Cougars News · Athletics Update in Shawnee Mission is Proactive for Student-Athlete Safety

High schools in the Shawnee Mission School District have agreed to temporarily suspend fall sports conditioning and training activities. The suspension, which includes all KSHSAA-sponsored fall activities (including performing arts), will begin on Wednesday, August 5, 2020, and continue until the scheduled KSHSAA fall start date of August 17, 2020. This action is designed to allow current mitigation practices, including wearing face masks, social distancing and hand washing, to continue to flatten the pandemic curve, so that the fall season can begin positively. During the suspension, all student/athletes and performing arts students will be expected to continue mitigation practices, including avoiding social gatherings, so that hopefully schools can begin the fall activities season, following Johnson County Department of Health and Environment guidelines

Also as a reminder any student-athlete who is wanting to start in fall sports on August 17th MUST have their physical packet turned in to the athletic office no later than August 14th.  Physical packets are on the website or can be secured in the athletic office.

If anyone has further questions regarding athletics at SMNW please feel free to contact Mr. Giacalone, Athletic Director, at 913-993-7280 or via email at