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March 7, 2017

No School Days and Early Dismissal Days
No School - Spring Break
April 14
No School - Good Friday
May 24
Early Dismissal - Last Day of School
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.
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**
The Nitty-Gritty News
Warriors Explore Summer School
Join us for Warriors Explore, a fun, interdisciplinary, extended-learning opportunity for students who will enter kindergarten through eighth grade in the fall of 2017. The Warriors Explore summer program enriches and advances topics and standards that are taught in the regular school year. These topics and standards are explored and expanded upon more during the summer session. 
Summer School enrollment forms for incoming Smithville High School 9th-12th grade students are available in the Counseling Center.
Smithville Warriors Open Gym

The Smithville Warriors will be hosting weekly open gyms each Monday throughout the month of April.  The times will be from 5:30 until 7 pm starting Monday, April 3rd.  
All Smithville students (boy or girl) who want to come up and work on their basketball game are welcome.  Go Warriors!"
"Peaceful Passages" for Teens and Parents a 4 Week Class 

When:  Mondays, April 10, April 17, May 1, May 8
Time:  6:30-7:30 pm
Where:  Smithville High School Library 645 S. Commercial Ave.
 
Class description:  
Please join us for this unique, special opportunity available IN Smithville! When the pressures of daily living are combined with teens learning to grow up, family communication and understanding often break down.  This class will help everyone discover more meaningful and peaceful ways to navigate the passage to adulthood.  Skills and creative activities are offered for four main passages: physical, emotional, mental and social.  Ancient initiation stories are told to awaken each person's unique style and imagination.  Activities may help you discover how gifts and wounds are surprisingly near each other in your own life, whether at home, school or work.  We will explore ways to identify and express our needs, as well as listen to others and empathize with them, including breathing/relaxation techniques, brainstorming, I-statements, self-care, etc.  We will discover how our body, emotions and imagination can guide us.
 
Who:  
The class is intended for Clay County residents, children ages 13 to 16, and with at least one parent attending.  Parents may also attend without their children.
 
Facilitators/Registration:  
David Strabala, LCSW, Clay County Juvenile Office Counselor and Storyteller, licensed therapist, will lead the group.  The class is coordinated through Kim Downs, MSW, District Family Resource Specialist, Smithville School District, at 816-532-3178.  Please contact her to reserve your place.  
Registration is limited to 15 people.  
For additional questions about the class, you can reach David Strabala at 816-736-8405.  There are no fees for the class.
Smithville High Prom
Prom is April 22nd from 8:00 pm - midnight at the Uptown Theater located at 3700 Broadway.

Tickets for seniors will go on sale Thursday, April 13th and 17th
Junior tickets will go on sale starting Monday, April 18th and 19th --
Juniors are $60 without any fundraising
Underclassmen and visitors are $40. 
 
Please direct all questions to Mrs. Rebecca Carnes at carnesr@smithville.k12.mo.us
Smithville High School AfterProm
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. 

Cheer Auditions Coming Soon!
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** 
Free Presentation Offers Roadmap for Teen Drivers

SMITHVILLE - Good driving habits start the first time someone gets behind the wheel, but it's never too late to correct bad habits.
Smithville's school resource officer, Claire Prindable, said the messages of Safe Driving Week, April 10 to 13, are targeted at drivers of all ages, even those who have been driving for years.

"We are focusing on all aspects of safe driving to include distracted, drinking, texting, speeding, etc., and of course, wearing your seatbelt anytime you are in the vehicle," she said, adding that she hopes students take what they learn during school-day events at Smithville High School home to share with their families.

Register online at   https://www.firstimpactmo.org/events

Safe Driving Week at Smithville High School 
Monday: seatbelt checks before school, Safe and Sober Pledge cards, State Farm Insurance with informational booth

Tuesday: Pajama Day to raise awareness about Drowsy Driving, lunchtime "drunk goggles" experiment, Safe and Sober Pledge cards, State Farm Insurance with informational booth

Wednesday: focus on Distracted Driving, Safe and Sober Pledge cards, Safe and Sober video presentation, First Impact Safe Driving Presentation at 6:30 p.m.

Thursday: Safe and Sober Pledge cards, "Why I Drive Sober" paper chain in front lobby to be displayed through prom, presentation by Missouri State Highway Patrol
Dazzlers Dance Team Auditions

  • Dancers interested in auditioning for the 2017-2018 Dazzlers Dance team must attend an informational meeting with a parent April 18 @ 6:00 p.m in the High School cafeteria.
  • Dancers must have a current physical on file with the school in order to audition.
  • Required clinics will be April 25, 26, 27 from 2:45-4:00 in the High School Auxiliary Gym.
  • Final Auditions will be Friday, April 28 from 4:00-7:00 p.m.
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.
Smithville High School International Business Week
International Business Week April 24-28
FBLA is organizing an international business week to educate SHS students and the community about different cultures and etiquette. Event organizers are looking for parents and community members who could support this effort. Our first event will focus on the following countries: Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Cuba, Bahamas, Jamaica, Haiti, Dominican Rep, and Puerto Rico. 
If you or someone you know is from one of these countries and would like to share business etiquette and customs from your country, please contact Shirl Nichols at nicholss@smithville.k12.mo.us

Celebration Nation

Smithville High School Band
The SHS band program has become one of the elites in the state of Missouri. This past weekend's (1- Exemplary) is the highest honor. 
Bravo!

Smithville High School Choir
The SHS choirs participated Saturday at the State Choir Festival held at Staley. Large groups are evaluated by three adjudicators on their prepared selections and one adjudicator in the sight reading room.  An overall rating is determined by averaging the four ratings. 
The Men's Choir, Women's Choir, and Lakeside Singers were each awarded a "2 - Outstanding" rating for their efforts in sight singing.  (They must read music and perform a piece which they have never seen.  As the director, I can only give them the key and starting pitches.  I cannot sing or play piano with them.  They sing the first time using a number system for pitches.  The second time they use the lyrics.)

The Men's Choir earned an overall "2 - Outstanding" rating.  They did receive a 1 rating from a single adjudicator, but the composite score remained one point shy of receiving a 1 rating overall.

The Women's Choir was awarded a "1 - Exemplary" rating by each of the adjudicators of the prepared performance.

The Lakeside Singers also gave a performance which earned them a  "1 - Exemplary" rating by unanimous decision of those three adjudicators.

All choir members that represented Smithville on Saturday deserve a hearty congratulations for their tremendous performances and for all the hard work done in preparation for the festival.

Warrior Track & Field is Off to a GREAT start!
The Warrior Track & FIELD teams are off & running, jumping, & throwing!



Smithville Invite Track & FIELD Results - March 31, 2017 

Some highlights for the ladies at the Smithville Invite who came in 1st out of 16 teams:

Medal winner:
  • Long Jump: Trace Mosby - 1st; Nikki Hester - 4th
  • Triple Jump: Skylar Brooks - 3rd
  • Pole Vault: Abby Kirtley - 5th
  • High Jump: Trace Mosby - 1st
  • Discus:  Shae Harwood - 5th
  • 4x800 Relay: Mira Bannwarth, Katie Bean, Hannah Harness, Katie Alexander
  • 100 m: Trace Mosby - 2nd
  • 4x200 Relay: Hannah Kamin, Kylie Johnston, Makayla Hill, Nikki Hester - 3rd
  • 1600 m: Katie Alexander - 3rd
  • 4x100 Relay: Trace Mosby, Lexi Moes, Malea Langus, Kylie Johnston - 1st
  • 4x800 Relay - 1st
  • 800 m: Katie Bean - 1st
  • 200 m: Kylie Johnston - 3rd
  • 3200 m: Mira Bannwarth - 1st; Hannah Termorshuizen - 3rd
Please congratulate these ladies!

THANK YOU to EVERYONE who helped make the Smithville Invite a success and thank you for your continued support!

Coach Leslie Dickherber

High School Tradition of Excellence Recipient
Smithville High School speech and theatre teacher Shelly Blay is one of this month's Tradition of Excellence Award recipients! A student nominated Ms. Blay for this award. Here are a few details about Ms. Blay that were included in the nomination: Ms. Blay is an amazing director and worked very hard to make sure everyone involved with the musical, Footloose, had their own moment to shine, no matter how big or small their role was, including crew. She has such a kind heart and it is truly evident that she loves her job, and enjoys working with the students. She is truly a great addition to Smithville High School.

Robotics Team is Heading to World's

On March 25 Smithville High School S.W.A.T. Robotics competed in the Oklahoma City Regional Championships, where they dominated the competition for the 3rd year in a row out of 61 teams competing from around the Midwest. This moves the team on to the World Champtionships. Congratulations to all team members, coaches, and volunteers who helped make this happen!

High School Archers Represent Well at State

The following archers represented Smithville High School well at the State MONASP Competition on Saturday, March 25 in Branson.
 
Career High scores were shot by: Chris Campbell, 281; Gracey Long, 259; & Ivy Chittum 216. Other archers included Kinsey Luebbert, 244; Gunnar Ellis, 229; & Mica Ekis, 229.
Nurse's Corner with Debbie

April is National Autism Awareness Month
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a complex developmental disability; signs typically appear during early childhood and affect a person's ability to communicate, and interact with others. ASD is defined by a certain set of behaviors and is a "spectrum condition" that affects individuals differently and to varying degrees. There is no known single cause of autism, but increased awareness and early diagnosis/intervention and access to appropriate services/supports lead to significantly improved outcomes. 
To learn more please go to Autism Society
Counseling Center News
Be a Host Family With CIEE
 
Want to make a global impact on the life of a student? If so, being a host family might be the right path for you. The Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) is a non-profit organization promoting international education and exchange.

Please contact Ms. Sarah Leffler, CIEE Local Corrdinator with questions (402) 470-7677 or via email at 
Babysitting Opportunity
- 8 year old twin girls. Monday through Friday from approximately 4:15 p.m to 5:45 p.m. If interested please contact Tanya at 816-214-7688.
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 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 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 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.
The Julia Bargman Hope Foundation will once again be awarding two $1000 scholarships through the Coach B Hope Scholarship. Applicants must be SHS seniors and demonstrate involvement in school and community activities. Application is available on the high school website under counseling center scholarships. Deadline to apply is April 26.
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.
Smithville Kiwanis Club will be awarding at least one scholarship to SHS seniors this spring. Applicants must have a minimum 2.0 GPA, demonstrate involvement in school and community activities, and have volunteered for at least one Kiwanis activity (see application for details). Application is available on the high school website under counseling center scholarships. Deadline to apply is April 28.
The Kyle VanWinkle Memorial Scholarship will award one $1000 to a 2017 SHS senior. Applicants must have played sports all 4 years of high school and plan to play a sport in college. Applicants must also demonstrate academic achievement, character, & leadership. Application is available on the high school website under counseling center scholarships. Deadline to apply is April 30.
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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Smithville, MO 64089
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