Parent Newsletter: March 9

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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A note from the Principal

Staley Families,

As you may already be aware, students across the nation are organizing a “National School Walkout” on April 20 to advocate for legislative action regarding gun violence. As a school community, Staley is being proactive in working with our students so they have an opportunity for their voices to be heard while also maintaining the educational value of the school day. As always, the safety of students is also of utmost importance.

Here at Staley our administrative team has been working collaboratively with our students to schedule meaningful activities that allow students to appropriately express their thoughts and feelings as related to school safety and recognize those who have been impacted by school violence.

During the week of April 16-20 our Staley high school community will be participating in week long activities that include ways to honor the lives of those students lost in Parkland, writing letters to elected officials, possible guest speakers to address the student body, and participating in the #WhatsYour17 movement by challenging students, parents and staff to do 17 different random acts of kindness.

Again, the goal for the week of April 20 is to give students different venues to productively share in the national student movement in a way that safeguards the safety and security of all while limiting disruption to the academic environment. Should students still wish to “walkout”, a safe location at the school will be designated, allowing for proper supervision and ensuring all security protocols are followed and maintained.

The national movement provides all of us a great opportunity for meaningful conversations with our children and we invite our families to be part of the process. Should you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me here at Staley.


Larry Smith

Principal, Staley High School

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Check out upcoming events, meeting dates for clubs, activities, and sports below. There are several highlighted scholarship opportunities in the Counseling section.

Contact Information:

Main office: (816) 321-5330

Attendance: (816) 321-5332

Counseling: (816) 321-5335


Upcoming Events

Mar 13-14: Make-up CPR Training for Seniors during Falcon Time in Field House (this is a new mandatory component for graduating)

Mar 15: Senior Meeting during Falcon Time in the PAC; Jostens grad announcement delivery @ lunch

Mar 19 - 23: No School, Spring Break

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Accolades #staleystrong

Lady Falcon Basketball

The Lady Falcons fell to the Liberty Jays 40-28 in their Sectional playoff game last Wednesday. Congratulations on a successful season!

District Solo and Ensemble Performances


Congratulations to the following band students on their exemplary performances at Districts this past weekend in Liberty!

District Results – 2018

I – Exemplary Rating (qualifies for state participation in April)

Spencer Addis – Tenor Saxophone

Emilio Alvarez – Alto Saxophone

Catherine Dean - Flute

Marissa Drake – Flute

William Garstang - Marimba

Carissa Kasper – Bassoon

Jacob Pritchett – Snare Drum

Ana Sanchez - Clarinet

Starrla Smith – Clarinet & Bass Clarinet

Sam Queen - Piano

Anya Thurman – Horn

Paula Villavicencio – Snare Drum

Colby Williams – Euphonium

Dean, Drake, Sanchez – Mixed Woodwind Trio

J. Garcia, Garstang, Villavicencio, Whitfield – Percussion Ensemble

II – Outstanding Rating

Amanda Jelmeland – Flute

Drake, Milliken, Mullins – Flute Trio

Eskildsen, H. Garcia, Woods – Alto Saxophone Trio

Addis, Alvarez, Battey – Mixed Saxophone Trio

III – Satisfactory Rating

Nina Cassaway – Flute

Cassaway, Dorman, Jelmeland – Flute Trio

Xochitl Saenz - Clarinet

Dudley, Saenz, Smith – Clarinet Trio


Congratulations to the following orchestra students on their exemplary performances at Districts this past weekend in Liberty!

I - Exemplary Rating (qualifies for state participation in April)

Bailey Ewert – Viola Solo

Madison Harris – Viola Solo

Abby Hittle – Violin Solo

Ryan Jones – Bass Solo

Kyleigh Taylor – Viola Solo

Sam Whitty – Cello Solo

Whitty & Taylor – String Duet

II - Outstanding Rating

Harris & Hittle – String Duet

Samantha Hynek – Violin Solo

Haley Anne Mahusay – Piano Solo

Mahusay & O’Donnell – String Duet

Haley McAtee – Violin Solo

Ezekwe, Ogolor, Adams, & VanKiersblick – String Quartet

Andrea Taylor – Violin Solo

Cassie Tucker – Viola Solo

Jacob Zinn – Viola Solo
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Want to Help with Special Olympics and Earn A+ Hours?

The SPED department is looking for partners to help with spring Special Olympics, specifically soccer and track. Click the small images below for more details including practices, locations, and contact information.
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Check out upcoming events below!

Check out the following great 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!

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Scholarships due in March: Click Images for more detail

Scholarships due in April: Click Image for more detail

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For information regarding activities and athletics, visit

Summer Dead Weeks for Activities

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 30-Sun., July 8

NON- ATHLETIC ACTIVITIES: Sat., June 2-Sun., June 10

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 2018-19, the first day of fall practice will be Monday, August 6. There will not be any organized fall sports activities from Monday, July 30 - Sunday, August 5.

Staley Robotics

Staley Robotics is already gearing up for their season! Follow them on social media on Facebook and Twitter @Team4959. Click on the social media names to access the Robotics Team's pages!
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Clubs / Meetings Information

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Connect with Staley


Twitter: @SHSFalcons

Main office: (816) 321-5330

Attendance: (816) 321-5332

Counseling: (816) 321-5335

2800 NE Shoal Creek Pkwy

Kansas City, MO 64156

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