Shining Star News

Re-imagining the Star in 2016! Week of May 16-20



End of School Year Hoit's Highlights 2016

Summer Lunch Bunch!

Summer Lunch Bunch is a free lunch and is available to any child 1-18 years of age. Children do not have to be students within our district to come for lunch.

Dates: June 1 – July 29, 2016 (closed July 4, 2016)

Time: 11:30AM – 12:30PM

Locations include: Apache, Bluejacket-Flint, Broken Arrow, Comanche, Merriam Park, Nieman, Overland Park, Rising Star, Roesland, Rosehill, Shawanoe.

You can also include the link to our web page which has all of this information available:

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Summer Office Hours

May 24th - June 6th 7:30am-4:00pm

CLOSED! June 7th - July 24th!!!

Re-Open July 25th

School Supply Lists

6th Grade Video!

6th Grade Video

That's 70's Dance Photos!

"That 70s Dance" photos have been uploaded to the shutterfly album. If you lost the card that was handed out at the dance with the website's address, please contact Liz at or The men signed waivers at the dance in order for photos to be uploaded to this website.

Girls on the Run finished their season strong! Next stop: Kansas City 5K at Arrowhead this weekend! Good job, beautiful ladies!

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City of Lenexa Field Trip

The 3rd graders had a fabulous time at Lenexa City Hall last week! They rotated around 4 different stations learning about fire safety, city council matters, police department and the courtroom
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Attention 6th grade parents:

Students need to have a Tdap immunization before entering 7th

grade. If you have a question about whether or not your child has it on file with the school check skyward.

Cindy Connellan

Rising Star School Nurse


Immunizations and physicals are available in six of our elementary schools!

Note the following:

  • This opportunity is available for any SMSD student.
  • There are two difference documents (distribute both):
  • Health Partnership Clinic of Johnson County
  • Johnson County Department of Health and Environment
  • Both sites will provide immunizations and physicals for students from undocumented families

Summer Lunch Bunch!

Start Thinking About PTA Reflections Contest

The theme for the Reflections Contest for the 2016-17 school year is:

What is Your Story?


Pre-Kindergarten through grade 12 students are encouraged to submit original works of art in one or more of the following categories:

  • Dance Choreography
  • Film Production
  • Literature
  • Musical Composition
  • Photography
  • Visual Arts

Students with disabilities may receive special accommodations by entering the special artist division.

*Submission process and deadline, to be announced in the Fall - but the Summer is the perfect time to start working on your entries!

Job Fair!

We will be hosting a Job Fair for classified job opportunities on July 19th, at Shawnee Mission West High School from 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm.

StuCo Newscast!

STUCO has produced a newscast to highlight some greatness at The Star! This is the first and only of this school year, but we plan to create more of them next year as we get the hang of things :)

Rising Star Newscast Ep1

Summer Weights Schedule!