SHHS News

Mattress Sale Fundraiser

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Do you need to replace a bed in your home?  Now is the time!  The Shawnee Heights High School Performing Arts Program is hosting a one day Mattress Sale at Shawnee Heights High School on Saturday, November 17th from 10AM-4PM.  There will be about 30 name brand models to choose from. Simmons Beautyrest, Southerland, and IntelliBED are just a few of the brands offered! All beds are new, made to order, available in all sizes, and come with factory warranties!  There will also be pillows, sheets, mattress protectors, frames and even adjustable beds available as well! Best of all, prices are less than retail stores! Financing options are available. Mention this announcement and get a free set of sheets with any bed purchase! All purchases benefit our students! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQ4NpXCI_iU

 

Working: A Musical

Working A Musical

 

The Shawnee Heights High School Choir and Drama Departments invite you to join them for Working: A Musical, which runs Thursday, November 15 through Saturday, November 17 at 7:00 pm nightly.

Working is simply about that: working. It is an evening of people talking (and singing) about what they do and how they feel about doing it. Forty-six cast members portray over thirty different people with different occupations and different viewpoints about the value of working. It’s a departure from some of the shows we’ve done in the past, but it will be a very exciting night of theatre, with songs contributed by Broadway legends Stephen Schwartz and Lin-Manuel Miranda as well as singer-songwriter James Taylor. We also believe that this play will continue to spark discussion long after the curtain falls.

Buy your tickets at https://www.showtix4u.com/boxoffice.php?submit=Search+for+Events&begin=1542968&current_client=0927501503162374&ts=1541608100

 

 

Working: A Musical

Working A Musical

 

The Shawnee Heights High School Choir and Drama Departments invite you to join them for Working: A Musical, which runs Thursday, November 15 through Saturday, November 17 at 7:00 pm nightly.

Working is simply about that: working. It is an evening of people talking (and singing) about what they do and how they feel about doing it. Forty-six cast members portray over thirty different people with different occupations and different viewpoints about the value of working. It’s a departure from some of the shows we’ve done in the past, but it will be a very exciting night of theatre, with songs contributed by Broadway legends Stephen Schwartz and Lin-Manuel Miranda as well as singer-songwriter James Taylor. We also believe that this play will continue to spark discussion long after the curtain falls.

Buy your tickets at https://www.showtix4u.com/boxoffice.php?submit=Search+for+Events&begin=1542968&current_client=0927501503162374&ts=1541608100

 

 

Keeping our Kids safe

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Keeping our kids safe

Sadly, 17 youth – including an 11-year-old – have taken their own lives in the last four years in Shawnee County. On Tuesday, November 13, nationally-known speaker and mental health advocate Kevin Hines will give a presentation at 7 p.m. at the Topeka Performing Arts Center. It’s free and open to the public.

More than 2,000 people have attempted to take their own lives by jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge. Only 26 have survived. Kevin is one of them.

In the years since, he has shared his story of pain, hope and miraculous recovery. Guests will better understand the mindset of a suicidal person and learn what we can all do to prevent deaths by suicide in our community. Kevin’s honesty and positivity have inspired thousands of people. He’ll inspire you, too.

The presentation is hosted by Shawnee County’s new youth suicide prevention initiative, “Suicide: Talk about it. Save a life.” The initiative is comprised of Family Service & Guidance Center, all five Shawnee County School districts, Hayden High School and the Shawnee County Suicide Prevention Coalition.

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Warning signs that a child or teen may need help

As many as four out of five suicidal people signal their intentions to others, hoping it will be noticed. Here are some warning signs that a child or teen may need help.

  • Talking about suicide or death in general
  • Talking about “going away”
  • Referring to things they “won’t be needing” and giving things away
  • A dramatic mood swing from very depressed/suicidal to seemingly being fine
  • Talking about feeling hopeless or guilty
  • Pulling away from family and friends
  • Losing interest in favorite activities
  • Changes in sleeping and eating habits
  • Drug use, drinking or self-harm
  • Unexplained or unusually severe, violent or rebellious behavior
  • Unusual neglect in appearance or hygiene
  • Feeling sad or depressed for extended periods
  • Obsession with death – often in music, poetry or artwork

 

Start the conversation with your child.

Raising a child is the toughest job in the world. Kids face so many challenges and risks today. One risk that doesn’t get talked about is the risk of suicide.

It might surprise you to know that talking about suicide cannot plant the idea in someone's head. Actually, it can get your child to talk and open up about a scary subject.

Talking to your child or teen about suicide may be difficult, but it could save their life.

  • When you talk to your child about suicide, you are not giving them ideas. Talking about it can get your child to open up as well as give them permission to bring up the subject in the future.
  • Parents talk to kids all the time about things like buckling up in the car, avoiding drugs and alcohol and not engaging in risky sexual activity. Parents should talk to their children about any behavior that can put them at risk, including suicide.
  • You should talk to your child about the risk of suicide, even if they don’t bring it up. Approach it the same way you would another subject that is important to you but may or may not be important to them.

 

Kids and families don’t have to go it alone. Resources are available.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1.800.273.TALK (8255)

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides free and confidential support for someone who is suicidal as well as prevention and crisis resources for parents. Call anytime, day or night.

Crisis Text Line: Text “HOME” to 741741

The Crisis Text Line also makes it easy to get fast, free help 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Since the text line was launched in 2013, trained volunteers have taken over 79 million text messages.

Family Service & Guidance Center: 785.232.5005

Whether your child is experiencing a mental health emergency and is in danger of hurting themselves or others or they’re having a difficult time following rules and paying attention at school. FSGC is here to help.

Call 785.232.5005. Crisis Services can be reached 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Appointments can be scheduled between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

 

 

Shawnee Heights Festival of Trees

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The silent tree auction will benefit SHHS families this holiday season. 

Held December 7th, 2018 from 4-8:30 p.m. in the south commons of SHHS.

Numerous High School clubs, sports teams, departments, and other staff members have donated theme decorated trees to help our families this holiday season. Holiday music performed by students, cookies and punch, and Santa will be at this fun event. Come out and experience the Winter Wonderland one night only!

Sponsored by the SHHS Spirit Club

 

The Care Closet

The Care Closet

Shawnee Heights High School is opening its Care Closet on Saturday, October 20th  from 8 – 10:00 am in the South Commons of the high school.  The Care Closet is a food and toiletries pantry open to all families in the Shawnee Heights Community.  The current plan is for the Care Closet to be open on Saturdays from 8 – 10:00 a.m., with the exception of school holidays, after opening on October 20th.  Care will be taken to keep the anonymity of families who use the pantry, so identification will not be required.  Questions can be directed to Shari Wilson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Laurie Crimmins at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

2018-19 ACT Test Dates

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Find information on test dates, registration deadlines and the ACT prep class this fall.

 

Test Dates Registration Deadlines
*September 8, 2018 (S. Wing) August 10, 2018
*October 27, 2018 (S. Wing) September 28, 2018

*December 8, 2018 (N. Wing)

November 2, 2018
*February 20, 2019 January 11, 2019
*April 13, 2019 (SH Middle School) March 8, 2019
*June 8, 2019 (N. Wing) May 3, 2019
July 13, 2019 June 14, 2019

* Test Dates for Shawnee Heights High School

Sign up: www.actstudent.org/start

Shawnee Heights School Code: 172-883

Important Dates for the 2018-2019 School Year

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Important Dates for the 2018-2019 School Year

Holiday Dance – December 1, 2018

Holiday Non-Practice Dates – December 22-26, 2018

First Day of Practice for Bowling – January 2, 2019

Queen of Courts AND Spirit Night – February 1, 2019 (vs Leavenworth)

Winter Senior Night – February 19, 2019 (vs Basehor-Linwood)

First Day of Spring Practice – February 25, 2019

Prom – May 4th, 2019

Graduation – May 19th, 2019

 

 

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