PRIDE IN THE PRESENT. 

SUCCESS IN THE FUTURE. 

THE BUFFALO WAY!

March 11, 2019
SMOKY HILL CONGRATULATES ITS 2019 ALL STARS!
 
The All Star Awards program recognizes outstanding classified employees who contribute to the success of Cherry Creek students, staff and schools. We are so lucky to have Julia Gardea and Trevor Van Luit here at Smoky Hill. Thank you both, so much, for your dedication to our kids and community.
UPCOMING:
EVENTS:
  • Tues, March 12 - Teacher of the Year Tea @ 4:00 pm - Grandview Cafeteria
  • Tues, March 12 - Major Works Choir Concert @ 7:15 pm - Bethany Lutheran
  • Thurs, March 14 - World Awareness
  • Fri, March 15 - World Awareness
  • Mon, March 18 - Fri, March 22 - Spring Break  
SPORTS:  

SPORTS SCHEDULES:
Tues. 3/12
Boys' Lacrosse vs. Palmer 5:00 PM
Girls' Lacrosse @ Bear Creek 7:00 PM (Trailblazer Stadium)
Wed. 3/13
Golf @ Springhill 12:00 PM
Baseball vs. Fruita Monument 3:30 PM
Thur. 3/14
Baseball @ Adams City 4:15 PM
Girls' Lacrosse vs. Denver North 4:30 PM
Girls' Soccer vs. Rock Canyon 4:30 PM
Boys' Swim vs. Mullen 5:00 PM
Fri. 3/15
Boys' Lacrosse @ Bear Creek 3:30 PM (Trailblazer Stadium)
Baseball @ Westminster 4:15 PM
Sat. 3/16
Track @ Aurora City Meet APS Stadium 9:00 AM
Baseball vs. Rangeview 11:00 AM
A-Town All-Star Basketball Game @ Smoky Hill 12:00 PM

NFHS Network 
All games and matches in the West gym will be streamed live on the NFHS Network, as well as games in our district stadiums as well and many other venues.  Click HERE.  

Follow @SmokySports on Twitter!

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AVID BLOOD DRIVE:
Thank you SO much for all those who participated and allowed students to participate in the AVID Blood Drive!

We set a NEW Smoky Hill Record.  Our goal was to  collect 82 units of blood and we brought in 96!!  Every one donation of blood can save up to 3 lives.   Smoky Hill High AVID will save 288 Lives from the AVID 2019  Blood Drive.

And Drum Roll...... Smoky Hill High Blood Drive  Beat #1 Columbine High School's Last Blood Drive by 1 unit making this the biggest Blood Drive in the State so far this Year! WAY TO GO!

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KARAOKE NIGHT AT SMOKY:


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BUY YOUR YEARBOOK:
Make sure you buy your yearbook before prices go up again! Click HERE to go to Revtrak.
News from Smoky Hill:
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IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR 10th and 11th GRADE:
As you may know we will be giving the PSAT 10 and the SAT on April 9, 2019.  Students will be completing pre-administration session prior to exam day.  The required information covers the basics (name, school, state student ID, grade, sex, and date of birth) needed to score your test.  Students also have a chance to choose up to four colleges or scholarship programs to share SAT scores with at no charge.  This will take place in the students' English class during March 26th and 27th. 

To participate in the optional questionnaire portion of the pre-administration session, students must return this signed consent form.  Click HERE for the form.

Please click HERE for a letter regarding the information the surveys will gather.
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CONGRATULATIONS TSA:
The Smoky Hill TSA (Technology Student Association) design teams had an incredible showing over the weekend at the state championships.  Forty-two students  spent the year preparing for this event and qualified for the states. For a super small team, we took TSA by storm! Smoky had 46 students qualify for finals and 30 students stood on the podium placing in Scientific Visualization, Video Production, On Demand Video Production, Game Design, and 3D Animation.  Way to go Smoky!!!
 
*What is TSA?  It is a student STEM based organization which fosters personal growth, leadership, and opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM); members apply and integrate these concepts through co-curricular activities, competitions, and related programs. 
 
2019 TSA State Champions
1st Place
Scientific Visualization
Nick Manning
Colin Thielk
Seth Taylor
Ruthann Burkhart
Eric   Sobczak
Isabella Adolf

3rd Place
Scientific Visualization
 
Jenifer Nance
Vivian Yip
Muhammed Afia

3rd Place
Video Production
Sadie Holguin
Kendall Grosshans
Rohan Guddanti
Orionna Byrd

3rd Place
On Demand Video Production
Sadie Holguin
Kendall Grosshans
Rohan Guddanti
Orionna Byrd
Mya Woods
Nick Manning
Lydia Abera

3rd Place
Game Design
Riley Kristjanson
Ethan Myers
Ethan Sheik
Sam Goodyear
3rd Place
3D Animation
Nick Manning
Colin Thielk
Seth Taylor
Ruthann Burkhart
Eric   Sobczak
Muhammed Afia
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PROGRAMMING EVENT:
On Saturday, March 2, 17 students from diverse backgrounds attended the RailsBridge Python workshop in the iLab.   The event was a huge success and RailsBridge is interested in partnering with Smoky on future coding workshops. We created a  Schoology group so that students could continue learning on their own time and receive updates on future events. If you know  of any students who are interested in coding, please have them join the Schoology group. Schoology Group Access Code: Q7KFMCM3CH
Additionally, volunteers from RailsBridge arranged for new coding books to be purchased for the Smoky Hill Library! 
These books have already arrived and should be available for check out soon!