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Newsletter 03/01/2019

Weekly Newsletter 03/01/2019
March 1, 2019
Hello Warrior Families!  My one wish is to actually have school on Wednesdays.  I never thought I’d have to have that wish but it’s becoming a real issue!  It has truly been a strange winter but spring is right around the corner and I have never been more ready.  As you know, school will now be in session on March 22nd which will be a “B” day for the high school. Just FYI March 21st is now a full day of school and we have moved our early dismissal to March 22nd and end of the quarter. If for some reason we have another snow/ice day we will not be required to make that day up per Missouri Department of Education but if we are forced to miss an eleventh day, we will make it up on Monday, March 25th.  Today is considered the halfway point for this quarter (4 ½ weeks) so progress reports should be sent out if your student is not meeting expectations at this time.
Just a reminder if anyone is interested, on Monday March 4th at 6:00 pm we have a Key Communicators meeting in the high school library where parents can share information or concerns with our central office staff. Dr. Schuetz, our superintendent, Mr. Krueger, Assistant Superintendent over support services such as transportation, food service, maintenance etc. and Dr. Kratofil, our Assistant Superintendent over academic services. They will all be present to answer any questions or concerns that you may have regarding the high school or district now or in the future. If you are interested in attending this meeting please email
Your Proud Principal,
Dr. Platt
Monday’s Matter
This episode will be an “in your face” truth that we all need to stop doing what’s easy for us and think about what’s best for everyone.  Mike discusses that its better to be loving over being right and to be grateful and help others. He talks about being truly present instead of on your phone all the time or using your phone to capture “in the moment” experiences but what you’re actually doing is missing the moment.  (Parents we do that too!) Take time to watch this episode with your teen and open up a discussion using the questions provided.
Here are the steps to the video:
Please visit the website Link.
Click on Login. Username: smithvillestaff Password: finishstrong2018
Scroll down to Season 5: Episode 20: Perspective
Here are the critical thinking questions.  
Critical Issues
Random student drug testing forum is March 5th at 6:30 pm in the high school cafeteria.  Here is the link for more information.  Please register if you plan to attend so we can ensure we have enough supplies prepared.  We appreciate you providing you input on this topic as we explore this critical issue.
Warrior Shout outs:
We took 10 Archers to the “Northland Blazers Shootout” Saturday morning. Kierstin Beshears, Aidan Iorio, Siera Hind, Laney Hancock, Eli Grusenmeyer, Hailey Mueller, Pun. Joey Engle, Delani Leary, & Conor Littleton Represented us very well.
Littleton Shot a new PB of 241/300
Pun Shot a new PB of 252/300
Grusenmeyer Shot a new PB of 218/300
Beshears Shot a new PB of 286/300 and moved up to Tier 1 in State qualifying and placing 1st in overall girls, High School girls & 10th grade girls
Leary shot a new PB of 266/300 taking 2nd in 9th grade Girls and is 9 points away from hitting her goal of qualifying for Tier 3 for State.
Mueller Placed 2nd in 10th grade girls and 4th in High School Girls
All the archers have one more tournament next weekend to finalize a qualifying spot for State Tournament in Branson over spring break .
February Rotary Student of the month- Jackson Lakatos
March Rotary Student of the month- Lauren Kirtley
Please help us in recognizing the following students for placing at the SkillsUSA NW District competitions this past week.
3rd place - Cody Fisher, Career Pathways: Transportation, Distribution & Logistics team member
1st place - Dawson Haight, Power Equipment Technology skill contest
1st place - Dawson Haight, Quiz Bowl team member
3rd place - Dawson Haight, Career Pathways: Transportation, Distribution & Logistics team member
3rd place - Lauren Powell, Culinary Arts skill contest
2nd place - Lauren Powell, Career Pathways: Human Services team member
3rd place - Nicholas Blanton, Career Pathways: Transportation, Distribution & Logistics team member
1st place - Zackary Stanford, Quiz Bowl team member
1st place - Xander DeCastro, Industrial Motor Controls Tech Info test
These students are now eligible to attend the SkillsUSA State Leadership and Skills competition at State Technical College of Missouri in Linn, Missouri on April 4
The Missouri Press Association is sponsoring a statewide student essay and video contest to raise awareness about the dangers of distracted driving. The Courier-Tribune is holding a local contest, and we will advance the local winners to the state competition.
Chipolte Fundraiser
Flash Sale: March 1st-31st ($10 off all books using code "FLASH")
After March 31st, books will be $65.00 as opposed to $60.00 Please take advantage of this flash sale and get your student's yearbook! 
Senior Ads are Due April 1st.
Please contact Danielle Martin at the high school if you have any questions. 
Spring Youth Baseball Camp 2019 and Summer Volleyball Camp. Click on the links below for the flyers.
Spring Youth Baseball Camp 2019- This camp is in March.
Josten's will be here on March 5 to deliver Senior Items during lunch (10:50 AM - 12:45 PM.) Be sure to make your final payments on or before that date. If you miss this opportunity, they will return March 6 before school 7:30 AM - 8:00 AM. Items will be given to the Senior or the Senior's parents only unless prior arrangements have been made with Mrs. Sutton. Payments made on March 5 or March 6 must be made by cash or money order only.
Buy A Senior Tribute for the 2018-2019 Yearbook!
We know you are so proud of your teen’s accomplishments. Tell them how great they are by purchasing a Senior tribute in the Smithville High School yearbook.
Use a tribute to congratulate your graduating Senior or even acknowledge a special academic or athletic achievement during the school year. An ad in the yearbook allows you to recognize your Warrior with photos and words. While the yearbook lets your student remember all the special people and events from
the school year, the personal touch of an ad will make the book that much more special for them.
Senior tributes are available in a variety of sizes and prices. Tributes are easy to order through
If you have any questions or would like more information, please feel free to contact the yearbook staff at
Danielle Martin
Adviser, Smithville Media Network
Prom season will be here shortly. Our 2019 Prom & After Prom locations have been picked!
Date: May 4th, 2019
PROM will be at: The View at Briarcliff
AFTER PROM will be at: Main Event 8081 NW Roanridge Road, KC,MO
We are working on many Fundraisers... to help offset the cost of our students attending Main Event. Please help out! 
Clothing Collection and Bake Sale to help support After Prom. 
We are collecting gently used items on Saturday March 16th, from 9am to noon at the Smithville High School parking lot. Please place donated cloth items in garbage bags and other household items in cardboard boxes.
We also have discount cards for Purchases or Rentals from Tip-Top-Tux in Zona Rosa. 
Print this out and bring into the store with you..
We are currently fundraiser with 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.
Enrollment number: 194242FC61362
SHARE this with your family and friends! All donations will support SHS 2019 AFTER PROM event and prizes for our students. 
We really appreciate all your support!
Senior Pictures are needed!
Many students won't take professional photos until the weather gets nicer. For that reason, Ms. Hanrion has understandably extended the deadline:
1. Please submit your photos (baby and senior) by April 19th, 2019. Ms. Hanrion cannot go past this deadline!
2. If you've already sent Ms. Hanrion your photos in a rushed frenzy to meet the previous deadline and would rather have chosen a different photo, please send Ms H an email with "PREFERRED PHOTO" as the headline with the new photos so I know which to use.
3. Alternatively, if you do NOT want photos of yourself displayed in the slideshow, please let Ms. Hanrion know so that she doesn't keep bothering your senior! Some students have requested this, and that's totally fine!
2019-2020 School Calendar
The Smithville School Board has approved the calendar for the next school year. Click HERE to view it. School will start August 15th, 2019
Important Calendar Implications
As a result of the ninth (9th) unplanned missed school day on Wednesday, February 27th, school will be in session on Friday, March 22nd (originally no school for spring break) to ensure the last day of the 2018-2019 school year is on Friday, June 7th.
Secondly, the last day for 3rd quarter will be on Friday, March 22nd and will be an early dismissal for staff professional development (2.5 hours early). Thursday, March 21st will be a full day (regular schedule).
If we are forced to miss a tenth (10th) day, it will be forgiven by the Missouri Department of Education. If we are forced to miss an eleventh (11th) day, it will be made up on Monday, March 25th. If a twelfth (12th) day is necessary, it will be forgiven by the Missouri Department of Education. If a thirteenth (13th) day is necessary, it will be made up on Friday, April 19th. A fourteenth (14th) day and beyond will be forgiven.  
Regardless, the last day of the 2018-2019 school year will be on Friday, June 7th (early dismissal).
March 22 will be a "B" day for the high school.
Attention! Student Fees!
Please check your student's Power School account and pay outstanding fees thru the online RevTrak system as soon as possible. Fees were not collected at the beginning of the year due to online registration. 
Random Student Drug Testing Public Forum
We Want Your Feedback!
An exploratory committee comprised of various individuals including coaches, parents, community members, school staff, healthcare providers, member of local resource agencies, district administration, and a lawyer have been meeting monthly to research current policy and practice related to random student drug testing.
A public forum will be held on Tuesday, March 5 at 6:30 p.m. in the High School Cafeteria. The forum will include an informational session and structured small group discussion. Please register if you plan to attend to ensure appropriate space and resources are available.
The feedback collected during the forum will be considered when preparing a recommendation for the Board of Education.
Upcoming Events:
February 28- March 2nd-Smithville High School Theatre Presents "Leaving Iowa"
March 5- Random student Drug Testing Parent Forum-6:30 p.m. High School Cafeteria
March 22- Make up day, School will be in session, early dismissal. (B day)
May 4- PROM- Location: The View at Briarcliff- Tickets on sale mid April
May 26- Graduation - Silverstein Eye Center, Ceremony begins at 3:00 p.m.
June 7- Last day of school, early dismissal
Laura Edwards - Administrative Assistant
Smithville High School
816.532.0405 Fax 816.532.4193
645 S Commercial, Smithville, MO 64089