Weekly Announcements

Below are announcements and calendar items for the week of September 10, 2018. This email is sent out weekly to keep you up to date with activities and information going on at East.  

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Wednesday, Sept 19 – PTSA Meeting – 8:00 am in Library

Thursday, Sept 20 – Musical Revue – 7:00 pm in Auditorium

Friday, Sept 21 – Musical Revue – 7:00 pm in Auditorium

SM East Building Calendarhttps://smeast.smsd.org/about/calendar

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

**Congratulations to our six National Merit Semifinalists:  Grant Goode, Allyson Griffith, Miranda Hack, Thomas Joyce, Skyler Lin, and Ainsley Rice

**East for Excellence (E4E) begins September 12th. We will have free tutoring and a late bus (4:00, pick up outside the Library) on most Wednesday and Thursday afternoons from that point forward.

  • If you are working with a student after school, you may also direct them to the late bus, but sure to give those students a pass and have them outside and ready for pick up by 4:00 sharp!

**PTSA School of Excellence Survey:  If you have not taken the School of Excellence Survey for our PTSA, please take 5+ minutes to do so at:  http://www.surveyface.com/l1/sme-ptsa-school-of-excellence-survey-fall-2018

PTSA General Meeting

Want to be the cool parent?   Considering hosting a party?  Reality check: they’ll never EVER think you’re that cool.  Before buying the red solo cups, consider the consequences…

Join us for some REAL TALK - Wednesday, September 19

8:00 - 9:00 a.m. - SME Library - Coffee & Pastries provided

Our panel will lead an open discussion with ‘real world' advice on how to host fun, safe parties for our young adults.  Our panel will include:

  • PV Police Department representative
  • Ken Foley, SME Choir teacher and SME parent
  • Tamara Putnam, Criminal defense attorney and SME parent
  • Hannah Pence, Co-Sponsor for STUCO

Mark your calendars for Sept 27th for SME Volleyball DIG PINK home match against Lawrence.  Players will be selling cool pink retro tshirts for that week outside the cafeteria.  Great Raffle Prizes.  Support our Lancers and their efforts to raise awareness and funds for game changing stage IV breast cancer research.  Here’s the link to donate:  https://giving.side-out.org/campaigns/14332

**Attention Sophomores:  All sophomores are automatically registered to take the PSAT for practice on Wed., Oct. 10. There is no fee. More details, including room assignments, will be posted in early October. Additional information about the PSAT, including a practice test, can be found on our Testing page.

**Attention Juniors:  You have two options for the Oct 10 SME test date (the junior PSAT or a practice ACT). If you are taking the PSAT, registration is now open at Total Registration. Deadline to register is Friday, Sept. 28. No registration is necessary for the practice ACT, which is free. Counselors will be visiting junior advisory classes on Sept. 19 to answer questions and more information can be found on our Testing page.

SENIORS AND SENIOR PARENTS! THE HAPPIEST DAY OF SENIOR YEAR IS COMING OCT. 10TH...Please join us for the 5th Anniversary of SME Senior Service Day and Class of 2019 Senior Picnic! This is a day of SME senior pride and gratitude, when the entire class of 2019 is invited to serve and care for our greater community. We have projects within SME, our school district and around the metro area. They include feeding the hungry, working with those with special needs, helping the poor, spending time with the elderly and supporting our animal friends. Seniors will return to SME for STUCO's Senior Picnic at Harmon Park. Parents, please join us to help with project check-in that morning and Senior Picnic at lunch. Please see signups below.

Hurry! Deadline is Monday, September 24th!
Student Signup: click here.
Parent Signup: click here.

Save the Date!!  Shawnee Mission College Clinic:  Wednesday, October 10th 6:30 – 8:30pm at Shawnee Mission East High School.  Huge community event – don’t miss out!

PTSA needs volunteers for the SME College Clinic on Wednesday, October 10! The shifts vary in length and time of night, they include helping out with set-up, clean-up, and everything in between.  We even need student helpers! Please click on the following link to volunteer: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0a4fa9ad2da64-college

SHARE Opportunities: If you/your student missed sign-ups for SHARE projects this year, please see this link for a list. Electronic signup is now closed, but email Krissie Wiggins or Sheryl Kaplan at smeshare1@gmail.com with student name, cell phone and interests. And please see this link for all additional opportunities through SHARE throughout the year! This information also available for students on our Google Classroom (code: r9l44sx)

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. In SME’s efforts to increase awareness and prevention we are including the resources below.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

SPEAK UP BREAK THE SILENCE is a local resource. Their mission is provide quality education and awareness in the community and bridge the communication gaps between community, schools and parents. Visit www.speakup.us for more information.

Take 5 to Save Lives Campaign was launched by the National Council for Suicide Prevention. Take 5 encourages everyone to take 5 minutes out of their day and complete the five action items:

1.      Learn the Signs

2.      Do your part

3.      Practice self-care

4.      Reach Out

5.      Spread the word

For more information go to www.take5tosavelives.org

www.bethe1to.com is in collaboration with the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline to spread the word about actions we can all take to prevent suicide. The lifeline network and its partners are working to change the conversation from suicide to suicide prevention, to actions that can promote healing, help and give hope.

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