Counseling

Meet the Counseling Department

 
William Skaggs

William Skaggs 
(Last Name 
A-G)
785.379.5880 ext. 5066

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School Counselor

Assistant SHHS Football Coach

Career Cruising Liaison 

CTE – Career & Tech Education

IPS - Individual Plans of Study

NAIA & NCAA Student-Athlete Eligibility

PSAT (Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test) & NMSQT (National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test) Coordinator

Laurie Crimmins

Laurie Crimmins
(Last Name H-N)
 
785.379.5880 ext. 5053

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School Counselor

ACT Test Supervisor 

Advanced Placement Coordinator

Allen CC & Washburn University Liaison

Assistant SHHS Bowling Coach

ESOL Coordinator

 

 

Michelle Finnegan
(Last Name O-Z)
785.379.5880 ext. 5085

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School Counselor

 

Hinton Corey 253

Corey Hinton

785.379-5880 ext. 5390

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School Social Worker

Community Resource Coordinator

Project Plus Social Work Liaison

Special Education Service Provider

 

Holt Janell 265

Janell Holt  
785.379.5880 ext. 5071

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School Registrar 

College Visits @ SHHS Coordinator

New Enrollments

Transcript Requests

 

  

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Washburn Institute of Technology

Students at Shawnee Heights High School who have reached junior status have the opportunity to attend Washburn Institute of Technology (Link to http://www.washburntech.edu/)   Washburn Tech is tuition free to Shawnee Heights students and provides students the opportunity to study a large variety of technology related fields (refer to the chart below).  Shawnee Heights students who complete an approved course of study at Washburn Tech can also apply those credits toward an Associate Degree at Washburn University depending on the Washburn Tech program.  These degrees can be completed with a substantial savings to the student in time and money.  Talk to your Shawnee Heights counselor for details.  Students attend Washburn Tech each morning from approximately 8:00 to 11:00 a.m. and return to Shawnee Heights for the remainder of the day.  Transportation will be arranged by SHHS.

Students wishing to enroll at Washburn Tech must complete the following:

  • Be a junior or senior at Shawnee Heights
  • Submit an application (get information from your counselor)
  • Meet with a Washburn Tech representative on the designated time at Shawnee Heights
  • Successfully pass the ACT Work Keys test, which is given at Shawnee Heights
  • If accepted, submit a $20.00 enrollment fee and pay for required books, supplies and tools
  • On the Shawnee Heights enrollment sheet and in PowerSchool, enroll in: Washburn Tech h13920 and h13925 (Juniors) Junior English (T.S.) h0033 (Seniors) Senior English (T.S.) h0041A 

Washburn Tech Program Offerings

Technology Field

Programs of Study

Business Technology   

Legal Office Professional; Medical Office Specialist; Business, Bookkeeping and Accounting

Electronics Technology

Computer Repair and Networking

Health Occupations

Emergency Medical Technical Technician
Healthcare Tech
Intro to Human Anatomy
     Medical Math/Terminology
     Nursing Aide (CNA) and Home Health Aide
Nursing Aide
Phlebotomy
Practical Nursing (Adult Only)*
Surgical Technology (Adult Only)*

Graphics Technology

Graphics Technology

Design Technology

Technical Drafting

Human Resource Technology

Early Childhood Professional, Culinary Arts

Mechanical Technology

Auto Service Technician; Auto Collision Repair; Diesel Technology

Building and Industrial Trades

Cabinet/Millwork, Building Technology Short Course Electrical Technology, Climate and Energy Control, Advanced Systems Technology
Building Technology (Adult Only)*
Heavy Commercial Construction (Adult Only)*

Metal Technology

Machine Tool, Welding

*Adult only classes are listed for your information for later use.

Senior Checklist

Senior College Planning Checklist187.11 KB

For our seniors, the last year of high school marks a significant transition. For some, they will attend a 2 or 4-year college. For others, they will go to a technical school to complete some type of vocational training. Then, there will be those who will go straight to the work place. For those planning on attending college, we encourage our high school seniors to do the following:

1. Take an ACT test. An ACT test is a standardized test which assess a student’s academic readiness for college. Most colleges require an ACT test during the application process. The counselor’s office has information regarding the ACT.

2. Go on a college visits. Many universities have senior days where students can tour the campus and talk to an admissions representative. For some universities, there are junior days for high school juniors.

3. After reviewing all the information, consider what is important to you. Are you wanting to live on campus or at home? Are you thinking about doing your general education requirements at a community college first and then transfer to a four-year university? How will you pay for college? Will you work and go to school at the same time? Will there be scholarships? It would be wise to write out the pros and cons as you compare what the different schools have to offer.

4. Apply to the colleges. This will be done online. Most will require a fee to apply. Colleges will ask for your ACT and transcripts. Both of these items can be sent to the college from our office. In addition, when you sign up to take an ACT, it will ask you to indicate which colleges you would like your ACT score to be sent.

5. Be aware of scholarship deadlines. For institutional scholarships, many colleges have a November 1st deadline. It will be important to ensure that your ACT test has been completed prior to that as many schools will use the ACT test score and the GPA to determine scholarship winners.

6. When in doubt, please use the counselor’s office. It is our job to help you navigate this particular process.

Scholarships

 

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Eligibility

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Deadline/Notes

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Resources for Parents

Link to the page under Parents and Students titled Counseling Resources

Possible ideas for resources on that page are below.  These links will need approved by the district counseling staff and/or Becky Greer.

RESOURCE

HOT LINE NUMBERS

Battered Women's Task Force

785.354.7927 (days)
785.354.3000 (nights)

Family Service and Guidance Center

785.232.5005 (24/7)

Kansas Children's Service League Parent Helpline

800.332.6278

Prevention And Recovery Services Youth Program

785.266.8666

Safe Schools

1.877.626.8203

Shawnee County Health Agency

785.251.2000

TEEN LINE is a national teen-to-teen helpline located at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA.  The helpline has been operated by teens for over 30 years and is accredited by the american Association of Suicidology.  TEEN LINE is staffed by thoroughly trained teen listeners who handle telephone calls, emails and texts concerning a wide variety of subjects including suicide, rape, child abuse, addictions, family problems and relationship conflicts.

Child Advocacy & Parenting Services (CAPS) Information and assistance with parenting and family management.

Parenting with Love and Logic The Love and Logic Institute is dedicated to making parenting and teaching fun and rewarding, instead of stressful and chaotic. They provide practical tools and techniques that help adults achieve respectful, healthy relationships with their children 

These websites provide subject area tutoring assistance:


 

Sylvan Learning Sylvan's Homework Help provides expert help using your school assignments and studying for your tests.

Learning Express Library

Job Corps is an alternative education program.

Vision and Learning This website provides information on vision-based learning problems that may exist, even for students with 20/20 vision.

This website provides information on applying for college scholarships:

http://www.thesimpledollar.com/college-scholarship-guide/.

NCAA Eligibility

  • If you are interested in being an athlete at a Division I or Division II school, you must be eligible according to the NCAA Rules.
  • Start here by Registering to the NCAA Clearinghouse. (Link to http://www.ncaa.org/student-athletes/future/eligibility-center)You must do this at the beginning of your junior year.

Helpful Resources

NCAA Guide for the College Bound Student (Link to http://www.ncaapublications.com/productdownloads/CBSA17.pdf)

DI Initial-Eligibility Quick Reference Sheet

(Link to http://www.ncaa.org/sites/default/files/2017_DI_Requirments_Fact_Sheet_20170103.pdf)

DII Initial-Eligibility Quick Reference Sheet (Link to http://www.ncaa.org/sites/default/files/2017_DII_Requirments_Fact_Sheet_20170103.pdf)

Make sure you let your guidance counselor and/or your coach know if you have any questions about the NCAA Eligibility process.

NCAA/NAIA Student Athlete Eligibility PowerPoint

Graduation Requirements

Students must have 24.5 credits to graduate and receive their diploma.  Students must have 23.5 credits to participate in graduation and a diploma awarded after completing 24.5 credits. 

Content Area

SHHS
Qualifies students for admission to Kansas community colleges and technical schools and Washburn University.

Kansas Regents Universities Qualified Admissions Curriculum Qualifies students for admission to Kansas Regents Universities

Kansas Scholars Curriculum Qualifies students for admission to Kansas Regents Universities and for state sponsored scholarships; funding not guaranteed

English

4 Credits
1 Freshman English
1 Sophomore English
1 Junior English
1 Senior English

4 Credits
1 credit each year
(1/2 credit may be speech)

4 Credits
Same as Qualified Admissions Curriculum

Science

3 Credits
1 Biology

1 Electives

1/2 Integrated Science A

1/2 Integrated Science B (Or 1 sem of Physics)

3 Credits
1 Biology
1 Chemistry or Physics
1 Elective except Astronomy or Humans and the Environment

3 Credits
1 Biology
1 Chemistry
1 Physics
A fourth year of science is recommended.

Math

3 Credits
Selected from Shawnee Heights mathematics courses.

3 Credits
3 units at or above the level of Algebra I or Math I taken during the 9th through 12th grades AND students must score a  22 in Math on the  ACT OR
4 Credits
4 units at or above the level of Algebra I taken during the 9th through 12th grades with one taken in the graduating year.

*A semester of College Algebra will count as 1 credit.

4 Credits
1 Algebra I* or Math I
1 Geometry or Math II
1 Algebra II or Math III
1 credit beyond Algebra II or Math III
*Algebra taken in the 8th grade is accepted.

Social Studies

3 Credits 
1 US History
1/2 US Government
1 and 1/2 electives

3 Credits
1 US History
1/2 US Government
1/2 World History or World Geography
1 elective

3 Credits
1 US History
1/2 US Government
1/2 World History or World Geography
1 elective

Foreign Language

 

2 Credits
(Same Language)

Physical Education

1 Credit
1/2 Teen Topics or NJROTC
1/2 activity class

1 Credit
1/2 Teen Topics or NJROTC
1/2 activity class

1 Credit
1/2 Teen Topics or NJROTC
1/2 activity class

Fine Arts

1 Credit

1 Credit

1 Credit

Elective Credits

9.5 Credits

9.5 Credits with 3 Credits from the following: English, Math, Natural Science, Social Science, Fine Arts, Computer/Information Systems, Foreign Language, Personal Finance, Speech, Debate, Forensics, Journalism, Career and Technical Education

6.5 Credits

 

Graduation Credits Check Sheet 

CONTENT
AREA

SHHS DIPLOMA
24.5 Total Credits

KANSAS REGENTS UNIVERSITIES
QUALIFIED ADMISSIONS
CURRICULUM

KANSAS SCHOLARS CURRICULUM

LANGUAGE ARTS

4 Credits
1 Freshman English
1 Sophomore English
1 Junior English
1 Senior English
½     ½     ½     ½   
½     ½     ½     ½    

4 Credits
1 credit each year
(excludes debate, journalism, and theater)

½     ½     ½     ½   
½     ½     ½     ½    

4 Credits
1 credit each year
(excludes debate, journalism, and theater)

½     ½     ½     ½   
½     ½     ½     ½    

SCIENCE

3 Credits
1 Biology
2 Elective

½     ½     ½    
½     ½     ½       

3 Credits
1 Biology
1 Chemistry or Physics
1 Elective
½     ½     ½    
½     ½     ½       

3 Credits
1 Biology
1 Chemistry
1 Physics
½     ½     ½    
½     ½     ½      

MATHEMATICS

3 Credits
Selected from SH Math courses

½     ½     ½
½     ½     ½

3 Credits or 4 Credits
See requirements on previous page
3 units at or above the level of Algebra I  or Math I taken during the 9th through 12th grades
½     ½     ½      ½
½     ½     ½      ½

4 Credits
1 Algebra I or Math I
1 Geometry or Math II
1 Algebra II or Math III
1 credit beyond Algebra II
½     ½     ½     ½   
½     ½     ½     ½    

SOCIAL STUDIES

3 Credits
1 US History
1/2 US Government
1 and 1/2 elective


½     ½     ½
½     ½     ½

3 Credits
1 US History
1/2 US Government
1/2 World History, World Geography, or International Relations
1 Elective
½     ½     ½   
½     ½     ½

3 Credits
1 US History
1/2 US Government
1/2 World History, World Geography, or International Relations
1 Elective
½     ½     ½
½     ½     ½

FOREIGN
LANGUAGE

   

2 Credits
(Same Language)
½     ½     ½     ½   

PHYSICAL
EDUCATION

1 Credit
1/2 Teen Topics or NJROTC
1/2 activity class

1 Credit
1/2 Teen Topics or NJROTC
1/2 activity class

1 Credit
1/2 Teen Topics or NJROTC
1/2 activity class

FINE ARTS

1 Credit
½     ½

1 Credit
½     ½

1 Credit
½     ½

ELECTIVE
CREDITS

9.5 Credits
½     ½     ½     ½   
½     ½     ½     ½    
½     ½     ½     ½   
½     ½     ½     ½    
½     ½     ½    

9.5 Credits
½     ½     ½     ½   
½     ½     ½     ½    
½     ½     ½     ½   
½     ½     ½     ½    
½     ½     ½    

6.5 Credits
½     ½     ½     ½    
½     ½     ½     ½   
½     ½     ½     ½   
½  

Financial Aid/Web Resources

Free Application for Financial Student Aid (FAFSA) (Link to http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/)

Nearly every student is eligible for some form of financial aid! That includes low-interest Federal Stafford loans, parent PLUS loans, and more. The FAFSA is used by nearly all colleges and universities to determine eligibility for federal, state, and college-sponsored financial aid, including grants, educational loans, and work-study programs.

Basically, the form determines whether or not you qualify for assistance. For example, we’ll need to know your family’s household income and other financial information. The U.S. Department of Education evaluates your form, and the results are electronically transmitted to the financial aid office of the school you list on your application.

CHANGES TO THE FAFSA: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

SUMMARY

Starting with Academic Year 2017-2018, the traditional FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) submission date of January 1 will change to October 1. In addition, families will be able to use tax information from the prior year.

The January 1 start date made it difficult for families to get their tax information gathered in time to complete the application.

By moving the start date up three months earlier to October 1, students will have more time to fill out this vital information, they’ll have tax information at hand, and families will have more time to evaluate the school’s financial aid award package.

WHAT IT MEANS

Students enrolling for academic year 2017-2018 will submit a FAFSA beginning October 1, 2016; families should again use their 2015 income tax information.

Impact: With more time to award financial aid, some schools may choose to adjust their calendar. This could mean changes to the admissions timeline as well as the timing for financial aid award letters and tuition bills. Students should check their colleges of choice to see if any dates or submission deadlines change.

General FASGA Eligibility Requirements:

  • Be a U.S. citizen, a U.S. national or an eligible non-citizen
  • Have a valid Social Security Number
  • Have a high school diploma or GED
  • Be registered with the U.S. Selective Service (if you are a male aged 18-25)
  • Complete a FAFSA promising to use any federal aid for educational purposes
  • Do not owe refunds on any federal student grants
  • Not in default on any student loans
  • Not found guilty of the sale or possession of illegal drugs during a period in which federal aid was being received

Web Resources

FAFSA On the Web (link to https://fafsa.ed.gov/) Find information about FAFSA and submit your application here.

FinAid! (Link to http://www.finaid.org/calculators/finaidestimate.phtml) Find information about scholarships, loans, military aid and a financial aid estimator.

ACT (Link to http://www.act.org/) Find information regarding the ACT Test including deadlines and prep materials.

Fastweb! (Link http://www.fastweb.com/) Search for scholarships.

College Board (Link to https://www.collegeboard.org/)Find college planning and preparation tools.

Enrollment / Course Offerings

Students

The interactive 2018-2019 Course Offerings Guide provides information on courses offered at SHHS as well as other information regarding degree completion. Click on section titles in the Table of Contents to be linked directly to that section.

Follow these guidelines to enroll in the 2018-2019 school year:

 

  • Power School will be open for students to choose classes from February 21st to March 2nd.
  • Students should go to Power School (the same way as if checking grades.)  Click on the “CLASS REGISTRATION” icon.  Follow the directions and use the colored enrollment sheet to help select the courses to take next school year.  Be sure to click SUBMIT and verify the course requests with those on the enrollment sheet.  You may do this on your own time.  During T-Bird Time on February 28thteachers will be checking to make sure requests have been entered.
  • Please turn in the colored enrollment sheet to your T-Bird Time teacher by Wednesday, February 28th.  These sheets will be used by the Counselors for verification purposes.  Make sure all information is completely filled out including signatures and contact information.
  • There will be a parent informational meeting on Wednesday, February 21st from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. at SHHS.  Details are posted on our website.
  • It is essential that you have taken this process seriously and made appropriate choices as schedule changes will be limited.  If questions arise do not hesitate to contact the counseling department.

Use the below enrollment form for the grade you will enter Fall of 2018.

9th Grade Enrollment Form

10th Grade Enrollment Form

11th Grade Enrollment Form

12th Grade Enrollment Form

 

Parents 

Review the SHHS Student Handbook.
Find information about the SHHS Booster Club.

For assistance with PowerSchool accounts, please see our PowerSchool Parent Guide

2018-19 Enrollment Fees

 

Concurrent Classes

Sophomore, Juniors and Seniors at SHHS may earn college credit by: 

  • successfully completing examination requirements at the end of AP courses offered on the high school campus.
  • successfully completing concurrent credit university courses offered through Washburn University or Allen Community College on the high school campus.
  • successfully completing university courses on the Washburn University campus with the expressed permission of parents and school. (Only seniors have this option.)

NOTE:
1. Students must be accepted to Washburn University (or other accredited institutions) according to guidelines for enrollment and be a student in good standing at SHHS and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.

  1. Credit will be awarded at a rate of 1 credit per 5-hour course and 0.5 credit per 3-hour course.

    3.  Students participating in advanced studies (university or technical school) during the school day will be under the direct supervision of their school counselor.

*Courses being offered at SHHS for 2017-18

  • College Algebra (MA 116) - 3 Credit Hours (Washburn Univ.)
  • College Statistics (MA140) - 3 Credit Hours (Washburn Univ.)
  • Freshman Composition (ENG 101) - 3 Credit Hours (Washburn Univ.)
  • Intro. to Literature (ENG 135) - 3 Credit Hours (Washburn Univ.)
  • College American History I (HI 111) - 3 Credit Hours (Washburn Univ.)
  • College American History II (HI 112) - 3 Credit Hours (Washburn Univ.)
  • College Biology (BI 100 & BI 101)- 5 Credit Hours (Washburn Univ.)
  • College Public Speaking (CM 101) - 3 Credit Hours (Allen C.C.)
  • College Personal Finance (BUS 125)- 3 Credit Hours (Allen C.C.)
  • College Psychology (PSY 101) - 3 Credit Hours (Allen C.C.)
  • College Sociology (SOC 102) - 3 Credit Hours (Allen C.C.)
  • College Beginning Spanish I (SP 101) - 4 Credit Hours (Washburn Univ.)
  • College Beginning Spanish II (SP 102) - 4 Credit Hours (Washburn Univ.)
  • College Beginning German I - 4 Credit Hours (Washburn Univ.)
  • College Enjoyment of Music (MU 100) - 3 Credit Hours (Washburn Univ.)
  • College Financial Accounting (BUS 210) - 3 Credit Hours (Allen C.C.)
  • College Principles of Management (BUS 275) - 3 Credit Hours (Allen C.C.)
  • College Marketing (BUS 278) - 3 Credit Hours (Allen C.C.)

All juniors and seniors desiring concurrent credit must meet eligibility requirements due to a recent directive of the Kansas Board of Regents.

The student eligibility requirements for Washburn University concurrent credit courses are as follows:

1. To enroll in MA 116, College Algebra, a student must meet the following criteria:

  1. 3.0 high school GPA
    b. 22 on math section of the ACT
    c. Have a qualifying score on the COMPASS exam through Washburn University
  2. To enroll in MA 140, College Statistics, a student must meet the following criteria:
  3. 3.0 high school GPA
                b.  25 on math section of the ACT
                c.  Have a qualifying g score on the COMPASS exam through Washburn University
                d.  Receive a grade of "C" or better in College Algebra
  4. To enroll in any other Washburn concurrent enrollment class, a student must meet one of the following criteria:
  5. PSAT Selection Index of at least 150
    b. ASSET reading skills subtest score of at least 43 and numerical skills subtest score of at least 39
    c. SAT combined verbal and mathematical score of at least 1000
    d. PLAN test composite of at least 21.


The student eligibility requirements for Allen Community College concurrent credit courses are as follows:

To enroll in any Allen C.C. concurrent enrollment class, a student must meet one of the following criteria:

  1. Score of at least 19 on the ACT reading subtest
  2. ASSET reading skills subtest score of at least 40

Transfer of Concurrent Credit:  To be certain that credits will transfer to the college or university where you plan to obtain your degree, check with your chosen college/university.

Washburn University: 

  • $137 per credit hour
  • 6 hour limit per semester with prior approval from counselor
  • Book Rental or purchase dependent on class
  • Student pays Washburn University directly

Allen Community College:

  • $78 per credit hour, which includes textbook rental
  • Student pays Allen Community College directly

*Tuition and class availability subject to change based on the Institution and instructor availability.

College Visits

Information on upcoming college visits to SHHS will be posted here.

 

Emporia State University

Wednesday, August 30th South Commons 9:00 am

 

Kansas State University

Wednesday, August 30th South Commons 10:00 am

 

Newman College

 

Wednesday, September 13th   Counseling Conference Room 9:00am

 

 

University of Kansas

Wednesday, September 13th   South Commons 10:00am

 

 

Bethany College

Monday, October 23rd   Counseling Conference Room 9:00am

 

 

University of Central Missouri

Monday, October 23rd   Counseling Conference Room 1:00pm

 

 

Pittsburg State University

Wednesday, November 1st   Counseling Conference Room 10:00am

 

 

 

 

 

Web and Digital Communications Pathway

 

Introductory Level

Computer Applications I
Computer Applications II

Technical Level

Web Page Design and Internet Applications
*Graphic Design
Internet Marketing

Application Level

Media Technology – Workplace Experience
Game Design & Authoring for the Web

Course descriptions can be found in the 2017-2018 Course Offerings2.06 MB.

Visual Arts

 

Introductory Level

Introduction to Drawing  

Computer Applications I
Computer Applications II

Technical Level
(*Graphic Design Strand)

Principles of Illustration
Photography I  
*Graphic Design Fundamentals
*Graphic Design

Application Level

Media Technology – Workplace Experience

Course descriptions can be found in the 2017-2018 Course Offerings2.06 MB.  

Production

 

Introductory Level

Introduction to Industrial Technology (8th Grade)

Technical Level

Drafting I
Drafting II
Production Welding Processes I
Production Welding Processes II

Application Level

Production Welding Processes IIII
Production Welding Processes IV

Course descriptions can be found in the 2017-2018 Course Offerings2.06 MB

Construction

 

Introductory Level

Introduction to Industrial Technology (8th Grade)

Technical Level

Residential Carpentry I
Residential Carpentry II
Cabinetmaking & Furniture Design I
Cabinetmaking & Furniture Design II

Application Level

Residential Carpentry III
Residential Carpentry IV
Cabinetmaking & Furniture Design III
Cabinetmaking & Furniture Design IV

Course descriptions can be found in the 2017-2018 Course Offerings2.06 MB.  

Business Finance

 

Introductory Level

Business Essentials (8th Grade)

Technical Level

Entrepreneurship
Accounting I
Accounting II
Economics

Application Level

Banking & Finance (Bank of Shawnee Heights)
College Personal Finance

Finance Workplace Experience (Bank of Shawnee Heights

Course descriptions can be found in the 2017-2018 Course Offerings2.06 MB

Business Entrepreneurship and Management

 

Introductory Level

Business Essentials (8th Grade)

Technical Level

Accounting
Entrepreneurship
Business Management
Marketing
Economics
Web Page Design and Internet Applications
Cabinetmaking & Furniture Design I
Drafting/CAD
Production Welding Processes
Residential Carpentry I

Application Level

Applied Business Development (T-bird Grounds Coffee Shop)

Course descriptions can be found in the 2017-18 Course Offerings 2.06 MB 

Audio Visual Communications

 

Introductory Level

Business Essentials (8th Grade)

Computer Applications I
Computer Applications II

Technical Level

 

Introduction to Journalism
Video Production I

Video Production II
Photography I
Graphic Design Fundamentals 
Graphic Design
Marketing

 
 
 
 
 
 

Application Level

 

Video Production III

Course descriptions can be found in the 2017-2018 Course Offerings2.06 MB.  

Career and Technical Education

Shawnee Heights Career Pathways

Students, have you given some thought to a career? Parents, we are quite sure you have given some serious thought to your student’s career choice. Looking for some direction? Look no further than Career Pathways at Shawnee Heights. We have done serious planning regarding YOUR future career. We offer eight different pathways in the areas below:

Audio Visual Communications 

Business Finance

Business Entrepreneurship and Management

Construction

Family and Community Services 

Production

Visual Arts

Web and Digital Communications

Our goal at Shawnee Heights is to prepare ALL students to be career-and college-ready upon graduation. The goal of Career Pathways is to prepare students to be career-ready by completing a Pathway in high school and transitioning to post-secondary (2-year community college, technical school, 4-year college) to continue study of their respective career.

Students who complete 3.0 credits in a Career Pathway can reap the benefits of an articulated agreement between Shawnee Heights and several post-secondary institutions in Kansas. For example, if a student completes 3.0 credits in our Marketing Pathway, Washburn University will award the student 3 college credits as long as he/she enrolls at Washburn. With the climbing cost of post-secondary education, earning college credit while in high school is not only educationally advantageous but a wise financial decision.

Coming soon will be Pathways in Health Sciences, Education and Training, and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). It is never too late or too early to begin researching careers and planning a possible career path. Did you know the national college graduation rate in the United States is approximately 40%? Our goal for all Shawnee Heights students is to earn a post-secondary degree. With that in mind, we feel it is very important to start finding an interest in a career and start planning your career NOW. We can help you with Career Pathways. If you are interested in Career Pathways or have questions about our Pathways, please contact Renee Murphy, Counselor This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Eric Steele, Assistant Principal This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Announcements

(This will be a page for the counselors to insert announcements of events.)

 


 Who: High school students and/or their parents
What:  Hear from a university admissions representative about the college planning process
Where: SHHS Library
When: 
For more information contact 

Advance Placement Courses

Advanced Placement(AP) Courses are designed to provide high school students with more complex and rigorous academic content comparable to the demands of college level course work.  The program also provides opportunity to earn college credit or its equivalent through the AP testing program.  At the conclusion of each advanced placement study, students are expected to take the corresponding advanced placement examination of the College Entrance Examination Board.  Fees for the examination are the responsibility of each student.  Although not all college and universities grant credit for qualifying grades on advanced placement examinations, over 400 institutions do grant credit.

Since greater demands are placed on those students who participate in AP courses, enrollment will be screened.

Current Course Offerings:

AP Calculus AB
AP Chemistry
AP Environmental Science
AP Human Geography
AP Language & Composition
AP Literature & Composition
AP Physics 1
AP Studio Art
AP United States Government & Politics
AP United States History
AP World History

Site Council

The SHHS site council meets at 11:00 am once a month on Wednesdays.  Please contact Mr. West at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are interested in becoming a site council member.  

View the KCtc 2017 Survey Results in the below document.

Below are minutes from our meetings.


Read September 13, 2017, Site Council Meeting Minutes.

Read October 11, 2017, Site Council Meeting Minutes.

Read November 8, 2017, Site Council Meeting Minutes.

Read January 10, 2018, Site Council Meeting Minutes.

Read February 14, 2018, Site Council Meeting Minutes.

Bell Schedule

Wednesdays are late-start days for the students.  They will need to be in class by 8:14 am or they will be counted tardy.  Students who ride the bus or arrive at school before 8:05 am will wait in the cafeteria until the bell rings to release them.

 

 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
  Teacher Plan
7:45 - 8:08
 
 1
7:45 - 8:34
 1
7:45 - 8:34
   1
7:45 - 9:16
 1
7:45 - 8:34
 2
8:40 - 9:29
  2
8:40 - 9:29
 2
(Late Start)

8:14 - 9:45
    2
8:40 - 9:29
  T-Bird Time
9:51 - 10:53 
 
 3
9:35 - 10:24
 3
9:35 - 10:24
   3
9:22 - 10:53
 3
9:35 - 10:24
 4
10:30 - 11:19
 4
10:30 - 11:19
 4
10:59 - 12:58
   4
10:30 - 11:19
 5
11:25 - 12:45
 5
11:25 - 12:45
   5
10:59 - 12:58
 5
11:25 - 12:45
 6
12:51 - 1:40
 6
12:51 - 1:40
 6
1:04 - 2:35
   6
12:51 - 1:40
7
1:46 - 2:35
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1:46 - 2:35
  7
1:04 - 2:35
7
1:46 - 2:35

 

 

 

 

PowerSchool

PowerSchool is a web-based student information system providing real-time information to parents, students, faculty, staff and administrators - over the Internet. 

PowerSchool Parent Portal (link to https://ps.usd450.net/public/)  is available for your use. 

All parents/guardians must create a user account.

The username & password that you received by mail or at enrollment will be used to link your student to your account.  It will not allow you access to your students account until you create the account for the first time.  

After you create an account, that account will be the same for your access each year. No need to make a new account for any years following. 

Helpful tips on CREATING your account:

  1. Be sure to use the parent or guardian access letter.  If the letter is not addressed to the parent or guardian of XXXXXXX (X=student's name), then you don't have the parent letter.    (Call your student's school if you don't have the parent letter.)
  2. If there is a period somewhere in the user ID, it is actually a comma.  The line under the user ID makes it appear to be a period.
  3. The number one and the lower case letter L look exactly the same on the letter.  This could cause issues with access your students account.  If you have tried both, then please feel free to contact the school or the IT department for assistance.
  4.  Key the user ID and the password exactly as you see them.  If there are capitals then be sure to key as capitals.

*Call your student's school first if you don't have your letter or passwords needed to create the account.  Call the IT Department 785-379-5970 if you have trouble creating the account.

PowerSchool Parent Guide1.36 MB

Booster Club

The Shawnee Heights Booster Club/PTO is an organization dedicated to the support of ALL student academic, fine arts and sport organizations at Shawnee Heights High School.

The Booster Club Online Apparel Store is found at the following address:

www.tbirdgear.com

Booster Club/PTO meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month in the High School T Bird Room (South Wing) at 6:00pm.


NAME

POSITION

PHONE

E-MAIL

Karla Huffman

President

(m) 231-4340

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Katie Franke

Vice-President (m) 633-6813 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Liz Steffen

Treasurer

(m) 231-9824

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Angie Smith

Secretary

(m) 554-5576

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Cody Whitney

Activities Director

(w) 730-5160 

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2018-2019 Chairpersons

Name

Position

Phone

E-Mail

Annette Mason

Concessions Volunteer
Coord

(m) 213-3601

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Sheila Gutierrez Merchandise (h) 234-5888 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Reenie Olson DAC Rep (m) 249-1239 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Star Robinson

Hospitality/Staff Relations (m) 640-2374

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Sheri Long Membership (m) 221-8475 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Tammy Edington Site Council   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Lisa Becker Fundraiser Coordinator (m) 806-4073 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Reenie Olson

Fundraiser Coordinator (m) 249-1239 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Sarah Coulter Activities Program (m) 608-2144 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Cathy Astle Post Prom   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  Spirit Night    

Booster Club Membership Form


 08-08-2018 Minutes

Parents

At the left, you can find help information for parents

The Totem Online

The print version of The Totem is published eight times a year by the student staff of Shawnee Heights High School, 4201 SE Shawnee Heights Rd., Tecumseh, KS 66542. The online Totem will be updated concurrently with the print version. This publication may contain controversial material. Kansas Law prohibits the suppression of a student publication because it involves political or controversial matter. Shawnee Heights USD No. 450 and its board members, officers, and employees disclaim any responsibility for the content within; it is not an expression of the school district policy. The Totem is a member of the National Scholastic Press Association, Kansas Scholastic Press Association, Quill and Scroll, and the Journalism Education Association.

www.TheTotem.net

Hall of Fame

Nomination Form87.67 KB

Purpose
The purpose of the Shawnee Heights High School Hall of Fame is to recognize graduates and past staff members for achievement in one of three areas: personal and/or professional life, community service, and/or the demonstration of education as a lifelong experience.

Eligibility Requirements
Candidates must either be a graduate of Shawnee Heights High School 10+ years prior to nomination or a former staff member of SHHS.

Project Managers
This project is managed and organized by the Shawnee Heights High School Renaissance Club.

Inaugural Members
Dr. Grace (Dexter) Morrison (’66) and former science teacher Paul Willis were inducted into the SHHS Hall of Fame in 2007. The program stalled for several years before being reinstated during the 2015-16 school year.

Recognition
Honorees will be recognized during a school ceremony held annually. Recipients will also have a framed picture added to the Hall of Fame in the South Wing commons area.

Selection Process
A committee made up of students, faculty, staff and alumni will select graduates and/or former staff for annual recognition. Nominations are accepted on an ongoing basis but must be received at least sixty days prior to that year’s induction ceremony for immediate consideration. Once a person is nominated, his/her application remains on file indefinitely.

Attendance

Anytime your student is absent, please notify the SHHS office at 785.379.5860 

Students must check in or out through the office before leaving school or when arriving late to school. 

It is the responsibility of each student to request makeup work from their teacher(s). A student has a right to make up work whether it is excused, unexcused, or if the student is suspended from school. A minimum of two class periods for makeup will be allowed for each period of absence, but not to extend beyond one week, with the exception of extended absences due to extenuating circumstances. If a student is absent, that student or parent should email teachers directly for missed work.

If your student is absent for less than three days and you would like to get their homework, please feel free to contact their teachers via email.

For all pre-arranged absences, the student is responsible for getting their homework from the teacher.

 

Club Information


 Sponsor: Mrs. Watgen

Room #: S410

Meetings: once a month during club time; anime viewing parties once a month at a member’s home.

Members:

Requirements: attend meetings! Get involved!

Club Dues: none, but bring snacks to viewing parties, and money is required to attend Nakacon in the spring

Mission, Goal or Purpose: Student-run group that celebrates the Japanese art of animated filmmaking, Japanese manga/graphic novels


 Sponsor: Mr. Paget

Room #: 208

Meetings: After school on Tuesdays until 4:00pm.

Members: 20-25

Requirements: Interest in art. Anyone is welcome, whether they are enrolled in an art class or not.

Club Dues: $5.00 per year.

Mission, Goal or Purpose: To promote the love of art and art-related activities in our school and community.

Activities/Projects: Art Club is a student-run organization. Each year, there are different activities that the club is involved in, according to the interests of the members. In the past, we have worked at the elementary schools in the creation of a mural and worked on a Halloween project with the Special Education classes. We have done artwork to improve the aesthetics of the school. We have worked on installation artwork for the pediatric area of an area hospital.


 Sponsor: Mrs. Robbs

Room #: PD Room

Meetings: Once per month during club time.

Members: 40

Requirements: Any student of SHHS is eligible upon payment of dues. Club Dues: $2.00

Mission, Goal or Purpose: 1. To promote a better understanding between African Americans and other races at SHHS and in the community of Topeka. 2. To foster activities that will aid African Americans in their struggle for self-awareness. 3. To work with the administration, faculty, and students in an effort to make school life relevant to all students regardless of race, creed or color. 

 

Activities/Projects: Fundraisers: Bake sales, candy sales. Activities Membership Drive, Black Leadership Symposium at KU, adopt a family from The Villages Group Home, attend Martin Luther King Celebration, sponsor Black History Month, and attend Black College Tour during spring break.


 Sponsor: Mrs. Weishaar

Room #: Library

Meetings: Once a month during club time.

Members: 10

Requirements: Any student of SHHS

Club Dues: None

Mission, Goal or Purpose: The goal of the SHHS Book Club is to encourage reading by providing a safe environment where literary discussion can take place in a respectful manner.

Activities/Projects: Each month students read and discuss at least one book.  Members also share book recommendations.


 

Sponsor: Mrs. Deever

Room #: 707

Meetings: 3rd Thursday of each month

Members: 20-40

Requirements: Open to any student who will be or has taken a FACS course

Club Dues: No dues; our organization sponsors the Winter Dance to pay our National, Regional and State dues.

Mission, Goal or Purpose: A dynamic nation-wide student-led leadership organization that helps young men and women become leaders and addresses important personal, family, work and societal issues. Leadership skills are gained through improving our community and school through our service projects.

Activities/Projects: Our service projects include hosting the Winter Dance each year for the student body, serving the dinner at the Scholars’ Bowl tournament, and other service projects are decided upon each year by the organization.

Other Information: FCCLA received their Charter in the school year 2013-2014 and is a growing organization.  Goals for the next school year have already been set and many exciting activities and events have been planned. 

 


 

Sponsors: Mr. Nicks

Room #: Cafeteria

Meetings: Once per month during activity period and 1-3 times per month outside of school day.

Members: 125

Requirements: Desire to share Christian fellowship with others.

Club Dues: $1.00

Mission, Goal or Purpose: Our purpose is to provide a place and atmosphere for high school students to share about their Christian faith and how it impacts their sport and performance.

Activities/Projects: Improve our community through volunteer & service projects. Trick or treating for canned food. Special acknowledgment of National Coaches, Sponsors & Advisors Day. Sponsor school-wide canned food drive at Christmas. Late Night with FCA-recreation time after BB game in January. Valentine's Day service project-nursing home residents. End of year picnic.

Other Information: We are very proud to sponsor the Rich Heyroth Memorial Scholarship. 


 

Sponsor: Mr. Tapia/Mr. Scheideman 

Room #: S109

Meetings: Once a month during T-Bird time

Members: 20

Requirements: Attend SHHS and have an interest in Business.

Club Dues: See Mr. Tapia

About: FBLA-PBL inspires and prepares students to become community-minded business leaders in a global society through relevant career preparation and leadership experiences.


 

Sponsor: Mrs. Weishaar

Room #: Library

Meetings: Wednesday, 2:35 pm to 3:45 pm

Members: 15

Requirements:  Any student of SHHS is welcome to attend 

Club Dues: None

Mission, Goal or Purpose:  The Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA) guarantees a safe and accepting community for queer students and allies while learning about, relating to, understanding, and experiencing queer culture. 

Activities/Projects: The SHHS GSA provides a safe space for students to make friends and to talk about the various issues they face.  Students learn about sexual orientation, gender identity, and some of the issues that surround them.  The GSA works to make SHHS a more accepting and safe environment for all students.  The GSA sponsors Day of Silence activities.


 

 

 

Sponsor: Mr. Serrano

Room #: 317

Meetings: Once a month during activity period.

Members: 30

Requirements: None

Club Dues: $2.00

Mission, Goal or Purpose: To promote Hispanic cultural awareness at SHHS and to encourage Hispanic student leadership.

Activities/Projects: Celebrate Hispanic diversity, customs, holidays and culture.  Create homecoming floats, adopt families for Christmas, help local charities and organizations, and create new opportunities for future club members. 


 

 

 

Sponsor: Mrs. Becker

Room #:  615

Meetings: Second Half of T-Bird time on Club Days. (10:22-10:33)

Members: 30

Requirements: None! Be adventurous and enjoy the food samples from the various countries.

Club Dues: $2.00 per year

Mission, Goal or Purpose: To help our exchange students get to know America, Kansas, our school, and SHHS students. It also offers the opportunity for us to get to know the Foreign Exchange students and their cultural background.

Activities/Projects: We visit some Topeka landmarks, eat at a restaurant, and organize some potluck dinners, i.e., Octoberfest.  


Sponsor: Mr. Robbs

Room #: N616

Meetings: 1st Half T-Bird Time

Members: N/A

Requirements: Have at least 5 of the 38 barriers

Club Dues: None

Mission, Goal or Purpose: Jobs for America’s Graduates-Kansas (JAG-K) is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization that partners with students facing multiple barriers to success. A trained JAG Career Specialist provides individual and group instruction to 35-45 students in the using the competency-based JAG National Curriculum. The curriculum emphasizes graduating from high school and preparing students for post-secondary education or entering the workforce directly.
The JAG-K classroom is a Career Association with opportunities for leadership, community service, career exploration, and on-site job shadow experiences. The unique 12-month follow up program allows the Specialist to continue providing support and encouragement to the student for the first year after graduation.


Sponsor: Dr. Dexter

Room #: 709

Meetings: Once a month during activity period.

Members: 40

Requirements: A genuine desire to make the world a better place.

Club Dues: $20.00 (Dues include T-shirt, International, and District Junior Civitan dues).

 

Mission, Goal or Purpose: The Shawnee Heights club is one of only two Junior Civitan Clubs in the State of Kansas.  It is a service club for young people looking for leadership opportunities and those wanting to improve the world. Join with other caring young adults who want to contribute their talents and time to aid people who are coping with physical or mental exceptionalities, promote environmental awareness, and give the general community and school support. There are approximately 20,000 members in over 500 Junior Civitan Clubs worldwide, with active clubs in Canada, Norway, the United States, Germany, Hungary, Romania, and Belize.

Activities/Projects: The Junior Civitan Club at SHHS is involved in many activities. We volunteer locally and team up with the Topeka Area Civitan Club on many activities.  We assist with the annual Civitan Club car show (at Shawnee Heights), Civitan Golf Tournament, Polar Bear Plunge, Festival of Trees, and Winter Wonderland.  Many of our members volunteer at Special Olympic events which include bowling, basketball, and the annual Northeast Special Olympic track meet.  Other projects are the Yellow Ribbon Project (suicide prevention) as well as other initiatives to support our school and others. 

Members will also have leadership opportunities at several levels.  Several of our officers have become officers at the District (7 state) level.  They may also run for International officership.   In the Spring, we attend the annual district workshop in Arkansas and also have the opportunity to participate in the annual International Junior Civitan conference often held in the Eastern part of the nation.  We have had officers who have also attended international fundraising activities like Dance-A-Thon (Murtle Beach, SC) and Sno-Do (Canada).  Proceeds are donated to the Civitan International Research Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama.


Sponsor: TBD

Room #: TBD

Meetings: Once a month during activity period.

Members: 20-25

Requirements: Participate!

Club Dues: $5.00 per year-given to Key Club International. Goes toward member benefits and administrative costs.

Mission, Goal or Purpose: Key Club is an organization oriented toward community service. Numerous leadership positions at the state and international level are attainable. Key Club is the world's largest high school service organization with over 206,000 members around the world.

Activities/Projects: In years past, we have helped at the Rescue Mission, serving dinner and donating toiletries from our school-wide drive. We have also read to kids at the local elementary schools, participated in highway cleanups, and thrown parties for nursing home residents.


 

 

 

 

 Sponsor: Mrs. Bradshaw & Ms. Wiseman

Room #: S330

Meetings: Monthly on club dates – after school dates will be chosen (TBA)

Members: 10

Requirements: Must be able to attend all meetings and extra activities.

Club Dues: None

Mission, Goal or Purpose: To competitively perform poetry related to current issues within society.

Activities/Projects: TBA (attend open mic nights, performances, etc.)


 

Sponsor: Mrs. Bailey

Room #: N625

Meetings: In the North commons

Members: about 75

Requirements: All are eligible for math club, but for Mu Alpha Theta there are requirements: 1. Math 3 or above, 2. Teacher recommends, 3. Math high school GPA is 3.0 or higher

Club Dues: Mu Alpha Theta it is $10

Mission, Goal or Purpose: National Honor Society for Mathematics.  We are dedicated to inspiring a keen interest in mathematics, developing strong scholarship in the subject, and promoting the enjoyment of mathematics in high school and two-year college students.


 Sponsor: Mrs. Aeschliman

Room #: 202

Meetings: Approximately once a month from October thru February, from 3:00-5:00 on Wednesdays.

Members: Approximately 40.

Requirements: Active interest in learning about the United Nations, world geography, and current events, and attendance at a 2-day event that is held on a Monday and Tuesday in late February or early March.

Mission, Goal or Purpose: To prepare delegates who will effectively and accurately represent a specific country in a specific council at the Topeka Model United Nations.

 

 


 

Sponsor: Mrs. Borjon

Room #: 301

Meetings: Once a month before school

Members: Over 40

Requirements: Beginning in the spring of student's sophomore year, students with a GPA of 3.5 or above will be notified of their eligibility to apply for membership into NHS. The nominee will fill out the student activity form, get references, and be evaluated by a faculty council. Students will be notified of selection into NHS by letter.

The criteria for selection into NHS are based on the four pillars of NHS:

  • Scholarship
  • Character
  • Leadership
  • Service

Students are evaluated on participation in school activities, leadership in the school and the community, community service, and awards.

Club Dues: $5.00

Mission, Goal or Purpose: To recognize outstanding students that demonstrate excellence in scholarship and service that supports the community.

Activities/Projects: Through volunteering in the local community, the NHS organization hopes to build and reinforce a pattern of respect and service in the students' lives. Members accomplish this task by tutoring and volunteering for numerous service projects during the school year. Members have a strict time commitment required for volunteering and tutoring.

Other Information: The National Honor Society is a very prestigious and elite group of individuals who have exhibited excellence in scholarship, leadership, service, and character. 


 

Sponsor: Mr. Spade & Mrs. Wilson

Room #: S322

Meetings: Once a month during club period AND before school on a schedule determined by the club leadership.

Members: Any SHHS student who desires to seek excellence and encourage others to seek excellence is eligible.

Club Dues: None

Mission, Goal or Purpose: To create at Shawnee Heights a climate in which students express the same zeal for excellence in academics and citizenship as they typically express for athletics. Activities/Projects: Each year the leadership and members decide what Renaissance should recognize and reward.

-Renaissance has recognized excellence in citizenship with the T-Bird Feather program. -Renaissance has recognized excellence in attendance and responsibility with the DoughDeal.

-Renaissance recognizes academic achievement by planning and conducting an annual academic pep assembly.

-Renaissance recognizes the excellence of past graduates and staff by organizing and helping select inductees for the Shawnee Heights Wall of Honor.


 

 

 

Sponsor: Mrs. Ward

Room #: S415

Meetings: Topeka Rowing Association at Tinman Circle Monday and Wednesday 6-8pm and Saturday 8-10am

Requirements: Anyone is welcome to join. Once rowers are comfortable on water, rowers are able to sign up to compete in regattas, or simply continue to row for enjoyment and exercise.

Club Dues: $5 & TRA Student Fee - TBD

Mission, Goal or Purpose: To promote rowing and offer a new experience for students and adults to make new friends while improving physical fitness.

Activities/Projects: Rowing Club is in partnership with Topeka Rowing Association. Students and adults will learn to row in double and single boats. They will work on an erg indoors to perfect form. Once individuals are comfortable on the water, the club will enter and compete in regattas in Topeka and surrounding areas. Students have the chance to compete in state and national competitions.

Rowers will have several opportunities to volunteer in the community and participate in fundraisers if desired. 


Sponsor: Mrs. Deever

Room #: N707

Meetings: Monday/Tuesday mornings, Monday/Wednesday after school Requirements: See Student School Planner for lettering requirements.

Club Dues: $5.00

Mission, Goal or Purpose: To hold academic team meetings in preparation for Scholars' Bowl invitational competitions, including hosting a tournament at SHHS.

Activities/Projects: Participants in Scholars' Bowl increase their knowledge in many academic areas, particularly in English, social studies, science and math. Fine arts and current events are also addressed. Students are expected to attend one or more practices per week, compete at two or more tournaments during the season, and contribute questions to the central file. 


 

Sponsor: Mrs. Ward & Mrs. Bradshaw

Room #: South Commons

Meetings: Officers-once a week until end of February.

Members: Members-special event planning and participation.

Club Dues: $1.00, encouraged to support teams.

Mission, Goal or Purpose: To support school athletic teams. Instill school spirit. Be a good host for visiting schools. Promote good sportsmanship and citizenship.

Activities/Projects: Cheer at events. Fundraising and spirit projects (ribbons, shirts, poms, etc.), Homecoming, Winter Festival activities, poster parties, ceremony participation, dance.

Other Information: Enthusiasm-a vital part of our high school. 

 


 Sponsor: Mrs. Borjon & Ms. Coulter

Room #: S301

Meetings: As determined by the executive board.

Members: Elected by students.

Requirements: Participation, leadership, and character.

Club Dues: None

Mission, Goal or Purpose: Elected positions that provide leadership throughout SHHS by creating and organizing activities geared towards successful academics, building community and creating a positive school culture.

Activities/Projects:


 

Sponsor: Mr. Boyer

Room #: Auditorium

Meetings: Once per month during activity period; generally one activity per month.

Members: 40

Requirements: Anyone can join Drama Club; however, special requirements must be met to join Thespians, an honor-level international society of theatre artists.

Club Dues: $5.00

Mission, Goal or Purpose: To promote the love of theater in our school and community and to develop theatrical skills in our personal life.

Activities/Projects: Attending community and professional productions. Supporting school theatrical productions.


 

 

 

Sponsor: Mr. Propps

Room #: S305

Meetings: T-bird time (Runs TBA)

Members: 4

Requirements: N/A

Club Dues: N/A (Race fees and transportation to 5k is responsibility of student)

Mission, Goal, Purpose: To provide a low stress, “fun run” environment where students can improve their running and meet new people.

Activities: One 5k per semester TBD by club members

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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About Shawnee Heights High School


Welcome to the Shawnee Heights High School Page!


Welcome to Shawnee Heights High School, home of the Thunderbirds. The population of our school is about 1100 students, with approximately 75% preparing to attend either a four-year or two-year college program after graduation.  Students attending Shawnee Heights have a multitude of opportunities in both academics and activities. Advanced placement courses, honors, and dual credit courses complement our extensive academic offerings for students. Our programs also include multiple Career-Technical Education pathways and opportunities to earn certification in a number of career fields.

Programs for gifted students and other exceptionalities are available through a comprehensive special education program. The orchestra, band, debate, forensics, and vocal performing groups have won state and national acclaim. Art students not only win competitions but also receive scholarships for further study.  Shawnee Heights High School has won numerous state and league titles on both girls and boys athletics.  In addition to multiple team titles, several individuals have been recognized as champions and named to all-area teams.


We are committed to developing all students into life-long learners, academic achievers, and responsible citizens.