Welcome to an exciting new school year on “the Hill.” A very special welcome is extended to all freshmen and new students entering Smoky Hill for the first time.
Special congratulations are extended to our most recent graduating class – The Class of 2012.
More than 95% of our graduates have been accepted for fall enrollment at colleges and universities
across the country.
Approximately $7 million in scholarship money
has been offered to the Class of 2012, including two National Merit Finalists, 78 IB diploma candidates and 77 Advanced Placement Scholars.
While previous successes provide a strong foundation on which to build, we look to this year to be filled with it’s own achievements.
A recent study of high school transcripts
found that “the single most important factor in determining college success is the academic challenge of courses taken in high school.”
Smoky Hill students continue
to pursue a rigorous course of study as evidenced by the large number of students currently enrolled in Honors, MYP, AP and IB Diploma classes.
With the vision of “Every Student, College Ready”
our faculty continues to collaboratively pursue an instructional framework that aligns content standards and methods of teaching and assessment with the needs of the 21st
A special note to our freshmen and their parents: your permanent record in high school will start with your first semester
I encourage you to be diligent in completing all assignments, attending and engaging in all classes, working closely with your teachers, using the resources available in the building, and preparing fully for tests and exams.
By adopting these simple but effective strategies, you can ensure your academic success.
I hope all parents will access
PowerSchool, a valuable tool for monitoring your student’s progress.
Please contact our PowerSchool helpline at 720-886-5622 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
if you need assistance logging onto this great resource.
Time spent in concert with your teenager will pay great dividends by helping them set goals and developing the work ethic needed to accomplish them.
This promises to be another great year at Smoky Hill High School. I encourage all of our students to challenge themselves both inside and outside the classroom. Each student has much to gain from and also to contribute to Smoky Hill. I look forward to the excitement and rewards that the 2012-2013 school year is sure to hold.