Watch Categories Semi-Finals and Championship Games

Shawnee Mission School District

Watch Categories Semi-Finals and Championship Games

Viewers can now catch up on watching the longest-running quiz show in the area: Categories.

The first and second semifinal games may be watched as follows:

First Round Semifinal Game:
Second Round Semifinal Game:

Categories is a student scholastic competition and game show. Students from all Shawnee Mission high schools compete with students from Blue Valley  high schools.

The season runs from October to March and concluded in early March.

The consolation game will be available for viewing online starting on April 20 and will air on cable on April 20, 22, 24. The championship game will be available online on April 27 and will air on cable on April 27 29, & May 1.

Broadcasts air on Spectrum Channel 2 & 18 and Consolidated Communications Channel 18.  New episodes are broadcast on Mondays and Fridays at 1:00 pm and 6:30 pm, and on Wednesdays at 3:30 pm.  

All of this year’s episodes may be seen at

Competitors on “Categories,” along with those playing along at home, answer questions related to art, science, history, current events, and more. Categories also provides a unique broadcast learning opportunity for students. Several students enrolled in broadcast courses provide support on this “live-to-record,” multi-camera, multi-light show.