Simley Announcements 2-21-18
Published on Feb 21, 2018 12:54

Last school year, the Start/End Time Review Committee determined that more conversation was needed about changing school start and end times at the elementary and secondary levels. The ISD 199 School Board and Superintendent Dave Bernhardson have decided to reconvene the committee to review new information and move forward with a final recommendation by the fall of 2018 to conclude the conversation and determine its impact on the Inver Grove Heights Schools community.

The district plans to conduct a final survey and schedule community meetings to gather feedback from stakeholders to make a final decision for the 2019-2020 school year. In addition to updating the community via district publications, information will also be posted on the district’s Start Time Review webpage,


Any sophomore or junior student who received an invitation to apply for National Honor Society- be sure to submit your application to Ms. Kimble or Ms. Erdman by next Wednesday, February 28th if you want to be considered for NHS for the 2018-2019 school year.

Any junior interested in the Genesys Works program for next year- a representative from the program will be in the Student Center to answer questions and help with applications this Friday, 2/23 during 5th hour. All interested students are encouraged to stop in during this time. Also, a reminder that the Genesys Works online application is due March 1st!

Registration is now open for Spring Sports!  Register through Feepay. If you family has reached the fee maximum for the school year, contact Mrs. Madigan to adjust the fee prior to registering.

Simley High School Sports start dates are:

March 5 - Adapted Bowling & Adapted Softball

March 12 - Boys & Girls Track, Baseball and Softball

March 19 - Boys & Girls Golf

March 26 - Boys Tennis

April 2 - Boys Lacrosse

TONIGHT (2/21/18) - Simley Softball Parent/Player meeting at 7 p.m. in the Simley Spartan Center. High school Softball starts on Monday, March 12th. If you are planning to play on the 9th, JV or Varsity team, please attend this meeting.

Congratulations to juniors Chloe Hart and Kaitlyn Maynard who competed at the Minnesota Thespian Conference. Both girls received superior ratings on their musical theatre solos and have qualified to compete at Nationals this June.

Good luck to the boys Swim & Dive team as they begin sections today in Rochester!

Track and Field, boys and girls, will be having a parent/athlete meeting on Tuesday, February 27th in the Spartan Center 5:30-7:00.  Parents and student athletes are invited to meet the coaches and get all track and field questions answered.  Contact Girls Coach Gretchen Schwanz at or Boys Coach Brant Luehman at  for further information.  Hope to see you there!

The Snow Ball dance will take place on Saturday, February 24, 7:30-10:00 p.m. in Cahill Court. Tickets will be sold during all three lunches this week for $10. Tickets can be purchased at the door the night of the dance for $15. If you would like to bring a guest from another school, guest contracts are available in the Guidance Office. Signed contracts are due back to Ms. Klukas TODAY.

The Snow Ball dance will have a service component to it. Enter a raffle buy bringing food donations for Neighbors Inc. or a monetary donation for H20 for Life. If you enter five canned food items or donate $5, you can enter to win Wild Tickets. Otherwise, one canned food item or $1 donations can be entered to win a gift card to Target, Dairy Queen, or Peterson’s Popcorn and Ice Cream. The number of entries are unlimited. Donations can be brought and raffle tickets submitted to Ms. Ney every day this week or the donations and raffle can be done at the dance.

Join us for the Simley Band Concert on Monday, February 26, 7:00 PM in the Performing Arts Center.  The concert is free and open to the public.  Should you want a snack after the concert, the Band Boosters are selling World’s Finest Chocolate bars and other assorted snacks for $2 each.  Have a sweet treat and support the band!




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.  


This is a reminder to all AP students that the AP registration deadline is fast approaching. The deadline to register is February 28th.

If you need the AP registration information please stop down to the guidance office.

ATTN SENIORS: If you are interested in Study Hall Release or Lunch Release for Trimester 3, you must fill out a new form. These forms must be signed by a parent and turned into the guidance office before you can leave the complex. If you currently have a Study Hall or Lunch release, you need to turn in your badge to Ms. Offerman in the Main Office or or before March 1. A new badge will be issued once we've received your new signed form.

Attention Parents: This is a reminder that the deadline to fix any trimester 3 scheduling issues is March 1st. There will be no changes made once the trimester begins.

Also a reminder that teacher requests and convenience changes will not be honored. Trimester 3 schedules can now be viewed on Campus Portals.

Please come support the Simley All Night Party at the South St. Paul VFW on Friday, 2/23 from 4-8 p.m. There is a meat raffle as well as a fish fry. Proceeds go to a party for our seniors, sending them off safely.

Boys hockey have been seeded third in the section playoffs. They play this Thursday @ 6p at Aldrich Arena in Maplewood vs. the Minnehaha Academy-Red Wing winner. Come on out and support the Spartans!

Adapted PI, CI or ASD Bowling will begin the week of March 5th.  Adapted Bowling is open to all students in grades 7-12 who meet the PI, CI or ASD criteria. There will be a parent meeting on Thursday, February 22nd at 5 p.m. in the middle school IMC. Participants may register through Feepay. A current physical must be on file to register. Contact the Activities office if you have registration questions at 651-306-7001.

Simley's GSA will be selling candy before school on Tuesday, February 20 through Thursday, March 1. The proceeds will go toward a guest speaker in the coming months. Thank you for your consideration.

All Night Party Meat Raffle Fundraiser

The Senior All Night Party committee is hosting a volunteer opportunity at the South St. Paul VFW on Friday, Feb. 23rd from 4:00-8:00 P.M. All earnings will go towards the Senior All Night Party for 2018 graduates. We would LOVE your help and support at this event! Please sign up for one or two of the 2 hour shifts!  Sign up through the following link:

A group of nine seniors are hosting Relay For Life on Friday April 27th, 2018, here at Simley High School. They would like to encourage all students, staff, and community members to participate in the event. You can find more information on the official website ( and social media accounts which are located on handouts that can be found in Ms. Kimble’s office, Ms. Erdman’s office, the main office, and on the NHS board. Together we can beat cancer once and for all!

Attention Juniors and Seniors interested in being on the Prom Committee. Our first meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 27 right after school in Mrs. Martin’s classroom (ALP), EA 211.  Please see Mrs. Martin with questions or if you are unable to make the meeting.      

Seniors- don’t forget to apply for the B.E.S.T Foundation scholarships! These are only available to Simley seniors so don’t miss this amazing opportunity to get some scholarship money for college! The application is online at: and is due Monday, March 5th by 3:00 PM- no exceptions! See Ms. Kimble with questions.


·BOYS SOCCER:  Please mark your calendars for Coach Dayus’ summer soccer camp on Monday, June 18 (9-11 am) and Wednesday, June 20 (9-11 am). The top 18 players will then be invited to a three-game tournament June 23-24 at Rich Valley.

·GIRLS SOCCER:  Please mark your calendars for Coach Austin’s summer soccer camp July 9-July 12 from 10 am-Noon.

·More information about both of these camps will be given at the coach/player meeting in April.

·If you want to be added to the Simley Soccer Boosters mailing list to be kept up-to-date on future soccer happenings, please send an email with contact information to

For their NHS project , Jamie Warrick and Jake Binley, are planning a Food Drive for Neighbors Inc. The food drive is going to be Feb.27 at the Spartan vs Mahtomedi basketball game. They are hoping to have parents and students donate non-perishable food items when they come for the JV or Varsity games. A donation table will be at both events. Any donation allows you to enter in a drawing to win a $25 hometown meats gift card.

If you have any questions please contact Jamie Warrick or Jake Binley



Have any new, old or gently used tennis shoes that you don’t need?  Seniors Matthew Baumann and Nick Molstad are doing a shoe drive through an organization called Angel Bins during the month of February. If you have any shoes that you would like to donate, just drop them off in the Guidance office.

The Snowball Dance will take place on Saturday, February 24, 7:30-10:00 p.m. in Cahill Court. Tickets will be sold the week before the dance: Tuesday, February 20 through Friday, February 23 for $10. They will be $15 at the door on Saturday, February 24. Tickets can be purchased at the door the night of the dance for $15. If you would like to bring a guest from another school, guest contracts are available in the Guidance Office. Signed contracts are due back to Ms. Klukas no later than Wednesday, February 21.

Seniors: Reminder that there is a $45 grad fee that is due March 23. The payment can be made through Feepay. If you have any questions, see Ms. Sievert in the main office.



Student Parking Lot- Only students with a Simley parking pass are allowed to park in the student lot. If you do not have a pass, you must park off campus. Students found parked in the

lot with a pass may be ticketed, booted etc. See Ms. Sievert in the main office if you have questions.

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.


Simley Activities for today:  Metro East Conference Schedules