Graduation times moved up for Shawnee Mission West, Northwest ceremonies on account of weather


The Shawnee Mission School District has moved up the times for this evening’s graduation ceremonies for Shawnee Mission West and Shawnee Mission Northwest on account of weather forecasts that suggest storms could be moving into the area.

The ceremonies had initially been planned to begin at 7 p.m. at Shawnee Mission South District Stadium for SM West and at Shawnee Mission North District Stadium for SM Northwest. The procession for both ceremonies will now begin at 5:45 p.m.

The district’s statement on the change is below:

SMSD Graduation Ceremony Time Change​​​​​​​

Due to the concerns of severe weather moving into our area this evening, the district is moving Shawnee Mission West and Shawnee Mission Northwest graduation ceremonies to an earlier time. The procession will begin promptly at 5:45 p.m., with the ceremony beginning at 6 p.m.

We will continue to monitor the latest weather information today, and there may be additional changes if the weather warrants.