Shawnee Mission West High School
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Volume 18, Issue 1       June 5, 2013
In This Issue
Message From Dr. Crain
Upcoming Schedule
Summer Office Hours
Calendar Information
School Fee Payments Dates
Seniors
Bus Transportation
Counseling News
Counseling Office Changes
Schedules
Summer Assignments
Presidential Service Award
Reclassification of Students
College Now/Advanced Placement
Seniors - Plan for College
College Search
Career Cruising
PTSA News
PTSA Citizenship & Reflections
Journalism News
FCCLA
SMWest License Plates
Sports Program Ad
Choir & Theater Department
Next Viking Voice Newsletter Deadlines
Quick Links
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Message from Dr. Crain...

Summer vacation is a time for family, friends, picnics, ice cream and new adventures. I am set for my endeavor as the new principal at West for the 2013-2014 school year and with the help of the faculty, administration, parents and students, we will definitely make this school and our students the best ever. I've been a principal in SMSD since 1999 when I started as associate principal at West for eight years. After West I was principal at Broadmoor Technical Center for four years and the last two years I've been the principal at Horizons High School. When we say, "Once a Viking, Always a Viking," we're not kidding and I am very pleased and bursting with pride to be returning to lead West!

As I've been involved in hiring teachers the last three weeks, I've briefed candidates about West's culture of student pride, academic excellence, parent support of activities and athletics, teachers working together to solve challenges, and research and data used to help students grow academically and socially. We have so many aspects in which to be proud at West. We need all of your support and your students' full-time attention to continue the momentum of full-speed ahead.

To try to keep up, follow me. I'll be on Twitter @PrincipalCrain. In addition, West will be a pilot school in SMSD for going GOOGLE. More on that to come in July. Technology is an important, positive initiative of mine throughout the school. From the 42-year veteran teacher to the custodian, West will be connected and working hard to create the best learning environment for our students. We need you to be connected, too, through [email protected], email and text alerts.

As the class of 2017 starts their freshman year at West, we welcome them and their media savvy West peers to challenge and embrace change and opportunity in life. To help with that change right from the start, our freshman mentor program, FMP, offers a group of upper class mentors to work with 9th grade students throughout the year. FMP's will provide each freshman with a supportive environment that fosters a smooth adjustment from middle school to high school, both academically and socially. Don't forget the first day of school for 9th grade students is Monday, Aug. 12. All other students will start school on Tuesday, Aug. 13.

I mentioned research and data used to improve instruction and I am very pleased to report that data from the West Way program, beginning its 6th year, is off-the chart positive! Safe, Responsible and Respectful - the West Way - uses positive behavior interventions and supports (PBIS) to set expectations, support, teach, re-teach and react to make our school a safe and respectful learning environment. Because of this program, students have clear, precise expectations and are explicitly instructed on how to be successful in each and every situation at West. This best-practice example is another way we instruct our students to be successful socially as well as academically. I am a huge supporter of this endeavor as I've had similar success with it at Broadmoor and Horizons with great student improvement.

Please note our fee payment days are July 31st and August 1. Fee payment will take place at SM West in the library. Detailed information regarding the fees and the times are listed in this newsletter and will be mailed to every family the middle of June.

West continues to emphasize academic excellence and we do that by encouraging students to excel in rigorous curriculum offered in SMSD and at West. The emphasis on the Kansas College and Career Ready Standards continues to establish high quality academic expectations in English language arts and math. These expectations define the knowledge and skills all students should master by the end of each grade to be on track for success in college and career. Please engage in serious conversations with your student about college and/or career opportunities. You may not think they're listening, but they are, especially if you talk about it often enough. Time is fleeting and high school passes quickly.

This summer please take time to relax, put your feet in the water, read a few good Ebooks, surf the net, and return to West safe and sound, ready to hit the ground running!

Ahh - so nice to say again - "WEST is the BEST!"

Dr. Julie Crain 
Looking for the Upcoming Schedule?

Check out the complete  
2013 - 2014 SM West Calendar online  

ClickCalendar selection on the link on the right side below the main picture
                 
                

School News  

Summer SM West office hours

 

The Shawnee Mission West High School offices will be closed from June 13th to July 14th.   

The office will reopen on July 15th.

 

The office hours are as follows:

     May 28th - May 31st
 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Tuesday through Friday
     June 3rd - June 13th
7:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Fridays closed
     July 15th - July 19th
7:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Friday closed
     July 22nd - School Year
7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday

 

 

2013-2014 SM West office hours  

 

NEW OFFICE HOURS FOR SM WEST OFFICES FOR 2013 - 2014

 

The West administrative office and counseling office hours will be 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday to Friday beginning July 22, 2013.

calendarCalendar Information

All families will receive a printed SM West calendar on fee payment day.

 

SM West calendar information can also be found online at the SM West website: smwest.smsd.org.  The online calendar will be updated when any changes occur.

 

Important dates to remember:
     July 31st & August 1st
Fee Payment Days
     See times below.

     August 12th

First day of classes - 9th grade only

     7:40 a.m. - 2:40 p.m., SM West

Viking Voyage - parents only

     7:00 p.m., Auditorium

     August 13th

Classes for all students

     7:40 a.m. - 2:40 p.m., SM West

     August 13th
Black & Gold - information meeting for parents
and students participating in sports
     7:00 p.m., Auditorium
     August 22nd
 Back to School Night
     7:00 p.m., SM West

FEE PAYMENT DATES AND TIMES

 

Wednesday, July 31st11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, August 1st8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

 

Held in the SM West library.

Attention 2013-2014 Seniorsgraduates

 

The 2014 Shawnee Mission West graduation is May 14, 2014, 7:00 p.m. at the Shawnee Mission South District Stadium.

 

Seniors and their parents should watch the SM West daily announcements and the West webpage for information regarding the ordering of graduation announcements, caps and gowns and other important information for graduation.  All information will be updated as it becomes available.

School Bus Transportation

 

The Shawnee Mission Board of Education provides free bus transportation to students living 2.5 miles or more from the school in their attendance area. Students who qualify for district-provided bus service in the Shawnee Mission School District may obtain a list of bus stops and pick-up times at their school of attendance by the end of July of each school year.


School BusStudents riding school buses must follow all safety rules and regulations. Violations of bus regulations may result in the student receiving appropriate and prescribed disciplinary actions, which may include being removed from the bus and/or suspension from school. To help ensure compliance with necessary safety rules, video cameras may be used on school buses.

Bus Parent Pay Rider Program

Parents of students who live less than 2.5 miles from the school in their attendance area may contract for bus service directly with First Student under certain conditions. The information below is provided to help parents determine if they might be interested in the Bus Pay Rider program.   


2013-2014 Fees:

Option
Grade
Type
Cost
1
Kindergarten*One-way
$106 per student, per semester or $212 per year.
2
K-12**Two-way
$149 per student, per semester
- First semester payment due by August 5, 2013.
Contracts received after this date may be subject to processing delays.
- Second semester payment due by January 3, 2014.
Early Pay Discount
K-12**Two-way$127 per student, per semester or $254 per year.  - Payment must be received or postmarked by July 1, 2013.

 

First Student
Office: (913) 432-1900
Fax: (913) 432-1902

 

Mailing Address:
First Student

5519 Merriam Drive
Merriam, KS 66203

 

Terms and Conditions

**Bus service for grades one through 12 is available at schools where 40 or more students are contracted to ride the bus or where pay ridership has been mandated.

 

Service will not be started until a signed contract with payment is submitted to First Student. Bus transportation stickers will be sent via U.S. mail or may be picked up in person. Transportation stickers will be issued to secondary students only and should be placed on the student's ID card. Secondary students will not be allowed to ride the bus without his/her ID card. Replacement bus stickers cost $1. Students in grades K-6 will not have stickers.

Bus fare is payable by credit card, money order, or check. CASH WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. Bus fare is payable by mail to First Student, 5519 Merriam Dr., Merriam, KS 66203.

 

First Student reserves the right to hold parents or guardians responsible for any vandalism their child may do on the bus.

School Lunch Account & Meal Prices  

 

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Did you know that your student's money on their lunch account will roll over to next year? 

Whatever money is on their account the last day of school will transfer to next year even if your student changes schools within the district.

 

Free and reduced meal applications will be available for the 2013-2014 school year on July 16.   Parents will be able to apply for the program online or can pick up a paper application at the Food Service Office as of July 16.  Paper applications will also be available at all schools when the school office staff return in late July.

 


Student
Full
Price
Student
Reduced
Price
Student
Free
Price
Visitor
Price
Breakfast$1.40$0.30$0.00$2.05
Lunch$2.50$0.40$0.00$3.60

 

Milk is $.50 per carton.

News From The Counseling Dept

We continually update our web backpack, so please check our website for important information on a variety of topics.  

 

www4.smsd.org/SMWCounselors/ 

Changes in the Counseling Office
 
After careful consideration and in conjunction with some administrative changes being made next year, the alphabetical assignments for counselors will be as follows.  This applies to all students in grades 9-12.

A-CMr. Tommie Davis
D-G
ELL Center Students
Dr. Lynn Leonard
H-L

Mr. Rick Rogers
M-PMrs. Katy Reda
Q-TMs. Chris Foster
U-ZMrs. Cindy Neely
Social WorkerMs. Mary Lea Kieffer
Schedules
 
Students will receive their class schedules in August after their fees have been paid. Counselors are continuing to work on schedules and balance classes until fee payment time. Many classes are full; so, there will be little room for students to change their mind about their original requests.  

However, counselors will work with students to make schedule adjustments for the following reasons:

    1) Failed a prerequisite course.
    2) Seniors who need to meet a graduation requirement.
    3) Completing a course in summer school.
    4) Health of a student (doctor's note required).

Also, Dr. Crain will continue the West tradition of wanting students to challenge themselves academically. If a student signed up for an Honors or AP class, she would like the student to give themselves a chance to succeed at the more challenging level for the first semester. Therefore, no student will be allowed to drop an Honors or AP class without consulting with Dr. Crain first.

Summer Assignments

These classes have summer assignments that need to be completed prior to school starting in August.  Biology 1 Honors and all English Honors assignments can be found on the Counseling website.
School Books
Biology 1 Honors
English 9 Honors
English 10 Honors
AP English 11 English Language 
AP English 12 English Literature 

AP US History (book/assignment should have been obtained from Mr. Walker, he'll leave additional ones in the Counseling Office.)

AP American Government - check Mrs. Maguire's web backpack

Geometry Honors - (only for students who will be in 8th grade at Westridge; incoming 9th graders do not have a sumer assignment).
Presidential Service Award

  

SMW students may apply for this award by tracking their service hours on the sheet available from the Counseling Office. The hours must be completed over a twelve month period beginning 4/1/13 and ending 3/31/14. The students self report the service hours and at the completion of the tracking period return the completed service hour form to the Counseling Office to be submitted for the award.


scholarship
At the predetermined deadline, the committee chair collects the tracking logs from the Counseling Office. The committee chair then compiles the information necessary for submission of the students for the award. The awards are applied for online on the Presidential Service Award website:

www.presidentialserviceawards.gov

The awards will be delivered to SMW and the Counseling Office and SMW Administration will determine how and when recognition will be scheduled. 

 Reclassification of Students

Students must successfully complete a minimum number of credits to advance to the next grade level.  At the end of summer school, the counselors will notify students who will be reclassified to the previous grade level.  To advance to the next grade level, students must earn:

5.5 credits to move on to Grade 10
11.0 credits to move on to Grade 11
16.0 credits to move on to Grade 12

College Now/Advanced Placement Information Meeting

 

Plan now to attend the Information Meeting about College Now at JCCC/Baker University Concurrent Enrollment and Advanced Placement.  It will be held before Back-to-School Night on Thursday, August, 22, 2013, at 6:15 p.m. in the Cafeteria.  It is VERY IMPORTANT to attend this meeting if you want to be informed about how these programs work.  Besides reading information on the websites, this is the only opportunity to hear information before making decisions if your student is enrolled in JCCC/Baker courses and/or AP courses. 

 

www.jccc.edu/collegenow

www.bakeru.edu/academics/concurrent-credit-partnership

www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/ap/about.html

 

 

 

SENIORS - Begin NOW to Plan for College
  

Seniors should be taking the ACT and/or the SAT for college entrance if they have not already done so. The ACT is offered on September 21st, but the registration deadline is Friday, August 23rd. Students will need to register for this test in the summer time if they want to take this ACT. The next ACT will be October 26th. Other test dates and registration information can be found at the testing websites. 


ACT registration: www.actstudent.org

SAT registration: www.collegeboard.com

Senior year whizzes by quickly! Summer is an excellent opportunity for incoming seniors to begin their college search. In fact, by the end of summer, seniors should have most of their college search completed. Use the summer to explore websites, visit campuses, and prepare for upcoming exams.

Many colleges have early deadlines for scholarships and admission. For example, both KU and KSU have a November 1st deadline to apply for scholarships. So, students would want to complete their ACT and/or SAT testing by that date.
 

College Search
 

By the end of summer you should have completed your list of colleges where you would like to apply. Your college research should include a profile of college costs, admission requirements, and study programs.

 

  1. Search colleges using the internet. Examples include:  

http://student.collegeboard.org/?student

www.anycollege.com

www.petersons.com   

  1. Take a virtual tour with online videos of college and universities 

www.campustours.com

 

3. Narrow your list of possible colleges to three categories:

    • 2-3 schools that you could definitely get in
    • 2-3 schools that you could probably get in
    • 3-5 schools that you would like to get it

 

  1. Visit prospective colleges. It is important that you visit schools you might want to attend. Schedule your visit at least two weeks in advance. Call the admissions office to arrange the visit and ask if you can sit in on classes, visit the dorm, talk with a professor, and take a campus tour. Speak to faculty and students and ask LOTS of questions. Ask students what they like the best and least about their school. TAKE notes!!

 

  1. Request applications and brochures from your top colleges.             Create files with each college you are applying to and track your progress.

 

  1. Create a resume of things that you have been involved in both in and out of school. This is your opportunity to show colleges what sets you apart from other applicants. There are four things important to schools in admitting students: academic record which includes your transcript and your test scores, extra-curricular involvement, essays (if required) and recommendations (if required). Schools like to see leadership positions and community involvement. They look for scope and depth; you have started something and committed to it rather than a listing of many different clubs or organizations.

 

  1. College bound student athletes: Students interested in continuing their athletic career at the next level will need to prove academic eligibility. Colleges fall under various categories (NCAA, NAIA, D3, NJCAA) each having its own standards and procedures for demonstrating academic eligibility.  For NCAA D1 or D2, students must register through the NCAA Eligibility center at www.eligibilitycenter.org. NAIA schools, www.playnaia.org.  
What is Career Cruising?
  
Career Cruising is an Internet-based career exploration and planning tool used to explore career and college options and develop a career plan. Career Cruising can be accessed from school, from home, or wherever you have access to the Internet. Features of the program include: 
  • Interest and Skills Assessment - a world-renowned career assessment tool to help people identify suitable career options based on their interests and skills
  • Career Profiles - thorough and up-to-date information about hundreds of different occupations, including direct links between careers and related college programs
  • Multimedia Interviews - interviews with real people in each occupation, which add depth and realism to career profiles
  • College and Financial Aid Information - comprehensive college and financial aid information, with a number of useful search tools to help you find the right college and the right scholarships. This section of Career Cruising provides comprehensive college, university, and vocational school information to help you plan your education and training.
  • Electronic Career Portfolio - available online, so you can develop your education and career plans from wherever you access Career Cruising
  • Resume Builder - integrated with the portfolio to help you format and print professional-looking resumes quickly and easily.

To access Career Cruising follow the steps below (available starting June 15, 2013):

1. Go to www.careercruising.com

2. Login information  

Username: SMW-student number (example:  SMW-3995042)
Password:  Date of Birth mmddyyyy (example: 10081998 for Oct. 8, 1998)


After your first login, you will be required to select a new password, and it must meet the following requirements:  

  • Minimum 6 characters and must include at least one letter and one number
  • Cannot be the same as the old password or the same as the username
  • Cannot contain special characters (Examples: *{}<>()_-)

It is advised that you add an email address to your profile so that you can take advantage of the 'Forgot Username/Password' system feature if required. 

PTSA News 

 

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Ahh... Summer is here at last!

PTSA is thinking ahead to next school year and working on filling chair positions.


If you are interested in being involved, contact Susanne Neely [email protected]
Enjoy those long summer days!

 

FlipFlops  

 

Membership Update:

 

Be sure to look for the 2013-2014 PTSA Membership form which will be enclosed with the registration materials sent from the school this summer.  

 

We will also be looking for volunteers (both students and parents) to help with the registration at West on July 31 and August 1. This is a great opportunity for students to get volunteer hours, and see a lot of their friends right before school starts.  

 

Please contact Kim Witters, [email protected] if you or your student would like to help.

PTSA Citizenship & Reflections

 

The 2013 Kansas PTA Citizenship Program theme is 
 

I Can Influence My Peers Positively By...

 
The Citizenship Program is open to Shawnee Mission West students in grade 9. Students may enter essays and poetry about the topic. The deadline for entry will be in October.
                            
The theme for National PTA's 2013-2014 Reflections Program is Believe, Dream, Inspire.  The Reflection competition is open to students in all grades. Students may enter in the categories of Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography and Visual Arts. The deadline will be the end of December or early January.
 
Students work on most projects outside of school and may begin working over the summer. Watch the Viking Voice for more information about both programs.

Department News 

Journalism News ... 


Class of 2014

Yearbook senior pictures
DeCloud Studios is our official yearbook photographer.
In order to be included in the senior section, you need to have your picture taken by DeCloud.

You have two options:
1. Contact DeCloud and set up an appointment in June or July at their studio,
and you will not pay a sitting fee. You are not required to purchase any photos.
DeCloud Studios
913.956.7200
6717 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Overland Park, KS 66202

2. Have your picture taken by DeCloud here at West (in the library)
Aug. 5 or 6 from 8:00-4:00. You will have to pay a $5 sitting fee. You are not required to purchase any photos.

The LAST CHANCE day for seniors will be at West Aug. 29 from 7:30-3:30.
If you miss the deadline, we cannot guarantee your picture will be in the yearbook.

Questions? Contact Amy Morgan at 913.993.7911 or [email protected]

Senior ads
Yearbook senior ad information is available now, and we will be mailing reminders in August. The deadline for early bird prices will be Sept. 20 and the deadline for regular prices will be Oct. 25. (Click here for Senior Ad information). If you would like to purchase a business ad in the yearbook, please contact Amy Morgan at 913.993.7911 or [email protected]

Yearbook orders
Yearbook orders are due Dec. 13. Yearbooks are $55 and must be ordered in advance...we do not sell extras in May. You may order a yearbook at registration or online until Dec. 13, or by contacting Amy Morgan at 913.993.7911 or [email protected] Payment plans are available upon request. (Click here for payment plan form).

Underclass pictures
Sept. 11, 12, 13, Retakes/last chance  Oct. 17, 7:30-3:30
Students will go with their English class to have their yearbook photo taken in the library. Order forms will be available the week before picture day. Students are not required to purchase any photos to be included in the yearbook.

Group photos (clubs) for yearbook
Fri., Oct. 4, 7:30-2:40 in the auxiliary gym. Sports team and music group photos are taken separately.

Epic advertising
If you would like to advertise your business in the Epic (the student news magazine) or the website The Voyager (www.smwest.com), contact Amy Morgan at 913.993.7911 or [email protected] it is a great way to reach almost 2,000 families.

Journalism dates
June and July: senior pictures at DeCloud
August 5 and 6 senior pictures at West (library)
August 29: last chance for senior pictures (library)
September 11, 12 and 13: underclass pictures (library)
September 20: early bird senior ad deadline
October 4: group photos (auxiliary gym)
October 17: last chance for underclass pictures (library)
October 25: senior ad deadline
November 22: clubs and business ads deadline
December 13: Yearbook orders due, initial payment for payment plan due
February 7: senior ad final payment for payment plan due
March 7: Yearbook final payment for payment plan due

SMW FCCLA Success!

 

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SMW FCCLA Students Attend State Leadership Conference, Were Installed into Office, Earn Awards & Make it to Nationals!

 
FCCLA 2013 Nationals  
Amber Yeasin, Jaime Hay, Bailee McCracken, Essence Crain, 
Kayla Xiong, Alyssa Rushing, Advisor Jenny Choquette

The Shawnee Mission West chapter of the Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) recently attended the 2013 FCCLA State Leadership Conference in Wichita on April 8 & 9. The conference offered members the opportunity to gain recognition, become inspired by motivational speakers, and network with other members across the state.

STAR Events (Students Taking Action with Recognition) are competitive events in which member plan, carryout, and evaluate the results of their project. Participants could obtain the rating of Gold, Silver, or Bronze. These students had to earn the top award at the district competition in order to compete at the state level. Erica Medina, senior, said "FCCLA gives us an opportunity to show off our school and great technical programs while having fun, earning scholarships and meeting new people."

Jaime Hay earned a Gold award in the Leadership Event and will be representing the state of KS at the National Leadership Conference in Nashville, TN this summer. Erica Medina, Zanobia Knighton, and Jesus Ladron earned a Gold award in the Culinary Arts Event and will also be representing the state of KS at the National Leadership Conference. Alyssa Rushing earned a Silver award in the Teach and Train Event. Essence Crain and Kayla Xiong earned a silver award in the Recycle and Redesign event. Amber Yeasin and Blake Peterson were installed as District Officers and Jaime Hay completed her term as a District officer. Bailee McCracken participated in the SLC.

SMW students were also successful at the District EE FCCLA competition. Blake Peterson earned a silver in the Job Interview event and Bailee McCraken judged the Focus on Children event.

Our SMW FCCLA Chapter earned two awards that included the Membership Award and Community Service Award.

The state and national community service project this year is was Help Local, Serve Local and SMW students participated in this by hosting our third annual Safe Trick-or-Treat Event, collecting food for Harvesters, working at Harvesters, working that the Johnson County Christmas Bureau, baking cookies to donate and collecting pop tabs for the Ronald McDonald House.

Members at the SLC were motivated by two track session speakers and keynote speaker, Eddie Slowikowski, who's high-spirited message combined with music inspired us to feel empowered to succeed. Alyssa Rushing, senior, said "He is definitely the most fun and energetic speaker that I have ever had the privilege of listening to and he really got his point across!"

The mission of FCCLA is to promote personal growth and leadership development through Family and Consumer Sciences Education. Focusing on the multiple roles of family member, wage earner and community leader, members develop skills for life through character development, creative and critical thinking, interpersonal communication, practical knowledge and career preparation.

If you are interesting in learning more about FCCLA, contact Jenny Choquette, SMW Advisor, 913-993-7905.
Order your SM WEST Licence Plates 

License Plates

The 2012 6A State Football Champions Plate is on clearance for $5.


Feel free to contact Denise Riedel regarding your order:
     913.385.3229 or 913.209.2132

SMWest Sports Programs 
Order your Family AD now
SportsProgramAD
 

Show your support for Shawnee Mission West athletics and buy a family ad! Your ad will appear in the fall, winter and spring sports programs! Money raised goes toward uniforms and equipment for all SM West sports teams, cheerleading squads and dance teams.

 

You'll find a link to the family ad order form on SM West's Parent Involvement page  Click here for Order Form. Please note the deadline to order ads has been extended to July 15, 2013.

 

Questions? Contact Theresa Lansdon at [email protected]

Support SMW Choir and Theatre Departments!

As we head into the summer months, August will be here before we know it. We wanted to get some information in to your hands leading the way for a successful 2013-2014 school year!


Are you a fan of the performing arts? Do you have a child in choir or theatre productions? Consider joining Spotlighters, the parent-run organization that supports these two award-winning departments at West. We assist Mrs. VanLeeuwen and Mr. Reiff with concerts, shows, and activities throughout the year. Membership dollars go towards helping the teachers achieve their goals, as well as towards several scholarships for seniors. Get involved and enjoy a behind-the-scenes look at our awesome concerts and productions.

Go to the Spotlighters website - www.smwspotlighters.com - for the Spotlighters membership form and up-to-date information about choir and theatre.

Our first meeting will take place on September 9 at 6:00-7:00p in the choir room. Hope to see you there!

2013-2014 Officers:
 

  • President - Julie Lawrence
  • Secretary - Michelle Morales
  • Treasurer - Theresa St. John
  • VP of Membership - Jill Connell
  • VP of Programs - Denise Riedel
  • VP of Publicity - Open
2013-2014 Committee Chairs: 
  • Banquet Chair - Deb Martin
  • Concession Chair - Melodie Strausbaugh
  • Cuisine (Theatre) Chair - Monica Ferrin
  • Flower Chair - Lynn Lowry
  • Front of House Chair - Jane Herbers
  • Picnic Chair - Lynn Lowry
  • Press Release Chair - Tim Keltner
  • Senior Gifts (Choir) Chair - Jennifer McNichols
  • Tickets Chair - Karla Capper
  • Website Chair - Open
  • Hospitality Chair - Lori Arndt
  • Volunteer Coordinator - Denise Riedel

All committees can use assistance through the year, so just let us know if you are interested in any of these opportunities.  

Enrollment Days -We will begin accepting membership forms & dues
Plan to stop by our table to get the latest information 
Choir Picnic -Monday, August 19
5:30-7:30pm
Ad Astra Park (behind the Pool) 
Theatre Picnic -Saturday, August 24
12-2pm
Ad Astra Park (behind the Pool) 
First Meeting -Monday, September 9
6:00pm
Choir Room 


I'm looking forward to a successful year! If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at [email protected] 

I hope everyone enjoys their summer!

Julie Lawrence
Spotlighter President 

2013-2014 

Look for the next edition of the Viking Voice

  

in August.

  Submit your articles by August 22, 2013 to:    

[email protected]    

The next publication is scheduled for August 29, 2013.

  

Upcoming Viking Voice dates:

 

NEWSLETTER DEADLINE DATES

NEWSLETTER PUBLICATION DATES

8/22/13

8/29/13

10/3/13

10/10/13

12/5/13

12/12/13

2/20/14

2/27/14

5/27/14

6/5/14

  

Thank you.