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Newsletter 11/7/2018

Weekly Newsletter 11/07/2018
November 7, 2018
I hope you all have had a great week! Please remember school will not be in session Thursday and Friday of this week as we complete Parent-Teacher Conferences. Teachers are available this evening from 4:00-8:00 pm for open conferences in the cafeteria and from 7:30 am to 6:30 pm Thursday for one on one conferences in their classroom. Here is the link if you have not scheduled a Thursday conference. The link will close tonight at midnight. You are welcome to stop by tomorrow without an appointment but teachers may be in conferences. 
Next Monday, November 12th will be our Veteran’s Day breakfast and assembly. This is an annual event that we really look forward to. It’s a great day to honor our veterans and we look forward to this event each year as we get to meet new veterans and catch up with our returning veterans. All are welcome to join us. The breakfast starts at 6:30 am in our cafeteria and the assembly will begin at 7:45 am in the gymnasium. Hope to see you there. Due to the Veteran’s Day activities, we will not have a Monday’s Matter session next week.
Your Proud Principal,
Dr. Platt
Warrior Shout outs:
We are pleased to announce the following that received All-District Band selections/honors on Saturday. As you will see, Smithville is well represented.
High School (*=qualified for All-State auditions)
Katelin Meek-Trumpet
*Will Duncan-Alto Saxophone
*Emily Snodderly-Clarinet
*Anthony Ragus-Percussion
*Colton Roach-Contra Bass Clarinet
*Saige Carlson-Flute
*Alex Sharkey-Percussion
*Kira Nixon-Alto Saxophone
Anna Maria Snodderly-Flute
*Eastlyn Koons-Clarinet
*Michael Fletcher-Tuba
Amanda Frey-Clarinet
*Wesley Pryor-Percussion
Jade Habben-French Horn
Baileigh Kienzle-Piccolo
*Kellen Turner-Tenor Saxophone
Caitlyn Marshall-Trumpet
*Cooper Barnes-Trumpet
Noah Whitacre-Tuba
Last Saturday your Varsity cheer team competed in the KC Regional competition and came out with a 1st place victory. 3A Small is the largest and most competitive division in the State. This Saturday we head to St. Louis for the St. Louis Regional competition. 
This year was the best boys and girls combined finish since moving to class 3 in 2008. The Smithville Warriors represented themselves, their school, families and community with excellence throughout the season. #warriorSTRONG #ssdpride
• Olivia Littleton (sophomore): 3rd place; 19:47.51
• Jadyn Yoder (senior): 17th place; 20:38.61
• Lily Cutler (sophomore): 18th place; 20:39.51
• Avery Bannwarth (freshman): 68th place; 22:04.87
• Anna Maria Snodderly (freshman): 81st place; 22:24.03
• Riley Kochanowicz (sophomore): 94th place; 22:37.26
• Abigail DeAnna (senior): 107th place; 22:57.81
Luke Termorshuizen (senior): 11th place; 17:02.27
• Jonah Palmer (junior): 16th place; 17:14.52
• Ty Chapman (sophomore): 32nd place; 17:44.15
• Jake Johnson (senior): 45th place; 17:55.57
• Talon Scott (sophomore): 50th place; 17:59.73
• Nathaniel Hartman (senior): 116th place; 18:52.90
• Jordan Cullen (senior): 139th place; 19:16.96
A big shout out to ALL the students, families, vendors, and attendees of the craft show this past weekend. With everyone’s help the craft show was a success. Your efforts and attendance make it possible for the students in FCCLA to travel and for community service expenses. THANK YOU!!
Last Wednesday we had 250 Trick or Treaters come to our Trick or Treat Street and 69 people who signed up to give Blood on November 1 - both of these events are sponsored by Student Council. Thank you to everyone for your support!
Maren Williams was awarded the September Rotary Student of the Month.
Luke Termorshuizen was awarded the October Rotary Student of the Month.
The Boys Swim Team is leaving Thursday for State. The entire team of Peyton Couch, Josh Rich, Nathan Noll, Justin Coleman, and Brady Bell will be competing.
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.
NCC Open House
Northland Career Center is having an Open House for students in the 8th, 9th, 10th grades and their families at NCC November 8th from 4:30 to 7:30. This will be an opportunity for students and parents to tour the building, talk to Northland Career Center students and instructors in the lab, and ask questions about each program. A chili dinner will be served by the Culinary Arts students. If you have any questions please contact Ron Webster at 816-858-5505.
The After Prom Committee Fundraiser: November 10th: THIS WEEKEND!!
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!
To sign up to donate baked items click here
Inclement Weather Notice:
Per the Board of Education approved school calendar for the 2018-2019 school year, if an inclement weather day occurs before February 15, 2019, the missed day will be made up on Monday, February 18, 2019, which is currently shown as “President’s Day” (No School).  All other missed inclement weather days will be made up in the month of June.  With NO inclement weather days, the last day of the 2018-2019 school year is scheduled for Friday, May 31, 2019.
 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. The nurse will then call the parents. We appreciate your help with this process.
Pictures were handed out and a Retake Day has been scheduled:
Pictures were handed out to students last Wednesday during their Warrior Time, please check with your students if they did not make it home yet.
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!
November 15th during your students scheduled lunch
 EngineerGirl Writing Contest
·       NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing
  • WHO: Women in grades 9-12 who are active and interested in computing and technology. Recipients receive engraved awards, scholarship and internship opportunities, entry to a peer-network of technical women in the NCWIT AiC Community, various prizes, and more.
  • WHEN: Entry deadline is November 5.
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
Stucco Food Drive: November 12th- November 20th
Please bring in non-perishable food items to help families in need. There will be a food drop off container in the lobby. Each grade will have their own container and will be competing to bring in as much food as possible. The winning grade will receive a special surprise.
The After Prom 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
We ask that if any Veterans are interested they attend this event as we honor those who have served and are serving. Please fill out this form so we can appropriately accommodate all those planning to attend.
Upcoming November events:
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