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16100 E. Smoky Hill Rd.
Aurora, CO 80015
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Spring Craft Show

March 8, 2014

9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.


16100 E. Smoky Hill Road

Over 150 vendors & free admission!

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Smoky Hill High School
2013-2014 Teachers of the Year
Gayle Brown & Adrian Holguin
We are excited to announce that the Smoky Hill community, students and staff have selected Gayle Brown and Adrian Holguin as the 2013-2014 Smoky Hill High School Teachers of the Year. 
Gayle is a remarkable Visual Arts teacher, sponsors numerous clubs and serves as the Visual Arts Department Coordinator.  Adrian is an outstanding Math teacher, sponsors Spontaneous Combustion (our student Improv group) and serves as the Math Department Coordinator.  They are great representatives of all the outstanding teachers we have in our building.  Congratulations Gayle and Adrian!
2014-2015 Course Selection Information

  Please support the SHHS AVID blood drive      
Tuesday, March 4th
8:00 a.m. – 9:40 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
16100 E. Smoky Hill Rd./in the Upper Cafeteria
To Schedule your life-saving donation contact:
Ms. Kim Wermers –​​

Resource Centers
English, Social Studies, Math, Science
6:45 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Monday - Friday
Various Locations
General, Environmental, Honors
Darrah Yates
2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Math Institute
Pre-Algebra to
Amy Howe
Betsy Sprafka
Nicki Shofner
John Thompson
2:30 – 3:45 p.m.
Tuesday – Thursday
Math Tutoring
Jackie Wasserman
2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Monday and Thursday
AP US History
(DBQ) Writing
Kim Wermers
Before/After School
1R, 2R, 1G, 3G
Café Español
Laura Buddington
2:35 – 3:15 p.m.
Spanish Tutoring
Sonja Walker
2R, 2G, After School




7:00 p.m., Auditorium

Tuesday, April 15 (A-L)


Wednesday, April 16 (M-Z)

Any student planning to march in the graduation ceremony

must attend one of these meetings with a parent or guardian.

If you are unable to attend your assigned night,

please attend the alternate night.


  Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

9:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

Encouraging Your Child to Succeed

Identifying the signs of learning disabilities and creating a plan for success

We hope you'll join us to hear learning specialist Erica Adamiak and school psychologist Kathryn Jens discuss how parents can identify and encourage children who are challenged with learning disabilities to be successful at school and in life.  In this presentation, you will discover…

  • The emotional needs that often accompany learning disabilities
  • Warning signs that your child may need help
  • Strategies to help your child compensate and overcome their challenges at school, at home and in social settings.
​All 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 9:00 a.m. for refreshments and networking
April 15th                    Less is More: The Freedom to be Different        

Creating Financially Responsible Kids 

"You don't have to be a financial guru to help your kids make good choices," said Dan Morris, a representative with New York Life, at PIN's January presentation.  "Ninety-five percent of kids learn personal finance from their parents," Dan explained.  So how can parents teach kids good habits?  It starts with using everyday moments to show children how you save for the things you want, set your household budget, and make smart spending choices. 

Creating a Structure that Empowers Kids to Make Financial Choices

In addition, Dan recommends setting up a structure that allows kids to make their own choices so they can practice spending and saving.  That means giving kids the opportunity to earn money—whether it's an allowance that's dependent on their doing chores, or jobs they can do around the house.  "Then, let them make their own choices and experience the consequences for themselves," said Dan.  Even bad spending choices can become great learning opportunities.  "Let them stumble now, while the stakes are low."

Allowances – How Much is Enough?

In Dan's family, each child receives a weekly allowance linked to how well they accomplish a set of pre-determined chores, like making their beds, cleaning their rooms, doing dishes, etc.  On payday, each child's earnings go into four jars: 10% goes to the charity of their choice; 30% to "quick cash," which they can spend as they please (within limits); 30% toward saving for medium-term goals like a new toy; and the remaining 30% gets deposited in their bank account for long-term goals like college savings. 

How much allowance is enough?  Dan says it's up to the parents, but it should be "enough to motivate them to earn, and enough so they can practice saving and spending."

Next Steps

Check out Denver's Young Americans Bank (YAB, for kid-friendly checking and savings accounts, plus classes and camps about personal finance.  "It's important for kids develop a relationship with their local bank, so if YAB is not in your neighborhood, you should find a local option," said Dan, who also recommends Neale S. Godfrey's book, Money Doesn't Grow on Trees—available at libraries and on

Coming Soon

Find out how to identify the early signs of learning disabilities at PIN's March meeting.  Our speakers will discuss how parents can encourage children with learning disabilities to be successful at school and in life.  This FREE presentation will be held Tuesday, 3/4 at 9:15 a.m. at the SARC building: 14188 Briarwood Ave., Centennial.  Reservations are not required—just come! 

Mark your calendar for PIN's Annual Brunch on May 6 at Cherry Creek Presbyterian Church.  Love & Logic founder Jim Fay will speak on Taming the Entitlement Beast: Spend the Summer with Kids You Like!

 Cherry Creek Community Legislative Network

Day at the Capitol

Friday, March 21, 2014

For more information on this event, please open the following PDF. 2014 DAC Flyer.pdf


The Smoky Hill football team is bringing bingo fun to the school on Thursday, March 13th.

Bingo packet prices start at ten dollars. You have the chance to win multiple prizes. Spirit wear will be available and will be given away throughout the night! Come support the team and play in our Bingo Fundraiser. It's in the cafeteria from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The football players will be selling food, so bring your appetite too. Players under 18 years of age need to be accompanied by an adult.


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