Warrior Weekly

Week of November 22, 2021

Mask Criteria for the Week of 11/22/21

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Attention Parents of 2022 Graduates

Senior Parents:

An email was sent to all senior parents/guardians (with an email address on file) to confirm how your student’s name should appear on their diploma. If you did not receive that message please contact Donna Vennera at vennerad@smithville.k12.mo.us by November 30, 2021

Student Absence Regulations

Students participating in sports and activities who miss time during the school day must provide a doctor’s note to excuse the time missed to be allowed to participate in practice or a game that evening.

Students who miss a full day of school are not allowed to attend after school activities that day.

Housing & Interior Design students Adventures

Five Housing & Interior Design students from Mrs. Sinclair's class at SHS had the opportunity to job shadow part of the Eric Craig Real Estate Team. Students were able to see two new build homes in the construction process, were able to see a future AirBnB site under construction, and had the chance to sit in a meeting with a builder who had an offer to review. The team was inviting, welcoming, and very supportive of the students. They even had a little competition for students to make suggestions for the AirBnB and provided a prize for the winner! Thank you to the Eric Craig Real Estate Team for their continued support of SHS and providing these opportunities for students who are interested in housing and real estate careers.

Picture: *We went before the mask change. :)

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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.


Dear Parent/Guardian,

Keeping your child immunized is important to their health. Clay County Public Health Center provides thousands of immunizations to children from all over Clay County each year. The Clay County Public Health Center Registered Nurses will be offering all required and recommended school immunizations for all middle and high schools in the Smithville School District. To be eligible for the school immunization clinic the student must be in middle school between the ages of 11-14 or in high school between the ages of 16-18. Clay County Public Health Center accepts and will bill most major insurance plans including Medicaid. Students without insurance or insurance that doesn’t pay for vaccines can also receive the vaccine at no cost during the school immunization clinic. The dates and locations for these clinics are listed below:

Smithville Middle School– Tuesday 12/07/2021

Registration Deadline 11/30/2021

Smithville High School–Thursday 12/09/2021

Registration Deadline 12/02/2021

The vaccines being offered are as follows:

Middle School

· Tdap (required)

· Meningitis ACWY (required)

· HPV9 (recommended)

· Influenza (recommended)

High School

· Meningitis ACWY (required)

· Meningitis B (recommended)

· HPV9 (recommended)

· Influenza (recommended)

To Register your student(s), use the Online Registration Consent Form or go to www.clayhealth.com/immunizations. The registration must be completed no later than the registration deadline prior to the scheduled date. Your student may not participate in the clinic unless they are registered by the deadline. No exceptions will be made regarding late registrations. During the online registration process, you will be required to attach a picture of both the front and back of your insurance card. You will receive a confirmation message after the registration is complete. Please encourage your student to have breakfast the day of the clinic!

Students not participating in face-to-face learning are encouraged to participate but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian if under the age of 18. Do not bring siblings. The student and parent/guardian must wear a mask, be symptom-free, and must not have had recent exposure to someone with COVID-19. Please arrive at the school between 8:45 am-10:00 am. All students who are going to drive themselves and are virtual learners will be required to stay for 15 minutes after vaccination for observation before they can leave the premises.

Click these links for further information: Vaccine Information Sheets HIPAA Privacy Policy

Thank you for allowing the Clay County Public Health Center to be a partner in your child’s health. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us or your school nurse.

Records Department
School Registrations


The Sale will run from November 15th - 29th, 2021.
The meat is:

  • Locally Raised, Locally Processed, and Locally Promoted
  • MSG Free -- All Natural
  • Processed at Paradise Locker Meats under the Fantasma's Finest label.

Paradise Locker sources hogs from farms who naturally raise their hogs on pasture, never inside on concrete, without the use of antibiotics ever. We have partnerships with local small family farms who take great care in raising some of the best pork in the country.

The funds earned from this sales event will be used to support the efforts and programs of the Smithville FFA Chapter.

Link to SHOP NOW

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 30 - Marine Recruiters

December 2 - Navy Recruiter

December 8 -Missouri Air National Guard

December 9 - Donnally College

December 14 - Marine Recruiter

MSHSAA Sanctioned Sports and Activities Featured Seniors

Words of the Week - How to Use 'Lay' and 'Lie'

Tripping Up English Speakers for 700 Years

What to Know

Lay means "to place something down flat," while lie means "to be in a flat position on a surface." The key difference is that lay is transitive and requires an object to act upon, and lie is intransitive, describing something moving on its own or already in position. Beyond the present tense, the pair can become more confusing because lay is the past tense of lie, and laid is the past tense of lay.

Ever been corrected—or corrected someone else—for saying "I'm going to lay down"? In either case, your dictionary forgives you. It's true that the correct way to make that statement is to say "I'm going to lie down," but it's also true that lay and lie have been tripping up English speakers for 700 years, and no one should be judged harshly for being among the confused. The pair is a doozy.

Difference Between Lay and Lie

If you're someone who cares about writing and speaking carefully, though, your communication skills will be strengthened by keeping them straight, so here's the lowdown. Lay's most common meaning is "to place (something or someone) down in a flat position." Lie's corresponding meaning is "to be in a flat position on a surface." Lay is transitive; it requires that the verb have an object; there has to be a thing or person being placed: Lay it down. Lie, on the other hand, is intransitive. It's for something or someone moving on their own or something that's already in position: You can lie down there. You can lie there all day.

Other Tenses of Lay and Lie

That's tricky enough, but it gets worse when we start using the words beyond the present tense. Here's lay in context in tenses that show its principal forms:

I was told to lay the book down.

I laid it down as I have laid other books down.

I am laying more books down now.

And here's lie:

I was told to lie down.

I lay down.

I have lain here since.

I'm still lying here.

Did you catch that? For lay, we have lay, laid, have laid, laying; for lie, we have lie, lay, have lain, lying. And then there's the unrelated verb meaning "to tell an untruth." That lie goes lie, lied, have lied, lying.

Yes, it's really that complicated. We apologize. If you want to brush up, focus on the present and past tenses—they do most of the work by far—and check the dictionary entries when you're not sure.

And even if you are certain, give the other guy a break.

From Merriam-Webster: https://www.merriam-webster.com/words-at-play/how-to-use-lay-and-lie?utm_campaign=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_source=wotd&utm_content=peoplearereading-lowerleft&utm_email=

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