IB Parent Meeting
Please mark your calendars for our Smoky Hill IB Parent Association(SHIBPA) meeting on Tuesday, September 11th, from 7-8 p.m. in the Smoky Hill Lecture Center. Drew Samiere from Peak Learning Solutions will be present to discuss tutoring opportunities and ACT/SAT preparation. SHIBPA president, Karen Mitchell, will discuss volunteer opportunities. Get involved in your child’s IB journey! Join SHIBPA today!
Exam Results Class of 2012
Congratulations to the Class of 2012 and their teachers who prepared them for their May exams. This year, 81% of our diploma eligible seniors passed their exams compared to the 78% for IB schools worldwide! Our average score was 30, far beyond the 24 points needed to earn the diploma. The Class of 2012 has continued the tradition of excellence set forth by the classes preceding them!
Extended Essay Workshop
Our EE workshop, held on the Auraria Campus, provided the opportunity for 76 seniors from Smoky Hill to work on their Extended Essays and emerge with a strong first draft before the start of school. Seniors who participated in last year’s workshop reported a significant reduction of stress having their EE nearly completed before the first bell rang for school! Special thanks to workshop organizers: Nick Droege and Perry Weissman; and writing coaches: Mike Ady, Tom Fitzgerald, Emily Kellogg, Laurie Infantino and Jennifer Radosevich.
Royal Arch Climb (see pic attached)
As per tradition, our annual senior kick-off was held up in Boulder at the majestic Chautauqua Park. The Royal Arch trail is a three-mile round trip starting at 5,170 feet with an elevation gain of 1,200 feet. 45 seniors joined our IB Staff on the morning of August 8th climbing in teams, encouraging one another when the trail became especially tough, and learning that although reaching the summit is the ultimate goal, one can still gain invaluable experience from the journey. What a great metaphor for their senior year in IB!