Phone: 720-886-5300

16100 E. Smoky Hill Rd.
Aurora, CO 80015
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Due to construction to Smoky Hill High School this summer, our offices will move to Indian Ridge Elementary (16501 E. Progress Drive, Aurora, CO  80015) from June 6 – August 1, 2014 (offices will be closed June 30-July 4).   All phone numbers will remain the same.

Check-In Dates/Times:

August 7 and 8 (7:30-11 a.m. and 12-2:30 p.m.):  Grades 10, 11, 12

August 11 (7:30-11:30 a.m.):  Grade 9

-Main Office                                  720-886-5441

-Transcript/Records Request       720-886-5425

-Athletic Check-in                         720-886-5551 


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Senior Checkout Day – Friday, May 16

Return all textbooks and library books to department resource centers and library before senior checkout day. Be sure to clear up any fines and return all athletic gear/uniforms to your coach before checkout day!
 And Remember . . .
All fees and fines must be paid and athletic uniforms returned in order to participate in the graduation ceremony. For your convenience, payments for other Cherry Creek middle and high school fees and fines may be submitted to Smoky Hill. The funds will be forwarded to the appropriate Cherry Creek school. Please contact the appropriate middle school or high school prior to senior checkout to address questions. If a school is making an adjustment, please ask them to send documentation via e-mail ( by May 9. Also, please note that SHHS will no longer accept checks from a senior after Thursday, May 1.

Contact the Bookkeeping Office at 720-886-5436 with questions or to make credit card (Visa, MasterCard or Discover) payments over the phone.

If documentation is not received by Friday, May 9, payment will be required (cash or credit card only) on senior checkout day.  

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May 9 - All books due for seniors
May 16 - All books due for students, staff, and community
June 4 - Summer reads begin! Visit our digital library 24/7.

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


Tuesday, May 6th 

9:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.


Taming the Entitlement Beast: Spend the Summer with Kids You Like!

with Jim Fay, Author and co-founder of Love & Logic Institute

Cherry Creek Presbyterian Church

10150 E. Belleview Ave., Englewood, CO  80111

For more information on the Annual Brunch, please open the following pdf. PIN 2014 Annual Brunch poster.pdf

Visit for Podcasts and Meeting Highlights


Automotive Students

On Friday, April 11th, Smoky Hill automotive students earned 1st, 2nd and 3rd place State honors at the Colorado State SkillsUSA Leadership and Skills competition. Shane Cleavenger beat 20 automotive skills competitors to win the Jerry Boor Automotive Skills Competition, while Smoky's Jared Freihoefer took 3rd place honors. 

In the Chapter Display team competition, Smoky's entry of their Mazda RX7 "visible powertrain" cutaway earned 2nd place State medals for all team members. This powertrain team project took hundreds of student-built hours to construct, encompassing most of their technical skills learned to date. Team members included Javon Johnson (our chapter's SkillsUSA President), Jared Freihoefer, Corey Golden, Richard Cartahena, Jay McBeth, Zach Brazelton, Ryan Stewart, Ty Natomeli, Khoa Nguyen, Logan Gilbert, Kendrick Sipple, Demetrius Ticali, Cole Smith, Donald Culverwell and Shane Cleavenger. This display - like our State-winning Suzuki Samurai cutaway in our display case - will become a perpetual teaching display for future automotive students.

Next on our Automotive Team's Agenda 

Corey Golden and Shane Cleavenger will be representing our State at the National Finals of the New York Automotive Competition April 21st-23rd in New York City. Then, Jared Freihoefer and Shane Cleavenger will be competing in the State Ford/AAA Automotive Skills Contest at Lincoln College of Technology on May 9th and 10th. In each of these contests, students will be competing for the ultimate prize of top - 3 and full-ride Associate Degree scholarships.

FYI: Great video of Javon Johnson showing of their display at the state contest here:

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SHHS ProStart Students Competed at the Statewide ProStart Invitational Competition and College Fair at Johnson & Wales University on March 21st

Eight SHHS students qualified to represent Smoky Hill High School at the 15th Annual Statewide ProStart invitational Competition that was held March 21st at Johnson & Wales University in Denver.  Participants in both Culinary and Management events engaged in a battle of skill and knowledge, with points awarded on specific criteria, such as proper cooking procedures, safety and sanitation, presentation, product taste, menu planning, costing, and teamwork.

Rebekah Borgstede, Travis Cleveland, Karalina Sklianina, and Wilheim Williams competed in the Culinary event.  Culinary competition contestants prepared three-courses in one hour using only two butane burners. 

The Management team of Tarin Cleveland, Katelyn Kiess, Casie Nguyen, and Molly Coen (who was absent due to college orientation at Johnson and Wales in Charlotte, NC) developed and pitched a business proposal for a new restaurant concept, including a supporting menu, costing, food preparation and photography, target market, two marketing plans, organizational chart, and detailed interior design.  They had a written proposal that included all aspects necessary to start a restaurant, a slide show presentation, and visual display to present to culinary industry professional judges.  They had to present as though the judges were to be their investors.  In addition, they had several critical thinking scenarios pushing them to resolve situations dealing with several of the kinds of crises that can befall restaurant owners and managers. 

Smoky Hill High School ProStart students are mentored by Joe Morley, local Aurora Chili's Restaurant manager, Brittany Ward, Glendale Chili's manager, and other Chili's employees.  The students gained valuable information and ideas from their helpful mentoring.  Joe, Brittany, and other Chili's employees spent many hours, days, and weeks mentoring and supporting our students.  We look forward to their continued support of our program and greatly appreciate this community connection.

The ProStart Invitational at Johnson and Wales University was also a college fair, with many local culinary and business college programs represented.  The top three placing teams in each category qualified for over $844,000 in scholarships to various culinary and hospitality post-secondary programs such as Johnson and Wales University, August Escoffier School of Culinary Arts, Le Cordon Bleu, New England Culinary Institute, The International Culinary Schools at the Art Institute, Sullivan University, Louisiana Culinary Institute, and The Culinary Institute of America.  More than 23 industry professionals serve as judges.  The event is sponsored by the Colorado Restaurant Association Education Foundation, Sysco, Johnson and Wales University, Seattle Fish Company, Ecolab, The Colorado Restaurant Association, the National Restaurant Association Education Foundation, and the Colorado Hotel and Lodging Association.

Students were also treated to a culinary demonstration from Chef Robert Corey, Instructor, College of Culinary Arts, Johnson and Wales, and to lunch at the University.  This day was an incredible industry style competition, college visit, and an invaluable opportunity to meet and network with many of Denver and Colorado's finest culinary and hospitality professionals.  Smoky Hill High School students have competed in this competition all fifteen years that it has existed in Colorado, have previously placed and won and competed at the National competition.  Smoky Hill High School teams are always highly competitive.  We look forward to competing in these events again next year. 

ProStart is a two-year advanced placement program, in conjunction with the Colorado Restaurant Association Education Foundation, offering students an opportunity to explore culinary and hospitality fields with industry experiences and mentoring, national exams, and possible college credit.  Smoky Hill High School students are fortunate to have the opportunities this program offers.

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ProStart Competition Teams at Johnson & Wales University with their Mentor, Joe Morley from the Aurora Chili's


CCSD offers drivers' education classes throughout the school year and summer.  The summer schedule will be posted on the following website in MID-APRIL where you can also find the school year schedule:


CCSD offers summer sports programs throughout the summer.  The camp brochure will be posted on the following website in MID-APRIL:

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

Cherry Creek Schools Fitness Festival

Mark your calendars for the Cherry Creek Schools Fitness Festival on Saturday, September 6th, at 7:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. For more information, please open the  following PDF. Fitness Festival Flyer 2014.pdf

Honors, AP, MYP, and IB Novel Order Form

Students enrolled in Honors, AP, MYP, and IB are encouraged to purchase their own copies of the required reading books, but we will always have books available for students to check out. Pre-ordered books will be sold either as a set or individually for a discounted price. Book orders placed before August 1st will be available for pick-up the first day of school in room I-214 (ERC). For more information, please open the following PDF for the order form. IB and Honors Form 2014-15.pdf

2014-2015 Student Check-In

Save the Date

Grades 10, 11, 12

August 7th or 8th
7:30 – 11:00 a.m.
or from
12:00 – 2:30 p.m.
Cafeteria, south side of building

Grade 9

Monday, August 11th
7:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Cafeteria, south side of building

Due to summer construction at Smoky Hill High School, there will be no Student Check-In Make-Up day. Students, who are not able to check-in on the dates listed above, will be required to check-in the first day of school, on Monday, August 18th, in the East Gym at 7:00 a.m. Students will not be given a schedule until check-in has been completed.

Japan Cup State Competition

For the second year in a row, the Laredo/Smoky Hill Japanese programs have swept the competition at this year's Japan Cup State Competition taking first place in levels 1, 2, and 3.  Japan Cup is a state trivia competition that requires students to have a working knowledge of the Japanese language, traditional culture, pop culture, current events, and history.  Congratulations to Ikuyo Coscarart's level 2 team:  Brendan Yaw, Rachel Lie, and Erik Krummrich.  Congratulations also to Tiffany Yonts' level 3 team:  Colton Ord, Liz Nichols, and Maya Stephens.  You have brought pride to the herd!

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