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Krissie Wiggins



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Dr. Sherman's Weekly Email
February 26, 2021

March 1 – 5  – Week Schedule (Hybrid):

Monday, March 1 - Group A (A-Lamb) In Person – Hours 1, 2, 3, 4

Tuesday, March 2 - Group A (A-Lamb) In Person – Hours 5, 6, 7 and Seminar

Wednesday, March 3 - Group B (Lanc-Z) in Person – Hours 1, 2, 3, 4

*Parent Teacher Conferences – 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

*Conferences will be virtual and Skyward signups are available – see below

Thursday, March 4 - Group B (Lanc-Z) in Person – Hours 5, 6, 7 and Seminar

Friday, March 5 – All students – Remote Learning – Hours 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, Seminar, 6 and 7

March 8 – 12  – Week Schedule (Hybrid):

Monday, March 8 - Group A (A-Lamb) In Person – Hours 1, 2, 3, 4

Tuesday, March 9 - Group A (A-Lamb) In Person – Hours 5, 6, 7 and Seminar

Wednesday, March 10 - Group B (Lanc-Z) in Person – Hours 1, 2, 3, 4

Thursday, March 11 - Group B (Lanc-Z) in Person – Hours 5, 6, 7 and Seminar

Friday, March 12 – All students – Remote Learning – Hours 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, Seminar, 6 and 7

**SPRING Parent Teacher Conferences March 3, 2021 - Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held on Wednesday, March 3rd from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Just as in the fall, these conferences are VIRTUAL by Webex or phone. Please use your Skyward login to schedule an appointment with teachers. If you need help or don't see the teacher's name in Skyward Conference Scheduler, please contact your student's teacher directly. A specific teacher’s Webex may be accessed through Canvas, the link on the SME Homepage regarding conferences, or via a direct contact with your student’s teacher.  Parent Instructions for Scheduling Conferences with Teachers

**COVID TESTING – Please remember that PCR tests are the ONLY tests accepted for return to SMSD schools after quarantine or COVID-like illnesses. Most rapid tests are not PCR tests at this point. CVS, Walgreens and the Johnson County Health Department all offer PCR tests. This drive-up clinic (by appointment only) through Children’s Mercy is also another option for children:

**SHARE Program:  SHARE the LOVE campaign benefits SME’s longstanding tradition of student volunteerism. Covid canceled our fundraiser but it hasn’t dampened our willingness to give back to the community. Please click here to keep the program alive.

**2022 yearbook staff application:  If you’re interested in being part of the 2022, please click on the link below and fill out the application.  The yearbook staff is looking for writers, designers, photographers and social media directors.  Join a staff that’s won the nation’s highest honors for the last decade and beyond. Simply fill out the Google form.  If you have any questions come see Mr. Tate in 413B or email him at

**Hardbound Harbinger orders:  Order your 2020-21 copy now!  Please see attached flyer and contact Anh Murphy,, with questions.  hardbound harbinger 2020-21.pdf 

**Senior Tiles:  It’s time to order Senior Tiles for the 2021 Senior Wall.   The deadline is March 1st.  Information can be found at under the Senior Tile tab for personalizing a senior tile.  Both the ordering and payment will be handled online.  Proceeds from the Senior Tiles benefit the Love Fund.

**All-Sports Booster ClubSAVE THE DATE! for The inaugural Lancer Spring Smash pickleball tournament, Saturday March 20th 2021 at Homestead Country Club.   This is a fun event for all, regardless of whether you play pickleball, and benefits the Shawnee Mission East All Sports Booster Club. The All-Sports Booster Club has played an essential role in the success of our sports teams at Shawnee Mission East since 1963 and supports all 23 KSHAA teams from SME including the Cheer Squad and Lancer Dancers. Over the past 10 years, this club has supported Lancer teams through more than $370,000 in donations, as well as scholarships. Your support of this first annual event is critical to the ongoing mission of supporting the student athletes and teams from Shawnee Mission East.  Please see this flyer regarding sponsorship opportunities. For more questions on how to support or for additional information, go to

**East for Excellence (E4E) is back – IN PERSON! We are thrilled to be able to offer our students free tutoring on Tuesdays and Thursdays after school in the Library. Students can access more information on the E4E Website. A late bus at 4:00 is free for any participating student. If you have questions about E4E, please direct them to Dr. Leonard (; 913-993-6613).

**KSU is doing a study investigating bicultural identity and the decision to pursue higher education after high school.  The study aligns with the SMSD Strategic Plan.  For more information see attached:  KSU_BiculturalIdentityStudyLetter.pdf 

SM East Daily Announcements   

SME Counseling Calendar:

SMSD 2020-21 Calendar:  

East Fund website:  

PTSA website:  

Student Services:  

Mental Health / Suicide Prevention Training for Parents – March 23rd  (Various times available, all virtual)
The Shawnee Mission School District and Johnson County Mental Health are partnering to provide an important training for SMSD parents. QPR stands for Question, Persuade, Refer and is a three-step, life-assisting process to learn the warning signs of suicide, ask the tough questions, persuade someone to get further help and assistance, and make appropriate and timely referrals. You don’t have to be an expert in the field of mental health to learn these life-saving skills.  If you are a parent in the Shawnee Mission School District, please consider joining us for this free, important training. For more information on QPR, visit:   QPR.pdf 

Enrollment for 2021-22 

All students should have their course requests submitted in their Advisory Canvas no later than Friday, Feb. 12th.

  • After you submit your Course Requests in Canvas, check your email for an invitation to schedule your WebEx appointment with your counselor. (Allow 24-48 hours to receive the email with scheduling information.)
  • If you have already submitted your Course Requests, and have not yet received an email inviting you to schedule your appointment, please contact Counseling Secretary Carolyn Cahill,
  • Each class enrollment website includes sample forms, instructions, links to course lists, Frequently Asked Questions, videos about SME courses, a detailed power point, and contact information.

Class of 2024 (Current Freshmen)

Class of 2023 (Current Sophomores)

Class of 2022 (Current Juniors)

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Share Volunteer Opportunities: 

ATTENTION JUNIORS! Applications for next year's SHARE Execs are now open and are due on March 1. Go to or click here to apply. We can't wait to hear from you. 

Share Volunteer Opportunities: 

  • Ongoing: Online Readers needed! See the attached flyer and contact Sneha if you can help with this great project. Online Story Time.pdf  
  • March 1 - 4: Baby supply drive for Ronald McDonald House. Drop off new clothing, accessories, diapers, toiletries, and more in the bins by the front office next week. See attached flyer and contact Samantha Thomas, Lauren Bray, or Heath Thomas for more information.  baby drive[1].pdf 

It’s always a GREAT Day to be a Lancer!