Student Services / Counseling

Fall 2018 Information

Schedule Change Requests

ALL students:  even if you have not requested a schedule change, please check Skyward before coming to school on Monday to make sure you have the most up-to-date version of your schedule. We have recently moved the order of some students' classes in an effort to reduce class sizes.

The deadline to request schedule changes was Thursday, Aug. 9th, at 3:00 p.m.

All students need to attend the courses in their schedule in Skyward on Monday.

If you requested a change prior to the deadline, please check your email for a reply from your counselor before school starts.

If you believe there is an error in your schedule (missing class, wrong grade level, haven't taken the pre-requisite, have already taken the class, etc.), please send your counselor an email.

eSchool (online)

Fall eSchool (online) courses

The following online courses may be taken for initial credit:  Health (9-12), Lifetime Fitness (9-12), Art History (9-12), Financial Literacy (10-12), Psychology (10-12), and Government (12).

  • Enrollment for fall eSchool classes begins on Mon., August 6th.
  • Enrollment forms are available in the SME Student Services / Counseling office, 7:00 a.m.-3:20 p.m.
  • Courses are taken outside the school day.
  • Cost is $180 per semester and payment must be made at the time of registration (when the completed enrollment form is returned) by cash, check, or credit card.
  • All students must attend one mandatory orientation meeting:

      August 29, 6:00-7:00 p.m. @ SM East cafeteria, or
      September 6, 6:00-7:00 p.m. @ SM West cafeteria

  • Deadline to enroll is Friday, August 31st

For additional details, see the district's eSchool site.

(To enroll in one of these online courses during the school day, in periods 1-7, email your counselor no later than Thurs., Aug. 9th. There is no fee for online courses taken during the school day.)


Freshman First Day

Friday, August 10, 7:40 a.m.- 2:40 p.m. - Welcome New Lancers!

  • A Link Crew member will reach out to you before August 10th with more information. If you don't hear from someone before then, just go to the SME cafeteria on Friday morning (by 7:40 a.m.) and they'll get you checked in.
  • Leave everything in your locker except your schedule. If you don't yet know your locker and/or combination, you may leave your belongings in the Student Services office.
  • You may bring your own lunch or purchase lunch in the cafeteria.
  • Wear comfortable clothing and be ready to have fun!


College Planning

See our SME College Planning page for information about applying, transcripts, test scores, financial aid, scholarships.

And mark your calendars for the:

SME College Planning Presentation
Wed. Aug. 29th
6:30 p.m.

 SME Auditorium

We'll have college admissions representatives from KU and Drake here to discuss details of college planning basics, admissions criteria, deadlines, and finding the right fit when applying to college. 

Juniors, seniors, and their parents will find the information especially useful, but all grade levels are welcome.



For details on college admissions tests and test prep, see the Testing page.

Academic Planning

For information on enrollment, dual credit, graduation credits and more, see the Academic Planning page.


East For Excellence

Free Tutoring

Wednesdays and Thursdays ONLY
**Watch for beginning dates in the Announcements**

3:00-4:00 PM in the Library

English, Science, Social Studies, Math and World Language

 Late bus leaves at 4:15PM

Teacher Sponsor: Kelsey Swiggart

 Students check in at the library and will be directed to a classroom for some subjects

Due to school scheduling, E4E may not be offered on some days. 
(Check announcements for cancellations.)


Office Staff

Mon.-Fri., 7:00 a.m. - 3:20 p.m.

Office:  913-993-6630
Fax:  913-993-6886

Carolyn Cahill
(913) 993-6630

Melanie Lowe
(913) 993-6608

Computer Clerk:
Beth Giles
(913) 993-6609

Academic Counselors

Student's last name A-Fo
Traci Ybarra
(913) 993-6630

Student's last name Fr-L
Michele Burns
(913) 993-6630

Student's last name M-Sg
Melissa Wiles
(913) 993-6630

Student's last name Sh-Z
Brenda Tretbar
(913) 993-6630

Social Workers

Social - Emotional Support

Student's Last Name A-L
Elizabeth Kennedy
(913) 993-6630

Student's Last Name M-Z
Emily MacNaughton
(913) 993-6630