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April 14th, 2017

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April 14, 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
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**
High School News
Ground Breaking Ceremony
Please join us, Tuesday, April 18, on-site or on Facebook Live for the Ground Breaking Ceremony for the third elementary school! The ceremony will begin at 5 PM.
Online Payments - NO convenience FEE Effective May 1

Effective May 1, Smithville School District will no longer assess a convenience fee for the use of Smithville School District's Web Store. The Web Store provides a streamlined way to collect online payments using your PowerSchool login.  You are able to use your login to make food service payments or pay school fees on the Web Store with no additional fee! 
For step-by-step instructions, click the following link: Instructions.
Visit the District Web Store at
Meal Prices for the 2017-2018 Academic Year are Set

Meal prices for 2017-2018 have been set at the following rates to comply with the Healthily Hunger Free Kids Act 2010:
Student/Adult Breakfast $1.70
Student/Adult Lunch $2.35
Extra Milk $.45

Register Now for Warrior Summer Camps 

Detailed information and registration forms can be found here.

Experience Your Future with a Summer @ Mizzou
Camps are administered by the MU Extension and the 4-H Center for Youth Development. 

Detailed information and registration forms can be found here.

Warrior Basketball Open Gym Announcement
"The Smithville Warriors will be hosting weekly open gyms each Mondaythroughout the month of April.  The times will be from 5:30 until 7 pm including this evening.  All Smithville students (boy or girl) who want to come up and work on their basketball game are welcome.  Go Warriors!"

Head Basketball Coach
Smithville High School
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. After Prom Cards  After Prom Go Fund Me Account
We're using (the leading online SignUp and reminder tool) to organize our upcoming SignUps.
Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:
1) Click this links below to see our SignUp on  There are 4 links.  See the description next to the link.
2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
3) Sign up! It's Easy - you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on
Note: does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually.

After opening the link, please read the list all the way through.  Some links are done by time slots, some by supplies and equipment needed.
Thanks for all your help and support!
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 Prom
Prom is April 22 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
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

High School Celebrations

Senior Abby Berger Signs with Drake University

Senior Abby Berger, daughter of Jim and Peggy Berger, has been selected for the Bachelors of Fine Arts program with a focus on Musical Theatre at Drake University. 

Congratulations Abby on your accomplishment!!

Ladies Track & Field Highlights!

The Lady Warriors Track & FIELD team competed in some great competition this week. 

The Grandview meet on Tuesday, April 4 was rained out before it was completed, but the following shined while the sun was out:

4x800 - Hannah Termorshuizen, Jadyn Yoder, Katie Alexander, Hannah Harness - 3rd Place
1600 m - Katie Bean - 2nd Place
Triple Jump - Jena Martin - 2nd Place

See complete results here. 
Kearney Classic meet on Friday, April 7 was a high caliber meet with 18 teams competing.  The ladies ran, jumped, & threw for a 6th place overall team finish.  Medal winners included:

300 Hurdles - Amberly Langford - 3rd Place
800 m - Katie Bean - 3rd Place
Discus - Shae Harwood - 4th Place

District Scholar Bowl Results
Congratulations to the Scholar Bowl Team for finishing 2nd at the Class 4, District 16 Tournament on Saturday, April 8.  The team defeated Excelsior Springs and Kearney before falling to St. Joseph Central in the championship.  Team members included Andrew Crouse, Alexander Drake, Regan Fish, Savannah Pate, Mike Warren, Ethan Kershawn, Alexander Sharkey, Matthew Powell, and Colton Roach.

Congratulation to Savannah Pate and Mike Warren for their selection to the All-District Scholar Bowl Team.  Both Mike and Savannah were among the top 6 individual players at the district tournament. 

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 AutismSociety
School-aged children going in to Kindergarten, 8th Grade, and Seniors are required to have vaccines before they start back to school for the upcoming 2017-2018 school year. The Clay County Public Health Center is hoping to "get a jump" this spring with some messaging to parents of the grade levels with required vaccines for next school year. They are encouraging parents to get these vaccines done early to avoid the rush that occurs right before school starts. If you have a child that needs an immunization, the Clay County Public Health Center can provide these.

The information for setting up an appointment is in the  attached flyer.
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
General News:

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:


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 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

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