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Group 4 Project-A community event!
On Thursday, February 2nd, IB students, parents, faculty, and many Smoky Hill community members gathered in the Lecture Center to kick off this year’s Group 4 project presentations.  This annual event is the culmination of several weeks of interdisciplinary work between students in the IB Biology, Physics and Chemistry classes.  The theme of this year’s Group 4 project was Our Changing World. 
New this year, students produced video trailers of the projects as a teaser to their poster presentations that followed outside the Lecture Center hall.  Some videos will be shown on the TV monitors during school hours.   The standing room only crowd was not only entertained, but they were also informed about the issues concerning natural disasters or our environment.
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Extended Essay Night
The Extended Essay is one of the culminating experiences in IB.  The journey begins in the spring of the junior year and ends the fall of the senior year after over 40 hours of work.  The finished project that emerges is called The Extended Essay.
On the evening of March 15, 2012, seniors, with their parents, supervisors, family and friends in attendance, will officially submit their essays to the Smoky Hill High School library for future generations to read.
The evening will begin at 7:00 p.m. with a short presentation from five to six seniors chosen for their exemplar essays followed by the formal submission of each diploma candidate’s essay to the library.  A few fun surprises will conclude the evening’s events. All members of the Smoky Hill community are encouraged to attend and celebrate what these scholars have accomplished!
Reminder:  All IB juniors are required to attend the ceremony.  Absences must be pre-approved by Mrs. Wetmore or Mrs. Kleve.
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  Smoky Hill IB Parents Association (SHIBPA)
Parent Meetings
(All Meetings are from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m., unless noted.)
2012 Meetings:
  • Tuesday, March 13 (Time Management and Handling IB Stressors)Lecture Center
  • Tuesday, April 10 (Math and Technology: All Levels) Lecture Center
  • May: TBD
  • Tuesday, June 12 (Planning for the 2012-2013 School Year) Lecture Center
IB MYP Updates
Community and Service:
All MYP freshmen and sophomores need to complete 10 hours of community and service hours. Please log into COLE to complete the process. If you are not enrolled in the course, IB CAS, follow these steps:
1) Log into COLE
2) Search for the class title, IB CAS.
3) Click on the figure icon below the text.
4) Enter the following enrollment key: buffs09-10.
5) The three steps for documenting community and service will be available.
Please see Mrs. Kumar in the IB office if you have questions.

Personal Project (for MYP Sophomores only):
Students should be well on their way to completing their MYP Personal Project. All sophomores should be checking the MYP Personal Project COLE site weekly to make sure they are completing all the required elements. “To-do” lists are listed for each month so that students have a pacing guide for this 6-month project.
  • Workshops:
    Optional, drop-in workshops are being offered for MYP students every Tuesday before school from 6:15-7:00 a.m. and every Wednesday afternoon after school from 2:45-3:30 p.m. This is a great opportunity to come and work on your personal project! Snacks will be served!
  • Super Saturday:
    Mark your calendars for Saturday, April 14, 2012. MYP students will be presenting their projects at Smoky Hill High School. This day promises to be an exciting day of learning!
  • MYP Recognition Ceremony and Showcase
    Thursday, April 26th is the MYP Recognition Ceremony and Showcase. You won’t want to miss this evening of celebration and reflection.
If you have questions or would like more information about the MYP Personal Project, please contact Jen Radosevich, MYP Personal Project Coordinator, at 303-886-5591 or
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