Summer Events

Amanda Berck

May 19, 2014

If your looking to get out of the house, spend time with your family, or want something to do with some friends here are some local events and festivals coming up! MAY WESTPORT ROOTS FESTIVAL: Uniting performers and lovers of Am...

SMSD Borders Changing

Amanda Berck

May 15, 2014

The borders for SMSD will change at the beginning of the 2014 school year. Students who must change districts or schools will receive a letter in the mail to notify them. But how does this effect some people? Parents are scared...

Little Free Library

Amanda Berck, Avid Reader

May 9, 2014

Little Libraries have been popping up all over Johnson County and Lawrence. Stretching from Overland Park to Olathe  with the tag-line "Take a book, Leave a book" offers a new experience to readers everywhere. There are over...

Upcoming Summer Concerts

Amanda Berck

May 1, 2014

Summer is coming up and many concerts are coming to town. Throwback artists such as Styx, Journey, and Paul McCartney are dropping by the area . Even your favorite artists from 3rd grade will be playing like Avril Lavigne and...

Highway Shootings

Amanda Berck

April 17, 2014

Driving in itself is scary to me but now more then ever I'm staying off the high way. So far only one person has died in at least 20 shootings that have occurred on the highway since March . Many have been injured or have...

A Childhood Retired

Amanda Berck

April 3, 2014

Growing up you may have seen "My Neighbor Totoro", "Kiki's Delivery Service", or "Spirited Away". Magical animations such as these  will soon come too and end due to the fact the creator and director from Studio Ghibli, Hayao...

Shoe Kansas City

Amanda Berck

April 3, 2014

SMSD and NEA-Shawnee Mission are joining together to help the organization Shoe Kansas City. In 1998, Don & Leslie placed a large tub in front of their store, Elite Feet. They asked costumers  to donate their used/unwanted...

Local Historic Building Destroyed

Amanda Berck

March 14, 2014

If you have ever been up by Briarcliff, north of downtown Kansas City, you've seen the historic Garney house. Located at 4200 N. Hickory Lane and built in 1995, the brick structure was made to resemble a English country manor....

Open Mic Night @ Blackdog

Amanda Berck

March 13, 2014

Last saturday Blackdog Coffeehouse held their Open Mic Night which featured several performers including some West students and our very own Starving Artist Poets Society. The coffee house continued to stay busy through the night...

New Nurse

Amanda Berck, Writer

March 10, 2014

You may have seen our school's new nurse, Marilyn Mortimer, while visiting her office or simply walking by.  You may have needed some Tylenol or a cough drop here and there, which she kindly provides you with. She knows most...

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