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Mar 07, 2016
Shawnee Mission Public Schools
Lancer Newsletter Shawnee Mission East High School
East Lancers 52 Years
Message from the Principal Return To A Lancer Day Tradition Over the past 12-15 years, the Lancer Day Parade has been associated with Homecoming. For the 2010-11 school year, the
Lancer Day Parade will be returning to its previous timetable. The parade will be held on Thursday, September 2, 2010, and
will align with the playing of our first regularly scheduled football game.
The theme for this years parade is Lancers in Toyland. Student Council decided on the theme, and it was announced at the
closing of school to help groups prepare over the summer for the planning of floats. The parade will continue to march from
SME to the Prairie Village Shops and will begin at 2:00 p.m. in the afternoon. We will close the festivities with a pep rally.
The change was due to several factors: first, we ran into difficulties scheduling our football games around several religious
holidays; second, our Homecoming falls on the same week in October as the ACT PLAN and PSAT tests for sophomores and
juniors, College Night, and the end of the first-quarter. (Freshmen and seniors dont attend school on Wednesday of that week;
College Night is on the same date in the evening; and there is no school for students on Friday, October 15 because it marks the
end of the first quarter.)
Despite the need to make some changes in the Homecoming schedule, we are really excited about returning the Lancer Day
Parade to its more traditional time. We certainly hope parents will have the opportunity to join us for the parade and celebration
as we kick off the start of the fall sports season.
Karl R. Krawitz
8/16 First Day of Classes9th Grade Only
8/16 Fall Sports Begin
8/17 First Day of Classes10-12th Grades
8/19 Picture Make-Up Date
8/19 Back to School Night 7pm
8/23 Last Day to Add a New Class
8/23 Mandatory Meet the Coach Night
for all Fall Sports 6-8pm
8/24 Meet the Debate Coach Night
8/25 Senior Panoramic Picture 7am
8/27 Link Crew Dance
9//6 NO SCHOOL, Labor Day
9//7 9th Grade Parent Night 7pm
9/9 Picture Make-Up Date
9/14 EARLY DISMISSAL 1:10pm
9/15 College Planning Presentation
9/23 Parent-Teacher Evening Conferences
9/24 NO SCHOOL, Conferences
Lancer Launch 2010! Picnic for incoming freshmen
and all school watermelon feed Thursday, August 12 at 5:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. Freshmen and parents Lancer Launch Picnic Two Guys & a Grill in the new spirit circle by gymnasium doors. Burgers, brats, hotdogs, chips, and drinks! $5.00 per person
6:30 p.m. Pep assembly in gymnasium featuring the SME band, cheerleaders, Lancer Dancers, pep club, and Chamber Singers Special introduction by Dr. Krawitz
78:00 p.m. All school watermelon feed sponsored by the SME All Sports Booster Club
Freshmen will have the opportunity to meet reps from school clubs after the pep assembly. Please bring your checkbook to join SME booster clubs and PTA. Lancer wear will be available for purchase!
ITS GREAT TO BE A LANCER!
August 2010Published On-line Monthly www.smsd.org/schools/smeast
SMSD is no longer printing the hazardous weather or philosophy of homework brochures. They can be accessed on
the district website. In addition, applications for free and reduced lunch are no longer mailed home. Parents can ap-
ply online at www.smsd.org or come to the counseling office at SME for a paper copy.
Fee Payment: August 2- noon -7:00 p.m.
August 4- 7:30am 2:30 p.m.
August 5- 7:30am 2:30 p.m.
Lancer Launch & Watermelon Feed: August 12 @ 5:30 p.m.
1st Day for 9th graders: August 16
1st Day for 10th 12th graders: August 17
Back to School Night: August 19
Fee Payment Reminder
We are asking all students to come by SME during fee payment. They can pick up course schedules and take new ID
photos. 9th 11th graders can also have their yearbook photos taken at that time. (Yearbook photos are taken at no
charge, but families who want picture packets will pay separately to DeCloud Studios.)
SME Newsletter Publication Guidelines The SME Lancer Newsletter is published online at the end of each month during the school year.
Deadline for submissions is the 2nd Friday of each month.
Submissions in Word are preferable. You may also send articles in other word processing formats or graphically as a pdf or jpeg. Hard copy material can be placed in the Newsletter folder located in the PTA mailbox.
Your submissions may be edited due to space considerations.
SME Newsletter - August 2010 Page 2
Back to School Night
Back to School Night at SME is August 19. This is your opportunity to meet your students teachers as you follow
her/his schedule throughout the evening. Please report to the auditorium at 6:45 p.m. for a brief convocation with Dr.
Krawitz. You can then proceed to your childs 1st hour class.
Important Contact Numbers
Main Office 913-993-6600
Nurse 913 -993-6616
New Teachers for 2010-11
Welcome to SHARE
SHARE is the largest student-led, school-based, youth volunteer organization in the country. We've got something
for everyone. Please check out our web-site at www.SMEShare.org for more information and a list of our projects.
The SHARE Fair this year is on September 21 during seminar. Your students will see a video about SHARE and be
able to talk to all of our SHARE Chairmen about their projects. SHARE is run by 6 Senior Student Execs and over
130 Project Chairmen. We're also planning a number of "Freshman Only" projects that your students will learn
about at the SHARE Fair. SHARE is given space (room 463) by the Shawnee Mission School District, but all of our
other expenses are paid by our fund-raisers and our generous donors.
Save the date for our Annual Garage Sale on October 23. Our drop-off dates this year are Saturdays from 9:00
a.m.-noon on October 2, 9, and 16. Also, Save the Date for our Renovation Sensation Homes Tour on September
15 and The Patron's Party on September 14. If you have questions about SHARE, please contact me at
[email protected] or call me at my home number 913-677-1839. It's Great to be a SHARE Lancer!!!!!!
Pat Kaufman, SHARE Director, 913-993-6820
SME Newsletter - August 2010 Page 3
Greg Smith - social studies
Geneva Grogan - social studies
Nathan Southwick - science
Vincent Miller - industrial technology
Jerrod Bardwell - science
Hawar Khalandi - science
Kelly Pisani - English
Virginia Hammes - gifted
Erica Jablonski - science
Jeff Finnie - Spanish
Annual College Clinic
Wednesday, October 13
College Clinic Volunteers
Help with mailing in August & September Help set-up October 13 afternoon Help with dinner for the college reps before the clinic Greet at school entrances during the clinic (1hr shift) Help clean up after the clinic Miscellaneous duties before and/or during the event
Be a part of the best college clinic in the region!
If you can help, please email Mary Shirling at [email protected]
Come to the 48th
Annual Shawnee Mission College
Clinic at SME!
Representatives from over 250 colleges across the country
will chat and share information with high school students.
Freshmen through Seniors
and their parents are welcome on October 13.
Drop Off Here
No turns allowed from Mission Road into the main parking lot for school drop off and pick up. Students parking in the lot should enter from Delmar
Student Drop-Off Routes Student drop-off for school is off of Mission Road. Traffic will be directed toward the new main entrance.
Please do not stop in front of the library doors to drop off your student. Continue toward the new gym and
drop off students at that point.
Do not use the 75th street lot to drop off students. The 75th street lot is reserved for bus pick-up/delivery.
When exiting the Mission Road lot, either exit Delmar (via the swimming pool parking lot) or exit back onto
Mission Road (south exit). You can only make a right-hand turn when exiting onto Mission Road.
Remember, the 75th Street lot is reserved for bus pick-up/delivery. Throughout our day, there are several bus-
ses picking up students and dropping students off.
Juniors and Seniors who drive to school: juniors with parking permits will park in the 75th Street lo