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March 17, 2017

SENIOR AWARDS NIGHT RESCHEDULED
Please note that the date for the Senior Awards Night has been rescheduled from May 11 at 7:00 p.m to May 16 at 7:00 p.m in the Performing Arts Center at the High School.
No School Days and Early Dismissal Days
March 20-24
No School - Spring Break
April 14
No School - Good Friday
May 24
Early Dismissal - Last Day of School
2017-2018 High School Registration Dates 
July 31 Senior Class
7:00 - 11:00 a.m and 12:00 - 2:00 p.m
August 1 Junior Class
7:00 - 11:00 a.m and 12:00 - 2:00 p.m
August 2 Sophomore Class
7:00 - 11:00 a.m and 12:00 - 2:00 p.m
August 3 Freshman Class
7:00 - 11:00 a.m and 12:00 - 2:00 p.m
August 4 Open Enrollment
7:00 - 11:00 a.m

If you are unable to attend registration you must schedule a registration appointment through the High School office. Appointment Scheduling will begin after July 25**These appointments will be held from August 7 through August 9**
Photographers will be at the High School on July 31 through August 4.  **Make up photos will be taken in September**
High School News

Tradition of Excellence
Our employees are dedicated, and go above and beyond to ensure we are successful here in the Smithville School District. This year, we launched an employee recognition program to recognize our employees for all that they do for our students, and for one another. 

Tradition of Excellence awards is presented to employees each month. Nominate an employee by completing the following nomination form here.

Being Bullied? Do You Know Someone Who Is?
Many people who are bullied don't feel comfortable telling an adult at school what is happening.  They fear that the bully will retaliate; some are too ashamed to admit the truth, and others do not want to be a snitch.  
However, reporting bullying is one of the most important (and courageous!) things you can do to make bullying stop.
When you tell school officials about a bullying situation, not only do you help yourself, but you also help other students who are in need.  If you are not willing to talk to a teacher for yourself, try doing it for someone else.  Instead of "telling on" the bully, you might express concern for the person being targeted.  Despite what some may say about being a "snitch", alerting a teacher, counselor, or principal is not an act of cowardice; it is an act of bravery.

At Smithville High School, there are a few different ways to report bullying.  No matter which way you choose to report bullying, the important thing is that school officials are made aware of the problem so that something can be done about it. 
 
If you have been the target of bullying or have witnessed the bullying of a Smithville student, complete this form; it will automatically be submitted to Mr. Chris Heslinga. These reports can be made anonymously.  

Another way that you can report bullying is by talking with a teacher, counselor, or principal.  Once a report is made, a course of action will be decided.  Remember, after the first report, if the bullying has not stopped, it is very important to continue reporting the problem.

We're bringing Mobile Mammography to YOU!

Mobile Mammography (3D) is going to be available on Tuesday, March 28 and Wednesday, March 29 from 7:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m at Smithville School District.  We would like to invite the community to take advantage of this amazing opportunity.  

Please see the attached flyer for all the details. Event Flyer Here.

Our next meetings are scheduled for Wednesday, March 29 and Monday, April 10 @ 7:00 p.m in Room 100. 
A message from Rami Packard:
There are discount tux cards available for Tip Top Tux by the office.  Here is a link if anyone wants to print them off and hand them out.  We also get credit for all tux rentals using the card, not just our school. These can be used for weddings, other proms, etc.  
I suggest getting the tux orders in soon as our Prom night is the busiest Prom night in the city.  There is a also a Tip Top Tux in St Joseph, if the one in Zona Rosa is over booked or if you want to avoid the rush. After Prom Cards  After Prom Go Fund Me Account
Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) Blood Drive

On Tuesday, April 4 from 8:00 a.m to 1:30 p.m, Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) will host a Spring Blood Drive in the Performing Arts Center (PAC) at the High School.

Registration will be held from March 27 through March 31, during the third block lunch shifts in the cafeteria.  For questions or concerns please contact Officer Claire Prindable at SRO@smithville.k12.mo.us.

A link is provided below for online registration convenience. Please note that Smithville High School is located on page 2 of the site selection platform.


Seniors - Please Mark your Calendar
Your Class of 2017 group photograph is schedule for Thursday, April 6 at 7:30 a.m.   All graduates are eligible to be in this photo (including Early Grads).  Students that attended Smithville Schools from Kindergarten through Senior Year will have a second photo together.  
Please be on time.  You will pay for pictures at the time of the photo.  Order information will be in the office April 3.

SHS Cheer Coaches will be conducting auditions for the 2017-2018 Cheerleading Squad April 10 - April 14. Information packets will be available in the office on Monday, March 27.

All interested candidates AND a guardian must attend a mandatory information meeting on Wednesday, March 29 at 5:30 p.m in the High School Cafeteria. 

**All candidates must have a MSHSAA physical turned in no later than April 5 to be eligible for auditions** 
First Impact Safe Driving Presentation

First Impact Safe Driving Presentation
April 12, 2017
6:30-8:00 pm 
Performing Arts Center (PAC)
For parents of new drivers and new drivers themselves

First Impact is a traffic safety program that educates parents about Missouri's Graduated Driver License (GDL) law as well as provides them with the tools they need to monitor, coach and support their new teen driver.
 
Missouri GDL law is a three-step licensing system. The purpose is to ease teens into licensure so that they can build skill in an environment that minimizes those things that are shown to cause the greatest risk for new drivers.
 
Research confirms that GDL laws have been instrumental in reducing teen crashes by 20 to 40%.
Register online at  https://www.firstimpactmo.org/events
Academic Letter Ceremony
Seniors receiving an academic award and their parents will be invited to attend a ceremony on Friday, April 21 at 7:10 a.m.  
Seniors not participating in this ceremony are not to be at school until 8:00 a.m on this morning to allow ample parking for our visitors.
High School Celebrations

Archers Head to Branson to Compete at State

7 Archers from the Archery Club will be competing next weekend in Branson at the State Tournament. This is a first time event for Smithville High School. 
 

Archers Competing at State Include:
Chris Campbell, Gunnar Ellis, Ivy Chittum, Lauryn Cramer, Mica Ekis, Gracey Long, and Kinsey Luebbert.
A Big Warrior Congratulations to Our Archers and Coaches Ms. Leslie Dickherber and Mr. Jason Ekis!
MSHSAA District Instrumental Solo/Small Ensemble Results

The following students attended the MSHSAA District Festival at Liberty High School on Friday, March 10. Results are listed below. It was a very successful day for our students!

III-Satisfactory Rating

Amberly Langford-clarinet solo
 

II-Outstanding Rating

Alex Kratofil-snare drum solo
Olivia Motsinger-trombone solo

Eastlyn Koons-clarinet solo

Josh Rich-trumpet solo

Megan Frazier-trumpet solo

Alex Sharkey-piano solo

Aubri Ray-clarinet solo

JoBeth Hancock-clarinet solo

Flute Trio (Baileigh Kienzle, Amanda Holt, Emma Green)


I-Exemplary Rating (Qualified for State Music on April 28th)

Ashley Ball-trumpet solo
Cooper Barnes-trumpet solo

Colton James-alto sax solo 

Greta Zolynas-alto sax solo 

Alex Motsinger-alto sax solo 

Kira Nixon-alto sax solo 

Cade Torkelson-marimba solo 

Mason Clegg-violin solo 

Kyle Holt-snare drum solo 

Meg Reinhardt-clarinet solo 

Michael Fletcher-tuba solo 

Savanah Pate- piano solo 

Amberly Langford-piano solo 

Sax Trio (Greta Zolynas, Colton James, and Kira Nixon) 

Sax Quartet-(Greta Zolynas, Colton James, Kira Nixon, Alex Motsinger)


Scholar Bowl Rocks it Again!

Congratulations to the Varsity Scholar Bowl Team for placing 2nd at the Savannah Tournament on Saturday, March 11.  
Team members were Andrew Crouse, Alexander Drake, Mike Warren, and Noah Cline.  Alexander Drake was also selected to the All-Tournament Team as one of the top 10 individual players at the event.
District Solo and Small Ensemble Choir Festival in Liberty
On Saturday, March 11, 30 vocalists from SHS participated at the District Solo & Small Ensemble Festival in Liberty. 
The following soloists gave "Outstanding" performances earning a Division 2 rating:  Jordyn Beard, Serena Hawkins, Jake Wolfe, Gunnar Ellis, Dylan Aspelund, Garrett Greenfield, Sydney Rich, Alana Hollingsworth, Andrew Ridout, Will Duncan.

The following performed with ensembles that also gave "Outstanding" performances:  Jordyn Beard, Kylie Johnston, Brianna Lewis, Isabella DeVito, Sydney Rich, Kiersten Ridout, Alana Hollingsworth, Alexa Hoverder, Emma Drake, Abby Berger, Abigail Holland, Katie Booth.

It takes an "Exemplary" performance to earn a 1 rating and a invitation to the State Festival. Two Mixed Double Quartets earned this honor. The first consisted of Will Duncan, Hannah Fergan, Garrett Greenfield, Serena Hawkins, Abigail Holland, Jake Holland, Kayla Lincoln, Andrew Ridout.  The second consisted of Laura Alexander, Dylan Aspelund, Emma Drake, Gunnar Ellis, Jordan Hern, Savannah Pate, Shelby Shofner, Jake Wolfe.

The following gave "Exemplary" performances of their solos:  Laura Alexander, Abby Berger, Katie Booth, Hannah Fergan, Abigail Holland, Katie Kaminski, Savannah Pate.

Congratulations to all the singers that participated this weekend.  They did a great job representing Smithville!  Best of luck to those who earned 1 ratings as they prepare for the State Festival held in Columbia on April 28
Smithville DECA Competes at State Competition

Smithville DECA students competed at the State DECA competition on March 12-14 at the Lodge of Four Seasons. Over 1700 Missouri DECA students were at the state competition. Students compete in various business/marketing events with the hopes of qualifying for the International Conference in Anaheim, CA on April 26-29.
Jordyn Beard qualified for Nationals as a Leadership Delegate and Jadyn Yoder qualified in Sports and Entertainment Marketing. They will represent Smithville at the National level in April. Congrats to these girls and everyone that competed!
Annual Big Warrior Male Pageant Well Represented

On Wednesday, March 15, Student Council held our annual Big Warrior Male Pageant Competition in the PAC.  

The following activities and clubs were represented and their candidates are listed as follows:

Jake Wolfe -  Band
Chase Fournier - Student Council
Garrett Greenfield - FCA
Patrick Newland - DECA
Chance Sportsman - Robotics/SWAT
Cam Lethcoe- National Honor Society
Dylan Asplund- Choir
Nick Hartman - Speech & Debate
Carter Tietjens - Leadership Class
George Hess - Pair o Dice Game Club
Braden Smith - Broadcasting

The Winners of the Big Warrior Competition Were:

3rd place- Nick Hartman - Speech & Debate
2nd place- Chase Fournier - STUCO
1st place- Chance Sportsman - Robotics/SWAT

We wanted to thank all of the group/club sponsors/advisers for supporting their contestants in our show. A special thanks to Mrs. Shelly Blay, Mr. Alex Bollick, Ms. Jennifer Lee, and Mr. Shawn Logan for helping with the judging.

Another Special thanks to Mrs. Shelly Blay and her technical production students that helped us out in the booth.

We wanted to also highlight Jordyn Beard and Allyson Dusanek for putting together a great show for Student Council - along with quite a few other student council members who helped with the production. 

Thanks to Jordyn Beard and Abigail Holland for being awesome Emcees.

We are so proud of everyone's efforts and collaboration!  

Petra, Jennifer, & Chris
Nurse's Corner with Debbie

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month

The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) leads the nation in observing Brain Injury Awareness Month by conducting an awareness campaign in March each year. The theme for the 2015 to 2017 campaign is: Not Alone. 

The Not Alone campaign provides a platform for educating the general public about the incidence of brain injury and the needs of people with brain injuries and their families. The campaign also lends itself to outreach within the brain injury community to de-stigmatize the injury, empower those who have survived, and promote the many types of support that are available.

Asthma Camp
2017 Camp Catch-Ya-Breath  June 16 - June 18, 2017

Camp Catch-Ya-Breath is a weekend camp that helps children age 7-13, learn about their asthma and how to control it.  Respiratory therapist, physicians and nurses teach children about asthma, avoiding triggers, how to take medications properly and how to follow an asthma action plan.  This fun-filled weekend is packed with activities such as swimming, nature hikes, and crafts... all under the guidance of qualified personnel to ensure a safe and enjoyable environment.   
The objective of Camp Catch-Ya-Breath is to help children with asthma take control and live life to its fullest.  Through education and mentoring, camp staff provides children with the tools necessary to manage asthma symptoms.  Specially trained respiratory therapist physicians, and nurses provide medical supervision while also providing a fun environment for learning about asthma. 
Thank you!
Debbie Wilmes, RN
Nurse Coordinator
Smithville School District
Counseling Center News
General News:

Central United Methodist Church, 5144 Oak Street KCMO, will be hosting their annual Blessed Dress Prom Boutique on Friday, March 24 from 3:00-7:00 p.m. and Saturday, March 25 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. All are welcome to shop for over 3000 free prom dress - sizes 0-24. Shoes, purses, and jewelry also available. Follow them on social media at #BlessedDressKC.

Kansas State University will be hosting their annual All-University Open House on Saturday, April 1. Learn about student organizations, living options, and all nine academic colleges. For more information or to rsvp, visit www.k-state.edu/openhouse/.
The I-35 Cattlemen's Association will be awarding two $500 scholarships to graduating seniors with an interest in agriculture. Applicants must live in Clay or Clinton counties. Application is available on the high school website under counseling center scholarships. Deadline to apply is April 17.
The University of Kansas Air Force ROTC program will be hosting an open house on Saturday, April 22 from 9:00-12:00 at the KU Military Science Building. For more information or to RSVP, call 785-864-4676 or email: afrotc@ku.edu.

Scholarships:

Are you a female leader at SHS (grades 9-11) who is looking for an opportunity to expand your experiences in philanthropy, civic engagement, public service, team-building, and networking? The Women's Foundation of Kansas City is accepting applications for its Girls Leadership Program Class of 2017-2018. More information and online application is available at www.womens-foundation.org/girlsleadership. Deadline to apply is March 18.
Septagon Construction Company based in Sedalia, MO will be awarding one $500 scholarship to a senior who plans to pursue a construction, engineering, or architecture related degree. Application is available on the high school website under counseling center scholarships. Deadline to apply is March 24.
The Mayor and Mrs. Charles D. Hitchborn Scholarship will award a $5000 scholarship (paid over 4 years) to one SHS senior who plans to major in Public Administration or Political Science and/or enter into a career of public service. Applicants must have a minimum 2.0 GPA.  Application is available on the high school website under counseling center scholarships. Deadline to apply is March 29.
The Automobile Dealers Association of Greater Kansas City will award several $2000 scholarships to high school seniors in the KC metro area who plan to pursue a degree in the automotive field. Applicants must have a minimum 2.75 GPA, demonstrate financial need, and show evidence of community service or work experience during high school. Apply online at www.growyourgiving.org/scholarships/automobile-dealers-greater-kansas-city-scholarship by March 31.
The Missouri Courage Scholarship will award up to $15,000 to MO seniors though three awards: Rural Courage Award, Missouri Courage Award, & Trans Courage Award. Applicants must demonstrate their willingness to work for change in their community to advance the lives of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, Intersex, & Asexual (LGBTQIA) people and other groups who have historically faced discrimination. Apply online at courage-scholarship.org by March 31.
George Williams Shelter Insurance in Smithville will be awarding two $2000 scholarships to SHS seniors. Applicants must demonstrate participation in school and community activities. Application can be found on the high school website under counseling center scholarships. Deadline to apply is March 31.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority at the University of Central Missouri will be awarding a $1000 High Scholastic Achievement Scholarship to an African-American high school senior. Applicant must have a minimum 2.5 GPA and plan to attend a 4-year university in the fall. This scholarship may be used at any university. Contact Jamie Braden at xtoscholarship2017@gmail.com for an application. Deadline to apply is March 31.

MCC-Maple Woods will be awarding the FIRST Robotics and Leadership Grant scholarships again this year. Applicants for the FIRST Robotics scholarship must have participated in SWAT. Applicants for the Leadership Grant must have a minimum 2.0 GPA, demonstrate leadership in school or the community, and must not be planning to use A+ funding. See your counselor for an application for these scholarships. Deadline to apply is April 1.

Are you a leader in the class of 2020? If so, you may be interested in attending the Missouri Chamber of Commerce's Leadership in Practice summer forum at Westminster College in Fulton, MO from June 25-28. Experience presentations by top business leaders, challenging simulations and activities, and lessons in global, economic, civic, and personal leadership. Cost is $250. Apply at http://mochamber.com/workforce/leadership-in-practice/ by April 1.
The Northwest Missouri Financial Women will be awarding two $500 scholarships to senior females who plan to obtain a business or finance degree. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Application is available on the high school website under counseling center scholarships. Deadline to apply is April 1.
The Smithville chapter of the Sons of The American Legion Squadron 58 will be awarding one $1000 scholarship to an SHS senior. Applicants must have a parent or grandparent who served in the military, and must demonstrate academic achievement, leadership, and community involvement. Application is available on the high school website under counseling center scholarships. Deadline to apply is April 1.

The Northwest Missouri Financial Women will be awarding two $500 scholarships to senior females who plan to obtain a business or finance degree. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Application is available on the high school website under counseling center scholarships. Deadline to apply is April 1.
The Platte Valley Bank STAR Scholarship will award one $1000 scholarship to a graduating senior at SHS. STAR stand for Students That Achieve Regardless, so students who have demonstrated an ability to "excel against adversity" are encouraged to apply. Application is available on the high school website under counseling center scholarships. Deadline to apply is April 3.
Opaa! Food Management will again be awarding the $1000 Kenneth L. Short Memorial Scholarship to one graduating senior in Missouri who plans to pursue a career in the food service or hospitality industry. Application is available on the high school website under counseling center scholarships. Deadline to apply is April 7.

The Bill K. Payne Scholarship will award $250 to one SHS senior. Applicants must be in the top 25% of the class, have a minimum 3.0 GPA, and demonstrate participation in extra-curricular activities. Application is available on the high school website under counseling center scholarships. Deadline to apply is April 7.
The C.F. "Colonel" and Lou Kindred Scholarship will award either one $500 or two $250 scholarships to SHS seniors. Applicants must have a minimum 2.5 GPA and demonstrate participation in extra-curricular activities. Application is available on the high school website under counseling center scholarships. Deadline to apply is April 7.
The Clay County Farm Bureau will be awarding one $500 scholarship to a high school senior. Applicants must live in Clay County and have a parent who has been a Clay County Farm Bureau member for at least 3 years. Application is available on the high school website under counseling center scholarships. Deadline to apply is April 8.

The Clay County Farm Bureau will be awarding one $500 scholarship to one graduating senior. Applicants must be Clay County residents and parents must have been a member of the CCFB for at least 3 years. Application is available on the high school website under counseling center scholarships. Deadline to apply is April 8.

The Smithville Masonic Lodge will be awarding the $500 Joe Q. Edwards Memorial Masonic Scholarship to one SHS senior. Applicants must demonstrate academic achievement and school/community involvement. Application is available on the high school website under counseling center scholarships. Deadline to apply is April 14.

The Missouri branch of the American Legion will again be offering six different scholarships to high school seniors in MO. Most scholarships require applicant to be a descendant of a veteran and/or have attended Missouri Boys/Girls State. Applications are available on the high school website under counseling center scholarships. Deadline to apply is April 20.

The Dr. Robert D. & Patricia J. Williams Scholarship will award up to four $500 scholarships to SHS seniors. Applicants must have a minimum 2.5 GPA and demonstrate participation in extra-curricular activities. Preference will be given to seniors who have earned the rank of Eagle Scout or the Girl Scout Gold Award. Application is available on the high school website under counseling center scholarships. Deadline to apply is April 21.

The Smithville Lions Club will award two $500 scholarships to graduating seniors at SHS. Applicants must demonstrate community service and school activities. Application is available on the high school website under counseling center scholarships. Deadline to apply is April 28.
The Smithville Rotary Club will be awarding three $1000 scholarships to SHS seniors. Applicants must demonstrate academic achievement, extra-curricular activities, and honors. Application is available on the high school website under counseling center scholarships. Deadline to apply is May 1.
Attention Sophomores: Are you a high achieving student interested in business and leadership? If so, you could be selected to attend the 2017 Missouri Leadership Seminar to be held June 9-11 at the University of Central Missouri. This seminar is free to selected students. See your counselor for more information.

Truman State University will again be hosting two summer programs: STAPH (Summer Talent Academy for Professions in Health) and The Zombie Scholars Academy. Both programs will run from June 18-25. For more information, visit staph.truman.edu
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