Simley Announcements 10-5-18
Published on Oct 5, 2018 11:10

Reminder - Students have an early release day today. We have a revised schedule and students will be dismissed at 11:05 a.m.

The Girls Swim & Dive Team dominated over the Sibley Warriors at last night's meet!  They finished strong by winning 93 - 85 and exhibitioned the last 2 events.  Join the Spartans at The Grove for their next Home Meet against Hill-Murray on Thursday, October 11 during their "Touch Out Cancer" Night!


200 Medley Relay - 1st Place -Sawyer Grathen, Jill Wilhelmson, Sophia Fredeen & Alaina Friske

200 Freestyle - 2nd Place - Sydney Bohn & 3rd Place - Keegan Puariea

200 I.M. - 1st Place - Sophia Fredeen & 3rd Place - Kjerstin Iverson

50 Freestyle - 1st Place - Alaina Friske & 3rd Place - Sawyer Grathen

Diving - 1st Place - Erin Orn

100 Butterfly - 1st Place - Keegan Puariea & 3rd Place - Maya Merritt

100 Freestyle - 2nd Place - Alaina Friske & 3rd Place - Sawyer Grathen

500 Freestyle - 1st Place - Sydney Bohn, 2nd Place - Kjerstin Iverson, 3rd Place - Claire Spiewak

200 Freestyle Relay - 2nd Place - Emily Hageman, Brook VonBerge, Keegan Puariea, & Sydney Bohn

100 Backstroke - 1st Place - Sophia Fredeen

100 BreastStroke - 1st Place - Jill Wilhelmson

400 Freestyle Relay - 1st Place - Sydney Bohn, Sawyer Grathen, Sophia Fredeen, Alaina Friske

TOMORROW - Simley TRAP TEAM Demo Reminder, Saturday 10/6/2018 – If you are interested in learning what the Simley High School Club Sport of Trap Shooting is all about, the coaching staff is having an informational meeting this Saturday October 6th at the So. St. Paul Gun Club(600 Gun Club Rd, South St Paul, MN 55075). 10:00 am to 11:30 am, no appointment is needed. Simley High School Trap is open to students 7-12 grades.  Dress for the weather. Ask in the clubhouse for the field that Simley is on. Already have your MN DNR Firearms Safety Certificate, bring your gear and give it a try. If you just have questions or want to be on a mailing list for the 2019 Spring season, email  or text 651-206-1108 Coach Tinucci. Registration for 2019 Spring will begin late January 2019.


REMINDER - 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.

With Fall and the start of school, families are contemplating their older student’s future. Seniors in high school are starting to make decisions on further education and families are wondering how to make that happen. Are you aware that Inver Grove Heights has a foundation that raises, manages, and awards scholarship funds to Simley graduating seniors? The foundation is called the Inver Grove Heights B.E.S.T. Foundation and this past year we were able to award 117 scholarships totaling $168,628.00. We’d like to invite you to partner with us through volunteerism, donations, and attendance at our events. In the spring we will hold a Dinner and Silent Auction and a May Day 5K walk/run. Next summer, we will hold a golf tournament. If you are contemplating where to direct your United Way funds through work, consider selecting the Inver Grove Heights B.E.S.T. Foundation. Many companies will match contributions, so remember to ask for a match if available! To learn more about the Foundation feel free to visit our website at or email us at Go Spartans!

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 TODAY, Friday, October 5, 2018. See Ms. Kimble for a student guide and practice exam after you register.

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.

University of Missouri will be here on Friday, October 12th @ 9:30 AM

Hamline University will be here on Friday, October 12th @ 10:20 AM

Inver Hills Community College will be here on Monday, October 15th @ 8:30 AM

Minnesota State Mankato will be here on Tuesday, October 16th @ 8:30 AM

University of Northwestern will be here on Tuesday, October 16th @ 10:20 AM






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.  


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

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


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!



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 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.  




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.


Simley Activities for today:  Metro East Conference Schedules