Volunteering is welcomed but not required. Your membership dues help support many worthwhile SM North activities, including:
- Student programs that teach life-long skills and promote team-building.
- Social and multicultural events.
- Teacher appreciation events and instructional grants.
- Student service through the Presidential Service Awards / IROC.
- PTA Reflections program that encourages students in the areas of literature, art, music, drama and dance – and provides opportunities for recognition in regional and national PTA contests.
Shawnee Mission North High School and the Shawnee Mission North PTSA recognizes, and encourages, student and community volunteer efforts in conjunction with the Presidential Volunteer Service Awards with the Indians Reaching Out in our Community program.
Do you volunteer on your own, with a group (such as scouts), with school groups or your church? Be recognized for all you do for our community by logging your volunteer hours and submitting them for the IROC Program. You could receive a Presidential Volunteer Service Award and/or an IROC Award. Did you know you can list both of these awards on your resume? Allow your commitment to community help you in obtaining college admission, scholarships and employment by documenting your service hours. Documenting your service efforts also allows Shawnee Mission North to communicate their pride in all the Shawnee Mission North family does for our community.
Kansas College and Career Ready Standards
In conjunction with SM North PTSA’s enrollment in the National PTA School of Excellence program, PTSA is providing our SM North families with information on accessing Kansas College and Career Ready Standards (formerly referred to as “Common Core Standards”). The links below will direct you to websites with useful documentation regarding the Standards as determined by the State of Kansas Department of Education. The Standards were created to define what students should understand at each grade level in the core areas of Math, English Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies.
The goal of SM North PTSA is to inform and support families in an effort to ensure that every student graduates from high school ready for college or career.
En conjunto con la inscripción de SM North PTSA’s en el Programa Nacional de la Escuela de Excelencia del PTA (School of Excellence program), PTSA está proporcionando a nuestra familias de SM North con información en tener acceso a las Universidades de Kansas y Estándares de las profesiones (formalmente referido como Normas Fundamentales Comunes “Common Core Standards”). Los enlaces de abajo le dirigirán a los sitios web con documentación de utilidad sobre los estándares determinados por el Departamento de Educación del Estado de Kansas. Los Estándares han sido creados para definir lo que los estudiantes deben entender en cada nivel de estudios en las áreas principales de Matemática, Artes del Idioma Ingles, Ciencia y Estudios Sociales.
La meta de SM North PTSA es informar y apoyar familias en un esfuerzo de asegurar que cada estudiante se gradúe de high school (secundaria) y esté listo para la universidad o profesión.