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SHHS Weekly Update, March 13-20, 2017
 

ATTENTION:
PARCC Testing will occur March 14-16.
9th grade students will test in the morning, all students will start school at 11:40 am.

UPCOMING:
Events:
  • Mon, March 13 - Major Works Choir Concert @ 7:15 pm - Bethany Lutheran 
  • Tues-Thurs, March 14-16 - PARCC Testing 
  • Tues, March 14 - Teacher of the Year Tea @ 4:00 pm - Grandview Cafeteria *
  • Tues, March 21 - Parent / Teacher Conferences @ 4:00 pm - Gyms
  • Thurs & Fri, March 23 & 24 - World Awareness - all class periods

Sports:  

Mon. 3/13
Girls Tennis vs. Palmer 3:30 PM
Boys Lacrosse @ George Washington 4:00 PM

Tues. 3/14
Girls Golf @ Spring Hill 1:00 PM
Girls Soccer vs. Chaparral 6:00 PM (Stutler)

Wed. 3/15
Girls Tennis vs. Douglas County 3:30 PM
Boys Lacrosse vs. Evergreen 6:00 PM (Stutler)
Girls Lacrosse @ Castle View 7:00 PM (Douglas County Stadium)

Thur. 3/16
Boys Swim & Dive @ Arapahoe 4:30 PM
Girls Soccer @ Regis 7:00 PM

Fri. 3/17
Girls Tennis Hosts SH Invite ALL - DAY
Boys Lacrosse @ Lakewood 7:30 PM (Trailblazer Stadium)
Girls Lacrosse vs. Wheat Ridge 8:00 PM (Stutler)

Sat. 3/18
Girls Tennis Hosts SH Invite ALL - DAY
Boys Swim & Dive @ VMAC ALL - DAY
Track @ Aurora Public Schools Stadium ALL - DAY
Baseball @ Westminster 2:00 PM

UNIFIED BASKETBALL - STATE CHAMPS!
On Friday March 10th the Smoky Hill Unified Basketball team played in the Special Olympics State Championship Tournament, after defeating a tough Brighton team in the semi-finals 31-24 they played Poudre High School for the State Championship and a chance at a Gold Medal. Led by Seniors Jeremy Schaeffer, Ian Brennan, and Sophomore Danny Trout on offense and Juniors Anna Bunag-Calderon, John Wognum, Grace Weber, and Sophomores Vicky Trout and Ryan Brown on defense the Unified Buffaloes came away with a hard fought one point victory 57-56 to take the State title and earn a gold medal! Partner athletes Moe Wyatt, Karson Avila, and Emmi Crowe were fantastic ensuring the games were played fair and all the players had fun. The Unified Buffaloes finish the season with a record of 17-4 and their 4th straight State Championship!
GO BUFFS!!!

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News from Smoky Hill:
TO OPT OUT OF PARCC TESTING:
During the 2015 legislative session, lawmakers passed SB 15-223 which gives parents the right to refuse to have their children take the state standardized tests CMAS, PARCC, PSAT and the SAT without any negative consequences to the student, teacher or school. The law only applies to the state mandated tests CMAS and PARCC, PSAT and the SAT and does not apply to other tests given in the classroom as part of the course work. 

EASY instructions to opt out can be found by clicking  HERE.
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SPEECH AND DEBATE NEWS:

Your Buffs are headed into that special time of the year when they compete for the highest honors available in Speech & Debate.  Next week, the championship season kicks into high gear at the State Tournament.  Because our team has several top-notch competitors, the season will continue into April and beyond as the students compete for national honors.  Our championship season qualifiers, so far, include the following students.
 
Daniel Trevithick
1st Qualifier to State in Program Oral Interpretation (POI)
7th Qualifier to State in Humorous Interpretation (but chose to compete in POI)
Ranked 1st in Colorado in POI going into the State Tournament
Ranked 1st in Colorado in Humor going into State
Ranked 7th in Colorado overall out of 3,705 active competitors
Ranked 15th in the entire United States in Humor
Kentucky National Tournament of Champions (TOC) bid submission in POI
Kentucky National TOC bid submission in Humor
6 Top-3 Finishes during this school year
15 Top-10 Finishes
 
Alya Sideleva
3rd Qualifier to State in National Extemporaneous Speaking (NX)
2nd Qualifier to State in Informative Speaking (but chose to go in NX)
Ranked 16th in Colorado among ALL Extempers (there are two divisions) going into the State Tournament
Ranked 10th in Colorado in Informative going into State
Kentucky TOC bid submission in Extemp (but going to Nationals for DECA)
9 Top-3 Finishes during this school year
17 Top-10 Finishes
  
Michael Alisky
2nd Qualifier to State in National Extemporaneous Speaking (NX)
4 Top-3 Finishes
7 Top-10 Finishes
Semi-Finalist at the Bobcat Bonanza Kentucky TOC bid tournament
 
We also had three students recognized as alternates to the State Tournament.  They are David Rusakow, Eashan Sahai, and Lauren St. John.  Every one of these students has worked exceptionally hard this season and we are very proud of their dedication and accomplishments!

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SMOKY HILL CAREER AND JOB FAIR:
   
When:Tuesday, April 4th 
Where: Activities Hallway
From: 10:00 am-1:00 pm
 
Possible Vendors
  • Apprenticeships
  • Community Colleges
  • Certificate Programs
  • Military
  • Technical/Vocational/Trade Schools
  • Employment Opportunities
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PTCO NEWS:
The PTCO would like to thank everyone who donated food/drinks/money for the Spring Craft Fair. We would also like to thank the following  groups for all their help:  Scott Cohen and Stugo, Mark Paricio and National Honor Society, Katie Kleeman and Student Ambassadors, Football, Cheer, Lacrosse, Ryan Baxter and Security.  It was truly appreciated.  The craft fair wouldn't be possible without all your help..