March 17, 2020

(** = New Message, Yellow Highlighted items are for today, Red Highlights are important schedule changes, Blue Highlights are coming soon)

Upcoming Dates to Remember:
**Tuesday, 3/17 - Monday, 4/6: NO SCHOOL / **Tuesday, 4/7 tentative restart date
Friday, 4/10 - Tuesday, 4/14 No School - Spring Break & Teacher In-Service /
Sunday, 5/17 Graduation 2pm / Monday, 5/18 Make Up Snow Day - Early Out 1:16pm Last Day of School

 

 Bus/Van Schedule:
**School & all events from Monday, 3/16-Monday, 4/6 have been cancelled or postponed.

Sports & Activities News:
**All practices have been cancelled from Monday, 3/16-Monday, 4/6.

Senior sports/activity banners provided by the Athletic Booster Club are now available to pick up in the HS Office.

Stuco Dodgeball Tournament has been POSTPONED to 4/9.

FBLA Senior Citizens Prom has been POSTPONED to May 2nd. New information will be mailed.

Varsity & MS Cheer Try-Outs POSTPONED.

**FFA: District and State CDE POSTPONED.

Prom Tux Rentals:
Pat's Army Store will provide a delivery service for tuxes ordered. Call 660-259-3462 for more details. Flyers are in the HS Office.
Flyers for Alterations & Custom Sewing out of Excelsior Springs is in the HS Office and there is a 10% discount for early orders. They will also donate $5 for every order to After Prom.

Color Guard Announcement: If you have lots of school spirit, like to throw flags in the air and want to hang with people who are pretty fantastic come tryout for the Color Guard Team. Tryouts will be on Thursday, 4/9 at 7 a.m., in the high school gym. There will be two practice sessions on Monday, 4/6 and Wednesday, 4/8 from 7-8 a.m. in the high school gym. Pick up a Color Guard packet in the high school office and bring the completed forms to tryouts.

Polo Jr/Sr Prom will be held on Saturday, 4/25. ALL Polo Students planning to attend must have class dues paid in full prior to purchasing a ticket. More information, ticket sales, and guest sign-ups to come soon.

FBLA Snack Sticks are available to purchase for $1 each. See an FBLA member or Mr. Endicott.

Cameron Regional Medical Center is the Official Health Care Partner of Sports Medicine Services and is the Official Partner in developing and administering Athletic Training and Concussion management services to Polo R-VII High School students. CRMC’s website is https://cameronregional.org

Annual Concussion report is available at https://www.mshsaa.org/SportsMedicine/ from here click on the CONCUSSIONS tab.

Announcements:
March is National Music in our Schools Month! To celebrate the opportunity to have music in our school we will be playing some music each day during 1 passing period.

From the Cafeteria: Students that do not wish to take a drink with their meal tray do not have to. We do not want drinks to be returned after taking them. Parents, please be checking your child’s meal account balances and keeping them current. Meal charges will begin to be at a minimum the closer we get to the end of school due to account balances having to be at -0- or above the last day of school. Thank you so much for your cooperation.

The Entrepreneurship Class, in association with the Polo Athletic Boosters, is proud to announce the all new Panther Spirit Shop. Get your Panther attire and accessories now at https://apparelnow.com/polo-high-school-gear!

PTO Book Fair for this week has POSTPONED.

Polo R-VII School District offers several resources to help all families, not just those who qualify for free and reduced lunch services. Polo R-VII School teams up with Think Local to offer holiday assistance to families throughout the district for children ages birth- 12th grade. If you are interested in receiving additional information about this program, please contact Becky Arway, School Counselor at 660-354-2524 ext. 154 or ArwayR@polo.k12.mo.us

Counseling & Career Center:
The United States Census Bureau is hiring for anyone 18 and older. Apply online at 2020census.gov/jobs

Seniors: Continue to check Scholarships on the webpage under High School / Counselor & Career Ctr / Scholarships