SHS Senior Guide

For the Smithville High School Class of 2022

Counseling Staff

Counseling Center Website: https://www.smithvilleschooldistrict.net/domain/121


Counselor A-F: Karen Johnson, johnsonk@smithville.k12.mo.us 816-532-5970


Counselor G-N: Pam Weis, weisp@smithville.k12.mo.us 816-532-7394


Counselor O-Z: Jennifer Robinson, robinsoj@smithville.k12.mo.us 816-532-5969


A+ Coordinator: Darren Shaffer, shafferd@smithville.k12.mo.us 816-5327584


Registrar: Deb Donnell, donnelld@smithville.k12.mo.us 816-532-0405 X 7820


Social Worker: Lisa Mann, mannl@smithville.k12.mo.us

Checkout Information for 2022 Graduates

2022 Graduates,


Here is the link for the form to checkout for Graduation: Graduate Checkout Form


There are 3 links at the beginning of the form that need to be completed before you can check out. This is especially important for students who are leaving after 1st Semester -- you will not be counted as being properly checked out until these forms are complete.


After you have used the links to complete the online forms, please print this page off so you can take it to the appropriate people for check out.

Josten's Orders for Seniors

Jostens made their Class of 2022 presentation on Sept 13th then returned to the high school the week of Sept 27th to take cap & gown, and other senior product orders. If your Senior has not yet placed their order for a cap & gown, please do so ASAP. The deadline to place these orders was 10/11/21, but if you haven't done it yet, please do so now.


There are 3 ways for them to place an order:

1. Online at thegraduationcenter.com

2. Scan & email their completed order form to korte.office@jostens.com

3. Mail their completed order form to the address on the form


If you have any questions about senior orders, please feel free to contact the Josten’s Office directly at 816-628-6157.



Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter.

(updated 10/15/21)

College Rep Visits

SHS allows representatives from various colleges to visit during lunch shifts throughout the year for the convenience of our students. Students are encouraged to take some time during their lunch to speak with the representatives about their institutions.


September 7 - Missouri Army National Guard

September 9 - University of Chicago

September 15 - Mizzou

September 20 - Pitt State

September 23 - Army Recruiters

October 7 - Northwest Missouri State University

October 11 - Kansas Wesleyan University

October 14 - University of Central Missouri

October 18 - Avila University

October 19 - Missouri Western State University

October 28 - UMKC

November 2 - Navy Recruiter

November 3 - Missouri Air National Guard

November 11 - University of Kansas

November 16 - Army Recruiters

November 18 - Baker University

November 30 - Marine Recruiters

December 2 - Navy Recruiter

December 8 -Missouri Air National Guard

December 9 - Donnally College

December 14 - Marine Recruiter

January 11 - Navy Recruiter

January 13 - Marine Recruiter

February 8 - Navy Recruiter

February 10 - Marine Recruiter

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Fall is officially here! Leaves are changing, the air is cool and students have made it through midterms to finish out the semester. As we settle into this new season, here is what's coming up at Emporia State.


Campus in the fall is a sight to see.


We'd love to see your students at Emporia State! The last Black and Gold Day is quickly approaching, but other visit options are still open.

  • Art Department Grand Tour | November 12
  • Black and Gold Day | November 13
  • Saturday Spotlight | November 20
  • Daily Campus Visits | Monday-Friday, while classes are in session
  • Group Visits | Monday-Friday, as staffing allows


If your students are interested in attending any of othe above events, or you'd like to bring a class for a group visit, sign up at emporia.edu/visit. Gas cards may be available to help students and their families make the trip.


Help your students prepare for the next school year.


The Emporia State Scholarship Library is open! Students can go to emporia.edu/scholarships to fill out the application and learn more about opportunities to help them finance their educational goals. Make sure they check out these big-name scholarships:

The first part of the housing application is now online! If your student is admitted and living on campus for the 2022-2023 academic year (required for most students during their first year), they can fill out the housing application at emporia.edu/reslife.


We want student FAFSAs! Those attending college in 2022-2023 can now fill out the FAFSA at fafsa.gov. We recommend they complete this as soon as possible to be eligible for the most financial aid. Their form will be sent directly to Emporia State if they use school code 001927.


Why ESU?


Emporia State is more than just a great teacher's college. From accounting to zoology, we have 200+ academic programs to help your student get the degree they need for their successful future.


And when they're at ESU, students can take advantage of all the built-in support systems we have to help them fulfill their educational goals. Our Stinger Success Program, on-site wellness services and other student support make sure they aren't doing college alone.


If you or your students have any question about Emporia State, we're here to help! You can reach out to an admissions counselor, email us at go2esu@emporia.edu or give us a call at 620-341-5465.


Stingers up!


Lydia Barnhart

Director of Undergraduate Admissions
Emporia State University


(11/8/21)

A Night with K-State Engineering

K-State Engineering is hosting events in your area for high school and community college students. Your students can join us at 6:30 p.m. CT on Thursday, Nov. 18 | Lenexa – Kiewit


Students will learn more about engineering degrees, scholarships, career opportunities and industry partners. We encourage all interested students to register at engg.k-state.edu/engineering-night

(added 10/15/21)

Senior Slide Show - Deadline for submission is March 11, 2022

Senior Parents:


Let's start early getting organized for Graduation. Please send digital copies of your Senior's baby picture and a current picture for the Senior Slide Show.


Send all pictures directly to Ms. Stacey Sapp, Senior Sponsor, at sapps@smithville.k12.mo.us


Don't delay, do it today!

(Added 10/13/21)

Graduation Ceremony for the Class of 2022

The Graduation Ceremony for the Class of 2022 will be:


Saturday, May 21, 2022

7:30pm

On the field at Smithville High School,

645 S. Commercial Drive, Smithville, MO 64089


In the event of inclement weather, the possible make-up dates will be: Sunday, May 22, 2022 at 2:00pm or Monday, May 23 at 7:00pm

(Updated 10/18/21)

Yearbook Information

2021-2022 Yearbooks: On Sale at YearbookForever.com


Still, need to buy a 2020-2021 yearbook? No worries, we have a few extras left. Order your book through Revtrak while supplies last.


Senior Ads are due December 1st.

Senior Portraits

Seniors, if you missed your first opportunity to have your senior portrait taken in July, never fear! You can still contact Reed Portrait Group and schedule a make-up session.


Again, if you are a senior who still needs to have their senior portrait taken, please call Reed Portrait Group at 816-436-5550 to schedule an appointment ASAP.


Otherwise the final make-up date for Senior portraits is November 2, 2021 from 10:45-11:45am.


ALL Seniors need to take their portrait for the yearbook, so schedule an appointment or plan to be here on November 2nd.

Prepare Early for Senior Checkout

Update 10/15/21:


Student Fees have been finalized, and available in PowerSchool Fees for payments. Please note, when trying to view fees, they cannot been seen in the PowerSchool Phone app, they can only be viewed from a computer platform.


If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Ms. Sapp in the High School office, sapps@smithville.k12.mo.us




Fees include lunch account balances as well as charges for lost books, uniforms, laptop and accessories or other school property. All fees must be paid before a Senior will be allowed to pick up their tickets to graduation or participate in the graduation ceremony.


Both the lunch account balance and obligation fees can be accessed through RevTrack.


If you have questions or concerns about your student's fees, please contact Stacey Sapp at sapps@smithville.k12.mo.us or 816-532-0405.

Transcript Requests

Seniors, if you need to send transcripts to colleges please login to your Parchment.com account. Here is the link: https://www.smithvilleschooldistrict.net/Page/1010


If you have questions see the Registrar, Ms. Donnell.

Scholarship Information

Seniors can access scholarship information through the Counseling webpage.


Click here for the Scholarship page.

Required Testing for Graduation

ALL Seniors must take the ACT, SAT, ASVAB or COMPASS test to be eligible for graduation.


In addition, 2022 Graduates must also have successfully completed the following End of Course Exams:


  • Algebra I & II
  • Biology
  • Civics
  • CPR
  • English 10
  • Government
  • The Missouri Constitution
  • The US Constitution Test


Be sure to double check with your Guidance Counselor to make sure all these requirements will be met in time for you to graduate in May. DO NOT WAIT until the last minute to take one of these tests.

ACT Testing

The ACT is an important test for college admission. The goal is to get a score of 24 or higher. Please use the link below to access the ACT Registration Website.


https://www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/the-act/registration.html


Please contact your counselor if you need help signing up for testing.


Our ACT code is 263-255

Planning to take the ACT at SHS? Our test center code is 233-560.


Below is a list of testing dates and deadlines to register.

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Jostens Information

Jostens will be visiting SHS on the dates listed below to provide services for Seniors.


September 13 Senior class presentation to order Graduation items (GYM) 10:30 AM

September 27 Seniors place orders for graduation items during lunch

September 28 Senior second chance to order graduation items before school 7:15-7:45

March 29 Deliver Senior Items during lunch

March 30 Deliver Senior Items before school 7:15-7:45


You can start shopping online now through this link.


Our Jostens representative is Casey Korte. He can be contacted at 816-628-6157 or korte.office@jostens.com

Josten's Order Deadline for Seniors

Josten's Orders for Seniors

Jostens made their Class of 2022 presentation on Sept 13th then returned to the high school the week of Sept 27th to take cap & gown, and other senior product orders. If your Senior has not yet placed their order for a cap & gown, please do so ASAP. The deadline to place these orders is 10/11/21.


There are 3 ways for them to place an order:

1. Online at thegraduationcenter.com

2. Scan & email their completed order form to korte.office@jostens.com

3. Mail their completed order form to the address on the form


If you have any questions about senior orders, please feel free to contact the Josten’s Office directly at 816-628-6157.



Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter.

AP Testing Dates

Monday, May 2, 2022

  • AP United States Government and Politics Exam - AM
  • AP Chemistry Exam - PM
  • AP Spanish Literature and Culture Exam - PM


Tuesday, May 3, 2022


  • AP Environmental Science Exam - AM
  • AP Psychology Exam - PM



Wednesday, May 4, 2022


  • AP English Literature and Composition Exam - AM
  • AP Comparative Government and Politics Exam - PM



Friday, May 6, 2022


  • AP United States History Exam - AM



Monday, May 9, 2022


  • AP Calculus AB or Calculus BC Exam - AM
  • AP Computer Science Principles Exam - PM



Tuesday, May 10, 2022


  • AP English Language and Composition Exam - AM



Wednesday, May 11, 2022


  • AP Spanish Language and Culture Exam - AM
  • AP Biology Exam - PM



Thursday, May 12, 2022


  • AP World History: Modern Exam - AM
  • AP Physics 1: Algebra-Based Exam - PM


(Updated 10/26/21)

A+ Program

For students who successfully meet the Student Financial Incentive criteria, the State of Missouri may provide two (2) years -- up to 105% of a program, subject to legislative appropriation, to any Missouri public community college or vocational or technical school up to four (4) years after high school graduation as provided in Section 14 of the Outstanding Schools Act of 1993 – contingent upon continued funding by the Missouri Legislature. Please

read the following criteria carefully.


Student Financial Incentive Criteria


1) Attend an A+ designated school for the three consecutive years prior to graduation.

2) Graduate with an un-weighted grade point average of 2.5 or higher.

3) Have at least 95% attendance record for the 4-year period.

4) Perform 50 hours of unpaid tutoring/mentoring for younger students in the Center

School District.

5) Maintain a record of good citizenship and avoidance of the unlawful use of

drugs.

6) Meet performance standards for graduation and for a course of study related to

the selected career path of the student’s choice.

7) Apply for federal financial assistance, which does not require repayment.

8) Register for selective service, if applicable.

9) Earn a score of Proficient or Advanced on the Algebra I End of Course Exam


Does this sound like you? Please contact Mr. Shaffer, shafferd@smtihville.k12.mo.us for more information.

Valedictorian(s) and Salutatorian(s)

In the interest of encouraging and recognizing outstanding academic achievement, a valedictorian and salutatorian will be selected for each high school graduating class, and will present speeches at the graduation ceremony.


Selection of the Valedictorian(s) will be determined by the following:


  • The Valedictorian(s) is defined as the full-time senior(s) having the highest Grade Point Average (GPA) of the graduating class.

  • The highest Grade Point Average will be based on the class rank of the seniors at the end of the fourth quarter of the senior year.

  • The Grade Point Average will be calculated to the ten-thousandths place. (Example: 4.2792)

  • Grade Point Averages will be calculated as the cumulative average of all courses beginning in grade 9.

  • *Transfer Students: For the purpose of determining the selection of the Valedictorian: the transcript of classes of a student who was not enrolled in Smithville High School as of the third quarter of freshman year and each year thereafter will be weighted according to Smithville High School’s course offerings and weight policy for that graduating class to determine the GPA.

  • To be considered for Valedictorian(s) students must be enrolled as a full time seniors by the first Friday of the school year.



Selection of the Salutatorian(s) will be determined by the following:

  • The Salutatorian(s) is defined as the full-time senior(s) having the second highest Grade Point Average (GPA) of the graduating class.

  • The second highest Grade Point Average will be based on the class rank of the seniors at the end of the fourth quarter of the senior year.

  • The Grade Point Average will be calculated to the ten-thousandths place. (Example: 4.2792)

  • Grade Point Averages will be calculated as the cumulative average of all courses beginning in grade 9.

  • Transfer students: for the purpose of determining the selection of the Salutatorian: the transcript of classes of a student who was not enrolled in Smithville High School as of the third quarter of freshman year and each year thereafter will be weighted according to Smithville High School’s course offerings and weight policy for that graduating class to determine the GPA.

  • To be considered for Salutatorian, students must be enrolled as full-time seniors by the first Friday of the school year.

Congratulations to the Class Officers for the Class of 2022!

President: Bella Silvio

Vice President: Lilly Post

Secretary: Ava Robbins

Treasurer: Kailey Casebolt

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