February 22, 2019

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

Upcoming Dates to Remember:
**Friday, 3/8 No School - Teacher In-Service / Monday, 4/1 No School - Teacher In-Service /
Friday, 4/19 No School - Good Friday/Spring Break / Monday, 4/22 WE WILL be IN School with a snow make-up day / Last Day of School moved to Friday, 5/17 with an Early Out at 1:15pm

Bus/Van Schedule:
Friday, 2/22: FFA Juniors and Seniors to the Farm Show @ American Royal - 8:00am (ETR 3pm)
Saturday, 2/23: HS Scholar Bowl @ N. Andrew - make up meet Cancelled due to expeded weather
Monday, 2/25: HS Scholar Bowl @ Putnam County/Unionville - 1:30pm (ETR 9:30pm)
**Saturday, 3/2: HS Scholar Bowl @ Smithville - TBA (VAN)

Sports & Activities News:
HS Track practice is set to begin Monday, 2/25 daily after school.

MS Track practice is set to being Tuesday, 3/12 from 3:30-4:45pm daily.


Friday, 2/22: HS Scholar Bowl meet @ Polo in the Old Band Room 102 beginning at 4pm.

**Congratulations to the following students for earning their spot in the HS Stuco & Class Officer Elections for next school year:
Stuco Election Results:
President: Emily Smith
Vice President: Chandler Bartlett
Secretary: Corryn Baird
Senior Representative: Kelly Baldon and Trysten Wolf
Junior Representative: Halley Fleener
Sophomore Representative: T.J. Stigger and Andrew Stone
Freshman Representative:  Valorie Gabrielli and Malachi Pegler
At Large Members: Haley Aubrey, Nic Scott, Peyton Bowman, Jason Swope, Jordan Carter, Vada Burton, Gavin Fitzwater, Cheyenne Cooper, Gage Simmons
Class Officer Election Results:
Senior: President - Kelly Baldon, Vice President - Trysten Wolf, Secretary - Gage Simmons
Junior: President - Jennica Jay, Vice President - Ashley Foster, Secretary - Halley Fleener
Sophomore: President - Andrew Stone, Vice President - Haley Aubrey, Secretary - Jordan Carter
Freshman: President - Jade Misel, Vice President - Ariel Pilger, Secretary - Cierra Stigger


Congratulations to Dylan Blystone (HS) and Madisyn Sales (MS) for being selected as February Student of the Month!

Congratulations to Wyatt Segar for bringing home a 2nd place State Wrestling Medal! Congratulations to Abby Bolling and Joseph Hilburn for making it to state as well!

Congratulations to the following for receiving Academic All State Softball honors:
Mallory Clevenger, Jordan Rash, Emily Smith and Taylor Wagner.
The Polo Varsity Softball Team also received the Team All State honors.

Congratulations to our POLO SPELLERS!
Olivia Wolf is the Caldwell County Champion
Preston Leeper placed 2nd
Maverick Gentry will be the 1st alternate
Olivia and Preston will advance to the Regional Spelling Bee on Saturday, March 2nd.

Polo's Got Talent show will be held on Friday, 3/1 at 1:00pm in the HS Gym. If you make the show then you must attend the dress rehearsal on 2/28 at 6:30pm.

PAO Baseball sign up forms are now in the HS Office. Contact Merle Fleener or Debby Misel for more information.

Athletic Booster Club meeting for February was cancelled. We will try again with March 6th at 6:30pm in HS Commons.

FCA meetings for 2nd Semester:
3/6 - 6:30-7:15pm
3/21 - 8am room 104
4/3 - 6:30-7:15pm
4/17 - 6:30-7:15pm (Easter Break)
5/2 - 8am room 104
5/8 - FCA Banquet and Officer Initiation

Varsity Cheer Tryouts and Practice Schedule for the 2019/2020 School year: March 13-15 with actual tryouts on the 15th. 5:30-6:30Pm in the High School Gym. Please sign up in the HS Office and pick up an informational packet if you plan to try out. You must have a current Physical in order to participate in tryouts. Please pick up Teacher Recommendation Forms from Mrs. Walker in the Counseling Office no later than March 1st.

The Polo Athletic Booster Club has PANTHER SOCKS. All previous orders have been handed out and we have extra to sell for $15 each. Two colors available black and green in sizes adult S - L. Come to the HS Office to purchase.

Announcements:
Menu Change: Friday, 2/22 will be Hamburger on a bun and corn/fruit.

After Prom meeting be held in the Old Band Room 102 at 3:30pm on Sunday, 2/24.

Parents and students in grades 3-8 mark your calendars for MAP March Madness on 3/19 from 6-7:30pm. Stay tuned for more details.

Senior and Juniors: Any Jostens/School Tradition balances for graduation supplies or class rings will have to be handled by going online at http://www.thegraduationcenter.com or calling 816-628-6157.

BREAKFAST announcement: Reminder - unless special arrangements have been made with Administration for reasons like bus issues, NO ONE will be allowed to get breakfast after the 8:20am start of class bell.

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.

Please be aware that the Polo R-VII School District will NO LONGER have the School Reach PHONE CALLS. We have switched systems and it is now called TextCaster. TextCaster will send text and/or emails only. This system will NOT automatically have you added from our school database and you MUST REGISTER ONLINE in order to receive any further Panther Alerts. There is a link on the front page of our Polo.k12.mo.us website to sign up for TextCaster, our new School Messaging System. Thank you for your cooperation! If you are having trouble registering please call 816-268-2586 and our rep. will help you, just let them know it's for Polo R-VII.

Counseling and Career Center:
A+ Scholarship program students need to turn in your tutoring logs from 1st semester to Mrs. Arway ASAP.

Scholarship deadlines don't care what the weather is doing, so make sure you are checking the Scholarship page on our website! See Mrs. Walker for any help needed or to let her know of any scholarship awards.