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Newsletter 03/08/2019

Weekly Newsletter 03/08/2019
Hello Warrior Families. I am grateful this week that we had a five-day-school week even though we started out with a two hour late start. Maybe next week we will have a full week without a late start:) In the meantime, we will celebrate the small wins. I would also like to celebrate the momentum we currently have with discussions regarding our Random Student Drug Testing forum. I want to say THANK YOU for those who attended the forum and continue with their engagement. I understand there are still many unanswered questions for many of you as well as us. This was the beginning of what we felt was just one of many measures to help our students. Whether it is the best avenue for us now or in the future is still unknown. I will continue to share any meetings or information on this topic so you can be well informed but please feel free to reach out to me if you’d like something specific addressed. I believe next steps are to continue to research ways to help support our students. I will share next steps for RSDT as soon as I have that information. #CommunitySTRONGSHS
Believe it or not we have students practicing outside on a daily basis for our spring sports and soon our campus will be busy with baseball, soccer, track and so much more. Take your time while driving on campus as we continue to have more movement. We want to keep everyone safe. We are just past the mid-point of Quarter 3, so it is important to reflect on progress and have discussions about what needs to happen for your teen to be proactive and have success. Many times they tend to procrastinate and the end of the quarter sneaks up on them. Help them be proactive and plan some goals with timelines.
Your Proud Principal,
Dr. Platt
Monday’s Matter
This weeks video is on substance abuse. In this video Mike discusses the fact that “detachment” seems to be a big part of why teens are turning to substances to cope. They feel isolated and alone making the use of substances numb that pain. In an effort to feel better teens don’t always consider what the long term affects are with the choices they are making. Be sure and watch this weeks episode to open a discussion with your teen on substance abuse and whether or not they
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 18: Substance Abuse
Here are the critical thinking questions. 
Critical Issues
Vaping is still an issue. On average one to two students per week are caught vaping and I know many more are taking part. We don’t go looking for them or that would be all that we do all day, but we do address issues when brought to our attention. 
Here is an article titled Your Teen is Underestimating the Health Risks of Vaping. I think the more we educate ourselves and share this information with our teens the more progress we will make. Another article Vaping in Schools: 3 Million and Counting has more good information to get informed about this issue and talk to your teen. There are links in this article that are helpful. #StaySTRONGSHS
Warrior Shout outs:
 I would like to give a shout out to my peers; these students' accomplishments truly represent an accumulation of learning and mentoring from many of their SHS teachers!!  Please share in their success in FBLA.  
Mrs. Nichols
District Champions - will advance to State competition  
Future Business Leader - Robbie Schwind 
Public Service Announcement - Sydnee Flowers, Emily Blackwell 
Publication Design: Cara Braitwaite, Hailey Mueller 
Broadcast Journalism - Sam Arnold, Logan Reinhart, Noah Bonner 
Parliamentary Procedures - Mason Hunter, Taelor Mundt, Sam Sterling, Lauren Kirtley, Jessica Timmerman 
Social Media Campaign - Baylie Edwards Van Pelt, Riley Kochanowitz 
Other Medalists: 
2nd in Business Emerging Issues: Robbie Schwind, Jake Johnson 
2nd in Public Speaking (9th-10th): Ashley Frey
2nd in Public Speaking (11th-12th): McKinley Hopkins 
2nd in Client Service: Kayleigh Jordan 
3rd in Entrepreneurship: Sam Arnold, McKinley Hopkins
3rd in Business Financial Plan: Makaela Carr, Maddie Campbell, Elise Denny 
3rd in Agribusiness: Mason Hunter
4th in Helpdesk: Drake Stevenson 
5th in Agribusiness: Jessie Timmerman 
5th in Graphic Design: Kylee Caldwell, Rylee Williams 
5th in Electronic Career Portfolio: Veronica McNeece 
5th in Introduction to Business Presentation: Jenna Jennings, Isabella Rustici
11 archers attended the Northland Christian Last Chance Qualifier on Saturday and represented us very well. 
Kierstin Beshears took 1st in overall girls, 1st in High School Girls and 10th grade girls
Laney Hancock took 3rd in 10th grade girls
Pun took 1st in 12th grade boys and 5th in high school boys
Hailey Muller took 5th in 10th grade girls
We have Beshears, Engle, Muller, Grusenmeyer, Leary, Iorio, & Littleton going to state tournament on March 23 in Branson. They have all done great this season and have the possibility to go to Nationals and Worlds tournaments this summer. 
I would like to give a shout out to all the students, parents and staff members who helped the administrators and event supervisors clean up/pick up after the home basketball games. Thank you for showing your Warrior Pride and kindness throughout the season. It makes me proud to be a Warrior.- Ms. Leary
Michael Fletcher has been selected to attend the Tanglewood Institute Summer Camp. Also it should be noted that he was also accepted to international renown summer arts camp at Interlochen in Michigan. He choose Tanglewood.
Congratulations to Brooklyn Logan,McKenna McGuire,Brenna Long on receiving their state FFA Degree which will be presented at the Missouri State FFA Convention in April.
Brenna Long is recognized as the Area Star in Agri-Science winner for her meal worm Styrofoam project.
Parents, are you struggling to talk to your teen?
Announcing a free five week class
Classes start March 28th
Click the link below for details
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.
Important information for the 2019 Seniors, and their parents or guardians. Please read!
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.
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
March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
Preventable. Treatable. Beatable.
Colorectal cancer screening saves lives. It is one of only a few cancers that can be prevented through screening. Among cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. The risk of developing colorectal cancer increases with advancing age. More than 90 percent of cases occur in people aged 50 or older. Contact your physician for further information. 
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!
Warrior Closet April and May dates
Click the link for the flyer
Thursday, March 21st will be a full day (regular schedule). 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). 
March 22 will be a "B" day for the high school.
Upcoming Events:
March 22- Make up day, School will be in session, early dismissal at 12:05. (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 (12:05)
Laura Edwards - Administrative Assistant
Smithville High School
816.532.0405 Fax 816.532.4193
645 S Commercial, Smithville, MO 64089