School News

Page Created: 

September 13, 2015

Page Updated:

December 7, 2016

 

 

 

 

 

  Recent Newspaper Articles  

from local sources that feature interesting, fun stories and news about our school, from the Kansas City Star, Shawnee Dispatch, SMNW.com (Northwest Passage) and other publications.

 

Hint:  Click on the underscore link to open the news story

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Kansas High Schools 2016 Best High Schools

  Report Card :  How did SMNW stack up to the other schools in our state?

 

  

 

To graduate, Kansas high school students must earn at least 21 credits in English language arts, history and government, science, mathematics, physical education, fine arts and electives. High school students also take state assessments in math, science, English language arts, and history and government, according to the Kansas State Department of Education.

Of the Kansas schools in the 2016 U.S. News Best High Schools rankings, 10 were awarded silver medals and 106 received bronze medals. The top-ranked high school in Kansas is Blue Valley North High, located in Overland Park and a part of the Blue Valley School District.

Shawnee Mission Northwest was unranked by U.S. News.... only one of the five high schools in the SMSD received a ranking, Shawnee Mission North received a National Recognized Ranking and  Recognized in Kansas high schools.

Link to the SMNW report card:     http://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools/kansas/districts/shawnee-mission-pub-sch/shawnee-mission-northwest-high-8155

 

 

Best High Schools in Kansas

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October 5, 2016 ~  SMNW students recognized for academic excellence.

http://www.shawneedispatch.com/news/2016/oct/05/shawnee-students-recognized-academic-excellence/

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September 30, 2016 ~ SM Northwest's Tom Moss to be honored.

http://www.shawneedispatch.com/news/2016/sep/30/sm-northwest-administrator-honored/

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May 17, 2016 ~  Susan Massy receives the prestigious Gold Key award from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association.

http://www.shawneedispatch.com/news/2016/may/17/golden-key-winner-longtime-sm-northwest-teacher-cr/

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April 23, 2016 ~  Shawnee Mission Northwest students conduct annual planet sale.

http://www.shawneedispatch.com/news/2016/apr/23/educational-growth-northwest-students-conduct-annu/

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March 8, 2016 ~  Shawnee Mission schools superintendent: No certainty that schools will be open next year.

  http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/northeast-joco/article64816737.html

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February 19, 2016 ~  SMNW students earn BizFest scholarships.

http://www.shawneedispatch.com/news/2016/feb/19/smnw-students-earn-bizfest-scholarships/

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February 16, 2016 ~  Northwest seniors named National Merit finalist.

http://www.shawneedispatch.com/news/2016/feb/16/mill-valley-seniors-named-national-merit-finalists/

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February 8, 2016 ~  SM Northwest Student Offered Appointment to U.S. Air Force Academy

http://www.smsd.org/news.aspx?id=4212

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January 29, 2016 ~  Security improvements throughout the SMSD

http://www.shawneedispatch.com/news/2016/jan/29/security-improvements-shawnee-mission-schools-near/

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January 20, 2016 ~  SMNW students win debate championship!

http://www.shawneedispatch.com/news/2016/jan/20/smnw-students-win-debate/

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January 15, 2016 ~  Super Bowl champion and SM Northwest alumnus Ryan Lilja to visit Shawnee alma mater in February

http://www.shawneedispatch.com/news/2016/jan/14/super-bowl-champion-and-sm-northwest-alumnus-ryan-/

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January 11, 2016 ~ Shawnee Mission Northwest's English teacher, Brett Mach is a recipient of the 2016 Kansas Horizon Award.

http://www.shawneedispatch.com/news/2016/jan/11/shawnee-educators-recipients-horizon-award-find-gr/

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December 2, 2015 ~  Teacher Feature: SMNW's Jeffrey Bishop...

http://www.shawneedispatch.com/news/2015/dec/02/teacher-feature-jeffrey-bishop/

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September 29, 2015 ~  Kansas lawmakers seek data on school board members

http://www.shawneedispatch.com/news/2015/sep/29/kansas-lawmakers-seek-data-school-board-members/

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September 28, 2015 ~ Education officials say schools need reshaped for the future

http://www.shawneedispatch.com/news/2015/sep/28/education-officials-say-schools-need-reshaped-futu/

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September 15, 2015 ~ SMSD superintendent highlights new mindset at fall breakfast

http://www.shawneedispatch.com/news/2015/sep/15/smsd-superintendent-highlights-new-mindset-fall-br/

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September 14, 2015 ~ Area students named National Merit semifinalists

http://www.shawneedispatch.com/news/2015/sep/14/area-students-named-national-merit-semifinalists/

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August 11, 2015 ~ Shawnee Mission School Board approves budget, tentative teacher contract

http://www.shawneedispatch.com/news/2015/aug/11/shawnee-mission-approves-budget-tentative-teacher-/

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August 5, 2015 ~  SM Northwest student lands spot in Starlight’s ‘Mary Poppins’

http://www.shawneedispatch.com/news/2015/aug/05/sm-northwest-student-lands-spot-starlights-mary-po/

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June 2, 2015 ~ SM Northwest grad receives ‘Outstanding Actress’ honors

http://www.shawneedispatch.com/news/2015/jun/02/sm-northwest-grad-receives-outstanding-actress-hon/

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