Parent Newsletter March 15, 2019

Staley High School

Our Vision: Staley High School is a community where individual and collective gifts are celebrated to foster personal and academic excellence.

Our Mission: We commit ourselves to create and sustain an inclusive environment of learning that challenges and inspires each of us to SOAR.

Our Core Values: Service, Ownership, Achievement, Respect

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Upcoming Events

Monday - Friday, March 18 - 22

  • Spring Break - No School

Monday, March 25

  • Mandatory Cheer Pre-Tryout Meeting 7:00 p.m. SEC

Tuesday, March 26

  • Junior Class Meeting Falcon Time PAC
  • Jostens Graduation Announcement Delivery During lunches Great Hall
  • Pre-Festival Orchestra Concert 7:00 p.m. PAC

Wednesday, March 27

  • Spring Blood Drive Flex

Thursday, March 28

  • NKCSD Strings Festival 7:00 p.m. PAC

Friday, March 29

  • Commitment to Excellence Ceremony - Sophomore Class Ring Delivery Falcon Time PAC

Future Dates

April 1: Mandatory Senior Meeting Falcon Time PAC

April 2: ACT for All Juniors 1st - 3rd blocks see further information below

April 3-5: MSHSAA Large Group Festival Band/Orchestra

April 5: Prom Assembly 2:05 p.m.

April 6: Prom 8-11 p.m. The View at Briarcliff

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Attn: Senior Parents

Please take a few minutes to look over our Senior Bulletin for the Class of 2019 below. It's packed with need to know information, upcoming events and deadlines for your student prior to graduation. We would also like to direct you to the Senior Section on Staley's website for up to date information.


Parents of students that are under the required 20 hours of community service will be receiving a letter in the mail. Students only have until April 12th to get these hours logged.


District Requirement

Twenty (20) hours of Service to Community are a requirement for graduation from high school. If you do not complete this requirement, you will NOT be allowed to participate in graduation activities per board policy.

All Senior tutoring and community service hours are due by April 12th.

Take advantage of Spring Break to complete these required hours for graduation.

It's happening!

Senior Class Meeting on Thursday during Falcon Time to cover the upcoming Senior calendar of events...and GRADUATION! #Classof2019.

You may view the PowerPoint presentation from the meeting below.


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If a student has an obligation or fee on their account, they are unable to purchase Prom tickets until cleared.

See Mrs. Longenecker in the main office to make payments.

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Donations Wanted - New Shoes & Socks

It is that time of the year again when the Staley Beta Club and the Interact Club join forces to collect new shoes and socks for children in Guatemala. Please place your new shoes or socks in the marked boxes located in the Library Media Center. The collection will go through March 25.


Some of the hardest working and most dedicated student athletes are getting ready for state competition! As basketball players for NKCS Northstars practice, they #iNspire others with their passion for sports.


Mr. Falcon Pageant is BACK!

Attention senior boys involved in a club, activity, or sport! The Mr. Falcon pageant is back and will be taking place on Thursday, April 11th at 7 the PAC.



The Missouri Assessment Program assesses students' progress toward the Missouri Learning Standards, which are Missouri's content standards. End-of-Course assessments are taken when a student has received instruction on the Missouri Learning Standards for an assessment, regardless of grade level.

EOC Testing Window Announcement:

Monday, April 22-April 30, 2019

Biology and Government

Wednesday, April 24-May 2, 2019

Algebra I-II, ELA II

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Check out the resources from the counseling department!

Staley High School Counseling Website: https//

Be sure to bookmark the website and check often for updates!

Staley Counseling on Social Media:

Follow @sthscounseling on Twitter, "Like" us on Facebook, and follow us on Instagram. We regularly post information about college, careers, financial aid, upcoming deadlines and more!

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NKCSD Scholarships

Dozens of college scholarships are also available, including $1,000 scholarships for dependents of district employees. Applicants must be 2019 high school graduates, and they are not required to attend North Kansas City Schools. For information about this scholarship and others, visit the link below for many opportunities.


Junior Parent College Night - Rescheduled

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SOAR AWARD - Have you nominated someone?

The faculty and staff at Staley High School are committed to ensuring the overall success of our students and they are the reason our students are so successful here at SHS. We would like to recognize them for all they do for our students and for our entire school community. That is why we have created the SOAR award to be presented to employees each month. Both certified and classified employees can be nominated for the monthly SOAR award.

Anyone can nominate a member of the Staley team for this award by filling out the form below. The form is quick and easy! It asks for you to share how your nominee demonstrates Staley’s core values of Service, Ownership, Achievement and Respect while positively impacting our students and community. You can also share how the nominee supports the goals and mission of Staley High School and the North Kansas City Schools District.

Please take a moment when you are so moved to do so and recognize a Staley employee!

Staley SOAR award form:

Dr. Larry Smith

Principal, Staley High School


For information regarding activities and athletics, visit



Daniel is working hard today making and sorting flash cards for Work Experience.


Beta Club sponsors Dawn Hefner and Barbara Madden would ask you to join them in issuing a hearty CONGRATULATIONS to each of the 41 Staley students who were inducted into the Staley Senior Beta Club on March 12. A special thank you to Dr. Larry Smith for welcoming the students and their families into the Beta family as well as Beta dad Todd Warner for issuing a charge to our Betas. In addition, a big thank you to Kevin Kooi for serving as our club administrative advisor.

The Beta Club motto is LET US LEAD BY SERVING OTHERS and has been a part of the Falcon family for almost five years. Each year thousands of community service hours are logged by Staley students working with Beta Club and its various projects.


The Staley Robotics team competed at Regionals in Oklahoma City this past weekend.

Night Shift

Hard working students & staff in our @StaleyNews classroom tonight! Our @StaleyTalon @StaleyYearbook staff working on great things tonight!


The pressure is on to make the best prosthetic arm in Mrs. Helwig's PLTW-MI class!


Just a few stops in New York City for Staley Orchestra; Times Square, Apollo Theater, Empire

State Bldg. & Central Park. They also attended a clinic with Michael Adelson, one of NY

Philharmonic conductors.

They performed at The Church of St. Paul the Apostle as part of the National Festival of



Falcon Chorale

Chamber Choir

Women's Choir

Men's Varsity Choir

All groups earned a 1 rating at the MSHSAA State Large Group Festival this past week.

Awesome performances!


'Always United and Forever Strong' - Brian Balmages

‘On a Hymnsong of Philip Bliss’-David Holsinger

‘Vertigo’-Chris Bernotas


Sports At a Glance


Due date is April 1st. Please see packet link below.


This meeting is for athletes and parents on Monday, March 25th at 7:00 p.m. in the SEC. Attendance is required in order to participate in tryouts.

Email Coach Jenn Newman with questions.


Congratulations to Gracie Neff on receiving the Lady Falcon Award this year.

Thanks for representing our program on and off the floor.


Staley Girls Soccer will compete in the Platte County Tournament over Spring Break. Good

Luck Ladies!


Staley Baseball will be heading to Tucson, Arizona to compete in a Tournament at Reid Park.

They leave Friday, March 15 at 9:00 PM. Good Luck Falcons and enjoy the warm weather!


We would like to say thank you to the people who purchased a Staley Baseball Coupon Calendar this week. We sold 1562 cards, setting a new Staley Baseball record. Thank you for all the support and we look forward to you following our team on twitter this season!


The Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) mandates that every school has a one week (including weekends before and after) dead period during the summer for athletics and activities in order for students and families to have the ability to have some time away from school activities. During the dead period, no school activities can be conducted–in other words, no open gyms, competitions, practices, conditioning, weight training, fundraisers or any other activity where coaches/sponsors have planned contact with students. Students are allowed to attend other sport/camp/activity sessions, but they cannot involve the school facility or school coaches/sponsors.

Each school in the state can set their own dead periods for the summer. Separate weeks can be set for athletics (sports) and for non-athletic activities (band, orchestra, other fine arts). Staley High School has decided to set their dead weeks as follows:

ATHLETICS: Sat., June 29-Sun., July 7

NON- ATHLETIC ACTIVITIES: Sat., May 25-Sun., June 2

The building will be closed to all athletics and activities during those times this summer.

In addition, according to statewide MSHSAA rules, fall sports athletes are not allowed to attend or participate in any school fall sport activities the week prior to the first day of official fall sports practice. In 2019-20, the first day of fall practice will be Mon., Aug. 12, 2019. So, there will not be any organized fall sports activities from Sat., Aug. 3-Sun., Aug. 11.

Be sure to have these dates in your calendars as you prepare your summer family.


Clubs / Meetings Information

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Connect with Staley

Twitter: @SHSFalcons

Attendance: (816) 321-5332

Counseling: (816) 321-5335

Main office: (816) 321-5330


2800 NE Shoal Creek Pkwy

Kansas City, MO 64156