Weekly Announcements

Below are announcements and calendar items for the week of March 11 - March 22, 2019. This email is sent out weekly to keep you up to date with activities and information going on at East.  

March 11 – 15 – Spring Break - Everyone enjoy your Spring Break

Wednesday, March 20 – NHS Induction Ceremony at 7:00 pm in SME Auditorium

SM East Building Calendar:  https://smeast.smsd.org/about/calendar

SFL Sports Calendar:  https://www.sunflowerleague.org/public/genie/403/school/12/


With Graduation around the corner, please help PTSA celebrate our Seniors by contributing to the After Graduation Party. Every year PTSA holds this event immediately after the Graduation Ceremony, providing a safe environment at the school for seniors to celebrate with their classmates. It is tradition that every family is asked to contribute to the party with the mindset that each of our children will be enjoying the party someday. The donation request varies by grade. For freshman, 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 to Laura Goettsch at 3316 W. 68th St Shawnee Mission, KS 66208. PTSA would really appreciate your support and hope that you will donate to this experience for our seniors!

**From Student Services
• Scholarship and standard applications have just opened up for Camp Cardiac Kansas City 2019! Camp Cardiac & Camp Neuro, run by medical students in over 30 cities nationwide, are 1-week summer day camps for high school students interested in exploring careers in medicine. To download a PDF flyer by clicking here.


Thank you for a wonderful semester so far! In addition to our many ongoing volunteer service projects around Kansas City, we've accomplished the following. THANK YOU for brightening a dreary winter with your wonderful support!

  • Reagan Smith's Lancer Boutique drive was a wonderful success! She and her team delivered LOTS of formal wear items to the SMSD Clothing Center to share with district students.
  • Molly Kate Ford and Katie Garverick's SME Community Blood Drive beat its collection goal despite a blizzard!
  • The Mr. CANsas Pageant was so much fun and, more importantly, collected 661 pounds of food for Jewish Family Services and our JoCo neighbors. Congrats to Mr. CANsas 2019, Sebastien Bruch, and thanks to all our brave CANtestants!

**Please check the SHARE calendar here for upcoming events and service requests from organizations. Simply click on each event for details and to get involved.


The R&D Forum is a districtwide showcase of student innovation and achievement. Throughout the event, students share projects and performances highlighting their work in science, technology, engineering, arts, and math. The event has been hosted in the district for 57 years, with generous support from the Regnier Family.

Here is some important information about the event. Saturday, May 4, 2019 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Shawnee Mission West High School 8800 W. 85th Street, Overland Park KS 66212

Students in second grade through 12th grade are eligible to participate.

Highlighting SMSD S.T.E.A.M. Innovative Student Projects Science * Technology * Engineering * Arts * Math

Students interested in participating in the Forum can register online here https://www.smsd.org/academics/rd-forum  

Project Registration Closes April 12, 2019

More information about the Research and Development Forum can be found here https://www.smsd.org/academics/rd-forum  

For Information about the Student Projects and the Project Registration Process, please visit the website at https://www.smsd.org/academics/rd-forum/student-entry-information

And remember, it's always a great day to be a Lancer!