Silex High School National Honor Society would like to thank SAFE for donating the rack that will hold all the available Owls Care supplies offered to Silex students. Another HUGE thank you goes to an anonymous “Supporter” for a very generous donation to help us get the year started. Both are very much appreciated!! To find out more about donating supplies to Owls Care, please email NHS sponsor, Heather Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Attention Cross Country runners! The first practice for high school athletes will be August 10, 2020 at 8 a.m., in the grove, at the end of the faculty parking lot by the high school entrance. Middle school athletes can join us that day, but it is not mandatory. Middle school practices start August 17, 2020 (TBD). Please join the remind app to stay updated and informed. Use the following url https://www.remind.com/join/silexxc or the code silexxc in the remind app.
Reminder for student athletes to get sports physicals before the first practice. Physicals are good for two years. If you are unsure if you need a physical, please email Coach Henke at email@example.com. The first day of Fall Sports practice for High School is August 10, 2020 and Junior High is August 17, 2020.
Dear Parents and Community Members, As we prepare for school reopening on August 25th, I wanted to update you on our plans and dates for reopening. As you know, this year has been unlike any other. It has now been 130 days since we have seen our students, and we are doing everything we can to ensure that they are safe upon our return in August. In saying that, ensuring the safety of our students and staff is our #1 priority. When our schools open this fall, they will look a little different. Every day it seems we learn more about Covid from our health officials and we know this virus is real. It continues to creep into our communities and it may impact our schools. We also know the value of in-person learning, and understand that being out of school for extended periods of time can have a detrimental impact on students’ social and emotional well-being. Over the past 3 months, we have been asking ourselves some big questions: How do we bring kids safely back to school? How do we make sure our staff is cared for? How do we prepare for short- and long-term closures that may be required as the Covid situation continues to evolve? As part of the planning process, we gathered feedback from families and staff about their preferred way to return to school in the fall. There was overwhelming support both from parents and from staff for a return to in-person instruction. The results concerning return to school were as follows: • Are you comfortable with your child returning to school in August? o Yes-78.5% o Not Sure Yet-17.1% o No-4.4% • Which scenario would you be most comfortable with upon returning to school? o In Person Learning-74.7% o A Blend of In Person and Virtual-16.5% o All Virtual-7.1% o Other-1.7% That said, we realize not all families will be comfortable sending their student(s) back to the classroom just yet. With this, our administrative team has developed a Return to School Plan that respects and honors the individual needs of each family. As parents and guardians, you have the ability to choose the right learning method for your child(ren): • OPTION 1: In-Person Classroom Learning with added precautions and safety protocols designed to limit exposure and transmission of Covid • OPTION 2: 100% Virtual Learning, delivered by the Launch online virtual program or Silex R-I teachers. The same grading and accountability standards expected in the classroom will be used for online learning. If you feel that Option 1 is the best option for you child, then there is nothing that you need to do. If you feel that option 2 is best for your child, then please contact your child’s principal for more information. You may contact Mrs. Harris, elementary principal at firstname.lastname@example.org or Mr. Gray, middle and high school principal, at email@example.com. If option 2 is you choice, then we are asking you to contact your child’s principal by August 3 so we can begin preparations for your child. This date is important as it allows teachers and administrators to appropriately plan for classes, bus routes, technology needs, and all the other behind-the-scenes work required to provide a quality educational experience. As we move towards August 25th, please understand that this is a very fluid situation and anything can change between now and then. While it is our hope that we will begin the year with in person learning, we are also planning for blended learning and virtual learning as a plan B and C as well. We will be prepared no matter what is thrown at us over the next 5 weeks but ultimately, the safety of our students and staff will drive every decision that we make. As of now, our back to school plan will look as follows: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1jDJUNa1nxvb1Obbb0uqetbPka10MS7P2zMXWohJgOnw/edit?usp=sharing Please be aware of upcoming events that are still planned to go on as usual: • New Student Enrollment Dates: August 4 and 5. Times: 9:00-3:00 • Freshman Orientation: August 13 Times: 4:00 pm for new students and 5:30 for returning 9th graders. • School Wide Open House: August 20. Times are yet to be determined. I want to acknowledge the work of the administrative team, educators, and health experts who have spent long hours discussing the tough questions and planning for what-ifs. I am also grateful to our families and community for your patience and understanding as we work together through this unprecedented planning and preparation challenge. Sincerely, Rod Hamlett
The Silex R-1 School District would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family of Eileen Ryan. Mrs. Ryan and her husband Harry have been tremendous supporters of the Silex School District for many years. Their generosity and kindness to our School District will always be remembered. Mrs. Ryan’s obituary can be found on the Bibb-Veach Funeral Home website and Facebook page.
Attention Class of 2021! Seniors interested in earning college credit through MSSU dual enrollment will be required to attend a meeting on Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at 2 p.m. at the high school. A virtual meeting link was sent via email by Mrs. Heitgerd for those who wish to attend but are unable to do so in person.
Thank you to Mercy Hospital - Lincoln County & their employee’s for the generous donation of $1,760 to pay off school lunch balances. Your generosity is greatly appreciated! Accepting the check is Mrs. Carnahan, Middle School English Teacher, along with her two sons. Thank you Mercy Hospital & employee’s! 💚
Silex High School 2020 Graduation will be live-streamed on the following link tonight at 7:00 p.m. https://youtu.be/h9xNt3gXQ5c
The Silex R-1 School District would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family of Lucille Lindsay. Mrs. Lindsay served as Silex Elementary Principal from 1973-1985. In 2015, she was awarded a Pioneer in Education Award from the Missouri Education Department. Funeral Services will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, July 3, 2020, at Indian Creek Baptist Church in New Hartford, MO. Visitation will be held on Friday, July, 3, 2020, from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. at Bibb-Veach Funeral Home in Bowling Green, MO. You can find a complete obituary on the Bibb-Veach Funeral Home website and Facebook page.
Congratulations to Coach O'Heron and the Silex Lady Owls for being recognized with the Musial Award a national event celebrating the year's greatest moments of sportsmanship and those in sports who embody class and character. The Lady Owls will receive the Most Important Awards in Sports on Saturday, November 21. The event will air nationally on CBS. https://youtu.be/xAjjwGWtW74
Silex R-1 Families - Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act of 2020, families that qualify for free or reduced price meals at school may be eligible for a new one-time Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT) of up to $302 per child (Pre-Kindergarten – Grade 12) to help cover the cost of meals students have eaten at home on days that schools have been closed. Please refer to the school website for more information.
There is still time to purchase a yearbook! Final deadline for yearbook orders is June 19, 2020. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to place your order!
If you donated for After Prom and would like your donation returned, please contact Jill Kinion. (email@example.com). Otherwise, your donation will be used for next year's event. Thank you.
Reminder: We begin Student Belongings Pick Up tomorrow. Monday, May 18 is reserved for Grades K, 6, 11, 12. Athletes don't forget your uniforms. If you ordered a prom t-shirt, please pick those up in Mrs.Miller’s room where juniors and seniors will receive a surprise.Remember to check into the office before entering, and please follow social distancing guidelines. Thank you
Great News Seniors! We have a generous donation to pay for each seniors shirt!!! We just need what size each student would like. Parents and staff are welcome to order, but will need to pay. Email shirt size to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday. Thank you so much to our donor!!!
Senior Shirt Orders $6 - Small to XL $7 - XXL $8 - XXXL All orders due by Monday, May 18. Please email orders to email@example.com
Student Belongings Announcement -All parents and students will sign in and out in the elementary or high school office. -All staff, parents, and students will maintain safe social distancing. -Facemasks are recommended, but not required. -We will try to limit time in the classrooms and hallways to 10 minutes. -No more than 2 students in a classroom at a time. -Pickup any medications from the nurse. -Return textbooks to teachers. -Band students need to return any school owned instruments to the band room. (Not rented or student owned). -HS-Return any library books to the library. We will have tubs in the elementary and middle school hallways for students to return library books to. -Hours 9:00 am-3:00 pm, but if days and times don't work for parents, you may contact teachers in elementary to make other arrangements. Any middle or high school student who is unable to attend on their assigned day, may contact Mr. Hamlett directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. -If parents have students in multiple grade levels and are unable to come to school on more than one day, please contact your child's teacher and we will do our best to accommodate you so you only have to make one trip. Monday May 18- Grades K, 6, 11, 12 Tuesday May 19- Grades 2, 4, 9, 10 Wednesday, May 20- Grades 3, 7, 8 Thursday, May 21-Grades Pre-K, 1 and 5 All Times 9:00 am-3:00 pm
Sydney Layne Burkemper Parents: Scott Burkemper and Susan Hupper Activities: FFA, FBLA, NHS, and Student Ambassador, and S.A.F.E. Honors: FFA State Degree Recipient, 2019 FFA Area Winner and State 2nd Place in Equine Placement Proficiency, 2019 FFA Chapter Star Agricultural Placement SAE, FFA State Participate in Poultry Evaluation (2018) and Horse Evaluation (2019), and Principal's Honor Roll Favorite Memory: Being at FFA State Convention and seeing all of our members' hard work pay off. Future Plans: Major in Animal Sciences at the University of Missouri
Kylee and her new sign!!! Thank you Jessica Zumwalt, Lincoln County Collector for the awesome gesture. #Classof2020 #silexstrong. Post your pics here or email to email@example.com
Seniors - We are in need of your Senior Spotlight for the People's Tribune. If you sent one to firstname.lastname@example.org for social media and are fine with that information and photo, you do not need to reply. If you have not or want to change something, please email Mrs.Grote promptly so we can get these to the newspaper. Photo, Name, Parent's Name, Activities and Honors, Favorite Memory (for social media only) Future Plans.
Brian Robert Henke Parents: Ben and Debbie Henke Activities: Baseball, Basketball, Golf, NHS President, FFA Treasurer, FBLA Reporter, FCA, OWLS Reward 2018, 2019 District Champion 2019 Third Place State 2018, 2019 All District 2018, 2019 All Conference 2019 All State 2018, 2019 Academic All State Math EOC-Advanced English EOC-Proficient 2nd Place Ag Mechanics State Proficiency State Qualified Knowledge Team State Qualified Nursery Team State Degree Recipient FFA Leadership Award FFA Scholarship Award Lincoln County Player of the Week 7x Varsity Letterman Principals Honor Roll Favorite Memory: Playing in St.Joseph and then at Carshield Field Future Plans: Attend John Wood Community College to play baseball as well as get an associates degree in Pre-Med and Business then later transfer to Lindenwood University to become a Chiropractor .
Justin Henry Havlik Parents: Mike and Becky Havlik Activities: Varsity Baseball - Shortstop Varsity Basketball - Guard FFA - Chaplin FBLA - Vice President FCA - Co-President Student Council - Representative NHS OWLs Rewards Honors: Baseball Final Four (Class 2), Baseball District Champs 2018 and 2019, Baseball 2nd Place Districts 2016, All Conference, Academic All Conference, Academic All State, FFA Blue and Gold Award, FFA State Fruit Production Proficiency 2nd Place, FFA Leadership Award, FFA State Participant Livestock Judging, FFA State Degree, Principal's Honor Roll, Lincoln County Journal Player of the Week, Math EOC Advanced, English EOC Proficient, Student of the Month, and FBLA 2nd Place State Sports Entertainment and Management Presentation. Favorite Memory: My favorite memory is when we played the baseball quarterfinal game in St. Joseph, Missouri and saw how many fans drove all the way there to support us and watch us win and go to state. Then being able to see the sea of green behind the dugout at Carshield Field during the Final Four State game. Future Plans: Justin will be attending Northwest Missouri State University in the fall to pursue a degree in Agriculture Science.
Senior Parents: Mr. O'Brien and Mrs. Bair are in need of your pictures for the Senior Slideshow. Please email your child's baby picture, family picture, senior picture, senior quote, and family tribute to them. Also, if you want to purchase a Family Tribute for the yearbook, contact Mrs. Bair. $25 email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
Emily Weatherford Parents: Jim and Cathy Weatherford Activities and Honors: Student Council, National Honor Society, FFA, FCCLA, S.A.F.E., Owls Reward Program, STAR Greenhand, FFA State Leadership award, FFA State Degree, Principal Honor Roll Favorite Memory: When I worked with the 3rd grade class for A+. I never knew what Shenanigans they were going to pull and they were always making me laugh. Future Plans: I will be attending State Technical College in the Heavy Equipment Operators program.
William Eugene Mudd III Parents: Billy and Tosha Mudd Activities: Basketball, Baseball, FBLA, FFA, NHS, Owls Reward Program Honors: 2018 & 2019 Baseball District Champs, 2019 Baseball Final Four, Principal's Honor Roll, Player of the Week, Student of the Month Favorite Memory: The Road to State Baseball Future Plans: Trey has been accepted to the University of Missouri-Columbia in Mizzou's College of Agricultural, Food and Resources Program (CAFNR).
On Friday, April 10th, Silex High School will be joining thousands of high schools across the US by lighting up the baseball field to honor the seniors at 8:20 pm, which is 20:20 military time. The lights will remain on for 20 minutes and 20 seconds to honor the class of 2020. If any senior track, baseball, or golf athletes want to take a lap on the track or run the bases one last time feel free to stop by. This is for seniors only. We ask that adults remain on the parking lot or drive by and show their support. Players and Coaches Only on the Field. Please make sure to maintain 6 feet distance at all times. We will make sure we are following CDC guidelines. Stay safe and healthy.
Scott & Kaitlyn Creech Parents Names: Rick & Rose Creech Activities: Scott - Baseball, Basketball, FBLA. Kaitlyn - FFA, FBLA, Owls Reward Program. Favorite Memory: Scott - Hitting a 3 run homer. Kaitlyn: Watching Scott hit his home run. Future Plans: Scott plans to attend American Welding Academy. Kaitlyn plans to attend St. Charles Community College.
Scott & Kaitlyn Creech Parents Names: Rick & Rose Creech Activities: Scott - Baseball, Basketball, FBLA. Kaitlyn - FFA, FBLA, Owls Reward Program. Favorite Memory: Scott- Hitting a 3 run homer. Kaitlyn: Watching Scott hit his home run. Future Plans: Scott plans to attend American Welding Academy. Kaitlyn plans to attend St. Charles Community College.
Jaclyn Adams Parents names: Larry & Cynthia Adams Activities : Cheerleading- state cheer (captain), FFA, NHS, FBLA, Student Ambassador, and Owls Rewards Program Honors: Principals Honor Roll, Student of the Month, Silex High School Scholar Athlete, Academic All-Conference, All American Cheerleader, and Silex High School Teachers Academic Letter of Excellence Favorite Memory: My favorite memory is winning 4th place in state for cheer. Even though I wasn’t able to perform with my squad due to an injury, I am very grateful for that experience. Future Plans: Attending the University of Missouri-Columbia in the fall to major in Nursing.
A Message from Mr. Hamlett As many of you may know by now, Governor Parson has issued an order for all Missouri schools to remain closed for the remainder of the school year. While we make this announcement with a heavy heart, we do support Governor Parson and his decision. The safety and well being of our students and staff is our number 1 priority and this decision was made with that in mind. With this decision comes many questions regarding how the next few months will look. We ask you that you remain patient with us as we navigate our way through these uncharted waters. Here is what we do know: Virtual learning will continue for our students, buildings will remain closed, and our meal pickup will continue. As we work our way through this, we will communicate with you. Please look for updates on social media as well as emails from teachers and administration. Thank you and have a good evening.
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Chase Thornhill Parents: Tim and Angie Thornhill Activities: FFA Pike Lincoln Tech and NTHS Favorite Memory: When I won over all best student at Pike Lincoln Tech my junior year and won a Milwaukee cordless impact. Future Plans: Chase plans to move to Pensacola, FL and attend George Stone Technical College for welding.
Rachel Klein Scott and Jennifer Klein Activities and Honors: FFA, NHS, FCA, SAFE, Student Council, Principal's Honor Roll, 3rd Place State FFA Advanced Prepared Public Speaking, FFA Proficiency Award Winner, FFA State Degree, FFA Leadership Award, State FFA Participant in Creedspeaking, Knowledge, Poultry, Division II Public Speaking, and Nursery Landscape. Favorite Memory: Going to State FFA Convention the past three years and making some of the most incredible memories with some of my favorite people. Future Plans: I plan to attend the University of Missouri - Columbia and majoring in Animal Science. Upon graduation, I plan to enter the University's Veterinary Program.
Grace Catherine Hudson Parents: Mike & Chrystel Hudson & Scott & Tracy Langston Activities: Soccer (team captain), Track, FFA, NHS, FCA, SAFE, Trap Team, Owls Rewards Program, Quiz Bowl Manager Honors: District Track, Sectionals Track, Academic All Conference, Soccer MVP, District Trap Team, FFA State Degree Recipient, FFA State Participant Equestrian Judging, Lincoln County Player of the Week, Principal's Honor Roll Favorite Memory: While I have many favorites memories, I was counting on my senior year sports season to be the most memorable. Future plans: Grace is attending Northwest Missouri State University in the fall to major in Agronomy: Horticulture, specializing in Turf Science.
It is not too late to reserve a 2019-2020 Yearbook. All School Yearbooks are $44 Elementary Yearbooks are $15 Please email Mrs. Bair to reserve one at email@example.com
Dillon Magill Parents: Bill & Roxi Magill Activities: Baseball & Stucco Senior Class Vice President Honors: Baseball Final Four (Class 2), District Champs, All District Baseball, National Technical Honor Society Favorite Memory: Going to Final Four Baseball. Future plans: Dillon plans to attend State Tech and become a Medium & Heavy Duty Diesel Technician.
Brecken James Johnston Parents: Jamie and Amy Johnston Activities and Awards : FFA,FBLA , Golf ,NHS . FFA State Championship Trap Team , FFA State Degree, All Conference Golf Team , Principals Honor Roll, Star Agribusiness Management Award, Student of the Month Favorite memory: Participating and being a part of the 5 time/consecutive state championship trap team . Brecken was able to shoot on the A squad in all these contests . He has become best friends with the squad and is hoping they can keep the tradition going strong. Future Plans: Brecken has been accepted to the Robert Trulaske School of Business at the University of Missouri Columbia where he plans on majoring in Business/Accounting.
Anthony Thomas Grote Parents: Tony and Amy Grote Activities: Baseball, Basketball, FFA Chapter President, Student Council Executive Vice-President, FBLA Treasurer, NHS, Owls Rewards Honors: Baseball Final Four (Class 2), District Champs, All District, Academic All State, Academic All Conference, Basketball All Conference 2nd Team, MSHSAA Sportsmanship Award, MSHSAA Record Book for Free Throws Made, FFA Chapter Star Farmer, FFA Leadership Award, FFA Forage Production Proficiency Award, FFA State Participant Knowledge and Horse Evaluation, Principal's Honor Roll, Player of the Week Favorite Memory: My favorite memory is making it to the Final Four in baseball and getting to play at Carshield Field. Future Plans: Tommy will be attending John Wood Community College in the fall to pursue a degree in engineering. He will be playing baseball for the Trailblazers.
Chloee Ann Kinion Parents: Kurt & Jill Kinion Activities: softball (team captain), basketball (team captain), track, FFA chapter historian, FBLA secretary, NHS secretary, FCA secretary, Student Council Executive President, SAFE, Owls Rewards Program Honors: 2019 All Conference and District Softball Player, 2018 Softball District Champions, MSHSAA Sportsmanship Award 2019, Student of the Month, Lincoln County Player of the Week, Principal's Honor Roll, FFA State Degree Recipient Favorite Memory: My favorite memory was winning the 2018 Softball District Championship. I am grateful that I was able to experience that moment with some of my closest friends and teammates. Playing sports at Silex High School has allowed me to develop many wonderful relationships on and off the field/court/track. Future plans: Chloee is attending the University of Missouri-Columbia in the fall to major in horticultural science and design.
Felicity Jocelynn Stokes Parents: Rochell and Kyle Graddy and Dwight and Katie Stokes Activities and Honors: SAFE-President, FFA-Parliamentarian, Student Ambassadors-President, STUCCO-Senior Class President, FCA, FBLA, FCCLA, Lincoln County DARE Camp Counselor, Silex Owls Basketball Manager, FFA State Degree, FFA Proficiency Award Winner Favorite memory: Singing "Hold on" by Wilson Phillip's in the school Talent Show with Mrs. Carnahan, which hyped the whole school. Plans: Felicity will be attending Northwest Missouri State University pursuing a degree in Psychology to become a Crisis Counselor.
Kylee Williams Daughter of Jason and Lori Williams Activities and Honors Executive Student Council Historian FFA-Proficiency and State Degree Winner Band NHS Student Ambassador Softball Cheerleading Captain- State Cheer FBLA Owls Reward Program Honor Roll Favorite memory: When I ripped my skirt trying to jump a puddle my Freshmen year after an FFA knowledge competition. There just so happened to be a bus with kids on it behind me too. Rachel and I couldn’t stop laughing. Kylee will be attending Pittsburg State University majoring in Elementary Education
During these unprecedented times, we would like to honor each of our seniors with a senior spotlight on our district Facebook page. If you would like your senior to participate, please email a photo and the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org. Student’s Name Parent’s Names Activities and Honors Favorite Memory Future Plans
Mr. Bair’s History Resources for Grades 9-12 American History https://dailyhistory.org/51_Great_Online_Resources_for_History_Teachers World history https://whfua.history.ucla.edu Government USA Test Prep and https://libguides.asu.edu/federal/free
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Owls Pals Pick Ups from 3:00-5:00 Thursday, March 19. If you are in need, please pull up to the high school front doors and someone will run a bag out to you. Thank you and stay safe!
Due to the closure of the Silex R-I School District through April 3rd, all school related events, community events on campus, and any other facility related usage have been postponed. This includes all spring sports and activities, clubs, and any onsite events such as ACT testing and prom which was to be held April 4th. As we move closer to the April 3rd date and resuming all school wide activities, we will communicate our plan to reschedule all events, including prom. Please stay tuned for more information.
Congratulations to Mrs. Capstick's third grade class for winning the Silex R-1 Spring Book Fair Spare Change Drive! After all the money was counted, Mrs. McDonald's kindergarten class was only .42 ¢ behind, so both classes will celebrate with an ice cream party! As a school we raised over $970 to buy books. Scholastic will match our donations and give back to multiple literacy charities. Don't forget the Spring Book Fair is next week! The fair will be open until 7:30 PM on Family Reading Fun Night! There is also a chance to win a $25 book fair gift certificate if you purchase a book for one of our classrooms!
Silex Baseball Team Store closes on Tuesday at midnight. Anyone can order. https://stores.inksoft.com/WS33584/shop/home
he Silex R-1 Spring Book Fair is fast approaching! From March 9th to 12th, help our teachers get new books for their classrooms! Any student/parent that purchases a book out of the tubs to donate to a classroom will be entered to win a $25 gift certificate to spend at the book fair on Friday, March 13th! Also do not forget the change drive this week (March 2-6). We appreciate your continued support!
Snow Day Information Update Great News!!! As of February 28, 2020, Silex R-1 does not have to make up any snow days at this time. Enough hours were built into the calendar to compensate for the days missed thus far. However, please be advised if any additional hours or days are missed, we may be required to adjust the school calendar. Thank you.
Congratulations to Silex Owl Tommy Grote for making the MSHSAA record book for Free Throws Made in a Game. Tommy (Anthony) ranks 19th in the record book. On January 30, Tommy made 17 out of 19 free throws in a Bowling Green Tournament game against North Callway. "Tommy is a relentless worker that is always looking for areas to improve in his game. He has spent countless hours putting in the time for this accomplishment," commented Silex Owls Head Basketball Coach Aaron Henke.
FFA Week Kicks off today. Shout out to our Area Proficiency Award recipients, based on their SAE's: 1st- Rachel Klein (Small Animal Production) 2nd- Allie Norton (Forage Production) 2nd- Lexi Plackemeier (Poultry Production) 2nd- Makayla Schneider (Beef Production) 2nd- Emily Weatherford (Swine Production) 3rd- Grace Hudson (Food Service) 3rd- Brecken Johnston (Ag Services) 3rd- Rachel Klein (Veterinary Science)
Silex Band Raffle - Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl Champs Cornhole set raffle tickets for sale! $5 each or 3 for $10. Custom made and donated by Mr. Burkemper to benefit the 8-12 band students as they travel to Nashville TN in May! Winner will be drawn March 11th at the Choir and Band Disney concert. See a band or choir student for chances! Good luck!
Parents of current 6th-8th graders, There will be an information meeting for parents and students wishing to travel to Washington DC in August of 2021. The meeting is Wednesday, February 26 in the cafeteria at 5:30 p.m.. More information will be sent home with your child. Hope to see you next Wednesday.
Tuesday Night: JV Boys will play 2 quarters starting at 5:30 Varsity Girls Follow. Mini Cheerleaders will perform at halftime of the Varsity Girls. (Mini Cheerleaders Please Report at 6:00) Senior Night Recognition between the Varsity Games. Dessert Auction High Bidders announced at halftime of Varsity Boys. Bring Your Checkbook!!! #greatdaytobeanowl #letsgosilex
Spring Sports Practices Begin March 2nd Sports include MS and HS Girls and Boys Track, High School Baseball and High School Golf. Make sure your child has a valid physical before the first day of practice. Forms are available on the website and in the office.
Silex R-1 - No School Friday, January 24 due to inclement weather. Enjoy your weekend and stay safe. See everyone on Monday.
Due to weather reports, we are cancelling 7 o'clock basketball practice for youth basketball at Silex.
Good Luck to the Lady Owls tonight as they take on Wright City at 4:30 in the Clopton Tournament. If you are unable to attend, tune in to KJFM for all the action. https://www.kjfmeagle102.net/
The Lady Indians defeated the Lady Owls of Silex 49-36 in Round One of the 24th Annual Clopton Tournament. Silex was led by Maddy Hall with 13 points, followed by Lexi Plackemeier with 12. The team was 10 of 12 from the charity stripe. Lady Owls are back in action on Wednesday. The boys take on Clopton tonight at 7:20.
Want a fun night out with family & friends? Silex Booster Club “Music” Trivia Night is Saturday, February 8 at the Millwood KC Hall. Doors open at 6 p.m. Trivia begins at 7 p.m. Cost is $160 per table of 8. Bring your own snacks. Booster Club is looking for 10 Round Sponsors, $100 each. Round prizes, 8 items and Oral & Silent Auction items needed. If you would like to reserve a table, help sponsor or donate, please contact Christy Hall or Becky Havlik.
Huge shout out to the entire student body of Silex School for their food drives! Also a big thank you goes to: Julia, Sara, and Sam Grateke Al and Jo Ann Ruether, Tommy Grote Ethan Kientzy Lois and Clarence Will. We are so happy to announce that we will be delivering Owls Pals weekly thanks to the generosity of so many in our community.
NHS has 30 turkeys or hams available for FREE!!! All one needs to do is call the Silex High School office and reserve one with Ms. Trecia. We will be in the high school parking lot this Sunday from 11 to 1 for pickup. This is open to anyone. If you know of someone that might need it, they are welcome to call and reserve one. We are not certain how many turkeys and how many hams we are receiving, but feel free to get your name on the list.
***Make Up Meeting*** Mrs. McDonald is excited to announce that all Spanish students are invited to go on a trip of a lifetime! Please join her to find out about this amazing opportunity at the parent meeting Monday, November 18 at 6:30 in Mrs. McDonald’s room.
Attention Parents! Wagner Portrait Group will be at school Wednesday, November 13th , for Absentee and Retake School Picture Day. If your student was absent on original picture day, please send the order form back to school with your student or you can go online to www.WagnerPortraitGroup.com and use the password: SILEX to place your order or click on this direct link http://bit.ly/2vyUbhp. If your student would like a retake, please return the original package in its entirety to the photographer at school. See you on School Picture Day!
Just a reminder the basketball team store closes tonight at midnight. You may purchase basketball shoes and apparel. https://www.bsnteamsports.com/shop/SilexBB19
Junior and Senior Parents: There will be another free, online ACT test prep offered through Varsity Tutors starting on November 5th. The website to register is https://www.varsitytutors.com/free-sat-act-prep-course This free course is a $779 value!
K-12 students are asked to pre-register if they want to eat lunch with a special Veteran on Veterans Day. K-5 students will get this form sent home very soon. 6-12 students are asked to pick up a form from the high-school office. You're also welcome to print this form and send it to one of the school offices. Thank you!
Silex Owls and Lady Owls The BSN store is open. This includes basketball shoes and spirit wear. Orders are due by November 4th. https://www.bsnteamsports.com/shop/SilexBB19
Silex PTO is hosting their annual Trunk Or Treat at the Silex Community Building. Bring the kids out to enjoy the evening trunk or treating!! We will have prizes for the top 3 decorated trunks! A concession stand will be available offering walking tacos, hot dogs, chips and refreshments. Any questions or if you want to host a trunk, please contact Rochell Graddy 918-207-8703 or Kalyn Olsen 573-560-0264.
Parents of Seniors wishing to know more about the Free Application for Student Financial Aid can attend the FASFA Fiesta at 5:00 tomorrow in the FACS room. Parents and students will gain insight about paying for college and will have the opportunity to apply for financial aid. If interested in completing the FASFA tomorrow, use the link to determine documents needed https://fafsa.ed.gov/help/before003.htm
NHS is sponsoring Soctober!!!! We will be collecting new socks October 1 -18. These will go to adults and kids in Lincoln County through Youth In Need. Classes will be competing. The winning class gets a surprise at the end of this drive. All donations will be collected during Advisement. Thank You!!
With an exciting 3-2 victory today over Winfield in the Winfield Tournament the Elsberry-Silex soccer team captures a 2nd place finish! Congrats, boys!!!
The Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) and End of Course Exams (EOC) evaluate students progress towards the Missouri Learning Standards. Grade-Level Assessment as well as End of Course Exams provide important information for school districts that contribute to decisions concerning students and educational programs. MAP assessments are given in the subject areas of Communication Arts, Mathematics, and Science. EOC exams are given in the subject areas of Government, English II, Biology, and Algebra I. Due to testing delays, students taking Science MAP or Biology EOC will not receive their scores until mid October. Students will be receiving their score reports from the 2018-2019 school year on Friday, September 27 for grades 7-12. Your child's Individual Score Report includes an achievement level, which will describe his or her performance as Below Basic, Basic, Proficient, or Advanced. The report will also include a short description of the knowledge and skills that are typically demonstrated by students in each achievement level. Please be on the lookout for these scores coming home with your child on Friday.
Students in grades 7-12 have been invited to attend a powerful performance by BreakDown St. Louis at Elsberry High School on October 9th. With performances through dance, dramas, and multimedia presentations, this group of talented young artists will tackle tough issues facing teens today in an engaging and energetic experience. Please be aware that the topics discussed may be sensitive to students. For more information on this presentation, visit https://www.breakdownstl.org/ or https://www.lincolnnewsnow.com/news/local/local-teens-participate-in-region-wide-effort-to-help-peers/article_ebf0618c-d0bf-11e9-bb3b-cb9313babf73.html Students will leave school at 9:30 am and will be returning at 11:55 pm on October 9th. Lunch at school will be available to students upon their return. Forms to opt out of the presentation will be sent home with students Friday, please encourage them to return forms to me or the office by Oct 7 if they are uninterested so other arrangements can be made for them.
Calling All Super Fans - Mrs. Bair's Personal Finance class is working on a business plan project. They have come up with a business which is selling Super Fan T-shirts. Students are selling the shirts as part of their project to see the outcome of their projections on marketing and selling. Good luck to the class on this endeavor. If you would like to order a shirt, please return the order form to school.
Mrs. Laura McDonald accepted a donation this morning from the Angels of Service to help support the Owls Pals Program. The Owls Pals is sponsored by Silex NHS. Every other week care packages or sent home with any student who requests the Owls Pals bags. Thank you to the Angels of Service and all the generous benefactors.
SAVE THE DATE! Jostens will be at school on Thursday, October 3rd from 2:00-6:00pm for GRADUATION orders. This is the time that Graduation Announcements, Caps and Gowns, Senior Apparel and other graduation accessories will be ordered. Jostens is the official supplier of Graduation products for Silex HS. There will be a senior class informative meeting on Wednesday, September 25th. At this meeting a packet of information, including a catalog and order form, will be distributed. Please watch for this packet to come home and make sure your student shares this important information. Thank you for your timeliness on this very important event and REMEMBER TO SAVE THE DATE!
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It’s that time of year again! The Silex Music Department will be raffling off this Joh Deere cornhole set at the Silex Fall Festival on October 5th! Chances are $5.00 each or 3 for $10.00. See a music student or Mrs. Burkemper for tickets! Thank You! And thank you Chris Burkemper for making this beautiful set!
Elsberry JH Tournament Saturday, September 21 Pool Play #2 Softball field Elsberry vs Silex 8:00 am Silex vs Montgomery County 11:00 am Championship Bracket is as such: #1 vs #4 Softball field at 2pm . #2 vs #3 baseball field at 2pm Winner of #1/4 match-up plays Winner of #2/3 match-up at 3:30 on the Softball field. Loser of #1/4 match-up plays Loser of #2/3 match-up at 3:30 on the baseball field.
Thank you so much to everyone who participated in the Fall Book Fair Spare Change Drive! We brought in over $1,100 to buy new books for our school, and Scholastic will be matching our donation to help literacy charities around the word! Mrs. Tarantino's 5th grade class raised the most money and have earned an ice cream party! Don't forget the Book Fair is next week!
Don't forget that the Fall Book Fair Spare Change Drive is taking place this week! The class that brings in the most money will win an ice cream party with Mrs. Norton during library time. All money raised will help to buy books for our classrooms! The Fall Book Fair will be held next week (Sept. 16th-20th).
Fan Store closes TONIGHT-9/9/19! Get your spirit gear while you still can! https://fancloth.shop/ZUALA
Don't forget that the Fall Book Fair Spare Change Drive is taking place this week! The class that brings in the most money will win an ice cream party with Mrs. Norton during library time. All money raised will help to buy books for our classrooms! The Fall Book Fair will be held next week (Sept. 16th-20th).
Owls Pals deliveries began today. A huge shout out to: Maddy and Wyatt Demitroff Silex Assembly of God Aaron and Katie Henke The People Helper Project Owls Pals will gladly accept donations. Please send to school to Mrs. McDonald or Mrs. Miller. Monetary donations may be mailed to Silex R-1 Attention Owls Pals. Thank you for supporting such a worthwhile project.
Dr. Taylor Premer is a Chiropractic Physician at Winchester Spine and Sport in Troy, MO. He will be at Silex High School the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month providing assessments and treatments of our student athletes. Taylor grew up in a small town in Nebraska before attending the University of Nebraska studying Nutrition Science. He then attended Cleveland University - Kansas City where he received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree. While in chiropractic school, he attended over 800 hours of continuing education in the areas of Musculoskeletal diagnosis and treatment. He enjoys working with athletes and helping his patients find answers for their pain and discomfort, whether that be with him or another health care provider. In his free time, his Fiancé Taylor and he enjoy exploring local coffee shops and traveling. Permission slips are being sent home with athletes. If you would like Dr. Premer to work with your child, please complete the form and return it to the office.