April 18, 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, 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:
Thursday, 4/18: MS Track @ Lathrop - 3:00pm
Thursday, 4/18: V Track @ St. Joe Christian - 2:00pm

Friday, 4/19: NO SCHOOL - Spring Break
**Monday, 4/22: WE WILL be IN session (normal day schedule) as a snow make-up day
**Monday, 4/22: V Track @ Lawson - 2:00pm
**Tuesday, 4/23: MS Track @ Lawson - 3:00pm
**Thursday, 4/25 - Friday, 4/26: FFA State Convention @ Columbia - 8:00am (ETR 11:30pm Friday - PV)
**Thursday, 4/25: V Track @ N. Andrew - 1:45pm
**Friday, 4/26: Sending School Visit Day - Kingston, Mirabile, and Cowgill kids will be picked up starting at 9am.

Sports & Activities News:
**Congratulations to Coach Snodgrass and our Scholar Bowl team on advancing to the Class 2 State Tournament yet again! They defeated North Platte last night 2-0 in a best two out of three match format. The team will now compete in Columbia on May 3rd for a chance to bring back some hardware. Go get it done team and coaches!

Tabletop Gaming Club will meet in the Library Wednesdays after school until somewhere between 4:30 and 5:00pm. If you are a high school student who enjoys playing board games, come check us out. See Mr. Williams for more information.

Congratulations to the following 2019-20 FFA Officers:
President - Kaitlyn Rechtermann
Vice President - Jordan Rash
Secretary - Abigail Bolling
Treasurer - Dillon Gilmer
Reporter - Gavin Fitzwater
Sentinel - Halley Fleener

Congratulations to the 2018-2019 Prom King and Queen - David Harris and Shelby Copeland, with Honorary Queen Robbin Crawford.

After Prom is selling Laser Etched Polo Panther Tumblers 20oz for $30 or 30oz for $35. Order forms are now available in the HS Office. Orders are due by Friday, 4/26.

Now until the end of the school year, FBLA will be selling Snack Sticks 6 for $5 and 13 for $10. See Mr. Endicott for yours!

From the Art Department: All 7-12th grade students are encouraged to enter up to 3 pieces of artwork for the Polo MS/HS Art Show which will be on 5/1. Submission deadline is 4/26. Please see Ms. Stevens for entry forms and any further details.

**High school track results from Tuesday at Hardin-Central Invitational:
Boys placed 2nd as a team and girls placed 5th.
Congrats to all coaches and athletes on a job well done! Below is a list of top 6 point-getters:
High Jump - Corryn Baird- 6th - 4'04"
Javelin -  Jordan Carter- 4th - 80'07"
Shot Put - Mary Copeland- 5th - 30'05.50"
3200M Relay - Wagner, Baldon, Davis, Wolf- 1st - 11:02.71
3200M Run - Kendall McCracken- 2nd - 14:43.7, Marisa Fickess - 5th - 16:45.7
1600M Run - Kendall McCracken - 4th - 6:43.29

400M Relay - Davis, Wagner, Wolf, Baird- 3rd - 57.38
400M Dash - Kelly Baldon- 4th - 1:06.54
800M Run - Taylor Wagner- 3rd - 2:50.19, Arianna Wolf- 5th - 2:57
800M Relay - Wagner, Baldon, Davis, Baird - 3rd - 2:01.72
High Jump - Will Vaughan- 2nd - 5'04"
Javelin - Cody Blackwell- 1st - 135'04", Chris Lemperle - 5th - 106'
Discus - Chance Raby - 6th - 89'
3200M Relay - Fitzwater, Stratton, Zinna, Frazier- 1st - 9:28.18
110M Hurdles - Jacob Sales- 2nd - 18.28
100M Dash - Gunner Keller- 5th - 12.51
800M Relay - Keller, Beaver, Zinna, Kepler- 1st - 1:39.43
1600M Run - Gavin Fitzwater- 1st - 4:52.15
400M Relay - Keller, Beaver, Wolf, Kepler- 3rd - 48.16
200M Dash - Thomas Kepler- 2nd - 24.88, Trysten Wolf - 25.95
3200M Run - Gavin Fitzwater- 1st - 10:47.50, Zach Stratton- 5th - 12:18.83
1600M Relay - Wolf, Sales, Vismara, Covey- 4th - 4:11.74

**Middle school track results from Tuesday at Lexington:
Boys placed 4th as a team while the girls were crowned the overall team champions!!
Congrats to all coaches and athletes on a job well done! Below is a list of top 6 point-getters:
Long Jump - Kenley Moore- 1st, Cierra Stigger- 5th
Triple Jump - Chloe Gilbert- 6th
High Jump - Cierra Stigger- 4th, Valorie Gabrielli- 6th
Shot Put - Mesa Roller- 1st, Layna Norton- 6th
Discus - Tomie Krouse- 3rd
75M Hurdles - Kenley Moore- 2nd, Valorie Gabrielli- 5th
100M Dash - Cierra Stigger- 1st, Shianne Stratton- 3rd
800M Relay - Moore/Gilbert/Webb/Stratton- 1st
400M Relay - Stigger/Gilbert/Moore/Vaught- 1st
400M Dash - Hanna Vaught- 1st, Josie Misel- 6th
800M Run - Madisyn Sales- 5th
200M Dash - Hanna Vaught- 1st, Chloe Gilbert- 2nd
1600M Relay - Stratton/Covey/Jo. Misel/Gentry- 5th
High Jump - Ayden Baker- 6th
Shot Put - Dalton Bolling- 6th
Discus - Zadin Owens- 3rd
100M Hurdles - Aiden Gray- 2nd, David Jaeger- 6th
100M Dash - Aiden Gray- 4th, Ayden Baker- 5th
800M Relay - Curp/Norton/Jaeger/Bolling- 4th
1600M Run - Ayden Baker- 1st
400M Relay - Curp/Gray/Carter/Norton- 4th
800M Run - Lucas Curp- 4th
200M Dash - Ayden Baker- 5th
1600M Relay - Holt/Roberts/Krouse/Boydston- 5th

Congratulations to Kaitlyn Rechetermann for being selected to receive the State FFA Degree at the State FFA Convention 4/26.

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

FCA meetings for 2nd Semester:
5/2 - 8am room 104
5/8 - FCA Banquet and Officer Initiation

Congratulations to the following who will be on the MS Cheer Squad for 2019-2020:
Haley Barnett
Malia Bell
Grace Gilmer
Shylow Morton
Emersyn Parker
Lexi Ritter
Madisyn Sales
Amelia Tarwater
Practices will start in August and a Sports Physical must be on file to begin practice. Any physicals done now will be good for next school year.

Tri County Umpire Clinic - Sunday, 4/28, 3pm, Braymer High School. If you plan on umpiring in the Tri County League, you must attend.

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 M - L. Come to the HS Office to purchase.

The Polo Athletic Booster Club is gearing up for their 18th Annual Crooked River Golf Classic to be held at the Cameron Memorial Golf Course on Saturday, June 29th. You can register a team or become a Sponsor online at https://sites.google.com/a/polo.k12.mo.us/polo-athletic-booster-club/  Registration is due by June 1st to ensure golf carts and/or Hole Sponsor signs. Contact Michele Sales at salesmi@polo.k12.mo.us or Ashley Fitzwater for any questions or to be added to our annual mailing.

Congratulations to Mrs. Ross for being selected as March's Teacher of the Month!

Congratulations to Makayla Smith (HS) and Jewel Corley (MS) for being selected as April's Student of the Month!

There will be an Immunization Clinic for current 7th & 11th grade students only on Wednesday, 4/24 from 1-3pm. Students will have to be registered online at www.schoolcares.com EXTENDED to  4/23. The enrollment code is MO13650. For any questions please call the nurse, Sherry Christopher.

Caldwell County library is starting a Youtube channel that kids can subscribe to and watch different people read children's books. They are looking for several people, students, teachers, community members, to read a single book out loud and let her video tape and then upload on to their Youtube channel. If you are interested please see Mrs. Hildebrand for further information.

CIEE, the world leader in international exchange, is looking for families in the Polo school district to host one of our international high school students for one or two semesters during the upcoming school year. Host families come in all shapes and sizes kids, no kids, empty nesters, single parents, etc. In return for hosting, families learn about a different culture, enjoy lifelong friendships with students, fulfill the dream of a young person, and become global ambassadors in their own communities! For more information on hosting please contact Alicia Morgan at aliciasbagconnection@gmail.com or 816-724-0549 cell 816-528-3370 home.

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.

REMINDER: ALL meal account balances must be at -0- or above at the end of school. PLEASE be monitoring these balances and, due to the end of school approaching, charges will be at a very minimal.

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:
Fall 2019 Dual Credit Course list is now available to register for courses beginning in August. Please see Mrs. Walker if you are planning to take a Dual Credit course next school year.