New Mark News

January 30th to February 3rd

New Unit in PE

Students were informed of a new Skating Unit that will take place in PE, but we wanted to make sure families were aware as well. Please read the form below regarding the new unit in PE that will begin in April of this year.

If you DO NOT want your student to participate, please complete the form below to turn into your student's PE teacher by February 10, 2023.

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REPEAT ... 8th Grade Families - Note From Dr. Larry Smith, SHS Principal

Dear Class of 2027 Families,

We are excited to share more about the opportunities available to your student next year through College & Career Pathways at Staley High School. Pathways will support our students as they learn through the lens of broad career themes during their high school career. We certainly don’t expect students to choose their career now; our four industry-centered “schools within a school” will simply provide an opportunity to learn through an area of interest based on their strengths. Over the next few weeks, we have several activities planned for both students and families to learn more.

As students begin to share their pathway preferences and start high school enrollment, there are several upcoming dates to note:

Friday, January 27

Students will connect with teachers and students from Staley. This is a time to learn about the classes in pathways from the educators who will be teaching them next year and peers who are enrolled in them.

Week of January 30

Counselors will be available during lunch to answer pathway questions.

Wednesday, February 1st

Students will preference their pathway. They will use a scale of 1-5 to reflect their interest in each of the four industry-themed schools within Staley High School.

There are a variety of resources available about each of our pathways for both families and students. We encourage you to discuss these opportunities at home with your child. Additional information about NKC Schools’ Portrait of a Graduate and College & Career Pathways can be found on our district website.

We look forward to working with your future Falcon during the coming weeks! Please reach out to Ms. Meagan Halphin, Staley’s & Career Facilitator, at with any questions.

Dr. Larry Smith

Principal, Staley High School

Spring Shot Clinic

Attention New Mark parents:

New Mark will be hosting an immunization clinic in partnership with Clay County Health department on Tuesday, April 4th. If you have a 7th grader, this is a wonderful opportunity for your child to receive their required 8th grade shots (the tdap and meningitis vaccines)! The clinic will happen during the school day starting at 8:00.

You must register your student for the immunization clinic if you want them to receive any vaccines. The registration link is in the attached informational letter below.

Please reach out to Stacee Graves, school nurse at 816-321-5293 with any questions.

Spring Sports

Parents, please complete the following Spring Sports Survey Lin below by February 17th if your student is wanting to participate in Swim or Track & Field this Spring.

Please visit the school's website, under activities/athletics/specific sport for any additional information and coach's emails.

New Mark Track & Field

Information for New Mark Track & Field can be found on our NM website, or by clicking the link below.

Informational Meeting RE: IB Programs

NKC Schools offers 2 different IB Programs. See the graphic below or use the QR Code to learn more about the IB Programs.
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