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SMSD News

As the school year concluded, I found my heart filled with gratitude, pride, and a touch of nostalgia. After 33 amazing years in education, I have decided to move into the next chapter of my life–retirement. It has been...
Every summer, a select group of incoming juniors and seniors from the Shawnee Mission School District begins on a transformative journey known as Leadership Shawnee Mission. A premier program of the Shawnee Mission Education Foundation, Leadership Shawnee Mission is a prestigious, invitation-only...
The season finale of the first season of Mic’d Up, Shawnee Mission School District’s new podcast, is available now! We invite all in our community to listen, and to stay tuned for the second season, which will drop as...
The 2023-2024 school year brought so many shining moments for Shawnee Mission School District students and staff. Here is a roundup of exciting, inspiring, and noteworthy events that have happened over the past few weeks in Shawnee Mission schools. Students...
The 2023-2024 school year has been a time to shine. The final day for students in grades K-11 will be May 29, 2024. Throughout the year, both students and staff have given the district many points of pride, shining for...
Soon, the Shawnee Mission School District (SMSD) will honor the more than 1,700 graduates of the class of 2024.  Ceremonies for Shawnee Mission East, Shawnee Mission North, Shawnee Mission Northwest, Shawnee Mission South, Shawnee Mission West, and Horizons high schools...
The people and places a person sees as they journey throughout their day can play an important role in creating a sense of home.  During the month of May, Shawnee Mission will explore this concept as it celebrates the Read...
The Shawnee Mission School District looks forward to celebrating Educator Appreciation Week from May 6-10, 2024. We invite the community to join us in celebrating all of the employees in our district who help our students shine.  Here are several...
Starting June 3, 2024, the Shawnee Mission School District (SMSD) will kick off its annual Summer Lunch Bunch program. This initiative provides free, nutritious meals to all children ages 1-18, regardless of whether they are students in the district.  “Access...
Here is a look at what Shawnee Mission students and staff have achieved in recent weeks: KTOY Honorees A statewide spotlight is shining on two of Shawnee Mission’s teachers who represent the best among the best. Amber Pagan, a Pre-Kindergarten...
The Tomahawk Elementary School community celebrated a momentous day as they broke ground on the site of the new Tomahawk Elementary School. Click here to watch a video. The groundbreaking event not only marked the beginning of a new chapter in...
This year, a group of Shawnee Mission School District students reflected on the idea of lifting up others, and shared their creative thoughts through essays and poetry.  The Shawnee Mission School District is highlighting the creativity of several of these...