Warrior Weekly

Week of November 15, 2021

Mask Criteria for the Week of 11/15/21

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All-District Band Results

Congratulations to these high school band members on their selection to the Northwest MO. All-District Band!


Concert Band


  • Ally Pottebaum (flute) 6th chair
  • Carly Lloyd (horn) 2nd chair
  • Jude Lowe (tuba) 5th chair


Honor Band (qualified for All-State auditions on December 4th)


  • Ella Lehman (flute) 3rd chair
  • Kellen Turner (t.sax) 1st chair
  • Noah Hazen (t.sax) 2nd chair
  • Brandon Clancy (tbone) 3rd chair
  • Carson Bollinger (tbone) 6th chair
  • Nathan Fletcher (tuba) 1st chair
  • Zane Papek (gen percussion) 2nd chair


Jazz Band (qualified for All-State Jazz auditions on December 4th)


  • Zane Papek (drum set)-1st chair
  • Kellen Turner (tenor sax)-1st alternate
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Free ACT Testing Opportunity for Juniors

Attention Juniors and Junior Parents:


Smithville School District has chosen to cover the cost of an official ACT to be administered to interested juniors on March 29, 2022.


A Sign up is REQUIRED. Interested juniors MUST sign-up by clicking here to complete this form. This form must be submitted by December 17, 2021. NO LATE SUBMISSIONS WILL BE HONORED. NO EXCEPTIONS.

Green Tie Affair

Date: December 9th

Time: 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM in Auxiliary Gym


On December 9th Intro to Business, MGMT, and Programming students will be sharing and showing their innovative programming work, school retail design challenge progress, and a variety of different business plan ideas to stakeholders.

MSHSAA Sanctioned Sports and Activities Featured Seniors

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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

Upcoming 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.


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

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

Words of the Week - Homophones, Homographs, and Homonyms

On words that are the same, but different


What to Know

Homophones are words that sound the same but are different in meaning or spelling. Homographs are spelled the same, but differ in meaning or pronunciation. Homonyms can be either or even both. To help remember, think of the etymology: homophones have the same sound (the Greek phonos), homographs have the same spelling (Greek graphein), and homonym comes from the Greek word meaning "name" (onyma).


Homophones vs. Homographs vs. Homonyms

Here is the simplest explanation we can give for each of these words:


Homophones are words that sound the same but are different.


Homographs are words that are spelled the same but are different.


Homonyms can be homophones, homographs, or both.


Here is a slightly less simple explanation for each of these words:


Homophones are words pronounced alike but different in meaning or derivation or spelling. These words may be spelled differently from each other (such as to, too, and two), or they may be spelled the same way (as in quail meaning ‘to cower’ and quail meaning a type of bird).


Homographs are words that are spelled alike but are different in meaning or derivation or pronunciation. Sometimes these words sound different (as in the bow of a ship, and the bow that shoots arrows), and sometimes these words sound the same (as in quail meaning ‘to cower’ and quail meaning a type of bird).


Homonym may be used to refer to either homophones or to homographs. Some people feel that the use of homonym should be restricted to words that are spelled alike but are different in pronunciation and meaning, such as the bow of a ship and the bow that shoots arrows.


Tricks for Keeping them Apart


If you would like to distinguish between these words but have trouble remembering their differences, etymology can be of assistance. All of these words are formed with the combining form homo-, meaning “one and the same; similar; alike,” and each has an additional root that sheds light on the word’s meaning. Homophone comes from the Greek -phōnos (meaning “sounding”); homograph is from the Greek graphein (“to write”); homonym is from the Greek onyma (meaning “name”).



From Merriam-Webster: https://www.merriam-webster.com/words-at-play/homophones-vs-homographs-vs-homonyms?utm_campaign=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_source=wotd&utm_content=peoplearereading-upperleft&utm_email=