SMCHS News Update

Wednesday, January 5, 2021

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Upcoming Events

Friday, January 7

Spirit Stop Open 7:30-8:15am | First Friday Mass @7:25am | First Friday Adoration

Monday, January 10

Math Team Meet @ Neenah HS

Wednesday, January 12-Thursday, January 13

Final Exams

Friday, January 14

Final Exam Make-up Day | End of Quarter II and Semester I | Spirit Stop Open 7:30-8:15am

Monday, January 17

No School--Professional Development


For a complete calendar listing, view our Google calendar online.

For schedules of SMC sports, visit thebigeast.org

Schoolwork and Absences

If your child is out of school for more than one day, please have he/she reach out to their teachers. All SMCHS classes are set up to be able to receive, complete, and hand in work remotely. If your child feels up to doing work, please ask them to log on to every class, every day to complete work.


If your child is out next week for finals, they will receive an incomplete until he/she is able to complete their work and finals. We will extend grace to them to ensure that they are successful on their finals.

First Semester Finals Information

STUDENT DEBTS:

All student debts must be paid (lunch balance or other) before finals.


EXAM INFORMATION:

  • Students are required to be in school on Wednesday, January 12 and Thursday, January 13 the same times as a regular school day. The bell schedule is the same and lunch will be served as usual. Students are not required to be in school on Friday, January 14 unless they have a make-up exam scheduled.
  • Students must remain in the exam classroom for the entire testing period. They should plan ahead for the possibility that they might finish early by brining study or reading material with them.
  • Assigned study halls are optional. Students with a study hall in their schedule are not required to attend it. If a student attends study hall, they must remain in the room for the entire testing period.
  • Relaxed dress code is allowed on exam days.
  • If out sick or in quarantine during finals, students will receive an incomplete for the semester and take their finals upon their return. If feeling well enough, the student should keep up on classwork and assignments posted on their classroom platform
  • If a student has four exams on one day, he/she can request to take one exam on the make-up day of Friday, January 14. Students should email the request to Mrs. Fouts.
  • Do not plan appointments or trips on exam days.

EXAM SCHEDULE:

Wednesday, January 12--Finals for hours 1, 2, 5 and 6

Thursday, January 13--Finals for hours 3, 4, 7 and 8

Friday, January 14--Make-up exams as scheduled

SMCS Ski Club

SMCS has partnered with Nordic Mountain to create one registration link for all five of our campuses to downhill ski and snowboard together. This is the same link and process that was used last year with our the SMCHS Ski Club. Transportation is not provided for these trips. Skiers and snowboarders will get a RFID lift ticket card that can be reloaded for each visit. Use this link for the group dates. https://shop.nordicmountain.com/groups/details?gc=SMCS2022 Please note that Wednesday dates have also been added for Wednesdays in January and February.

Winter Sports Update

Volunteers are needed for our upcoming home high school basketball games and ZBC Middle School Tournaments. The SMC Booster Club receives the proceeds from concessions at the ZBC tournaments.


Winter home high school athletic events: High School Winter Sport Volunteer Sign Up


3rd & 4th Grade Tournament, January 8 and 9: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A084CABAB2AA31-zbc3rd4th1


5th-8th Grade Girls Tournament, January 15: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A084CABAB2AA31-zbc5th8th2


5th-8th Grade Boys Tournament , January 22: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A084CABAB2AA31-zbc5th8th3

Emergency Notifications/School Closures

SMCS sends text messages related to school closure dates and other emergencies specific to our SMCS schools via SIMPLE TEXTING. To enroll your phone number, please text SMCS to (844) 947-5948. You will receive a confirmation text and a text indicating how to stop the service if needed. You may enroll multiple cell phone numbers using that same process. Text SMCS to (844) 947-5948.

COUNSELING NEWS

UWO Preview Events

The University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh will be hosting Preview Events this spring to help students learn more about the three campuses, degrees available, and the opportunities they could have while a student. Event registration is required, so please visit the following link to learn more and to register: uwo.sh/preview. Application fees are waived this year!

UW System ACT/SAT Updates

As of December 10th, an extension was approved for the temporary suspension of the requirement for freshman applicants to provide an ACT or SAT score for admissions review. The extension goes through the 2024-2025 academic year.

Budgeting and Financial Aid

UW HELP is hosting a Budgeting & Financial Aid presentation featuring special guest speakers from UW campuses and Summit Credit Union on Wednesday, January 19th at 3:45 PM. This is a great opportunity to learn more about budgeting, the financial aid process, how to compare financial aid offers, and more! Click here to register (required).

Spring 2022 College Fairs

There will be an in-person college fair at Xavier High School on Tuesday, March 8 from 6pm - 8:30pm. The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) will be hosting virtual college fairs on January 30, February 8 (Performing & Visual Arts), February 15, February 24 (STEM), April 3, April 12, and April 26. All NACAC fairs feature “MatchMaking” with the colleges that best meet specific attributes students indicate when they register for the fair.

FVTC Program Experience Events

Experience what it’s like to be a student at Fox Valley Tech at these hands-on events and apply for free the week of February 14-17, 2022. For specific dates and times of all events, and to reserve your spot, visit: www.fvtc.edu/Experience.

NWTC Engineering Open House

On February 22 from 4pm–7pm, Northeast Wisconsin technical College is hosting their Engineering Open House featuring 17+ career choices related to Engineering degrees, employers that hire engineering/technology graduates, demonstrations and other colleges and transfer options. Visit www.nwtc.edu/engineeringopenhouse for details.

Tech Savvy for 9th Grade Girls

Tech Savvy is a one-day conference on Saturday, March 5, 2022, at UWO Fox Cities, designed to give sixth to ninth grade girls and their parents an opportunity to experience firsthand how science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields can lead to exciting careers. Cost is $10 per person. Visit https://appleton-wi.aauw.net/tech-savvy/ for details and registration.

Law Enforcement Career Academy

Current juniors or seniors who are interested in a career in law enforcement related career may apply for the Wisconsin American Legion Law Enforcement Career Academy (WALLECA). This is a 6-day program held at the Wisconsin State Patrol academy at Ft. McCoy July 24 – 29, 2022. There is no cost to students to attend. Apply here by March 25, 2022.

FABTECH Open House

FABTECH is an affordably priced, accredited technical diploma series of courses which are focused on developing entry-level technicians in the construction equipment, engine, and electric power-generation fields. They are hosting an open house on Thursday, February 24 from 9am – 3pm. Register here.

FREE FAFSA Thursdays at FVTC

Students and their parents can receive help completing the 2021-22 and 2022-23 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at the Appleton FVTC Campus in room G149. Drop in sessions are on Thursdays from 9:30am-10:30am, 11:30am-12:30pm, 2:30pm-3:30pm and 4:30pm-6:00 pm.

ZAPS ACT Test Prep

The ZAPS ACT Test Prep Seminar will be held from 9:00am–3:00pm at Neenah High School on January 15 and at Oshkosh West High School on February 19. The cost is $99. Click here for details and to register.

Virtual Career Experience (VCE) Events

VCE events are online, live interactions with a local healthcare professional. Students will learn about the professional’s academic and career journey, their daily routine, starting or average salary, and types of patients they see or work with throughout a day. Events include: CNA, Lab Director, Athletic Training/Sports Medicine, Nutrition Science and Dietetics, Occupational Therapy, and Registered Nurse. Register for events here.