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March 10, 2017

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March 10, 2017
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NO SCHOOL MARCH 20 - MARCH 24 - Spring Break
Daylight Savings - Spring Forward!
Remember to set your clocks forward one hour on Saturday night!
Second Cup of Coffee
It is time for the Second Cup of Coffee!  On Thursday, March 16th, the Middle School Faculty and Staff would like to invite the community to come enjoy a free cup of coffee and have conversation with us!  Please come at 7:45am until 8:15am in the Middle School Cafeteria. Please stop in! We would love to meet with you!
MAP Testing Dates
The students will be MAP testing in April. Testing will start right away in the morning, please be sure students are present, on time, well rested and have eaten breakfast. Please schedule appointments for later in the day as we will not be able to interrupt classrooms.  The schedule is as shown:
Team 6A - April 5 & 6
Team 6B - April 11 & 12
Team 7A - April 11 & 12
Team 7B - April 18 & 19
Team 8A - April 18 - April 21
Team 8B - April 24 - April 27
Any questions, please contact your student's TA teacher.
Water Donations for MAP Testing
Kids who drink a glass of water before taking a test fare up to one third better than those who don't.  SMS begins MAP testing April 5th.  We are accepting donations of bottled water to be handed out to each student during MAP testing. Please bring any donations to the Middle School office.  Thank you!
Congratulations to the winners of the Sons of the American Legion's Citizenship Essay contest.  The 8th grade students wrote an essay on "What The Pledge of Allegiance Means to Me". Congratulations to Marah Sperry (3rd), Rhiannon Maynes (1st), and Riley Foster (2nd). They did a great job on their essays!
Smithville Middle School won 1st place in the state of Missouri for Special Olympic fundraising today in St Louis!
2017-2018 Class Registrations
7th Grade (entering 8th grade next year) - 
Registration will begin Monday, 3/13, forms will be sent home with students that need to be returned, signed by a parent before Friday, 3/17.  If you have any questions, please email Mrs VanWinkle at or Mrs Stoecker at

6th Grade (entering 7th grade next year) -
Registration will begin Tuesday, 3/14, forms will be sent home with students that need to be returned, signed by a parent before Friday, 3/17. If you have any questions, please email Mrs VanWinkle at or Mrs Stoecker at
Sock and Underwear Drive
Smithville Middle School Student Council will be holding a Sock and Underwear Drive among TAs during the week of March 27-31.  Students are encouraged to bring in new packages of socks and underwear in sizes from 4T to adult.  These will be taken to the Warrior Closet to benefit Smithville students. 
TAs will have a competition to see which TA can donate the most new sock and underwear packages for the Warrior Closet.  The winning TAs will receive a pizza party. 
3rd Quarter Grades
Grades will be completed by Wednesday morning, please check PowerSchool as we do not send out grade cards.  If you have any questions about logging into PowerSchool please call Suzy Smith at 816-532-1122.
Congratulations to the 118 students who have qualified to attend the Reading Celebration!  The Reading Celebration will take place on Thursday, April 13.  Please contact Mrs. Guess at for more info. 
8th Graders Registered for 9th Grade Classes
All 8th graders were registered for 9th grade last week. Please contact Megan Stoecker at with any questions. Thank you!
Band Booster Trivia Night Throwdown
Can Your Team Bring It?
Monday, March 13, 2017
7:00 P.M.
High School Cafeteria
Click HERE for more information
Benefits Smithville Insrumental Music Program
Attention 6th and 7th Grade Parents!
If your student hasn't already had their Tdap and Meningitis shots for 8th grade, this would be a good chance to get them.  Please turn in a record when done to Cindy Lessenden at
Eighth Grade Celebration Photos Needed
Eighth Graders:  We would like you to start turning in your photos for the eighth grade celebration slide show. We need two pictures.  These pictures can be baby/young, by yourself, with family, friends, pet, doing an activity such as playing an instrument/sport.  No collages please.  Mrs. Krueger will start collecting your photos. 

Email photos to  Sending a digital copy to her would be the easiest, however, you may also bring them in to be scanned if necessary.  Get them turned in as soon as you can please.  Preferred date is by April 13th.

Thanks for your help.
School Substitutes Needed! 
Smithville School District is seeking applicants for substitute positions throughout the district. Apply today by visiting HERE!  
2017-2018 School Calendar
Click here for the school calendar for next year!
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. Click HERE for more information!
Being Bullied?  Know Someone Who Is?
You are not alone.  There is something you can do to help!  Click HERE for more information.  For a quick link to the form to report any bullying issues, click HERE!
Employee Recognition
Our employees are dedicated, and go above and beyond to ensure we are successful here in the Smithville School District. Tradition of Excellence awards is presented to employees each month.  Nominate an employee by completing the following nomination form: Â Tradition of Excellence Nomination Form.
Activities and Athletics
A'Capella Choir Club - Contact Angie Viebrock -

Animal Shelter Club - Contact Megan Heffley -

Beatles Club - Contact Steve Tyrer -

Book Battle 
- Contact Lisa Guess -

Character Club - Contact Aron Hellner -

- Contact Anna Hewitt -

French Club - Contact Jennifer Lee -

Movie Club - Contact Tierney Cherise

Track - Contact Adam Roske - or Jessica Schirmer -

6th StuCo - Contact Leah DeYoung - 
7th Stuco - Contact Sarah Cline - 
8th StuCo - Contact Dave Kratofil
Upcoming Dates
Click HERE for the Middle School Calendar!
Smithville Middle School
 | Phone 816-532-1122 | Fax 816-532-3210 |
675 S. Commercial Ave.
Smithville, MO 64089

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