Warrior Weekly

Week of November 8, 2021

Mask Criteria for the Week of 11/8/21

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Academic Award Ceremony Program

Congratulations on All-State Choir Achievement

Congratulations is due to Sierra Quinn. She was named 1st alternate to the soprano section of the All-State Choir. This means she ranked 5th among all sopranos in Northwest Missouri, based on a 3 step audition process.


Be sure to congratulate her on this fine achievement when you see her.

Northland CAPS informational Meeting

On Tuesday, November 9 during Warrior Time, all 10th & 11th graders will attend an assembly in the PAC to learn about Northland CAPS. For more information about CAPS or to set up a shadow day, please speak with your counselor.
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Northland Career Center Open House - Nov. 11th

Students in the eighth, ninth, tenth and eleventh grades and their families are invited to NCC's Open House between 4:30 and 7:30 Thursday, Nov. 11! This event will be an opportunity for families to find out more about our 12 programs by speaking with instructors and current students, and touring Northland Career Center.


See link below for more detailed information on NCC programs.


*Per District policy, face coverings must be worn at NCC.

Celebrating Veterans

These links are to sign-up a Veteran in your life to attend the Veterans Day Assembly on November 11th at Smithville High School. Coordinated by the Smithville High School Student Council, we are hoping that a small breakfast and coffee will be provided for ALL veterans that morning starting at 7:00 AM.


The veterans will be honored for their service and may fill out the google form if they are interested in speaking during the assembly or interested in receiving a Veterans Day sign. All veterans are welcome at any age and any branch. Questions? Feel free to email conrada22@smithville.k12.mo.us.


Veterans Day Celebration Sign-Up

November Prevention Topic

Smithville High School's prevention topic for the month of November is vaping. The All-Star Trading Card students will provide information this month to inform you of the harmful effects of this addictive activity.


Did you know? The Smithville Board of Aldermen approved a final reading of the Tobacco 21 ordinance in May of 2019? This ordinance prohibits the sale of tobacco and vaping products to individuals under the age of 21.


Nicotine is highly addictive and can harm the developing adolescent brain. The nicotine in e-cigarettes and other tobacco products can also prime young brains for addiction to other drugs,


E-cigarettes are the most commonly used tobacco product among youth. However, four out of five U.S. students overestimate peer e-cigarette use. If you’ve never smoked or used other tobacco products or e-cigarettes, don’t start now.


The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has been working tirelessly along with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other federal, state and local partners to investigate the incidents of severe lung injuries and deaths associated with the use of vaping products. Many students have realized that vapes can be addictive and have decided that they want to quit vaping.


If you find yourself in this situation there are trained quit coaches available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They can be reached at, 1-800-QUIT-NOW (784-8669)

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MSHSAA Sanctioned Sports and Activities Featured Seniors

Student Fees

Student Fees have been finalized, and available in PowerSchool Fees for payments. Please note, when trying to view fees, they cannot been seen in the PowerSchool Phone app, they can only be viewed from a computer platform.



If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Ms. Sapp in the High School office, sapps@smithville.k12.mo.us

Check out the Senior Guide for the Class of 2022

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 9 - Missouri S & T

November 11 - University of Kansas

November 16 - Army Recruiters

November 18 - Baker University

November 30 - Marine Recruiters

December 2 - Navy Recruiter

December 8 -Missouri Air National Guard

December 9 - Donnally College

December 14 - Marine Recruiter

A Night with K-State Engineering

K-State Engineering is hosting events in your area for high school and community college students. Your students can join us at 6:30 p.m. CT on Thursday, Nov. 18 | Lenexa – Kiewit


Students will learn more about engineering degrees, scholarships, career opportunities and industry partners. We encourage all interested students to register at engg.k-state.edu/engineering-night

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Words of the Week - 'Deduction' vs. 'Induction' vs. 'Abduction'

Learn the differences between these three types of reasoning


What to Know

Deductive reasoning, or deduction, is making an inference based on widely accepted facts or premises. If a beverage is defined as "drinkable through a straw," one could use deduction to determine soup to be a beverage. Inductive reasoning, or induction, is making an inference based on an observation, often of a sample. You can induce that the soup is tasty if you observe all of your friends consuming it. Abductive reasoning, or abduction, is making a probable conclusion from what you know. If you see an abandoned bowl of hot soup on the table, you can use abduction to conclude the owner of the soup is likely returning soon.


Deductive Reasoning

Deduction is generally defined as "the deriving of a conclusion by reasoning." Its specific meaning in logic is "inference in which the conclusion about particulars follows necessarily from general or universal premises." Simply put, deduction—or the process of deducing—is the formation of a conclusion based on generally accepted statements or facts. It occurs when you are planning out trips, for instance. Say you have a 10 o'clock appointment with the dentist and you know that it takes 30 minutes to drive from your house to the dentist's. From those two facts, you deduce that you will have to leave your house at 9:30, at the latest, to be at the dentist's on time.


Deductive reasoning always follows necessarily from general or universal premises. If a sandwich is defined as "two or more slices of bread or a split roll having a filling in between," and a hot dog is defined as "a frankfurter; especially : a frankfurter heated and served in a long split roll" then one must deduce that any hot dog served in a split roll is a sandwich.


Inductive Reasoning

Whereas in deduction the truth of the conclusion is guaranteed by the truth of the statements or facts considered (the hot dog is served in a split roll and a split roll with a filling in the middle is a sandwich), induction is a method of reasoning involving an element of probability. In logic, induction refers specifically to "inference of a generalized conclusion from particular instances." In other words, it means forming a generalization based on what is known or observed. For example, at lunch you observe 4 of your 6 coworkers ordering the same sandwich. From your observation, you then induce that the sandwich is probably good—and you decide to try it yourself. Induction is at play here since your reasoning is based on an observation of a small group, as opposed to universal premises.


Abductive Reasoning


The third method of reasoning, abduction, is defined as "a syllogism in which the major premise is evident but the minor premise and therefore the conclusion only probable." Basically, it involves forming a conclusion from the information that is known. A familiar example of abduction is a detective's identification of a criminal by piecing together evidence at a crime scene. In an everyday scenario, you may be puzzled by a half-eaten sandwich on the kitchen counter. Abduction will lead you to the best explanation. Your reasoning might be that your teenage son made the sandwich and then saw that he was late for work. In a rush, he put the sandwich on the counter and left.


If you have trouble differentiating deduction, induction, and abduction, thinking about their roots might help. All three words are based on Latin ducere, meaning "to lead." The prefix de- means "from," and deduction derives from generally accepted statements or facts. The prefix in- means "to" or "toward," and induction leads you to a generalization. The prefix ab- means "away," and you take away the best explanation in abduction.




From Merriam-Webster: https://www.merriam-webster.com/words-at-play/deduction-vs-induction-vs-abduction?utm_campaign=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_source=wotd&utm_content=peoplearereading-upperleft&utm_email=