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Newsletter 10/26/2018

October 26, 2018
Weekly Newsletter 10/25/2018
October 25, 2018
What an amazing month October has been! I can't believe how quickly we have moved through it either. We are already to the end of the first quarter. The end of the quarter also means an early dismissal. Next Friday, November 2nd we will release at 12:05 pm.  As we bring the first quarter to a close I hope that everyone Finishes STRONG and takes time to reflect on goals and personal challenges with a growth mindset. Freshman have the most challenges first quarter as they adjust to high school but the class of 2022 has definitely STARTED STRONG and I hope will continue to find their way and get involved with as many activities as possible. Sophomores are to BE STRONG this year as they adjust to not being the youngest in the school and can now be role models for those freshman. My hope parents, is that you encourage your student to be kind and be the role model that impacts our school culture in a positive way. The Class of 2021 is currently settling into their role as sophomores nicely at S.H.S. Our juniors face the most difficult year of high school as they attempt to STAY STRONG through the challenges they face. Many of them are pushing themselves with difficult classes and lots of extra curricular. Parents my hope for our juniors is that you remind them to stay focused but also to have fun! Many students begin to over stress about the future as they begin to hone in on college or careers paths. Continue to encourage them to remain in the moment and enjoy their junior year so they don't look back and have any regrets. This is by far the most challenging year academically so please reach out to our admin or counseling team if you feel your student needs extra support. For the Class of 2019......they are FINISHING STRONG and appear to be engaged and involved. Our focus for our seniors right now is ATTENDANCE. They are showing the lowest attendance rate currently so parents please encourage your student to FINISH STRONG their first (and last first) quarter of their high school career. 
I am extremely grateful for our amazing staff!! They spend countless hours trying to find ways to meet the needs of EVERY STUDENT, EVERY DAY, NO MATTER WHAT. My goal as the proud principal of "The Best High School" in the Northland is to focus on how we can help our students be the best student they can be. That means talking and teaching on a daily basis how to take care of themselves. We are continuing to grow our crowd with Monday's Matter and hope that many of your will try to join us with your student at some point to take time starting the week off by learning a new strategy for life. Our next Monday's Matter session will focus on failure and how we overcome the fear of failure so that we can work past it. Students (and adults) many times don't try because they are afraid to fail. Some of the most valuable lessons in life come from our failures. Please join us in the library Monday to learn more!
We have a busy week ahead of us with the end of first quarter as well as the end of our fall sports and activities. FINISH STRONG everyone and don't forget to join us for some Friday night football at home this week!
Warrior Shout outs:
  • Congratulations to the Color Guard for receiving 1st Place at Cameron MarchFest! 
Early Release - Friday, November 2nd -
End of Quarter - Release at 12:05
No School -
Thursday, November 8th and Friday, November 9th
Parent Teacher Conferences
Parent-Teacher Conference:
Please mark your calendars for parent-teacher conferences. These will take place on November 7th from 4:00-8:00 p.m. in our cafeteria and November 8th from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. in teachers classrooms if you'd like to set up a one on one conference.
The After Prom Committee Fundraiser: November 10th:
The After Prom Committee has a Fundraiser on Saturday, Nov 10th. A Used Clothing drive and Bake sale at the Smithville High School Parking lot from 9am – 11:00am. We will be accepting clothing, shoes, belts, purses, sheet, & blankets. Please place these items in garbage sacks for easy handling. Small household items are accepted also. All proceeds from donations will fund the 2019 SHS After Prom.
We would appreciate your help in making this years event a success. Many hands make light work! We hope to see you there!
Follow us on FACEBOOK for updates on activities!
Again - thanks for all your continued support!
 Notes from the Nurse:
Students who do not feel well during the day must see the nurse before leaving school or they will be considered truant.   We have a lot of students texting parents for permission to go home when they don't feel good, they must see the nurse first. We appreciate your help with this process.
Picture Retake Day:
Were you absent on picture day? Pictures not turn out the way you wanted? Reed Portrait Group will be here on November 15th for Picture Retakes during your students scheduled lunch.
Snoopy the Musical:
Live at the Performing Art Center - November 1st, 2nd and 3rd at 7pm
Tickets $5 at the door
Dazzler Fundraiser:
SHS Dazzlers are selling yard signs as a fundraiser. They have set high goals for themselves this year, planning to travel to Orlando, Florida to compete in the National Dance Team Association's Dance Competition in February. The team would appreciate your support to achieve their goals. Please consider purchasing a yard sign to show your Warrior Pride. Each sign can be customized with your child's activities. (Examples include "Class of 2020" or "Robotics" or "Marching Band", or "students name" or "school") Simply click on the link below to order. Thank you for helping the Dazzlers!
Yearbooks are on Sale:
To purchase a yearbook, please click on the link
SHS Holiday Craft and Vendor Fair
November 3rd
9am - 3pm
Free to Attend
Gifts, Jewelry, Crafts, Vendors and More!
Our current fundraiser is ShopWithScrip -you shop and SHS After Prom receives a percentage from the money spent through this web site. If you haven’t signed up…NOW is the time. ScriptNow cards (E-Cards) are a fast and easy and they are available to use right now from your cell phone. That means you can use them for everyday shopping at Walmart, Sam’s Club, Target & many other stores. Not all stores have e-cards but most do otherwise you can order plastic gift cards and they will ship them to us monthly. The After Prom Committee receives them we will bring them to you.
It is really that simple! Just by using scrip cards to pay for your normal weekly purchases, you can easily help raise $500 or more per year for SHS After Prom! Please share this information with your family and friends.
Enrollment number: 194242FC61362
Upcoming November events:
Nov. 1: Blood Drive in PAC lobby 6am - 3pm
Nov. 2: End of Quarter. Early Dismissal @ 12:05
Nov. 5: After Prom Committee meeting 7pm cafeteria
Nov. 7: Parent/Teacher Conferences 4:00 - 8:00pm in the gymnasium
Nov. 8: Parent/Teacher Conferences 7:00am - 7:00pm in classrooms
Nov. 12: Veterans Day Assembly and Breakfast. Breakfast starts at 6:30
assembly begins at 7:45 a.m.- 8:45 am
Nov. 15: Picture Retake
Nov. 12-20: Stuco Food Drive
Nov. 21 - 23: Thanksgiving Break
Laura Edwards - Administrative Assistant
Smithville High School
816.532.0405 Fax 816.532.4193
645 S Commercial, Smithville, MO 64089