Simley Announcements 10-2-18
Published on Oct 2, 2018 12:02


Attention Students - You MUST have a parking permit to park in the high school parking lot.  If you do not have a parking permit, your car will be booted. The parking lot is going to be checked today.  Athletes - you cannot park in front of the athletic doors during the school day.




Parents, can you recognize hazards to your adolescent that are often in plain sight? Attend the Top Secret presentation at the Dakota County - Northern Service Center. (1 Mendota Rd, West St. Paul.) and see if you can pick out one or more of 150 hazards in a simulated teenage bedroom.

Thursday, October  4

6:30-8 pm

FREE!

The Top Secret Project is a unique traveling exhibit designed to help parents and school professionals recognize unfamiliar hazards to youth that are often in plain sight. Using a simulated teenager's bedroom, the interactive exhibit includes hundreds of items when seen through an educated lens, could be a signal there's a problem.

The exhibit is interactive and accompanied by a presentation and a discussion with Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation staff and members of our partnering agencies to enhance content. Preregistration is appreciated but not required.




Nicole Perron and Rachel Wolfe are collecting donations for their senior NHS project. They are collecting school supplies, art supplies, and books. There will be a bin in the front office for you to place your donated items. Thank you!


 

The Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT) will be offered at Simley on Wednesday, October 10, 2018. The standardized test is optional and acts as a precursor to the SAT and is also the qualifying test for the National Merit distinction. If you have questions about if the test is right for you, check with your counselor. The cost of the exam is $21.00. Registration is online will close on Friday, October 5, 2018. See Ms. Kimble for a student guide and practice exam after you register.

 

 

Interested in joining the 2018-2019 Simley Dance Team?  Winter Competitive Team tryout practices will take place on Monday, October 22nd and Tuesday, October 23rd from 4:00-5:00pm & 5:15-6:15pm. Please do your best to be at all practices. Tryouts and Team Placements will take place on Tuesday, October 23rd from 6:30-7:30pm.  If you are currently in grades 7-12, you are welcome to tryout. See the signs posted around school for more details. Please email us with any questions at contact@simleydanceteam.com

 

 

If you are thinking of joining the Alpine Ski Team or just love to ski, there is a ski swaps that provides a good opportunity to get used equipment at a reasonable price.  The swap is at Afton Alps October 5-14.  You can google “Afton Ski Swap” for specific details.




The Simley Volleyball Team is hosting a Pink Out event at their home game on Thursday, October 4, at 7pm.  Please come to the game decked out in your pink gear, and cheer on the team as they face Mahtomedi.  Cash donations will be requested at the door, and all donations will benefit Hope Chest for Breast Cancer.  https://www.hopechest.com/events/simley-high-schools-pink-out




Upcoming College Visits:

A representative from the following colleges will be visiting Simley at the specified dates and times. If you are interested in learning more about a college and hearing from an admission representative from their school, sign-up and get a pass from Ms. Kimble in the Student Center.

A representative from Air Force ROTC (Reserve Officer’s Training Corps) at The University of St. Thomas will be here Wednesday, October 3rd at 11:45 AM

 

 

REPEAT ANNOUNCEMENTS:


Attention Parents - If you are calling in to report an absence and would like to go directly to the Attendance line, please call 651-306-7010.  



 

Spartan gear has been delivered! Anyone who ordered Spartan gear from General Sports at the beginning of September and chose for it to be shipped to the school can pick up their order in the Simley main office.

All orders marked for home delivery should arrive shortly, if they have not already been delivered.  Please direct specific order questions to General Sports at retail@generalsports.us or 612-925-4010. Go Spartans!

 



Attention SENIORS:

It's not too early to begin thinking about graduation.  Counselors will be meeting with all seniors over the next few months to discuss important information regarding your senior year so watch for a pass from your individual counselor.  If you visit the Simley webpage, there is a special link just for seniors, with important dates for the year as well as a link to order your cap/gown & diploma.  The deadline to order is December 3rd but we would appreciate you taking care of this as soon as possible.  




The Guidance office is looking for students from all grade levels that are interested in being an escort for new students at Simley. New student escorts will bring new students to and from their classes on their first day of school and show them around school.  Please fill out an application in the Guidance office.


 

 

ACT PREP COURSES

Get prepared for your ACT Test! This class provides an introduction to the ACT format, strategies for answering questions and instruction for the specific subject areas tested. Focal points of the program include diagnostic testing, vocabulary development, intensive mathematical review, reading comprehension improvement, and anxiety and time management. Students who complete a course may repeat it as often as they wish in future offerings – free of charge. All class materials are included in the tuition fee. To find out more and register, please click here

 


Reminder to Simley students - You are NOT allowed to be in the middle school. This includes cutting through the middle school in the morning and afternoons when arriving to or leaving from school.


ACTIVITIES:

Simley Activities for today:  Metro East Conference Schedules



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