Shawnee Mission South High School
|Shawnee Mission South High School|
5800 West 107th Street
|School type||Public, High School|
|School district||Shawnee Mission School District (USD 512)|
|Athletic Director||John Johnson|
|Athletics conference||Sunflower League|
|Mascot||Rocky, the Raider|
|Rival||Shawnee Mission East High School|
|Communities served||Shawnee Mission|
Shawnee Mission South High School is a high school located in Overland Park, Kansas, United States, serving students in grades 9-12. The school is one of several public high schools located within Shawnee Mission. The school colors are green and gold and the school mascot is the Raider. The average annual enrollment is approximately 1,600 students. The school newspaper is called The Patriot.
The Mouth, January 1969
Shawnee Mission South High School was established in 1966.
Throughout its history, Shawnee Mission South has hosted several prominent concerts. The Who played a concert with The Buckinghams at Shawnee Mission South on November 17, 1967. The concert was performed in the gymnasium that currently still stands. The Byrds appeared in concert in the school's gymnasium in March 1969. The Amboy Dukes performed in a "senior class only" concert, in the football stadium, May, 1971.
In 1983, Shawnee Mission South was named a Blue Ribbon School, the highest honor an American school can achieve. In 1997, the school was named a Blue Ribbon School for the second time in the school's history.
Shawnee Mission South High School is a two-time Blue Ribbon School, occurring in 1983 and 1997. Beginning in the 2007-2008 school year, the Shawnee Mission School District adopted a new program, Project Lead the Way, as the district's signature engineering program, offered at Shawnee Mission South High School. The classes for Lead the Way include Introduction to Engineering Design, Principles of Engineering, Digital Electronics, Aerospace Engineering, and Engineering Design and Development. Another program unique to Shawnee Mission South is that of the Center for International Studies. The Center for International Studies (CIS) provides an intensive education in four languages: Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, and Russian. The program also provides students the opportunity to attend geopolitics classes rather than regular social studies courses. In 2005, South's Science Olympiad team made district news by winning the state of Kansas competition and advancing to the national level. As of January 22, 2012, the Shawnee Mission South Academic Decathlon team has won the Kansas State Academic Decathlon Competition and advanced to nationals for fifteen years in a row.
The Raiders compete in the Sunflower League and are classified as a 6A school (despite the drop in enrollment), the largest classification in Kansas according to the Kansas State High School Activities Association. Throughout its history, Shawnee Mission South has won several state championships in various sports. Many graduates have gone on to participate in Division I, Division II, and Division III athletics.
|Season||Sport||Number of Championships||Year|
|Soccer, Boys||2||1986, 1987|
|Cross Country, Boys||6||1968, 1969, 1972, 1973, 1978, 2011|
|Cross Country, Girls||2||1978, 1988|
|Winter||Swimming and Diving, Boys||6||1972, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1989, 2013|
|Swimming and Diving, Girls||1||1976|
|Gymnastics, Boys||3||1975, 1976, 1977|
|Basketball, Boys||2||1990, 2013|
|Indoor Track, Boys||3||1975, 1976, 1978|
|Spring||Golf, Boys||5||1968, 1969, 1970, 1973, 1999|
|Track & Field, Boys||6||1975, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 2008|
|Baseball||4||1975, 1979, 1981, 1985|
|Tennis, Boys||7||1968, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1986, 1987, 2000|
|Tennis, Girls||8||1972, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1996|
- David Dastmalchian, actor
- Stephen Dolginoff, writer, composer
- Randy Flagler, actor
- Tom Kane, voice actor
- Steve Little, NFL football kicker and punter
- Mike Morin, MLB baseball player
- Rodney Peete, former USC and NFL quarterback; sports television broadcaster
- Rob Riggle, actor, comedian
- Peter Spears, Academy Award-nominated filmmaker and actor
- Carla Sunberg, 10th President of Nazarene Theological Seminary, 1979
- Bobby Voelker, professional mixed martial artist, current UFC Welterweight
- Gina Grad, voice actor, radio and podcast personality
- Education in Kansas
- List of high schools in Kansas
- List of unified school districts in Kansas
- Shawnee Mission East High School
- Shawnee Mission North High School
- Shawnee Mission Northwest High School
- Shawnee Mission West High School
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