It is our pleasure to introduce Mr. Chuck Puga as the next
principal of Smoky Hill for the 2015-16 school year. Chuck is currently the
principal of Ponderosa High School. He brings to Smoky Hill a wealth of
knowledge, skill, and experience.
WANT YOUR CHECKOUT DAY TO GO FASTER? HERE'S HOW:
Senior Checkout Day – Friday, May 15
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) by May 8, 2015. Also, please note that SHHS will no longer accept checks from a senior after Wednesday, April 29, 2015.
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 8, payment will be required (cash or credit card only) on senior checkout day.
Smoky Hill High School
Important Dates for Seniors
Class of 2015
|Friday, May 8 ||Senior Celebration Field Day|||
|Mon-Thurs, May 11-14 ||Senior Final Exams|||
|Tuesday, May 12 ||Academic Achievement Recognition Night ||6:30 p.m. Auditorium|
|||All School Awards||7:00 p.m. Auditorium|
|Thursday, May 14 ||Senior Exit Assembly||1:30 p.m. West Gym|
|Friday, May 15 ||Senior Check-out**|||
|Monday, May 18 ||IB Recognition Program||8:30 a.m. Auditorium|
|Tuesday, May 19 ||Senior Breakfast||8:00 a.m. Cafeteria |
|||Mandatory Graduation Rehearsal||9:00 a.m. West Gym|
|||Cap and Gown distribution follows rehearsal|||
|Tuesday, May 19 ||Advanced Placement Scholar Reception||7:00 p.m. Auditorium|
** Seniors must settle all fines and outstanding debts in the Bookkeeping Office in order to check-out and participate in Commencement. **
Students Receive First Place at Japan Cup
Students from Smoky Hill recently competed in the Japan America Society of Colorado (JASC) Japan Cup, a state wide competition centered on Japanese language and culture. Students from Colorado and Wyoming congregated to put their knowledge of Japanese language and culture to the test. Teams consist of a maximum of three students and each team competes against other teams in the same level of language. Smoky Hill Students, Riley Somo, Melanie Deeble and Caroline Rice took first place in Level 2 competition. Rachel Lie and Brendan Yaw took second place in Level 3 competition.
Picutre(from left to right): Melanie Deeble, Riley Somo, Caroline Rice
Smoky Hill High School has been selected as a Colorado Department of Education's Highly Effective School Library Program School! This award is given to only a few schools in Colorado each year and we will serve as a model to improve school library programs across the state. Congratulations Buffs!
Extended Essay Summer Camp
June 8 – June 11 in the Library
See Mrs. Radosevich or Mrs. Harmon for detailed information.
COLORADO IMMUNIZATION UPDATE
Starting July 1, 2015, the State of Colorado requires all students to have 2 Varicella vaccinations (chickenpox). Colorado has previously only required one Varicella vaccine. Children who have had the chickenpox are not required to have the vaccines. Parents should provide the vaccination records or the dates when the child had the chickenpox in order to meet the requirement.
Next time your child has a doctor's appointment, please review your child's vaccination records with the doctor to ensure they are up to date for all Colorado immunization requirements.
Smoky Hill Automotive Students
Congratulations to our Smoky Hill Automotive Students who won State in the Automotive Chapter Display contest on April 10th at the State SkillsUSA Leadership and Skills contest in Colorado Springs. The team of Ryan Stewart, Steven Deyulia, Brian Mclellan, Travis Sands, Cory Smith, Cole Mcpherson, Zach Brazelton and Logan Gilbert created an amazing "Transformer" from a donated volkswagen engine, Mazda RX7 struts, and window regulators from a Ford. Integrating a rotating engine driven by a high-torque DC motor, and making the arms move through wired door switches. This requires an understanding of not only engine and electrical theory and application, but also an artistic eye. Students learned plasma cutting and welding, but also integrated LED lighting technology for effect. Our team worked many months on off periods, after school, and over spring break to ensure an awesome outcome. Well done State Champs!
Skills USA Regional Automotive Contest
On February 20th, Smoky Hill hosted our SkillsUSA Regional Automotive contest. Our Automotive Technology students went head-to-head with competitors from Arapahoe Community College and Overland High School.
Smoky Hill Students Quentin Schwartz, Justin Crilly, and Steven Deyulia took the top three places in the Auto Technology contest, qualifying all three for the state contest in April. Travis Sands also earned
2nd place honors in the Technical Math contest. Congratulations Buffs!
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
9:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Annual Brunch (held offsite): Kids are Worth It! with Barbara Coloroso
Please open the following PDF for more information on the speakers. HOY flyer Cherry Creek PIN April 7 2015 v0 1 (3).pdf
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:
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)
www.PINccsd.org for Podcasts and Meeting Highlights
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.
AMERICAN MATH COMPETITION
The Smoky Hill Math Department is pleased to announce the winners of the American Math Competition (AMC), which took place on February 3, 2015. The top scorers on the AMC 12 were Julia Song -1st place, Justin Kim – 2nd place and Sung (Peter) Shin– 3rd place. The top scorers in the AMC 10 were Max Gordon and Miller Vu (Laredo) -tied for 1st place, Adalyn Tucci (Laredo) - 2nd place. The Math Department would like to thank all of the students who participated in this annual math competition.
SUMMER SPORTS/DRIVERS EDUCATION
CCSD provides sports and drivers' education opportunities. Please see these websites for information:
Parent Tips for Accurate Attendance
To excuse an absence
- Call the attendance voicemail line as soon as possible to report an absence: 720-886-5450
- Keep the message short; speak clearly
- State the reason for the absence
- Clearly state the date of the absence and the specific times of the absence
- Spell the last name. Speak slowly and clearly
For early dismissals
- Send the student to the attendance office first thing in the morning with a note stating the time and reason for the early dismissal. The attendance clerk will provide an early dismissal pass, which is required to leave class early.
Why do I get an automated call that my student missed class even though my student was in class and/or I called in to excuse the absence?
- It can take several hours to record all of the calls off of the voicemail line. It is possible that the absence just didn't get recorded in time.
- Teachers occasionally mark attendance incorrectly or forget to change an unexcused absence to a tardy when a student arrives late.
If you have a question about why you are getting an automated call, please call the dean directly. Thank you!
Attendance voicemail line 720-886-5450
Attendance office 720-886-5457
Attendance dean (grades 9 and 10) 720-886-5449
Red Dean's Office – Last name ending A-Gq 720-886-5449
Green Dean's Office – Last name ending Gr – Z 720-886-5448