October 23, 2017

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

Upcoming Dates to Remember:
Thursday, 10/26 - EARLY OUT 1:15pm (Parent-Teacher Conferences 1:30pm-8pm on walk-in basis, pick up Report Cards in the HS Office for 7th - 12th Grade) / Friday, 10/27: NO SCHOOL

Bus Schedule:
Monday, 10/23: MS BB @ Tri-County in Jamesport - 4:30pm
Tuesday, 10/24: FFA National Convention @ Indianapolis, IN- 6:00am leave (ETR 4:15pm Friday, 10/27)
Tuesday, 10/24: Boys only MS BB @ Winston - 5:15pm (new addition)
Thursday, 10/26: Early Out - 1:15pm
Thursday, 10/26: MS BB @ Stewartsville - 4:30pm
Friday, 10/27: No School

Sports & Activities News:
Upcoming Home Events:
**Monday, 10/30: MS BB vs Osborn (Girls only) - 6:30pm
**Thursday, 11/2: MS BB vs SW Ludlow - 6:00pm

Athletic Booster Club Meeting: Wednesday, 11/1 at 6:30pm in the HS Commons.

CRBC Signups for 3rd-8th grade will be on 10/22-11/5 from 1-4pm, as well as on 11/15 from 6-8pm. The signups will be held at Stagecoach Park in Polo.

Letterman Jackets: Cindy with Pat's Army Store out of Lexington, MO will be here Parent/Teacher Conference night 10/26 from 2pm-7pm. She will be set up at a table outside the HS Office to answer any questions, do measurements, and take orders. They have generously offered 20% of profit back to the school if they receive 5 or more orders while at the school! Pricing sheet/info is available in the HS Office or call 660-259-3462.

Wrestling Fundraiser: Get your wrestling gear now! Order flyers are available in the HS Office. Orders need to be placed online at https://nillbros.itemorder.com and enter sale code: PHSWR17. Order deadline is Sunday, 11/5. See Coach Erdman with any questions.

Track update: The inside of the track is landscaped and seeded. The rubberized surface is down on the track. Application of the first & second coat of structural spray have been planned for the week of 10/16-10/20. This will have to set for one week before painting. Painting and striping will take about 1 1/2 days.  We are getting very close to completion of the first steps in the track project! Show your support for the kids and community by purchasing a brick for $100 with up to 20 characters per line and 3 lines available or larger sponsorships are still available and you or your company will be recognized on a sign as you enter the track facility. Track Brick Forms or Sponsor letters are available in the High School and Central Offices. Thank you for your continued support!

Nurse's Note: REMINDER TO BE PROACTIVE WITH DILIGENT HAND HYGIENE! Recently we are having a few cases of a stomach virus beginning to circulate in the school. The best way to help prevent you from catching the latest "bug" is to practice thorough hand washing!

POP MACHINES: The Pop Machines DO NOT TAKE PENNIES! Someone had jammed up the Glass Front Pop Machine by trying to use pennies to purchase, therefore, it could not dispense change anymore and has caused a headache for the HS Office and Coca-Cola.

**STUCO meeting for Wednesday, 11/1 has been moved to Thursday, 11/2.

Enrollment paperwork missing - TURN IN TO THE HS OFFICE ASAP (Report Cards may be withheld until forms are in):
Enrollment Verification & Additional Enrollment Form
8th Grade: Chloe Smith
10th Grade: Tyler Fesmire, Wyatt Segar
11th Grade: Tylor Redman
Handbook Form
8th Grade: Chloe Smith
10th Grade: Tyler Fesmire, Wyatt Segar
11th Grade: Tylor Redman
Health Form
7th Grade: Darion Chapple
8th Grade: Chloe Smith
9th Grade: Malcolm McNab
10th Grade: Tyler Fesmire, Wyatt Segar
11th Grade: Tylor Redman
12th Grade: Zach Smith

Art Club Meeting will be on Monday, 10/23 8th hour after the Tornado Drill.

Red Ribbon Week will be recognized Monday, 10/30-Friday, 11/3 with the following dress up days:
Monday, 10/30: "Your Choices are Key to Your Dreams" Wear Pajamas
Tuesday, 10/31: "Scare Away Temptations" Wear Costumes (No Clowns or Masks)
Wednesday, 11/1: "Don't Let Drugs & Alcohol Find You" Wear Camo
Thursday, 11/2: "Too Bright for Drugs & Alcohol" Wear Neon Colors & Sunglasses
Friday, 11/3: "Be Red-y to Make Good Decisions" Wear Red

FCA will have the following schedule for meetings this Semester: Thurs. 11/2 @ 7:50am, Wed. 11/15 @ 6:30pm, Thurs. 11/30 @ 7:50am, & Wed. 12/13 @ 6:30pm. See Mrs. Grooms for any questions.

FCA: Let's keep each other accountable! After you've completed your daily reading assignment, initial the paper outside Mrs. Snodgrass's door. If you get behind, just catch up! Adult participation is welcome!

Parents/Guardians: Due to the end of 1st Qtr on Friday, 10/20, all lunch accounts will need to be at -0- or above by Tuesday, 10/24. Report cards can be withheld if accounts are not in good standing. Please be checking your balances and making arrangements to have your account up to date.

There will be an FBLA meeting Tuesday, 10/24 during 8th hour.

Volunteers needed!!!! PWCO Halloween Carnival is on Saturday, 10/28 from 6-9pm. If you are interested in volunteering to help, please sign up at the Counseling and Career Center.

Thursday, 10/26: The Multi Purpose room will be closed down at 12:00 so tables can be set up for Elementary Parent-Teacher Conferences.

PWCO 14th Annual Halloween Carnival - Saturday, 10/28, 5-8pm at the Polo Community Building in Stage Coach Park.

SENIORS: Magazine Sales online orders continue through November 1st.

MS Fall Dance will be on Monday, 11/13 from 7-9pm in the MP room. Cost is $5 per person. This dance is for Polo Students in grades 6th-8th.

From the Career Center:
The local American Legion is hosting a Speech contest for any student Grades 9-12. If you are interested please see Mrs. Walker for more details. You could have a chance to win a $2000 scholarship!

Any Junior boys interested in attending Boys State in June please see Mrs. Walker.

Prudential Spirit of Community Awards - Are you a Middle or High School student making a difference through volunteering? You could receive an award of $1000-$5000! Apply now at spirit.prudential.com or see Mrs. Walker for more information.

​SENIORS - Make sure you are checking the Scholarship Spreadsheet​ https://sites.google.com/a/polo.k12.mo.us/counseling-and-career/home

A+ Schools Scholarship Program: To get your forms or turn in your Tutoring Logs or to sign up for A+ Program, see Mrs. Arway in the Counseling & Career Center.

Absentees: (Students who are absent all day CANNOT attend school functions on days they missed, unless prior approval is given by the Principal)
Brandon, Stephen
Harrah, Tayler
Harris, Keegan
Wise, Makayla