 5:00 here in the Auxiliary gym.

The lunch menu for Today is:  Italian Dunkers or Chili Frito Pie

8/29/13

Science Olympiad will meet in room 215 after school today.  New members are welcome!

“Looking for service hours, new friends, and a way to give opportunities to women both overseas and at home?  The Girl Effect is meeting every 1st and 3rd Wednesday at 2:45 in room 204.  Its’ not just for girls-Everyone is welcome to come.,  The first meeting is Wednesday, September 4th, come to hear how to get involved, and hear about service opportunities coming up.  There will be a giveaway as well as goodies for all who attend!

Attention all Club 8 members and people who would like to be members!  Our first meeting will be this Friday ion room 130 immediately after school.  Plan to attend!  We will have snacks and discuss what our activities will be this year.

This Friday, August 30th come out and support our SMNW football boys at their Gatorade scrimmage!  Games will be played at Shawnee Mission North.  Food starts at 5:30, Freshman/Sophomore scrimmage at 6:15 then JV/Varsity scrimmage at 7pm. Can’t wait to see you there.

The first meeting of the Northwest Guitar Club will be today after school in room 216.  It doesn’t matter whether you are a beginner or an advanced player, if you enjoy playing the guitar, bring your guitar to Guitar Club and enjoy the company of fellow guitarists.

Hey Hey Hey!  The FIRST ORDER of Orange Army T-shirts sales are ending this week.  You MUST preorder the t-shirt by completing the order form and paying $10.  Tables will be set up in the mall during lunches all this week.  Order forms and money can be turned in at the tables or room 132 after school (to Mrs. Dent) by Friday, August 30th.  Parent, sibling, and faculty shirts are available.

Seniors-You will be taking your class picture on Tuesday morning, following the holiday weekend.

College Now students that need to take the compass test will need to go to the testing center on the third floor of the Student Center at JCCC.  The testing center is open until 8:00 pm Monday-Thursday and until 5:00 pm on Friday.  You must start at least an hour before closing time.  On Saturday, September 7th, the center will be open from 9:00-1:00.  If you have questions, see Mr. Mowry in the counseling office.

The lunch menu for Today is:  Beef Tacos or Corn Dog

 

8/28/13

Attention all Club 8 members and people who would like to be members!  Our first meeting will be this Friday ion room 130 immediately after school.  Plan to attend!  We will have snacks and discuss what our activities will be this year.

This Friday, August 30th come out and support our SMNW football boys at their Gatorade scrimmage!  Games will be played at Shawnee Mission North.  Food starts at 5:30, Freshman/Sophomore scrimmage at 6:15 then JV/Varsity scrimmage at 7pm. Can’t wait to see you there.

Hey Northwest!  Yearbook picture make up day is tomorrow.  If you did not get your picture taken during enrollment you will be receiving a pass sometime today.  All faculty should also plan to take their picture.    If you don’t receive one and think you need one, contact Savannah Kelly or Jackie Ball.

The first meeting of the Northwest Guitar Club will be this Thursday after school in room 216.  It doesn’t matter whether you are a beginner or an advanced player, if you enjoy playing the guitar, bring your guitar to Guitar Club and enjoy the company of fellow guitarists.

Hey Hey Hey!  The FIRST ORDER of Orange Army T-shirts sales are ending this week.  You MUST preorder the t-shirt by completing the order form and paying $10.  Tables will be set up in the mall during lunches all this week.  Order forms and money can be turned in at the tables or room 132 after school (to Mrs. Dent) by Friday, August 30th.  Parent, sibling, and faculty shirts are available.

Come to the first Young Republicans meeting of the year!  We will be meeting in room 122 before school at 7:15 this Thursday, August 29th.  We will be discussing plans for the year and electing officers.  Come get involved in a great organization.  See you this Thursday.  If you can’t attend but are interested in getting involved, please stop by and see Mrs. Keith in room 122 before the end of the week.

This Friday, August 30th is Northwest Club Day!  Clubs will have tables set up in the Mall before school, with information on their clubs, and sign-up sheets.  Come out a little early and see how you can get involved in Northwest.  All Clubs interested in setting up a table must sign up on the sheet in the counseling office at Ms. Nick’s desk.

Attention all soccer boys:  This is a reminder that we will be taking our baseline concussion test after school today at 3”00 in room 202.  Report to the room prior to going to the soccer field.  Also, JV and Varsity teams will both practice at 6:00 pm tonight.

Registration for night school is tonight at Horizons High School from 4-6 pm.  See your academic counselor prior to this date to get a registration form.

College Now students that need to take the compass test will need to go to the testing center on the third floor of the Student Center at JCCC.  The testing center is open until 8:00 pm Monday-Thursday and until 5:00 pm on Friday.  You must start at least an hour before closing time.  On Saturday, September 7th, the center will be open from 9:00-1:00.  If you have questions, see Mr. Mowry in the counseling office.

The lunch menu for Today is:  French Toast Sticks w/Sausage or Buffalo Cheese Crunchers

 

8/27/13

Hey Northwest!  Yearbook picture make up day is this Thursday the 29th.  If you did not get your picture taken during enrollment you will be receiving a pass sometime tomorrow.  If you don’t receive one and think you need one, contact Savannah Kelly or Jackie Ball.

The first meeting of the Northwest Guitar Club will be this Thursday after school in the Choir Room.  It doesn’t matter whether you are a beginner or an advanced player, if you enjoy playing the guitar, bring your guitar to Guitar Club and enjoy the company of fellow guitarists.

Hey Hey Hey!  The FIRST ORDER of Orange Army T-shirts sales are ending this week.  You MUST preorder the t-shirt by completing the order form and paying $10.  Tables will be set up in the mall during lunches all this week.  Order forms and money can be turned in at the tables or room 132 after school (to Mrs. Dent) by Friday, August 30th.  Parent, sibling, and faculty shirts are available.

Be sure to check out with Mr. Poplau in the hall table every day.

There will be a baseball meeting for Juniors and Seniors only today at 2:50.  Players need to meet by the weight room.

Come to the first Young Republicans meeting of the year!  We will be meeting in room 122 before school at 7:15 this Thursday, August 29th.  We will be discussing plans for the year and electing officers.  Come get involved in a great organization.  See you this Thursday.  If you can’t attend but are interested in getting involved, please stop by and see Mrs. Keith in room 122 before the end of the week.

Need help preparing your audition song for Anything Goes?  Too nervous to audition?  Come to Vocal Workshop today and Friday and we will help you!  After school in the Choir Room.

This Friday, August 30th is Northwest Club Day!  Clubs will have tables set up in the Mall before school, with information on their clubs, and sign-up sheets.  Come out a little early and see how you can get involved in Northwest.  All Clubs interested in setting up a table must sign up on the sheet in the counseling office at Ms. Nick’s desk.

Do you love to draw and want to work with other artists?  If so, then you would be a perfect fit for Murals Club!  Help us design and create and repair our murals or wall paintings at Northwest.  Meets Tuesdays, after school in room 8.  See Mr. Hunt for details.

Registration for night school is tonight and tomorrow at Horizons High School from 4-6 pm.  See your academic counselor prior to this date to get a registration form.

Students who are interested in enrolling for College Now credits are reminded that this Friday is the deadline for submitting applications, authorization forms, and appropriate ACT scores.  If you have questions, see Mr. Mowry in the counseling office.

After an exciting summer abroad in Guatemala, the Northwest Interact Club is back in town.  The first Interact Club meeting of the year will be Wednesday, August 28th, in room 202 at 7:10.  If you are fond of helping humanity and free donuts, be there.

The lunch menu for Today is:  Chicken Nuggets w/Pretzel Bites or Shrimp Poppers & Cheese w/Pretzel Bites

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