Simley Announcements 10-22-18
Published on Oct 22, 2018 12:26

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.


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 .

Last Tuesday the Cross Country teams competed at the Metro East Conference Championships.  The boys finished 5th behind All-Conference performances of Grant Dilla & Gabe Alvear in 5th and 8th.  The girls finished the highest in the last 25 years with a 2nd place finish led by All-Conference runners Sarah Anaya & Brekken Grathen in 6th and 12th, with Simone Lorentz earning honorable mention in 16th.

Simley Robotics season is starting TOMORROW, Tuesday, October 23 and there will be an informational meeting for any student grades 9-12 who is interested in joining the FIRST Robotics team. The meeting will be immediately after school in room EA109 (by athletic office). Robotic will meet every Tuesday and Thursday for the months of October, November and December for 2:45 to 4:30. January starts the official build season and robotics will meet Monday – Fridays from 2:45 to 5:00 and on Saturdays from 8:00 to 4:00. If you are unable to stop by on Tuesday, stop by the Ind. Tech area and talk to Mr. Fisher or stop by on Thursday or next week. Mr. Fisher can be reached at 651-306-7110 or e-mail him See you Tuesday!

Simley Alpine Ski Team Meeting

If you are interested in joining Simley Alpine Ski Team this year, plan to attend the preseason meeting TOMORROW, 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 TOMORROW, 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.

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

Attention all boys and girls Varsity Soccer players -  your uniform and bag is to be handed in on Wednesday, October 24 right after school in the cafeteria.  Simley Soccer boosters and coaches will provide pizza and water for the varsity players.

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 MN Twin Cities will be here TODAY,  Monday, October 22nd @ 9:00 AM

University of St. Thomas will be here TODAY, Monday, October 22nd @ 12:45 PM

College of St. Scholastica will be here on Tuesday, October 23rd @ 10:45 AM

University of WI- Superior will be here on Friday, October 26th @ 1:00 PM






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.  

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

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