Simley Announcements 10-16-18
Published on Oct 16, 2018 12:57

Parent/Teacher Conferences

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

Reminder to seniors! To receive any federal or state loans, grants, or work study for your post-secondary education you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Simley’s FAFSA Completion Night is tonight, Tuesday, October 16th. There will be a brief financial aid presentation starting at 5:30 PM and then workshop time to complete the FAFSA. There will be financial aid officers and interpreters on site to support families as they work through the application. Please see Ms. Kimble with any questions (

Attention all 10th, 11th and 12th grade students: Trimester 2 we have spots available in our Certified Nursing Assistant course. Anyone that is interested in adding this course to their trimester 2 school should see their counselor.

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

Simley Alpine Ski Team Meeting

If you are interested in joining Simley Alpine Ski Team this year, plan to attend the preseason meeting on Tuesday, October 23rd at 7 p.m. in the Spartan Center. Alpine Ski is open to all girls & boys in grades 7-12. The season begins in November and ends in early February. It’s a great way to enjoy the Winter months. If you are unable to attend the meeting but are interested, please contact Coach Nelson at  

Any student interested in joining Math team, there will be a brief meeting on Tuesday, October 23 after school in room WA 226.  Information and schedules will be distributed at this meeting.  If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Gingerich.

Want to be part of a FUN winning team? The BOYS SWIMMING AND DIVING Middle School & High School teams are having a short Informational MEETING on Monday. Oct. 29th  at 2:45 p.m. in *Middle School lunchroom* The teams are open to all boys 6-12th grade. This meeting is a chance to meet the team and coaches and get all the paperwork your son will need to join a school sport.  The Boys Swimming & Diving Season is a winter sport and begins Monday, Nov. 26th. NOTE: this meeting is for the ATHLETES ONLY.   Parents are more than welcome to attend, but they do not need to attend this meeting.  There is a parent’s meeting scheduled for Dec. 4th.  For more information please email Coach Lynn Newton at

Attention Girls Basketball Players - If you are interested in joining basketball this coming season, there is a meeting on Wednesday, October 24 at 7:15 a.m. in the main gym. If you have any questions, contact Coach Stensgard at

Simley Volleyball will be celebrating Senior Night at our home game vs. Mahtomedi TONIGHT!  The recognition of Seniors will start at 6:30 p.m. The game will be a Black Out so where your black apparel. This will be a free admission night for all Simley students, so please come and support Seniors Sydney Brady, Adara Kellogg, and Rachel Wanger!

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.

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

University of Northwestern will be here on TODAY, 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.  

Congratulations to the Girls Soccer team! They beat St. Croix Lutheran 5-1 & have have advance to the semi-finals  TONIGHT, Tuesday, October 16 at 5 p.m. at Academy of Holy Angels. Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for Adults.


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. For online ordering go to .

Attention JV & C Soccer players!

If you missed Soccer uniform turn in -

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

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



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