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Newsletter 01/18/19

Weekly Newsletter 01/17/2019
January 17, 2019
Hello Warriors!  We are finishing up our first semester of classes and need to celebrate the hard work and dedication our students put forth.  I love this time of year when students can reflect on what they have accomplished but also begin to chart a new course of action for the upcoming semester.  Please take some time with your student to reflect on their progress and plan for a successful second semester. Way toFinishSTRONG and keep those standards high for yourself. Tuesday will be a “zero” day and we will utilize an altered schedule.  Students will begin with their Warrior Time teachers and an assembly with a guest speaker who will talk to us about “What Gets in Our Way.”  This speaker comes highly recommended and we are excited to kick off our 2nd Semester with a positive message. After the assembly students will have the opportunity to visit all 8 blocks on their new schedules for second semester. #WarriorSTRONG
Monday’s Matter
This is a good time to talk about GRIT.  This episode focuses specifically on challenges in our lives and how we should approach them. Please watch this episode with your teen and open up the conversation about facing their challenges with the right mindset.  
Here are the steps to the video:
Please visit the website Link.
Click on Login. Username: smithvillestaff Password: finishstrong2018
Go to “The Harbor” and select “Latest Episodes”
Scroll down to Season 5: Episode 14: Grit
Here are the critical thinking questions.  
Critical Issues
Each week I will continue to share links for helping information regarding critical issues for our teens.  Here is a link for Science News for Students: Coverage of the current health concerns for vaping and our teens. This link provides a number of different articles on vaping as well as marijuana.
Dr. Platt
Warrior Shout outs:
The girls swim team beat William Chrisman, Truman, and Van Horn High in last week's dual. 
Outstanding performances by Emma Webb, Trinity Riecker, Elise Denny, Jadyn Yoder, and Summer Heckert contributed to the win.
January 18th, End of 2ND Quarter, Release at 12:05
No School, Monday January 21st. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday
Miles of Smiles is Coming!
Miles of Smiles is a full service dental program that provides FREE dental care to children in the Northland. Miles of Smiles dental program will be at Smithville School District from February 5th – February 28th. Click HERE to visit the website and register! Please have the form completed by January 31st. If you have questions, please contact Lisa Manz at
Free Sports Physicals, February 5th  
We are pleased to announce that Saint Luke’s Hospital will once again be offering physicals at NO CHARGE to all current and prospective athletes grades 9-11. The staff at Smithville School District is very appreciative of this and has allotted time on Tuesday, February 5th during the school day. Students will be asked to sign up with Mrs. Nitsche with signed parent consent form no later than January 23rd.
Click here for the parent consent form.
The Missouri State High School Activities Association states that any physical that is obtained after February 1st is good for the remainder of the school year as well as through the following year. Therefore the physical your athlete receives on this day will be good through the end of the 2019 school year and the entire 2019-2020 school year!
The district will provide transportation to and from the hospital campus to ensure safety of your student athlete. School personnel will also be on site to ensure a smooth transition to and from as well as monitoring safety of your athletes.
All student athletes participating in physical day must have an updated health history form on his/her Privit account. You can update your account by logging into
If your child does not have a Privit account please visit for directions on starting an account in order for your child to participate.
Once your student athlete receives his/her physical we will upload it into their Privit account for you. Should you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact any of the following individuals at the respective emails listed below.
Gini Fite - District Athletic Trainer
Kim Nitsche - Administrative Assistant High School
Date and Time: May 4th from 8:00 p.m. -12:00 a.m.
Location: The View at Briarcliff
tickets will go on sale mid April
More information to come.
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.
Attention Seniors!
Seniors have been asked to start bringing in both a baby picture and a senior photo, to be shown in the presentation. Ms.Hanrion would prefer a baby photo and senior photo taken with their phones and sent to Ms. Hanrion because there were some issues with photos that were scanned last year. But if you would prefer to bring in a photo to have it scanned that would be great too!
If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to Ms. Hanrion at
New Graduation date for NCC Students!
The date of graduation for NCC students has been changed to May 18th.
Attention Students and Parents!
Officer Buchheit has been patrolling the parking lots and noticed a lot of students are not displaying their parking pass. This is a must! Please make sure you are always displaying your parking pass. There will be a $5.00 fee assessed to any car not properly displaying their parking pass.
Yearbooks are on Sale:
To purchase a yearbook, please click on the link
Upcoming Events:
February 6: Mascot Game-5:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
February 9: SHS Warrior Fest Dance
February 28-March 2nd- Smithville High School Theatre Presents "Leaving Iowa"
Laura Edwards - Administrative Assistant
Smithville High School
816.532.0405 Fax 816.532.4193
645 S Commercial, Smithville, MO 64089