Page Updated: March 1, 2013 




1)Shawnee Dispatch News Story!!! 

An article about the Multi-Class Class Reunion that was hosted by the 1972 class last August,in the Wednesday, August 1, 2012 issue

written by: Melissa Treolo

Click on the Cougar Paw for the complete story

  2)Shawnee Mission Northwest  FOOTBALL!!

Cougar Football Kicks Off against

 SM East @ SM North Stadium on Thursday, SEPTEMBER 2nd!!

Follow Cougar Football on their own website




 3) Shawnee Mission Northwest

                                     Cross Country

Since the beginning of SMNW school history in 1969 our runners at Northwest have only known one coach!  Coach Van Rose!  Who knew.. nearly 41 years later .. Coach Rose is still coaching young men and young women.  Our Cougar teams through the years have accomplished amazing victories.  During his wonderful career at SMNW his teams have won a combined total 31 state championships he and his cross country teams have won plus the 14-year winning streak the Boys team began in 1994.  In 2008, that streak of championships came to an end, his team finished 2nd behind Lawrence High School. In 2009, Boys team finished 3rd in the 6A class championship, only 2 points behind Washburn Rural. Lawrence, who ended the 14-year winning streak in 2008, repeated as state champions in 2009.

Congrats guys on your success and to you Coach Rose for being such a wonderful example through the years. I am so proud that I was able to be a small part of the long history which continues today.  Thank YOU Coach Rose!   Dennis "Mac" McDaniel

Check out this new website of today's runners at Northwest! A wonderful site with pictures of recent meets.  Follow the team as they continue the amazing success and history of the running Cougars!


 4) SMNW Theatre

Check out the new website... SMNW Theatre!!  The Theatre Department at Shawnee Mission Northwest High School.  Explore the school's site and see what's happening!


5) Shawnee Dispatch Story!!

July 2009:  We met with Caroline Boyer a reporter from our hometown newspaper!  And she wrote our story... SMNW Class of '72 reunion begins on the Web...



6 New site in 2010SMNW Lady Cougars BASKETBALL!!

The Lady Cougars Basketball Program is extremely excited about a "NEW BEGINNING".   Working together (coaching staff, players, parents, SMNW and the community)  "We can change the atmosphere and attitude to accomplish amazing things at NW."

Our Cougar GIRLS can play too!!


7)  Sister Alumni Class links:  Class of 1970, 1972, and 1973:


      1972:  Class of 1972 - Dennis "Mac" McDaniel & Jan (Janet Butler) Klein,  Site Administrators

      1973:  Class of 1973



8)  New site in 2008: Student Journalism

      of Shawnee Mission Northwest High School

      Created this school year, 2008-09. 

      The new site features:  SPORTS !!!!!

      9/5/08  VICTORY for our COUGARS 

      First game of the year: SMNW: 27 (1-0)  SMSouth: 13 (0-1) 

      The site is live now, in a test mode. 

      They're planning the launch this new Journalism

      site on September 26th with several nice

        features:  Video, Photos, Clubs &, of course, SPORTS!

       Check it out!


9)  SECOND NEW SITE in 2008 !!:     SMNW Band!

    Just found another new WEBSITE

     for Shawnee Mission Northwest!  

    The New SMNW BAND SITE  is full of information,

    weblinks, photos of past and current Drill Team Members

    and photos of our old school!  and so MUCH MORE!    

     Check it out!      


10)  New SITE/2008!     SMNW DRILL TEAM!

     With new pictures of this year's team and so much more!



11)  Shawnee Mission School District:                              


12) Shawnee Mission Northwest High School  


      You can find us there as WELL! 

     Our WEBSITE

      We're  one  of  two classes  that has their Class Site

      posted in the Link area of SMNW Official School 

      website!!!  That's SO Cool ! 


13) Shawnee Mission Northwest Alumni

      Don't be confused!  This site is separate from us and

      can also be found on our school's website in the 

      links area!  It carries a one-time charge as described

      in the notice below; it is NOT affiliated with our site, in any way.  Most of our alumni

      do not know about this site and currently has a

      membership of only 5 from the Class of '72. 

((  Our link is on SMNW website, too:  ))

((There are only two classes listed by direct link on the SMNW High School site: 1988 class & the best class ever…1972!   ))  That is something that we can all be PROUD of and to say to the other Alumni... We were the BEST ever to walk through those doors & hallways at SMNW!!


Alumni Notice

This website was created to give alumni and faculty a place to reunite. The school does not financially support the alumni site or class reunions. Your one time support of $20 grants you full access to all protected alumni areas. These areas are protected for the privacy of our alumni's information on the Internet.



14)   City of Shawnee



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