Simley Announcements 10-9-18
Published on Oct 9, 2018 12:55

Attention students who have registered for the PSAT:

Please report to the Spartan Center TOMORROW morning, Wednesday, October 10th at 7:45 A.M.

DO NOT bring your backpack or any electronic equipment including your cell phone or smart watch or mechanical pencils.

You should bring 2 pencils, a calculator and extra batteries or back up calculator.

These are not provided.



TONIGHT - Parents and supporters of theatre kids- please join us for a Theatre Boosters meeting on Tuesday, Oct 9 at 6:30 pm in the Simley IMC. All are welcome!

Boys Soccer begins their section tournament TONIGHT at 7 p.m. in our stadium. The Spartans will be taking on New Life Academy. Section Tickets are $10 for Adults and $5 for Students. Passes are NOT accepted for section games.

Congratulations to the Simley Girls Volleyball team who followed up their wonderful 4-1 Cannon Fall Invitational record over the weekend with a straight set victory Monday night against Park. The Spartans demonstrated their proficiency in all parts of the game ranging from a textbook performance in the first and third sets to a gritty two-point overtime win in the second as they refused to give Park the slightest hope as all thirteen members of the squad contributed significantly. The true hero of the match, however, may have been the coach as he had an extra jersey in his bag for one of the seniors who was dealing with a substantial cat odor problem.




Attention All Girls & Boys JV and C-squad Simley Soccer Players –  Uniform turn in is TOMORROW, Wednesday Oct. 10th right after school in the Spartan Center.  Pizza Party will provided by the boosters. Uniforms must be washed and bags cleaned out.  Varsity teams uniforms will be collected at a later date.

Attention students -  If you are interested in a comfortable, safe, supportive space to discuss LGBTQ topics, Simley’s Gay Straight Alliance or GSA will meet in Ms. Ney’s room this Thursday, October 11 after school. Everyone is welcome




Attention German Club Members - There is a meeting on Friday, October 12th at 7:15 a.m.  REMINDER - Oktoberfest is Friday after school.




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

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!

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!



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