April 20, 2018

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

Upcoming Dates to Remember:
Friday, 4/27 VOTECH calendar change - Votech WILL be in session this day.

Bus/Van Schedule:
Friday, 4/20: Sending School Visit Day, pick up Cowgill @ 9:25am and Mirabile @ 9:45am - Return 1:30pm
**Monday, 4/23: V Track @ Lawson - 2:30pm
**Tuesday, 4/24: HS Scholar Bowl Sectionals @ E. Buchanan in Gower - 3:50pm (ETR 9pm)
**Tuesday, 4/24: MS Track @ Lawson - 3:00pm
**Thursday, 4/26: V Track @ N. Andrew - 1:45pm
**Thursday, 4/26: State Band @ Columbia - 4:15pm (ETR Friday 6pm)

Sports & Activities News:
Congratulations to the V Scholar Bowl team & Coach Snodgrass for taking Polo's 7th consecutive District Championship title on Saturday! Give them a high five and good luck at Sectionals on 4/24!

V Track results from Tuesday, 4/17 Hardin Meet @ Richmond. Girls placed 4th as a team out of 14 schools / Boys placed 2nd out of 13 teams - awesome job!
Medal winners or top 8 for team points include:
Pole Vault - Abby Bolling - 5th 5'6"
Long Jump - Kelly Baldon - 5th 13'7"
Javelin - Taylor Wagner - 3rd 88'8"
Discus - Shelby Copeland - 5th 81'8"
400 m dash - Kelly Baldon - 2nd 1:05.4
200 m dash - Corryn Baird -  7th 30.6
800 m run - Taylor Wagner - 2nd 2:50.8
1600 m run - Emma Howard - 6th 6:53.8, Marisa Fickess - 7th 7:05.9
High Jump - Peyton Bowman 3rd - 4'6", Corryn Baird 4th - 4'4"
4x800 m Relay - 2nd 11:44.9 -Taylor Wagner, Kelly Baldon, Emma Howard, Hailey Clapper
4x400 m Relay - 2nd 4:49.3 -Jordan Rash, Peyton Bowman, Corryn Baird, Taylor Wagner
4x200 m Relay - 3rd 2:04.5 - Riley Mellon, Corryn Baird, Jordan Rash, Peyton Bowman
4x100 m Relay - 6th 59.7-Maddy Baughman, Riley Mellon, Brittany Sperry, Peyton Bowman
High Jump - James Fleener - 1st 6-01
Pole Vault - Wyatt Segar - 2nd 8-06
Long Jump - Gunner Keller - 7th 16-06, Jared Robison - 8th 16-05
Triple Jump - Gunner Keller - 8th 34-02
Discuss - Nic Scott - 6th 81-10, Aaron Latimer - 7th 80-08
Javelin - Patrick Covey - 3rd 115-05, Cody Blackwell - 4th 113-04
100 m dash - Thomas Kepler - 7th 12.3
200 m dash - James Fleener - 3rd 24.4, Dalton Frazier - 6th 24.7
400 m run - James Fleener - 3rd 55.0, Gunner Keller - 7th 59.3
800 m run - Wyatt Segar - 4th 2:16.8
1600 m run - Gavin Fitzwater - 2nd 4:54.8
3200 m run - Gavin Fitzwater - 1st 10:59.1, Zach Stratton - 6th 12:49.9
110 m hurdles - Jacob Sales - 4th 18.8, Jared Robison - 6th 21.2
300 m hurdles - Nick Myers - 2nd 45.4, Jacob Sales - 7th 49.6
4x100 m relay - 4th 51.7 - Dalton Frazier, Joseph Hilburn, Kyle Zinna, Thomas Kepler
4x200 m relay - 1st 1:38.6 - Dalton Frazier, Gunner Keller, Nick Myers, Thomas Kepler
4x400 m relay - 3rd 3:45.66 - Nick Myers, Wyatt Segar, Patrick Covey, James Fleener
4x800 m relay - 8:56.2 - Patrick Covey, Wyatt Segar, Nick Myers, Gavin Fitzwater

FFA Officer results for 2018-19: Congratulations to these members being selected to serve as Polo FFA Officers!
President - Taylor Wagner
Vice-President - Joseph Hilburn
Secretary - Destiny Perry
Treasurer - Kaitlyn Rechtermann
Reporter - Jordan Rash
Sentinel - Laney Durbin

Boys Basketball: There will be a boys basketball meeting for all incoming 9th-12th grade boys interested in playing in Coach Pickrell's room at 2:45 pm on Thursday, 4/19.

UMPIRE CLINIC - If you would like to umpire at the Polo Ball fields this summer, you must attend the Tri County Umpire Clinic. Saturday, 4/21, Braymer High School at 10 AM. Please contact Debby Misel if you plan on attending the clinic and would like to umpire this summer.

FCA:  Next meeting will be 4/26 @ 8am, 5/9 @ 6:30pm

Parent's Night Out: The V Cheer squad is hosting a babysitting night in the MP on Saturday, 4/28 from 6-10pm. $25 first child, $20 additional siblings.

**FBLA Officer Installation and Awards will be on Thursday, 5/3 at 6pm in the (MP) Multi-purpose room.

Color Guard Tryout Clinic will be 5/7 & 5/8 from 6-8pm.

The Red Rooster will open their Ice Cream Shop this Saturday, 4/21. Anyone that says they saw this on the Announcements will get a free small ice cream cone this weekend through Monday, 4/23.

JC Nails 160 in Lawson, has specials on nails for Prom season. Contact 816-217-9163.

**Prom Committee and Sponsors will be meeting at 5:30pm in the HS Gym, Friday, 4/20, to set up for Grand March

JUNIORS and SENIORS: The Mellon Banquet Hall in Lawson will open their doors starting at 4:00pm, Saturday, April 21st for anyone at Polo wanting to take their own Prom pictures there. They just ask that you give them recognition of your photos for advertisement of their facilities. Call 816-721-9808 if you have any questions or to book an event.

Grand March will be at Polo High School Saturday, 4/21, line up 3:00pm, 3:30pm start.  Prom will be at the Mosaic Life Center in Liberty from 7:30-10:30pm.

**After Prom is at the Polo Community Building Saturday, 4/21 from 10:30pm - 4:00am. You do not have to attend Prom to attend After Prom but you do have to have a parent signed permission slip and all guests have to be accompanied by their Junior or Senior and be on the pre-approved list. The doors to After Prom will close at midnight and no one can get in after that time. Anyone that leaves cannot return. Parents will be called or texted before you can leave if they have asked to do so on your permission slip. There will be no pop this year. They will have tea, water, coffee, cappuccino, and hot chocolate. Milk, chocolate milk, and orange juice for breakfast. You are welcome to bring your own UNOPENED drinks as well.

PLEASE BE CHECKING MEAL ACCOUNT BALANCES ON A REGULAR BASIS--Charges will be at the very minimal from now until the end of school. Peanut butter will be served in place of a hot tray if charges reach the maximum amount (as stated in the meal charge policy) or contact has not been made with the school to arrange an alternate payment schedule.

There will be MS Elections on Friday, 4/27 during 8th hour.

Get your Yearbook now! Yearbooks are full of memories that you will never forget! Only $37, name stamping $2.00 extra. Contact Mrs. Rebecca Ross at rossre@polo.k12.mo.us Online ordering is now available from our polo.k12.mo.us home page, just scroll to the bottom under Buy A Polo Panther Yearbook and select whether you want name stamping or not. Senior

From the Career Center:
Graduation is almost here! There are still a few more scholarships out there that you could be eligible for! Be sure to check that you have applied for all that you can ... all the deadlines are approaching very quickly! If you need any help please come by the Counseling office. Click here to find them https://sites.google.com/a/polo.k12.mo.us/counseling-and-career/

The Blackwell Family Scholarships are now posted
The Hair Commander Scholarship is posted
The Polo Youth Wrestling Scholarship is posted
PWCO and PAO Scholarships deadline extended
Hair Commander Scholarship is posted