Park Hill HS Parent Newsletter

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November 18, 2022

School Information

School Hours

7:50 a.m. - 2:58 p.m.


Dr. Brad Kincheloe

Assistant Principals

Dr. Deborah Miller

Dr. Corey Willich

Dr. Shiloh Dutton

Ms. Elisha Smith

Mr. Tom Garth

Message from the Principal

So many things to be thankful for, we may need more than one day.

Upcoming Events

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Family Webinar Series Episode: Mental Health is a Muscle

The next episode of the family webinar series entitled Mental Health and Resilience is titled Mental Health is a Muscle and will be held on Tuesday, November 29, 6:00-7:15. Sign up to register here.

The webinar description is below:

We all have mental health like we all have physical health – and just like there are things we can do to improve our physical health, there are things we can do to improve our mental health. When we think of mental wellness as a “muscle” we can “workout,” we open the door to a world of possibilities for becoming a healthier and happier you! Participants will learn about the importance of mental health and mental wellness, and the valuable tools we can use to exercise for positive mental well-being.

To learn about future episodes and view past ones, visit the Student and Family Support web page, scroll down to Mental Health and Healthy Living Resources, and expand the Family Webinar Series: Mental Health and Resilience section.

Senior Salutes

The November 22 deadline for senior salutes is just around the corner! Purchase yours at (price varies by page size)! Please contact if you have any questions!

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Evelyn Gates ceremony

The Evelyn Gates Award was established to honor a female high school varsity volleyball student-athlete who exhibits the top-tier skill, spirit, and sportsmanship in the Kansas City area. The winner of the award is chosen by area high school coaches. This award is the only one of its kind honoring a female athlete in the states of Kansas and Missouri.

The annual traveling trophy is presented to the student-athlete to display at her school along with a $500 stipend for its athletic department.

Congratulations to Shaye Koski, this year's award winner!!

Below is the link for the Evelyn Gates ceremony

Native American Heritage Month

November is Native American Heritage Month! It’s a time to celebrate the rich histories, diverse cultures, and important contributions of our nation’s first people. Interior works to honor the nation’s trust responsibilities and special commitments to American Indians and Alaska Natives. (U.S. Department of Interior).

Eileen's Cookies Decorating Kits

The Marching Band is selling Eileen's Cookies decorating kits, including everything you need to have family time decorating cookies for the holidays. Order from a Marching Band student and they will deliver your kit after Monday, December 5th. Or order online through Saturday, December 17th, and pick it up at Eileen's any time after they alert that it's ready. All proceeds go into the marching band member's account for their trip to Disney World.

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First Term Finals Schedule

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National PTA’s Reflections

National PTA’s Reflections program helps students explore their own thoughts, feelings, and ideas, develop artistic literacy, increase confidence, and find a love for learning that will help them become more successful in school and in life.

Each year, over 300,000 students create original works of art in response to a student-selected theme. The theme for the 2022-2023 program year is Show Your Voice! Students submit their completed works of art in one or all of the available arts categories: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, and Visual Arts. There is a Special Artists Division, too!

Winners from Park Hill High School will move on to Missouri PTA’s program. Winners at State continue on to the National level. National Reflections winners are announced in May and will be celebrated at National PTA's Convention TBD in June. National PTA then collects and curates the traveling exhibit for the next year.

If you have any questions, please contact PHHS PTA Reflections Chair Karyn Walden-Forrest at Submissions are accepted until Thursday, December 1, 2022.

The awards ceremony for our winners will be held in March in a location TBD.

Link to the seven 2021-2022 Outstanding Interpretation Winners.


As you mark items off of your "to-do" list for back-to-school, please consider the following important items:


  • November 22- Senior salutes are due to the site. Prices vary depending on page size. Please register your ad at! The Troyian staff will design your salute with pictures and text that you provide through the order process.
  • January 27 is the absolute last day to pre-order a yearbook! After this date, any available books will be sold "first come, first served."
  • Yearbooks will be distributed at the end of the school year in mid-May.
  • Please consider following us on Instagram @ParkHillYearbook for updates, sneak peeks, and a look at the book in progress!

If you have any yearbook-related questions, please don't hesitate to contact me. Thank you for your time and consideration, we truly appreciate your ongoing support!

Michael Sweney

Photography, Publications Advisor


Coffee with Dr. Kincheloe

TIME: 8:00 a.m.—9:00 a.m.

WHERE: PHHS Lobby Conference Room

Join Dr. Kincheloe in the lobby conference room for an informal discussion about Park Hill High School. This is a great opportunity for you to ask questions about our school philosophy, how class sections are formed, technology, testing, community connections, or whatever is on your mind. Drop by and share your thoughts and concerns. We’ll keep the coffee hot for you.







Counselor's Corner

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CoffeeTalk with Counselors

Ways to Earn College Credit (Dual Credit, AP and CLEP)

Friday, December 2, 8:00 am

Click here to join the meeting
Meeting ID: 298 166 886 673
Passcode: DTSxRQ

Technology Information

For any issues with your laptop please contact the Technology Help Desk: 816 - 359 - 5000.

Parent Schoology Access Video Tutorial

Schoology Parent Log-in

Infinite Campus Parent Portal Video Tutorial

Infinite Campus Parent Portal Log-in

District staff and students can call or chat with the Help Desk Monday-Friday between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. You can also submit a Help Desk ticket online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 816-359-5000

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