Northeast Johnson County morning roundup

Volleyball, a 3D sculpture by SM North student Corrie Naughton.
Volleyball, a 3D sculpture by SM North student Corrie Naughton.

SM North art students part of exhibition. Four SM North art students had their work selected to be par of the 18th annual high school art exhibition sponsored by the Merriam Parks and Recreation Department. A total of 836 works were submitted from 22 Kansas high schools and 144 were selected for the show. The opening reception for the show is 7 p.m. Dec. 11. Students selected from SM North include: Dana Raines – Skull–2D; Corrie Naughton- Volleyball-  3D; Mariah Stadel- A Future Note- Photography; Rachel Cunningham- Sunflower –Photography.

Bishop Miege boys take second in state soccer tourney. Bishop Miege’s boys soccer team kicked its way into the 4-1A title game over the weekend, but couldn’t get past the top rated squad from Rose Hill. The Stags beat Ottawa 4-1 in the semifinal earn the right to face 18-1-0 Rose Hill in the title game. The Stags kept it close, but a single goal from Rose Hill was enough to make the difference. Rose Hill won 1-0, repeating as 4-1A champs.


Prairie Village native featured for wings recipe. Kyle Hopkins, a 1999 SM East graduate, is the subject of a Kansas City Star profile lauding his near knock-off of The Peanut’s buffalo wings recipe. [Fan (almost) knocks off recipe for the Peanut’s chicken wings — Kansas City Star]

Early retirement provision discussed. Negotiating teams representing the Shawnee Mission Board of Education and the National Education Association are holding a second meeting today to discuss adding an early retirement provision into the current teaching contract.