Parent Newsletter February 11, 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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Check out upcoming events, meeting dates for clubs, activities, and sports below.

Important Numbers:

Attendance: (816) 321-5332

Counseling: (816) 321-5335

Main office: (816) 321-5330


Upcoming Events

February 12: 8th Grade Enrollment Presentations at New Mark

February 12: Jostens - Additional Sophomore Ring Orders during lunch Great Hall *date change

February 12: 8th Grade Private School Parent Night 7:00 p.m. SEC

February 14: Happy Valentine's Day

February 15: No School Professional Development Day

February 18: No School Presidents' Day

Future Dates

February 19-20: 9th Grade Enrollment Presentations SEC

February 19: 8th Grade Parent Night/Enrollment & Activities Fair 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

February 21: Parent/Teacher Conferences 4:00 - 7:30 p.m.

February 26: Staley Talent Show 7:00 p.m. PAC

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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.


Does your student have a parking pass?

Parking passes are reduced to $20 for second semester and still are required for any driver parking at Staley. If a student doesn’t have their parking pass displayed or is parked illegally (like on the curb or in the fire lane) they are getting ticketed.

We are entering the time of year when our parking lot will be most crowded, so it’s important that their tags are displayed and they are parking in our lot or our overflow parking area. Parking passes are available before and after school and during Falcon Time in Mrs. Hoffecker’s office.

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Support the Staley High School Alumni Fund by adding your personalized granite brick to our Legacy Walk. A portion of each purchase is a tax-deductible gift to the Staley Alumni Fund, which is managed by the North Kansas City Schools Education Foundation. You will receive a gift letter and proof of your brick before it is produced. Order form below...
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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 nominated and winning 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! SOAR award nominees and winners will be recognized monthly.

Staley SOAR award form:

Dr. Larry Smith

Principal, Staley High School


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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!

2019-20 Course Enrollment is underway!

Counselors are conducting enrollment presentations (by grade level) on the dates listed below.

Feb 19-20: Freshman Presentations in World History/Honors World History/AP Human Geography

Students will bring home enrollment materials to discuss and review with their parent or guardian. Please make sure to sign your student’s Plan of Study form.

Students will meet individually with their counselors for Enrollment Conferences. Enrollment materials are due on the dates listed below:


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NKSD 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.
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For information regarding activities and athletics, visit

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Staley ProStart

The Staley ProStart team spent their Friday at the Johnson County Community College

Culinary Arts Competition, competing against teams from high schools and career centers

from both Missouri and Kansas – There was even a community college there!

The team represented us well, bringing home 5th place AND $250 for our Culinary Program.

These students will take the feedback and experience from this competition to improve and

hone their skills before the Missouri ProStart Invitational at the end of the month.

Congratulations to :

Cam Tate

Jesse Kuykendall

Michaela McCarthy

Hannah Goetz

Maddy Payne

Managers: Brody Geist & Corbin Peters

So proud of Staley Debate for a truly awesome showing in an ultra competitive conference division!

Amber - Conference Champion in Lincoln-Douglas Debate

Josh - 7th LD Debate

Tyrell - 8th LD Debate

Mamus & Thalia - 8th PF Debate

Sarah & Alexis - 8th Policy Debate

2nd Storytelling - Ekua

3rd Inform - Elisha

4th USX - Benton

4th IX - Tyrell

4th OO - Mamus

5th OO - Tyrell

5th Congress - Aaliyah

7th Duo - Sarah & Haley P

8th Inform - Jessica

8th Storytelling - Issy

8th Congress - Mason

Science Olympiad

Staley Science Olympiad will host its annual Tournament at Staley High School on Feb 16.

Scholastic Awards

Congratulations to the Staley students who submitted their works to Scholastic competition in art and writing. The following earned awards for their outstanding work:

Gold Key
Jenny Le – Staley

Silver Key
Summer McDaniel – Staley

Honorable Mention
Ashlyn Koontz – Staley
Audrie Shepherd – Staley

Staley Students Win NCWIT Awards

The National Center for Women & Information Technology recently recognized three Staley students with the annual Award for Aspirations in Computing. Congratulations to Noelle Green, Keshvi Mahalingam and Grace Siegfried on this outstanding accomplishment.

The NCWIT award recognizes high school students who exhibit outstanding aptitude and interest in technology and computing. Honorees also demonstrate leadership ability, strong academic history and plans for post-secondary education.


FBLA District Competition Results

Staley had 28 students compete in various testing, role play, and presentation events. Everyone did a great job, please congratulate them!

Business Ethics: Ekua Quagraine & Aaliyah Aramjoo- 5th

Publication Design: Zach Johnston, Alexa Schulte, Mark Newman- 5th

Job Interview: Ekua Quagraine- 4th

Help Desk: Grace Seigfried- 5th

Introduction to Business Presentation: Bella Enna & Kaylyn Taylor- 3rd

Client Service: Luke Dunn- 3rd

Graphic Design: Jasmine Bronson- 2nd

Spreadsheet Applications: Luke Dunn - 5th

State Qualifiers:

Marketing: Ashlyn Koontz & Mark Newman- 1st

Advertising: Ashlyn Koontz- 2nd

Business Calculations: Michael Johnson- 4th

Business Communication: Bailey Ewert- 2nd/ Jasmine Bronson- 5th

Business Law: Ekua Quagraine- 2nd/ Alexis Theoharidis- 4th

Computer Problem Solving: Keshvi Mahalingam- 4th/ Ryan Carlson- 5th

Cyber Security: Ryan Carlson- 1st

Insurance & Risk Management: Sam Whitty- 2nd

Journalism: Alexa Schulte- 3rd/ Jasmine Bronson- 5th

Networking Concepts: Ryan Carlson- 5th

Organizational Leadership: Bailey Ewert- 1st/ Justin Gonzalez- 4th

Personal Finance: Keshvi Mahalingam- 4th

Political Science: Blaine Morales- 1st/ Sam Whitty- 3rd


Sports At a Glance


Congratulations to Staley Wrestling for qualifying 10 wrestlers to the MSHSAA State Championship at Mizzou Arena in Columbia next weekend.


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