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Weekly News Update: 5/2

Weekly News Updates are here to tell you the latest news about East’s clubs, organizations and teams. Check in each Monday to stay updated.


Incoming seniors can now run for elected positions in Spanish NHS.

Club Hammock is not active as of now.

After passover, Jewish Student Union met last week to discuss how each of their weeks were. For now, no current meetings are planned

The year has ended for Pep Club events. The new juniors have been picked and will start planning next year’s assemblies, after summer.

Happy Club isn’t meeting anymore.

Committee Chairs were picked this week in STUCO, and applicants were informed on Friday whether or not they received one of the positions. Also on Friday, the current execs and the new execs for next year went to lunch with the current/new execs of the other Shawnee Mission high schools to discuss what each school had accomplished this year.

The required 15 hours of community service for second semester are due May 2nd for National Honor Society.

Photo Club isn’t meeting this week.

Vine Club stopped meeting. Junior Caroline Kessinger will be the club’s president for next year.

Coalition is still preparing for their Toms walk on Tuesday, May 10th.  The walk will take place after school and will go down to Chipotle area.  Also, at the club meeting this Thursday after school, they will be making posters to advertise the walk. The club made a huge poster, using/tracing their feet to spell out “Toms.” They will walk with this poster on the way to the Village.  This walk will help raise awareness for shoes and how shoes really do affect people’s lives.

In Stuco Special Committees, the chairs were decided and will be publicly announced on Tuesday.

The Girls’ JV lacrosse team lost 10-4 to Park on Monday night. The Varsity lacrosse team beat Lee’s Summit 22-4 that same night. Varsity played Pembroke on Tuesday night and won 15-3. Monday night at Shawnee Mission South, Varsity will face Blue Valley at 6:20 p.m.

Boys’ golf headed out to Hutchinson on Friday to play the 25th ranked course in the nation, Prairie Dunes Country Club, for fun before the tournament. On Thursday, the varsity team plays Carey Park Golf Course. Earlier this week, the varsity team played the Topeka West Invitational at Topeka Country Club. The varsity team placed 5th as a team and their high individual, Andy Spencer, tied for 9th place individually.

Theater‘s final Frequent Friday is this Friday.

Share Special Olympics did not practice during seminar during the past week. Their next soccer game is on May 7 at 11:30 a.m.

Link Crew had their April training meeting. They also just finished the dodgeball competitions, with Feinberg’s class winning.

The PTSA $1,000 scholarship for graduating seniors deadline is May 2nd.

Environmental Ed helped with the Earth Fair from 10 am to 3 pm in the gym this past weekend.

Drama is about to start “The Three Little Pigs.” Actor’s Studio is working on their audition monolgoues. Tech theater just took a test over sound.


Women’s choir toured nursing homes and sang on Wednesday. Choirs also all received their shirts for the final concert, which is this week. The theme is Michael Jackson.

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