Phone: 720-886-5300

16100 E. Smoky Hill Rd.
Aurora, CO 80015
Principal's Corner - DEC 2011

I sincerely hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving holiday and the special time you were able to share with family and friends.  For the 24th consecutive year Smoky Hill High School hosted the Thanksgiving SHARE Basket Project.  Hundreds of students, staff and community members donated time and resources to provide food and supplies to families in our community.  Over 294 families benefited from the generous support of the Smoky Hill community.  Special thanks goes to Mrs. Barbara Fruitman, Mrs. Sarah Watts, Mrs. Chau DiMatteo and their army of volunteers as they continue to make a difference in the lives of our students.  

As we near the end of our first semester, it is a good time to celebrate the academic accomplishments of many of our students.
Senior Joseph Sandoval was recently honored at the “Colorado ACT Perfect 36 Event.”  The Colorado Department of Education hosted Joseph and 10 other students from across the state of Colorado who scored a perfect score on the ACT college entrance exam.  Congratulations Joe, on this amazing accomplishment!    
Several Smoky Hill students were recently recognized for their outstanding academic achievement.  Kelsey Crocker, Yangzi He, and Megan Litschewski were selected as semifinalists in the 2012 National Merit Scholarship Program.  Five seniors – Jacob Altholz, Hannah C. Kim, Hannah S. Kim, Julia Kuttler, and Gideon Simons were recognized as 2011-2012 National Merit Commended students.  In addition, Nicole Milligan and Darya Nicol were named Outstanding Participants in the National Achievement Scholarship Program.  Congratulations to all of these outstanding seniors.
Kelse Johnson, Smoky Hill’s student body president, was recently selected to represent Smoky Hill in the Principal’s Leadership Award (PLA) scholarship program.  The PLA scholarship program is sponsored annually by the National Association of Secondary School Principals.  Scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $12,000 will be awarded to 100 outstanding senior leaders from across the country.  Congratulations Kelse!    
Let me take this opportunity to wish you the very best for the holiday season.  Enjoy the break and I look forward to seeing all of you in 2012. 
























































































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