Parent Newsletter December 21, 2018

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

December 21: Half Day for Students 11:01 dismissal - Main office closes at 1:00 p.m.

December 24 - January 4: Winter Break (No School)

January 5: Emeralds Dance Clinic 9 a.m. - Noon see flyer below

January 7: First Semester begins - classes resume

January 8: Class Meeting - Seniors Falcon Time

January 9: Class Meeting - Juniors Falcon Time

January 10: Class Meeting - Sophomores Falcon Time

January 11: Class Meeting - Freshman Falcon Time

Future Dates

January 24: A Day Grade 11 Enrollment Presentations SEC

January 25: B Day Grade 11 Enrollment Presentations SEC

January 28: A Day Grade 10 Enrollment Presentations SEC

January 29: B Day Grade 11 Enrollment Presentations SEC

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Emeralds Dance Clinic January 5, 2019

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Attention families of students who attend Northland Career Center:

Northland Career Center’s second semester begins Thursday, January 3rd and is also in session Friday January 4th. We want to communicate with you because Staley is not yet in session for second semester, but we will still be providing transportation to NCC.

The buses will still pick up your students at Staley in the bus loop. The AM bus for NCC will be at Staley for pickup at 7:30 and will return back at 11. For afternoon NCC students, the PM bus will pick up students at the bus loop at Staley at 11:05 and return to Staley at 2:35.

If your student needs to catch this bus, please remind them to not be late as the school will not be open to assist them in getting to NCC.

Math Tutoring

WHO: Any Staley Math Student

WHEN: Monday – Thursday 2:45 to 4:00 p.m.

WHERE: CR241 Mr. Sullivan's Room

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All Community Service hours (20 hours) are due April 12th.

Board policy states that seniors must complete all requirements, including community service, in order to participate in graduation exercises.

The holiday season affords many opportunities to earn your hours. If you need suggestions, please stop by to see Ms. Carroll.

You'll find the necessary forms below.

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Staley Falcon Club is excited to host the first annual Staley Trivia Night with very special Masters of Ceremonies… Mr. Scott Anderson and Mr. Matt Nevels!

Put a team together and challenge others - friends, family, and teachers - to compete for the grand prize of $360!!

Trivia night will be Friday, January 25th at 7:00 PM right here at Staley High School. You can register and learn more by going to

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As students prepare for winter break, the Kansas City FBI office would like to remind them - and their parents - about the consequences of making fake threats online. Hoax threats are a serious federal crime and nothing to laugh about. Click the image below to watch a short PSA!

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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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Falcon Feature

Each week we will ‘feature’ one teacher as a simple way to ‘celebrate and challenge’ one another. This week’s Falcon Feature is Mr. Shane Taylor.

Where are you from? Liberal, Kansas

What’s something interesting about yourself you wouldn’t mind sharing with others? My first

college degree is in Journalism and Photography.

What’s a celebration you’ve had this school year? Honestly, Mr. Taylor and I probably spoke for about 45 minutes and I’m not quite sure where to start. His stories were amazing and I could sit and chat with him for a long time. So, I’ll try to pick one thing out of our conversation and hope I remember correctly! He is a cancer survivor. Throughout that process, he encountered the toughest thing he’s ever had to battle. However, during that time he met some of the strongest and most amazing people. That experience has changed who he is as a person. It has changed his perspective on different things, including his students. From this experience, he’s able to help students gain a different lens/perspective on life by the conversations they have. These conversations help students shift their thinking to what’s most important and Mr. Taylor helps them get there.

What’s one thing you are challenging yourself with this year? While listening to Mr. Taylor, I

noticed (as the interviewer) that he is a very kind and caring person. He’s one that is often

thinking about bettering himself and spends quite a lot of time thinking of others. So it came

to no surprise to me that when I asked him this question, he said he wants to continue to be a

better person each day.


Ms. Dayna Fleischmann (aka Ms. Fish).

Where are you from? She was born in KC, graduated in Boliver, MO and moved back to KC in her mid-twenties.

What’s something interesting about yourself you wouldn’t mind sharing with others? (This list can be quite exhaustive as she has TONS of interests and habits.). However, she will stick with these two: stain glass artist and a runner. Last year she ran in three major races: ½ marathon, triathlon, and an extreme obstacle race.

What’s a celebration you’ve had this school year? This year she has spent time ‘rehabbing’ a house all by herself. She has begun graduate school, striving for a Master’s Degree in Library Science and a teaching certificate as well!

What’s one thing you are challenging yourself with this year? This year she’s spent quite a bit of time learning Staley, as this is her first year as a Falcon. Learning the ins and outs of a new school and generating student relationships is something she spends much of her time doing with ALL students.

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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!


NCAPS Open House

January 15 6:00 p.m.

Gladstone Community Center


We are proud to host our first Early College programs parent meetings on January 9, 2019 at the Gladstone Community Center. We will host three formal meetings that day, each with the same information at different start times to accommodate your schedule. The first session will begin at 8 am, the second session will begin at noon, and the third sessions will begin at 5:30 pm. See newsletter below for further information.

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.


For information regarding activities and athletics, visit


Big congratulations to Sydney Horton! She accepted an offer to bowl for Drury University next year!!


Congratulations Legacy yearbook staff! The book has been chosen as a national sample to be used as training examples across the country! Fantastic news!


Nice shout out to Staley Sports Journalism in a National Article...


Sports At a Glance

That's a Lady Falcons WIN!

Great day to be a falcon! Your Lady Falcons come out with the close win over Liberty 53-51! Great win ladies!!!

Holiday Basketball Classic

William Jewell College

December 26-29

Staley will be participating in the prestigious William Jewell College Holiday Basketball Classic! In fact, they will open up the entire tournament in the Nelson Division quarterfinals on Wednesday, Dec. 26 at 9:00 am taking on Blue Springs at William Jewell.

Admission per day is $8.00 for adults and $5.00 for students

See bracket below

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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