Simley Announcements 10-11-18
Published on Oct 11, 2018 12:59

Parent/Teacher Conferences

Monday, October 15   4-7:30pm

Tuesday, October 16  4-7:30pm

Wednesday, October 17  9am-3pm - No School for Students

Thursday, October 18 & Friday, October 19 - No School for Staff & Students

Yesterday was the Annual Simley Cross Country Invite which was ran on the school trails and athletic fields.  The course was wet, muddy, hilly, with wind and standing water, perfect Cross Country conditions.  The boys team, led by the dynamic duo of Grant Dilla and Gabe Alvear finished 6th and 7th as the boy's team finished 4th out of 7 teams.  In the girl's race, the tremendous trio of senior Sarah Anaya, sophomore Brekken Grathen, and 8th grader Simone Lorentz finished 2nd, 6th, and 7th to capture girls' first ever team title in a low score of 27 points over conference rivals Hastings and South St. Paul.

The Cross Country team's next race is Tuesday at the Metro East Conference Championships at St. Croix Bluffs Park in Hastings.


If you are a student who had their picture taken on picture make-up day in September, those photos and/or Student I.D.'s are available for pick up in the guidance office. If you still need a Student I.D., or need picture re-takes, Lifetouch will be here on Tuesday, October 23. You MUST return the original packet of pictures to have your picture re-taken.

Simley Lacrosse is excited to host a FREE event on Saturday, October 13!  Come see the University of MN Men's Lacrosse team in a fall scrimmage against NDSU.  Come on out for a very competitive scrimmage in Minnesota's fastest growing sport! Gates open at 11 a.m. - scrimmage starts at 11:45 a.m.

Attention JV & C Soccer players!

If you missed Soccer uniform turn in yesterday -

Boys - Please bring your uniform & bag to the Activities office

Girls - Please bring your uniform & bag to Ms. Austin’s room WA106

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 TODAY 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!

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