Cougars News · Spring Sports End Abruptly–Letter from the A.D.

Dear Athletes and Parents

At the direction of Gov. Laura Kelly all schools in the Shawnee Mission School District will be closed for the remainder of the school year. Schools are being closed to prevent the spread of COVID-19.  All activities, athletics, and extra-curricular activities have been cancelled for the remainder of the school year. This  includes all rentals that use the facilities of SMSD.  At this point in time no one is to be on school grounds for any reasons.

Athletes and parents will receive information in the upcoming future regarding specific details to their program (i.e. collection of uniforms (practice apparel and game equipment), distribution of spirit wear that may have been purchased by athletes and parents in various spring sports, etc.).

We will all be navigating this together in the upcoming weeks and months to ensure the safety of each member of our community, please know you will always be a part of Northwest athletics.  Seniors, though we cannot replace this final season of your athletic career, we will always be here for you.  We will continue to celebrate each and every one of you and the legacy you have shared with us.  You will carry forward the friendships and the bonds shaped by wearing “your hard hat daily” and  maintaining a positive work ethic, determination, and a love of the sport. You are our EVERYDAY CHAMPIONS!   Most importantly you will carry forward our pride, you are Cougars Now and Evermore.

We thank you all for your patience and cooperation

Angelo Giacalone, CMAA
SMNW Athletic Director
“Go Cougars”