Every five years, IB requires its member schools to conduct a self-evaluation to assess the implementation of the program and to ensure the standards and practices of the program are maintained and reflect the philosophy of the International Baccalaureate.
Successful program evaluation requires the voices of all stakeholders including teachers, administrators, parents, students and board members.
At some point in time, you and your student will have the opportunity to reflect upon your experience with Smoky Hill IB. This might be via an online survey or a focus group interview. We encourage your active participation in this important process.
If you have further questions, please feel free to contact Mrs. Patricia Wetmore, IB Diploma Coordinator.
Internal Assessment Information
Over the next two months, IB juniors and seniors will be hard at work completing their Internal Assessments (IAs) several subjects. In English and World Language, students will be participating in oral examinations. World Language students will also be submitting their written assessments. Our IB Visual Arts students will be recording their oral presentations for their portfolios. IB Business, Psychology and History classes will be completing their case studies, experiments and historical investigations. IB Physics and Chemistry students will be preparing for the Group 4 presentations during World Awareness Week. It's a VERY busy time for our IB juniors and seniors! If you have questions regarding your son/daughter's IA, please contact his/her teacher.
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 March 17th, our IB seniors will officially submit their essays to the Smoky Hill High School library for future generations. 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.
All MYP freshmen and sophomores must complete 10 hours of community and service hours by February 27th, 2015. Students will log into Schoology and access the course titled, "SHH MYP Program Students," to complete the process. Community and service are meant to broaden students' perspectives as they experience what it means to help those in need.
If students have questions about the CAS process, they can stop by the IB office.
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.
Super Saturday -
March 21, 2015 (8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.):
Mark your calendars for Saturday, March 21, 2015. MYP students will be presenting their projects at Smoky Hill High School. Students will be assigned a time slot in March. They should arrive 15-20 minutes before their assigned presentation time. Their total time at school should not be more than one hour. If there are conflicts with the student's schedule, the student will present his project in an after-school time slot on Wednesday or Thursday, March 26th or 27th. This day promises to be an exciting day of learning!
If you have questions or would like more information about the MYP Personal Project, please contact the MYP Personal Project Coordinators: Jen Radosevich 720.886.65591 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Cheryl Paricio at 720-886-5693 or email@example.com.
MYP Recognition Ceremony and Showcase -
April 21, 2015 (7:00 p.m.):
Tuesday, April 21, 2015, is the MYP Recognition Ceremony and Showcase. You will not want to miss this evening of celebration and reflection. It is an opportunity to celebrate our students' creativity, hard work, and dedication as learners. All IB students, parents, and community members are welcome. All IB freshmen must attend the evening.