Daily Announcements

HOCKER GROVE FALL FUNDRAISER

Hocker Grove will have a Fall Fundraiser beginning on Monday, Oct. 11 through Monday, Oct. 25th.  Students will bring home packets on Monday, Oct. 11th.  The Fund Raiser is a “Online Only” event, with all orders being shipped directly to hone.  Please check out the Fund Raiser packet for LOTS more information.

 

Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021

There will NOT be Academic Enrichment today. 

There will NOT be any clubs today.

Parent-Teacher conferences are happening Wednesday evening from 5-8 pm and all day on Friday of this week. We hope your families are making plans to attend. Students are also encouraged to participate in conferences but need that to happen with your family. Students are asked not to show up to conferences on their own.

Grovers,  Student Council will be judging your Eagle Hour Door Decorations. To enter the contest, please complete your doors by Thursday of this week. 

 

Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021

Academic Enrichment will take place in the MPR today.  Need a quiet place to get help with your school work, a place to read, a snack and a bus pass come to the MPR immediately after school.

Parent-Teacher conferences are happening Wednesday evening from 5-8 pm and all day on Friday of this week. We hope your families are making plans to attend. Students are also encouraged to participate in conferences, but need that to happen with your family. Students are asked not to show up to conferences on their own.

There is NO ART CLUB TODAY, we will meet once a month- we will post the sign up sheet for November!

No Student Council this week.  StuCo check Google classroom for voting

NO Drama Club this week due to SMN play- PUFFS- Come see “PUFFS”- a Harry Potter Parody at SMN 7pm Thursday, Friday or Saturday!

Grovers,  Student Council will be judging your Eagle Hour Door Decorations. To enter the contest, please complete your doors by Thursday of this week. 

Kindness Club will not meet on Wednesday of this week due to parent teacher conferences, we will resume next week

The Horror Club WILL NOT be meeting tomorrow!

Tuesday Club Meetings:

Alphabet soup club will meet on the Stage

Wednesday Club Meetings:

Gaming club will be meeting in room 106! Come join us for board games and video games after school!

 

 

Monday, Oct. 18, 2021

Academic Enrichment will take place in the MPR today.  Need a quiet place to get help with your school work, a place to read, a snack and a bus pass come to the MPR immediately after school.

Parent-Teacher conferences are happening Wednesday evening from 5-8 pm and all day on Friday of this week. We hope your families are making plans to attend. Students are also encouraged to participate in conferences, but need that to happen with your family. Students are asked not to show up to conferences on their own.

There is NO ART CLUB this week (Tuesday)- we will meet once a month- we will post the sign up sheet for November!

No Student Council this week.  StuCo check Google classroom for voting

Monday Club Meetings:

DND club meets in Room 103

 

 

Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021

Academic Enrichment will take place in the MPR today.  Need a quiet place to get help with your school work, a place to read, a snack and a bus pass come to the MPR immediately after school.

No school on FRIDAY!

Good luck to the “A team” Cross Country team on their district meet today.  Go Eagles!

Thursday Club Meetings:

Cyber patriot club meets tonight in Mr. kidder’s room, 28.   I look forward to seeing everyone after school!

YES, there will be drama club today on the stage!

 

Fee Payment Information

We are asking all parents to pay fees ONLINE this year. 

·         The Online fee payment portal is now open and we appreciate your patience as student schedules are now finalized.    Go to www.smsd.org hover over the “Families” tab and click the link entitled “Pay Fees Online”.  The site can also be found at this link:  https://www.smsd.org/families/pay-fees.   You may also call the Hocker Grove Bookkeeper with Credit Card information to pay fees. 

·         Required fees include:  textbook ($80.00), ID card ($5.00), and Elective Course fees (Art, Humanities, Industrial Tech classes-Robotics, Design & Modeling, Projects) 

·         Optional fees – Student Activity ticket and Yearbook – if a student does not want or need, these will automatically be deleted from the student’s account if it is unpaid at the end of first quarter.  The online system will allow parents the option to not pay these fees. 

·         All payment plans and KanCare 19 can be completed over the phone or email.  KanCare has been applied to many accounts already, so please check fees in Skyward to see if the textbook & ID card fees have been waived.  Please contact our bookkeeper, Michele Dirks for help with this.  micheledirks@smsd.org or 913-993-0220 

·         If you need to pay by check, you will need to go to the pay fees online portal to find out your student fees.  Please make your check payable to Hocker Grove.  Mail your check with your students’ ID number to Hocker Grove, attn: Bookkeeper, 10400 Johnson Dr. Shawnee, KS 66203

 

DS BUS TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION (2021-2022)

Check out the DS Busing website: https://dsbuslines.com/  NEW this year, all students must enroll via DS Bus Lines to receive busing. This includes both pay riders and those that qualify as free riders. Emails will be going out to the families and a link will be shared on DS Bus Lines website as well as the SMSD Transportation webpage.

 

School Bus Weather Alerts

If your child rides the bus to and from school, please be aware that at times pick-up and drop-off might be delayed. Consider signing up for the Textcaster late bus notification system, which alerts families via text when buses are delayed. You can sign up for Textcaster here: https://my.textcaster.com/asa/2795. If you have signed up for Textcaster and have confirmed your sign-up, you will receive a text in the event your child’s bus has been delayed.