November 15, 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, 11/16: End of 2nd Qtr Mid-Term / Wednesday 11/21: EARLY OUT 1:15pm for Thanksgiving Break No School, 11/22 through Friday, 11/23
Spring Semester 2019 Dual Credit Enrollment is now OPEN for Missouri Valley College. (see below)

Bus/Van Schedule:
Monday, 11/19: V Wrestling weight certification @ Cameron - 4:00pm
Tuesday, 11/20: V BB @ Plattsburg - 4:30pm
Wednesday, 11/21: EARLY OUT - 1:15pm
Thursday, 11/22 - Friday, 11/23: NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Break

Sports & Activities News:
Congratulations to Dawn Pieper for placing third in the Area Missouri Quarter House Association Fall Speaking Contest. She will advance to District competition which will take place next week.

Upcoming Home Events:
Thursday, 11/15: MS BB vs Orrick - 5:30pm (Girls A team followed by 2 qtrs girls B, then Boys A followed by 2 qtrs boys B)
Tuesday, 11/20: MS BB vs Stewartsville - 5:30pm

Are you interested in Scholar Bowl? Would you like to know more about Scholar Bowl or have questions? Email Coach Snodgrass at!

FFA Week: Monday, 11/12 - Friday, 11/16.
Thursday, 11/15: Official FFA Dress / Teacher Appreciation Breakfast
Friday, 11/16: Lazy Ag dress up day / Barnwarming Dance is at 7pm in the MP Room. Guest sign-up sheet & permission forms will be in the HS Office starting the week of the 6th and must be turned in by Wednesday, 11/14.

**Congratulations to the following Barnwarming candidates:
Seniors - Taylor Wagner and Jared Robison
Juniors - Destiny Perry and Joel Heil
Sophomores - Abby Bolling and Dylan Blystone
Greenhands - Victoria Wallace and Andrew Stone

With GREAT REQUEST, we are going to order FCA shirts again!!! Please go see Mrs. Grooms to put in an order! Short Sleeve $13 YXS - AXL / $15 2XL / $17 3XL or Long Sleeve $16 YXS - AXL / $18 2XL / $20 3XL (please specify your color choice: Heather Red or Polo Green). 

FCA upcoming meetings:
Mon., 11/19 - 6:30pm (Special Guest)
Wed., 11/28 - 6:30pm
Wed., 12/5 - 6:30pm (Special Guest)
Thurs., 12/13 - 8:00am

MS Dance will be on Monday, 11/19 from 6-8pm. More information to come.

**V Football Banquet will be held on Wednesday, 12/5 at 6:30pm in the Cafeteria.

The Athletic Booster Club now has on online store for Polo Panther apparel and accessories! Check out some apparel changes recently made and there is now a 2-week turnaround on orders! Go to to order now! Sales happen periodically, so check for coupon codes! Items will ship directly to you for only $6.95 per order of FREE shipping if you spend $125 or more. We also have Lanyards in the HS Office available for $5 each. See Michele Sales in the HS Office or check out the Booster Club table at some of the home games.  

Panther Socks are not available to order through the Polo Athletic Booster Club until Thursday, 11/29. Order forms are in the HS & Elementary Offices. Checks need to be made out to Polo Athletic Booster Club.

Congratulations to Mrs. Rardon who was selected as October Teacher of the Month!

Polo Fire and Rescue Annual Chili Supper will be on 11/17 starting at 5pm. Free will donation and they will have a raffle and cake walk.

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

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 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:
Spring Semester 2019 Dual Credit Enrollment is now OPEN for Missouri valley College. Please download forms from the Counseling website or from Mrs. Walker. Registration is Due before you leave for Christmas Break. The sooner the better.

The ASVAB will be given to all Juniors on Thursday, 11/15 at 8:30am in the Multi. Votech Juniors will need to report here to Polo by 8:20am.