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August 2010 Lancer Newsletter

Mar 07, 2016



August 2010 Shawnee Mission East newsletter

  • 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

    Ed.D, Principal

    Key Dates:

    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!


    August 2010Published On-line Monthly

  • District Information

    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 or come to the counseling office at SME for a paper copy.

    Important Dates:

    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.

    Questions? Contact Heather Royce, SME Associate Principal at 913-993-6600, [email protected]; or Joan Beahm, PTA Newsletter Editor at 913-341-3725, [email protected]

    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

    Attendance 913-993-6645

    Nurse 913 -993-6616

    Counseling 913-993-6631

    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 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.

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    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