Daily Announcements

    Wednesday, February 8, 2023

    All Students:
    •    If you are taking the AP Bio test please come to Ms. Bernhards room (S102) after school today or tomorrow to get information and set up days and times for review sessions.
    •    The Youth Empowerment Summit is a conference style event sponsored by SPS, the NAACP, and MSU where students will participate in workshops focused on college and career readiness and Black empowerment and excellence. The YES Conference will take place on February 23rd. If you want to attend the conference, pick up a permission form from Dr. Woodard in room 224. Forms are due by Thursday.
    •    Peer Mediator Tryouts will be March 1st. Please pick up an application from Ms. Bernhard in room S102. If you are good at listening and solving conflict please think about trying out for this amazing program. Applications will be due by February 17th. Any questions ask Ms. Bernhard or Mrs. Wallace. 
    •    Yearbooks are on sale now at Jostens.com! $50 each. March 1st, price will increase to $55.
    •    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. 

    Student Council
    •    STUCO Blood Drive will be Thursday. Sign up during lunch. You must be 16 years old to donate and have picture ID on the day you donate. 

    Courtwarming Dance – “Snowed in at the Lodge”
    •    Assembly – Thursday, February 16th.
    •    Dance – Friday, February 17th, 9:30 – 11:30 p.m. in the KHS Commons.
    •    Tickets will be on sale February 13th – 17th. Monday – Wednesday tickets $10 (Tickets will also be sold Wednesday AM during late start!). Thursday & Friday tickets $15. No sales will be made after 1:30 on Friday, February 17th. Plan ahead and buy your ticket early! 
    •    Dance guest forms are available in the main office and must be returned completed prior to purchasing a ticket. If you filled out a form for Homecoming and are bringing the same guest, you do not need to fill out a new form.
    •    All fees and fines must be paid before purchasing tickets. See Mrs. Miller in the Financial Office to take care of those.
    •    You MUST be in attendance all day Friday, February 17th in order to attend the dance that night. If you have an appointment scheduled that day, it needs to be rescheduled! If it cannot be rescheduled, then your parent must contact Mr. Phillips to obtain prior approval for your absence by Thursday, February 16th.  

    Black History Month
    In honor of Black History Month, today we recognize Mary Jean price Walls who graduated as Salutatorian from SPS Lincoln High School in the 1950’s. She submitted an application to the all-white Southwest Missouri State, now MSU, teachers’ college. Her application was never approved. 

    Athletic Signing
    Please join our athletes today at 3:30 p.m. in the KHS Commons as they sign their College Letter of Intent to play sports. Colby Goddard, Cross Country/Track, Rockhurst University; Taylor Mayo, Track, University of Kansas; Abby Bilbao, Soccer, Truman State University; Landon Keisker, Soccer, Truman State University; Corbin Clay, Soccer, Truman State University; Brayden Shorter, Basketball, Washburn University; Jackson Young, Football, Pittsburg State University; Andrew Link, Football, Missouri State University; Benton Brown, Football, Truman State University; Samias Pickett, Football, Midland University; Matt Jones, Football, Midland University; Daniel Clark, Football, Quincy University; Brynley Brotherton, Tennis, Southwest Baptist University; Allison Bowser, Tennis, Southwest Baptist University.

    •    Anyone Interested in running track needs to sign up. Find a QR code to sign up with by room 244 or in the Commons.
    •    Spring Sports will begin on Monday, February 27. If you plan to participate, make sure you have all paperwork and athletic fee paid prior to this date. If not sure, stop by the Main Office and check with Ms. Bricker.

    From the Counselors:
    •    Seniors! Are you interested in being on Prom Committee? Prom Committee applications are available in the Counseling Center. Applications are due back by February 17th.
    •    The ASVAB Career Exploration Program is an assessment that helps students discover their strengths and interests so they may map out post-secondary plans that work for them. If you select to take the ASVAB, it will be offered FREE of charge at Kickapoo High School on March 30th; the military funds this assessment for our students.  All students are required to have an ACT or ASVAB score on file to graduate.  If you are a junior or senior and would like to take the ASVAB sign-up in the Main Office or Counseling Center.

    From the Librarians:
    To avoid waiting in multiple lines for Courtwarming tickets be sure to check in with the library about fees before you line up for tickets.  You should also set up or log in to MySchoolBucks to make sure you don’t owe any fees for Lunch, ID’s, etc.  Fees in eSchool are not accurate, so you must check with the library and in MySchoolsBucks.

    Club Announcements:
    •    The KHS Science Hub would like to invite you to an informational meeting about the Missouri Envirothon, The Missouri Science and Engineering Fair and the MSPE Model Bridge Contest today after school in room S101.  Each of these opportunities to represent Kickapoo in a science competition will help you qualify for the Science Seal of Excellence upon graduation.
    •    The Creative Writer’s Workshop will be meeting every Monday in Room 107 right after school until 3:45. Come join us as we share our own writings and sharpen our writing skills with various prompts. 

    Today’s Events: 
    1.    Science Hub Meeting, Room S101, 3:15 pm
    2.    Athletic Signing, Commons, 3:30 pm
    3.    F/JV/V Boys Basketball vs. Central @ KHS, 4:30 pm

    Happy Birthday from STUCO:
    Thomas Daniel, Memphis Melton, Nathaniel Palmer, Masey Washington, Sydney Wiseman

    Thought of the Day:
     If you don’t like the road you’re walking, start paving another one.