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Newsletter 12/14/2018

Weekly Newsletter 12/14/2018
December 13, 2018
I hope all of you have had a great week! This time of year seems to rush by and at times it is difficult to slow down and take in all of the beautiful surroundings. We are quickly approaching the break, and I hope you can find time to enjoy this holiday season. Next week is a holiday spirit week at Smithville High School and students and staff will have fun with some dress up days, holiday grams, Christmas carols and much more throughout the week to get us ready for Santa! Each day will have a Christmas theme and we can’t go without an ugly sweater day so we will do our best to post some fun pictures on social media.
Students are working hard as we wind down the second semester.  This year is a little unique since we do not finish the semester until we return from break. We are just over the halfway point and students will have a week and half before we start finals when we return. Our finals schedule begins on Friday, January 11th. Seniors get especially anxious as they begin to realize their high school years are coming to an end, while our juniors are trying to STAYSTRONG at the peak of their stress as they maneuver through their most challenging year of high school. Sophomores are moving through the year nicely and continue to be our highest grade level academically while Freshman remain the highest achieving with attendance rates. Please help your student FINISHSTRONG for second semester and remind them of the important habits such as getting enough sleep, eating breakfast and planning and organizing their days for success. 
Speaking of “HABITS,” we continue to hold our Monday’s Matter sessions every week in the library at 7:10 am. These sessions are focused around helping students with coping strategies and skills that will support them throughout their life. Next week our session will be on the topic of “habits.” Our students are powering through their classes, homework and extracurricular activities without ever pausing to take care of themselves. Small changes to their habits around eating, sleeping and physical activity can make a huge difference and will make for huge gains in their future! Come and join us to learn ways that you can add years to your life! I hope you have a wonderful weekend and stop to smell the Christmas tree:)
Your Proud Principal,
Dr. Platt
Warrior Shout outs:
We took 16 kids and officially broke the world record of 502 people with 835 people. There was an official adjudicator from Guinness World Records there to confirm we set a new record for the World's Largest Tuba Ensemble. Also, we premiered a new piece composed by James Barnes specifically for this ensemble.- Ms. Downard
Congratulations to Trystin Minnick- She has signed to play softball with Evangel University
And Gracey Long has signed to play softball with Park University.
Way to go girls! We are proud of you!
I want to give a shout out to Mitchell Kline and Danielle Martin for supporting me and for doing an outstanding job with debate. My son Aaron is having a blast, and he always talks about his experiences in debate class and practice. -Mr. Kratofil
Girl' Swim Team
In a dual meet with Platte County on Tuesday night,
Trinity Rieker got first place in 200 IM and 100 Free, Carlisle Palmer got first in 500 Free, and Emma Webb got first in 100 Fly, and second in the 100 Breastroke. Jayden Yoder got 3rd in the 200 IM, and Cate Williams got 3rd in the 200 Free. Congratulations to the entire squad for their outstanding performance. Their next meet, the Platte County Invitational, is this Saturday. 
Coach Schlimm
Head Coach
Kaylee Vaughan
Veronica McNeece
Olivia Cumings
Emily Knight
All spoke to the Smithville Rotary today about the addition of our Girl's Wrestling Team! Great Job Girls!
Shout out to the faces behind the voices of the SMN Football Announcers!
Noah Bonner, James Larson, Austin Claypool, Peyton Shofner, Ethan Kershaw! What an amazing job you all did all season long!
 No School - Christmas Break
Dec 24th-Jan 1st
School Resumes Jan 2nd
Student Replacement ID
If your student has lost or forgotten their ID please use the form below to request a replacement ID . All requests will be processed by 7:30 a.m. and your student will receive their new ID during the first passing time. All requests received after 7:30 a.m. will be printed the following morning. Students are required to have their ID with them in order to purchase a lunch and to check out books in the library.
There will also be a $5.00 fee added to your student's fees for a replacement ID.
Click Here for replacement form.
T o Celebrate the season we are having a Christmas Spirit Week!
Monday December 17th- Pajama Day
Tuesday December 18th- Blue Christmas- Help Support Unicef and wear Blue
Wednesday December 19th- Ugly Sweater Day
Thursday- December 20th- 9th Elves
10th- Gingerbread Man
11th- Snowman
12th- Santa
Staff- The Grinch
Friday - December 21st Flannel Friday
Giving Opportunity!
The holidays are stressful for those in need. For an opportunity for you to help, please click HERE  for the flyer with information and click  HERE  for the individual needs. Thank you for your generosity.
Yearbooks are on Sale:
To purchase a yearbook, please click on the link
Laura Edwards - Administrative Assistant
Smithville High School
816.532.0405 Fax 816.532.4193
645 S Commercial, Smithville, MO 64089