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2019 After Grad Party - Calling All Parents- We need your Help
Ashley Gorden

Dear Shawnee Mission East Community,

   Spring break will be here before we know it, then graduation is just around the corner!  Every year our PTSA holds an After Graduation Party to celebrate our seniors. This event, held immediately after the graduation ceremony, provides a safe environment at the school for our seniors to celebrate with their classmates and enjoy casino and carnival-type games, a DJ, food and LOTS of amazing prizes.

   The party relies on support from the PTSA and parents of students from all grades. It is an SME tradition that every family is asked to contribute to the party, knowing that each of our children will be enjoying this party someday. The donation request varies by grade…

For freshmen, it is $20 per family, for sophomores, $30 per family, for juniors, $40 per family and seniors, $50 per family.

Click here to donate online or you can send a check made out to SME PTSA to Laura Goettsch at 3316 W. 68th St. Shawnee Mission, KS 66208.

   We would really appreciate your support and hope that you will donate to this experience for our seniors! Please reach out with any questions!

2019 SME Grad Party Committee

Laura Goettsch 816-729-3679

Britton Norden 816-679-5513

Mary Gilman 913-485-1069

PTSA Lunchtime Career Chats
Ashley Gorden

Please join the PTSA in hosting Lunchtime Career Chats with special Guest Speakers. See below to find out who up coming Guest Speaker is. This gives Students an opportunity to come hear adults who have been successful in a variety of career paths, ask questions, get ideas, etc.          

WEDNESDAY

MARCH 20th

TOM VAHLE

Team Director at Chipotle - Restaurant Operations

WEDNESDAY

MARCH 27th

CHARLIE TETRICK

President Walz Tetrick Advertising - Media, PR, Brand Development

WEDNESDAY

APRIL 3rd

ASHLEY DICK

Cosmotologist

TUESDAY

APRIL 9th

FAUST THEATRE GROUP

Zack Faust executive producing director, Bree Patterson, Education Director, Adee Dancy, Artistic Director

WEDNESDAY

APRIL 10TH 

LISA GARNEY

Master Plumber, Law degree, Business Owner LMG Construction

TUESDAY

APRIL 16th

LISA POTTENGER

Former Asst. Attorney General in MO & Law Professor at UMKC, current MO Judge

WEDNESDAY

APRIL 17th

DETECTIVE SHANNON LEEPER

Homicide and SVU Detective with Olathe Police Department

WEDNESDAY

APRIL 24th 

TED STAMOS

Financial Analyst, London, UK for 12 years, Goldman Sachs, Music degree from KU, MBA, SME Grad

WEDNESDAY

MAY 1st

DAN GEDMAN

Commercial and Music Video Director, Business Owner Liquid 9

 

Pan- African Youth Leadership Program
Ashley Gorden

SM East has an opportunity to be the partner school with Global Ties KC; this organization provides a forum for adult/student groups around the world to come to KC for seminars/educational opportunities.  In April they are hosting a Pan-African Student Leadership program, and need host families for 15 students. Host family responsibilities include a bed, breakfast and dinner; transportation to and from SME by 8:30am each weekday morning and pickup around 5:30pm. If you are interested in hosting please see the flyer below

Enrollment Materials for 2019-20
Ashley Gorden

Please visit our Student Services/ Counseling page to find enrollment timeline and materials for 2019-20. You can also find test prep information, along with college planning, tutoring, etc. Follow this link to find out more! 

Upcoming Library Events
Ashley Gorden

Library joint event with Rainy Day Books and Ta-Nehisi Coates on April 24th. Tickets available to the public through Rainy Day Books.

 

Race Project KC culminating event with Ta-Nehisi Coates, Jacqueline Woodson and Tanner Colby at Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center on April 25th for participating students.

 

Elementia, JOCO library's teen literary magazine, is accepting teen writing and art on the theme of Breaking Free through February 1.

 

Not JOCO library, but still relevant... The Princeton Prize in Race Relations applications are due January 31. “Awarded to high school student leaders who organize and lead efforts to advance race relations within their schools or communities.” Winners are awarded $1000 and an all-expenses paid trip to attend the Princeton Prize Symposium on Race. Now is the time to apply.