Weekly Announcements

Below are announcements and calendar items for the week of May 20 - May 24, 2019. This email is sent out weekly to keep you up to date with activities and information going on at East.  

*Graduation is now completed.  Congratulations to all of our graduates!  Thank you Ashley, Gayle and Jody for all your help.  SME office staff is the best!

*Good luck to our underclassmen on Finals!

May 20 Hour 1 FINAL - 7:40- 9:15 (95 minutes)

Hour 2 9:25-10:05 (40 minutes)

Hour 3 10:10 -10:50 (40 minutes)

Hour 4 10:55 - 11:35 (40 minutes)

Hour 5 11:40-1:00 (45 minutes + 30 minute lunch)

Hour 6 1:05-1:50 (45 minutes)

Hour 7 1:55-2:40 (45 minutes)

May 21 Hour 2 FINAL - 7:40- 9:15 (95 minutes)

Hour 3 FINAL - 9:25 - 11:00 (95 minutes)

Hour 4 11:05 - 1:00 (90 minutes + Lunch)

Hour 5 12:35 - 1:20 (45 minutes)

Seminar 1:25 - 2:40 (55 minutes)

*Optional MacBook Roll-in

May 22 Hour 4 FINAL - 7:40- 9:15 (95 minutes)

Hour 5 FINAL - 9:25 - 11:00 (95 minutes)

Hour 6 11:05 - 1:00 (90 minutes + Lunch)

Hour 7 12:35 - 1:20 (45 minutes)

Seminar 1:25 - 2:40 (55 minutes)

*Optional MacBook Roll-in

May 23 Hour 6 FINAL - 7:40 - 9:10 (90 minutes)

Hour 7 FINAL - 9:20 - 10:55 (95 minutes)

Seminar - 11:05 - 12:40

12:40 - Optional Lunch

MacBook Roll-In - 12:30 - 1:10

Lunch - 12:30 - 1:10

Early Release 1:10 dismissal (Busses depart at 1:17)

May 24 – Summer Break Begins!

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

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

**Summer Reading:  Attention SME English honors, AP, and IB students!  You must check the school website before you leave for summer vacation to get your summer reading assignment.  This is an expectation for the first few weeks of school and must be completed.  Happy Reading!

**Lunch Account Info:  If your senior has any money left on their food service account at the end of the year please contact food service office at 913-993-9710. Food service office can transfer the balance to a younger sibling or another family member. You can also request a refund or donate the money to help other families with lunch. If your senior owes money to food service, please pay before the end of the school year.

**Vaccinations:  The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has issued new vaccination requirements for the 2019-2020 school year.  The new requirements affect Kindergarten, 1st grade, 7th grade, and 11th grade students.

  • Hepatitis A:  Kindergarten and first grade students must have one dose to attend school.  Second dose must be given 6 months after initial dose.
  • Meningococcal (Serogroup A,C,W,Y):  7th and 11th grade students must have one dose to attend school.  7th grade students will receive a second dose in 11th grade.  For 11th grade students, only one dose is required. 

A full listing of immunization requirements can be found here:  http://www.kdheks.gov/immunize/download/2019_2020_School_Requirement_K-12.pdf   Please contact Susan Varner RN, BSN, if you have questions at 913-993-6616

Senior Info:

**Highlands Elementary Seniors:  Come join the annual kickball game with the 6th graders: Wednesday, May 22nd at 10:30am Highlands Elementary.

**Prairie Elementary Seniors:  There will be a reception at Prairie Elementary on Monday, May 20th from 3:30 to 4:30 to celebrate the former Prairie student's graduation from High School. 

Graduation TV Times:  Edited versions of the ceremonies will be rebroadcast on Spectrum Cable channel 2, Consolidated Communications 18, and AT&T U-Verse channel 99 as follows:


Thursday, June 20, 12:00pm

Thursday, June 20, 4:00pm

Tuesday, June 25, 10:00am

Tuesday, June 25, 9:00pm

Thursday, July 27, 12:00pm

Thursday, June 27, 4:00pm

Tuesday, July 2, 10:00am

Tuesday, July 2, 9:00pm   


  • Summer STEM opportunities:  The Kansas City region offers all kinds of ways to explore science, technology, engineering and math. You may be surprised at how many ways you can learn about STEM in the metro area! Search STEM Connect-KC for events, camps, career days and more.
  • Attention students taking AP exams this month:  AP exams begin on Monday, May 6. You should have received an email with your test schedule and important information about testing, which can be found here. (Click on the “Advanced Placement” tab.) If you have questions, please contact AP coordinator Melissa Wiles, melissawiles@smsd.org.
  • Seniors - The Institute of Science and Technology located in Kansas City is offering full tuition scholarships for their certification programs in Cyber Security, Digital Video Production and Educational Technology.  If you are interested in this exciting opportunity and would like to be certified in one of these areas, you can apply at www.science.edu/certification/. Deadline for these scholarships is May 30.


  • MAKE IT A HABIT!! Check the SHARE calendar here for service requests and opportunities. Simply click on the link for information on how to get involved.

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