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December 21st, 2016

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December 21, 2016
No School Days and Early Dismissal Days
December 21
Early Dismissal - Second Quarter Ends
December 22 through January 2
No School SHS - Christmas Break
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Smithville High School REVISED Final Exam
Schedule can be found HERE.
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It's that time of year again for the AfterProm t-shirt design contest. The theme this year is Circus.  
Please submit designs no later than Monday, January 16, to Mrs. Sutton in the High School office.  Prizes will be awarded to the design winner.
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We are officially kicking off our 1st annual Mattress Sale Fundraiser at Smithville High School on Saturday, February 11.  We will have a full mattress show room setup in the gym from 10 am - 5 pm.  There will be over 20 beds on display for customers to try.  All beds purchased are new, brand name, made to order, available in all sizes, and cost less than retail stores.  In addition to beds, there will also be pillows, mattress protectors, sheets, and adjustable power bases! 
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SENIORS:  After you get back from Christmas break, we would like you to start turning in your photos for the senior slide show. We need a baby/young photo and a current photo for the slide show for graduation.  No collages please.  Mr. Misenhelter will start collecting your photos. 
Email photos to misenhet@smithville.k12.mo.us.  Sending a digital copy to him 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.  Deadline is February 15.  
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Information on ordering guidelines can be found on the High School Webpage. Please check out our blog to view cool images and postings on all our sessions and events. 
Rudy's Portraits of Style & Design, LLC
(816) 532-4858
Counseling Center News
Help Wanted:
ABC-123 Learning Center in Smithville is interested in hiring high school students to be child care workers. Must be 18 or older to apply. Hours are 3:00-6:00 p.m. Mon-Fri. Salary is $8.75/hour. Contact Martha Lister to apply: 532-4660. 

Just Like Home daycare is looking for high school students to work after school.  Center closes at 6:00 p.m., so hours are great for someone wanting to work just a little each day.  Closed on holidays and weekends.  Interested?  Contact Jamie or Kris at 532-4495.

Scholarships:
The Conservation Foundation of Missouri will award five $1000 scholarship to high school seniors interested in different natural resource areas. Preference is given to those with financial need. Apply online at www.moswcs.org by December 31.

Applications are available for the Missouri School Board's Association (MSBA) FutureBuilders Belcher Scholarship. Applicants must be seniors who demonstrate academic achievement, school activities & leadership, and community involvement. SHS can nominate one senior for this scholarship. Application can be found on the high school website under counseling center scholarships. Deadline to apply is January 6.
The Earl Collins Foundation Kiwanis Scholarship will award $1000 to one senior in the Missouri-Arkansas District. Applicants must be seniors who have a minimum ACT score of 23, evidence of extra-curricular activities, leadership, and community service. Application is available on the counseling center scholarship page of the high school website. Deadline to apply is January 15.
We are excited to announce the launch of the 3rd
annual AFS Project: Change contest!  From now until January 17, 8th-12th graders can submit their idea for a volunteer project abroad that would address one of five global issues. The grand prize winner gets to see their idea come alive with a full scholarship for a 2 week program based off of their project idea. 9 additional winners will receive full scholarships to join the winner on their program.  Project: Change has been a great tool to get students thinking about going abroad and making an impact, as well as for reaching out to new schools for hosting or sending opportunities. Our goal is to continue to grow this program, its impact and ours-we hope you'll join us! Visit  http://www.afsusa.org/project-changefor more information.
The Smithville P.E.O. Chapter NI will again award a scholarship to one SHS senior female with a record of excellence in her school and community. Application is available on the high school website under counseling center scholarships. Deadline to apply is January 17.
North Kansas City Hospital will award one $2000 and two $1000 scholarships to Northland juniors and seniors who design a poster promoting organ donation. A 500-word essay is also required. Application is available on the high school website under counseling center scholarships. Deadline to apply is January 20.
The United States JCI Senate Foundation will award several $1000 scholarships to graduating seniors. The Missouri JCI Senate will also award four $250 scholarships. Applicants must demonstrate leadership in high school organizations, honors, and awards. Application is available on the high school website under counseling center scholarships. Deadline to apply is January 20.
The Friends of the University of Missouri Libraries is accepting entries for the 2017 Robert J. Stuckey Essay Contest. One $1500 first prize and one $750 second prize will be awarded. Applicants must submit an essay between 1200-1500 words addressing one or more aspects of books and reading. For more information, go to: http://library.missouri.edu/giving/stuckey-essay-contest/. Submission deadline is January 31.
The James L. & Nellie M. Westlake Scholarship Program will award several full tuition scholarships to Missouri seniors. Applicants must have a minimum 2.5 GPA and demonstrate financial need (family gross adjusted income of $50,000 or less). Apply online at www.scholarsapply.org/westlake by February 1.
The Northland Regional Chamber of Commerce is once again awarding the $500 Chamber's Choice Scholarship. One SHS senior will be awarded this scholarship. Application is available on the high school website under counseling center scholarships. Deadline to apply is February 8.

Avila University will be hosting Future Teacher & International Advocacy Day for high school juniors and seniors on Friday, February 24 from 9:00-2:00. Students thinking about a career in traditional teaching, international teaching, or advocacy with global organizations are encouraged to attend. This event is free; RSVP by February 8 to Julie.Saviano@avila.edu

The Hy-Vee Foundation will award eighty $1000 scholarships to high school seniors who are employed at Hy-Vee or the son/daughter of a Hy-Vee employee. Application is available on the high school website - counseling center scholarship page. Deadline to apply is February 10.

The Missouri Gaming Association will award two $1500 and four $1000 scholarships to high school seniors who submit an article, poster, or video on the topic of deterring young people from engaging in underage gambling. Application is available on the high school website under counseling center scholarships. Deadline to apply is March 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 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.

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
Stacey Sapp
Smithville High School
Administrative Assistant/Communications Specialist
sapps@smithville.k12.mo.us
 645 S. Commercial Ave.
Smithville, MO 64089
816-532-0405 ext. 7212