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16100 E. Smoky Hill Rd.
Aurora, CO 80015
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SHHS Thanksgiving Meal Project

Help Fill Someone's Bucket Today!

Dear Smoky Hill Family:

As autumn approaches SHHS staff and students will be collecting food for the Third Annual SHHS Thanksgiving Meal Project.  We are happy to announce that all food collected will go directly to members of the Smoky Hill community. This year's goal is to fill the Buckets of all SHHS and feeder school families from whom we receive an on-time application. Recipients will be provided everything needed for a wonderful Thanksgiving meal.

The SHHS Thanksgiving Meal Project is made possible with support from faculty, staff, students, parents and the business community. In early October, we will put Buckets and food lists in many classrooms and offices at SHHS. Please encourage your children to participate in this charitable experience by donating some of the following items.

The Bucket List:

Canned Fruit      ​French Fried Onion Rings​
Boxes of Jell-O        ​Mushroom Soup​
Canned Yams      ​Gravy​
Marshmallows   ​Canned Tuna​
Stuffing  ​ Oats​
​Cranberry Relish           ​Canned Pumpkin
​Canned Green Beans     ​Boxes of Pudding
​Chocolate Chips     ​Peanut Butter




  Meal requests must be received by Friday, November 7th.

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Please download the PDF application.

2014 TMP Application.pdf

This year we have several exciting community events! All proceeds will go directly towards providing Thanksgiving Meals. If you would like to make a monetary donation, you may write a tax-deductible check, payable to Smoky Hill High School and deliver it—in a sealed envelope to the secretary in the SHHS Counseling Office.

Please review and download the Thanksgiving Flyer and click on the link below to register for each of the events. 2014 SHHS Thanksgiving Community Flyer.pdf

2015 National Merit Scholarship Program

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Congratulations to Ian Crocker, Robin Dickey, Mina Mungekar, Elizabeth Nichols and Mika Post who have been named Semifinalist students in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program.   Congratulations!

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The Authors Gone Wild Workshop Series continues…..

Science Fiction writer Ashley Hodges Bazer

Comes to the Hill  on November 19!

*See Librarians for more information.

                       Do the Turkey Waive!                         

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Bring one item from the Thanksgiving Basket List to the library

to waive EACH of your fines.

The library will forgive the overdue fine

to clear your library record.

Offer valid Monday, November 24 and Tuesday, November 25.

Maximum individual fine - $3…NO lost book fees will be included.

Invites you to join us for our annual breakfast with our legislators on Wednesday, November 19, 2014, from 7:00 - 9:00 a.m. Cost is $8.00 per person. For more information please open the following PDF:

2014 Breakfast Flyer.pdf



Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

Evening-Only Presentation

6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

A Parent's Battle Plan for Enjoying Amateur Sports

Don't miss PIN's only evening presentation of the year featuring Rod Olsen, author and 21st century coaching and parenting specialist.  Rod has trained more than 100,000 leaders nationwide in both the worlds of sports and business.  After a 20-year college coaching career, Rod has taught at the USA Olympic coaching schools, worked with Navy SEAL leaders, and is currently directing coach development for the Pittsburgh Pirates baseball team.  Rod is the author of the critically acclaimed book on leadership and coaching, The Legacy Builder: 5 Timeless Principals for 21st Century Leaders.

Parents, school administrators and community members are welcome and encouraged to attend PIN's free presentations.  No need to RSVP—just come! 

Presentations are FREE and are held the first Tuesday of each month at the:

 Student Achievement Resource Center (SARC)

14188 Briarwood Avenue, Centennial

(south of Arapahoe Rd., between Potomac and Jordan Roads)
Come at 6:15 p.m. for appetizers and networking


Dec. 2nd       Beyond Texting—The Fine Art of Face-to-Face Communication

Jan. 6th        The Positive Effect of Arts on Kids

Visit for Podcasts and Meeting Highlights

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2014-2015 PIN Presentations

Everyone is welcome to join us for an exciting year of dynamic speakers and become part of a powerful network of proactive parents.

For more information on the PIN presentations for the 2014-15 school year, please open the following PDF.


PIN’s October presentation featured three simple tools that will help you leverage Emotional Intelligence by veteran instructor Diana Thompson. Please download the following PDF for a summary of Thompson's presentation.



CCSD offers drivers' education classes throughout the school year.

2014-2015 Meal Prices

The meal prices will be effective July 1, 2014. Several factors influence school meal prices. Food costs continue to rise especially for fruits and vegetables and at the same time, meal nutrition standards, require increased portions of these foods. In order to ensure we continue providing high quality breakfast and lunch meals that include fruits and vegetables each day, we must increase our meal prices. For more information, please open the following PDF.

2014-15 Meal Prices Free and Reduced Meal Application and Smart Snacks.pdf

Mark your calendar!


31st Annual Fall Craft Fair


November 8, 2014

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

210 vendors will display their hand-crafted

wares at this respected craft show.

See you there!

2015 National Merit Scholarship Program

Congratulations to Leila Browne, Trinity Cerza, Ria Kim, Margaret McCarthy and Julia Song who have been named Commended students in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program.   These students placed among the top five percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2015 competition by taking the 2013 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.  Congratulations!

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2015 National Achievement Scholarship Program

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Congratulations to Leila Browne who has been named as a semifinalist in the 2015 National Achievement Scholarship Program.  Congratulations!

Cross Country

Very proud of both our boys and girls teams today for winning championship plaques at our 5A Region #1 Cross Country meet!

From winning a 200 mile relay in August, to running epic trail runs in our Rocky Mountains, our team consistently trains hard while upholding our 40-year tradition of toughness and sportsmanship.

Both teams also qualified for our 2014 State Cross Country Meet on October 25th in Colorado Springs, making it 32 times for our boys, and 28 times for our girls.

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Internet and Cell Phone Safety

  • If someone sends your child an inappropriate message or picture, contact your local law enforcement agency. Remember to save all messages and photographs for the law enforcement agencies' use. Even if a crime has not yet occurred, alarming communications should be reported to law enforcement.
  • It is illegal for an adult to engage in sexual talk with a student under the age of 15 and/or to talk about meeting a child for sexual purpose by email, text messaging, or online in chat rooms, social networking or game sites.
  • It is illegal for an adult to send naked pictures of themselves to a student under 15 using cell phones or personal computers – email, text messaging, or online in chat rooms, social networking or game sites.
  • It is illegal for an adult to ask a student under the age of 18 for their naked pictures by email, text messaging or online in chat rooms, game or social networking sites.
  • Once a student sends their picture to someone or a website, either online using their computer or cell phone, it is gone forever. This is the same for written communication.
  • All account settings should be set to private.
  • Many students have up to 500 friends or more on their social networking sites like Facebook. This means that they do not know everyone in person and that they could inadvertently have a predator as a listed friend.


Definition: Sexting is a blend of texting and sex.

  • Sexting is the act of sending sexually explicit messages and/or photos through text messaging on cell phones.
  • It is against the law for anyone to send or receive naked pictures of anyone under the age of 18. That includes sending naked pictures of themselves.
  • If you send or receive naked pictures of someone under 18 you can be charged with Sexual Exploitation of a child, a class 3 felony, which could result in having to register as a sex offender.

Never assume that anything you send or post online is private!


A 16 year old girl was asked by her 17 year old boyfriend to send him a naked picture of herself.  She felt pressured by the boyfriend to send the picture but she reluctantly did it. She took a picture of herself with her cell phone and then sent it to him in a text message.

The teen asked her boyfriend not to show it to anyone. He promised he wouldn't; he told her it was just for him and that he wouldn't show it to anyone else.

Approximately, two hours later the boyfriend sent the naked picture of his girlfriend to his best friend and told him not to show it to anyone else. The best friend also promised not to show it to anyone else.

Ten days later this 16 year old girl went to school and found the naked picture she had sent her boyfriend taped to her locker.

The same naked photo was also found taped in ten other places around the school.

The 16 year old was humiliated and embarrassed. She was taunted and ridiculed. She was so devastated that she ultimately dropped out of school.

The two teenage boys responsible for this were charged with Sexual Exploitation of a Child. They were adjudicated and now have to register as sex offenders until they are both 26 years old. The 16 year old girl was also charged and given a deferred adjudication.

Sexting can be devastating and your children need to know how seriously it can affect their lives.

Once you post a photo online or send one through in a text message, that photo is in cyberspace forever.

First Judicial District: Internet and Cell Phone Safety [Pamphlet].  (n.d.)

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Cherry Creek School District No. 5 does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability in admission to its programs, services or activities, in access to them, in treatment of individuals, or in any aspect of their operations. The lack of English language skills shall not be a barrier to admission or participation in the district’s activities and programs. The Cherry Creek School District No. 5 also does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices. This notice is provided as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Questions, complaints, or requests for additional information regarding these laws may be forwarded to the designated compliance officer: District Compliance Officer or directly to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, Region VIII, Federal Office Building 1244 North Speer Blvd., Suite #310, Denver, CO 80204.

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