Shining Star News

Re-imagining the Star in 2016! Week of April 11-15

Week of April 11
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Spirit Week - Collecting for Harvesters

Next week, Rising Star is participating in a Harvesters Food Drive! Harvesters is an organization that collects donated food for those in need. In 2014, Harvesters donated nearly 39 million meals to those in need. How do they do it? With help from people like us!

Please bring in your canned goods to school every day next week. You’ll place your canned goods into the barrel with your FAVORITE SCHOOL. We’ll have a barrell for KU, KState, MU, and Other. “Other” can be Pitt State, Emporia, Wichita State, UMKC,or anything you want!

See the Calendar above to know the spirit days!

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Spring Book Fair....BUY ONE GET ONE FREE!

Hours of operation are:

Tuesday, April 12

  • Teachers Preview 7:30 am -8 am
  • Shopping 8 am-4 pm
Wednesday, April 13
  • Shopping 8 am - 4 pm
Thursday, April 14 - Open House
  • Shopping 8 am- 8 pm

Every item at the fair will be buy one, get one FREE! Don't forget to stop in during Open House. You can start the summer off right by stocking up on your kids' favorite books!

Click Here to Volunteer at the Book Fair! April 12-14

We need volunteers to help students select books and run the cash registers during the fair to make it a success. Please consider working 1 or 2 hours shifts. Questions? Please contact Carolyn at orBarb

6th Grade STOMP

6th Grade Stomp Performance
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Kindergarten Round-Up

Kindergarten Roundup will be @theStar 512 Tuesday, April 19th from 6:30-8:00. If you have an incoming Kindergartner it is imperative you attend and if you know someone in the Rising Star attendance area that also has an incoming Kindergartner please confirm with them they have this information. You must attend your neighborhood school K-Roundup regardless if you have applied for transfer. During this time you will begin the enrollment process, schedule a screening appointment for May 5th or 6th for your student, meet members of our One Star Family, engage in Q & A and much more. Make sure you check out the SMSD K Roundup Card for the important highlights and documents you will need to bring with you. For even more information check out SMSD Kindergarten Roundup Homepage The K Roundup Cards have been sent to Rising Star Daycares and community locations as well. We look forward to welcoming our Future Stars soon!

Donate Band-aids!

Our school nurse, Cindy Connellan, is joining other SMSD nurses in Noah’s Crown Town 5 K race. She is collecting fun band-aids to donate to Noah’s band-aid cause. If you want to donate fun band-aids please have them to the nurses office by April 22. Thank you!
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From the Art Room

Students created a symmetry project in art class. They incorporated positive and negative space in their art work.
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4th Grade Science

4th graders are learning about erosion and weathering in science! They are discovering what sediment is and how it is made. What makes up the Grand Canyon and how do rocks, sand, and dirt travel in water!
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