Daily Announcements

  • CHIEF CHATTER
    Friday, September 30, 2022

    Chiefs Ceremonial – “Candyland – The Sweetest Night of All” – Friday, September 30th:
    •    Chiefs Ceremonial Game – KHS vs. West Plains, kick-off at 7:00 p.m. tonight.
    •    Chiefs Ceremonial Dance - tonight, 9:30-11:30 p.m. 
    •    Tickets are $15 each today. No sales will be made after 1:30 today. 
    •    Dance Guest forms must be returned signed to Ms. Bricker prior to purchasing your tickets.
    •    ALL fines and fees including, but not limited to, lunch, Library, computers, ID’s, etc., need to be paid before purchasing tickets. See the Financial Office. 
    •    You MUST be in attendance all day Friday in order to attend the dance that night. 

    All Students:
    •    Friday’s Game Theme is = Hawaiian, KHS vs. West Plains, @ KHS, 7:00 pm
    •    Student Flu Vaccination Clinic will be Monday, October 10th in the morning. Consent forms are available in the main office or online at kickapoochiefs.org 
    •    Yearbooks are on sale now at Jostens.com! $45 each. Price will increase to $50 each on October 1st. March 1st, price will increase to $55. Buy early for the best deal. 
    •    The make-up date for the ASVAB testing will be Tuesday, October 4th, 8:00-11:30 a.m. If you are still interested in taking the test and did not previously sign up, you can still register in the main office until Friday.
    •    If you are a student who identifies as Hispanic and you are interested in attending the Steps 2 Empowerment Conference at Missouri State University on October 19th, please pick up a permission form from Dr. Woodard in room 224. Permission forms are due by October 4th.
    •    Collegiate Day will be Thursday!! Staff – wear your alma mater, students – wear your favorite college shirt!! 
    •    Tutoring available every day after school in the library from 3:25-4:25. Students will check in and must stay the full time unless a parent or guardian signs them out. 

    Kickapoo U / A+:
    •    Kickapoo University is taking a field trip to the eFactory and Brick City on October 18th. Come and be a part of the fun. If you are interested in a career in business or art, this is the field trip for you! Get permission slips in the A+/Kickapoo U office. 
    •    Current Sophomores and Juniors: If you are interested in being a Chief Mentor for the 2023-24 school year, START LEADING NOW!! Teacher recommendations are an important part of the application process. To learn more, stop by the A+/Kickapoo University office for more details. 
    •    Volunteer Hours accrued from May 1 – August 31, 2022 must be turned in through Canvas no later than September 30th. They will not be accepted late! Students need to log in to Canvas, read the information and follow the directions to turn in your hours! 

    Athletics: 
    •    Any student interested in participating in Archery this winter, there will be an informational meeting on Tuesday, October 11 after school at 3:15 in the library classroom. 
    •    Wrestling Open mats every Monday, 3:30 – 5:00.

    From the Counselors:
    •    Deadline to register for the December 10th ACT test is Friday, November 4th.
    •    PSAT signups will be held in the counseling office. The cost to sign up is $20 and the deadline is October 5th. You must pay at the time of registration to reserve your spot. If you are a Junior on free or reduced lunch you can have a fee waiver for the test. The test will be given on October 12th. Spots are limited, so registration is first come first serve. If you have any questions please see the counselors. 
    •    Sophomores interested in the OTC Career Center need to check their Canvas messages for information about Explore OTC. This field trip will take students to OTC on October 13th to learn more about their programs.
    •    FAFSA Frenzy, Thursday, October 13th, 5:30-7:30 p.m. @ KHS. 
    •    College and Career Fair, Tuesday, October 18th at Glendale High School, 5:00-7:00 p.m. Explore future careers, meet potential employers, ask questions, meet college reps, learn about financial aid and prize giveaways!!

    Hispanic Heritage Month
    In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, today we celebrate Joan Baez. Joan is an American singer, songwriter, musician and activist whose contemporary fold music often includes songs of protest or social justice. She performed fourteen songs at the 1969 Woodstock Festival and has displayed a lifelong commitment to political and social activism in the fields of nonviolence, civil rights, human rights and the environment. 

    College, University & Military Lunch Visits
    Friday, October 14th – Missouri State University Army ROTC
    Monday, October 17th – Oklahoma State

    From the Librarians:
    •    Students if you need to request a Chromebook repair you’ll need to complete the Repair Request Form.  If you can’t fill it out yourself, have a friend or teacher complete it for you on their device. The form is located in the Tribe Talk course in Canvas. The Librarians will then contact your teacher and have you come to the library.  Some fixes can be done without coming like a password reset.  We’ll message you back in Canvas or call your class if needed.
    •    Please note that we do not loan Chromebooks to students who have forgotten theirs or chargers we can loan out to students whose devices are uncharged.  

    Club Announcements:
    •    PULSERA Bracelet Fundraiser: Mrs. Wyrick’s Spanish 4 class is selling PULSERAS/BRACELETS to fundraise for the Guatemalan artisans. Come buy a $7.00 bracelet at lunch or in Mrs. Wyrick’s room #203.  
    •    Any student wishing to join HOSA needs to turn in a membership form with their money into Mrs. Jansen (room s205) by end of the day today. HOSA membership must be renewed each year so even if you joined last year, you must resubmit the paperwork and fee. See Mrs. Jansen if you have any questions or concerns.
    •    Mu Alpha Theta members will be meeting in room 237 next Tuesday, October 4th. Please check Canvas for a message from Mr. Evans. Any MAT student interesting in going to the Central competition at OTC on October 7th needs to sign up with Mr. Evans no later than Wednesday.

    Club Meetings: 
    •    FCA will meet every Monday, 7:30 a.m. in the old auditorium. Come and make new friends and connect with others. 
    •    Creative Writer’s Workshop meets every Monday in room 107 after school.
    •    RPG (Role Playing Games) meets every Tuesday after school in room 218.
    •    FCCLA meets every Wednesday after school in room 105.
    •    Youth Alive will meet every Thursday after school in room 226 from 3:15-4:15. Everyone is welcome!

    Today’s Events:
    1.    Girls Soccer Districts @ Gillenwaters, 8:00 am
    2.    Varsity Boys Soccer KHS Shootout @ KHS
    3.    Varsity Softball Springfield Invitational @ Cooper Fields
    4.    Varsity Football vs. West Plains @ KHS, 7:00 pm

    Happy Birthday from STUCO:
    Jaden Lee, Gracie Marsh, Vincent Saxton

    Thought of the Day:
    Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.