Shining Star News

Re-imagining the Star in 2016! Week of May 9-13

Hoit's Highlights for the Week of May 9
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Have you heard the word MakerSpace lately?

Wondering What A MakerSpace IS?

What is a MakerSpace?

Our Vision & Timeline for MakerSpaces In Our Building

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There are some Grade Level Assignment changes...See Below to see where your favorite teacher will be!

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Skate City - Glow Party!!!

Saturday, May 7th

4:00pm - 6:00pm

Admission $4.50

Skate Rental $1.00

Buy a glow stick at the rink and a dinner special for $4.25 (hot dog, chips & drink)!

PHYSICALS!

SMNW is offering a Physical Night on May 12 from 6-8 for any incoming 7th through 12th grader, and the cost is only $20. This is a great opportunity to get the physical form completed for the 2016-2017 school year. For more information see the Trailridge Athletic Website

Girls on the Run!!! Getting ready for their 5K!!!

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LAST CHOIR PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR!!!

Rising Star Choir performs May 12th at 7:00. (Warm Up – 6:45) Students should wear their choir shirt. Please join us for our last performance of the year!!!

-Mr. Barnes

Ms. Jones' Class - Fun on the Farm at Deana Rose!!!

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From the Art Room

Students in fifth grade created a notan black and white design in art class. Notan is a Japanese concept involving the placement of light and dark elements as they are placed beside each other. Students used positive and negative space in their work.
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LAST CALL FOR YEARBOOKS!!!

LAST CALL!!!! LAST CALL!!!!!!!

***ORDERS WILL BE FILLED ON A

FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED BASIS

YEARBOOKS ARE $15 PER COPY

(Please make checks to be payable to Rising Star PTA)

(No additional features are available on remaining stock.)
The only yearbook option still available is the soft cover in color for $15.

***RETURN THIS FORM TO THE RISING STAR OFFICE BEFORE WE RUN OUT OF STOCK!!!

Any questions? Please contact Carolyn Raper-Hortua at

crh0306@gmail.com


Yearbooks will be handed out on May 20th - just before the signing party!!!

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Food Service Information for 2016-2017 School Year


Did you know that money on a student’s meal account will roll over to next year?

  • Whatever money is on their account the last day of school will transfer to next year even if your student changes schools within the district. Negative balances will also transfer so it’s important to clear those up before the end of school.
  • Seniors – Any money left on a senior’s account will be refunded. After the senior’s account has been reconciled, the refunds are automatically sent by mail in late June.

Free and Reduced meal applications will be available for the 2016-2017 school year on July 11. You will be able to apply for the program online and it will be available at http://foodservices.smsd.org on July 11.

  • We encourage you to use the online application process as it will speed up the approval process. If you don’t have access to a computer, you can visit the food service office and apply online there. Paper applications will still be available in our Food Service office at 4401 W. 103rd St. in the Indian Creek Technology Center or at the school. A new application (per family) must be submitted each year. If you receive state assistance, call the food service office at 913-993-9710 before completing an application. Please apply before school starts so you can begin receiving your benefits the first day of school. It can take up to 10 days to process your application and you will be responsible for any meals your student buys before your application is processed.
  • Don’t forget – if your child receives free or reduced meals, they are eligible for one breakfast and one lunch per day as part of this benefit. All breakfast and lunch meal choices are available for all students regardless of eligibility status.

The school breakfast menus, lunch menus, and other nutrition information are available on the district’s website at http://foodservices.smsd.org.